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Turning the Calendar to a Summertime Saturday Night at Peterborough Speedway

By Jim Clarke, Clarke Motorsports Communications/First Draft Media

 

With rain showers all around the area and on a night where nearly every other track in the province threw-in the towel because of the weather, Peterborough Speedway officials managed to dodge the drops to kick-off the first action of the summer – Saturday, June 23rd – as the Can Am TQ Midgets joined the hometown Trent Lakes Complete Plumbing Renegade Truck and Super Stock divisions; along with a 50 lap ‘A’ main for the Jiffy Lube Mini Stocks and the Ontario Modifieds Racing Series at Canada’s Toughest 3rd of a Mile Paved Oval.

 

Erin Kearns and Kevin Strutt brought the 15 Jiffy Lube Mini Stock teams to the line for the 50 lapper that kicked-off the night’s feature race action. From the drop of the green flag, Strutt took control with Kent Missons following him into the runner-up position, while Ryan Oosterholt started gaining spots using the outside line. Strutt – a popular home track veteran – caught the tail-end of the field around the 8th lap, just as a yellow flag waved for an incident in the 4th turn. With the pack back under racing conditions, Ottawa Valley invade Nolan Gould took over the top spot and was lapping cars with less than half the race complete. Gould and Oosterholt were locked in a torrid battle for the lead, when a lap 48 yellow flag necessitated a green, white, checkered finish. The pair ran door-to-door in the 2 lap shootout, with Gould taking the win. Missons, Strutt and Tiffany Vandebelt rounded-out the top 5.

 

Oosterholt had a pair of Mini Stock heat race wins, with Gould and Strutt splitting the others.

 

Willow Barberstock and Craig Stevenson paced the Ontario Modifieds Racing Series teams to the Great Canadian RV green flag for their 20 lap main event. Barberstock was strong early, until a caution for issue in the 4th turn bunched the field with 7 laps complete. Anthony DiBello took the lead on the restart, with a pair of former series champions John Baker Jr. and Brad Stevenson on his tail. Stevenson slipped into second spot and mounted a late race charge but couldn’t take away DiBello’s first open wheeled win. Baker Jr., Barberstock and Craig Stevenson completed the top 5.

 

DiBello and Brad Stevenson shared the OMRS preliminary round checkered flags.

 

Jessica Pasinetti and Mark Gordon were on the front row as the Super Stocks rolled from the staging area for their main event. Coming to the stripe nearly 20 cars strong, everyone was searching for an early advantage as a multi car wreck brought out the red flag just after the initial start. Gordon took the top spot with 8 laps on the board and survived a pair of mid-race caution flags to take his first win of the year. Rob Richards, Bailey Jacobs, Howie Crowe and Tyler Bouillon followed Gordon across the line.

 

Richards, Fedele DiBello, Kyle Gordon and Tim Burke split the Super Stock heat wins.

 

Terri-Anne Whittern and Carrson Hennessy showed the way as the Trent Lakes Complete Plumbing Renegade Trucks hit Canada’s Toughest 3rd of a Mile Paved Oval for their feature tilt. Hennessy got an early jump on the newcomer and even an early race yellow flag couldn’t keep the driver of the #55 machine from his first win of the year. Jeff Dolley was second, with Bill O’Hara, Whittern and Ryan Oosterholt following the lead duo to the checkered flag.

 

Oosterholt and Hennessy each claimed a heat race win.

 

The Lucas Oil Can Am TQ Midgets made their annual Peterborough Speedway appearance, with Darren Dryden and Adrian Stahle splitting a pair of 20 lap feature events.

 

All main event finishes are unofficial and subject to scoring review as well post-race technical and safety inspection.

 

Bullring bullet points: Chris Tubman – last week’s Bone Stock feature event winner – made his Mini Stock debut and finished 9 in the main event…Paul Boundy has added another piece of racing equipment to his Grafton, Ontario stable, with the debut of the #08 Renegade Truck. Mechanical issues kept him out of the feature event…Jeremy McLean made his 2018 Peterborough Speedway debut in the #88 Super Stock.

 

Action returns Saturday, June 30th with the inaugural Cottage Country Dash for Cash events, presented by Lucas Oil Products. The show will feature a full night of racing for the Battlefield Equipment Rental Bone Stock, Jiffy Lube Mini Stock, Trent Lakes Complete Plumbing Renegade Truck, Super Stock and Late Model divisions; plus special 10 lap shootouts for all the home track classes. Pit gates will open at 1:30, with the spectator grandstands unlocked at 4:00 and racing at 5:00.

