(Dec. 29) - In no uncertain terms Scotia Speedworld has made a committment to the stock car racing community for the 2001 season. A committment superior to anything ever offered in Eastern Canada. The facility will manage a total of 25 events between their own schedule and also that of the MASCAR Tour, for which they became the management of on December 5, 2000. The 3/10-mile asphalt oval, located across from the Halifax (Nova Scotia) International Airport, will see weekly racing begin on May 12 and run through September 8. Special events will feature visits from all of the major touring series in Eastern Canada and New England, including the International Pro Stock Challenge (IPSC) series, NEPSA, the Maritime Sportsman Series and the return of MASCAR and the Legends series. The Scotia Speedworld Weekly Racing Series will host three divisions: Thunder Cars, Hobby Stock and Sportsman. There will be 12 MASCAR events at six different tracks each featuring guaranteed purses of no less than $11,000.00 and also a guaranteed year-end point fund of $50,000 - with $10,000 to the champion. Fans can expect to see familiar faces return to MASCAR events, such as Mike MacKenzie, John Flemming, Dan Eddy, Dave Gorveatt, George Koszkulics, Leo Cochrane, Mike Riley, Scott Alexander and others.

<pre> 2001 SCOTIA SPEEDWORLD SCHEDULE

Day     Date        Event 
Sat.    May 12      MASCAR, Weekly Racing Series 
Sun.    May 20      Weekly Racing Series 
Sun.    May 27      Legends, Weekly Racing Series 
Sun.    June 3      Weekly Racing Series 
Sat.    June 9      IPSC/MASCAR/NEPSA, Weekly Racing Series 
Sun.    June 17     Weekly Racing Series 
Sun.    June 24     Weekly Racing Series 
Sun.    July 1      Legends, Weekly Racing Series 
Sat.    July 7      IPSC/MASCAR, Weekly Racing Series 
Sun.    July 15     Weekly Racing Series 
Sun.    July 22     Weekly Racing Series 
Sat.    July 28     Maritime Sportsman Tour 
Sun.    Aug. 5      Jose Canuc Motorcycle Daredevil, Weekly Racing Series 
Fr/Sa   Au10-11     IPSC ATLANTIC CAT 250 
Sun.    Aug. 19     Weekly Racing Series 
Sun.    Aug. 26     Weekly Racing Series 
Sun.    Sep. 2      Thunder On The Hill 100, Legends 
Sat.    Sep. 8      IPSC/MASCAR, Weekly Racing Series 

Schedule Subject To Change Without Notice

2001 MASCAR SCHEDULE Day Date Event Sat. May 5 *Centre For Speed, Shediac, NB Sat. May 12 Scotia Speedworld, Halifax, NS Sat. May 26 t.b.a., New Brunswick Sat. June 9 *Scotia Speedworld, Halifax, NS Sat. June 16 Centre For Speed, Shediac, NB Sat. June 23 Riverside Speedway, Antigonish, NS Sat. July 7 *Scotia Speedworld, Halifax, NS Sat. July 21 *Centre For Speed, Shediac, NB Fr/Sa Aug. 4-5 Raceway Park, Oyster Bed Bridge, PEI Sat. Aug. 25 t.b.a., New Brunswick Sun. Sep. 2 *Speedway 95, Bangor, Maine Sat. Sep. 8 *Scotia Speedworld, Halifax, NS * MASCAR/IPSC alliance events Schedule Subject To Change Without Notice