(CHARLOTTETOWN, PE – April 26th, 2022) – The ownership group at Oyster Bed Speedway would like to welcome Charlottetown businessman, Maritime Motorsports Hall of Fame 2021 Inductee and former track champion Kris Fournier to their organization. Fournier has purchased the shares in the Oyster Bed Bridge, Prince Edward Island facility formerly owned by Bill Kinney. The change is effective immediately.
Fournier joins the Oyster Bed Speedway family after over three decades of racing throughout the Maritimes. A former competitor on the East Coast International Pro Stock Tour, Fournier won the Late Model Championship at his home track in 2013 before retiring from full-time competition in 2015. He remains very active in the racing community, including one-off starts in Pro Stock competition with the most recent coming last August with the Pro Stock Tour.
“I feel very fortunate to have the opportunity to buy into Oyster Bed Speedway,” said Fournier. “I definitely plan to be a hands-on owner, working with our race teams and promotions staff for our great oval on Prince Edward Island. I’m looking forward to being able to contribute to the sport of stock car racing on the Island for many years to come!”
Fournier joins Robbie MacLean, Chris Hucz and Gary Ford, who purchased the track as a group along with Kinney in 2009. The group would like to thank Kinney for his years of dedication to the track and the motorsport community and wish him all the best in his future endeavors.
“I’d like to welcome Kris to our group at Oyster Bed Speedway,” said Robbie MacLean. “I’ve been friends with Kris for a lot of years and have raced with him as well. He’s been around the track since it was dirt and he will bring a lot of new ideas to the table. I’m excited to get racing and work with Kris and our group for 2022!”
There is no change to previously announced plans at the track. The 2022 schedule opens on Sunday, May 22nd with the Season Opener featuring the Pro Stock, Central Engine Services Street Stock, Outlaw, Chris’s Bobcat Services Mini Stock and the annual Victoria Day Long Weekend Demolition Derby. Racing begins on May 22nd at 2pm. A full schedule is available at OysterBedSpeedwayPEI.ca.
Fournier will join Tim Terry and the crew of Tim’s Corner LIVE! on Wednesday evening, April 27th to chat about joining the team at Oyster Bed Speedway, his racing career, motorsports in general and more! To check out the show, tune in at 9pm Atlantic at Facebook.com/TimsCornerCA.
Fans are encouraged to keep tabs of the Oyster Bed Speedway Facebook Page (@OysterBedSpeedway) along with OysterBedSpeedwayPEI.ca, the official website of Oyster Bed Speedway, for any breaking information on the 2022 season.
About Oyster Bed Speedway:
Oyster Bed Speedway is Prince Edward Island’s premier auto racing facility and features fun and excitement with weekly stock car racing special events throughout the season. The 1/3 mile paved oval is located in Oyster Bed Bridge at the intersection of routes 6 and 7, halfway between Cavendish and Charlottetown on beautiful Prince Edward Island. Phone: (902) 892-6684. Website: www.oysterbedspeedwaypei.ca