FARRELL’S EXCAVATING LIMITED 50 STARTS SEASON’S SECOND HALF AT SCOTIA SPEEDWORLD
Series Release/Photo by Scott Sinclair
(BEDFORD, NS – August 8th, 2018) – The Maritime League of Legends Tour returns to Scotia Speedworld for the Farrell’s Excavating Limited 50 on Saturday, August 11th. The race is the second of three stops at the 3/10-mile oval outside of Halifax, Nova Scotia and is the sixth of ten races on the 2018 schedule. Racing on Saturday, which also includes the Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour’s Toromont Cat 250, begins at 5pm.
At the halfway point in the 2018 season, it is Fall River, Nova Scotia’s Shelby Baker with a 30 point lead over new second place point driver Emily Meehan of Rawdon, Nova Scotia. Baker scored his third second place finish in five races last Saturday night in the Island Coastal Services 50 at Oyster Bed Speedway. Baker has one win at his home track during the Weekly Racing Series at Scotia Speedworld but is still searching for his first Tour win of 2018.
Meehan just missed the podium in Round Five with a fourth place run on Prince Edward Island. One night prior to that fourth place performance, Meehan scored a Scotia Speedworld Weekly Racing Series win by passing her brother Adam late in the 25-lap feature. She is the winningest driver in the Weekly Legend division at Scotia Speedworld in 2018 with three wins.
Speaking of Adam Meehan (Rawdon, NS), he will be back behind the wheel of the No. 12 Farrell’s Racing Legend this Saturday night during the Farrell’s Excavating Limited 50. As if the pressure of trying to win the Farrell’s sponsored event wasn’t enough, Meehan takes over the car that is third place in points following four impressive top six performances put in by Sam Rogers (Lower Onslow, NS).
Michael Cormier (Grand-Barachois, NB) sits fourth in the championship standings and leads the Fleet Brake Atlantic Rookie of the Year Award after five races. Cormier has a comfortable lead in the freshman battle but can’t rest in the overall championship chase as only two points back sits Craig MacDonald (Waverley, NS). One of MacDonald’s two Tour wins on the year came at Scotia Speedworld in May during the R&D Performancentre 50 and is focused on the Farrell’s Excavating Limited 50 checkered flag.
With Scotia Speedworld being the home track for Legend cars in the Maritimes, it is expected that a number of Scotia Speedworld regulars will take on the task of racing the Farrell’s Excavating Limited 50. Tylor Hawes (Porter’s Lake, NS) scored a big win earlier this season, Nathan Blackburn (Timberlea, NS) is coming off an impressive podium performance one week ago, Gary Bordage (Dartmouth, NS) has been improving every night out and will look for a big night on Saturday.
Reigning Scotia Speedworld track champion Paul Goulden (Shelburne, NS) will be on his game to successfully defend his home turf while Shane and Andrew Lively (Middle Sackville, NS) are searching for their first Legend car victories heading into the Toromont Cat 250 weekend. Nicole Richard (Belnan, NS) has had a successful rookie season so far and will look to pick up more seat time on Saturday. They will race with the likes of Tour regulars Kevin MacDonald (Antigonish, NS), Kyle Shipley (Spryfield, NS) and Jeff Cruickshank (Hantsport, NS) for the first place hardware.
The Farrell’s Excavating Limited 50 is the second of three stops by the series at Scotia Speedworld in 2018 and is a part of the track’s Toromont Cat 250 weekend. Pit gates for Legend competitors open at 12pm and grandstand gates for fans open at 2pm. Racing action gets under way with qualifying races for both feature events at 5pm. Tickets are available at the gate on race day. For complete venue information, including a detailed race day schedule, admission prices and much more, visit ScotiaSpeedworld.ca.
About Farrell’s Excavating Limited:
Farrell’s Excavating has been providing service in the heavy civil industry of Newfoundland since its incorporation over 25 years ago. We play a major role in the completion of many large government and municipal projects that involve the building and paving of many of the provinces main highways and rural roads. Learn more by visiting FarrellsExcavating.ca.
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 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
About The Maritime League of Legends:
The Maritime League of Legends Association was formed in 2005 by a group of racer’s wanting to grow the Legends Cars division in the Maritime Provinces of Canada. In 2018, the Maritime League of Legends Tour will visit five venues throughout Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island between May and September during its ten race season. For more information on the Maritime League of Legends, please visit www.maritimelegends.ca.