CHISHOLM HONOURED AS CHAMPION IN 15TH ANNIVERSARY PARTS FOR TRUCKS PRO STOCK TOUR SEASON
Series Release/Photo by McCarthy Photographic
(November 14, 2015 – Dartmouth, NS) – On Saturday, Donald Chisholm of Antigonish, Nova Scotia officially became the sixth different champion of the Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour as the Awards Gala capped the season at the Holiday Inn in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. A capacity crowd joined in the celebration of the 15th Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour season.
Chisholm’s statistics in his first championship season were impressive. The #89 Nova Construction/Keltic Ford sponsored Fusion won the Lucas Oil 150 at Riverside International Speedway in September along with amassing eight total top-five and 11 top-ten finishes. His average finish on the season was 5th and was the only driver to complete all 1,704 feature laps contested in 2015. As the champion, Chisholm received $10,000 from series sponsor Parts for Trucks and a championship ring commissioned by Inglis Jewelers.
The Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour honored eligible full-time teams at the event, whom shared in the $50,000 Parts for Trucks Point Fund.
DJ Casey of Prospect Road, Nova Scotia received the Exide Batteries Rookie of the Year Award. Casey and Joel Hickox (Cornwall, PE) battled all season long for the freshman title, with Casey getting the edge after finishing 12th in the overall point standings. Casey’s season was highlighted by a second place run in the prestigious IWK 250 presented by Steve Lewis Auto Body in July at Riverside International Speedway.
One of the most prestigious awards on the Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour, the Cathy Ledwidge Memorial Most Sportsmanlike Driver Award, went to Donald Chisholm as voted by the drivers of the series.
Numerous contingency awards were presented as a part of the evening’s festivities. Chisholm and Dylan Blenkhorn (Truro, NS) each set the pace three times in Atlantic Tiltload Time Trials action throughout the season and both received the annual Atlantic Tiltload Time Trials Award. Greg Proude (Springvale, PE) was the recipient of the EIT Race Radios Consistency Award as the highest finishing driver in the series standings without a feature win in 2015. Darren MacKinnon (Charlottetown, PE) gained the most positions in the year end point standings from 2014 to 2015 to pocket the Urquhart MacDonald Most Improved Driver Award.
Joel Hickox won the popular Irving Oil Blending & Packaging Fan Favorite Award. The award winner was selected by fans on MaritimeProStockTour.com, who voted online for their favorite drivers leading up to the awards banquet. Hickox received a $500 cash award and a skid of product courtesy of Irving.
Various vendor draws were made to eligible Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour teams in attendance at the Holiday Inn Harbourview. R&D Performancenter of Lower Onslow, Nova Scotia presented Hickox with a $300 gift certificate, while Dylan Gosbee (Cornwall, PE) won a Five Star body. MK Auto Products awarded Dylan Blenkhorn (Truro, NS) with a new ARBodies body.
Series sponsor Lucas Oil presented $750 product sponsorships to Proude, Cole Butcher (Porter’s Lake) and Shawn Pierce (Bridgewater, NS) as chosen by random draw.
Tim’s Corner Motorsports presented Best of 2015 Racing Awards to the Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour and Riverside International Speedway. The Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour received the Fan Favorite Touring Series Award while Riverside International Speedway was the winner of the Fan Favorite Special Events Short Track. Voting for both awards took place online at TimsCorner.ca during the month of October.
Rudi Foster of Parts for Trucks presented Junior and Brenda Kelly with a cheque for $3200 for the Scott Kelly Memorial Toy Fund at the IWK Children’s Hospital. One hundred percent of series hat and T-shirt sales each season are donated to the charity. Over the last five seasons the Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour has donated over $13,000 to the Scott Kelly Memorial Toy Fund.
With the annual Awards Gala, the 2015 Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour season is complete. The focus now shifts to the 16th edition of the Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour, which is scheduled to start in Spring 2016. For complete information on the series and the upcoming season, as it becomes available, fans are encouraged to check out www.maritimeprostocktour.com or follow the series on Twitter @prostocktour
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