Around the Horn: Pro Stock Tour Drops Time Trials, Naugle Sweeps Maine, Petty Prices Pit Pads + More
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The Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour has told Time Trials to hit the trails.
After feedback from teams and fans, the series has made procedural changes to qualifying for their events which eliminates Time Trials and the Dash for Cash from the racing program and will see feature lineups set by Heat Races. Drivers will draw their starting position for their heat race at the drivers meeting and the finishing position in their respective heat race will determine the starting grid for the main feature on the afternoon.
Heat races will be 15 laps in length in 2016 as opposed to 10 laps in 2015 and will feature a maximum of eight cars per heat.
Only three of the 12 races in 2015 on the Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour were won by drivers who did make the Dash for Cash through the Time Trials, including George Koszkulics win at Riverside last June (he started 11th in the feature), Kent Vincent’s IWK 250 victory (he started 12th) and Darren Mackinnon’s popular win at home at Oyster Bed Speedway (he started 10th).
The new qualifying format breakdown can be found by heading to MaritimeProStockTour.com and reading the updated 2016 series procedures. The first race of the 2016 season goes green on Saturday, May 21st at Scotia Speedworld with the running of the Lucas Oil 100.
Naugle Goes Two for Two in Maine
Nicholas Naugle added to his 2016 win total this weekend in Maine by winning two Legends features in the Pine Tree State.
After a pair of wins at INEX Winter Nationals in February at Orlando Speedworld (FL), he added two more to his total this past weekend. Naugle took the season opener at Wiscasset Speedway in the NELCAR feature over Kevin Girard Jr and Matt Bourgoine on Saturday. The #88 Brycon Construction team followed up that victory with a winning performance at Oxford Plains Speedway over Trevor Sanborn and Austin Teras.
The Legend car season in the Maritimes opens on Victoria Day weekend at Scotia Speedworld. The Atlantic Tiltload Maritime League of Legends Tour will contest a 50-lap season opener on Saturday, May 21st with the Scotia Speedworld Strictly Hydraulics Legends seeing the green flag for 25-laps on Sunday, May 22nd.
Scotia Speedworld Releases Update to Helmet Regulations
Scotia Speedworld has issued an amendment on the previously announced Helmet Regulations as required their insurance company.
The amendment, as posted at ScotiaSpeedworld.ca, reads as follows:
Previously the Insurance Industry had mandated that helmets must be full face and rated Snell SA or SAH 2010 or newer for 2016. Evidently, some manufactures are unable to supply the Snell SA or SAH 2015 helmet. The Insurance Broker has allowed this transition to be delayed until next season.
If you have purchased a 2010 or newer helmet, you are ahead of the game. You will have the use of that helmet for its full life, provided that it stays in good condition and doesn’t suffer any damage.
Full faced helmets are mandatory for racing at Scotia Speedworld and must be free of cracks and damage.
For further information, please contact Scotia Speedworld by visiting their website at ScotiaSpeedworld.ca.
Petty Raceway Gauging Interest in Pit Pads
Petty International Raceway is looking at making another upgrade to their facility, this time, it is in the pit area.
After management completed their wall project this winter in placing a wall down the back straightaway which had been surrounded by a tire barrier, the track is looking for interest in teams looking to purchase cement pit pads.
The track posted this message on their Facebook page this week:
Notice to all racers, we have been working on seeing what interest there is for race car slabs at Petty for the 2016 season. Earl Wright has been assisting on this project also. Our plan if there is enough interest to pour a “continuous slab starting at the tech shed down to the last slab purchased.” The cost for these slabs will be $1,000 plus hst, each slab will be approx 12′ by 20′ and your space lined off similar to Riverside. These slabs will be yours to use whenever you race at Petty for the life of your team. They cannot be resold or loaned as they become managed by Petty whenever you are not present on raceday. Please feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call at 902-209-6024. We will only be doing one pour in 2016 and we want it done for raceday so Friday April 29th is the deadline to receive payment.
The Petty Raceway season opens on May 21st at 4pm with the Quality Concrete Season Opener, which includes a $2,000 to win, 100 lap Sportsman feature.
Valley Raceway Has New Announcer, Chef
Valley Raceway in Kingston, Nova Scotia has announced the addition of a new announcer (no pun intended) and a new chef to their dirt track team.
Dylan Langille from KRock will call the racing action for the fans at the dirt track, while Chef Will MacIntosh will be at the helm of the canteen at the track with new menu additions coming for the season.
Racing action gets under way for the season on Sunday, May 22nd. For up to date information on the track, please visit their Facebook page.
Win Tickets to Speedway 660 Opener on TCM Facebook Page
Do you want to enjoy the first race in Atlantic Canada on us? We’re giving you a chance to do so!
Head over to the Tim’s Corner Motorsports Facebook page and check out this post for more information on how you could win two grandstand tickets to the Riverview Ford Lincoln Season Opener at Speedway 660 on Sunday, May 15th at 2pm.
The draw will be made at 5pm on Tuesday, April 26th with the winner announced on our Facebook page.