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Start your engines: Lake Doucette Motor Speedway racing season starting June 10

Another season of racing is soon set to get underway at the Lake Doucette Motor Speedway. FRANKIE CROWELL
Another season of racing is soon set to get underway at the Lake Doucette Motor Speedway. FRANKIE CROWELL - Contributed

LAKE DOUCETTE, N.S. – Can you hear it? The rumble of engines? The squealing of tires? The cheers of spectators?

These sounds are coming very soon as Sunday, June 10 marks the start of the 2018 Lake Doucette Motor Speedway racing season.

Eight race days are planned between now and mid-September at the track. Races get underway at 1 p.m.

This year’s schedule includes:

• June 10: Opening day

• June 24: Larry Gavel Memorial Race Day

• July 8: Kids’ Day

• July 22: Blair Penney Memorial Race Day

• Aug. 5: East Coast Mini Stock Tour

• Aug. 19: race day

• Sept. 2: Fan Appreciation Day

• Sept. 16: Fun Day

Numerous businesses also provide sponsorship throughout the season.

Points from the feature races add up throughout the season to declare the year’s overall race division winners.

This year’s season will see lots of rookie racers. Many new cars have also been built. The 4-cyliner class has been opened up to newer cars, which promises to increase speeds in these races.

You can get more information about the races throughout the season through the Facebook group: Lake Doucette Motor Speedway. There will also be Facebook giveaways throughout the season.

And this year the 4-Cyl Ladies Class will be giving away a 4-Cyl race car.

As of late-May, as the upcoming season was starting to take shape, these were some of the numbers lining up:

• 4-Cyl men: 13 cars with 5 rookies

• 4-Cyl women: 6 cars with 3 rookies

• V8 Stock: 10 cars with 4 rookies

• Sportsman: 13 cars with 5 rookies

A majority of drivers will be in new cars this season.

IF YOU GO

The Lake Doucette Motor Speedway Track is located just a short distance off Exit 32 on Highway 101.

Admission:

Adults: $10

Youth 10-15: $5

Under 10: Free

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