Fredericton, NB– A gorgeous sunny day always leads to a WicKID day or racing at Speedway 660. Today’s event, the Peterbilt 250 was a memorable one for many as Nova Scotia’s Craig Slaunwhite in the #23SFR made history tonight by becoming the youngest (27 yrs old) winner of the 8th annual Peterbilt 250. It was an emotional victory for the SFR team, five years from this day they won the Peterbilt 250 with the late Scott Fraser. In addition, this great event has yet to see a repeat winner as Slaunwhite becomes the 8th different winner of this event.
Fredericton, NB – The old saying has always said that Bigger is better and in tonight’s O’leary Pontiac Excitement Sportsman 150, Dave Biggar of Lake George proved this statement correct. The O’leary Pontiac Excitement 150 the kick off to all racing events for this year’s 2008 Leisure Family RV Centers SPEEDWEEKEND. Aside from the many sportsman that took part in today’s event, the Atlantic Open Wheel tour made it’s first debut to Speedway 660 for the 2008 season.
Fredericton, NB – The sun couldn’t shine any brighter on a beautiful race day in the Geary woods at Speedway 660. Tonight’s feature event was the Fredericton Mitsubishi Points racing along with a first ever event at Speedway 660, the Fastor Pastor event. The Fastor Pastor event was a huge success with 14 drivers in attendance along with the help of seven Street Stock drivers, these clergymen got the same opportunity the ladies get once a season, to show the drivers how to drive. Aside from the Fastor Pastor event, there was some fantastic points racing in all three divisions with new faces taking home some feature win’s and some past champs showing they haven’t lost their touch.
Fredericton, NB – Mother Nature couldn’t even interfere with tonight’s event at Speedway 660. Tonight’s Dent Daddy 75 was one of the best Coast Tire Street Stock events of this season along with some spectacular racing in the other two divisions, the Irving Lubricants Pro Stock division and the Martin’s Home Heating Sportsman division.
In the Coast Tire Street Stock division Rick Cashol in the #54 showed everyone why he was champion in 2006. After starting the race in the sixth position, climbed his way up through the field to over come the cars one by one. Cashol knew the race wasn’t going to be easy when he seen veteran driver Joe Albert in his orange #04 at the front of the field. Cashol and Albert fought it out, fender to fender until Cashol finally took the lead away from Albert on lap 13. As Albert slowly went back in the field the #61 of Josh Arbeau came up. Arbeau made it to the second spot to take on Cashol for the lead. All looked well until a Arbeau spun out taking him back a few positions which gave Brian Fox in the #88 the opportunity to pass him for the second position while Bill Belleville in the #40 followed. Cashol lead the remainder of the race with the pair of Belleville and Fox right behind him. Cashol took home the win while Belleville finished second and Fox rounded out the top three.
Fredericton, NB – What started off as a gloomy day, cleared off into beautiful summer weather just in time for the second Enduro 200 of the season. Driver’s have been itching to get out on the Speedway since the rain out event in July and they sure made for an exciting night.
Steve Seveck in the #44 took home his first Enduro 200 win of the 2008 season. Seveck had some tough competition on his tale with the #8 team of Benji Ruff and Dale Hatheway looking for a win. Seveck fought it out for many laps against the team, but finally crossed the finish line and took home the win. The next set of two drivers were also competing but for the third and fourth position. Rheal Kenny in the #72 along with Bud Vallis in the 34c were driving side by side for many laps, gaining only inches on one another at a time. Kenny finished the race in third while Vallis took home the fourth spot.
Fredericton, NB – Although Mother Nature let the skies open at periodic moments throughout the evening, the FIRECRACKER 150 event was another successful night at Speedway 660. Some of the greatest Sportsman competition attended Speedway 660 tonight to make the FIRECRACKER go out with a BANG and make for a wild night!
Fredericton, NB – What started off as a gloomy day turned into bright sunny skies and tons of WicKID action packed fun at Speedway 660 this evening. The tour will leave the track this evening rounding up their final schedule appearance at Speedway 660 for the 2008 season and while winners on and off the track celebrate their victory wins.
In the CARQUEST Pro Stock Tour race, the Parts for Trucks 100, The former Speedway 660 drivers (and current) dominated the top podium finishes. Lonnie Sommerville in the #23, who has in the past won a Peterbilt 250 and raced weekly at Speedway 660, took home the feature win tonight in the Parts for Trucks 100 while Rollie MacDonald in the #13 took home the second position. Rounding out the top three was the #48 of Dave O’Blenis, who was also a Peterbilt winner and former Speedway 660 driver. An honourable mention goes out to Greg Fahey in the #20 for being the top Speedway 660 driver in the race.
Fredericton, NB – Speedway 660 wraps up another night of great racing in the Geary woods, having many winners walking away with great prizes. Tonight’s event featured, yet again, some newest additions to podium finishers. The event also gave the fans an opportunity to take home some BIG prizes with Purelator Food Bank Bingo. Purelator and Speedway 660 joined forces to take on the fight against hunger with a Bingo night in support of the Fredericton food Bank. The winners of tonight’s bingo games took home either an Ipod Nano or an Itouch and overall had a great time playing throughout the evening.
Fredericton, NB – As the weather hits the high twenties off the track, the racing heats up at Speedway 660. Tonight’s feature’s held some of the newest additions to podium finishes; not to mention first timers to victory lane for 2008. The ladies got the opportunity to show the boys how racing is done and the mascots got their moment to shine.
In the Coast Tire Street Stock Division the #88 of Brian Fox looked as if he was going for a Robin’s Inn Hat Trick Award after winning his heat and dash but due to a misfortunate spin on lap eight in the feature, Fox had to settle ninth. Matt Matheson in the #2 has been destined since the beginning of the season to grab his first feature win of 2008. Matheson started the street stock feature in the seventh position and flew past numerous drivers to challenge the #11 of Rodney Ness. Ness lost the lead to Matheson on lap twelve while Rick Cashol in the #54 seen the opportunity to fly into second. Cashol then fought Matheson for the remaining nine laps, taking a charge every lap to get closer and closer to first. Matheson was to strong for the past champion and finally took home the feature win he has been looking for. Cashol had to settle for second while the 2007 champion, Mike Francis in the #23, rounded out the top three.
Fredericton, NB – Another exciting night at Speedway 660 ended with some familiar faces in victory lane for the CARQUEST Pro Stock Tour 100 along with the newest additions to podium finishes in the Martin’s Home Heating Sportsman Division and Coast Tire Street Stock Division.