(Dartmouth, NS – June 21, 2017) – The MJS Holdings Limited East Coast Mini Stock Tour, formerly the Maritime Mini Stock Tour, is heading to New Brunswick’s Capital Region on Saturday, June 24th for their inaugural race. Speedway 660 in Geary will host the Gilmet Designs 50, the first round on the 2017 series, on Saturday evening. Post time for the evening’s racing is 6:30pm.
Over a dozen of the region’s top Four Cylinder Honda drivers will make the trek to “the Geary woods” for the 50-lap feature. Mike Weagle (Salisbury, NB) will look to defend his home province’s turf after scoring a win last September during the track’s Speedweekend event. Patricia Taylor (Salisbury, NB) and Mike Edwards (Penobsquis, NB) are also looking to take home the inaugural event on the series with a win under the lights on Saturday evening.
Neil Miousse may have the most experience of any driver on the MJS Holdings Limited East Coast Mini Stock Tour roster at Speedway 660. Miousse is a former full time competitor and multiple time feature winner in the Fredericton Gun Shop Sharp Shooter class at the track before moving to Kentville, Nova Scotia at the start of the 2016 season. Miousse moved up to the Honda Mini Stock ranks for 2017 and scored his first podium finish at Scotia Speedworld on June 2nd. His experience at the track should come in handy when the green flag flies in the Gilmet Designs 50.
Tim Webster (Beaver Bank, NS) holds the hottest hand of any Mini Stock driver and, for that matter, any driver in Atlantic Canada heading into Saturday night. Webster has scored four wins on the season in point racing competition in four starts and is hoping his win streak remains intact on Saturday in his first start at Speedway 660. Two-time Thunder champion Dave Matthews (Kennetcook, NS), Drew MacEachern (Dartmouth, NS), Mark Williams (Elmsdale, NS), Jesse Deveau (Greenwood, NS), Joey Lawson (Porter’s Lake, NS), Bob Landry (Havre Boucher, NS), Darren Flemming (Shubenacadie, NS) and Jerome Tracey (Port Hawkesbury, NS) are among those who have signaled intentions of making the haul to Speedway 660 on Saturday.
The MJS Holdings Limited East Coast Mini Stock Tour was scheduled to kick off on Saturday, June 3rd at Shediac’s CENTRE For Speed but rain canceled the event. Officials have not been able to work with track management to find a suitable date to reschedule the event as of press time.
The Gilmet Designs 50 for the MJS Holdings Limited East Coast Mini Stock Tour is a part of a full card of stock car racing at Speedway 660 on Saturday, June 24th that also includes the Re/Max Group Four Realty Pro Stock, Martin’s Home Heating Sportsman and Fredericton Gun Shop Sharp Shooter divisions. Pit gates for competitors open at 1pm, grandstand gates for spectators at 5pm with racing beginning at 6:30pm. Adult grandstand ticket prices are $14; youth tickets for ages 13 to 15 are $10 and children 12 and under are admitted free of charge. Tickets are available at the gate on race day.
Complete information on the series can be found at EastCoastMiniStockTour.com.
About Speedway 660: Speedway 660 is one of Canada’s premier stock car racing facilities. Located in New Brunswick’s Fredericton region, it attracts race teams and fans from the Maritimes, Maine and Quebec. The Speedway 660 racing season runs from mid May until Labour Day Weekend. SpeedWeekend, one of the most prestigious short track events in eastern North America, is always a fitting way to wrap up Speedway 660’s racing season. Visit Speedway660.com for more facility information.
About MJS Holdings Limited: MJS Holdings LTD is the leading automotive lift company in the Maritimes founded in 1985 by Michael J Sharpe. MJS Holdings LTD is located in Eastern Passage, outside of Halifax, centrally located to provide fast and efficient service. They are the only distributor and authorized installer of Rotary Lifts in Atlantic Canada, Rotary being the leading and most trusted car hoist company in the world. MJS Holdings has a versatile staff that can meet any customer demand. Visit them online at MJSHoldings.ca.
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 various oval race tracks throughout Atlantic Canada in their inaugural season. For complete information on the East Coast Mini Stock Tour, please visit EastCoastMiniStockTour.com.