(Fredericton, NB – July 31st, 2017) – For race teams planning on competing in the 2017 McLaughlin Roof Trusses 250 at Speedway 660 on Sunday, September 3rd, there is an incentive to registering your car early for the prestigious event. Track management has announced that the tire selection order for the race will be based off the order of registration for the event. The registration period opened for the McLaughlin Roof Trusses 250 at 6pm Atlantic on Monday, July 31st.
When the tire trailer opens for tire selection for the Pro Stock 250 on Saturday, September 2nd, the first four teams on the registration list will be allowed in the tire trailer for up to 10 minutes each. After their ten minutes are up, the next four teams, teams fifth through eighth on the registration list, will have their time to select tires and so on. This will allow teams to select their own tire sizes on the weekend of the event.
The cost to pre-register for the McLaughlin Roof Trusses 250 at Speedway 660 has been reduced in 2017 to $50. The $50 pre-registration fee is non-refundable. The online registration for the event, along with the page to make a secure credit card payment, will go live on Speedway660.com on Monday, July 31st at 6pm. For teams who would like to pay their registration fee in person, the Speedway 660 Office will accept payments during the scheduled upcoming Saturday night races, beginning with the August 12th event. Once their payment is processed, the team will be added to the tire registration list and will be included in all McLaughlin Roof Trusses 250 related media materials. The registration fee will rise to $100 one week prior to the event for those that do not pre-register.
In 2016, Matt Rodgers of Smithtown, New Brunswick had the fastest fingers in all the land to register first for the event. Rodgers was the first of 27 to register in just 12 minutes of registration being open last year.
The McLaughlin Roof Trusses at Speedway 660 is the richest stock car race in Atlantic Canada, paying $15,000 to the winner along with a lap leader fund worth $12,500 ($50 to the leader of each lap). In total, the purse for the McLaughlin Roof Trusses 250 tips the scales at over $100,000. Joey Doiron of Berwick, Maine took home $17,700 for his winning performance in the 2016 running of the event.
Qualifying for the McLaughlin Roof Trusses 250 will begin at 2pm on Sunday, September 3rd. The DMR Auto Sales and Service Street Stock and Fredericton Gun Shop Sharp Shooters will run in extended lap features prior to the main event. The racing action begins for the weekend at 6:30pm on Saturday, September 2nd with Martin’s Home Heating Sportsman 150 and racing in the Maritime League of Legends Tour. The Tim’s Corner Motorsports Bandolero Blast will be run in two parts, with one feature on Saturday evening and one on Sunday afternoon.
Complete information on Speedweekend 2017, as released, can be found at Speedway660.com.
About Speedway 660:
Speedway 660 is one of Canada’s premier stock car racing facilities. Located in New Brunswick’s Fredericton region, it attracts race teams and fans from the Maritimes, New England and Quebec. The Speedway 660 racing season runs from mid May until Labour Day Weekend. SpeedWeekend 2016, one of the most prestigious short track events in eastern North America, wraps up Speedway 660’s racing season.