Butcher Claims Cummins 100 at Speedway 660
Series Release/Photo by McCarthy Photographic
(Fredericton, NB, July 4, 2015) Cole Butcher (Porter’s Lake, NS) took the lead on Lap 42 from Dylan Blenkhorn (Truro, NS) and drove to his second career Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour victory in three races. The Cummins 100 saw only one lead change, but had three major players up front – Butcher and eventual second and third place finishers Blenkhorn and Darren MacKinnon (Charlottetown, PE). Fourth place belonged to Donald Chisholm (Antigonish, NS) with John Flemming (Halifax, NS) finishing the Cummins 100 in fifth place.
Qualifying efforts for the Cummins 100 saw Springvale, PE’s Greg Proude lay down a Fast Time of 13.717 seconds in Atlantic Tiltload Time Trials. After the King Freight Dash for Cash, it was Blenkhorn who won the right to start the Main Feature at the head of the field. The remainder of the field was determined through Dartmouth Dodge Heat Races which saw Dylan Gosbee (Cornwall, PE) and Chisholm take checkered flags. DJ Casey (Prospect, NS) won the Exide Batteries Rookie of the Race with a 9th place finish in the Cummins 100. The Cummins 100 was a fast paced affair, featuring three caution flags and a 68 lap green flag run to the finish.
The Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour is off next weekend as the drivers and teams prepare for the IWK 250 presented by Steve Lewis Auto Body happening the following Saturday, July 18 at Riverside International Speedway. Tickets are available to purchase now at www.riversidespeedway.ca.
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|1||53||Cole Butcher||100||Atlantic Tiltload Ltd / Top Construction||Porter’s Lake, NS|
|2||67||Dylan Blenkhorn||100||Blenkhorn’s Auto Recyclers, / The Cat Shack||Truro, NS|
|3||18||Darren MacKinnon||100||Shaw’s Towing Service / True North Automotive||Milton Station, PE|
|4||89||Donald Chisholm||100||Keltic Ford / Nova Construction||Antigonish, NS|
|5||97||John Flemming||100||Happy Harry’s Affordable Building Centres||Halifax, NS|
|6||29||Greg Proude||100||Atlantic Dodge Dealers||Springvale, PE|
|7||03||Steve Halpin||100||GD Fabrication & Racecars||Saint John, NB|
|8||0||Shawn Turple||100||Dexter Construction / Municipal Group||Enfield, NS|
|9||94||DJ Casey||100||Prospect, NS|
|10||32||Sarah McKay||100||AE McKay Builders / Pub’s Drive Thru Bottle Exchange||Quispamsis, NB|
|11||85||Ken MacKenzie||99||NKS Motorsports||Salisbury, NB|
|12||8||Kent Vincent||99||Vector Aerospace||Crapaud,PE|
|13||99||Craig Slaunwhite||99||Halifax Glass and Mirror / Archibald Drilling & Blasting||Terence Bay, NS|
|14||14||Terry Dougay||99||Right on Board Locksmith / Wayne’s Auto Mart||Albany, PE|
|15||22||Joel Hickox||98||Hickox Service Centre||Cornwall, PE|
|16||21||Shawn Pierce||98||South Shore Speed and Sound / Micro Computer Atlantic||Blockhouse, NS|
|17||91||Dylan Gosbee||74||Greenfield Enterprises||Cornwall, PE|
Failed to Qualify: 0
Margin of Victory: 0.0015 seconds
Number of Cautions: 3
King Freight Dash Winner: #67 Dylan Blenkhorn
Dartmouth Dodge Heat Winners: #91 Dylan Gosbee, #89 Donald Chisholm
Exide Batteries Rookie Of The Race: #94 DJ Casey
Atlantic Tiltload Fast Time: #29 Greg Proude (13.717 seconds)
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(July 4, 2015) A young driver from Porter’s Lake, Nova Scotia won a fast-paced Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour race at Speedway 660 on Saturday night. Cole Butcher took the checkered flag in a race that saw only three caution flags and took less than 35 minutes to run.
“This is the toughest track we go to and it just might be the fastest too, so I’m thrilled to get my second Parts for Trucks Tour win of the season in our only visit to Speedway 660” said Butcher, from the Riverview Ford Victory Lane. “After I got by Dylan for the lead he stayed on my bumper and I had to focus on hitting my marks and working the lapped traffic late in the race to win the Cummins 100.”
