The season starts June 6 with the first of three championship points races for the Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour (PST), with qualifying and a 150-lap feature for the series.
July 16 to 18 will see the IWK 250 Super Weekend with IWK 250 Tailgate Party on July 16, the Napa Sportsman Series on July 17, and the 14th-edition of the IWK 250 presented by Steve Lewis - a second PST points race - on July 18.
August 15 will see grassroots motorsports take center stage at Riverside with a 'Rev it Up' theme including a Show & Shine in the afternoon and race card in the evening featuring a Sportsman Showdown.
For the first time in recent memory, the Riverside season finale will be in August, an anomaly dictated by a late Labour Day date this year. On August 29, Riverside will close its 51st season with an event featuring a 200-lap contest for the Pro Stock Tour.
Support classes and more details for each event are still in the works and will be announced in the near future.
Campsite reservations for the IWK 250 weekend are open and can be made by visiting RiversideSpeedway.ca. The renewal deadline is March 31 for those who had sites in 2019; new reservations are also available and will be filled starting in April (after the renewal deadline).
The first '250' at Riverside was held in 1977; the event was rebranded the IWK 250 in 2007. Since then the marquee event has raised awareness and more than $480,000 for the IWK Foundation. The list of IWK 250 champions is a whos-who list of Canadian stock car legends and superstars - including Canadian Motorsports Hall of Fame inductees Earl Ross, Junior Hanley, Don Biederman, Greg Sewart, Rollie MacDonald, and Scott Fraser, with a couple of well-known NASCAR names - Regan Smith and Kenny Wallace - included as well.
Fans can keep up with Riverside news all year long by visiting www.RiversideSpeedway.ca, subscribing to the email newsletter, and by following social media accounts on Facebook (riversidespeedwayns) and Twitter (Riverside_NS).
About Riverside International Speedway:
For 50 years, Riverside International Speedway has been recognized as a premiere stock racing facility in Canada. The 1/3-mile high-banked asphalt oval roars to action several times a year for special events. It is the home of the IWK 250 – widely known as one of the most anticipated stock-car races in Canada. Located in James River, between New Glasgow and Antigonish, the facility is easily accessible at exit 30 on Trans Canada Highway 104. For more information please visit www.riversidespeedway.ca or call 902-863-2410.