Scotia Tire 50 Marks Halfway Point of Maritime League of Legends Season

Ryan Mackintosh to make Maritime return Saturday

(Sackville, NB; August 9th, 2017) – The Maritime League of Legends Tour continues a busy month of August with their second of five straight events. The Scotia Tire 50 at Scotia Speedworld on Saturday, August 12th is the fifth of nine events on the 2017 season and is the second of three visits to the Halifax area oval. The Scotia Tire 50 is a part of the 18th Annual Atlantic Cat 250 weekend with post time scheduled for 5pm on Saturday.

Waylon Farrell (Conception Bay South, NL) holds the point lead after the Island Coastal Services and Steve’s Snow Removal 50. Farrell was caught up in a tangle on the initial restart at Oyster Bed Speedway last Saturday and had to drive back to the front during the 50-lap distance. His sixth place finish in the race still has him in control of the standings heading back to Scotia Speedworld.

Justin MacNeill (Bedford, NS) was the biggest mover after the fourth round of the series last weekend on Prince Edward Island. A second place finish to Shelby Baker (Fall River, NS) has the former champion of the series sitting just 19 points out of the championship lead. Learning a new race car hasn’t been able to stop the Pro division driver this season and will look to get back to victory lane at Scotia Speedworld this Saturday in the Scotia Tire 50.

The Meehan siblings find themselves tied in the standings after four races on the Maritime League of Legends Tour in 2017. Emily Meehan pulled herself even with her brother Adam with a seventh place finish last weekend compared to Adam’s 15th place outing at Oyster Bed Speedway. Adam was the winner of the Atlantic Tiltload 50 at Scotia Speedworld in May while his sister was fifth in the first race of the year. Thirty four points is the difference between the Rawdon duo and the point leader Farrell.

The Scotia Tire 50 will mark the Maritime return of Ryan Mackintosh. Mackintosh, originally from Amherst, Nova Scotia, has made a name for himself in the Legend car ranks, winning the 2013 INEX International Asphalt Semi Pro Championship. Mackintosh’s racing career began in his back yard, cutting his teeth racing with the AMKA and CKRA kart clubs before making the jump to Bandolero competition at Scotia Speedworld. His last appearance in the Maritimes was in June 2014 when he made his debut on the Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour at Petty International Raceway.

Mackintosh will drive the #88 Legend for the Brycon Racing team. While Nicholas Naugle (Dartmouth, NS) will be focusing on the Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour Atlantic Cat 250, the team has previously been to victory lane in the Legend portion of the show. Naugle is a former winner of the Scotia Tire 50, winning the race in 2014.

Cory Hall is chasing the same glory Mackintosh accomplished back in 2013. The Jolicure, New Brunswick driver has recorded 16 of the 18 100-point wins he needs to achieve, apart from a regional qualifier and his finish at Asphalt Nationals in Las Vegas, Nevada in October in hopes to become the second Canadian driver in history to win the International title. A wreck during the Island Coastal Services and Steve’s Snow Removal 50 has moved his back to fifth in points, 38 points out of the Maritime League of Legends Tour point lead and three points up on fellow New Brunswicker Darren Sherwood (Cambridge Narrows). Hall is the defending Scotia Tire 50 champion at Scotia Speedworld.

The Maritime League of Legends Tour has seen an average car count of 24 cars per event so far in 2017, with 14 teams taking part in all four races thus far. The first stop at Scotia Speedworld for the Tour back in May saw 23 cars take the green flag in the Atlantic Tiltload 50.

Tickets for the Scotia Tire 50 can be purchased at the gates of Scotia Speedworld on race day. For facility information, including ticket prices, camping and addition Atlantic Cat 250 weekend information, please log onto ScotiaSpeedworld.ca.

