Martin Roy driver of the #90 Batteries Expert/Veloce/Gamache Truck Centre Dodge and teammate Isabelle Tremblay pilot of the #07 Frank Lyman Design Dodge with both return to action this weekend at Riverside International Speedway near Antigonish, NS for round number eleven of the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series on Saturday evening.
While Tremblay returns to Riverside for her second tour at the beautiful 1/3 mile oval this will be the first time Roy has competed on the track modeled after Bristol Motor Speedway, both drivers are equally excited to be part of the competition.
“This is a special weekend for me” said Tremblay. “I want to thank Lemken who are represented by Green Diamond Equipment in the Martimes, they’ll have a large group at the race on Saturday for a BBQ. And also we’ll be at Eastern Auto on Friday afternoon. With their help and that of Tim’s Service Centre, Highland Home Hardware and of course Riverside International Speedway they are making it possible for me to be racing this weekend” explained Tremblay.
Tremblay is looking for another top 10 result this weekend. “Working with new Crew Chief Phillip Mathews last weekend we made some improvements and I’m very excited about our chances this weekend” she stated.
Martin Roy will continue his quest to become the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series rookie of the year this weekend with another strong result. Earlier this year Roy posted three consecutive top ten results including a top five finish in Edmonton. “Our team has continued to make good progress every weekend” said Roy. “Sometimes the result wasn’t there but I feel very confident for this weekend at Riverside” he further explained.
Both drivers suffered disappointment last weekend. Though he qualified ninth at Barrie Speedway in his #90 Batteries Expert/Veloce/Gamache Truck Centre Dodge Martin Roy would suffer damage during contact and finish 19th. Tremblay also had difficulty and managed a 16th place result.
The Wilson Equipment 300 weekend gets underway Friday September 14 with the season finale championship points race for the Napa Sportsman Series, along with the second last race of the year for the Maritime League of Legends. Racing starts Friday at 7 p.m.
The NASCAR Canadian Tire Series race September 15 at Riverside International Speedway near Antigonish, NS takes place on Saturday with afternoon practice and qualifying and the green flag drops for the 300 lap main event at 7PM local time.
Advance tickets are now available for the Wilson Equipment 300 weekend. Discounts are available with a weekend pass offer for those planning to attend both days. Single-day tickets are also available for both events.
Riverside International Speedway, a 1/3-mile high banked asphalt oval, is located in James River, between New Glasgow and Antigonish, at exit 30 off Trans Canada Highway 104. Opened in 1969, the facility was totally rebuilt in 2006 to become a premiere motorsports site, comparable to the best short tracks in Canada and the U.S. To learn more about Riverside Int’l Speedway, please visit www.riversidespeedway.ca or call 902.863.2410.