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Mike Ledwidge Race Director

 

Halifax, NS (April 23, 2007) – Maritime Pro Stock Tour Limited is pleased to announce the appointment of Michael Ledwidge as Race Director for the 2007 CARQUEST Pro Stock Tour season.

Ledwidge is a 33-year-old native of Elmsdale, NS, who has been an Official in Stock Car racing since 1984. He has been involved in all aspects of the sport, working alongside his parents Cathy and Ernie Ledwidge. He started as a lap counter and proved himself each step up, as he moved to more responsible positions. He has worked at Riverside Speedway, New Brunswick International Speedway and Scotia Speedworld. Ledwidge has been involved in the CARQUEST Pro Stock Tour since its inception in 2001.

Ledwidge is married and continues to live in Elmsdale, NS with his wife Gail and three-year old daughter Samantha. Formerly a level 4 hockey referee calling Junior and major Midget games, he now referees in the East Hants Minor Hockey Association in the racing off-season.

“Michael has experience far beyond his years and although not well known to fans, he is well known by the racers. He has intimate knowledge of the racing business and has been a key part of our team. Growing up, Michael received two educations – one in the school system and the other in Stock Car racing. He has had sole responsibility for our scoring systems, successfully integrating them into the Tour as new methods and versions were introduced. During the last number of years he was the “Tower Coordinator”, the hub of race control. The Tour team looks forward to working with Michael,” said Ken Cunning, General Manager, Maritime Pro Stock Tour Limited.

Ledwidge replaces Danny Harvey of Lantz, NS, who leaves the Tour after a year and a half service, to spend more time with his family. “I want to publicly thank Danny. He stepped in when we most needed his services. He wants to spend more time with his wife Sherry and son Timothy, and who can argue with that,” added Cunning.

The CARQUEST Pro Stock Tour visits five different race tracks in the three Maritime Provinces on the east coast of Canada: New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island. Facilities are required to meet specific criteria for the CARQUEST Pro Stock Tour events; ensuring quality shows for the audience and the competitors.

With nearly 4,000 locations in North America, CARQUEST Auto Parts supplies the professional automotive service repair industry as well as do-it-yourselfers with replacement parts, tools and equipment.

The CARQUEST Pro Stock Tour is operated by Maritime Pro Stock Tour Limited and features an 11-race series at five different tracks in the three Maritime Provinces. Top drivers from all three provinces compete including 2006 champion John Flemming and former champions Rollie MacDonald, Shawn Tucker and Wayne Smith. For more information on the CARQUEST Pro Stock Tour please visit MaritimeProStockTour.com or call our admin office Monday to Friday at (902) 481-2531.

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