Turple Wins Second River Glade International; Blenkhorn DQ’d for Left Side Weight Infraction
TCM NOTE: Dylan Blenkhorn crossed the line first in the Cummins 200 at Petty International Raceway on Sunday, but did not pass inspection due to a weight infraction. On Race Time Radio that evening, Blenkhorn stated the car blinked post race at a high of 58.3% left on the scales, settling at 58.1%, the rule on the series is 58% – no tolerance. The team had been working on left side weight pre-race with the car initially being at 58.1% in the morning before the team fixed it to meet weight prior to the afternoon’s racing at 58%.
The win will go to Shawn Turple. It is Turple’s third win of the season, second at Petty Raceway and second in the River Glade International.
Series Release/Photo by McCarthy Photographic
(River Glade, NB- August 27, 2017)Dylan Blenkhorn (Truro, NS) took the lead for the final time on Lap 180 from Darren MacKinnon (Charlottetown, PE) and held on to win the Cummins 200. The extended lap Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour race was the culmination of the 53rd River Glade International weekend at Petty International Raceway. Blenkhorn was pressured late by Shawn Turple (Enfield, NS) and the two-time Series champion shadowed Blenkhorn to the checkered flag. Dylan Gosbee (Cornwall, PE) stormed back to the front after a rear end part failure to finish third. Russell Smith Jr (Lakeside, NS), substituting in for two-time International winner Craig Slaunwhite (Terence Bay, NS), was fourth, followed by Greg Proude (Springvale, PE).
Starting positions for the Cummins 200 were determined by Atlantic Tiltload Heat Races. Jonathan Hicken (Brudenell, PE), Blenkhorn and Mike Rodgers (Moncton, NB) picked up victories in their respective heats. For Rodgers, it was his first career Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour heat race victory and best starting position of his career as he rolled off third in the 200-lap affair. Brudenell, PE’s Jonathan Hicken led 84 laps of the 200 lap feature to take home the Linde Most Laps led.
Nicholas Naugle (Dartmouth, NS) receives the Exide Batteries Rookie of the Race with a sixth place finish. The King Freight Lines Future Winner Award, which goes to any driver in the field who has never won a Series race, was awarded to Smith Jr.
The Maritime League of Legends and Bandoleros kicked off the day’s festivities. Braden Langille (Shubenacadie, NS) won the Seaside Chevrolet 50, followed by Cory Hall (Jolicure, NB) and Waylon Farrell (Conception Bay South, NL). Austin MacDonald (Pictou, NS) won the 20 lap Leisure Days RV Bandolero contest on his 14th birthday.
The Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour is off for the weekend but returns September 9th with the penultimate Lucas Oil 150 at Riverside International located just outside of Antigonish, NS. The Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour Season Finale takes place September 16th with the Dartmouth Dodge 200 at Scotia Speedworld.
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Petty International Raceway
|1||0||Shawn Turple||200||H2:2||Dexter Construction||Enfield, NS|
|2||91||Dylan Gosbee||200||H1:2||Greenfield Enterprises||Cornwall, PE|
|3||99||Russell Smith Jr||200||H1:4||Archibald Drilling & Blasting||Lakeside, NS|
|4||29||Greg Proude||200||H3:3||Atlantic Dodge Dealers||Springvale, PE|
|5||08||Nicholas Naugle||200||H1:5||Brycon Construction||Dartmouth, NS|
|6||5||Jonathan Hicken||200||H1:1||Castle Building Centres||Brudenell, PE|
|7||81||Nevin Scott||200||H2:6||Arcadia Construction Solutions||Clyde River, PE|
|8||14||Terry Dougay||199||H2:3||Right on Board Locksmith||Albany, PE|
|9||8||Kent Vincent||198||H1:6||Vector Aerospace||Crapaud,PE|
|10||53||Colby Smith||197||H3:6||Atlantic Tiltload||Cape Sable Island, NS|
|11||21||Phil Barkhouse Jr||195||H3:4||C&P Tack and Apparel||Halifax, NS|
|12||41||Mike Rodgers||185||H3:1||Moncton, NB|
|13||18||Darren MacKinnon||179||H3:2||Shaw’s Towing Service||Charlottetown, PE|
|14||40||Robbie MacEwen||177||H3:5||Maritime Steel Roofing and Siding||Charlottetown, PE|
|15||54||Jarrett Butcher||164||H1:3||Top Construction||Porter’s Lake, NS|
|16||72||Mike Kyle||155||H1:7||Sussex, NB|
|17||30||Stephen Lively||94||H2:5||Casey Racing||Shubenacadie, NS|
|18||94||DJ Casey||49||H2:4||Casey Racing||Prospect, NS|
|19||67||Dylan Blenkhorn||DQ||H2:1||Blenkhorn’s Auto Recyclers||Truro, NS|
Failed to Qualify: 0
Margin of Victory: 0.717 seconds
Number of Cautions: 14
Atlantic Tiltload Heat Winners: #5 Jonathan Hicken, #67 Dylan Blenkhorn, #41 Mike Rodgers
Exide Batteries Rookie Of The Race: #08 Nicholas Naugle
Linde Most Laps Led: #5 Jonathan Hicken
King Freight Future Winner: #99 Russell Smith Jr
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