Harris on a Roll to Start 2009 Season!!!

Posted on May 31st, 2009

Fredericton, NB – After an impressive start to the 2009 season last week everyone was geared and ready for the Max 1 Advanced Synthetic Best of the Best Pro Stock 100 under the lights at Speedway 660.  Unfortunately Mother Nature had other plans that forced the rescheduling of Saturdays events to Sunday.   The good news is, it was a gorgeous day for racing.

Today’s event featured regular points racing the in the Coast Tire Street Stock and the Martin’s Home Heating division as well as the Max 1 Advanced Synthetic Best of the Best Pro Stock 100 presented by COASTAL Blending & Packaging.

In the Coast Tire Street Stock division Roger Slocum was the big winner of the afternoon picking up a win in his heat, dash and feature for the Robin’s Inn Hat Trick Award.  Slocum started the 20 lap feature on the pole and dominated the race. Also ending up with a podium finish were Mike Francis and Robert Raynes. The feature went very smoothly only having one caution for a car leaking fluid on the track.

In the Martins Home Heating Sportsman Division Glynn Nott of Burton claimed his first victory of the year in a rough and tumble 30 lap feature.  Competition was fierce as the teams are already focusing on trying to gain every position possible in search of the 2009 Championship.   Richard Atkinson finished 2nd and Dan McNeil finished third with one of his best career finishes.

There were 20 cars in the field for the Max 1 Advanced Synthetic Best of the Best Pro Stock 100. Also in attendance at the speedway nine months after his accident in a qualifying heat for the Peterbilt 250, was Hal O’Neal.  Hal dropped the green flag for the Max 1 Advanced Synthetic Best of the Best Pro Stock 100.  Starting on the pole was New Denmark’s Glenn Rasmussen in the # 81 big black dodge. Rasmussen led the first part of the race until he was challenged for the lead by Travis Benjamin. Benjamin led for many laps until he was overtaken by Fredericton Junction’s Matt Harris with an outside pass for the lead.  Kevin Moore charged up to challenge Harris for the lead.  Moore would get a great run on the outside and briefly took over the lead but a caution reverted the field to the last completed lap.  Harris would lead the remainder of the race to make it 2 for 2 to open the 2009 season.  With his win in the Max 1 Advanced Synthetic Best of the Best Pro Stock 100 Harris has also secured a provisional spot in the Peterbilt 250 Labour Day weekend event. Rounding out the Pro Stock podium were Greg Fahey in 2nd and Kevin Moore finishing 3rd.

Tune into Speedway 660 next weekend for the DQ Kids day, plus District School Challenge.  There will be regular racing in the Coast Tire Street Stock, Martin’s Home Heating and Irving Lubricants Pro Stock divisions, as well as the AOW. For DQ Kids Day young race fans under the age of 15 will be admitted to the speedway for free. Also any parent with a child that has a voucher given out at school will get in for five dollars. DQ will be on hand to give out some yummy treats. There will be face painting and bouncy castles from GoGo Gymnastics there for the young fans. Also fans will see the traditional candy scramble on the track at intermission.

Make sure you don’t miss another action packed weekend of racing at Speedway 660, it is sure to be WicKID!  Racing starts at 7 p.m. on June 6, 2009

Max 1 Advanced Synthetic Pro Stock 100 (100 laps)
#    Driver    Hometown
1    87    Matt Harris    Fton Jct., NB
2    20    Greg Fahey    St. Stephen, NB
3    88    Kevin Moore    Lincoln, NB
4    52    Shawn Tucker    Fredericton, NB
5    81    Glenn Rasmussen    New Denmark, NB
6    10    Dan Eddy    Dartmouth, NS
7    66    Paul Gahan    Fredericton, NB
8    17    Brent Wiggins    Fredericton, NB
9    28    Kirk Thibeau    Ft Fairfield, ME
10    18    Brian MacNaughton    Lwr Coverdale, NB
11    3    Brad Mann    Glenlevet, NB
12    6    Lowell Affleck    Bedeque, PEI
13    97    Chris Duncan    Kingston, NB
14    7    Wayne Chase    Fredericton, NB
15    69    Brian Gillespie    Nackawic, NB
16    29    Robert Tomlinson    Arthurette, NB
17    9    Leon Christie    Temperncvale, NB
18    17    Travis Benjamin    Morrill, ME
19    23    Lonnie Sommerville    Saint John, NB
20    12    Mike Kyle    Sussex, NB

Martin’s Home Heating Sportsman Feature (30 laps)
#    Driver    Hometown
1    12    Glyn Nott    Burton, NB
2    40    Richard Atkinson    Geary, NB
3    80    Dan McNeil    Douglas, NB
4    29    Matt Maillet    Burton, NB
5    26    Brent Roy    Hanwell, NB
6    9    Derek Christie    Fredericton, NB
7    44    George Jamieson    Fredericton, NB
8    11    Cal Hatfield    Rothesay, NB
9    34    Randy Moore    Saint John, NB
10    45    Calvin Rankin    Saint John, NB
11    42    Steven Rodgers    Smithtown, NB
12    1    Micheal Banks    Lake George, NB
13    83    Corey Little    Rowley, NB
14    70    Dave Biggar    Lake George, NB
15    03    Steve Halpin    Saint John, NB
16    5    Wade Harris    Canal, NB
17    07    Robbie Fraser    Riverview, NB
18    31    Myles Harris    Nasonworth, NB
19    28    John Rankin    St.Martins, NB
20    61    Josh Arbeau    Burton, NB
21    54    Rick Cashol    Saint John, NB
22    81    Cody Price    Campbell Sett, NB
23    88W    Jamie Weston    Bains Corner, NB

Coast Tire Street Stock Feature (20 laps)
#    Driver    Hometown
1    15    Roger Slocum    Quispamsis, NB
2    23    Mike Francis    Saint John, NB
3    41    Robert Raynes    Nrth Summerville, NB
4    54    Rick Cashol    Saint John, NB
5    13    Jack Lane    Geary, NB
6    2    Matt Matheson    Geary, NB
7    40    Bill Belleville    Saint John, NB
8    20    Jason Shannon    Hoyt, NB
9    99    Shawn Hyslop    St. Stephen, NB
10    7    Charles Gaddess    Minto, NB
11    88    Brian Fox    Burton, NB
12    11    Rodney Ness    Hanwell, NB
13    29    Kevin McKeen    Upper Kingsclear, NB
14    83    Trent Noble    Tracy, NB
15    1    Heidi Cooper    Hanwell, NB
16    4    Richard Hartley    Saint John, NB