Take Two! Speedway 660 To Open Season Sunday
Track Release/Photo by McCarthy Photographic
Longer feature races at Speedway 660 begin this Sunday!
Speedway 660, in Geary, New Brunswick, will hold the first race of the 2015 season at 2PM on Sunday. The Riverview Ford Season Opener will see racing in the Re/Max Pro Stocks, Martin’s Home Heating Sportsman, DMR Auto Sales Street Stocks, Fredericton Gun Shop Sharp Shooters and West Wood Estates Apartments Bandolero Divisions.
There are two distinct changes to the race format at Speedway 660 this season. The dash races for Street Stock, Sportsman and Pro Stock have been eliminated. However, the length of the feature races will increase from 20 to 30 laps for Street Stock; from 30 to 40 laps for Sportsman and; from 40 to 50 laps for Pro Stock.
“We felt it was time to change things up a bit and try something new which will improve the entertainment experience for our fans” said Speedway 660’s Max Roy. “We’ve had positive feedback from drivers and fans and we think adding ten laps to the top three features and eliminating the dashes will actually speed things up and get us closer to our goal of a three hour show.”
Ticket prices for Sunday’s Riverview Ford Season Opener are $14 for adults. Youth tickets (eight to 15 years of age) are $10, while children seven and under are admitted free. Pit passes are $2. The Family Pass, which includes tickets for two adults and two youths, is $38.
“Fans and race teams were disappointed that we got washed out last Sunday, but they are all ready to kick off the new season this weekend” said Roy. “We had lots of cars last Saturday for our Pre-Tech and Practice Day and we are optimistic that 2015 is going to be an awesome season for our race fans.”
There are no rain dates for this Sunday’s event. If the weather is unsettled on Sunday, fans and race teams are encouraged to call the Speedway 660 race line at 506-454-7223 or visit www.speedway660.com for race day status updates.
Speedway 660 is one of Canada’s premier stock car racing facilities. Located in New Brunswick’s Fredericton region, it attracts race teams and fans from the Maritimes, New England and Quebec. The Speedway 660 racing season runs from mid May until Labour Day Weekend. SpeedWeekend 2015, one of the most prestigious short track events in eastern North America, wraps up Speedway 660’s racing season.
9:30 am Gate Opens
Bandolero Practice (5 min)
4 Cylinder Practice (5 min)
Street Stock Practice (Rookie 5 min + Open 10 min)
Sportsman Practice (Rookie 5 min + Open 10 min)
Pro Stock Practice (Rookie 5 min + Open 10 min)
12:45pm Track Closes
2:00pm Opening and Anthems
2:05pm Bandolero Heat (s) (8 laps)
Sharp Shooter 4cyl Heats (8 laps)
Street Stock Heats (10 laps)
Martins Home Heating Sportsman Heats (10 laps)
Pro Stock Heats (10 laps)
Bandolero Feature (15 laps)
4 Cylinder Feature (15 laps)
Street Stock Feature (30 laps)
Martins Home Heating Sportsman Feature (40 laps)
Pro Stock Feature (50 laps)