(Halifax, NS – Sept 1st, 2011) Billed as “the BEST four-cylinder drivers in Atlantic Canada,” the Lumbermart Thunder and Lightning divisions will take centre stage at Scotia Speedworld this Friday night as they crown the first two champions of the 2011 season. The popular four-cylinder classes will compete for their final time on the oval this summer in the Lumbermart Twin 50’s. Also seeing action this week are the Hydraulics Plus Bandoleros, Trucks and Coco Beach Legends. Gates and Box Office open at 5:00 pm; racing gets underway at 7:00 p.m.

It’s down to formalities in the Lumbermart Lightning class as Jorden Smith (Lakeside) has a 92 point advantage heading into Friday evenings festivities and will only have to start the main feature to secure his first championship. Everyone behind him has something to fight for when it comes to the season ending standings. Jamie Dillman (Carroll’s Corner) takes a 21 point lead into the Lumbermart 50, over last week’s feature winner, Nick Hurshman (Lakeside), “Crazy” Craig Cordeau (Windsor) and Cody Singer (Kennetcook). Only 34 points separate sixth through twelfth in the championship standings heading into Friday night.

Four drivers have a realistic shot at the Lumbermart Thunder crown. Dave Matthews (Kennetcook) enters the battle with the slimmest of margins – one point to be exact over Matthew Warren (White’s Lake). Tylor Hawes (Sheet Harbour) who finished runner-up last season only needs to gain four points on Matthews and three on Warren to emerge as champion. While the top three jockey for what would be their first championships, 2010 champ Stevie Lively (Shubenacadie) will be looking to upset their hopes and take home back-to-back crowns. Lively is 24 points back of Matthews but a win in the 50-lap event could make things exciting when it comes to the point picture on Friday.

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 September 2nd

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Pit Gate opens 4:30 p.m.
Tech Inspection starts 4:30 p.m.
Practice starts (BN, LI, TH, TR, LG) 5 min sessions 5:00 p.m.
Practice ends 6:20 p.m.
Drivers Meeting @ line up board (LI, TH, TR, LG) 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
Lumbermart Lightning Cars – 10 laps
Lumbermart Thunder Cars – 10 laps

Hydraulics Plus Bandolero Cars – 15 laps
Trucks - 20 laps
Coco Beach Legend Cars – 25 laps
Lumbermart Lightning Cars – 50 laps
Lumbermart Thunder Cars – 50 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.