It is always a sad moment to hear that another track has closed, but it does remind us of the fragile existence that race tracks hold. One of the nicest facilities in the province, Barrie Speedway was chalked full of history. This year Peterborough and Barrie had planned to expand the partnership between the two tracks by making the Renegade Trucks a mini series between the two tracks. Over the past few years it has been our pleasure to work with Rick, Diane, and all of the Apex Motorsports group and we thank them for their contribution to the racing community. We are aware that a number of driver's will be without a track to call home this year. The Peterborough Speedway community would like to extend our welcome to any Barrie drivers that may need a place to call home for the upcoming season. Dave and JP are willing to work with anyone who is interested in joining the Peterborough family with registration, rules, etc. Feel free to contact them any time.

JP Email – jp@peterboroughspeedway.com or phone 705-930-2424

Dave Email - dave@peterboroughspeedway.com or phone 705-930-4693.

From Peterborough Speedway management.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Jan. 26, 2015

Burl’s Creek Event Grounds announces purchase of Barrie Speedway

TORONTO, ON – Burl’s Creek Event Grounds, Canada’s largest outdoor event venue, today revealed the purchase of Barrie Speedway from Apex Motorsports Group. After 45 historic years, the speedway will be closed permanently and will be incorporated as supportive space for upcoming festivals at the event grounds. The sale was finalized on January 21, 2015.

 

“The Barrie Speedway has a storied history and many will be sad to see it go,” said Diane Cunningham, owner, Apex Motorsports. “The decision came from an assured place however; Burl’s Creek is headed in an exciting new direction, and this now-available space will allow Oro-Medonte to become the site of North America’s biggest and best event venue.”

 

Barrie Speedway has had a long standing history in this township with both local and out of town racers, employees, guests and race partners such as NASCAR.”  Ryan Howes, Vice President – Venue Operations and Business Development, Burl’s Creek Event Grounds continues, “We could not be more pleased with the future plans we have in store with this parcel of land and incorporating this footprint into our long term plans for Burls Creek Event Grounds.”

 

About Burl’s Creek Event Grounds

Burl’s Creek is Canada’s largest outdoor event venue, with the capacity for 80,000 people and 45, 000 campers. With over 700 acres of pristine grounds, three retrofitted barns serving as a camping and general store, VIP areas and a farmer’s market, Burl’s Creek is the perfect destination for everything from a major music festival to a wedding, fundraiser or sporting event. Located at 180 8th Line S in Oro Medonte, ON. The grounds are a 15 minute drive north of Barrie, off Highway 11 between Barrie, ON and Orillia, ON. For more information, please visit www.burlscreek.com.

 

Website:          www.burlscreek.com

Twitter:           BurlsCreek

Facebook:       Burl’s Creek Family Event Park

Instagram:      BurlsCreek

 

For more information or high-res images, please contact:

Miriam Fitting, rock-it promotions, inc., at miriam@rockitpromo.com

or 416.656.0707 ext. 118

Sheri Clish, rock-it promotions, inc., at sheri@rockitpromo.com

or 416.656.0707 ext. 122

 

 



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