The Eastern Super Mini Cup Series is ready to fuel up and hit the track for their third race of the 2018 season. The third of five stops on the year at Prince Edward Island’s Oyster Bed Speedway will be presented by the nearby Oyster Bed RiteSTOP. Racing begins on Saturday, July 7th at 6pm. Mark Ferguson (Saint John, NB) enters the Oyster Bed RiteSTOP race day as the point leader on the Eastern Super Mini Cup Series, despite a stumble in Race Two in June. Ferguson won the Heat and Semi during Round Two presented by Byrne Plumbing but spun in the Feature and would wind up in sixth. His qualifying race consistency, paired with a feature win on Opening Day, have him leading the field heading into Round Three presented by Oyster Bed RiteSTOP. The story of the season has been rookie Jacob Dunlop (Hampton, PE). Dunlop has two podium feature finishes in as many race meets and sits second in the point standings to Ferguson. Dunlop is only six points out of the championship lead and has a comfortable 24 point lead on Randy Wilson. Wilson, who sits third overall in the standings, is also chasing Dunlop for top freshman honors in 2018. Donnie “Old Man” MacNeill (PEI) and Kirk Sheagreen (Miramichi, NB) finished first and second, respectively, in Round Two presented by Byrne Plumbing and have moved themselves into the top five in the point standings after two races. Jeremy Alexander (Summerside, PE) will return to the Eastern Super Mini Cup Series. Alexander is multi-year veteran of the Series and is more than ready to attack his home track once again. Logan Dawson (Tyne Valley, PE) will make his second Eastern Super Mini Cup Series start. Dave Griffin will round out a field of hungry drivers looking to cash in on a victory on Saturday evening. The Eastern Super Mini Cup Series would like to thank Oyster Bed RiteSTOP and Esso for supporting the third round of the seven race 2018 schedule. Oyster Bed RiteSTOP and Esso is a family owned business based in the small community of Oyster Bed Bridge. They are located at the roundabout intersecting Routes Six and Seven at 4541 Portage Road and are open seven days a week. Marketing opportunities with the Eastern Super Mini Cup Series are available by contacting Kirk Sheasgreen at (506) 210-0437. The Oyster Bed RiteSTOP and Esso Race Day is the third of five races at Oyster Bed Speedway for the Eastern Super Mini Cup Series in 2018. The Series will return to the Prince Edward Island bullring for two additional Saturday evening shows on July 21st and August 25th. The Series will then hit the road to run races in New Brunswick at Shediac’s CENTRE For Speed on September 29th and at Speedway Miramichi on October 13th. Adult grandstand admission price for Saturday night’s Byrne Plumbing 20 is $17 (aged 16 and up), youth admission (aged eight to 15) is $5 and children under eight are admitted free of charge. Pit admission is $22 and is restricted to those 16 years of age and older. Tickets are available at the gate on race day. Pit gates for competitors and grandstand gates will open at 2:30pm with racing getting underway at 6pm. The event also includes racing in four Oyster Bed Speedway house divisions, Central Engine Services Street Stock, MacCallum Waste and Septic Services Pro Stock, Provincial Credit Union Mini Outlaw and Chris’s Bobcat Services Four Fun. For complete information on the Eastern Super Mini Cup Series, please visit their Facebook page at Facebook.com/EasternMiniCupCar. About Oyster Bed Speedway: Oyster Bed Speedway is Prince Edward Island’s premier auto racing facility and features fun and excitement with weekly stock car racing special events throughout the season. The 1/3 mile paved oval is located in Oyster Bed Bridge at the intersection of routes 6 and 7, halfway between Cavendish and Charlottetown on beautiful Prince Edward Island. Phone: (902) 892-6684. Website: www.oysterbedspeedwaypei.com About the Eastern Super Mini Cup Series: The Eastern Super Mini Cup Series offers all the excitement of stock car racing in a small package! Formed for competition in the Maritimes in 2012, the Series will visit three ovals between Prince Edward Island and New Brunswick over seven events in their 2018 season. To keep up with the Eastern Super Mini Cup Series, like them on Facebook at Facebook.com/EasternMiniCupCar or follow them on Twitter at @ESMCSeries.