MacKinnon Takes Second Pro Stock Tour Victory of 2015, Wins at Oyster Bed Speedway
(Oyster Bed Bridge, PE, August 1, 2015) – Darren MacKinnon (Charlottetown, PE) took home his second win on the season tonight in the Lucas Oil 100 at Oyster Bed Speedway; MacKinnon’s first win this season came in the Linde 100 at Petty International Raceway in June. MacKinnon had a back and forth battle with Craig Slaunwhite (Terence Bay, NS) who had to settle for second. Dylan Gosbee (Cornwall, PE) rallied from the rear of the field to finish in third. John Flemming (Halifax, NS) and Jonathan Hicken (Brudenell, PE), who won this event last season, completed the top five.
Dylan Blenkhorn (Truro, NS) won Atlantic Tiltload Time Trials with a blistering lap of 13.528 seconds. Donald Chisholm (Antigonish, NS) picked up the win in the King Freight Dash for Cash. Joel Hickox (Cornwall, PE) picked up his first career Dartmouth Dodge Heat Race victory along with fellow Islander Jonathan Hicken. DJ Casey (Prospect, NS) took home Exide Batteries rookie of the race award with his 11th place finish.
Prior to the Lucas Oil 100 Prince Edward Island’s Kent Vincent (Crapaud) was presented with the Tour’s first ever Iron Man Award. Vincent has competed in all 166 races since the series inception in 2001. Vincent’s family and crew were on hand for the presentation and received a standing ovation from the capacity crowd.
Lucas Oil 100
Oyster Bed Speedway
|1||18||Darren MacKinnon||100||Shaw’s Towing Service / True North Automotive||Milton Station, PE|
|2||99||Craig Slaunwhite||100||Halifax Glass and Mirror / Archibald Drilling & Blasting||Terence Bay, NS|
|3||91||Dylan Gosbee||100||Greenfield Enterprises||Cornwall, PE|
|4||97||John Flemming||100||Happy Harry’s Affordable Building Centres||Halifax, NS|
|5||5||Jonathan Hicken||100||Castle Building Centres||Brudenell, PE|
|6||29||Greg Proude||100||Atlantic Dodge Dealers||Springvale, PE|
|7||67||Dylan Blenkhorn||100||Blenkhorn’s Auto Recyclers, / The Cat Shack||Truro, NS|
|8||40||Robbie MacEwen||100||Atlantic Steel||Charlottetown, PE|
|9||8||Kent Vincent||100||Vector Aerospace||Crapaud,PE|
|10||53||Cole Butcher||100||Atlantic Tiltload Ltd / Top Construction||Porter’s Lake, NS|
|11||94||DJ Casey||100||Prospect, NS|
|12||89||Donald Chisholm||100||Keltic Ford / Nova Construction||Antigonish, NS|
|13||32||Sarah McKay||100||AE McKay Builders / Pub’s Drive Thru Bottle Exchange||Quispamsis, NB|
|14||07||Alison MacKinnon||100||Charlottetown Dairy Queen||Charlottetown, PE|
|15||22||Joel Hickox||98||Hickox Service Centre||Cornwall, PE|
|16||21||Shawn Pierce||89||South Shore Speed and Sound / Micro Computer Atlantic||Blockhouse, NS|
|17||14||Terry Dougay||83||Right on Board Locksmith / Wayne’s Auto Mart||Albany, PE|
|18||0||Shawn Turple||50||Dexter Construction / Municipal Group||Enfield, NS|
Failed to Qualify: 0
Margin of Victory: 1.146 seconds
Number of Cautions: 8
King Freight Dash Winner: #89 Donald Chisholm
Dartmouth Dodge Heat Winners: #5 Jonathan Hicken, #22 Joel Hickox
Exide Batteries Rookie Of The Race: #94 DJ Casey
Atlantic Tiltload Fast Time: #67 Dylan Blenkhorn (13.528 seconds)
The Atlantic Tiltload League of Legends took centre stage in the Action Car and Truck Accessories 50 prior to the Lucas Oil 100; Cory Hall (Jolicure, NB), Nicholas Naugle (Dartmouth, NS) and Justin MacNeill (Bedford, NS) were the top three finishers.
Next Saturday the stars of the Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour return to Scotia Speedworld for 250 grueling laps of fender to fender racing in the Atlantic CAT 250. Canada’s best stock car drivers will be striving for victory and their piece of the $60,000 posted purse. Don’t miss any of the action at the Atlantic CAT 250 next weekend at Scotia Speedworld. Tickets available at the gate on race day! Visit www.maritimeprostocktour.com for complete event details and coverage.
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 Oyster Bed Speedway:
Oyster bed Speedway is Prince Edward Island’s premier auto racing facility and features fun and excitement with weekly stock car racing special events throughout the season. The 1/3 mile paved oval is located in Oyster Bed Bridge at the intersection of routes 6 and 7, halfway between Cavendish and Charlottetown on beautiful Prince Edward Island. Phone: (902) 892-6684. Website: www.oysterbedspeedwaypei.com
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