Courtney O’Blenis Bests Field with Late Pass in Ricky Bobby 150 Presented by DMR Auto

(GEARY, NB) – On the biggest stage for Street Stocks in Atlantic Canada, it was two up and coming Late Model stars who raced for the win in the Ricky Bobby 150 presented by DMR Auto at Speedway 660.

Boundary Creek, New Brunswick’s Courtney O’Blenis muscled her way to the inside of Eastport, Maine’s Drew Greenlaw, taking the lead in the event within the final five laps. O’Blenis, who has made her share of trips to Riverview Ford Lincoln Victory Lane in a Street Stock, was able to hold on over the late laps around the Geary oval to take home the second annual event. While she had driven the race car before, it was the first time she and team owner Tom Nicholls and the Big Poppa Motor Sports team based out of Sherwood, Prince Edward Island visited victory lane together.

Greenlaw, the 2018 Martin’s Home Heating Sportsman champion, finished second in the Ricky Bobby 150 after leading the most laps in the second 75-lap segment of the race. Greenlaw drove the No. 68 Moncton Chrysler Dodge ride for Michael Cormier (Grand-Barachois, NB) and was prepared out of the Lonnie Sommerville Racing stables for the special event.

Following post race technical inspection, 2018 DMR Auto Street Stock Rookie of the Year Kyle MacKinnon (Lincoln, NB) was able to grab third place. The finish was his best to date in a Street Stock. Chris Hanley (St. Stephen, NB) and Logan Power (Riverview, NB) completed the top five of the 21 cars who took the green flag in the 150-lap event.

Over $6,000 in lap money and contingency bonuses were on the line in the event thanks to the generosity of various marketing partners who supported the event. In total, over $11,000 was up for grabs for the DMR Auto Street Stocks on Saturday evening, with O’Blenis taking over $1,500 of that as the winner of the race.

Ryan Richard (Saint John, NB), Riley Goodwin (McAdam, NB) and Peter Martin (Saint John, NB) are credited with heat race victories.

In addition to the DMR Auto presents the Ricky Bobby 150, point racing was contested in three Speedway 660 house divisions with features run in between the 75-lap segments of the Street Stock classic.

Multi-time RE/MAX East Coast Elite Pro Stock champion Dave O’Blenis (Boundary Creek, NB) was put to the test by 2018 Pro Stock 250 winner Ryan Messer (Harvey, NB) in the 50-lap Pro Stock feature on Saturday. O’Blenis would record his fourth feature victory of the season ahead of Messer and Greg Fahey (St. Stephen, NB). Fahey was among the drivers doing double duty on the evening as he split the No. 99 Street Stock with track champion Shawn Hyslop (St. Stephen, NB) during the Ricky Bobby 150. Messer won the qualifying heat race for the RE/MAX East Coast Elite Realty Pro Stocks. With his performance on the night, O’Blenis will unofficially cut the point lead Brent Roy (Hanwell, NB) has to four heading into their next event on July 27th.

The Martin’s Home Heating Sportsman feature on Saturday evening was won by Curtis Collins. The Barnesville, New Brunswick driver has lit it up as of late with Saturday’s victory being his third feature triumph in his last four point races. Ryan Raynes (Saint John, NB) scored his best finish of the year with a second place effort while Alexandra O’Blenis (Boundary Creek, NB) completed the podium. Mark Harris and Collins each won heat races.

The Fredericton Gun Shop Sharp Shooter feature would ultimately go to Scott “Bat Hubby” Kennie (Fredericton, NB) after the winner failed post race technical inspection. For Kennie, it was his first feature victory of the year and had to race away from a spirited battle for second late between Kids Day winner Matt Martin (Haneytown, NB) and reigning track champion Bryan Suttie (Keswick, NB). The two swapped paint late with Martin’s Gilda Racing entry racing to the runner-up spot at the finish. Martin, rookie Tristan Harris (Harvey, NB) and Suttie all raced to heat race wins in the 22 car field.

