CROSS ROADS MARITIME LEAGUE OF LEGENDS TOUR CROSSES HALFWAY POINT FRIDAY AT RIVERSIDE SPEEDWAY
(BEDFORD, NS – July 20th, 2022) – The Cross Roads Maritime League of Legends Tour heads to Riverside International Speedway on Friday evening, July 22nd, for Round Six of their 2022 season. The Redline Sport and Cycle 50 is a part of the opening night on the IWK 250 Super Weekend and is the second of two trips to the James River, Nova Scotia oval. The race also serves as an INEX National Qualifier for the Tour. Racing begins on Friday evening at 7pm.
Over 20 drivers have pre-entered for the Redline Sport and Cycle 50 at Riverside International Speedway. Danny Chisholm (Canning, NS) enters the event as the most recent winner on both the Series and at Riverside International Speedway. Chisholm’s win at Oyster Bed Speedway to kick off July was a decisive one, as has been much of the season for the No. 87 Eastern Powder Coatings car. Though his victory at Riverside International Speedway in June during the Superior Foundations 50 was by a matter of feet as he edged out a hard charging Gage Gilby (Enfield, NS) for the checkered flag.
While Gilby sits second in points, ten points out of the championship lead, a prior commitment will keep him out of the seat. The No. 25 CKG Elevator entry will be at Riverside Speedway with a to be announced driver in the seat. The driver is a familiar face to fans on the Cross Roads Maritime League of Legends Tour and should be a contender when the chips are down in the Redline Sport and Cycle 50.
Owen Mahar (Hubley, NS) and Josh Langille (Coldbrook, NS) find themselves with the leader in sights after five events. Mahar enters the Redline Sport and Cycle 50 third in the standings, 13 points behind Chisholm. Langille has a bigger hill to climb but sits a manageable 30 points behind in the championship standings. Mahar was the runner-up during the R&D Performancentre 50 at Oyster Bed Speedway while Langille scored his worst finish of his season last time out with a sixth place effort on Prince Edward Island.
Tanton Wooldridge (Summerside, PE) is fifth overall in the Cross Roads Maritime League of Legends Tour standings and second in the Cross Roads Rookie of the Year chase to Gilby. Over a half dozen rookies are expected to compete in the Redline Sport and Cycle 50, including Kelsey Hann (New Glasgow, NS), Teagan Dempsey (Fredericton, NB), Brayden Wadden (Hammonds Plains, NS), Randy Stoddard (Barrington, NS) and Nate Singer (Kennetcook, NS). Caden Tufts (Halifax, NS) and Morgan Oates (Carbonear, NL) will look to make their Cross Roads Maritime League of Legends Tour debut at one of the biggest events in the Maritimes this season.
Several part time drivers will look to capture the checkered flag in this prestigious race. Among those making their return to the Series is Cory Hall (Jolicure, NB). Hall is a multi-time winner of the Redline Sport and Cycle 50, most recently in 2019 when the last time this race took place. Hall won several open Pro Stock events in New Brunswick in 2021 including the RE/MAX 250 at Speedway 660 last September. Colton Noble (Upper Nine Mile River, NS) has picked up a pair of win in the last three Scotia Speedworld Weekly Racing Series events and may hold the hottest hand in Legend racing in the Maritimes. Among his part-time appearances this season, Nathan Blackburn (Timberlea, NS) has a podium finish at Petty International Raceway in an open race two weeks ago.
The Redline Sport and Cycle 50 serves as a regional qualifier for INEX Asphalt Nationals. The top finishing INEX Pro, Master, Semi-Pro and Young Lion driver in Friday’s 50-lap feature will become eligible for a provisional starting spot in Asphalt Nationals. This year, the oval finale for Legend cars will be held at The Bullring at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in Las Vegas, Nevada on Saturday, November 5th.
For complete event and ticketing information for the IWK 250 Super Weekend, please visit RiversideSpeedway.ca.
The Redline Sport and Cycle 50 is the sixth of 12 races on the Cross Roads Maritime League of Legends Tour. The second half of the 2022 season officially kicks off next weekend with a July 30th appearance at Oyster Bed Speedway. More information on the Island ICF 50 at Oyster Bed Speedway in Oyster Bed Bridge, PE will be available next week.
For more information on the Cross Roads Maritime League of Legends, please visit MaritimeLegends.ca.
About Cross Roads Cycle:
Cross Roads Cycle is located in Pugwash, Nova Scotia and offers a wide variety of motorcycles, recreational vehicles, trailers, power equipment and all the accessories, support and service that go with. Financing and international shipping is available. You can check out their entire inventory by visiting them online 24/7 at CrossRoadsCycle.net, give them a call at (902) 667-0917 or visit them at 11103 Highway 6 in Pugwash, Nova Scotia.
About The Maritime League of Legends:
The Maritime League of Legends Association was formed in 2005 by a group of racers wanting to grow the Legends Cars division in the Maritime Provinces of Canada. The popular touring series visits several venues throughout Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island. For more information on the Maritime League of Legends, please visit www.maritimelegends.ca.
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