Farrell’s Racing Sails into Scotia Tire 50 with Championship Lead
Series Release/Photo by McCarthy Photographic
Alex Pacheco of Devo Motorsports to pilot #48 car in Saturday’s fourth round
(Dartmouth, NS – August 11th, 2016) – The Upper Clements Parks Maritime League of Legends Tour will contest the fourth round of their eight race season this coming Saturday, August 13th, at Scotia Speedworld. The Scotia Tire 50 will mark the halfway point in a season that has already given fans lots to talk about in the first three events of the year. The Scotia Tire 50 is a part of the 17th Annual Atlantic Cat 250 weekend. Qualifying gets underway on Saturday at 5pm.
The Upper Clements Parks Maritime League of Legends Tour season kicked off at Scotia Speedworld back in May with Dylan Blenkhorn (Truro, NS) scoring the victory in the Farrell’s Racing #48 car. The car has been piloted by Waylon Farrell (Conception Bay South, NL) in the last two events and when combined, the two drivers have put the car into the championship lead on the series. The #48 car will be driven by Alex Pacheco (Kannapolis, NC) on Saturday. Pacheco is a well known name in Legend car racing and will look make good on his first start Saturday at the 3/10-mile Scotia Speedworld.
After a top five showing in the Island Coastal Services and Steve’s Snow Removal 50 at Oyster Bed Speedway, rookie Craig MacDonald (Waverley, NS) has moved to second in the standings. MacDonald, a former Bandolero feature winner at Scotia Speedworld, has impressed in the first half of his freshman year driving for Mark Whynot and the Overall Experience driver development program. MacDonald sits 14 points in the rearview of Farrell’s Racing heading into Saturday.
The most experienced Legend driver within the top five in points is Acadia University student Emily Meehan (Rawdon Gold Mines). After a stumble in the last round at Oyster Bed Speedway, Meehan has fallen to third in the standings, a dozen markers out of second place. Meehan is in her sixth year of full-time competition in a Legend car and is a former runner-up in the championship on the Upper Clements Parks Maritime League of Legends Tour.
Sophomore drivers Cory Hall (Jolicure, NB) and Adam Meehan (Rawdon Gold Mines, NS) have slid into the top five in points as the season nears the midway point. Hall was the winner of the Island Coastal Services and Steve’s Snow Removal 50 at Oyster Bed Speedway on July 30th while Meehan, the younger Meehan sibling on the series, has shown constant improvement in his second year driving a Legend car. One point is the separation between Hall and Meehan in the standings after three races.
The Upper Clements Parks Maritime League of Legends Tour has attracted an average of 21 cars over the first three races of the season and a stout field is expected to be on hand Saturday to vie for the Scotia Tire 50 trophy.
Tickets for the Scotia Tire 50 can be purchased at the gates of Scotia Speedworld on race day. For facility information, including ticket prices, camping and addition Atlantic Cat 250 weekend information, please log onto ScotiaSpeedworld.ca.
About Scotia Tire Service Limited:
Scotia Tire Service Limited has five locations in Metro Halifax, including four retail locations throughout the HRM and a wholesale and commercial centre located in Burnside. Scotia Tire strives to exceed customer expectations with a variety of services and knowledgeable staff to meet all personal and/or business needs. Scotia Tire believes in integrity, dependability and flexibility, always having the consumer’s best interest in mind, with safety as their top priority. For more information on Scotia Tire Service Limited, click on to ScotiaTire.com.
About Upper Clements Parks:
Located in the heart of Nova Scotia’s Annapolis Valley, Upper Clements Amusement park opened its doors in 1989 and has since been one of Atlantic Canada’s top tourism destinations. The amusement park is situated on 75 acres and features over 30 rides and attractions including Atlantic Canada’s only Flume Ride and Wooden Roller Coaster. The Tree Topper Adventure Park, an adventure park in the sky, is designed to challenge the individual, both physically and mentally. It is also home to the highest free-fall drop tower in Canada. This year, the park will be offering non-serviced camping beginning in July. For complete information on Upper Clements Parks, call 1-888-248-4567 or visit them online at UpperClements.com.
About The Maritime League of Legends:
The Maritime League of Legends Association was formed in 2005 by a group of racer’s wanting to grow the Legends Cars division in the Maritime Provinces of Canada. In 2016, the Upper Clements Parks Maritime League of Legends Tour will visit five venues throughout Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island between May and September during its eight race season. For more information on the Maritime League of Legends, please visit www.maritimelegends.ca.
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 race cars. 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