League of Legends Prepare for Petty Saturday
Series PR/Photo Credit: Ken MacIssac/Ken’s Racing Photos
The Maritime League of Legends Tour will be at Petty International Raceway in River Glade, New Brunswick, on Saturday to contest Race Two of their nine race schedule, the Atlantic Tiltload 50. The race marks the first of two stops at Petty International Raceway and one of four stops in the province of New Brunswick in the 2013 campaign.
After the first race of the season at Scotia Speedworld, outside of Halifax, Nova Scotia, the second race of the 2013 season sets up much like the second race of 2012 did. Justin MacNeill of Bedford, Nova Scotia, was the winner of Race One at Scotia Speedworld on May 19th, defending the title he won back in 2012. MacNeill, in the #10 Cummins/Parts for Trucks car, enters Petty International Raceway with the point lead and enters a race where he is the defending champion. Two of the top four in this race last year in Cole Butcher (Porter’s Lake, NS) and Dylan Blenkhorn (Truro, NS) will be at Petty Raceway on Saturday night, but will be driving on the Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour as they focus on the Rookie of the Year honors in that series. Cole’s brother Jarrett is expected to make his first start of the season at the wheel of the #53 Top Construction sponsored car.
“Miss Rawdon Rocket” Emily Meehan and Scott Cunning (Halifax) will look to move forward in the point standings by giving MacNeill a battle for the top spot Saturday. Meehan, in her #75 Drive Products/Ocean Truck Equipment Legend, comes off a pair of third place finishes at Scotia Speedworld in the last two weeks and is running a streak of six consecutive Legend car podium finishes on ovals in as many races, dating back to August 2012. Cunning captured a top five run at Scotia Speedworld in the Maritime League of Legends Tour opener and followed that up with a seventh place run in the Scotia Speedworld Weekly Legends series last Sunday. In both races, Cunning had to come from the back of the pack to take top ten finishes and will look to qualify and keep his #14 Partsource Legend up front over 50 laps on the high banks. Matt Moore (Falmouth, second) and Jeff Cruickshank (Hantsport, fourth) both finished in the top five at Scotia Speedworld and will look to carry that momentum to Petty Raceway on Saturday night.
Hometown favorites Kyle Campbell (Salisbury) and Greame Bishop (Moncton) will look to defend their home turf on Sunday. Bishop is one of two rookies on the series and will be looking to chase down Harry Breimer Jr (Stewiacke, Nova Scotia), who leads the freshman battle after one race. Darren Sherwood from nearby Berry Mills will also look to fend off all comers after a 15th place finish at Scotia Speedworld to kick off the season.
Emily Meehan and Cy Harvey battle for position at Scotia Speedworld. The two will be in the field Saturday at Petty International Raceway for the Atlantic Tiltload 50. Photo Credit: Lukas Lamrock
A field of over 15 of the best Legend car drivers in the region are expected to hit the track on Saturday night for the Atlantic Tiltload 50. The racing action for the night, which is headlined by the Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour’s Fast Eddie Racewear 100, begins at 6pm with qualifying for the Pro Stocks, Legends and Petty Raceway Mini Stocks. Tickets are available at the gate on raceday. For more event information, check out PettyRaceway.com.
About Atlantic Tiltload:
Atlantic Tiltload Limited is a Canadian owned and operated transport company specializing in the movement of heavy industrial equipment, including overweight and over-dimensional shipments. Our 24 hour Hot Shot Service enables our equipment to be mobilized within one hour of receiving a call, 24 hours a day 7 days a week. For more information, call 902-468-9438 or www.atlantictiltload.com
About The Maritime League of Legends:
The Maritime League of Legends Association was formed in 2005 by a group of racer’s wanting to grow the Legends Cars division in the Maritime Provinces of Canada. In 2012, the Maritime League of Legends Tour will visit four venues throughout Nova Scotia and New Brunswick between May and October during its seven race season. For more information on the Maritime League of Legends, please visit www.maritimelegends.ca.