COLLINS, SUTTIE CELEBRATE FIRST WINS ON 660 KIDS DAY

(GEARY, NB – June 3rd, 2018) – It was a big afternoon for longtime Speedway 660 racers Curtis Collins (Saint John) and Bryan Suttie (Keswick) as both scored emotional first wins at the track during Kids Day.

Collins, the reigning Rookie of the Year in the Martin’s Home Heating Sportsman division, started on the pole after winning his heat race and led wire-to-wire in a caution free 40-lap feature. The win for Collins was his first in a Late Model Sportsman after beginning his career in the Fredericton Gun Shop Sharp Shooters division.

“It feels so good to finally step foot in victory lane again,” said Collins after the feature. “I was saving a little bit for the end. If we had a caution near the end I would have had to hustle the car a bit harder because I knew they were catching me.”

Collins dedicated the win to his Mother, who passed away over the off-season.

“There are so many folks I have to thank, from my sponsors to my crew and my Father who puts so much into this race car. This one is for everyone that has helped me and definitely for my Mom. This one is for my Mom.”

Drew Greenlaw (Eastport, ME), last week’s feature winner, drove from last in the 11-car field to finish second in the feature. Courtney O’Blenis (Boundary Creek) was third for a second straight week. Alexandra O’Blenis (Boundary Creek) and Richard Atkinson (Geary) completed the top five.

Joining Collins in winning a heat race was Ryan Raynes (Saint John).

Fredericton Gun Shop Sharp Shooters veteran Suttie was emotional in victory lane as he scored his first career feature victory on Kids Day. Suttie, who has raced in the division for six years, took the lead after BJ Gillespie (Nackawic) faltered on a late race restart and held off sophomore Scott “Bat Hubby” Kennie (Frederiction) after Kennie mounted a late race challenge for the win.

“I’m speechless,” said Suttie after climbing from the car. “This is a great group of guys to race with. It’s been a long journey but we finally did it!”

Kennie was second, followed by a returning Malcolm Suley. Rookie Randy Titus (French Late) and Gillespie completed the top five in the 20-lap feature.

Gillespie and Brody Levesque (Fredericton) won qualifying heat races. Levesque, winner of the Riverview Ford Lincoln Season Opener, snapped an axle on Lap 12 which ended his day after running in the top three.

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Dave O’Blenis (Boundary Creek) scored his second Re/Max East Coast Elite Realty Pro Stock division feature victory in as many weeks. O’Blenis and Greg Fahey (St. Stephen) had to fight back from the rear of the field following a caution just past the halfway point in the 50-lap feature. While O’Blenis went on to victory, Fahey would recover for third behind Ryan Messer (Harvey).

“I don’t even know what happened,” said O’Blenis when asked about the incident with Fahey in Turn Three. “We touched and I don’t know if our wheels climbed each other or what. It wasn’t an intentional deal, I don’t think either of our cars got hurt in it. We had a good car today and it showed.”

Brent Roy (Hanwell) and Ashton Tucker (Lyttleton) rounded out the top five. Roy and O’Blenis won Pro Stock heats.

Roger Slocum (Chipman) returned to victory lane for the first time since last July by winning the DMR Auto Sales and Service Street Stock feature. Slocum won his heat and showed the way during the 30-lap feature. He was challenged by last week’s winner Justin Cole (Harvey) but got caught up with Rick Cashol (Saint John) during the battle for the lead.

Riley Goodwin (MacAdam) kept Slocum on his toes but would wind up finishing second. Benji Ruff (Carlow) was third, followed by Chris Hanley (St. Stephen) and Courtney Barton (Minto).

Goodwin won the first heat race on the afternoon in the Street Stock division.

RE/MAX EAST COAST ELITE PRO STOCK

[Starting position in brackets]

A Feature 1 (50 Laps): 1. 48-Dave O’Blenis, [13]; 2. 1-Ryan Messer, [12]; 3. 29-Greg Fahey, [8]; 4. 26-Brent Roy, [1]; 5. 32-Ashton Tucker, [11]; 6. 10-Devin Snell, [3]; 7. 52-Dustin Tucker, [6]; 8. 81-Ian Rasmussen, [5]; 9. 96-George Jamison, [14]; 10. 24-Ben Pelletier, [4]; 11. 29T-Robert Tomlinson, [2]; 12. 87-Matt Harris, [10]; 13. 83-Jeff Doherty, [7]; 14. 45-Calvin Rankin, [9]

Heat 1 (10 Laps): 1. 26-Brent Roy, [4]; 2. 29T-Robert Tomlinson, [3]; 3. 24-Ben Pelletier, [2]; 4. 32-Ashton Tucker, [7]; 5. 52-Dustin Tucker, [5]; 6. 83-Jeff Doherty, [1]; 7. 45-Calvin Rankin, [6]

