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Summer Kicks Off With Kiddie Rides at Scotia Speedworld Friday

Track Release/Photos by McCarthy Photographic

(Halifax, NS – June 28, 2017) SCHOOLS OUT! – And kids get to take the front seat at Scotia Speedworld this Friday for Kiddie Rides Night! Gather up the kids and kick-off your Canada Day weekend with one of Scotia Speedworld’s most popular events – Kiddie Rides, where kids get the unique opportunity to go for a ride in a racecar with their favourite driver! Kiddie Rides get underway at 7:00 pm sharp so be sure to get there early. Grandstand gates open at 5:00 PM.

The format for Kiddie Rides is simple and safe. Drivers bring their cars to the front stretch and park. Once all engines are stopped, the grandstand gate is opened and children come onto the track and climb into their favorite car.  When all children are safely in the cars the drivers are led around the track at a safe speed by the pace car.  After a few laps, the cars are stopped; the children climb out and proceed back to their seats in the grandstand to enjoy the rest of the night’s events.

Following Kiddie Rides fans will enjoy great racing action from five CARSTAR Weekly Racing Series divisions. First up are the Hydraulics Plus Bandoleros, also heating up the track will be the Pulse Heavy Duty Trucks, Affordable Fuels Sportsman and the Toursec Thunder & Lightning cars.

Joining track announcer Tim Terry this week as co-host for Kiddie Night is Strictly Hydraulics Legend driver Danny Harvey. Harvey has a vast racing resume over two decades of racing at Scotia Speedworld and will bring a wealth of knowledge to the microphone on Friday night. Harvey currently sits fifth in points in the Strictly Hydraulics Legend point standings.

Admission is just $15.00 for Adults; Youth (8-15) are $5.00 and children 7 and under are free…all summer long! Tickets are available at the gate on race day (cash only).

For complete schedule and event information please visit www.scotiaspeedworld.ca

Format for June 30th

Pit Gate opens 4:30 p.m.
Tech Inspection starts 4:30 p.m.
Practice starts (TR, SP, TH, LI, BN) 5 min sessions 5:00 p.m.
Grandstands open 5:00 p.m.
Practice ends 6:25 p.m.
Drivers Meeting @ line-up board – all divisions 6:35 p.m.

Kiddie Rides     7:00pm

Racing

Heats                                                                                         
Hydraulics Plus Beginner Bandoleros – 8 laps
Hydraulics Plus Bandoleros – 8 laps
Pulse Heavy Duty Trucks– 10 laps
Affordable Fuels Sportsman Cars – 10 laps
Toursec Thunder Cars – 10 laps
Toursec Lightning Cars – 10 laps

Features
Hydraulics Plus Beginner Bandoleros – 15 laps
Hydraulics Plus Bandoleros – 15 laps
Pulse Heavy Duty Trucks – 25 laps
Affordable Fuels Sportsman Cars – 38 laps
Toursec Thunder Cars – 25 laps
Toursec Lightning Cars– 25 laps

*format subject to change without notice

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 racecars. 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

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