Blenkhorn Wins First of Season at Riverside Speedway
(Antigonish, NS – June 18, 2017) – Dylan Blenkhorn (Truro, NS) picked up his tenth career Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour victory at the Ron MacGillivray Chev Buick GMC 150 at Riverside International Speedway in front of a capacity crowd on a warm Sunday afternoon. Two-time winner on the season Shawn Turple (Enfield, NS) battled to a second place finish followed by 2016 Series champion Cole Butcher (Porter’s Lake, NS). Greg Proude (Springvale, PE) and Josh Collins (Placentia, NL) rounded out the top five.
Atlantic Tiltload Heat Races began the racing action for the Ron MacGillivray Chevrolet Buick GMC 150. Dylan Gosbee (Cornwall, PE), Collins and Donald Chisholm (Antigonish, NS) each picked up qualifying race victories. Chisholm, who was vying for his third consecutive Riverside victory, suffered mechanical issues on lap 10 forcing the No. 89 team to pit and go down 20 plus laps and their mechanical issues continued for the remainder of the Ron MacGillivray 150.
Blenkhorn picked up the Linde Most Laps Led Award after leading 83 of the laps in the feature. Collins takes home the King Freight Future Winner Award with his first career Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour top five finish. Nicholas Naugle (Dartmouth, NS) picks up the Exide Batteries Rookie of the Race Award after finishing seventh in the main feature.
St. Thomas, Ontario’s Jason Hathaway who was making his first appearance on the Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour this season also had mechanical issues forcing the No. 3 team to pit on lap 51 putting the visiting team down numerous laps. Hathaway will have another shot for a victory at the high-banked oval in July at the IWK 250 presented by Steve Lewis Auto Body.
The NAPA Sportsman Series entertained fans for an exciting 75 lap feature prior to the Ron MacGillivray Chev Buick GMC 150 with Brad DeCoste (Antigonish, NS) crossing the line for the checkered flag ahead of Joey Rudderham (Sydney, NS) and Shawn Waterfield (Sydney, NS).
The Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour returns to Scotia Speedworld next weekend for the Nova Truck Centres Make A Wish 150 on Saturday, June 24th. Admission for Saturday’s Nova Truck Centres 150 is $25.00 for adults; $5.00 for youth; pit admission is $30.00. Children 7 and under are admitted for free. Tickets will be available at the gates on race day (Cash Only). Visit www.maritimeprostocktour.com for all event information.
Ron MacGillivray Chevrolet Buick GMC 150
Riverside International Speedway
|1||67||Dylan Blenkhorn||150||H2:2||Blenkhorn’s Auto Recyclers||Truro, NS|
|2||0||Shawn Turple||150||H3:2||Dexter Construction||Enfield, NS|
|3||53||Cole Butcher||150||H1:4||Atlantic Tiltload||Porter’s Lake, NS|
|4||29||Greg Proude||150||H1:2||Atlantic Dodge Dealers||Springvale, PE|
|5||56||Josh Collins||150||H2:1||Edward Collins Contracting||Placentia, NL|
|6||18||Darren MacKinnon||150||H2:5||Shaw’s Towing Service||Charlottetown, PE|
|7||08||Nicholas Naugle||150||H1:3||Brycon Construction||Dartmouth, NS|
|8||54||Jarrett Butcher||150||H2:6||Top Construction||Porter’s Lake, NS|
|9||97||John Flemming||150||H3:7||Happy Harry’s Affordable Building Centres||Halifax, NS|
|10||40||Robbie MacEwen||150||H3:4||Maritime Steel Roofing and Siding||Charlottetown, PE|
|11||91||Dylan Gosbee||149||H1:1||Greenfield Enterprises||Cornwall, PE|
|12||42||Kyle Reid||149||H2:4||Robby’s Towing||Fort MacMurray, AB|
|13||8||Kent Vincent||148||H3:6||Vector Aerospace||Crapaud,PE|
|14||21||Shawn Pierce||146||H1:7||C&P Tack and Apparel||Blockhouse, NS|
|15||99||Craig Slaunwhite||145||H2:3||Archibald Drilling & Blasting||Terence Bay, NS|
|16||07||Allison McKinnon||129||H1:8||Oyster Bed Esso||Oyster Bed Bridge, PE|
|17||30||Stevie Lively||110||H2:8||Casey Racing||Shubenacadie, NS|
|18||49||Harry Ross White||96||H1:5||Archibald Drilling & Blasting||Kennetcook, NS|
|19||13||Rollie MacDonald||83||H1:6||King Racing Competition Parts & Fabrication||Pictou, NS|
|20||89||Donald Chisholm||76||H3:1||Nova Construction||Antigonish, NS|
|21||94||DJ Casey||64||H3:8||Prospect, NS|
|22||3||Jason Hathaway||64||H3:3||CHOKO Authentics||Uxbridge, On|
|23||14||Terry Dougay||34||H2:7||Right on Board Locksmith||Albany, PE|
|24||10||Devin Snell||14||H3:5||AJ Mallette & Sons||Saint John, NB|
Failed to Qualify: 0
Margin of Victory: 3.982 seconds
Number of Cautions: 3
Atlantic Tiltload Heat Winners: #91 Dylan Gosbee, #56 Josh Collins, #89 Donald Chisholm
Exide Batteries Rookie Of The Race: #08 Nicholas Naugle
Linde Most Laps Led: #67 Dylan Blenkhorn
King Freight Future Winner: #56 Josh Collins
About Ron MacGillivray Chev Buick GMC
Ron MacGillivray Chev Buick GMC is located on St. Andrews Street in Antigonish, Nova Scotia. 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 visit 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 International 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