HALIFAX, NS (2006 May 23) - A combined CARQUEST Pro Stock Tour / Scotia Speedworld 2006 Season Preview was held today at Scotia Speedworld. Highlights of the event included...
For Scotia Speedworld...
The 05 switch to Friday nights for the Budweiser Weekly Racing was successful - seeing an increase to more than 1,000 average spectators per week.
Budweiser Weekly Racing shows to feature six divisions this year: C&R Auto Supply, Hobby Stock, RV Contacts Legends, Miller Tire
BFGoodrich Thunder & Lightning and the new-for-06 Bandaleros.
Scotia Speedworld is the first race track in Canada to host Bandaleros, a division for kids from 8 to 15. Bandaleros will see several second generation drviers including Bradley Eddy (Dan Eddy's son) and Cody Flemming (John Flemming's son).
Special events set for 06 include two PASS shows, three CARQUEST Tour shows and the USHRA Monster Jam.
Budweiser Weekly Racing starts at Scotia Speedworld this Friday (May 26) at 7:30 p.m.
For the CARQUEST Pro Stock Tour...
06 sees a plan to grow on the success of 05 when car count was at an all-time high with 44 teams competing overall, 20 full-time. 06 registration to-date equals 05.
05 champion Rollie MacDonald is in a wait-and-see mode, planning to run the first few events then evaluate how competitive he is before deciding whether to continue full-time, or take well-deserved time to enjoy with his family. MacDonald, 62, a grandfather, has many other interests and contends he'll only race so long as it's fun.
Fellow former series champs Wayne Smith, John Flemming and Shawn Tucker are all hoping to add to their respective title collections.
The EIT Race Radio Rookie of the Year contender crop is stout, featuring: Mike Stevens (Riverview, NB), Sandy Livingston (Springhill, NS), Bobby Neilsen (Vernon River, PEI), Paul Gahan (Lower St. Mary's, NB), Roger Crane (Monatgue, PEI) and Russell Smith, (Lakeside, NB).
11 races at five venues comrpise the 2006 CARQUEST Pro Stock Tour championship schedule; the season opener is June 3 at Scotia Speedworld.
|BACK TO ARCHIVES|