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Antigonish Mall 100 At Riverside Speedway Next Event


Halifax, NS (August 7, 2007) Ė The CARQUEST Pro Stock Tour is back in action on August 18th for the Antigonish Mall at Riverside Speedway in James River, NS.

Enfield, NSís Shawn Turple continues to hold a slim lead in the championship pointís standings, 35 points ahead of Shawn Tucker of Fredericton, NB. Tucker has been lurking in second place trying to make up valuable ground between him and Turple. Kent Vincent of Crapaud, PE by virtue of his win at the Parts For Trucks 100 last weekend at Riverside Speedway, has moved into third place in the pointís standings. Wayne Smith of Timberlea, NS is in fourth spot and Chris Hughes, Winsloe, PE is in fifth. Only 77 points separate first to fifth in points in this competitive CARQUEST Pro Stock Tour.

Smith took the Marinus Verhagen Enterprises pole challenge in the last race and charged from 24th place to 2nd before a flat tire forced him to pit. He finished 15th on the day. Expect to see some of these drivers in the top rung of the points accept the pole challenge on August 18th to help reduce Turpleís point lead.

Lonnie Sommerville of Saint John, NB continues to lead the EIT Race Radios Rookie of the Year race, with a comfortable margin over Darrin MacKinnon of Winslow, PE in second place.

Gary Bursey, Moncton, NB leads the Urquhart MacDonald Associates B feature points race, for total points accumulated by those cars that race in the B feature. Bursey leads Mike Stevens of Riverview, NB and Roger Crane of Montague, PE who are second and third respectively.

The Atlantic Tiltload Time Trials have seen six different drivers set the fastest qualifying time at the seven races run to date. Turple is the only driver to accomplish the feat more than once. Other fast times were set by John Flemming of Halifax, NS, Sommerville, Vincent, Hughes and Rollie MacDonald of Pictou, NS.

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