The Biggar The Better!!

Fredericton, NB – The old saying has always said that Bigger is better and in tonight’s O’leary Pontiac Excitement Sportsman 150, Dave Biggar of Lake George proved this statement correct. The O’leary Pontiac Excitement 150 the kick off to all racing events for this year’s 2008 Leisure Family RV Centers SPEEDWEEKEND. Aside from the many sportsman that took part in today’s event, the Atlantic Open Wheel tour made it’s first debut to Speedway 660 for the 2008 season.

After numerous heats, and qualifying attempts only 26 cars made the feature event. Starting in the pole position was the driver who took both big Sportsman events of the 2008 season, Glyn Nott in the #12. Usually in a 150 lap event there are numerous lead changes between many drivers, this was not the case in tonight’s race where Nott lead the full 150 laps sweeping the board along with the halfway challenge award. Dave Biggar in the #70 car began the night on the outside position along side Nott. Biggar slowly made his way back towards the middle of the field, saving his car for the final bang at the end of the 150 laps. Matt Maillett of Burton in the #29 had another strong and successful run and looked to make a promising top three finish, if not the winner. However after holding on to second place for numerous laps, Maillet and Calvin Rankin in the #45 got tied up amongst each other which caused a minor wreck on lap 141 taking both of them to the back of the pack. By this time Biggar had taken his yellow #70 through the field and up to second place. The unofficial results held Glyn Nott to be the winner which would make him the overall winner of all BIG sportsman events at Speedway 660. Dave Biggar would finish in second with the #1 of Mike Banks finishing in third. The final results boiled down to Dave Biggar taking home the grand prize of being the O’leary Pontiac Excitement Sportsman 150 winner, being his biggest win in 2008. Finishing in second was the #1 of Mike Banks and rounding out the top three was the #40 of Richard Atkinson. Due to technical difficulties in post-race examination Glyn Nott was disqualified and stripped of his win.

Tomorrow, Speedway 660 hosting the biggest event of the season – the Peterbilt 250. Qualifying starts at 2pm with a 50 lap Coast Tire Street Stock feature and Legends feature in the afternoon. The main event is slated to start at approximately 7pm. Approximately forty pro stock cars signed in on Saturday including NASCAR’s Craftsman Truck Series, Ron Hornaday and the famous New England driver, Andy Santerre. The car count should lead to some interesting qualifying races in the afternoon as competition will be stiff for the 28 starting spots.

O’Leary Pontiac Excitement 150

Finish

Car No

Driver

Hometown

1

70

Dave Biggar

Lake George, NB

2

1

Micheal Banks

Lake George, NB

3

40

Richard Atkinson

Geary, NB

4

5

Wade Harris

Canal, NB

5

44

George Jamieson

Fredericton, NB

6

37

Bradley Logan

Harvey Station, NB

7

45

Calvin Rankin

Quispamsis, NB

8

95

Nathan Ellis

Miramichi, NB

9

80

Dan McNeil

Douglas, NB

10

28

John Rankin

St.Martins, NB

11

23

Wayne Wormell

Napan, NB

12

29

Matt Maillet

Burton, NB

13

81

Cody Price

Campbell Settlement, NB

14

3

Doug Craswell

Flatlands, NB

15

34

Randy Moore

Saint John, NB

16

25

Jeremy Graham

Jacksonville, NB

17

11

Cal Hatfield

Rothesay, NB

18

52

Josh Jaillet

MacDougall Settlement, NB

19

75

Don Shiels

Grand Bay – Westfield, NB

20

07

Robbie Fraser

Moncton, NB

21

26

Brent Roy

Hanwell, NB

22

85

Ken MacKenzie

Moncton, NB

23

9

Derek Christie

Fredericton, NB

24

0

Frank FraserJr

Shubenacadie, NS

25

69

Brian Gillespie

Nackawic, NB

26

12

Glyn Nott

Burton, NB

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