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PST to PEI for Canada Day

 

Charlottetown, PE (June 27, 2006) – The CARQUEST Pro Stock Tour will spend Canada Day in PEI, the birthplace of Confederation, for the Parts For Trucks 100 at Raceway Park in Oyster Bed Bridge. John Flemming (Halifax, NS) and Gordie Ryan (Wellington, NS) are leading the point standings, with Flemming holding a five-point lead over Ryan. Saturday’s race.

The big question: Can the Island drivers continue their hold on the winner’s circle? An Island driver has won the last four CARQUEST Pro Stock Tour events at Raceway Park - Kent Livingston (Charlottetown) and Kent Vincent (Crapaud) in 2004 and Greg Proude (North Wiltshire) and Dale Holmes (West Covehead) in 2005. You have to go back to August 3 of '03, when Ryan was the winner, to find an off-Island driver in victory lane.

Will "home track" advantage again prevail? Kris Fournier (Charlottetown, PE) is coming off a good run at New Brunswick International Speedway; Chris Hughes (Winsloe, PE) and Darren Vanderaa (Winsloe, PE) will add additional horsepower for the Island brigade.

Flemming and Ryan, both already having won races in 2006, are out to stop the Islanders. Add Wayne Smith (Timberlea, NS), currently third in the point standings, and you have three talented drivers looking to go to victory lane. Add to the mix Brad Mann (Glen Livet, NB) and Donald Chisholm (Antigonish, NS), defending series champion Rollie MacDonald (Pictou, NS) and 2004 champion Shawn Tucker (Fredericton, NB) and it may be difficult for the Islanders to pull off another win.

Russell Smith (Lakeside, NS) leads the EIT Race Radio Rookie of the Year race into the Oyster Bed Bridge facility. Chasing Smith are Paul Gahan (Lower St. Mary’s, NB), Mike Stevens (Riverview, NB) and Roger Crane (Montague, PE). All are looking to move up the ladder in the rookie standings.

Time Trials, Motor Mart dash and heats races will set the field for the Parts For Trucks 100.

The Parts For Trucks 100 at Raceway Park is round three of 11 on the 2006 CARQUEST Pro Stock Tour championship chase, and round two of four on the 2006 Parts For Trucks / Plasti-Kote Challenge.

The grandstand and pit gates will open at 12:30 pm. Time Trials start at 5:10 and racing starts at 6 pm.

Raceway Park is located between Charlottetown and Cavendish at the intersection of routes 6 and 7.

Parts For Trucks is a long-time supporter of motorsports in the Maritime Provinces and the leading heavy-duty truck and trailer parts distributor in the Atlantic Provinces. There are 12 Parts For Trucks branches in the Atlantic Provinces. For more information on Parts For Trucks please visit www.partsfortrucks.com.

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 including defending champion Rollie MacDonald and former champions Wayne Smith, John Flemming and Shawn Tucker. For more information on the CARQUEST Pro Stock Tour please visit MaritimeProStockTour.com or call our admin office Monday to Friday at (902) 481-2531.


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