O`Blenis wins the Coastal Blending and Packaging 150

Posted on September 2nd, 2012

Dave O’Blenis got off to a great SpeedWeekend start by taking the checkered flag in the Coastal Blending and Packaging Sportsman 150 at Speedway 660. O’Blenis battled a head cold all day, but when it came time to race he drove his Burger King Toyota Camry to Victory Lane.

“What an awesome run we had tonight, this team worked hard all day while I stayed in the hauler trying to deal with this bloody head cold` said O`Blenis. “As much as I want to celebrate this victory, I`ve got to head home, get a good night`s sleep and get ready for tomorrow`s Auto Value 250.“

O`Blenis, the 2012 A.L. Gullison Disaster Kleenup Pro Stock champion at Speedway 660, won the race over Glyn Nott and Steve Halpin who finished second and third. Ken MacKenzie, winner of this year’s Martins Home Heat Firecracker 150, finished fourth, while Calvin Rankin came home fifth.

’ ’We had a strong car tonight but we were no match for Dave OBlenis said Glyn Nott. He was incredible on those restarts and we just didnt have anything for him, but I sure am proud of this race team and pretty proud to come home second. ’ ’

OBlenis and Halpin are two of four drivers entered in both the Coastal Blending and Packaging 150 and Auto Value 250 this weekend. Tomorrow Dave OBlenis, who finished 2nd in last years Auto Value 250 will attempt to become the first driver to win both of SpeedWeekends big races.

Other Speedway 660 action saw Tyler Seveck win the the Fredericton Jewellers four cylinder feature. Seveck finished ahead of second place Randy Campbell and third place Justin Cole.

Sunday afternoon at 2PM qualifying heats for the Auto Value 250 take center stage at SpeedWeekend 2012. Race fans will also see the Hanwell Village Mart Bandolero and RV World Street Stock heats and feature. Auto Value 250 pre-race ceremonies begin at 6:30PM and the field of 28 Pro Stock qualifiers take the green flag at 7PM.

Over thirty of the best Pro Stock drivers in eastern North America will attempt to qualify for the Auto Value 250. SpeedWeekend 2012 wraps up at 2PM Monday afternoon with the Enduro 200.

COASTAL Blending & Packaging 150
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1 48 Dave OBlenis Boundary Creek, NB
2 12 Glyn Nott Burton, NB
3 74 Steve Halpin Saint John, NB
4 85 Ken MacKenzie Petitcodiac, NB
5 45 Calvin Rankin Quispamsis, NB
6 42 Matt Rodgers Smithtown, NB
7 29 Matt Maillet Oromocto, NB
8 27 Lonnie Sommerville Saint John, NB
9 44S Steve Seveck Temperance Vale, NB
10 72S Shawn McLean Petitcodiac, NB
11 34 Randy Moore Saint John, NB
12 40 Richard Atkinson Geary, NB
13 28 John Rankin St.Martins, NB
14 31 Mark Harris Fredericton Jct, NB
15 41 Robert Raynes North Summerville, NB
16 15 Alexander Mike Halifax, NS
17 70 Dave Biggar Lake George, NB
18 20 Peter Gaddess Minto,
19 14 Andrew Rodgers Smithtown, NB
20 11 Cal Hatfield Rothesay, NB
21 16 Jason Shannon Hoyt, NB
22 96 George Jamieson Fredericton, NB
23 58 Mike Power Jr Osborne Corner, NB
24 26 Brent Roy Hanwell, NB
25 80 Dan McNeil Douglas, NB
26 7 Byron Bartlett St Stephen, NB

Fredericton Jewellers 4 Cyl Feature
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1 70 Tyler Seveck Temperance Vale, NB
2 52 Randy Campbell Quispamsis, NB
3 38 Justin Cole Harvey Station, NB
4 69 Daniel Clark Fredericton, NB
5 77 Ira Farnell Lincoln, NB
6 29 Eldon Campbell Moncton, NB
7 3 Kevin Peterson Hoyt, NB
8 00 Brad Moore ,
9 2 Evan Morgan Fredericton, NB
10 21B Courtney Barton ,
11 18 Gene Beatty ,
12 09 Kim Longname Fredericton, NB
13 95 Jessica Hawkins Minto, NB
14 7 T.J. Madore Geary, NB
15 82 Clifford Biggart Fredericton, NB
16 80 Leaha McNeil Fredericton, NB
17 20 Mark Young Fredericton, NB
18 8 Jeremy Doran Fredericton, NB
19 71 Neil Miousse Mirimichi, NB
20 27 Christine Chittick Saint John, NB
21 11 Luc McLaughlin Geary, NB
22 54 Shane Blount Saint John, NB