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Fredericton Gun Shop Takes Aim at Sharp Shooters for Fifth Season

(March 30th, 2017 – Fredericton, NB) – Speedway 660 management is excited to announce that the Fredericton Gun Shop will return for a fifth straight season as sponsor of the Sharp Shooters division. The Fredericton Gun Shop Sharp Shooters are four cylinder domestic passenger cars modified for racing and features drivers of all ages. While the class serves as the entry level division at the Geary oval, it produces racing just as exciting as their counterparts in the Street Stock and Late Model classes every Saturday night throughout the Summer.

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DMR Auto Speeds into Fifth Season as Street Stock Sponsor

(Fredericton, NB – March 22nd, 2017) – Speedway 660 is excited to announce DMR Auto will return as the title sponsor of the Street Stock class. The partnership between the action packed division at the Geary oval and DMR Auto began in 2013 and will enter a fifth season when the green flag flies in May. The partnership will also see DMR Auto present the Street Stock 50 on Sunday, September 3rd as a part of Speedwekeend 2017.

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Martin’s Home Heating Warms up Track with Sportsman Sponsorship

(Fredericton, NB – March 15th, 2017) – Speedway 660 is excited to announce a continued partnership with Martin’s Home Heating Limited that will see the company’s branding on the Sportsman division and their extended 100-lap feature on Saturday, June 17th. The eight-cylinder powered class is the second highest of racing at Speedway 660 behind only the Pro Stock division. The Martin’s Home Heating Sportsman provides a home for up and coming stars and veterans alike to mix it up every week on the Geary, New Brunswick oval.

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2017 Schedule Released – Save the Dates!

(Geary, NB – March 6th, 2017) – The management of Speedway 660 is excited to unveil their 2017 schedule of events. The fast 1/3-mile stock car oval will see a total of 15 action packed racing cards produced between May and September. The events will see hundreds of drivers racing towards the ultimate goal of parking their car in Riverview Ford Lincoln Victory Lane. The 2017 season marks the 24th consecutive year of racing at the Geary, New Brunswick track.

Speedway 660 will be the first race track in Atlantic Canada to contest a stock car event in 2017 with the Riverview Ford Lincoln Season Opener slated for Sunday, May 14th at 2pm. An open practice and pre-technical inspection day for teams will take place on Saturday, May 13th. The busy month of May will close with two full point racing programs, including the popular Kids Day on Sunday, May 21st.

Sunday, May 28th will see the return of the Bandolero division with the Tim’s Corner Motorsports Spring Shootout. Fans will be treated to a 20-lap feature by the drivers aged eight to 16 years with the winner of the event receiving the pole for the Tim’s Corner Motorsports Bandolero Blast on Sunday, September 3rd.

The Pro All Stars Series makes their highly anticipated return to the Geary woods on Saturday, June 3rd with a 200-lap feature. The race is a part of “the Road to the Oxford 250” and will see six drivers lock themselves in to the marquee event in Oxford, Maine. Those Oxford 250 provisionals will go to the top three drivers from the United States and the top three drivers from Canada in the Pro All Stars Series 200.

The Pro All Stars Series 200 marks the shift to Saturday evening racing at Speedway 660 for 2017. All races from June to August will have a 6:30pm start time. The track will see off-weekends on August 5th and August 26th, while a non-stock car related event to be announced soon will take place on Saturday, July 15th.

The Best of the Best Pro Stock 150 will see a date shift in 2017, moving from June to Saturday, July 29th. The winning driver in the event will receive a guaranteed starting spot in the 17th Annual Pro Stock 250 on Speedweekend. Cassius Clark of Farmington, Maine won the 2016 edition of the Best of the Best 150.

Sportsman teams will see two extended distance races during the regular season. The Martin’s Home Heating 100 will run on Saturday, June 17th with the action ramping up during the Firecracker 150 on July 22nd.

The DMR Auto Sales and Service Street Stocks will stretch their legs for 75-laps on July 8th. The Sharp Shooters have their chance to excite fans in an extended 50-lap feature on June 10th.

The Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour will celebrate Canada Day in Geary with a 150-lap extended distance race on July 1st. Greg Proude of Springvale made history in 2016 by becoming the first Prince Edward Island driver in the Tour era to win a sanctioned Maritime Pro Stock Tour race at Speedway 660.

The MJS Holdings Maritime Mini Stock Tour will swing by Speedway 660 twice in their inaugural season. The four cylinder Honda series will hold 50 lap races on Saturday, June 24th and Saturday, September 2nd.