About Scotia Tire Service Limited:
Scotia Tire Service Limited has five locations in Metro Halifax, including four retail locations throughout the HRM and a wholesale and commercial centre located in Burnside. Scotia Tire strives to exceed customer expectations with a variety of services and knowledgeable staff to meet all personal and/or business needs. Scotia Tire believes in integrity, dependability and flexibility, always having the consumer’s best interest in mind, with safety as their top priority. For more information on Scotia Tire Service Limited, click on to ScotiaTire.com.

About The Maritime League of Legends:
The Maritime League of Legends Association was formed in 2005 by a group of racer’s wanting to grow the Legends Cars division in the Maritime Provinces of Canada. In 2017, the Maritime League of Legends Tour will visit five venues throughout Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island between May and September during its nine race season. For more information on the Maritime League of Legends, please visit www.maritimelegends.ca.

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 race cars. SSW also hosts special events, including Monster Jam, Nitro Circus 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

 

Maritime League of Legends Set for Island Adventure Saturday

Photo by Mike Francis

(SACKVILLE, NB – August 1st, 2017) – The Maritime League of Legends Tour will head to Prince Edward Island on Saturday evening for the Island Coastal Services and Steve’s Snow Removal 50 at Oyster Bed Speedway. The race is Round Four of Nine on the 2017 season and will serve as the only stop for the Maritime series to Canada’s smallest province for the year. The 50-lap feature is a part of the Lucas Oil 150 for the Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour. Racing begins with qualifying at 6pm on Saturday, August 5th.

Threes have been wild for reigning series champion Waylon Farrell (Conception Bay South, NL) in 2017. Farrell has a trio of third place finishes in the first three races of the Maritime League of Legends Tour season. The consistency of being on all three podiums of the 2017 season has put him up by 13 points in the championship standings. Farrell will make the second start of his career at the Island oval and will be joined by his brother Will in the field on Saturday for the Island Coastal Services and Steve’s Snow Removal 50.

Paul Goulden (Shelburne, NS) finds himself in the thick of the championship chase after three races. The former INEX Eastern Canadian Masters champion is missing a touring division title on his resume and hopes to continue striving towards putting a checkmark in that box. He sits second, 13 points out of the lead position. Adam Meehan (Rawdon Gold Mines, NS), the winner of the Atlantic Tiltload 50 at Scotia Speedworld in May, is just three markers shy of Goulden heading into Oyster Bed Speedway on Saturday.

Cory Hall (Jolicure, NB) has won the last two appearances of the Maritime League of Legends Tour at Oyster Bed Speedway. Hall, the winner at Riverside International Speedway in the Farrell’s Excavating 50, comes off a second place finish two weeks ago at the Cummins 50 presented by Petitcodiac Super Variety at Petty International Raceway. Twenty-one points is the difference between him and Farrell for the championship lead.

Darren Sherwood (Cambridge Narrows, NB) enters Saturday’s Island Coastal Services and Steve’s Snow Removal 50 fifth in the standings, a mere two points off Hall. Sherwood scored his first top five run of the season at his home track of Petty International Raceway and enters a track in which he finished fifth at in 2016.

Former series champion Justin MacNeill (Bedford, NS), “Miss Rawdon Rocket” Emily Meehan, Braden Langille (Shubenacadie, NS), Tony Gaudet Jr (Milford Stations, NS) and leading series rookie Kody Quinn (Sydney, NS) complete the top ten in the series standings. Langille will cross the Confederation Bridge on Saturday as the most recent winner on the series after taking home the Cummins 50 presented by Petitcodiac Super Variety on July 22nd.

Gary Dunning (Charlottetown, PE) will look to successfully defend his home turf in the Island Coastal Services and Steve’s Snow Removal 50 on Saturday. Dunning, driving the #33 Red Rock Harley Davidson entry, finished sixth at this event in 2015.

A total of 15 drivers have competed in all three rounds of the series so far, with 35 drivers running in at least one of the three races.

