(Halifax, NS, May 28, 2014) The Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour is headed to Petty International Raceway, located just outside of Moncton, NB for this Saturday’s Irving Blending & Packaging 100. The 100-lap feature marks round two of 12 for the popular regional touring series.
Approximately 25 teams from across the Maritimes are expected for Saturday’s event. Qualifying for the Irving Blending & Packaging 100 will take place at 5:10 PM with Atlantic Tiltload Time Trials, feature racing is slated for 6:00 PM. Tickets for the Irving Blending & Packaging 100 will be available at the gate on race day.
John Flemming (Halifax, NS) is the current point leader on the Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour, edging out season opener winner Shawn Turple (Enfield, NS). Although Turple received top points for the win, Flemming picked up five additional bonus points after taking home the Linde Most Laps Led Award, giving him a slight three point advantage over Turple in the chase for the championship after race one. Rounding out the top five in points respectively are Shawn Tucker (Fredericton, NB), Craig Slaunwhite (Terence Bay, NS) and Donald Chisholm (Antigonish, NS).
Lots of talent from New Brunswick will be on the track at Petty International Raceway this Saturday for the Irving Blending & Packing 100. Sarah McKay (Quispamsis), the Tour’s only registered full-time rookie for 2014, will be looking to improve her respectable 16th place finish at the season opener and has experience at Petty. Multi time Pro Stock Tour race winner Lonnie Sommerville (Saint John) is expected to be the substitute pilot of the #87 Matt Harris entry. Joining the New Brunswick brigade will be #19 Tim Rodgers (Lower Coverdale), #85 Ken MacKenzie (Salsibury), and #10C Brady Creamer (Miramichi).
Mini Stock, Street Stock and Sportsman classes will race on the undercard prior to the feature Irving Blending & Packaging 100. Admission (cash only) for Petty International Raceway on Saturday is $25.00 for adults, $10.00 for youth (8-18 years old); pit admission is $30.00. Children 7 and under are admitted for free.
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EXPECTED ENTRY LIST – Irving Blending & Packaging 100
#0 – Shawn Turple – Enfield, NS
#5 – Jonathan Hicken – Brudenell, PE
#8 – Kent Vincent – Westmoreland, PE
#10C – Brady Creamer – Miramichi, NB
#14 – Terry Dougay – Albany, PE
#18 – Darren MacKinnon – Charlottetown, PE
#19 – Tim Rodgers – Lower Coverdale, NB
#21 – Shawn Pierce – Bridgewater, NS
#22 – Joel Hickox – Cornwall, PE
#24 – Steve Ross – Waverly, NS
#29 – Greg Proude – Springvale, PE
#31 – Colby Smith – Cape Sable Island, NS
#32 – Sarah McKay – Quispamsis, NB
#51 – Vance Hanes – Kennetcook, NS
#52 – Shawn Tucker – Fredericton, NB
#53 – Cole Butcher – Porter’s Lake, NS
#55 – Jason Carnahan – Moncton, NB
#67 – Dylan Blenkhorn – Truro, NS
#72 – Brad Eddy – Lower Sackville, NS
#85 –Ken MacKenzie – Salisbury, NB
#87 – Lonnie Sommerville – Saint John, NB
#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
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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
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