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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.

 

 

 

Cassius Clark wins the 250!

(Sept. 3, 2017) Cassius Clark won the McLaughlin Roof Trusses 250 on Sunday night to cap off SpeedWeekend and bring the racing season at Speedway 660 to a close. The driver from Farmington, Maine took the lead on lap 180 and never looked back. It was Clark’s second victory in three years and third over-all in Atlantic Canada’s biggest race of the season. Ashton Tucker finished second, while Lonnie Sommerville drove home third.

 

“Winning this race is the highlight of our season and going to victory lane for third time in the McLaughlin Roof Trusses 250 is one of the biggest accomplishments of my racing career” said Clark from the Riverview Ford Victory Lane. “We saved our best set of tires for our pit stop because we wanted to have a strong second half and that strategy is really what won us this year’s race.”Cassius Clark 250 winner 2017Andy Fox, from McLaughlin Roof Trusses, presents Cassius Clark with the winner’s cheque for the 2017 Pro Stock 250.

Johnny Clark and Lonnie Sommerville each led several laps in the first half of the race before Cassius Clark came to the front. Johnny Clark won the Modern Electric $1000.00 half way challenge, while Ashton Tucker won the Riverview Ford Tough Hard Charger Award and the Jordan Gahan Memorial Award, each worth $500.00. Ryan Messer, Lonnie Sommerville, Ben Rowe and Johnny Clark won the McLaughlin Roof Trusses qualifying heat races.    

“Two feature wins in the RE/MAX Group Four Realty Pro Stock division, second place in the Pro Stock points and podium finishes in both the Best of the Best 150 and the McLaughlin Roof Trusses 250 caps off a great season for this race team and I couldn’t be prouder of what we did in 2017” said Tucker. “I’m not really looking forward to parking the car and heading back to school for Grade Eleven, but that’s what I’ve got to do this week.”Ashton Tucker 2nd place 2017 250Ashton Tucker finished off a tremendous season with an outstanding second place finish in the McLaughlin Roof Trusses 250.

Matt Crocker capped off a great season by winning the Atlantic Canada Regional Council of Carpenters, Millwrights and Allied Workers Street Stock 50. James Matchett and Shawn Hyslop finished second and third, while Chuck Mercer and Hyslop won the heat races.

Sam Rogers capped off a brilliant SpeedWeekend by winning the Tim’s Corner Motorsports Bandolero Blast on Sunday afternoon. Josh Langille and Austin MacDonald were second and third. Rogers and MacDonald also won the Bando heat races.

Ian Rasmussen won the Fredericton Mitsubishi Sharp Shooter 40 over Rob Poirier and Tim Webster. Tyler Crocker and Neil Miousee won the Sharp Shooter heat races.

SpeedWeekend wraps up the 2017 Speedway 660 racing season. Racing resumes in mid-May with the Riverview Ford 2018 Season Opener.

Official Finish – 17th Annual McLaughlin Roof Trusses Pro Stock 250

1 13 Cassius Clark Farmington, ME 250
2 32 Ashton Tucker Lyttleton, NB 250
3 2 Lonnie Sommerville Barnesville, NB 250
4 8 Ben Rowe Turner, ME 250
5 48 Dave O’Blenis Boundary Creek, NB 250
6 54 Johnny Clark Hallowell, ME 250
7 10S Devin Snell Saint John, NB 250
8 52 Dustin Tucker Fredericton, NB 250
9 29 Greg Fahey St. Stephen, NB 250
10 28 Kirk Thibeau Fort Fairfield, ME 250
11 1 Ryan Messer Harvey, NB 249
12 42R Kyle Reid Fort McMurray, AB 249
13 88 Kevin Moore Fredericton, NB 249
14 81 Ian Rasmussen New Denmark, NB 248
15 97D Chris Duncan Rothesay, NB 247
16 91 Dylan Gosbee Cornwall, PE 246
17 10 Brady Creamer Miramichi, NB 242
18 87 Matt Harris Fredericton Jct., NB 211
19 O8 Nicholas Naugle Dartmouth, NS 181
20 67 Dylan Blenkhorn Truro, NS 151
21 26 Brent Roy Hanwell, NB 147
22 33 Andrew McKay Quispamsis, NB 142
23 97 John Flemming Halifax, NS 92
24 42 Matt Rodgers Smithtown, NB 66
25 9 Derek Christie Fredericton, NB 61
26 32S Sarah McKay Quispamsis, NB 45
27 29T Robert Tomlinson Arthurette, NB 5
28 28 Shawn Warren Waasis, NB 3

Heat 1:

1. Ryan Messer (Harvey, NB), 2. Cassius Clark (Farmington, ME), 3. Dylan Blenkhorn, 4. Dave O’Blenis (Boundary Creek, NB), 5. Dylan Gosbee (Cornwall, ), 6. Brady Creamer (Miramichi, NB), 7. Andrew McKay,

Heat 2:

