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Double Sportsman Features Including Shriners Classic Set for CARSTAR Night

Track Release/Photo by McCarthy Photographic

(Halifax, NS – July 26, 2017) This Friday night Sportsman fans will have lots to celebrate on CARSTAR night which will feature not one, but two races for the Affordable Fuels & Metro Home Heating Sportsman, including the 23rd edition of the Shriner’s Classic. Joining the Sportsman on CARSTAR night are the Hydraulics Plus Bandoleros, Toursec Thunder, Pulse Heavy Duty Trucks and Strictly Hydraulics Legends. Racing action will get underway at 7:00PM.

The landscape of the Affordable Fuels and Metro Home Heating Sportsman championship chase is set to be shaken up this Friday night with two point paying races. Because qualifying was completed for the Shriner’s Classic on July 7th but the main feature was not run due to rain; as per procedure 5c the main feature for that event is held-over. Only cars which participated in the postponed date will be eligible for the held-over Shriner’s Classic. Later in the evening the Affordable Fuels Sportsman will return to the track for their regular 38 lap CARSTAR Weekly Racing Series race.

So it’s take three for the 23rd running of the Shriners Classic! Qualifying is set and drivers will be introduced to fans at 6:45pm as a special pre-race show at Scotia Speedworld. Drivers qualified for the show include two-time and defending event champion Russell Smith Jr (Lakeside), four-time event champion Jeff Dillman (Middle Musquodoboit), 2010 winner Colby Smith (Cape Sable Island), Phil Barkhouse Jr (Hammonds Plains) and NASCAR Pinty’s Series and Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour competitor Josh Collins (Placentia, NL).

Jordan Veinotte (Porter’s Lake) current leads the Sportsman championship standings by a slim 10 points over Travis Roma (West Chezzetcook) after three events. Only 18 points separate third to seventh in the standings, including Alex Johnson (Enfield), the most recent feature winner Matt Vaughan (Fletchers Lake), Chris Dingle (Elmsdale), Alex Painting (Stewiacke) and Brentley Pirri (Three Fathom Harbour) and Pictou County’s Joey Livingstone isn’t far behind those top seven.

Joining track announcer Tim Terry as co-host for the evening is Toursec Lightning driver “Rational” Richard Drake. Drake is a multi-time feature winner in the Lightning division and currently sits second in the standings after seven races.

Admission for CARSTAR night 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).

Format for July 28th

Pit Gate opens 4:30 p.m.
Tech Inspection starts 4:30 p.m.
Practice starts (SP, LG, TR, TH, BN) 5 min sessions 5:00 p.m.
Grandstands open 5:00 p.m.
Practice ends 6:15 p.m.
Drivers Meeting @ line-up board – all divisions 6:25 p.m.

Affordable Fuels Driver Introductions     6:45pm

Racing        7:00pm

Heldover Feature: Afforadable Fuels Sportsman Shriner’s Classic 50 laps

Heats                                                                                         
Hydraulics Plus Beginner Bandolero Cars – 8 laps
Hydraulics Plus Bandolero Cars – 8 laps
PULSE Heavy Duty Trucks– 10 laps
Strictly Hydraulics Legend Cars – 10 lap
Toursec Thunder Cars – 10 laps
Affordable Fuels Sportsman Cars – 10 laps

Features
Hydraulics Plus Beginner Bandoleros Cars – 15 laps
Hydraulics Plus Bandolero Cars – 15 laps
PULSE Heavy Duty Trucks – 25 laps
Strictly Hydraulics Legend Cars – 25 laps
Toursec Thunder Cars– 25 laps
Affordable Fuels Sportsman Cars – 38 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 

Starting Lineup – 23rd Annual Shriners Classic for Sportsman

       Inside Row Outside Row
4 Aaron Boutiler
Porter’s Lake, NS
CARSTAR Ford
08 Matt Vaughan
Fletchers Lake, NS
Aerotec Engines Chev
10 Richard Salter
Centre Burlington, NS
KD Rogers Well Drilling Chev
38 Travis Roma
West Chezzetcook, NS
Ryzer Fabrication Chev
37 Brentley Pirri
Three Fathom Harbour, NS
Atlantic Hardchrome Chev
14 Alex Johnson
Enfield, NS
Pete’za Perfect Ford
11 Jordan Veinotte
Porter’s Lake, NS
R&R Kinsmans Auto Salvage Ford
99 Phil Barkhouse Jr
Hammonds Plains, NS
Phil-Ko Plastic and Glass Chev
92 Pete Miller
Kennetcook, NS
Superior Power Products Chev
44 Russell Smith Jr
Lakeside, NS
Affordable Fuels Dodge
71 Chris Dingle
Elmsdale, NS
Hants Realty Chev
1 Jeff Dillman
Middle Musquodobit, NS
Pothier Motors Dodge
96 Tony Mason
Dutch Settlement, NS
Mason Motorsports Chev
01 Joey Livingstone
Merigomish, NS
Hodgson Transport Chev
60 Alex Painting
Stewiacke, NS
Alex Painting Excavating Chev
56 Josh Collins
Placentia, NL
Edward Collins Contracting Toyota
77 Colby Smith
Cape Sable Island, NS
Boston Pizza Antigonish Chev

 

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