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.”
2020 SCHEDULE TAKING SHAPE AT RIVERSIDE
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.
DATE ANNOUNCED FOR 2020 IWK 250
JAMES RIVER, NS (November 18, 2019) – The 2020 edition of the IWK 250 is set for July 18. For the 14th-straight year, the highly-anticipated event will be presented by Sydney businessman Steve Lewis as an awareness and fundraising endeavour for the IWK Foundation. Since 2007, the IWK 250 presented by Steve Lewis has raised over $481,000.00 for the Foundation.
“We’re happy to get the date out there so fans can circle it on their calendars,” said Paul McLean, General Manager for Riverside International Speedway. “We know folks look forward to this event and even book vacation plans around it so we hope it’s a help for them to know the date this far in advance. And we are most appreciative for Steve’s continued support and the ongoing affiliation with the IWK.”
MARITIME MOTORSPORTS HALL OF FAME TO HOST OPEN HOUSE NOVEMBER 15
PETITCODIAC, NB (October 22, 2019) – The management for the Maritime Motorsports Hall of Fame (MMHF) is pleased to host an Open House at its complex in Petitcodiac on November 15 in celebration of the facility’s 10th-anniversary.
While the organization was formed in 2005, it was 2009 before they had an “official” home at the complex, built for them with proceeds from government funding, donations, and fundraising. The complex houses the MMHF museum, archives, administration office, and a large multi-purpose room used for private and community gatherings.