No Shortage of Story Lines at Riverview Ford Season Opener!!!

Whether it was the largest opening day car count or the largest opening day crowd since opening day in 1996 or the launching of a new division, this night had it all.   Not to mention some awesome side by side racing.
On a gorgeous May night, Speedway 660 introduced its Bandolero division with kids ranging in age from 8 to 15.  Eight of these miniature stock cars raced for the checkers with the no 8 of DJ Casey winning the event in the Young Guns category and the 9 year old Ryan Messer winning the Bandits category in his inaugural Bandolero ride.   As a whole the group of youngsters put on an excellent display of driving skill with some great racing through the field.  Co-owner Chris Johnston said “It’s amazing the talent these kids have at this age.  They drive those cars like their veterans.”


In the 4-cylinder division, the night belonged to a new comer; Mike Weagle of Moncton won both his heat and feature in impressive fashion.   This division reached new heights as well with a total of 6 new cars being added to the division.   Co-owner Steve Burns said after the event, “this division has more than doubled in just one year so we are expecting great things in the years to come.”
In the Leisure Family RV.com Street Stock division 21 cars hit to the oval.   Matt Matheson, the #2 car took home the Robin’s Inn Hat Trick award by winning his heat, the dash and the feature in an impressive season debut.   Jason Shannon and Rick Cashol both had strong starts to their Championship bids in 2010 with 2nd and 3rd place finished respectively.
In the Martin’s Home Heating Sportsman division, 25 cars made the track to the Geary woods with Glyn Nott also taking home a win in all three of his races.   Nott said afterward “opening day is always tough, a lot of times top ten is all your looking for but this is special when you can start out the year like this.”   Brent Roy finished a strong second place with some great side by side racing and Ken McKenzie of Moncton made his debut as regular points car in fine form with a 3rd place finish.   After the race McKenzie remarked “I love this place, tons of fans and great competitors”.
Finally in the Coastal Blending and Packaging Pro Stock division local favourite Shawn Tucker took home the win in the 40 lap main event just edging out 2009 track Champion Greg Fahey in an exciting seesaw battle between the two veterans.  “Greg was really strong and it was all I could do to hold him off” said Tucker just after his first win of the season.  Fahey led the race for several laps but in the end was not able to regain the top spot after a restart late in the race.   Matt Harris finished a strong third managing his way nicely through a 5 caution race.

All in all some great action and an excellent start to the 2010 season.   In total over 70 cars entered for competition on this day marking the largest opening day car count in the history of the speedway.   This was accompanied by a crowd of over 4000 fans who had waited patiently for their summer past time to begin once again.

Speedway 660 continues its busy schedule next Saturday night, June 5th with Kids Day and the District Schools challenge.

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Coastal Blending & Packaging Pro Stock - Feature

Finish

Car No

Driver

Hometown

1

52

Shawn Tucker

Killarney Road, NB

2

20

Greg Fahey

St. Stephen, NB

3

87

Matt Harris

Fredericton Jct., NB

4

48

Dave O’Blenis

Boundary Creek, NB

5

18

Brian MacNaughton

Lower Coverdale, NB

6

69

Brian Gillespie

Nackawic, NB

7

88

Kevin Moore

Pepper Creek, NB

8

17

Brent Wiggins

Fredericton, NB

9

16

Jordan Gahan

Fredericton, NB

10

97

Chris Duncan

Kingston, NB

11

35

Brad Mann

Glenlevet, NB

12

12

Michael Kyle

Berwick, NB

13

55

Carl Raeburn

Saint John, NB

14

24

Kevin Boyle

Saint John, NB

15

29

Robert Tomlinson

Arthurette, NB

Martins Home Heating Sportsman – Feature

Finish

Car No

Driver

Hometown

1

12

Glyn Nott

Burton, NB

2

26

Brent Roy

Hanwell, NB

3

85

Ken Mackenzie

Salisbury, NB

4

27

Bill Sommerville

Saint John, NB

5

1

Micheal Banks

Lake George, NB

6

5

Wade Harris

Canal, NB

7

29

Matt Maillet

Burton, NB

8

70

Dave Biggar

Lake George, NB

9

44

George Jamieson

Fredericton, NB

10

9

Derek Christie

Fredericton, NB

11

11

Cal Hatfield

Rothesay, NB

12

40

Richard Atkinson

Geary, NB

13

33

Charlie Wilkins

Keswick, NB

14

28

John Rankin

St.Martins, NB

15

43

Shawn McLean

Lewis Mountain, NB

16

44S

Steve Seveck

Nackawic, NB

17

03

Steve Halpin

Saint John, NB

18

42

Matt Rodgers

Saint John, NB

19

80

Dan McNeil

Douglas, NB

20

99

Shawn Hyslop

St. Stephen, NB

21

81W

Jamie Weston

Saint John, NB

22

41

Robert Raynes

North Summerville, NB

23

17

Joe Hoyt

Fredericton, NB

24

89

Kyle Carr

Saint John, NB

25

34

Randy Moore

Saint John, NB

Leisure Family RV.com Street Stock – Feature

Finish

Car No

Driver

Hometown

1

2

Matt Matheson

Geary, NB

2

28

Jason Shannon

Hoyt, NB

3

54

Rick Cashol

Saint John, NB

4

23

Mike Francis

Saint John, NB

5

20

Peter Gaddess

Minto, NB

6

88

Brian Fox

Burton, NB

7

04

Joe Albert

Minto, NB

8

18

Shannon Brake

Saint John, NB

9

15

Roger Slocum

Quispamsis, NB

10

29

Kevin McKeen

Fredericton, NB

11

11

Rodney Ness

Hanwell, NB

12

13

Jack Lane

Geary, NB

13

8

Benji Ruff

Florenceville, NB

14

5

Brad Slipp

Saint John, NB

15

83

Trent Noble

Tracy, NB

16

1

Heidi Cooper

Hanwell, NB

17

4

Richard Hartley

Saint John, NB

18

99

Rob Pethick

Nackawic, NB

19

54P

Paul Miller

Fredericton, NB

20

10

Devin Snell

Fredericton, NB

21

05

Dana Brooks

Fredericton, NB

4 Cylinder – Feature

Finish

Car No

Driver

1

60

Mike Weagle

2

16

Kevin Dunster

3

3

Kevin Peterson

4

15

Sean Peters

5

2

Robert Flowers

6

77

Ira Farnell

7

7

T.J. Madore

8

76

Nathalie Russell

Bandoleros – Feature

Finish

Car No

Driver

1

8

D.J. Casey

2

1

Ryan Messer

3

3

Alicia Mowat

4

00

Cole Boudreau

5

46

Dana Hamm

6

4

Peter Martin

7

19

Dawson McIntee

8

20

Nathaniel Gullison

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