Tucker Takes IWK 250
Series Release/Photo by McCarthy Photographic
(Antigonish, NS, July 20, 2013) Shawn Tucker took the lead on Lap 226 and drove his #52 Rockico Equipment Chevrolet Impala to the checkered flag at the IWK 250 presented by Steve Lewis Auto Body at Riverside International Speedway on Saturday night. Tucker held off hometown favourite Donald Chisholm and NASCAR Sprint Cup Champion Brad Keselowski for the win in front of a capacity crowd. Rounding out the Top Five was Kent Vincent (Crapaud, PE) and Austin Theriault (Mooresville, NC).
The day started with an intense round of qualifying where 34 cars were racing for only 30 starting spots. Atlantic Tiltload Time Trials saw Chisholm take the top spot after laying down a fast lap of 14.399 seconds. The King Freight Dash Winner was Jonathan Hicken (Brudenell, PE) which won him the honour of starting the prestigious event from the pole position. The Dartmouth Dodge Heat Race winners were Cole Butcher (Porter’s Lake, NS), Brad Eddy (Lower Sackville, NS), and Dylan Gosbee (Cornwall, PE). A 15 lap Dartmouth Dodge B Feature was run to determine the final qualifying positions and saw Denver Foran (Edmonton, AB) awarded the spot. The final four qualifying positions were awarded via provisionals and went to Steve Ross (Waverley, NS), Brad Mann (Glen Levit, NB), Jason Carnahan (Stilesville, NB), and Terry Dougay (Albany, PE).
Keselowski led 152 laps to take home the Linde Most Laps Led Award. Butcher finished the race in seventh position which was just enough to receive the Exide Batteries Rookie Of The Race Award. Ross gained 12 positions over 250 laps to finish as the Absolute Traffic Hard Charger Award winner in 17th position.
The Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour sees a rare off weekend next weekend but will be back in action for its only visit to beautiful Prince Edward Island the following week. Don’t miss the EXIT Realty PEI 100 on Saturday, August 3rd at Oyster Bed Speedway located just outside Charlottetown.
Visit www.maritimeprostocktour.com for complete event details and coverage.
IWK 250 Presented By Steve Lewis Auto Body
Riverside International Speedway
|1||52||Shawn Tucker||250||Rockico Equipment / Tucker Racing Products||Fredericton, NB|
|2||89||Donald Chisholm||250||Keltic Ford||Antigonish, NS|
|3||13k||Brad Keselowski||250||Cat Car for Kids||Mooresville, NC|
|4||8||Kent Vincent||250||Vector Aerospace||Crapaud,PE|
|5||29X||Austin Theriault||250||BKR’s Checkered Flag Foundation||Mooresville, NC|
|6||88||George Koszkulics||250||Pioneer Coal||New Glasgow, NS|
|7||53||Cole Butcher||250||Atlantic Tiltload Ltd / TOP Construction||Porter’s Lake, NS|
|8||97||John Flemming||250||Action Car & Truck Accessories / Dartmouth Dodge||Halifax, NS|
|9||5||Jonathan Hicken||250||Castle Building Centres||Brudenell, PE|
|10||98||Jerome Kehoe||250||Zutphen Contracting||Sydney, NS|
|11||67||Dylan Blenkhorn||249||Blenkhorn’s Auto Recyclers||Truro, NS|
|12||0||Shawn Turple||249||Dexter Construction / Municipal Group||Enfield, NS|
|13||29||Greg Proude||249||Atlantic Dodge Dealers||Springvale, PE|
|14||13||Denver Foran||249||MMD Mineral Sizing Inc||Edmonton, AB|
|15||99||Craig Slaunwhite||248||Halifax Glass and Mirror||Terence Bay, NS|
|16||66||Daryl Mahar||248||K Hubley Woodworking and Contracting / Inglis Jewelers||Hubley, NS|
|17||24||Steve Ross||245||Alpine Auto Glass – Bedford / Twenty Degrees||Waverley, NS|
|18||18||Darren MacKinnon||239||Shaw’s Towing Service||Milton Station, PE|
|19||91||Dylan Gosbee||230||Wendell Taylor’s Garage||Cornwall, PE|
|20||21||Robbie MacEwen||180||Hercules SLR / South Shore Speed and Sound||Sherwood, PE|
|21||44||Wayne Smith||167||Dulux Paints||Lakeside, NS|
|22||35||Brad Mann||147||Coor’s Light / Restigouche Drive Thru||Glen Levit, NB|
|23||03||Steve Halpin||139||AJ Mallette & Sons||Saint John, NB|
|24||45||Leonard Boutilier||132||NGH Industrial Services||Dutch Settlement, NS|
|25||4||Mike Stevens||131||R Stevens Mechanical||Moncton, NB|
|26||72||Brad Eddy||106||Samuel Metals||Lower Sackville, NS|
|27||77||Colby Smith||97||SFR||Cape Sable Island, NS|
|28||55||Jason Carnahan||72||Irving||Stilesville, NB|
|29||14||Terry Dougay||44||Right on Board Locksmith / Wet ‘n Wild Carwash||Albany, PEI|
|30||02||Mike MacKenzie||31||HTP Hot Water Systems / Bruce Sutherland Assoc.||Dartmouth, NS|
Failed to Qualify: 3 – Josh Collins, Jerry Hayes, Robbie MacLean
Margin of Victory: 1.726 seconds
Number of Cautions: 9
King Freight Dash Winner: #5 Jonathan Hicken
Dartmouth Dodge Heat Winners: #53 Cole Butcher, #72 Brad Eddy, #91 Dylan Gosbee
Linde Most Laps Led: #13k Brad Keselowski
Exide Batteries Rookie Of The Race: #53 Cole Butcher
Atlantic Tiltload Fast Time: #89 Donald Chisholm (14.399 seconds)
Absolute Traffic Hard Charger Award: #24 Steve Ross
About Steve Lewis Auto Body:
Steve Lewis Auto Body is located on Beech Street in Sydney. The company is in their 37th year of business and proud to support many community and charitable efforts, including over a 15-year involvement with the IWK. Call them at 902.539.2848.
About Riverside International Speedway:
Riverside International Speedway is recognized as a premier 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 for eastern Canada’s only NASCAR event, and of the IWK 250 – widely known as the best stock car race in Canada. 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 call 902.863.2410 or click www.riversidespeedway.ca.
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