IPSC Nova Scotia Debut

THE BIG SHOW IS COMING TO TOWN Halifax, NS (June 20) - It’s the event race fans in the Maritimes have been awaiting for months - it’s the 1999 Canadian debut of the International Pro Stock Challenge (IPSC), this Saturday at ...

THE BIG SHOW IS COMING TO TOWN Halifax, NS (June 20) - It’s the event race fans in the Maritimes have been awaiting for months - it’s the 1999 Canadian debut of the International Pro Stock Challenge (IPSC), this Saturday at Scotia Speedworld with the Forbes Chev. Olds. 150. With a purse that now totals over $30,000 ($30,175, and growing) this will be the biggest-paying stock car race in Nova Scotia history. The winner is guaranteed a minimum $5,000 cheque and stands to win as much as $4,925* more in contingency award programs. This huge payoff combined with the race being a points paying event of the six race, $556,200 ‘99 IPSC season ensures a strong field of competitors from Eastern Canada and New England. A full field of 28 cars is expected with more than a dozen competitors from the U.S. The show will see an exciting format beginning with the Snap-on Tools Time Trials at 4:30 Saturday afternoon. All cars will take two laps around the 3/10-mile oval with their fastest time standing in the record books. The driver who circles the oval the quickest will not only set the official track record for Scotia Speedworld but also receive $650* in cash and awards from Snap-on Tools of Atlantic Canada. The IPSC uses state-of-the-art, high tech time trial equipment, the same used by all of the major touring divisions in North America. The times set in time trials will set the start order for the Motor Mart Heat Races, which get underway at 6 p.m. The 10 fastest cars are guaranteed a starting place in the first 10 for the feature race, but must run the Motor Mart Dash for Cash to set the order (finishing order sets start for feature). A random draw will set the start order for the Dash for Cash, a 12-lap race that pays $500* to the winner and $250* to the runner-up. A unique twist to all ‘99 IPSC events at Scotia Speedworld will see the driver who starts on the pole (first spot) offered the opportunity to win a $3,000 bonus with the Copenhagen Inc./Ultramar Corner Stores Pole Challenge. The driver will be asked if he wishes to forfeit his first place start for the last place starting spot. Should he accept the Challenge and win the race, he will collect the $3,000*. If he doesn’t win, he gets $60 for every position he advanced between the start and the finish of the race. The driver leading at lap 125 will collect $400* from Linco Fisheries and the team who is deemed to have made the greatest advances during the feature race wins the $650* Snap-on Tools Teamwork Award. All-in-all, it’s a big payday for the racers - which guarantees lots of door-handle to door-handle excitement for the race fans. A practice session is set for Friday, June 25th from Noon to 5 p.m. with free admission to the grandstands. Gates open to the public at 3 p.m. Saturday, June 26th. Advance tickets are available at Forbes Chev. Olds., D & D Racing and Parts For Trucks in Dartmouth, NS; Racing Around in Halifax, NS; Municipal Contracting in Bedford, NS; and Motor Mart in Yarmouth, NS.

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