Blenkhorn Wins Pro Stock Season Opener At Petty

Blenkhorn Wins Pro Stock Season Opener At Petty

Written by  Tara Foster on Sunday, 20 May 2018 06:20

Moncton, NB, (May 19, 2018) – Dylan Blenkhorn (Truro, NS) recorded his first victory of 2018 by winning the Lucas Oil 150 on Saturday evening at Petty International Raceway.

Blenkhorn held off Cole Butcher (Porter’s Lake, NS) on numerous restarts, including the final one with seven laps remaining. Craig Slaunwhite (Terence Bay, NS) finished third on the evening after fending off late race challenges from Dylan Gosbee (Cornwall, PE) and defending Series champion Shawn Turple (Enfield, NS)

Four Atlantic Tiltload heat races kicked-off an exhilarating night of racing. Darren Mackinnon (Charlottetown, PE), Kent Vincent (Westmoreland, PE), Cory Hall (Jolicure, NB) and Blenkhorn all picked up wins in the 10 lap qualifying heats. Hall was the recipient of the King Freight Lines Future Winner Award and Exide Batteries Rookie of the Race Award with a seventh place finish. The race was slowed by 14 caution periods and took two hours and 27 minutes to complete.

Prior to feature racing three opening classes took to the track. Dave Matthews (Nine Mile River, NS) won the MJS and Prime Lift East Coast Mini Stock Tour 50 lap feature. John Lyons (Oromocto, NB) won the Atlantic Modified 30 lap event, while Laurie Cormier (Riverview, NB) was first under the checkers in the 50 lap A.E. McKay Builders Sportsman race.

The Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour heads to Scotia Speedworld next Saturday, May 26th for the Cummins 150. Grandstands open at 1:00pm with Atlantic Tiltload Heat Races getting underway at 4:00pm. Adult tickets for the Cummins 150 are $25.00 for adults, $8.00 for youth (8-15 yrs.), seven and under are admitted for free. Pit admission is $30.00.

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 . You can also follow us on Twitter at and like us on Facebook at


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