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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.