Arbeau, Roy, and Fahey Take Home Fredericton Volkswagen 50s!

Fredericton, NB – Action and excitement was the main focus today at Speedway 660 with the first ever Triple Header 50 lap feature, sponsored by Fredericton Volkswagen. Although Mother Nature tried to interfere with the event, she could not take fans away from the fast pace racing at Speedway 660. As the sun started to peak through the overcast sky, the roar of engines filled the Geary woods.

In the Coast Tire Street Stock Division drivers were going all out to try and gain that extra point for the championship run. Starting off the feature event, on the two pole positions were rookie drivers Trent Noble in the #83 and Shannon Brake in the #18. Noble could not hold off the charging Brake, who had won his heat early in the afternoon. Brake lead a total of 8 laps until veteran driver Jason Shannon in the #20 crept up behind him to take over the lead on lap 11. After being passed by Shannon, Brake continued to make his way further back into the middle of the field while current points leader, Rick Cashol in the #54, and Josh Arbeau in the #61 made their way up to the front of the pack. Shannon continued to lead for 14 laps until Cashol made the pass on lap 25. Cashol looked as if he had swept the remainder of the race until Josh Arbeau made a quick pass on lap 43. Arbeau would go on to win the race, taking home first place, while Cashol had to settle for third. Taking home the second spot was the #88 of Brian Fox, who was celebrating an anniversary today at the Speedway.

In the Martin’s Home Heating Sportsman division Joe Hoyt in the #8 started off his evening in a great way taking home the win in his heat. He then started off the feature event of the afternoon in the pole position and lead the first eight laps, struggling to keep the #11 of Cal Hatfield away from the pole. Hatfield and Hoyt battled it out at the beginning of the race, swapping for the lead every 3rd lap. While Hatfield and Hoyt battled it out at the front of the field, Mike Banks in the #1 cruised up to the front, to sit right behind the #8 of Joe Hoyt. Banks would pass Hoyt on lap 19 and then continue to take over the first place position from Hatfield on lap 21. As Banks made his way up through the field so did the Camry Kid, the #26 of Brent Roy, along with the Nackawic Night Train of Brian Gillespie in the #69. Banks would continue to lead the remainder of the race, leading a total of 30 laps while Gillespie and Roy would battle it out for second behind lapped traffic. At the end of the 50 lap feature the unofficial results showed Mike Banks in the first place position, Brent Roy in the second position and Brian Gillespie in the third position. However after post race technical examination the official results would lead to Brent Roy taking home his second win of the 2008 season, Brian Gillespie finishing in second and the #11 of Cal Hatfield finishing in third.

In the Irving Lubricants Pro Stock division Myles Harris in the #31 looked as if he may take home the Robin’s Inn Hat Trick award for winning the heat, dash and feature. However someone else had a different ending in mind. Harris started the feature event in the third position and quickly zipped his way past the #29 of Robert Tomplinson and the #1 of Vince Bonnar to take over the lead on lap 8. Harris would continue to lead until current points leader, Greg Fahey in the #20, made the pass on lap 32 after a wreck that involved two of the top three cars. Fahey would continue to hold of Harris number one when, from the middle of the pack, Matt Harris in the #87 appeared in his rear view mirror. Fahey would have his hands full for the remainder of the race, attempting to hold of the Harris pair battling it out for any spot in the top three. Fahey would lead the remaining 19 laps to take home the first place win while Matt Harris in the #87 took home second and rounding out the top three was the #1 of Myles Harris.

Next weekend will be the final event at Speedway 660, Fan Appreciation Day! This day is specifically dedicated to the fans that make this sport spectacular. There will be tons of great giveaways and an opportunity to have a one on one chat with all your favourite drivers in an on track autograph session starting at 1:00pm. Make sure you swing by the Geary woods next weekend for the final event of the 2008 season; it’s sure to be WicKID!
Irving Lubricants Pro Stock – Fredericton Volkswagen 50
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1 20 Greg Fahey St. Stephen, NB
2 87 Matt Harris Fredericton Jct., NB
3 31 Myles Harris Nasonworth, NB
4 81 Glenn Rasmussen New Denmark, NB
5 1 Vinnie Bonnar Quispamsis, NB
6 17 Brent Wiggins Fredericton, NB
7 88 Kevin Moore Pepper Creek, NB
8 29 Robert Tomlinson Arthurette, NB
9 51 Josh Jaillet MacDougall Settlement, NB
10 18 Brian MacNaughton Lower Coverdale, NB

Martins Home Heating Sportsman – Fredericton Volkswagen 50
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1 26 Brent Roy Hanwell, NB
2 69 Brian Gillespie Nackawic, NB
3 11 Cal Hatfield Rothesay, NB
4 5 Wade Harris Canal, NB
5 29 Matt Maillet Burton, NB
6 45 Calvin Rankin Quispamsis, NB
7 12 Glyn Nott Burton, NB
8 9 Derek Christie Fredericton, NB
9 37 Bradley Logan Harvey Station, NB
10 34 Randy Moore Saint John, NB
11 8 Joe Hoyt Fredericton, NB
12 25 Jeremy Graham Jacksonville, NB
13 81 Cody Price Campbell Settlement, NB
14 80 Dan McNeil Douglas, NB
15 12X Joey Rodgers Fredericton, NB
16 44 George Jamieson Fredericton, NB
17 70 Dave Biggar Lake George, NB
18 40 Richard Atkinson Geary, NB
19 7 Kirk Jardine Oromocto, NB
DQ 1 Micheal Banks Lake George, NB
Coast Tire Street Stock – Fredericton Volkswagen 50
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1 61 Josh Arbeau Fredericton, NB
2 88 Brian Fox Burton, NB
3 54 Rick Cashol Saint John, NB
4 20 Jason Shannon Hoyt, NB
5 2 Matt Matheson Geary, NB
6 11 Rodney Ness Hanwell, NB
7 13 Jack Lane Geary, NB
8 1 Heidi Cooper Hanwell, NB
9 18 Shannon Brake Saint John, NB
10 41 Robert Raynes North Summerville, NB
11 7 Charles Gaddess Minto, NB
12 15 Roger Slocum Quispamsis, NB
13 83 Trent Noble Tracy, NB
14 6 Bruce Weston Saint John, NB
15 4 Kyle Carr Saint John, NB

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