@oysterbedspeedw •Dartmouth, NS – (July 27th, 2016) – The Upper Clements Parks Maritime League of Legends Tour heads to picturesque Prince Edward Island on Saturday evening for the third race of their eight round series. The Island Coastal Services and Steve’s Snow Removal 50 will mark the only trip to Oyster Bed Speedway in Oyster Bed Bridge for the series in 2016. The Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour’s Lucas Oil 100 and the Stella Maris Credit Union Street Stock 50 will also be on the racing card, which will begin on Saturday, July 30th at 6pm.
After two races, the Farrell’s Racing team and their #48 car lead the championship standings. Waylon Farrell (Conception Bay South, NL) and Dylan Blenkhorn (Truro, NS) have combined to give the team 188 points through the first two events and the total places them in first place heading into the Island Coastal Services and Steve’s Snow Removal 50. Farrell is expected to be behind the wheel of the #48 Farrell’s Excavation car in what will be his first start at Oyster Bed Speedway.
“Miss Rawdon Rocket” Emily Meehan (Rawdon Gold Mines, NS) is second in the standings, just nine points out of the top spot. Meehan was second in the season opener at Scotia Speedworld behind Blenkhorn while she came home eighth in the Maritime Legends Challenge at Riverside International Speedway, which was won by Braden Langille (Shubenacadie, NS). Paul Goulden (Shelburne, NS), reigning Canadian Masters Legends champion, sits third in the standings, just four points behind Meehan and three points up on former Canadian Semi-Pro Legends champion Nicholas Naugle (Dartmouth, NS).
Craig MacDonald (Waverley, NS) leads the Rookie of the Year standings over Shane Lively (Middle Sackville, NS) after two races. MacDonald runs fifth overall in the series while mechanical issues have plagued Lively and the #22 Cars R Us team over the first two races.
When the Upper Clements Parks Maritime League of Legends Tour stopped at Oyster Bed Speedway last season, it was Cory Hall of Jolicure, New Brunswick coming away with the victory over Naugle and former multiple time series champion Justin MacNeill (Bedford, NS). Hall took the lead from Naugle on a Lap 28 restart in last year’s event and powered to the win after starting tenth in the 18 car field.
The event is expected to include Charlottetown driver Gary Dunning, who made his 2016 debut at Riverside on July 15th. Dunning is a veteran of Legend car racing and will be behind the wheel of his familiar #33 car.
A total of 29 teams have taken part in one of the first two races in the Upper Clements Parks Maritime League of Legends Tour this season, with 16 of those participating in both races.
Pit gates open for competitors in the Island Coastal Services and Steve’s Snow Removal 50 on Saturday, July 30th at 1:30pm; with racing beginning at 6pm. Tickets are available at the gate on race day. Complete venue information for Oyster Bed Speedway can be found on the race track’s website at www.OysterBedSpeedwayPEI.com.
About Island Coastal Service Limited:
Island Coastal Services Ltd. is an earth moving construction company with head office in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. Our principal business activities include site preparation, land development, road building, municipal sewer and water installations, golf course management, Landscaping, construction and renovations. Island Coastal Services Ltd is dedicated to providing quality construction, technical and management services to our customers. We will strive to implement a long term relationship with our clients, based on safety, quality, and timely service. For more information on Island Coastal Service Ltd., please visit IslandCoastal.ca or call (902) 892-1062.
About Upper Clements Parks:
Located in the heart of Nova Scotia’s Annapolis Valley, Upper Clements Amusement park opened its doors in 1989 and has since been one of Atlantic Canada’s top tourism destinations. The amusement park is situated on 75 acres and features over 30 rides and attractions including Atlantic Canada’s only Flume Ride and Wooden Roller Coaster. The Tree Topper Adventure Park, an adventure park in the sky, is designed to challenge the individual, both physically and mentally. It is also home to the highest free-fall drop tower in Canada. This year, the park will be offering non-serviced camping beginning in July. For complete information on Upper Clements Parks, call 1-888-248-4567 or visit them online at UpperClements.com.
About Oyster Bed Speedway:
Oyster Bed Speedway is Prince Edward Island’s premier auto racing facility and features fun and excitement with weekly stock car racing special events throughout the season. The 1/3 mile paved oval is located in Oyster Bed Bridge at the intersection of routes 6 and 7, halfway between Cavendish and Charlottetown on beautiful Prince Edward Island. Phone: (902) 892-6684. Website: www.oysterbedspeedwaypei.com
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 2016, the Upper Clements Parks Maritime League of Legends Tour will visit five venues throughout Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island between May and September during its eight race season. For more information on the Maritime League of Legends, please visit www.maritimelegends.ca.