@ProStockTour •@sswracing • Halifax, NS, (September 13, 2016) The Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour will close out another sensational season this Saturday at Scotia Speedworld with the Dartmouth Dodge 200. After 11 events in five cities across the Maritimes it all comes down to the final 200 laps to decide who will be crowned the 2016 Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour Champion – and who will cash the $10,000.00 champions cheque! Please note the early start time for this event, qualifying for the Dartmouth Dodge 200 will begin at 4:00pm with Atlantic Tiltload heat races. Grandstand gates will open at 1:00 PM.
Cole Butcher (Porter’s Lake, NS) enters the season finale with a comfortable 51 point lead over 2015 Series champion Donald Chisholm (Antigonish, NS) who sits P2 following his win at the Lucas Oil 150 last weekend. Butcher will clinch the championship with a 21st place finish or better on Saturday. Craig Slaunwhite (Terence Bay, NS) sits third in the championship chase after a mechanical issue late in the race forced the team to pit resulting in a 16th place finish at Riverside last weekend, essentially knocking the 99 team out of contention for the prestigious title.
The Parts for Trucks $50,000 points fund will be on the minds of many drivers entering Saturday’s finale. Although the championship may be out of reach realistically for those outside the top two, there is still a lot of cash on the line for other competitors who will be looking to improve or secure their year-end standings. The battle for second in championship points will be a great story line to watch as Chisholm, Slaunwhite and Darren MacKinnon (Charlottetown, PE) sit within 30 points of each other heading into the finale.
The Exide Batteries Rookie of the Year battle will also come to a close on Saturday as Harry Ross White (Kennetcook, NS) looks to take home the title and the very unique trophy that goes along with. Ross enters the Dartmouth Dodge 200 with a 49 point lead over fellow Series rookie Nevin Scott (Marshfield, PE). Both drivers will also be looking to secure themselves in the top ten in year-end point standings.
The Pierce Racing Team will be honoured for their almost four decades of participation in Maritime Motorsports during a brief ceremony prior to feature racing.
The Upper Clements Park Maritime League of Legends will take centre stage Saturday in a 50-lap feature prior to the Dartmouth Dodge 200.
Joe Chisholm and the crew from Race Time Radio will be streaming the Season Finale Dartmouth Dodge 200 live from Scotia Speedworld. The broadcast will be available to listeners absolutely free via www.racetimeradio.com by clicking the “Listen Live” links in the upper right of the page, or by downloading their smart phone App, for iPad, iPhone, & Android.
Admission for Saturday’s Season Finale Dartmouth Dodge 200 is $30.00 for adults; $5.00 for youth; pit admission is $35.00. Two day passes are also available – adults are $35.00, two day pit passes are $40.00 and include admission to the Weekly Racing Series Season Finale, Friday at 7:00 PM. Children 7 and under are admitted for free all weekend. Tickets will be available at the gates on race day. (Cash Only)
EXPECTED ENTRY LIST – DARTMOUTH DODGE 200 (as of September 13)
#0 – Shawn Turple – Enfield, NS
#5 – Jonathan Hicken – Brudenell, PE
#8 – Kent Vincent – Westmoreland, PE
#11 – Marty Prevost – Fall River, NS
#14 – Terry Dougay – Albany, PE
#18 – Darren MacKinnon – Charlottetown, PE
#21 – Shawn Pierce – Bridgewater, NS
#24 – Steve Ross – Waverly, NS
#29 – Greg Proude – Springvale, PE
#32 – Sarah McKay – Quispamsis, NB
#49 – Harry Ross White – Kennetcook, NS
#53 – Cole Butcher – Porter’s Lake, NS
#54 – Jarrett Butcher – Porter’s Lake, NS
#66 – Daryl Mahar – Hubley, NS
#81 – Nevin Scott – Marshfield, PE
#89 – Donald Chisholm – Antigonish, NS
#91 – Dylan Gosbee – Cornwall, PE
#97 – D.J. Casey – Prospect, NS
#99 – Craig Slaunwhite – Terence Bay, NS
*Entry list subject to change without notice
Past Champions of the Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour
2001: Wayne Smith
2002: John Flemming
2003: John Flemming
2004: Shawn Tucker
2005: Rollie MacDonald
2006: John Flemming
2007: Shawn Tucker
2008: Wayne Smith
2009: Shawn Turple
2010: Shawn Tucker
2011: Wayne Smith
2012: Shawn Turple
2013: John Flemming
2014: John Flemming
2015: Donald Chisholm
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
Media Contact: Tara Foster