Super Sunday Planned for Petty Raceway’s Caleb Dunn Memorial
Track Release/Photo by McCarthy Photographic
New Brunswick Short Track Challenge for Sportsman Highlights Sunday Card
(Wednesday, July 29th – River Glade, NB) – The stock car season rolls on this Sunday, August 2nd at 4pm with the running of the third annual Caleb Dunn Memorial card. The event is run in memory of Maritime racing legend Caleb Dunn, who won more than 200 races in his career and was a member of the inaugural class of the Maritime Motorsports Hall of Fame. The event features six unique stock car racing classes, highlighted by the second round of the New Brunswick Short Track Challenge for Late Model Sportsman.
The Caleb Dunn Memorial Sportsman 100 is expected to draw Sportsman cars from all across New Brunswick as well as Nova Scotia to compete for the checkered flag. The race is also a part of the Petty International Raceway Sportsman division, which sees the championship standings after two races locked tighter than a vice. Matt Rodgers of Smithtown, New Brunswick leads his younger brother Andrew by just a single point. Chris Cormier (Moncton) is just two points out of the lead, with Luc Bourgeois (Memramcook) and leading rookie Kenny MacKenzie Jr. (Salisbury) a slim three points out of the top spot in the standings.
Matt Maillet (Burton) won the last Sportsman feature at Petty International Raceway on July 11th and is knocking on the door of the top five in the point standings.
The New Brunswick Short Track Challenge is led by Dave O’Blenis (Boundary Creek). O’Blenis was the winner of the Martin’s Home Heating 100 at Speedway 660 on June 6th over Matt Rodgers and Drew Greenlaw (Eastport, ME). With Speedway 660 taking the weekend off, it is expected that their local drivers will make the haul to Petty International Raceway for the second round of the series. Speedway Miramichi will host the final round of the series, the ‘Chi City Showdown 100, on Saturday, September 19th.
Gary Tingley (Colpitts Settlement) took home a key victory in the CMax Street Stock division on July 11th to pull himself closer to point leader and reigning division champion Kenny MacKenzie Jr. after four races in their season. Tingley and Mackenzie are the only two feature winners in the division so far this season, but there will be a whole host of strong competition looking to change that on Sunday afternoon.
Both Tim Webster (Beaverbank, NS) and Rob Poirier (Irishtown) closed the point gap on Mike Weagle (Salisbury), but it still the #60 that shows the way in the Mister Transmission Mini Stock division. On July 11th, Logan Power (Salisbury) scored his first career victory in the Mister Transmission Mini Stock class and will look to go back-to-back in the class with another win on Sunday.
Ashton Tucker (Lyttleton) extended his point advantage on July 11th with a victory in the Leisure Days RV Bandolero division. Sophomore driver Levi Rossiter (Salisbury) is second place in the standings, eight points behind Tucker with half the season in the books, and just a two point advantage on “the Flying Frenchman” Michael Cormier (Grand-Barachois). Nova Scotia drivers Josh Langille (Coldbook) and Austin MacDonald (Pictou) also have themselves in the championship discussion after four races.
Also on the Caleb Dunn Memorial card is the only stop to Petty International Raceway for the Eastern Super Mini Cup Series. Matt Watson (Summerside, PE) has won the first three races on the season thus far and leads South Esk, New Brunswick drivers Chris Wilson and Steven Curtis in the standings.
Brandon Skidmore (Springhill, NS) heads into Petty International Raceway as the most recent winner on the Atlantic Modified Tour after a win last Saturday night in Miramichi. Skidmore was also the winner of their season opening event held at Petty International Raceway.
Pit gates for competitors participating in the third annual Caleb Dunn Memorial open at 11am on Sunday, August 2nd. Grandstand gates for spectators open at 2pm with racing getting underway at 4pm. Adult admission to the grandstands is $20, youth admission (ages eight to 18) is $10 while children seven and under are admitted free of charge. Pit admission is $25. Tickets can be purchased at the gate on race day. There will be an open practice for competitors on Saturday, August 1st from 5pm to 9pm. Pit admission for the open practice night is $10, with free admission to the grandstands for spectators.
Complete information on Sunday’s racing card, or any Petty International Raceway events, can be found at PettyRaceway.com.
August 2nd Race Day Format
Pit Gate Opens: 11:00am
Tech Opens: 11:00am
Sportsman Practice 12:50pm – 1:05pm
Bandolero Practice 1:05pm – 1:15pm
Mini Stock Practice 1:15pm – 1:25pm
Street Stock Practice 1:25pm – 1:35pm
Mini Cup Practice 1:35pm – 1:45pm
Atlantic Modified Practice 1:45pm – 1:55pm
Sportsman Practice 1:55pm – 2:10pm
Bandolero Practice 2:10pm – 2:20pm
Mini Stock Practice 2:20pm – 2:30pm
Street Stock Practice 2:30pm – 2:40pm
Mini Cup Practice 2:40pm – 2:50pm
Atlantic Modified Practice 2:50pm – 3:00pm
Sportsman Practice 3:00pm – 3:10pm
Track Closes 3:10pm
Drivers Meeting 3:15pm
National Anthems & Racing 4:00pm
Sportsman Heats 10 laps
Bandolero Heats 10 laps
Mini Stock Heats 10 laps
Street Stock Heats 10 laps
Mini Cup Heats 10 laps
Atlantic Modified Heats 10 laps
Bandolero Feature 20 laps
Mini Stock Feature 25 laps
Street Stock Feature 30 laps
Mini Cup Feature 25 Laps
Atlantic Modified 35 laps
Sportsman Feature 100 laps
Format Subject to change without notice.
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