Forbes Chevrolet 100 Part of Double Header Weekend
(Halifax, NS, June 30, 2009) This weekend, Scotia Speedworld is recognizing the end of another school year for many children around the Maritimes with a racing double header. On Friday night, July 3rd, the Scotia Speedworld Weekly Racing Series will host four of its divisions on Report Card Night. The next day the CARQUEST Pro Stock Tour is back at the 3/10 mile oval for their second of only four visits this season for the Forbes Chevrolet 100.
When the gates open on Friday night at Scotia Speedworld, the first 200 students who produce this year's passing report card will receive a free Z103.5 t-shirt! Fans can expect exciting racing action from the Miller Tire Thunder and Lightning Divisions, the Lockhart Truck Center Hobby Stock Division, and the Legends Divisions. The green flag is set to drop at 7:00pm with the main gates opening at 5:00pm and the Strictly Hydraulics Pit Area opening at 4:00pm.
If that wasn't enough for the lucky students starting a two month break from the books, the CARQUEST Pro Stock Tour is back in Halifax on Saturday, July 4th and one lucky fan will walk away with a VIP Package to the Atlantic CAT 250 weekend! Having not raced in a month due to the unpredictable weather, the big boys are itching to get back behind the wheels of their 500-horse power engined cars! For the fans, this translates to door handle-to-door handle action for each of the 100 laps of the Forbes Chevrolet 100. Atlantic Tiltload Time Trials are set to begin at 5:10pm, followed by the Dartmouth Dodge Dash for Cash. Feature racing gets underway at 6:00pm.
Thirty of the Maritimes' best drivers are expected to unload in the Strictly Hydraulics Pit Area on Saturday afternoon including 2008s Forbes Chevrolet 100 and CARQUEST Pro Stock Tour Champion, the Oval Outlaw — Wayne Smith This same race last year'marked the beginning of Wayne Smith's rally to the top of the Championship Point Standings while winning a total of three races as well as the Most Laps Led Award. (344 laps)
Saturday's event will also feature the Maritime League of Legends Tour with a fifty lap feature.
Admission for the Scotia Speedworld Weekly Racing Series is $12.00 for adults; $2.00 for youth aged 8-15; children 7 and under are admitted free. All children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Pit admission is $15.00 and restricted to those 16 and older. Tickets are available at the gate on race day only. Visit www.ScotiaSpeedworld.ca for more information or call our event hotline at 902.873.2277.
Admission for the Forbes Chevrolet 100 is $25.00 for adults; $5.00 for youth aged 8-15; children 7 and under are admitted free. All children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Pit admission is $30.00 and restricted to those 16 and older. Tickets are available at the gate on race day or in advance at Ticket Atlantic outlets (Atlantic Superstores), by phone 902.451.1221 or www.ticketatlantic.com. Visit www.maritimeprostocktour.com for more information.
About Scotia Speedworld
Scotia Speedworld (SSW) is a 3/10-mile asphalt oval racing facility. SSW is the only venue in Nova Scotia to host a weekly racing series, which runs May through September and features six different classes of racecars. SSW also hosts special events, including Monster Jam and the CARQUEST Pro Stock Tour. SSW is located at Exit 6 on Highway 102, across from the Halifax Stanfield International Airport. For more information please click on www.ScotiaSpeedworld.ca or call our Event Hotline at (902) 873-2277 or our office at (902) 481-2514.
About Forbes Chevrolet
Forbes is the Largest Chevrolet Oldsmobile Dealership in Atlantic Canada. As a large volume dealer Forbes can provide the product and service you expect — from the day you purchase your first vehicle to the day you trade in for your next one. The entire dealership is focused on making your driving experience as worry-free as possible. Take advantage of Forbes free shuttle service or the fast and friendly parts delivery service. Drop by for a test drive with their friendly professional sales staff. Forbes Chev Olds take pride in the complete customer satisfaction!
About CARQUEST Auto Parts
With nearly 4000 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.
About the CARQUEST Pro Stock Tour
The CARQUEST Pro Stock Tour (CPST) is the highest level of stock car racing in Canada. The Tour is recognized in the industry as one of the healthiest stock car racing series in North America. CPST visits five tracks throughout the Maritimes during its May through September season. The CARQUEST Pro Stock Tour is owned and operated by Maritime Pro Stock Tour Limited. For more information, call our administration office at 902.481.2531 or click www.maritimeprostocktour.com
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