1. Lonnie Sommerville (Saint John, NB), 2. Nicholas Naugle (Dartmouth, NS), 3. Matt Harris (Fredericton Jct., NB), 4. Sarah McKay (Quispamsis, ), 5. Kirk Thibeau (Presque Isle, ME), 6. Shawn Warren (Waasis, NB), 7. Robert Tomlinson (Arthurette, NB),

Heat 3:

1. Johnny Clark, 2. Brent Roy (Hanwell, NB), 3. Matt Rodgers (Smithtown, NB), 4. Chris Duncan (Hampton, NB), 5. Devin Snell (Saint John, ), 6. Derek Christie (Fredericton, NB), 7. Dustin Tucker (Fredericton, NB),

Heat 4:

1. Ben Rowe (Beechridge, ME), 2. Kyle Reid (Fort McMurray, ), 3. Greg Fahey (St. Stephen, NB), 4. Ashton Tucker (Lyttleton, NB), 5. Kevin Moore (Fredericton, NB), 6. John Flemming (Williamswood, NS), 7. Ian Rasmussen,
4 Cylinder

Feature:

1. Ian Rasmussen, 2. Rob Poirier, 3. Tim Webster, 4. Neil Miousse, 5. Kyle Boudreau, 6. Matt Lloyd, 7. Grey Owl, 8. Tyler Crocker, 9. Matt Martin, 10. Allison Hall, 11. Jon Gahan, 12. BJ Gillespie, 13. Tristen Haris, 14. Kyle MacKinnon, 15. Steve Roberson, 16. Chris Garnett (Saint John, NB), 17. Scott Kennie,

Heat 1:

1. Tyler Crocker, 2. Ian Rasmussen, 3. Tim Webster, 4. Matt Lloyd, 5. Grey Owl, 6. Jon Gahan, 7. Tristen Haris, 8. Chris Garnett (Saint John, NB),

Heat 2:

1. Neil Miousse (Fredericton, NB), 2. Kyle Boudreau, 3. Matt Martin, 4. Rob Poirier, 5. BJ Gillespie, 6. Kyle MacKinnon, 7. Allison Hall, 8. Scott Kennie, 9. Steve Roberson,
Bandolero

Feature:

1. Sam Rogers, 2. Josh Langille, 3. Austin MacDonald, 4. Nathan Langille, 5. Colton Noble, 6. Koven Lewis, 7. Michael Cormier (Moncton, NB), 8. Owen Groves, 9. Evan Lane, 10. Dawson Noble,

Heat 1:

1. Sam Rogers, 2. Michael Cormier (Moncton, NB), 3. Colton Noble, 4. Evan Lane, 5. Dawson Noble,

Heat 2:

1. Austin MacDonald, 2. Josh Langille, 3. Koven Lewis, 4. Nathan Langille, 5. Owen Groves,

Street Stock

Feature:

1. Matt Crocker (Fredericton, NB), 2. James Matchett, 3. Shawn Hyslop, 4. Luc McLaughlin (Geary, NB), 5. Courtney Barton (Minto, NB), 6. Roger Slocum (Chipman, NB), 7. Nick Cudmore, 8. Micheal Cormier, 9. Eric Matthews, 10. Chuck Mercer, 11. Riley Goodwin, 12. Benji Ruff (Carlow, NB), 13. Karl Schaefer, 14. Gary Wade (Hampton, ), 15. Destiny Enkel (Saint John, NB), 16. Bill Storey, 17. Justin Cole (Harvey , NB), 18. Kyle MacKinnon, 19. Rick Cashol (Saint John, NB), 20. Justin Munn,

Heat 1:

1. Chuck Mercer, 2. Roger Slocum (Chipman, NB), 3. Destiny Enkel (Saint John, NB), 4. Matt Crocker (Fredericton, NB), 5. James Matchett, 6. Justin Cole (Harvey , NB), 7. Nick Cudmore, 8. Karl Schaefer, 9. Kyle MacKinnon, 10. Justin Munn,

Heat 2:

1. Shawn Hyslop, 2. Riley Goodwin, 3. Luc McLaughlin (Geary, NB), 4. Bill Storey, 5. Eric Matthews, 6. Micheal Cormier, 7. Benji Ruff (Carlow, NB), 8. Gary Wade (Hampton, ), 9. Rick Cashol (Saint John, NB), 10. Courtney Barton (Minto, NB),

Short-track legend loves 660!

(Aug. 29, 2017) The Americans have won the last three McLaughlin Roof Trusses 250’s at Speedway 660. They’ll be back for SpeedWeekend with plans to take the big bucks south of the border for the fourth straight year. One American, who hasn’t won our race, would love to make it happen this weekend. Ben Rowe, a four-time Pro All Star Series champ and two-time Oxford 250 winner, wants to win this race badly. Continue reading

SpeedWeekend Update: Contingency Awards keep rolling in!

(Aug. 25, 2017) SpeedWeekend is a week away and race teams and fans are getting ready to descend on Speedway 660 in Geary, New Brunswick. The richest weekend of stock car racing in Atlantic Canada has a purse of more than $110,000. More contingency awards are being added and new marketing partners are stepping up to be a part of SpeedWeekend 2017. Continue reading

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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