Jonathan Hicken Takes Irving Oil Blending & Packaging 100 at Petty
(River Glade, NB, May 31, 2014) Jonathan Hicken (Brudenell, PE) held off all chargers over a 67-lap green flag run to the finish to capture his first win of the season in the Irving Oil Blending & Packaging 100 at Petty International Raceway on Saturday night. Hicken, who sat on the pole following his victory in the King Freight Dash for Cash, led all but one lap in the event en route to the victory on the high banked River Glade, NB oval. The reigning Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour champion John Flemming (Halifax, NS) finished second after making a pass in the final quarter of the race on sophomore Cole Butcher of Porter’s Lake, NS. Butcher edged out fellow second year driver Dylan Blenkhorn (Truro, NS) at the line by one hundredth of a second to take his first podium finish of his career. Springvale, PE’s Greg Proude completed the top five.
The day started with Blenkhorn putting down a lap of just 13.486 seconds to set the Atlantic Tiltload Fast Time for the second week in a row. The remainder of the starting lineup was determined through the Dartmouth Dodge Heat Races which were won by Lonnie Sommerville (Saint John, NB) and George Koszkulics (New Glasgow, NS). Hicken led 99 laps to take home the Linde Most Laps Led Award. Shawn Tucker (Fredericton, NB) gained six spots from his 12th place starting position to take home the Exide Batteries Hard Charger Award.
The Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour takes a break next week but will be back in action on June 14th at Riverside International Speedway for the first extended event of the season with the Ron MacGillivray Chevrolet 150. Tickets are now available for purchase at www.riversidespeedway.ca and will also be available to purchase at the gate on race day. Visit www.maritimeprostocktour.com for all event information.
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