(Halifax, NS. Aug 30, 2012) Kids will get to take the front seat at Scotia Speedworld this Friday for the second and final Kiddie Rides Night of the season. Gather up the kids and kick-off the Labour Day long-weekend with one of Scotia Speedworld’s most popular events – Kiddie Rides, where kids get the unique opportunity to go for a ride in a racecar with their favorite driver! Kiddie Rides get underway at 7:00 PM sharp so be sure to get there early. Grandstand gates open at 5:00 PM.

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 Weekly Racing Series divisions. First up are the Hydraulics Plus Bandoleros, also heating up the track will be the Jack Daniel’s Trucks, Dartmouth Dodge Sportsman and the ACE Lumbermart Thunder & Lightning cars- who will battle for 50 laps in the ACE Lumbermart Twin 50’s.

ACE Lumbermart will be kicking-off their Grand Re-Opening celebrations at Scotia Speedworld on Friday night. To mark the occasion they will be giving away 500 vouchers good for an ACE Lumbermart gift card valued at $5.00 to $50.00 – every card is a winner! The vouchers must be redeemed next Thursday, Friday and Saturday (September 6th-8th) at either ACE Lumbermart location – Burnside or Spryfield. Be sure to visit ACE Lumbermart next week for their Grand Re-Opening celebrations! Both locations will have great deals, prizes and giveaways!

Admission for Kiddie Rides and the ACE Lumbermart Twin 50’s is just $12.00 for Adults; Youth (8-15) are $2.00 and children 7 and under are free. Tickets are available at the gate on race day (cash only).

For complete schedule and event information on our 25th anniversary season please visit

About Scotia Speedworld:

Scotia Speedworld (SSW) is a 3/10-mile asphalt oval racing facility. 2012 marks the 25th season of weekly racing at the venue. SSW is the only track 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. Like us on Facebook at  and follow us on Twitter

Format for August 31st

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Pit Gate opens

4:30 p.m.

Tech Inspection starts

4:30 p.m.

Grandstands open

5:00 p.m.

Practice starts (TR, BN, SP, LI, TH) 10 min sessions

5:00 p.m.

Practice ends

6:30 p.m.

Drivers Meeting @ line-up board – all divisions

6:35 p.m.


Opening Ceremonies/Kiddie Rides                  7:00 p.m.

Hydraulics Plus Bandoleros – 8 laps
Jack Daniel’s Trucks – 10 laps
Dartmouth Dodge Sportsman – 10 laps
ACE Lumbermart Lightning - 10 laps
ACE Lumbermart Thunder - 10 laps

Hydraulics Plus Bandoleros – 15 laps
Jack Daniel’s Trucks – 20 laps
Dartmouth Dodge Sportsman – 38 laps
ACE Lumbermart Lightning – 50 laps
ACE Lumbermart Thunder – 50 laps

*format subject to change without notice