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Dartmouth Dodge Sportsman To Run In 21st Annual Shriner’s Classic Friday

Track Release/Photo by McCarthy Photographic

(Halifax, NS – July 21, 2015) The 21st Annual Shriner’s Classic for the Dartmouth Dodge Sportsman is set for Friday night at Scotia Speedworld. The Shriner’s Classic is the longest active running race in consecutive years in Atlantic Canada with its 21st edition taking place this Friday. In addition to the 50 lap Sportsman feature fans will also enjoy great racing from the Coors Light Trucks, Chickenburger Thunder & Lightning cars and the Strictly Hydraulics Legends. Gates open at 5:00PM, racing starts at 7:00PM.

The first annual Shriner’s Classic was held in 1995 as a Street Stock race and was later transferred to the Sportsman class when the Street Stock division was dissolved. Many of the region’s short track stars have won the prestigious race, including the late Terry Roma, who went to victory lane in the event three times. Jeff Dillman bested Roma’s record in 2014 with his fourth Classic victory.

Scotia Speedworld and the Dartmouth Shrine Club have raised over $305,000 since 1988, with proceeds going to the Shriner’s Burn Hospital and the IWK Remedial Seating Program. Be sure to pick up your 50/50 tickets at the track on Friday night and support these two worthy children’s charities.

Shriner’s Classic Past Winners
1995 – Gordie Ryan (#65)
1996 – Troy Slaunwhite (#80)
1997 – Terry Roma (#38)
1998 – Ron Tibert (#64)
1999 – Mel Tibert (#01)
2000 – Harry Ross White (#18)
2001 – Tony Leonard (#74)
2002 – James Graves (#27)
2003 – Craig Slaunwhite (#99)
2004 – Terry Roma (#38)
2005 – Terry Roma (#38)
2006 – Sheldon Pemberton (#62)
2007 – Craig Slaunwhite (#99)
2008 – Harry Ross White (#18)
2009 – Jeff Dillman (#08)
2010 – Colby Smith (#77)
2011 – Jeff Dillman (#08)
2012 –Jeff Dillman (#0)
2013 – Darren Wallage (#3)
2014 – Jeff Dillman (#08)

Format for July 24th

Pit Gate opens 4:30 p.m.
Tech Inspection starts 4:30 p.m.
Practice starts (TR, LG, SP, TH LI) 5 min sessions 5:00 p.m.
Grandstands open 5:00 p.m.
Practice ends 6:25 p.m.
Drivers Meeting @ line-up board – all divisions 6:35 p.m.

Opening Ceremonies       7:00pm

Coors Light Trucks – 10 laps
Strictly Hydraulics Legends Cars – 10 laps
Dartmouth Dodge Sportsman Cars – 10 laps
Chickenburger Thunder Cars – 10 laps
Chickenburger Lightning Cars – 10 laps

Coors Light Trucks – 25 laps
Strictly Hydraulics Legends Cars – 25 laps
Dartmouth Dodge Sportsman Cars – 50 laps
Chickenburger Thunder Cars – 25 laps
Chickenburger Lightning Cars – 25 laps

*format subject to change without notice

About Scotia Speedworld:

Scotia Speedworld (SSW) is a 3/10-mile asphalt oval racing facility. SSW is the only track in Nova Scotia to host a weekly racing series, which runs May through September and features six different classes of racecars. SSW also hosts special events, including Monster Jam and the Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour. SSW is located at Exit 6 on Highway 102, across from the Halifax Stanfield International Airport. For more information please click on or call our Event Hotline at (902) 873-2277 or our office at (902) 481-2514. Like us on Facebook at  and follow us on Twitter

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