 

Head to www.peterboroughspeedway.com for the latest track news and schedule information. Fans can also like the track on Facebook, follow it on Twitter and download the free Smartphone app.


 

Photo attachment: Morgan-Amber Photography – www.morgan-amberphotography.weebly.com


 

Nolan Gould (#28) held off a late race charge to pick-up his first Jiffy Lube Mini Stock feature win of the year – Saturday, June 23rd – at Peterborough Speedway

 

Former track Thunder Car/Super Stock track champion Anthony DiBello (#16) claimed his first career Ontario Modifieds Racing Series win – Saturday, June 23rd – at Peterborough Speedway.

 

Mark Gordon (#25) celebrated in the winner’s circle with family and friends after his Super Stock feature event checkered flag – Saturday, June 23rd – at Peterborough Speedway.

 

Carrson Hennessy (#55) made it to Dart Heating & Air Conditioning victory lane following his Trent Lakes Complete Plumbing Renegade Truck win – Saturday, June 23rd – at Peterborough Speedway.

 

Darren Dryden (#12) and Adrian Stahle shared the 20 lap Lucas Oil Can-Am TQ Midget feature victories – Saturday, June 23rd – at Peterborough Speedway.

Prepared by: Jim Clarke, Clarke Motorsports Communications/First Draft Media
                      clarkemotorsports@hotmail.com, www.facebook.com/clarkemotorsport
                      613.968.6410
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BLENKHORN CAPTURES VICTORY AT NOVA TRUCK CENTRES MAKE-A-WISH 150

(Halifax, NS, June 23, 2018) Dylan Blenkhorn (Truro, NS) picked up his second win of the season and his 14th Series victory after winning the Nova Truck Centres Make-A-Wish 150 tonight at Scotia Speedworld. Reigning Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour Champion Shawn Turple (Enfield, NS) came home second followed by Jonathan Hicken (Brudenell, PE). Cole Butcher (Porter Lake, NS) and Craig Slaunwhite (Terence Bay, NS) rounded out the top five in a race that took just over an hour and was slowed by only two cautions.

Jarrett Butcher (Porter’s Lake, NS) picked up the pole position for the Nova Truck Centres 150 after winning the first of three 10 lap Atlantic Tiltload qualifying heats which set the 21 car field.  Slaunwhite and Hicken also won their respective heat races. Waylon Farrell (Conception Bay South, NL) picked up the Exide Batteries Rookie of the Race with a 10th place finish. Jarrett Butcher takes home the King Freight Future Winner award after a 14th place showing.   

The MJS and Prime Lift East Coast Mini Stock Tour who ran the Passione Flooring and Interiors 50 prior to the Nova Truck Centres Make-A-Wish 150. Andrew Warren (White’s Lake) picked up the checkered flag followed by Tim Webster (Beaver Bank) and Jesse Deveau (Greenwood).

Next week the Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour heads to scenic Prince Edward Island for the first of two events this season at Oyster Bed Speedway. Adult admission for the Parts for Trucks 150 is $25.00 for grandstands, pits $35.00, youth admission (8-15yrs) $15.00.

 

Don’t forget to sign up for the Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour Fan Club at www.maritimeprostocktour.com and get in on all of the exclusive offers and contests throughout the season. One lucky Fan Club member will get to the front of the line to meet NASCAR legend Kenny Wallace at the IWK 250!

 

About Nova Truck Centres:

We’re here to help you keep on truckin’

Nova Truck Centres is focused on finding you the top trucks and trailers to get the job done. We are a Western Star, Freightliner, and Fuso dealer. Get the support and parts you need, when you need them. Our teams are always working to find solutions to maximize your vehicle uptime. Visit www.novatruckcentres.ca

Get a financing quote | Browse our truck & trailers | Search online used parts | Request service or a part

About the Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour:

The Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour (PST) is considered the highest level of stock car racing in Canada. The Tour is recognized in the industry as one of the healthiest stock car racing series in North America. PST visits five tracks throughout the Maritimes during its May through September season. The Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour is owned and operated by Maritime Pro Stock Tour Limited. For more information, call our administration office at 902.481.2531 or click www.maritimeprostocktour.com . You can also follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/prostocktour  and like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/prostocktour

 

Media Contact:
Tara Foster
902.429.4069 office
902.488.0809 mobile
media@maritimeprostocktour.com
www.maritimeprostocktour.com
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Brighton Speedway / BRIGHTON SPEEDWAY UPDATE!
« Last post by CanadianRacingOnline on June 23, 2018, 07:57:40 AM »
BRIGHTON SPEEDWAY UPDATE!

