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Firecracker 150 & Bando Blast

The final month of the 2014 short-track racing season gets off to a thunderous start at Speedway 660 this Saturday evening. The Martin’s Home Heating Sportsman Firecracker 150 and the Westwood Estate Apartments 30 lap Bando Blast highlight action in the Geary Woods. Race fans will also be treated to racing in the DMR Auto Sales & Service Street Stock and Fredericton Gun Shop Sharp Shooter Divisions. 

 

“After our long holiday weekend break, everyone is all geared up for the final month of racing and we’ll kick it off in a big way this Saturday evening” said Speedway 660’s Max Roy. “We are proud to feature the fastest kids in Atlantic Canada in the Bando Blast on the same night as our region’s top Sportsman drivers take the green flag in the Firecracker 150.”

Sportsman action SpeedWeekend 2013Sportsman drivers usually run a 30 lap feature. On Saturday night they’ll go five times that distance in the Firecracker 150. What a test for drivers and cars!

Street Stock and Sharp Shooter drivers will also be part of Saturday night’s explosive race card. It starts an intense month of racing at Speedway 660 that also includes Fan Appreciation Night, the Night of Champions and SpeedWeekend 2014.

“It’ll be an awesome month of racing that will feature our big night for fans, the crowning of our champions and rookies of the year and SpeedWeekend, the number one racing event in our region” said Roy. “We are thrilled to get it all started this weekend with the Firecracker 150 and Bando Blast as we begin our biggest month of racing.”

Bando SpeedWeekend 2013The Westwood Estate Apartments Bandolero Division is a fan favourite at Speedway 660. On Saturday night they’ll put on a show in the 30 lap Bando Blast.

Adult ticket prices for this weekend’s event are $20; Youth tickets, for kids between 8 and 15 are $14; the family Pass for two adults and two youths is $65 and; admission is free for Speedway 660’s youngest race fans, seven and under. Pit passes for this event are $2.

The rain date for the Firecracker 150 & Bando Blast is Sunday at 2PM. If the weather is unsettled on Saturday morning, fans and race teams should call the Speedway 660 race line at 506-454-7223 or visit www.Speedway660.com for race day status updates.

Camp sites, advance tickets and Pro Stock 250 lap sponsorship opportunities are now available for SpeedWeekend. Race fans are encouraged to call the Speedway 660 raceline at 506-454-7223 or email info@speedway660.com to reserve SpeedWeekend camp sites, purchase tickets or sponsor laps.

SPeedWeekedn 2013 live bandThe Harvey’s Family Corn-Boil and live entertainment in the infield of Speedway 660 will kick off SpeedWeekend 2014 on Friday night, August 29th.

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 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.

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