Earlier this month it was announced that Gord Bennett has bought Varney Speedway, a quarter mile high-banked speedway in Varney (Durham), Ontario. Bennett, a native of Cambridge, Ontario, owns Full Throttle Marketing and Promotions.
Effective immediately, Bennett has renamed the track “Full Throttle Motor Speedway” and is bringing forth a series of marketing promotions to attract racers and fans.
Bennett will kick the new season off on May 23rd, with a total of 19 scheduled nights. Rather than running on Saturdays as Varney did in the past, Bennett has switched it to Friday nights. The idea is to allow drivers to travel to the track whom perhaps are already registered and running a full Saturday night schedule at another facility.
The rules will be invitational format so as long as your car fits the rules of another track in Ontario, you’re free to run at FTMS.
Racing will start each Friday night at 7:30 p.m. EST, featuring five different classes. Rather than running any qualifying events, each division will run two features with the line-up set-up via another route.
Beyond simply announcing the new ownership and schedule, Bennett revealed details surrounding one of the biggest Pro Late Model races in North America. On Sunday, August 31st, the first Annual $50,000 to-win “The BIG One” will take place featuring triple 50 lap event where a driver can win the monster $50,000 payout if they win all three features.
Bennett has many announces to make leading up to the season so be sure to stay tuned for all the details as this year promises to deliver excitement.