O’Blenis is “Best of the Best,” Takes Pro Stock 100 on Sunday at Speedway 660

(GEARY, NB – July 8th, 2019) – Dave O’Blenis (Boundary Creek, NB) was the quickest driver in the long run on Sunday afternoon at Speedway 660, ultimately saving his race car to race away with the Best of the Best 100. O’Blenis made the winning move on Brent Roy (Hanwell, NB) to take home his third RE/MAX East Coast Elite Realty Pro Stock victory of the year at the Geary, New Brunswick oval. The win is also the second straight Best of the Best 100 win for the No. 48 Irving Blending & Packaging team after winning the last 100-lap feature last July.

Behind O’Blenis, Roy was able to fend off Ashton Tucker (Lyttleton, NB) in the late laps to lock down the runner-up position. Reigning Pro Stock 250 champion Ryan Messer (Harvey, NB) returned to his home track to finish fourth on Sunday afternoon with Chris Duncan (Rothesay, NB) placing fifth in the 14-car field.

Pro Stock heat race wins went to Cassius Clark (Farmington, ME) and Kevin Moore (Fredericton, NB).

In the Martin’s Home Heating Sportsman division, Dave’s youngest daughter Courtney O’Blenis (Boundary Creek, NB) put bad luck behind her to win her first feature event of the 2019 season. O’Blenis raced to the 40-lap feature win over Richard Atkinson (Geary, NB) and her sister Alexandra O’Blenis (Boundary Creek, NB). Lonnie Sommerville Racing drivers Curtis Collins (Barnesville, NB) and Drew Greenlaw (Eastport, ME) completed the top five. The O’Blenis sisters took home heat race wins.

In the final tune up leading into the Ricky Bobby 150 presented by DMR Auto, it was reigning track champion Shawn Hyslop (St. Stephen, NB) racing to his first feature win of 2019. Hyslop was joined on the podium in the 30-lap race by Bill Storey (Fredericton, NB) and James “Hollywood” Matchett (Miramichi, NB), but with Storey not passing post race technical inspection, it promoted Matchett to the runner-up spot and Justin Cole (Harvey, NB) to the podium. Finishing out the top five in the 14-car field included Chris Hanley (St. Stephen, NB) and Kyle MacKinnon (Lincoln, NB). Storey and Courtney O’Blenis were credited with heat race victories.

Another impressive car count showed up to compete in the Fredericton Gun Shop Sharp Shooters division with 23 cars answering the call to the green flag on Sunday. BJ Gillespie (Harvey, NB) emerged as the winner for the third time this season. Tristan Harris (Harvey, NB) continued his impressive rookie season with a second place finish with Brody Levesque (Lincoln, NB) in third during the 20-lap feature. Scott “Bat Hubby” Kennie (Fredericton, NB) was fourth with Ricky Arbeau (Fredericton, NB) coming home in fifth. Sophomore Randy Titus (French Lake, NB), Matt Martin (Haneytown, NB) and Gillespie won qualifying heat races on Sunday.

The Best of the Best 100 racing card was run on Sunday after extreme heat, rain and a tornado watch forced race officials to postpone the event from the original Saturday evening date.

Next week will see the fastest Street Stock drivers in the Maritimes haul to Speedway 660 for their share of the $10,000 purse in the Ricky Bobby 150 presented by DMR Auto. The green flag will fly for qualifying at 6:30pm on Saturday, July 13th. Fans and competitors alike are urged to keep tabs of Speedway660.com later this week for more information on events surrounding the Ricky Bobby 150 presented by DMR Auto.

For more information about the Best of the Best 100, or any event at 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.

Race Results; Best of the Best 100 at Speedway 660

Fredericton Gun Shop Sharp Shooters

A Feature  (20 Laps): 1. 69-BJ Gillespie, [2]; 2. 7-Tristan Harris, [3]; 3. 05-Brody Levesque, [10]; 4. 71-Scott Kennie, [7]; 5. 22-Ricky Arbeau Jr., [17]; 6. 38-Jon Forsythe, [9]; 7. 75-Randy Titus, [1]; 8. 61-Wesley Harnish, [16]; 9. 60-Grey Owl, [6]; 10. 51-Bryan Suttie, [4]; 11. 41-Maggie Suttie, [11]; 12. 16-Ryan Fukala, [23]; 13. 92-Randy Storey, [5]; 14. 73-Allison Hall, [19]; 15. 01-Jeff Rose, [12]; 16. 3-Charles Cyr, [21]; 17. 99-Stacey Gilmore, [13]; 18. 82-Clifford Biggart Jr., [15]; 19. 40-John Ackerson, [22]; 20. 11-Caleb Urquhart, [8]; 21. 25-Christian Savoie, [20]; 22. 33-Matt Martin, [18]; 23. 83-Brian Maillet, [14]

Heat 1 (10 Laps): 1. 75-Randy Titus, [5]; 2. 7-Tristan Harris, [7]; 3. 92-Randy Storey, [6]; 4. 11-Caleb Urquhart, [3]; 5. 25-Christian Savoie, [8]; 6. 99-Stacey Gilmore, [1]; 7. 83-Brian Maillet, [4]; 8. 61-Wesley Harnish, [2]

