HALIFAX, NS – The Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour will make its third and final visit of the season to Riverside International this Saturday for the Lucas Oil 100. The high banks of Riverside’s 1/3 mile oval will play host to race 11 of 12 for the high-octane touring series.
The event will also mark the third and final Lucas Oil presented race of the season. With local heroes and championship contenders all expected in the field on Saturday, action in the Lucas Oil 100 is sure to be intense. Please note time changes for this event – Atlantic Tiltload Time Trials will get underway at 3:30 PM with racing slated for 4:30 PM.
With only two races remaining on the 2013 schedule the chase for the Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour Championship is quickly coming to a close. Three-time series champ John Flemming (Halifax, NS) holds a 74 point lead over fellow three-time series champion Shawn Tucker (Fredericton, NB).
Tucker is the most recent winner on the series but with only two races remaining and a maximum of a 60 point gain per race time is running out to catch Flemming. Tucker will keep his eyes set on maintaining his second place position over current series champion Shawn Turple (Enfield, NS) who trails by less than 20 points. Darren MacKinnon (Charlottetown, PE) and Greg Proude (Springvale, PE) round out the top five in the championship standings.
The Exide Batteries Rookie of the Year battle could be decided this weekend. Dylan Blenkhorn (Truro, NS) heads to Riverside with a 40 point advantage over Cole Butcher (Porter’s Lake, NS). If Butcher wants a shot at the prestigious title he will have to make a big move on Saturday. Butcher will also have to keep in front of Denver Foran (Edmonton, AB) who sits 40 points behind him. These rookies have proven all season that they can race; the Lucas Oil 100 may just decide who takes home the very cool Exide Batteries Rookie of the Year trophy.
The Napa Sportsman Series will kick off the show with their season finale 75 lap feature prior to the Lucas Oil 100.
Tickets for the Lucas Oil 100 at Riverside International Speedway are on sale now. Advance reserved and general admission seating is available at the Riverside Box Office, phone 1.902.863.2410 or visit www.riversidespeedway.ca. Tickets will also be available at the gate on race day. Complete event information can be found at www.maritimeprostocktour.com.
EXPECTED ENTRY LIST – Lucas Oil 100 (subject to change without notice)
#0 – Shawn Turple – Enfield, NS
#5 – Jonathan Hicken – Brudenell, PE
#8 – Kent Vincent – Westmoreland, PE
#13- Denver Foran – Edmonton, AB
#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
#35 – Brad Mann – Glen Livet, NB
#52 – Shawn Tucker – Fredericton, NB
#53 – Cole Butcher – Porter’s Lake, NS
#63 – Brodie MacQuarrie – Winsloe, PE
#66 – Daryl Mahar – Hubley, NS
#67 – Dylan Blenkhorn – Truro, NS
#80 – Roger Miller – Kennetcook, NS
#88 – George Koszkulics – New Glasgow, NS
#89 – Donald Chisholm – Antigonish, NS
#91 – Dylan Gosbee – Cornwall, PE
#97 – John Flemming – Halifax, NS
#99 – Craig Slaunwhite – Terence Bay, NS
*Entry list subject to change without notice
About Riverside International Speedway: Riverside International Speedway is recognized as a premiere stock racing facility in Canada. The 1/3-mile high banked asphalt oval roars to action several times a year for special events. It is the home for eastern Canada’s only NASCAR event, and of the IWK 250 – widely known as the best stock car race in Canada. Located in James River, between New Glasgow and Antigonish, the facility is easily accessible at exit 30 on Trans-Canada Highway 104. For more information call 902.863.2410 or click www.riversidespeedway.ca
About Lucas Oil: Lucas Oil is one of the fastest growing additive 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 industrial and agricultural markets. Lucas Oil has long been directly involved in the racing industry, and seeing a need for better lubricants in this industry, Lucas Oil developed a line of high performance engine oils and gear oils that are second-to-none in the racing industry. Lucas racing products, including high performance engine oils and gear oils have proven themselves on NASCAR, NHRA, IHRA, USHRA and ATPA tracks across the country.
About the Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour: The Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour (PST) is 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
From Tara Foster / Media@maritimeprostocktour.com