@NapaSportsman • (Wednesday, July 29th – Sydney, NS) – While they may be brothers off the track, Chris and Kyle Reid are putting their on track rivalry to the forefront this Saturday, August 1st when the NAPA Sportsman Series returns to Cape Breton Miners Memorial Speedway for the Gillis Home Hardware 100.
The event, which will also feature stock car racing action in the Cape Breton Trailer Sales Street Stock and Atlantic Cat/Hewitt Rentals Mini Stock divisions, is slated for a 3pm start at the Sydney, Nova Scotia oval.
The Reid brothers, both originally from Sydney but now call Fort McMurray, Alberta home, lead the NAPA Sportsman Series into competition at their home track Saturday. Chris Reid, who has won the two rounds the series has contested at Cape Breton Miners Memorial Speedway, leads his brother Kyle by a slim three points heading into Saturday afternoon. Darren Price (Main-A-Dieu) has put himself well into the championship battle after four races on the NAPA Sportsman Series, sitting just five points behind Chris Reid. Series veteran Shawn Waterfield (Sydney) and rookie Joey Rudderham (Marion Bridge) are tied for fourth overall in the standings.
The NAPA Sportsman Series last raced on July 17th at Riverside International Speedway with Russell Smith Jr. (Lakeside) winning the Highland Home Building Centres 100.
Vance MacDonald (Sydney) takes a healthy 23 point lead into the Saf-way Auto Parts 25 for the Cape Breton Trailer Sales Street Stock division on Saturday. John Halliday (Sydney) has Jeff Adamsson (Lower L’Ardoise) nipping at his bumper after two races with just a four point advantage for the runner-up spot in the division. With more cars expected to enter the division as the season races on, the competition will continue to get steeper for the entire field in the Street Stock division.
The Atlantic Cat/Hewitt Rentals Mini Stock division drivers will run an extended 50-lap feature on Saturday presented by Ramsay’s Honda. Local favorite and reigning Rookie of the Year Kody Quinn of Glace Bay has a six point lead over multi-time New Brunswick Mini Stock champion JR Lawson (Shubenacadie). Kyle MacMillan (Dartmouth), who took the checkered flag first the last time the Mini Stock division was on the track in July, sits third after his win. Brandon MacMillan (Glace Bay) and Colin Nickerson complete the top five in the standings in the ultra-competitive class.
The race will mark the halfway point in the Cape Breton Miners Memorial Speedway season for 2015. Two events remain following Saturday in the five race schedule, with events on August 29th and September 26th comprising the back end of the stock car season in Sydney.
Admission prices for Saturday’s second event of the season are $20 for adults over the age of 19, $8 for students aged 13 to 18 with free admission to children 12 and under. Pit admission is $25 and restricted to those 18 years and older. Pit gates open for competitors at 10am, with racing beginning at 3pm. For a complete race day schedule and more information pertaining to the August 1st Gillis Home Hardware 100 race event, please visit CBMinersMemorialSpeedway.ca.
About Cape Breton Miners Memorial Speedway: Formerly Island Speedway, Cape Breton Miners Memorial Speedway was re-opened by Bill and Lynne Vasil for racing in July 2014, bringing life to the motorsport and stock car racing scenes on Cape Breton Island. The track features three classes, the NAPA Sportsman, the Cape Breton Trailer Sales Street and Trucks, and Atlantic Cat/Hewitt Rental Store Mini Stocks, with five dates throughout the summer of 2015. The track is located at 1162 Grand Lake Road in Sydney, Nova Scotia. For more information, please visit CBMinersMemorialSpeedway.ca or find the track on Facebook, at Facebook.com/CBMinersMemorialSpeedway.
Press for Cape Breton Miners Memorial Speedway prepared by:
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