(Halifax, NS – September 26, 2020) Nicholas Naugle (Dartmouth, NS) picked up his first career Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour Series victory by winning the Toromont Cat 150 at Riverside International on Saturday. The race was slowed by just one caution on lap 136. Greg Proude (Springvale, PE) led every lap leading up to the singular caution but was unable to regain the lead from Naugle after the restart and finished second. Hometown hero Donald Chisholm (Antigonish, NS) gave the locals something to cheer about with a third place finish. Brothers Chris and Kyle Reid (Sydney, NS) rounded out the top five. The race took just 44 minutes to complete.
Atlantic Tiltload Time Trials set the starting grid for the Toromont Cat 150 feature. Naugle started on the pole after winning heat race number one. Proude and Chris Reid also won their respective heat races.
RIVERSIDE READY FOR TOROMONT CAT 150 THIS SATURDAY
JAMES RIVER, NS (September 24, 2020) – Riverside International Speedway is ready to roar this Saturday with the Toromont Cat 150 for the Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour. The event is the first of the year for the facility which has been idle for all of its typical season due to COVID-19.
When the facility was shortlisted by Nova Scotia’s Public Health authorities as one of four sports stadiums in the province being considered for larger gatherings, it was all hands on deck to have a Guest Management Plan approved and prepare the facility accordingly.
“It’s hard to believe it’s been over a year since our last event,” said Donald Chisholm, owner of Riverside. “It will be amazing to see it come to life again this Saturday with cars on the track and fans in the stands. It’s good for the sport and awesome to be able to bring some sense of normalcy to our fans and racers.”
TOROMONT CAT 150 TO HEADLINE SEPTEMBER 26 SHOW AT RIVERSIDE
JAMES RIVER, NS (September 15, 2020) – The high banks of Riverside International Speedway will roar into action September 26 with the Toromont Cat 150 for the Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour. The facility has been approved by Nova Scotia’s Public Health authorities to host as many as 1,250 fans at the event with appropriate COVID-19 restrictions in place.
“We’re thrilled to make this announcement,” said Donald Chisholm, owner of Riverside International Speedway. “While things will be different, we hope this brings some sense of normalcy to our fans in what has been an anything but normal year. I want to thank everyone for their continued loyal support of Riverside and especially the sponsors, like Toromont Cat, who are participating in this event.”
JAMES RIVER, NS (August 12, 2020) – The 2020 edition of the IWK 250 Presented by Steve Lewis Super Race Weekend, originally scheduled for July 16 to 18 and postponed due to COVID-19 restrictions, has been rescheduled for July 22 to 24, 2021.
“We’ve waited in hopes restrictions would relax enough where it would be possible to hold the IWK 250 this year,” said Paul McLean, General Manager for Riverside. “Unfortunately, with our short season and the amount of time it takes to prepare for such a large event, even if things changed now we’ve run out of time to do it properly. We remain hopeful we could still run a smaller event or two this year.”
EXPANSION PLANNED FOR MARITIME MOTORSPORTS HALL OF FAME
PETITCODIAC, NB (July 27, 2020) – Organizers of the Maritime Motorsports Hall of Fame (MMHF) are planning to expand its multi-purpose facility. The addition will see a large banquet room at the site, capable of hosting larger functions including the annual MMHF Induction Ceremony. The new space will also provide much needed extra space for the MMHF museum so they can display more of the ever-growing collection of Maritime motorsports memorabilia.
Waterbury, VT & Vallée-Jct., QC – American-Canadian Tour (ACT) and Autodrome Chaudiere officials have mutually agreed to cancel the Claude Leclerc 150 that was scheduled for Saturday, May 30. The event, which debuted in 2019, is expected to return to the ACT Late Model Tour schedule for the 2021 season.
The decision, as with many other racing postponements and cancellations in 2020, was made due to health and safety restrictions in place related to the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic. To comply with Quebec mandates and guidelines, Autodrome Chaudiere had previously suspended all racing events through the month of August. Furthermore, the United States–Canada border remains closed to non-essential travel through at least June 21, which would preclude U.S. teams from traveling to the track even if it was in operation.