Flemming Flies to Fifth Pro Stock Tour Title, Hicken to Dartmouth Dodge 200 Win
Series Release/Photo by McCarthy Photographic
(Halifax, NS, September 13, 2014) John Flemming of Halifax, NS added another Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour Championship to his already impressive racing resume on Saturday night at Scotia Speedworld at the Dartmouth Dodge 200. Flemming and Jonathan Hicken (Brudenell, PE) battled within the final 25 laps for the victory after Flemming dominated the first 180 circuits of the event. Flemming developed a flat tire during the battle and was forced to pit under a caution with three laps to go.
Hicken drove onto the victory in the Dartmouth Dodge 200, his fourth win of the season and second career victory at Scotia Speedworld. Hicken held off Cole Butcher (Porter’s Lake) and Shawn Tucker (Fredericton, NB) on the three lap dash to take Round 12 of the Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour. Shawn Turple (Enfield) and Dylan Blenkhorn (Truro) completed the top five in the final event of the 2014 season.
Flemming, who won his fifth career championship with a 13th place finish, paced the field in the Atlantic Tiltload Time Trials with a 14.321 second lap and then drove away from the field to win the King Freight Dash For Cash. He also earned the Linde Most Laps Led Award, pacing the field for 180 laps. Dartmouth Dodge Heat Races were won by Antigonish’s Donald Chisholm and Terence Bay’s Craig Slaunwhite. Marty Prevost (Fall River, NS) raced to 9th place to earn the Exide Batteries Hard Charger Award.
Sarah McKay (Quispamsis, NB) officially became the Exide Batteries Rookie of the Year after the completion of the Dartmouth Dodge 200. McKay finished 2014 with a 20th place overall and her season was highlighted with one Dartmouth Dodge Heat Race win at Petty Raceway and one top ten finish in her freshman season at Speedway 660.
Scotia Speedworld’s Weekly Dartmouth Dodge Sportsman kicked off the day’s festivities with their final race of the 2014 season. DJ Casey (Prospect Road) won his second ever feature but it wasn’t enough to take the championship, as Darren Wallage’s (Oakfield) third place finish in the 50 lap feature secured that title for him. Phil Barkhouse Jr (Hammonds Plains) took the second spot on the night. Harry Ross White (Noel Road), who came in tied for first position, and Tony Leonard (Goodwood) rounded out the top five.
Flemming will officially receive his 2014 championship at the Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour Year End Award Banquet on November 22, in Dartmouth NS.
Photo Credit: McCarthy Photographic
Dartmouth Dodge 200
|1||5||Jonathan Hicken||200||Castle Building Centres||Brudenell, PE|
|2||53||Cole Butcher||200||Atlantic Tiltload Ltd / Irving Blending & Packaging||Porter’s Lake, NS|
|3||52||Shawn Tucker||200||Tucker Racing Products||Fredericton, NB|
|4||0||Shawn Turple||200||Dexter Construction / Municipal Group||Enfield, NS|
|5||67||Dylan Blenkhorn||200||Blenkhorn’s Auto Recyclers, / The Cat Shack||Truro, NS|
|6||02||Brad Eddy||200||Autofair||Lower Sackville, NS|
|7||29||Greg Proude||200||Atlantic Dodge Dealers||Springvale, PE|
|8||66||Daryl Mahar||200||K Hubley Woodworking and Contracting / Inglis Jewelers||Hubley, NS|
|9||11||Marty Prevost||200||Mega Enterprises / BTP Construction||Fall River, NS|
|10||89||Donald Chisholm||200||Keltic Ford / Nova Construction / Wearwell Garments||Antigonish, NS|
|11||99||Craig Slaunwhite||200||Halifax Glass and Mirror / Archibald Drilling & Blasting||Terence Bay, NS|
|12||8||Kent Vincent||200||Vector Aerospace||Crapaud,PE|
|13||97||John Flemming||200||Dartmouth Dodge / Alpine Auto Glass||Halifax, NS|
|14||44||Wayne Smith||198||Petty Raceway||Lakeside, NS|
|15||45||Leonard Boutilier||198||NGH Industrial Services||Dutch Settlement, NS|
|16||21||Shawn Pierce||196||Hercules SLR / South Shore Speed and Sound||Blockhouse, NS|
|17||75||Emily Meehan||195||Dexter Construction||Rawdon, NS|
|18||14||Terry Dougay||191||Right on Board Locksmith / Wayne’s Auto Mart||Albany, PE|
|19||24||Steve Ross||178||Alpine Auto Glass – Bedford / Twenty Degrees||Waverley, NS|
|20||32||Sarah McKay||166||AE McKay Builders Ltd||Quispamsis, NB|
|21||88||George Koszkulics||143||Pioneer Coal / Nova Construction||New Glasgow, NS|
|22||18||Darren MacKinnon||0||Shaw’s Towing Service / MacKinnon Bros Service||Milton Station, PE|
Failed to Qualify: 0
Margin of Victory: 0.381 seconds
Number of Cautions: 4
King Freight Dash Winner: #97 John Flemming
Dartmouth Dodge Heat Winners: #89 Donald Chisholm, #99 Craig Slaunwhite
Linde Most Laps Led: #97 John Flemming
Atlantic Tiltload Fast Time: #97 John Flemming (14.321 seconds)
Exide Batteries Hard Charger Award: #11 Marty Prevost
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.
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