Fredericton, NB – After a very successful first ever FANFEST at Speedway 660 we are ready for some more excitement this weekend. Fans can see exciting racing this Saturday under the lights as the Coast Tire “Best of the Best” Pro Stock 100 and the Martin’s Home Heating Sportsman 100. Fans will get to see their favorite drivers in the Martins Sportsman and Irving Lubricants Pro Stock classes compete for 100 laps. This will be the first big event of the season for the Martin’s Home Heating Sportsman division as well as the second race of the “Best of the Best” Pro Stock series.
The Coast Tire Street Stock will be racing in the weekly points series as well. They will have their turn soon, as their first big race is coming up in a couple weeks. Last week fans got to see one of the most popular drivers back at the track as ‘Smokin’ Joe Albert was in his orange 04 Street Stock. The points are heating up in this division and this weekend they will get a chance to add to those points.
The “Best of the Best” Pro Stock Series is a two-race mini-series featuring 100 lap events. Position points are awarded for each event with a series winner being determined after the second race on the July 11th event. Position points accumulated during the “Best of the Best” series are not added to the season long Irving Lubricants Pro Stock Division Points Championship. Each driver who runs a “Best of the Best” series event will receive 30 points towards the overall points championship; these are points for showing up for the event. This event will tell the tale of who will win the overall Best of the Best series. Matt Harris was the winner of the first Best of the Best race, past champ Greg Fahey was second and Big Kevin Moore took third place honors. They will have some strong competition heading into the second and final race of the series.
The CARQUEST Pro Stock Tour has an off weekend on their schedule but for some of the drivers it might not be. Some of the drivers that usually attend the “Best of the Best” series races are, Shawn Tucker, Dave O’Blenis, and Lonnie Sommerville. It is quite possible that fans may see them there to challenge for the win. Some other drivers that were in attendance at the first leg of the “Best of the Best” were Bedeque, PEI’s, Lowell Affleck, long time Speedway 660 driver Leon Christie, Morrell ME’s, Travis Benjamin and Fort Fairfield’s, Kirk Thibeau, as well as, our weekly point series drivers. There were approximately 20 cars in attendance for the first race and there should be around the same amount for the Best of the Best series finale.
The Martin’s Home Heating Sportsman 100 event is one of many big events for the Sportsman division. This is an opportunity for this very exciting and competitive division to show race fans how it is done with a few more laps to go. This division has heated up this season with some new winners, drivers returning and drivers changing classes. John Rankin has been on fire this season. With a feature win last week, he will return to track and compete for the win the in the first 100 lap race of the 2009 season for the Sportsman. With this being such a competitive division Rankin will have his hands full trying to hold off some strong competition. Race fans may see drivers from other tracks in attendance to add to the competition. This will be a very exciting race for sure.
This weekend promises to be another weekend of WicKID family fun. So come out and see the second and final race of the “Best of the Best” Pro Stock two race series as well as the first big race for the Martin’s Home Heating Sportsman and regular points racing in the Coast Tire Street Stocks.
Coast Tire “Best of the Best” Pro Stock 100 – Race #2 + Martin’s Home Heating Sportsman 100
Saturday, July 11th @ 6p.m.
Pit gates open at 1p.m.
Grandstands open at 4p,m.
Racing starts at 6p.m.
Raindate: July 12th @ 2p.m.
Adults (16 and over) $20
Youth (ages 9-15) $15
Children (ages 8 and under) FREE