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Chisholm Captures Emotional IWK 250 Victory

(Antigonish, NS- July 17, 2016) – After many attempts and heartbreaking losses Donald Chisholm (Antigonish, NS) finally made it to Victory Lane at the IWK 250 presented by Steve Lewis Auto Body, taking home the John W. Chisholm Memorial Cup. Chisholm has been to Victory Lane 5 times during his career at his home track of Riverside International Speedway but the prestigious IWK 250 and Memorial Cup named after his Father had eluded him until tonight. Craig Slaunwhite (Terence Bay, NS) gave chase until the checkers flew but came up just short taking second place. Two-time NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Champion Matt Crafton (Tulare, CA) had his best IWK 250 finish to date coming home third. Ron MacGillivray 150 winner Dylan Blenkhorn (Truro, NS) and Darren MacKinnon (Charlottetown, PE) completed the top five.

Competition got underway with five Atlantic Tiltload Heat Races for the 35 competitors vying to make the 31 car field. Heat races were won by Cole Butcher (Porter’s Lake, NS), Jeff Fultz (Troutman, NC), Greg Proude (Springvale, PE), Donald Chisholm and George Koszkulics (New Glasgow, NS). John Rankin (St. Martin’s, NB) won the Atlantic Tiltload B Feature.

The Exide Batteries Rookie of the Race went to Nevin Scott (Marshfield, PE). The King Freight Lines Future Winner Award was won by Jarrett Butcher (Porter’s Lake, NS) who finished ninth. Chisholm pocketed the Linde Most Laps Led Award, pacing the field for 231 of the 250 circuits.

The Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour is in action next weekend for the Irving Oil Blending & Packaging 150 at Petty International Raceway, located just outside on Moncton NB.

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Photo Credit: McCarthy Photographic

Race Results

IWK 250 Presented By Steve Lewis Auto Body
Riverside Speedway

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Pos No. Name Laps Sponsor Hometown
1 89 Donald Chisholm 250 Keltic Ford Antigonish, NS
2 99 Craig Slaunwhite 250 Archibald Drilling & Blasting Terence Bay, NS
3 16 Matt Crafton 250 Cat car for Kids Tulare, CA
4 67 Dylan Blenkhorn 250 Blenkhorn’s Auto Recyclers Truro, NS
5 18 Darren MacKinnon 250 Shaw’s Towing Service Milton Station, PE
6 0 Shawn Turple 250 Dexter Construction Enfield, NS
7 53 Cole Butcher 250 Atlantic Tiltload Porter’s Lake, NS
8 8 Kent Vincent 250 Vector Aerospace Crapaud,PE
9 54 Jarrett Butcher 249 Top Construction Porter’s Lake, NS
10 29F Greg Fahey 249 McLaughlin Roof Trusses St. Stephen, NB
11 91 Dylan Gosbee 247 Greenfield Enterprises Cornwall, PE
12 24 Steve Ross 247 AltaGas Waverley, NS
13 66 Daryl Mahar 245 K Hubley Woodworking Hubley, NS
14 22 Joel Hickox 244 Hickox Service Center Cornwall, PE
15 88 George Koszkulics 241 Pioneer Coal New Glasgow, NS
16 29 Greg Proude 234 Atlantic Dodge Dealers Springvale, PE
17 13F Jeff Fultz 202 King Racing Competition Parts & Fabrication Troutman, NB
18 81 Nevin Scott 201 Arcadia Construction Solutions Marshfield, PE
19 5 Jonathan Hicken 197 Castle Building Centres Brudenell, PE
20 49 Harry Ross White 192 Archibald Drilling & Blasting Kennetcook, NS
21 40 Robbie MacEwen 184 Atlantic Steel Roofing & Siding Charlottetown, PE
22 98 Jerome Kehoe 183 Ideal Concrete Sydney, NS
23 97 DJ Casey 173 Happy Harry’s Affordable Building Centres Prospect, NS
24 13 Cassius Clark 160 King Racing Competition Parts & Fabrication Farmington, ME
25 21 Shawn Pierce 156 C7P Tack and Apparel Blockhouse, NS
26 14 Terry Dougay 156 Right on Board Locksmith Albany, PE
27 36 Gary Elliott 69 Quaker State Dundas, ON
28 51 Vance Hanes 68 Leonard’s Auto Kennetcook, NS
29 10 John Flemming 30 Happy Harry’s Affordable Building Centres Halifax, NS
30 2 John Rankin 19 Big Cam Fabrication St Martin’s, NB
31 32 Sarah McKay 11 AE McKay Builders Quispamsis, NB
32 07 Allison McKinnon DNQ Charlottetown Dairy Queen Oyster Bed Bridge, PE
33 08 Nicholas Naugle DNQ Brycon Construction Dartmouth, NS
34 18s Shannon Squires DNQ Islander RV St. John’s NF
35 03 Steve Halpin DNQ GD Fabrication & Racecars Saint John, NB


Failed to Qualify: 0
Margin of Victory: 0.4 seconds
Number of Cautions: 11
Atlantic Tiltload Heat Winners: #53 Cole Butcher, #13F Jeff Fultz, #29 Greg Proude, #88 George Koszkulics, #89 Donald Chisholm
Exide Batteries Rookie Of The Race: #81 Nevin Scott
Linde Most Laps Led: ##89 Donald Chisholm
King Freight Future Winner: #54 Jarrett Butcher
Atlantic Tiltload B Feature: #2 John Rankin


About Steve Lewis Auto Body: Steve Lewis Auto Body is located on Beech Street in Sydney. The company is in their 38th year of business and proud to support many community and charitable efforts, including over a 15-year involvement with the IWK. Call them at 902.539.2848.

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