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2017 TCM Silly Season Central

Welcome to the 2017 season of stock car racing in Atlantic Canada!

Our Silly Season Central page is now live with the updates that we have amassed for the upcoming summer months. The off-season has started off a bit slower than others, hence the late start to our page in 2017 but with the new calendar year we have seen teams get back into the show and begin to unveil their plans.

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2017 Silly Season Central

Last update: February 10th, 2017 (Craig Ward Photo by Tanya Everett Photography)

DriverHometrack or Series2016 Division2017 Division
Craig WardPetty International RacewayStreet StockMaritime Pro Stock Tour
How is this for big news?! "The Thrill Maker" has acquired the Pro Stock that Byron Bartlett drove on the Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour and will run a limited schedule in 2017. Ward is the 2016 Street Stock champion at Petty International Raceway.
Byron BartlettPetty International RacewayMaritime Pro Stock TourSportsman
Byron Bartlett will be scaling back in the 2017 season, going from the Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour to a number of Sportsman events.
Logan PowerPetty International RacewayMini StockStreet Stock
Logan Power will compete for the Rookie of the Year Award in the Street Stock class at Petty International Raceway after a successful run in the Mini Stock class at the track. He will drive a car that was a champion last season with Craig Ward at the helm.
Tyler GauthierOyster Bed SpeedwaySportsman Sportsman
After acquiring a Sportsman car formerly campaigned by Darren Wallage late in 2016, Tyler Gauthier is planning on competing on the NAPA Sportsman Series in 2017, with the number of races to be announced.
Sarah JayOyster Bed SpeedwayFour FunMini Stock
After winning a slew of races early in 2016 at Oyster Bed Speedway in the Four Fun class, Sarah Jay will make the move to the Honda Outlaw/Mini Stock division in 2017.
Curtis MoasePetty International Raceway--Street Stock
Curtis Moase has purchased the former Andre Chamberlain Street Stock, has formed Moasetly Driven Racing and will run in the Street Stock class at Petty International Raceway in 2017. The rookie driver of the #08 hopes to also take part in a few "away" races in his freshman year.
From January 14th, 2017:
Giles MacInnisOyster Bed Speedway--Street Stock
The 15 year old son of Oyster Bed veteran Jeff MacInnis will run a limited schedule in a newly acquired Street Stock. The schedule could include some off-Island races as well.
Jeff MacInnisOyster Bed SpeedwayStreet StockLate Model/Street Stock
After a busy 2016, Jeff MacInnis will focus on winning the Rookie of the Year in the Late Model at Oyster Bed Speedway. MacInnis will also campaign the #92 Street Stock at various race tracks in New Brunswick as time permits. He will have two sons in racing, Giles in a Street Stock and Kadenacinnia in a kart.
Nevin ScottMaritime Pro Stock TourMaritime Pro Stock TourMaritime Pro Stock Tour
Nevin Scott will look to build on a solid rookie season on the Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour with his second full time season in 2017. Scott will also look to attempt some of the big races at Speedway 660, including the Pro All Stars Series race which could land Scott with a provisional to the Oxford 250.
Allison HallSpeedway 660Sharp ShootersSharp Shooters
Allison Hall will return for her third season of Sharp Shooters racing at Speedway 660. Hall was on the cusp of breaking through to victory lane in feature racing on a number of occasions in 2016 and will be one to keep an eye on in 2017.
Blair HallSpeedway 660--Sharp Shooters
Allison Hall's Father Blair will be behind the wheel this season at Speedway 660 as he tackles his first Sharp Shooters season at the Geary oval.
Neil MiousseScotia SpeedworldLightningThunder
The multi-time Speedway 660 Sharp Shooter feature winner will look to make his second Nova Scotia season a memorable one. After running part-time last season, Neil will run in the Thunder division in 2017 for the Rookie of the Year Award in a former Matthew Warren championship winning Civic.
