Category Archives: Race Results

Gaddess Wins Street 75!

Fredericton, NB – Mother Nature continued to shine on Speedway 660 on Saturday night with over 3500 fans treated to another great night of racing.   The event was a combined event with DQ Kids day and the Street Stock 75 lapper highlighting the night.   Over 800 children turned out for the always fun Candy Scramble, a record number for the event.

On the racing side of things it was the big event for the Street Stock division with a 75 lap main event.    The experienced drivers rattled off 64 laps before the first caution when the  4th place driver at the time Mike Francis had to pit unexpectedly for a flat tire.  This just didn’t seem to be Francis’ night.   Earlier in the night in one of the qualifying races Francis went hard into the turn 4 cement wall almost certainly ending his night.   His crew worked hard to get him to the feature and now it seemed it was all for not or was it?  Francis did catch a break with a caution flying before a lap could be completed.  That allowed Francis to get back on the track and stay on the lead lap.   Starting 10th off the restart in front of the cars that were down laps, Francis made a charge to the front.   Francis ran out of laps but not before he was able to secure a third place finish.   The winner of the race, who led from start to finish in dominating fashion, was the #20 of Peter Gaddess.  Gaddess had his hands full with point’s leader Rick Cashol nose to nose with him for a better part of the race.  Cashol would eventually give way to the 20 and Gaddess picked up the main event win with Cashol finishing in 2nd place.
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MAX 1 Advanced Synthetic Pro Stock 150 goes to O’Blenis! Secures spot for Auto Value 250!!!

Over 4000 fans were treated to a dominating performance by the #48 of Dave O’Blenis.   O’Blenis who started 7th on the grid for the Max 1 Advanced Synthetic Pro Stock 150 wasted little time getting his Burger King ride to the front.   On lap 25, with lap traffic hindering race leader Scott Chubbuck, O’Blenis was able to make the pass and he never looked back from there.  A total of 20 cars made their way to the Geary woods for the 250 warm up with the winner getting an automatic bye into this year’s big event on Labor Day Sunday.  Chubbuck made a late charge in the dying laps but O’Blenis was just too strong.  Chubbuck finished a very respectable 2nd place while last years 250 winner Lonnie Sommerville finished a strong third.    After the race O’Blenis said “that just takes all of the pressure of for Labor Day and we have a car that can win.”

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Fireworks Fly as Maillet wins Firecracker 150!!!

Fredericton, NB –Saturday night over 4000 fans were treated to some fantastic racing at Speedway 660.   Some of the best sportsman cars from all over Atlantic Canada make their way to the Geary Woods for the Firecracker 150.  The second big sportsman event of the year saw 30 cars try to qualify for 24 spots in the main event.     Fans of the speedway were treated to some amazing weather to go along with the great on track racing.   There was also racing in the Atlantic Open Wheel Modifieds as well as the street stock division.

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Three Times Lucky for Sommerville!

Saturday night in the Geary woods was a thriller to say the least.  Twenty seven cars made their way to Speedway 660 to compete in the Parts for Trucks 100.  Chris Hughes and local native Matt Harris started on the front row of the 24 car field.  The race which was hampered by a lot of cautions during the first 50 laps improved in style with a thrilling finish involving four front runners.  Lonnie Sommerville, Shawn Tucker, Craig Slaunwhite and Shawn Turple were the players and the 1/3 mile oval was the field of play.  Sommerville had been sent to the rear of the field three times during the event while Tucker had been issued the same faith once himself.  Both drivers made their way to the front of the field with just 8 laps to go.    At lap 92 Turple had led over half of the race (67 laps) but on the restart on lap 92, Slaunwhite would take the lead.   The #99 of Slaunwhite seemed to be primed to take home the victory: Enter Lonnie Sommerville and Shawn Tucker.  After a caution with just 2 laps to go, Sommerville and Tucker sat 3rd and 4th behind Slaunwhite and Turple.   Sommerville dove to the inside off the restart and nestled himself right on the bumper of the #99 while Tucker was waiting patiently or not so patiently in the wings.   With 1 lap to go Slaunwhite and Sommerville were battling hard with Sommerville getting the 99 loose with just 2 turns to go.   Slaunwhite who was desperately trying to fight back left the door open for Tucker to slide into 2nd.   On the last turn Sommerville cleared the two and took the checker in one of the most thrilling finishes in recent tour events.   Finishing 2nd was a thrilled Shawn Tucker and a disappointed #99 Craig Slaunwhite finished a very respectable 3rd.   The top Speedway 660 car was #88 of Kevin Moore finishing in 8th place.   Other notables were Matt Harris in 11th, Jordan Gahan in 16th and Brian Gillespie in 23rd spot.

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Banks takes it to the Bank in Martins Sportsman 100!!

Saturday night was saw some of the best sportsman cars from all over Atlantic Canada make their way to the Geary Woods for the Martin’s Home Heating Sportsman 100.  The first big sportsman event of the year saw 26 cars try to qualify for 24 spots in the main event.     Fans of the speedway were treated to some amazing weather to go along with the great on track racing.   There was racing in four divisions on this night starting with the young guns in the Bandolero division.

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FANFEST 2010 presented by Sojourn – Near Capacity Crowd!!

Saturday night was FANFEST 2010 sponsored by Sojourn Signs at Speedway  660 with free grandstand admission to anyone who attended the event.   The event in its second year of existence was again a huge success with a near capacity crowd make its way to the Geary woods.  Fans would have to wait though, as an hour long rain delay struck just as the first set of heats were getting started.

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NOTT does Military Proud!!

Fredericton N.B. -Saturday night was military appreciation at Speedway 660 with all military personnel receiving free entry into the speedway.

All divisions were active on this night with the Bandeleros starting things off with some great action.   D.J. Casey out of Nova Scotia took home his 2nd straight victory while Dawson McIntee held Casey off until only a few laps remained, finishing a strong 2nd place.  Rounding out the top three was Cole Boudreau in his #96 ride.

In the 4 cylinder division which turned out to be a very entertaining race it was Mike Weagle of Petitcodiac winning for the second straight night but not without some difficulty.   Just 5 laps into the feature the 60 of Weagle made contact with the 7 of T.J. Madore.  Madore stayed the course but Weagle lost valuable track position.  With just 10 laps remaining Weagle went from dead last to 1st place to take the win.   He even took the time to let the 7 of Madore know he didn’t forget what had happened on lap 5.  Weagle did get the 7 loose with just 4 laps to go as he approached but Weagle made the right decision and let Madore straighten things out.     Weagle eventually made the pass and finished first while Madore finished 2nd and Kevin Dunster rounded out the top three with a third place finish.

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Clarks Dominate Pro All Stars Series 200!

Fredericton, NB, June 12th, 2010 – Speedway 660 fans came out again in big numbers for the 2nd event of the year with the Pro All-Star Series 200 headlining Saturday night’s event in the Geary woods.   Three divisions on this night would see action including the Martin’s Home Heating Sportsman and the Street Stocks.

Norm Marx Photo

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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.”

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