Petty Raceway Announces Bumper to Bumper $5K Pro Stock Challenge
Track Release/Photo by Tanya Everett Photography
(RIVER GLADE, NB – April 4th, 2018) – Petty International Raceway is excited to unveil the inaugural Bumper to Bumper Petty $5K Pro Stock Challenge (PPSC). The program will see Pro Stock racers rewarded for their achievements at Petty International Raceway over the five scheduled races for the class in 2018.
The PPSC will be contested during the five Pro Stock/Super Late Model races at the track in 2018. These include the Lucas Oil 150 for the Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour on May 19th, the Pro All Stars Series 150 on June 2nd, the Pro Stock Tour 150 on July 21st, the Cummins 200 Pro Stock Tour event on August 25th and the Mike Stevens Memorial Super Late Model 200 on September 22nd. House points will be kept over the five events and competitors will be able to count their best four events towards the PPSC championship standings.
The driver who has the best four finishes over the five races will receive a cool $5,000 cash bonus from Bumper to Bumper. Second place will receive a full ARBodies body (less glass) with installation and labor courtesy of Lonnie Sommerville Racing. The third place finisher in the PPSC will receive an ARBodies Re-Skin kit.
The PPSC is something the team at Petty International Raceway has been working on for a while and is happy to see come to fruition in 2018.
“We’re excited to introduce this program to the Pro Stock division,” said Craig McFetridge, co-owner of Petty International Raceway. “We have two great partners on board with Bumper to Bumper and Lonnie Sommerville Racing, who are looking forward to this as much as we are. We are always looking for innovative ways to improve the experience at Petty International Raceway for both racers and fans and we believe this will add to it. We hope this program will add more cars locally from New Brunswick to our five Pro Stock/Super Late Model races. We know this will already add to our biggest event of the year, the Fifth Annual Mike Stevens Memorial 200, as our Bumper to Bumper Petty $5k Pro Stock Challenge Champion will be crowned on September 22nd!”
Bumper to Bumper has three locations in the area, including Moncton, Sussex and Saint John. As they continue to grow in Eastern Canada, they are proud to support local. Most of those faces they see at the race track on a Saturday night are also familiar ones to their locations when they need a part.
“We are pumped about the Bumper to Bumper Petty $5k Pro Stock Challenge,” said Adam Wilson of Bumper to Bumper. “A lot of our customers are race fans and racers and we are race fans too, so the partnership kind of goes hand in hand. Everyone is enthusiastic about the new program and we’re excited to get behind some great short track racing right in our back yard!”
Lonnie Sommerville sees this as a positive program to give back to the racers of the Pro Stock division at a track that continues to invest in the experience for those who come through both the front and back gate.
“Craig, Wayne and the folks at Petty International Raceway are putting so much back into this sport,” said Sommerville. “There is a lot of positivity around the track as can be seen with the improvements and investments to facilities for fans and the programs they put forward for racers. They’re making it better for the racer and fan alike. We’re proud to be a part of this new program.”
Speaking to the side of a driver, Sommerville believes the program will bring some familiar faces back to Petty International Raceway to compete for the Bumper to Bumper Petty $5k Pro Stock Challenge.
“It’s simple, as a racer you can run four or five races and win $5,000, let alone all the other prizes involved,” said Sommerville. “It is another goal you can reach. It is another accomplishment you can add to the resume. It allows a team to win a title by only competing in half of the races they would for a typical season long championship. It’s a great program, one I am looking forward to as both a driver and a marketing partner.”
The Bumper to Bumper Petty $5k Pro Stock Challenge kicks off on Victoria Day Weekend as a part of the Season Opener at Petty International Raceway. The Lucas Oil 150 for the Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour will serve as the opening to the Pro Stock/Super Late Model season in Atlantic Canada and will also feature racing from the Petty Raceway Late Models, the MJS Holdings and Prime Lift East Coast Mini Stock Tour and the Atlantic Modified Tour. Post time for the Saturday, May 19th event is 6pm. Tickets for the event will be available at the gate on race day.
Complete information for this and any other event at Petty International Raceway can be found on the track’s website at www.pettyinternationalraceway.com.
About Bumper to Bumper:
Bumper to Bumper is Canada’s homegrown automotive distribution network. Owned by Uni-Select, we offer more than 776,000 square feet of inventory space for products intended to customers across Canada. With a 40-year history under our belt and the fact we have always been recognized for providing top quality, Bumper to Bumper continues to grow in the Canadian market with 1100+ stores and 4000+ affiliated repair shops. To find a Bumper to Bumper location nearest you, visit BumperToBumper.ca.
About Lonnie Sommerville Racing:
Lonnie Sommerville Racing (LSR) is your one stop for your racing needs. LSR offers everything from the ground up, whether it’s complete chassis, parts, setups, fabrication, body work, service, installation or anything else you might need between the bumpers. LSR offers services such as crew chief, consulting, driver development, race car rentals and is an official dealer for ARBodies. Visit LSR on Facebook at www.facebook.com/LonnieSommervilleRacing or call (506) 832-0884 for more information.
About Petty International Raceway:
Petty International Raceway is located on Highway 106, just 40 km west of Moncton, New Brunswick. To learn more about Petty International Raceway, its location, admission, policies, history, and more, please visit www.pettyinternationalraceway.com. To get current updates delivered to you directly please follow us on Twitter.