(Sept. 3, 2017) Cassius Clark won the McLaughlin Roof Trusses 250 on Sunday night to cap off SpeedWeekend and bring the racing season at Speedway 660 to a close. The driver from Farmington, Maine took the lead on lap 180 and never looked back. It was Clark’s second victory in three years and third over-all in Atlantic Canada’s biggest race of the season. Ashton Tucker finished second, while Lonnie Sommerville drove home third.
“Winning this race is the highlight of our season and going to victory lane for third time in the McLaughlin Roof Trusses 250 is one of the biggest accomplishments of my racing career” said Clark from the Riverview Ford Victory Lane. “We saved our best set of tires for our pit stop because we wanted to have a strong second half and that strategy is really what won us this year’s race.”Andy Fox, from McLaughlin Roof Trusses, presents Cassius Clark with the winner’s cheque for the 2017 Pro Stock 250.
Johnny Clark and Lonnie Sommerville each led several laps in the first half of the race before Cassius Clark came to the front. Johnny Clark won the Modern Electric $1000.00 half way challenge, while Ashton Tucker won the Riverview Ford Tough Hard Charger Award and the Jordan Gahan Memorial Award, each worth $500.00. Ryan Messer, Lonnie Sommerville, Ben Rowe and Johnny Clark won the McLaughlin Roof Trusses qualifying heat races.
“Two feature wins in the RE/MAX Group Four Realty Pro Stock division, second place in the Pro Stock points and podium finishes in both the Best of the Best 150 and the McLaughlin Roof Trusses 250 caps off a great season for this race team and I couldn’t be prouder of what we did in 2017” said Tucker. “I’m not really looking forward to parking the car and heading back to school for Grade Eleven, but that’s what I’ve got to do this week.”Ashton Tucker finished off a tremendous season with an outstanding second place finish in the McLaughlin Roof Trusses 250.
Matt Crocker capped off a great season by winning the Atlantic Canada Regional Council of Carpenters, Millwrights and Allied Workers Street Stock 50. James Matchett and Shawn Hyslop finished second and third, while Chuck Mercer and Hyslop won the heat races.
Sam Rogers capped off a brilliant SpeedWeekend by winning the Tim’s Corner Motorsports Bandolero Blast on Sunday afternoon. Josh Langille and Austin MacDonald were second and third. Rogers and MacDonald also won the Bando heat races.
Ian Rasmussen won the Fredericton Mitsubishi Sharp Shooter 40 over Rob Poirier and Tim Webster. Tyler Crocker and Neil Miousee won the Sharp Shooter heat races.
SpeedWeekend wraps up the 2017 Speedway 660 racing season. Racing resumes in mid-May with the Riverview Ford 2018 Season Opener.
Official Finish – 17th Annual McLaughlin Roof Trusses Pro Stock 250
|1||13||Cassius Clark||Farmington, ME||250|
|2||32||Ashton Tucker||Lyttleton, NB||250|
|3||2||Lonnie Sommerville||Barnesville, NB||250|
|4||8||Ben Rowe||Turner, ME||250|
|5||48||Dave O’Blenis||Boundary Creek, NB||250|
|6||54||Johnny Clark||Hallowell, ME||250|
|7||10S||Devin Snell||Saint John, NB||250|
|8||52||Dustin Tucker||Fredericton, NB||250|
|9||29||Greg Fahey||St. Stephen, NB||250|
|10||28||Kirk Thibeau||Fort Fairfield, ME||250|
|11||1||Ryan Messer||Harvey, NB||249|
|12||42R||Kyle Reid||Fort McMurray, AB||249|
|13||88||Kevin Moore||Fredericton, NB||249|
|14||81||Ian Rasmussen||New Denmark, NB||248|
|15||97D||Chris Duncan||Rothesay, NB||247|
