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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),

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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

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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

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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

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

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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.

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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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