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ASHTON TUCKER BACK IN RIVERVIEW FORD LINCOLN VICTORY LANE AT SPEEDWAY 660

Rick Cashol races to first feature victory in six years

(FREDERICTON, NB – July 13th, 2020) – It was ten months between RE/MAX East Coast Elite Realty Pro Stock races at Speedway 660 but the result was the same. Ashton Tucker (Lyttleton, NB), driving for Brad Silliker Motorsports, raced to the win Sunday afternoon in the Riverview Ford Lincoln Pro Stock 100. The race was the first since SpeedWeekend 2019 when Tucker drove the No. 2 car to the win in the McLaughlin Roof Trusses 250 last September.

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Pro Stocks to Pop The Top on 2020 Season Saturday

Photo by Tanya Everett Photography

(FREDERICTON, NB – July 8th, 2020) – The racing season at Speedway 660 will get the green flag this Saturday, July 11th with the Riverview Ford Lincoln Season Opener. The first race of the 2020 season will be headlined by a 100-lap feature for the RE/MAX East Coast Elite Pro Stocks. The Sportsman, DMR Auto Street Stock and Fredericton Gun Shop Sharp Shooters will play support to the Super Late Models. Racing action gets underway at 6:30pm on Saturday evening.

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SPEEDWAY 660 RETURNS TO RACING JULY 11TH WITH RIVERVIEW FORD LINCOLN SEASON OPENER

Six additional dates announced, including SpeedWeekend 2020

(FREDERICTON, NB – June 26th, 2020) – Speedway 660 will return for their 27th consecutive season of stock car racing on Saturday, July 11th with the Riverview Ford Lincoln Season Opener. The event will see all four house divisions in action, including the RE/MAX East Coast Elite Realty Pro Stock, Late Model Sportsman, DMR Auto Street Stock and Fredericton Gun Shop Sharp Shooters. Racing action will go green at 6:30pm.

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NEW FREDERICTON AREA ENTERTAINMENT VENUE OPENING IN JULY

(FREDERICTON, NB – June 19th, 2020) – A new era in entertainment is set to debut in Geary, New Brunswick beginning in July. Rucker’s Reels is slated to open next month, bringing the rural movie and entertainment experience to within a short drive of the capital city. The new venture will give a chance for those families and groups to enjoy a show under the stars while adhering to Department of Health guidelines around the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Fog City Auto Spa to Present Second Race in Sportsman Challenge

Driver registration now open for inaugural series

(FREDERICTON, NB – March 17th, 2020) – Speedway 660 is excited to welcome Fog City Auto Spa to their family of marketing partners. Fog City Auto Spa joins the four race Petty Raceway and Speedway 660 Sportsman Challenge presented by Lonnie Sommerville Racing in its inaugural year as presenting partner of the second event of the Series. The Fog City Auto Spa 100 will take place on Saturday, June 27th at 6:30pm at Speedway 660 and is the first of two races hosted at the Geary, New Brunswick track for the Sportsman Challenge.

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New Brunswick Tracks Form Late Model Sportsman Challenge Series

Photos by Mike Francis

(RIVER GLADE, NB – March 4th, 2020) – Management of both Speedway 660 and Petty International Raceway have partnered to unveil a new four race home and home Series for the Late Model Sportsman division. The four race Petty International Raceway and Speedway 660 Sportsman Challenge presented by Lonnie Sommerville Racing will kick off on Saturday, June 13th at Petty International Raceway. The pair of New Brunswick tracks will each host two 100-lap Sportsman division races that are sure to thrill fans and attract race cars from around the region to compete for the top champion’s prize provided by Lonnie Sommerville Racing.

Petty International Raceway in River Glade, New Brunswick will host the first and third races in the Petty International Raceway and Speedway 660 Sportsman Challenge presented by Lonnie Sommerville Racing. The green flag will fly with a 100-lap feature on Saturday, June 13th while their second race will be a part of the second annual Petty International Raceway Summer Shootout on Saturday, August 1st.

