Race teams from all over Canada have registered in record numbers for the IWK 250 Super Weekend, set for July 17 to 20 at Riverside International Speedway. Presently, 91 teams are on the entry lists for three divisions – the East Coast International Pro Stock Tour, the Auto World Allstar Sportsman Series, and the Cross Roads Legends Tour.

Drivers will represent six Canadian Provinces and one state in the U.S. The fields include former champions, multi-time race winners, seasoned veterans, wet-behind-the-ears rookies – and a NASCAR driver. Regan Smith will pilot the Cat Car for Kids in the IWK 250 presented by Steve Lewis on July 20; he is the 2008 IWK 250 champion – one of only two NASCAR celebrity drivers to have won the iconic race, a NASCAR driver with 296 starts in the top three divisions including seven wins, and a NASCAR FOX broadcast personality.

With more than $140,000.00 in winnings posted for the weekend, competition will be fierce on all fronts first to make the show and then to secure their share of the purse in the features. Championship points are also on the line for each division as regulars chase their respective series titles.

IWK 250 Presented by Steve Lewis | Saturday, July 20

  1. (24) Regan Smith, Troutman, North Carolina
  2. (89) Donald Chisholm, Antigonish, NS
  3. (88) Russell Smith, Jr., Lakeside, NS
  4. (28) Mike Duskey, North Wiltshire, PE
  5. (08) Nicholas Naugle, Dartmouth, NS
  6. (29) Greg Proude, Springvale, PE
  7. (25g) Gage Gilby, Enfield, NS
  8. (54) Jarrett Butcher, Porter’s Lake, NS
  9. (99) Craig Slaunwhite, Terence Bay, NS
  10. (13) Austin MacDonald, Pictou, NS
  11. (11v) Jordan Veinotte, Porter’s Lake, NS
  12. (56) Josh Collins, Jerseyside, NL
  13. (17) Josh Stade, Chesley, ON
  14. (81) Tyler Liscum, Mulmur, ON
  15. (30) Stephen Lively, Shubenacadie, NS
  16. (48) Dwayne Baker, Stayner, ON
  17. (40) Robbie MacEwen, Charlottetown, PE
  18. (7) Brad Eddy, Halifax, NS
  19. (2) Ashton Tucker, Strathadam, NB
  20. (25) Ryan Van Oirschot, Antigonish, NS
  21. (54b) Danny Benedict, Innisfil, ON
  22. (1) Ryan Messer, Harvey, NB
  23. (36) Gary Elliott, Murray Siding, NS
  24. (51) Mark Leclair, Brackley Beach, PE
  25. (0) Sam Rogers, Lower Onslow, NS
  26. (67) Dylan Blenkhorn, Truro, NS
  27. (31) Chris Reid, Sydney, NS
  28. (42) Kyle Reid, Fort McMurray, AB
  29. (41) Mike Rodgers, Pine Glen, NB

Entry list is subject to change without notice.

NAPA / Henry’s AUTOPRO 100 | Friday, July 19

  1. (87) Kevin Moore, Antigonish, NS
  2. (06) Sara Thorne, Chance Cove, NL
  3. (56) Josh Collins, Jerseyside, NL
  4. (99) Phillip Barkhouse, Beaverbank, NS
  5. (18) Harry Ross White, Kennetcook, NS
  6. (99) Wayne Walsh, Conception Bay South, NL
  7. (30) Gerald Hicks, Conception Bay South, NL
  8. (45) Ashley Creelman, Debert, NS
  9. (68) Michael Cormier, Grand-Barachois, NB
  10. (78) Dennis Nickerson, Marshy Hope, NS
  11. (08) Matt Vaughan, Lantz, NS
  12. (14) Alex Johnson, Enfield, NS
  13. (66) Jeffrey Breen, Antigonish, NS
  14. (0) tba, tba
  15. (6) Dylan Blenkhorn, Truro, NS
  16. (50) Mike Riley, Timberlea, NS
  17. (74) Cory Leonard, Big Lake, NS
  18. (2) Corey Breen, Antigonish, NS
  19. (01) Joey Livingstone, Trenton, NS
  20. (92) Pete Miller, East Gore, NS
  21. (85) Darren Hilchie, Little Harbour, NS
  22. (94) Deven Smith, Lakeside, NS
  23. (51) Dylan Dowe, Bedford, NS
  24. (10) Brady Creamer, Miramichi, NB
  25. (31) Jerome Kehoe, Sydney, NS
  26. (8) Chris Reid, Sydney, NS
  27. (23) Shawn Waterfield, Sydney, NS
  28. (47) Dan Cameron, Westville, NS
  29. (44) Russell Smith, Jr., Lakeside, NS
  30. (27) Kyle Bent, Windermere, NS
  31. (3) Darren Wallage, Enfield, NS
  32. (18) Lynden MacDougall, Sydney, NS
  33. (30) Marcel Leblanc, McKees Mills, NB

Entry list is subject to change without notice.

