Halifax, NS, June 12, 2013- The Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour is heading to the high banks of Riverside International Speedway this Saturday, June 15th for the Ron MacGillivray Chev Buick GMC 150. This will be the first event of the season for the track located just outside of Antigonish in James River, NS and round two of 12 for the popular stock car racing series.
Riverside has produced 12 different winners in the last 14 Pro Stock Tour events held at the track. Grandstand gates for the Ron MacGillivray Chev Buick GMC 150 open at 3:00 PM; Atlantic Tiltload Time Trials will get underway at 5:10 PM with racing slated for 6:00 PM.
Hometown heroes Donald Chisholm (Antigonish, NS) and George Koszkulics (New Glasgow, NS) will both be drivers to watch on Saturday. Chisholm won the Ron MacGillivray Chev Buick GMC 100 in 2011 and has three wins to his name at the track. Mike Stevens (Riverview, NB) won this event last season and knows how to get around the 1/3 mile high banked oval. Koszkulics snapped a long winless streak at Riverside at the end of the 2011 season and is always quick at his home track.
These three will have to battle 30 other talented teams from across the Maritimes if they wish to return to victory lane at Riverside International this Saturday.
Due to weather cancelling the Fast Eddie Racewear 100 slated for June 1st, the championship point picture remains the same following the season opener.
Shawn Turple (Enfield, NS) is the current point leader, edging out race one winner John Flemming (Halifax, NS). Although Flemming received top points for the win, Turple picked up additional bonus points after taking home the Linde Most Laps Led Award, giving him a slight three point advantage over Flemming in the chase for the championship. Rounding out the top five in points is Greg Proude (Springvale, PE), Daryl Mahar (Hubley, NS) and Steve Ross (Waverley, NS).
Opening the Ron MacGillivray Chev Buick GMC 150 is the Napa Sportsman Series who will be kicking off their season with the Highland Home Building Centre 50 lap feature.
If you are unable to join us at Riverside this Saturday, you can catch the race on Sirius/XM Satellite Radio, channel 167 as the Ron MacGillivray Chev Buick GMC 150 will be broadcast live to an international audience on Race Time Radio at 8:00 PM AST.
Tickets for Ron MacGillivray Chev Buick GMC 150 at Riverside International Speedway are on sale now. Advance reserved and general admission seating is available at the Riverside Box Office, phone 1.902.863.2410 or visit www.riversidespeedway.ca. Tickets will also be available at the gate on race day. Complete event information can be found at www.maritimeprostocktour.com.
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EXPECTED ENTRY LIST – RON MacGILLIVRAY CHEV BUICK GMC 150 (subject to change without notice)
#02 – Mike MacKenzie – Dartmouth, NS
#0 – Shawn Turple – Enfield, NS
#4 – Mike Stevens – Riverview, NB
#5 – Jonathan Hicken – Brudenell, PE
#8 – Kent Vincent – Westmoreland, PE
#11 – Marty Prevost – Fall River, NS
#13- Denver Foran – Edmonton, AB
#14 – Terry Dougay – Albany, PE
#18 – Darren MacKinnon – Charlottetown, PE
#21 – Shawn Pierce – Bridgewater, NS
#24 – Steve Ross – Waverly, NS
#29 – Greg Proude – Springvale, PE
#35 – Brad Mann – Glen Livet, NB
#41 – Stacey Clements – Five Island Lake, NS
#44 – Russell Smith JR – Lakeside, NS
#45 – Leonard Boutilier – Dutch Settlement, NS
#51 – Vance Hanes – Kennetcook, NS
#52 – Shawn Tucker – Fredericton, NB
#53 – Cole Butcher – Porter’s Lake, NS
#66 – Daryl Mahar – Hubley, NS
#67 – Dylan Blenkhorn – Truro, NS
#72 – Brad Eddy – Lower Sackville, NS
#77 – Colby Smith –Cape Sable Island, NS
#88 – George Koszkulics – New Glasgow, NS
#89 – Donald Chisholm – Antigonish, 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 Ron MacGillivray Chev Buick GMC:
Ron MacGillivray Chev Buick GMC, located on Andrews Street in Antigonish Nova Scotia, is the #1 choice for all your automotive needs. This four-time Triple Crown Award winner has been serving Eastern Nova Scotia since 1986. Ron MacGillivray Chevrolet, “A name you can count on, a team you can trust.” To learn more about Ron MacGillivray Chevrolet please call 902.863.2803 or click www.ronmacgillivraychev.com
About Riverside International Speedway:
Riverside International Speedway, a 1/3-mile high banked asphalt oval, is located in James River, between New Glasgow and Antigonish, at exit 30 off Trans Canada Highway 104. Opened in 1969, the facility was totally rebuilt in 2006 to become a premiere motorsports site, comparable to the best short tracks in Canada and the U.S. To learn more about Riverside Int’l Speedway, please visit www.riversidespeedway.ca or call 902.863.2410.
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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