Blenkhorn Wins Dartmouth Dodge 200, Butcher Wins Second Maritime Pro Stock Tour Championship
(Halifax, NS, September 15, 2018) – Dylan Blenkhorn (Truro, NS) picked up his fourth victory of the season at Scotia Speedworld in the season finale Dartmouth Dodge 200. Shawn Turple (Enfield, NS) was second followed by Cole Butcher in third who took home his second Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour Championship in his sixth season on the Tour.
Butcher all but had the championship wrapped up entering the finale but the battle for second, third, and fourth was hotly contested. Blenkhorn’s victory gave him the edge over Craig Slaunwhite (Terence Bay, NS) who end the 2018 season second and third respectively. 2017 champ Shawn Turple (Enfield, NS) winds up fourth in the points standings followed by Dylan Gosbee (Cornwall, PE) in fifth.
Starting positions for the Dartmouth Dodge 200 were set by Atlantic Tiltload Heat Races which were won by Slaunwhite, Chris Reid (Fort McMurray, AB) and Cole Butcher. Nicholas Naugle (Dartmouth, NS) won the King Freight Lines Future Winner award with Braden Langille (Shubenacadie, NS) picking up the Exide Batteries Rookie of the Race.
Waylon Farrell (Conception Bay South, NL) takes home the 2018 Exide Batteries Rookie of the Year title completing his sophomore season 11th in points. Farrell will receive the iconic Exide Battery Rookie trophy at the annual awards banquet in November.
The Maritime League of Legends kicked off the day’s festivities with a 50 lap feature presented by Atlantic Fleet Completion Centre. Craig MacDonald (Waverley, NS) came home first followed by Cory Hall (Jolicure, NB) and Shelby Baker (Fall River, NS) who was also crowned the 2018 Maritime League of Legends Champion.
Butcher will officially receive his championship spoils including the impressive championship ring commissioned by Inglis Jewelers at the 2018 Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour Year End Awards Banquet on November 10th at the Westin Nova Scotia in Halifax.
Photo Credit: McCarthy Photographic
About Dartmouth Dodge:
Dartmouth Dodge is truly “WHERE NOVA SCOTIA COMES TO SAVE” on both new and pre-owned vehicles. Conveniently located in central Dartmouth, this modern facility features metro’s only drive-thru quick lube, full service collision center, 18 service bays and 5 detail/accessory bays. Recently named Atlantic Canada’s #1 fleet dealer, Dartmouth Dodge is ready to meet all of your automotive needs, personal or commercial. Visit www.ddodge.com or call 1 800 414 0213.
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 Scotia Speedworld:
Scotia Speedworld (SSW) is a 3/10-mile asphalt oval racing facility. SSW is the only track in Nova Scotia to host a weekly racing series, which runs May through September and features six different classes of racecars. SSW also hosts special events, including Monster Jam and the Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour. SSW is located at Exit 6 on Highway 102, across from the Halifax Stanfield International Airport. For more information please click on www.ScotiaSpeedworld.ca or call our Event Hotline at (902) 873-2277 or our office at (902) 481-2514. Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/sswracing and follow us on Twitter www.twitter.com/sswracing
Unofficial Race Results
Dartmouth Dodge 200
|1||67||Dylan Blenkhorn||200||H3:4||Blenkhorn’s Auto Recyclers||Truro, NS|
|2||0||Shawn Turple||200||H3:6||Dexter Construction||Enfield, NS|
|3||53||Cole Butcher||200||H3:1||Atlantic Tiltload||Porter’s Lake, NS|
|4||08||Nicholas Naugle||200||H3:3||Brycon Construction||Dartmouth, NS|
|6||18||Darren MacKinnon||200||H1:3||Shaw’s Towing Service||Charlottetown, PE|
|7||91||Dylan Gosbee||200||H3:5||Greenfield Enterprises||Cornwall, PE|
|8||99||Craig Slaunwhite||200||H1:1||Cobequid Mountain Sports||Terence Bay, NS|
|9||89||Donald Chisholm||200||H3:8||Keltic Ford||Antigonish, NS|
|10||51||Braden Langille||200||H2:4||Nova Construction||Shubenacadie, NS|
|11||32||Sarah McKay||200||H2:3||AE McKay Builders||Quispamsis, NB|
|12||54||Jarrett Butcher||200||H1:4||Superior Foundations||Porter’s Lake, NS|
|13||5||Jonathan Hicken||200||H3:2||Castle Building Centres||Brudenell, PE|
|14||29||Greg Proude||200||H2:2||Atlantic Dodge Dealers||Springvale, PE|
|15||42||Chris Reid||199||H2:1||Robby’s Towing||Fort MacMurray, AB|
|16||44||Russell Smith Jr||199||H2:6||Kynock Resources||Lakeside, NS|
|17||11||Marty Prevost||198||H2:7||BTP Construction||Fall River, NS|
|18||48||Waylon Farrell||198||H3:7||Farrell’s Excavating Ltd||Conception Bay South, NFLD|
|19||21||Shawn Pierce||197||H1:5||Ntyce Motorsports||Blockhouse, NS|
|20||6||Brad Eddy||196||H2:8||B&N Distributors||Halifax, NS|
|21||97||John Flemming||156||H2:5||Happy Harry’s Affordable Building Centres||Halifax, NS|
|22||30||Stephen Lively||149||H1:7||Eastern Drainage||Shubenacadie, NS|
|23||14||Terry Dougay||6||H1:8||Right on Board Locksmith||Albany, PE|
|24||07||Allison McKinnon||DNS||H1:6||Outriders Cookhouse||Oyster Bed Bridge, PE|
Failed to Qualify: 0
Margin of Victory: 1.272 seconds
Number of Cautions: 6
Atlantic Tiltload Heat Win: #99 Craig Slaunwhite, ##42 Chris Reid, #53 Cole Butcher
Exide Batteries Rookie Of The Race: #51 Braden Langille
Most Laps Led: #67 Dylan Blenkhorn
King Freight Future Winner: #08 Nicholas Naugle