PETTY MINI STOCK AND BANDOLERO CLASSES PLAY SUPPORT TO PRO STOCK TOUR SATURDAY
Track Release/Photo by Tanya Everett
(RIVER GLADE, NB – July 29th, 2021) – The high banks of Petty International Raceway will roar once again with the sound of the East Coast International Pro Stock Tour. For the first time in almost two seasons, the region’s top Touring Series will return to the River Glade, New Brunswick oval for the Irving Oil 150. The Maritime League of Legends Tour will contest the CrossRoads Cycle 50 while racing action in the Mister Transmission Mini Stock and Leisure Days RV Bandoleros will also play support to the East Coast International Pro Stock Tour. Racing action begins at 6pm on Saturday, July 31st.
The Mister Transmission Mini Stock division has started to see some familiar faces cycle through victory lane. Former track champion JR Lawson (Shubenacadie, NS) is the most recent winner in the class, taking the win last Saturday night during the MetalCore and DR Scrap Metals Night of Destruction. Fellow Nova Scotia driver Kody Quinn (Sydney, NS) was a winner during the 57th Jones Auto Body River Glade International after Rob Poirier (Irishtown, NB) was the winner of the first two events of 2021. Local favorites Ryan McKnight (Sussex, NB), Nick Brun (Moncton, NB) and Chris Garnett (Havelock, NB) have been knocking on the door of victory lane and will look to defend their home turf on Saturday evening.
The Leisure Days RV Bandolero division has also seen some returning faces with checkered flags this season. Former Beginner Bandolero champion Ayden Christensen (Windsor Junction, NS) capped a two win weekend last Saturday night with a victory in the Outlaw feature ahead of Week Two winner Chase MacKay (Bear Cove, NS) and Dawson Noble (Upper Nine Mile River, NS). Christensen was also the winner during the 57th River Glade International on July 10th, leading the same pair of podium finishers.
In addition to Christensen and MacKay, Kelsea Lewis (Salisbury, NB) has been quietly putting together a solid season, scoring two wins of her own in the Bandolero division presented by Leisure Days RV. Beginner Bandolero feature winners this season include Ian Crawford (Salisbury, NB) and Rory Coates (Moncton, NB).
After two events on the East Coast International Pro Stock Tour, Nicholas Naugle (Dartmouth, NS) leads Craig Slaunwhite (Terence Bay, NS) and Cole Butcher (Hantsport, NS) in the championship point standings Naugle is the most recent winner on the Series at Riverside International Speedway but doesn’t own a Series win at Petty Raceway like his two nearest competitors in the standings do. A complete entry list and preview for the Irving Oil 150 can be found at MaritimeProStockTour.com.
Sam Rogers (Lower Onslow, NS) is the point leader on the Maritime League of Legends Tour after one event on the Series in 2021. Braden Langille (Shubenacadie, NS), the reigning Series champion, will make his return to Petty International Raceway but will have to fend off a host of hungry drivers including River Glade International winner Craig MacDonald (Waverley, NS). A complete event preview for the CrossRoads Cycle 50 can be found at MaritimeLegends.ca.
Grandstand admission prices for Saturday’s event are $30 for adults and $10 for youth aged eight to 18, while children seven years of age and under will be admitted free. Pit admission on Saturday is $35 and is restricted to those 16 years of age and older. Pit Gates for Pro Stock competitors open at 1pm, the grandstand gates open at 4pm with racing begins at 6pm. Camping is available on a first come, first serve basis.
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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.