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Flemming Leads CARQUEST Tour Into Center For Speed Saturday


Halifax, NS (August 23, 2006) – John Flemming, Halifax, NS sits on top of the yearly points championship, as the CARQUEST Pro Stock Tour visits the Centre For Speed in Shediac, NB for the CARQUEST Pro Stock Tour 100 this Saturday night. Flemming holds a mere 19-point lead over Brad Mann, Glen Livet, NB in second place after eight of 11 events.

Rounding out the top five in points are Gordie Ryan, Wellington, NS, Wayne Smith, Timberlea, NS and Shawn Tucker, Fredericton, NB. Shawn Turple, Enfield, NS has momentum going into Center For Speed, winning the Antigonish Mall 200 last Saturday at the inaugural race at the New Riverside Speedway in James River, NS. This was Turple’s first win on the CARQUEST Pro Stock Tour since starting in 2005. Now that he has tasted victory, it has made him hungry for more wins.

George Koszkulics, New Glasgow, NS, who finished second in Riverside has ordered tires and is making the trip looking to finish one position better than last week. Smith, the third place finisher at Riverside, is hoping that his strong run last Saturday is the start of strong performance in the remaining three races, allowing him to move ahead in the points.

A couple of Islanders, Kent Vincent, Crapaud, PE and Greg Proude, North Wiltshire, PE are in the top ten in points and are ready to strike if those ahead of them have a bad night. Dan MacKay, Halifax, NS and Stacey Clements, Five Island Lake, NS are having strong years while quietly performing well and finishing races to maximize their points.

Who will come out of Center For Speed with the CARQUEST points lead? The answer will be known later Saturday night after 100-laps of hard racing around the flat track in Shediac. The only certainty is that the racing will be intense, which means lots of side by side racing.

Another battle is being waged by the new drivers vying for the EIT Race Radio Rookie of the Year award. Russell Smith, Lakeside, NS holds a 64-point lead over Bobby Nielsen, Vernon River, PE. Mike Stevens, Riverview, NB Sandy Livingston, Springhill, NS and Roger Crane, Montague, PE are all in the hunt for this coveted award. These drivers sit from 17th to 23rd in the CARQUEST point standings.

Grandstands open at 3 PM, while Time Trials go at 5:10 PM with racing at 6 PM.

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