Reid brothers set to meet in NAPA Sportsman Series
Brothers Chris and Kyle Reid will renew their track rivalry on Saturday when the NAPA Sportsman Series returns to Cape Breton Miners Memorial Speedway for the Gillis Home Hardware 100.
The day of racing will also include stock car racing in the Cape Breton Trailer Sales Street Stock and Atlantic Cat/Hewitt Rentals Mini Stock divisions. Action gets underway at 3 p.m.
The Reid brothers, Howie Centre natives who now live in Fort McMurray, Alta., are atop the NAPA Sportsman Series standings. Chris Reid has won the two rounds of the series that have been contested at the Sydney oval, and leads Kyle by only three points heading into Saturday’s race.
Darren Price of Main-a-Dieu is only five points back of the lead, while Shawn Waterford of Sydney and rookie Joey Rudderham of Marion Bridge are tied for fourth overall.
In the Cape Breton Trailer Sales Street Stock division, Vance MacDonald of Sydney has a 23-point lead heading into the Saf-Way Auto Parts 25. John Halliday of Sydney is in second place, but only four points up on Jeff Adamsson of Lower L’Ardoise.
The Atlantic Cat/Hewitt Rentals Mini Stock division drivers will run an extended 50lap feature on Saturday. Reigning rookie of the year Kody Quinn of Glace Bay has a sixpoint lead over multi-time New Brunswick Mini Stock champion J.R. Lawson of Shubenacadie.
Kyle MacMillan of Dartmouth, who took the checkered flag the last time the mini stock division was held on the local track in July, sits third after his win.
Brandon MacMillan of Glace Bay and Colin Nickerson complete the top five in the standings.
Following Saturday’s race, two events remain on the 2015 season at Cape Breton Miners Memorial Speedway: Aug. 29 and Sept. 26.
Admission for Saturday’s race is $20 for adults over the age of 19, $8 for students ages 13-18 and free admission to children 12 and under. Pit admission is $25 and restricted to those ages 18 and older.
Chris Reid of Fort McMurray, Alta., formerly of Howie Centre (left), is presented the NAPA Sportsman Series championship banner and trophy by Todd Robertson of NAPA Auto Parts in last year’s series finale at Cape Breton Miners Memorial Speedway. Reid is looking to extend his points lead in the 2015 series this weekend.