Atlantic Tiltload Maritime League of Legends Tour Powers Into Riverside for Cummins 50
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(Wednesday, August 12th – Dartmouth, NS) – The Atlantic Tiltload Maritime League of Legends Tour rolls on to Riverside International Speedway on Saturday, August 15th for the Cummins 50. The Cummins 50 is Round Five of Seven on the series and is a part of the Wounded Warriors Canada 300 weekend for the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series. The Cummins 50 is slated to go green at 6:15pm.
After the Scotia Tire 50 at Scotia Speedworld last Saturday night, Paul Goulden (Shelburne, NS) continues to hold down the top spot in the point standings on the Atlantic Tiltload Maritime League of Legends Tour. With a third place finish at the Scotia Tire 50, the #57 G&S Racing Ford holds a 14 point lead over Jarrett Butcher (Porter’s Lake, NS). Butcher was the winner at the Scotia Tire 50 and was also the winner of the Brycon Construction 50 at Riverside International Speedway in July.
The battle for second in the standings is where the points picture heats up, with Butcher only having a 21 point advantage on seventh place Cole Tanner (Shubenacadie, NS). Between the two youngsters include last year’s series runner-up Nicholas Naugle (Dartmouth, NS), reigning tour titlist Justin MacNeill (Bedford, NS) and fan favorite Emily Meehan (Rawdon Gold Mines, NS). With only three events remaining in the season, including this weekend’s Cummins 50, one small misstep by these five drivers could put them from championship contention to standing off the podium in October at the R&D Performancenter Road Course Challenge at Atlantic Motorsports Park.
Tanner is the leading rookie in the series, extending his advantage at the Scotia Tire 50 to 29 points over Adam Meehan (Rawdon Gold Mines, NS). Tanner scored a fourth place finish in the #2 Overall Experience Ford when the series last visited Riverside International Speedway in July.
This will be a home race for series regulars Craig Chisholm and Kevin MacDonald, who are in their first full time season with the series. The Antigonish drivers are expected to be joined by Kevin MacLean, who made his series debut for 2015 at the Brycon Construction 50. Josh King of Port Hastings is also expected to make his first start in a Legend car on Saturday. King has previous racing experience in a Mini Stock car at both Scotia Speedworld and Cape Breton Miners Memorial Speedway.
Jeff Cruickshank (Hantsport, NS), Brad Brown (Williamswood, NS), Joey Lawson (Porter’s Lake, NS), two-time feature winner Cory Hall (Jolicure, NB), Arnie Spinney (Coldbrook, NS), rookie Dustin Tucker (Fredericton, NB), Danny Harvey (Lantz, NS) and Richie Nicholson (Harrietsfield, NS) are among those that will also look to take the checkered flag in the Cummins 50 on Saturday.
The Cummins 50 marks the third race in a four race stretch within the month of August. The month of August for the Atlantic Tiltload Maritime League of Legends Tour will finish with a 50-lap feature at Petty International Raceway in River Glade, New Brunswick on Saturday, August 22nd.
Pit gates open for competitors on Saturday at 9:45am with practices at 12:30pm and 1:35pm. Heat races will run at 2:35pm with the Cummins 50 going green at 6:15pm. Complete information on the event can be found on the race track’s website at www.RiversideSpeedway.ca.
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About The Atlantic Tiltload 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 2015, the Atlantic Tiltload Maritime League of Legends Tour will visit five venues throughout Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island between May and October during its seven race season. For more information on the Maritime League of Legends, please visit www.maritimelegends.ca.
About Riverside International Speedway:
Riverside International Speedway is recognized as a premier stock racing facility in Canada. The 1/3-mile high banked asphalt oval roars to action several times a year for special events. It is the home for eastern Canada’s only NASCAR event, and of the IWK 250 – widely known as the best stock car race in Canada. Located in James River, between New Glasgow and Antigonish, the facility is easily accessible at exit 30 on Trans Canada Highway 104. For more information call 902.863.2410 or click www.riversidespeedway.ca.