RIVER GLADE, NB : Petty International Raceway is excited to unveil their racing schedule for the 2019 season. This year’s racing schedule will see various motorsports events on 13 weekends from May to September, making the 2019 season one of the biggest since the track re-opened in 2011.
The 2019 schedule at the River Glade, New Brunswick oval kicks into high gear on the Victoria Day Long Weekend in May. The Saturday, May 18th card will feature the opening event for both the Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour and the East Coast Mini Stock Tour along with the house Late Model Sportsman and Street Stock divisions. This is the second straight season the Maritimes top Late Model touring series has opened their season at Petty International Raceway. The 2019 Season Opener at Petty International Raceway is slated for a 4pm start.
The Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour will return twice more following the May opener. The Series will contest a 150-lap feature on Saturday, July 13th and headline the 55th River Glade International with a 200-lap main event on Saturday, August 24th. Both the July and August race cards with the Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour will include support from the Maritime League of Legends Tour and the house Mini Stock and Bandolero divisions. All support classes on the three Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour events will contest features only.
The River Glade International Weekend will open on Friday, August 23rd with an extended distance, 100-lap Late Model Sportsman feature. The Petty International Raceway Street Stock and Mini Stock classes will race on the undercard during the opening night for the 55th running of the prestigious event.
The 55th River Glade International and the Sixth Annual Mike Stevens Memorial will be double header weekends for race fans with racing on both Friday and Saturday. The Sixth Annual Mike Stevens Memorial weekend will serve as the final weekend of racing at Petty International Raceway for 2019. Friday, September 20th will see the Atlantic Modified Tour, Street Stock, Mini Stock, Bandoleros and Women on Wheels open the weekend. Saturday, September 21st will see the Super Late Models (Pro Stocks), Late Model Sportsman, Legends and Bandoleros race for their shot at the checkered flag on this finale weekend. Of note, all Petty International Raceway house divisions will crown their point champions on the Mike Stevens Memorial weekend in September.
As previously announced, the inaugural Petty International Raceway Summer Shootout will take place from Thursday, August 1st to Sunday, August 4th. Each of those four days will feature racing action from the Late Model Sportsman, Street Stock, Mini Stock and Bandolero divisions. A hauler parking, race car practice and pit party will take place on Wednesday, July 31st.
The Caleb Dunn Memorial moves from the August long weekend to the July long weekend in 2019. The racing card, which is highlighted by a 100-lap Late Model Sportsman feature, will take place on Sunday, June 30th at 4pm. The card will also feature all of Petty International Raceway’s house divisions and a visit from the Atlantic Modified Tour.
Petty International Raceway’s regular point racing cards will fill out the balance of the 2019 schedule on June 1st, June 15th, July 27th, August 17th and August 31st. These events will feature the track’s five house divisions, including the Late Model Sportsman, Street Stock, Mini Stock, Bandolero and Women on Wheels (formerly the Beginner Four Cylinder) classes. All regular length Late Model Sportsman features will be 60-laps. The Bandolero division will be split into two divisions – a Beginner division and a Bandit/Outlaw division for more experienced drivers.
In addition to the Friday, September 20th and Sunday, June 30th events, the Atlantic Modified Tour will thrill fans in River Glade on Saturday, June 1st, Saturday, July 27th and Saturday, August 17th.
The popular Night of Destruction will return on its traditional weekend. The Saturday, July 6th classic will feature demolition events that will leave fans on the edge of their seats until the final hit in the Demolition Derby. More information on this event will be announced prior to the season beginning.
One more event, scheduled for Saturday, September 7th, is to be announced at a later date.
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– Petty International Raceway press release