Heat 2 (10 Laps): 1. 69-BJ Gillespie, 06:24.537[1]; 2. 51-Bryan Suttie, 06:25.703[3]; 3. 60-Grey Owl, 06:32.084[2]; 4. 38-Jon Forsythe, 06:32.496[6]; 5. 41-Maggie Suttie, 06:34.085[7]; 6. 3-Charles Cyr, 06:34.678[8]; 7. 82-Clifford Biggart Jr., 06:38.454[5]; 8. 73-Allison Hall, 06:34.924[4]

Heat 3 (10 Laps): 1. 33-Matt Martin, [3]; 2. 22-Ricky Arbeau Jr., [1]; 3. 71-Scott Kennie, [2]; 4. 05-Brody Levesque, [5]; 5. 01-Jeff Rose, [6]; 6. 16-Ryan Fukala, [7]; 7. 40-John Ackerson, [4]

Martin’s Home Heating Sportsman

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

Heat 1 (10 Laps): 1. 48C-Courtney O’Blenis, [1]; 2. 40-Richard Atkinson, [2]; 3. 94-Ryan Raynes, [6]; 4. 41-Robert Raynes, [4]; 5. 43-Hudson Weston, [3]; DNS. 52-Destiny Enkel,

Heat 2 (10 Laps): 1. 74-Alexandra O’Blenis, 02:35.602[4]; 2. 11-Luc McLaughlin, 02:35.864[1]; 3. 23-Drew Greenlaw, 02:36.292[2]; 4. 27-Curtis Collins, 02:36.525[5]; 5. 54-Clark Moore, 02:38.999[3]

DMR Auto Street Stocks

A Feature 1 (30 Laps): 1. 99-Shawn Hyslop, 22:59.577[3]; 2. 55-James Matchett, 23:02.884[4]; 3. 38-Justin Cole, 23:03.070[12]; 4. 71-Chris Hanley, 23:03.291[7]; 5. 22-Kyle MacKinnon, 23:03.526[6]; 6. 15-Roger Slocum, 23:03.924[5]; 7. 54-Rick Cashol, 23:05.769[8]; 8. 44-Peter Martin, 23:06.141[13]; 9. 2-Chuck Mercer, 23:09.654[9]; 10. 53M-Donnie Matheson, 09:34.354[10]; 11. (DNF) 63-Courtney O’Blenis, 13:47.208[2]; 12. (DNF) 51-Jared Tozer, 09:34.354[14]; 13. (DNF) 21-Courtney Barton, 09:34.354[11]; DQ. 53-Bill Storey

Heat 1 (10 Laps): 1. 53-Bill Storey, 02:58.221[3]; 2. 99-Shawn Hyslop, 02:47.739[5]; 3. 15-Roger Slocum, 02:48.569[7]; 4. 22-Kyle MacKinnon, 02:48.990[6]; 5. 71-Chris Hanley, 02:49.340[4]; 6. 2-Chuck Mercer, 02:49.769[1]; 7. 53M-Donnie Matheson, 02:58.221[2]

Heat 2 (10 Laps): 1. 63-Courtney O’Blenis, 02:47.345[4]; 2. 55-James Matchett, 02:50.482[5]; 3. 44-Peter Martin, 02:50.726[3]; 4. 38-Justin Cole, 02:51.093[2]; 5. 54-Rick Cashol, 02:57.164[1]; 6. 51-Jared Tozer, 02:57.716[7]; (DNS) 21-Courtney Barton, 02:57.716

RE/MAX East Coast Elite Realty Pro Stocks; Best of the Best 100

A Feature  (100 Laps): 1. 48-Dave O’Blenis, [7]; 2. 26-Brent Roy, [4]; 3. 2-Ashton Tucker, [9]; 4. 1-Ryan Messer, [11]; 5. 97-Chris Duncan, [8]; 6. 03-Steve Halpin, [5]; 7. 13-Cassius Clark, [1]; 8. 81-Ian Rasmussen, [13]; 9. 52-Shawn Tucker, [3]; 10. 24-Ben Pelletier, [12]; 11. 29-Greg Fahey, [6]; 12. 42-Matt Rodgers, [10]; 13. 29T-Robert Tomlinson, [14]; 14. (DNF) 88-Kevin Moore, [2]

Heat 1 (10 Laps): 1. 13-Cassius Clark, [1]; 2. 52-Shawn Tucker, [2]; 3. 03-Steve Halpin, [3]; 4. 48-Dave O’Blenis, [7]; 5. 2-Ashton Tucker, [5]; 6. 1-Ryan Messer, [4]; 7. 81-Ian Rasmussen, [6]

Heat 2 (10 Laps): 1. 88-Kevin Moore, [2]; 2. 26-Brent Roy, [3]; 3. 29-Greg Fahey, [6]; 4. 97-Chris Duncan, [7]; 5. 42-Matt Rodgers, [4]; 6. 24-Ben Pelletier, [5]; 7. 29T-Robert Tomlinson, [1]

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