Written by: Wade Wilson - speedway660.com
Anticipation is building for fans, race teams and marketing partners as Speedway 660 gets set to host Atlantic Canada’s biggest weekend of racing. The countdown is on for the Irving Blending & Packaging SpeedWeekend and the three podium finishers in last year’s Pro Stock 250 are making plans to head to the Geary Woods for the 2015 edition of the race.
Maine Drivers Love Speedway 660!
Travis Benjamin, Ben Rowe and Austin Theriault put on some show for race fans during the 2014 SpeedWeekend. All three Maine drivers are counting down the days until the Irving Blending & Packaging 250 goes green on Sunday, September 6th.
“Our victory in the 250 last year at Speedway 660 was one of the biggest wins in my career and I’m looking forward to heading up to Canada again in early September” said Benjamin. “Irving Blending & Packaging has supported my racing career for several years and now that they are the sponsor of the 250, it gives me an extra incentive to try to win it again.”Travis Benjamin 2015 250 winnerTravis Benjamin was the big winner on SpeedWeekend in 2014. Travis can’t wait for Irving Blending & Packaging SpeedWeekend and a chance to go to victory lane again.
“SpeedWeekend has become a regular stop on my racing schedule and I’m hoping this is the year we finally get to victory lane” said Ben Rowe. “It’s a lot of fun coming up there and driving for Hal O’Neal and his race team deserves to win this big race, so we’ll give it our best shot.”Ben Rowe 2nd place Re/Max 250 2014Ben Rowe finished second last year in the 250. This year he’d like to improve that finish by one spot and give his good friend Hal O’Neal a SpeedWeekend victory.
“Last year was my first trip to Speedway 660 and I had a blast, the fans were awesome, the competition in the race was incredible and I learned a lot about what it takes to get around this tough little track” said Austin Theriault. “We led some laps last year, but we faded a bit down the stretch so I’m excited to go back up there, use the lessons I learned and hopefully win the Irving Blending & Packaging 250.”Austin Theriault Modern Electric half way challengeAustin Theriault led a bunch of laps last year in the 250, including the Modern Electric Half Way Challenge. Austin is anxious to come to the Geary Woods and lead lap 250!
Two BIG 250′s in a row!
But first the three Maine drivers and the rest of the Pro All Star Series drivers have got some business to take care of down in southern Maine this weekend. The Oxford 250 is on their schedule and soon after the checkers come out in that race several of the PASS drivers will set their sights on the Irving Blending & Packaging 250.
Several PASS drivers including Joey Doiron, Eric St-Gelais, Patrick Leperle and Johnny Clark are considering making the trip north in less than two weeks. For a lot of the PASS drivers it will depend on how they fare down at Oxford Plains Speedway this weekend. If they get through that race, without a lot of damage, several drivers are considering a trip to Speedway 660.johnny clark PASS win 2014Johnny Clark has two Irving Blending & Packaging 250 wins under his belt. Clark and several other PASS drivers would like to come to 660 for SpeedWeekend, but will have to wait until after this weekend’s Oxford 250 to see if they’ve got enough car left for our big race.