Speedway 660 returns to action on Saturday, July 27th for the popular Christmas in July event. You never know what Santa and his elves will bring to Speedway 660 for all the good race fans in the Geary woods. As always, those fans will be treated to great racing in four divisions, including the RE/MAX East Coast Elite Realty Pro Stock, DMR Auto Street Stock, Martin’s Home Heating Sportsman and Fredericton Gun Shop Sharp Shooters. Racing begins on July 27th at 6:30pm.

Speedway 660 and DMR Auto would like to thank the following marketing partners for their promotional consideration on the Ricky Bobby 150 presented by DMR Auto. These individuals and businesses include Dobbelsteyn Service & Maintenance, Martin’s Home Heating, National Alarm, Crystal Clean , Michelle Roy – RE/MAX, Auto Value, Jardine Auctioneers Inc., Fredericton Mitsubishi, Certa Pro Painters, Dairy Queen, Jim’s Waste Management, McLaughlin Roof Trusses, Capital City Auto Parts, Rumble’s Sausage, All Accounting, Lisa MacIntosh, Wilkins Signs, Alex Condly-Powell, Ideal Equipment, Northside Ventilation and Miramichi Fall Brawl.

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

About DMR Auto
The DMR in DMR Auto stands for “Deals Made Right.” DMR Auto is a family friendly and locally owned small business that takes pride in offering their customers great quality used vehicles at the best price possible. Every vehicle is checked over by Auto Pride Limited, assuring their customers a new safety inspection and oil change on all vehicles purchased. DMR Auto offers financing through several lenders that can assist those with perfect credit to not so perfect credit. You can visit DMR Auto at their location across from the Pepper Creek Plaza on Route 10 in Fredericton, call them at (506) 457-4554 or check out their inventory online at DMRAuto.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, one of the most prestigious short track events in eastern North America, wraps up Speedway 660’s racing season.

DMR Auto Presents the Ricky Bobby 150 Official Results

DMR Auto Presents the Ricky Bobby 150

A Feature 1 (150 Laps): 1. 63-Courtney O’Blenis, [11]; 2. 68-Drew Greenlaw, [4];  3. 22-Kyle MacKinnon, [12]; 4. 71-Chris Hanley, [7]; 5. 58-Logan Power, [15]; 6. 15-Roger Slocum, [10]; 7. 99-Shawn Hyslop, [5]; 8. 38-Justin Cole, [9]; 9. 44-Peter Martin, [2]; 10. 00X-Karl Schaefer, [18]; 11. (DNF) 80-Ryan Richard, [1]; 12. (DNF) 21-Courtney Barton, [13]; 13. (DNF) 53M-Donnie Matheson, [20]; 14. (DNF) 54-Rick Cashol, [14]; 15. (DNF) 77-Riley Goodwin, [6]; 16. (DNF) 8-Benjie Ruff, [16]; 17. (DNF) 2W-Chris Wilson, [17]; 18. (DNF) 09-Nick Cadger, [19]; 19. (DNF) 05-Brody Levesque, [21] DQ – 11-Luc McLaughlin; DQ – 2 Chuck Mercer

Heat 1 (10 Laps): 1. 80-Ryan Richard, [5]; 2. 68-Drew Greenlaw, [3]; 3. 71-Chris Hanley, [7]; 4. 15-Roger Slocum, [4]; 5. 21-Courtney Barton, [6]; 6. 8-Benjie Ruff, [2]; 7. 09-Nick Cadger, [1]

Heat 2 (10 Laps): 1. 44-Peter Martin, [1]; 2. 99-Shawn Hyslop, [6], [3]; 3. 63-Courtney O’Blenis, [4]; 4. 54-Rick Cashol, [5]; 5. 2W-Chris Wilson, [2]; 6. 53M-Donnie Matheson, [7]; DQ-2 Chuck Mercer

Heat 3 (10 Laps): 1. 77-Riley Goodwin, [3]; 2. 38-Justin Cole, [4]; 3. 22-Kyle MacKinnon, [6]; 4. 58-Logan Power, [7]; 5. 00X-Karl Schaefer, [5]; 6. 05-Brody Levesque, [2]; DQ-11 Luc McLaughlin

