Management at Riverside International Speedway and the Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour have postponed the event which was scheduled for today to next Saturday, September 14.
Event organizers have considered many factors in making this decision. Even though the storm is forecast to have moved through the region by early Sunday, PEI race teams may not be able to leave the Island with potential bridge closures and ferry cancellations. As well, EMT’s who would work the event are on call for public safety.
Management for Riverside International Speedway and the Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour would like to thank fans for their understanding and patience during this unpredictable time. Additionally, management urge caution as Dorian moves through the region. Please monitor local authorities and heed their directions.
The schedule for Sept. 14 at Riverside will mirror that which was planned for Sept. 7. The pit gate will open at 10;00 a.m., the grandstand gate and box office at Noon, racing will start at 4 p.m.
The show will feature the Lucas Oil 150 – round 11 or 12 for the Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour, as well as the Henry’s AUTOPRO 75 for the Napa Sportsman Series and the Passione Flooring East Coast Mini Stock Tour 50 – both championship-deciding races. A fireworks display will end the evening and the at-track celebration of Riverside’s 50th-anniversary season.
The Back to School special offer for Sept. 7 will apply Sept. 14 so everyone 18 and under will enjoy free grandstand general admission. Advance tickets purchased for Sept. 7 will be honoured Sept. 14. Tickets for Sept. 14 will be available online until Sept. 12 and at the gate on race day, starting at Noon.
As a result of the move to Sept. 14 for the Lucas Oil 150, the Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour championship event scheduled for Scotia Speedworld on that day will be moved; the date is TBA. More details at www.maritimeprostocktour.com and www.scotiaspeedworld.ca.
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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