@ProStockTour •@oysterbedspeedw •Halifax, NS, (July 26, 2016) The Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour heads to Oyster Bed Speedway this Saturday for the Lucas Oil 100. This is the only stop on Prince Edward Island this season for the Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour. The Lucas Oil 100 marks race eight of twelve on the season for the Maritime based stock car racing series.
Qualifying for the Lucas Oil 100 gets underway with Atlantic Tiltload Heat Races at 6:00 PM.
The Lucas Oil 100 at Oyster Bed Speedway is shaping up to be an unofficial “battle of the bridge” as at least ten Island drivers will look to defend their turf against the drivers coming from the mainland. Darren MacKinnon (Charlottetown, PE) is the defending winner of the Lucas Oil 100 while former Oyster Bed Speedway winners Jonathan Hicken (Brudenell, PE), Greg Proude (Springvale, PE) and Kent Vincent (Westmoreland, PE) will also look to return to former home track glory.
Dylan Gosbee (Cornwall, PE), Robbie MacEwen (Sherwood, PE), Joel Hickox (Cornwall, PE), Terry Dougay (Albany, PE) and Allison MacKinnon (Oyster Bed Bridge, PE) are all former Oyster Bed Speedway Late Model drivers with varying success from championships to race wins at their home track. They will look to transfer that to a Lucas Oil 100 victory on the Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour.
Nevin Scott (Marshfield, PE) will be looking to swing the Exide Batteries Rookie of the Year chase back in his favor after an early exit from the Irving Blending & Packaging 150 at Petty International Raceway. Scott, who cut his teeth racing in the Street Stock class, will be one to watch in his first Pro Stock Tour appearance on his home turf.
The chase for the Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour Championship is tight as the second half of the season heats up. Dylan Blenkhorn (Truro, NS) maintains the points lead heading into the Lucas Oil 100; however he has Cassius Clark (Farmington, ME) just ten markers behind. Current Series champ Donald Chisholm (Antigonish, NS) sits third 39 points out of first. Cole Butcher’s (Porter’s Lake, NS) win last weekend sees him climb one spot to fourth, while Craig Slaunwhite (Terence Bay, NS) rounds out the top five.
Prior to the Lucas Oil 100 Oyster Bed Speedway Street Stocks will contest their second of three Super Series races of the year. The Upper Clements Parks Maritime League of Legends Tour will also compete in a 50 lap feature.
EXPECTED ENTRY LIST – Lucas Oil 100
#07 – Allison MacKinnon – Oyster Bed Bridge, PE
#0- Shawn Turple – Enfield, NS
#5 – Jonathan Hicken – Brudenell, PE
#7 – Byron Bartlett – Rothesay, NB
#8 – Kent Vincent – Westmoreland, PE
#13 – Cassius Clark – Farmington, ME
#14 – Terry Dougay – Albany, PE
#18 – Darren MacKinnon – Charlottetown, PE
#21 – Shawn Pierce – Bridgewater, NS
#22 – Joel Hickox – Cornwall, PE
#29 – Greg Proude – Springvale, PE
#40 – Robbie MacEwen – Charlottetown, PE
#49 – Harry Ross White – Kennetcook, NS
#53 – Cole Butcher – Porter’s Lake, NS
#67 – Dylan Blenkhorn – Truro, NS
#81 – Nevin Scott – Marshfield, PE
#89 – Donald Chisholm – Antigonish, NS
#91 – Dylan Gosbee – Cornwall, PE
#94 – D.J. Casey – Prospect, NS
#99 – Craig Slaunwhite – Terence Bay, NS
*Entry list subject to change without notice*Entry list subject to change without notice
About Oyster Bed Speedway:
Oyster bed Speedway is Prince Edward Island’s premier auto racing facility and features fun and excitement with weekly stock car racing special events throughout the season. The 1/3 mile paved oval is located in Oyster Bed Bridge at the intersection of routes 6 and 7, halfway between Cavendish and Charlottetown on beautiful Prince Edward Island. Phone: (902) 892-6684. Website: www.oysterbedspeedwaypei.com
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
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