With the current forecast of 70-80% chance of rain for tomorrow Saturday June 23rd Brighton Speedway management has been forced to make the tough decision of postponing the 2018 Gerow Propane Summer Smash Monster Truck Show.  As of this time the rest of the race card for Saturday night featuring Canadian Modifieds, Thunder Stocks, Comp 4 and Stingers will go on as scheduled and Brighton Speedway will be offering discount admission to try and offset any inconvenience to its patrons.


“With the Trucks of Overkill Evolution driven by Mike Vaters II the 2015 Monster Jam World Freestyle Champion and Black Stallion driven by Matt Cody coming all the way from Hagerstown, Maryland a decision had to be made today” states track Promoter Mark Rinaldi.  “It is a very long drive for them to get here just to turn around and a very large expense for the Speedway so it is the best decision for both parties involved to postpone the event.

The new date for the Summer Smash event will now be scheduled on September 8th as part of Brighton Speedway’s Championship night.  Fans who have already purchased tickets for this Saturdays event have the option of saving their tickets until September 8th where they will be valid or getting a full refund by contacting the speedway office during business hours.  Refunds will not be available at the track on Saturday night.

We thanks fans for understanding the trials of scheduling around Mother Nature as she has not been much of a race fan this season. 

Revised Details for Saturday June 23th

Read’s Accounting Presents Saturday Night Racing
Gates open at 5:30, Racing Starts at 7pm sharp
Classes competing: Bainer’s Radiator Canadian Modifieds, Brighton Automotive Thunder Stocks, Bill’s Johns Comp 4 and Quinte Septic Stingers.
Admission: Adults -$10.00, Students and Seniors -$8.00, Children 7-12 - $2.00, 6 and under are free. 

New Date for the Gerow Propane Summer Smash is Saturday September 8th during the John’s Equipment Championship night and Danny Reid Memorial.

 

THIS SATURDAY NIGHT! (TONIGHT)

MONSTER TRUCKS CAN’T MAKE IT! READ’S ACCOUNTING AND GEROW PROPANE WILL HOST THE NIGHT FOR ONLY $10! THAT’S RIGHT! ADMISSION IS REDUCED.

MONSTER TRUCKS WILL COME IN SEPTEMBER!



Brighton Speedway Newsletter: Sign-up for the Brighton Speedway newsletter and get all speedway information delivered straight to your email inbox! Get track news, information, and updates directly to your email twice a week. It takes just two minutes to sign-up. Click here to get started!

Brighton Speedway Social Media: Follow Brighton Speedway on Twitter, @BrightonSpdwy, for live race day updates and track information. ‘Like’ us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/BrightonSpdwy.

Brighton Speedway’s 2018 season is proudly supported by the following corporate sponsors: ABC Taxi, Adecco, Archer’s Poultry, B & H Carpet, Bainer’s OilGARD Anti-Rust, Bay Marine, Behan Construction, Bellevue Fabricating Ltd., Bill’s Johns, Brighton Automotive, Brighton Recycling, Campbellford Chrysler, Canadian National Autism Foundation, CANEX, Classic Rock 107.9, Coca-Cola, Comfort Zone Heating & Air Conditioning, Cool 100, Deerhaven Farm and Garden, Dibbits Excavating, Electro Cables, Excel Tower Service, Fidelity Engineering & Construction, First Place Trailers, Gerow Propane, Gord’s Water, Greig Truck & Trailer, Humber Nurseries, Hotch’s Auto Parts, Hoosier Racing Tire, ImageFactor.ca Motorsport Designs, John’s Equipment, Lange & Fetter Ford, Larry’s Towing, Lucas Oil, McDougall Insurance and Financial, Mix 97, Mystical Distributing, Owasco RV, Part Source, Pinty’s, Quinte Septic, Rapid Rad, Read’s Accounting, Rock 107, Sanderson Tire and Automotive, Stoneridge Specialty Insurance, The Community Press, TURRIS Communications, 95.5 Hits FM, UCB Radio Canada, Ultramar Parkland, Weaver Funeral Home, Workman’s OK Tire, Vanderlaan Building Products, VanZuylen Tire, and VP Racing Fuels.

About Brighton Speedway: Brighton Speedway is a 1/3-mile clay stock car racing oval located on the shores of Lake Ontario in Brighton, Ont. The speedway hosts five weekly stock car divisions on Saturday nights and youth Go-Kart racing on Thursday nights from May to September.
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Kevin Bridge Scores Feature Victory at Sauble Speedway
After enduring a tough opening night at the beach, Kincardine's Kevin Bridge returned to his familiar spot – victory lane at Sauble Speedway.

