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Oyster Bed Speedway Set To Host First Regional Touring Show Saturday Night

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UPDATE: Due to forecasted precipitation on Saturday, June 15, Super Late Model & Legends Night has been postponed to Sunday, June 16 at 2 pm.

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(CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. – June 11, 2024) – One of Oyster Bed Speedway’s biggest events of the 2024 stock car racing season is set to commence for a historic Saturday night showdown on June 15 in Oyster Bed Bridge, P.E.I.

Staff and fans are eager to rebound from a shortened, weather-affected Fan Appreciation Night event on June 1 and prepare for what will be a can’t-miss show. They will be joined by a vast regional crowd as two regional touring series, bringing a combined 51 cars, will cross the Confederation Bridge for the first time in 2024.

The Easy-Kleen Super Late Model Series is in town for its first of two stops at Oyster Bed Speedway on the 2024 calendar. The Universal Truck and Trailer 150 is round three of six on the series’ second-annual schedule. Joining them will be the Cross Roads Maritime League of Legends Tour, which makes its first and only stop on Prince Edward Island for round three of 10, the PiccottCare 50.

Two house divisions will support each series and help provide a thrilling mixture of local and regional action at the high-banked oval. The A&S Scrap Metals Street Stock Super Series begins its three-race season with a 50-lap feature. The series opener was supposed to commence on June 1 but was rained out and added to this Saturday’s event. The Moore Well Drilling 4-Cylinder Outlaw Division rounds out a stacked race card.

Super Late Model & Legends Night Storylines

Cross Roads Maritime League of Legends Tour – New Champion To Be Crowned, Most Competitive Field on P.E.I. in Years, Can Tufts Invade Again?

The Cross Roads Maritime League of Legends Tour arrives at Oyster Bed Speedway with a new title sponsor and a stacked entry list for its first and only round on P.E.I. PiccottCare will headline round two of 10, which is the new second round on the tour’s 2024 calendar as the R&D Performancenter 50 at Petty International Raceway on June 8 was rained out.

27 cars are slated to enter Saturday’s race, with 22 making the trek to P.E.I. from Nova Scotia, one from New Brunswick, and four being from the island.

Entering Saturday, Nova Scotian Josh Langille (#18) is the points leader after winning the Cross Roads 50 at Speedway 660 on June 1, with Summerside native Tanton Wooldridge (#0), Ayden Christensen (#24), Chase MacKay (#71M), and Chase Livingston (#39) rounding out the top-five. Langille enters the weekend with momentum from the season-opening win and recent success in weekly series competition at his home track, Scotia Speedworld.

Wooldridge, who will be on double duty in a Legend and Super Late Model, seeks his first-career Cross Roads MLOL victory. The Summerside native started his third full-time MLOL campaign strong with a runner-up finish at Speedway 660. Wooldridge finished fifth in last year’s PiccottCare 50 and added a local 15-lap feature win on Sept. 9 to his resume.

Nova Scotia’s Caden Tufts (#00) is the defending winner of the PiccottCare 50. Tufts finished eighth at Speedway 660 to start his third full-time MLOL season and was victorious at Oyster Bed twice in 2023, adding a local 30-lap feature win on July 1. He is one of two past active PiccottCare 50 winners who will compete for the 2024 trophy, with the other being two-time winner and 2021 MLOL champion Craig MacDonald (#98). Everybody else will be seeking their first Maritime League of Legends win at Oyster Bed.

Devin Gallant (#12), Aiden MacDonald (#13) and Stephen Piccott Jr (#34) join Wooldridge as fellow island-born entries. Alongside Piccott Jr in the battle for the MacDonald Automotive Rookie of the Year Award are Nova Scotians Samantha MacDonald (#14M) and Daniel Vandenburg (#97).

Both drivers have plenty of experience and success at OBS, especially Vandenburg, who won the 2022 Bandolero championship and the 2023 Tim’s Corner Motorsports Bandolero September Shootout. At the Cross Roads 50 on June 1, Vandenburg finished 14th and won the Rookie of the Race Award.

For more information on the Cross Roads Maritime League of Legends, please visit MaritimeLegends.ca.

About Cross Roads Cycle:
Cross Roads Cycle is located in Pugwash, Nova Scotia and offers a wide variety of motorcycles, recreational vehicles, trailers, power equipment and all the accessories, support and service that go with. Financing and international shipping is available. You can check out their entire inventory by visiting them online 24/7 at CrossRoadsCycle.net, give them a call at (902) 667-0917 or visit them at 11103 Highway 6 in Pugwash, Nova Scotia.

About The Maritime League of Legends:
The Maritime League of Legends Association was formed in 2005 by a group of racers wanting to grow the Legends Cars division in the Maritime Provinces of Canada. The popular touring series visits several venues throughout Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island. For more information on the Maritime League of Legends, please visit www.maritimelegends.ca.

