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Maritime League of Legends Geared for Geary Appearance Saturday
(SACKVILLE, NB) August 30th, 2017 – The Maritime League of Legends Tour will conclude a five race stretch with a stop at Speedway 660 this Saturday night, September 2nd, for the A.L. Gullison DKI 50 presented by Ideal Equipment. This is the eighth event on the 2017 calendar and is the penultimate event on the season for the Maritime League of Legends Tour. The race is a part of the opening night of stock car racing action on SpeedWeekend 2017. Racing begins at the Geary, New Brunswick oval on Saturday at 6:30pm.
Following last Sunday’s Seaside Chevrolet 50 presented by S. Hall Tire and Auto Repair Centre, it is still reigning champion Waylon Farrell (Conception Bay South, Newfoundland) holding court at the top of the standings. In fact, Farrell tacked on another six points to his lead with his third place finish at Petty International Raceway, making it a 50 point cushion with just two races to go on the schedule. In the Maritime League of Legends return to Speedway 660 in 2016, Farrell finished on the podium in third place.
Braden Langille (Shubenacadie, NS) has been racking up the victories on the Maritime League of Legends Tour in 2017. He has won in three of the last four appearances on the series, including a sweep of the pair of races at Petty International Raceway. Langille had an early exit to the race at Speedway 660 one year ago and will look to put that behind him as he looks to extend his win streak to three races on Saturday.
The defending winner of the A.L. Gullison DKI 50 presented by Ideal Equipment is Cory Hall (Jolicure, NB). Hall is well on his way to contending for the INEX International Semi Pro Legends championship, but only has one win to his credit on the Maritime League of Legends Tour in 2017. Hall may be out of championship contention, but he remains in the top ten in points with three races to go in the series.
With the top ten in the standings receiving recognition at the yearend awards banquet, there is still plenty to race for. Justin MacNeill (Bedford, NS) padded his advantage on third place less than one week ago at the Seaside Chevrolet 50 presented by S. Hall Tire and Auto Repair Centre after Adam Meehan (Rawdon Gold Mines, NS) was forced to pit in the second half of the event. Meehan is 17 points behind MacNeill with two races to go, but will also have to keep his sister Emily and Darren Sherwood (Cambridge-Narrows, NB) at bay. Emily sits five points behind her younger brother, while Sherwood is only ten championship markers out of third in the standings.
Kyle Shipley (Spryfield, NS) leads the Rookie of the Year standings with just two races to go over Kody Quinn (Sydney, NS) and Josh Langille (Coldbrook, NS). The trio is expected to run in their first Legend race at Speedway 660 on Saturday night. Joining them will be Michael Cormier (Grand Barachois, NB), who made his Maritime League of Legends Tour debut at Petty Raceway last Sunday.
Among those expected to compete for the crown in the A.L. Gullison DKI 50 presented by Ideal Equipment include Scotia Tire 50 winner Craig MacDonald (Waverley, NS), Kevin MacDonald (Antigonish, NS), Craig Chisholm (Antigonish, NS), Gary Dunning (Charlottetown, PE), Danny Harvey (Lantz, NS), Jeff Cruickshank (Hantsport, NS) and Will Farrell (Conception Bay South, NL). As of press time, the A.L. Gullison DKI 50 presented by Ideal Equipment is the only racing event on SpeedWeekend that will see representation from all four Atlantic Provinces.
MJS Holdings East Coast Mini Stock Tour Pops Top on September with Speedway 660 Stop
Pub’s Drive Thru Bottle Exchange 50 Marks Second Race on Inaugural Season
(DARTMOUTH, NS) August 30th, 2017 – The MJS Holdings Limited East Coast Mini Stock Tour will thunder to Speedway 660 on Saturday, September 2nd for the second event on their inaugural season. The Pub’s Drive Thru Bottle Exchange 50 is a part of SpeedWeekend, an annual celebration of racing at the Geary, New Brunswick oval. Racing begins at Speedway 660 on Saturday at 6:30pm.
After weather battered the first half of the MJS Holdings Limited East Coast Mini Stock Tour season, the year finally began for the upstart series on Friday, August 18th with the Gilmet Designs 50 at Riverside International Speedway. A total of 20 cars showed up with hopes of becoming the winner in the maiden voyage for the tour. Multiple time track champion and big race winner Tim Webster of Beaver Bank, Nova Scotia added to his impressive and lengthy resume with the victory at Riverside. Andrew Warren of White’s Lake, Nova Scotia and Chris Hatcher of Beaver Bank, Nova Scotia joined Webster on the podium in the inaugural race.
The Pub’s Drive Thru Bottle Exchange 50 will begin a string of three New Brunswick races that will see the series visit Speedway 660, Petty International Raceway and Speedway Miramichi in three consecutive weekends. Mike Edwards (Penobsquis, NB), who has battled Webster for the track championship at River Glade’s Petty International Raceway this season and Chris Garnett (Havelock, NB), who has had recent podium finishes at both Petty Raceway and Speedway Miramichi, will look to successfully defend their home province turf beginning with this Saturday’s race.
Neil Miousse has seen the most success of any driver in the field at Speedway 660. The former Fredericton Gun Shop Sharp Shooter regular called Speedway 660 home for a number of seasons before moving to Kentville, Nova Scotia for the beginning of the 2016 season. Miousse holds down fifth in the series standings after his top five effort at Riverside International Speedway.
