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(KINGSTON, NS – May 15th, 2022) – Matt Burgoyne (Bridgewater, NS) might still be a relative newcomer to the Valley Raceway Modified division but the former Four Cylinder champion is quickly making waves. Burgoyne picked up a convincing feature win during the Tim’s Corner Motorsports Opening Day at the quarter-mile dirt oval outside of Kingston, Nova Scotia.

Burgoyne rebounded from the first heat of the day to win the second heat ahead of Rick Balsor (Aylesford, NS) and raced to the feature victory ahead of AJ Watton (Aylesford, NS) and Jeff Cruickshank (Hantsport, NS).  Watton and Cruickshank were the top Truck drivers in the marquee feature of the afternoon as the Trucks joined the Modifieds in the 20-lap finale. Modified rookie Nick Zaedow (Aylesford, NS) was second in the Modified division ahead of Balsor. Ed LeBlanc (Yarmouth, NS) completed the Truck podium.

Shawn Sanford (Aylesford, NS) picked up the first Modified heat win of the afternoon before being sidelined with mechanical gremlins. Watton won both Truck heats as an appetizer to his feature performance.

In the Four Cylinder division, Stephan Somerset (Nictaux, NS) put a stumble in the opening heat race behind him by winning the 20-lap feature event. Somerset took advantage early but held off a hard charging Tom Stewart (Nictaux, NS) in the closing laps to clinch the victory. Jesse Deveau (Greenwood, NS),a former Four Cylinder champion at Valley Raceway and current Late Model Sportsman competitor at Scotia Speedworld, hopped into a Honda this afternoon to complete the podium in the 11-car field.

Travis Atwater (Aylesford, NS) and Deveau won the first set of heats. Deveau also won the second heat and was joined by Stewart in taking a checkered flag in the second group of qualifiers.



1st – #81 Matt Burgoyne
2nd – #15 Nick Zaedow
3rd – #21 Rick Balsor
4th – #73 Justin Haayer
5th – #7 Dave Mansfield
DNS – #69 Shawn Sanford, #18 Greg Banks, #60 Kurt Dodge

Heat Winners – Shawn Sanford and Matt Burgoyne


1st – #17 AJ Watton
2nd – #18 Jeff Cruickshank
3rd – #30 Ed LeBlanc

Heat Winners – AJ Watton (2)


1st – #20 Stephan Somerset
2nd – #71 Tom Stewart
3rd – #28 Jesse Deveau
4th – #04 Ashtin Sproule
5th – #08 Chris Vidito
6th – #13 Travis Atwater
7th – #34 Adam Charron
8th – #88 Mac Armstrong
9th – #94 Kyle Thompson
DNS – #35 John Jones

Heat Winners: Jesse Deveau (2), Tom Stewart, Travis Atwater

The next stock car racing event at Valley Raceway is scheduled for Sunday, May 29th at 1pm. The event will feature racing action in the Modified, V8, Truck and Four Cylinder divisions. More information on the event will be released as available.

A new website is being developed for the track and can be found, when completed later this season, at Until then, keep updated with everything Valley Raceway on Facebook at

About Tim’s Corner Motorsports:
Tim’s Corner Motorsports (TCM) is your destination for all your regional stock car racing news in Atlantic Canada. From Bandoleros to Super Late Models, from New Brunswick to Newfoundland, TCM covers it all. A new addition in 2020, TCMtv and brings flag-to-flag racing action from several race tracks across the Maritimes. For more information on Tim’s Corner Motorsports or to get up to date on all local stock car racing news, visit or visit them on your favorite social media platform at @timscornerca! Until next time, keep the hammer down and we’ll see you at the track!

About Valley Raceway:
Located in picturesque Melvern Square, Nova Scotia, Valley Raceway is the Annapolis Valley’s only dirt oval. The track operates stock car events from May to October and is currently operated by a group led by championship race car driver, owner and businessman Robbie Thompson, his wife Michelle and Chris LeBarron. To keep up to date with events at Valley Raceway, please visit the track on Facebook at


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