Tucker Edges Slaunwhite in Photo Finish to Irving Oil 150 at Petty Raceway
Series Release/Photos by Tanya Everett Photography
(Moncton, NB – July 09, 2022) Ashton Tucker (Lyttleton, NB) won his first race of the 2022 season after beating Craig Slaunwhite (Terence Bay, NS) to the line in a photo-finish. Tucker battled door-to-door with the reigning champ and current point leader for the final four circuits after a re-start on lap 145. Darren MacKinnon (Charlottetown, PE) returned to victory lane with a third-place finish. Each Maritime province was represented on the podium this evening at the Irving Oil 150. John Rankin (St. Martin’s, NB) made his first start of the season and come home with a fourth-place finish. Russell Smith Jr (Lakeside, NS) drove his No. 88 to a fifth-place finish. Please note all results are currently unofficial.
Matt Vaughan (Bedford, NS), Nicholas Naugle (Dartmouth, NS) and Tucker won their respective Atlantic Tiltload heat races which set the field for the Irving Oil 150. Tucker also won the R&D Performancentre Most Laps Led award. Rankin was the Kenny U Pull Hard Charger, while Ryan VanOirschot (Antigonish, NS) took home the Fleet Brake Atlantic Lucky Dog award.
The Irving Oil 150 marked the half-way point of the 2022 East Coast International season. The race saw seven lead changes and was slowed by eight cautions.
The East Coast International Pro Stock Tour is off next weekend but returns to Riverside International Speedway on July 23 for the much-anticipated IWK 250. Ticket are on sale now at www.riversideSpeedway.ca and will be available at gates on race day.
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Unofficial Race Results
Irving Oil 150
Petty International Raceway
|1||2||Ashton Tucker||150||H3:1||White Lightning Auto Centre||Miramichi, NB|
|2||99||Craig Slaunwhite||150||H2:4||Presidential Ventilation||Terence Bay, NS|
|3||18||Darren MacKinnon||150||H3:2||Shaw’s Towing Service||Charlottetown, PE|
|4||9||John Rankin||150||H2:6||AJW Mechanical||St Martin’s, NB|
|5||88||Russell Smith Jr||150||H1:2||Nova Construction||Lakeside, NS|
|6||0||Matt Vaughan||150||H1:1||East Coast International||Lantz, NS|
|7||32||Chris Hughes||150||H1:3||Tops to Floors/Arsenault Bros Construction||Brackley Beach, PE|
|8||25||Ryan VanOirschot||150||H3:4||Bio Liquid Environmental||Antigonish, NS|
|9||08||Nicholas Naugle||150||H2:1||Brycon Construction||Dartmouth, NS|
|10||41||Mike Rodgers||150||H2:2||Lawns Unlimited||Moncton, NB|
|11||44||Michael Cormier||149||H3:5||Oval Outlaw Racing||Grand Barachois, NB|
|12||29||Greg Proude||145||H2:5||Atlantic Dodge Dealers||Springvale, PE|
|13||30||Stephen Lively||142||H1:6||East Coast Financing||Shubenacadie, NS|
|14||36||Gary Elliott||141||H1:4||Quaker State||Murray Siding, NS|
|15||54||Jarrett Butcher||134||H2:3||Superior Foundations||Porter’s Lake, NS|
|16||51||Tyler Smith||70||H1:5||M&K Construction||Brackley Beach, PE|
|17||40||Robbie MacEwen||31||H3:3||Island Auto Supply||Charlottetown, PE|
Failed to Qualify: 0
Number of Cautions: 8
Atlantic Tiltload Heat Win: #0 Matt Vaughan, #08 Nicholas Naugle, #2 Ashton Tucker
R&D Performance Most Laps Led: #2 Ashton Tucker
Kenny UPull Elmsdale Hard Charger Winner: #9 John Rankin
Fleet Brake Atlantic Lucky Dog: #25 Ryan VanOirschot
About the East Coast International Pro Stock Tour:
The East Coast International 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 East Coast International 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 East Coast International:
East Coast International Trucks is an authorized International® dealership with locations in Moncton, Dartmouth, Millbrook, and Charlottetown. They carry a large selection of new and used trucks and trailers and offer one of the largest inventories of truck parts in Atlantic Canada. All of their locations are Cummins certified and service all-make trucks and trailers. Their Idealease division provides truck leasing and rental solutions, and all of their locations offer in-house financing and insurance. For more information on East Coast International, visit www.eastcoastint.com