The two-time track champion started off the night with a runner-up in the first heat after a race-long battle with Craig Kamrath. He then backed it up with a fourth-place finish in the second heat after battling more motor issues.

The team worked hard to get it fixed for the feature, and after an early-race battle for the top spot with Kamrath, Bridge would take the lead and didn’t look back the rest of the way en route to scoring the victory.

Bridge will be back at Sauble Speedway on Saturday night for the third night of points racing.

Kevin Bridge Racing is proud to be supported by LiUNA, Coldwell Banker – Kincardine, UPI Energy, Spira Fire Protection, Permatex, Huronview Insurance Brokers Ltd., Daniel Kelley Custom Cabinetry, Gilcreest Speed and Custom, and Castrol.

Be sure to keep up on all the happenings this season by liking the Kevin Bridge Racing facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/Kevinbridgeracing/, and following Bridge on twitter at https://twitter.com/BridgeRacing.

Press Release by Ashley McCubbin/AM Marketing – ashleymccubbin17@gmail.com
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Cameron McGlashan Scores Top-10 in Return to Sunset Speedway
After spending time away from Sunset Speedway, Cameron McGlashan returned with a sixth-place finish on Saturday night.

The defending Mini Stock Champion started off the night by getting a feel for a his new ride, posting a solid sixth-place finish in the first heat. He then began to gain some speed in the second qualifier, posting a third-place finish after starting sixth.

His qualifying effort would see him start deep in the field for the 25-lap feature, but he would move forward solidly throughout the event en route to a sixth-place finish.

The Dave Middel-owned mustang is proud to receive sponsorship from Arbor Aces Tree Care Inc, ORVAuto, and Orillia Metal Fabrication.

Keep up with Cameron McGlashan and McGlashan Motorsports by liking their facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/McGlashanMotorSports?fref=ts and following Cameron McGlashan on twitter at http://www.twitter.com/McGlashan83.

Press Release by Ashley McCubbin/AM Marketing – ashleymccubbin17@gmail.com.
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Ron Quesnelle Scores Pair of Top-Seven Finishes at Sunset Speedway
Following the crash in last week’s second feature, Ron Quesnelle was able to bounce back with a pair of solid runs on Saturday night at Sunset Speedway.

The KDR Motorsports team opened up the night solidly, scoring a fourth-place finish in the first 35-lap feature.

The second feature would see Quesnelle begin to move forward after starting mid-pack, though contact from behind sent him around for a spin. Restarting at the back of the pack, he made his way back up to seventh by the time the checkered flag flew.

Quesnelle will be back in action on the next night of points racing at Sunset Speedway, which will be Saturday, June 23. It is fan appreciation night so be sure to show up early, and head down on track to get an autograph from Quesnelle.

The KDR Motorsports’ No. 57 Late Model is proud to have sponsorship from Triplecrete Limited, Hassell Automotive, Emco Waterworks, D&S Collision Centre, Forterra Pipe & Precast, and Fierce Wraps for the 2018 campaign.

Press Release by Ashley McCubbin/AM Marketing – ashleymccubbin17@gmail.com.
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Rick Spencer-Walt Endures Tough Night at Peterborough Speedway
Hopeful to turn their luck around at Peterborough Speedway, things did not go according to plan this past Saturday night for Spencer-Walt Motorsports.

Turning the fifth quickest time in qualifying, Rick Spencer-Walt would draw the pole starting spot for the 100-lap main event. Things started off solidly, as he would lead the first 20 laps, poised for a strong night, when contact from behind on Lap 21 sent Spencer-Walt for a spin.

Restarting from the tail of the field, he began to work his way back forward once again, and he would manage to break his way back into the top-10 as the race reached the halfway point. However, it wasn’t meant to be, as contact from another competitor sent Spencer-Walt around for a second time at Lap 54, ending his night early. He would be credited with a 22nd-place finish.

Despite the past couple of weeks not going as planned for Spencer-Walt Motorsports, they have not given up, with hours being spent in the shop getting ready for their next outing. The next date is currently to be determined, as the team re-evaluates their options heading into the second half of the season.

Spencer-Walt Motorsports is proud to be supported by Gohydrovac.ca, Jim Wilson Chevrolet, Auto Trim Design, Byer’s Equipment Motorsports, Orser Technical Services, Heidi’s RV Superstore, GreenSteelRoof.ca, HOTC, Speedy Auto Glass Orillia, Frame Shop Huntsville, Speedy Auto Machine, Red Castle Performance, and EPIC Racewear.

