GEARY, NB — Just a few hours after rain forced postponement of the biggest race of Speedway 660’s season, fans returned to the Geary Woods on Monday morning to witness one of the most incredible Pro Stock races of all time. Travis Benjamin from Morrill, Maine, finally won his first-ever Re/Max 250 over two other American short track drivers.
Benjamin battled Ben Rowe for the win in the last few laps, after duelling with Austin Theriault, who finished third, for much of the race. It will go down as one of the best Re/Max 250’s in the history of SpeedWeekend. Benjamin led 104 laps and won $20,200.00 in prize money. Joey Doiron, another American, was fourth while Lonnie Sommerville was the top Canadian at fifth.
“Finally we got to win the big one at Speedway 660, this means so much to us, I love coming to this place and these great fans saw one heck of a race” said Benjamin from the Riverview Ford Victory Lane. “To win here in New Brunswick with an Irving logo on my hood is pretty special, they have supported me since 2000 and to win the Re/Max 250 right here in the heart of Irving country is a memory I’ll always cherish.”