Photo by McCarthy Photographic
(Dartmouth, NS – June 19th, 2018) – The MJS and Prime Lift East Coast Mini Stock Tour is setting up for one of their biggest races in their short two year history. The Tour heads to Scotia Speedworld outside of Enfield, Nova Scotia this Saturday for the Passione Flooring and Interiors 50. The race serves as the second round of seven on the Tour and approximately two dozen Honda Civics are expected to compete. The racing action begins on Saturday, June 23rd at 6pm and also includes the Nova Truck Centres Make a Wish 150 for the Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour.
For many of the MJS and Prime Lift East Coast Mini Stock Tour drivers, Scotia Speedworld serves as their home race track. Scotia Speedworld may not have started the Mini Stock division in Atlantic Canada but the track’s Thunder division certainly laid the foundation for what has become the East Coast Mini Stock Tour. Defending Series champion Tim Webster (Beaver Bank), current point leader Dave Matthews (Kennetcook) and the Warren brothers (Matthew and Andrew, White’s Lake) have seven track championships and dozens of wins in the track’s Thunder division between them and have to be considered favorites in the Passione Flooring and Interiors 50.
To add to that total, the J.R. Lawson Racing entry will be driven by two-time Scotia Speedworld track champion and current Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour driver Stevie Lively (Shubenacadie).
The Scotia Speedworld Thunder division has produced four different winners in four races and all have signaled intentions to compete on Saturday. Neil Miousse (Kentville), Darren Flemming (Rawdon), Chris Hatcher (Beaver Bank) and Jesse Deveau (Greenwood) all know their way around the 3/10-mile oval and are looking for their second victories at home in 2018.
Drew MacEachern (Dartmouth), Mark Williams (Elmsdale), Joey Lawson (Porter’s Lake), Jason Pickles (Meaghers Grant) and David Hibbs (Upper Sackville) all have local race wins at the track in the past but are missing an MJS and Prime Lift East Coast Mini Stock Tour race win on their resume. They will look to add the Passione Flooring and Interior 50 trophy to their case after 50-laps on Saturday.
The field of former race winners at the track alone is impressive but when you add the deep talent that has limited to no starts at Scotia Speedworld with stacked racing resumes, the Passione Flooring and Interiors 50 shapes up as an instant classic.
Matt Watson (Miscouche, PE) leads a talented field of drivers that will look to take the Passione Flooring and Interiors 50 trophy away from Nova Scotia on Saturday. Watson is a multi-time feature winner at Oyster Bed Speedway and is a two-time Eastern Super Mini Cup Series champion. Jamie Cummings (Charlottetown, PE), Cody Byrne (Orwell Cove, PE) and Tyler Larkin (Montague, PE) comprise the quartet from Prince Edward Island looking to take the trophy back across the Confederation Bridge on Saturday.
Chris Garnett (Havelock, NB) is the lone New Brunswick entrant in the field. With a strong start to the season at Petty International Raceway and Brad Daley as the crew chief, Garnett is more than ready to tackle his first Scotia Speedworld race.
A number of drivers will make their first MJS and Prime Lift East Coast Mini Stock Tour starts of the season. Among those scheduled to compete include Jeffrey Davidson (Inverness), Brandon MacMillan (Glace Bay), Greg McKay (Eastern Passage) and Richard Ramsay (Halifax).
James Sample (Antigonish), former NAPA Sportsman Series driver, will make his MJS and Prime Lift East Coast Mini Stock Tour debut on Saturday. Former Scotia Speedworld Lightning champion Marc MacMillan (Glenholme) will slide into the seat of the No. 33 car for Jerome Tracey. Taylor MacLean (New Glasgow) will line up for his second start of the season.
EXPECTED ENTRY LIST – PASSIONE FLOORING AND INTERIORS 50
Scotia Speedworld – June 23rd, 2018
4 – Joey Lawson
11 – Chris Hatcher
13 – Drew MacEachern
15 – Jason Pickles
18 – Taylor MacLean
22 – Darren Flemming
23 – Mark Williams
27 – Matt Watson
29 – Jeffrey Davidson
31 – Matthew Warren
33 – Marc MacMillan
37 – James Sample
42 – Greg McKay
42M – Brandon MacMillan
46 – Richard Ramsay
51 – Jesse Deveau
55 – Neil Miousse
56 – David Hibbs
66 – Chris Garnett
67 – Cody Byrne
76 – Tyler Larkin
81 – Stevie Lively
81D – Jamie Cummings
85 – Andrew Warren
86 – Tim Webster
99 – Dave Matthews
Fans can get an up close sneak peek at some of the cars they will see on track Saturday at Passione Flooring and Interiors new location at 64 Burbridge Avenue in Dartmouth on Friday afternoon. Information on times and driver appearances can be found on the MJS and Prime Lift East Coast Mini Stock Tour social channels.
Grandstand admission prices for Saturday’s Passione Flooring and Interiors 50 are $25 for adults and $8 for youth aged eight to 15, while children seven years of age and under will be admitted free. Pit admission is $30 and is restricted to those 16 years of age and older. Tickets are available at the gate on race day. Grandstand gates open for spectators at 3pm with racing getting underway at 6pm. The event also includes the Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour’s Nova Truck Centres Make A Wish 150. A complete race day format will be available via EastCoastMiniStockTour.com later in the week.
Fans are encouraged to follow along with the ECMST on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram at @ECMiniStockTour. You can also visit the ECMST website for complete series and event information at EastCoastMiniStockTour.com.
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) 482-4093 for expert advice on your next flooring and interior project! The Quality Sterling Group line of products and services can be found online at QSG.ca.
About Prime Lift Limited:
Prime Lift operates as a division of Prime Material Handling Equipment and the exclusive distributor for Rotary automotive lift sales, installation, inspection, parts and service in Atlantic Canada. From the day you decide to go Rotary, from selecting the right automotive lift, installation method, thorough safety inspections and servicing – Prime Lift is dedicated to continuously deliver more value and keep our customers safe! Visit them online at www.Prime-Lift.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. Featuring four cylinder Honda models, the series will host events at five oval race tracks throughout Atlantic Canada in their seven race season. For complete information on the East Coast Mini Stock Tour, please visit EastCoastMiniStockTour.com