Butcher Sweeps Oyster Bed Speedway with Lucas Oil 150 Win
Oyster Bed Bridge, PE, Aug 4, 2018) – Cole Butcher (Enfield, NS) drove back to Victory Lane for the fourth time this season and completed the Prince Edward Island sweep in 2018 at the Lucas Oil 150 at Oyster Bed Speedway Saturday night. After a caution with 14 laps to go, Butcher battled with Dylan Blenkhorn (Truro, NS) for the final 14 lap shootout – the two swapping the lead eight times before the checkered flag flew. Blenkhorn finished in 12th position after the two made contact in the final turn of the race and spun to a stop on the front stretch. Behind them, Dylan Gosbee (Cornwall, PE) and Kent Vincent (Crapaud, PE) were in the middle of their own battle for the 3rd position, and capitalized on Blenkhorn’s spin to finish second and third respectively. Rounding out the top five were Robbie MacEwen (Charlottetown, PE) and Greg Proude (Springvale, PE).
Atlantic Tiltload Heat Races kicked off racing action for the Lucas Oil 150. Braden Langille (Shubenacadie, NS), Chris Hughes (Brackley Beach, PE) and Craig Slaunwhite (Terence Bay, NS) each picked up qualifying race victories. Hughes also takes home the King Freight Future Winner Award. Waylon Farrell (Conception Bay South, NL) won the Exide Batteries Rookie of the Race Award.
The Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour returns to action nextSaturday at 5:00pm for the 19th edition of the prestigious Toromont Cat 250 at Scotia Speedworld. Don’t miss a minute of this high-horsepower experience as teams battle for their piece of the $60,000 purse and contingency funds and the opportunity to engrave their name on the Scott Fraser Memorial Cup. Tickets for the Cat 250 are $35.00 for adults, youth (8-15yrs) $10.00, children 7 and under are free! Pit admission for those 18+ is $40.00.
Weekend passes for the Affordable Fuels Sportsman 100 and the Toromont Cat 250 are $50.00 for pit admission, $45.00 grandstands.
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 four 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
About Oyster Bed Speedway:
Oyster bed Speedway is Prince Edward Island’s premier auto racing facility and features fun and excitement with weekly stock car racing special events throughout the season. The 1/3 mile paved oval is located in Oyster Bed Bridge at the intersection of routes 6 and 7, halfway between Cavendish and Charlottetown on beautiful Prince Edward Island. Phone: (902) 892-6684. Website: www.oysterbedspeedwaypei.com