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.