The skies are clear, the sun is out and its a perfect day for Enduro racing! Speedway 660 holds the second Enduro race of the 2013 season today at 2PM. Enduro’s are always a blast for our race fans, so bring the entire family to the Geary Woods this afternoon for a rip-roarin great time! Adult ticket prices are $10, Youth tickets (8 to 16) are $7 and admission is free for kids seven and under.
Dave O’Blenis rolled to an impressive win in the Firecracker 150 at Speedway 660 on Saturday night. O’Blenis drove his Irving Blending & Packaging Sportsman car to the Riverview Ford Lincoln Victory Lane in one of the biggest Sportsman races of the year.
Speedway 660 is getting set for one of the busiest weekends of the 2013 racing season. On Saturday at 7PM the Firecracker Sportsman 150 highlights action in the Geary Woods and on Sunday at 2PM the second Enduro 200 of the year goes green.
Race fans are getting ready for double header action in the Geary Woods this weekend. At 7PM on Saturday night Speedway 660 hosts the Firecracker 150, one of our region’s biggest Sportsman races of the season. Then at 2PM on Sunday, the second Enduro of the season will take center-stage.
There is a real youth movement happening at Speedway 660. The Rodgers brothers are two of our most talented, most exciting and fastest young drivers. Andrew and Matt, who run in the competitive Martins Home Heating Sportsman Division, are proud to follow in the tracks of their grandfather Bob and father Steve. Wade Wilson recently had a Conversation with the Rodgers men about their love of racing.
It was a tough weekend for stock car racing families in the Maritimes. Mike Stevens died after a crash with just two laps to go, in a Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour race at Oyster Bed Speedway on Prince Edward Island. Mike was well-known here at Speedway 660. I’m pretty sure he ran a Sportsman car with us before competing in our Pro Stock division and then moving on to the Maritime Tour.
The unthinkable happened at a Maritime short-track this weekend. By now most of you have heard the shocking news that Mike Stevens, from Riverview, died in the Parts for Trucks Pro Stock race at Oyster Bed Speedway on Prince Edward Island on Saturday night.
Our heartfelt condolences go out to the Stevens family from everyone here at Speedway 660. Mike was well known here because he raced in our Pro Stock Division, before moving on to the Maritime Tour. Since then he came back to visit us at least twice a year, once for the annual tour race and then for the Auto Value 250 on SpeedWeekend.
Mike Stevens was a likeable young man. He was a good driver and always had very good equipment. He competed hard and always ran pretty good here at Speedway 660. It’s hard to believe he’s gone and our thoughts and prayers, at this very trying time, go out to Mike’s immediate family, his race team, everyone from the Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour and the Maritime racing community. May he Rest in Peace.
Speedway 660 was quiet Saturday night. Fans, race teams and employees had the weekend off before launching into a very busy August at Atlantic Canada’s premier racing facility.
Speedway 660 is taking a break this weekend. The long-weekend in August is traditionally an off-weekend to allow our fans, race teams and staff an opportunity to spend time with their families away from the race track. Wade Wilson recently caught up with Michelle Roy to talk about the season to date, the challenges that come with running one of Canada’s best short-tracks and the final month of Speedway 660’s 2013 season.
Well here we are heading into the long holiday weekend in August. At this point of the season, we usually are anxious to have a little break and get ready for a busy August. But this year, we’ve lost several races to rain-outs, so it’s going to be easy to look past this weekend in anticipation of what’s to come in August.