Disappointed and frustrated that Kawartha Speedway sat virtually unused in 2013, former racer Andrew McFadden has leapt into the realm of motorsports promotions and has put together an eight-date stock car schedule for the Fraserville, Ontario track.
'The big pieces were still in place, it was a matter of organizing the background bits," explained McFadden. "I spoke with the drivers, as well as (Peterborough Speedway owner) JP (Josiasse) and (former Kawartha Director) Derek Lynch to get some organizational advice and decided that putting together a racing program was something I could do."
With the decision to go with the eight race dates, McFadden was unsure whether to proceed with the traditional Friday night slot or attempt Sunday afternoon events. Eventually, he decided to try both.
"No one could give me the definitive answer of which night was better," said McFadden. "Some drivers like the option of running Friday nights to leave the weekend open, while others would rather race Sundays so that they don't have to miss work to get to the track on Friday in time for practice. Ultimately, it will be the fans who decide when we run."
For the first season at the reborn Kawartha facility, McFadden has produced an ambitious calendar with competition each night featuring the Late Models, Thunder Cars, Mini Stock and Four Fun divisions, as well as a nightly Legends Invitational. Each class will be provided a trio of races per event, with twin heat dashes coupled with a feature contest.
May 16Open practice
June 6Season Opener
June 15Race 2
June 22Race 3
July 6Race 4
July 18Race 5
July 15Race 6
August 8Race 7
August 15 Race 8