This fourth episode of Victory Laps features host Dylan Langille visiting with New Glasgow’s Bob “Bobby” Allen, one of the winningest drivers at Riverside between 1969 and 1977. He challenged and often beat the best racers from this region, and beyond. While he won many trophies at Riverside his most memorable are those from a […]
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This week’s RIS50 TBT marks 100 days until the 2019 edition of the IWK250 on July 20, so we’re looking back to 1977 at our first 250 with a previously unreleased short video clip of eventual winner Bill Watson, from Etobicoke, Ontario, racing the legendary Don Biederman in the first 125-lap segment. Enjoy!
What advertising looked like in 1977 for the first ‘250’ at Riverside…It was the longest race ever held in the Maritimes; the purse was $14,000 and drew top drivers from as far away as Ontario and New England. The race was run in two 125-lap segments with a 35-lap sportsman race at half-time. While Junior […]
NASCAR personality Kenny Wallace will drive the ‘Cat Car for Kids’ in the 2019 edition of the IWK 250 presented by Steve Lewis on July 20 at Riverside International Speedway when Wallace will attempt to become the first back-to-back champion of the event in its modern era. “I am both honoured and humbled to be […]
In this episode of Victory Laps, we hear from Frank Fraser, a Maritime stock car racing legend and someone who has been around for all 50 years at Riverside. His racing career started in 1962 in New Brunswick and he is still building race cars at his longtime home shop in Shubenacadie, Nova Scotia. In […]