Cole Butcher Races to First Riverside Win in Ceilidh Honda Triple 50s
(Antigonish, NS – June 08, 2019) – Cole Butcher (Hantsport, NS) picked up his first career Riverside victory tonight at the Ceilidh Honda Triple 50’s. The unique triple 50 format provided a thrilling race for drivers and fans alike. Greg Proude (Springvale, PE) paced the field for the first 50 laps prior to the Riverside roulette wheel being spun which resulted in an inversion of the top five cars, placing Nicholas Naugle (Dartmouth, NS) on the pole for the second 50 laps. Naugle proceeded to lead laps 51 – 100 when the Riverside roulette wheel inverted the top 10 cars placing Cole Butcher (Hantsport, NS) in front of the field for the final 50 laps and he never looked back. Dylan Blenkhorn (Truro, NS) finished second with Dylan Gosbee (Cornwall, PE) completing the podium. Greg Proude (Springvale, PE) and Jonathan Hicken (Brudenell, PE) rounded out the top five.
Atlantic Tiltload Heat Races set the field for the Ceilidh Honda Triple 50’s. Proude, Gosbee and Shawn Pierce (Bridgewater, NS) all picked up victories in their respective Heat Races. Ashton Tucker (Miramichi, NB) won his second Rookie of the Race award this season with a seventh place finish. Blenkhorn took home the Kenny U-Pull Hard Charger award after picking up 12 positions during the feature. Proude, Naugle and Butcher all tied for most laps led.
The NAPA Sportsman Series entertained fans for an exciting 75 lap feature prior to the Triple 50’s. Darren Price (Main-A-Dieu, NS) took home the first victory of the season on the Series. Price had to battle Matt Vaughan (Fletcher Lake, NS) and Brad Eddy (Lower Sackville, NS) who finished second and third respectively.
The Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour is off next weekend but returns to Scotia Speedworld for the Nova Truck Centres Make A Wish 150 on Saturday, June 22nd at 4:00pm. Admission for Saturday’s Nova Truck Centres 150 is $25.00 for adults; $8.00 for youth; pit admission is $30.00. Children 7 and under are admitted for free. If you are looking for a racing packed weekend don’t miss the CARSTAR Weekly Racing Series on Friday night at 7:00pm at Scotia Speedworld. Adult weekend passes are available for $35.00 for grandstands, $40.00 for pit access. Tickets will be available at the gates on race day (Cash Only). Visit www.maritimeprostocktour.com for all event information.
Unofficial Race Results
Ceilidh Honda Triple 50s
|1||53||Cole Butcher||150||H3:3||Atlantic Tiltload||Porter’s Lake, NS|
|2||67||Dylan Blenkhorn||150||H3:5||Blenkhorn’s Auto Recyclers||Truro, NS|
|3||91||Dylan Gosbee||150||H2:1||Greenfield Enterprises||Cornwall, PE|
|4||29||Greg Proude||150||H1:1||Atlantic Dodge Dealers||Springvale, PE|
|5||5||Jonathan Hicken||150||H1:2||Chapman Bros Construction||Brudenell, PE|
|6||08||Nicholas Naugle||150||H2:3||Brycon Construction||Dartmouth, NS|
|7||2||Ashton Tucker||150||H3:2||White Lightning Auto Center||Miramichi, NB|
|9||48||Waylon Farrell||150||H2:2||Farrell’s Excavating||Conception Bay South, NF|
|10||40||Robbie MacEwen||150||H1:7||Island Auto Supply||Charlottetown, PE|
|11||99||Craig Slaunwhite||150||H1:4||Archibald Drilling & Blasting||Terence Bay, NS|
|12||82||Chris Hughes||149||H2:6||Subaru of Moncton||Brackley Beach, PE|
|13||88||George Koszkulics||149||H3:7||Nova Construction||New Glasgow, NS|
|14||31||Chris Reid||149||H2:4||Robby’s Towing||Fort MacMurray, AB|
|15||54||Jarrett Butcher||149||H1:3||Superior Foundations||Porter’s Lake, NS|
|16||44||Russell Smith Jr||149||H1:8||Kynock Resources||Lakeside, NS|
|17||0||Shawn Turple||148||H1:6||Dexter Construction||Enfield, NS|
|18||21||Shawn Pierce||116||H3:1||Ntyce Motorsports||Blockhouse, NS|
|19||97||John Flemming||103||H3:6||Happy Harry’s||Halifax, NS|
|20||42||Kyle Reid||102||H2:5||Robby’s Towing||Fort MacMurray, AB|
|21||89||Donald Chisholm||49||H3:4||Keltic Ford||Antigonish, NS|
|22||02||Craig Ward||43||H2:7||Ron Arsenault Racing||Riverview, NB|
Failed to Qualify: 0
Margin of Victory: 0.244 seconds
Number of Cautions: 2 (Competition)
Atlantic Tiltload Heat Win: #29 Greg Proude, #91 Dylan Gosbee, #21 Shawn Pierce
Exide Batteries Rookie Of The Race: #2 Ashton Tucker
Most Laps Led: #29 Greg Proude, #08 Nicholas Naugle, #53 Cole Butcher
Kenny UPull Hard Charger Winner: #67 Dylan Blenkhorn
About Ceilidh Honda:
With its Automotive and Powerhouse division under one roof, Ceilidh Honda is one-stop shopping for all things Honda in Pictou and Antigonish Counties. Featuring new and pre-owned Honda vehicles as well as Honda Motorcycles, ATVs, Side by Sides, and Power Equipment the dealership priority has been to deliver exceptional customer service and develop loyal customer relationships. Its team of Honda professionals is dedicated to a positive experience in finding the product or service that suits its customers’ needs. To learn more about Ceilidh Honda, please visit them at 393 Westville Road in New Glasgow or online at www.celidhhonda.ca.
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 902.481.2531 or click www.maritimeprostocktour.com. You can also follow on Twitter at www.twitter.com/prostocktour and like on Facebook at www.facebook.com/prostocktour.
About Riverside International Speedway:
For 50 years, Riverside International Speedway has been recognized as a premiere stock racing facility in Canada. The 1/3-mile high-banked asphalt oval roars to action several times a year for special events. It is the home of the IWK 250 – widely known as the best stock-car race in Canada, and of the Bumper to Bumper 300 – eastern Canada’s only NASCAR event. Located in James River, between New Glasgow and Antigonish, the facility is easily accessible at exit 30 on Trans Canada Highway 104. For more information please visit www.riversidespeedway.ca.