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Two Dozen Entries Filed for 2018 McLaughlin Roof Trusses 250

Five former race champions on early registration list

(Geary, NB – August 15th, 2018) – One week after registration opened for the 18th Annual McLaughlin Roof Trusses 250, the entry list sits at 24 for the $15,000-to-win Pro Stock event at Geary, New Brunswick’s Speedway 660. Entries have been filed from all three Maritime Provinces and the State of Maine for the Sunday, September 2nd classic.

The first to the registration window, much like the 2016 event, was the Rodgers team from Smithtown, New Brunswick. Andrew Rodgers will attempt to race his first McLaughlin Roof Trusses 250 on Sunday, September 2nd. Rodgers is fresh off his first career 250-lap race after racing his No. 42 R.A. Lawrence Engineering Chevrolet in the Toromont Cat 250 at Scotia Speedworld on August 11th.

Nicholas Naugle (Dartmouth, NS), Matt Harris (Fredericton Junction, NB) and Steve Halpin (Saint John, NB) were close behind Rodgers for the top spot in the race to register for the 250.

Within minutes of each other, Dave O’Blenis (Boundary Creek, NB), Johnny Clark (Hallowell, ME) and Lonnie Sommerville (Barnesville, NB) entered the race. Inaugural 250-winner Kirk Thibeau (Presque Isle, ME) has filed an entry for September 2nd and King Racing has also entered two cars, one of which is expected to include reigning champion Cassius Clark (Farmington, ME). Between the five, they own nine of the previous 17 McLaughlin Roof Trusses 250 victories.

The RE/MAX East Coast Elite Realty Pro Stock division is well represented in the early registration list. Besides O’Blenis, 2018 feature winners Ryan Messer (Harvey, NB), Greg Fahey (St. Stephen, NB), Ashton Tucker (Lyttleton, NB) and Brent Roy (Hanwell, NB) have filed entries for SpeedWeekend. Roy and O’Blenis each took a Best of the Best Pro Stock 100 win earlier this season.

Five time Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour champion John Flemming (Halifax, NS) will look to complete his Maritime Triple Crown on SpeedWeekend. No driver has won all three major 250-lap races in the region. Flemming is missing the McLaughlin Roof Trusses 250 to go with his two IWK 250 wins and his Toromont Cat 250 to complete his crown.

Cushman Competition will return to the McLaughlin Roof Trusses 250 with one of Maine’s hottest young talents behind the wheel. Austin Teras (Gray, ME) made his mark on Legends racing where he raced to numerous titles including an INEX Winter Nationals and NELCAR championship. The 15-year old has made the jump to Super Late Model competition and is turning heads with every lap on track. Jay Cushman won the 2005 edition of the McLaughlin Roof Trusses 250 with Scott Chubbuck.

Chris Hughes (Brackley Beach, PE) will make his return to Speedway 660 on SpeedWeekend. Hughes, driving the No. 32C  for Subaru of Moncton, is a former pole winner at Speedway 660 in Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour competition and is looking forward to making the haul to the Geary woods to compete in the McLaughlin Roof Trusses 250.

A complete pre-registration list, by the order of registration, is included below. Online registration for teams in both the McLaughlin Roof Trusses 250 and the Martin’s Home Heating Sportsman 150 are available now at Speedway660.com.

REGISTRATION LIST – 2018 McLaughlin Roof Trusses 250

First Name Last Name
Andrew Rodgers
Nicholas Naugle
Matt Harris
Steve Halpin
Shawn Warren
Dave O’Blenis
Lonnie Sommerville
Johnny Clark
KING RACING
Devin Snell
John Flemming
Robert Messer
Ashton Tucker
Brent Roy
Andy Fox
Kirk Thibeau
Ian Rasmussen
Austin Teras
KING RACING
Chris Hughes
Cal Hatfield
Nick Jenkins
Robert Tomlinson
Andy Fox #2

 

SpeedWeekend 2018 gets kicked off on Saturday, September 1st with the $7,500-to-win Martin’s Home Heating Sportsman 150 with racing action in the Maritime League of Legends Tour, MJS and Prime Lift East Coast Mini Stock Tour, Atlantic Modified Tour and Tim’s Corner Motorsports Bandolero Blast. Sunday, September 2nd’s racing action will be headlined by the 18th Annual McLaughlin Roof Trusses Pro Stock 250 with support from the Fredericton Gun Shop Sharp Shooters, DMR Auto Street Stocks and Tim’s Corner Motorsports Bandolero Blast. Fans are encouraged to keep Speedway660.com bookmarked for all SpeedWeekend 2018 information, including race day formats when available.

