Dave Matthews (Kennetcook, NS) took the championship point lead after last Saturday’s Pub’s Drive Thru Bottle Exchange 50 at Speedway 660. Matthews only led two laps in the race, the final two laps, after passing rookie Darren Flemming (Belnan, NS) on the outside groove to take the first MJS Holdings Limited East Coast Mini Stock Tour victory of his career. Flemming settled for second in the “Geary woods” while Daniel Delorey (Afton, NS) was awarded third after Neil Miousse (Kentville, NS) failed post race technical inspection.
Matthews moves into the point lead in the “Mystery Machine” over a familiar foe in the Warren brothers - Matthew and Andrew (White’s Lake, NS). Matthew drove the No. 31 car in Geary to a fourth place run. The two former multiple time Scotia Speedworld track champions are separated atop the MJS Holdings Limited East Coast Mini Stock Tour standings by nine points. Riverside International Speedway winner Tim Webster (Beaver Bank, NS) sits third in the standings, 14 points removed from Matthews and five markers ahead of Chris Hatcher (Beaver Bank, NS).
Kody Quinn (Sydney, NS) will make his MJS Holdings Limited East Coast Mini Stock Tour debut on Saturday, driving for Bob Landry (Havre Boucher, NS) in the No. 55 car. Greg McKay (Eastern Passage, NS) will be the third driver to step into the No. 23 car after Mark Williams (Elmsdale, NS) and Megan Parrott (Beaver Bank, NS) took the wheel in the first two events on the series.
Cody Byrne (Orwell Cove, PE), former Eastern Super Mini Cup Series champion Matt Watson (Miscouche, PE) and recent Oyster Bed Speedway Outlaw winner Mitchell Arsenault (Summerside, PE) will head across the Confederation Bridge to compete in the Gilmet Designs 50 on Saturday evening.
“The Ironman” Drew MacEachern (Dartmouth, NS), Doug Webb (River Ryan, NS) and Nic Baker (Upper Sackville, NS) will be looking to take the Gilmet Designs 50 to Nova Scotia. Mike Edwards (Penobsquis, NB) is currently the lone New Brunswick entry for the event.
Grandstand admission prices for Saturday are $20 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 $25 and is restricted to those 16 years of age and older. Pit gates for competitors open at 12pm, grandstand gates open for spectators at 2pm with racing getting underway at 4pm.
For more information on the MJS Holdings Limited East Coast Mini Stock Tour, please visit EastCoastMiniStockTour.com or “like” the series on Facebook at @EastCoastMiniStockTour.
About MJS Holdings Limited:
MJS Holdings LTD is the leading automotive lift company in the Maritimes founded in 1985 by Michael J Sharpe. MJS Holdings LTD is located in Eastern Passage, outside of Halifax, centrally located to provide fast and efficient service. They are the only distributor and authorized installer of Rotary Lifts in Atlantic Canada, Rotary being the leading and most trusted car hoist company in the world. MJS Holdings has a versatile staff that can meet any customer demand. Visit them online at MJSHoldings.ca.
About the East Coast Mini Stock Tour:
The East Coast Mini Stock Tour was formed in December 2016 to give Mini Stock racing in the Maritime Provinces a unified home. Featuring four cylinder Honda models, the series will host events at various oval race tracks throughout Atlantic Canada in their inaugural season. For complete information on the East Coast Mini Stock Tour, please visit EastCoastMiniStockTour.com.
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.