IPSC: Ready for New Brunswick debut

(SHEDIAC, New Brunswick) - The International Pro Stock Challenge (IPSC) is set for the series debut in New Brunswick this Saturday at the Centre For Speed with the Motor Home Vacations 150. The race will mark the richest event ever raced at the...

(SHEDIAC, New Brunswick) - The International Pro Stock Challenge (IPSC) is set for the series debut in New Brunswick this Saturday at the Centre For Speed with the Motor Home Vacations 150. The race will mark the richest event ever raced at the 1/3-mile facility, with more than $30,000 U.S. in posted awards and $5,000 U.S. guaranteed to the winner. Race fans will have the opportunity to see legendary names in short track racing from the Northeastern seaboard on both sides of the border. With the series fresh off it's most exciting race ever, the Atlantic CAT 250 in Halifax, Nova Scotia, last weekend, race fans attending the Motor Homes Vacations 150 can expect more of the same heart-stopping action. The points battle is sure to add to the mix with only 105 markers separating the top 10, led by New Hampshire's Andy Shaw with Nova Scotia's John Flemming in hot pursuit. Just 14 points separate the two. Both have one series win on the 2000 season. "This race is a bit of an unknown factor," said Shaw. "We've never run there before and John (Flemming) has." Flemming, who had two wins on the Shediac oval in '99 in the MASCAR Tour, feels like he has a good package for the track, even though the set-up will be different. "We're running different shocks and tires so the set-up will be different," said Flemming. "Plus, those guys (Shaw) are so quick to learn these tracks, so I'm not sure how big an advantage it is, but knowing our way around there should help." The added attraction of this being a combination event with the Northeast Pro Stock Association (NEPSA), will add to the entry list. Expected entries include, from Maine: Gary Bellefleur, Adam Friend, Larry Gelinas, Tom Mayberry, Ralph Nason, Ben Rowe, Sam Sessions, Gary Smith, Kirk Thibeau, and Kenny Wright. From New Hampshire: Andy Shaw.

From Nova Scotia: Scott Alexander, Leo Cochrane, Dan Eddy, John Flemming, Vance Hanes, Cy Harvey, Steve Henderson, Tim MacKay, Mike MacKenzie, Marty Prevost, and Mike Riley. From Prince Edward Island: Geoff Boyle and Dave Gorveatt. From New Brunswick: Ian Mullins and Tim Rogers. In addition to the IPSC show, which will include Snap-on Tools Time Trials and Motor Mart Heat races to set the grid for the Motor Homes Vacations 150, fans will see the Snap-on Sportsman Invitational 100 with sportsman teams expected from throughout the Maritimes racing for the $1,000 winners share of the purse. Grandstand gates will open at 3 p.m. Snap-on Tools Time Trials are set for 4 p.m. (sportsman and IPSC) followed by racing at 6. Tickets are available at the gate. The Centre For Speed (formerly called Shediac Can-Am Speedway) is located off Rte 15 at the Shediac exit, on Rte 133. OFFICIAL DRIVER POINT STANDINGS - TOP 10 (after August 19th): 1. Andy Shaw 1489; 2. John Flemming 1475; 3. Ben Rowe 1447; 4. Kenny Wright 1437; 5. Kirk Thibeau 1433; 6. Sam Sessions 1412; 7. Mike MacKenzie 1403; 8. Gary Smith 1398; 9. Mike Riley 1392; 10. Adam Friend 1384

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Drivers Gary Smith , Mike MacKenzie