Jimmy Spencer Enters Auto Value 250

Posted on July 14th, 2011

Mr Excitement is heading north to the Geary Woods!

Fredericton, NB - All the way from Berwick, Pennsylvania to NASCAR and now to the Auto Value 250. NASCAR’s Mr Excitement has announced his intentions to enter the 11th Annual Auto Value 250 at Speedway 660. Spencer will join a strong list of Southern Stars who have competed in the Labour Day Classic. Over the past several years fans have seen Sterling Marlin, Johnny Benson, Terry & Justin Labonte and Ron Hornaday take battle against the best Pro Stock teams in the Northeast.

Spencer, who currently resides in Cornelius, North Carolina, is a household name from his days behind the wheel of a Sprint Cup car. He is perhaps best known for his on and off track rivalries with the likes of Kurt Busch. Spencer has two Sprint Cup victories to his credit both coming in 1994 at Daytona and Talladega Superspeedways. Spencer’s last Cup start was in 2006 at Pocono Speedway. Before his days in NASCAR Spencer competed in Late Model events in Pennsylvania before moving up to the Modified ranks.

“I can’t wait, these historic short track events are awesome. I’m always amazed at the atmosphere and the excitement the fans create. This is a lot of folks Daytona 500. I’m looking forward to coming up for the weekend and seeing what we can do against the regions best!” said Jimmy in a phone interview.

This news is also great for all involved with Speedway 660. “We are pumped! Having Mr Excitement here on SPEEDWEEKEND is going to be awesome. Fans will get a kick out of his down to earth nature. Jimmy is old school and loves hanging out an going fast. To have him here, at our track, racing in front of our fans is a really cool deal.” said Speedway 660 co-owner Steve Burns.

Please contact Angela Coffey at Speedway 660 (506-455-3181 or info@speedway660.com) for any questions.
The Auto Value 250
The 2011 Auto Value 250 will take place on Sunday, September 4th, 2011 and will be the highlight of the 10th Annual SPEEDWEEKEND. The event will showcase the Speedway 660 Oleary Auto Group Pro Stocks against the best of the Eastern Canada and New England. The purse for 2011 will be over $70,000 with a guaranteed $15,000 to the event winner and possible winner’s cheque of $28,000. Last year, Johnny Clark took home a record $26,350 including lap money. Only eleven years old, the event as grown in crowd, atmosphere, and car count every year since its inception. Over 8,000 people attended the 2010 event to break attendance records at Speedway 660. Forty plus pro stock cars will be attempting to qualify for 28 spots on the starting grid.

SPEEDWEEKEND
Just like the Auto Value 250, SPEEDWEEKEND continues to grow every year. Over 14,000 people attended last year’s four-day stock car fest that includes a corn boil on Friday night, the always popular Sportsman 150 race on Saturday night, the Auto Value 250 on Sunday, and finishes up with an Enduro 200 on Monday. While the Auto Value 250 is the highlight of the racing event, the weekend has developed into an event on its own with over 700 campers turning Speedway 660 into a small town over the weekend. It has become the destination of choice for the region’s stock car fans.

Speedway 660
Speedway 660 is WicKID Family Fun! The 1/3 of a mile high-banked paved oval features three classes of racing on a weekly basis: Oleary Auto Group Pro Stocks, Martin’s Home Heating, RV World Street Stocks, 4 Cylinders and the Hanwell Village Mart Bandolero division. Over 70,000 people are expected to attend over 20 events during the 2011 season. Speedway 660 is located off Highway 7 on Route 660 in Geary, NB, and is within minutes of Saint John and Fredericton. Speedway 660 can be found online at www.speedway660.com.