TRIPLE THREAT CHAMPIONSHIP BATTLE DOCKS AT SCOTIA SPEEDWORLD SATURDAY
Series Release/Photo by WingNut Productions
(BEDFORD, NS – September 29th, 2022) – After 11 races and 530 feature laps throughout the Maritimes, the Cross Roads Maritime League of Legends Tour will wrap up Saturday, October 1st at Scotia Speedworld with the Schooner General Contracting 50. The final race of the season marks the third trip on the year to the track adjacent to the Robert L. Stanfield International Airport outside of Halifax, Nova Scotia. Racing action, featuring EIT Race Radio Heat Races for the Cross Roads Maritime League of Legends Tour, begins at 4pm on Saturday.
Three drivers enter this weekend with a chance to come out with two championships at Scotia Speedworld. While they also battle for the Friday night Weekly Racing Series Legend title, Saturday’s Schooner General Contracting 50 will see one of them hoist the Cross Roads Maritime League of Legends Tour championship gold for the first time in their careers. Owen Mahar (Hubley, NS) leads Danny Chisholm (Canning, NS) by just four points heading into the Season Finale. Gage Gilby (Enfield, NS), who has clinched the Cross Roads Rookie of the Year honors, has a bigger hill to climb for the overall championship with 12 points between himself and Mahar.
The goal is simple for Mahar in theory, a top two finish in the Schooner General Contracting 50 will clinch the championship for the No. 66 Steele Volkswagen entry. In 11 races, Mahar has accomplished that five times, which includes a win during the Cross Roads Cycles 50 two weeks ago at Petty International Raceway. His other victory came earlier this season in the fourth race of the year at Scotia Speedworld.
Chisholm, who is one win away from “maxing out” on wins in the International Semi-Pro Point Standings, enters chasing Mahar on Saturday afternoon. While he has a comfortable lead in the Friday Night Weekly Series standings at Scotia Speedworld, Chisholm will have to put at least one car between himself and Mahar at the finish of the Schooner General Contracting 50 to win the overall title. Chisholm has been the most dominant this season with seven of the 11 feature races going to the No. 87 Eastern Powder Coating Legend. With 18 full point wins this season, he certainly has his eyes set on INEX Asphalt Nationals taking place on Saturday, November 5th at the Bullring at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in Las Vegas, Nevada.
With drop races, Gilby has locked down the Cross Roads Rookie of the Year Award ahead of Tanton Wooldridge (Summerside, PE), Kelsey Hann (New Glasgow, NS), Teagan Dempsey (Fredericton, NB), Brayden Wadden (Hammonds Plains, NS) and Randy Stoddard (Barrington, NS). The work is not done for the driver of the No. 25 CKG Elevator Legend though as he still has a shot at the 2022 overall championship. He will need a slight misstep from both Chisholm and Mahar, but they have shown this season that they are not bulletproof.
In total, 37 teams have competed in at least one Cross Roads Maritime League of Legends Tour race this season. Of those, 11 are Cross Roads Rookie of the Year contenders.
Qualifying will get underway at 4:00pm on Saturday at Scotia Speedworld. Adult grandstand tickets are $30.00, 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.
Tim’s Corner Motorsports TV will have a video crew at Scotia Speedworld to provide full event coverage. You can watch the race LIVE or On-Demand by heading to www.TimsCorner.tv and getting your Event Pass.
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.