(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
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(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.
(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.
(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.
(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.
(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.
(Fredericton, NB – August 4th, 2016) – For race teams planning on competing in the 2016 Pro Stock 250 at Speedway 660 on Sunday, September 4th, there is an incentive to registering your car early for the prestigious event. Track management has announced that the tire selection order for the 2016 Pro Stock 250 will be based off the order of registration for the event. The registration period opens for the 2016 Pro Stock 250 at 5pm Atlantic on Tuesday, August 9th.
(Aug. 26, 2015) Anticipation is building for fans, race teams and marketing partners as Speedway 660 gets set to host Atlantic Canada’s biggest weekend of racing. The countdown is on for the Irving Blending & Packaging SpeedWeekend and the three podium finishers in last year’s Pro Stock 250 are making plans to head to the Geary Woods for the 2015 edition of the race. Continue reading
Race teams, entering the Re/Max 250 on SpeedWeekend, are strongly encouraged to read the rules package. Please note there have been additions and updates to the rules package for 2014 and it is solely the competitors responsibility to read the information
presented here in order to be informed as well as be in compliance with all aspects of the rules document.