Mark Ferguson (Saint John, NB) has virtually clinched the 2018 Eastern Super Mini Cup Series championship heading into the Concept Drilling 20 on Saturday. Ferguson takes a 50 point advantage into the final race and given that he takes the green flag on Saturday will nail down his second championship. Ferguson won the title in a shortened 2016 season with the Series.
Jacob Dunlop (Hampton, PE) enters Saturday with a slim seven point advantage on “Old Man” Donnie McNeil for the runner-up spot in the championship. The pair entered the Atlantic Championships last weekend at the Shediac CENTRE For Speed tied for the spot but Dunlop, by virtue of a strong heat race and a third place feature finish, enters this weekend with the slight edge. Both Dunlop and McNeil have won two feature races this season and each will look to break the tie in the win column and nail down second in the standings after leaving Speedway Miramichi.
The pleasant surprise out of the 25-lap feature at the CENTRE For Speed last Saturday was winner Logan Dawson (Tyne Valley, PE). Dawson impressed as he left only three cars on the lead lap at the end of the race en route to his first win on the Series in just his fourth start in the car. Dawson has moved to fourth overall in the standings but only has a one point advantage on fellow Series freshman Randy Wilson with one race to go on the Series.
Dawson will have company on track in his father Dan Dawson, who is slated to make his Series debut at Speedway Miramichi on Saturday in the Concept Drilling 20. Dan will be piloting the car formerly campaigned by Series veteran Jeremy Alexander of Summerside, PE.
Prince Edward Island’s Dave Griffin barely missed out on a podium spot in the most recent race at the CENTRE For Speed. Griffin, in one of his best races of the season, fell a lap down in the final circuits last Saturday but still managed to finish fourth in the caution free feature. He has closed down the gap to six points between himself and hometown favorite Kirk Sheasgreen (Miramichi, NB) for sixth in the point standings. Sheasgreen, who has had a roller coaster season in the No. 40 car, will hope to close out 2018 with a win at his home track.
The Eastern Super Mini Cup Series roster is rounded out by Brodie Lewis of Charlottetown, PE.
Adult grandstand admission price for Saturday night’s The Very Best Fall Shootout and Concept Drilling 20 is $15 (aged 18 and up), youth admission (aged eight to 17) is $10 and children seven and under are admitted free of charge. A family grandstand pass (two adults and two youth admissions) is $35. Pit admission is $20. Tickets are available at the gate on race day.
Pit gates for competitors open at 10am on Saturday, October 13th with grandstand gates for fans opening at 12pm. Racing gets underway with qualifying at 2pm. The event includes a 100-lap Street Stock feature, the Atlantic Modified Tour season finale, a 50-lap Mini Stock event, the Dukes division and a Demolition Blowout Finale!
The Eastern Super Mini Cup Series would like to thank Concept Drilling for partnering with the Series to present the Season Finale at Speedway Miramichi. Concept Drilling is a licensed water well drilling company with over 20 years experience in geotechnical and environmental drilling. For more information, find them on Facebook at Concept Drilling Services or give them a call at (506) 624-4874. Marketing opportunities with the Eastern Super Mini Cup Series are available by contacting Kirk Sheasgreen at (506) 210-0437.
For complete information on the Eastern Super Mini Cup Series, please visit their Facebook page at Facebook.com/EasternMiniCupCar.
About Speedway Miramichi:
Speedway Miramichi is Eastern Canada’s Oldest Active Motorsports Venue, and Northern New Brunswick’s only paved oval track. Located in the city of Miramichi, New Brunswick, and just 5 minutes away from all city amenities, Speedway Miramichi hosts stock car racing and demolition events throughout the summer. There is no other facility in the world where you can watch a stock car race, burnout competition, figure-8 race, and a demolition derby during the same event. Visit our website (speedwaymiramichi2016.com), check us out on Facebook (Speedway Miramichi Inc.), or find us on Instagram (speedway.miramichi) for more details, and join us as we celebrate our 50th Anniversary in 2018!
About the Eastern Super Mini Cup Series:
The Eastern Super Mini Cup Series offers all the excitement of stock car racing in a small package! Formed for competition in the Maritimes in 2012, the Series will visit three ovals between Prince Edward Island and New Brunswick over seven events in their 2018 season. To keep up with the Eastern Super Mini Cup Series, like them on Facebook at Facebook.com/EasternMiniCupCar or follow them on Twitter at @ESMCSeries.