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(SYDNEY, NS – August 4th, 2022) – Bud’s Speedway is set to swing their gates open Saturday afternoon in their Grand Re-Opening event under the ownership of Lynden MacDougall and Kyle MacKinnon. The third event of five on the 2022 season will be the first under the returning name and is anchored on track by the Auto World Maritime Allstar Sportsman Series Robby’s Towing 100. The NAPA Auto Parts Mini Stocks, Saf-way Auto Parts V6, Mallard Electric Hobby Stock, Axair Charters Street Stock and GWL Trucking & Landscaping Bandoleros will all play support to Round Four of the Auto World Maritime Allstar Sportsman Series. Grandstand gates open at 4:30pm with face painting, balloon animals and bouncy houses for the younger race fans. The racing program begins on Saturday, August 6th at 6pm with Fireworks to follow the racing.

What is old is new again in Sydney! The stock car oval on Grand Lake Road in Sydney, Nova Scotia has gone through a re-branding and is now known, once again, as Bud’s Speedway. The name is a throwback to Bud Greer, who built the track and operated it under the same name in its early years. Bud will be present on Saturday evening during Driver Introductions for Saturday’s Robby’s Towing 100 as the facility is officially re-opened under Bud’s Speedway.

The Auto World Maritime Allstar Sportsman Series (MASS) sees 14 cars ready to attack the bullring on Saturday. Setting up as an unofficial “Battle of the Causeway,” half of the entries hail from off Cape Breton Island. Brady Creamer (Miramichi, NB) has won two of the three MASS races this season and was the winner at Bud’s Speedway last October during the Soft Launch event. Creamer trails in the championship standings by a single point to Scotia Speedworld winner Deven Smith (Lakeside, NS). Smith is the reigning track champion in Halifax and a three-time Shriners Classic winner but will make his Cape Breton Island racing debut on Saturday. Colby Smith (East Point, NS) sits third in the standings, five points back, heading into Bud’s Speedway. Dennis Nickerson (Marshy Hope, NS), Ronnie MacKay (Sydney, NS) and Harry Ross White (Noel Road, NS) have competed in each of the first three races on the Series and look to move up the standings Saturday after the Robby’s Towing 100.

Chris Reid (Fort McMurray, AB/Sydney, NS) admitted after the last Auto World MASS race that “second sucks.” Reid has been on the podium during the last two events but has failed to cash in for the checkered flag. Reid is the most recent winner in Late Model Sportsman competition in Sydney, winning a 100-lap feature in May. He’ll be challenged by a strong local contingent including former NAPA Sportsman Series champion Shawn Waterfield (Sydney, NS), Darren Price (Main-a-Dieu, NS), Kenny Magliaro (Sydney, NS), Jerome Kehoe (Sydney, NS) and rookie Connor Gibbons (Glace Bay, NS).

Laurie Cormier (Riverview, NB), a two-time Late Model Sportsman October winner in Sydney, will make his Auto World MASS debut on Saturday at Bud’s Speedway. Daniel Delorey (Afton, NS) also returns to Bud’s Speedway this weekend for the first time in several seasons. A handful of drivers are still unconfirmed for the Robby’s Towing 100 as of press time and could add their name to the entry list before Saturday rolls around.

Auto World Maritime Allstar Sportsman Series – Robby’s Towing 100

8 Chris Reid – Fort McMurray, AB
9 Daniel Delorey – Afton, NS
10 Brady Creamer – Miramichi, NB
17 Colby Smith – East Point, NS
18 Harry Ross White – Noel Road, NS
23 Shawn Waterfield – Sydney, NS
29 Darren Price – Main-A-Dieu, NS
42 Ronnie MacKay – Sydney, NS
53 Laurie Cormier – Riverview, NB
76 Connor Gibbons – Sydney, NS
78 Dennis Nickerson – Marshy Hope, NS
82 Kenny Magliaro – Sydney, NS
94 Deven Smith – Lakeside, NS
98 Jerome Kehoe – Sydney, NS

The last time the Saf-way Auto Parts V6 division hit the track, they raced for $1,000 to win as 13 cars took the green flag. While the prize for first isn’t as great as the June event, you best believe the intensity in the Island’s fastest growing stock car division will still be at a fever pitch. Sam Burke was the winner in June ahead of Nickerson and Brad Mugridge.

There is sure to be a new winner in the NAPA Auto Parts Mini Stock division. Mike Weagle (Steeve’s Mountain, NB) is the most recent winner in the class in a car purchased from Kody Quinn (Glace Bay, NS). Barring any last minute changes, the duo will not be in the field on Saturday. This could open the door for the likes of Josh Benac, Ryan Price, Adam Aker, Josh Rozicki, Brian Axworthy, among others, to take home their first feature win of 2022.

Special thanks to Donald Campbell and That’s Right Roofing and Renovations for helping pad the purse for both the Saf-way Auto Parts V6 and NAPA Auto Parts Mini Stock classes. Donald and his family are heavily involved in both classes and beyond at Bud’s Speedway. Campbell will compete Saturday in the No. 38 V6 entry.

The Mallard Electric Hobby Stocks made their debut in June with a half dozen competitive cars and some familiar faces at the wheel. Zachary Langille topped Brandon McMillan and Glen Cooke in the first feature for the class. With new cars being built, the excitement continues to grow for this domestic Four Cylinder division.

The return of the Street Stocks is also slated for Saturday presented by Axair Charters. The division is expecting a half dozen cars to compete in their first race back at the Bud’s Speedway oval in over two years. A Bandolero exhibition presented by GWL Trucking & Landscaping, showcasing the youngest drivers at Bud’s Speedway, will round out the card.

The management of Bud’s Speedway would like to thank several marketing partners that have helped out in this Saturday’s Grand Re-Opening. In addition to the aforementioned advertising partners, Carabins & Transoverland Ltd., Cape Breton Credit Union, Cape Breton Beverages (Pepsi), McCormick Landscaping Ltd., Max 98.3, Robin’s Donuts, Mabou Gardens, Alexandras Pizza Sydney, Olympic Shoe Repair, Steve Lewis Auto Body and MacDonald Auto Group have all contributed to Saturday’s event.

In addition to face painting, balloon animals by Brittany’s Balloon Animals and Bouncy Houses by Jo Jo’s Bouncy House Rentals for the younger fans, a Beer Garden will be open at the event in support of SPCA Cape Breton for those older fans. A supply drive will also held in support of the SPCA. A supply list can be found on the Bud’s Speedway Facebook page. Each donation will receive a chance to win a prize pack valued at over $700 from 125 Details!

Adult grandstand admission price for the Robby’s Towing 100 on Saturday, August 6th is $20 (aged 19 and up), Youth 8 to 18 years of age are $10 each with children aged seven and under admitted to the grandstands free of charge. Pit admission is $30 and is restricted to those 18 years of age and older. Pit gates open at 12:30pm, grandstand gates open at 4:30pm with racing beginning at 6pm. A competitor package for the weekend, which includes a race day format, payout, full season schedule and more can be found at Please note, if inclement weather interferes with the Robby’s Towing 100, a rain date has been set aside for Sunday, August 7th at 2pm.

New in 2022, all those entering the pit gates must complete their insurance waiver online prior to heading to the track. This can be done on any smart phone and takes seconds to complete. The link to the form can be found

About Bud’s Speedway:
Opened in 1975, Bud’s Speedway has built a racing tradition on Cape Breton Island over the past four decades. The track is home to a number of stock car racing divisions and is a destination for local touring series and motorsports events. For more information on Bud’s Speedway, find them online on various social media platforms at @BudsSpeedway.


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