@sswracing • @ProStockTour •@DartDodgeNS •Halifax, NS, (September 17, 2016) – Twenty year old Cole Butcher (Porter’s Lake, NS) became the youngest driver ever to win the Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour Championship tonight at Scotia Speedworld. Butcher took home the title in style winning the season finale Dartmouth Dodge 200 as he paced the field for 157 laps also earning him the Linde Most Laps Led award. Darren MacKinnon (Charlottettown, PE) finished the race in second with two-time Series champ Shawn Turple (Enfield, NS) completing the podium. Donald Chisholm (Antigonish, NS) narrowly missed out on a podium finish by coming home fourth with Dylan Gosbee (Cornwall, PE) finishing the season off strong in fifth.
Starting positions for the Dartmouth Dodge 200 were set by Atlantic Tiltload heat races which were won by Rookie contender Nevin Scott (Marshfield, PE), DJ Casey (Prospect, NS) and Turple respectively.
Butcher’s championship comes on the strength of consistency, finishing on the podium seven times and collecting three feature wins along the way. Butcher is the seventh different champion in the 16 year history of the series. 2015 Series champion Chisholm (Antigonish,NS) ends the season second in the point standings with MacKinnon in third.
Harry Ross White (Kenettcook, NS) takes home the 2016 Exide Batteries Rookie of the Year title, edging out his season long competition Nevin Scott (Marshfield, PE). Both drivers competed in all 12 races this season and put on a great rookie battle. Scott’s sixth place finish in the Dartmouth Dodge 200 earned him the King Freight Lines Future Winner Award after starting the race from the pole position.
The Upper Clements Park Maritime League of Legends kicked off the day’s festivities with a 50 lap feature. Cory Hall (Jolicure, NB) came home first, followed by Adam Meehan (Rawdon Gold Mines, NS) in second and 2016 Rookie of the Year recipient Craig MacDonald (Waverley, NS) in third. Waylon Farrell (Conception Bay South, NL) took home the 2016 championship for the series.
Butcher will officially receive his championship spoils at the 2016 Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour Year End Awards Banquet on November 12th, in Charlottetown, PE.
About Dartmouth Dodge:
Dartmouth Dodge is truly “WHERE NOVA SCOTIA COMES TO SAVE” on both new and pre-owned vehicles. Conveniently located in central Dartmouth, this modern facility features metro’s only drive-thru quick lube, full service collision center, 18 service bays and 5 detail/accessory bays. Recently named Atlantic Canada’s #1 fleet dealer, Dartmouth Dodge is ready to meet all of your automotive needs, personal or commercial. Visit www.ddodge.com or call 1 800 414 0213.
About the Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour:
The Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour (PST) is considered the highest level of stock car racing in Canada. The Tour is recognized in the industry as one of the healthiest stock car racing series in North America. PST visits five tracks throughout the Maritimes during its May through September season. The Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour is owned and operated by Maritime Pro Stock Tour Limited. For more information, call our administration office at 902.481.2531 or click www.maritimeprostocktour.com . You can also follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/prostocktour and like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/prostocktour
About Scotia Speedworld:
Scotia Speedworld (SSW) is a 3/10-mile asphalt oval racing facility. SSW is the only track in Nova Scotia to host a weekly racing series, which runs May through September and features six different classes of racecars. SSW also hosts special events, including Monster Jam and the Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour. SSW is located at Exit 6 on Highway 102, across from the Halifax Stanfield International Airport. For more information please click on www.ScotiaSpeedworld.ca or call our Event Hotline at (902) 873-2277 or our office at (902) 481-2514. Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/sswracing and follow us on Twitter www.twitter.com/sswracing
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