Petty International Raceway Unveils 2021 Schedule; Includes $5K TO WIN Street Stock and Late Model Sportsman Show
Track Release/Photo by Tanya Everett Photography
$5,000-to-win Street Stock and Late Model Sportsman races on August 7th among new events on tap
(RIVER GLADE, NB – January 15th, 2021) – After an abbreviated 2020 season that saw healthy car counts and fans in the stands, Petty International Raceway is excited to unveil their tentative 2021 schedule. The schedule features motorsport events on nine weekends this summer, beginning on the Victoria Day Long Weekend in May and concluding in late September. With visits from five touring series, five major Pro Stock/Super Late Model type races and several big dates for the local divisions at the track, there is something for every racing fan to be excited over entering the new year.
Leading off the new additions to the schedule is a big one that Late Model Sportsman and Street Stock teams will want to mark down. Saturday, August 7th will see both divisions compete in $5,000-to-win features. The Street Stock portion of the show is expected to be the highest payout to a Street Stock winner in Atlantic Canada while the Late Model Sportsman top prize is currently the biggest payout announced for the 2021 season in the region. They will be joined on that card by the Legend, Bandolero and Women on Wheels divisions. More information on this huge event, including contingency awards and additional purse information for the Street Stock and Late Model Sportsman races, will be released in the coming weeks.
Petty International Raceway is pleased to have the Maritime Pro Stock Tour return in 2021 with a trio of events, including their opening event on Saturday, May 22nd. The 150-lap feature will be joined by the Maritime League of Legends Tour on their season opener along with the Bandolero division. The next day, Petty International Raceway’s roster of local classes, along with the first of four Atlantic Modified Tour stops, will get the green flag on their season. The Sunday, May 23rd card is anchored by a Late Model Sportsman 100 lap feature.
The biggest visible change on the schedule come by the way of the 57th Jones Auto Body River Glade International moving to July. The event, which has been in August since the track re-opened in 2011, will revert back to a two day format on Friday, July 9th and Saturday, July 10th. The Maritime Pro Stock Tour will headline the second day with a 200-lap feature with the Late Model Sportsman warming up the track on Friday evening with a 100-lap race of their own.
The Maritime Pro Stock Tour will run their tenth of 12 scheduled races on the 2021 calendar on Saturday, August 28th.
As previously announced, Petty International Raceway and Speedway 660 will continue their partnership through their major open Pro Stock races. The Petty International Raceway and Speedway 660 Home and Home Pro Stock Series will see four races between the two tracks with a pair of major events at each venue throughout 2020.
The first open Pro Stock event counting towards the four race Series at the high banked bullring in River Glade will take place on Saturday, June 5th with the Series champion being crowned on Saturday, September 18th during the Eighth Annual Mike Stevens Memorial Weekend. The Mike Stevens Memorial Weekend will close the season at Petty International Raceway with two packed days of racing action capped by the Mike Stevens Memorial Super Late Model 200.
After a one year hiatus, the Day of Destruction returns on Sunday, July 25th. The event draws teams from across the Maritimes to compete in these full contact events. Full details on this event will be released as the event draws closer but will include a 150-lap Enduro race, a Demolition Derby and several returning fan favorites – including a car driving through a camper trailer!
Rounding out the schedule are two full cards of racing on Saturday, June 19th and Saturday, September 11th. The Late Model Sportsman, Legend, Street Stock, Mini Stock, Bandolero and Women on Wheels divisions are currently on the docket for both events with the Atlantic Modified Tour joining the fleet on September 11th.
In addition to four Atlantic Modified Tour (May 23rd, August 28th, September 11th and September 17th), three Maritime Pro Stock Tour (May 22nd, July 10th and September 18th) and two Maritime League of Legends Tour (May 22nd and September 18th) dates, the Heart of a Champion Hot Rod Classics and the Passione Flooring & Interiors East Coast Mini Stock Tour will join Petty International Raceway for one night only appearances on July 10th on River Glade International weekend. In total, five unique touring series will race on the high banks throughout the 2021 season.
As announced via the Petty International Raceway Facebook Page, the track will field the Legend division on a regular basis in 2021. This division is in addition to the previous two Maritime League of Legends Tour races that have been on the schedule for several years. The house division Legend class is slated to run five events towards their inaugural Petty Raceway track championship.
The 2021 schedule is subject to change without notice. Fans and teams are encouraged to keep tabs of Petty International Raceway’s social media and website for breaking news on the upcoming season and updates as they becomes available.
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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.pettyraceway.com.
2021 Petty International Raceway Tentative Schedule
*subject to change without notice
|Saturday May 22nd||4pm||MPST150, MLOL, Bandolero|
|Sunday May 23rd||4pm||Late Model 100, Legends, Street Stock 50, AMT, Mini Stock, Bandolero, WOW|
|Saturday June 5th||4pm||Pro Stock 150, Late Model, Street Stock, Mini Stock, Bandolero|
|Saturday June 19th||6pm||Late Model, Legends, Street Stock, Mini Stock, Bandolero, WOW|
|57th River Glade International Weekend|
|Friday July 9th||7pm||Late Model 100, Street Stock 50, Mini Stock, WOW|
|Saturday July 10th||6pm||MPST 200, Vintage Tour, ECMST, Bandolero|
|Sunday July 25th||2pm||Day of Destruction – Enduro 150, Demolition Derby|
|Saturday August 7th||4pm||Late Model 100, Street Stock 100, Legends, Bandolero, WOW|
|Saturday August 28th||6pm||MPST150, Late Model, Street Stock, AMT|
|Saturday, September 11th||6pm||Late Model, Legends, Street Stock, AMT, Mini Stock, Bandolero, WOW|
|Eighth Annual Mike Stevens Memorial Weekend|
|Friday Sept 17th||7pm||Street Stock, Legend, AMT, Mini Stock, Bandolero, WOW|
|Saturday Sept 18th||4pm||Super Late Model 200, Late Model, MLOL, Bandolero|