BLENKHORN PICKS UP FIRST VICTORY OF THE SEASON AT RIVERSIDE
(Antigonish, NS – June 18, 2017) – Dylan Blenkhorn (Truro, NS) picked up his tenth career Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour victory at the Ron MacGillivray Chev Buick GMC 150 at Riverside International Speedway in front of a capacity crowd on a warm Sunday afternoon. Two-time winner on the season Shawn Turple (Enfield, NS) battled to a second place finish followed by 2016 Series champion Cole Butcher (Porter’s Lake, NS). Greg Proude (Springvale, PE) and Josh Collins (Placentia, NL) rounded out the top five. (more…)
PRO STOCK TOUR HEADS TO RIVERSIDE FOR RON MacGILLIVRAY CHEV BUICK GMC 150
(Halifax, NS, June 13, 2017) – Riverside International Speedway is set to open its 48th season with the Ron MacGillivray Chev Buick GMC 150 on June 17. The race is round three of 12 of the 2017 Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour and will see multi-time NASCAR Pinty’s Series race winner Jason Hathaway take on the best stock car racers in the region including defending series champion Cole Butcher and defending race winner Dylan Blenkhorn.
Hathaway (St. Thomas, ON), Cole Butcher (Porter’s Lake) and Blenkhorn (Truro) will be challenged for the checkers by a full field of series regulars including other former event winners Greg Proude (Charlottetown, PE), and local favourite Donald Chisholm (Antigonish).
photo by Norm Marx
By Dick Casey
(PASS) 150 lap feature on Sunday, May 21 at Autodrome Montmagny in Quebec. The Rowley, Mass driver started tail in the seventeen car field due to a weight mix up. Eddie Mac drove the Dave Lemieux owned Pro Stock/SLM through the stellar competition to post the fifth place run.
Eddie Mac posted the fastest time in both practices and was poised to compete for the win but a mix up at the scales forced the #17 to start in the rear with Eddie Mac saying, “We were a few pounds heavy on the left side when we went over the scales so we moved the weight around but we didn’t go back over the scales and that was our fault. It was too bad because the car was really fast and had a great shot to contend for the win.”
Signal Hill Returning to Riverside for IWK 250 Tailgate Party
JAMES RIVER, NS (May 11, 2017) – For the second-consecutive year, Canada’s east coast acoustic party band ‘Signal Hill’ will play at the IWK 250 Tailgate party on Thursday, July 13 at Riverside International Speedway.
The concert will be held in the track infield Thursday evening as a value-added feature for fans with an IWK 250 Weekend Pass. Tailgate Party tickets will be available for others who wish to attend. Fans of all ages can watch the concert from the main grandstand while age restrictions will apply to the stage-front licensed area.
Riverside Partners With Rusty Wallace Racing Experience for Ultimate Father’s Day Package
JAMES RIVER, NS (May 1, 2017) – Management at Riverside International Speedway are pleased to announce a special Father’s Day package including tickets for the Ron MacGillivray Chev Buick GMC 150 on June 17 and a chance to experience the high banks of Riverside on Father’s Day, June 18, with the Rusty Wallace Racing Experience.
Two discounted packages are available with one offering a five-lap Ride Along experience and the other a 10-lap Driving Experience. Both packages include one general admission ticket to the Ron MacGillivray Chev Buick GMC 150, one Riverside International Speedway cap, and a framed photo of your Rusty Wallace Racing Experience. An additional general admission ticket to the race can be added to either package for $20.
BUMPER TO BUMPER® BACK AT RIVERSIDE WITH MULTI-YEAR CONTRACT
JAMES RIVER, NS (April 19, 2017) – A multi-year partnership between Bumper to Bumper and Riverside International Speedway will see the continuation of the Bumper to Bumper 300 branding for the annual NASCAR Pinty’s Series race at Riverside, this year set for August 19.
“Bumper to Bumper was a fantastic partner last year,” said Paul McLean, general manager for Riverside International Speedway. “We are eager to continue developing the brand of the event for and with Bumper to Bumper as we move forward into 2017 and beyond.”