EXPECTED ENTRY LIST (As of June 11)
*Subject to change

A&S Scrap Metals Street Stock Super Series – A Wild (and Rescheduled) Opener Awaits

After the A&S Scrap Metals Street Stock Super Series opener was rained out during Fan Appreciation Night, the decision was made to have the 50-lap feature support the regional shows on June 15. With points on the line for both the Gauthier’s Auto Repair year-long championship and Super Series title, an all-time classic is on the horizon.

In the Gauthier’s Auto Repair Street Stock Division points, one point separates Victoria Day Weekend Season Opener winner Mitchell Arsenault (#51) and fan-favourite Randy Millar (#77) for the lead. Arsenault will not make it to Saturday’s event, so Millar looks to take the points lead whilst having a big start to his Super Series campaign. He claimed two runner-up finishes in heat and semi action on Fan Appreciation Night.

Last year, in the race that supported the Easy-Kleen Super Late Model Series on June 17, Brandon Albert (#37) dominated en route to his first of three feature wins across the season. Albert faces the same situation this year but will have the bonus opportunity of quickly commanding the Super Series.

Andrew Thompson (#4) has shown promise after two rounds in the year-long championship. After leaving the Victoria Day Weekend Season Opener feature early, the 2019 Super Series championship runner-up rebounded on Fan Appreciation Night with two podium finishes in heat and semi action.

Tyler Doucette (#24) will look to have a grand Super Series debut as he may have figured out his mechanical demons. After battling rear-end issues at the season opener, he showed up to Fan Appreciation Night with an improved and stabilized car.

Randy Snow (#26), multi-time Super Series winner Nick Chiasson (#27), and Brodie MacQuarrie (#28) are some of many more talents expected to contend for the win. Sarah Jay (#30) hopes to build up more speed and confidence as she progresses through her first-career Street Stock season. Brian Arsenault (#03) will make his first feature start of the season.

EXPECTED ENTRY LIST (As of June 11)
*Subject to change

#03 Brian Arsenault
#4 Andrew Thompson
#24 Tyler Doucette
#26 Randy Snow
#27 Nick Chiasson
#28 Brodie MacQuarrie
#30 Sarah Jay
#37 Brandon Albert
#77 Randy Millar

Moore Well Drilling 4-Cylinder Outlaw Division – Championship Bubble Tightens, Richard Returns to Victory Lane, LeClairs Continue to Shine

The Moore Well Drilling 4-Cylinder Outlaw Division also experienced a round-two rainout on Fan Appreciation Night but will have good momentum going as heat and semi action led to a 14-point championship bubble between the top-six drivers.

Points leader and season-opener winner Brandon Forsyth (#3) started toward the back during the Fan Appreciation Night races and struggled to get through the field, while drivers like Jordan LeClair (#47) and Harley Cornish (#13) picked up big points. LeClair and Bradley Richard (#49) went to victory lane. Jamie Cummings (#81), Layton Delaney (#7), and Kendall Palmer (#45) are also well within the battle and will be heavy favourites to pick up a feature win.

Corey Bridges’ (#04) struggles with his new car continued but he showed steady improvement after a speed sensor conflict at the season opener. Jessie LeClair (#46) is hungry for a breakout night as he’s experienced an engine infraction and mechanical issues after two events.

Both Cash Bridges (#69) and Jeff Bridges (#95) will make their Outlaw debuts while on an off-week for the Four-Fun Mini Stocks, joining Corey for a round where the name “Bridges” could fill the headlines.

Easy-Kleen Super Late Model Series – Tucker vs. Hall, P.E.I Drivers Aim to Defend Home Turf Again, Kent Vincent’s Anticipated Home Track Return, and MORE!

For the Easy-Kleen SLMS race preview, visit SLMS.ca. Link: https://www.slms.ca/post/mid-season-stretch-for-easy-kleen-slms-begins-with-universal-truck-and-trailer-150

In the Easy-Kleen Super Late Model Series’ first arrival across the Confederation Bridge, 24 of Atlantic Canada’s best super late model stars will attempt to conquer the high-banked oval in Oyster Bed Bridge.

Of the 24 entries, 11 are from Prince Edward Island, and five are former Late Model/Pro Stock champions at Oyster Bed Speedway. For the island drivers with a start in 2024, it’s been an up-and-down beginning to the second-annual Easy-Kleen SLMS season so far.

Two-time champion Robbie MacEwen (#40) has been the best of the island drivers with third and eighth-place feature finishes through two rounds. With two top-10 finishes and an EIT Race Radios Pole heading into round three, MacEwen returns to his home track seeking his first feature win since the 2019 Pro Stock 150. He finished eighth in last year’s Universal Truck and Trailer 150.

Defending Easy-Kleen SLMS champion and reigning Universal Truck and Trailer 150 winner Dylan Gosbee (#16) is having the roughest beginning of them all. The two-time Oyster Bed Speedway champion took advantage of incredible consistency and an OBS feature win in 2023 to claim the series’ first title, but so far in 2024, it’s been all inconsistency. Gosbee has a best finish of 12th through two rounds, both on the mainland. A return to home soil could be what he needs to get back in the championship hunt.

