Photos by Mike Francis
(RIVER GLADE, NB – March 4th, 2020) – Management of both Speedway 660 and Petty International Raceway have partnered to unveil a new four race home and home Series for the Late Model Sportsman division. The four race Petty International Raceway and Speedway 660 Sportsman Challenge presented by Lonnie Sommerville Racing will kick off on Saturday, June 13th at Petty International Raceway. The pair of New Brunswick tracks will each host two 100-lap Sportsman division races that are sure to thrill fans and attract race cars from around the region to compete for the top champion’s prize provided by Lonnie Sommerville Racing.
Petty International Raceway in River Glade, New Brunswick will host the first and third races in the Petty International Raceway and Speedway 660 Sportsman Challenge presented by Lonnie Sommerville Racing. The green flag will fly with a 100-lap feature on Saturday, June 13th while their second race will be a part of the second annual Petty International Raceway Summer Shootout on Saturday, August 1st.
Speedway 660 will host race two of the Petty International Raceway and Speedway 660 Sportsman Challenge presented by Lonnie Sommerville Racing with the Fog City Auto Spa 100 on Saturday, June 27th. The Series will conclude on SpeedWeekend 2020 with a $2,000 to win, 100-lap finale on Saturday, September 5th.
Each race will pay the winner a minimum of $1,250 to win with the finale paying $2,000 to win. Each driver that hauls from their home track will receive an additional $100 in tow money to compete. For example, if a Petty International Raceway regular races in one of the Speedway 660 events, they will receive $100 in tow money from Petty International Raceway to do so. If a Speedway 660 regular competes in one of the Petty International Raceway events, they will receive $100 in tow money courtesy of Speedway 660. A point total will be kept and the overall champion of the Petty International Raceway and Speedway 660 Sportsman Challenge presented by Lonnie Sommerville Racing will receive an AR Bodies body and installation courtesy of Lonnie Sommerville Racing. In addition, Hoosier Racing Tire will be giving one team chosen at random a set of tires at each of the four events. More contingency awards will be announced as they become available.
“We’re very excited to see these two tracks work closely together to put this Series together,” said Max Roy of Speedway 660. “Between Speedway 660, Petty International Raceway and Lonnie Sommerville Racing, it shows the racers and the fans that we are all committed to helping grow the sport of stock car racing in the Maritimes!”
“Petty Raceway is excited to be teaming up with Speedway 660 to offer the racers and fans this new event in 2020,” said Ellen Smith of Petty International Raceway. “We are very pleased to have been able to work with Max and Brent Roy to come up with a Sportsman rule package to make this event a possibility for this year and into the future.”
“We’re really looking forward to giving back to the Sportsman class,” said Lonnie Sommerville from Lonnie Sommerville Racing. “This partnership should draw a great car count for both tracks as the drivers battle for a championship prize worth over five thousand dollars! I have a great customer base in the Sportsman class and am always looking for new customers. Hopefully this works out great for the tracks, the teams and our company.”
Petty International Raceway and Speedway 660 Sportsman Challenge presented by Lonnie Sommerville Racing 2020 Schedule
|Saturday, June 13th||Petty International Raceway||Sportsman 100|
|Saturday, June 27th||Speedway 660||Fog City Auto Spa 100|
|Saturday, August 1st||Petty International Raceway||Summer Shootout 100|
|Saturday, September 5th||Speedway 660||SpeedWeekend 100|
About Lonnie Sommerville Racing:
Lonnie Sommerville Racing (LSR) is your one stop for your racing needs. LSR offers everything from the ground up, whether it’s complete chassis, parts, setups, fabrication, body work, service, installation or anything else you might need between the bumpers. LSR offers services such as crew chief, consulting, driver development, race car rentals and is an official dealer for ARBodies. Visit LSR on Facebook at www.facebook.com/LonnieSommervilleRacing or call (506) 832-0884 for more information.
About Petty International Raceway:
Petty International Raceway is located on Highway 106, just 40 km west of Moncton, New Brunswick. To learn more about Petty International Raceway, its location, admission, policies, history, and more, please visit www.pettyinternationalraceway.com. To get current updates delivered to you directly please follow us on Twitter.
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.