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Thunder and Lightning Twin 50s Highlight Friday Night Speedworld Card

Track Release/Photo by McCarthy Photographic

(Halifax, NS. August 12, 2014) The Thunder & Lightning cars will take centre stage at Scotia Speedworld this week as they do battle for 50 grueling laps in the Twin 50’s! Also racing under the lights this week will be; the Hydraulics Plus Bandoleros and the Coors Light Trucks. Admission for the Twin 50’s is just $12.00 for Adults; Youth (8-15) are $2.00 and children 7 and under are free…all summer long! Tickets are available at the gate on race day. Grandstand gates open at 5:00 PM with racing action slated to get underway at 7:00 PM.

Friday marks the second leg of the Twin 50’s of 2014 for the Thunder and Lightning divisions at Scotia Speedworld. In July, it was Stevie Lively (Shubenacadie) taking the Thunder 50 win over Dave Matthews (Kennetcook) and Matthew Warren (White’s Lake), in what some described as the best race seen all season. Matthews occupies the point lead in the Thunder class by 30 markers over defending champion Warren, who finished deep in the field last week after a mechanical failure. Drew MacEachern (Dartmouth) joins Warren, Lively and Matthews as feature winners thus far in 2014.

Richard Patrick won the Lightning 50 in July and will look to complete the sweep of the Twin 50’s on Friday night. Patrick, of Halifax, slipped in the point standings two weeks ago and now sits 22 points off the pace of Deven Smith (Lakeside), who is searching for his first championship in the class his brothers Russell and Jorden each own titles in. Scott Thibodeau (Williamswood), Mike Brown (Urbania), Tim Horton’s at the Airport Rookie Steve Matthews (Bedford) and Richie Moore (Elmsdale) have won features this season in the highly competitive class and will look to score their second wins of the season Friday night.

Dan Smith (Lower Sackville) can take one step closer towards his third consecutive Coors Light Truck Championship Friday night with a solid finish on Twin 50’s Night. Smith has a 15 point lead on Tim Horton’s at the Airport Rookie Cory Leonard and 27 points on Cy Harvey (Elmsdale). While out of the point picture, Jason Fenton (Eastern Passage) has lit up the track with five feature wins in nine races and will be looking for his sixth this Friday night.

Adam Meehan (Rawdon) scored a pivotal win on Atlantic Cat 250 weekend in the Hydraulics Plus Bandolero division. Meehan moved to second in the standings, a dozen points behind Braden Langille (Shubenacadie), with his victory last week as he searches for his second consecutive Bandolero crown at Scotia Speedworld. Cole Tanner (Shuebancadie), who has won three times so far in the 2014 campaign, sits third in the standings and well within the championship chase.

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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 six different classes of racecars. SSW also hosts special events, including Monster Jam and the Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour. SSW is located at Exit 6 on Highway 102, across from the 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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