SECOND HALF OF VALLEY RACEWAY SEASON STARTS SUNDAY
(AYLESFORD, NS – August 5th, 2022) – Valley Raceway, the Annapolis Valley’s only dirt track, gears up for three busy weekends of racing beginning with Round Six of their ten event 2022 stock car racing season. The sixth race of the year is presented by Howard Little Excavating and Paving and Mainstreet Convenience and features racing in the Team Auto Four Cylinder, Shay Tirecraft Truck and V8s and K&J Truck Centre Modified division. Gates open on Sunday, August 7th at 11am with racing beginning at 1pm at the track located outside of Kingston, Nova Scotia.
“Doctor Dirt” Rick Balsor finds himself on top of the K&J Truck Centre Modified standings at the halfway point on the 2022 season. The division has seen several part time drivers win feature races this season including Guy Meister and Matt Burgoyne but Balsor has the edge in the win column with three feature victories in five races. Shawn Sanford and Nick Zaedow are second and third in points, respectively, but they have a mountain to climb in the second half of the season to catch the No. 21 from Aylesford.
It is a battle of youth and experience in the Shay Tirecraft Truck division. AJ Watton was able to take the point lead back after the last race day on July 10th from pavement stock car veteran Jeff Cruickshank. The pair have built themselves a comfortable point lead on the field and only have a slim four points between them with five race days remaining. After a late start to the year, Brad Cross has proven he can win and will be a threat to win on Sunday. Eight drivers have taken to the track in this growing class so far this season in the combined Truck and V8 division.
The Team Auto Four Cylinder class has seen its share of excitement so far this season with 18 cars taking to the track over the first five races and more on the way! Stephan Somerset and his Team Sonic Honda lead the way with a dozen point lead on the most recent winner Tom Stewart. Jesse Deveau, who is running a Late Model Sportsman full time on pavement, is third in points. The trio up front have had success in both their dirt and pavement racing careers and are putting on a great show for the fans on the Annapolis Valley clay on Sunday afternoons.
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!
Fans are reminded that the Valley Tire Off Road Racing Series makes its Valley Raceway debut next weekend, August 13th and 14th. Racing begins at 9am both days and will include a 100-lap Endurance race to pay $1,000 to the win. The Valley Raceway stock car season resumes the next weekend on Sunday, August 21sst.
A new website is being developed for the track and can be found, when completed later this season, at NSValleyRaceway.com. Until then, keep updated with everything Valley Raceway on Facebook at Facebook.com/NSValleyRaceway.
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 Facebook.com/NSValleyRaceway