Superior Foundations Legends Challenge | Friday, July 19

  1. (89) Emily Chisholm, Antigonish, NS
  2. (20) Devin Wadden, Hammonds Plains, NS
  3. (98) Craig MacDonald, Waverley, NS
  4. (14) Brayden Wadden, Hammonds Plains, NS
  5. (73) Brad Wadden, Hammonds Plains, NS
  6. (71) Chase MacKay, Bear Cove, NS
  7. (97) Daniel Vandenburg, Glenholme, NS
  8. (46) Randy Stoddard, Barrington, NS
  9. (24) Ayden Christensen, Windsor Junction, NS
  10. (29) Jared Slaunwhite, Terence Bay, NS
  11. (66m) Faryl Mahar, Hubley, NS
  12. (66) Owen Mahar, Hubley, NS
  13. (0) Tanton Wooldridge, Summerside, PE
  14. (94) JJ MacPhee, Yarmouth, NS
  15. (84) Noah Healey, Conception Bay South, NL
  16. (00) Caden Tufts, Hubley, NB
  17. (111) Wayne Hanlon Jr., St. John’s, NL
  18. (07) Kelsey Hann, New Glasgow, NS
  19. (99) Taylor McLean, Eureka, NS
  20. (13) Aiden MacDonald, Covehead, PE
  21. (81) Nate Singer, Kennetcook, NS
  22. (44) Nathan Blackburn, Hubley, NS
  23. (34) Stephen Piccott, Jr., Donaldston, PE
  24. (18) Josh Langille, Coldbrook, NS
  25. (19) Nathan Langille, Coldbrook, NS
  26. (23) Teagan Dempsey, Fredericton, NB
  27. (9) Campbell Delaney, Halifax, NS
  28. (8) Dawson Noble, Upper Nine Mile River, NS
  29. (03) Colton Noble, Upper Nine Mile River, NS
  30. (37) Alex Landry, Antigonish, NS

Entry list is subject to change without notice.

The weekend kicks off Wednesday, July 17 with a late afternoon/early evening practice for sportsman and legends teams. On Thursday, it’s IWK 250 practice from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. followed by the popular IWK 250 Tailgate Party presented by Coldstream Clear. Friday will see an evening race card featuring the Superior Foundation Legends Challenge and the NAPA/Henry’s AUTOPRO Sportsman 100. On Saturday, it’s the IWK 250 presented by Steve Lewis with qualifying in the afternoon and the big show slated for a 7:30 p.m. green flag. Detailed schedules for each day will be posted at www.riversidespeedway.ca this week.

Camping opens Wednesday morning; with over 700 campsites reserved Riverside’s population could be greater than the Town of Antigonish over the weekend. Tickets are still available at www.riversidespeedway.ca; advance ticket purchases are recommended to help avoid the wait at the gate as those ticket holders will have exclusive use of an expedited entry.

As part of Riverside’s 55th-anniversary celebrations kids 15 and under will get in free Friday and Saturday for general admission seating. Reserved seating for 15 and under is also available, at a reduced cost. Everyone 15 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

Riverside has long attracted top drivers from throughout North America. It is a scale rendition of the original Bristol Motor Speedway in Tennessee. Riverside founder, the late John “Nova” Chisholm, visited with NASCAR founder Bill France in the 60s seeking advice about building a track in Maritime Canada. France recommended a smaller Bristol and emphasized it should be easy to access near a highway interchange. With France’s blessing, Chisholm took an engineer to Bristol – they measured the track and returned to Nova Scotia to build Riverside – 1/3-mile (vs 1/2-mile at Bristol), high banks, and located at an interchange for the Trans Canada Highway. It opened on May 18, 1969, as a top track in Canada and still retains that designation.

About Riverside International Speedway

In 2024 Riverside International Speedway is celebrating 55 years 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 largest outdoor entertainment venue in eastern Canada and the home of the IWK 250 – widely known throughout North America as a “bucket list” event for racers and fans alike. 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 www.riversidespeedway.ca or call 902-863-2410 (May to September) or 902-404-7049 (October to April).