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- Another addition to the awards package for the weekend has been announced. Fast Eddie Racewear will be awarding each winning teams in the O Leary Pontiac Sportsman 150 and the Peterbilt 250 with 6 crew shirts for their teams. The teams will be allowed to order these shirts from stock designs and order the approrpriate sizes for team members. “We are very excited to be working with Speedway 660 as the Official Supplier for all of their apparel needs.” said Tony Paton of Fast Eddie Racewear.
Fredericton, NB - The sun has gone down on the final day of testing before the 8th Annual Peterbilt 250. Not before some pretty quick hotlaps were laid down. Onsite today were Shawn Tucker with what looked to be a mostly rebuilt racecar after a mishap in last weeks CARQUEST Tour race in PEI. Kevin Moore and the crew were onsite searching for that perfect setup for Sunday. Travis Kittleson in the Cushman car was laying down some fast laps along with Craig Slaunwhite, Shawn Turple and Lonnie Summerville. Last but not least Frank Fraser Jr. has his new sportsman car out getting ready for Saturday nights O’Leary Pontiac Excitement Sportsman 150.
Its that time of year again folks. “Who’s coming?” is the common question throughout the campground this week. This years list of expected entries looks better than ever so as we’ve been saying all week “hold on t your hat folks” this is going to be another great Peterbilt 250……
Fredericton, NB - As we move through the week leading up to Leisure Family RV Centers SPEEDWEEKEND the atmosphere rises. Campers are rolling in steady dozens of people are working feverishly on the property and the sound of Pro Stock cars are is filling the air!!!! Wednesday is usually the first day of major activity in terms of testing. Today we saw 4 of the top teams onsite to get some laps in. New England Legend Andy Santerre was here shaking down his ride as well as Kirk Thibeau, Lonnie Sommerville and Matt Harris.
Look for more teams in tomorrow as Thursday is the last day to test before the big weekend. Friday the track is closed to testing for final preperations and to get ready for the Harveys Family Farms Corn Boil Friday Night!
Fredericton NB - We are closing in on the biggest Sportsman event in the Maritimes, the Oleary Pontiac Excitement 150 goes this Saturday night at 6:00pm. This years event is the 11th Annual Sportsman 150 and is part of the 8th Annual Leisure Family RV Centers Speedweekend.
Competitor Info with purse, procedures, and scheduling click here
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 - The anticipation is building each week as Leisure Family RV Center’s SPEEEDWEEKEND approaches. The excitement has been turned up an extra notch as NASCAR Craftsman Truck driver Ron Hornaday has recently been announced as the newest addition to the list of Peterbilt 250 entries. Aside from the SPEEDWEEKEND excitement, this weekend at Speedway 660 fans will see the first ever Faster Pastor event at Speedway 660. Clergymen from around the region have signed up to take their shot at glory and see if they can be the Faster Pastor! It will also be one of the few chances drivers have to get their championship points before the end of the season. Fredericton Mitsubishi has hopped on board this season to sponsor this weekends points racing.
This spring we launched the new Speedway 660 website with the new look and feel. One part of the site that has yet to be converted is the Peterbilt 250 History section. For the interim we have posted the link below so fans can access the history info from 2001-2007.
Feel free to browse through the stories and results.
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.