CROSS ROADS LEGENDS CROSS PROVINCIAL BORDER TO PETTY RACEWAY SATURDAY
Series Release/Photo by WingNut Productions
(BEDFORD, NS – July 19th, 2023) – The Cross Roads Maritime League of Legends Tour heads to New Brunswick’s Petty International Raceway on Saturday afternoon, July 22nd. The R&D Performancentre 50 is Round Three on the regional touring series and the first stop to New Brunswick and Petty International Raceway in 2023. The race is a part of the 59th River Glade International Weekend at the River Glade, New Brunswick track. Racing gets underway on Saturday at 5pm.
The first two events of the Cross Roads Maritime League of Legends Tour have produced two different winners. Gage Gilby (Enfield, NS) took home the win in the MacDonald Automotive 50 at Scotia Speedworld to kick off 2023. Cory Hall (Jolicure, NB) made his return to the Tour last Friday night at Riverside International Speedway in a dominant performance to win the Superior Foundations 50. In total, 32 different teams have taken part in at least one race this season with the Series with six different drivers landing on the podium in those two events.
Gilby was fourth at Riverside International Speedway and finds himself on top of the standings after two races. The gap from first to second place Ayden Christensen (Windsor Junction, NS) is a mere six points. Gilby is the reigning Cross Roads Rookie of the Year on the Series while Christensen is the top freshman so far in 2023. Where there is youth, there is experience and that experience on the Series comes in the way of Daryl Mahar (Hubley, NS). The Masters competitor ran in the top five all night at Riverside International Speedway and came home with a third place effort behind Hall and Dawson Noble (Upper Nine Mile River, NS).
The top Semi Pro driver in the Series after two races is Josh Langille (Coldbrook, NS), who runs fourth in the standings ahead of rookie Chase MacKay (Bear Cove, NS). The top Pro driver in the standings is Devin Wadden (Hammonds Plains, NS), who is sixth of 32 drivers after two events. Twenty-two drivers have competed in both races in 2023.
Christensen leads MacKay in the Rookie of the Year standings presented by Cross Roads Cycle Sales. Chase Livingston (Springhill, NS), Noble, Caden Tufts (Halifax, NS), Aiden MacDonald (York, PE) and Roberts Racing (Jason and Chase, Merigomish, NS) comprise the seven rookie contenders that have entered both races so far this season.
The R&D Performancentre 50 is the first of two stops at River Glade, New Brunswick’s Petty International Raceway for the 2023 season. A favorite of drivers and teams alike, the high banked bullring always puts on a great showcase of Legend car racing. Several big names have won at the track with defending Series champion Owen Mahar (Hubley, NS) and Danny Chisholm (Canning, NS) taking home the two wins at Petty in 2022. Chisholm took part in the Superior Foundations 50 and was poised for a podium run before his run came to an end just shy of the finish. Mahar was involved in a late race crash at Riverside which also sidelined him before the checkered flag.
Grandstand admission prices for Saturday’s events at Petty International Raceway 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 pirl.speedwaiver.com.
The Series will also be back in action next weekend for its third race in as many weekends. The Cross Roads Maritime League of Legends Tour will make its only stop to Prince Edward Island and Oyster Bed Speedway for the Island ICF 50. The racing action on Saturday, July 29th kicks off at 6pm.
For up-to-date information on the Cross Roads Maritime League of Legends Tour, please visit MaritimeLegends.ca or follow the Series on Facebook at www.facebook.com/MaritimeLegends.
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.