Riverside International Speedway

Posted at 10:32 am on January 23, 2018

The remainder of the schedule for Riverside Speedway has been announced now that the Maritime Pro-Stock Tour has announced their 2018 schedule. Riverside will host the third race of the schedule, and open their season on June 16 with a 150 lap race. The crown jewel of the tour, the IWK 250 will be held less than a month later on July 14th. Riverside will hold the penultimate race of the season with another 150 lap race on September 8

Posted at 10:20 am on September 11, 2017

Donald Chisholm took home the checkered flag at Riverside Speedway last night for the Lucas Oil 150, and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series driver Matt Crafton finished in the fifth position. Crafton says he was saving his car for the end of the race, but may have waited too long.

Chisholm started the race in second, and battled Craig Slaunwhite for the win. Chisholm says that after a tough year, taking home the checkered flag is great medicine:

Crafton heads back to the NASCAR trucks next weekend as he competes for his third championship in the series. The Pro-Stock Series travels to Halifax next weekend for the series finale.


Posted at 8:54 am on July 17, 2017

The dominant car took home the trophy as the winner of the IWK 250. Dylan Blenkhorn lead a majority of the race and had to hold off a hard charging Cole Butcher to win his first ever IWK 250.
Blenkhorn was debating stepping out of the car pre-race because of illness. According to him, winning is the best medicine.
Blenkhorn was greeted in victory lane by NASCAR Hall of Famer, Mark Martin, who exited the race early after an accident.

Posted at 8:52 am on July 17, 2017

It wasn’t the return one NASCAR Hall of Famer imagined when he decided to travel to Nova Scotia this weekend. Mark Martin was entered in this weekends IWK 250, and had a slew of problems all weekend, resulting in an early exit in the main feature.
Martin cut a tire and hit the wall early in practice on Saturday afternoon, and was involved in an accident early in the race. Martin says Riverside Speedway is a fantastic venue, and he enjoyed his time in the Antigonish area:
Dylan Blenkhorn took home the checkered flag for the annual IWK 250 after a dominating performance. Cole Butcher came home second and Craig Slaunwhite rounding out the podium.

Posted at 8:49 am on July 14, 2017

Last week, NASCAR Hall of Famer, Mark Martin worried about getting behind the wheel of a race car again after three and a half years of retirement. Thursday evening’s

Mark Martin

IWK 250 open practice shows why he is a legend behind the wheel.

Martin says he was dissapointed with his early practice speed, but is happy with where the car ended up by the end of the evening:
The IWK 250 takes place this Saturday at Riverside Speedway. Martin will be facing 38 other drivers for what many call the best race in Canada.

Posted at 8:46 am on July 14, 2017

The defending champion of the IWK 250 says he has some work to do in preparation for Saturday’s race. Donald Chisholm and other teams from the Maritime Pro-Stock Tour took part in an open practice Thursday evening to setup their cars for this weekends race.
Chisholm says Riverside’s June winner, Dylan Blenkhorn is again looking strong. Chisholm’s team will work on his and team mate, Mark Martin’s cars today:
Tonight features the Sportsman and Legends cars on the track with racing starting at 7:00. Heat races for the IWK 250 begin at 4:30 on Saturday.

Posted at 9:36 am on June 29, 2017

 July’s IWK 250 weekend promises to be incredible, and the Riverside Speedway announced another treat. On July 14, a race restored 1967 Chevelle driven by Maritime race legend Greg Stewart will be unveiled.
The car, which raced at Riverside Speedway in 1977 and won two IWK 250s will be at the track after a lengthy project to restore the car. It is the same car he drove to his first of many wins, a rookie of the year title, and his first three championships.
The race already features a star studded entry list of 39 cars, including NASCAR Hall of Famer, Mark Martin. Famous pit crew member, Chocolate Myers will also be in attendance.

Posted at 9:32 am on June 19, 2017

The first race of the season at Riverside Speedway went to Dylan Blenkhorn of Truro after a dominating performance. Shawn Turple finished second after winning the first two races of the season in the Maritime Pro Stock Tour, while Cole Butcher took third.
Blenkhorn says the car handled exceptional all race long, and he was happy to win on Sunday.
The next race for the tour is next weekend at Scotia Speedworld. The IWK 250 runs on July the 15th. Brad DeCoste won the Sportsman race earlier in the day.

Posted at 8:19 am on March 22, 2017

The IWK 250 may still be months away but Riverside Speedway announced that NASCAR Legend Mark Martin will pilot the “Cat Car for Kids”, a super-late model that

Mark Martin

has become synonymous with the high banks of Riverside Speedway. Each year for the last 10 years, the NASCAR celebrity driver will head to the IWK Children’s hospital to meet with patients and to give them a chance to check out and put their names on the hood of the car. Martin will then drive the “Cat Car for Kids” for a 250 lap green flag race at Riverside Speedway on July 15th, his first competitive race since the NASCAR season finale in 2013.

Posted at 2:06 pm on February 8, 2017

Nascar legend Mark Martin will be the star driver attending this years IWK 250 at Riverside Speedway. Martin is a recent inductee into the NASCAR Hall of Fame and is known as one of the most respected and kind drivers in the sport.

Martin says the opportunity came to him when former NASCAR champion, Brad Keselowski reccomended the event. Mark says he hasn’t raced since 2013, and he’s excited for the challenge of getting into a race car again:


The IWK 250 Presented by Steve Lewis Auto Body is a three-day event starting Thursday, July 13 with the IWK 250 Tailgate Party. On Friday, July 14, it’s the NAPA Sportsman Series with a 100-lap championship points event, along with the Maritime League of Legends. Then, on Saturday night, Mark Martin will face the stars of the Maritime Pro Stock Tour for a 250 green flag lap race.