(Geary, NB – July 5th, 2018) – DMR Auto Sales and Service and Speedway 660 have upped the stakes for the inaugural Ricky Bobby Street Stock 100 on Saturday, July 21st. The 100-lap feature will pay $1,500 to the winner, making it one of the richest paydays for a Street Stock race in Atlantic Canada. Based on a 26-car field, the purse will feature over $8,500 in awards. Every driver who starts the Ricky Bobby Street Stock 100 will receive $100 with pay increasing for a top ten finish.
A number of contingency bonuses will be available, including the DMR Auto and Speedway 660 Kids Club bonuses. In a promotion that began in June, random Kids Club members have been selected to be a part of the Ricky Bobby Street Stock 100. These lucky boys and girls will be special guests at the race and will get to greet drivers during introductions and receive event jackets commemorating the Ricky Bobby Street Stock 100.
In addition, each winner will pull a position at random prior to the race. The driver that finishes in that position will receive a cash bonus courtesy of DMR Auto and the contingency sponsors of the event. Lucky winners so far include Sierra Suttie, Arianna Goodwin and Lucas Goodwin. Two more winners, one per event, will be drawn during the Best of the Best Pro Stock 100 on July 7th and before the Ricky Bobby Street Stock 100.
The race will honor Rick Arbeau. Arbeau is a valued member of the Speedway 660 family that is currently fighting cancer. Arbeau is known to most in the Geary woods as “Ricky Bobby,” hence the race being named the Ricky Bobby Street Stock 100.
The Ricky Bobby Street Stock 100 will feature a halfway break at Lap 50 for teams to fuel their race cars and make small adjustments.
A number of big names have already circled the Ricky Bobby Street Stock 100 presented by DMR Auto on their calendar. Alex Sheehan (Oyster Bed Bridge, PE) and along with teammate and former Late Model competitor Brodie MacQuarrie (Charlottetown, PE) lead the visitors into Speedway 660 on July 21st. Sheehan has won a number of major races in the region over the last 12 months, including the Brunswick 100 at Speedway Miramichi and the David Lambe Memorial at Oyster Bed Speedway.
A bonus for all teams based on Prince Edward Island, DMR Auto will be providing each Island team that races in the Ricky Bobby Street Stock 100 with a Confederation Bridge Pass to help offset travel costs.
Luc McLaughlin (Geary), two-time DMR Auto Street Stock champion, has this event on his radar. McLaughlin has taken the 2018 season to chase major races with the Ricky Bobby Street Stock 100 being one of those checkered flags he is hunting. McLaughlin is sure to be one of the favorites heading into the event.
Riley Goodwin (MacAdam) leads the DMR Auto Sales and Service Street Stock division into battle on Saturday, July 7th following his first feature win of the season last Saturday night. Justin Cole (Harvey) has won three feature events on the year with Roger Slocum (Chipman) and Shawn Hyslop (St. Stephen) each visiting victory lane once. A total of 16 cars have raced in at least one of the first six events at Speedway 660 this season.
The Walking Contradiction will be playing an early arrival concert on the evening of Friday, July 20th at Speedway 660. Admission is by donation.
A special thanks goes to a number of businesses that have provided promotional consideration for the Ricky Bobby Street Stock 100. These businesses include Dobbelsteyn Service and Maintenance, Martin’s Home Heating, Fredericton Auto Value, Michelle Roy RE/MAX, McLaughlin Roof Trusses, Crystal Clean Maintenance, Dairy Queen, Jardine’s Auction, Mitsubishi Motors, National Alarm, Miner Financial, Certa Pro Painters, New Country 92.3, S.R.S. Collision Centre, Jim’s Waste Management, Central Auto Parts, Lisa MacIntosh RE/MAX and the Miramichi Fall Brawl.
A complete race preview will be available leading up to the Ricky Bobby Street Stock 100 presented by DMR Auto on July 21st.
For more information about Speedway 660, visit Speedway660.com, like @Speedway660 on Facebook or call the Speedway 660 Raceline at (506) 454-7223.
About DMR Auto
The DMR in DMR Auto stands for “Deals Made Right.” DMR Auto is a family friendly and locally owned small business that takes pride in offering their customers great quality used vehicles at the best price possible. Every vehicle is checked over by Auto Pride Limited, assuring their customers a new safety inspection and oil change on all vehicles purchased. DMR Auto offers financing through several lenders that can assist those with perfect credit to not so perfect credit. You can visit DMR Auto at their location across from the Pepper Creek Plaza on Route 10 in Fredericton, call them at (506) 457-4554 or check out their inventory online at DMRAuto.ca.
About Speedway 660:
Speedway 660 is one of Canada’s premier stock car racing facilities. Located in New Brunswick’s Fredericton region, it attracts race teams and fans from the Maritimes, New England and Quebec. The Speedway 660 racing season runs from mid May until Labour Day Weekend. SpeedWeekend, one of the most prestigious short track events in eastern North America, wraps up Speedway 660’s racing season.
PAYOUT STRUCTURE – RICKY BOBBY STREET STOCK 100 PRESENTED BY DMR AUTO
1st – $1,500
2nd – $750
3rd – $500
4th – $400
5th – $300
6th to 10th – $200
11th to all starters – $100
$2000 in contingency awards and random draws.
All Prince Edward Island Based cars will receive a Confederation Bridge Pass.
Total Purse – $8,550 (based on a 26 car field)