For the last two years we have posted weekly conversations on the Speedway 660 web site. These conversations featured drivers and other people associated with racing in the Geary Woods. Heading into SpeedWeekend 2013, Wade Wilson asked several folks about the importance of this weekend’s event.
Over $70,000 will be on the line when the Auto Value 250 goes green on Sunday night. The winner of the race will win at least $15,000 and could take home almost $30,000! With lap money of $12,500 and the Modern Electric half-way challenge of $1500, it will be one of Canada’s biggest Pro Stock race day purses. The Irving Blending & Packaging 150 on Saturday night pays five thousand dollars to the winner of our region’s richest Sportsman race of the season.
Wow, it’s almost the end of August already and that means the biggest weekend of racing is just days away. SpeedWeekend 2013 is so close you can almost taste it! Speedway 660 is a bee-hive of activity this week as lots of last minute things are being done to prepare for the big event. Motor-homes, trailers and RV’s of all shapes and sizes are either already here or soon to be on their way. Thousands of fans and well over a hundred race teams have made plans to head our way for SpeedWeekend.
Speedway 660 celebrated a great season of point racing on Saturday with Fan Appreciation Night of Champions. The weather was perfect, the racing was awesome and the 2013 Champions and Rookie of the Year award winners were decided. Check out this week’s photo album of champions, rookies and podium finishers.
Greg Fahey did something on Saturday night that no other driver has ever done in the history of Speedway 660. Fahey won the 2013 Martins Home Heating Sportsman division title and became the first driver to win titles in all three of Speedway 660’s top divisions.
The weather is fantastic and our race teams are ready for an awesome night of action at Speedway 660. Our FAN APPRECIATION NIGHT OF CHAMPIONS will thrill race fans of all ages. Come early because you are invited out onto the track from 5:30 until 6:15PM to meet and mingle with drivers in all five divisions. You can also check out their cars, get some autographs, driver’s cards and photos with your favourite driver. Bandolero and Sharp Shooter heat races go at 6:30 and Street Stock, Sportsman and Pro Stock heats will run right after the anthems and parade lap at 7PM. We will crown champions and rookie-of-the-year winners in all of our divisions, plus we’ve got some great prizes to give away to our fans.
Saturday is Fan Appreciation Night of Champions at Speedway 660. Championship and Rookie of the Year trophies will be awarded to drivers in all five of our racing divisions. Fans are invited to come to the Geary Woods to go out on the track, from 5:30 to 6:15PM, to check out the cars and meet the drivers. Bando and Sharp Shooter heat races begin at 6:30, while street stock, sportsman and pro stock heats begin at 7PM. Race teams should take note that the pit gate opens at 1:30PM on Saturday and practice begins at 2:15PM.
This Saturday Speedway 660 holds its final point race of the 2013 season. In addition to the great racing fans are invited out on the track before the races to meet the drivers. From 5:30 until 6:15PM all of the drivers, from all of the divisions, will be on the track with their cars. Fans will have the opportunity to mingle with the drivers, get some autographs, driver cards and treats for the kids.
Speedway 660 is on the verge of crowning its 2013 division champions. This Saturday night, titles will be awarded in five divisions. In the 20 year history of Speedway 660, Brian Gillespie is our most celebrated champion. He won DMR Auto Sales & Service Street Stock titles in 94 and 95 and Martins Home Heating Sportsman championships in 98, 01, 02, 07 and 08. Wade Wilson recently had a conversation with our seven time champ.