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Pioneer Coal 100 at Riverside Speedway June 9


Antigonish, NS (June 6, 2007) Ė Round two of the 2007 CARQUEST Pro Stock Tour is set for Saturday, June 9th at Riverside Speedway in James River, NS, with the running of the Pioneer Coal 100. Race time is 6 pm, with the Atlantic Tiltload time trials at 5:10 pm.

Wayne Smith of Timberlea, NS, known as the Oval Outlaw, won the season opener at Scotia Speedworld on May 26th and is out to make it two in a row. Shawn Tucker of Fredericton, NB and Mike MacKenzie of Dartmouth, NS, currently second and third in points, hope to wrestle the victory from Smith on the high banks of Riverside Speedway. Add Shawn Turple of Enfield, NS in his new ride and 2007 EIT Race Radios Rookie of the Year candidate Lonnie Sommerville of Saint John, NB makes a stout group of drivers gunning for the Oval Outlaw.

If home track knowledge is an advantage, the Nova Construction team of Donald Chisholm of Antigonish, NS and George Koszulics of New Glasgow, NS has to be considered as potential candidates to win. Throw in Pictou, NS Rollie MacDonald, who has more laps at Riverside Speedway than any other driver competing in the race and the locals have an excellent chance to grab a win.

Veteran drive Frank Fraser of Shubenacadie, NS is hoping his luck is better when he returns to Riverside Speedway, the site of many past successes. Fraserís car developed fuel problems at Scotia Speedworld on May 26th, when he made his return to racing as a driver.

To date, thirty-four cars have registered for the Pioneer Coal 100, including 2006 champion John Flemming. A strong contingent of Prince Edward Island cars led by Greg Proude of North Wiltshire, Chris Hughes of Winsloe, and Kent Vincent of Crapaud will be on hand to battle for the win. Brad Mann of Glen Livet, NB and Stacey Clements of Five Island Lake, NS complete the current top ten teams in the 2007 points race. All are capable of coming away with the winnerís trophy.

Pioneer Coal is part of the Antigonish, NS based Nova Construction Group, which includes Antigonish Mall and Riverside Speedway. Pioneer Coal is an experienced surface coal mining company with a demonstrated ability to successfully conduct exploration, development and reclamation of coal resources with the Province of Nova Scotia.

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.

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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.