Halifax, NS – (May 20, 2017) Shawn Turple (Enfield, NS) started off 2017 by returning to victory lane in dominant fashion by winning the Lucas Oil 150 at Scotia Speedworld.
Turple held off reigning series champion Cole Butcher (Porter’s Lake, NS) on a final restart with seven laps to go to lock down his first Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour feature win since 2014. Butcher held on for second, ahead of Dylan Blenkhorn (Truro, NS), Dylan Gosbee (Cornwall, PE) and Exide Batteries Rookie of the Race and King Freight Future Winners Award winner Jarrett Butcher (Porter’s Lake, NS)
Turple took home the Linde Most Laps Led Award by leading 130 of 150-lap distance. The final lead change took place on Lap 21 when Turple took the lead from Blenkhorn. Atlantic Tiltload Heat Races to set the field for the main event were won by Blenkhorn, five-time series champion John Flemming (Halifax, NS) and Exide Batteries Rookie Contender Nicholas Naugle (Dartmouth, NS). The Lucas Oil 150 featured 10 cautions and took one hour, 20 minutes to complete.
The Maritime League of Legends also kicked off their season with the Atlantic Tiltload 50 prior to the main event. Adam Meehan (Rawdon, NS) picked up the first checkered flag of the season, not to mention his first career victory on the Maritime League of Legends Tour. Paul Goulden (Shelburne, NS) came home second, while Waylon Farrell (Conception Bay, NL) took the final spot on the podium.
The Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour returns to action on Saturday, June 10 at Petty International raceway located in River Glade NB, just outside of Moncton. The 150 lap event will mark round two of 12 on the exciting 2017 season! Adult tickets are $30.00, Youth (8-18 yrs) $10.00, children seven and under are free. Support classes include Late Models, Street Stocks and Mini Stocks. Don’t miss any of the action at Petty International Raceway on Saturday, June 10th at 6:00PM.
Starting Thursday, May 25th fans of the Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour will have an opportunity to join the official Series Fan Club! Fan Club members will receive a special package including a Pro Stock Tour series decal, hero card signed by some of the stars of the Series, Fan Club membership card – not to mention exclusive offers and contests to members throughout the season. Membership for the Official Parts for Pro Stock Tour Fan Club is absolutely FREE! Visit www.maritimeprostocktour.com to sign up starting Thursday, May 25th!
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
About Scotia Speedworld:
Scotia Speedworld (SSW) is a 3/10-mile asphalt oval racing facility. SSW is the only track in Nova Scotia to host a weekly racing series, which runs May through September and features six different classes of racecars. SSW also hosts special events, including Monster Jam and the Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour. SSW is located at Exit 6 on Highway 102, across from the Halifax Stanfield International Airport. For more information please click on www.ScotiaSpeedworld.ca or call our Event Hotline at (902) 873-2277 or our office at (902) 481-2514. Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/sswracing and follow us on Twitter www.twitter.com/sswracing