HALIFAX, NS – Scotia Speedworld is excited to unveil their 2023 racing schedule. Entering their 36th year of operation, Scotia Speedworld is the only facility offering weekly stock car racing in Atlantic Canada and their schedule offers something for everyone this summer. Beginning in May and running until the end of September, the track will host 22 stock car events over 18 weekends.
The CARSTAR Weekly Racing Series is the anchor of the Scotia Speedworld schedule. The series begins on its traditional Victoria Day long weekend Sunday before transitioning to Friday night racing. The season finale will take place on Saturday, September 30.
Some of the highlights of the 2023 CARSTAR Weekly Racing Series include:
New for 2023, the CARSTAR Weekly Racing Series will conclude on Saturday, September 30, with extended distance events for all five house divisions. The Halifax 300 will see a 136-lap Late Model Sportsman feature to celebrate the 36th anniversary of the track. The Legend, Mini Stock and Bandolero Outlaws will all compete in 50-lap features to cap their season, with the Beginner Bandoleros also seeing laps added to their regular distance. In comparison to a Friday night finale, this event also allows the champions and rookies of the year more time to celebrate after the event. The Halifax 300 will be a show points event for all divisions.
Returning for 2023 is Fanfest. The event sees free admission to the track on Friday, June 23, with a ticket from a participating sponsor, and an autograph session kicks off the evening’s festivities. In addition, the $20 Carload Night promotion will return twice in 2023, once early in the season on Friday, May 26 and late in the year on Friday, September 15. The popular Kiddie Rides are also on the calendar for Friday, June 30 and Friday, September 1.
The Toursec Mini Stocks (formerly Toursec Thunder and Lightning) will return to their roots as the Thunder on the Hill 100 returns on Friday, June 9. The event will see a true test of driver and machine as they go 100 laps around the 3/10-mile oval. The race has not been contested as a 100-lap feature in over ten years.
The Street Stock division will return to Scotia Speedworld for the first time in nearly 25 years, this September, as they compete on the undercard of the East Coast International Pro Stock Tour finale on Saturday, September 23. More information on this event, including rules packages, purse and more, will be available as the season draws closer.
The AJK 50 for Late Model Sportsman returns for a third year on its late August date of Friday, August 25. The 28th edition of the Shriners Classic will take place on Friday, July 7.
INEX National Qualifiers, pending approval from INEX, will take place on Friday, July 21 for Bandoleros and Friday, August 18 for Legend cars.
Each division will see an off night before and after the Mid-Summer Break. In total, each division has 16 events scheduled, including the Halifax 300.
In addition to the CARSTAR Weekly Racing Series, several touring series and special events are scattered throughout the 2023 schedule.
The East Coast International Pro Stock Tour anchors their schedule at Scotia Speedworld, with four events. The season opener takes place on Saturday, May 20 and their 2023 season concludes in Halifax, with a 200-lap finale, on Saturday, September 23. In between, the Maritimes’ top touring division will have a return engagement on Saturday, June 24, before headlining the Summer Clash 250 on Saturday, August 12.
The Cross Roads Maritime League of Legends Tour will also call Scotia Speedworld home in 2023, with three Saturday stops on May 20, August 12 and September 23.
The Auto World Maritime Allstar Sportsman Series will make a stop to Scotia Speedworld in June, on Saturday, June 24, as the undercard to the East Coast International Pro Stock Tour on the same date, giving fans two big late model shows on the same afternoon.
The Heart of a Champion Hot Rod Classics will once again make an appearance at Scotia Speedworld during the Summer Clash 250 weekend on August 12.
The World Series of Monster Trucks will return to Scotia Speedworld on the last weekend in July. More information on this event will be made available as announced by the event promotor.
The 36th season of racing at Scotia Speedworld kicks off on Saturday, May 20 and Sunday, May 21. The East Coast International Pro Stock Tour and the Cross Roads Maritime League of Legends Tour kick off their championship drives Saturday at 4pm, with the CARSTAR Weekly Racing Series going green with their 2023 season on Sunday at 2pm.
- From Scotia Speedworld