(July 31) - The International Pro Stock Challenge (IPSC) will make its first ever stop in the Canadian province of New Brunswick on August 26 at the Centre for Speed, the 1/3-mile track formerly known as Shediac Can-Am Speedway. The race will be...
(July 31) - The International Pro Stock Challenge (IPSC) will make its first ever stop in the Canadian province of New Brunswick on August 26 at the Centre for Speed, the 1/3-mile track formerly known as Shediac Can-Am Speedway. The race will be an IPSC points event on the 2,000 season and will see the same format as all other IPSC shows, with Snap-on Tools Time Trials and Motor Mart Heat Races setting the starting grid for the 150-lap feature.
This will be a combination race with the Northeast Pro Stock Association (NEPSA).
A welcome addition to the show will be the Copenhagen Inc./Ultramar Corner Stores Pole Challenge, where one of the top five starters will have the opportunity to win a $3,000 (Cdn. ) bonus if they relinquish their earned starting spot for the rear of the field and then win the race. In the event they don't win, they earn $100 per position gained based on the highest spot they reach in the running order, regardless of where they finish. This program has been very popular with racers and race fans alike and up until now has only been offered at IPSC events at Scotia Speedworld in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
Total posted awards for the Centre for Speed race will exceed $30,000 U.S. with a guaranteed $5,000 U.S. to the winner.
Top racers from Eastern Canada and New England are expected, including IPSC and NEPSA competitors Andy Shaw (New Hampshire), Kenny Wright (Maine), Mike MacKenzie (Nova Scotia), Larry Gelinas (Maine), Kirk Thibeau (Maine), Ben Rowe (Maine), John Flemming (Nova Scotia), Sam Sessions (Maine), Mike Riley (Nova Scotia), Tom Mayberry (Maine), Adam Friend (Maine), Gary Smith (Maine), Leo Cochrane (Nova Scotia), Dave Gorveatt (Prince Edward Island), Steve Henderson (Nova Scotia), Gary Bellefleur (Maine), Scott Alexander (Nova Scotia), Dan Eddy (Nova Scotia), Vance Hanes (Nova Scotia), and Marty Prevost (Nova Scotia). Mere speculation of this event has also brought several inquiries from New Brunswick-based pro stock teams on rules and entry information. 24 cars will comprise the starting field.
The IPSC began in 1998 as a two-race series, expanded in 1999 to six races and then to 11 in 2000.
Winners on the 2000 season to date are Scott Fraser (Shubenacadie, Nova Scotia); Gelinas; Ralph Nason (Unity, Maine); Gorveatt and Shaw. The remainder of the 2,000 IPSC schedule follows:
<pre> DATE VENUE LAPS August 6 White Mountain Motorsports Park, N. Woodstock, NH 150 August 18/19 Scotia Speedworld, Halifax, NS 250 ($10,000 to win) August 26 Centre for Speed, Shediac, NB 150 Sept. 3 White Mountain Motorsports Park, N. Woodstock, NH 150 Sept. 9 Scotia Speedworld, Halifax, NS 150