Enjoy a Full Weekend in NB's Capital Region!
There’s plenty of excitement for race fans this weekend - but that excitement doesn’t have to be limited to just the on-track action! Saturday August 19th marks round five of the 2023 Super Late Model Series, with the ReCar 150 presented by Wonder Auto & Tire at Speedway 660.
Located in the province of New Brunswick’s capital region, there is plenty to do within a close drive of Speedway 660. The 1/3-mile oval located in Geary, New Brunswick is just a 10-minute drive from the town of Oromocto, and just 20 minutes from the capital city of Fredericton, New Brunswick.
The ReCar 150 presented by Wonder Auto & Tire fires off at 6pm on Saturday August 19th with qualifying heat races for the Super Late Model Series. Fans will enjoy stock car racing action from five total classes, as the Speedway 660 Sportsman, Street Stock, and Sharp Shooter (4 Cylinder) classes will compete for championship points, all being joined by round seven for the Atlantic Modified Tour!
We chatted with local drivers and Speedway 660 fans and staff and came up with a list of fun for everyone while in the Fredericton region.
Plenty of Family Activities
Killarney Lake - Located on the north side of the city of Fredericton, Killarney Lake is a great spot for the family. With a supervised beach for hot days and walking trails to enjoy nature, endless family fun and nature is available at this popular spot.
Kingswood Resort Entertainment Centre - Atlantic Canada’s largest indoor entertainment center is a fun destination to check out through your travels to Speedway 660 (and a great way to spend the day inside if the dreaded r-word impacts racing). With 30 lanes of bowling, laser tag, an indoor play zone featuring a 45 foot long inflatable obstacle course, a 21 foot high playclimber, toddler zone, arcade games, food court, Pizza Hut Express and a licensed bar, it’s fun for everyone!
Fredericton Walking Trails - The city of Fredericton boasts more than 115 km of multi-use trails. From the Bill Thorpe Walking Bridge, to trails through the heart of the city and through various woodlands, get active and explore the city via walking or biking.
Unplugged Board Game Café in Fredericton - Fredericton’s first and only board game café located on Queen Street in Downtown Fredericton, Unplugged Board Game Café features every board game imaginable available for you to play! Order some snacks and food and have a board game competition with the whole family!
Hartt Island Mini Golf in Fredericton - With a unique, challenging, and family fun mini putt course, Hartt Island Mini Golf is a great opportunity to put your putting skills to the test! Part of the Hartt Island RV Resort and Water Park at 2475 Woodstock Road in Fredericton, Hartt Island is a premiere destination for families in Fredericton.
Science East in Fredericton - Located in downtown Fredericton, Science East features a fun and educational experience with more than150 hands-on science exhibits, and Atlantic Canada’s only science playground. Located at 668 Brunswick Street in Fredericton, learn more at scienceeast.nb.ca.
Fredericton Boyce Farmers Market - A popular destination every Saturday morning in downtown Fredericton, over 200 vendors are featured weekly. With fresh and local produce, delicious pastries, and a wide assortment of homemade crafts and goods, the Boyce Farmers Market is a time-honoured local Fredericton tradition. Open every Saturday morning on George Street, make it part of your weekend plans!
Shopping in Uptown Fredericton - When entering the city of Fredericton coming from Speedway 660, you’ll come upon the Uptown district which features may shopping attractions. From the capital city’s largest mall - the Regent Mall - to Uptown Centre, the Corbett Center, and many other destinations in between, there are plenty of stores to check out!
Top Food Picks and Options
St. Louis Bar & Grill in Fredericton - The sponsor of Speedway 660’s Intermission activities, St. Louis Bar & Grill is Fredericton’s sports bar destination. Famous for their “devilishly good” food and atmosphere, they are a popular spot for food and drinks! Be sure to get their wings - or a wing poutine! Find them at 280 King Street in Fredericton, and check them out on Facebook at “St. Louis Bar & Grill - Fredericton.”
The Cabin Restaurant in Fredericton - A hidden gem and local secret, The Cabin Restaurant truly lives up to it’s identity. A small restaurant famous for their home cooked meals, it’s a must try in the city of Fredericton. A sponsor of Ryan Messer’s #1 car, find them on Facebook at “The Cabin Restaurant” and check them out at 723 Woodstock Road in Fredericton.
The Waterfront Pub & Eatery in Nackawic - Longtime supporters of stock car racing, The Waterfront Pub & Eatery is a little further up the Trans Canada Highway, but well worth the drive. With a diverse menu of fantastic options, combined with a great atmosphere and service, make the drive to Nackawic to check them out! Find them located at 748 Route 105, or online at thewaterfrontpub.ca.
Barbie and Kens’ Eatery in Oromocto - Owned and operated by local race fans, Barbie and Ken’s Eatery in Oromocto is a favorite destination among many in the area, and many race enthusiasts. Located at 277 Restigouche Road in Oromocto, it’s worth the stop every time!
540 Kitchen Family of Restaurants - With three locations - 540 Kitchen + Bar, 540 Lighthouse, and 540 North - each providing a unique experience and some of the best food the city of Fredericton has to offer, 540 Kitchen is a highly recommended option. Learn more at 540kitchenandbar.com.
Oromocto Gateway - If you’re looking for a quick place to grab a bite to eat, there are many options right of the Trans Canada Highway in Oromocto just minutes from the track. Plenty of fast-food options and a grocery store are available at exit 303 of Route 2.
Fredericton’s Strong Local Brewery Scene
Fredericton has an impressive collection of local breweries. Located off the cities walking trails along the waterfront, Picaroon’s is a Fredericton staple, and it anchors a strong craft brewery scene in the city. Additionally, check out Graystone Brewing, Grimross Brewing, Maybee Brewing, Trailway Brewing, Red Rover Cider, York County Cider and more!
Camping at Speedway 660 - Speedway 660 offers camping all weekend long on race weekend. When big races roll into town, the campground fills up and turns into a small town full of race fans! Contact Speedway 660 today for more information on camping.
Hotels in Fredericton and Oromocto - Oromocto being the closest population centre to Speedway 660 has a Days Inn hotel just off the Trans Canada Highway. A few more minutes down the road, the Travelodge is located adjacent to the Lincoln Irving Big Stop. Heading into the City of Fredericton, many accommodations are available.
Hartt Island Resort and Campground - Looking for an alternative camping experience for the family? We’ve already told you about Hartt Island Mini Golf, but they also offer a popular campground filled with families and plenty of activities. It’s a bit of a drive to and from the track, but will bring memories for the whole family!
Create your own adventure…
There is many options and experiences to be had beyond what’s listed here! Come up with your own adventures - and be sure to let us know for future fan guides!