SEASON FINALE DARTMOUTH DODGE 200 TO DECIDE 2014 PRO STOCK TOUR CHAMPION
(Halifax, NS, September 10, 2014) The Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour will close out another sensational season this Saturday at Scotia Speedworld with the Dartmouth Dodge 200. After 11 events in five cities, over 40 competitors and 1,600 feature laps, it all comes down to the final 200 circuits to decide who will be crowned the 2014 Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour Champion – and who will cash the $10,000.00 cheque! Qualifying for the Dartmouth Dodge 200 gets underway at 3:10 PM with the Atlantic Tiltload Time Trials followed by championship racing set for 4:00 PM. Grandstand gates open at 1:00 PM.
Four-time series champion John Flemming (Halifax, NS) enters the Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour Season Finale Dartmouth Dodge 200 with a 44 point lead over Jonathan Hicken (Brudenell, PE) and 45 points up on three-time series champ Shawn Tucker (Fredericton, NB). Flemming will need to finish 17th or better in order to take home his second consecutive and fifth Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour Championship!
The Parts for Trucks $50,000 points fund will be on the minds of many drivers entering Saturday’s finale. Although the championship may be out of reach for those outside the top three, there is still a lot of cash on the line for other competitors who will be looking to improve or secure their year-end standings. The battle for the top five in championship points will be another great story line to watch. Currently Cole Butcher (Porter’s Lake, NS) sits in fourth, Shawn Turple (Enfield, NS) fifth and Dylan Blenkhorn (Truro, NS) sixth. Just 11 points separate these three fierce competitors.
Sarah McKay (Quispamsis, NB) will clinch the Exide Batteries Rookie of the Year title on Saturday at the Dartmouth Dodge 200. McKay came into the series this season as a relative unknown, but has proven she has the fortitude and talent to compete with some of the best Canada has to offer in short track racing.
The series continues to break gender barriers with Emily Meehan (Rawdon, NS) set to make her Pro Stock Tour debut at the Dartmouth Dodge 200. Meehan, a multiple-time Bandolero and Legend feature winner at Scotia Speedworld, will pilot the No. 75 Chevrolet, owned by Maritime Motorsports Hall of Famer Stephen Henderson. Meehan will be a teammate to two-time series champion and defending Dartmouth Dodge 200 winner Shawn Turple.
Hot off the fifth NASCAR Canadian Tire Series victory of his career last weekend, Jason Hathaway (Dutton, ON) will make his second career start on the Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour Saturday. Hathaway will drive the No.3 entry out of the Nova Racing stable and will be a teammate to Donald Chisholm (Antigonish, NS) and the No. 89 car.
The Dartmouth Dodge Sportsman will take centre stage Saturday to determine their champion in a 50-lap feature prior to the Dartmouth Dodge 200. It’s going to be a dramatic finish to the 2014 Sportsman season with just two points separating the top three drivers. Reigning division champ Darren Wallage (Oakfield, NS) enters the race tied for first with Harry Ross White (Noel Road) and just two points up on third place DJ Casey (Prospect Road). We also can’t rule out 2012 division champion Aaron Boutilier (Porter’s Lake) who is currently fourth, 32 points behind the leaders. This one is going to come down to the wire and should be a thrilling race!
Joe Chisholm and the crew from Race Time Radio will be streaming the Season Finale Dartmouth Dodge 200 live from Scotia Speedworld. The broadcast will be available to listeners absolutely free 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 170,000 fans streamed the 2014 Atlantic Cat 250 live via www.racetimeradio.com!
Admission for Saturday’s Season Finale Dartmouth Dodge 200 is $30.00 for adults; $5.00 for youth; pit admission is $35.00. Two day passes are also available – adults are $35.00, two day pit passes are $40.00 and include admission to the Weekly Racing Series Season Finale, Friday at 7:00 PM. Children 7 and under are admitted for free all weekend. Tickets will be available at the gates on race day. (Cash Only)
EXPECTED ENTRY LIST – DARTMOUTH DODGE 200 (as of Sept 10)
#02 – Brad Eddy – Lower Sackville, NS
#0 – Shawn Turple – Enfield, NS
#3 – Jason Hathaway – Dutton, 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
#44 – Russell Smith Jr – Lakeside, NS
#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
#75 – Emily Meehan – Rawdon, NS
#80 – Roger Miller – Kennetcook, NS
#89 – Donald Chisholm – Antigonish, NS
#97 – John Flemming – Halifax, NS
#99 – Craig Slaunwhite – Terence Bay, NS
*Entry list subject to change without notice
Past Champions of the Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour
2001: Wayne Smith
2002: John Flemming
2003: John Flemming
2004: Shawn Tucker
2005: Rollie MacDonald
2006: John Flemming
2007: Shawn Tucker
2008: Wayne Smith
2009: Shawn Turple
2010: Shawn Tucker
2011: Wayne Smith
2012: Shawn Turple
2013: John Flemming
About Dartmouth Dodge:
Dartmouth Dodge is truly “WHERE NOVA SCOTIA COMES TO SAVE” on both new and pre-owned vehicles. Conveniently located in central Dartmouth, this modern facility features metro’s only drive-thru quick lube, full service collision center, 18 service bays and 5 detail/accessory bays. Recently named Atlantic Canada’s #1 fleet dealer, Dartmouth Dodge is ready to meet all of your automotive needs, personal or commercial. Visit www.ddodge.com or call 1 800 414 0213.
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
About Scotia Speedworld:
Scotia Speedworld (SSW) is a 3/10-mile asphalt oval racing facility. SSW is the only track in Nova Scotia to host a weekly racing series, which runs May through September and features six different classes of racecars. SSW also hosts special events, including Monster Jam and the Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour. SSW is located at Exit 6 on Highway 102, across from the Halifax Stanfield International Airport. For more information please click on www.ScotiaSpeedworld.ca or call our Event Hotline at (902) 873-2277 or our office at (902) 481-2514. Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/sswracing and follow us on Twitter www.twitter.com/sswracing