Super Sunday; Butcher Second at Oxford, Eastbound Announces Iceberg 200
Cole Butcher has continued his impressive run to open 2017 with a second place finish in the Speedway Homes 150 for the Pro All Stars Series North at Oxford Plains Speedway (ME).
Butcher started 26th in the 40 car field after finishing second in his consolation race and quickly worked his way towards the front of the field, running in the top five by just past the halfway point in the race. The run comes after a fourth place finish in the PASS South Easter Bunny 150 at Hickory Motor Speedway (NC).
Prince Edward Island’s Dylan Gosbee finished 23rd, the last car on the lead lap, while New Brunswick’s Greg Fahey was one lap down in 26th at the finish of the Speedway Homes 150. Reid Lanpher was the race winner.
The next PASS North race is the Beech Ridge 300 at Beech Ridge Motor Speedway in Scarborough, Maine. Saint John, New Brunswick’s Lonnie Sommerville will make his debut for Brad Silliker Racing in the PASS National event.
Meanwhile, officials at Eastbound Park have unveiled the Iceberg 200 Pro Stock Invitational event for Saturday, August 19th. The track is being billed as the “ultimate racing destination” as management hopes to draw drivers from across North America to the three year old Avondale, Newfoundland facility this summer.
The event carries a $50,000 total purse and is expected to pay $10,000 to win with a minimum of $750 to start.
Newfoundlanders Josh Collins, Shannon Squires and Josh Weir have all made starts on the mainland in a Pro Stock over the past two seasons. Waylon Farrell is expected to make his Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour debut in 2017.
More details are expected in the coming days.