Waterbury, VT & Vallée-Jct., QC – American-Canadian Tour (ACT) and Autodrome Chaudiere officials have mutually agreed to cancel the Claude Leclerc 150 that was scheduled for Saturday, May 30. The event, which debuted in 2019, is expected to return to the ACT Late Model Tour schedule for the 2021 season.
The decision, as with many other racing postponements and cancellations in 2020, was made due to health and safety restrictions in place related to the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic. To comply with Quebec mandates and guidelines, Autodrome Chaudiere had previously suspended all racing events through the month of August. Furthermore, the United States–Canada border remains closed to non-essential travel through at least June 21, which would preclude U.S. teams from traveling to the track even if it was in operation.
(Halifax, NS – May 2, 2020) The Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour has cancelled the first two races of the 2020 season due to the ongoing global pandemic. The Lucas Oil 200 scheduled for May 16th at Petty International Raceway and the Cummins 150 scheduled for May 30th at Scotia Speedworld will not be rescheduled.
As for the remainder of the 2020 schedule, the Tour remains optimistic that we will get some races in this season. Management will continue to monitor the situation and resulting government directives closely. We will make further decisions when we can and share them with you as quickly as possible.
We encourage everyone to follow all directives so we can flatten the curve and get back to the race track this summer!
The Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour would like to take this opportunity to thank all of the front line workers who are courageously keeping us informed, fed and cared for – you are the true champions!
RIVERSIDE TO HOST GRASSROOTS MOTORSPORTS SHOW ON AUG 15
JAMES RIVER, NS (March 18, 2020) – Management for Riverside International Speedway is excited to announce the Rev it Up Grassroots Motorsports Extravaganza for August 15. A jam-packed schedule will see the day kick off with the second-annual Rev it Up at Riverside Show & Shine in the afternoon followed by an evening of stock car racing in four of the Maritimes top grassroots racing series.
The Napa Summer Heat Showdown for the Napa Sportsman Series will see qualifying and a 150-lap feature presented by Henry’s Auto Parts. The feature will be split into three 50-lap segments and with an increased payout and extra contingency bonuses, it is expected to attract racers from outside the series. More details are expected soon from the Series.
Hot Rod Classics Vintage Series Inaugural Season Schedule Announced
DARTMOUTH, NS (February 27, 2020) – Organizers for the Heart of a Champion Hot Rod Classics Vintage Race Car Series are excited to announce dates for its inaugural season. Five races in the three Maritime provinces will kick things off for the new series, the first of its kind in eastern Canada and the fastest growing division in North American motorsports.
All five of the series events in 2020 will be part of major motorsports events in the Maritimes, starting on July 18 as part of the iconic IWK 250 event at Riverside International Speedway near Antigonish. On August 1, the series will visit Oyster Bed Speedway near Charlottetown (PE) in conjunction with the Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour event at the facility. August 8 will see the series at Scotia Speedworld near Halifax as part of the Scotia Speedworld 250 event and on August 15 it’s back at Riverside for the Rev it Up grassroots motorsports extravaganza. The series season closes September 19 at Petty International Raceway near Moncton (NB) as part of the Mike Stevens Memorial weekend.
HOT ROD CLASSICS VINTAGE SERIES TO DEBUT AT RIVERSIDE ON IWK 250 WEEKEND
JAMES RIVER, NS (February 25, 2020) – Fans attending the IWK 250 presented by Steve Lewis at Riverside International Speedway on July 18 are in for a special treat with the debut of the new Heart of a Champion Hot Rod Classics Vintage Race Car Series. It’s a natural fit for both the track and the series as Riverside’s roots in regional racing are deep; with 2020 being its 51st year, Riverside is the longest-operating race track in eastern Canada.
“We’re excited to have the vintage series debut at Riverside,” said Paul McLean, general manager of Riverside. “There is a lot of excitement building as the series debut gets closer. It will be cool to include them in the IWK 250 weekend.”
JAMES RIVER, NS (February 7, 2020) – Management for Riverside International Speedway are pleased to announce event dates for the 2020 race season. The facility, a favourite with fans from all over Canada, will see events over four weekends from early-June through late-August.
The season starts June 6 with the first of three championship points races for the Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour (PST), with qualifying and a 150-lap feature for the series.