Chisholm Wins Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour Title, Blenkhorn Edges Butcher in Dartmouth Dodge 200
Series Release/Photo by McCarthy Photographic
Incredible battle for the lead features 26 lead changes
(Halifax, NS, September 19, 2015) While Dylan Blenkhorn (Truro, NS) and Cole Butcher (Porter’s Lake, NS) put on an incredible display of short track racing at the front of the field in the Dartmouth Dodge 200, it was Donald Chisholm (Antigonish, NS) who recorded his first Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour championship.
Blenkhorn and Butcher exchanged the lead 26 times at the front of the Dartmouth Dodge 200 at Scotia Speedworld, with the 2013 Exide Batteries Rookie of the Year edging out Butcher, who led 105 laps, for the win in the final race of the season. Championship hopeful Darren MacKinnon (Charlottetown, PE) finished the race in third place followed by Greg Proude (Springvale, PE) and Chisholm.
Chisholm’s championship comes on the strength of consistency and one feature win, which took place last weekend in the Lucas Oil 150 at Riverside International Speedway. Chisholm is the sixth different champion in the 15 year history of the series. Butcher ends the season second in the point standings with Blenkhorn in third.
Dylan Gosbee (Cornwall, PE) paced the 20 car field in the Atlantic Tiltload Time Trials with a 14.355 second lap. Chisholm started off the evening by winning the pole for the Dartmouth Dodge 200 via the King Freight Dash for Cash. Dartmouth Dodge Heat Races were won by Flemming Motorsports teammates John Flemming (Halifax, NS) and Exide Batteries Rookie of the Year DJ Casey (Prospect Road, NS).
Scotia Speedworld’s Dartmouth Dodge Sportsman series kicked off the day’s festivities with a 50 lap feature. Aaron Boutilier (Porter’s Lake) came home first, followed by Matt Moore (Falmouth, NS) in second and Travis Roma (Porter’s lake, NS) in third. Pete Miller (Kennetcook, NS) and Shane Coffen (Victoria, NL) rounded out the top five.
Chisholm will officially receive his championship spoils at the 2015 Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour Year End Awards Banquet on November 14th, in Dartmouth NS.
Photo Credit: McCarthy Photographic
Dartmouth Dodge 200
|1||67||Dylan Blenkhorn||200||Blenkhorn’s Auto Recyclers, / The Cat Shack||Truro, NS|
|2||53||Cole Butcher||200||Atlantic Tiltload Ltd / Top Construction||Porter’s Lake, NS|
|3||18||Darren MacKinnon||200||Shaw’s Towing Service / True North Automotive||Milton Station, PE|
|4||29||Greg Proude||200||Atlantic Dodge Dealers||Springvale, PE|
|5||89||Donald Chisholm||200||Keltic Ford / Nova Construction||Antigonish, NS|
|6||0||Shawn Turple||200||Dexter Construction / Municipal Group||Enfield, NS|
|7||66||Daryl Mahar||200||K Hubley Woodworking and Contracting / Inglis Jewelers||Hubley, NS|
|8||91||Dylan Gosbee||200||Greenfield Enterprises||Cornwall, PE|
|9||24||Steve Ross||200||Alpine Auto Glass – Bedford / Twenty Degrees||Waverley, NS|
|10||97||John Flemming||200||Happy Harry’s Affordable Building Centres||Halifax, NS|
|11||32||Sarah McKay||200||AE McKay Builders / Pub’s Drive Thru Bottle Exchange||Quispamsis, NB|
|12||14||Terry Dougay||200||Right on Board Locksmith / Wayne’s Auto Mart||Albany, PE|
|13||8||Kent Vincent||200||Vector Aerospace||Crapaud,PE|
|14||22||Joel Hickox||200||Hickox Service Centre||Cornwall, PE|
|15||02||Brad Eddy||200||Lower Sackville, NS|
|16||21||Shawn Pierce||199||South Shore Speed and Sound / Micro Computer Atlantic||Blockhouse, NS|
|17||11||Marty Prevost||197||Mega Enterprises / BTP Construction||Fall River, NS|
|18||7||Allison MacKinnon||187||Charlottetown Dairy Queen||Oyster Bed Bridge, PE|
|19||99||Craig Slaunwhite||168||Halifax Glass and Mirror / Archibald Drilling & Blasting||Terence Bay, NS|
|20||94||DJ Casey||163||Prospect, NS|
Failed to Qualify: 0
Margin of Victory: 0.148 seconds
Number of Cautions: 13
King Freight Dash Winner: #89 Donald Chisholm
Dartmouth Dodge Heat Winners: #97 John Flemming, #94 DJ Casey
Exide Batteries Rookie Of The Race: #22 Joel Hickox
Atlantic Tiltload Fast Time: #91 Dylan Gosbee (14.355 seconds)
TOP TEN – PARTS FOR TRUCKS PRO STOCK TOUR POINTS – UNOFFICIAL
|POS||CAR||DRIVER NAME||PRIMARY SPONSOR||HOMETOWN||PTS|
|1||89||Donald Chisholm||Keltic Ford / Nova Construction||Antigonish, NS||2348|
|2||53||Cole Butcher||Atlantic Tiltload Ltd / Top Construction||Porter’s Lake, NS||2339|
|3||67||Dylan Blenkhorn||Blenkhorn’s Auto Recyclers, / The Cat Shack||Truro, NS||2336|
|4||18||Darren MacKinnon||Shaw’s Towing Service / True North Automotive||Milton Station, PE||2320|
|5||29||Greg Proude||Atlantic Dodge Dealers||Springvale, PE||2237|
|6||91||Dylan Gosbee||Greenfield Enterprises||Cornwall, PE||2215|
|7||0||Shawn Turple||Dexter Construction / Municipal Group||Enfield, NS||2202|
|8||99||Craig Slaunwhite||Halifax Glass and Mirror / Archibald Drilling & Blasting||Terence Bay, NS||2183|
|9||8||Kent Vincent||Vector Aerospace||Crapaud,PE||2181|
|10||97||John Flemming||Happy Harry’s Affordable Building Centres||Halifax, NS||2160|
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