Maritime League of Legends Motors to PEI for Round Two Saturday


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(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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Maritime League of Legends Announces 2017 Schedule

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(Sackville, NB; February 6th, 2017) – The Maritime League of Legends Tour is pleased to announce their 2017 schedule of events. The 2017 schedule sees an expansion to ten races which will take place at the five premier oval race tracks between all three Maritime Provinces. The Series will entertain fans at some of the biggest stock car events Eastern Canada has to offer from May to September. All feature events will be 50 laps in length.

The Maritime League of Legends Tour will once again open their season on Saturday, May 20th at Scotia Speedworld. The track, located adjacent to the Halifax Stanfield International Airport, will host three events in total on the 2017 schedule including races on August 12th and the season finale on September 16th. Nova Scotia’s Riverside International Speedway will host two events in 2017, including a Friday night, July 14th event on the IWK 250 Super Weekend and a Saturday, August 19th event as the undercard to the NASCAR Pinty’s Series stop to the high banked oval.

New Brunswick will host three Maritime League of Legends Tour events in 2017. Speedway 660 returns to the schedule for a second consecutive season as the Maritime League of Legends Tour will run on Saturday, September 2nd as a part of Speedweekend 2017. Petty International Raceway will host two events on the schedule, up from one in 2016. In addition to the Saturday, August 26th race on the 53rd River Glade International weekend, the Series will also take to the River Glade oval on Saturday, July 22nd.

The only scheduled stop to Prince Edward Island will take place on Saturday, August 5th at Oyster Bed Speedway. This is the third consecutive season the track is on the schedule with both previous editions of this event going to Cory Hall (Jolicure, NB).

One event, scheduled to take place in the month of June, is expected to be added to the schedule and will be posted on MaritimeLegends.ca once the race is confirmed.

The Maritime League of Legends Tour is also excited to welcome Scott Hall and Darren Sherwood to their Board of Directors. Hall will serve as President in 2017 and Sherwood will take the post of Vice President on the board. Hall and Sherwood were voted to their positions at the Maritime League of Legends Tour Annual General Meeting on January 15th. The Maritime League of Legends would like to thank Ann and Darrin Butcher for their service as outgoing President and Vice President and wish them all the best in their future racing endeavors.

Registration forms for race teams competing in the 2017 Maritime League of Legends Tour are available now through the Documents section of MaritimeLegends.ca. An INEX Canadian license is also required for every driver registered for the Maritime League of Legends Tour and can be found through US Legend Cars International Inc.

2017 Maritime League of Legends Tour Schedule

***Schedule subject to change without notice. All feature races are 50-laps in length. Start times to be announced.

Date Venue Location
Saturday, May 20th Scotia Speedworld Enfield, NS
June TBA TBA
Friday, July 14th Riverside International Speedway James River, NS
Saturday, July 22nd Petty International Raceway River Glade, NB
Saturday, August 5th Oyster Bed Speedway Oyster Bed Bridge, PE
Saturday, August 12th Scotia Speedworld Enfield, NS
Saturday, August 19th Riverside International Speedway James River, NS
Saturday, August 26th Petty International Raceway River Glade, NB
Saturday, September 2nd Speedway 660 Geary, NB
Saturday, September 16th Scotia Speedworld Enfield, NS

 

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.

R&D Performancenter 50 to Crown Upper Clements Parks Maritime League of Legends Champion

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(September 14th, 2016 – Dartmouth, NS) – The Upper Clements Parks Maritime League of Legends Tour will see their 2016 champion crowned this Saturday at Scotia Speedworld. The R&D Performancenter 50 is the eighth round on the series and third visit to the 3/10-mile oval located in the shadows of the Halifax Robert Stanfield International Airport. Racing begins at 4pm on September 17th.

The Farrell’s Racing #48 team is on the cusp of their first championship on the mainland. The team based out of Conception Bay South, Newfoundland has had three drivers behind the wheel of their car this season, with Waylon Farrell (Conception Bay South, NL), Alex Pacheco (Kannapolis, NC) and Dylan Blenkhorn (Truro, NS) each driving the car over the first seven races of the year. Pacheco, who won the Farrell’s Excavation 50 at Riverside International Speedway in August, will take the wheel of the car one last time on Saturday in hopes of bringing the team home a championship.

