(MONCTON, NB – February 24th, 2021) – Street Stock teams in the Maritimes will have a little more to race for in their big events in 2021. The five paved oval race tracks between New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island have entered into an agreement to form the Maritime Street Stock Series. The Series will combine five major 100-lap Street Stock races, one at each track, to ultimately crown a region champion for the popular division.
All aspects of each event will be overseen by their respective race track with championship points being tallied. A point fund has been established between the five tracks involved with the top five in points receiving bonus money on top of any single event purses from the races. The Maritime Street Stock Series champion will receive $1500, second place will take home $1000, third place in points will earn $500, fourth place will pocket $400 and fifth will earn $350. In total, the top five championship point purse for the Maritime Street Stock Series is worth $3,750 on top of any individual race payouts. Any additional prizes and marketing partner announcements for the Series will be announced as they become available.
The Series will begin on Prince Edward Island at Oyster Bed Speedway. The 100-lap opener will take place on Saturday, June 12th at 6pm. Oyster Bed Speedway in Oyster Bed Bridge, Prince Edward Island, is the only paved oval in the Province and has been the stage for various major Street Stock races in the past including the David Lambe Memorial/Piston Cup and the Maritime Street Stock Showdown.
Two weeks later, the Street Stock spotlight will head across the Confederation Bridge to Shediac’s CENTRE For Speed for a 100-lap feature on Saturday, June 26th at 6:30pm. Home to the Atlantic Stock Car Championships in October, the 3/8-mile oval is a favorite amongst competitors for its sweeping corners and high speeds. The facility is located in the shadow of the Lobster Capital of the World in Grand-Barachois, New Brunswick.
Teams will have a chance to catch a breath in July before two major events open the month of August. Petty International Raceway plays host to the third race in the Series, the $5K Stuff Your Stuff Storage Street Stock 100. The high banked bullring just west of Moncton in River Glade, New Brunswick, has been a battleground for some major Street Stock battles in recent years and the Saturday, August 7th event is expected to be one of its biggest in recent years. As previously announced, the winner of the $5K Stuff Your Stuff Storage Street Stock 100 will receive $5,000.
From there, the Series will travel just over an hour up the Trans Canada Highway to Speedway 660 on Saturday, August 14th. The Urquhart Construction 100 enters its second year as a mid-Summer event and was won in 2020 by the late Chris Hanley (St. Stephen, NB). The track is located just a short drive from New Brunswick’s capital city of Fredericton in Geary.
The Series finale will take place on Saturday, October 2nd with The Very Best Fall Shootout at Speedway Miramichi. The historic oval located in Canada’s Irish Capital of Miramichi, New Brunswick, has been a favorite of both fans and drivers alike near the end of the season. The 100-lap feature was won by Logan Power (Riverview, NB) in 2020.
The Maritime Street Stock Series is a continued effort between Petty Raceway, Speedway 660, Speedway Miramichi, Oyster Bed Speedway and the CENTRE For Speed to work together to strengthen the sport. As the tracks work on scheduling not only dates but divisions that race on those cards to help ease conflict, they are also working on rules packages for various classes. Among those is the Street Stock building rulebook, which has been designed for 2021 any beyond. With these updates, Street Stock teams can travel from track to track without being forced to make major changes to their cars to compete.
For inquiries about individual events in the Maritime Street Stock Series, teams are urged to contact the track that is hosting the race in question. Further information about the individual races, including race payouts, race procedures, ticketing, camping and track policies can be found by contacting the host facility.
Maritime Street Stock Series Schedule
**subject to change without notice
|Saturday, June 12th||Oyster Bed Speedway||Oyster Bed Bridge, PE||Street Stock 100|
|Saturday, June 26th||Shediac CENTRE For Speed||Grand-Barachois, NB||Street Stock 100|
|Saturday, August 7th||Petty International Raceway||River Glade, NB||$5K Stuff Your Stuff Storage Street Stock 100|
|Saturday, August 14th||Speedway 660||Geary, NB||Urquhart Construction 100|
|Saturday, October 2nd||Speedway Miramichi||Miramichi, NB||The Very Best Fall Shootout|
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 late September. SpeedWeekend, one of the most prestigious short track events in eastern North America, anchors Speedway 660’s racing season on Labour Day Weekend.
About Petty International Raceway:
Petty International Raceway is located on Highway 106, just 40 km west of Moncton, New Brunswick. To learn more about Petty International Raceway, its location, admission, policies, history, and more, please visit www.pettyraceway.com.
About Oyster Bed Speedway:
Oyster Bed Speedway is Prince Edward Island’s premier auto racing facility and features fun and excitement with weekly stock car racing special events throughout the season. The 1/3 mile paved oval is located in Oyster Bed Bridge at the intersection of routes 6 and 7, halfway between Cavendish and Charlottetown on beautiful Prince Edward Island. Phone: (902) 892-6684. Website: www.oysterbedspeedwaypei.com
About Speedway Miramichi:
For over 50 years, Speedway Miramichi has thrilled and entertained fans in New Brunswick. Opening in June 1968 originally as Miramichi Speedway, the oval in the former town of Douglastown has hosted many races for over a half century. Through various changes in management and ownership, the track has continued to thrive and survive while hosting stock car racing and demolition action. For the latest on the track and its upcoming events, visit www.speedwaymiramichi.com.
About Shediac’s CENTRE For Speed:
Shediac’s CENTRE For Speed is a family-owned and operated Motorsports and Music Venue, located just 4kms from Parlee Beach, NB. We are Home of the Parlee Beach Music Festival, Atlantic Stock Car Championships, Atlantic Monster Truck Nationals, and much more. For more information, please visit www.centreforspeed.com.