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(AYLESFORD, NS – May 27th, 2022) – The Annapolis Valley’s only dirt track is set to kick into gear once again this Sunday as K&J Truck Center in Middleton presents the second round of the 2022 season. The Modifieds, V8s, Trucks and Four Cylinders will do battle once again as they look to take the checkered flag and inch closer towards an overall season championship. Racing on Sunday, May 29th begins at 1pm at the Kingston, Nova Scotia quarter-mile.

Matt Burgoyne (Bridgewater, NS), AJ Watton (Aylesford, NS) and Stephan Somerset (Nictaux, NS) made the headlines during the Tim’s Corner Motorsports Season Opener. Burgoyne was the top Modified driver, racing to the win ahead of Watton in the combined Modified/Truck feature. Several drivers, including Greg Banks (Melvern Square, NS), Kurt Dodge (Wilmot, NS) and Shawn Sanford (Aylesford, NS), had opening day mechanical failures and bad luck. They will look to rebound and look to take home the victory during K&J Truck Center Day.

Somerset was able to outrun Tom Stewart (Nictaux, NS) and former track champion Jesse Deveau (Greenwood, NS) for the Four Cylinder win on Opening Day. The feature saw the likes of Travis Atwater (Aylesford, NS) and Kyle Thompson (Nictaux, NS) both stumble after strong qualifying heat race performances. With a double digit car count on Day One, this division will continue to get tougher moving forward.

With a quick turnaround to get the season started, a number of teams are still preparing their cars for the Summer. With two races taking place on back-to-back Sunday afternoons, the car count should continue to build as the year rolls on.

Fans will be treated to the announcing of Mike Kaplan on Sunday afternoon. Kaplan, who recently just turned 80 years young, is a Maritime Motorsports Hall of Famer and returns to Valley Raceway this week as a fill in for Dylan Langille.

Adult grandstand admission price for Sunday’s event at Valley Raceway is $15. Youth aged 12 and under are admitted to the grandstands free of charge. Grandstand gates open for fans at 11am with racing beginning at 1pm. Tickets are available at the gate on race day, cash only. Camping is available on site (no services or hookups) free of charge. The canteen will be open, serving up the iconic Valley Raceway Burgers, fries and many more great eats!

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 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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