Chubbuck, Benjamin and Thibeau also looking to take the trophy back across the border!
Fredericton, NB – The biggest name in modern stock car racing in the Northeast, Ben Rowe has announced his intentions to compete in the 10th Annual Auto Value 250. Rowe is a four time PASS North Champion as well as a two time winner of the Oxford 250. Rowe will pilot a car prepared by O’Neal Racing crew, the same car Sterling Marlin entered in the 2009 event. “This race has been on my radar for a while; my schedule has never worked out until this year. I’m pretty excited to be taking a crack at it. It’s a great race” said Rowe.
Saturday night was Fan Appreciation day and the night of champions at Speedway 660. Entering the night every division was up for grabs with less than 7 points separating 1st and 2nd in all 5 divisions. Over 3500 people packed in the stands to see who would sit atop the point’s championship in 2010.
Divisions Racing: COASTAL Blending & Packaging Pro Stocks, Martins Home Heating Sportsman, Leisure Family RV.com Street Stock, 4 Cylinders, and Bandoleros.
Saturday, August 28th @ 7:00p.m.
Pit gates open at 2p.m.
Grandstands open at 5p.m.
AUTOGRAPH SESSION at 6:00pm on Track
Racing starts at 7p.m.
Adults (16 and over) $12
Youth (ages 9-15) $9
Children (ages 8 and under) FREE
Family Pass – $35 – Two adults, two youth plus 4 pop and 4 fries.
Fredericton, NB – 2010 marks the 10th anniversary of the prestigious Pro Stock 250 at Speedway 660 and speedway management has announced that Auto Value will be the new title sponsor for this prestigious event. The Auto Value 250 will run on Sunday Sept 5th, part of SPEEDWEEKEND 2010 at Speedway 660. The event has grown substantially since its inception in 2001 with a record crowd of 8000 people attending last year’s event and a record 44 cars attempting to qualify for just 26 starting positions.
Saturday is a special night for fans and champions at Speedway 660. It’s our chance to thank you for your support and to see who will win the 2010 point championships.
Speedway 660 has always been fan friendly because our goal is to deliver an exceptional entertainment experience. We know we are successful when we see large crowds come through the gates every week.
At six o’clock Saturday night all of the race cars and drivers will be out on the front stretch and you are invited to a very popular “meet and mingle” session. During the evening we will draw for lots of prizes, provided by our sponsors and race teams.
Fredericton, NB – Mother Nature continued to shine on Speedway 660 on Saturday night with over 3500 fans treated to another great night of racing. The event was a combined event with DQ Kids day and the LeisureFamilyRV.com Street Stock 75 lapper highlighting the night. Over 800 children turned out for the always fun Candy Scramble, a record number for the event.
On the racing side of things it was the big event for the LeisureFamilyRV.com Street Stock division with a 75 lap main event. The experienced drivers rattled off 64 laps before the first caution when the 4th place driver at the time Mike Francis had to pit unexpectedly for a flat tire. This just didn’t seem to be Francis’ night. Earlier in the night in one of the qualifying races Francis went hard into the turn 4 cement wall almost certainly ending his night. His crew worked hard to get him to the feature and now it seemed it was all for not or was it? Francis did catch a break with a caution flying before a lap could be completed. That allowed Francis to get back on the track and stay on the lead lap. Starting 10th off the restart in front of the cars that were down laps, Francis made a charge to the front. Francis ran out of laps but not before he was able to secure a third place finish. The winner of the race, who led from start to finish in dominating fashion, was the #20 of Peter Gaddess. Gaddess had his hands full with point’s leader Rick Cashol nose to nose with him for a better part of the race. Cashol would eventually give way to the 20 and Gaddess picked up the main event win with Cashol finishing in 2nd place.
Fredericton N.B. – This Saturday August 21, 2010, Speedway 660 will host a full day of excitement. Fans won’t just see excitement on the track, but the young races fans will have double the excitement with the rescheduled Kids Day festivities. DQ has hopped on board for another year with Speedway 660 to sponsor the kid’s day festivities.
The evening’s events will begin with an “In-the-Pits” pre-race autograph session from 6pm-7pm, where kids get to meet, have pictures taken and get autographs from their favourite drivers. This is a chance for the young race fans to talk to the drivers as they are not permitted to go in the pit area under the age of 16 during the races. The drivers especially look forward to the opportunity of meeting their race fans and sign autographs for the kids. This is a chance for the drivers to interact with their youngest fans for an extended period prior to the race. The drivers rarely get to leave the pit area as they are usually busy with pre-race meetings and the preparing their cars for the night’s events.