Legends Return to Speedway 660 and Speedweekend This Saturday Night
Series Release/Photo by McCarthy Photographic
(August 31st, 2016 – Dartmouth, NS) – The Upper Clements Parks Maritime League of Legends will contest their second straight round in the province of New Brunswick with the running of the Atlantic Tiltload 50 this Saturday, September 3rd at Speedway 660. The race is the seventh of eight on the championship season for the series and the only stop at the 1/3-mile oval in Geary. The Atlantic Tiltload 50 is a part of Speedweekend 2016. Racing action gets underway Saturday at 6:30pm.
Fans were treated to an exciting MacDonald Buick GMC Moncton 50 at Petty International Raceway last Saturday night. In a race that saw Cory Hall (Jolicure, NB) lead the most laps, it was Jarrett Butcher (Porter’s Lake, NS) that went to victory lane after a spin with three laps remaining by Hall. Butcher, who was driving the Adam Meehan (Rawdon Gold Mines, NS) entry, edged out multiple time Canadian champions in Paul Goulden (Shelburne, NS) and Justin MacNeill (Bedford, NS) for his first Upper Clements Parks Maritime League of Legends Tour victory of the year.
Point leader Waylon Farrell (Conception Bay South, NL) finished sixth last week in his Petty International Raceway debut and will maintain the point lead heading into the Atlantic Tiltload 50 on Saturday. Craig MacDonald (Waverley, NS) continues to hold second in the point standings and first in the Rookie of the Year chase. MacDonald sits 30 points out of Farrell for the top spot in the championship and will need to be up on the wheel in the next two events to keep in contention for the title.
Hall finds himself third in the standings after six events, nine points out of second place and only six points up on Meehan. Meehan now has a comfortable cushion on his sister Emily Meehan (Rawdon Gold Mines, NS) in the standings with MacNeill a slim three points out of the fifth place spot after his podium run at Petty International Raceway.
While the Atlantic Tiltload 50 marks the first time the Upper Clements Parks Maritime League of Legends Tour has visited “the Geary woods” in five years, most of the drivers on the series have previous experience at Speedway 660. Three drivers in Saturday’s field, Emily Meehan (2010), Cole Tanner (Shubenacadie, NS; 2013) and Hall (2014) are previous champions in the Tim’s Corner Motorsports Bandolero Blast while point leader Farrell took the green flag in last year’s A.E. McKay Builders Sportsman 150 on Speedweekend.
Advance tickets for Speedwekend 2016, which includes the Atlantic Tiltload 50 for the Upper Clements Parks Maritime League of Legends Tour, are on sale now by contacting the Speedway 660 office at (506) 454-7223. Tickets will also be available at the gate on race day. Camping is also available but is near capacity as of press time. The Speedway urges campers to contact the office in advance of arriving.
Speedweekend 2016 begins on Friday, September 2nd with a free pre-race corn boil and concert featuring country/rock band Mucky Fingers. Saturday, September 3rd will see stock car action hit the track at 6:30pm with the A.E. McKay Builders Sportsman 150, Atlantic Tiltload 50 for the Upper Clements Parks Maritime League of Legends Tour and the Tucker Appraisals 35 for the Atlantic Modified Tour. The McLaughlin Roof Trusses Pro Stock 250 headlines racing action on Sunday, September 4th beginning at 2pm. Playing support on Sunday for the McLaughlin Roof Trusses 250 includes the Fredericton Gun Shop Sharp Shooters, the DMR Auto Street Stocks and the Tim’s Corner Motorsports Bandolero Blast.
For complete venue information, please visit Speedway660.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 Speedway 660:
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, one of the most prestigious short track events in eastern North America, is always a fitting way to wrap up Speedway 660’s racing season.
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.