CELEBRATE CANADA DAY WEEKEND AT PETTY INT’L RACEWAY
RIVER GLADE, NB (June 26, 2013) – There is no better place for Maritime race fans to spend this coming Canada Day weekend than Petty International Raceway. With two shows scheduled, one for Saturday and one for Sunday, fans can sit back and enjoy seven different divisions of high octane stock car racing – and then when it’s over – a festive fireworks display to celebrate Canada’s 146th birthday.
Centre-stage on Saturday will be the Lucas Oil 150 for the Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour – the first race of 2013 in New Brunswick for the popular touring series. A full field of pro stocks are expected including series point leader and three-time champion John Flemming, along with reigning series champion Shawn Turple – both from Nova Scotia, and defending race winner Jonathan Hicken from Prince Edward Island. Local favourites Shawn Tucker, Mike Stevens, and Brad Mann are hoping to defend New Brunswick pride against other Tour favourites. Joining the pro stocks for Saturday’s show are the Mister Transmission Mini Stocks and a twin 25-lap feature for the Leisure Days RV Bandoleros.
On Sunday it is the Canada Day 100 for the GT Enterprises Sportsman division that is expected to highlight the show, along with a 50-lap feature for the C Max Paint and Body Shop Supplies Street Stock. The Leisure Days RV Bandoleros will be back for round two on the weekend, as well as the Atlantic Open Wheel (AOW) Series and the Eastern Mini Cup Series. Fireworks will close the Canada Day weekend celebration after racing concludes Sunday.
All of Petty’s house divisions (sportsman, street stock, mini stock, and bandoleros) will see championship points awarded based on finishing positions; division champions will be determined at the end of the season along with a Napa Petitcodiac Rookie of Year. Ryan Messer and Cole Tanner are currently tied atop the bandolero point standings, Mike Weagle holds a slim two point advantage over Brad Daley in mini stocks, Martin Landry is four markers ahead of Alexandra O’Blenis in street stock, and Russell Smith Jr. holds a two point margin over Matt Maillet in the sportsman class.
Petty International Raceway management continue infrastructure improvements with the construction of roadways in the RV parking area allowing easier access for fans who plan to stay the weekend.
Racing starts at 6 p.m. both Saturday and Sunday. Grandstand admission Saturday is $25 for adults and $10 for youth aged eight to 18; on Sunday adult tickets are $20, youth are $10; children seven and under will be admitted free both days (when accompanied by an adult).
In the event of rain on Saturday the Lucas Oil 150 show will move to Sunday, bumping Sunday’s Canada Day 100 show to Monday. Postponements, if necessary, along with start times will be announced as available.
About Petty International Raceway:
Petty International Raceway is located on Highway 106, just 40 km west of Moncton, New Brunswick. To learn more about Petty International Raceway, its location, admission, policies, history, and more, please visit www.pettyraceway.com. To get current updates delivered to you directly please follow us on Twitter.