(Halifax, NS. Aug 26, 2014) 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 who will run a 20 lap feature. This race will serve as their INEX National Qualifer which was originally scheduled for August 15th but was postponed due to rain.

The rain soaked August 15th date also canceled the Thunder & Lightning Twin 50’s, one of the biggest events of the season for these two divisions. This week the Thunder cars will run their 50 lap feature; the Lighting cars make up their 50 lapper on September 5th. The Lightning cars will run a 25 lap feature this week.

Also on the Kiddie Rides Night bill are the Strictly Hydraulics Legends and the Dartmouth Dodge Sportsman.  

Admission for Kiddie Rides 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).

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Format for August 29th

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Pit Gate opens

4:30 p.m.

Tech Inspection starts

4:30 p.m.

Practice starts (BN, LG, SP, TH, LI )

5:00 p.m.

Grandstands open

5:00 p.m.

Practice ends

6:35 p.m.

Drivers Meeting @ line-up board – all divisions

6:35 p.m.

Opening Ceremonies          7:00 p.m.

Hydraulics Plus Bandolero Cars – 8 laps
Strictly Hydraulics Legend Cars - 10 laps
Dartmouth Dodge Sportsman – 10 laps
Thunder Cars – 10 laps
Lightning Cars – 10 laps

Hydraulics Plus Bandolero Cars – 20 laps
Strictly Hydraulics Legend Cars - 25 laps
Dartmouth Dodge Sportsman – 38 laps
Lightning Cars – 25 laps
Thunder Cars – 50 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 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