(GEARY, NB – July 10th, 2019) – Speedway 660 is getting ready to host Street Stock teams from across Atlantic Canada on Saturday, July 13th at 6:30pm. Preparations are well underway for the second edition of the Ricky Bobby Street Stock 150 presented by DMR Auto with fans and teams alike counting the days until they see their favorite Saturday night heroes try to “git’r to the front” in memory of Rick “Ricky Bobby” Arbeau.
What can you expect to see at Speedway 660 during the biggest Street Stock event in Atlantic Canada? Here’s a small preview to get your motor running in advance of this weekend event.
(GEARY, NB – July 8th, 2019) – Dave O’Blenis (Boundary Creek, NB) was the quickest driver in the long run on Sunday afternoon at Speedway 660, ultimately saving his race car to race away with the Best of the Best 100. O’Blenis made the winning move on Brent Roy (Hanwell, NB) to take home his third RE/MAX East Coast Elite Realty Pro Stock victory of the year at the Geary, New Brunswick oval. The win is also the second straight Best of the Best 100 win for the No. 48 Irving Blending & Packaging team after winning the last 100-lap feature last July.
POSTPONED TO SUNDAY AT 2pm: Due to the forecast of showers in the afternoon and thunder showers this evening, coupled with an extremely high heat advisory, we will be postponing our ProStock Best of the Best 100 to tomorrow, Sunday, July 7th at 2:00pm.
It’s difficult to make these decisions, however this one is made out of safety for our track staff, racers and fans more than anything due to the extreme heat.
We will see you tomorrow at 2:00, for what’s looking to be a great show!
(GEARY, NB – July 3rd, 2019) – Speedway 660 will host their first extended distance Pro Stock event of the 2019 season on Saturday evening. The Best of the Best 100 will serve as a tune up for the Pro Stock 250 on SpeedWeekend in September and is expected to draw some of the top talent from across the province to race for the checkered flag. The Martin’s Home Heating Sportsman, DMR Auto Street Stock and Fredericton Gun Shop Sharp Shooters will play support. Racing begins on Saturday, July 6th at 6:30pm.
(GEARY, NB – June 30th, 2019) – With a forecast of persistent showers throughout the afternoon and early evening in the Fredericton area, Speedway 660 officials have made the call to cancel racing for this afternoon, Sunday, June 30th. The forecast deteriorated overnight, forcing the call to be made this morning.
The championship point racing portion of this afternoon’s event does not have a make up date and will not be made up. The Gunslinger 50 presented by Fredericton Gun Shop and Fairview Jeep Ram will be rescheduled to Saturday, August 10th.
The Best of the Best Pro Stock 100 is up next for Speedway 660. The Saturday, July 6th card features a full night of racing with a start time of 6:30pm.
For more information about events at Speedway 660, visit Speedway660.com, like @Speedway660 on Facebook or call the Speedway 660 Raceline at (506) 454-7223.
About Speedway 660:
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, one of the most prestigious short track events in eastern North America, wraps up Speedway 660’s racing season.
Gunslinger 50 Sees Four Cylinders Take Centre Stage Sunday
(GEARY, NB – June 26th, 2019) – Speedway 660 will welcome the fastest domestic Four Cylinder race cars in the Maritimes to the Geary woods on Sunday afternoon. The Gunslinger 50 presented by Fredericton Gun Shop and Fairview Jeep Ram is one of the richest Four Cylinder division races in the region, boasting a total purse of over $3,500 with a guaranteed $750 to win. The special Sunday afternoon card will also feature point paying features for the RE/MAX East Coast Elite Realty Pro Stock, Martin’s Home Heating Sportsman and DMR Auto Street Stock divisions. The Sunday, June 30th card has a special start time of 4pm.
(GEARY, NB – June 22nd, 2019) – Alexandra O’Blenis (Boundary Creek, NB) captured the Martin’s Home Heating 100 at Speedway 660 on Saturday evening. O’Blenis was strong throughout the race, showing the way through the 100-lap distance which ran with the first 81 laps without a caution. Devin Snell (Saint John, NB) got up on the wheel at the finish, racing door to door with O’Blenis on the final lap but had to settle for second at the finish. Snell joined fellow Lonnie Sommerville Racing driver Curtis Collins (Barnesville, NB) on the podium behind O’Blenis. Richard Atkinson (Haneytown, NB) and Matt Rodgers (Smithtown, NB) completed the top five in the fast paced Late Model Sportsman feature.
(GEARY, NB – June 19th, 2019) – It’s big race season at Speedway 660! Over the next four weeks, each of the four Speedway 660 House Divisions will compete in major extended distance marquee events that are expected to draw the best drivers in the province to the Geary woods to compete for the checkered flag and hardware. The first up of these events will put the focus on the Martin’s Home Heating Sportsman division as they will race for 100-laps on Saturday evening in the Martin’s Home Heating 100. The RE/MAX East Coast Elite Realty Pro Stock and Fredericton Gun Shop Sharp Shooter divisions will play support with point paying features. Racing on Saturday evening begins at 6:30pm.
(GEARY, NB – June 16th, 2019) – What was old is now new again after Saturday night’s racing card at Speedway 660.
Three of the four feature winners took home their second victories of the season. In the case of Curtis Collins (Barnesville, NB) in the Martin’s Home Heating Sportsman and Dave O’Blenis (Boundary Creek, NB) in the RE/MAX East Coast Elite Realty Pro Stock divisions, it was their second feature victories in as many weeks. BJ Gillespie (Harvey, NB) took home his second feature win of the year in the Fredericton Gun Shop Sharp Shooter division and was joined on the podium by rookies Jon Forsyth (Oromocto, NB) and Tristan Harris (Harvey, NB). Peter Martin (Saint John, NB) scored his first feature triumph since 2014 when he drove to Riverview Ford Lincoln Victory Lane in the DMR Auto Street Stock division.
(GEARY, NB – June 12th, 2019) – Speedway 660 will be alive with stock car racing action once again this Saturday evening. A full card will entertain fans on Saturday, June 15th and will feature qualifying and main event action from all four Speedway 660 house divisions as they battle for checkered flags and championship points. The action in the Geary woods on Saturday has a post time of 6:30pm.
Race car drivers typically don’t like to share victory lane, but that is the theme though three completed race events this season. In total, a dozen features have been run between the four classes that compete weekly at the track and only one driver, Roger Slocum (Chipman, NB) in the DMR Auto Street Stock class, has multiple feature victories. He credits keeping his car clean and out of trouble to his early season success behind the wheel of the No. 15 Knox Auto Sales Chevrolet.
(GEARY, NB – June 5th, 2019) – The lights will come on at Speedway 660 this Saturday evening when the track contests their first night race of the 2019 season. After running the opening two events on Sunday afternoon’s, the third stock car racing event of the season at the Geary, New Brunswick oval will run on Saturday, June 8th at 6:30pm. All four house divisions will be in action, including the RE/MAX East Coast Elite Realty Pro Stocks, Martin’s Home Heating Sportsman, DMR Auto Street Stocks and Fredericton Gun Shop Sharp Shooters.