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(RIVER GLADE, NB – July 6th, 2023) – Petty International Raceway is set to host a double header weekend full of high octane, fast paced stock car racing action. The July 8th and 9th weekend begins on Saturday as the Super Late Model Series makes their debut at the River Glade, New Brunswick high banked bullring with the Fog City Auto Spa 150. The action continues on Sunday with a full card of racing action featuring seven unique racing divisions. Action gets underway on Saturday, July 8th at 6pm followed by action the next day beginning at 2pm.

It is hard to believe, but with all the rain in the Province this Summer, only two Sportsman races have been contested within the Province of New Brunswick so far this season. Drew Greenlaw (Eastport, ME) and Brady Creamer (Miramichi, NB) won races at Speedway 660 and Petty International Raceway, respectively, in the month of May. With a pair of AJW Mechanical Sportsman features on tap this weekend, one on Saturday and one on Sunday, several drivers will look to add their names alongside Greenlaw and Creamer as winners.

Some of the best from around the Province are expected to be in town to compete for the Sportsman glory, including Courtney and Alexandra O’Blenis (Boundary Creek, NB), Richard Atkinson (Geary, NB), Kenny MacKenzie Jr (Salisbury, NB), Caleb Urquhart (Harvey, NB), Justin Beers (Moncton, NB), Koven Lewis (Salisbury, NB), Michael Cormier (Grand-Barachois, NB), rookie Brayden Tingley (Turtle Creek, NB) and more!

Along with the AJW Mechanical Sportsman, the Legend and Leisure Days RV Bandolero divisions will also compete on both Saturday and Sunday this weekend. With the Cross Roads Maritime League of Legends Tour in town at the end of the month, some of the top talent from the region will use this weekend as a testing session. Reigning Series and Petty Raceway track champion Owen Mahar and his father Daryl Mahar (both from Hubley, NS) lead the field into competition after a successful 2022 season on the high banks. Ayden Christensen (Windsor Junction, NS), Chase MacKay (Bear Cove, NS), Darren Sherwood (Cambridge Narrows, NB), Andrew Burgess (Cole Harbour, NS) and the Wadden Racing Team (Brad, Devin and Brayden Wadden, Hammonds Plains, NS), among others, will all be gunning for the $400 to win feature contests this weekend.

The youngest competitors at Petty International Raceway will also race twice this weekend. The Leisure Days RV Bandoleros attracted ten cars to the track between the Beginners and Bandolero classes on Opening Weekend. With race teams well underway with their racing seasons, combined with a region wide off-weekend for the class next weekend, Petty International Raceway is expected to see several out of town cars hauling to the high banked oval. Daniel Vandenburg (Lower Onslow, NS) took home the Leisure Days RV Bandolero opener in May while Hudson Ruff (Long Reach, NB) was the Beginner winner.

In addition to the AJW Mechanical Sportsman, Legends and Leisure Days RV Bandolero divisions, the Atlantic Modified Tour, Street Stock, Mister Transmission Mini Stock and Kings County Performance Women on Wheels classes will also compete on the Sunday card. Sunday’s racing card gives something for every race fan, from the entry level racer to the Sportsman star and several stopping points in between.

The Street Stocks will compete in their second 50-lap, $1000-to-win event of the season presented by Stuff Your Stuff Commercial Storage, Old Fashion Meat Market and Arsenault Racing Engines. The class around the region has been picking up momentum and with the eyes of the division on Petty International Raceway this weekend, it is sure to attract a few cars to compete for the big money at the front of the field. Michael Cormier (Grand-Barachois, NB) led Kenny MacKenzie Jr (Salisbury, NB) and Logan Power (Riverview, NB) across the line in the Season Opener in May.

Ryan McKnight (Sussex, NB) started the defense of his Mister Transmission Mini Stock title earned in 2022 with a fourth place finish in May. He has been busy since then in Prince Edward Island, which included a feature win in June at Oyster Bed Speedway. Donnie Pratt (Riverview, NB) was the winner in the Season Opener in May and leads the points over former East Coast Mini Stock Tour champion Dave Matthews (Nine Mile River, NS) and former Petty Raceway track champion Rob Poirier (Irishtown, NB).

The Kings County Performance Women on Wheels started off their season in May with reigning track champion Gail Thebeau racing to the feature victory. The entry level, four cylinder class continues to grow as the season goes on. This is their second scheduled event of six on the 2023 calendar.

Grandstand admission prices for Saturday’s events are $30 for adults and $15 for youth aged 11 to 18, while children ten years of age and under will be admitted free. Pit admission is $40 and is restricted to those 16 years of age and older. An eWaiver is required to enter the pit area. This electronic form can be found at Pit gates for competitors open at 11am, grandstand gates open for spectators at 4pm with racing getting underway at 6pm.

Grandstand admission prices for Sunday’s events are $20 for adults and $10 for youth aged eight to 18, while children seven years of age and under will be admitted free. Pit admission is $25 and is restricted to those 16 years of age and older. An eWaiver is required to enter the pit area. This electronic form can be found at Pit gates for competitors open at 9am, grandstand gates open for spectators at 12pm with racing getting underway at 2pm. A weekend adult general admission grandstand pass is available for $45.

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