Plenty of Fun Nearby to Add to Petty SLMS Weekend!
(July 7th, 2023) - The high banks of Petty International Raceway roar to life this weekend with a huge double header, headlined by the Super Late Model Series Fog City Auto Spa 150. Located in River Glade, New Brunswick, only twenty minutes from the City of Moncton.
Saturday July 8th is the Fog City Auto Spa 150 for the Super Late Model Series, along with a 50-lap Sportsman feature, plus Legends and Bandoleros. Start time will be 6pm. Rolling into Sunday for day two of the double header, it’s a full slate of action with Sportsman, Street Stock, Mini Stock, Atlantic Modified Tour, Legends, Bandoleros, and Women of Wheels competition to be contested. Start time on Sunday July 9th is 2pm.
With summer in full swing, make the most of your weekend. It’s a busy weekend in Greater Moncton. With sunshine and hot temperatures in the forecast, spend the day cooling off, taking in car shows, or so much more prior to heading to the track!
We chatted with some local drivers and asked them to serve as a regional tour guide. Take a look at some recommendations of things to do away from the track when you travel to Greater Moncton for the Fog City Auto Spa 150!
It’s A Big Weekend in Greater Moncton for Race Fans
This Weekend - Check out the Atlantic Nationals in Moncton, NB
What a weekend in the Greater Moncton region for automotive enthusiasts! While a double-header at Petty International Raceway with the Super Late Model Series being a prominent event, the annual and popular Atlantic Nationals car show will grace the City of Moncton, along with thousands of automotive enthusiasts. The Atlantic Nationals kicks off on Wednesday and runs right through Sunday. The headline of the show will be at Centennial Park Saturday and Sunday with the Atlantic Nationals Extravaganza main event - but there will be festivities throughout the city all weekend long, including live music in the evenings.
Find out more on the Atlantic Nationals website at atlanticnationals.com.
Must See - Learn About Local Racing History at the Maritime Motorsports Hall of Fame in Petitcodiac, NB
Just minutes away from Petty International Raceway and right off Highway 1, the Maritime Motorsports Hall of Fame should be a bucket list stop for any Maritime Motorsports fan. The 10,000 square foot facility is a shrine of memorabilia and greatness.
Located at 5 Hooper Lane in Petitcodiac, they are open all week, and also open on weekends during the summer! Check them out online at maritimemotorsportshalloffame.com.
Feel the Need for Speed at East Coast Karting in Lakeburn, NB
Think you got what it takes to go fast? Bring the family and your buddies to East Coast Karting and feel the thrill of the fastest Go-Karts in the Maritimes! With speeds topping 70 km/h, book a rental session, or a grand prix style event! Call ahead for availability, you could go to the Fog City Auto Spa 150 with plenty of bragging rights by being the first to carry the checkered flag!
Located at 74 Babin Road in Greater Lakeburn, find East Coast Karting on Facebook or online at https://www.eastcoastkarting.com/.
Family Fun Activities All Around
Magnetic Hill Zoo in Moncton - Part of the Magnetic Hill attraction, the Magnetic Hill Zoo makes for family fun before heading to the track. With over 400 animals, it is the largest zoo in Atlantic Canada. Take the family to experience a “different type of horsepower” prior to hearing the roar of the Super Late Models!
Magic Mountain Amusement Park in Moncton - With summer in full swing, spend the day cooling off and experiencing thrills at Magic Mountain. Just twenty (20) minutes from Petty, get wet and cool off in the Splash Zone, test you luck in the Golf Zone, play arcade games in the Tek Zone, or take on the Fun Zone! It’s Atlantic Canada’s largest waterpark and so much more!
Parlee Beach in Shediac - Another way to beat the summer heat before heading to the track, check out Parlee Beach Provincial Park just forty (40) minutes away from Petty International Raceway. Nestled along the Northumberland Strait, this popular tourist attraction is one of the most recognizable beaches in Atlantic Canada!
SkyZone in Moncton - A one-of-a-kind active entertainment park, SkyZone is more than just a trampoline park! From a Freestyle jump zone, to ultimate dodgeball, foam zone, skyladder zone, and more, SkyZone would be a day of fun leading into an exciting racing event!
Located at 615 St. George Blvd in Moncton, check them out online at skyzone.com.
Fundy National Park - New Brunswick’s first National Park, Fundy National Park, is full of adventures just waiting for the family. Located near the village of Alma,the park has more than 25 waterfalls, hiking trails, camping, and more! Experience much of the park all within less than an hours drive from Petty!
Sussex Drive-In Theater in Sussex - Located thirty (30) minutes down Highway 1 in the town of Sussex, experience a movie the old school way at the Sussex Drive-In! Showtime is 7:30pm most nights, check them out on Facebook at Sussex Drive-In for more information on upcoming shows!
Other Popular Attractions
Casino New Brunswick in Moncton - Feeling lucky? Stop by Casino New Brunswick and test your luck! Located just off the Trans-Canada Highway in Moncton, only a twenty (20) minute drive from Petty, it features a first-class casino, entertainment center, and luxury hotel! Located at 21 Casino Dr. in Moncton, check them out online at casinonb.ca.
Eat and Drink
St. Louis Bar & Grill in Moncton and Dieppe - A longtime sponsor of Petty International Raceway and racing in the Maritimes, St. Louis Bar and Grill is a popular stop amongst race fans! With locations in both Moncton and Dieppe, it makes for a great stop to fuel up pre-race, or to unwind and have some drinks post-race. Check them out on Facebook at “St. Louis Bar and Grill Moncton and Dieppe”.
5 Minutes from Petty - Plenty of Options in Salisbury - Just minutes up the Trans-Canada Highway, fans can find plenty of pit stops in the village of Salisbury. Directly off the highway, choose from an Irving Big Stop, Tim Hortons, A&W, Dairy Queen and Subway.
Driver Recommendation - Montana’s BBQ and Bar in Moncton - A country style atmosphere and smokin’ good BBQ make Montana’s a popular destination for many. Recommended by drivers, Montana’s is located at 225 Mapleton Road in Moncton.
Dylan Langille Recommendation - iHop in Moncton - A favorite stop of Maritime Racing announcer Dylan Langille, check out iHop located just off the Trans-Canada Highway. A longstanding chain serving a wide variety of pancakes and breakfast favorites, find them at 2580 Mountain Road in Moncton.
Magnetic Hill Winery in Moncton - There’s nothing like a good glass of wine before watching a race, right? Magnetic Hill Winery is internationally renowned winery specializing in the finest wines. Located at 860 Front Mountain Road in Moncton at Magnetic Hill, check them out online at magnetichillwinery.com.
Pump House Brewpub in Moncton and Shediac - Located in downtown Moncton with a second location in Shediac, Pump House specializes in their selection of beer and wood fired pizza. Check out their website at pumphousebrewpub.ca, or their locations at 5 Orange Lane in Moncton or 607 Main Street in Shediac.
Tide and Boar Brewing in Moncton - An award-winning microbrewery in Moncton, Tide and Boar is a popular destination for locals and travellers. Located on Main Street in Moncton, stop in any time throughout the weekend to their taproom and restaurant. Find them on Facebook at Tide and Boar Brewing or online at tideandboarbrewing.com.