JAMES RIVER, NS (August 19, 2021) – Riverside International Speedway is set for the Summer Sizzler event this Saturday with high octane excitement and fun for the whole family.
The show will feature the Wilson Equipment Twin 75s for the East Coast International Pro Stock Tour along with the Henry’s AUTOPRO 75 for the NAPA Sportsman series. Both races are qualifiers for September’s IWK 250 weekend. The winner of each division’s feature race plus one other determined by random draw will be guaranteed coveted starting spots in their races on the 250 weekend.
The Wilson Equipment Twin 75s will see the field paused at 1/2-way when a spin of a wheel will decide how many, if any, of the top 10 runners will be inverted to start lap 75. Championship points and race results will be based on the order the cars cross the finish line at lap 150. The Henry’s AUTOPRO 75 will also utilize the Riverside Roulette wheel to potentially shuffle the running order just past halfway. Heat races will set the starting order for both divisions.
Dazzling Dylan Langille, the track announcer, will pick lucky fans to spin the wheel and have a full array of prize packs to give away throughout the show including official Riverside swag and Qwick Wick Fire Starters, the world’s best fire starter.
Dartmouth’s Nicholas Naugle will look to make it three-in-a-row at Riverside with wins in the last two PST races at the popular track while Hantsport’s Cole Butcher will look to snap Nicholas’ streak and add to his three out of five win total on the series this year. Craig Slaunwhite, the winner of the most recent PST race, hopes to make it two-in-a-row. Antigonish favourite, Donald Chisholm – the active driver with the most wins at Riverside – is overdue for a visit to his home track Victory Lane. Several others will be poised to snatch the win and join the Riverside Winners Circle.
EXPECTED ENTRY LIST – WILSON EQUIPMENT TWIN 75s
· (0) Matt Vaughan
· (08) Nicholas Naugle
· (8) Kent Vincent
· (14) Terry Dougay
· (36) Gary Elliott
· (42) Kyle Reid
· (48) Waylon Farrell
· (51) Mark Leclair
· (53) Cole Butcher
· (54) Jarrett Butcher
· (80) Ryan VanOrschot
· (89) Donald Chisholm
· (99) Craig Slauwnhite
Subject to change without notice.
Advance tickets are available online at www.riversidespeedway.ca and at the gate on Saturday, starting at 2 p.m. Racing is at 4 p.m. Adult tickets are $30.00; 15 & under are $10.00 each (HST included).
The grandstand capacity is restricted due to COVID-19 protocols. In accordance with the zone model for this event, the infield pit area is restricted to crew members only.
In accordance with current Public Health protocols for COVID-19 the grandstand area will have multiple zones each with a maximum capacity of 250 people; each zone will have its own entry/exit and washrooms and fans must stay in the zone they are ticketed for. Masks are required except for when seated with a personal group (up to 50 without masks or distancing). Distancing (2M/6F) is required between groups and while entering/exiting the facility.
The canteen will be open for food and non-alcoholic beverages, with service in each zone. Maximum cooler/bag size for carry-in food and non-alcoholic beverages is 14″ x14″ x 14″; no glass beverage containers; containers caps must be sealed at entry; if the container has a removable lid the container must be empty at entry.
Free camping for self-contained RVs is available for this event in section F1, unreserved and unserviced. There is plenty of free spectator parking in the lots closest to the track.
Management thanks fans, racers, sponsors, staff, and service providers for their continued support as we wind through what are (hopefully) the final laps of the COVID-19 pandemic, and encourage everyone to be vaccinated at their earliest convenience so things get back on track (pun intended) sooner than later.
About Riverside International Speedway:
For 52 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 throughout North America as a “bucket list” event for racers and fans alike. 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 (May to September) or 902-404-7049 (October to April).