Pit gates open for competitors in the Island Coastal Services and Steve’s Snow Removal 50 on Saturday, August 5th at 1:30pm; with racing beginning at 6pm. Tickets are available at the gate on race day. Complete venue information for Oyster Bed Speedway can be found on the race track’s website at www.OysterBedSpeedwayPEI.com.

About Island Coastal Service Limited:
Island Coastal Services Ltd. is an earth moving construction company with head office in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. Our principal business activities include site preparation, land development, road building, municipal sewer and water installations, golf course management, Landscaping, construction and renovations. Island Coastal Services Ltd is dedicated to providing quality construction, technical and management services to our customers. We will strive to implement a long term relationship with our clients, based on safety, quality, and timely service. For more information on Island Coastal Service Ltd., please visit IslandCoastal.ca or call (902) 892-1062.

About The Maritime League of Legends:
The Maritime League of Legends Association was formed in 2005 by a group of racer’s wanting to grow the Legends Cars division in the Maritime Provinces of Canada. In 2017, the Maritime League of Legends Tour will visit five venues throughout Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island between May and September during its nine race season. For more information on the Maritime League of Legends, please visit www.maritimelegends.ca.

About Oyster Bed Speedway:
Oyster Bed Speedway is Prince Edward Island’s premier auto racing facility and features fun and excitement with weekly stock car racing special events throughout the season. The 1/3 mile paved oval is located in Oyster Bed Bridge at the intersection of routes 6 and 7, halfway between Cavendish and Charlottetown on beautiful Prince Edward Island. Phone: (902) 892-6684. Website: www.oysterbedspeedwaypei.com

Maritime League of Legends Primed for Petty Raceway Saturday

(SACKVILLE, NB; July 19th, 2017) – The Maritime League of Legends Tour will head to River Glade, New Brunswick’s Petty International Raceway on Saturday for the third of nine races on the 2017 season. The Cummins 50 presented by Petitcodiac Super Variety will mark the first of two stops on the calendar to the high banked race track and first stop to the province of New Brunswick. The Maritime League of Legends are a part of the Irving Blending & Packaging 150 weekend and post time on July 22nd is 6pm.

Cory Hall (Jolicure, NB) was the winner of the Farrell’s Excavating 50 presented by NAPA Auto Parts at Riverside International Speedway on July 14th, besting a field of 31 cars to cross under the checkered flag first. Kannapolis, North Carolina’s Alex Pacheco was second in the event with reigning series champion Waylon Farrell (Conception Bay South, NL) rounding out the podium at Riverside last weekend.

By virtue of two third place finishes in the first two events of the season, Farrell has taken the Maritime League of Legends Tour championship lead heading into the Cummins 50 presented by Petitcodiac Super Variety. Multiple time Eastern Canadian INEX Masters champion Paul Goulden (Shelburne, NS) sits a slim three points behind Farrell for the championship lead with Atlantic Tiltload 50 winner Adam Meehan (Rawdon Gold Mines, NS) in third, a single point off Goulden’s total.

“Miss Rawdon Rocket” Emily Meehan finds herself in fourth place overall in the standings, ahead of New Brunswick drivers Darren Sherwood (Cambridge Narrows) and Hall. Justin MacNeill (Bedford, NS) is tied with Hall for sixth in the standings and heads into a Petty International Raceway track where the former Tour champion won in 2015.

Tylor Hawes (Porter’s Lake, NS), Tony Gaudet Jr. (Milford Station, NS) and Kody Quinn (Sydney, NS) complete the top ten in the standings after the second race on the Maritime League of Legends Tour for 2017. Quinn leads the Rookie of the Year standings by 23 points over Andrew Lively (Middle Sackville, NS).

Jarrett Butcher (Porter’s Lake, NS) drove the #6 Meehan’s Garage and Trucking Legend to victory lane at Petty International Raceway last August over Goulden, MacNeill, Braden Langille (Shubenacadie, NS) and Craig MacDonald (Waverley, NS). Butcher is currently leading the Exide Batteries Rookie of the Year standings on the Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour.

