Celebrating 50 Years

Antigonish, Nova Scotia

Richardson, Warren Winners at Riverside Friday Night

Following are brief unofficial results from racing at Riverside International Speedway on Friday evening. Complete full results will be published by the respective series as available.

HENRY’S AUTOPRO 100 / Napa Sportsman Series

  1. (55) Dale Richardson*
  2. (17) Colby Smith
  3. (22) Jeffrey Breen
  4. (78) Dennis Nickerson
  5. (13) Brad Decoste

*Brad Eddy crossed the finish line first but was DQ’d in post-race inspection for a technical infraction.

Heat Race Winners: Jeffrey Breen, Daniel Delorey

PASSIONE FLOORING EAST COAST MINI STOCK TOUR 50

  1. (85) Andrew Warren
  2. (86) Tim Webster
  3. (67) Cody Byrne
  4. (18) Taylor MacLean
  5. (13) Drew MacEachern

Heat Race Winners: Jesse Deveau, Andrew Warren, Tim Webster

Saturday is jam-packed with the inaugural Rev it Up at Riverside Show & Shine, the Maritime League of Legends, and the NASCAR Pinty’s Series only stop on the east coast in the Bumper to Bumper 300. The grandstand gates open and NASCAR practice starts at 12:30 p.m., the Show & Shine starts at 1 p.m. (in the grassy area of the parking lot near the main entrance of the grandstand), Legends practice is at 2 p.m., NASCAR qualifying at 3 p.m., Legends heat races at 4 p.m., NASCAR autograph session at 5:10 p.m., Legends feature at 6:15 p.m., opening ceremony at 7:05 p.m., and the Bumper to Bumper 300 at 7:35 p.m.

Top racers from all across Canada are expected for the NASCAR race. Thirty-plus entries from Nova Scotia and New Brunswick have been received to-date for the Rev it Up Show & Shine. Vehicle registration for the Rev it Up at Riverside Show & Shine is open and just $15 which includes admission for two adults to the Bumper to Bumper 300 ($80 value) and an event decal; those who pre-registered are also guaranteed to receive a Rev it Up at Riverside t-shirt. Drive-up registrations are welcome. All entries will be eligible for Fan Favourite awards and a Promoter’s Choice award. Register today at www.RiversideSpeedway.ca.

Spectator admission to the Show & Shine is free; fans with grandstand tickets for the Bumper to Bumper 300 can enjoy the Show & Shine as well as all the on-track action. Weekend Pass and single-day tickets are available until Thursday at www.RiversideSpeedway.ca and at the gate on race days. There is plenty of free spectator and RV parking for this event; campsites are unreserved and unserviced.

Motoring TV, one of Canada’s top automotive television shows will be on-site at Riverside August 16 & 17 filming an episode featuring the facilities 50th-anniversary which will air nationally on TSN later this year. The Bumper to Bumper 300 will be streamed live online at TSN.ca in Canada and Fanschoice.tv in the United States and shown tape-delay on TSN.

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 www.riversidespeedway.ca.

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