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Cheers to 50 Years - Speedway Miramichi Unveils Schedule for 50th Anniversary Season!

Photo by Mike Francis

Speedway Miramichi management is thrilled to release the 2018 schedule of events, consisting of 6 dates for stock car racing and demolition action. The historic 1/3 mile oval, which celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2018, will have action in Street Stock, Mini Stock, and Demolition classes. In addition, the much-anticipated return of the Dukes class will finally happen during the 2018 season. While the dates have yet to be finalized, the Atlantic Modified Tour is also expected to contest a healthy number of events in Miramichi.

“This is the 50th year, and we plan on making it the best ever,” said track owner Barry Richard. “The increased interest in Street Stock this year, and all the other classes that have gotten stronger in the last 3 years will make race night a can’t miss night in Miramichi.”

Notable events include 2 major Street Stock races, which will bookend the 2018 season. The first of such races will be on opening day, May 26th, with a 100-lap race for the popular division to kick off the tracks 50th year. On October 13th, the anticipated Atlantic Canada stock car finale, the Chi City Showdown will return and build off a successful 2017 event. More details will be announced in the future regarding the 2018 Chi City Showdown.

For the 35th time in the tracks 50-year history, points champions will be crowned at the speedway. Drivers in all classes will compete for the points championship, with the dramatic championship day being held on September 15th. Winning a championship would put drivers on an elite list of “who’s who” in Miramichi racing, joining notable track champions Terry Russell, Brad Mann, Lindsay Tozer, Ricky Buckley, Derek Goodwin, Brad MacLean, and Robert Legere among others who have accomplished the feat at Speedway Miramichi.

Speedway Miramichi recently extended the deadline to purchase season passes at the discounted price of $50. Passes are valid for grandstand admission, but anyone with a season pass can upgrade to a pit pass at a cost of just $5 per event. Few passes remain, so don’t hesitate to order yours.

Fans are reminded that the schedule, classes, and event details are all subject to change. Drivers and fans are encouraged to visit the Speedway Miramichi website ( often to stay up to date with all Speedway Miramichi news. More details, promotions, and special events surrounding the tracks 50th Anniversary are anticipated in the near future.

2018 Speedway Miramichi Schedule

May 26th – Season Opener, Street Stock 100, Stock Car Racing & Demolition June 16th – Stock Car Racing & Demolition July 28th – Stock Car Racing & Demolition August 11th – Stock Car Racing & Demolition September 15th – Final Points Night, Stock Car Racing & Demolition October 13th – Chi City Showdown

About Speedway Miramichi

Speedway Miramichi is Eastern Canada’s Oldest Active Motorsports Venue, and Northern New Brunswick’s only paved oval track. Located in the city of Miramichi, New Brunswick, and just 5 minutes away from all city amenities, Speedway Miramichi hosts stock car racing and demolition events throughout the summer. There is no other facility in the world where you can watch a stock car race, burnout competition, figure-8 race, and a demolition derby during the same event. Visit our website (, check us out on Facebook (Speedway Miramichi Inc.), or find us on Instagram (speedway.miramichi) for more details, and join us as we celebrate our 50th Anniversary in 2018!

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