Championship Saturday at Speedway 660!
Track Release/Photo by Michelle Roy
(Aug. 17, 2017) The 2017 Night of Champions is happening this Saturday at Speedway 660. The racing begins at 6:30PM and will be intense as Championship trophies and Rookie of the Year awards will be up for grabs in all four racing divisions.
The top two drivers in the Martin’s Home Heating Sportsman division are separated by only two points. Drew Greenlaw, who finished second in points in each of the last two seasons, has a slim lead over John Rankin, the 2009 Sportsman champion.
“John and I have been swapping the lead back and forth for most of the season and hopefully when the Night of Champions is over we can finally claim that championship trophy” said Greenlaw. “But it won’t be easy because John is a great driver and after winning the feature, at last week’s Fan Appreciation Night, I’m going to have to start at the back this weekend.”
Brent Roy leads the RE/MAX Group Four Realty Pro Stock division while Luc McLaughlin is the leader in the DMR Auto Sales Street Stock division and Kyle Boudreau is tops in the Fredericton Gun Shop Sharp Shooter division. Rookie of the Year Awards will also be handed out in each division.
“The competition is always tough here so championships and rookie awards have got to be earned and we’ll have to wait until Saturday night to see who takes home the hardware” said Speedway 660’s Max Roy. “We’ve got tight races throughout the standings in every division with several drivers trying to crack the top five or top ten, so it’ll be an extremely entertaining evening of racing.”
This is the final race date before SpeedWeekend, which runs from September 1st to 3rd. Speedway 660 is off on August 26th as several race teams and fans head off to Maine for the Oxford 250 weekend.
Night of Champions adult ticket prices are $14; pit passes are $2 and; admission is free for race fans 15 and under.
The rain date for the Night of Champions is Sunday at 2PM. If the weather is unsettled on Saturday, please call the Speedway 660 race line at 506-454-7223 or visit www.Speedway660.com for race day status updates.
SpeedWeekend begins on Friday, September 1st and camp sites, advance tickets and lap sponsorship opportunities for the McLaughlin Roof Trusses 250 are now available. Race fans are encouraged to call the Speedway 660 raceline at 506-454-7223 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve SpeedWeekend camp sites, purchase tickets or sponsor laps.
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.