Lucas Oil 150 On Tap for Parts for Trucks Tour at Riverside
(Halifax, NS, September 3, 2014) The Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour will make its third and final visit of the season to Riverside International this Saturday for the Lucas Oil 150. The high banks of Riverside’s 1/3 mile oval will play host to race 11 of 12 for the high-octane touring series. The event will also mark the third and final Lucas Oil presented race of the season. With local heroes and championship contenders all expected in the field on Saturday, action in the Lucas Oil 150 is sure to be intense. Atlantic Tiltload Time Trials get underway at 5:10pm, with racing slated for 6:00pm.
With only two races remaining on the 2014 schedule the chase for the Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour Championship is quickly coming to a close. Four-time series champ John Flemming (Halifax, NS) holds a 28 point lead over fellow three-time series champion Shawn Tucker (Fredericton, NB). Tucker has just a slim 12 point lead over Jonathan Hicken (Brudenell, PE) who currently sits in third. With two races remaining and a maximum of a 60 point gain per race the championship chase is far from over.
Also still in championship contention are the top two Exide Batteries Rookies from 2013, Dylan Blenkhorn (Truro, NS) and Cole Butcher (Porter’s Lake, NS) who sit in fourth and fifth respectively with just one point between them. Blenkhorn is 71 points behind leader Flemming, but with the 60 point swing and trouble for any of the leaders these two could find themselves in the hunt at the Season Finale Dartmouth Dodge 200 at Scotia Speedworld on September 13th.
Hot on these sophomores’ heels and looking to improve their year-end standings are Shawn Turple (Enfield, NS) and Greg Proude who currently hold the sixth and seventh positions. Turple is just five points ahead of Proude and 12 points behind third place Hicken. Turple is a two-time champion of the series and Proude is looking for his first championship. Mathematically they are both still in contention heading into Saturday’s Lucas Oil 150.
The Napa Sportsman Series will kick off the show with the Highland Home Building Centers 75 lap feature prior to the Lucas Oil 150.
Tickets for the Lucas Oil 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.
EXPECTED ENTRY LIST – Lucas Oil 150 (subject to change without notice)
#0 – Shawn Turple – Enfield, NS
#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 – Quismpamsis, NB
#45 – Leonard Boutilier – Dutch Settlement, NS
#52 – Shawn Tucker – Fredericton, NB
#53 – Cole Butcher – Porter’s Lake, NS
#66 – Daryl Mahar – Hubley, NS
#67 – Dylan Blenkhorn – Truro, NS
#80 – Roger Miller – Kennetcook, 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
About Riverside International Speedway:
Riverside International Speedway is recognized as a premiere stock racing facility in Canada. The 1/3-mile high banked asphalt oval roars to action several times a year for special events. It is the home for eastern Canada’s only NASCAR event, and of the IWK 250 – widely known as the best stock car race in Canada. Located in James River, between New Glasgow and Antigonish, the facility is easily accessible at exit 30 on Trans Canada Highway 104. For more information call 902.863.2410 or click www.riversidespeedway.ca
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.
About the Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour:
The Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour (PST) is 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