19th Annual Shriner’s Classic Highlights Weekly Racing Series This Friday Night

(Halifax, NS – July 24, 2013) The 19th Annual Shriner’s Classic for the Dartmouth Dodge Sportsman is set for Friday night at Scotia Speedworld. The Shriner’s Classic is the longest actively running race in consecutive years in Atlantic Canada with its 19th edition taking the green flag on Friday. The Sportsman will battle for 50 laps for the coveted Shriner’s Classic Trophy and to have their name on the champions list, which boasts many of the best short track stars and legends from the region.  Also on the docket Friday night are the ACE Lumbermart Thunder cars, Coors Light Trucks and the Strictly Hydraulics Legends. Gates open at 5:00 PM, heat races to determine starting positions get underway at 7:00 PM 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)
2012 –Jeff Dillman (#0)

While drivers want to win this race for the prestige others will have championship points on their minds also, especially current series champion Aaron Boutilier (Porter’s Lake) who sits just one point behind Darren Wallage (Oakfield) in the standings. Harry Ross White (Noel Road) currently sits in third, two points ahead of rookie DJ Casey (Halifax). Wade Slauenwhite (Beaverbank) and Brently Pirri (Three Fathom Harbour) are tied for fifth just five markers behind White.

Scotia Speedworld and the Dartmouth Shrine Club have raised over $270,000 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.

Admission for the 19th edition of the Shriner’s Classic is just $12.00 for Adults; 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 please visit www.scotiaspeedworld.ca

Format for July 26

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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 (BN, TR, LG, SP, TH)

5:00 p.m.

Practice ends

6:25 p.m.

Drivers Meeting @ line-up board – all divisions

6:35 p.m.

Opening Ceremonies/Parade Laps                   7:00 p.m.

Hydraulics Plus Bandolero - 8 laps
Coors Light Trucks – 10 laps
Strictly Hydraulics Legends – 10 laps
Dartmouth Dodge Sportsman – 10 laps
ACE Lumbermart Lightning – 10 laps

Hydraulics Plus Bandolero - 15 laps
Coors Light Trucks – 20 laps
Strictly Hydraulics Legends – 25 laps
Dartmouth Dodge Sportsman – 50 laps
ACE Lumbermart Thunder – 25 laps

*format subject to change without notice

About Scotia Speedworld:
Scotia Speedworld (SSW) is a 3/10-mile asphalt oval racing facility. 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