The second place spot in the standings has swapped following the seventh round of the series. With his win in the Atlantic Tiltload 50 at Speedway 660 on September 3rd, Cory Hall (Jolicure, NB) has taken the runner-up spot in the standings, dispatching Craig MacDonald (Waverley, NS) to third overall by three points with just one race to go. MacDonald, who had held down second place for a majority of the season, will look for his first series win at his home track of Scotia Speedworld on Saturday. With his performance at Speedway 660 two weeks ago, MacDonald has officially clinched the Rookie of the Year Award on the series.

The gap between the top two in points sits at 33, meaning Pacheco can clinch the championship for Farrell’s Racing with a top 15 finish on Saturday, regardless where Hall places in the R&D Performancenter 50.

Adam Meehan (Rawdon Gold Mines) sits comfortably in fourth spot in the standings. While he is only 20 points out of Hall for the second spot in the standings, he has a 51 point lead on fifth place driver Justin MacNeill (Bedford). The multiple time series and Canadian champion made the leap into the top five at Speedway 660, passing Emily Meehan (Rawdon Gold Mines) with a fourth place finish in the Atlantic Tiltload 50. Six points sit between MacNeill and Emily Meehan’s #75 car. With post secondary education commitments, Meehan will have Scotia Speedworld Coors Light Truck driver Megan Parrott (Beaver Bank, NS) substituting and making her Legend car debut at the R&D Performancenter 50.

The top ten drivers in the point standings will be honored at the season ending awards gala and a number of those spots have yet to be spoken for with one race remaining. Rookie Shane Lively (Middle Sackville, NS) and Arnie Spinney (Coldbrook, NS) look quite safe for a top ten finish, though with only six points between them heading into Saturday there could be a shift in position before the checkered flag falls. Not far behind the pair is Jeff Cruickshank (Hantsport, NS), though he will have work to do as he sits 15 markers back from Spinney heading into the R&D Performancenter 50.

The tenth spot in the standings sees three drivers tied for the spot. Reigning Canadian Masters champion Paul Goulden (Shelburne, NS) and Danny Harvey (Lantz, NS) own the last three CARSTAR Weekly Racing Series victories at Scotia Speedworld in a Legend car while Will Farrell (Conception Bay South, NL) will look to crack the top ten in his first full touring series season.

A number of Scotia Speedworld drivers will also look to bring home the R&D Performancenter 50, including “The Legend” Cy Harvey (Elmsdale, NS), Harry Breimer Jr. (Stewiacke, NS), Cole Tanner (Shubenacadie, NS), Joey Lawson (Porter’s Lake, NS) and Tylor Hawes (Porter’s Lake, NS). Hawes enters with the hot hand of the quintet with three top five finishes in the last three races at his home track.

Tickets for the R&D Performancenter 50 can be purchased at the gates of Scotia Speedworld on race day. For facility information, including ticket prices, camping and additional Dartmouth Dodge 200 season finale weekend information, please log onto ScotiaSpeedworld.ca.

About R&D Performancenter:
Since our inception in 1982 we’ve provided Atlantic Canada with the best in performance products and services. As we continue our tradition in performance and excellent customer service we invite you to explore our website at www.rdperformance.ca, visit us at 12551 Highway #2 in Lower Onslow, or give us a call at (902) 893-3795 for all your performance and racing product and service needs!

About Upper Clements Parks:
Located in the heart of Nova Scotia’s Annapolis Valley, Upper Clements Amusement park opened its doors in 1989 and has since been one of Atlantic Canada’s top tourism destinations.  The amusement park is situated on 75 acres and features over 30 rides and attractions including Atlantic Canada’s only Flume Ride and Wooden Roller Coaster. The Tree Topper Adventure Park, an adventure park in the sky, is designed to challenge the individual, both physically and mentally.  It is also home to the highest free-fall drop tower in Canada.  This year, the park will be offering non-serviced camping beginning in July.  For complete information on Upper Clements Parks, call 1-888-248-4567 or visit them online at UpperClements.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 2016, the Upper Clements Parks Maritime League of Legends Tour will visit five venues throughout Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island between May and September during its eight 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

Legends Return to Speedway 660 and Speedweekend This Saturday Night

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(August 31st, 2016 – Dartmouth, NS) – The Upper Clements Parks Maritime League of Legends will contest their second straight round in the province of New Brunswick with the running of the Atlantic Tiltload 50 this Saturday, September 3rd at Speedway 660. The race is the seventh of eight on the championship season for the series and the only stop at the 1/3-mile oval in Geary. The Atlantic Tiltload 50 is a part of Speedweekend 2016. Racing action gets underway Saturday at 6:30pm.

