SpeedWeekend Update: Martin’s Sponsors Sportman 150!

(Aug. 5, 2017) SpeedWeekend is less than a month away and Speedway 660 is busy preparing Atlantic Canada’s biggest weekend of racing entertainment. The Saturday night Sportsman race has a new sponsor for 2017. It will now be known as the Martin’s Home Heating 150. Richard and Anne Martin, long-time race fans, individual car sponsors and Speedway 660’s Sportsman division sponsor, will now present the big SpeedWeekend Sportsman race.

“Anne and I have always loved racing and our business has been a marketing partner with Speedway 660 for many years, so when this opportunity came up it was an easy decision for us to go for it” said Richard Martin. “The Martin’s Home Heating 150 is really the premier event for Sportsman race teams in Atlantic Canada and it is an honour for us to expand our relationship with Speedway 660 and bring this great race to  the fans at SpeedWeekend.”Richard & Anne MartinRichard and Anne Martin have been race fans for many years. Their family business sponsors the Sportsman division at Speedway 660 and now they will present the Martin’s Home Heating 150 on SpeedWeekend. 

Between 30 and 40 Sportsman teams, from the Maritimes and the State of Maine, are expected to be at Speedway 660 for the September 2nd race. The Martin’s Home Heating 150 is part of an exceptional weekend of racing entertainment. It begins on Friday, September 1st with the annual Corn-Boil and infield concert with high-energy classic rock band Mucky Fingers. Admission for the Friday night event is just a toonie!_DSC9359Mucky Fingers will be back to “Rock the House” on Friday evening, September 1st, to kick off SpeedWeekend 2017.  The annual Corn-Boil is also on the agenda during this amazing infield party.

The racing gets underway at 6:30PM on Saturday, September 2nd with the Martin’s Home Heating Sportsman 150 being the highlight of the evening. Fans will also see the MJS Holdings Limited East Coast Mini Stocks, the Maritime League of Legends and round one of the Tim’s Corner Motorsports Bando Blast.Sportsman 150 podium SpeedWknd 2016Alexandra O’Blenis, Ryan Messer and Laurie Cormier were on the podium for the Sportsman 150 race at last year’s SpeedWeekend. 

Then on SpeedWeekend Sunday fans will be treated to an amazing afternoon and evening of racing. Qualifying for the McLaughlin Roof Trusses 250 gets underway at 2PM, with the biggest Pro Stock race in our region taking the green flag right around 7PM. Also during a full afternoon of racing, fans will see the DMR Auto Sales Street Stocks, the Fredericton Gun Shop Sharp Shooters and round two of the Tim’s Corner Motorsports Bando Blast.Joey Doiron 2016 250 winnerAndy Fox, from McLaughlin Roof Trusses, congratulates Joey Doiron for winning the 250 on SpeedWeekend one year ago.  

“SpeedWeekend has grown into one of the best short-track racing events in Canada and the northeastern United States and we are getting ready to welcome fans and race teams to the Geary Woods in early September” said Speedway 660’s Max Roy. “We are thrilled to have Martin’s Home Heating join McLaughlin Roof Trusses as major marketing partners for SpeedWeekend and these two New Brunswick companies are committed to bringing race fans the most exciting Sportsman and Pro Stock races of the season.”  _DSC9728Fans fill the stands at Speedway 660 for SpeedWeekend. The infield party on Friday night, the Martin’s Home Heating 150 on Saturday night and the McLaughlin Roof Trusses 250 on Sunday make SpeedWeekend one of Canada’s most impressive short-track events.  

Sponsored laps for the McLaughlin Roof Trusses 250 are $50 each and are selling quickly. A limited number of campsites are available for $50 plus HST for the entire weekend. Reserved and general admission tickets for SpeedWeekend are also on sale. To sponsor laps, reserve campsites or purchase advance tickets please call the Speedway 660 raceline at 506-454-7223 or send an email to info@speedway660.com._DSC9713SpeedWeekend camp sites and advance tickets can now be reserved. Laps for the McLaughlin Roof Trusses 250 are also available to be sponsored.

Martin’s Home Heating specializes in heating, cooling and ventilation sales and service. The company, based out of the Fredericton area, provides sales, installation, emergency service, routine maintenance and expert repair of equipment for customers in the Capital region as well as southern New Brunswick. Martin’s Home Heating has been in business for over thirty years and has a stellar reputation for exceptional customer service. When Quality and Comfort Matter Most call Martin’s Home Heating at 506-363-5297.

McLaughlin Roof Trusses serves customers in Atlantic Canada and New England. Their skilled employees design trusses customized to their customer’s specifications and supply LVL beams and hangers to support the trusses. The company also sells, installs and services Garaga Garage Doors, from a Canadian manufacturer known worldwide for the quality of its residential, industrial and commercial garage doors. McLaughlin Roof Trusses builds strong relationships with its customers and values community. 

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, one of the most prestigious short track events in eastern North America, wraps up Speedway 660’s racing season.   


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