All is Quiet on the Eastern Front!
This week Speedway 660 sits silent. We are taking a little breather before the stretch run of the 2011 season. In just a month we will be heading into SpeedWeekend and the AutoValue 250. Fans, race teams, sponsors and track officials, employees and volunteers are all exciting about being a part of our region’s biggest and best racing event of the year.
But this week we all have other plans. It’s a great time to go fishing, hiking, mountain biking or to participate in a variety of other summer outdoor activities. But most important it’s quality family time away from the race track.
When we come back, we will start the stretch run with the RV World Street Stock 75. That will happen on Saturday, August 6th at 7 o’clock.
July 23, 2011- The first Enduro of the year proved to be nothing less than a crowd pleaser with non-stop action including a record 6 rollovers including 3 spectacular barrel rolls. Each segment was more entertaining than the previous with the 50 lap finale being the best of the best.
Nineteen cars hit the Geary oval in all, entertaining just over 2000 fans to their delight. Early on in the night it was clear that the event would not disappoint. The first car to do a barrel roll on the backstretch was the no. 5 of Richard Caissie just 5 laps into the event. Shortly after that it was the 21B of Courtney Barton who had the most spectacular barrel roll in recent history. Fans were on their feet as she rolled in the air over 4 times landing on her roof. Tensions were up as she crawled out from the car, welcomed by a HUGE cheer from the crowd.
Fredericton N.B. – After a successful stretch of racing in the regular divisions at Speedway 660, fans will be entertained by another great night of racing with a change from the usual Saturday nights under the lights.
This weekend the first ENDURO race of the season will run alongside the ENDURO 4 Cylinder Run’em Dry event. Unlike regular weeks of racing fans can expect to see a variety of crashes and wrecks as drivers fight to finish the 200 laps. There is not limit to the number of entries in the ENDURO 200 so fans can expect to see a track filled of cars all smashing and crashing to get to lap 200.
Speedway 660 is excited to bring back the Run’em Dry event for the second season after a successful run last year. There are no collisions allowed in this race as drivers can bring any car and all the fluids are drained before they run to see who can last the longest.
Another great event is in waiting to happen, so come on out to the Geary Woods this weekend and check out Speedway 660 for some WicKIDFamily Fun!
Saturday, July 23rd @ 7:00 p.m.
Pit gates open at 4 p.m.
Grandstands open at 5 p.m.
Racing starts at 7 p.m.
Rain date is Sunday at 2 p.m.
Adults (16 and over) $10
Youth (ages 9-15) $7
Children (ages 8 and under) FREE
Family PASS $30 (Two Adults, Two Youth, 4 pop and 4 fries)
What great fans we have at Speedway 660! Last Saturday, everyone was excited about a full night of racing that included the Best of the Best Pro Stock 150 and the Martin’s Home Heating Sportsman 100. Bandoleros, 4 cylinders and street stocks were also on the schedule.
The sun was shining but it was a little muggy when the first green flag of the evening flew. After an hour or so it started to rain. Sun shining, rain falling! I don’t think anyone left the premises. It took over an hour to dry out the track and resume action. With the rain delay we lost the hour we anticipated gaining by starting at 6 o’clock. So it was a late night and by the time all was said and done it was “mid-night-ish” when we hit the road home. But our fans hung in there and certainly got their money’s worth on an exciting night of racing.
The bottom line is this: fans make racing. You can have lots of sponsors and race teams, which are extremely important, but without a strong fan base you won’t be able to run a race track for long. And Speedway 660 certainly has got the fans. We appreciate your support and thank-you for making our brand of short-track racing a big part of your summer fun.
Greg Fahey of St. Stephen dominated the Best of the Best Pro Stock 150, winning a provisional berth in the Auto Value 250 on SPEEDWEEKEND.
Leading every of the 150 lap feature, Fahey was coming off a second place finish in the Parts for Trucks 100 last weekend where he led nearly every lap before Shawn Tucker passed him late for the win. This week Fahey was relentless, even with some pressure in the first 75 laps from Chris Duncan of Hampton.
Mr Excitement is heading north to the Geary Woods!
Fredericton, NB – All the way from Berwick, Pennsylvania to NASCAR and now to the Auto Value 250. NASCAR’s Mr Excitement has announced his intentions to enter the 11th Annual Auto Value 250 at Speedway 660. Spencer will join a strong list of Southern Stars who have competed in the Labour Day Classic. Over the past several years fans have seen Sterling Marlin, Johnny Benson, Terry & Justin Labonte and Ron Hornaday take battle against the best Pro Stock teams in the Northeast.
Spencer, who currently resides in Cornelius, North Carolina, is a household name from his days behind the wheel of a Sprint Cup car. He is perhaps best known for his on and off track rivalries with the likes of Kurt Busch. Spencer has two Sprint Cup victories to his credit both coming in 1994 at Daytona and Talladega Superspeedways. Spencer’s last Cup start was in 2006 at Pocono Speedway. Before his days in NASCAR Spencer competed in Late Model events in Pennsylvania before moving up to the Modified ranks.
Fredericton N.B. – As Speedway 660 continues to look towards SPEEDWEEKEND and the Auto Value 250, the winner of this weekend’s Best of the Best Pro Stock 150 will not only receive a trophy and a cheque, but also a provisional starting spot in the “250”.
Some of the top regional Pro Stock teams are expected to make their way to Geary alongside Speedway 660 regulars hoping to make their Labour Day weekend less stressful by not having to worry about qualifying.
Prior to the Best of the Best Pro Stock 150 the Martin’s Home Heating Sportsman 100 that was rained out on June 25 will run. Some of the best sportsman cars in Atlantic Canada will travel to Speedway 660 looking for the added purse by Richard and Anne Martin of $1000 to first and extra $500 to second and third place finishers. In additional RJ Maillet and Sons Construction has posted an extra $750 bonus, $250 for the driver who can lead each of laps 25, 50 and 75.