A total of 20 teams have participated in both Maritime League of Legends Tour events thus far on the series, with an additional 14 teams racing in one of the two races contested in 2017 for the series.

Please note, the Maritime League of Legends Tour and Oyster Bed Speedway officials have not been able to find a suitable makeup date for the Reliable Motors 50 presented by ToyMaster and the race originally scheduled for June 17th will not be made up. The series will make its only Prince Edward Island trip on Saturday, August 5th for the Island Coastal Services 50.

Grandstand admission prices for Saturday’s events at Petty International Raceway are $30 for adults and $10 for youth aged eight to 18, while children seven years of age and under will be admitted free. Pit admission is $35 and is restricted to those 16 years of age and older. Pit gates for competitors open at 1:30pm, grandstand gates open for spectators at 4pm with racing getting underway at 6pm.

For complete, up-to-date information on Petty International Raceway, please visit PettyInternationalRaceway.com, follow us on Twitter (@PettyRaceway_NB) and like us on Facebook (@PettyInternationalRaceway).

About Cummins:
Cummins Inc., a global power leader, is a corporation of complementary business units that design, manufacture, distribute and service diesel and natural gas engines and related technologies, including fuel systems, controls, air handling, filtration, emission solutions and electrical power generation systems. Headquartered in Columbus, Indiana, (USA), Cummins currently employs approximately 48,000 people worldwide and serves customers in approximately 190 countries and territories through a network of approximately 600 company-owned and independent distributor locations and approximately 6,800 dealer locations.

About The Maritime League of Legends:
The Maritime League of Legends Association was formed in 2005 by a group of racer’s wanting to grow the Legends Cars division in the Maritime Provinces of Canada. In 2017, the Maritime League of Legends Tour will visit five venues throughout Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island between May and September during its nine race season. For more information on the Maritime League of Legends, please visit www.maritimelegends.ca.

About Petty International Raceway:
Petty International Raceway is located on Highway 106, just 40 km west of Moncton, New Brunswick. To learn more about Petty International Raceway, its location, admission, policies, history, and more, please visit www.pettyinternationalraceway.com. To get current updates delivered to you directly please follow us on Twitter.

Photo by Mike Francis

Maritime League of Legends Motors to PEI for Round Two Saturday


Photo by Mike Francis

(Sackville, NB – June 14th, 2017) The Maritime League of Legends Tour will resume their 2017 season Saturday evening on Prince Edward Island. The Reliable Motors 50 presented by ToyMaster at Oyster Bed Speedway is the second round on the 10 race series and the first stop to Canada’s smallest province. Racing is scheduled to begin on Saturday, June 17th at 6pm.

For the first time in his career, Adam Meehan (Rawdon Gold Mines, NS) will lead the Maritime League of Legends into battle as the point leader on the series. Meehan scored his first Legend win in the Atlantic Tiltload 50 at Scotia Speedworld on May 20th in a commanding performance over multiple time INEX Eastern Canadian Masters champion Paul Goulden (Shelburne, NS) and reigning Maritime League of Legends champion Waylon Farrell (Conception Bay South, NL). The competitive trio will be among well over a dozen competitors heading across the Confederation Bridge for Saturday’s Reliable Motors 50 presented by ToyMaster.

In the past two seasons, the high banked oval in Oyster Bed Bridge has hosted one annual stop for the Maritime League of Legends Tour in August. Both the 2015 and 2016 editions of the mid-Summer event have been won by Jolicure, New Brunswick’s Cory Hall. Hall enters the second round of 2017 on the series after being sidelined during the Atlantic Tiltload 50 with electrical gremlins in his #08 G&S Racing Legend.

