Lucas Oil 100 To Kick Off Pro Stock Tour Season at Scotia Speedworld
Series Release/Photo by McCarthy Photographic
(Halifax, NS, May 20, 2015) The Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour will open its 15th season of stock car racing this Saturday, May 23rd at Scotia Speedworld with the Lucas Oil 100. The season opener will launch the 12-race schedule that will take the Tour to five Maritime markets throughout the summer. Qualifying for the Lucas Oil 100 gets underway at 3:10 PM with racing slated for 4:00 PM. Grandstands gates open at 1:00 PM.
A trio of past series champions stood on top of the podium following the 2014 season opener. Shawn Turple (Enfield, NS) who has won two Tour titles (2010, ’12) was the victor a year ago. John Flemming (Halifax, NS) finished second en route to his fifth series championship (2002 ‘03, ’06, ’13, ‘14). Shawn Tucker, (Fredericton, NB) a three-time series champion, (2004, ’07, ’10) rounded out the podium at this event last year. Tucker has scaled back from full-time competition for the upcoming season.
The Exide Batteries Rookie of the Year battle enters round one on Saturday. Two rookies with solid racing resumes have signaled their intention to compete full-time for the prestigious title. D.J. Casey (Prospect, NS) purchased a car that Flemming drove to two series championships. Joel Hickox (Cornwall, PE) has made limited starts on the Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour over recent years but is planning his first full-time season with the series in 2015.
Joe Chisholm and the gang from Race Time Radio will back on the road with the Tour for six events, beginning with Saturday’s Lucas Oil 100. Race broadcasts 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.
The Atlantic Tiltload Maritime League of Legends will kick off their 2015 campaign with a 50 lap feature prior to the Pro Stock feature.
Admission for Saturday’s season opener is $25.00 for adults; $5.00 for youth; pit admission is $30.00. Children 7 and under are admitted for free. Tickets will be available at the gates on race day (Cash Only).
Sunday, May 24th will launch the 2015 season for Scotia Speedworld’s Weekly Racing Series, racing starts at 2:00 PM.
EXPECTED ENTRY LIST – Lucas Oil 100
#0 – Shawn Turple – Enfield, NS
#5 – Jonathan Hicken – Brudenell, PE
#6 – Jerry Hayes – Sydney, NS
#8 – Kent Vincent – Westmoreland, PE
#11 – Marty Prevost – Fall River, NS
#14 – Terry Dougay – Albany, PE
#18 – Darren MacKinnon – Charlottetown, PE
#21 – Shawn Pierce – Bridgewater, NS
#22 – Joel Hickox – Cornwall, PE
#24 – Steve Ross – Waverly, NS
#29 – Greg Proude – Springvale, PE
#32 – Sarah McKay – Quispamsis, NB
#37 – Cy Harvey – Elmsdale, NS
#40 – Robbie MacEwen – Charlottetown, PE
#51 – Vance Hanes – Kennetcook, NS
#53 – Cole Butcher – Porter’s Lake, NS
#66 – Daryl Mahar – Hubley, NS
#67 – Dylan Blenkhorn – Truro, NS
#88 – George Koszkulics – New Glasgow, NS
#89 – Donald Chisholm – Antigonish, NS
#91 – Dylan Gosbee – Cornwall, PE
#94 – D.J. Casey – Prospect, NS
#97 – John Flemming – Halifax, NS
#98 – Jerome Kehoe – Sydney, NS
#99 – Craig Slaunwhite – Terence Bay, NS
*Entry list subject to change without notice
Race Day Format
|Pit Gates Open||10:00 a.m.|
|Pro Stock Tech Opens||10:00 a.m.|
|Pro Stock ROOKIES meeting||12:00 p.m. (tour trailer – mandatory)|
|Maritime League of Legends (MLOL) Practice||12:15 p.m.|
|Pro Stock Practice||12:30 p.m.|
|Grandstand Gates Opens||1:00 p.m.|
|MLOL Practice||1:15 p.m.|
|Pro Stock SPOTTERS meeting||1:15 p.m. (tour trailer – mandatory)|
|Pro Stock Practice||1:30 p.m.|
|MLOL Practice||2:10 p.m.|
|Pro Stock Practice||2:20 p.m.|
|Track Closes||2:35 p.m.|
|Pro Stock Drivers Meeting||2:40 p.m. (tech shed)|
|Atlantic Tiltload Time Trial lineups immediately follow drivers meeting|
|Atlantic Tiltload Pro Stock Time Trials||3:10 p.m.|
Pro Stock Dash Draw
Racing 4:00 p.m.
King Freight Lines Pro Stock Dash For Cash – 10 laps
MLOL Heat Races – 10 Laps
Dartmouth Dodge Pro Stock Heats – 10 laps
MLOL Semi (if required) – 10 laps
Dartmouth Dodge Pro Stock B Feature (if required) – 10 or 25 laps
MLOL Feature – 50 Laps
Pro Stock Driver Introductions (cars on front straight) – weather & time permitting
Lucas Oil Pro Stock Feature – 100 laps
About Lucas Oil:
Lucas Oil is one of the fastest growing lubricant 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 trucking, industrial and agricultural markets, not to mention a complete line of motorcycle and marine lubricants. Lucas Oil has long been directly involved in the North American racing industry through multiple vehicle sponsorships and racing event promotions, at all levels. Seeing a need for better lubricants in this industry, the Lucas people went to work again with the end result being a line of high performance engine oils and gear oils that are second-to-none in the racing industry. Lucas racing products have proven themselves on NASCAR, NHRA, IHRA, PPL and USHRA tracks across the country.
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
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