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Halifax, NS (August 22, 2007) – Raceway Park in Oyster Bed Bridge, PE is the site of round 9 of the 10 event CARQUEST Pro Stock Tour this Saturday, August 25th.

There is more excitement in the air as the 2007 CARQUEST Pro Stock Tour winds down and fans are anticipating lots of action in the CARQUEST Auto Parts 100. Teams are looking to move up the point’s ladder and consolidate their positions in the $50,000 year-end point’s fund.

A pair of Shawn’s continue to occupy the top two spots, Shawn Turple of Enfield, NS holds a 33-point lead over Shawn Tucker of Fredericton, NB. Wayne Smith of Timberlea, NS, by virtue of his win at the Antigonish Mall 100 last Saturday night, moves into third place, vaulting ahead of Kent Vincent of Crapaud, PE. Chris Hughes of Winsloe, PE holds down fifth place. A mere 79 points separate the top five drivers on the competitive CARQUEST Pro Stock Tour.

With just two races remaining, the teams are checking their cars and them checking them again. A self-inflicted mechanical problem would dash their hopes for a strong finish and the corresponding championship points that go along with the finish. Plainly put, the teams don’t want to beat themselves. They want to give their driver the best possible car they are capable of giving and let the driver work his magic on the track. Expectations are high for all the teams, which leads to that famous ABC television expression – “the thrill of winning and the agony of defeat”.

Lonnie Sommerville of Saint John, NB continues to hold down the top spot on the EIT Race Radios Rookie of the Year race. Daren Mackinnon of Winsloe, PE and Dean MacInnis of Whococomaugh, NS follow Sommerville. Gary Bursey of Moncton, NB actually has more points than MacKinnon and MacInnis, but has had a non-rookie driver in the car for three races, forcing him to drop the points earned in those races.

The Atlantic Tiltload Time Trials are set for 5:10 pm, with full racing scheduled for 6 pm. The pole challenge is in effect Saturday night, offering five of the top drivers a financial and point incentive to start in the feature in the 24th position.

The Urquhart MacDonald Associates B feature is expected to complete the starting grid for the CARQUEST Auto Parts 100. Gary Bursey of Moncton, NB sits atop the Urquhart MacDonald Associates B Feature standings. Mike Stevens of Riverview, NB and Roger Crane of Montague, PE round out the top three positions.

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.

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 a10-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