The Reliable Motors 50 presented by ToyMaster will mark the 2017 season debut for four drivers. Braden Langille (Shubenacadie, NS), Will Farrell (Conception Bay South, NL) and Josh Langille (Coldbrook, NS) have all raced south of the border in the current calendar year but will make the Legend debut at home on Saturday. Braden Langille’s car was driven by Riley Halverson (Kannapolis, NC) at the Atlantic Tiltload 50 in May while Josh Langille, no relation to Braden, will drive the car Arnie Spinney (Coldbrook, NS) piloted at Scotia Speedworld last month. Will Farrell is the brother to Waylon and will make his first start since racing at Southern National Motorsports Park (NC) in April.

Gary Dunning (Charlottetown, PE) will make his first start of the Summer on Saturday night at Oyster Bed Speedway. Dunning will look to defend his home turf as the only Prince Edward Island driver pre-registered for the event.

Other drivers expected to compete for the Reliable Motors 50 presented by ToyMaster include veteran drivers Justin MacNeill (Bedford, NS), Emily Meehan (Rawdon Gold Mines, NS), Darren Sherwood (Cambridge Narrows, NB), Tony Gaudet Jr (Milford Station, NS) and Rookie of the Year contenders Kody Quinn (Sydney, NS) and Kyle Shipley (Spryfield, NS). More competitors are expected to be added to the entry list as the event draws nearer.

Pit gates open for competitors in the Reliable Motors 50 presented by ToyMaster on Saturday, June 17th at 2:30pm; with racing beginning at 6pm. Tickets are available at the gate on race day. Complete venue information for Oyster Bed Speedway can be found on the race track’s website at www.OysterBedSpeedwayPEI.com.

About Reliable Motors:
Reliable Motors Ltd. in Charlottetown, PE treats the needs of each individual customer with paramount concern. We know that you have high expectations, and as a car dealer we enjoy the challenge of meeting and exceeding those standards each and every time. Allow us to demonstrate our commitment to excellence!Our experienced sales staff is eager to share its knowledge and enthusiasm with you. We encourage you to browse our online inventory at reliablemotors.ca, schedule a test drive and investigate financing options. You can also request more information about a vehicle using our online form or by calling 1 (877) 467-8389.

About ToyMaster Motorsports and RV:
ToyMaster Motorsports and RV is your toy headquarters, offering friendly service and real value to their customers! From ATVs to Snowmobiles, utility trailers to RVs, they carry an extensive lineup of products including Artic Cat, Argo, E-Z Hauler, Haulmark, Mission, Keystone, Prime Time, Heartland and Forest River. Visit their showroom today at 5 Campbell Road in Winsloe, Prince Edward Island, online at Toymaster.ca or call toll free at 1-877-894-5287

About Oyster Bed Speedway:
Oyster Bed Speedway is Prince Edward Island’s premier auto racing facility and features fun and excitement with weekly stock car racing special events throughout the season. The 1/3 mile paved oval is located in Oyster Bed Bridge at the intersection of routes 6 and 7, halfway between Cavendish and Charlottetown on beautiful Prince Edward Island. Phone: (902) 892-6684. Website: www.oysterbedspeedwaypei.com

About The Maritime League of Legends:
The Maritime League of Legends Association was formed in 2005 by a group of racer’s wanting to grow the Legends Cars division in the Maritime Provinces of Canada. In 2017, the Maritime League of Legends Tour will visit five venues throughout Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island between May and September during its ten race season. For more information on the Maritime League of Legends, please visit www.maritimelegends.ca.

 

Maritime League of Legends Drive into 2017 with Atlantic Tiltload 50 Saturday

(Sackville, NB – May 16th, 2017) – The Maritime League of Legends Tour returns to the track this Saturday afternoon, May 20th for the Atlantic Tiltload 50 at Scotia Speedworld. The Atlantic Tiltload 50 is the first race of ten on the 2017 schedule and first of three stops at Scotia Speedworld in Enfield, Nova Scotia. The Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour will also open their season with the Lucas Oil 150. Qualifying for both touring divisions begins at 4pm.

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