Colby Smith wins the Irving Blending & Packaging 150

Posted on September 1st, 2013

Colby Smith, from Cape Sable Island, Nova Scotia won the $5000 first place prize money in the Irving Blending & Packaging 150 early Sunday morning at Speedway 660. After a two hour rain delay, Smith out-dueled Dave O’Blenis to win the biggest Sportsman race of the year.

“Our first SpeedWeekend victory is the biggest win of our racing career and to outrun Dave’OBlenis is an incredible accomplishment” said a jubilant Smith from the Riverview Ford Lincoln Victory Lane. “Dave and I have raced each other many times over the last few years and it’s a thrill to win the Irving Blending & Packaging 150 in front of this big Speedway 660 crowd.”

O’Blenis, who picked up the $500 Modern Electric Halfway Challenge Award settled for second in the race, while Lonnie Sommerville drove home third. Wayne Smith, Brent Roy, Matt Rodgers and Devin Snell won the qualifying heat races, while Chris Reid and John Rankin won the last chance races.

Colby Smith (center) won the Irving Blending & Packaging 150 on SpeedWeekend Saturday night. The Cape Sable Island, Nova Scotia driver topped a couple of former Auto Value 250 winners to take the victory! Dave O’Blenis (right) finished second, while Lonnie Sommerville (left) drove to a third place finish.

“Colby and his crew did a great job tonight and I congratulate them on the win” said O’Blenis. “We tried our best on those last couple of restarts, but just didn’t have anything for those guys so now we’ve got to try to get a few hours sleep and come back later today for the Auto Value 250.”

Drew Greenlaw, won the West Wood Estate Apartments Bandolero Blast 25 lap race. The youngster from Eastport, Maine, took the win over Cole Tanner and Craig MacDonald. Greenlaw and MacDonald also won the heat races. Because the of the rain delay the second Bando Blast race has been rescheduled for Sunday afternoon at 1PM. Qualifying for the Auto Value 250 begins at 2PM along with racing in the DMR Auto Sales & Service Street Stock and Fredericton Gun Shop Sharp Shooter Division.

Irving Blending & Packaging 150 Results

Finish Car No Driver Hometown

1 77 Colby Smith Cape Sable Island, NS

2 48 Dave O’Blenis Boundary Creek, NB

3 27 Lonnie Sommerville Saint John, NB

4 20 Greg Fahey St. Stephen, NB

5 14 Andrew Rodgers Smithtown, NB

6 12 Wayne Smith Timberlea,NS

7 42 Matt Rodgers Smithtown, NB

8 23 Sarah McKay Quispamsis, NB

9 44 Russell Smith Lakeside, NS

10 34 Randy Moore Saint John, NB

11 37 Jacob Logan Harvey, NB

12 40 Richard Atkinson Haneytown, NB

13 10 Brady Creamer Miramichi, NB

14 42X Kyle Reid Fort McMurray, AB

15 10X Devin Snell Saint John, NB

16 26 Brent Roy Hanwell, NB

17 29 Matt Maillet Burton, NB

18 11 Cal Hatfield Rothesay, NB

19 72 Shawn McLean Havelock, NB

20 44S Steve Seveck Temperance Vale, NB

21 8 Chris Reid Fort McMurray,AB

22 2 Kyle Campbell Salisbury, NB

23 7 Byron Bartlett Quispamsis, NB

24 28 John Rankin St.Martins, NB

25 99 Phil Barkhouse Jr Hammonds Plains, NS

26 31 Mark Harris Fredericton Jct, NB

Bandolero 25 Lap Blast #1 Results

Finish    Car No  Driver    Hometown

1              23           Drew Greenlaw                Eastport, ME

2              33           Cole Tanner        Shubenacadie, NS

3              9              Craig MacDonald              Waverley, NS

4              55           Mackenzie Brewer          Quispamsis, NB

5              3              Alicia Mowat      Hardwood Ridge, NB

6              51           Brady Langille    Shubenacadie, NS

7              14           Alexandra O’Blenis          Boundary Creek, NB

8              48           Courtney O’Blenis            Boundary Creek, NB

9              88           Nicholas Naugle                Dartmouth, NS

10           79           Kyle Orr                Saint John, NB

11           19           Dawson McIntee             Moncton, NB

12           24           Ben Pelletier      Upperton, NB

13           68           Michael Cormier               Grand Barachois, NB

14           43           Hudson Weston               Saint John, NB

15           28           Evan Gallon        Saint John, NB

16           32           Ashton Tucker   Lyttleton, NB

17           1              Ryan Messer      Harvey, NB