Riverside International Speedway was buzzing with excitement Friday as the IWK 250 Super Race Weekend moved into the racing portion of the event. A record crowd for this event was on hand to see over 50 teams contested the checkered flag in two events, the R&D Performancenter 150 for the NAPA Sportsman Series and the Farrell’s Excavating Maritime Legends Challenge. Unofficial results for both follow…

photo by Ken MacIsaac

R&D Performancenter 150

  1. Colby Smith
  2. Russell Smith, Jr.
  3. Pete Miller
  4. Wayne Smith
  5. Chris Reid
  6. Dale Richardson
  7. Darren Price
  8. #00 driver tba
  9. #0 driver tba
  10. Corey Breen
  11. Dave Timmons
  12. Jeffrey Breen
  13. Brad DeCoste
  14. #08 driver tba
  15. Ryan VanOirschot
  16. Tyler Gauthier
  17. Joey Rudderham
  18. Lynden MacDougall
  19. Daniel Delorey
  20. Aaron Boutilier
  21. Josh Collins
  22. #87 driver tba
  23. Philip Barkhouse, Jr.
  24. Shawn Waterfield
  25. James Sample

Farrell’s Excavating Maritime Legends Challenge presented by NAPA Auto Parts

  1. Corey Hall
  2. Alex Pacheco
  3. Waylon Farrell
  4. Ryan St. George
  5. Paul Goulden
  6. Darren Sherwood
  7. Adam Meehan
  8. Emily Meehan
  9. Craig MacDonald
  10. Justin MacNeill
  11. Wyatt McCulloch
  12. Danny Harvey
  13. Kody Quinn
  14. Will Farrell
  15. Braden Langille
  16. Shane Lively
  17. Tony Gaudet, Jr.
  18. Matt Moore
  19. Tylor Hawes
  20. Ryan Murray
  21. Jeff Cruickshank
  22. Josh Langille
  23. Gary Dunning
  24. Harry Breimer, Jr.
  25. Craig Chisholm
  26. Kevin MacDonald
  27. Jonathan Norman
  28. Kyle Shiply
  29. Shelby Baker
  30. Andrew Lively
  31. Lloyd Easton

The IWK 250 Super Race Weekend continues Saturday with the IWK 250 presented by Steve Lewis in which NASCAR legend Mark Martin will take on the best short track stock car racers from this region and beyond. Thirty-nine teams have entered the event all looking for the lion’s share of the $100,000 purse which guarantees $10,000 to the winner. Qualifying heat races start at 4:30 p.m. followed by an autograph session and pre-race concert by Jug in Hand. The Opening Ceremonies get underway at 7 p.m. followed by the green flag for the IWK 250 at 7:30 p.m.

Fans are urged to arrive early to avoid the lines with a record crowd anticipated for this event. If you don’t have your ticket you will want to arrive early as well – there are still tickets available but they are going fast. The grandstand gates and box office opens at Noon and practice starts at 12:30 p.m.

Since its inception in 2007, the IWK 250 has helped raise awareness and more than $410,000 for the IWK.

Riverside International Speedway is 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 or call 902-863-2410.