TCM Maritime Agenda: #TCMOpeningWeekend, May 15th to 17th
The Maritime Agenda is back for another season!
Appearing late in the week, the agenda combines all info that has been sent into TimsCorner.ca all in one place. Looking for race day formats, admission prices, maybe a storyline or two to follow? We have them here as provided to us by the speedways in competition on the weekend.
Don’t see the event you are looking for or don’t see the info you are searching for? Contact the track in question – if we don’t have it here then we don’t have it from the track!
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**NOTE – Not listed are practice sessions scheduled for Scotia Speedworld and Speedway 660 for Saturday, May 16th.
Scotia Speedworld will host Weekly Racing Series practice from 9am to 1pm, with the Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour having the track from 2pm to 5pm. Pit admission is $10 per session, with grandstand admission free of charge for fans wanting to check out the practice.
Speedway 660 will host pre-tech and practice for the Riverview Ford Lincoln Season Opener on Saturday with practice beginning at 2pm, pit gates opening at 12:30pm. Pit admission is $12, with grandstand admission set at $10 for the day. Children seven years of age and under are admitted to the grandstand free of charge.
Saturday, May 16th – Petty Raceway (River Glade, NB) – LaFarge Aggregates and Concrete Season Opener – 4pm – TCM EVENT
Divisions: Pro Stock
NAPA CMax Street Stock
Mister Transmission Mini Stock
Leisure Days/CRC RV Centre Bandolero
Atlantic Modified Tour (Round One)
Ticket Prices: Grandstand – $20 Adult, $10 Youth 8-18, Children Under 8 are free. Pit Admission – $25.
Schedule of Events: Pits open at 11am, practice begins at 1pm, grandstands open at 2pm, racing begins at 4pm. Complete Race Day Format can be found here.
TCM Notes: Petty International Raceway will open their season on Saturday and will be the first in the region to wave the green flag on competition in 2015. While the competition will be tight in all six divisions that will go green on Saturday, we may also see a total change of the guard with all six champions either moving on or moving to a part-time role in their respective 2014 division. Atlantic Modified champion Ryan Messer will be moving to Sportsman, word on the street is that Pro Stock champion Chris Duncan may be skipping the season opener at Petty, Russell Smith Jr has indicated he will running the Sportsman class at Scotia Speedworld full time, Kenny MacKenzie Jr will dabble in Street Stock but his full time focus is the Sportsman car at Petty, JR Lawson has told TCM he will not be at Petty Raceway Saturday and Bandolero champion Cory Hall has moved to Legends. In the end, it leaves holes to be filled by those looking to cement their legacies in the sport on the high banked oval.
Speaking of MacKenzie, this will be the final full time season for Ken MacKenzie Sr. As indicated on his back bumper, he is going hard this season at the Pro Stock division but will hang the full time helmet up at the end of the season. Don’t call it a retirement though, you may see him in a car in 2016, but there will be no full time effort for the fan favorite from Salisbury.
Sunday, May 17th – Valley Raceway (Kingston, NS) – Season Opener – 1pm
Ticket Prices: Regular adult admission – $10, Children 12 and Under – FREE, Season Pass $80
Schedule of Events: Racing at 1pm.
TCM Notes: Nova Scotia’s newest dirt oval goes green on Sunday for their second season. The oval will run 10 races from May to September.
Sunday, May 17th – Speedway 660 (Geary, NB) – Riverview Ford Lincoln Season Opener – 2pm – TCM EVENT
Divisions: Re/Max Group Four Pro Stock
Martin’s Home Heating Sportsman
DMR Auto Street Stocks
Fredericton Gun Shop Sharp Shooters
Westwood Estates Bandoleros
Ticket Prices: Grandstand – $14 Adult, $10 Youth 8-15, Children Under 8 are free, $38 Family Pass (two adult and two youth). Pit Admission – $16.
Schedule of Events: Pits open at 9:30am, practice begins at 10am, racing begins at 2pm. Complete Race Day Format can be found here.
TCM Notes: New Brunswick’s only race track offering racing weekly throughout the Summer opens with a full card of five divisions, including a growing Pro Stock division which sees Lonnie Sommerville and Greg Fahey returning to try to topple five time champion Dave O’Blenis.
The Martin’s Home Heating Sportsman division will include at least three rookies going at it for the top freshman honors, including Street Stock standout Justin Cole, Blackville teenage drag racer Braxton Stafford and reigning Atlantic Modified Tour titlist Ryan Messer. Veterans Richard Atkinson and Randy Moore are amongst the returnees to the class.
The race is the first for new Race Director Brent Dunphy, new flagman Tim Elliott and lead scorer Jessica White. The event also marks the dissolution of the “Dash” races for Pro Stock, Sportsman and Street Stocks. These 10 lap races have been essentially rolled into the feature, giving us 50, 40 and 30 lap races, respectively, for each of those classes.
Sunday, May 17th – Eastbound Park (Avondale, NL) – Victoria Day Classic Season Opener – 2pm (NL Time)
Divisions: Islander RV Sportsman
Hanlon Realty Legends
Atlantic Dodge Dealers Hobby Stocks
Ticket Prices: Grandstand – $20 Adult, $15 Youth Under 12.
Schedule of Events: Grandstands open at 1pm, racing begins at 2pm.
TCM Notes: Eastbound Park kicks off a busy schedule of stock car racing this Sunday, the first of ten between this weekend and the end of September. If you happen to be in the area, be sure to check out the opening day in Avondale!
Upcoming TCM Events
Saturday, May 23rd – Lucas Oil 100 for the Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour @ Scotia Speedworld (NS)
Sunday, May 24th – Weekly Racing Series Opener @ Scotia Speedworld (NS)
Saturday, May 30th – Irving Oil Blending & Packaging 100 @ Petty Raceway (NB)
Sunday, May 31st – Full Card @ Oyster Bed Speedway (PE)
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