CARQUEST Pro Stock Tour Action At Riverside Speedway
Antigonish, NS (August 1, 2007) – The CARQUEST Pro Stock Tour makes the second stop of the season at Riverside Speedway for the Parts For Trucks 100 on Saturday, August 4th.
Shawn Turple of Enfield, NS, the current championship points leader headlines the drivers for the seventh stop on the 10-race summer tour. Turple holds a slim 29-point lead over Fredericton, NB’s Shawn Tucker, while Chris Hughes of Winsloe. PE sits in third. Turple is looking to extend his points lead, but is also looking for his first win of the season.
Lonnie Sommerville of Saint John, NB sits in fourth place ahead of the Oval Outlaw, aka Wayne Smith of Timberlea, NS. Smith has been on a tear, leading the most laps in the first six events. He sits 56 points back of Turple and wants to decrease that lead in a quest for another championship.
Smith leads the Parts For Trucks Challenge with 413 points. The Parts For Trucks Challenge is a race within a race. It tracks the top point winners in the four Parts For Trucks sponsored events. Saturday at Riverside Speedway will be the third Parts For Trucks event of the season. Turple sits in second place with 399 points with Hughes in third with 384 points. Dale Holmes of West Covehead, PE with 384 points and Frank Fraser of Shubenacadie, NS with 378 points, round out the top five.
Sommerville leads the EIT Race Radios Rookie of the Year race, with Darren MacKinnon of Winsloe, PE in second place.
Donald Chisholm of Antigonish and teammate George Koszkulics of New Glasgow, NS will take home track advantage into this Parts For Trucks 100. Add Pictou, NS’s Rollie MacDonald and John Flemming of Halifax, NS, and the tour regulars will have a tough battle for the win.
It is anticipated that a large number of cars will try to qualify for the main feature, making the Urquhart MacDonald Associates B feature the last chance race for a large number of teams.
Action kicks off at 5:10 pm with the Atlantic Tiltload Time Trials followed by heat races, all to determine starting positions for the Parts For Trucks 100.
The CARQUEST Pro Stock Tour visits four different race tracks in the three Maritime Provinces on the east coast of Canada: New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island. Facilities are required to meet specific criteria for the CARQUEST Pro Stock Tour events; ensuring quality shows for the audience and the competitors.
Parts for Trucks Inc. is the largest distributor of heavy-duty truck and trailer parts in Atlantic Canada. They have locations in all four Atlantic Provinces and are proud to state that since their beginning in 1919, they have always been owned and managed by Atlantic Canadians.
The CARQUEST Pro Stock Tour is operated by Maritime Pro Stock Tour Limited and features a 10-race series at four different tracks in the three Maritime Provinces. Top drivers from all three provinces compete including 2006 champion John Flemming and former champions Rollie MacDonald, Shawn Tucker and Wayne Smith. For more information on the CARQUEST Pro Stock Tour please call our admin office Monday to Friday at (902) 481-2531.
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