Fans were treated to an exciting MacDonald Buick GMC Moncton 50 at Petty International Raceway last Saturday night. In a race that saw Cory Hall (Jolicure, NB) lead the most laps, it was Jarrett Butcher (Porter’s Lake, NS) that went to victory lane after a spin with three laps remaining by Hall. Butcher, who was driving the Adam Meehan (Rawdon Gold Mines, NS) entry, edged out multiple time Canadian champions in Paul Goulden (Shelburne, NS) and Justin MacNeill (Bedford, NS) for his first Upper Clements Parks Maritime League of Legends Tour victory of the year.

Point leader Waylon Farrell (Conception Bay South, NL) finished sixth last week in his Petty International Raceway debut and will maintain the point lead heading into the Atlantic Tiltload 50 on Saturday. Craig MacDonald (Waverley, NS) continues to hold second in the point standings and first in the Rookie of the Year chase. MacDonald sits 30 points out of Farrell for the top spot in the championship and will need to be up on the wheel in the next two events to keep in contention for the title.

Hall finds himself third in the standings after six events, nine points out of second place and only six points up on Meehan. Meehan now has a comfortable cushion on his sister Emily Meehan (Rawdon Gold Mines, NS) in the standings with MacNeill a slim three points out of the fifth place spot after his podium run at Petty International Raceway.

While the Atlantic Tiltload 50 marks the first time the Upper Clements Parks Maritime League of Legends Tour has visited “the Geary woods” in five years, most of the drivers on the series have previous experience at Speedway 660. Three drivers in Saturday’s field, Emily Meehan (2010), Cole Tanner (Shubenacadie, NS; 2013) and Hall (2014) are previous champions in the Tim’s Corner Motorsports Bandolero Blast while point leader Farrell took the green flag in last year’s A.E. McKay Builders Sportsman 150 on Speedweekend.

Advance tickets for Speedwekend 2016, which includes the Atlantic Tiltload 50 for the Upper Clements Parks Maritime League of Legends Tour, are on sale now by contacting the Speedway 660 office at (506) 454-7223. Tickets will also be available at the gate on race day. Camping is also available but is near capacity as of press time. The Speedway urges campers to contact the office in advance of arriving.

Speedweekend 2016 begins on Friday, September 2nd with a free pre-race corn boil and concert featuring country/rock band Mucky Fingers. Saturday, September 3rd will see stock car action hit the track at 6:30pm with the A.E. McKay Builders Sportsman 150, Atlantic Tiltload 50 for the Upper Clements Parks Maritime League of Legends Tour and the Tucker Appraisals 35 for the Atlantic Modified Tour. The McLaughlin Roof Trusses Pro Stock 250 headlines racing action on Sunday, September 4th beginning at 2pm. Playing support on Sunday for the McLaughlin Roof Trusses 250 includes the Fredericton Gun Shop Sharp Shooters, the DMR Auto Street Stocks and the Tim’s Corner Motorsports Bandolero Blast.

For complete venue information, please visit Speedway660.com.

About Upper Clements Parks:
Located in the heart of Nova Scotia’s Annapolis Valley, Upper Clements Amusement park opened its doors in 1989 and has since been one of Atlantic Canada’s top tourism destinations.  The amusement park is situated on 75 acres and features over 30 rides and attractions including Atlantic Canada’s only Flume Ride and Wooden Roller Coaster. The Tree Topper Adventure Park, an adventure park in the sky, is designed to challenge the individual, both physically and mentally.  It is also home to the highest free-fall drop tower in Canada.  This year, the park will be offering non-serviced camping beginning in July.  For complete information on Upper Clements Parks, call 1-888-248-4567 or visit them online at UpperClements.com.

About Speedway 660:
Speedway 660 is one of Canada’s premier stock car racing facilities. Located in New Brunswick’s Fredericton region, it attracts race teams and fans from the Maritimes, New England and Quebec. The Speedway 660 racing season runs from mid May until Labour Day Weekend. SpeedWeekend, one of the most prestigious short track events in eastern North America, is always a fitting way to wrap up Speedway 660’s racing season.

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 2016, the Upper Clements Parks Maritime League of Legends Tour will visit five venues throughout Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island between May and September during its eight race season. For more information on the Maritime League of Legends, please visit www.maritimelegends.ca.