Flemming Flies to Lucas Oil 150 Checkered Flag
Series Release/Photos by McCarthy Photographic
Halifax, NS’s John Flemming raced his Action Car & Truck Accessories Dodge Charger from the back in just 25 laps to win the 2013 Season Opener Lucas Oil 150 at Scotia Speedworld on Sunday night. Flemming started on the outside with three laps to go and rode the outside groove to the victory around defending series champion Shawn Turple of Enfield, NS. Greg Proude of Springvale, PE rebounded from a late spin in Turn One to finish third with Daryl Mahar (Hubley, NS) and sophomore Steve Ross (Waverley, NS) completing the top five.
Flemming started the day off taking the top spot in the Atlantic Tiltload Time Trials with a quick circuit of 14.285 seconds. Following a shake-up of the top nine drivers and a 10 lap race, Shawn Tucker of Fredericton, NB took home the King Freight Dash for Cash giving him the pole position to start the Lucas Oil 150. Dartmouth Dodge Heat Races were won by Proude, New Glasgow, NS’s George Koszkulics, and Antigonish, NS’s Donald Chisholm. Dylan Blenkhorn (Truro) backed up his sixth place starting spot in the Lucas Oil 150 by finishing sixth and taking the first Exide Batteries Rookie of the Race Award of the season. Terry Dougay (Albany, PE) gained 21 spots to receive the Absolute Traffic Services Hard Charger Award. Turple led 66 laps to pocket the Linde Most Laps Led Award. Five leaders swapped the lead ten times throughout the 150-lap affair.
Justin McNeil (Bedford, NS) won a 50 lap Maritime League of Legends Tour race to start the day off. Joining McNeil on the podium was Matt Moore (Falmouth, NS) and Emily Meehan (Rawdon, NS).
The next event for the Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour is the Fast Eddie Racewear 100 on Saturday, June 1st at Petty International Raceway at 6:00 pm. Tickets will also be available at the gate on race day. Visit www.maritimeprostocktour.com for all event information.
About Lucas Oil:
Lucas Oil is one of the fastest growing additive 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 industrial and agricultural markets. Lucas Oil has long been directly involved in the racing industry, and seeing a need for better lubricants in this industry, Lucas Oil developed a line of high performance engine oils and gear oils that are second-to-none in the racing industry. Lucas racing products, including high performance engine oils and gear oils have proven themselves on NASCAR, NHRA, IHRA, USHRA and ATPA 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 five 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