By Jim Clarke
BROCKVILLE, ON-Special events have long been the perfect complement for a race track’s annual schedule and Brockville Ontario Speedway’s 2023 line-up will once again feature the Ogilvie’s Auto & Fleet Triple Crown Series for DIRTcar 358 and Sportsman-Modifieds.
With prestige and bragging rights on the line, ‘The BOS’ is set to roll back to action – Saturday, May 27th – following an early-season rainout with the opening date of this year’s Ogilvie’s Triple Crown Series. The show will also feature the Trailer Pros Crate Sprints, Novice Sportsman and Mini Stocks also on the docket. Track owner and promoter Paul Kirkland says his staff is expecting some solid numbers as teams look to take the first step in unseating 2022 Ogilvie’s champions Ryan Arbuthnot and Bobby Herrington, who won the regular season opening features on this year’s schedule.
“With a 50-lap feature for the Small Block Modifieds as well as a guaranteed starter position for the Outlaw 200 and a 40-lapper for the Sportsman teams, it isn’t just about winning the race that matters. Everyone will be looking to build a solid foundation toward the overall Ogilvie’s Triple Crown title that will be decided at the Dirt Outlaw Apparel/King Edward Auto Parts Fall Nationals in October,” said Paul Kirkland. “Last year, 50 different drivers scored points in the Mods, with 53 teams earning Sportsman points.”
Saturday night short track racing notebook: Drivers in all Brockville Speedway classes are reminded that they must now have a My Race Pass account profile and working transponder…Anyone entering the pit area is required to complete a mandatory Speed Waiver, using the QR Code and information on the track website…It isn’t too early to start making plans for the return of the Super DIRTcar Big Block Modifieds – Wednesday, August 2nd – presented by Karra’s Burgers & Fries. The only mid-week special on this year’s schedule will also feature the Sportsman-Modifieds and NLMA Late Models…There will be no racing Saturday, August 5th at Brockville Speedway.
Gates open Saturday, May 27th at 5:00, with hot laps and time trails prior to a 7:00 racing start.
For the latest news and information on the 2023 schedule at the popular clay oval on Temperance Lake Road, be sure to see www.brockvillespeedway.com or the track’s Facebook, Twitter and Instagram social media platforms.
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DIRTcar Small Block and Sportsman-Modified teams will share the spotlight during the opening round of the Ogilvie’s Auto & Fleet Triple Crown Series – Saturday, May 27th – at Brockville Speedway.