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The Laker News Night + Bandolero Qualifier Up Next at Scotia Speedworld

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(Halifax, NS – July 19, 2023) –Scotia Speedworld and the CARSTAR Weekly Racing Series have a packed line-up scheduled for Friday night.  First up will be Kiddie Rides at 7:00pm, Kiddie Rides are one of Scotia Speedworld’s most popular events where kids get the unique opportunity to go for a ride in a race car with their favourite driver! Following Kiddie Rides fans will be treated to an evening of high-octane racing from the Maritime Auto Glass Bandolero cars who will compete in their INEX National Qualifier, Strictly Hydraulics Legends, Toursec Mini Stocks and the Bay Equipment Rentals Sportsman.

The format for Kiddie Rides is simple and safe. Drivers bring their cars to the front stretch and park. Once all engines are stopped, the grandstand gate is opened, and children come onto the track and climb into their favorite car.  When all children are safely in the cars, drivers are led around the track at a safe speed by the pace car.  After a few laps, the cars are stopped; the children climb out and proceed back to their seats in the grandstand to enjoy the rest of the show.

Kiddie Rides start at 7:00pm sharp so be sure to arrive early.

Scotia Speedworld will also be playing host to our friends at the Laker News on Friday night!

The Maritime Auto Glass Bandoleros will compete in an extended distance 20-lap feature on Friday. The division has seen four races and four different winners this season. Most recently, it was Landon Pierce (Bridgewater, NS) taking his car to not only victory lane but to the point lead by a single point. Brett Pashkoski (Beaver Bank), Daniel Vandenburg (Lower Onslow) and Samantha MacDonald (Dartmouth) have all held a checkered flag this season in feature competition and will each look to become the first repeat winner in 2023 on Friday evening.

Admission for the CARSTAR Weekly Racing Series is $20 for adults, $5 for youth (8-15yrs), children seven and under are free all season at Scotia Speedworld! Grandstands open at 5:00PM, racing will commence as soon as Kiddie Rides are complete. For more information, please visit

The 36th season of the CARSTAR Weekly Racing Series promises to be a thrilling one, with a full schedule of events planned throughout the summer months. For more information on upcoming races and events, visit, or follow us on social media @SSWRACING.



About Scotia Speedworld:

Scotia Speedworld (SSW) is a 3/10-mile asphalt oval racing facility. SSW is the only track in Nova Scotia to host a weekly racing series, which runs May through September and features five different classes of racecars. SSW also hosts special events, including the East Coast International Pro Stock Tour. SSW is located at Exit 6 on Highway 102, across from Halifax Stanfield International Airport. For more information, please click on or call our Event Hotline at (902) 873-2277 or our office at (902) 481-2514. Like us on Facebook at  and follow us on Twitter

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