(Halifax, NS, July 31 2013) The Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour will make its first and only visit to Prince Edward Island this Saturday for the Exit Realty PEI 100 at Oyster Bed Speedway; round eight of 12 for the Maritime based touring series.
Eight Island drivers are expected to be in the field this Saturday, including Jonathan Hicken (Brudenell, PE) who won at his home track last summer. Qualifying for the Exit Realty PEI 100 gets underway with Atlantic Tiltload Time Trials at 5:10 PM, racing action at 6:00 PM.
John Flemming (Halifax, NS) continues to lead the point standings and has amassed a substantial point lead over current series champion Shawn Turple (Enfield, NS). Flemming sits in top spot with 1407 points, 81 markers ahead of Turple’s 1326. Shawn Tucker (Fredericton, NB) sits in third just five points behind Turple but is carrying momentum having won the last two races, including the prestigious IWK 250 in which he beat out NASCAR Sprint Cup Champion Brad Keselowski for the marquee victory.
Positions fourth through seventh belong to Island drivers. Greg Proude (Springvale, PE) leads the six full-time Island driver contingent, followed by Dylan Gosbee (Cornwall, PE) who won his first career Pro Stock victory just over a month ago which vaulted him to fifth in points. Darren MacKinnon (Charlottetown, PE) sits in sixth followed by Jonathan Hicken in seventh. Just 23 points separates these four drivers, all of whom will be looking to turn heads at their home track.
Rounding out the hometown favorites are Kent Vincent (Westmoreland, PE) who is currently 12th in the chase for the Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour Championship. Vincent has five career wins, two of which have come at the 1/3 mile track he calls home. Terry Dougay (Albany, PE) has had some issues this season but continues to battle week in and week out and sits 17th in points. Making his third start this Saturday is Brodie MacQuarrie (Winslow, PE) who will be at the helm of the #63 Big Poppa Motorsports entry. Robbie MacLean (Winslow, PE) is expected to make his first start of the season.
Tickets for the Exit Realty PEI 100 will be available at the gate on race day (cash only). Adult admission is $25.00, $30.00 for pit entry. Youth tickets are $5.00. Complete event information can be found at www.maritimeprostocktour.com
EXPECTED ENTRY LIST – Exit Realty PEI 100
#0 – Shawn Turple – Enfield, NS
#01 – Robbie MacLean – Winslow, PE
#4 – Mike Stevens – Riverview, NB
#5 – Jonathan Hicken – Brudenell, PE
#8 – Kent Vincent – Westmoreland, PE
#13- Denver Foran – Edmonton, AB
#14 – Terry Dougay – Albany, PE
#18 – Darren Mackinnon – Charlottetown, PE
#21 – Shawn Pierce – Bridgewater, NS
#29 – Greg Proude – Springvale, PE
#35 – Brad Mann – Glen Livet, NB
#45 – Leonard Boutilier – Dutch Settlement, NS
#52 – Shawn Tucker – Fredericton, NB
#53 – Cole Butcher – Porter’s Lake, NS
#63 – Brodie MacQuarrie – Winslow, PE
#67 – Dylan Blenkhorn – Truro, NS
#91 – Dylan Gosbee – Cornwall, PE
#97 – John Flemming – Halifax, NS
#98 – Jerome Kehoe – Sydney, NS
#99 – Craig Slaunwhite – Terence Bay, NS
Entry list subject to change without notice
About Exit Realty PEI:
Exit Realty PEI was founded on the principle, of offering the best possible service to our Clients, while maintaining the highest standards of professionalism. Exit Realty PEI was created to offer a personal alternative. We are committed to focusing on the needs of our customer. Service is our most valued asset and we deliver “First Class,” at the same time offering the latest in technology and strategic marketing plans from our vast experience. All this combined with our friendly, knowledgeable and highly professional associates, bring you that “Personal Touch” in every transaction. “Our Clients” are the reason we enjoy our business, and we welcome our Clients Home, “again and again!!” Please visit www.exitrealtypei.com for more information.
About the Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour:
The Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour (PST) is 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 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
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