Parts for Trucks Tour Heads to Riverside for Ron MacGillivray 150 – Take Two
Series Release/McCarthy Photographic Photo
(Halifax, NS, August 13, 2014) The Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour is heading to the high banks of Riverside International Speedway this Friday for the Ron MacGillivray Chev Buick GMC 150. This event was originally scheduled for June 14th but was postponed due to rain. The Ron MacGillivray 150 will mark race nine of 12 for the 2014 season of the Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour. Grandstand gates for the Ron MacGillivray Chev Buick GMC 150 open at 3:00 PM; Atlantic Tiltload Time Trials will get underway at 6:20 PM with racing slated for 7:00 PM.
Hometown favourites Donald Chisholm (Antigonish, NS) and George Koszkulics (New Glasgow, NS) will both be drivers to watch on Friday. Chisholm won the Ron MacGillivray Chev Buick GMC 150 last season and in 2011. Chisholm has four wins to his name at his home track. Koszkulics knows how to get around the 1/3 mile high banked oval and snapped a long winless streak at Riverside at the end of the 2011 season.
NACSCAR Canadian Tires Series driver Jason Hathaway (Appin, ON) will also be in the field on Friday as a team mate to Chisholm and Koszkulics piloting the No. 3 car out of the Nova Racing shop. This will be Hathaway’s second career start with the Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour. Hathaway currently sits fourth in the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series point standings.
Dylan Blenkhorn (Truro, NS) picked up the biggest win of his career last Saturday night at the Atlantic Cat 250 and his third victory of the season. Those three wins have Blenkhorn in third position in the championship point standings, but with a lot of ground to make up on John Flemming (Halifax, NS) and Shawn Tucker (Fredericton, NB) who currently sit first and second respectively. Jonathan Hicken (Brudenell, PE) and Shawn Turple (Enfield, NS) hold down positions four and five heading into the Friday night event.
New for the Ron MacGillivray 150 is the Bonus Dash. The final three cars from each Dartmouth Dodge Heat Race will qualify for the 10-lap Bonus Dash. The six cars will race for a cash bonus awarded to the top three finishers.
Opening the Ron MacGillivray Chev Buick GMC 150 is the Napa Sportsman Series who will run the Highland Home Building Centers 100 – this race has a posted one hour time limit.
Race Time Radio will also be joining us on Friday for the Ron MacGillivray Chev Buick GMC 150. Race broadcast will be available for listeners absolutely free, no subscription necessary, via www.racetimeradio.com by clicking the “Listen Live” links in the upper right of the page, or by downloading their smart phone App, for iPad, iPhone, & Android. Over 177,000 fans streamed the Atlantic Cat 250 last weekend at Scotia Speedworld live via www.racetimeradio.com!
Tickets for Ron MacGillivray Chev Buick GMC 150 at Riverside International Speedway are on sale now. Advance reserved and general admission seating is available at the Riverside Box Office, phone 1.902.863.2410 or visit www.riversidespeedway.ca. Tickets will also be available at the gate on race day. Complete event information can be found at www.maritimeprostocktour.com.
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#0 – Shawn Turple – Enfield, NS
#3 – Jason Hathaway – Appin, ON
#5 – Jonathan Hicken – Brudenell, PE
#8 – Kent Vincent – Westmoreland, PE
#14 – Terry Dougay – Albany, PE
#18 – Darren MacKinnon – Charlottetown, PE
#21 – Shawn Pierce – Bridgewater, NS
#24 – Steve Ross – Waverly, NS
#29 – Greg Proude – Springvale, PE
#32 – Sarah McKay – Quispamsis, NB
#40 – Robbie MacEwen – Charlottetown, PE
#51 – Vance Hanes – Kennetcook, NS
#52 – Shawn Tucker – Fredericton, NB
#53 – Cole Butcher – Porter’s Lake, NS
#55 – Jason Carnahan – Moncton, NB
#66 – Daryl Mahar – Hubley, NS
#67 – Dylan Blenkhorn – Truro, NS
#88 – George Koszkulics – New Glasgow, NS
#89 – Donald Chisholm – Antigonish, NS
#97 – John Flemming – Halifax, NS
#98 – Jerome Kehoe – Sydney, NS
#99 – Craig Slaunwhite – Terence Bay, NS
*Entry list subject to change without notice
Jason Hathaway was a winner earlier this season on the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series at Autodrome Chaudiere. Hathaway has one career start on the Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour. (Photo by Matthew Murnaghan/NASCAR via Getty Images)
About Ron MacGillivray Chev Buick GMC:
Ron MacGillivray Chev Buick GMC, located on Andrews Street in Antigonish Nova Scotia, is the #1 choice for all your automotive needs. This four-time Triple Crown Award winner has been serving Eastern Nova Scotia since 1986. Ron MacGillivray Chevrolet, “A name you can count on, a team you can trust.” To learn more about Ron MacGillivray Chevrolet please call 902.863.2803 or click www.ronmacgillivraychev.com
About Riverside International Speedway:
Riverside International Speedway, a 1/3-mile high banked asphalt oval, is located in James River, between New Glasgow and Antigonish, at exit 30 off Trans Canada Highway 104. Opened in 1969, the facility was totally rebuilt in 2006 to become a premiere motorsports site, comparable to the best short tracks in Canada and the U.S. To learn more about Riverside Int’l Speedway, please visit www.riversidespeedway.ca or call 902.863.2410.
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