(Emily Meehan (left) receives her hardware from Darin White of Fleet Brake Atlantic. Meehan would be promoted to the first place spot after Craig MacDonald failed post race technical inspection / Photo Credit : McCarthy Photographic)
RIVER GLADE, NB : When all the dust settled at Petty International Raceway on Saturday evening, Emily Meehan (Rawdon Gold Mines, NS) loaded her trailer up with the first place hardware.
Meehan, a multiple time Scotia Speedworld Weekly Racing Series winner who has been racing on the Maritime League of Legends Tour since 2011, scored her first Tour win in the 50-lap feature on the high banked bullring. The win was also Meehan’s first at Petty International Raceway.
Craig MacDonald (Waverley, NS), who had won the first two races on the Maritime League of Legends Tour in 2018, had dominated the event on track and crossed the line first but failed post race technical inspection.
Meehan battled with Shelby Baker (Fall River, NS) for the win and would ultimately make the winning pass on the inside of the No. 53 with just under 20 to go. Baker held off Fleet Brake Atlantic Rookie Michael Cormier (Grand-Barachois, NB) for second. Darren Sherwood (Cambridge Narrows, NB) brought home a fourth place finish at his home track with Sam Rogers (Lower Onslow, NS) capturing a third straight top five finish on his Fleet Brake Atlantic Rookie season.
Meehan and Cormier took home heat race victories to qualify for Round Four of the 2018 season. Sixteen cars answered the call to the green flag. The 50-lap feature saw five caution periods and took 32 minutes to complete.
Cory Hall (Jolicure, NB), the most recent winner on the Series, started ninth in the field after his victory last week in the Celtic Air Services Maritime Legends Challenge. Hall slowed shortly after the green flag flew and fell five laps down in the pit area before reemerging. While Hall was scored in 12th at the finish, the No. 08 car was quick as he zipped through the field on a number of occasions trying to unlap himself.
The 50-lap feature at Petty International Raceway marked the first of three races in the Province of New Brunswick in 2018. The Maritime League of Legends Tour will return to Petty International Raceway on Saturday, August 25th.
Maritime League of Legends Tour – Results :
- Emily Meehan (#75)
- Shelby Baker (#53)
- Michael Cormier (#68)
- Darren Sherwood (#38)
- Sam Rogers (#12)
- Josh Langille (#18)
- Jeff Cruickshank (#7)
- Gary Dunning (#33)
- Gary Bordage (#8)
- Kevin MacDonald (#4)
- Nathan Blackburn (#44)
- Cory Hall (#08)
- Kyle Shipley (#28)
- Nicole Richard (#71)
- Arnie Spinney (#17)
DQ – Craig MacDonald (#98)
The next event for the Maritime League of Legends Tour takes place on Saturday, August 4th as the Series heads for its second and final stop of the year on Prince Edward Island. The 50-lap feature at Oyster Bed Speedway will mark the halfway point in the 2018 season and will play support to the Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour’s Lucas Oil 150. Round Five goes green on August 4th at 6pm.
– Maritime League of Legends press release