The 50/50 was not claimed Sunday night which is the first time in 17 years this has happened. With all the commotion we were not able able to draw another one as it was too late and a lot of fans left. The number was 794467 and it was a blue ticket. The ticket is worth $ 3100. If it is not claimed by the end of the week we will address it then. We will either add that money to the first 50/50 of the 2013 season or donate it to a charity on behalf on the fans and post the receipt and picture on the website. We we will make sure it gets claimed or it is dealt with appropriately.
It’s over - that’s right, SpeedWeekend and the 2012 season at Speedway 660 is history. Where did the season and summer get to?
Weather was a big story this year. Rain got us a couple or three times during the season and then on our biggest day of the year, SpeedWeekend Sunday, it got us again, at least for awhile.
The Auto Value 250 was a little late starting, but it was a great race once it went green. Joey Doiron in the 73 looked like he was going to run away with it in the early going, then the 97 took over and John Flemming appeared poised to win his first Auto Value 250. But Cassius Clark was not to be denied. After hanging around near the front for the first half of the race, Cassius in Rollie MacDonald’s machine, dominated the second half and landed in victory lane.
Sunday night’s Auto Value 250 was a spectacle on and off the race track. Wade Wilson attempts to interview race winner Cassius Clark with a barrage of fireworks making their way to the skyline. SPEEDWEEKEND 2012 will go down in the books as one of the most memorable racing weekends in Speedway 660 history. Photo Credit Matt Jacques
August 19, 2012- Chuck and Randy Mercer won the final racing event of SpeedWeekend at Speedway 660 on Monday afternoon. The Mercer boys, from Norton claimed the Enduro 200 and Enduro title. A large crowd cheered wildly as the Mercer’s celebrated their first championship on Speedway 660`s front stretch.
“This is incredible, a win today, second place in the first two Enduros and a Speedway 660 championship” said Chuck Mercer. “This is a great car and I want to thank the boys in the crew who worked hard all season to give us a chance to win this race and championship.”
The final racing event of SpeedWeekend and Speedway 660’s 2012 racing season goes this afternoon at 2PM. Approximately 20 drivers will race in the Enduro 200. Pat Sharpe, who captured victory in the first two Enduro’s of the year, will be out to win his 4th straight championship.
Last night Cassius Clark won an exciting Auto Value 250. Over 7000 thousand fans were at Speedway 660 for Atlantic Canada’s biggest Pro Stock race of the season.
Farmington, Maine’s Cassius Clark is the 2012 Auto Value 250 champion. Clark capped off an impressive SpeedWeekend run to take the checkered flag in Atlantic Canada’s biggest short track race of the season. The Pro All Star Series points leader won the race ahead of second place D.J. Shaw from Center Conway, New Hampshire and Matt Harris from Fredericton Junction.
Speedway 660 is ready for its busiest, most exciting day of the 2012 racing season. Qualifying for the Auto Value 250 begins at 2PM today. More than thirty of eastern North America’s best Pro Stock drivers are all set for their qualifying heats.
Race fans at SpeedWeekend will also see the Hanwell Village Mart Bandolero and RV World Street Stock drivers take to the track this afternoon. The Fredericton Hyundai Street Stock 50 will be part of this afternoon’s racing schedule.
Auto Value 250 pre-race ceremonies are scheduled for 6:30PM and drivers will take the green flag at 7PM.
Last night Dave O’Blenis won the Coastal Blending and Packaging 150, beating 38 of the best Sportsman drivers in the Maritimes. Tomorrow at 2PM the Enduro 200 wraps up SpeedWeekend and the 2012 racing season at Speedway 660.
SUNDAY SEPT 2, 2012 SCHEDULE
8:30am Pit gate opens
2:00pm RACING STARTS
AUTO VALUE 250 Heats (20 laps each)
Hanwell Village Mart Bandolero Heats
RV World Street Stock Heats
AUTO VALUE 250 Consi 1 (20 laps)
AUTO VALUE 250 Consi 2 (20 laps)
Hanwell Village Mart Bandolero Feature
Fredericton Hyundai Street Stock 50 (50 laps)
AUTO VALUE 250 Last Chance (TBD laps)
6:30 Driver introductions
6:50 Welcome and Anthems
Approx 7:00pm AUTO VALUE 250
Dave O’Blenis got off to a great SpeedWeekend start by taking the checkered flag in the Coastal Blending and Packaging Sportsman 150 at Speedway 660. O’Blenis battled a head cold all day, but when it came time to race he drove his Burger King Toyota Camry to Victory Lane.
