Butcher Scores First Career PST Victory in Nova Truck Centres 150
Series Release/Photo by McCarthy Photographic
(Halifax, NS, June 20, 2015) Cole Butcher of Porter’s Lake, Nova Scotia captured his first career victory on the Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour after taking the lead for the final time with 11 laps remaining of the Nova Truck Centres 150 at Scotia Speedworld on Saturday night. Butcher held off a hard charging Darren MacKinnon (Charlottetown, PE) and Greg Proude (Springvale, PE) after two yellows in the final 30 laps closed up the field. Marty Prevost (Fall River, NS) and Dylan Blenkhorn (Truro, NS) completed the top five in the Nova Truck Centres 150. After leading the most laps and gaining 10 bonus points Donald Chisholm (Antigonish, NS) took the championship point lead from Blenkhorn.
Blenkhorn set the tone for the day by laying down a 14.295 second hot lap in Atlantic Tiltload Time Trials. Chisholm starting the Nova Truck Centres 150 on the pole after crossing the line first in the King Freight Dash for Cash, while the remainder of the field was set through the Dartmouth Dodge Heat Races which were won by Darren MacKinnon (Charlottetown, PE) and DJ Casey (Prospect, NS). Joel Hickox (Charlottetown, PE) picked up his second consecutive Exide Batteries Rookie of the Race award after finishing 14th in the Nova Truck Centres 150.
Fans were treated to three of Scotia Speedworld’s Weekly Racing Series divisions prior to the Nova Truck Centres 150. Deven Smith (Lakeside, NS) won the Chickenburger Lightning division, Jason Fenton (Eastern Passage, NS) won the Coors Light Truck division, and Dave Matthews (Kennetcook, NS) won the Chickenburger Thunder division.
The Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour returns to New Brunswick next Saturday, June 27 for the Linde 100 at Petty International Raceway. Tickets will be available at the gate on race day. Visit www.maritimeprostocktour.com for complete event details and coverage.
Nova Truck Centres 150
|1||53||Cole Butcher||150||Atlantic Tiltload Ltd / Top Construction||Porter’s Lake, NS|
|2||18||Darren MacKinnon||150||Shaw’s Towing Service / True North Automotive||Milton Station, PE|
|3||29||Greg Proude||150||Atlantic Dodge Dealers||Springvale, PE|
|4||11||Marty Prevost||150||Mega Enterprises / BTP Construction||Fall River, NS|
|5||67||Dylan Blenkhorn||150||Blenkhorn’s Auto Recyclers, / The Cat Shack||Truro, NS|
|6||89||Donald Chisholm||150||Keltic Ford / Nova Construction||Antigonish, NS|
|7||0||Shawn Turple||150||Dexter Construction / Municipal Group||Enfield, NS|
|8||5||Jonathan Hicken||150||Castle Building Centres||Brudenell, PE|
|9||24||Steve Ross||150||Alpine Auto Glass – Bedford / Twenty Degrees||Waverley, NS|
|10||13||Brad Eddy||150||King Racing Competition Parts & Fabrication||Lower Sackville, NS|
|11||32||Sarah McKay||150||AE McKay Builders / Pub’s Drive Thru Bottle Exchange||Quispamsis, NB|
|12||66||Daryl Mahar||150||K Hubley Woodworking and Contracting / Inglis Jewelers||Hubley, NS|
|13||22||Joel Hickox||149||Hickox Service Centre||Cornwall, PE|
|14||14||Terry Dougay||149||Right on Board Locksmith / Wayne’s Auto Mart||Albany, PE|
|15||8||Kent Vincent||149||Vector Aerospace||Crapaud,PE|
|16||51||Vance Hanes||142||Kennetcook, NS|
|17||91||Dylan Gosbee||114||Greenfield Enterprises||Cornwall, PE|
|18||94||DJ Casey||108||Prospect, NS|
|19||21||Shawn Pierce||44||South Shore Speed and Sound / Micro Computer Atlantic||Blockhouse, NS|
|20||97||John Flemming||DQ||Happy Harry’s Affordable Building Centres||Halifax, NS|
|21||99||Craig Slaunwhite||DQ||Halifax Glass and Mirror / Archibald Drilling & Blasting||Terence Bay, NS|
Failed to Qualify: 0
Margin of Victory: 0.293 seconds
Number of Cautions: 7
King Freight Dash Winner: #89 Donald Chisholm
Dartmouth Dodge Heat Winners: #18 Darren MacKinnon, #94 DJ Casey
Exide Batteries Rookie Of The Race: #22 Joel Hickox
Atlantic Tiltload Fast Time: #67 Dylan blenkhorn (14.295 seconds)
About Nova Truck Centres:
Nova Truck Centres are a fully authorized Western Star, Freightliner, and Fuso dealership. Our 3 locations across Nova Scotia: Dartmouth, Truro, and Westville offer a full line of parts & service. We also have a Trailer and Body Shop, just to make sure we have all your needs covered. Our sales, parts, and service teams raise the standard when it comes to knowledge, experience, and dedication. Visit www.novatruckcentres.ca to learn more.
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
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