Wades Weekly Issue 17 – Remembering 2009 & Anticipating 2010!

The 2009 racing season is history and what a season it was. Wasn’t it only yesterday when Shawn Hyslop (Coast Tire Street Stocks), Wade Harris (Martin’s Home Heating Sportsman) and Matt Harris (Irving Lubricants Pro Stocks) won our opening day features? But in reality that was May 23rd and a lot of laps were run at Speedway 660 since then.

My biggest early season highlight was the Pro All Star Series race on June 13th. Ben Rowe put on a clinic making a late charge to take the win. Rowe used the low groove to his advantage, over-taking drivers who were committed to the high side.

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Sharpe Wins race and Enduro Championship!

Fredericton, NB – The final checkered flag has fallen for the 2009-racing season. It was a beautiful day for the last race of the season, the Enduro 200. This was second race of the season for the Enduro drivers.  There were a couple more races on the schedule but had to be cancelled due to rain.  This weekend there was no rain in site. You could not ask for a better weather for the 2009 Speed Weekend.  The weekend was absolutely perfect for today’s Enduro 200

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Sommerville Wins Peterbilt 250!

History Made at the 9th Annual Peterbilt 250
Sommerville becomes the first ever 2 time winner of the Peterbilt 250

Fredericton, NB-The biggest sporting event in Atlantic Canada turned out a record crowd on Sunday for the 9th running of the Peterbilt 250.  A record forty-four cars made their way to the Geary woods to attempt to qualify for only 28 starting positions in front of over 8,000 fans setting a new attendance record at Speedway 660.

With lots of cars and very few spots to get, qualifying was entertaining to say the least.
Heat winners for the qualifying heats were Greg Fahey, John Flemming, Craig Slaunwhite and Johnny Clark.   In the last chance, 20 cars started with only two spots remaining.   Notables in the final crack at the Peterbilt 250 were Rollie MacDonald, Glenn Rasmussen and Daryl Mahar.    Proude after a restart on lap 7 was able to make it to the front to secure his spot in the big race.  That left MacDonald, Mahar, Rasmussen and the PEI native Darren Mackinnon to fight it out for the final entry into the event.  The veteran Rollie MacDonald got a little racy with the 66M of Daryl which brought out a caution and allowed the 18M of Mackinnon to get the final spot into the Peterbilt.  At this point the only thing left was the provisional starters for the event which saw Glenn Rasmussen, Matt Harris, Jonathan Hicken and Robert Tomlinson granted entry into the prestigious 250.
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Last lap Thriller Kicks off Speedweekend 2009!!!

McNeil wins biggest event of his career in a thrilling finish!!!!

Fredericton, NB –  The 1st leg of Speedweekend 2009 started out with a bang and end with a bang on Saturday night.  First off it was the 43 cars that tried to qualify for 28 starting positions.   This created a hectic set of qualifying heats with several cautions having an impact on the flow of the night.   Some might say it was the huge crowd and maybe a few nerves to go with it.  Whatever it was, it ended quickly once feature time hit the Geary Woods.    The racing action heated up as the temperature dropped.

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