Truro’s Dylan Blenkhorn, the Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour championship point leader, finished in second place, after leading the first half of the race. Darren MacKinnon, from Milton Station Prince Edward Island, was third. Steve Halpin, from Saint John, finished seventh and was the top New Brunswicker in the race.
Greg Proude won the Atlantic Tiltload time trials, while Blenkhorn won the King Freight Line Dash. Dylan Gosbee and Donald Chisholm were winners in the Dartmouth Dodge Heat races.
Alexandra O’Blenis won the Martin’s Home Heating Sportsman 40 lap feature. O’Blenis tracked down and passed rookie Ryan Messer for the win, while Richard Atkinson was third. Alexandra’s Father Dave, who won one of the Sportsman heat races, finished fifth in the feature. Messer won the other heat race.
“I am so excited to get this win tonight, it’s the first time I’ve ever beat my Dad here at 660 so I guess I’ll be able to give him a bit of a hard time about that next week” said Alexandra. “Ryan and I raced each other hard and thankfully I was able to make the pass after that caution to get this win tonight.”
The DMR Auto Sales & Service Street Stock drivers put on some show for the Speedway 660 fans. Geoff Tugwell picked up his second feature win of the year, ahead of Robert Raynes and Courtney O’Blenis. Rick Cashol and Raynes won the Street Stock heat races.
Next Saturday night Speedway 660 resumes action with racing in all five of its weekly divisions. The highlight of the night will be the DMR Auto Sales & Service Street Stock 75. The Re/Max Pro Stocks, Martin’s Home Heating Sportsman, Fredericton Gun Shop Sharp Shooters and West Wood Estates Bandolero drivers will also race.
Cummins 100 results
1.Cole Butcher, Porter’s Lake, NS; 2. Dylan Belnkhorn, Truro, NS; 3. Darren MacKinnon, Milton Station, PEI; 4. Donald Chisholm, Antigonish, NS; 5. John Flemming, Halifax, NS; 6. Greg Proude, Springvale, PEI; 7. Steve Halpin, Saint John, NB; 8. Shawn Turple, Enfield, NS; 9. DJ Casey, Prospect Road, NS; 10. Sarah McKay, Quispamsis, NB; 11. Ken MacKenzie, Salisbury, NB; 12. Kent Vincent, Westmorland, PEI; 13. Craig Slaunwhite, Terrence Bay, NS; 14. Terry Dougay, Albany, PEI; 15. Joel Hickox, Charlottetown, PEI; 16. Shawn Pierce, Bridgewater, NS; 17. Dylan Gosbee, Cornwall, PEI.
Martin’s Home Heating Sportsman Feature
1. Alexandra O’Blenis (Boundary Creek, NB), 2. Ryan Messer (Harvey, NB), 3. Richard Atkinson (Haneytown, NB), 4. Randy Moore (Saint John, NB), 5. Dave O’Blenis (Boundary Creek, NB), 6. Devin Snell (Saint John, ), 7. Greg Fahey (St. Stephen, NB), 8. Drew Greenlaw (Eastport, ME), 9. Justin Cole (Harvey , NB), 10. Shawn Warren (Waasis, NB), 11. George Jamieson (Fredericton, NB), 12. Dawson McIntee (Moncton, NB), 13. Kenny MacKenzie Jr. (Salisbury, NB), 14. Brent Roy (Hanwell, NB), 15. Braxton Stafford, 16. Kyle Carr (Saint John, NB), 17. Kyle Orr (Saint John, NB), 18. Jeff Doherty.
DMR Auto Sales & Service Street Stock Feature 1. Geoff Tugwell (Smithtown, NB), 2. Robert Raynes (Summerville, NB), 3. Courtney O’Blenis (Boundary Creek, NB), 4. Rick Cashol (Saint John, NB), 5. Ryan Raynes, 6. Roger Slocum (Chipman, NB), 7. Luc McLaughlin (Geary, NB), 8. D’Arcy ONeil, 9. Destiny Enkel (Saint John, NB), 10. Gary Wade (Hampton, ), 11. Lee Goodine, 12. Rodney Ness (Hanwell, NB), 13. Eric Matthew, 14. Benji Ruff (Carlow, NB).