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27th Shriners Classic Friday at Scotia Speedworld

PLEASE NOTE – THE RACE HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO RAIN. A MAKEUP DATE FOR THE 27TH SHRINERS CLASSIC FOR SPORTSMAN WILL BE ANNOUNCED SOON

Track Release/Photo by WingNut Productions

(Halifax, NS.  June 20, 2022) Race fans will be cheering Friday night for their favourite Fleet Brake Atlantic Sportsman drivers as the compete in the 27th running of the iconic Shriners Classic. All CARSTAR Weekly Racing Series divisions will see action on the oval this Friday night. Adult tickets are $20.00; Youth tickets (8-15 years) are $5.00 and children 7 and under are admitted for FREE all season at Scotia Speedworld! Tickets will be available at the gate on race day (cash only). Grandstand gates open at 5:00 with qualifying slated to get underway at 7:00 PM.

The Shriners Classic is one of the most prestigious races on the Scotia Speedworld calendar for those both old school and new to the Fleet Brake Atlantic Late Model Sportsman division. Originally a Street Stock race, the race transitioned to the Sportsman when the Street Stocks dissolved in the early 2000s. Local racing heroes the likes of reigning East Coast International Pro Stock Tour champion Craig Slaunwhite (Terence Bay, NS), multi-time Tour race winner and inaugural 1995 Classic winner Gordie Ryan (Wellington, NS), Harry Ross White (Noel Road, NS), Darren Wallage (Oakfield, NS), James Graves (Berwick, NS) and Russell Smith Jr (Lakeside, NS), just to name a few, have all won the race at least once. The late Terry Roma (West Chezzetcook, NS) was the first to three with Jeff Dillman (Middle Musquodoboit, NS) winning his fourth in 2014. Deven Smith (Lakeside, NS) is the two time and defending champion and will look to become only the third driver to win three or more Shriners Classics.

Saturday don’t miss the East Coast International Pro Stock Tour as they return to Scotia for the Nova Truck Centres Make A Wish 150. Qualifying will get underway at 4:00pm. Adult tickets are $25.00, youth (8-15) $10.00, children seven and under are free. Tickets are on sale now (https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/east-coast-international-pro-stock-tour-nova-truck-centres-make-a-wish-150-tickets-370670915687) or will be available at the gates on race day.

For complete 2022 schedule and event information please visit www.scotiaspeedworld.ca

Shriners’ Classic Past Winners

1995 – Gordie Ryan (#65)
1996 – Troy Slaunwhite (#80)
1997 – Terry Roma (#38)
1998 – Ron Tibert (#64)
1999 – Mel Tibert (#01)
2000 – Harry Ross White (#18)
2001 – Tony Leonard (#74)
2002 – James Graves (#27)
2003 – Craig Slaunwhite (#99)
2004 – Terry Roma (#38)
2005 – Terry Roma (#38)
2006 – Sheldon Pemberton (#62)
2007 – Craig Slaunwhite (#99)
2008 – Harry Ross White (#18)
2009 – Jeff Dillman (#08)
2010 – Colby Smith (#77)
2011 – Jeff Dillman (#08)
2012 –Jeff Dillman (#0)
2013 – Darren Wallage (#3)
2014 – Jeff Dillman (#0)
2015 – Russell Smith Jr (#44)
2016 – Russell Smith Jr (#44)
2017 – Travis Roma (#38)
2018- Richard Salter (#10)
2019 -Deven Smith (#94)
2021 – Deven Smith (#94)

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