Patrick HorneOyster Bed SpeedwayStreet StockStreet Stock
One of the most dedicated drivers in the region (making the haul from Halifax to Oyster Bed Bridge to race) is building a new Street Stock for 2017. Patrick is a Ford guy, so it should be no surprise when he rolls a 1969 Ford Fairlane off his trailer in May.
Scott HabkirkPetty RacewayMini StockStreet Stock
After his rookie season at Petty International Raceway, "Habby" is moving up to the Street Stock class in 2017, converting his Father's old car he ran in the Sportsman class into a Street Stock.
Andrew LivelyScotia SpeedworldThunderLegend
After a breakout season in the Thunder division, Andrew Lively will be making the move to a Legend in 2017.
From January 12th, 2017:
Shawn WarrenSpeedway 660SportsmanPro Stock
Shawn Warren will be making the move to the Pro Stock division with a former championship winning John Flemming chassis powered by a McGunegill engine. Warren will compete for the Rookie of the Year honors in the class.
Sarah McKaySpeedway 660Maritime Pro Stock TourPro Stock
Sarah Mckay and her team have pulled the reins back after three seasons on the Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour and will focus on running weekly in the Pro Stock division at Speedway 660. McKay and the team have plans to run some of the major events in the region as well, including the IWK 250, should the schedule allow.
Ryan MesserSpeedway 660SportsmanPro Stock
The 2016 Speedway 660 Sportsman champion will move to a Pro Stock full time with the McLaughlin Roof Trusses team as a teammate to 2016 Pro Stock champion Greg Fahey.
Matt VaughanScotia SpeedworldTrucksSportsman
Matt Vaughan will compete for the Sportsman Rookie of the Year Award at Scotia Speedworld in 2017 after purchasing the former Sportsman car of Darren Price.
Gordon RitchieScotia Speedworld--Trucks
Two-time Scotia Speedworld track champion Gordon Ritchie will return to the Truck division after purchasing his former truck from Matt Vaughan. Ritchie won the first Truck track title in 2010.
Riley StewartScotia Speedworld--Lightning
Riley Stewart, daughter of Tom Stewart, will be behind the wheel of a Lightning car at Scotia Speedworld in 2017.
Andrew McKaySpeedway 660Pro StockPro Stock
Andrew McKay, who made his debut near the end of the Speedway 660 season in 2016, will compete for the Rookie of the Year Award at the track in the Pro Stock class. This brings the pre-season freshman class to at least four, including Jonathan Gahan, Ryan Messer and Shawn Warren.
Rob BoutilierPetty RacewayMini StockStreet Stock
Rob Boutilier has had his "wagon full of fun" in a Mini Stock and has moved from the Subaru to a Street Stock. The car is the one that Shannon Brake and Luc McLaughlin drove to championships at Speedway 660.
Chris HughesOyster Bed SpeedwayLate ModelMaritime Pro Stock Tour
Chris Hughes is making his return to the Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour in 2017 in a sponsor pending part time role. Hughes won the Oyster Bed Late Model Championship in 2016.
Stevie LivelyScotia SpeedworldThunderSportsman
The 2016 Toursec Thunder champion announced at the banquet that he would be moving to the Sportsman class in 2017.
Adam CarterScotia SpeedworldTrucksTrucks/Sportsman
Announced via the Carter Brothers Racing Facebook page, Adam Carter will compete full time in his #24 truck entry while getting his feet wet in a Sportsman car acquired from Wade Slauenwhite and HD Racing.
Dave MatthewsScotia SpeedworldThunderThunder/Trucks
The 2015 Power Performer of the Year has purchased the truck of Matt Gilby (LDMS) and will run a part time schedule in the division while also dabbling in the Thunder division, a class where he is a two-time champion.

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Last update: January 14th, 2017

Chris Hughes sent us a couple progress pictures from his Pro Stock build, which just saw the chassis being painted.

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