Fans are reminded that SpeedWeekend 2018 tickets and campsites are now available. An order form for both can be found on the front page of Speedway660.com or on the SpeedWeekend page on the website. Those that would like to order in person can order at the Speedway 660 office when they visit the race track this Saturday night for the races. Registration is now open for teams that are intending to compete in both the McLaughlin Roof Trusses Pro Stock 250 and the Martin’s Home Heating Sportsman 150 by heading online or visiting the Speedway 660 office.

Laps are now on sale for the McLaughlin Roof Trusses 250. Laps are $50 each and the money goes directly into the pocket of the leader of that lap. For more information on how to support grassroots stock car racing and get on the Lap Leaderboard, contact Kim Tucker at (506) 447-2470 or Margie Reed at (506) 471-6696.

For more information about Speedway 660, visit Speedway660.com, like @Speedway660 on Facebook or call the Speedway 660 Raceline at (506) 454-7223.

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.

 

 

 

FIRECRACKER 150 TO LOCK FIVE INTO $7500 TO WIN SPEEDWEEKEND SPORTSMAN SHOW

(Geary, NB – July 31st, 2018) – Speedway 660 officials are excited to announce a new program that will see five drivers punch their tickets into Martin’s Home Heating Sportsman 150 on Saturday, September 1st. The top five drivers in the Firecracker Sportsman 150 on Saturday, August 11th will receive a guaranteed starting position in the September classic.

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Maritime Legends, East Coast Mini Stock Tours Bring Point Battles To 660 Saturday

Series Releases/Photo by Mike Francis

Maritime League of Legends Geared for Geary Appearance Saturday

(SACKVILLE, NB) August 30th, 2017 – The Maritime League of Legends Tour will conclude a five race stretch with a stop at Speedway 660 this Saturday night, September 2nd, for the A.L. Gullison DKI 50 presented by Ideal Equipment. This is the eighth event on the 2017 calendar and is the penultimate event on the season for the Maritime League of Legends Tour. The race is a part of the opening night of stock car racing action on SpeedWeekend 2017. Racing begins at the Geary, New Brunswick oval on Saturday at 6:30pm.

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Atlantic Canada’s Richest Race Weekend Will Be Carried on LIVE Worldwide VIDEO Broadcast from Speedway 660

FREDERICTON, NB, CAN (August 22, 2017) – Speedway 660 announced today that they will be broadcasting their entire $110,000+ SpeedWeekend on Pit Row TV, an internet-based broadcast channel dedicated to motorsports of all types. Fans can expect to see every lap of on-track competition both Saturday and Sunday through LIVE video, with an on-demand replay available shortly after each event.

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SpeedWeekend Update: Martin’s Sponsors Sportman 150!

(Aug. 5, 2017) SpeedWeekend is less than a month away and Speedway 660 is busy preparing Atlantic Canada’s biggest weekend of racing entertainment. The Saturday night Sportsman race has a new sponsor for 2017. It will now be known as the Martin’s Home Heating 150. Richard and Anne Martin, long-time race fans, individual car sponsors and Speedway 660’s Sportsman division sponsor, will now present the big SpeedWeekend Sportsman race. Continue reading

Defending Champion Doiron First of 27 To Register for McLaughlin Roof Trusses 250

Photo by John Miller

(August 3rd, 2017) – The defending champion of the McLaughlin Roof Trusses 250 at Speedway 660 was quickest to the draw on Monday evening when the registration window opened for the 2017 edition of the event.

Joey Doiron of Berwick, Maine was the first of 27 drivers to file an entry for the Sunday, September 3rd race within 24 hours of registration being opened. Drivers from New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and Maine are represented on the early registration list with still a month to go before the race itself.

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Pre-Registration for McLaughlin Roof Trusses 250 is now open

(Fredericton, NB – July 31st, 2017) – For race teams planning on competing in the 2017 McLaughlin Roof Trusses 250 at Speedway 660 on Sunday, September 3rd, there is an incentive to registering your car early for the prestigious event. Track management has announced that the tire selection order for the race will be based off the order of registration for the event. The registration period opened for the McLaughlin Roof Trusses 250 at 6pm Atlantic on Monday, July 31st.

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Speedweekend: A.E. McKay Builders to Present Sportsman Race, Monday Enduro Canceled

(Fredericton, NB – August 24th, 2016) – Preparation continues at Speedway 660 for Speedweekend 2016 and the 16th Annual McLaughlin Roof Trusses 250. As work behind the scenes rolls on, excitement is building for the September 2nd to 4th event.

Here are some of the announcements coming from Speedway 660 in regards to Speedweekend 2016.

