Blenkhorn Extends Pro Stock Tour Point Lead with Cummins 200 Victory
(River Glade, NB- August 24, 2019) Dylan Blenkhorn (Truro, NS) picked up his third victory of the season tonight winning the River Glade International trophy in the Cummins 200 at Petty International Raceway. Jonathan Hicken (Brudenell, PE) gave chase for the latter part of the race but came up just short finishing second. Nicholas Naugle (Dartmouth, NS) picked up his first Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour Series podium with a third place finish. Former Series Champion Shawn Turple (Enfield, NS) and Robbie MacEwen (Charlottetown, PE) had solid performances and round out the top five. The Cummins 200 was slowed but just three cautions and took an hour and 20 minutes to complete.
Blenkhorn’s win increased his lead over Hicken in the Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour Championship standings by an additional seven points. There is only 21 points separating the two drivers with just two races to go.
Starting positions for the Cummins 200 were determined by Atlantic Tiltload Heat Races. Craig Slaunwhite (Terence Bay, NS), Blenkhorn and Chris Hughes (Brackley Beach, PE) all picked up victories in their respective heats.
Russell Smith Jr. (Lakeside, NS) received the Exide Batteries Rookie of the Race award with a sixth place finish. The Kenny U-Pull Hard Charger award went to Blenkhorn who picked up 11 positions during the feature, he also paced the field for 78 laps earning him the Most Laps Led award.
The Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour is off for the weekend but returns September 7th at 4pm with the penultimate Lucas Oil 150 at Riverside International located just outside of Antigonish, NS. The Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour Season Finale takes place September 14th with the Atlantic Oliver Tire 200 at Scotia Speedworld.
Unofficial Race Results
|1||67||Dylan Blenkhorn||200||H2:1||Blenkhorn’s Auto Recyclers||Truro, NS|
|2||5||Jonathan Hicken||200||H1:3||Chapman Bros Construction||Brudenell, PE|
|3||08||Nicholas Naugle||200||H1:5||Brycon Construction||Dartmouth, NS|
|4||0||Shawn Turple||200||H2:2||Dexter Construction||Enfield, NS|
|5||40||Robbie MacEwen||200||H3:2||Island Auto Supply||Charlottetown, PE|
|6||44||Russell Smith Jr||200||H1:2||Kynock Resources||Lakeside, NS|
|7||91||Dylan Gosbee||200||H2:4||Greenfield Enterprises||Cornwall, PE|
|8||48||Waylon Farrell||200||H2:5||Farrell’s Excavating||Conception Bay South, NF|
|9||18||Darren MacKinnon||199||H1:6||Shaw’s Towing Service||Charlottetown, PE|
|10||99||Craig Slaunwhite||199||H1:1||Archibald Drilling & Blasting||Terence Bay, NS|
|11||54||Jarrett Butcher||199||H1:4||Superior Foundations||Porter’s Lake, NS|
|12||82||Chris Hughes||199||H3:1||Subaru of Moncton||Brackley Beach, PE|
|14||21||Shawn Pierce||197||H2:6||Ntyce Motorsports||Blockhouse, NS|
|15||14||Terry Dougay||196||H3:5||Right on Board Locksmith||Albany, PE|
|16||02||Craig Ward||195||H3:4||Ron Arsenault Racing||Riverview, NB|
|17||29||Greg Proude||65||H3:3||Atlantic Dodge Dealers||Springvale, PE|
Failed to Qualify: 0
Margin of Victory: 0.784 seconds
Number of Cautions: 2
Atlantic Tiltload Heat Win: #99 Craig Slaunwhite, #67 Dylan Blenkhorn, #82 Chris Hughes
Exide Batteries Rookie Of The Race: #44 Russell Smith Jr
Most Laps Led: #67 Dylan Blenkhorn
Kenny UPull Hard Charger Winner: #67 Dylan Blenkhorn
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