Management for Riverside International Speedway has announced a Back to School special for this Saturday’s season finale with free admission for those 18 & under.

Students are encouraged to wear school colours to the event and you could win prizes which will be awarded by track announcer Dylan Langille. Langille will also roam the stands looking for fans to share stories of favourite moments at Riverside over the last five decades, awarding the storytellers with official Riverside swag.

Adult tickets are $30 reserved and $25 general admission; both can be ordered online until Thursday. General admission tickets will be available at the gate on Saturday, starting at Noon.

Racing starts at 4 p.m. and will feature the Lucas Oil 150 for the Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour, the Henry’s AUTOPRO 75 for the Napa Sportsman Series, and the Passione Flooring East Coast Mini Stock Tour 50. The Pro Stock race is round 11 of 12 for the series 2019 season while the Sportsman and Mini Stock will contest their championship-deciding races. Heat races will set the field for features in all three divisions. The show will end with a special fireworks display to mark the conclusion of the 2019 season and the 50th-anniversary celebrations at the facility.

Riverside Speedway opened in 1969 under the helm of Antigonish businessman John Chisholm. It was sold in 1989 and bought back by Mr. Chisholm late in 2005, rebuilt in 2006 and rebranded Riverside International Speedway. For 50 years, the popular 1/3-mile high-banked asphalt oval has provided generations of race fans with some of the best stock car racing entertainment in North America. Fans who attend events this year will find enhanced track decor, limited edition 50th-anniversary merchandise, and more celebrating Riverside’s fantastic five decades.

About Riverside International Speedway:

For 50 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 as the best stock-car race in Canada, and of the Bumper to Bumper 300 – eastern Canada’s only NASCAR event. 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