A Conversation with Pat Sharpe: A Three Time Enduro Champion!

Pat Sharpe is all ready to head down the big highway from Woodstock to Speedway 660 for the first Enduro of the 2012 racing season. Pat has won the last three Enduro championships and likes the sound of four in a row! Speedway 660 announcer Wade Wilson tracked down Pat Sharpe to talk about his success in Enduro racing.

Pat Sharpe will be out to defend his championship when the first Enduro race of the year comes to Speedway 660 this Saturday night. The Woodstock driver has won the last three championships and is all amped up to make it four in a row!

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Patience is a Virtue – Wade’s Weekly # 10

The racing sure is intense this year! All five divisions at Speedway 660 are extremely competitive and drivers are going as fast as they can, for as long as they can, to earn as many championship points as they can! And championships are a big deal in the Geary Woods, just ask any driver who hasn’t won one!

Over the years, from my vantage point, it seems that patience is an important part of racing’s big picture. Remember Brain Gillespie’s five Martin’s Home heating Sportsman Championships? On at least one and maybe two occasions, the Nackawic Night Train won the title without winning a feature race!

Mild-mannered Randy Moore is quietly going about his business in the Martin’s Home Heating Sportsman division this year. Last Saturday night Moore, who leads the Sportsman championship points race, got a third place finish in the feature – his first Speedway 660 podium of 2012!

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Fahey Dominates Pro Stock Feature at Speedway 660

Fredericton N.B: Charlotte County’s Greg Fahey had a big night at Speedway 660 on Saturday, winning the A.L. Gullison Disaster Kleenup Pro Stock feature during the Coca-Cola Refreshments Weekly Points Series event. Point’s leader Dave O’Blenis came home second and Derek Christie was third. Brian Gillespie won his heat race and the dash, while Jordan Gahan won the other heat race.

Jason Shannon won his first feature of the year in the Martin’s Home Heating Sportsman Division. Shannon took the win over Shawn MacLean and point’s leader Randy Moore who finished second and third. Matt Rodgers won the dash and his heat race, while Robert Raynes took the checkers in the other heat.

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Racing Tonight!

The Coca Cola Refreshments Weekly Racing Event is on at 7PM at Speedway 660. Weather conditions are great and the pit gate opens for race teams at 2:30 this afternoon. The grandstands open at 5PM and the Hanwell Village Mart Bandolero and Four-Cylinder Division heat races begin at approximately 6:20. Heat races in the other divisions begin at 7PM.

Fans will see racing in the AL Gullison Disaster Kleenup Pro Stocks, Martins Home Heating Sportsman, RV World Street Stocks, Hanwell Village Mart Bandoleros and 4 Cylinders.

Ticket Prices:
Adults (16 and over) $12.00
Youth (ages 9-15) $9.00
Children (ages 8 and under) FREE
Family Pass (2 Adults, 2 Youth, 4 pop + 4 fries) $35.00

2012 SPEEDWEEKEND TICKET INFO!

RESERVED SEATING
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 14th – Aug 3rd - 2011 Reserved Seat Holders will have the opportunity to renew their seats for 2012

Aug 7th 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.

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Live Positively: A Coca Cola Refreshments Night at Speedway 660!

Fredericton: The championship battles are heating up as Speedway 660 prepares for the Coca-Cola Refreshments night of racing this Saturday at 7pm. There will be exciting action in all five of the speedway’s divisions.

There’s no stopping Shannon Brake this season at Speedway 660! The popular RV World Street Stock driver has already won two features and is tied for the point lead with the defending, five-time champion Rick Cashol.

“Everyone, especially the Hanwell Village Mart Bandolero, four cylinder and A.L. Gullison Disaster Kleenup Pro Stock drivers, are anxious to get back to the race track” said Speedway 660′s Steve Burns. “We had two rain-outs in a row, plus the Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour last weekend, so fans haven’t been able to see those three divisions race for the better part of a month.”

Coca Cola Racing Cooler is just one of the great prizes provided by Coca Cola Refreshments for this Saturday’s events!

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A Conversation with Team O’Blenis: Like Father – Like Daughters!

Dave O’Blenis is one of the most successful drivers in the history of Speedway 660. He’s an Auto Value 250 winner and also has won two A.L. Gullison Disaster Kleenup Pro Stock championships. This year, in addition to being a full time pro stocker, Dave is running a partial Sportsman schedule and working on two Hanwell Village Mart Bandolero cars for daughters Courtney and Alexandra. Dave, his wife Corrie and their daughters recently talked with Speedway 660 announcer Wade Wilson.

Dave, Courtney, Alexandra, Corrie (front left to right) and the O’Blenis pit crew (behind the car) celebrate winning the half-way challenge and a 2nd place finish at the 2011 Auto Value 250. Team O’Blenis is busier than ever in 2012, running a Pro stock and two Bandoleros full time and a partial Sportsman schedule.

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Finally…We got to go Racing! – Wade’s Weekly #9

Wow – was it ever great to be back in the Geary Woods last weekend. After two consecutive rain-outs, everyone was anxious to see some fantastic short-track racing. And that’s just what we saw last Saturday night, although “Mother Nature” reminded us she was still really in charge, during a 90 minute rain delay!

There was a big build-up for Shawn Tucker, going into the Atlantic Dodge Dealer’s 100.  He is a home-town favourite, winner of the 2011 Parts for Truck Pro Stock race here, winner of the 2011 Auto Value 250, three time tour champ and two-time Auto Value 250 champion. Tucker didn’t disappoint his fans or sponsors, driving the Rockico Truck and Trailer Chevrolet to victory.

Last weekend, Team Tucker celebrated the third win in their last four races at Speedway 660. Tucker and Johnny Clark, who has won four out of his last five races here, could be headed for a major league show-down at the Auto Value 250 during this year’s SPEEDWEEKEND!

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Tucker Takes Atlantic Dodge Dealers 100!

Fredericton, NB

Shawn Tucker became the first two time Parts for Trucks Tour winner of 2012 by taking the checkers at the Atlantic Dodge Dealers 100 Saturday night at Speedway 660. Tucker took over the lead just before the halfway point and endured a 90 minute rain delay before claiming the win.

“We had a great car tonight and I am glad we were able to get in all one hundred laps for the Speedway 660 fans” said Tucker. “I was pressured by Mike Stevens and Greg Proude and knew that John Flemming was coming hard at the end, so it was great to be able to hold those guys off for the win.”

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