Season point champions for the Pro Stock, Martin’s Home Heating Sportsman, DMR Auto Street Stock and Sharp Shooter divisions will be crowned on the annual Night of Champions on Saturday, August 19th.

The season caps off with Speedweekend 2017. Friday, September 1st will see the kick off concert, corn boil and bonfire in the infield. Saturday, September 2nd at 6:30pm will see the return of the Maritime League of Legends Tour along with the MJS Holdings Maritime Mini Stock Tour as the appetizer round for the Sportsman 150. Sunday, September 3rd at 2pm will see the Sharp Shooters, Street Stocks and TCM Bandolero Blast excite fans leading up to the 17th Annual Pro Stock 250. Berwick, Maine’s Joey Doiron scored the biggest payday of his young career with a win in the Pro Stock 250 last September.

A complete schedule of events can be found below. Fans and teams are encouraged to bookmark Speedway660.com for any announcements in regards to events at the track.

2017 Speedway 660 Schedule

**Subject to Change Without Notice

Divisions:
PS – Pro Stock; SP – Sportsman; SS – Street Stock; 4CYL – Sharp Shooters; ALL – Pro Stock, Sportsman, Street Stock, Sharp Shooters

PASS – Pro All Stars Series; PST – Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour; MLOL – Maritime League of Legends; MMST – Maritime Mini Stock Tour; BN – Bandolero

Date Time Event Divisions Competing
Saturday, May 13th NOON Pre-Tech and Practice ALL
Sunday, May 14th 2pm Riverview Ford Lincoln Season Opener ALL
Sunday, May 21st 2pm Kids Day ALL
Sunday, May 28th 2pm TCM Bandolero Spring Shootout ALL, BN
Saturday, June 3rd 6:30pm Pro All Stars Series 200 PASS, SS, 4CYL
Saturday, June 10th 6:30pm Sharp Shooter 50 ALL
Saturday, June 17th 6:30pm Martin’s Home Heating Sportsman 100 PS, SP, SS
Saturday, June 24th 6:30pm Maritime Mini Stock Tour 50 PS, SP, 4CYL, MMST
Saturday, July 1st 6:30pm Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour 150 MPST, SS, 4CYL
Saturday, July 8th 6:30pm Street Stock 75 ALL
Saturday, July 15th To Be Announced No Stock Cars
Saturday, July 22nd 6:30pm Firecracker Sportsman 150 ALL
Saturday, July 29th 6:30pm Best of the Best Pro Stock 150 ALL
Saturday, August 5th OFF
Saturday, August 12th 6:30pm Fan Appreciation Night ALL
Saturday, August 19th 6:30pm Night of Champions ALL
Saturday, August 26th OFF
Speedweekend 2017
Friday, September 1st Concert, Corn Boil and Bonfire
Saturday, September 2nd 6:30pm Sportsman 150 SP, MMST, MLOL
Sunday, September 3rd 2pm 17th Annual Pro Stock 250 PS, 4CYL, SS, BN

 

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, is always a fitting way to wrap up Speedway 660’s racing season.

Speedweekend: A.E. McKay Builders to Present Sportsman Race, Monday Enduro Canceled

(Fredericton, NB – August 24th, 2016) – Preparation continues at Speedway 660 for Speedweekend 2016 and the 16th Annual McLaughlin Roof Trusses 250. As work behind the scenes rolls on, excitement is building for the September 2nd to 4th event.

Here are some of the announcements coming from Speedway 660 in regards to Speedweekend 2016.

A.E. McKay Builders Partners with Speedway 660 to Present Speedweekend Sportsman 150

Speedway 660 is excited to announce that A.E. McKay Builders will be the title sponsor for the Sportsman 150 on Saturday, September 3rd. The race will now be called the A.E. McKay Builders 150.

Located in Quispamsis, New Brunswick, A.E. McKay Builders specializes in custom built residential homes that have made them a preferred builder in the Kennebecasis Valley. Andrew McKay is a major supporter of stock car racing throughout Atlantic Canada. The A.E. McKay Builders race team fields three cars throughout the season, two Pro Stocks and a Sportsman car, all three of which will be present at Speedweekend 2016 at Speedway 660.

The A.E. McKay Builders 150 attracts top Sportsman teams to Speedway 660 to take part in one of the longest races and one of the most prestigious races for the division in Atlantic Canada. Typically, the field is littered with Pro Stock drivers who attempt to pull off “the double” by winning both major races Speedweekend has to offer. While there is no official entry list for the A.E. McKay Builders 150, fans could see the likes of Lonnie Sommerville, Dave O’Blenis and A.E. McKay Builders driver Sarah McKay try to win both the A.E. McKay Builders 150 and the McLaughlin Roof Trusses 250 in 2016. No driver has won both major events in the same Speedweekend.

