Flemming Four Time Champion, Turple Triumphs in Dartmouth Dodge 200
(Halifax, NS, September 14, 2013) John Flemming of Halifax, NS made history on Saturday night at Scotia Speedworld by becoming the first driver to win four Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour Championships. Flemming entered the final race of the season with a 49 point lead and only needed a 19th place finish to guarantee the championship but he drove his #97 Action Car & Truck Accessories Dodge to fifth position after 200 laps. It was Enfield’s Shawn Turple who stole the show on Lap 175 and drove away from the field to win the Dartmouth Dodge 200. He had to hold off Brudenell, PE’s Jonathan Hicken, who stormed to the front of the field in the final laps to take second place. Flemming’s nearest championship rival came home third as Shawn Tucker (Fredericton, NB) tried everything in his power to wrestle the title away from the #97 car. Darren MacKinnon of Charlottetown, PE was fourth.
Terence Bay’s Craig Slaunwhite started the day by laying down the fast lap in Atlantic Tiltload Time Trials with a 14.343 second circuit. After a shakeup of the top eight drivers and a ten lap dash, it was Turple who crossed the line first in the King Freight Lines Dash for Cash to earn him the starting position in the Dartmouth Dodge 200. MacKinnon and Truro’s Dylan Blenkhorn each grabbed wins in their respective Dartmouth Dodge Heat Races. Flemming took home the Linde Most Laps Led Award by leading 154 laps in the event while Shawn Pierce (Bridgewater, NS) pocketed the Absolute Traffic Series Hard Charger Award.
Blenkhorn sealed the Exide Batteries Rookie of the Year title with his 14th place finish in the Dartmouth Dodge 200. Cole Butcher (Porter’s Lake) took home the Exide Batteries Rookie of the Race award for the season finale.
Scotia Speeworld’s Weekly Dartmouth Dodge Sportsman and Hydraulics Plus Bandolero Divisions kicked off the day’s festivities with their final races of the 2013 season. Stewiacke’s Wyatt McCulloch won the final race of the season, but it was Adam Meehan (Rawdon, NS) who clinched the title of Champion at the end of the day with his 3rd place finish. Jeff Dillman (Middle Musquodoboit) won the Dartmouth Dodge Sportsman feature while Darren Wallage (Oakfield) captured his first championship in the premiere division at Scotia Speedworld.
Flemming will officially receive his 2013 championship at the Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour Year End Award Banquet on November 23, in Moncton NB.
Photo Credit: McCarthy Photographic
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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
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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