Story By: JIM CLARKE / PETERBOROUGH SPEEDWAY – PETERBOROUGH, ONT – Home track classes can have different names depending on the type and style of car. The KOD Disposal Super Stock division at Peterborough Speedway certainly lived up to its name during the 2021 season.
When the schedule wrapped-up, Anthony DiBello had clinched the crown by only a margin of 34 markers over Marlie Owen. It was a tight championship chase, with the top 10 drivers less than 100 points apart.
“Our fans definitely saw the best of the best when it came to the Super Stock field,” said track owner/promoter J.P. Josiasse. “It was a great year with some impressive results every Saturday night. In total, we had close to 20 different teams sign-in for at least 1 start and some of our regular weekly runners also elected to follow the Qwick Wick Fire Starter Super Stock tour, providing the chance to visit some different tracks across the province.”
When the checkered flag fell, Anthony DiBello’s championship run came on the strength of 2 main event wins, including on the final night of the regular season. Even with the honour on his resume, the 30-year-old racer from Woodville, Ontario – who also won the 2014, 2015 and 2017 Peterborough Speedway Super Stock titles and the 2019 Ontario Modifieds Racing Series crown – is building a new car for the upcoming schedule.
“We sold the car we used last year just after the season finale,” explained the driver of the DiBello Towing, JRB Engines, Cozy Home Heating and Air Conditioning, Sunny Brae Golf Club, Custom Auto Radio No. 16. “The crew and I are working hard on the new piece. With the help of Todd Delisle Race Cars, our team always seems to run well at Peterborough, so I’m looking forward to getting back to the track. Everything is still in the planning stages and we’ll just have to wait and see how things work out.”
With an eye toward the 2022 schedule, the promotional team at Peterborough Speedway is pleased to announce the return of the APC Pro Late Model Series to the line-up at Canada’s Toughest 3rd Mile Oval. For the first time since 2018, the popular tour will be back in Central Ontario Saturday, June 18th and will be joined by the Super Stock travellers. Shawn Chenoweth scored the victories in 2015 and 2016, with multi-time tour champion Brandon Watson claiming the 2017 and 2018 wins.
Subject to provincial government regulations, the 2022 line-up is expected to get underway on its traditional start date of Victoria Day Weekend. Track personnel anticipate releasing the complete schedule in the coming weeks.