Wow – what a SpeedWeekend! Colby Smith and Shawn Tucker were big winners, but the biggest winners were the fans who were treated to the best racing of the year! History was made in the Auto Value 250 and the Irving Blending & Packaging 150 was a real barn-burner.
Inclement weather forced Speedway 660 to postpone the ENDURO 200, which was scheduled for SpeedWeekend Monday. The Championship ENDURO 200 has been rescheduled for next Sunday at 2PM. Speedway 660 wants to thank all of the race teams, our marketing partners, employees and especially our great fans for a very successful SpeedWeekend 2013. And congratulations to the three-time Auto Value 250 Champion Shawn Tucker and Colby Smith, the winner of this year’s Irving Blending & Packaging Sportsman 150. We’ll wrap up the 2013 racing season next Sunday afternoon at 2PM with the Championship ENDURO 200.
Shawn Tucker dominated the 2013 Auto Value 250 on SpeedWeekend Sunday at Speedway 660. Tucker led 177 laps, including the Modern Electric Half Way Challenge Award, for the biggest pay day in his illustrious racing career. Tucker claimed over $25,000 of the more than $70,000 purse to become the first three-time Auto Value 250 winner.
It`s Sunday and SpeedWeekend resumes action early this afternoon. The Bandolero 25 lap Blast #2 will run at 1PM today. After a lengthy rain delay on Saturday night race officials decided to move the 2nd Bando Blast to this afternoon. At 2PM today qualifying begins for the Auto Value 250. SpeedWeekend fans will also see racing in the DMR Auto Sales & Service Street Stock and the Fredericton Gun Shop Sharp Shooter Divisions. The Auto Value 250 is scheduled for 7PM this evening. Congrats to Colby Smith for winning the Irving Blending & Packaging Sportsman 150 in front of a huge SpeedWeekend crowd. And hats off to race fans and all of the Sportsman teams for enduring that two hour rain delay on Saturday night! We`ll see everyone in the Geary Woods this afternoon!
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.
SpeedWeekend 2013 is getting ready to roll out the best Sportsman teams in Atlantic Canada for their biggest race of the season. Tonight at 7PM, drivers will begin to qualify for the Irving Blending & Packaging 150 at Speedway 660. At the end of the night, one driver will end up in the Riverview Ford Lincoln Victory Lane and receive five thousand dollars in prize money! The leader of lap 75 will receive the Modern Electric Half-Way Challenge Award of $500. Speedway 660’s Martins Home Heating Sportsman division drivers will face some tough competition from visiting race teams. A few Pro Stock drivers, are also strapping into Sportsman cars tonight for a shot at the big purse. The West Wood Estate Bandolero drivers are also part of tonight’s SpeedWeekend show. They will take on a large contingent of visiting drivers in two 25 lap “Bando Blasts”. Bando heat races are scheduled for 6:20PM and qualifying for the Irving Blending & Packaging 150 begins at 7PM.
Many of the top Sportsman and Pro Stock race teams in our region have already arrived at Speedway 660 for the biggest racing event of the season and more teams are on there way. The Irving Blending & Packaging 150 and the Auto Value 250 just got a little richer today thanks to Modern Electric!
Speedway 660 invites everyone down to the Geary Woods tonight for a FREE EVENT to kick-off SpeedWeekend 2013 in style! Corn-on-the-cob, from Harvey’s Family Farms, will be served up by the RE/MAX Group Four Realty Relay for Life team. Tristan Horncastle and his red-hot band will perform songs from the new country music album he recently recorded in Nashville. DJ Dale Case will spin more tunes and the Speedway 660 staff can’t wait to ignite the biggest bonfire of the year! So come on down and mingle with the drivers, talk some racin and have lots of fun. There’s no better way to dive into the biggest and most exciting weekend of short-track racing in Atlantic Canada. It all gets underway tonight at 7PM.
SpeedWeekend is almost here. Fans have been arriving and setting up camp in the Geary Woods all week. Everyone is excited about the Irving Blending & Packaging 150 on Saturday night and the Auto Value 250 on Sunday. Speedway 660 has just released the race day schedules for both days.
Speedway 660 is ready to host Atlantic Canada’s biggest stock car racing event of the season. SpeedWeekend gets underway on Friday evening with a free event for fans, campers, race teams and sponsors. The racing schedule includes the Irving Blending & Packaging 150 (Sportsman) on Saturday, the Auto Value 250 (Pro Stock) on Sunday and the ENDURO 200 Championship on Monday.