Maillet makes off with $3000!

Posted on June 23rd, 2013

Like a thief in the night, Matt Maillet from Burton, stole the show at Speedway 660 on Saturday night. Maillet won the Martins Home Heating Sportsman 100 in front of the biggest crowd of the racing season. Dave O’Blenis, who had the dominant car, led the first three-quarters of the race before mechanical issues forced him to retire.

“No-body had anything for Dave tonight and we were all basically running for 2nd place until something let go in his car” said Maillet. “This is the biggest win of my racing career and we really had to work hard to get to the Riverview Ford Lincoln Victory Lane to claim that three thousand dollar first place prize money.”

Maillet lay “waiting in-the-weeds” most of the night and stayed out of trouble, then with about 30 laps to go he made his move into 2nd place, but didn’t seem to have any shot at reeling in O’Blenis. But suddenly the leader experienced drive-train issues and there was Matt, the opportunist, ready to make a run for the cash!  After inheriting the lead when O’Blenis dropped out, Maillet was first challenged by Brent Roy who ended up third in the Martins Home Heating 100 for the second straight year. And then Matt Rodgers ran door to door with the eventual winner, for the rest of the race, after a late caution came out with four laps to go.

(left to right) Richard Martin congratulates Matt Rodgers (2nd place); Matt Maillet (winner) and; Brent Roy (3rd place) after an exciting Martins Home Heating Sportsman 100 at Speedway 660. Maillet pocketed $3000 for winning one of Atlantic Canada’s biggest Sportsman races of the year!

“This was an incredible run, we worked so hard all week to get this thing ready for this race and I’m pretty proud to run 2nd behind Matt Maillet” said Rodgers. “We were really running each hard for the last four laps, but Matt is a great guy to run against and it was clean racing right to the checkered flag.”

Dave O’Blenis won the time-trials and his qualifying heat to earn the pole position. Ken MacKenzie, last year’s winner, won his heat race while Rodgers won the other heat.

The RE/MAX Group Four Realty feature saw a dominating performance from Dave O’Blenis who was running both Pro Stock and Sportsman. O’Blenis won the feature and his heat race. Ken MacKenzie, who also ran both races, finished 2nd in the pro stock feature, while Derek Christie drove to a solid 3rd place finish. Paul Gahan won the other heat race.

The DMR Auto Sales & Service Street Stock main event was hotly contested. Matt Banks ended up in the Riverview Ford Lincoln Victory Lane, edging his rival Rick Cashol. Fan favourite Heidi Cooper drove a solid race and came home 3rd. Cooper and Robert Raynes won the heat races.

The Fredericton Jewelers 4 cylinder division feature was claimed by Jeremy Doran. Daniel Clark finished 2nd, while Ira Farnell took 3rd. Doran and Randy Campbell won the heat races.

Drew Greenlaw had the hot hand in the West Wood Estate Apartments Bandolero Division. Greenlaw won the feature ahead of Alexandra O’Blenis and Cory Hall who had his best finish ever. Ryan Messer and Hall won the heat races.

Next weekend sees double header action at Speedway 660. On Saturday night at 7PM there will be point racing in five exciting divisions and then on Sunday at 2PM the first Enduro 200 of the season will be held.

Here is a list of the finishers in all of the Speedway 660 features for Saturday, June 22nd.

