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Let’s Try It Again, 20th Anniversary Season Begins Saturday Night (660)

Speedway 660 is ready to start its exciting short-track racing season at 7PM this Saturday. The Riverview Ford Season Opener delayed a week because of foul weather, will entertain race fans with action in five exciting divisions.

“Everyone was disappointed with the rain-out last weekend, but we are all ready and anxious to finally get our season underway this weekend” said Speedway 660’s Max Roy. “On Friday evening we’ll hold a pre-season practice and tech session for race teams in all five divisions and then on Saturday evening we’ll kick off our season in fine fashion with the Riverview Ford Season Opener.”

The pits open at 4PM on Friday. The Speedway 660 tech team will be on hand to conduct pre-season inspection of race cars in the Westwood Estate Apartments Bandolero, Fredericton Jewelers 4 Cylinder, Street Stock, Martins Home Heating Sportsman and Pro Stock Divisions. As cars make their way through tech inspection, they will be cleared to head out onto the track for the pre-season practice session, which will run throughout the evening.

“Safety is our primary concern and we want to make sure every one of the roughly 100 race cars that we expect for the season opener adheres to all of our safety rules and guidelines” said Donnie Greer, Speedway 660’s chief tech inspector. “Although safety is our big focus for the pre-season tech inspection, we’ll also be checking to ensure each car follows our rules of competition.”

On Saturday night all of the race teams will take to the track for the Riverview Ford Season Opener. The grandstands open at 5PM for fans and the event officially gets underway at 7PM, however heat races for the Bandolero and 4 Cylinder divisions are scheduled for 6:20PM. The first race event of the 20th anniversary season should wrap up right around 10PM with a visit to Victory Lane by the winner of the 40 lap Pro Stock feature.

“Our new ownership group has been working hard to prepare for the Riverview Ford Season Opener and although there are still lots of upgrades and improvements we want to make, during the season, we are ready to go racing this weekend” said Max Roy. “I know our race teams have also been working hard to make sure their cars are ready for the opener and our staff is excited about welcoming our dedicated race fans to Speedway 660 to kick off our 20th anniversary season.”

Ticket prices for the Riverview Ford Season Opener are: $12.00 for Adults (16 and over); $9.00 for Youth (8-15) and free for Children 7 and under.

Ticket Prices for the Friday evening Pre-Season Practice session are: $8.00 per person (8 and over) and free for Children 7 and under.

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