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Take Two for the 24th Annual Shriners Classic Friday at Scotia Speedworld

Track Release/Photo by McCarthy Photographic

(Halifax, NS – July 25, 2018) The 24th edition of the Shriners Classic for the Affordable Fuels & Metro Home Heating Sportsman is set for Friday night after rain canceled the iconic race back in June.  In addition to the 50 lap Sportsman feature fans will also see racing action from the Hydraulics Plus Bandoleros and the Toursec Thunder and Lightning. Racing action will get underway at 7:00 PM.

The 24th Annual Shriners Classic will not only see extra laps on the board on Friday night but will also see the biggest field of Sportsman cars so far this season at Scotia Speedworld. Drivers the likes of two-time Shriners Classic champion Russell Smith Jr (Lakeside), Phil Barkhouse Jr (Hammonds Plains) and Jeffrey Breen (Antigonish) have been known to compete in special event races at Scotia Speedworld and fans can look out for them when the green flag flies on Friday. The return of reigning Shriners Classic Champion Travis Roma (West Chezzetcook) is also expected on Friday evening.

Two Porter’s Lake drivers, Aaron Boutilier and Jordan Veinotte enter the show points paying Shriners Classic first and second in points respectively with just two points separating the two veterans.  The Classic is a race that Veinotte wants to win more than any other at his home track. “We want our name on that trophy badly,” said Veinotte. “There are so many big names that have won this race. We want this win more than any other on the schedule this season; it is that prestigious of a race.”

Of the 18 drivers who have competed this season at Scotia Speedworld in the Affordable Fuels Sportsman division, only one has won the Shriners Classic in his career. Darren Wallage (Oakfield) won the 2013 running of the event.

Strictly Hydraulics Legend drivers Andrew and Shane Lively will join Tim Terry as co-host for the 24th Annual Shriners Classic.

Shriners Classic Past Winners
1995 – Gordie Ryan (#65)
1996 – Troy Slaunwhite (#80)
1997 – Terry Roma (#38)
1998 – Ron Tibert (#64)
1999 – Mel Tibert (#01)
2000 – Harry Ross White (#18)
2001 – Tony Leonard (#74)
2002 – James Graves (#27)
2003 – Craig Slaunwhite (#99)
2004 – Terry Roma (#38)
2005 – Terry Roma (#38)
2006 – Sheldon Pemberton (#62)
2007 – Craig Slaunwhite (#99)
2008 – Harry Ross White (#18)
2009 – Jeff Dillman (#08)
2010 – Colby Smith (#77)
2011 – Jeff Dillman (#08)
2012 –Jeff Dillman (#0)
2013 – Darren Wallage (#3)
2014 – Jeff Dillman (#0)
2015 – Russell Smith Jr (#44)
2016 – Russell Smith Jr (#44)
2017 – Travis Roma (#38)

Admission for the Shriner’s Classic 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).

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 or call our Event Hotline at (902) 873-2277 or our office at (902) 481-2514. Like us on Facebook at  and follow us on Twitter


Format for July 27th

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Pit Gate opens 4:30 p.m.
Tech Inspection starts 4:30 p.m.
Practice starts – 7 min sessions (BN, LI, TH, SP) 5:00 p.m.
Practice ends 6:25 p.m.
Drivers Meeting @ line-up board 6:30 p.m.

Grandstands Open        5:00pm

Racing                                                                 7:00 p.m.
Hydraulics Plus Beginner Bandolero Cars – 8 laps
Hydraulics Plus Bandolero Outlaw/Bandit Cars – 8 laps
TOURSEC Lightning Cars – 10 laps
TOURSEC Thunder Cars – 10 laps
Affordable Fuels Sportsman Cars – 10 laps

Hydraulics Plus Beginner Bandolero Cars – 15 laps
Hydraulics Plus Bandolero Outlaw/Bandit Cars -15 laps
TOURSEC Lightning Cars – 25 laps
TOURSEC Thunder Cars – 25 Laps
Affordable Fuels Sportsman Cars Shriner’s Classic – 50 laps

*format subject to change without notice

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