The popular high-banked facility will see the cars and stars of the Maritime Pro Stock Tour on June 12, July 24, and September 11. The June and September dates are regular events for the series. The July 24 IWK 250 presented by Steve Lewis is a highlight of the Canadian stock car season and culmination of the IWK 250 Super Weekend which runs from July 22-24. The Grass Roots Racing Extravaganza is August 21, starting in the daytime with the Rev It Up Show & Shine and finishing in the evening with racing under the lights. Support classes and details for each of the events will be announced as confirmed.
A full season is being planned in hopes things are getting back to normal by then. But if still under COVID-19 restrictions, Riverside management is confident they have a good baseline to prepare with. In August the facility was shortlisted by Nova Scotia Public Health authorities to be considered for a larger gathering, and on September 26 hosted an approved event with nearly 1,500 people in attendance.
Riverside management thanks government authorities for their leadership through this pandemic, front-line workers for their dedication, and the public for doing their part to help keep us all safe from COVID-19. With the winter months ahead and a vaccine on the horizon, fans are encouraged to remain diligent in abiding by the directives which are in place.
Fans can stay up-to-date with Riverside news over the off-season by visiting riversidespeedway.ca or following the track social media pages (Facebook and Twitter), and by signing up to receive the Riverside newsletter which is delivered by email.
About Riverside International Speedway:
For 51 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 throughout North America as a "bucket list" event for racers and fans alike. 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.