Maritime League of Legends Set for a Challenge Saturday at Petty
Series Release/Photo by McCarthy Photography
The Maritime League of Legends Tour resumes the 2014 season this Saturday, June 28th at the high banks of Petty International Raceway for the Atlantic Tiltload 50. The event is Round Two of Seven on the Legends touring division and is the first of two races in the Atlantic Tiltload Challenge at the River Glade, New Brunswick 1/4-mile.
The first race of the 2014 season at Scotia Speedworld in May saw Jarrett Butcher of Porter’s Lake, Nova Scotia, take home his first career Maritime League of Legends Tour victory at his home track. He and defending champion Justin MacNeill of Bedford put on an incredible display of short track racing at Scotia Speedworld as they spent a majority of the 50-lap feature either side-by-side or crossing each other over after one would complete a pass on the other. Both have had success at Petty Raceway, with MacNeill and the #10 Cummins/Parts for Trucks Chevrolet taking two second place finishes in as many races at the track last year to “The Legend” Cy Harvey (Elmsdale), while Butcher and the #53 UAP Traction Ford scored a fourth place run in this event in 2013.
While the veterans will be strong as they always are, the series will see the debut of two 2013 Bandolero champions on Saturday at Petty Raceway. The two-time Leisure Days RV Bandolero champion at Petty Raceway in Cole Tanner (Shubenacadie, NS) and the defending Hydraulics Plus Bandolero champion at Scotia Speedworld in Adam Meehan (Rawdon Gold Mines, NS) are each making their Legend car debut on Saturday and are planning on making select starts on the Tour in 2014. Nicholas Naugle of Dartmouth, Nova Scotia will make his first Petty International Raceway start on the weekend after coming off a fourth place run at the season opener at Scotia Speedworld.
Jeff Cruickshank enters the event third in the 2014 standings. Cruickshank, from Hantsport, Nova Scotia, led laps at Petty Raceway last August and was well on his way to a top five finish before a late race incident set him back in the closing laps and relegated the #7 Murray Davis Trucking entry to ninth.
Speaking of rebound, Danny Harvey will attempt to do just that after a mechanical issue dropped the Lantz, Nova Scotia driver back to eighth at the end of the 50-lap event at Scotia Speedworld. Harvey has a fourth place finish to his credit at Petty Raceway last August.
The field is also expected to include, but is not limited to, 2013 series runner up Emily Meehan (Rawdon Gold Mines, NS), Paul Goulden (Shelburne, NS), Joey Lawson (Porter’s Lake, NS), Matthew Scott (Bayside, NS), Brad Brown (Halifax, NS), Scott Cunning (Halifax, NS), Richie Nicholson (Harrietsfield, NS) and Tony Gaudet Jr (Milford Station, NS).
Racing action begins at 6pm on Saturday night, June 28th at Petty International Raceway. Petty Raceway is located in the shadows of Moncton on Highway 106 in River Glade, New Brunswick. Front gate admission is $25 for adults, $10 for youth aged eight to 18 with children under the age of seven admitted free. Tickets will be available at the gate on raceday. The Atlantic Tiltload 50 will be on the card with the Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour Lucas Oil 100 and Petty’s Street Stock and Mini Stock classes. For more venue information, please visit www.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.
**Note for drivers – if you have yet to register for the series, please do so now. It is IMPORTANT for you to register with big events such as the IWK 250 weekend event on Friday, July 18th at Riverside International Speedway upcoming, so the series can gauge a number on car count. It is important for us to have high car counts to keep these different tracks wanting us back to showcase our racing product.
The IWK 250 weekend event has a separate registration form that can be downloaded here. This form must be in by Wednesday, July 2nd – that’s NEXT WEEK!
The registration forms for the series and IWK 250 weekend can be found on the series website at MaritimeLegends.ca under Documents and Ann will have hard copies of the registration forms with her at Petty Raceway. The series thanks you in advance!