RIVER GLADE, New Brunswick – Petty Int’l Raceway officials have unveiled the track’s schedule of events for the upcoming season of racing.
The track will operate on nine weekends from May to October with an additional New Year’s Eve event in December. The track will see all major established Maritime based touring series visit the high banked bullring throughout the season with six events being headlined by a Pro Stock or Super Late Model race and a quartet of $4,000-to-win Late Model Sportsman races presented by Airdrie Tire.
The schedule is anchored by two major double header weekends. The 58th Jones Auto Body River Glade International will move to June, taking place on Friday, June 17th and Saturday, June 18th. The Father’s Day Weekend is dedicated to the memories of Pat Rodgers and Ernie McLean – two promoters who helped build, grow and ultimately shape the sport as we know it in New Brunswick and beyond.
Friday will see a Street Stock 100 on Friday night with support from the Mini Stocks and the Women on Wheels with a two-hour Pro Stock/Super Late Model practice to follow. Saturday will see the Pat Rodgers and Ernie McLean Memorial 150 for Pro Stocks. The $4,000-to-win Airdrie Tire Late Model Sportsman 100 will also go green on Saturday, June 18th along with racing action for the Bandoleros and the Heart of a Champion Hot Rod Classics powered by Conrad Bros.
The Ninth Annual Mike Stevens Memorial Weekend returns on its traditional mid-September date. The Pro Stocks/Super Late Models and Late Model Sportsman (with $4,000 to win presented by Airdrie Tire) will once again anchor the Saturday, Sept. 17 portion of the show. The Maritime League of Legends Tour and Bandoleros will warm up the track on Saturday. Sept. 16’s racing will see 100-laps of Street Stock action and racing in the Mini Stock, Bandolero and Women on Wheels divisions.
An additional Super Late Model/Pro Stock and Late Model Sportsman twin bill will take place on Saturday, Oct. 15. The race will also feature the Petty Raceway Legends, Bandoleros and Women on Wheels. A Super Swap Meet and Show & Shine will take place the next day at the track on Sunday, October 16th.
The fourth Airdrie Tire $4,000-to-win Late Model Sportsman 100 will headline the card on Saturday, July 30. The New Brunswick Day Long Weekend card has racing scheduled for all Petty International Raceway staple divisions, including the Street Stocks, Legends, Mini Stocks, Bandoleros and Women on Wheels. The Legend and Mini Stock races on July 30th will be Twin 40-lap events.
The schedule kicks off on Saturday, May 21st during the Victoria Day Long Weekend with five of the six Petty Int’l Raceway house divisions, headlined by 75-lap features for Late Model Sportsman and Street Stock. The Mini Stocks, Bandoleros and Women on Wheels will also join them on the card.
The East Coast International Pro Stock Tour returns for a trio of races. The marquee touring series in Atlantic Canada stops on June 4th, July 9th and Aug. 27. The Maritime League of Legends Tour joins the Pro Stocks on June 4 and returns during the Mike Stevens Memorial Weekend on Sept. 17. The East Coast Mini Stock Tour has a stop at Petty Int’l Raceway on Saturday, Aug. 27 in what is sure to be a pivotal race in their championship chase. The Heart of a Champion Hot Rod Classic powered by Conrad Bros will once again be a part of the River Glade International weekend on Saturday, June 18. It is expected that the Atlantic Modified Tour will return to the track in 2022 but their dates were unavailable at press time.
The popular Day of Destruction Returns on Saturday, August 13th with Enduro and Demolition action. A new event will see both return for a New Years Eve Party on Saturday, Dec. 31.