This Saturday night under the lights at Speedway 660 the Carquest Maritime Pro Stock Tour is heading to the Geary Woods for the Parts for Trucks 100. After last Saturday nights Enduro 200 being cancelled due to rain once again everyone is ready to get back to racing. Once again there is another exciting night of racing coming up. This is the race that had to be re-scheduled due to rain canceling it the first time in June.
Upwards of 30 cars are expected to make the trip to Speedway 660 this weekend including some of our own weekly Irving Lubricants Pro Stock regular drivers. Fans are going to see some exciting competitive racing when the tour hits the track. Every one is sure to be on the edge of their seats!
Some of the drivers you can expect to see include Fredericton’s Shawn Tucker, former track Champion Dave O’Blenis and Craig Slaunwhite, defending Peterbilt 250 Champion. Also St. John’s Lonnie Sommerville who had a great run in the PASS event, will be looking to make his way to victory lane. Some of the local drivers may include last year’s points Champion Greg Fahey and Matt Harris who is having a great start to the 2009 racing season.
After three of the tour races are in the books, the points have shuffled around and the point’s leader in the Carquest Maritime Pro Stock tour is John Flemming. Shawn Tucker who has won two of the three of the races is a close second in points while Shawn Turple is not far behind in third.
Last weekend was the first of three events in the Triple Crown Series. The first race was at Riverside Speedway for the IWK 250 where Wayne Smith picked up a win along with Kent Vincent and Sprint Cup driver David Reutimann also having podium finishes. There were 39 cars at the event. The second race of the series will take place at Scotia Speedworld on Aungust 8th for the Atlantic CAT 250 and the final race will be on September 6th at Speedway 660 for the Peterbilt 250 on SPEEDWEEKEND. If Wayne Smith can win all three of the events there will be a big $50,000 cheque waiting for him!
In addition to the Parts for Trucks 100, fans will get to see weekly points racing in the Martin’s Home Heating Sportsman and Coast Tire Street Stocks. Fans will see heats and features in both of these divisions. These points’s series are heating up as the summer goes on and you don’t want to miss it.
Race fans who bring a non perishable food item or make a donation for the food bank at the entrance of the Speedway will receive a bingo card for Purolator Bingo. Purolator is donating five $100 gas cards to give away to some lucky winners. At this time of year the food banks are very low on stock and rely on the help from public. Please remember the Food Bank when you leave to head to the Speedway on Saturday evening. Another night of WicKID family fun for everyone.
July 25th Event – Parts for Trucks 100
Saturday, July 25th at 7:00p.m.
Pit gates open at 1pm
Grandstands open at 5pm
Time Trials at 6:10pm
Racing starts at 7p.m.
Rain date is Sunday July 26th at 2:00p.m.
Adults (16 and over) $20
Youth (ages 9-15) $15
Children (ages 8 and under) FREE