By Tommy Goudge (June 25, 2021) – The Pinty’s Knights of Thunder 360 Sprint Car Series portion of the event scheduled for June 26 at Southern Ontario Motor Speedway has been postponed, and will now be run on Saturday, August 7. Speedway officials carefully considered the forecast for rain and thunderstorms for the next several days in Chatham-Kent, and the amount of travel facing teams, series staff, and GForceTV staff in making their decision.
The 2021 Knights of Thunder season will now begin on Saturday, July 3 at Brighton Speedway. Government officials announced on Thursday that Ontario will move into Step 2 of their Roadmap to Reopen plan on June 30, which will allow 25% spectator capacity at auto racing facilities. Team registration for the July 3 event is now open, and Brighton Speedway officials will be releasing their plan for spectator ticket reservations soon.
More than 30 drivers have indicated their intention to compete in at least a portion of the 2021 Knights of Thunder season. Each full-points KoT event purse will pay at least $2,000-to-win and $250 to start the A-Main, with selected races broadcast live on GForceTV. The championship winner will be rewarded with $5,000 and a Pinty’s VIP package for the 2022 Bristol Dirt Race, while 10th place in the championship standings will pay $1,000. Make sure to visit the official website and social media pages of the Knights of Thunder for news and updates on Eastern Canada’s newest racing series.
About the Knights of Thunder Sprint Car Series: Founded in 2021, Knights of Thunder is a traveling winged 360 Sprint Car tour based in Ontario, Canada. Each points-paying event on the 2021 schedule will pay a minimum of $2,000-to-win and $250-to-start, and selected events will be broadcast live on GForceTV. The 2021 Knights of Thunder Sprint Car Series is made possible with the support of Pinty’s Delicious Foods, Corr/Pak Merchandising, Stoneridge Specialty Insurance, Hoosier Tire Canada, Burger Barn, Nitro 54 Variety, Strickland’s Brantford Chevrolet, and EPIC Racewear. Visit www.knightsofthunder.com for more information.
2021 KNIGHTS OF THUNDER SPRINT CAR SERIES SCHEDULE
* indicates live broadcast on GForceTV
(Tentative; updated June 24, 2021)
Sat Jul 3 – Brighton Speedway*
Sat Jul 10 – Merrittville Speedway*
Sat Jul 17 – Brockville Ontario Speedway (w/PST; no points)
Sun Jul 18 – Cornwall Speedway (w/PST; no points)
Sat Jul 24 – Brighton Speedway
Sat Jul 31 – Humberstone Speedway
Sat Aug 7 – Southern Ontario Motor Speedway*
Sat Aug 14 – Brockville Ontario Speedway (w/ESS; no points)
Sun Aug 15 – Humberstone Speedway*
Mon Aug 16 – Ohsweken Speedway* (show-up points only)
Tue Aug 17 – Ohsweken Speedway* (show-up points only)
Sat Sept 4 – Brighton Speedway
Sun Sept 5 – Brighton Speedway*
Fri Sept 10 – Ohsweken Speedway*
Sat Sept 11 – Merrittville Speedway
Fri Sept 17 – Ohsweken Speedway* (NBtN; show-up points only)
Sat Sept 18 – Ohsweken Speedway* (CSCN; show-up points only)
Sun Sept 19 – Humberstone Speedway*
Sat Oct 9 – Southern Ontario Motor Speedway*