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Toursec Twin 50s Put Thunder and Lightning Divisions in Spotlight Friday at Scotia Speedworld

Track Release/Photo by McCarthy Photographic

(Halifax, NS. August 22, 2019) The Toursec Thunder & Lightning will take centre stage at Scotia Speedworld this week as they do battle for 50 grueling laps in the Toursec Twin 50’s. Joining Atlantic Canada’s best four-cylinders are the Hydraulics Plus Bandoleros and the Strictly Hydraulics Legends. Grandstand gates open at 5:00pm with CARSTAR Weekly Racing Series action slated for 7:00pm.

The Toursec Lightning division has been turning heads this season, not only for the increasing car count but for the great racing product on track. The division has seen five different winners in nine races with Chevy MacDonald (Stewiacke) making history last Friday night by becoming the first driver in a Chevrolet Cobalt to win a feature. “Rational” Richard Drake (Halifax) leads the way in the point standings over Matthew Barkhouse (Dartmouth) with four scheduled races to go. Drake has three feature wins on the year while Barkhouse won the first Toursec 50 contested back in June. Steve Matthews (Bedford) has three feature wins and Marshall Bezanson (Oldham) also own a feature win this season.

The Toursec Thunder point chase was turned on its head during the Toromont Cat 250 weekend when three-time champion Dave Matthews (Kennetcook) had an early exit with motor issues in his Civic. Jesse Deveau (Greenwood) took the top spot in the standings, leading June’s Toursec 50 winner and reigning champion Darren Flemming (Shubenacadie) by 15 points. Matthews is just two points behind Flemming. Five drivers have gone to victory lane in the seven races contested so far for the class in 2019. Deveau and Flemming each own two victories with Matthews, former multi-time Toursec Thunder champion Tim Webster (Beaver Bank) and Taylor McLean (New Glasgow) each taking one feature victory each. Last time out, it was McLean scoring his first career feature victory at Scotia Speedworld.

Admission for the CARSTAR Weekly Racing Series is $15 for adults, $5 for youth (8-15yrs), children seven and under are free all season at Scotia Speedworld!

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Format for August 23rd

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

Grandstands Open        5:00 p.m.

Racing                           7:00 p.m.

Hydraulics Plus Beginner Bandolero Cars – 8 laps
Hydraulics Plus Bandit Bandolero Cars – 8 laps
Hydraulics Plus Outlaw Bandolero Cars – 8 laps
TOURSEC Lightning Cars– 10 laps
TOURSEC Thunder Cars – 10 laps
Strictly Hydraulics Legend Cars – 10 laps

Hydraulics Plus Beginner Bandolero Cars – 15 laps
Hydraulics Plus Bandit Bandolero Cars – 15 laps
Hydraulics Plus Outlaw Bandolero Cars – 15 laps
TOURSEC Lightning Cars– 50 laps
TOURSEC Thunder Cars – 50 laps
Strictly Hydraulics Legend Cars – 25 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 five different classes of racecars. SSW also hosts special events, including 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

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