Halifax, NS – (September 5, 2017) With just two races to go, the Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour will make its third and final visit of the season to Riverside International Speedway this Saturday for the Lucas Oil 150. The high banked oval will host race 11 of 12 with over 20 teams expected including two-time NASCAR Truck champion Matt Crafton. Fans can expect intense action on the track as championship points will be top of mind for all teams on Saturday.
Please note racing will begin one hour earlier with Atlantic Tiltload Heat Races slated for 5:00pm. Box Office and grandstands open at 2:00pm.
With only two races remaining on the 2017 schedule the chase for the Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour Championship is down to the wire and the Series enters Riverside with a new point leader. Dylan Blenkhorn (Truro, NS) was leading the standings however a weight infraction following the Cummins 200 at Petty International Raceway resulted in the team dropping to sixth position. Two-time Series champion Shawn Turple (Enfield, NS) takes over the point lead with a 44 point advantage over current champion Cole Butcher (Porter’s Lake, NS) who now sits second. Greg Proude (Springvale, PE) moves up to third position and now has his sights set on winning his first Series championship. Dylan Gosbee (Cornwall, PE) and Craig Slaunwhite (Terence Bay, NS) complete the top five heading into the Lucas Oil 150.
Two-time NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Champion Matt Crafton will make a special appearance at Riverside International Speedway this Saturday. This will be Crafton’s fourth appearance at Riverside. Crafton’s first three attempts to tame the 0.333-mile high banked oval in three consecutive IWK 250’s (2014-2016). His average finish in those events is 11.33 with a top spot of third in the 2016 edition of the event. Crafton, of Tulare, California, will run the Lucas Oil 150 in No. 88 out of the Nova Racing stable as a teammate to veteran Donald Chisholm (Antigonish, NS) and rookie Braden Langille (Shubenacadie, NS).
Fans will have a chance to meet Matt Crafton on Saturday, September 9. More details will be posted as they become available.
Also on the card for the event is the final championship point race for the NAPA Sportsman Series, the R&D Performancenter 75. Colby Smith (Pine Grove, NS) leads Dale Richardson (Stellarton, NS) by 12 points heading into the finale. Pete Miller (Kennetcook, NS) is just one marker behind Richardson. Smith is looking for his second series title while Richardson and Miller are hoping to overtake Smith for their first series championship.
Show your Official Fan Club Membership Card at the Pro Stock Tour merchandise table at Riverside 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!
Race Time Radio will also be joining us on Saturday for the Lucas Oil 150. Race broadcast will be available for listeners absolutely free, no subscription necessary, via www.racetimeradio.com by clicking the “Listen Live” link.
There is an Open Practice Session on Friday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. for both pro stock and sportsman competitors. Grandstand admission is free.
Advance reserved and general admission tickets are available for the Lucas Oil 150 using Order & Pay Online at www.riversidespeedway.ca. Advance ticket sales end September 9 at Noon. General admission tickets will be available at the gate starting at 2 p.m. on September 9. Racing starts at 5 p.m.
EXPECTED ENTRY LIST – Lucas Oil 150
#07 – Allison MacKinnon – Oyster Bed Bridge, PE
#08 – Nicholas Naugle – Dartmouth, NS
#0- Shawn Turple – Enfield, NS
#8 – Kent Vincent – Westmoreland, PE
#13 – King Racing – Pictou, NS
#14 – Terry Dougay – Albany, PE
#17 – Braden Langille – Shubenacadie, NS
#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
#49 – Harry Ross White – Kennetcook, NS
#53 – Cole Butcher – Porter’s Lake, NS
#54 – Jarrett Butcher – Porter’s Lake, NS
#56 – Josh Collins – Placentia, NL
#67 – Dylan Blenkhorn – Truro, NS
#81 – Nevin Scott – Clyde River, PE
#88 – Matt Crafton – Tulare, CA
#89 – Donald Chisholm – Antigonish, NS
#91 – Dylan Gosbee – Cornwall, PE
#94 – D.J. Casey – Prospect, NS
#97 – John Flemming – Halifax, NS
#99 – Craig Slaunwhite – Terence Bay, NS
*Entry list subject to change without notice
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About Riverside International Speedway:
Riverside International Speedway is recognized as a premiere stock racing facility in Canada. The 1/3-mile high banked asphalt oval roars to action several times a year for special events. It is the home for eastern Canada’s only NASCAR event, and of the IWK 250 – widely known as the best stock car race in Canada. Located in James River, between New Glasgow and Antigonish, the facility is easily accessible at exit 30 on Trans Canada Highway 104. For more information call 902.863.2410 or click www.riversidespeedway.ca
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