Everyone was simultaneously caught off guard and ecstatic in the offseason when four-time track champion Kent Vincent (#8) announced his return to full-time competition. The P.E.I. ironman has had an amazing start to the season with a fourth-place finish at Petty and an EIT Race Radios pole at Speedway 660 (unfortunately left the race after 95 laps). Vincent has made the case that he’s no underdog and he could be a big threat to grab a win on Saturday. Four Late Model/Modified championships and two Pro Stock 100 wins, but hasn’t won in over 15 years — his biggest opportunity to be at the top of regional headlines comes this weekend.

So far, only three other P.E.I. drivers have made SLMS starts in 2024. Fan-favourite and multi-time track winner Darren MacKinnon (#18) has just one top-10 finish in SLMS competition so far but will be vying for better, especially after finishing second in last year’s Chapman Bros. 150. 2023 Chapman Bros. 150 winner Greg Proude (#29) enters Saturday seeking a third straight year with a win on home turf.

Former Late Model champions Troy Burke (#01) and Chris Hughes (#32) will enter SLMS action for the first time in 2024. Joining Burke in the 01 Motorsports effort in a new and promising second entry is young phenom Tanton Wooldridge (#24), who will do double duty on Saturday between the Easy-Kleen SLMS and Maritime League of Legends.

Brodie Lewis (#22) eyes a career-best finish after showing great improvement at the New Brunswick races. Street Stock talent Mike Duskey (#28) will make his Easy-Kleen SLMS debut driving for Trevor Lambe Racing. 2018 Street Stock Super Series champion Brandon Snow (#7), the son of former Oyster Bed Speedway champion Kenny Snow, will step into his father’s car and race on the high banks for the first time in several years.

While the P.E.I. side of the series has been a roller coaster, it’s been a dramatic tale of two New Brunswick talents at the top of the standings. Points leaders Ashton Tucker (#2) and Cory Hall (#83) have been dominating the series after two rounds. Tucker has three consecutive SLMS feature wins while Hall has finished second or higher in the last four features.

In four career starts at Oyster Bed Speedway, Tucker has a best finish of 22nd, and he completed only 128 of 300 laps between both SLMS races last year. Hall has fared much better in Oyster Bed Bridge, having a 2022 Pro Stock 150 win and three Maritime League of Legends wins at the high-banked oval, adding a best sixth-place finish at last year’s Universal Truck and Trailer 150. Both drivers will look to spoil the island party after going from last to first at the recent ReCar 150 at Speedway 660.

Ryan Messer (#1) joined them in the incredible feat with a third-place finish and seeks to improve upon his podium finish in the 2023 Universal Truck and Trailer 150. Seven-time Speedway 660 Pro Stock champion Dave O’Blenis (#48) won the EIT Race Radios Pole in last year’s race and battled Troy Burke in the first-half until a flat tire took him out of contention.

Hudson Weston (#43), who finished ninth in last year’s UT&T 150, has sneakily been consistent with back-to-back career-best finishes. Rookie Curtis Collins (#27) will make his first career start at OBS. Kevin Moore (#88) failed to make it to P.E.I. in 2023 and will look to have a strong run.

Find more storylines and information about the Easy-Kleen SLMS at SLMS.ca.

About the Easy-Kleen Super Late Model Series

The Easy-Kleen Super Late Model Series is Atlantic Canada’s newest stock car racing series. Formed in Fall of 2022 through a partnership between Oyster Bed Speedway, Petty International Raceway, and Speedway 660, the Easy-Kleen Super Late Model Series contests a six-race schedule with some of North America’s top racing talents. The 2024 season will mark the second season of competition. Fans can find more info online at SLMS.ca, or through Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and X at @SLMSeries.

About Easy-Kleen Pressure Systems

Easy-Kleen Pressure Systems Ltd. has been manufacturing high pressure wash systems since 1982. Over 100,000 companies spanning various fields in both the commercial and industrial sectors are utilizing our machines for their everyday cleaning needs. Easy-Kleen is dedicated to continuing to build the world’s most heavy duty, hardworking, reliable, and efficient high pressure cleaning systems. Our machines are known by our customers to last decades, with many units performing for over 25 years. Visit EasyKleen.com to learn more about the products and services offered by Easy-Kleen Pressure Systems.  

EXPECTED ENTRY LIST (As of June 11)
*Subject to change

More Information

Stay up-to-date on our website and social media pages for more breaking news and updates as they happen across the 2024 season and beyond.

Oyster Bed Speedway can be found on Facebook, Instagram, and TikTok at @oysterbedspeedway, and @obspeedwaypei on YouTube and X.

Merchandise is available at www.obsmerch.ca. Shop Samantha Busch merch is available.

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.

Website: www.oysterbedspeedwaypei.ca

2024 Super Late Model & Legends Night Race Day Format

2024 Super Late Model & Legends Night Information

Ticket Prices: Adults $30 | Youth (8-15) $10 | Children (7 and under) FREE | Pits $40 with ewaiver

EWaiver link: https://os.speedwaiver.com/

Rain Date: Sunday, June 16 at 2 p.m.

Teaser Video:

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