(DARTMOUTH, NS – March 22nd. 2021) – The Passione Flooring & Interiors East Coast Mini Stock Tour returns to the track in 2021 with an eleven race schedule. Ten of those races will comprise the championship point chase with a late Summer date at the only permanent road circuit in the Maritimes capping off the year for the Series. In total, the Passione Flooring & Interiors East Coast Mini Stock Tour will visit eight unique venues throughout the three Maritime Provinces, making it the most diverse schedule of any Maritime based stock car touring series.
The first seven races on the Tour will take place at seven different race tracks throughout the region. The season begins with a trip to Speedway 660 in Geary, New Brunswick for the Bryn Enterprises Season Opener. From there, the series will crisscross the Maritime Provinces before returning to New Brunswick’s Capital Region for a pair of races presented by Pub’s Drive Thru Bottle Exchange on SpeedWeekend 2021 on Saturday, September 4th and Sunday, September 5th.
The month of June will be spent in Nova Scotia but will cover a lot of ground. The Series returns to Sydney Speedway on Cape Breton Island for a Saturday, June 19th event. The next week, the Series heads back to the mainland for their only stop at Scotia Speedworld on Saturday, June 26th. With the June 26th race being a home race for several Series teams and Series sponsor Passione Flooring & Interiors, it is sure to be one of the most hotly contested events of 2021.
July will see a first stop at Oyster Bed Speedway for the five year old Series. The 50-lap feature presented by Byrne Plumbing and Big Jay’s Carpentry will take place on Saturday, July 3rd at the Oyster Bed Bridge, Prince Edward Island track. The next week, the Tour comes back across the Confederation Bridge to Petty International Raceway for a race on Saturday, July 10th. The only scheduled stop at Petty Raceway for the Series in 2021 is on one of their biggest weekends of the year – the 57th River Glade International.
August begins with the Tour’s annual trip to Southwest Nova Scotia and Lake Doucette Motor Speedway. The Sunday, August 8th date is a popular one with teams and fans alike as the Passione Flooring & Interiors East Coast Mini Stock Tour is the only touring series to visit the half mile oval annually.
Riverside International Speedway will play a pivotal role in the championship with two of the final four races taking place on the high banks. The first of which takes place during the Saturday, August 21st Grass Roots Racing Extravaganza and the second will see a champion crowned on Saturday, September 11th. Dave Matthews (Kennetcook, NS) earned his first Passione Flooring & Interiors East Coast Mini Stock Tour championship in 2019 in a nail biting finish at the James River, Nova Scotia oval.
Atlantic Motorsports Park will play host to the Passione Flooring & Interiors East Coast Mini Stock Tour for the first time during the September 18th and 19th weekend. The non-point exhibition event will see qualifying on Saturday and feature racing on Sunday. A complete format for the racing weekend at the 1.6-mile, 11 turn road course will be released later this Summer.
Along with race sponsors Bryn Enterprises, Pub’s Drive Thru Bottle Exchange, Big Jay’s Carpentry and Byrne Plumbing, EIT Race Radios, CannaConnect, Giles Auto World, RockAuto.com and Joes Racing Products have joined the Series as contingency partners in 2021. These five companies are in addition to Passione Flooring & Interiors by Quality Sterling Group, who was previously announced as the returning title sponsor of the Series for the upcoming season. Marketing opportunities are available with the Series by contacting Series President Drew MacEachern by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
The 2021 schedule is subject to change without notice. With COVID-19 and travel restrictions related to the pandemic still prevalent in the region as of press time, teams are urged to keep tabs of EastCoastMiniStockTour.com and @ECMiniStockTour on Facebook for any updates or changes ahead of the season opener on May 29th. The Tour is looking forward to welcoming teams, fans and marketing partners back to the track this Summer and encourages everyone to listen to public health protocols and “stay the course” in the fight against COVID-19.
About Passione Flooring and Interiors:
Passione Flooring and Interiors offers the highest quality of products from the Quality Sterling Group. Whether it is tile, carpet, hardwood, laminate or the world class service and installation, they can do it all! Their new state of the art location is now open at 64 Burbridge Avenue in Dartmouth’s Burnside Industrial Park. Visit them today or call (902) 832-9091 for expert advice on your next flooring and interior project! The Quality Sterling Group line of products and services can be found online at PassioneFlooring.com.
About the East Coast Mini Stock Tour:
The East Coast Mini Stock Tour was formed in December 2016 to give Mini Stock racing in the Maritime Provinces a unified home. For complete information on the East Coast Mini Stock Tour, please visit EastCoastMiniStockTour.com
Photo by Patrick Healey
PASSIONE FLOORING & INTERIORS EAST COAST MINI STOCK TOUR
|Saturday, May 29th||6:30pm||Speedway 660||Geary, NB|
|Saturday, June 19th||1pm||Sydney Speedway||Sydney, NS|
|Saturday, June 26th||TBA||Scotia Speedworld||Enfield, NS|
|Saturday, July 3rd||6pm||Oyster Bed Speedway||Oyster Bed Bridge, PE|
|Saturday, July 10th||6pm||Petty International Raceway||River Glade, NB|
|Sunday, August 8th||1pm||Lake Doucette Motor Speedway||Lake Doucette, NS|
|Saturday, August 21st||TBA||Riverside International Speedway||James River, NS|
|Saturday, September 4th||TBA||Speedway 660||Geary, NB|
|Sunday, September 5th||TBA||Speedway 660||Geary, NB|
|Saturday, September 11th||TBA||Riverside International Speedway||James River, NS|
|Saturday, September 18th and Sunday, September 19th||TBA||Atlantic Motorsports Park||Shubenacadie, NS|
*schedule subject to change without notice