Celebrating 50 Years

Antigonish, Nova Scotia

Riverside to Host Inaugural Rev It Up Show’N’Shine on August 17

Management for Riverside International Speedway is pleased to announce a new-for-2019 event as part of the facilities 50th-anniversary celebrations and in conjunction with the NASCAR Pinty’s Series Bumper to Bumper 300 on Saturday, August 17.

The Rev It Up at Riverside Show’N’Shine will be held on speedway grounds during the afternoon while the NASCAR teams are on track preparing for the Bumper to Bumper 300, which runs in the evening. This will give fans of both the race and the Show’N’Shine the opportunity to co-mingle and enjoy both festivities.

The Rev It Up at Riverside Show’N’Shine is open to motorized 4-wheeled vehicles at least 30 years old and motorized special interest pieces (no age limit). The registration fee is just $15.00 and on the day of the event participants who register by August 2 will receive an event t-shirt, decal, and admission* for two adults to the Bumper to Bumper 300 (package value approx. $100.00, no cash value and not transferable).  There will be Fan Favourite Awards and a Promoters Choice Award and winners will be invited to participate in an on-track parade lap prior to the Bumper to Bumper 300 where they will receive trophies.

Setup for Rev It Up starts at Noon on August 17, the Show’N’Shine runs from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. (during practice and qualifying for the race cars), followed by the NASCAR autograph session and Rev It Up winners announcement, the Maritime League of Legends 50-lap race, the parade lap, opening ceremonies and the NASCAR Pinty’s Series Bumper to Bumper 300 (schedule is subject to change at promoters discretion).

Spectator admission for Rev It Up is free; tickets for the Bumper to Bumper 300 will be available starting the week of July 29. There is plenty of FREE parking available for RV’s(unserviced) and spectator vehicles for this event. The weekend kicks off Friday, August 16 with the Henry’s AUTOPRO 100 for the NAPA Sportsman Series and a 50-lap championship points event for the Passione Flooring East Coast Mini Stock Tour.

The 50th-anniversary season at Riverside International Speedway kicks off June 8 with The Triple 50s Presented by Ceilidh Honda, a championship points event for the Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour. The event will also see the season opener for the Napa Sportsman Series, the Henry’s AUTOPRO 75. Racing starts at 6 p.m. Advance general admission and reserved tickets are now available; general admission tickets will be available at the gate on race day.

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.

This year, Riverside is celebrating its 50th anniversary by sharing its remarkable history on its website and social media with pictures and video as well as visiting with personalities in Victory Laps, a podcast. The at-track experience will include displays, decorations, and celebrations paying tribute to those who have helped the facility achieve such an amazing milestone.

Riverside International Speedway is recognized as a premier stock car 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.

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