Martins Home Heating Sportsman 100

1              29           Matt Maillet Oromocto, NB

2              42           Matt Rodgers Smithtown, NB

3              26           Brent Roy            Hanwell, NB

4              20           Greg Fahey         St. Stephen, NB

5              79           Dana Duncan     Rothesay, NB

6              12           Glyn Nott            Burton, NB

7              72X         Brandon Harris  Fredericton Jct, NB

8              72           Shawn McLean Petitcodiac, NB

9              23           Sarah McKay      Saint John, NB

10           10           Brady Creamer  Miramichi, NB

11           28           John Rankin        St.Martins, NB

12           44S         Steve Seveck     Temperance Vale, NB

13           37           Jacob Logan        Harvey, NB

14           48           Dave O’Blenis    Boundary Creek, NB

15           14           Andrew Rodgers              Smithtown, NB

16           11           Cal Hatfield         Rothesay, NB

17           85           Ken MacKenzie Salisbury, NB

18           96           George Jamieson             Fredericton, NB

19           7              Byron Bartlett    Saint John, NB

20           83           Corey Little         Rowley, NB

21           10X         Devin Snell          Saint John,NB

RE/MAX Group Four Realty Pro Stock Feature

1              48           Dave O’Blenis    Boundary Creek, NB

2              85           Ken MacKenzie Salisbury, NB

3              9              Derek Christie   Fredericton, NB

4              69           Brian Gillespie   Nackawic, NB

5              66           Paul Gahan         Lower St Mary’s, NB

6              16           Jordan Gahan    Lower St Marys, NB

7              97           Chris Duncan      Hampton, NB

8              12           Glyn Nott            Burton, NB

9              88           Kevin Moore      Fredericton, NB

10           45           Calvin Rankin     Quispamsis, NB

11           13           Gary Hicks           Moncton, NB

12           29           Robert Tomlinson            Arthurette, NB

13           1              Michael Banks   Lake George, NB

14           46           Dana Hamm       Cambridge, NB

15           03           Steve Halpin       Saint John, NB

16           17           Colter Wiggins   Fredericton, NB

DMR Auto Sales & Service Street Stock Feature

1              69           Matt Banks         Lower Kingsclear, NB

2              54           Rick Cashol          Saint John, NB

3              1              Heidi Cooper      Fredericton, NB

4              41           Robert Raynes  North Summerville, NB

5              11           Luc McLaughlin Geary, NB

6              8              Benji Ruff            Carlow,

7              44           Peter Martin      Saint John, NB

8              15           Roger Slocum    Quispamsis, NB

9              9              Rob Pethick        Nackawic, NB

10           38           Justin Cole          Harvey Station, NB

11           93           Chuck Morton   Lincoln,NB

12           85           Kenny MacKenzie Jr.      Salisbury, NB

13           83           Shayne Russell  Tracy,NB

14           7              T.J. Madore        Geary, NB

15           52           Destiny Enkel     Saint John, NB

16           07           Kenny Hartley   Saint John, NB

Fredericton Jewelers 4 Cylinder Feature

1              8              Jeremy Doran    Fredericton, NB

2              69           Daniel Clark        Fredericton, NB

3              77           Ira Farnell            Lincoln, NB

4              71           Neil Miousse      Fredericton, NB

5              26           James Courtney                               woodstock,NB

6              51           Bryan Suttie       Keswick,NB

7              57           Malcolm Suley   Clarendon, NB

8              17           Scott Goodine   Bear Island, NB

9              07           Maxim Cantin    Oromocto,NB

10           18           Darren Beatty    Lakeville Corner, NB

11           21B         Courtney Barton              Minto, NB

12           52           Randy Campbell               Quispamsis, NB

13           27           Christine Chittick              Saint John, NB

14           70           Tyler Seveck       Temperance Vale, NB

West Wood Estate Apartments Bandolero Feature

1              23           Drew Greenlaw                Eastport, ME

2              14           Alexandra O’Blenis          Boundary Creek, NB

3              08           Cory Hall              Jolicure,NB

4              00           Cole Boudreau  Chipman, NB

5              55           Mackenzie Brewer          Quispamsis, NB

6              3              Alicia Mowat      Hardwood Ridge, NB

7              24           Dawson McIntee * driving for Ben Pelletier      Hampton, NB

8              48           Courtney O’Blenis           Boundary Creek, NB

9              1              Ryan Messer      Harvey, NB

10           32           Ashton Tucker   Lyttleton, NB

11           79           Kyle Orr                Saint John, NB

12           36           Jayden Foster    Fredericton, NB

13           43           Weston Hudson                  Saint John, NB