Austin MacDonald (Pictou, NS), returning from an early Summer of competition in the United States, took home second after coming from the rear twice over the 50-lap duration. MacDonald would pick up Fleet Brake Atlantic Rookie of the Race honors over Sam Rogers (Lower Onslow, NS), who also scored his first Maritime League of Legends Tour podium finish in the Celtic Air Services 50. Emily Meehan (Rawdon Gold Mines, NS) bested her brother Adam Meehan (Rawdon Gold Mines, NS) for the fourth place position in the 15-car field.
Hall, who started seventh on the field, passed Shelby Baker (Fall River, NS) early in the race and never looked back for the win. Baker, who entered as the point leader on the Series, had contact with another car later in the race which resulted in a parts failure and heavy contact with the Turn Three wall. Baker emerged alright from the accident and would be credited with a 13th place finish.
Three-time 2018 feature winner Craig MacDonald (Waverley, NS) and leading Fleet Brake Atlantic Rookie of the Year driver Michael Cormier (Grand-Barachois, NB) each found mechanical trouble during the race and would retire before the finish of the race.
Austin MacDonald and Cory Hall took home heat race victories. The Celtic Air Services 50 took approximately 40 minutes to complete.
OFFICIAL FEATURE RESULTS – CELTIC AIR SERVICES 50
® - Fleet Brake Atlantic Rookie
1st - #08 Cory Hall (NB)
2nd - #27 Austin MacDonald ® (NS)
3rd - #12 Sam Rogers ® (NS)
4th - #75 Emily Meehan (NS)
5th - #6 Adam Meehan (NS)
6th - #48 Waylon Farrell (NL)
7th - #31 Will Farrell (NL)
8th - #7 Jeff Cruickshank (NS)
9th - #18 Josh Langille (NS)
10th - #36 Devin Gallant (PE)
11th - #4 Kevin MacDonald (NS)
12th - #28 Kyle Shipley (NS)
13th - #53 Shelby Baker (NS)
14th - #68 Michael Cormier (NB)
15th - #98 Craig MacDonald (NS)
The Maritime League of Legends Tour is back in action on Saturday, August 25th at Petty International Raceway for Round Eight of Ten on the 2018 season. The 50-lap feature is a part of the 54th River Glade International and will be a part of a card that includes the Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour, MJS and Prime Lift East Coast Mini Stock Tour and the Leisure Days RV Bandoleros. Racing begins at 6pm on August 25th.
For complete information on the Maritime League of Legends Tour, please visit MaritimeLegends.ca.
About Celtic Air Services
Celtic Air Services is your full service FBO at the Port Hawkesbury Airport, the gateway to beautiful Cape Breton Island, the world famous Cabot Trail and some of the world’s most famous golf courses. From concierge to aircraft services, Celtic Air Services can handle it all! For more information, please visit CelticAirServices.com.
About Riverside International Speedway
Riverside International Speedway is 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 for eastern Canada’s only NASCAR event, and of the IWK 250 – widely known as the best stock car race 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 call 902.863.2410 or click www.riversidespeedway.ca.
About The Maritime League of Legends:
The Maritime League of Legends Association was formed in 2005 by a group of racer’s wanting to grow the Legends Cars division in the Maritime Provinces of Canada. In 2018, the Maritime League of Legends Tour will visit five venues throughout Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island between May and September during its ten race season. For more information on the Maritime League of Legends, please visit www.maritimelegends.ca.