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CARQUEST Tour Rolls Into Rebuilt Riverside Speedway This Weekend

 

JAMES RIVER, NS (August 14, 2006) – The CARQUEST Pro Stock Tour rolls into Riverside Speedway this weekend - as it has many times before - but this time with an excitement level that exceeds any prior Tour event. This visit will see the inaugural race on the rebuilt Riverside Speedway.

The Antigonish Mall 200 will be run on Saturday, August 19 at the James River track, which is essentially a brand new facility. The only thing remaining from the original facility is the layout of the track and the flag stand.

John Flemming (Halifax) is the current Tour points leader. Brad Mann (Glen Livet NB), Gordie Ryan (Wellington), Wayne Smith (Timberlea) and Shawn Tucker (Fredericton NB) round out the top five.

If local knowledge means anything, Rollie MacDonald (Pictou), Donald Chisholm (Antigonish) and George Koszkulics (New Glasgow), must be considered among those who are capable of winning on Saturday night. The new asphalt may change the tracks characteristics enough to make it just as friendly to a driver with less experience at the track.

This may help Kent Vincent (Crapaud PE), Dan MacKay (Halifax), Greg Proude (North Wiltshire PE), Shawn Turple (Enfield) and Kris Fournier (Charlottetown PE), who are currently sixth to tenth in points.

The CARQUEST drivers will be racing for their share of the $22,500 purse, with $3,200 going to the winner. The Motor Mart Dash for Cash is up for grabs, as is the Fast Track RV Sales Half-Way Award, the Atlantic Tiltload Hard Charger and Most Lap Led awards, the Urquhart MacDonald Associates B Feature award and the Northumberland Pontiac Buick GMC Pole Challenge.

Russell Smith (Lakeside), Bobby Nielsen (Vernon River PE), Mike Stevens (Riverview NB), Sandy Livingston (Springhill)and Roger Crane (Montague PE), are all in the hunt for the EIT Race Radio Rookie of the Race award and ultimately the prestige of being the EIT Race Radio Rookie of the Year.

Time Trials start at 5:10 PM, with racing starting at 6 PM.

Riverside Speedway is located at exit 30, Highway 104, east of Antigonish.

The Antigonish Mall is a development of Nova Construction Company Limited. The Mall is located in what is known as the Highland Heart of Nova Scotia. The mall is anchored by a 34,000 sq.ft. Canadian Tire. Included in our tenant mix is a Sobeys Food Warehouse, Cleve’s Sporting Goods and 76-room Hotel & Conference Center situated on the parking lot. We are home to the area's only Nova Scotia Liquor Corporation Outlet plus home to the Regional Office for Department of Fisheries & Oceans. Along with the on site services Antigonish Mall is on the door step of STFX University where close to 4000 students call home from August to May each year. They have just recently added a new 15000 sq ft Lawtons Drug store, along with a Medical Clinic and Boston Pizza.

With nearly 4,000 locations in North America, CARQUEST Auto Parts supplies the professional automotive service repair industry as well as do-it-yourselfers with replacement parts, tools and equipment.

The CARQUEST Pro Stock Tour is operated by Maritime Pro Stock Tour Limited and features an 11-race series at five different tracks in the three Maritime Provinces. Top drivers from all three provinces compete. For more information on the CARQUEST Pro Stock Tour please visit our website at maritimeprostocktour.com or call our admin office Monday to Friday at (902) 481-2531.


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