Keep up with Rick Spencer-Walt and Spencer-Walt Motorsports by liking their facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Walt-Motorsports/524817640964689?fref=ts and following Rick Spencer-Walt on twitter at https://twitter.com/Rwalt31.

 

Press Release by Ashley McCubbin/AM Marketing – ashleymccubbin17@gmail.com
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Wally Wilson Stays Determined Despite Practice Crash at Jukasa
While it wasn’t the day that Wally Wilson originally envisioned at Jukasa Motor Speedway, his grit and determination earned him praise from fellow competitors and fans alike.

The day didn’t start off well as in the second practice for the OSCAAR Modifieds, Wally Wilson would make significant contact with the turn three/four wall, causing damage to the No. 69 Modified. While there was thoughts that the day was over right then, that wasn’t set to be the case. Through the determination of the team, along with help from Mike Westwood, Hawn Racing, Mike Hearty, Cory Horner’s team, and others, repairs were made to get the car back on-track for action later on that day.

While he missed his qualifying heat due to repairs, he was able to start the 40-lap feature from the tail of the field. Dealing with some parts still shaking, Wilson made five laps in the main event, before pulling off into the pits. The modified is currently at Mike Westwood’s shop, where repairs are being made so Wilson can be back on-track for the next event.

The OSCAAR Modifieds will be back in action at Jukasa Motor Speedway on June 23 alongside the OSCAAR Hot Rod Series and Ontario Outlaw Super Late Models.

Wilson’s efforts are supported by The Fyre Place & Patio Shop, Have1.com, and Wix Filters. Wally Wilson Racing is a proud supporter of #BurnOutTheBully and Laps for Muscular Dystrophy..

Keep up with Wally Wilson by liking his facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/Wally-Wilson-Racing-443805665798939/?fref=ts, while following on twitter at https://twitter.com/WallyWilson_69.

Press Release by Ashley McCubbin – AM Marketing – ashleymccubbin17@gmail.com
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PRO STOCK TOUR RETURNS TO SCOTIA SPEEDWORLD FOR NOVA TRUCK CENTRES 150

CARSTAR WEEKLY RACING SERIES FUELED FOR AMP ENERGY NIGHT FRIDAY EVENING

(Halifax, NS - June 20, 2018) The Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour is headed to Scotia Speedworld for the Nova Truck Centres Make-A-Wish 150 this Saturday, June 23rd. The Nova Truck Centres 150 will mark round four of 12 for the elite stock car racing series and the second of only four visits to the oval located just outside of Halifax, NS. Grandstand gates for the Nova Truck Centres Make-A-Wish 150 open at 3:00pm; Atlantic Tiltload qualifying is slated for 6:00pm.

Cole Butcher currently leads the championship standings by 24 points over Shawn Turple (Enfield, NS) who jumps to second following his first win of the season last weekend at Riverside Speedway.  Dylan Blenkhorn (Truro, NS) falls to third after leading the points last week. Craig Slaunwhite (Terence Bay, NS) and Darren MacKinnon (Charlottetown, PE) continues to hold strong in the fourth and fifth positions respectively and well within striking distance of the top three.

Making their Scotia Speedworld debut is the MJS and Prime Lift East Coast Mini Stock Tour who will run a 50 lap feature prior to the Nova Truck Centres Make-A-Wish 150.

Also joining the Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour on Saturday is the Atlantic Provinces Make-A- Wish Foundation and two of their Wish Kids and families. Deven, 18 years old and David seven years both hail from Nova Scotia and are pumped to take part in all of the race day festivities.

“Make-A-Wish Atlantic Provinces values partners like Nova Truck Centres, who understand that a single wish can transform the lives of children, their families, volunteers, supporters, medical professionals and entire communities. We hope everyone will join us on June 23 for the Nova Truck Centres Make-A-Wish 150!” Said Tracy Durkee-Jones, Chief Executive Officer of Make-A-Wish Atlantic Provinces.

Race Time Radio will also be in the house on Saturday, race broadcast will be available for listeners absolutely free, no subscription necessary, via www.racetimeradio.com by clicking the “Listen Live” link.

Admission for Saturday’s Nova Truck Centres Make-A-Wish 150 is $25.00 for adults; $8.00 for youth; pit admission is $30.00. Children 7 and under are admitted for free (Cash Only).

