BLENKHORN TAKES VICTORY FOR SECOND WEEK IN LUCAS OIL 100 AT PETTY RACEWAY
(Halifax, NS, June 28, 2014) Dylan Blenkhorn (Truro, NS) returned to Victory Lane for the second week in a row on the Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour by taking the win in the Lucas Oil 100 at Petty International Raceway. Blenkhorn, who started on the pole after winning the King Freight Dash for Cash, fought lapped traffic and Greg Proude (Springvale, PE) to take the lead on Lap 79 and held it to the finish. Proude had to settle for second, with Shawn Turple (Enfield, NS) edging out Darren Mackinnon (Charlottetown, PE) for the third spot after battling tooth and nail throughout the late stages of the race. Shawn Tucker (Fredericton, NB) completed the top five.
John Flemming (Halifax, NS) ended Blenkhorn’s streak of three consecutive Atlantic Tiltload Time Trial awards by taking the top spot in qualifying with a lap of 13.825 seconds. Turple and MacKinnon each took Dartmouth Dodge Heat Races to qualify for the Lucas Oil 100. Flemming gained eleven positions in the feature to pick up the Exide Batteries Hard Charger Award. Proude led 57 laps in the middle stages of the Lucas Oil 100 to pocket the Linde Most Laps Led Award. Three yellow flags slowed the event and the final 69 laps were run caution free.
With the win, Blenkhorn moves up to fifth in the championship point standings. Flemming continues to the lead the championship chase. Shawn Tucker (Fredericton, NB) and Greg Proude (Springvale, PE) are now tied for second with Shawn Turple (Enfield, NS) following in the fourth position.
The Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour returns to action next Saturday night for the Irving Oil Blending & Packaging 100 at Speedway 660 near Fredericton, NB. Visit www.maritimeprostocktour.com for complete event details and coverage.
Photo Credit: McCarthy Photographic
Lucas Oil 100
Petty International Racway
|1||67||Dylan Blenkhorn||100||Blenkhorn’s Auto Recyclers, / The Cat Shack||Truro, NS|
|2||29||Greg Proude||100||Atlantic Dodge Dealers||Springvale, PE|
|3||0||Shawn Turple||100||Dexter Construction / Municipal Group||Enfield, NS|
|4||18||Darren MacKinnon||100||Shaw’s Towing Service / MacKinnon Bros Service||Milton Station, PE|
|5||52||Shawn Tucker||100||Tucker Racing Products||Fredericton, NB|
|6||99||Craig Slaunwhite||100||Halifax Glass and Mirror / Archibald Drilling & Blasting||Terence Bay, NS|
|7||97||John Flemming||100||Dartmouth Dodge / Alpine Auto Glass||Halifax, NS|
|8||53||Cole Butcher||100||Atlantic Tiltload Ltd / Irving Blending & Packaging||Porter’s Lake, NS|
|9||8||Kent Vincent||99||Vector Aerospace||Crapaud,PE|
|10||55||Jason Carnahan||99||Speedway Miramichi||Moncton, NB|
|11||32||Sarah McKay||99||AE McKay Builders Ltd||Quispamsis, NB|
|12||14||Terry Dougay||99||Right on Board Locksmith / Wayne’s Auto Parts||Albany, PE|
|13||85||Ken MacKenzie||99||NKS Motorsports||Salisbury, NB|
|14||3||Ryan Mackintosh||99||Amerhst, NS|
|15||5||Jonathan Hicken||98||Castle Building Centres||Brudenell, PE|
|16||89||Donald Chisholm||80||Keltic Ford / Nova Construction / Wearwell Garments||Antigonish, NS|
|17||10C||Brady Creamer||34||Patterson Sales & Service||Miramichi, NB|
|18||21||Shawn Pierce||7||Hercules SLR / South Shore Speed and Sound||Blockhouse, NS|
Failed to Qualify: 0
Margin of Victory: 1.971 seconds
Number of Cautions: 3
King Freight Dash Winner: #67 Dylan Blenkhorn
Dartmouth Dodge Heat Winners: #0 Shawn Turple, #18 Darren MacKinnon
Linde Most Laps Led: #29 Greg Proude
Atlantic Tiltload Fast Time: #97 John Flemming (13.825 seconds)
Exide Batteries Hard Charger Award: #97 John Flemming
Lucas Oil is one of the fastest growing additive lines in the consumer automotive industry, carrying a premium line of oils, greases and problem solving additives as well as a heavy duty line of products for the industrial and agricultural markets. Lucas Oil has long been directly involved in the racing industry, and seeing a need for better lubricants in this industry, Lucas Oil developed a line of high performance engine oils and gear oils that are second-to-none in the racing industry. Lucas racing products, including high performance engine oils and gear oils have proven themselves on NASCAR, NHRA, IHRA, USHRA and ATPA tracks across the country.
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