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One of the Season’s BEST Races is This Weekend at Speedway 660

Track Release/Photo by Michelle Roy

The McLaughlin Roof Trusses Best of the Best 150 is one of Atlantic Canada’s most important short-track stock car races and it is up this weekend at Speedway 660. Racing begins Saturday at 6:30PM and fans will be on the edge of their seats as the Re/Max Group Four Realty Pro Stock Division drivers take on visiting drivers from across the Maritimes and New England.

“There’s a lot on the line in the Best of the Best 150 with the winner and runner up guaranteed automatic provisional starting positions in the Irving Blending & Packaging 250 on SpeedWeekend” said five-time Speedway 660 champion Greg Fahey. “Winning this race last year was huge for us and we’re going to get after it again, but it won’t be easy because we’ve got some awesome weekly pro stock competition here at 660 and we’ll see some pretty good teams roll in from around the Maritimes and the States.”

Twenty-two pro stocks started the Best of the Best 150 a year ago, but Speedway 660 officials think that number could be higher when the race goes green on Saturday night. Fahey, from St. Stephen, New Brunswick and Cassius Clark, from Farmington, Maine finished first and second last year. Clark ended up winning the 250 on SpeedWeekend, taking home more than thirty thousand dollars! Clark will be among at least three Americans headed to Speedway 660 on the weekend. Ben Rowe and Kirk Thibeau have also made plans to head north on Saturday.

“I obviously love coming to Speedway 660 because the competition is incredible, you get great crowds and we’ve had some pretty big paydays up there” said Clark. “The Best of the Best 150 gives drivers a chance to punch their ticket to the big race in September and it’s also a chance for us visitors to prepare for the 250 by getting some seat time on your tough little track.”

Race fans will also see the Martin`s Home Heating Sportsman and Fredericton Gun Shop Sharp Shooters on Saturday night. Adult ticket prices are $25; Youth tickets, for kids between 8 and 16 years of age are $15 and; admission is always free for fans seven and under. Pit passes for fans 16 and over are $5.

The rain date for the McLaughlin Roof Trusses Best of the Best 150 is Sunday at 2PM. If the weather is unsettled on Saturday morning fans and race teams should call the race line at 506-454-7223 or visit for race day status updates.

A double header weekend is coming right up at Speedway 660. On Saturday, June 11th fans will be treated to a Weekly Championship Point racing event and on Sunday the 12th, the first Capital City Auto Parts ENDURO 200 of the season hits the track. Then on Saturday, June 18th, the Martins Home Heating Sportsman 125 takes center stage in the Geary Woods.

Speedway 660 is one of Canada’s premier stock car racing facilities. Located in New Brunswick’s Fredericton region, it attracts race teams and fans from the Maritimes, New England and Quebec. The Speedway 660 racing season runs from mid May until Labour Day Weekend. SpeedWeekend 2016, one of the most prestigious short track events in eastern North America, wraps up Speedway 660’s racing season.


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