UPDATED WITH SCHEDULE – Mother Nature is not cooperating with the running of the Ron MacGillivray Chev Buick GMC 150 at Riverside International Speedway. For the third time this year the event has had to be postponed due to a rainy forecast. Originally rained out June 14 and then June 15, the event was moved to tonight and now to Sunday afternoon at 2 p.m..
“We’re as frustrated as everyone else,” said track manager Paul McLean. “We really wanted to get this show in tonight but it’s just not fair, especially to those who travel any distance to attend our events, to bring everyone here based on the information we have gathered this morning from public and private (commercial) forecasting services. Every one of them says we are in for wet weather this afternoon into late this evening. There might be a small break but it’s not enough to get the show in.”
UPDATE – The back gate will open at 10 a.m. with practice commencing at 11:25; the grandstand gate opens at Noon; practice ends at 12:25 p.m. Pro stock time trials are at 1:20 p.m. and racing starts at 2. see event page for complete and printable schedule.
The Home Hardware Building Centres 100 for the Napa Sportsman Series has also been moved to Sunday afternoon.
On Saturday the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series invade Riverside International Speedway for the Wilson Equipment 300 Supporting Red Cross Disaster Relief. The Maritime League of Legends will provide support class action with the $1,000 to win Maritime Legends Invitational. Heat races for the Legends start at 2:35 p.m. followed by NASCAR time trials and an autograph session. The 50-lap Legends feature is set for 6:30 followed by pre-race ceremonies for, and, the Wilson Equipment 300.
Advance tickets sold for August 15 will be honoured on Sunday August 17. Tickets will be available at the gate Saturday and Sunday; fans planning to attend both events can take advantage of a discounted weekend pass. The advance ticket box office will be open today for those who wish to purchase reserved or advance tickets, either online or by calling 902.863.2410.
Riverside International Speedway is recognized as a premier 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 or click www.riversidespeedway.ca.