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Riverview Ford Lincoln Season Opener Results

Fredericton, NB – After a long awaited season, Speedway 660 opened up with a BANG! Showing off their new logo and spreading the word about their new name, the Riverview Ford Lincoln Season Opener race has proven to be a WicKID kick off to the 2008 season. After giving away bumper stickers, free t-shirts and tons of other prizes, the fans were treated to another great night of racing in the Geary woods.

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New Name, New Look, And a Whole Lot of Fun!

Fredericton, NB – Just like a brand new car, Speedway 660 has been re-vamped to get a whole new look that is held out to be WicKID!! Speedway 660, formerly known as New Brunswick International Speedway is ready to entertain families and fans alike. After a long winter, with much snow, a long anticipated season is finally underway with the season opener for the 2008 season opening with a bang to a brand new era of racing entertainment.

The 2008 season is going to be host to some new events that have never been seen at Speedway 660. “Chris and I had the opportunity to talk to other fellow track owners and brainstorm some very good ideas to provide some laughs and add a little excitement to those long awaited sun breaks” said co-owner Steve Burns. …..

Speedway 660 has also added some highly anticipated events on their 2008 schedule that are sure to be repeats for following years. Some of these events include the Drive for Cancer on June 14th and the Night of Destruction on July 19th, not to mention the other events such as the two “Best of the Best” races and the Enduro Series. Aside from the scheduled racing events for the 2008 season there will be crowd entertainment such as Food Bank Bingo, crowd pleasing games, Tomato night and frozen t-shirt contests. There will also be group nights such as Fire/Rescue/Police night, Support our Troops night, Scouts night and minor baseball/soccer night.

To add another twist to the changes, Speedway 660 has a new mascot in town, Speedway the Moose! Speedway will be onsite every day throughout the year for various games, events, and pictures with the race fans. As if you couldn’t add anymore excitement to the 2008 season, Speedway will have a new toy, the t-shirt cannon!! The t-shirt cannon will make numerous appearances to deliver t-shirts to the crowd from a longer throwing distance than just a normal person.

To kick off the season, Riverview Ford Lincoln will host the season opener with points racing in every division, the Coast Tire Street Stocks, the Martin’s Home Heating Sportsman, and the newly sponsored Irving Lubricants Pro Stocks. This event will go underway at a 6pm race time with heats, dashes ad features all adding on to the events of the evening.

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Irving Lubricants to Sponsor Canada’s Only Weekly Pro-Stock Division

Fredericton , NB – Speedway 660 is pleased to announce that Irving Lubricants has signed a multi year deal to sponsor the weekly Pro Stock Division. The Irving Lubricants Pro Stock Division will be entering its 15th year as the only weekly Pro Stock Division in Canada.

Irving Lubricants has been a great supporter of Speedway 660 over the years sponsoring Best of the Best Pro Stock events over the last several years and also being the primary sponsor on Terry and Justin Labonte’s Peterbilt 250 entries in 2007.

Irving Lubricants becomes only the second company in Speedway 660 history to sponsor the long standing Pro Stock division at Speedway 660. CARQUEST (formerly McKerlie Millen) has held the title since the speedways inception.

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A New Era of Entertainment

FREDERICTON: Entertaining a new generation is the focus of one of Canada’s top stock car racing facilities for the 2008 season. A new name and a commitment to a new era of entertainment had race teams and fans excited at the annual awards banquet at the Fredericton Inn on Saturday night.

Speedway 660, located on Route 660 near Geary, will be the home of “Wic-Kid family fun” when the racing season begins in May. Entertaining long time racing enthusiasts and a new generation of fans will be the focus every week of the upcoming season.

“Our drivers and crews provide an on-track product unequalled in Canada, but now we are going to raise the bar on the entertainment value of that product” said Speedway 660 co-owner Steve Burns. “We are repackaging the entire racing program with a focus on entertainment for the kids and families who come to visit us.”

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