2018 Dates Announced for IWK 250 & NASCAR Race at Riverside
JAMES RIVER, NS (December 5, 2017) – Management for Riverside International Speedway is pleased to announce two significant event dates for the 2018 season. The IWK 250 Super Race Weekend presented by Steve Lewis is set for July 12 to 14 and the NASCAR Pinty’s Series Weekend featuring the Bumper to Bumper 300 will be August 17 and 18. Both events are major stock car races on the Canadian racing calendar and those that fans from throughout the Maritimes and beyond plan their holidays around.
“It is important we get these dates out as early as we can,” said Paul McLean, general manager of Riverside International Speedway. “We’ve been getting requests for next year’s dates basically since the day after this year’s IWK 250. We’re pleased to be able to satisfy those requests so early this year.”
Langille Excited for Full-Time Pro Stock Ride in 2018
SHUBENACADIE, NS (December 11, 2017) – Braden Langille, an up-and-coming driver in Maritime stock car racing circles, will make a run for the 2018 Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour Rookie of the Year title in 2018. Langille will wheel a car bearing his familiar No. 51 and fielded out of the Nova Racing shop in Antigonish.
At just 16-years-old the grade eleven high school student from Shubenacadie already has an impressive racing resume and it was that which led to his affiliation with Nova Racing, which in just a few short months has included being a helper around the shop, a test driver for the team, and driver of Nova Racing’s No. 88 in four races during the last half of the season.
SERIE ACT ANNOUNCES 2018 QUEBEC SCHEDULE
American Canadian Tour
Laval, QC – December, 1st 2017 – Série ACT, the Canadian touring series operating under the American-Canadian Tour (ACT) flagship, is pleased to announce the 2018 schedule for ACT Late Model Sportsman, which will consist of nine (9) events at three different tracks in the Province of Quebec.
Serie ACT will kick off its 14th Championship stock car season, on Sunday, May 20, by making its first of four visits at Autodrome St-Eustache (ASE). A 4/10th mile oval track, located just North of Montreal. It will return to the speed plant on July 7th, August 18th and Septembre 23rd.
MARITIME MOTORSPORTS HALL OF FAME WELCOMES HEART OF A CHAMPION
PETITCODIAC, NB (November 1, 2017) – Management for the Maritime Motorsports Hall of Fame (MMHF) are excited to announce a new exhibit at its Museum. “Heart of a Champion”, a fully restored championship 1967 Chevelle stock car which contributed to the careers of two MMHF inductees, is now on display.
The car was first raced in the early 1970s by 2013 MMHF inductee Bob Yuille (Dartmouth, NS). Its second driver was Charlie Kane (Lakeside, NS) who sold it to Jim Sewart (Halifax, NS) in 1974; he won the ’74 sportsman championship at Atlantic Speedway with it. In 1976 Jim sold the car to his brother Greg Sewart, a 2010 MMHF Inductee) who claimed the Atlantic Speedway sportsman rookie and championship titles that year with it and then in 1977 successfully defended his sportsman title.
MARITIME MOTORSPORTS HALL OF FAME LAUNCHES NEW WEBSITE
PETITCODIAC, NB (October 24, 2017) – Management for the Maritime Motorsports Hall of Fame (MMHF) is pleased to announce the launch of a new website which will better serve its inductees, members, supporters, and visitors.
The online home for the organization is now fully responsive so interacts with whatever device it is being viewed on to provide the best experience. It features information about the MMHF Museum in Petitcodiac, its honored inductees, membership, special events and more. The site is a valuable resource for motorsports enthusiasts in the Maritime provinces and beyond.
COLE BUTCHER WINS DARTMOUTH DODGE 200; TURPLE EDGES OUT THIRD CHAMPIONSHIP
(Halifax, NS, September 16, 2017) – Cole Butcher (Porter’s Lake, NS) drove his No. 53 Atlantic Tiltload Chevrolet to victory lane in the season finale Dartmouth Dodge 200 for the Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour. Butcher took home his second victory of the year in style as he paced the field for all but five of the 200 laps, in turn earning him the Linde Most Laps Led Award. (more…)