 

DMR Auto Presents the Ricky Bobby 150 Contingency Awards:

Speedway 660 Kids Club Position Bonuses: #21 Courtney Barton (presented by Lucas Cole), #54 Matt Rodgers (presented by Madyson Branch), #77 Riley Goodwin (presented by Tessa Gaurvreau), #8 Benji Ruff (presented by Ethen Branch), #09 Nick Cadger (presented by Grayson Sears), #05 Brody Levesque (presented by Aleigha Martin, sponsored by Josh Paul in Memory of Jordan Gahan).

Smokin’ Joe Albert Memorial Award: #21 Courtney Barton

Lisa MacIntosh Realty Hard Luck Award: #21 Courtney Barton (nose cone from Lonnie Sommerville Racing)

Alex Condly Clean Driver Award: #58 Logan Power ($100 award)

McLaughlin Roof Trusses Tire Draw: #09 Nick Cadger

Allen Munn Award: To Be Announced

Auto Value Oil Draw: #77 Riley Goodwin

Wilkins Sign Decal Package Draw: #38 Justin Cole

Allen Munn Award, Halfway Leader and Lap Bonuses are still being finalized as of press time.

Fredericton Gun Shop Sharp Shooters

A Feature 1 (20 Laps):  1. 71-Scott Kennie, [2]; 2. 33-Matt Martin, [1]; 3. 51-Bryan Suttie, [4]; 4. 05-Brody Levesque, [18]; 5. 25-Christian Savoie, [8]; 6. 22-Ricky Arbeau Jr., [17]; 7. 38-Jon Forsythe, [12]; 8. 61-Wesley Harnish, [6]; 9. 01-Jeff Rose, [7]; 10. 7-Tristan Harris, [19]; 11. 99-Stacey Gilmore, [14]; 12. 75-Randy Titus, [3]; 13. 10-Patricia Taylor, [5]; 14. 60-Grey Owl, [11]; 15. 82-Clifford Biggart Jr., [10]; 16. 41-Maggie Suttie, [9]; 17. (DNF) 11-Caleb Urquhart, [13]; (DNS) 40-John Ackerson, ; (DNS) 16-Ryan Fukala, ; (DNS) 92-Randy Storey, ; (DNS) 57-Malcolm Suley, DQ-69 BJ Gillespie

Heat 1 (10 Laps): 1. 33-Matt Martin, [5]; 2. 71-Scott Kennie, [2]; 3. 10-Patricia Taylor, [6]; 4. 25-Christian Savoie, [4]; 5. 60-Grey Owl, [1]; 6. 16-Ryan Fukala, [8]; 7. (DNF) 57-Malcolm Suley, [3]; 8. (DNF) 05-Brody Levesque, [7]

Heat 2 (10 Laps): 1. 7-Tristan Harris, [7]; 2. 75-Randy Titus, [3]; 3. 61-Wesley Harnish, [2]; 4. 41-Maggie Suttie [1]; 5. 38-Jon Forsythe, [4]; 6. 99-Stacey Gilmore, [6]; 7. (DNF) 22-Ricky Arbeau Jr., [5]

Heat 3 (10 Laps): 1. 51-Bryan Suttie, [5]; 2. 01-Jeff Rose, [2]; 3. 82-Clifford Biggart Jr., [1]; 4. 11-Caleb Urquhart, [4]; 5. 40-John Ackerson, [3]; 6. 92-Randy Storey, [7]; DQ-69 BJ Gillespie

Martin’s Home Heating Sportsman

A Feature 1 (40 Laps): 1. 27-Curtis Collins, [1]; 2. 94-Ryan Raynes, [3]; 3. 74-Alexandra O’Blenis, [9]; 4. 40-Richard Atkinson, [10]; 5. 48C-Courtney O’Blenis, [11]; 6. 43-Hudson Weston, [4]; 7. 31-Mark Harris, [2]; 8. 41-Robert Raynes, [8]; 9. 29-Matt Maillet, [7]; 10. (DNF) 52-Destiny Enkel, [5]; 11. (DNF) 54-Clark Moore, [6]

