Speedway 660 is all set to host one of the season’s biggest Sportsman races in the Maritimes. The Martin’s Home Heating 100 pays $3000 to win and is expected to be hotly contested by our region’s best Sportsman teams. Bonus prize money has also been added to the purse for drivers finishing 2nd through 10th.
“We believe strongly in Sportsman racing and have added extra money to the purse which should encourage lots of drivers to make the trip to Geary this weekend” said Richard Martin, a long-time fan and Speedway 660 marketing partner. “The Martin’s Home Heating 100 has always provided the great Speedway 660 fans with an incredible night of racing and hopefully increasing the purse will bring out more race teams and make the event even more exciting.”Matt Maillet (2nd from right) won the 2013 Martin’s Home Heating Sportsman 100. Matt Rodgers (2nd from left) was second, while Brent Roy (right) came home third. Richard Martin (left) will be in Victory Lane this Saturday night, but we’re not sure who he’ll be congratulating!
Brent Roy, Matt and Andrew Rodgers, Billy Sommerville and George Jamieson are all having a great season and will be contenders for the win. Dawson MacIntee, Alexandra O’Blenis and Drew Greenlaw, who all moved up from Bandolero to Sportsman this season, are ready to prove they can have good runs in a big race. And there are sure to be some out of towners headed to Speedway 660 to make a run for the big money.
“The competition will be tough for sure, we’ve got a good mix of veterans and rookies who run with us every week and the $3000 to win is bound to attract some other top teams from around the region” said Speedway 660’s Max Roy. “Sportsman racing is always exciting and on behalf of all of the race teams and our fans, I want to thank Richard and Anne Martin for their continued support of the Speedway 660 brand of racing.”Andrew Rodgers recently won his first-ever Sportsman feature at Speedway 660. Andrew and his brother Matt, who was 2nd in last year’s Martin’s Home Heating 100, hope to be celebrating in a big way this weekend!
The Westwood Estate Apartments Bandolero, Fredericton Gun Shop Sharp Shooter, DMR Auto Sales & Service Street Stock and Re/Max Group Four Realty Pro Stock Divisions are also on the schedule this weekend.
Sportsman time-trials begin at 5:15PM, Bando and Sharp Shooter heat races run at 6:20PM and Street Stock and Pro Stock and Sportsman heat races get underway at 7PM.
Adult ticket prices are $15; Youth tickets, for kids between eight and 15 are $12; the Family Pass for two Adults and two Youths is $42 and; admission is always free for Speedway 660’s youngest race fans, seven and under. Adult pit passes are available for an additional $2.
The rain date for the Martins Home Heating Sportsman 100 is Sunday at 2PM. If the weather is unsettled on Saturday morning, fans and race team members should call the Speedway 660 race line at 506-454-7223 or visit www.Speedway660.com for race day status updates.
Coming up Saturday (June 28th) at 7PM the Fredericton Gun Shop Sharp Shooter 30 is the feature attraction. Pro Stock, Sportsman, Street Stock and Bandolero Division drivers will race for championship points during this fast paced night of action. Then on Sunday (June 29th) at 2PM fans will be on the edge of their seats for the first ENDURO event of the season.
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, Maine and Quebec. The Speedway 660 racing season runs from mid May until Labour Day Weekend. SpeedWeekend 2014, one of the most prestigious short track events in eastern North America, is always a fitting way to wrap up Speedway 660’s racing season.