Friday night the CARSTAR Weekly Racing Series will warm up the track with four divisions seeing action. The Affordable Fuels Sportsman return with Kirk Ryan (Upper Nine Mile River) leading a tight pack in the standings. Emily Meehan (Rawdon Gold Mines) will have her Brother Adam sliding into the seat of her point leading No. 75 car in Strictly Hydraulics Legend action. Steve Matthews (Bedford) leads the thrilling Toursec Lightning division after three races. Josh Langille (Outlaw, Coldbrook), Owen Mahar (Hubley, Bandit) and Gage Gilby (Enfield, Beginner Bandolero) show the way in the Hydraulics Plus Bandolero divisions after a pair of events.

Admission for Friday’s CARSTAR Weekly Racing Series is $15.00 for adults, youth (8-15) $5.00, pits $18.00. Value priced weekend passes are available for $35.00, weekend pit passes $40.00.

EXPECTED ENTRY LIST - Nova Truck Centres 150 (as of June 16)

#07 – ALLISON MACKINNON – OYSTER BED BRIDGE, PE

#08 - NICHOLAS NAUGLE - DARTMOUTH, NS

#0 - SHAWN TURPLE - ENFIELD, NS

#5 – JONATHAN HICKEN – BRUDENELL, PE

#8 - KENT VINCENT - WESTMORELAND, PE

#11 – MARTY PREVOST - WAVERLY, NS

#14 – TERRY DOUGAY – ALBANY, PE

#18 – DARREN MACKINNON – CHARLOTTETOWN, PE

#21 - SHAWN PIERCE - BRIDGEWATER, NS

#29 - GREG PROUDE - SPRINGVALE, PE

#30 – STEPHEN LIVELY – SHUBENACADIE, NS

#32 – SARAH MCKAY – QUISPAMSIS, NB

#48 – WAYLON FARRELL – CONCEPTION BAY SOUTH, NL

#51 – BRADEN LANGILLE – SHUBENACADIE, NS

#53 – COLE BUTCHER – PORTER’S LAKE, NS

#54 – JARRETT BUTCHER – PORTER’S LAKE, NS

#67 – DYLAN BLENKHORN – TRURO, NS

#89 – DONALD CHISHOLM – ANTIGONISH, NS

#91 – DYLAN GOSBEE – CORNWALL, PE

#94 – DJ CASEY – PROSPECT, NS

#97 – JOHN FLEMMING – HALIFAX, NS

#99 - CRAIG SLAUNWHITE - TERENCE BAY, NS 

*Entry list subject to change without notice

 

About Nova Truck Centres

We’re here to help you keep on truckin’

Nova Truck Centres is focused on finding you the top trucks and trailers to get the job done. We are a Western Star, Freightliner, and Fuso dealer. Get the support and parts you need, when you need them. Our teams are always working to find solutions to maximize your vehicle uptime. Visit www.novatruckcentres.ca

Get a financing quote | Browse our truck & trailers | Search online used parts | Request service or a part

About Scotia Speedworld

Scotia Speedworld (SSW) is a 3/10-mile asphalt oval racing facility. SSW is the only track in Nova Scotia to host a weekly racing series, which runs May through September and features six different classes of racecars. SSW also hosts special events, including Monster Jam and the Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour. SSW is located at Exit 6 on Highway 102, across from the Halifax Stanfield International Airport. For more information please click on www.ScotiaSpeedworld.ca or call our Event Hotline at (902) 873-2277 or our office at (902) 481-2514. Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/sswracing and follow us on Twitter www.twitter.com/sswracing

About the Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour

The Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour (PST) is considered the highest level of stock car racing in Canada. The Tour is recognized in the industry as one of the healthiest stock car racing series in North America. PST visits four tracks throughout the Maritimes during its May through September season. The Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour is owned and operated by Maritime Pro Stock Tour Limited. For more information, call our administration office at 902.481.2531 or click www.maritimeprostocktour.com . You can also follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/prostocktour  and like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/prostocktour

Media Contact:
Tara Foster
902.429.4069 office
902.488.0809 mobile
media@maritimeprostocktour.com
www.maritimeprostocktour.com
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INTRODUCING THE MARITIME MOTORSPORTS HALL OF FAME CLASS OF 2018

 

PETITCODIAC, NB (June 20, 2018) - Management for the Maritime Motorsports Hall of Fame (MMHF) is pleased to announce the 10 new inductees who will comprise the Class of 2018. Each is being recognized for significant accomplishments and/or contributions in Maritime motorsports.

