Fredericton, NB – After an impressive start to the 2009 season last week everyone was geared and ready for the Max 1 Advanced Synthetic Best of the Best Pro Stock 100 under the lights at Speedway 660. Unfortunately Mother Nature had other plans that forced the rescheduling of Saturdays events to Sunday. The good news is, it was a gorgeous day for racing.
Fredericton, NB - With the forecasted showers and rain for this afternoon and evening Speedway 660 officials have rescheduled the Max 1 Advanced Synthetic Pro Stock 100 until tomorrow at 2pm. Pit gates open at 9:30am.
Speedway 660 is on Twitter and will be using it for information updates throughout the week and on raceday! “We are really excited about the potential for live updates on raceday for weather and happenings at the track” said Co-owner Chris Johnston.
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Fredericton, NB - After an exciting night of racing last weekend, for the season opener, this weekend will be the first big event of the year.
Saturday, May 30th, under the lights, fans will see drivers from across the Maritimes and Eastern United States compete for Max 1 Advanced Synthetic “Best of the Best 100”, presented by COASTAL Blending & Packaging. This will be the first of a two race “Best of the Best” Series. Also racing Saturday night are the Coast Tire Street Stocks and Martin’s Home Heating Sportsman who will be battling it out for regular race points.
What a start to the 2009 racing season at Speedway 660! After much anticipation, fans were thrilled with an incredible show on opening night.
Fredericton N.B. - After a long awaited season, the Riverview Ford Lincoln Season Opener at Speedway 660 was a huge success. The Riverview Ford Lincoln Season Opener is now in the books and boy, what a night it was. The weather was perfect, a huge crowd, new drivers, new paint schemes as well as a great night of excitement.
Starting off the evening was the Coast Tire Street Stocks with their heats. At the beginning of the night Shawn Hyslop started out his evening very well by winning his heat, finishing second in the dash and moving on to take the big 20 lap feature win . Also winning his heat and dash and finishing second in the feature was Brian Fox. Bill Bellville finished third to round out the podium.
It’s that time of year again, winter is over and the the summer festivities are about to begin. This Saturday the engines will be revving and the dust flying for the 16th season at Speedway 660 for the Riverview Ford Lincoln Season Opener. There will be points racing in every division including the Coast Tire Street Stocks, the Martin’s Home Heating Sportsman, the Irving Lubricants Pro Stocks and newly added AOW to the night’s event schedule. The racing will go start at 7pm with heats, dashes and features in all divisions.
Its been a long week since the news about Mike Power’s passing came on Sunday morning. I must say though listening to Bill Hunt yesterday at the funeral (great job Bill) and remembering and telling all the “mike stories” has been comforting.
Here are a couple of great articles from the guys at the Gleaner Sports department. I think you will all enjoy them. Bill and Bruce, thanks for sharing!
Bruce Halihan’s Power was much more than a sports reporter
Bill Hunt’s Hunt will never forget kindred spirit Mike Power
Here’s a great article written by The Daily Gleaner Sports Editor, Dave Ritchie talking about Mike’s last 15 years at the Gleaner
It is with great sadness that we pass on the news to the racing community that Mike Power, long time reporter covering racing and other local sports passed away early Sunday morning at the Dr. Everett Chalmers Hospital in Fredericton. Mike had been battling Cancer for the last 5 months.
Mike was a great friend to all of us in racing and he will be greatly missed.
Visitation is at York Funeral Home, 302 Brookside Drive, on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be at the York Memorial Chapel on Thursday with interment to follow at Sunny Bank Cemetery.
Photo Credit: The Daily Gleaner