(August 4th, 2016) Tonight’s races at Speedway 660 have been cancelled because of a weather forecast which is calling for showers and potential lightning strikes. There is no rain date for this event.
Racing resumes on Saturday night in the Geary Woods with a weekly championship points event. After taking the long holiday weekend off, Speedway 660 is gearing up for an exciting month of action. It begins this Saturday night at 6:30PM with action in the Fredericton Gun Shop Sharp Shooter, DMR Auto Sales Street Stock, Martins Home Heating Sportsman and Re/Max Group Four Realty Pro Stock divisions.
“With four straight weeks of point racing ahead of us, we’ve got to be at the top of our game every time out to have a chance to win the championship” said Kevin Moore, the current pro stock point leader. “We gave it a good shot last season but had to settle for second, so we’re really motivated to have a great month and give ourselves a chance to do something special at the Night of Champions on the last Saturday in August.”Big Kevin Moore and his racing team are having a great season, but they’ll have to keep going strong in August to earn their first-ever pro stock championship.
Heading into action this weekend Moore has a slim seven point advantage over three time Re/Max Group Four Realty Pro Stock champion Greg Fahey. John Rankin and Matt Harris are also in the championship hunt. Ryan Messer leads the Martins Home Heating Sportsman Division, but Drew Greenlaw and George Jamieson are within striking distance.
“Ryan is great driver and he’s having an awesome season, but we’ve been pretty consistent too and George is a veteran who is hungry to win his first title” said Greenlaw. “It’s going to be a real battle and who-ever has the best month of August will be the one who earns the championship trophy on August 27th.”Drew Greenlaw has been very good in 2016, but he knows he’ll have to have a great month to overtake Ryan Messer and win the sportsman crown.
Robert Raynes leads the DMR Auto Sales Street Stock points, but Courtney O’Blenis has been staying right with the defending champion all season long. Kyle MacKinnon and Kyle Boudreau are battling it out at the top of the leader board in the Fredericton Gun Shop Sharp Shooter Division.
Adult ticket prices for Saturday’s event are $14, Youth tickets (13 to 15 years of age) are $10 and pit passes are $2. The Family Pass, which includes tickets for two adults and two youths, is $38. Children 12 and under are admitted free.
There is no rain date for this weekend’s event. If the weather is unsettled on Saturday morning fans and race teams are encouraged to call the Speedway 660 race line at 506-454-7223 or visit www.speedway660.com for race day status updates.
After this Saturday’s weekly championship point racing event, Speedway 660 has a Sharp Shooter 40 scheduled for August 13th, followed by Fan Appreciation Night on the 20th and the Night of Champions on the 27th. SpeedWeekend 2016 runs from September 2nd until the 5th. The last month of the season is always intense at Speedway 660. Four championships and four rookie of the year awards will be determined before the season wraps up with the biggest weekend of racing in Atlantic Canada.
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 2016, one of the most prestigious short track events in eastern North America, wraps up Speedway 660’s racing season.