Tucker Races to First Tour Win in Atlantic Oliver Tire 200
(Halifax, NS – September 25, 2021) Ashton Tucker (Lyttleton, NB) picked up his first career victory on the East Coast International Pro Stock Tour this evening at the Atlantic Oliver Tire 200. Tucker, who has been a stand-out since his first appearance with the Series in 2018, battled the entire race to stand atop the podium. Nicholas Naugle (Dartmouth, NS) hung tight all race and picked up second place, followed by Cory Hall (Jolicure, NB) in third. Current points leader Craig Slaunwhite (Terence Bay, NS) missed the podium for the first time this season coming home fourth. 2018 Rookie of Year Waylon Farrell (Conception Bay South, NL) rounded out the top five. The race marked round eight of nine for the East Coast International Pro Stock Tour.
Cole Butcher (Hantsport, NS) broke a clutch in the opening laps of the Atlantic Oliver Tire 200 and was unable to finish the race. Slaunwhite was able to capitalize on Butcher’s misfortune and increased his championship points lead from eight to 42.
Donald Chisholm (Antigonish, NS), Russell Smith Jr (Lakeside, NS) and Kent Vincent (Crapaud, PE) won their Atlantic Tiltload heat races which set the field for the Atlantic Oliver Tire 200. Ashton Tucker took home the Kenny U Pull Hard Charger award. The race was slowed by seven cautions and saw three lead changes.
Following the event Tucker was awarded with the first inaugural Jim Hallahan Memorial Cup. The Cup will be awarded to the winner of the 200-lap event each season. Liz Hallahan and Jim’s Grandsons Ryan and Tyler were on hand to present the very special award every driver will want their name inscribed on.
The Maritime League of Legends ran their season finale prior to the Atlantic Oliver Tire 200. Danny Chisholm (Canning, NS) won the 40-lap feature followed by Owen Mahar (Hubley, NS) and Gage Gilby (Enfield, NS).
The East Coast Mini Stock Tour kicked off the racing card and put on a great show for fans. Matt Watson (Summerside, PE) was the winner following technical inspection with 2021 champion Dave Matthews (Nine Mile River, NS) and Ryan McKnight (Sussex, NB) rounding out the podium.
The East Coast International Pro Stock Tour Season Finale – the Cummins 150 will be hosted next Saturday at Scotia Speedworld at 2:00pm. Who will be the 2021 champion? Find out next Saturday at the Cummins 150. Tickets are on sale now at www.eventbrite.ca
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Unofficial Race Results
Atlantic Oliver Tire 200
|1||2||Ashton Tucker||200||H1:6||White Lightning Auto Center||Miramichi, NB|
|2||08||Nicholas Naugle||200||H1:5||Brycon Construction||Dartmouth, NS|
|3||83||Cory Hall||200||H1:4||Robby’s Towing||Jolicure, NB|
|4||99||Craig Slaunwhite||200||H1:2||Archibald Drilling / Presidential Ventilation||Terence Bay, NS|
|5||48||Waylon Farrell||200||H3:2||Farrell’s Excavating||Conception Bay South, NF|
|6||67||Dylan Blenkhorn||200||H3:6||Blenkhorn’s Auto Recyclers||Truro, NS|
|7||89||Donald Chisholm||200||H1:1||Keltic Ford||Antigonish, NS|
|8||13||Austin MacDonald||200||H2:3||King Racing Competition Parts & Fabrication||Pictou, NS|
|9||97||John Flemming||200||H3:5||Happy Harry’s||Halifax, NS|
|11||54||Jarrett Butcher||200||H1:3||Superior Foundations||Porter’s Lake, NS|
|12||14||Terry Dougay||198||H3:4||Right on Board Locksmith||Albany, PE|
|13||51||Mark LeClair||197||H2:6||M&K Construction||Brackley Beach, PE|
|14||36||Gary Elliott||194||H1:7||Quaker State||Murray Siding, NS|
|15||11||Marty Prevost||189||H2:2||BTP Construction||Fall River, NS|
|16||7||Jordan Veinotte||101||H2:5||Veinotte’s Trucking||Porter’s Lake, NS|
|17||88||Russell Smith Jr||80||H2:1||Nova Construction||Lakeside, NS|
|18||49||Harry Ross White||39||H2:7||Archibald Drilling & Blasting||Kennetcook, NS|
|19||0||Matt Vaughan||11||H3:3||East Coast International||Halifax, NS|
|20||53||Cole Butcher||4||H2:4||Atlantic Tiltload||Hantsport, NS|
Failed to Qualify: 0
Margin of Victory: 0.433 seconds
Number of Cautions: 7
Atlantic Tiltload Heat Win: #89 Donald Chisholm, #88 Russell Smith Jr, #8 Kent Vincent
Rookie Of The Race: #2 Ashton Tucker
Most Laps Led: #2 Ashton Tucker
Kenny UPull Elmsdale Hard Charger Winner: #2 Ashton Tucker
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