GEARY, NB – (September 5, 2021) – One year after her sister Courtney took home the victory, Alexandra O’Blenis (Boundary Creek, NB) captured a dominating victory in the Late Model Sportsman 125 at Speedway 660.
The SpeedWeekend Saturday staple saw 20 cars begin the afternoon racing for the checkered flag with three drivers ultimately battling hard when the laps wound down at the end of the 125-lap distance.
O’Blenis took control of the race on Lap 13 and never lost the point en route to her first SpeedWeekend Sportsman feature win. Brady Creamer (Miramichi, NB) kept her honest on several late race restarts but had to settle for second ahead of a hard charging Drew Greenlaw (Eastport, ME). Luc McLaughlin (Geary, NB) led ten laps at the beginning of the race and finished fourth with reigning track champion Curtis Collins (Barnesville, NB) in fifth.
Heat races were won by McLaughlin and Richard Atkinson (Geary, NB). The Sportsman Showcase featured eight cautions and took one hour, 34 minutes to complete.
Chase MacKay (Bear Cove, NS) was the winner of the first leg of the TCM Bandolero Blast over Chase Livingston (Springhill, NS) and Tanton Wooldridge (Summerside, PE). The Maritime League of Legends Tour Cross Roads Cycles 40 was won by Craig MacDonald (Waverley, NS) for his second Tour win of 2021 over Danny Chisholm (Canning, NS) and Owen Mahar (Hubley, NS). The Passione Flooring & Interiors East Coast Mini Stock Tour saw a thrilling finish for the Pub’s Drive Thru Bottle Exchange 50 with reigning Series Champion Dave Matthews (Nine Mile River, NS) edge out Ryan McKnight (Sussex, NB) for the victory. Cody Byrne (Orwell Cove, PE) was third in the 19-car Mini Stock field.
SpeedWeekend 2021 will be capped on Sunday, September 5th with the 21st Annual RE/MAX East Coast Elite Pro Stock 250. The Atlantic Modified Tour will be back to contest their eighth scheduled point race on their 2021 season. The DMR Auto Street Stocks will race alongside of the Maritime League of Legends Tour, the Tim’s Corner Motorsports Bandolero Blast and the Heart of a Champion Hot Rod Classics Clash of the Classics.
About Speedway 660:
Speedway 660 is one of Canada’s premier stock car racing facilities. Located in New Brunswick’s Fredericton region, it has attracted race teams and fans from the Maritimes, New England and Quebec since 1994. The Speedway 660 racing season runs from mid May until late September. SpeedWeekend, one of the most prestigious short track events in eastern North America, is the marquee event of the Speedway 660 season on Labour Day Weekend.
Report From Tim Terry