Celebrating 50 Years

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RIS50 Throwback Thursday – Victory Laps, Debut Episode – Jerry Lawrence

As part of our 50th-anniversary celebrations, we’re excited to debut ‘Victory Laps’ our new podcast series hosted by Dylan Langille who will visit with personalities that have helped build our foundation over the past five decades. This first episode features the dean of race track announcers, Jerry ‘Jer Bear’ Lawrence, hand-picked by John Chisholm to be the voice […]

Sad News – Allan Curry

The management and staff of Riverside International Speedway join the Maritime motorsports community in mourning the death of Allan Curry, a longtime ardent supporter of our favourite sport. Allan has been a sponsor through Dartmouth Dodge and Atlantic Fleet Completion Centre, as well as working in various roles with the Maritime Pro Stock Tour where […]

IWK 250 Campsite Reservations Now Open

Campsite reservations for the IWK 250 Super Race Weekend (July 17-20) are now open. This includes renewals and new reservations. As the event continues to grow we are starting earlier than ever this year in order to allow fans to confirm their plans and also help us plan for the event. Those who had a […]

NASCAR Releases 2019 Pinty’s Series Schedule; at Riverside Aug. 17

DAYTONA BEACH, FL – Following a thrilling 2018 campaign, NASCAR today announced the 2019 NASCAR Pinty’s Series schedule. The season will again feature 13 races in five Canadian provinces from Nova Scotia to Alberta, as well as a return visit to the United States. The NASCAR Pinty’s Series’ 13th season will feature some of Canada’s most […]

Throwback Thursday – Grandstand Design No Accident

Did you know the unique grandstand base at Riverside International Speedway is no accident? The huge mound of earth the grandstand sits on was by design. The following was published in The Evening News May 16, 1969, just two days before the grand opening… Grandstand Designed to Keep Chilly Winds Away From Fans The grandstand at the Riverside […]

Throwback Thursday – A Tribute to John Chisholm

We’re kicking off 50th-anniversary celebrations with a Throwback Thursday tribute to the late John Chisholm, founder, and builder of Riverside Speedway. With the blessing of NASCAR founder Bill France Sr., John Chisholm, an Antigonish businessman, modeled Riverside after Bristol Motor Speedway. After its opening in May 1969, Riverside quickly became one of the top tracks in […]

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