Dylan Blenkhorn (Truro, NS) heads to his home track with the championship points lead after taking home the first checkered flag of the season last weekend at Petty International Raceway. 2016 Series champion Cole Butcher (Porter's Lake, NS) enters round two in second position and also calls Scotia Speedworld home. Darren MacKinnon (Charlottetown, PE) sits in the third position while Craig Slaunwhite (Terence Bay, NS) and Dylan Gosbee (Cornwall, PE) round out the top five in points respectively.
The Exide Batteries Rookie of the Year battle kicked-off last weekend with Cory Hall (Jolicure, NB) having a great run with a seventh place finish earning him Rookie of the Race and a spot just outside the top five in the points standings. Waylon Farrell (Conception Bay South, NL) and Braden Langille (Shubenacadie, NS) also had respectable runs against a stout field in the Season Opener, both freshman drivers came home with top-20 finishes.
Joe Chisholm and the gang from Race Time Radio will back on the road with the Tour for seven events, beginning with Saturday's Cummins 150. Race broadcasts will be available for listeners absolutely free, no subscription necessary, via www.racetimeradio.com by clicking the "Listen Live" link.
The Maritime League of Legends will kick off their 2018 campaign with a 50 lap feature prior to the Pro Stock feature.
The CARSTAR Weekly Racing Series will have their second attempt at getting the season underway with CTV Night on Friday. Four divisions will be in action, including the Affordable Fuels Sportsman, Toursec Thunder and Lightning and the Strictly Hydraulics Legend classes. Matt Vaughan (Bedford), Paul Goulden (Shelburne) and Dave Matthews (Kennetcook) will return full time to try and defend their championships earned a season ago while we are sure to see Toursec Lightning car champion Scott Thibodeau (Williamswood) in a number of big events in 2018. Pre-registration numbers are strong heading into the year and drivers are anxious to see the first green flag on Friday.
Admission for Saturday's Cummins 150 is $25.00 for adults; $8.00 for youth (8-15yrs); pit admission is $30.00. Admission for CTV night is $15.00 for adults, $5.00 for youth; pit admission is $18.00. Weekend passes are available, adults weekend passes are $35.00 for grandstands, $40.00 for pits. Children 7 and under are admitted for free all season at Scotia Speedworld. Tickets will be available at the gates on race day (Cash Only).
EXPECTED ENTRY LIST - CUMMINS 150 AS OF MAY 23
#03 - STEPHEN HALPIN - SAINT JOHN, NB
#07 - ALLISON MACKINNON - OYSTER BED BRIDGE, PE
#08 - NICHOLAS NAUGLE - DARTMOUTH, NS
#0 - SHAWN TURPLE - ENFIELD, NS
#5 - JONATHAN HICKEN - BRUDENELL, PE
#8 - KENT VINCENT - WESTMORELAND, PE
#13 - CORY HALL - JOLICURE, NB
#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
#32 - SARAH MCKAY - QUISPAMSIS, NB
#40 - ROBBIE MACEWEN - CHARLOTTETOWN, PE
#48 - WAYLON FARRELL - CONCEPTION BAY SOUTH, NL
#49 - HARRY ROSS WHITE - KENNETCOOK, NS
#51 - BRADEN LANGILLE - SHUBENACADIE, NS
#53 - COLE BUTCHER - PORTER'S LAKE, NS
#54 - JARRETT BUTCHER - PORTER'S LAKE, NS
#67 - DYLAN BLENKHORN - TRURO, NS
#81 - NEVIN SCOTT - MARSHFIELD, PE
#82 - CHRIS HUGHES - BRACKLEY BEACH, PE
#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 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