CBMMS Race #2 Goes Green Saturday
The second race of 2014 at Cape Breton Miners Memorial Speedway will be held this Saturday, August 30th. The first event in July showed a strong crowd with expectations to see some of the hometown boys perform on their local track. This weekend is no different, with the number of entries in each class on the rise. At least four additional Sportsman cars as well as more Street Stock and Mini Stock entries are expected to roll into the pit gate on Saturday afternoon for the second of four races at the Sydney oval for the season.
The headlining feature of the afternoon will be the Gillis Home Hardware 100 for the NAPA Sportsman Series. The top three in the series are within eight points of each other after the last round at Riverside International Speedway on Sunday, August 17th. Dale Richardson of Stellarton is in control of the standings heading into the Gillis Home Hardware 100, with Dave Timmons of Inverness and Chris Reid of Fort McMurray, Alberta in third. Reid was the winner of the first race at Cape Breton Miners Memorial Speedway for the NAPA Sportsman Series on July 26th. Mike MacLeod and Kody Quinn lead the Cape Breton Trailer Sales Street Stocks and Cat Rental Store Mini Stocks, respectively, after winning their features on July 26th.
Early weather reports are looking good for Saturday, so grab the family and head out to the speedway! Main gates open at 2pm with a meet and greet autograph session at 4pm with the cars and stars of Cape Breton Miners Memorial Speedway. The racing begins at 5pm with three exciting divisions contesting heat races and a main feature. Also, as it is the 50th anniversary of the Mustang, there will be a very nice parade of Mustangs brought to the track by MacDonald Ford. The 50/50 draw will be benefitting the Cape Breton Regional Hospital’s Children’s Ward.
Admission for Saturday’s event is $18 for adults 19 years of age or older, $8 for students with children under 12 admitted free.
Make sure you check out the “Chase the Race Car” event on Friday around the Sydney area, for cars from all classes set up at their sponsors with chances to win a family pass for Saturday. The displays will be followed by a mini parade through Sydney around 6PM.
The Cape Breton Miners Memorial Speedway schedule resumes on Saturday, September 27th with the finale for both the track and the NAPA Sportsman Series taking place on Saturday, October 18th.
For complete information on Cape Breton Miners Memorial Speedway, please visit the official website of the track at CBMinersMemorial Speedway.ca.
About Cape Breton Miners Memorial Speedway:
Formerly Island Speedway, Cape Breton Miners Memorial Speedway was re-opened by Bill and Lynne Vasil for racing in July 2014, bringing life to the motorsport and stock car racing scenes on Cape Breton Island. The track features three classes, the NAPA Sportsman, the Cape Breton Trailer Sales Street and Trucks, and The Cat Rental Store Mini Stocks, on four race dates in their inaugural season. The track is located at 1162 Grand Lake Road in Sydney, Nova Scotia. For more information, please visit CBMinersMemorialSpeedway.ca or find the track on Facebook, at Facebook.com/CBMinersMemorialSpeedway.
Cape Breton Island will be hopping on Saturday with the second race at Cape Breton Miners Memorial Speedway going green on Saturday afternoon.
The NAPA Sportsman Series Round Four will highlight the card with the Gillis Home Hardware 100. Dale Richardson of Stellarton took the point lead following Round Three at Riverside International Speedway on August 17th, with Dave Timmons and Chris Reid sitting seven and eight points behind heading in, respectively.
The Cape Breton Trailer Sales Street Stocks and Cat Rental Store Mini Stocks will also complete the card.
Racing begins at 5pm, following a 4pm autograph session. The Gillis Home Hardware 100 is expected to go green around 6pm. The pits open at 11am with the front gate swinging wide at 2pm.
Full race schedule, point standings (top ten for NAPA Sportsman), and event poster is below.
RACE DAY FORMAT – SATURDAY, AUGUST 30th
11AM Pits open
11AM Tech opens
1230PM Mini Practice
1245PM Street Practice
200PMMain Gate Opens
400PMCars to track – autograph sessions
450PMCars to pits and line up for heats
500PM Racing begins
600PM Gillis Home Hardware 100
Subject to change without notice
Napa Sportsman Frequency 458.5875
NAPA Sportsman Series Points – After Round Three
1st – #55 Dale Richardson 613
2nd – #47 Dave Timmons 606
3rd – #8 Chris Reid 605
4th – #23 Shawn Waterfield 587
5th – #29 Darren Price 586
6th – #42 Kyle Reid 579
7th – #53 Shaun Thibodeau 552
8th – #19 Brian MacLeod 539
9th – #35 Hughie Richards 536
10th – #88 Ross Lewis 406
Cape Breton Trailer Sales Street Stock
17 Mike MacLeod 222
5 Joey Rudderham 207
27 Vance MacDonald 204
44 Mike Roziki 201
CAT Rental Store Mini
88 Kody Quinn 222
31 Adam Vassallo 207
42 Brandon MacMillan 203
3 Josh Benac 202
10 Patricia Taylor 198
62 Jeffrey Gilbert 195
2 Brian Axworthy 104