Two teams will opt for driver changes for the Pub’s Drive Thru Bottle Exchange 50 at Speedway 660. Bob Landry’s No. 55 car will be piloted by NAPA Sportsman Series regular Daniel Delorey (Afton, NS) after a knee injury will keep the Havre Boucher, Nova Scotia driver from running in the second round of the year. Megan Parrott (Beaver Bank, NS) will drive the No. 23 Honda for Mark Williams (Elmsdale, NS) after a fifth place finish in the seat last Friday night at a Scotia Speedworld house show. Parrott has competed in the Truck class at her home track for the last three seasons.
Dave Matthews (Kennetcook, NS) will bring the Mystery Machine to the Geary woods in hopes of finding the path to victory lane after 50-laps of competition. Valley Raceway champion Jesse Deveau (Greenwood, NS) will make the trek up from the Annapolis Valley for his debut at Speedway 660. One of Prince Edward Island’s top four cylinder drivers in Cody Byrne (Orwell Cove, PE) will head towards New Brunswick with sights set on taking home the Pub’s Drive Thru Bottle Exchange 50 checkered flag.
“The Ironman” Drew MacEachern (Dartmouth, NS) will strike another track off his short list of Maritime venues he has yet to compete at with Saturday’s Pub’s Drive Thru Bottle Exchange 50 at Speedway 660. Jerome Tracey (Port Hawkesbury, NS) and rookie Darren Flemming (Belnan, NS) will look to enter the top ten in the standings after their first outings with the MJS Holdings Limited East Coast Mini Stock Tour at Riverside Speedway.
Sticker Fool Qualifying will award cash bonuses to the drivers who are successful in winning their heat races. The EIT Race Radios Hard Charger Award will be on the line for the driver who gains the most positions from start to finish in the Pub’s Drive Thru Bottle Exchange 50.
Fans that cannot make it to Speedway 660 on Saturday evening can watch every lap live from the track online through Pit Row TV. The premium video broadcast will feature multiple camera angles of the action, live scoring, replays and a feed from the track’s public address system. This is the first time a production such as this has taken place of a stock car race in Atlantic Canada. Fans can tune in to all the racing action this weekend at PitRow.tv.
The racing action to kick off SpeedWeekend 2017 begins on Saturday at 6:30pm. The Pub’s Drive Thru Bottle Exchange 50 for the MJS Holdings East Coast Mini Stock Tour will be a part of an action filled card that also includes the $5,000-to-win Martin’s Home Heating Sportsman 150, the Maritime League of Legends Tour A.L. Gullison DKI 50 presented by Ideal Equipment and the first of two Tim’s Corner Motorsports Bandolero Blast events of the weekend. Grandstand gates open at 5pm on Saturday with pit gates opening for competitors at 9:30am.
Complete camping, ticket and venue information for SpeedWeekend can be found at Speedway660.com or by calling (506) 454-RACE.
For more information on the MJS Holdings Limited East Coast Mini Stock Tour, please visit EastCoastMiniStockTour.com or “like” the series on Facebook at @EastCoastMiniStockTour.
About MJS Holdings Limited:
MJS Holdings LTD is the leading automotive lift company in the Maritimes founded in 1985 by Michael J Sharpe. MJS Holdings LTD is located in Eastern Passage, outside of Halifax, centrally located to provide fast and efficient service. They are the only distributor and authorized installer of Rotary Lifts in Atlantic Canada, Rotary being the leading and most trusted car hoist company in the world. MJS Holdings has a versatile staff that can meet any customer demand. Visit them online at MJSHoldings.ca.
About the East Coast Mini Stock Tour:
The East Coast Mini Stock Tour was formed in December 2016 to give Mini Stock racing in the Maritime Provinces a unified home. Featuring four cylinder Honda models, the series will host events at various oval race tracks throughout Atlantic Canada in their inaugural season. For complete information on the East Coast Mini Stock Tour, please visit EastCoastMiniStockTour.com.
About The Maritime League of Legends:
The Maritime League of Legends Association was formed in 2005 by a group of racer’s wanting to grow the Legends Cars division in the Maritime Provinces of Canada. In 2017, the Maritime League of Legends Tour will visit five venues throughout Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island between May and September during its nine race season. For more information on the Maritime League of Legends, please visit www.maritimelegends.ca.
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.
About A.L. Gullison DKI:
A.L. Gullison DKI is committed to providing quality workmanship and services to its customers on a timely and professional basis. This is accomplished through our dedicated team of qualified professionals. From our state-of-the-art, in-house restoration equipment, to our certified team of trained staff, we are dedicated to providing prompt, professional service second to none. Our team of experienced, trained and IICRC (Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification) certified technicians have the systems, tools, equipment, knowledge and expertise required to fully restore your property to its pre-loss condition and prevent further damage. We work closely with you and your insurer to minimize the disruption to your life caused by the incident, while looking after all aspects of the project right down to the smallest detail. For complete information, please visit www.algullison.com, call toll free at 1-877-888-4352 or visit them at 541 Riverside Drive in Fredericton or at 405 Connell Street in Woodstock.
About Ideal Equipment:
Ideal Equipment is a family based business formerly known as Rockico, located at 360 Richibucto Road in Fredericton. We sell most parts for trailers at great prices and keep items on our shelf all year round. We also service, MVI and sell trailers. We are the Atlantic dealer for Clean Energy waste oil systems. We stock all parts for Clean Burn and Clean Energy systems and offer service all over New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island. We have 28 storage units behind our building, at extremely low cost. Sizes include: 8×10 and 10×20 heated storage. Visit Ideal Equipment online at IdealEquipmentLtd.com.