Speedway 660 will host race two of the Petty International Raceway and Speedway 660 Sportsman Challenge presented by Lonnie Sommerville Racing with the Fog City Auto Spa 100 on Saturday, June 27th. The Series will conclude on SpeedWeekend 2020 with a $2,000 to win, 100-lap finale on Saturday, September 5th.

Each race will pay the winner a minimum of $1,250 to win with the finale paying $2,000 to win. Each driver that hauls from their home track will receive an additional $100 in tow money to compete. For example, if a Petty International Raceway regular races in one of the Speedway 660 events, they will receive $100 in tow money from Petty International Raceway to do so. If a Speedway 660 regular competes in one of the Petty International Raceway events, they will receive $100 in tow money courtesy of Speedway 660. A point total will be kept and the overall champion of the Petty International Raceway and Speedway 660 Sportsman Challenge presented by Lonnie Sommerville Racing will receive an AR Bodies body and installation courtesy of Lonnie Sommerville Racing. In addition, Hoosier Racing Tire will be giving one team chosen at random a set of tires at each of the four events. More contingency awards will be announced as they become available.

“We’re very excited to see these two tracks work closely together to put this Series together,” said Max Roy of Speedway 660. “Between Speedway 660, Petty International Raceway and Lonnie Sommerville Racing, it shows the racers and the fans that we are all committed to helping grow the sport of stock car racing in the Maritimes!”

“Petty Raceway is excited to be teaming up with Speedway 660 to offer the racers and fans this new event in 2020,” said Ellen Smith of Petty International Raceway. “We are very pleased to have been able to work with Max and Brent Roy to come up with a Sportsman rule package to make this event a possibility for this year and into the future.”

“We’re really looking forward to giving back to the Sportsman class,” said Lonnie Sommerville from Lonnie Sommerville Racing. “This partnership should draw a great car count for both tracks as the drivers battle for a championship prize worth over five thousand dollars! I have a great customer base in the Sportsman class and am always looking for new customers. Hopefully this works out great for the tracks, the teams and our company.”

Petty International Raceway and Speedway 660 Sportsman Challenge presented by Lonnie Sommerville Racing 2020 Schedule

Date Track Event
Saturday, June 13th Petty International Raceway Sportsman 100
Saturday, June 27th Speedway 660 Fog City Auto Spa 100
Saturday, August 1st Petty International Raceway Summer Shootout 100
Saturday, September 5th Speedway 660 SpeedWeekend 100

 

About Lonnie Sommerville Racing:
Lonnie Sommerville Racing (LSR) is your one stop for your racing needs. LSR offers everything from the ground up, whether it’s complete chassis, parts, setups, fabrication, body work, service, installation or anything else you might need between the bumpers. LSR offers services such as crew chief, consulting, driver development, race car rentals and is an official dealer for ARBodies. Visit LSR on Facebook at www.facebook.com/LonnieSommervilleRacing or call (506) 832-0884 for more information.

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.pettyinternationalraceway.com. To get current updates delivered to you directly please follow us on Twitter.

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.

Speedway 660 Announces 2020 Racing Season Schedule

Season Opens on May 24th and concludes with 20th Annual Pro Stock 250

Photo by Mike Francis

(GEARY, NB – February 24th, 2020) – The management of Speedway 660 is excited to announce the 2020 schedule for the Geary, New Brunswick oval. The track, entering its 27th consecutive season of operation, will host stock car racing events from May to September, culminating in the annual SpeedWeekend on the Labour Day Long Weekend in September.

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Banquet Tickets, Season Passes and Rulebooks – OH MY!

The Speedway 660 staff has been busy behind the scenes getting ready to put a bow on 2019 while mashing the gas on 2020.

AWARDS BANQUET

The 2019 Awards Banquet will take place on Saturday, January 25th, 2020, at the Fredericton Inn. The event will honor the accomplishments of the race teams from the 2019 season. Tickets are $45. The social hour will begin at 6:30pm with dinner getting the green flag at 7pm. A dance with DJ Dale Case will follow the dinner and awards.

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