Column By: JIM CLARKE / BROCKVILLE ONTARIO SPEEDWAY – BROCKVILLE, ONT – Track conditions might be different and the competition could be stronger, but anytime a racer visits a track as a big event’s defending champion, they’re only thinking about one thing. Doing it again.
Last year, Adam Turner left the King Edward Auto Parts – Carquest/Dirt Outlaw Apparel Northeast Fall Nationals at Brockville Ontario Speedway after celebrating wins in the Street Stock and Vintage Modified feature races. Even though the 2021 edition of the season-ending spectacular is still a few weeks away, the second-generation Prince Edward County racer is getting ready for the chance to do it again.
“I’d be lying if I said the thought hadn’t crossed my mind,” admitted the likeable father of 3. “Anyone who knows me is familiar with my willingness to drive just about anything. I’ve always had some strong runs in marquee events, so I’m anxious to get back out there and have some fun at The BOS.”
Adam Turner got some additional experience hopping from car-to-car during the Applefest Shootout Weekend. Friday, September 24th he was 5th in the Vintage Modified and 6th in the Thunder Stock. The next night, he finished a strong 4th in the Late Model and added win in the Thunder Stock feature. The 38-year-old thanks his sponsors, family and friends for everything they do to support his racing ventures.
The 2021 edition of the Northeast Fall Nationals gets underway Friday, October 15th with the Ogilvie’s Auto & Fleet Series championship crowning events for the Small Block and Sportsman-Modifieds. Also on the show will be a Mini Stock 30 lap feature, Action Sprint Tour 25 lap ‘A’ main. Following time trials, racing is scheduled to start at 6:00.
Saturday, October 16th has a 100 lap Mr. DIRTcar Championship Series race for the 358 Mods, paying $10,000 to win. Sportsman teams will clinch their Mr. DIRTcar title with a 50 lap feature. A 25 lap Action Sprint Tour season finale, a Vintage Mod 25 lapper, presented by S & E Sandblasting and 30 laps for Street Stocks will wrap-up this year’s edition of the power-packed weekend. Racing starts at 2:30, following time trials.
Marc Surprenant and the team from Surprenant Truck Shop have offered $2000 in bonus money that will see $500 added to the winner’s payday of the Street Stock and Mini Stock features, as well as each day’s Action Sprint Tour ‘A’ main. Track flaggers Nate and Gary Vandermeer are putting-up $1000 to be added to the Modified and Sportsman race purses. Gary will be retiring after the race and his son will become the primary flagger.
This year’s edition has something for everyone! In the Fan Zone, you can come early for live entertainment by Ambush Saturday, from noon ‘til 2:00 and stick around after the final checkered flag for Country Rocks, at 10:00.
To comply with provincially required COVID-19 contact tracing, advance tickets can be ordered now using the link on the schedule page of the track website. As an outdoor attraction, vaccination passport regulations do not apply, but face masks are required.