Halifax, NS, (August 1, 2017) The Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour is heading to Oyster Bed Speedway this Saturday, August 5 for the Lucas Oil 150. This is the only stop on Prince Edward Island this season for the Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour. The Lucas Oil 150 marks race eight of twelve on the season for the Maritime based stock car racing series. Qualifying for the Lucas Oil 150 gets underway with Atlantic Tiltload Heat Races at 6:00 PM.
The contingent of drivers hailing from Prince Edward Island will look to defend their home turf for the first time since Darren MacKinnon (Charlottetown, PE) drove to victory lane at Oyster Bed Speedway in 2015. Jonathan Hicken (Brudenell, PE), Kent Vincent (Westmoreland, PE) and Greg Proude (Springvale, PE) are all former winners in Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour competition at their home track while Dylan Gosbee (Cornwall, PE) enters the race fourth in the standings – the highest of any Islander driver on the Series.
Allison MacKinnon (Oyster Bed Bridge, PE), Terry Dougay (Albany, PE), Chris Hughes (Brackley Beach, PE) and Exide Batteries Rookie Robbie MacEwen (Sherwood, PE) will all look for their first Tour win in front of their hometown crowd on Saturday. Troy Burke (Harrington, PE) will make his Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour debut in the Lucas Oil 150, driving for former Pro Stock Tour regular Kris Fournier. Burke is the ninth different driver to make his Series debut in 2017.
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) with three wins this season maintains the point lead heading into the Lucas Oil 150. Blenkhorn’s closest competitor is two-time Series champion Shawn Turple (Enfield, NS) who will be looking to close the 35 point gap this Saturday. Current Series champ Cole Butcher (Porter’s Lake, NS) continues to climb his way to the top of the leader board, jumping another position to sit third following his second place finish at the Irving Blending & Packaging 150. Hometown fans will surely be cheering for Dylan Gosbee and Greg Proude Saturday as they enter the event sitting fourth and fifth respectively in the standings.
Prior to the Lucas Oil 150 the Oyster Bed Speedway Street Stocks will run a 50 lap feature. The Maritime League of Legends Tour will also compete in a 50 lap feature.
Show your Official Fan Club Membership Card at the Pro Stock Tour merchandise table at Oyster Bed Speedway Saturday and you will receive a ballot for a draw to win a checkered flag signed by all drivers in the race and the chance to come on track to take part in Driver Introductions!
Tickets for the Lucas Oil 150 will be available at the gates on race day. Adult admission is $25.00, youth (8-15yrs) $10.00 and children 7 and under are free. Pit admission for this event is $35.00.
EXPECTED ENTRY LIST – Lucas Oil 150
#01 – Troy Burke – Harrington, PE
#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
#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
#40 – Robbie MacEwen – Charlottetown, PE
#41 – Mike Rodgers – Moncton, NB
#42 – Matt Rodgers – Smithtown, NB
#49 – Harry Ross White – Kennetcook, NS
#52 – Chris Hughes – Brackley Beach, PE
#53 – Cole Butcher – Porter’s Lake, NS
#54 – Jarrett Butcher – Porter’s Lake, NS
#56 – Josh Collins – Placentia, NL
#67 – Dylan Blenkhorn – Truro, 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
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