CROSS ROADS MARITIME LEAGUE OF LEGENDS TOUR HEADS TO HALIFAX FOR MACDONALD AUTOMOTIVE 50
Series Release/Photo by WingNut Productions
(BEDFORD, NS – August 11th, 2022) – The Cross Roads Maritime League of Legends Tour heads home to Scotia Speedworld for their second of three stops at the 3/10-mile oval located across from the Halifax Robert L. Stanfield International Airport. The MacDonald Automotive 50 is Round Eight of 12 on the 2022 season and is a part of the Summer Clash 250 presented by Superior Foundations and Atlantic Tiltload weekend. Racing begins on Saturday, August 13th at 4pm.
Owen Mahar (Hubley, NS) returns to his home track as the championship point leader on the Cross Roads Maritime League of Legends Tour. This is the first time Mahar has held the top spot to himself on the Series after breaking a tie last race with Gilby Motorsports. Gage Gilby (Enfield, NS) will return to the seat of the No. 25 car on Saturday for the MacDonald Automotive 50 after Sam Rogers (Lower Onslow, NS) filled in over the last two races. Rogers was third with Mahar in second during the Island ICF 50 at Oyster Bed Speedway, which gives Mahar a three point advantage on the No. 25 heading into Saturday’s race.
Reminding everyone at Oyster Bed Speedway why he is one of the top Legend car drivers in the nation, Danny Chisholm (Canning, NS) enters as the most recent winner on the Series. Chisholm has won five of the seven races on the Series so far but battery issues at Riverside Speedway during the Redline Sport and Cycle 50 put him in a hole in the point standings. That hole is now only 13 points but to beat Mahar and Gilby, Chisholm will have to continue to be on his game over the next handful of races.
Prior to drop races added in for the Cross Roads Rookie of the Year standings, Tanton Wooldridge (Summerside, PE) leads the points amongst the freshmen in the Series. Wooldridge scored a personal best fourth place effort at his home track two weeks ago to put some points between himself, Kelsey Hann (New Glasgow, NS) and Teagan Dempsey (Fredericton, NB). The Cross Roads Rookie of the Year standings will see a driver’s best nine races count toward the rookie championship. With seven races complete, there is plenty of moving to do in this chase.
The last race at Scotia Speedworld saw a season high 21 teams compete. With the Summer Clash 250 on the card, the biggest race in the Halifax region, it is expected that car counts for the Cross Roads Maritime League of Legends Tour could climb to that point, if not higher, on Saturday during the MacDonald Automotive 50. A dozen drivers have competed in at least five of the seven races on the Series so far this season with seven having perfect attendance.
Qualifying will get underway at 4:00pm on Saturday at Scotia Speedworld. Adult grandstand tickets are $40.00, youth (8-15) $10.00, children seven and under are free. Tickets are on sale now via ScotiaSpeedworld.ca and will be available at the gates on race day. Camping is available. New in 2022, all those entering the pit gates must complete their insurance waiver online prior to heading to the track. This waiver can be completed by going to SSLTD.speedwaiver.com.
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.