Heat 1 (10 Laps): 1. 27-Curtis Collins, [1]; 2. 48C-Courtney O’Blenis, [6]; 3. 94-Ryan Raynes, [4]; 4. 52-Destiny Enkel, [2]; 5. 29-Matt Maillet, [3]; 6. 74-Alexandra O’Blenis, [5]

Heat 2 (10 Laps): 1. 31-Mark Harris, [1]; 2. 40-Richard Atkinson, [5]; 3. 43-Hudson Weston, [2]; 4. 54-Clark Moore, [3]; 5. 41-Robert Raynes, [4]

DMR Auto Presents the Ricky Bobby 150

A Feature 1 (150 Laps): 1. 63-Courtney O’Blenis, [11]; 2. 68-Drew Greenlaw, [4];  3. 22-Kyle MacKinnon, [12]; 4. 71-Chris Hanley, [7]; 5. 58-Logan Power, [15]; 6. 15-Roger Slocum, [10]; 7. 99-Shawn Hyslop, [5]; 8. 38-Justin Cole, [9]; 9. 44-Peter Martin, [2]; 10. 00X-Karl Schaefer, [18]; 11. (DNF) 80-Ryan Richard, [1]; 12. (DNF) 21-Courtney Barton, [13]; 13. (DNF) 53M-Donnie Matheson, [20]; 14. (DNF) 54-Rick Cashol, [14]; 15. (DNF) 77-Riley Goodwin, [6]; 16. (DNF) 8-Benjie Ruff, [16]; 17. (DNF) 2W-Chris Wilson, [17]; 18. (DNF) 09-Nick Cadger, [19]; 19. (DNF) 05-Brody Levesque, [21] DQ – 11-Luc McLaughlin; DQ – 2 Chuck Mercer

Heat 1 (10 Laps): 1. 80-Ryan Richard, [5]; 2. 68-Drew Greenlaw, [3]; 3. 71-Chris Hanley, [7]; 4. 15-Roger Slocum, [4]; 5. 21-Courtney Barton, [6]; 6. 8-Benjie Ruff, [2]; 7. 09-Nick Cadger, [1]

Heat 2 (10 Laps): 1. 44-Peter Martin, [1]; 2. 99-Shawn Hyslop, [6]; 3. 2-Chuck Mercer, [3]; 4. 63-Courtney O’Blenis, [4]; 5. 54-Rick Cashol, [5]; 6. 2W-Chris Wilson, [2]; 7. 53M-Donnie Matheson, [7]

Heat 3 (10 Laps): 1. 11-Luc McLaughlin, [1]; 2. 77-Riley Goodwin, [3]; 3. 38-Justin Cole, [4]; 4. 22-Kyle MacKinnon, [6]; 5. 58-Logan Power, [7]; 6. 00X-Karl Schaefer, [5]; 7. 05-Brody Levesque, [2]

RE/MAX East Coast Elite Pro Stock

A Feature 1 (50 Laps): 1. 48-Dave O’Blenis, [3]; 2. 1-Ryan Messer, [1]; 3. 29-Greg Fahey, [2]; 4. 26-Brent Roy, [9]; 5. 24-Ben Pelletier, [4]; 6. 81-Ian Rasmussen, [8]; 7. 9-John Rankin, [6]; 8. 29T-Robert Tomlinson, [7]; 9. (DNF) 88-Kevin Moore, [5]

Heat 1 (10 Laps): 1. 1-Ryan Messer, [1]; 2. 29-Greg Fahey, [5]; 3. 48-Dave O’Blenis, [7]; 4. 24-Ben Pelletier, [3]; 5. 26-Brent Roy, [9]; 6. 88-Kevin Moore, [2]; 7. 9-John Rankin, [4]; 8. 29T-Robert Tomlinson, [6]; 9. (DNF) 81-Ian Rasmussen, [8]

 

 

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