Peterborough Speedway 2013 Season
Peterborough Speedway formerly known as Peterborough-Westgate Speedway opened for the first time May 28th, 1967 It was the first in Canada to use a soil-cement base, 18inches deep and surfaced with two-and-a-half inches of asphalt. At the start of 1970 Peterborough-Westgate Speedway was sold to Brian Aitken of Toronto. After the pre-season driver's meeting he left drivers optimistic about the upcoming year.
The 1970 season was the end for the first era of multiple tracks in the Peterborough area. Out of the six tracks that were operating in 1968, only Peterborough-Westgate survived to see a 1971 season. Peterborough-Westgate would have the market to itself for almost twenty years. The opening of Mosport Speedway in late 1989 impacted the track. At this time the track was re-named to it's current Peterborough Speedway.
In 1999 JP Josiasse took ownership of the track. At this time Kawartha Downs also opened their speedway. With three tracks all very close distance apart Josiasse had his work cut out for him. Today Peterborough Speedway is the home track to many dedicated drivers, and has out lasted Mosport Speedway and Kawartha Speedway. Peterborough has also held the annual Autumn Colours Classic for over 20 years.
Peterborough Speedway is Canada's fastest 1/3 mile paved oval due in large part to its high banked sweeping corners. In the racing community the speedway is know as a drivers track.