(Braden Langille opened the 2019 Maritime League of Legends Tour in victory lane at Scotia Speedworld)
HALIFAX, NS : Braden Langille (Shubenacadie, NS) transitioned back to the Legend car division in the off-season and made his return to the Maritime League of Legends Tour a successful one on Saturday by winning the 50-lap Season Opener at Scotia Speedworld. Langille started sixth in the 20 car field and quickly worked his way to the front of the field. The No. 51 Velocity Machining and Welding Legend battled with Andrew Lively (Middle Sackville, NS) on numerous restarts and while Lively was able to keep Langille on his toes, he was unable to race away with the top spot.
“That was a big thing today,” said Langille referring to the amount of restarts in the 50-lap feature. “Andrew kind of played me at my own game for a while. My big thing inside the car was trying stay even with him. If I could, I knew I would have a good chance at beating him down the back stretch. It feels good to be back in a Legend car.”
Lively would race to a second place finish with Emily Meehan (Rawdon, NS) rounding out the podium. Two-time Scotia Speedworld track champion Paul Goulden (Shelburne, NS) finished fourth with reigning Maritime League of Legends Tour titlist Shelby Baker (Fall River, NS) coming home fifth.
Of note, four drivers competed in the Maritime League of Legends Tour Season Opener with the Yamaha FZ09 motor package. Langille, Meehan and Goulden all finished in the top five in the race while Darren Sherwood (Cambridge-Narrows, NB) started on the pole for the 50-lap feature and wound up 10th at the checkered flag.
The 50-lap race took 39 minutes to complete with 16 of the 20 drivers finishing on the lead lap in the event. Heat races were won by Baker, Meehan and Langille. Fleet Brake Atlantic Class Bonus winners included Langille (Pro), Lively (Semi-Pro), Goulden (Masters) and Josh Langille (Young Lion). The top rookie in the field was Tanner Spinney (Greenwood, NS), finishing 13th.
Round Two of the Maritime League of Legends Tour will be contested on Saturday, June 29th at Oyster Bed Speedway in Oyster Bed Bridge, Prince Edward Island. The 50-lap feature will be the first of two stops for the Maritime League of Legends Tour on Prince Edward Island and will feature a Maritime League of Legends Tour sanctioned Bandolero feature. The Legend and Bandolero events are a part of the Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour 150 on that evening. Post time on June 29th is 6pm.
Maritime League of Legends Tour 50 Results :
- Braden Langille (#51)
- Andrew Lively (#15)
- Emily Meehan (#75)
- Paul Goulden (#57)
- Shelby Baker (#53)
- Craig MacDonald (#98)
- Josh Langille (#18)
- Tylor Hawes (#72)
- Michael Neary (#23)
- Darren Sherwood (#38)
- Jeff Cruickshank (#7)
- Cy Harvey (#37)
- Tanner Spinney (#02)
- Devin Gallant (#36)
- Jody Fraser (#77)
- Matthew Rushton (#2)
- Arnie Spinney (#17)
- Devin Wadden (#20)
- Nathan Blackburn (#44)
- Nicole Richard (#71)
About The Maritime League of Legends:
The Maritime League of Legends Association was formed in 2005 by a group of racer’s wanting to grow the Legends Cars division in the Maritime Provinces of Canada. In 2019, the Maritime League of Legends Tour will visit five venues throughout Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island between May and September during its ten race season. For more information on the Maritime League of Legends, please visit www.maritimelegends.ca.