(GEARY, NB – September 4th, 2021) – Dave O’Blenis (Boundary Creek, NB) and Matt Martin (Geary, NB) started SpeedWeekend at Speedway 660 in a familiar place – Riverview Ford Lincoln Victory Lane! The pair picked up feature victories on Night One of Three of racing action for SpeedWeekend 2021 at the Geary, New Brunswick oval.
O’Blenis, substituting for Braxton Stafford (Miramichi, NB) in the No. 91 car, took home the Atlantic Modified Tour Exhibition event. In the car that won the last race on the Series at Speedway Miramichi in August, the 2002 RE/MAX East Coast Elite Realty 250 winner was able to race to the win over reigning Series champion Yves McCray (Neguac, NB) and Doug Matchett (Miramichi, NB). McCray and Zean Dutcher (Miramichi, NB) took home heat race wins in the nine car field.
Martin won his second straight Fredericton Gun Shop Sharp Shooter feature to kick off SpeedWeekend 2021. The Gunslinger 50 winner crossed the line second but was awarded the victory after Chris Garnett (Havelock, NB) did not pass post race technical inspection. Darren Wilcox (Fredericton, NB) and Ryan McKnight (Sussex, NB) joined Martin on the podium. Martin, Riley Goodwin (McAdam, NB) and Jesse Madore (Fredericton, NB) captured heat wins in the 27-car field.
FEATURE RESULTS – SPEEDWEEKEND KICK OFF
FREDERICTON GUN SHOP SHARP SHOOTERS 35
1. 33-Matt Martin; 2. 32-Darren Wilcox; 3. 46-Ryan McKnight; 4. 69-BJ Gillespie; 5. 16-Jesse Madore; 6. 19-Mitchell Harvey; 7. 15-Daniel Atyeo; 8. 56-Jesse Sommerville; 9. 77-Riley Goodwin; 10. 75-Randy Titus; 11. 3-Charles Cyr; 12. 55-Hunter Killfillen; 13. 21-Brandon Young; 14. 13-Austin Harnish; 15. 9-Evan Gallon; 16. 65-Richard Storey; 17. 73-Lorri Hall; 18. 28-Adam Mitton; 19. 14-Alex Lawson; 20. 83-Brian Maillet; 21. (DNF) 92-Randy Storey; 22. (DNF) 91-Jason Duffield; 23. (DNF) 15A-Alex Gallant; 24. (DNF) 61-Wesley Harnish; 25. (DNF) 82-Clifford Biggart Jr; 26. (DNS) 57T-Malcolm Suley; 27. (DQ) 29-Lacey LeBlanc
ATLANTIC MODIFIED TOUR 35
1. 91-Dave O’Blenis; 2. 58-Yves McCray; 3. 75-Doug Matchett; 4. 55-Zean Dutcher; 5. 81-Jamie Weston; 6. 12-Steven Curtis; 7. 88-John Lyons; 8. 17-Joe Hoyt; 9. 4-Stacey Madore
SpeedWeekend 2021 continues on Saturday. Saturday’s racing card will once again be anchored by an extended distance Sportsman show as a 125-lap feature for the class in on tap. The Maritime League of Legends Tour Cross Roads Cycles 40, Passione Flooring & Interiors East Coast Mini Stock Tour Pub’s Drive Thru Bottle Exchange 50 and the Tim’s Corner Motorsports Bandolero Blast play support to the Sportsman Showcase. The start time for the Saturday SpeedWeekend show is 5:30pm.
SpeedWeekend 2021 will be capped on Sunday, September 5th with the 21st Annual RE/MAX East Coast Elite Pro Stock 250. The 250 is expected to draw the best talent from across Atlantic Canada to compete for the $10,000 top prize. The Atlantic Modified Tour will be back to contest their eighth scheduled point race on their 2021 season. The DMR Auto Street Stocks will race in a 100-lap feature presented by D. Gillespie & Sons Trucking. The Maritime League of Legends Tour Cross Road Cycles 40, Tim’s Corner Motorsports Bandolero Blast and the Heart of a Champion Hot Rod Classics Clash of the Classics presented by Steele GMC Buick and Fredericton Hyundai will round out the Sunday show. Qualifying begins at 2pm on Sunday, September 5th.
Advance tickets and campsites for SpeedWeekend 2021 are selling fast and are available now by calling the Speedway 660 office. For more information about SpeedWeekend 2021, or any event 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 has attracted race teams and fans from the Maritimes, New England and Quebec since 1994. The Speedway 660 racing season runs from mid May until late September. SpeedWeekend, one of the most prestigious short track events in eastern North America, is the marquee event of the Speedway 660 season on Labour Day Weekend.