Maritime League of Legends Conclude Atlantic Tiltload Challenge Saturday
Atlantic Tiltload 50 a part of 49th Annual River Glade International Weekend at PIR
The Maritime League of Legends Tour rolls into Petty International Raceway in River Glade, New Brunswick on Saturday afternoon, August 24th for the Atlantic Tiltload 50. The event, which is Round Five of Six on the popular touring Legend car series, also marks the second of two Atlantic Tiltload Challenge events, a series within the Maritime League of Legends Tour that rewards the top finisher in the culmination of the two events on the high banks of Petty International Raceway.
Entering Round Five, Justin MacNeill of Bedford, Nova Scotia holds the overall series point lead. Consistency has been the key to success for the #10 Cummins sponsored team with four top four finishes in the first four rounds of the series, including a second place run in the first event at Petty Raceway back in July. His point lead is 28 over Emily Meehan of Rawdon, Nova Scotia and though 28 points seems like a safe margin with two races to go, one small slip could open the door wide in the championship hunt for the rest of MacNeill’s peers.
Two intriguing battles in the standings sit behind MacNeill in the standings. While Meehan sits in second, she has three drivers nipping at her heels within 24 points of her 354 points accumulated thus far. Hometown favorite Darren Sherwood of Berry Mills has nine points between he and Meehan and will look to have experience prevail over youth on Saturday to take the second place spot in the standings. Four points behind Sherwood sits Hantsport, Nova Scotia hot-shoe Jeff Cruickshank and 11 points behind Cruickshank is our most recent winner on the Tour in Danny Harvey of Lantz, Nova Scotia.
A total of 13 points is the gap between sixth and ninth in the standings with two races to go in the series. Mark Williams (Windsor Junction, NS) has the advantage on the battle, but only by one point over Paul Goulden of Shelburne, Nova Scotia, who will make the long haul from the South Shore of Nova Scotia to the Greater Moncton area on Saturday. Three points off the pace of Goulden is Harry Breimer Jr. of Stewiacke, Nova Scotia, who also leads the Rookie of the Year standings and can mathematically lock up that title this weekend at Petty Raceway. “The Legend” Cy Harvey of Elmsdale, Nova Scotia is just nine points off the mark of Breimer after two wins in three races have put himself into ninth overall in the standings.
Joey Lawson of Porter’s Lake, Nova Scotia is in his sophomore season of Legend car racing and completes the top ten in the standings, just 14 points off Harvey for ninth. Well over a dozen of Atlantic Canada’s fastest Legend cars will be on hand for the Atlantic Tiltload 50 on Saturday evening.
Cy Harvey leads the Atlantic Tiltload Challenge standings by three points over MacNeill and by six over Sherwood. In July, Sherwood and Cruickshank led the early stages of the Atlantic Tiltload 50 before contact sent both for a spin and subsequent trip to the rear. Both will look to put that behind them and take not only the win in the 50-lap event on Saturday but the Atlantic Tiltload Challenge trophy!
The Maritime League of Legends Tour Atlantic Tiltload 50 will join the Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour 150-lap feature, the Atlantic Open Wheel Modifieds and Mister Transmission Mini Stocks on a busy Saturday evening card at Petty International Raceway. The green flag for qualifying, which will feature 10-lap heats for the Maritime League Of Legends, is at 6pm. For complete information on the 49th Annual River Glade International Weekend, which also includes a card on Friday night highlighted by the Jones Auto Body Sportsman Twin 75’s, visit PettyRaceway.com.
About Atlantic Tiltload:
Atlantic Tiltload Limited is a Canadian owned and operated transport company specializing in the movement of heavy industrial equipment, including overweight and over-dimensional shipments. Our 24 hour Hot Shot Service enables our equipment to be mobilized within one hour of receiving a call, 24 hours a day 7 days a week. For more information, call 902-468-9438 or www.atlantictiltload.com
About The Maritime League of Legends:
The Maritime League of Legends Association was formed in 2005 by a group of racer’s wanting to grow the Legends Cars division in the Maritime Provinces of Canada. In 2012, the Maritime League of Legends Tour will visit four venues throughout Nova Scotia and New Brunswick between May and October during its seven race season. For more information on the Maritime League of Legends, please visit www.maritimelegends.ca.
TCM Media – Photo by Ken MacIssac