Street Stocks Take Centre Stage Saturday at Speedway 660
Track Release/Photo by McCarthy Photographic
Speedway 660 race fans will be treated to the ultimate old school racing spectacle this Saturday night. The DMR Auto Sales & Service Street Stock 75 highlights action in the Geary Woods, beginning at 6:30PM. There will also be action in the four other weekly racing divisions.
“We love the longer races, because it gives us a chance to run hard and show the fans that our brand of racing can be as exciting as any other division” said Rob Raynes, a veteran Street Stock driver. “We often see longer Pro Stock and Sportsman races, so we’re really happy Speedway 660 has given us the opportunity to run a few longer races this season.”
Raynes won a caution-free 50 lap Street Stock race, earlier this season. Rookie sensation Courtney O’Blenis was second, while 2013 division champ Roger Slocum came home 3rd. A strong field of cars is expected to be on the starting grid on Saturday for the longest Street Stock race of the season.
“It’s been a big challenge moving from the Bando division into Street Stock, but I’m getting more comfortable in the car and more confident on the track every week” Courtney said. “We know Rob, Roger and many of the other Street Stock drivers have more experience, but we’re going to try to have our best finish of the year and hopefully take the 48 to the Riverview Ford Victory Lane on Saturday night.”
Race fans will also see action in the Re/Max Pro Stock, Martin’s Home Heating Sportsman, Fredericton Gun Shop Sharp Shooter and West Wood Estates Bandolero divisions. It is guaranteed to be another great evening of racing at Speedway 660.
Ticket prices for Saturday’s event are $14; Youth tickets, for kids between eight and 16, are $10 and; Family Passes for two adults and two youths are $38. Admission is always free for fans seven and under.
There is no rain date for this event. If the weather is unsettled on Saturday morning fans and race teams should call the race line at 506-454-7223 or visit www.speedway660.com for race day status updates.
Coming up on Saturday, July 18, the Capital City Auto Parts ENDURO 200 will run it’s only night race of the season. Jesse Madore, who won the first ENDURO 200 back in June, will go for another win. However, the competition is going to be more intense because several more race teams have registered for the upcoming ENDURO 200.
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.
TCM’s coverage of this event is presented by Tucker Racing Products!