Maritime League of Legends Heading “Right” to AMP on September 28th
Series Release prepared by TimsCorner.ca/Photo by McCarthy Photographic
(Halifax, NS – September 17th, 2014) – Once again, the Maritime League of Legends Tour will head to North Salem, Nova Scotia’s Atlantic Motorsports Park, outside of Shubenacadie, to close off their 2014 season on Sunday, September 28th. The Maritime League of Legends Tour will contest the 15-lap R&D Performance Road Course Challenge, making the Tour the only stock car oval based series to run on a road or street course in the Maritimes this season.
The battle on top of the championship standings will come down to the wire with rookie Nicholas Naugle (Dartmouth) and defending series champion Justin MacNeill (Bedford) tied for the lead after six races. The two have had different paths into the finale, with Naugle winning three of the six races while MacNeill’s consistency has put him at the top once again. Last time out, it was Naugle completing the sweep of the Atlantic Tiltload Challenge at Petty International Raceway on August 23rd.
When it boils down to road course experience, Naugle has none. While MacNeill has never won the R&D Performance Road Course Challenge in the past four seasons of the event, he has placed on the podium and has participated in the three hour Jack Canfield Memorial, which will follow the R&D Performance Road Course Challenge on September 28th.
While it is a wealth of experience versus the rookie for the championship, there is plenty of other drivers to watch as they work their way around the 1.6-mile, 11 turn road course.
Cole Butcher (Porter’s Lake) will be back in the seat of his #5 Atlantic Tiltload Ford, looking for a second consecutive victory in the event after besting his brother Jarrett (Porter’s Lake) and Dylan Blenkhorn (Truro) for the win in 2013. Cole Butcher, Dylan Blenkhorn and former Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour champion Shawn Turple (Enfield) are former champions of the R&D Performance Road Course Challenge.
Coming into the R&D Performance Road Course Challenge, “Miss Rawdon Rocket” Emily Meehan sits on the fringe of the championship battle. While a 24 point gap is not impossible to make up, she will need both Naugle and MacNeill to miss the top ten in the race in order to have a shot at the championship. Hantsport’s Jeff Cruickshank and Lantz’s Danny Harvey complete the top five, with Shelburne’s Paul Goulden just two points out of Harvey for the fifth place spot in the standings.
Pit gates open on Sunday, September 28th at 7am with the one hour practice for the Legends from 9:15am. The 10-lap heat race will roll at 11am, with the R&D Performance Road Course Challenge slated to go green at 12:30pm. The three hour Jack Canfield Memorial Endurance race will go green at 1pm and Legends are eligible to take part if they wish. Admission on Sunday to Atlantic Motorsports Park is $10 per carload.
New for 2014 is an optional practice session on Saturday night, September 27th from 5pm to 7pm. Camping is available on the grounds at no cost, and there is a potluck on Friday night for those wishing to participate.
The Road Course Challenge presented by R&D Performance caps off the season for the Maritime League of Legends Tour. The year end hardware will be handed out on Saturday, November 1st at the Best Western Glengarry in Truro in conjunction with the Scotia Speedworld Awards Banquet. More information on the banquet can be found at ScotiaSpeedworld.ca, or by contacting the Scotia Speedworld office at (902) 481-2531.
About R&D Performance:
Since our inception in 1982 we’ve provided Atlantic Canada with the best in performance products and services. As we continue our tradition in performance and excellent customer service we invite you to explore our website at www.rdperformance.ca, visit us at 12551 Highway #2 in Lower Onslow, or give us a call at (902) 893-3795 for all your performance and racing product and service needs!
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.
RACE DAY FORMAT – SEPTEMBER 28th
R&D PERFORMANCE ROAD COURSE CHALLENGE + JACK CANFIELD 3HR ENDURO
|8:00||Registration opens, Scrutineering|
|9:15 – 10:15||Legends practice|
|10:15 – 11:00||Sedan practice|
|11:00 – 11:30||10 lap qualiﬁer race for Legends|
|11:30 – 12:30||Lunch|
|12:30 – 1:00||Legends feature race|
|1:00 to 4:00||Three hour Enduro|
Please note: this schedule is subject to change; times are approximate only and may be adjusted as required.