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Riverside International Speedway Season Ends this Weekend

The summer race season is coming to an end.

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Saturday will see the Lucas Oil 150 for the Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour, as well as championship races for both the Napa Sportsman Series and the MJS/Prime Lift East Coast Mini Stock Tour, take place at Riverside International Speedway. It is the season finale for Riverside.

The Lucas Oil 150 is round 11 of 12 for the Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour. Antigonish Native Donald Chisholm will be in the hunt for his fourth Lucas Oil 150 win.  

The Henry’s AUTOPRO 75 will conclude the Napa Sportsman Series season.

The MJS Holdings/Prime Lift East Coast Mini Stock Tour will also crown its 2018 champion at Riverside on Saturday in the Diamond Trucking 50, round 10 of 10 for the series sophomore season.


The grandstands and box office open at 1 p.m. while the event starts at 5 p.m. .  Atlantic Tiltload Heat Races will set the starting grid for the Lucas Oil 150 while the sportsman and mini stock will also compete in heat races prior to their features.



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Dumoulin wins Bumper to Bumper 300

LP Dumoulin continued his strong season in the NASCAR Pinty’s Series yesterday by winning

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the Bumper to Bumper 300 at Riverside International Speedway. It’s his third win of the season. He’s also posted five top five finishes in the first eight races of the season.
Cole Powell finished second, followed by DJ Kennington.

Donald Chisholm of Antigonish left the race after 137 laps, leaking fluid, finishing 17th.

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Kenny Wallace declared winner of IWK 250 after three drivers were disqualified from Race

There’s been a change in the final results of the IWK 250 at Riverside International

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Speedway.  Officials with the Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour says after a post -race inspection, it has disqualified three cars for unapproved carberators including first place finisher Cassius Clark and runner up Dave O’Blenis.   With the disqualifications, NASCAR legend Kenny Wallace, who finished third in the race has been declared the winner of the event. Finishing second is Cole Butcher of Porter’s Lake and Craig Slaunwhite of Terence Bay is third.  Wallace says it’s been an unbelievable turn of events.  He says he would have rather finished third and the two teams in front of him be legal.  But he tells Racetime Radio accepts the big win and is incredibly honoured.

Racetime Radio will be airing this summer on 989XFM, Wednesdays at 6.
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Kenny Wallace exciting about Racing at Riverside International Speedway

This year’s IWK 250 has a big name attached.

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The celebrity driver for this year’s IWK 250 at the Riverside Speedway is well known NASCAR personality Kenny Wallace. 


Wallace fill be part of a field of 37 teams vying for the checkered flag and the John W. Chisholm Memorial Cup. He will also make a special appearance at the track on Friday from 6 to 7 p.m. for autographs, as well as the autograph session set for 5:30 p.m. on Saturday before getting on the track.

Wallace said he is excited to visit Nova Scoita and has heard nothing but great things from other drivers about Riverside Speedway and the surrounding area.



Wallace said the race is first and foremost about helping children, noting he will visit the IWK on Thursday morning.


The fun begins on Thursday with the IWK 250 Test Fest and Tailgate Party featuring Signal Hill. The weekend will also feature a tribute to the late Don Biederman, Canadian stock car racer with links to Riverside. Two vintage race cars restored in his memory will be on display at the track on Friday and Saturday.

The IWK 250 practice session runs from 4:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and the concert starts at 9 p.m. – the box office opens at 7 p.m. on Thursday. Racing starts Friday at 7 p.m. with the Henry’s AUTOPRO 150 for the NAPA Sportsman Series and the Maritime Legends Challenge for the Maritime League of Legends. 

On Saturday the grandstand opens at noon and the Opening Ceremony starts at 7 p.m., followed by the green flag for the IWK 250.

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Turple takes Ron MacGillivray 150 At Riverside

Shawn Turple of Enfield edged out Cole Butcher of Porter’s Lake to win the Ron MacGillivrary Chevrolet Buick GMC 150 at Riverside International Speedway over the weekend. Turple’s margin of victory was tight, just 0.002 second. Craig Slaunwhite of Terrence Bay took third. Donald Chisholm of Antigonish finished 20th. The race saw six lead changes and a crash involving more than half the field in the first lap.

The Henry’s AUTOPRO 75 for the NAPA Sportsman Series saw Russell Smith, Jr. of Lakeside take the checkered flag, with Matt Vaughan of Bedford, and Frank Fraser, Jr. of Shubenacadie rounding out the podium in second and third.

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Signal Hill Lined Up for IWK 250 Tailgate Party

A popular east coast acoustic band has been lined up for the IWK 250 Tailgate Party at Riverside Speedway. Signal Hill, a four man band originally from St. John’s and now based in Halifax will hold a concert at the Track infield on Thursday, July 12th. Fans can also see pro stock race teams practice for the big race, set for Saturday, the 14th

Advance tickets go on sale on the week of June 18th.

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Henry’s Napa Autopro to sponsor Sportsman Series at Riverside International Speedway this Season

Riverside International Speedway has announced Henry’s NAPA Autopro has agreed to sponsor all four NAPA Sportsman Series Races at the oval this season. The Antigonish Service Centre’s involvement with the races will begin with the Henry’s Autopro 75 on June 16th.

The four race races at Riverside will cover all but one of the NAPA Sportsman Series Championship points events this year. The other is the Caleb Dunn Memorial 100 at Petty International Raceway on August 4th.

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Ron MacGillivray Chev Buick GMC 150 to Open Riverside International Speedway Season

The opener of Riverside International Speedway’s season will once again be the Ron MacGillivrary Chev Buick GMC 150. The Antigonish dealership has agreed to be the premier sponsor of this race for the 11th straight season.

The event will be June 16th, the third round of 12 stops on the 2018 Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour. Dylan Blenkhorn of Truro is expected to be at the start line for the event. He’s won the race the past two seasons. He also won the IWK 250 in 2017. Antigonish native Donald Chisholm has also won this race twice.

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NASCAR’S Kenny Wallace excited about IWK 250

Popular NASCAR personality Kenny Wallace says he is looking forward to coming to Riverside International Speedway this summer.  Wallace will get behind the wheel for Nova Racing in the IWK 250 on July 14th.  Wallace says the main reason he is coming to the IWK 250 is because of Mark Martin, who participated in the race last year.

Wallace expects he’ll have no trouble adjusting to the Riverside track.  Riverside is copied after Bristol International Speedway in Tennessee, a track Wallace has raced on many times.

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NASCAR’s Kenny Wallace to Race in IWK 250

Popular NASCAR personality Kenny Wallace is coming to Riverside International Speedway this summer. Wallace will be behind the wheel for Nova Racing in this year’s IWK 250 on July 14th Riverside.

Wallace has 905 starts in NASCAR’s top three series and holds the all-time record for the most starts in the XFINITY Series. He retired from a 25-year NASCAR driving career in 2015 with nine wins in 547 XFINITY starts.

Wallace is the son of a well-known driver, the late Russ Wallace and brother to fellow NASCAR racers Rusty Wallace and Mike Wallace.