 

From New Brunswick

·         Gerard Clow (Moncton) Competitor,  Drag Racing

·         Robert 'Bob' Duncan (Rothesay) Competitor, Stock Car

·         James MacKinnon (Moncton, residing in Dartmouth, NS) Competitor,  Motorcycle

 

From Nova Scotia

·         Mitchell 'Mitch' Cooke (Truro) - Competitor/Promoter, Motocross

·         Danny Fahie (residing in Orange, California) - Competitor/Builder, Motocross/Supercross

·         Mike Kaplan (Dartmouth) - Competitor, Drag Racing / Track Announcer

·         George Koszkulics (New Glasgow) - Competitor/Builder, Stock Car

·         Stanley Miller (Kennetcook) - Builder, Stock Car

·         Atlantic Canada Chapter of the Studebaker Drivers Club, Inc. (Cooks Brook) - Club

 

From Prince Edward Island

·         Debbie Livingston-Martin & Paul MacKenzie (Charlottetown) Jr. Drag Racing, Promoter

 

Thirty nominations were considered by the MMHF Induction Committee in making their selection; they would like to thank everyone who submitted a nomination.

 

The formal induction ceremony is set for November 17 at the Best Western Glengarry in Truro, Nova Scotia. Tickets are $80.00and available by calling 506-756-2110. A block of rooms is being held at a special group rate of $125.99/night (including a full hot breakfast for two) until October 31, 2018, based on availability. Call 1-800-780-7234 and let them know you will be attending the MMHF function to qualify for the group rate.

 

The dress code is formal for this occasion.

 

Bios for each of the members of the Class of 2018 follow (in alphabetic order):

 

Gerard 'Gerry' Clow - In 1983, Gerry purchased a 1969 Mustang 428 Cobra Jet convertible Stock Eliminator and went drag racing. In 1986 he joined a group of 16 top Maritime drag racers to redevelop the Maitland NS drag strip. In May 1987 he became the first New Brunswicker to win an NHRA Division event (Old Bridge Township Raceway Park, Englishtown, New Jersey). In 1998 Gerry achieved perhaps his greatest success in drag racing; while still a participant he became a promoter of which he continued until 2010 - by then, local interest had expanded from less than 12 racers to over 24. 2008 was a highlight when he partnered with sponsors at Miramichi Dragway to host the richest Stock/Super Stock race in the Maritimes, with over 20 cars registered. In 2010, he retired.

 

Mitchell 'Mitch' Cooke - Starting at the age of eight, he became a Maritime Motocross legend. His professional motocross career started in 1999 when he signed with Two-Wheel Motorsports, Canada's largest motocross team. He has raced world-wide: Africa, Bermuda, Belgium, Holland, Italy, India and the United States. In 2006, he raced in front of his hometown crowd at Riverglade MX, earning a spot on the podium in both the 250 and 450 class. The native Nova Scotian has had a dream career including two national wins in New Brunswick and Manitoba, and a total of 14 podium finishes. He continues to give back to the Atlantic Motocross community...in 2009 he and his father re-opened Pleasant Valley Motocross.  Mitch has multiple business interests that combine all the things he enjoys.

 

Robert 'Bob' Duncan - Bob Duncan raced in New Brunswick at Brookside Speedway, Hammond River Raceway, River Glade Speedway, Petty Raceway and Speedway 660. In 1989 he raced two full schedules, a late model with MASCAR and a sportsman at Hammond River Raceway; he won the division championship at Hammond River. In 1991 he became owner/crew chief for his sons, Dana and Chris. For a time he had three cars running at Speedway 660, for his sons and himself.  As a crew chief, Bob's cars won championships in 1993 at Hammond River and in 1994 at Speedway 660. From 1998 to 2005 the Duncan family had the only two-car pro stock team in the Maritimes. Bob still helps his son Chris in his racing career at Speedway 660.

 

Danny Fahie - Danny started racing motocross in the Atlantic region in 1983, by his fourth year he won the open Pro motocross class. He has traveled the world working with the best riders at the top level and has been the Monster Energy Kawasaki team manager since 2011, currently the senior manager for the United States Kawasaki motocross team that competes at the FIM World Championships of Supercross and Motocross. Danny has a Diploma of Engineering from Dalhousie University, a Bachelor of Engineering, Metallurgy, Technical University of Nova Scotia, and a Master of Arts in Management, University of Redlands, California.

