RICKY BOBBY STREET STOCK 150 POSTPONED TO SPRING 2022; 2021 CHAMPIONS CROWNED IN 660 HOUSE DIVISIONS
Track Release/Photo by Michelle Roy
Regional COVID-19 related travel restrictions puts early end to 2021 season at Speedway 660
(FREDERICTON, NB – October 12th, 2021) – Management at Speedway 660 has made the incredibly difficult decision to postpone the DMR Auto presents the Ricky Bobby Street Stock 150 to Spring 2022. The decision was not an easy one but surrounds COVID-19 “circuit breaker measures” in surrounding regions of the Province putting a hinderance for teams and fans alike traveling to Speedway 660 for the weekend.
While Geary is not in one of the “circuit breaker” regions of the Province, several teams and fans call the parts of New Brunswick under these restrictions home. There are certain restrictions the track could put in to make the event happen but for an event with the impact that the Ricky Bobby 150 has, the track and organizers of the event want everyone to enjoy the event and get a full experience from the weekend. With that, along with the interest of public safety and to help curb the spread of the COVID-19 virus, the track has decided to cancel the event for the weekend.
The 2021 edition of the DMR Auto presents the Ricky Bobby Street Stock 150 will be run at the beginning of the 2022 racing schedule, with a date to be announced in the coming months as preparation begins for the new season. All purse monies, including lap bonuses and contingency awards totaling approximately $15,000 will be carried over to the running of the event in Spring 2022. The 2022 edition of the Ricky Bobby Street Stock 150 will be run at the end of the year, effectively bookending the year with major Street Stock events in the Geary woods.
Unfortunately, with the announcement of the premature end of the 2021 season, the championship point chases have come to an end. Speedway 660 would like to congratulate Alexandra O’Blenis (Boundary Creek, NB – Late Model Sportsman), Riley Goodwin (MacAdam, NB – DMR Auto Street Stock) and BJ Gillespie (Harvey, NB – Fredericton Gun Shop Sharp Shooters) on their 2021 track championships. Any news on a 2021 season celebration and 2022 rules meetings will be COVID-19 restrictions pending and will be announced when information is available.
DMR Auto would like to thank the generous support from several marketing partners that helped put on the 2021 edition of the Ricky Bobby Street Stock 150. These include, but are not limited to, Crystal Clean Maintenance, Dairy Queen, Peters Meat Market, Phoenix Petroleum Limited, Jardine Auctioneers Inc., Wilkins Signs Limited, Capital City Auto Parts, Fairley’s Sports Bar, The Waterfront Pub, Ideal Equipment Limited, Checker Cab, Millers Refrigeration & Air Conditioning, Johnston Chiropractic, Auto Value, National Alarm, Cynthia & Pierre Charron – RE/MAX, Robert Minor Investia, CertaPro Painters, Aubrey Ward, SRS Autobody, Martin’s Home Heating, Lisa MacIntosh, Miramichi Fall Brawl, Glen Nott and Thunder and Lightning Motorsports.
Speedway 660 would like to thank all the teams, drivers, staff, marketing partners and fans that made this season exciting and memorable. We look forward to seeing you all in 2022 for the DMR Auto presents the Ricky Bobby 150. Stay safe during what we all hope are the final laps of the COVID-19 pandemic, have a great winter and we will see you in 2022!
For more information about Speedway 660, visit Speedway660.com, like @Speedway660 on Facebook or call the Speedway 660 Raceline at (506) 454-7223.
About Speedway 660:
Speedway 660 is one of Canada’s premier stock car racing facilities. Located in New Brunswick’s Fredericton region, it has attracted race teams and fans from the Maritimes, New England and Quebec since 1994. The Speedway 660 racing season runs from mid May until late September. SpeedWeekend, one of the most prestigious short track events in eastern North America, is the marquee event of the Speedway 660 season on Labour Day Weekend.