The 19th Annual Shriner's Classic for the Dartmouth Dodge Sportsman is set for Friday night at Scotia Speedworld, the 3/10-mile asphalt oval racing facility located opposite Halifax Stanfield International Airport.
The Shriner's Classic is the longest actively running race in consecutive years in Atlantic Canada with its 19th edition taking the green flag on Friday.
The Sportsman will battle for 50 laps for the coveted Shriner's Classic Trophy and to have their name on the champions list, which boasts many of the best short track stars and legends from the region.
Also on the docket Friday night are the ACE Lumbermart Thunder cars, Coors Light Trucks and the Strictly Hydraulics Legends. Gates open at 5:00 p.m., heat races to determine starting positions get underway at 7:00 PM immediately followed by feature racing.
While drivers want to win this race for the prestige others will have championship points on their minds also, especially current series champion Aaron Boutilier (Porter's Lake) who sits just one point behind Darren Wallage (Oakfield) in the standings. Harry Ross White (Noel Road) currently sits in third, two points ahead of rookie DJ Casey (Halifax). Wade Slauenwhite (Beaverbank) and Brently Pirri (Three Fathom Harbour) are tied for fifth just five markers behind White.
Scotia Speedworld and the Dartmouth Shrine Club have raised over $270,000 since 1988 at "Atlantic Canada's Action Centre," which has gone towards the IWK Children's Charities. Be sure to pick up your 50/50 tickets at the track on Friday night, which will also benefit the Shrine Club and the IWK Children's Charities.
Admission for the 19th edition of the Shriner's Classic is just $12.00 for Adults; Youth (8-15) are $2.00 and children 7 and under are free...all summer long! Tickets are available at the gate on race day. Grandstand gates open at 5:00 p.m. with racing action slated to get underway at 7:00 p.m.
For complete schedule and event information please visit www.scotiaspeedworld.ca