Race fans, drivers - and farmers - are crossing their fingers for good weather on the Civic Holiday weekend as South Buxton Raceway will be busy with two major events.
The Southwestern Ontario Tractor Pullers Association returns for South Buxton’s fifth annual Tractor and Truck Pull on Friday.
Modified and super modified tractors will be joined by two classes of pickup trucks, competing on the infield strip.
There will be a beverage garden on the infield.
Admission is $10 for ages 13 and over, $5 children 6-12 and kids 5-under are free.
On Saturday, stock cars return to the three-eighth mile ‘D’ dirt oval.
The Southern Ontario Sprints return to South Buxton for the first time since 2009, highlighting the night’s racing action.
Jamie Collard will be looking for his second sprint victory of the season at South Buxton.
The Burford driver won the Patriot Sprint Tour Canadian mid-season championship at South Buxton on June 22.
Collard comes to South Buxton as the SOS points leader.
Tilbury’s Kyle Patrick, who was scheduled to race at Ohsweken’s Northern Summer Nationals Monday, will compete with the SOS on his home track on Saturday, where he won his heat and finished fifth in the Patriot feature last month.
Ridgetown’s Adam West, however, is doubtful as the SOS regular missed the last event in Brighton in mid-July after suffering major damage from a wreck earlier in the season.
All five of South Buxton’s regular classes will also be in action.
The grandstand opens at 5:30 p.m. with competition starting at 7 p.m. both nights.
This past Saturday’s memorial night’s racing was postponed by weather.
It was South Buxton’s third rainout of the season, and by coincidence, the memorial night program was scheduled all three nights (June 1 and July 6).
South Buxton has rescheduled memorial night for Saturday, Aug. 10, featuring the Gord DeWael Late Models, Brian Outhouse Modifieds, Cory Schives Mini-Mods and Windride Transportation Sport Stocks memorial races.
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