Butcher Wins Wild Lucas Oil 150 at Riverside Speedway
(Antigonish, NS, September 14, 2019) – Cole Butcher (Hantsport, NS) picked up his third victory of the 2019 Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour season by winning the Lucas Oil 150 at Riverside International Speedway. Championship contenders Dylan Blenkhorn (Truro, NS) and Jonathan Hicken (Brudenell, PE) started the race mid-pack but rallied to finish second and third respectively. Tonight’s result unofficially sees Blenkhorn with a 22 point advantage over Hicken heading into the Season Finale Atlantic Oliver Tire 200 set for September 28th at Scotia Speedworld. Dylan Gosbee (Cornwall, PE) finished fourth while Austin MacDonald (Pictou, NS) finished in fifth spot on his Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour debut.
Atlantic Tiltload Qualifying set the grid for the Lucas Oil 150. Waylon Farrell (Conception Bay South, NL) earned the pole position after picking up the win in heat one. MacDonald, Shawn Turple (Enfield, NS) and Hicken also won their qualifiers.
Chris Reid (Fort McMurray, AB) paced the field for 64 laps earning him the Most Laps Led award. MacDonald takes home the Exide Batteries Rookie of the Race, while Russell Smith Jr picked up the Kenny U-Pull Hard Charger award.
The Napa Sportsman Series kicked off the show with their 2019 Season Finale prior to the Lucas Oil 150. Brad Eddy (Lower Sackville, NS) came home first followed by Colby Smith (Cape Sable Island, NS) and Dale Richardson (Stellerton, NS) who rounded out the podium. Matt Vaughan was awarded the NAPA Sportsman Series Championship title.
The Passione Flooring & Interiors East Coast Mini Stock Tour also finished off their season at Riverside this afternoon. Andrew Warren (White’s Lake, NS) was on top of the podium followed by Tim Webster (Beaver Bank, NS) and Steve MacPhee (Yarmouth, NS). Dave Matthews (Nine Mile River, NS) was crowned the 2019 champion.
Congratulations to the staff and management of Riverside International Speedway for a spectacular 50th anniversary season!
The Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour will close out the season on Saturday, September 28th at Scotia Speedworld with the Atlantic Oliver Tire 200! The final event will decide who takes home the prestigious championship and the $10,000 cheque! Don’t miss the Atlantic Oliver 200 Saturday, September 28th at 4:00 PM. Tickets available at the gate on race day (cash only). For complete event information and ticket prices please visit www.scotiaspeedworld.ca or www.maritimeprostocktour.com
Unofficial Race Results
Lucas Oil 150
|1||53||Cole Butcher||150||H4:2||Atlantic Tiltload||Porter’s Lake, NS|
|2||67||Dylan Blenkhorn||150||H4:3||Blenkhorn’s Auto Recyclers||Truro, NS|
|3||5||Jonathan Hicken||150||H4:1||Chapman Bros Construction||Brudenell, PE|
|4||91||Dylan Gosbee||150||H1:2||Greenfield Enterprises||Cornwall, PE|
|5||13M||Austin MacDonald||150||H2:1||King Racing Competition Parts||Pictou, NS|
|6||31||Chris Reid||150||H1:3||Robby’s Towing||Fort MacMurray, AB|
|7||44||Russell Smith Jr||150||H1:7||Kynock Resources||Lakeside, NS|
|8||89||Donald Chisholm||150||H3:4||Keltic Ford||Antigonish, NS|
|9||08||Nicholas Naugle||150||#N/A||Brycon Construction||Dartmouth, NS|
|10||82||Chris Hughes||150||H2:4||Subaru of Moncton||Brackley Beach, PE|
|11||14||Terry Dougay||150||H1:6||Right on Board Locksmith||Albany, PE|
|12||54||Jarrett Butcher||150||H2:2||Superior Foundations||Porter’s Lake, NS|
|13||21||Shawn Pierce||149||H2:6||Ntyce Motorsports||Blockhouse, NS|
|14||81||Nevin Scott||149||H1:5||Gravelock Soil Stabilization||Clyde River, PE|
|16||07||Allison McKinnon||148||H3:6||Outriders Cookhouse||Oyster Bed Bridge, PE|
|17||02||Craig Ward||146||H4:6||Ron Arsenault Racing||Riverview, NB|
|18||0||Shawn Turple||136||H3:1||Dexter Construction||Enfield, NS|
|19||11||Marty Prevost||136||H3:3||BTP Construction||Fall River, NS|
|20||29||Greg Proude||122||H3:5||Atlantic Dodge Dealers||Springvale, PE|
|21||48||Waylon Farrell||85||H1:1||Farrell’s Excavating||Conception Bay South, NL|
|22||88||George Koszkulics||56||H3:2||Nova Construction||New Glasgow, NS|
|23||56||Josh Collins||23||H2:3||Edward Collins Contracting||Placentia, NL|
|24||99||Craig Slaunwhite||11||H4:4||Archibald Drilling & Blasting||Terence Bay, NS|
|25||23||Lonnie Sommerville||11||H4:5||Pub’s Drive Thru Bottle Exchange||Barnesville, NB|
Failed to Qualify: 0
Margin of Victory: 0.859 seconds
Number of Cautions: 6
Atlantic Tiltload Heat Win: #48 Waylon Farrell, #13 Austin MacDonald, #0 Shawn Turple, #5 Jonathan Hicken
Exide Batteries Rookie Of The Race: #13m Austin MacDonald
Most Laps Led: #31 Chris Reid
Kenny UPull Hard Charger Winner: #44 Russell Smith Jr
About Lucas Oil:
Lucas Oil is one of the fastest growing lubricant lines in the consumer automotive industry, carrying a premium line of oils, greases and problem solving additives as well as a heavy duty line of products for the trucking, industrial and agricultural markets, not to mention a complete line of motorcycle and marine lubricants. Lucas Oil has long been directly involved in the North American racing industry through multiple vehicle sponsorships and racing event promotions, at all levels. Seeing a need for better lubricants in this industry, the Lucas people went to work again with the end result being a line of high performance engine oils and gear oils that are second-to-none in the racing industry. Lucas racing products have proven themselves on NASCAR, NHRA, IHRA, PPL and USHRA tracks across the country.
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. Or, 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.