Saturday will be one of the most exciting and entertaining nights of the 2012 season at Speedway 660. The annual Fan Appreciation Night of Champions kicks off at 5:30PM with every car, in all five racing divisions, parked on the front stretch. Drivers and crews will be there too for the popular autograph session. Racing begins at 7PM and championships will be awarded after every feature race.
“The Fan Appreciation Night of Champions is a hit with our fans because they get to go out on the track before the races to get autographs, take photos and talk to the drivers” said Speedway 660′s Steve Burns. “Then we get down to the serious business of seeing who will race their way to our five divisional championships.”
Fan Appreciation Night of Champions is always an exciting event at Speedway 660. An on-track autograph session, prize draws for fans and championships, awarded in all five racing divisions, make this Saturday one of the most entertaining nights of the racing season. The autograph session begins at 5:30 and racing gets underway at 7PM
The Four Cylinder Division, at Speedway 660, has seen its car count grow from single digits to more than twenty in just two years. In addition to attracting more cars and fan interest, the new division has also attracted a new corporate sponsor. Beginning today it will be called the Fredericton Jewellers Four Cylinder Division.
“Gary and Mona Mossman, from Fredericton Jewellers, are long time race fans who have recognized a great opportunity to sponsor racing” said Speedway 660′s Steve Burns. “On behalf of our four cylinder racers and great fans, I want to thank Gary and Mona for helping us grow racing by sponsoring this exciting division.”
This weekend is all about fans and drivers. It’s our annual Fan Appreciation Night of Champions. On Saturday at about 5:30PM all of the cars, in every division, will be parked on the front stretch of Speedway 660. Drivers and crews will be out there too for Atlantic Canada’s largest autograph session!
Fans will have a chance to meet the drivers, check out the cars, take photos and get some neat treats and other hand-outs from the race teams. It’s a once-a-year, not to be missed event. And it’s quite a sight to see all of the cars on the track at the same time.
Saturday is Fan Appreciation Night of Champions at Speedway 660. The final points race of the year begins at 7PM, but fans are invited for an on-track autograph session at 5:30. Draws for lots of great prizes will be held all evening and Championships will be awarded in all five racing divisions.
August 19, 2012- Pat Sharpe is out to win his fourth straight Enduro championship at Speedway 660 and on Sunday afternoon he won his second Enduro 200 of the season to extend his points lead in the division. But it wasn’t an easy ride for the driver from Woodstock. Late in the race Sharpe was broad-sided by another car, but his crew worked its magic to get him back out on the track for the win.
“This crew is amazing, they are the ones who put the number 51 in the Speedway 660 Victory Lane today” said an excited Sharpe. “The old car is in bad shape right now, but we’ll get her fixed up and ready for the final Enduro 200 on SpeedWeekend.”
Fredericton N.B. -Ken MacKenzie won the Martin’s Home Heating Firecracker 150 at Speedway 660 on Saturday night. MacKenzie passed his friend Dave O’Blenis to win the three thousand dollar first place prize money in one of Atlantic Canada’s biggest Sportsman races of the season.
“We finally won one of these things” said a jubilant MacKenzie in the Speedway 660 Victory Lane. “We won two Sportsman championships but never have been able to win one of these big races until tonight and it is was especially sweet to finally beat my good friend Dave O’Blenis.”
The Martins Home Heating Firecracker Sportsman 150 Event is on at 7PM at Speedway 660. The pit gate opens for race teams at 1:30 this afternoon. The grandstands open at 5PM and the Hanwell Village Mart Bandolero and Four-Cylinder Division heat races begin at approximately 6:20. Heat races in the other divisions begin at 7PM.
Fans will see racing in the AL Gullison Disaster Kleenup Pro Stocks, Martins Home Heating Sportsman, RV World Street Stocks, Hanwell Village Mart Bandoleros and 4 Cylinders.
Adults (16 and over) $20.00
Youth (ages 9-15) $15.00
Children (ages 8 and under) FREE
Family Pass (2 Adults, 2 Youth, 4 pop + 4 fries) $75.00
The car count is looking great for tomorrow nights Martins Firecracker 150. Speedway 660 is expecting upwards of 30 cars who will be attempting to qualify for the 26 starting sports for the 150 lap feature event.
“We’ve seen a lot of interest over the last few weeks with the extra purse money and the prolonged wait due to the rescheduling” said Speedway 660 co-owner Steve Burns. “There are guys coming that we haven’t seen in a while like Randy McCoy, George Jameson, John Rankin, Dave O’blenis, Ken Mackenzie, and Dana Duncan”. “Of course those guys on top of our weekly Martins Home Heating Sportsman drivers who are ready to defend home turf again the part time and traveling guys”.
“This is going to be an awesome night of racing” said Richard Martin of Martins Home Heating. “I’ve been doing my sun dance all week so I think we should be in good shape for Saturday night!”.
Come check out the action tomorrow night at Speedway 660!