Scotia Speedworld to Crown Seven Champions on Finale Friday
Track Release/Photo by McCarthy Photographic
(Halifax, NS. September 13, 2017) Scotia Speedworld’s CARSTAR Weekly Racing Series will close its 30th season this Friday at 7:00pm. Six divisions will battle for the final time on the oval this season, the Toursec Thunder & Lightning, Hydraulics Plus Bandit & Outlaw Bandoleros, Strictly Hydraulics Legends and the Affordable Fuels Sportsman. Grandstands will open at 5:00pm with racing action slated for 7:00pm.
Seven champions will be crowned on Friday night during the CARSTAR Weekly Racing Series Finale. While three can breathe a bit easy heading into their final race of 2017, four point leaders have a seven point lead, or less, to work with.
Brooke Dowe (Bedford, NS) Hydraulics Plus Beginner Bandolero, Nathan Langille (Coldbrook, NS) Hydraulics Plus Bandolero Bandit and Dave Matthews (Kennetcook, NS) in the Toursec Thunder class all have a lead of 19 points or more. While they are not mathematically locked into their titles and still have to race on Friday night, they can breathe a bit easier than some of the other division point leaders.
The closest margin between top contenders heading into Finale Friday is three points between Matt Vaughan (Fletchers Lake, NS) and Jordan Veinotte (Porters Lake, NS) in the Affordable Fuels Sportsman division. Vaughan has already locked up the Tim Hortons at the Airport Rookie of the Year in the Sportsman class, but will also try to make history by becoming the first rookie and overall champion in the class. Veinotte won on Finale Friday last season but came up short to Pete Miller (Kennetcook, NS) for the title.
Paul Goulden (Shelburne, NS) enters with a seven point lead on Adam Meehan (Rawdon Gold Mines, NS) and 15 points on Danny Harvey (Lantz, NS) heading into the final Strictly Hydraulics Legend race of 2017. None of the trio has ever won a Strictly Hydraulics Legends Championship.
The battle in the Toursec Lightning division also sits as seven points between Scott Thibodeau (Williamswood, NS) and “Rational” Richard Drake (Halifax, NS). The two have fought tooth and nail for their first track championship with Thibodeau winning five main features to Drake’s four. The duel Friday night is sure to thrill fans to the final laps.
Three of the brightest up and coming stars will duke it out for the Hydraulics Plus Bandolero Outlaw title. Josh Langille (Coldbrook, NS) enters with a four point lead on Austin MacDonald (Pictou, NS) and a six point advantage on reigning champion Sam Rogers (Lower Onslow, NS). The threesome has left fans on the edge of their seats all season and Friday should be no exception.
Don’t miss any of the action Friday night at the CARSTAR Weekly Racing Series Finale! Racing starts at 7:00pm!
Saturday the Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour will close out their 2017 campaign at Scotia Speedworld with the Dartmouth Dodge 200. One driver will walk away with the prestigious Series title and a $10,000 cheque! Qualifying for the Dartmouth Dodge 200 gets underway with Atlantic Tiltload heat races at 4:00PM. The Maritime League of Legends will run a 50 lap feature prior to the much anticipated Pro Stock Tour finale.
Admission for the CARSTAR Weekly Racing Series Finale is $15.00 for adults; $5.00 for youth (8-15 years old). Weekend passes are also available. Adult grandstand weekend passes are $35.00, pits $40.00. Children 7 and under are admitted for free. Tickets will be available at the gates on race day (cash only).
Format for September 15th
|Pit Gate opens||4:30 p.m.|
|Tech Inspection starts||4:30 p.m.|
|Practice starts 5 min sessions||5:00 p.m.|
|Grandstands open||5:00 p.m.|
|Practice ends||6:25 p.m.|
|Drivers Meeting @ line-up board – all divisions||6:35 p.m.|
Hydraulics Plus Bandolero Cars – 8 laps
Hydraulics Plus Bandos B&O Cars – 8 laps
Strictly Hydraulics Legend Cars – 10 laps
Affordable Fuels Sportsman Cars – 10 laps
TOURSEC Thunder Cars – 10 laps
TOURSEC Lightning Cars – 10 laps
Hydraulics Plus Bandolero Cars – 15 laps
Hydraulics Plus Bandos B&O Cars – 15 laps
Strictly Hydraulics Legend Cars – 25 Laps
Affordable Fuels Sportsman Cars – 38 laps
Toursec Lightning Cars– 25 laps
Toursec Thunder Cars – 25 laps
*format subject to change without notice
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, Nitro Circus 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