O’Blenis has owned this event on track as of late, winning three of the last four A.E. McKay Builders 150 on Speedweekend. The #48 Burger King Camry has won both major extra distance Sportsman races this season at Speedway 660 – the Martin’s Home Heating 125 and the Clark Chevrolet 150.

Tucker Appraisals Brings the Atlantic Modified Tour to Speedway 660 on Speedweekend

The Atlantic Modified Tour is coming back to Speedway 660 for their third straight appearance on Speedweekend.

Tucker Appraisals has stepped up to become official marketing partner of the Atlantic Modified Tour in their only appearance of the year at Speedway 660. The Saturday, September 3rd race for the series will now be known as the Tucker Appraisals 35.

Tucker Appraisals is a residential appraisal business serving the Fredericton and surrounding area with over 25 years of experience.

Multi-time champion Mike “Sparky” Raeburn (Hampton, NB) and Atlantic Modified Tour standout Cody Price have won the last two events held for the series on Speedweekend.

Modern Electric Returns For Halfway Challenge in McLaughlin Roof Trusses 250

Modern Electric has continued their longstanding partnership with the Halfway Challenge in the McLaughlin Roof Trusses 250. The Modern Electric Halfway Challenge will pay a cool $1,000 to the driver who leads Lap 125 in the marquee event of Speedweekend. Last season, Cassius Clark of Farmington, Maine took the Modern Electric Halfway Challenge en route to his win in the McLaughlin Roof Trusses 250.

The Lap Leaderboard continues to fill with many laps  still available for purchase. Laps for the 2016 McLaughlin Roof Trusses 250 are available for $50 each. The leader of the lap or laps you sponsor in the McLaughlin Roof Trusses 250 will benefit as he or she will pocket that money directly. Think of it as quick cash every 13 seconds!

To be a part of the lap leader fund for the McLaughlin Roof Trusses 250, please contact Kim or Wanda for more information. A full lap leaderboard with all the laps that are currently sponsored can be found at Speedway660.com.

Monday Capital City Auto Parts Enduro 200 Canceled

After two unsuccessful attempts to run the Capital City Auto Parts Enduro 200 this season, the third and final event of the season, scheduled for Monday, September 5th, has also been canceled due to low car count for the event.

Teams that are interested in helping to revive the Enduro series for 2017 are asked to contact the Speedway with ideas for next year.

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.

Raise The Roof! McLaughlin Roof Trusses Becomes Title Sponsor of Speedweekend Pro Stock 250

(August 17th, 2016 – Fredericton, NB) – Speedway 660 is pleased to announce a continuation of their partnership with McLaughlin Roof Trusses Limited which will see the company become title sponsor of the Pro Stock 250 event on Sunday, September 4th. The race, which enters its 16th season in 2016, will now be known as the McLaughlin Roof Trusses 250.

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Matt Rodgers First of 36 to Register for 2016 Pro Stock 250

(Fredericton, NB – August 11th, 2016) – When the 5pm call on Tuesday came for drivers to “start their keyboards” to register for the 16th Annual Pro Stock 250 at Speedway 660, the first race of Speedweekend 2016 was on.

It took Smithtown, New Brunswick’s Matt Rodgers just over a minute to fill out his entry form and process his registration payment, becoming the first driver registered for the race. Rodgers, a former Sportsman standout, has made a number of starts this year in a Pro Stock and will look to make his first Pro Stock 250 start on Sunday, September 4th.

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Registration for Pro Stock 250 Opens Tuesday at 5pm

(Fredericton, NB – August 4th, 2016) – For race teams planning on competing in the 2016 Pro Stock 250 at Speedway 660 on Sunday, September 4th, there is an incentive to registering your car early for the prestigious event. Track management has announced that the tire selection order for the 2016 Pro Stock 250 will be based off the order of registration for the event. The registration period opens for the 2016 Pro Stock 250 at 5pm Atlantic on Tuesday, August 9th.

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Bandolero Blast Added to Speedweekend 2016 Events

(Fredericton, NB – August 3rd, 2016) – Speedway 660 is pleased to announce the addition of a Bandolero race to the annual Labour Day Speedweekend show on Sunday, September 4th. The 2016 edition of the Bandolero Blast continues to build on a history of the event which began in 2010 with the introduction of the Bandolero division to the track. This season, the division has lain dormant due to low car count within the province. With the amount of traveling cars that would like to make Speedway 660 and the Speedweekend event a stop on their busy schedules, the track has revived the Bandolero Blast race.

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