18th Annual Shriner’s Classic in Memory of Terry and Lockie Roma Set for Friday

(Halifax, NS – July 26, 2011) The 18th Annual Shriner’s Classic for Dartmouth Dodge Sportsman is on deck for Friday night at Scotia Speedworld. The Shriner’s Classic is the longest actively running race in consecutive years in Atlantic Canada with its 18th edition taking the green flag on Friday. The champions list boasts many of the best short track stars and legends from the region. The race is being run in memory of Terry and Lockie Roma, the only three time champions of the event who passed away earlier in the year. Also on the docket Friday night are the Lumbermart Thunder & Lightning cars, Strictly Hydraulics Legends. Gates open at 5:00pm, heat races to determine starting positions on the grid get underway at 7:00pm immediately followed by feature racing.

Shriner’s Classic Past Winners
1995 - Gordie Ryan (#65)
1996 - Troy Slaunwhite (#80)
1997 - Terry Roma (#38)
1998 - Ron Tibert (#64)
1999 - Mel Tibert (#01)
2000 - Harry Ross White (#18)
2001 - Tony Leonard (#74)
2002 - James Graves (#27)
2003 - Craig Slaunwhite (#99)
2004 - Terry Roma (#38)
2005 - Terry Roma (#38)
2006 - Sheldon Pemberton (#62)
2007 - Craig Slaunwhite (#99)
2008 - Harry Ross White (#18)
2009 - Jeff Dillman (#08)
2010 – Colby Smith (#77)
2011 - Jeff Dillman (#08)

The last three ‘Classic winners have gone on to win the Dartmouth Dodge Sportsman Series championship. Aaron Boutilier (Porter’s Lake) currently leads the points over Larry Fisher (Porter’s Lake), Phil Barkhouse Jr (Beaverbank), Jordan Veinotte (Porter’s Lake) and Mike Banks (Middleton).  The Dartmouth Dodge Sportsman Series will be joined by the Strictly Hydraulics Legends, Jack Daniel’s Trucks and ACE Lumbermart Thunder and Lightning divisions on Friday.

Scotia Speedworld and the Dartmouth Shrine Club have raised over $250,000 since 1988 at “Atlantic Canada’s Action Centre,” which has gone towards the IWK Children’s Charities. Be sure to pick up your 50/50 tickets at the track on Friday night, which will also benefit the Shrine Club and the IWK Children’s Charities.

Adult admission for the Weekly Racing Series is just $12.00; Youth (8-15) are $2.00 and children 7 and under are free…all summer long! Tickets are available at the gate on race day. Grandstand gates open at 5:00 PM with racing action slated to get underway at 7:00 PM.For complete schedule and event information on our 25th anniversary season please visit www.scotiaspeedworld.ca

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 www.ScotiaSpeedworld.ca or call our Event Hotline at (902) 873-2277 or our office at (902) 481-2514. Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/sswracing  and follow us on Twitter www.twitter.com/sswracing

Format for July 27th

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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 (SP,LG, TR, 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                    7:00 p.m.

Jack Daniel's Trucks - 10 laps
Strictly Hydraulics Legends - 10 laps
Dartmouth Dodge Sportsman - 10 laps
ACE Lumbermart Lightning - 10 laps
ACE Lumbermart Thunder - 10 laps

Jack Daniel's Trucks - 20 laps
Strictly Hydraulics Legends - 25 laps
Dartmouth Dodge Sportsman - 50 laps
ACE Lumbermart Lightning – 25 laps
ACE Lumbermart Thunder - 25 laps

*format subject to change without notice