Heat 2 (10 Laps): 1. 48-Dave O’Blenis, [6]; 2. 10-Devin Snell, [1]; 3. 1-Ryan Messer, [5]; 4. 81-Ian Rasmussen, [3]; 5. 96-George Jamison, [7]; 6. 29-Greg Fahey, [2]; 7. 87-Matt Harris, [4]

MARTIN’S HOME HEATING SPORTSMAN

A Feature 1 (40 Laps): 1. 27-Curtis Collins, [1]; 2. 23-Drew Greenlaw, [11]; 3. 48C-Courtney O’Blenis, [9]; 4. 74-Alexandra O’Blenis, [8]; 5. 40-Richard Atkinson, [5]; 6. 29-Matt Maillet, [3]; 7. 94-Ryan Raynes, [2]; 8. 37-Jacob Logan, [10]; 9. 41-Robert Raynes, [6]; 10. 43-Hudson Weston, [7]; 11. 54-Clark Moore, [4]; (DNS) 52-Destiny Enkel,

Heat 1 (10 Laps): 1. 27-Curtis Collins, [4]; 2. 23-Drew Greenlaw, [6]; 3. 48C-Courtney O’Blenis, [5]; 4. 40-Richard Atkinson, [3]; 5. 43-Hudson Weston, [2]; 6. 74-Alexandra O’Blenis, [1]

Heat 2 (10 Laps): 1. 94-Ryan Raynes, [2]; 2. 29-Matt Maillet, [3]; 3. 54-Clark Moore, [1]; 4. 41-Robert Raynes, [4]; 5. 37-Jacob Logan, [5]; (DNS) 52-Destiny Enkel,

DMR AUTO STREET STOCK

A Feature 1 (30 Laps): 1. 15-Roger Slocum, [1]; 2. 77-Riley Goodwin, [7]; 3. 8-Benjie Ruff, [2]; 4. 71-Chris Hanley, [5]; 5. 21-Courtney Barton, [3]; 6. 38-Justin Cole, [9]; 7. 00X-Karl Schaefer, [10]; 8. 81-Kyle Boudreau, [13]; 9. 54-Rick Cashol, [4]; 10. 99-Shawn Hyslop, [8]; 11. 53-Bill Storey, [12]; 12. 00M-Matt Crocker, [6]; 13. 22-Kyle MacKinnon, [11]; 14. 95-Danny Bourque, [14]

Heat 1 (10 Laps): 1. 77-Riley Goodwin, [3]; 2. 8-Benjie Ruff, [2]; 3. 21-Courtney Barton, [1]; 4. 00X-Karl Schaefer, [5]; 5. 22-Kyle MacKinnon, [6]; 6. 53-Bill Storey, [7]; 7. 95-Danny Bourque, [4]

Heat 2 (10 Laps): 1. 15-Roger Slocum, [2]; 2. 99-Shawn Hyslop, [4]; 3. 38-Justin Cole, [5]; 4. 54-Rick Cashol, [1]; 5. 71-Chris Hanley, [3]; 6. 81-Kyle Boudreau, [6]; 7. 00M-Matt Crocker, [7]

FREDERICTON GUN SHOP SHARP SHOOTERS

A Feature 1 (20 Laps): 1. 51-Bryan Suttie, [5]; 2. 71-Scott Kennie, [3]; 3. 57-Malcolm Suley, [4]; 4. 4T-Randy Titus, [8]; 5. 69-BJ Gillespie, [1]; 6. 92-Randy Storey, [9]; 7. 01-Jeff Rose, [10]; 8. 68-Ryan Bernard, [11]; 9. 12-Matt Killorn, [7]; 10. 05-Brody Levesque, [2]; (DNS) 73-Allison Hall,

Heat 1 (10 Laps): 1. 69-BJ Gillespie, [1]; 2. 4T-Randy Titus, [3]; 3. 92-Randy Storey, [4]; 4. 01-Jeff Rose, [5]; 5. 73-Allison Hall, [2]

Heat 2 (10 Laps): 1. 05-Brody Levesque, [4]; 2. 71-Scott Kennie, [3]; 3. 57-Malcolm Suley, [1]; 4. 51-Bryan Suttie, [2]; 5. 12-Matt Killorn, [6]; 6. 68-Ryan Bernard, [5]

 

Speedway 660 returns to Saturday night racing this Saturday, June 9th. Highlighting the card will be a 50-lap Fredericton Gun Shop Sharp Shooters feature. Post time is 6:30pm.

For more information about Speedway 660, visit Speedway660.com, like @Speedway660 on Facebook or call the Speedway 660 Raceline at (506) 454-7223.

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

 

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