 

Mike Kaplan - Mike's motorsports career started in 1965 as a drag racer at Maitland Dragway where he won his first race. 1966 saw him with a Baracuda, winning many times. His '427 Hot Shot' car was featured on the cover of the grand opening program for Drag City.  'Charlie Brown', a factory 1968 Cougar XR7, running a Barry Poole setup, won a runner-up trophy in the Top Eliminator division at Cayuga. Altogether, he won 115 trophies while drag racing. He has been an announcer at Drag City, Atlantic Speedway, Scotia Speedworld, Cape Breton Miners Speedway, Exhibition Park, Metro Centre, Centre for Speed, Lake Doucette Motor Speedway, Petty International Raceway, Speedway 660, Riverside International Speedway, Raceway Park, and PEI Go-Kart. He has been a motorsports promoter on Fredericton's "Nick Story Hour" while announcing at the Nova Scotia Provincial Exhibition, and for two years as co-host with Ernie Ledwidge of a television show. In 2004, he was honoured by the local Shrine Club for the help he has provided them in fundraising at Scotia Speedworld.

 

George Koszkulics - George started racing in 1974 and, in 2018, is still competing. George has had much success and multiple wins as a driver at numerous tracks in the Maritimes, at New Smyrna Speedway in Florida, and at Oxford Plains Speedway in Maine. George was a crew member of the King Racing team when it fielded cars in the ACT Tour, the NASCAR Busch North Series, and the ASA (with Scott Fraser). In 2006, he teamed up with Nova Racing, driving No. 88 and preparing cars for 2015 Pro Stock Tour champion and NASCAR Pinty's Series winner Donald Chisholm, and for all of the NASCAR celebrity drivers which have participated in the IWK 250.




Debbie Livingston-Martin / Paul MacKenzie (deceased) - In 1999, Debbie and Paul started the Jr. Dragster program for youth aged eight to 15 by holding a class for interested children and their parents, with drug education and safety, on Friday evenings at the local Jr. High School in Charlottetown. On Saturday morning the sessions moved to Raceway Park, where students put the theory to practice in Jr. Cars. Each student received a trophy, hat, and shirt. The emphasis was on the group learning and having fun. Debbie and Paul had many sponsors, one of the first were the PEI Police Association. In 1999 the Jr. Drag racing program on PEI started with one Jr. Dragster. By 2006 there were 18  Jr. racecars in existence. The Atlantic Drag Racing Association is also running a competitive points program at all the Maritime Dragstrips for the Jr. Class. In October 2012, Paul passed away but, in spite of her grief, Debbie continued donating her time to the young people. At the track, she has helped raise money for Jr. program and over the past five years helped the track and racers raise almost $50,000 for cancer research in their Pink with a Twist Program. Those around her are never ceased to be amazed by her personality and first to help attitude.

 

James MacKinnon - He competed from 1956 to 1969 as a motorcycle racer, road racer, drag racer and a great club supporter. He held the Maritime Road Racing Championship for three years. In 1961, riding his Norton 99, he won the Grand Prix Motorcycle Race at the Scoudouc airfield, taking home the Frank Buxton trophy and $50.00. Besides Scoudouc, he raced at McEwen's in New Brunswick; at Atlantic Park and Maitland in Nova Scotia, and at Mosport in Ontario.

 

Stanley Miller - Stanley Miller has been involved in stock car racing since 1969; he has been a race car builder, car owner, and crew chief - sometimes wearing more than one of these hats a time. The Miller Racing team has helped many successful racers with as many as eight cars racing out of his shop at one time including championship street stock cars. His dedication to racing has taken him from Newfoundland to Ontario to Florida - and many stops in between. He is well-known for his willingness to help fellow competitors - and for always having an answer to those racing questions. His motto: "If it's for a race car, it's free. Josh Collins, owner-driver, of the car Stanley has worked on most recently calls Stanley Miller "a legend."

 

Atlantic Canada Chapter of the Studebaker Drivers Club Inc. (ACC) - Formed June 9, 1996, this club is a chartered affiliate of the International Studebaker Drivers Club Inc. (SDC). ACC members are required to be members of the SDC. The emphasis is on driving the Studebakers. The ACC is a Club for Studebaker owners and anyone interested in Studebaker cars, trucks and later Packards. In 2017 there were a total of 63 members from Atlantic Canada, Alberta, Ontario, Quebec, and Maine. The ACC's bi-monthly newsletter, “Studenews” has won a number of SDC newsletter competitions. For the past 21 years, the club has displayed and promoted the Studebaker marquee in Atlantic Canada. The ACC is a member of the National Association of Antique Car Clubs of Canada and of the Maritime Motorsports Hall Of Fame Inc.




To learn more about the Maritime Motorsports Hall of Fame (MMHF) please visit the MMHF museum in Petitcodiac or online at www.mmhf.ca.
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