Photo by Crooks Racing via Twitter

Photo by Crooks Racing via Twitter

MOORESVILLE, NC (July 5, 2013) – Crooks Racing shared a photo via Twitter Thursday evening of the race car they are building for Brad Kezelowski to run in the July 20 IWK 250 at Riverside International Speedway.

The photo shows the car still on the jig under construction with the back half of the body hung; the body from the firewall forward still needs to go on the car so viewers can see the suspension components in place along with the motor.

The car is being prepared for the reigning NASCAR Sprint Cup Series by Dartmouth, Nova Scotia native Gary Crooks who owns and operates Crooks Racing in Mooresville, North Carolina. Crooks Racing manages a developmental program for Brad Keselowski Racing (BKR) and will enter a second BKR car, to be driven by southern hotshoe Austin Theriault, in the event.

The Crooks Racing Twitter post was shared with more than 440,000 fans via ‘retweets’ Thursday evening – including Brad Keselowski.

The IWK 250 Presented by Steve Lewis Auto Body is the marquis event on the Maritime motorsports calendar and widely known as the biggest stock car race in Canada. It is set for July 20 as the culmination of two days of high octane excitement that starts July 19 with the Highland Home Building Centres 100 for the Napa Sportsman Series (also round one of three for the new Maritime Sportsman Challenge), along with the Maritime Legends Challenge for the Maritime League of Legends.

Advance ticket and event information for the IWK 250.

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Riverside International Speedway is 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 for eastern Canada’s only NASCAR event, and of the IWK 250 – widely known as the best stock car race in Canada. 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 call 902.863.2410.