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Brockville Ontario Speedway

Brockville Ontario Speedway
The BOS, The Beast of the East
Modified Heat.jpg
A Modified heat race at "The BOS"
Location 7214 Temperance Lake Road
Brockville, Ontario, Canada
Coordinates 44°38′07″N 75°51′00″W / 44.63528°N 75.85000°W / 44.63528; -75.85000
Capacity 2000 (permanent)
Owner Paul Kirkland
Operator Paul Kirkland
Broke ground 1968
Opened 1969
Construction cost Unknown
Architect Ralph Hurley
Former names Brockville Speedway
Brockville Canadian Speedway
Major events World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series
Super DIRTcar Series
ODLM Late Models
Lucas Oil Canadian Dirt Tour
ESS Sprints
Patriot Sprint Tour
SOS Sprints
ODLM Late Models
O'Reilly All Star Late Models
DIRT Northeast Fall Nationals
Oval
Surface Clay
Length 3/8 mi (0.6 km)
Turns 4
Banking 25 degrees (approx.)
Race lap record 10.923 sec. (Jason Meyers, World of Outlaw Sprint Car, July 29, 2011)
Race lap record 13.824 (Brett Hearn, Big Block Modified, October 17, 2015)

The Brockville Ontario Speedway is a 3/8 mile dirt track in the city of Brockville, Ontario, Canada. It is located on County Road 29 about 10 kilometres (6 mi) northwest of Brockville. Commonly known as "The BOS", the track has been running a weekly racing schedule for most summers since 1969. The BOS has also run Go-Karts on Wednesday nights since 2005. They race on a smaller oval on the infield of the track.

History

First opening in 1969 as a 1/4 mile long oval, The BOS ran events every year through to the fall of 1980. A change in ownership and lack of funds forced the speedway to close for the 1981 season, but was brought back to life in 1982. The 1983 season was the first year that the speedway ran under the DIRTcar banner, with Marcel LaFrance being the inaugural DIRTcar Track Champion. After the 1984 season, ownership changed once again and the entire facility was rebuilt. The new grandstands put in that year came from the old Lansdowne Park in Ottawa, Ontario. After the 1987 season, The BOS was again shut down and the track sat dormant for the next four years. In 1992, the track was reopened and ran events for six dates that summer. The very next year saw The BOS run its first full racing season since 1987.[1]

The BOS ran weekly events every Thursday night, but it would change to Friday nights in the early 1990s up to mid-2000s. In 2006, it was announced that the track would race on Saturday evenings, a switch that proved well with an increase in car counts for each division. Over the 2007-08 winter, the speedway had major improvements done to the racing surface, making the corners 25 feet longer at each end. The track is now close to 3/8 of a mile.

For the first time in 2009, The BOS extended its season into October with the DirtCar Northeast Fall Nationals finale. The two-day event was held on Oct. 17 & 18, and included the Mr. Dirt series 358 Modified and Pro Stock tours, as well as Sportsman tour race, 360 Sprint car event and a Street Stock Invitational. Because of the success in 2009, the finale returned in 2010 and was run over three days. The event was sponsored again by DirtCar, and also held the championship finales in Pro-Stocks, Sportsman, and Modifieds. The Big Block Modifieds were also in attendance for the first time. Again the event was successful and it will continue to run every October.

On November 4, 2010 the Brockville & District Chamber of Commerce awarded The BOS with the Small Business of the Year Award, and praised the speedway as "one of the crown jewels of the North American motorsport world."[2]

On July 29, 2011, the prestige World of Outlaws Sprint Car series made its first trip to The BOS during a three-race Canadian tour. Many top-tier sprint drivers including 20-time WoO Sprint Car Champion Steve Kinser, and four-time Champ Donny Schatz were in attendance. Paul McMahan won the inaugural event, after three-time series champ Sammy Swindell had a tire issue with a few laps remaining. 2010 WoO Champion Jason Meyers ran the fastest lap ever recorded on the small track with a time of 10.923 seconds. The series brought in thousands of fans - upwards of 3500 - which is likely the biggest crowd ever to watch an event at the speedway.

The 2014 season saw another first as the track hosted the opening event of the Big Block Modified Super DirtCar Series, the seventh appearance of the series at the facility.

Weekly classes that run at the track include Modified, Sportsman, Rookie Sportsman, Street Stock and Rookies. A Vintage Modified class also runs every other week. The track ran a Pro-Stock division from 1994-2001. Special shows during the year feature the Big Block Modifieds, Sprint Cars and Late Models.

Past track champions

Year Modified Sportsman Street Stock Rookie Rookie Sportsman
2017 Luke Whitteker Dylan Evoy Tyler Bushey Dylan Kirkland Alex Gagnon
2016 Danny O'Brien Shane Pecore Alex Gagnon Bob Ray Derek Cryderman
2015 Danny O'Brien Dylan Evoy John Gifford Jamie Truelove Madison Mulder
2014 Danny O'Brien Shane Pecore Kevin Fetterly Jr. Corbin Millar
2013 Lee Gill Shane Pecore Kevin Fetterly Jr. Quincey Roberts Vintage
2012 Kyle Dingwall Chris Herbison Kevin Fetterly Jr. Dwight Feltham Paul Billings
2011 Danny O'Brien Chris Herbison Kevin Fetterly Jr. Jean-Marc Larose Wayne Riddell
2010 Pat O'Brien Dylan Evoy Kevin Fetterly Jr. Jean Marc Larose Jason Powers
2009 Danny O'Brien Matt Billings Steve Billings Steve Barber Paul Billings
2008 Danny O'Brien Chris Raabe Steve Billings Josh Kane Bob Botting
2007 Danny O'Brien Randy Earl Bill Code Jessica Power Ben Tucker
2006 Danny O'Brien Chris Raabe Bill Code Josh Kane Clay NcNamee
2005 Pat O'Brien Marcel Pecore Bill Code Steve Smith
2004 Steve Paine & Danny O'Brien† Kyle Dingwall Dana Aikins Bill Woodward Jr.
2003 Lee Gill Ben Tucker Pete Stapper Kurtis McPhee
2002 Lee Gill Adam Moore Robin Perrin Rosco Garreau Pro Stock
2001 Lee Gill Randy Gaudet John Mulder Kees Vanwinden Randy Earl
2000 Lee Gill Ben Tucker Terry McCullough Mark Therrien
1999 Danny O'Brien Randy Gaudet Roger Bushey Mark Therrien
1998 Paul Moreland Randy Gaudet Brent Moulton Randy Earl
1997 Pat O'Brien George McIntyre Chris Curran Daryl Steele
1996 Rick Wilson Dennis Larocque Dale Brown Daryl Steele
1995 Danny O'Brien Bob Thurston Jr. Bob Botting Chris Herbison
1994 Danny O'Brien Sylvain Latulippe Daryl Steele Steve Side
1993 Danny O'Brien
1992 Danny O'Brien

†Paine drove a Big Block car, and O'Brien drove a Small Block, therefore named champions of each class.

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