A.E. McKay Builders Partners with Speedway 660 to Present Speedweekend Sportsman 150

Speedway 660 is excited to announce that A.E. McKay Builders will be the title sponsor for the Sportsman 150 on Saturday, September 3rd. The race will now be called the A.E. McKay Builders 150.

Located in Quispamsis, New Brunswick, A.E. McKay Builders specializes in custom built residential homes that have made them a preferred builder in the Kennebecasis Valley. Andrew McKay is a major supporter of stock car racing throughout Atlantic Canada. The A.E. McKay Builders race team fields three cars throughout the season, two Pro Stocks and a Sportsman car, all three of which will be present at Speedweekend 2016 at Speedway 660.

The A.E. McKay Builders 150 attracts top Sportsman teams to Speedway 660 to take part in one of the longest races and one of the most prestigious races for the division in Atlantic Canada. Typically, the field is littered with Pro Stock drivers who attempt to pull off “the double” by winning both major races Speedweekend has to offer. While there is no official entry list for the A.E. McKay Builders 150, fans could see the likes of Lonnie Sommerville, Dave O’Blenis and A.E. McKay Builders driver Sarah McKay try to win both the A.E. McKay Builders 150 and the McLaughlin Roof Trusses 250 in 2016. No driver has won both major events in the same Speedweekend.

O’Blenis has owned this event on track as of late, winning three of the last four A.E. McKay Builders 150 on Speedweekend. The #48 Burger King Camry has won both major extra distance Sportsman races this season at Speedway 660 – the Martin’s Home Heating 125 and the Clark Chevrolet 150.

Tucker Appraisals Brings the Atlantic Modified Tour to Speedway 660 on Speedweekend

The Atlantic Modified Tour is coming back to Speedway 660 for their third straight appearance on Speedweekend.

Tucker Appraisals has stepped up to become official marketing partner of the Atlantic Modified Tour in their only appearance of the year at Speedway 660. The Saturday, September 3rd race for the series will now be known as the Tucker Appraisals 35.

Tucker Appraisals is a residential appraisal business serving the Fredericton and surrounding area with over 25 years of experience.

Multi-time champion Mike “Sparky” Raeburn (Hampton, NB) and Atlantic Modified Tour standout Cody Price have won the last two events held for the series on Speedweekend.

Modern Electric Returns For Halfway Challenge in McLaughlin Roof Trusses 250

Modern Electric has continued their longstanding partnership with the Halfway Challenge in the McLaughlin Roof Trusses 250. The Modern Electric Halfway Challenge will pay a cool $1,000 to the driver who leads Lap 125 in the marquee event of Speedweekend. Last season, Cassius Clark of Farmington, Maine took the Modern Electric Halfway Challenge en route to his win in the McLaughlin Roof Trusses 250.

The Lap Leaderboard continues to fill with many laps  still available for purchase. Laps for the 2016 McLaughlin Roof Trusses 250 are available for $50 each. The leader of the lap or laps you sponsor in the McLaughlin Roof Trusses 250 will benefit as he or she will pocket that money directly. Think of it as quick cash every 13 seconds!

To be a part of the lap leader fund for the McLaughlin Roof Trusses 250, please contact Kim or Wanda for more information. A full lap leaderboard with all the laps that are currently sponsored can be found at Speedway660.com.

Monday Capital City Auto Parts Enduro 200 Canceled

After two unsuccessful attempts to run the Capital City Auto Parts Enduro 200 this season, the third and final event of the season, scheduled for Monday, September 5th, has also been canceled due to low car count for the event.

Teams that are interested in helping to revive the Enduro series for 2017 are asked to contact the Speedway with ideas for next year.

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.

Raise The Roof! McLaughlin Roof Trusses Becomes Title Sponsor of Speedweekend Pro Stock 250

(August 17th, 2016 – Fredericton, NB) – Speedway 660 is pleased to announce a continuation of their partnership with McLaughlin Roof Trusses Limited which will see the company become title sponsor of the Pro Stock 250 event on Sunday, September 4th. The race, which enters its 16th season in 2016, will now be known as the McLaughlin Roof Trusses 250.

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Matt Rodgers First of 36 to Register for 2016 Pro Stock 250

(Fredericton, NB – August 11th, 2016) – When the 5pm call on Tuesday came for drivers to “start their keyboards” to register for the 16th Annual Pro Stock 250 at Speedway 660, the first race of Speedweekend 2016 was on.

It took Smithtown, New Brunswick’s Matt Rodgers just over a minute to fill out his entry form and process his registration payment, becoming the first driver registered for the race. Rodgers, a former Sportsman standout, has made a number of starts this year in a Pro Stock and will look to make his first Pro Stock 250 start on Sunday, September 4th.

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