Fredericton, NB – The CARQUEST Pro Stock Tour is heading to the Geary Woods this weekend and the CARQUEST Pro Stock Tour 100 is promising to be one of the many exciting races to make this another action packed weekend at Speedway 660. Upwards of 32 cars are expected to make their way to the Geary woods this Saturday night for the tour’s first Speedway visit of the season. Green flag is scheduled to fly at 6pm (5:10 start for time trials).
This week’s lineup will reflect both quantity and quality with the Pro Stocks from the tour racing. Current points leader Wayne Smith, along with other drivers such as Rollie MacDonald, Shawn Turple and rookie Craig Slaunwhite, are expected as well as several drivers familiar with Speedway including Saint John’s Lonnie Sommerville, 2006 Peterbilt 250 Champion and Fredericton’s Shawn Tucker, who calls NBIS his home track and is defending tour champion and Peterbilt 250 champion. The tour drivers won’t be the only ones taking part in this weekend’s 100 lap event, fans can expect to see Speedway 660 regulars Greg Fahey, Brent Wiggins, Matt Harris and Kevin Moore take a stab at winning the CARQUEST Pro Stock Tour 100.
In addition to the CARQUEST Pro Stock Tour 100, fans will be treated to points racing in the Martin’s Home Heating Sportsman (30-lap feature) and Coast Tire Street Stocks (20-lap feature). Some of the newest additions to podium finishes were admitted two weeks ago as fans saw another great week of racing at Speedway 660 in the Martin’s Home Heating Sportsman division. This weekend the driver’s of each division, excluding the Irving Lubricants Pro Stock division, will battle one another for championship points. Currently the #20 of Jason Shannon and 2006 Division Champion, Rick Cashol, are at a tie with only an eight point difference between them an third place contender, Robert Raynes, in the Coast Tire Street Stock division. In the Martin’s Home Heating Sportsman division former champions, Brian Gillespie and Bradley Logan along with Wade Harris are separated by a mere one point between the first and second positions. Will there be a new leader in both divisions this weekend after the feature events?
With the fast paced Pro Stocks, the edgy Sportsman and the unpredictable Street stocks; who knows what kind of excitement fans will be treated to this weekend at Speedway 660 so make sure you check it out. It is sure to be WicKID.
A full schedule of events including start times for time trials can be found on the Speedway 660 website www.speedway660.com or the CARQUEST Pro Stock Tour website www.maritimeprostocktour.com. The rain date is Sunday, June 22nd at 2:00pm. In the event of questionable weather, fans and drivers should call 506-454-RACE (7223) for event status before leaving for the facility.
June 21st Event:
CARQUEST Pro Stock Tour 100
Saturday, June 21st at 6:00pm
Pit gates open at 12:00pm
Grandstands open at 4pm
Time Trials at 5:10pm
Racing starts at 6pm
100 lap CARQUEST Pro Stock Tour race plus regular points racing in the Martin’s Home Heating Sportsman (30 lap feature), and Coast Tire Street Stock (20 lap feature) Divisions
Rain date is Sunday at 2:00pm
Adults (16 and over) $20
Youth (ages 9-15) $15
Children (ages 8 and under) FREE
Family Pass is available: Two adults, Two youth plus 4 pop and 4 fries - $75
With nearly 4,000 locations in North America, CARQUEST Auto Parts supplies the professional automotive service repair industry as well as do-it-yourselfers with replacement parts, tools and equipment.
The CARQUEST Pro Stock Tour is operated by Maritime Pro Stock Tour Limited and features an 11-race series at five different tracks in the three Maritime Provinces. Top drivers from all three provinces compete including former champions Wayne Smith, John Flemming and Shawn Tucker. For more information on the CARQUEST Pro Stock Tour please visit MaritimeProStockTour.com or call our admin office Monday to Friday at (902) 481-2531.
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: Irving Lubricants Pro Stocks, Martin’s Home Heating, and Coast Tire Street Stocks. Over 60,000 people are expected to attend over 25 events during the 2006 season. Speedway 660 is located off Highway 7 on Route 660 in Geary, NB, and is within minutes of Saint John and Fredericton.