|16||91||Dylan Gosbee||Cornwall, PE||246|
|17||10||Brady Creamer||Miramichi, NB||242|
|18||87||Matt Harris||Fredericton Jct., NB||211|
|19||O8||Nicholas Naugle||Dartmouth, NS||181|
|20||67||Dylan Blenkhorn||Truro, NS||151|
|21||26||Brent Roy||Hanwell, NB||147|
|22||33||Andrew McKay||Quispamsis, NB||142|
|23||97||John Flemming||Halifax, NS||92|
|24||42||Matt Rodgers||Smithtown, NB||66|
|25||9||Derek Christie||Fredericton, NB||61|
|26||32S||Sarah McKay||Quispamsis, NB||45|
|27||29T||Robert Tomlinson||Arthurette, NB||5|
|28||28||Shawn Warren||Waasis, NB||3|
1. Ryan Messer (Harvey, NB), 2. Cassius Clark (Farmington, ME), 3. Dylan Blenkhorn, 4. Dave O’Blenis (Boundary Creek, NB), 5. Dylan Gosbee (Cornwall, ), 6. Brady Creamer (Miramichi, NB), 7. Andrew McKay,
1. Lonnie Sommerville (Saint John, NB), 2. Nicholas Naugle (Dartmouth, NS), 3. Matt Harris (Fredericton Jct., NB), 4. Sarah McKay (Quispamsis, ), 5. Kirk Thibeau (Presque Isle, ME), 6. Shawn Warren (Waasis, NB), 7. Robert Tomlinson (Arthurette, NB),
1. Johnny Clark, 2. Brent Roy (Hanwell, NB), 3. Matt Rodgers (Smithtown, NB), 4. Chris Duncan (Hampton, NB), 5. Devin Snell (Saint John, ), 6. Derek Christie (Fredericton, NB), 7. Dustin Tucker (Fredericton, NB),
1. Ben Rowe (Beechridge, ME), 2. Kyle Reid (Fort McMurray, ), 3. Greg Fahey (St. Stephen, NB), 4. Ashton Tucker (Lyttleton, NB), 5. Kevin Moore (Fredericton, NB), 6. John Flemming (Williamswood, NS), 7. Ian Rasmussen,
1. Ian Rasmussen, 2. Rob Poirier, 3. Tim Webster, 4. Neil Miousse, 5. Kyle Boudreau, 6. Matt Lloyd, 7. Grey Owl, 8. Tyler Crocker, 9. Matt Martin, 10. Allison Hall, 11. Jon Gahan, 12. BJ Gillespie, 13. Tristen Haris, 14. Kyle MacKinnon, 15. Steve Roberson, 16. Chris Garnett (Saint John, NB), 17. Scott Kennie,
1. Tyler Crocker, 2. Ian Rasmussen, 3. Tim Webster, 4. Matt Lloyd, 5. Grey Owl, 6. Jon Gahan, 7. Tristen Haris, 8. Chris Garnett (Saint John, NB),
1. Neil Miousse (Fredericton, NB), 2. Kyle Boudreau, 3. Matt Martin, 4. Rob Poirier, 5. BJ Gillespie, 6. Kyle MacKinnon, 7. Allison Hall, 8. Scott Kennie, 9. Steve Roberson,
1. Sam Rogers, 2. Josh Langille, 3. Austin MacDonald, 4. Nathan Langille, 5. Colton Noble, 6. Koven Lewis, 7. Michael Cormier (Moncton, NB), 8. Owen Groves, 9. Evan Lane, 10. Dawson Noble,
1. Sam Rogers, 2. Michael Cormier (Moncton, NB), 3. Colton Noble, 4. Evan Lane, 5. Dawson Noble,
1. Austin MacDonald, 2. Josh Langille, 3. Koven Lewis, 4. Nathan Langille, 5. Owen Groves,
1. Matt Crocker (Fredericton, NB), 2. James Matchett, 3. Shawn Hyslop, 4. Luc McLaughlin (Geary, NB), 5. Courtney Barton (Minto, NB), 6. Roger Slocum (Chipman, NB), 7. Nick Cudmore, 8. Micheal Cormier, 9. Eric Matthews, 10. Chuck Mercer, 11. Riley Goodwin, 12. Benji Ruff (Carlow, NB), 13. Karl Schaefer, 14. Gary Wade (Hampton, ), 15. Destiny Enkel (Saint John, NB), 16. Bill Storey, 17. Justin Cole (Harvey , NB), 18. Kyle MacKinnon, 19. Rick Cashol (Saint John, NB), 20. Justin Munn,
1. Chuck Mercer, 2. Roger Slocum (Chipman, NB), 3. Destiny Enkel (Saint John, NB), 4. Matt Crocker (Fredericton, NB), 5. James Matchett, 6. Justin Cole (Harvey , NB), 7. Nick Cudmore, 8. Karl Schaefer, 9. Kyle MacKinnon, 10. Justin Munn,
1. Shawn Hyslop, 2. Riley Goodwin, 3. Luc McLaughlin (Geary, NB), 4. Bill Storey, 5. Eric Matthews, 6. Micheal Cormier, 7. Benji Ruff (Carlow, NB), 8. Gary Wade (Hampton, ), 9. Rick Cashol (Saint John, NB), 10. Courtney Barton (Minto, NB),