SpeedWeekend 2012 racing officially gets underway tonight at 7PM at Speedway 660. The weather is great and fans will be treated to one of the best Sportsman events of the year.
More than thirty Sportsman drivers are expected to attempt to qualify for the Coastal Blending and Packaging 150. Also on tonight’s racing agenda is the Fredericton Jewelers Four Cylinder division. More than twenty four cylinders will provide fans with their own special brand of short track excitement.
Tomorrow qualifying for the Auto Value 250 begins at 2PM. More than thirty of the best Pro Stock teams in eastern North America will attempt to qualify for the Auto Value 250. Pre-race ceremonies are scheduled for 6:30PM tomorrow and the Auto Value 250 will begin at 7PM.
The Hanwell Village Mart Bandolero and RV World Street Stock divisions will race during the afternoon of Auto Value 250 qualifying. The Fredericton Hyundai Street Stock 50 lap race will be a highlight of tomorrow afternoon’s racing. SpeedWeekend wraps up Monday at 2PM with the Enduro 200, Speedway 660’s final event of the 2012 season.
Last night hundreds of people came out to Speedway 660 to enjoy the annual SpeedWeekend corn-boil and infield party.
SATURDAY SEPT 1, 2012
11:30am Pit gate opens
12:30pm Grandstands Opens - For Adv ticket holders
1:30pm Grandstands Windows at Ticket Booth Open
1:30 - 5:30pm Practice and for all divisions including PRO STOCKS
7:00pm RACING STARTS
Martins Home Heating Sportsman Heats
4 Cylinder Heats
Sportsman Last Chance
4 Cylinder Feature
COASTAL BLENDING & PACKAGING SPORTSMAN 150
Race fans are excited about the Auto Value 250 on SpeedWeekend, but before Sunday’s big Pro Stock race, they will be treated to an amazing Sportsman race. The Coastal Blending and Packaging 150 will cap off a full night of racing action, beginning at 7PM on SpeedWeekend Saturday.
Four drivers are expected to run both the 150 and 250 this weekend. Defending Coastal Blending and Packaging 150 winner Lonnie Sommerville, who also has two Auto Value 250 wins, will run both races. Dave O’Blenis, who finished 2nd in the Auto Value 250 last year and was crowned Speedway 660’s A.L. Gullison Disaster Kleenup Pro Stock champ last Saturday, has also registered for both races. Ken MacKenzie, winner of the recent Martin’s Home Heating Firecracker Sportsman 150, is also expected to suit-up for both races. In addition Steve Halpin, third place finisher in the 2011 Auto Value 250 is expected to run both the 150 and 250 events.
Lonnie Sommerville, defending Coastal Blending and Packaging Sportsman 150 winner, has confirmed he will run both big races on SpeedWeekend. Sommerville, a two-time Auto Value 250 winner, will join Dave O’Blenis, Ken MacKenzie and Steve Halpin who are also expected to see double duty.
Atlantic Canada’s biggest short-track stock car racing event of the season is about to begin. SpeedWeekend 2012 kicks off on Friday evening with a popular corn-boil and infield party at Speedway 660. Racing takes place Saturday night, Sunday afternoon & evening and Monday afternoon.
“Campers have been rolling in here all week, the excitement continues to build for SpeedWeekend and the race teams will soon begin to arrive” said Speedway 660’s Steve Burns. “It’s our biggest event of the year and we will continue working non-stop to make sure we are ready to host fans, race teams and sponsors.”
The Coastal Blending and Packaging Sportsman 150 highlights racing action on Saturday at 7PM. Qualifying for the Auto Value 250 gets underway at 2PM Sunday and the biggest pro stock race of the season takes the green flag at 7PM. On Monday at 2PM the final Enduro 200 wraps up the racing season.
Over eight thousand race fans and the best Pro Stock drivers in eastern North America will invade Speedway 660 for Sunday’s Auto Value 250. The Coastal Blending Packaging Sportsman 150 and the Enduro 200 are also part of SpeedWeekend 2012