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First race of four goes green on Saturday, August 8th at Speedway 660
(FREDERICTON, NB – July 30th, 2020) – Management at Speedway 660 and Petty International Raceway are excited to announce a partnership that will see their remaining extended distance Pro Stock races come together to form a mini series. The tracks will reward drivers who compete in the four marquee, stand alone events, with the top three in overall points between the four races receiving cash bonuses. Several contingency and vendor draws will also be made over the four events.
Each venue will host two of the four races on the series. The first of four races will take place on Saturday, August 8th at Speedway 660 with the Best of the Best Pro Stock 150. The next week, Petty International Raceway will host the second event with a 150-lap feature as a part of the River Glade International. The focus will then shift to SpeedWeekend and the 20th Annual Pro Stock 250 on Sunday, September 6th. The final of four races will be the 200-lap Mike Stevens Memorial event at Petty Raceway on Saturday, September 19th.
In addition to the $5000 in purse money split between the top three in championship points after the four races ($2500 to the champion, $1500 to second, $1000 to third), a handful of vendor draws will be made throughout the Series. At each race, a random draw will be made at the drivers meeting for a set of four Hoosier Racing Tires from Bicknell Racing Products. Following the completion of the fourth race, another draw will be made for an ARBodies race car body courtesy of Lonnie Sommerville Racing for teams who have competed in all four events. When adding cash and prizes together, over $10,000 in added value is on the line in addition to individual race purses.
“With the roller coaster of a year 2020 has been, we’re excited to partner with Wayne and Ellen Smith to get this series going,” said Max Roy of Speedway 660. “Some of these teams have been itching to get racing and now we’re able to have a series with some great prizes for them.”
With these two tracks working together, the ultimate goal is to strengthen the motorsports ties throughout the Province and within the Maritimes between not only venues but between racers.
“We are pleased to be working together with Speedway 660 on this four race Pro Stock deal,” said Wayne Smith of Petty International Raceway. “I think this is going to help the racing industry in New Brunswick as a whole. Hopefully it will bring more cars to both tracks. We hope to see cars at Petty Raceway that we might not usually see here and we hope some of our regulars will visit Speedway 660. I would like to thank Bicknell Racing Products and Lonnie Sommerville Racing for sponsoring this series, it means a lot to Petty International Raceway. Let’s make this work – we’ll see the Pro Stock teams and drivers next weekend!”
The Saturday, August 8th card at Speedway 660 will feature the Best of the Best Pro Stock 150 for the RE/MAX East Coast Elite Realty Pro Stocks, the Fredericton Gun Shop Sharp Shooters and a stop by the Atlantic Modified Tour. The DMR Auto Street Stock division takes the spotlight Sunday, August 9th at 2pm with a 75-lap feature presented by Urquhart Construction. The Fredericton Gun Shop Sharp Shooters and Martin’s Home Heating Sportsman will play support on Sunday.
A cornucopia of stock car racing is set for all to enjoy this Saturday evening at Petty International Raceway. A total of seven divisions will contest eight feature events to kick off the month of August at the River Glade, New Brunswick oval. Racing action kicks off on Saturday, August 1st at 6pm.
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.pettyraceway.com.
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.