SEASON FINALE WEEKEND ON DECK FOR SCOTIA SPEEDWORLD
(Halifax, NS – Sept 8th, 2011) After a long season and some incredible action on the track Scotia Speedworld’s 2011 season will come to a close following this weekend’s festivities. Friday night the Weekly Racing Series will crown Champions in 4 divisions; the Hydraulics Plus Bandolero’s, Trucks, Coco Beach Legends and the Dartmouth Dodge Sportsman. Last Friday night Champions were crowned in the Lumbermart Thunder and Lightning divisions. Also seeing action this weekend at the 3/10 mile oval is the Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour, who return to Halifax for their Season Finale Dartmouth Dodge 200. The Weekly Racing Series Season Finale gets underway at 7:00 p.m. on Friday night. Qualifying for the Dartmouth Dodge 200 is slated for 4:00 p.m. on Saturday. Adult weekend passes are available at Ticket Atlantic and at the gate on race day.
The Hydraulic Plus Bandolero cars will be the first to decide a Champion on Friday night. The point standings see Cole Tanner (Shubenacadie) ahead of Jarrett Butcher (Porter’s Lake) heading into the Finale. Butcher’s older brother Cole took home the title last season and little brother would certainly like to follow in his footsteps. With just four markers between the younger Butcher and Tanner it will all come down to performance on Friday night. A decent run should also secure Tanner Rookie of the Year honours; Tanner has a 20 point lead over fellow Rookie standouts Adam Meehan (Rawdon) and Dylan Sutherland (Beaverbank), who sit third and sixth respectively.
Up next on the docket will be the Truck division who will crown their third Champion in their young series history. JP Arsenault (Church Point) all but has the title wrapped up with a 42 point lead over his closest competitor Jason Fenton (Eastern Passage). Dan Smith (Sackville) was on top of the standings three weeks ago, however back-to- back heavy impact crashes have dropped Smith out of contention for the 2011 title. Smith returned to the track one week after an incredible crash, only to endure another. Smith was released from the hospital earlier this week and is home recuperating nicely.
Dylan Blenkhorn (Truro) sits on top of the Coco Beach Legends standings entering the Season Finale. Blenkhorn has a 30 point lead over Father and current Champion Paul Blenkhorn. Dad will have to do some serious wheeling on Friday night to overcome the 30 point advantage. The real battle in this division is for the prestigious Cathy Ledwidge Memorial Rookie of the Year award. Dan Michaud Jr (Cole Harbour) and Emily Meehan (Rawdon) will both be looking to take home the honour. Just 14 points separate Michaud Jr and Meehan.
The Dartmouth Dodge Sportsman will be the last to declare a Champion under the lights. Jeff Dillman (Middle Musquodoboit) has a slim 14 point lead over rookie sensation Russell Smith Jr (Lakeside). Aaron Boutilier (Porter’s Lake) sits just one marker behind Smith Jr. The battle will be between the three drivers as they go head-to-head for one last time this season.
Advanced tickets are available at Ticket Atlantic outlets (Atlantic Superstores), by phone 902.451.1221 or www.ticketatlantic.com. Tickets will also be available at the gate on race day (cash only). Admission for Friday evenings Weekly Racing Series Finale is $12.00 for adults; $2.00 for youth (8-15 years old). Admission for the Dartmouth Dodge 200 is $30.00 for adults; $5.00 for youth pit admission is $35.00. Adult weekend passes are also available for $35.00, weekend pit passes are $40.00. Children 7 and under are admitted for free all weekend. All children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Must be 16 years or older for pit access.
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Format for September 9th
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Pit Gate opens 4:30 p.m.
Tech Inspection starts 4:30 p.m.
Practice starts (BN, TR, LG, SP) 5 min sessions 5:00 p.m.
Practice ends 6:20 p.m.
Drivers Meeting @ line up board (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
Hydraulics Plus Bandolero Cars – 15 laps
Trucks - 20 laps
Coco Beach Legend Cars – 25 laps
Dartmouth Dodge Sportsman Cars – 30 laps
*subject to change without notice
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 www.ScotiaSpeedworld.ca or call our Event Hotline at (902) 873-2277 or our office at (902) 481-2514.
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