TCM Weekend Agenda – “Practice Weekend”
***Update – Speedway 660 has canceled the Riverview Ford Lincoln Season Opener due to wet grounds and the forecast for more rain on Sunday.
The Weekend Agenda returns as a standalone feature on TimsCorner.ca for the 2017 season.
If you are new to the Weekend Agenda, it is the easiest place to find which race tracks in Atlantic Canada are racing and what is on the card for the event. If a track is racing, you’ll see the track name and location in green and if a track is not running an event on a weekend, their name and location will be red. The line proceeding will display the divisions running on the weekend and a start time, or a date of when the next event is at the track.
You can check out the TCM Weekend Agenda on a weekly basis on TimsCorner.ca throughout the season on Wednesday evenings – but with our full Master Schedule making its debut later this week, we have the Weekend Agenda for you a day early to celebrate the new year!
Featured Photo by John A Miller Photography
A lot has changed since the last weekend of 2016. The last track to be active in 2016, Cape Breton Miners Memorial Speedway, has shut its doors. Speedway 660 will look to be the first track to fire up in 2017 after rain has plagued opening weekend for years, with three other race tracks hosting open practices in advance of their first race. Of the 11 oval tracks in the region, six will be in action on the Victoria Day Weekend.
Cape Breton Miners Memorial Speedway in Sydney: CLOSED AFTER 2016 SEASON
Lake Doucette Motor Speedway in Salmon River (outside of Digby): OFF – First Race on Sunday, June 11th
Riverside International Speedway in James River: OFF – First Race on Saturday, June 17th
Scotia Speedworld in Enfield: OFF – First Race on Saturday, May 20th and Sunday, May 21st
**Note, Scotia Speedworld will host an open practice or “Test ‘n Tune” day on Saturday, May 13th. The Scotia Speedworld CARSTAR Weekly Racing Series will have the track from 9am to 1pm and the Maritime Pro Stock Tour will practice from 2pm to 5pm. Pit admission is $10, grandstands are free for fans.
Valley Raceway in Kingston: OFF – First Race on Sunday, May 21st
Petty International Raceway in River Glade: OFF – First Event on Saturday, May 27th
**Note – Petty International Raceway will host open practices from 1pm to 5pm on both Saturday, May 13th and Saturday, May 20th. Pit admission is $10, grandstands are free for fans.
Shediac CENTRE For Speed in Grand-Barachois: OFF – First Event on Saturday, June 3rd
Speedway 660 has canceled their season opener weekend due to wet grounds and the forecast for more rain on Sunday.
Speedway 660 in Geary: Riverview Ford Lincoln Season Opener on Sunday, May 14th @ 2pm; Re/Max Group Four Pro Stocks, Martin’s Home Heating Sportsman, DMR Auto Street Stock, Fredericton Gun Shop Sharp Shooters
**Note – Speedway 660 will host an open practice from 1pm to 5pm (pits open at 10am) on Saturday, May 13th. Pit admission is $10, grandstands are free for fans.
Speedway Miramichi in Miramichi: OFF – First Event on Saturday, May 20th
PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND
Oyster Bed Speedway in Oyster Bed Bridge: OFF – First Event on Monday, May 22nd
**Note – Oyster Bed Speedway is hosting a registration day for drivers on Saturday, May 13th from 1pm to 3pm at Outriders Cookhouse in Charlottetown.
Eastbound Park in Avondale: OFF – First Event on Sunday, May 21st
**Note – Eastbound Park has an open practice for its competitors this weekend. For information, please contact Eastbound Park officials.
Thunder Valley Speedway in Bishop’s Falls: OFF – First Event on Sunday, June 11th
TCM Coverage Schedule – Weekend One of 2017
Saturday, May 13th – 9am to 5pm – Scotia Speedworld/Parts for Trucks Maritime Pro Stock Tour Test N Tune – Scotia Speedworld (NS)
Sunday, May 14th – 2pm – Riverview Ford Lincoln Season Opener – Speedway 660 (NB) (Race #1 of 2017)
**Schedule Subject to Change Without Notice