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Parts For Trucks 200 Saturday at Speedworld


Halifax, NS (September 6, 2006) – The CARQUEST Pro Stock Tour is at Scotia Speedworld for the running of the Parts For Trucks 200 this Saturday, September 9th.

This is race 10 in the 11 event CARQUEST Pro Stock Tour, which sees action at five Maritime tracks from May to September. John Flemming, Halifax, NS the current points leader, holds a 21-point lead over second year Tour driver Brad Mann, Glen Livet, NB. Wayne Smith, Timberlea, NS, the Oval Outlaw is 63-points back. Gordie Ryan, Wellington, NS and Shawn Tucker, Fredericton, NB round out the top five in points.

The Parts For Trucks 200 is an extended lap race and as such will see a mandatory caution at the completion of lap 100. Teams will be given 12 minutes to stop and make whatever changes they feel their car needs. If they complete these changes in the 12 minutes, they will start lap 101 in the same position as they finished lap 100. If they take longer than the allotted 12 minutes, they will start at the rear of the field. This introduces a new element to the teams and causes them to formulate a new strategy for this event.

The EIT Race Radios Rookie of the Year race, Russell Smith, Lakeside, NS holds a 66-point lead over Bobby Neilsen, Vernon River, PE. All five of the full time rookies sit in 17th to 23rd place in the point standings. A slip by any could quickly change the order in the standings.

The Parts For Trucks 200 is also the last round of the four race Plasti-Kote Challenge, a series within the CARQUEST Pro Stock Tour. The top point getter in the four Parts For Trucks races will win the Plasti-Kote Challenge and its cash award. Ryan takes a 5-point lead over Flemming into Saturday’s event. Smith, Tucker and Mann round out the top five in Plasti-Kote Challenge point standings.

The grandstands open at 3 PM for the Parts For Trucks 200. Time Trials to set the field start at 5:10 PM, with racing slated for 6 PM.

Grandstand admission is just $25 for adults, $5 for youth (8-15), while those under seven are admitted free. Access to the pits is $30 and restricted to those 16 and older. HST is included in all admission prices.

Advance grandstand tickets are now available for the Parts For Trucks 200 at Ticket Atlantic; Parts For Trucks, Burnside; Amber Contracting, Burnside; CARQUEST Auto Parts, Halifax & Burnside; Forbes Chev Olds, Dartmouth; Rocky Lake Quarry, Bedford and RV Contacts, Mount Uniacke.

Budweiser, the world's best-selling beer brand and a long-time supporter of motorsports, is a proud sponsor of Scotia Speedworld. Besides their support of Scotia Speedworld, the 2006 Budweiser Racing program also features NASCAR Nextel Cup series driver Dale Earnhardt Jr.

Scotia Speedworld is a 3/10-mile asphalt oval stock car racing track featuring Budweiser Weekly Racing for six divisions and several special events during the race season, which runs from May to September. Scotia Speedworld is located at Exit 6, Hwy. 102, across from the Halifax International Airport. For more information on Scotia Speedworld please call our Event Hotline at (902) 873-2277.

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 or call our admin office Monday to Friday at (902) 481-2531.