Season Opens on May 24th and concludes with 20th Annual Pro Stock 250
Photo by Mike Francis
(GEARY, NB – February 24th, 2020) – The management of Speedway 660 is excited to announce the 2020 schedule for the Geary, New Brunswick oval. The track, entering its 27th consecutive season of operation, will host stock car racing events from May to September, culminating in the annual SpeedWeekend on the Labour Day Long Weekend in September.
The biggest change to the schedule for weekly divisions at the Speedway is the rotation of divisions throughout the Summer months. With many drivers and teams wanting to maximize on the short Maritime Summer, the track has given each division off weeks throughout the racing season while still giving them ample events to chase checkered flags and ultimately a track championship. Each of the four divisions will see ten to twelve scheduled events in 2020 with extended distance races scattered throughout the Summer. Every race night will have a spotlight division, giving the four house classes a chance to be the headliner as the year progresses.
“We are looking forward to getting our racing schedule for the season out to our teams and fans,” said Max Roy, owner of Speedway 660. “Our teams can now plan around divisional off-weekends to spend time with their families and our fans can start circling dates to come out and cheer on their Saturday night heroes. There are plenty of marquee events scattered in this schedule and it all leads up to SpeedWeekend. I can not wait to get the season underway!”
The season kicks off on Sunday, May 24th at 2pm with the Riverview Ford Lincoln Season Opener. The four house divisions, the Pro Stock, Sportsman, Street Stock and Sharp Shooters, will all race for the first time on May 24th. The four staple divisions in the Geary woods will race four more times together, including Kids Day (Sunday, June 7th), Christmas in July (Saturday, July 25th), Fan Appreciation Night (Saturday, August 22nd) and the Night of Champions (Saturday, August 29th).
The DMR Auto presents the Ricky Bobby Street Stock 150 returns for a third season, taking place on Saturday, July 11th. The Late Model Sportsman and Sharp Shooter divisions will play support to the biggest Street Stock division race in Eastern Canada. An early arrival party, the Ricky Bobby Bash, will take place on Friday, July 10th. A rain date for the Ricky Bobby 150 has been set aside for Sunday, July 12th.
SpeedWeekend will cap a busy season at one of New Brunswick’s top oval tracks. The Labour Day classic kicks off on Friday, September 4th with the annual Corn Boil, Bonfire and Concert. The party turns to business on track for teams on Saturday, September 5th with the Sportsman 100 taking center stage. Touring divisions will play support on Saturday evening with the return of the Passione Flooring & Interiors East Coast Mini Stock Tour, Maritime League of Legends Tour and Bandolero divisions. Sunday, September 6th will be headlined by one of the Maritime crown jewels, the 20th Annual Pro Stock 250, along with racing action in the Sharp Shooters, Street Stocks, Bandoleros and Atlantic Modified Tour.
Speaking of the Atlantic Modified Tour, they will make an additional stop at Speedway 660 this season. The Tour will anchor the show on their first stop to Speedway 660 on Saturday, June 20th.
The Sharp Shooter division will have extended distance races early in the season to get the fluids flowing. The fastest growing division at Speedway 660 will thrill fans for 50-laps on Saturday, June 13th and hit the track for the Second Annual Gunslinger 50 on Saturday, July 4th. In addition to the DMR Auto presents the Ricky Bobby 150, the Street Stocks will run an extended distance 75-lap feature on Saturday, August 8th. The week after will see the Best of the Best Pro Stock 150 take to the track on Saturday, August 15th. The Late Model Sportsman will be in the spotlight on Saturday, June 27th for a 100-lap main event.
|2020 Speedway 660 Schedule|
|Sat||May 23rd||1:00pm||Practice Day||ALL|
|Sun||May 24th||2:00pm||Riverview Ford Lincoln Season Opener||PS/SP/SS/4CYL|
|Sun||May 31st||2:00pm||Championship Point Racing||PS/SP/4CYL|
|Sun||June 7th||2:00pm||Kids Day||PS/SP/SS/4CYL|
|Sat||June 13th||6:30pm||Four Cylinder 50||PS/SS/4CYL|
|Sat||June 20th||6:30pm||Atlantic Modified Tour||SP/SS/AMT|
|Sat||June 27th||6:30pm||Sportsman 100||PS/SP/4CYL|
|Sat||July 4th||6:30pm||Gunslinger 50||PS/SS/4CYL|
|Fri||July 10th||7:30pm||Ricky Bobby’s Friday Night Bash|
|Sat||July 11th||6:30pm||DMR Auto Presents the Ricky Bobby 150||SS/SP/4CYL|
|Sat||July 18th||Off Weekend|
|Sat||July 25th||6:30pm||Christmas in July||PS/SP/SS/4CYL|
|Sat||August 1st||Off Weekend|
|Sat||August 8th||6:30pm||Street Stock 75||SP/SS/4CYL|
|Sat||August 15th||6:30pm||Best of the Best Pro Stock 150||PS/SS/4CYL|
|Sat||August 22nd||6:30pm||Fan Appreciation Night||PS/SP/SS/4CYL|
|Sat||August 29th||6:30pm||Night of Champions||PS/SP/SS/4CYL|
|20th Annual SpeedWeekend|
|Fri||September 4th||7:00pm||Bonfire, Cornboil and Concert|
|Sat||September 5th||6:00pm||Sportsman 100||SP/ECMST/MLOL/BANDO|
|Sun||September 6th||2:00pm||20th Annual Pro Stock 250||PS/4CYL/SS/AMT/BANDO|
***schedule subject to change without notice.
Fans are encouraged to keep up with Speedway 660 on social media and their website at www.speedway660.com for all upcoming news and information on the 2020 season. Teams can look forward to exciting contingency programs being launched in May with details being announced before the green flag flies on May 24th.
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.