Halifax, NS, (May 16, 2017) The Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour is greased up and ready for the Lucas Oil 150 this Saturday at Scotia Speedworld. The Lucas Oil 150 will open the 17th season of the elite stock car racing series. The season opener Lucas Oil 150 will launch the 12-race schedule that will take the Tour to five Maritime markets throughout the summer. Atlantic Tiltload Qualifying for the Lucas Oil 150 gets underway at 4:00 PM with Grandstand gates opening at 1:00 PM.
Over 30 teams from across the Maritimes and beyond have registered for the 2017 season as of press time. 27 of those teams are expected to be in the field on Saturday for the Season Opener Lucas Oil 150. Fans can expect fierce competition on track with a stacked roster of drivers including four past champions; John Flemming (Halifax, NS), Shawn Turple (Enfield, NS), Donald Chisholm (Antigonish, NS) and current champion Cole Butcher (Porter’s Lake, NS).
In addition to the champs in the field there will also be many multi-time feature winners to contend with including the likes of Craig Slaunwhite (Terence Bay, NS), Dylan Blenkhorn (Truro, NS), Kent Vincent (Crapaud, PE), Greg Proude (Springvale, PE) and Jonathan Hicken (Brudenell, PE); all of whom rank in the top-ten on the all-time feature winners list.
The Exide Batteries Rookie of the Year battle enters round one on Saturday. Four drivers have signaled their intention to run for the season long honour, including Nicholas Naugle (Dartmouth, NS), Jarrett Butcher (Porter’s Lake, NS), Robbie MacEwen (Sherwood, PE) and Stevie Lively (Shubenacadie, NS). All four have won championships through their rise to enter the top touring series in Eastern Canada. While Naugle, Butcher and MacEwen have made select starts on the Series, the Lucas Oil 150 will mark the Pro Stock debut for Lively, the reigning Scotia Speedworld Toursec Thunder Champion. In addition to Lively, Matt Moore (Falmouth, NS) will also make his Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour debut. Moore is expected to run part-time this season.
The Maritime League of Legends will kick off their 2017 campaign with a 50 lap feature prior to the Pro Stock season opener.
The Halifax Antique Car Club will be showing off some of their amazing antique hot-rods prior to the Lucas Oil 150. The Halifax Antique Car Club was established 53 years ago and has raised over $100,000 for local children’s charities. Fans of all ages will enjoy this colourful parade.
Joe Chisholm and the gang from Race Time Radio will back on the road with the Tour for six events, beginning with Saturday’s Lucas Oil 150. Race broadcasts will be available for listeners absolutely free, no subscription necessary, 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.
Sunday, May 21st will launch the 2017 season for Scotia Speedworld’s CARSTAR Weekly Racing Series; racing starts at 2:00 PM with all six divisions slated for competition. Don’t miss any of the action on Sunday as six new championships battles get underway.
Admission for Saturday’s season opener is $25.00 for adults; $8.00 for youth; pit admission is $30.00. Children 7 and under are admitted for free. Weekend passes are also available for $35.00 or $40.00 for pits. Tickets will be available at the gates on race day (Cash Only).
EXPECTED ENTRY LIST – LUCAS OIL 150
#07 – Allison MacKinnon – Oyster Bed Bridge, PE
#08 – Nicholas Naugle – Dartmouth, NS
#0- Shawn Turple – Enfield, NS
#1- Matt Moore – Upper burlington, NS
#5 – Jonathan Hicken – Brudenell, PE
#8 – Kent Vincent – Westmoreland, PE
#11 – Marty Prevost – Fall River, NS
#13 – King racing – Pictou, NS
#14 – Terry Dougay – Albany, PE
#18 – Darren MacKinnon – Charlottetown, PE
#21 – Shawn Pierce – Bridgewater, NS
#29 – Greg Proude – Springvale, PE
#30 – Stephen lively – Shubenacadie, Ns
#40 – Robbie MacEwen – Charlottetown, PE
#49 – Harry Ross White – Kennetcook, NS
#51 – Vance Hanes – kennetcook, NS
#52 – Chris hughes – Brackley beach, PE
#53 – Cole Butcher – Porter’s Lake, NS
#54 – Jarrett Butcher – Porter’s Lake, NS
#67 – Dylan Blenkhorn – Truro, NS
#81 – Nevin Scott – Clyde River, PE
#88 – George Koszkulics – New Glasgow, NS
#89 – Donald Chisholm – Antigonish, NS
#91 – Dylan Gosbee – Cornwall, PE
#94 – D.J. Casey – Prospect, NS
#97 – John Flemming – Halifax, NS
#99 – Craig Slaunwhite – Terence Bay, NS
*Entry list subject to change without notice
About Lucas Oil:
Lucas Oil is one of the fastest growing lubricant lines in the consumer automotive industry, carrying a premium line of oils, greases and problem solving additives as well as a heavy duty line of products for the trucking, industrial and agricultural markets, not to mention a complete line of motorcycle and marine lubricants. Lucas Oil has long been directly involved in the North American racing industry through multiple vehicle sponsorships and racing event promotions, at all levels. Seeing a need for better lubricants in this industry, the Lucas people went to work again with the end result being a line of high performance engine oils and gear oils that are second-to-none in the racing industry. Lucas racing products have proven themselves on NASCAR, NHRA, IHRA, PPL and USHRA tracks across the country.
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