Hicken Takes Hometown Victory in Parts for Trucks 100
Series Release w/edits, McCarthy Photographic Photo
(Oyster Bed Bridge, PE, August 2, 2014) – Jonathan Hicken (Brudenell) took advantage of a late race restart with eight laps to go to edge out John Flemming (Halifax, NS) and take the win in the Parts for Trucks 100 at Oyster Bed Speedway. Hicken led for a total of 31 laps en route to his second win of 2014. Flemming, who led 53 of the 100 laps to take the Linde Most Laps Led Award, had to settle for second, ahead of Shawn Tucker of Fredericton, NB. The three swapped the top spot six times amongst themselves throughout the event. Fourth place belonged to Cole Butcher (Porter’s Lake, NS), who snuck by a hard charging George Koszkulics (New Glasgow, NS), who started last and finished fifth for the Exide Batteries Hard Charger Award.
Dylan Blenkhorn (Truro, NS) won his fifth Atlantic Tiltload Time Trial award in seven races by pacing the field with a 13.451 second lap. Flemming captured the King Freight Dash for Cash, while Craig Slaunwhite (Terence Bay, NS) and Robbie MacEwen (Sherwood) took home Dartmouth Dodge Heat Races. Seven yellow flags slowed the 100-lap event, which included two late race restarts with under ten laps to go.
Parts for Trucks 100
Oyster Bed Speedway
|1||5||Jonathan Hicken||100||Castle Building Centres||Brudenell, PE|
|2||97||John Flemming||100||Dartmouth Dodge / Alpine Auto Glass||Halifax, NS|
|3||52||Shawn Tucker||100||Tucker Racing Products||Fredericton, NB|
|4||53||Cole Butcher||100||Atlantic Tiltload Ltd / Irving Blending & Packaging||Porter’s Lake, NS|
|5||88||George Koszkulics||100||Pioneer Coal / Nova Construction||New Glasgow, NS|
|6||18||Darren MacKinnon||100||Shaw’s Towing Service / MacKinnon Bros Service||Milton Station, PE|
|7||0||Shawn Turple||100||Dexter Construction / Municipal Group||Enfield, NS|
|8||91||Dylan Gosbee||100||Eastern Mechanics Inc./ Wendell Taylor’s Garage||Cornwall, PE|
|9||8||Kent Vincent||100||Vector Aerospace||Crapaud,PE|
|10||22||Joel Hickox||100||Hickox Service Centre||Cornwall, PE|
|11||32||Sarah McKay||100||AE McKay Builders Ltd||Quispamsis, NB|
|12||14||Terry Dougay||100||Right on Board Locksmith / Wayne’s Auto Mart||Albany, PE|
|13||99||Craig Slaunwhite||99||Halifax Glass and Mirror / Archibald Drilling & Blasting||Terence Bay, NS|
|14||21||Shawn Pierce||97||Hercules SLR / South Shore Speed and Sound||Blockhouse, NS|
|15||67||Dylan Blenkhorn||91||Blenkhorn’s Auto Recyclers, / The Cat Shack||Truro, NS|
|16||01||Robbie MacLean||91||Universal Truck and Trailer||Winsloe, PE|
|17||40||Robbie MacEwen||74||MacEwen Motorsports||Charlottetown, PE|
|18||29||Greg Proude||62||Atlantic Dodge Dealers||Springvale, PE|
|19||63||Chris Hughes||57||Racing For Kids Sport||Brackley Beach, PE|
Failed to Qualify: 0
Number of Cautions: 7
King Freight Dash Winner: #97 John Flemming
Dartmouth Dodge Heat Winners: #40 Robbie MacEwan, #99 Craig Slaunwhite
Linde Most Laps Led: #97 John Flemming
Atlantic Tiltload Fast Time: #67 Dylan Blenkhorn (13.451 seconds)
Exide Batteries Hard Charger Award: #88 George Koszkulics
Jason Baglole dominated the Mini Four Fun Super Series #2 feature, taking his seventeenth checkered flag at Oyster Bed Speedway in the balance. Mark LeClair made his move early in the feature and never looked back, taking a triple win in the Stella Maris Credit Union Street Stock division.
Next Saturday the stars of the Parts for Trucks pro stock tour hit the oval for 250 grueling laps of fender to fender racing in the Atlantic CAT 250, Canada’s best stock car drivers will be striving for victory and their piece of the $50,000.00 purse. Don’t miss any of the action at the Atlantic CAT 250 this weekend at Scotia Speedworld. Tickets available at the gate on race day! Visit www.maritimeprostocktour.com for complete event details and coverage.
About Parts for Trucks:
Parts for Trucks is the largest distributor of heavy duty truck and trailer parts in Atlantic Canada. They offer a wide variety of truck and trailer parts and accessories for vehicles ranging from 4×4’s to Class 8’s as well as buses and motor homes. Parts for Trucks has locations in all four Atlantic Provinces and are proud to state that since their beginning they have always been Atlantic Canadian owned and operated. In 2014 they celebrate 95 years in business. Visit www.partsfortrucks.com to find a location near you.
About Oyster Bed Speedway:
Oyster bed Speedway is Prince Edward Island’s premier auto racing facility and features fun and excitement with weekly stock car racing special events throughout the season. The 1/3 mile paved oval is located in Oyster Bed Bridge at the intersection of routes 6 and 7, halfway between Cavendish and Charlottetown on beautiful Prince Edward Island. Phone: (902) 892-6684. Website: www.oysterbedspeedwaypei.com
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