FANFEST 2009 -Wow!!!

Posted on July 5th, 2009

Fredericton N.B.- Mother nature has not been to kind to us lately as it has rained on our parade or so to speak the past couple weekends.  She did not win this weekend.  All week the forecast has been showing rain for this weekend.  Track officials made the decision to wait until later in the day to make the decision whether to race or not to race. The right decision was definitely made as the races went on and what exciting racing it was.

It was the first FANFEST 2009 presented by Sojourn Signs event at Speedway 660 and it was a huge success.  Drivers, crews and race fans of all ages were admitted into the track for FREE. This was a great opportunity to show appreciation for all the support that the drivers, crews and fans show each and every week.  It was good to see a lot of regular race fans and a lot of new faces in the crowd tonight. Guaranteed they will become regulars now that they have seen what they have been missing. Racing is a wonderful sport and one that can be very addictive once you have heard the cars, and have seen racing from some of the finest drivers in Canada each and every week.

In the Coast Tire Street Stock division, Rick Cashol came out strong winning his heat, dash and feature and taking home the Robin’s Inn Hat Trick Award. Cashol is a contender each and every week. He had a little weight lifted off his shoulders tonight as he was not pulling double duty by racing in both the Coast Tire Street Stock and Martin’s Home Heating Sportsman divisions. It was reported that Bradley Logan was in the # 54 Sportsman car tonight. Logan has filled in for a few drivers this season.  Finishing a strong second was Mike Francis and Matt Matheson also with a strong podium finish in third.

In the Martin’s Home Heating Sportsman Division, John Rankin was the big winner of the evening.  Rankin has had a very good season thus far. Ranking finished second in the heat and dash and quickly moved through the field in the 30-lap feature to battle Dave Biggar for the lead. Rankin had a huge lead until the caution came out.  Rankin got back out front and never looked back. This is a very exciting and al competitive division and tonight was a great show.  Dave Biggar also had a very good night winning his heat, dash and coming in third in the feature. Glyn Nott passed Dave Biggar to take second place.

In the Irving Lubricants ProStock division, Robert Tomlinson came out strong in the heat until the last lap when Brad Mann took the lead and went on to win the race.  Tomlinson also lead the first part of the feature until the first caution when a couple of cars got together and spun. Brad Mann sprinted out to take the lead on the restart.  Mann got shuffled back in the pack but came back to take fourth.  Big Kevin Moore was the big feature winner of the evening. Greg Fahey mounted a charge for Moore but came up a little short ending up with a second place finish. Glen Rasmussen had a good night finishing in third.  There were a couple familiar faces on track tonight as Dan Eddy and Jerry Curtis were in the Pro Stock field.

Next weekend will be the TWIN 100s-COAST TIRE “Best of the Best” Pro Stock 100 + Martins Home Heating Sportsman 100. Fans will see some exciting racing for sure.

Be sure to come on out to the Geary woods this weekend and check out Speedway 660 for some WicKID Family Fun!  Please note next week we have a special start time of 6pm.

Irving Lubricants Pro Stock Feature (40 laps)
#    Driver    Hometown
1    88    Kevin Moore    Pepper Creek, NB
2    20    Greg Fahey    St. Stephen, NB
3    81    Glenn Rasmussen    New Denmark, NB
4    3    Brad Mann    Glenlevit, NB
5    18    Brian MacNaughton    Lr Coverdale, NB
6    69    Brian Gillespie    Nackawic, NB
7    87    Matt Harris    Fton Jct., NB
8    97    Chris Duncan    Kingston, NB
9    29    Robert Tomlinson    Arthurette, NB
10    01    Dan Eddy    Dartmouth, NS,
11    7    Wayne Chase    Lake George, NB
12    77    Jerry Curtis    Fton , NB
13    12    Michael Kyle    Berwick, NB
14    17    Brent Wiggins    Fredericton, NB

Martin’s Home Heating Sportsman Feature (30 laps)
#    Driver    Hometown
1    28    John Rankin    St.Martins, NB
2    12    Glyn Nott    Burton, NB
3    70    Dave Biggar    Lake George, NB
4    1    Micheal Banks    Lake George, NB
5    5    Wade Harris    Canal, NB
6    9    Derek Christie    Fredericton, NB
7    07    Robbie Fraser    Riverview, NB
8    34    Randy Moore    Saint John, NB
9    40    Richard Atkinson    Geary, NB
10    29    Matt Maillet    Burton, NB
11    11    Cal Hatfield    Rothesay, NB
12    31    Myles Harris    Nasonworth, NB
13    26    Brent Roy    Hanwell, NB
14    80    Dan McNeil    Douglas, NB
15    88    Shawn Warren    Waasis, NB
16    54    Rick Cashol    Saint John, NB
17    33    Charlie Wilkins    Keswick, NB
18    83    Corey Little    Rowley, NB
19    43    Shawn McLean    Lewis Mountain, NB
20    81    Cody Price    Campbell Sett, NB
21    03    Steve Halpin    Saint John, NB
22    44    George Jamieson    Fredericton, NB

Coast Tire Street Stock Feature (20 laps)
#    Driver    Hometown
1    54    Rick Cashol    Saint John, NB
2    23    Mike Francis    Saint John, NB
3    2    Matt Matheson    Geary, NB
4    88    Brian Fox    Burton, NB
5    20    Jason Shannon    Hoyt, NB
6    13    Jack Lane    Geary, NB
7    41    Robert Raynes    Nrth Summerville, NB
8    99    Shawn Hyslop    St. Stephen, NB
9    29    Kevin McKeen    Upper Kingsclear, NB
10    1    Heidi Cooper    Hanwell, NB
11    7    Charles Gaddess    Minto, NB
12    15    Roger Slocum    Quispamsis, NB
13    4    Richard Hartley    Saint John,NB
14    83    Trent Noble    Tracy, NB
15    5    Brad Slipp    Saint John, NB
16    11    Rodney Ness    Hanwell, NB
17    04    Joe Albert    Minto, NB

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