RIVER GLADE, NB – (June 5th, 2022) – Michael Cormier (Grand-Barachois, NB) picked up where he left off in 2021 with the Maritime Street Stock Series. The defending Series champion took home the Old Fashion Meat Market 100 for Stuff Your Stuff Commercial Storage Street Stocks on Saturday afternoon at Petty International Raceway. The win was the first on the season for the former track champion at the River Glade, New Brunswick.
Cormier had to work his way around Logan Power (Riverview, NB), who was able to take the lead from Cormier on a late race restart. Once Cormier got back around Power, he was able to set sail with the victory, which was worth a cool $4,000 payday for the No. 68 Moncton Chrysler Dodge Street Stock. Power was second, followed by Kenny MacKenzie Jr (Salisbury, NB). Brad MacLean (Black River, NB) and Riley Goodwin (McAdam, NB) completed the top five in the 15-car field.
Danny Chisholm (Canning, NS) drove to the win in the C.A.R.S. Automotive 50 for the Cross Roads Maritime League of Legends Tour on Saturday evening at Petty Raceway. Chisholm, coming off the win in the Samuel, Son & Co. 50 a week prior at Speedway 660, raced away from the field on the final choose style restart to seal the win. Josh Langille (Coldbrook, NS) made the final restart work for him and captured his first Tour podium of the year with a runner-up finish. Colton Noble (Upper Nine Mile River, NS) challenged for the runner-up spot but had to settle for third at the checkered flag. Rookie of the Race Gage Gilby (Enfield, NS) and Owen Mahar (Hubley, NS) finished fourth and fifth, respectively, for their second top five runs in as many races. Owen and his father Daryl Mahar (Hubley, NS) took home EIT Race Radios Heat Races.
Ayden Christensen (Windsor Junction, NS) and Ethan Hicken (New Glasgow, NS) were winners in Leisure Days RV Bandolero competition. Hicken was able to cruise to the victory in the Beginner Bandolero division, gapping Hailey Bland (Lakeview, NS) by five seconds at the finish. Hudson Ruff was third with Mandi Lee and Wyatt Peters finishing in the top five. Christensen almost threw the Bandolero Outlaw feature away after overdriving his No. 24 car in the final corner with Chase MacKay (Bear Cove, NS) hot on his heels. MacKay had to settle for second, followed by Caden Tufts (Halifax, NS), Chase Livingston (Springhill, NS) and Aiden MacDonald (Charlottetown, PE).
Craig Slaunwhite (Terence Bay, NS) inherited the lead of the Cummins 150 with 29 laps remaining and held on to take his second straight East Coast International Pro Stock Tour victory. Slaunwhite was third when both Cole Butcher (Hantsport, NS) and Ashton Tucker (Lyttleton, NB) experienced mechanical issues with their cars. Russell Smith Jr. (Lakeside, NS) and Nicholas Naugle (Dartmouth, NS) joined Slaunwhite on the podium. A full recap and results of the race can be found at MaritimeProStockTour.com.
The next event for Petty International Raceway is the River Glade International Weekend on June 17th and 18th – highlighted by a 100-lap Late Model Sportsman feature and a 150-lap Pro Stock/Super Late Model show on Saturday, June 18th. For complete information on the event, please visit PettyRaceway.com.
The Cross Roads Maritime League of Legends Tour heads to Nova Scotia for the first time in 2022 on Saturday, June 11th for the R&D Performancentre 50 at Riverside International Speedway. Racing gets underway next Saturday at 4pm. Tickets are available now by heading to RiversideSpeedway.ca.
STREET STOCK 100 (top 5)
1st – #68 Michael Cormier2nd – #58 Logan Power 3rd – #85 Kenny MacKenzie Jr 4th – #13 Brad MacLean 5th – #77 Riley Goodwin
MARITIME LEAGUE OF LEGENDS TOUR (top 5)
1st – #87 Danny Chisholm2nd – #18 Josh Langille 3rd – #03 Colton Noble 4th – #25 Gage Gilby ® 5th – #66 Owen Mahar
About The Maritime League of Legends:
The Maritime League of Legends Association was formed in 2005 by a group of racers wanting to grow the Legends Cars division in the Maritime Provinces of Canada. The popular touring series visits several venues throughout Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island. 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.pettyraceway.com.
Report from Tim Terry