(Halifax, NS – August 23, 2011) Summer is too quickly coming to a close and soon the kids will be heading back to class, before the kids get back to the books enjoy the final Kiddie Rides night at Scotia Speedworld this season! Kiddie Rides presented by FX101.9 FM have become one of Scotia Speedworld’s most popular events. Prior to Weekly Racing Series action, kids will have the opportunity to go for a ride in a racecar with their favorite driver! Gates open at 5:00 pm; Kiddie Rides get underway at 7:00 pm sharp so be sure to get there early.

The format for Kiddie Rides is simple and safe. Drivers bring their cars to the front stretch and park. Once all engines are stopped, the grandstand gate is opened and children come onto the track and climb into their favorite car. When all children are safely in the cars the drivers are led around the track at a safe speed by the pace car. After a few laps, the cars are stopped; the children climb out and proceed back to their seats in the grandstand to enjoy the rest of the night’s events.

Following Kiddie Rides fans will enjoy great racing action from five divisions. First up are the Hydraulics Plus Bandoleros, also seeing action are the Trucks, Dartmouth Dodge Sportsman, Coco Beach Legends and the Lumbermart Lightning cars. Admission for the Weekly Racing Series is $12.00 for adults; $2.00 for youth aged 8-15; children 7 and under are admitted free. All children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Pit admission is $15.00 and restricted to those 16 and older. Tickets are available at the gate on race day. Visit for more information or call our event hotline at 902.873.2277.

Format for August 26th

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Pit Gate opens 4:30 p.m.
Tech Inspection starts 4:30 p.m.
Practice starts (BN, LI, TR, LG, SP) 5 min sessions 5:00 p.m.
Practice ends 6:20 p.m.
Drivers Meeting @ line up board (LI, TR, LG, SP) 6:25 p.m.
Bandolero Drivers Meeting in infield 6:40 p.m.
Opening Ceremonies/Parade Lap 7:00 p.m.

Hydraulics Plus Bandolero Cars – 8 laps
Trucks - 10 laps
Coco Beach Legends – 10 laps
Dartmouth Dodge Sportsman – 10 laps
Lumbermart Lightning Cars – 10 laps

Hydraulics Plus Bandolero Cars – 15 laps
Trucks - 20 laps
Coco Beach Legend Cars – 25 laps
Dartmouth Dodge Sportsman – 30 laps
Lumbermart Lightning Cars – 20 laps

*subject to change without notice

About Scotia Speedworld:
Scotia Speedworld (SSW) is a 3/10-mile asphalt oval racing facility. SSW is the only venue in Nova Scotia to host a weekly racing series, which runs May through September and features six different classes of racecars. SSW also hosts special events, including Monster Jam and the Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour. SSW is located at Exit 6 on Highway 102, across from the Halifax Stanfield International Airport. For more information please click on or call our Event Hotline at (902) 873-2277 or our office at (902) 481-2514.