Focus on Points Racing
For the next two weeks Speedway 660 drivers will concentrate on championship point racing. Some are contending for one of our five divisional titles, while others are trying to hold onto or get into the top five or top ten positions. And don’t forget the Rookie of the Year battles.
Sometimes we get a little pre-occupied with the big events at Speedway 660. But any hard core fan knows there is nothing “regular” about a regular night of points racing in the Geary Woods! We have five exciting divisions and a total of about ninety race teams competing.
Winning a championship at Speedway 660 is a big deal. There are several strong competitors, who have been racing for years, who have never been able to win one of our titles. So, for the next two weeks everyone will be giving it all they’ve got to win a championship or move up in the standings.
August 14, 2011 Sunday afternoon turned out to be a beautiful day for racing in the Geary woods with the Enduro drivers doing holding their 2nd event of the year. Twenty cars took to the track with something to prove under the hot sun.
In the first Enduro fans were treated to five rollovers and this one did not disappoint fans either. The first car to do a rollover was the #5 of Richard Caissie who landed on his roof after an accident between turn 3 and 4 during the first 75 lap segment. In the second 75 lap segment, Nathan Gallant in his #18 car topped all rollovers in recent years. Gallant easily rolled over 6 to 7 times at full speed finally landing on all four tires. Gallant was shaken up during the incident but would be ok.
Fredericton N.B: Glyn Nott of Burton qualified for the Firecracker 150 in the last chance heat and was sent to the back in the early going, but found a way to the front and held on for the victory.
Losing his power steering in the early going, Nott pushed his way from the back to sixth by the caution t lap 43. He was into the fifth spot a lap later and fourth by lap 46.
Nott had pushed into the top three on lap 49 and second on lap 53. Taking the lead on lap 58 he would hold on until the competition caution at lap 75.
One of the biggest sportsman races of the year in Atlantic Canada will take place this Saturday night at Speedway 660. Competitors, below you will find the procedures, purse and raceday schedule of events for Saturday August 13th.
Fredericton N.B. – Speedway 660 brings an action packed weekend to the Geary Woods this weekend with only three weeks remaining before SPEEDWEEKEND.
Saturday night the Firecracker Sportsman 150 is on track, showcasing some of the best Sportsman talent in the region as the Speedway 660 Pro Stock division has the week off as the Atlantic Cat 250 runs this weekend at Scotia Speedworld in Halifax.
With three weeks of points racing remaining in the RV World Street Stock, Hanwell Village Mart Bandolero, and the 4 Cylinder divisions, every point will count this weekend.
Four-time division champion Rick Cashol of Saint John currently leads the RV World Street Stock division in points over Benji Ruff of Carlow by seven, with Shannon Brake of Quispamsis 26 points behind Cashol in third.
The Firecracker 150 promises to be one of the most exciting races of the year at Speedway 660. With all due respect to the Pro Stockers, the Martin’s Home Heating Sportsman division may very well be the most competitive brand of racing in Atlantic Canada.
SPEEDWEEKEND TICKET INFO
We will once again be offering reserved seating for the Auto Value Pro Stock 250 this year. The top 5 rows ONLY in each section along the front stretch will be reserved seating as well as the top 5 rows in several of the larger sections in the licensed area.
JULY 9th – July 29th - 2010 Reserved Seat Holders will have the opportunity to renew their seats for 2011
Aug 2nd ON – All remaining reserved seats will go on sale to the general public. We will also at this time be selling General Admission advance tickets. Pricing as per table below.