BACK ON TRACK; OYSTER BED SPEEDWAY RELEASES 2021 STOCK CAR SCHEDULE
(Charlottetown, PE – February 18th, 2021) – Management at Oyster Bed Speedway is excited to unveil their 2021 racing schedule. The Oyster Bed Bridge, Prince Edward Island track will see ten racing events from May to September in their return season after COVID-19 protocols prevented the Island’s only paved stock car oval from producing events in 2020. Five divisions will comprise the regular program throughout the upcoming Summer of racing along with visits from four Touring divisions. Two Demolition Derby events will bookend the season.
The season will kick off on the Victoria Day Weekend in May. The Pro Stock, Street Stock, Mini Outlaw, Mini Stock and Bandolero divisions seeing the green flag on Sunday, May 23rd. The season finale will see the same card on the Labour Day Weekend on Monday, September 6th, minus the Pro Stock division, who will complete their season on Saturday, August 28th. Both the May 23rd and September 6th events will see a Demolition Derby to complete the show.
Four touring divisions will compete at the Island bullring in July. The Maritime Pro Stock and Maritime League of Legends Tours renew their annual treks across the Confederation Bridge for July 3rd and July 31st races on Prince Edward Island. The Passione Flooring & Interiors East Coast Mini Stock Tour joins the card on July 3rd for their debut at Oyster Bed Speedway. The region’s newest touring series, the Heart of a Champion Hot Rod Classics powered by NTN Bearings, takes to the track on July 31st. Both cards will also see the Bandolero division compete.
The popular Fan Appreciation Night will return on Saturday, July 10th at 6pm and features a full card of racing. Extended distance races for the Pro Stock (June 19th), Street Stock (June 12th) and Mini Stock (August 14th) also highlight the schedule. Announcements for those three events will follow soon.
With race tracks working together, it has created opportunity for Oyster Bed Speedway to not only strengthen their program but also bring them closer together to those within the industry. This not only includes working towards common dates for major races but more common building rules for those divisions.
“We are excited to work closely with race tracks within the Province of New Brunswick to strengthen our businesses and build the sport as a whole,” said Robbie MacLean of Oyster Bed Speedway. “The Street Stock division rules are now closer than they’ve ever been between all tracks and conversations continue over all aspects after a successful Maritime Short Track Summit this past December. Several big announcements between the tracks are just around the corner. It is an exciting time to be a team within and a fan of the sport within Prince Edward Island and the Maritimes as a whole!”
Fans are encouraged to keep tabs of the Oyster Bed Speedway Facebook Page (@OysterBedSpeedway) and OysterBedSpeedwayPEI.com, the official website of Oyster Bed Speedway, for any breaking information on the 2021 season.
About Oyster Bed Speedway:
Oyster Bed Speedway is Prince Edward Island’s premier auto racing facility and features fun and excitement with weekly stock car racing special events throughout the season. The 1/3 mile paved oval is located in Oyster Bed Bridge at the intersection of routes 6 and 7, halfway between Cavendish and Charlottetown on beautiful Prince Edward Island. Phone: (902) 892-6684. Website: www.oysterbedspeedwaypei.com
|2021 Oyster Bed Speedway Schedule
|Sunday, May 23rd||2pm||Season Opener + Demolition Derby||PS, SS, OUT, MINI, BN, Demolition Derby|
|Saturday, May 29th*||2pm||Championship Point Racing||PS, SS, OUT, MINI|
|Saturday, June 12th*||6pm||Street Stock 100||SS100, PS, OUT, MINI, BN|
|Saturday, June 19th*||6pm||Pro Stock 150||PS150, SS, OUT, MINI|
|Saturday, July 3rd*||6pm||Maritime Pro Stock Tour 150 + Passione Flooring & Interiors East Coast Mini Stock Tour – Outlaw Challenge 50||MPST, ECMST, MLOL, BN|
|Saturday, July 10th||6pm||Fan Appreciation Night||PS, SS, OUT, MINI, BN|
|Saturday, July 31st*||6pm||Maritime Pro Stock Tour 150 + Heart of a Champion Hot Rod Classics||MPST, MLOL, HRC, BN|
|Saturday, August 14th||6pm||Maritime Mini Challenge||PS, OUT, MINI|
|Saturday, August 28th||6pm||Championship Point Racing||PS, SS, OUT, MINI|
|Monday, September 6th||2pm||Season Finale + Demolition Derby||SS, OUT, MINI, BN|
|Sunday, September 12th||2pm||RAIN DATE IF NEEDED|
PS – Pro Stock | SS – Street Stock | OUT – Outlaw | MINI – Mini Stock | BN – Bandolero
* indicates event has a rain date of the next day (Sunday) at 2pm.
**schedule is subject to change without notice