Island Racers Show Strength in Numbers For Saturday's Parts For Trucks 100
OYSTER BED BRIDGE, PEI (June 25, 2008) - The CARQUEST Pro Stock Tour makes its first of two annual stops on Prince Edward Island this Saturday for the Parts for Trucks 100 - with a record number of "Islanders" expected to enter the race. Twelve racers from PEI have stated their intention to compete in the Parts for Trucks 100, almost half of the 29 cars expected to enter.
PEI racers on the roster include: Kent Vincent, currently tied for fifth place in overall series point standings will be on hand, as will Jonathan Hicken - the leading contender in the EIT Race Radio Rookie of the Year standings, along with Robbie MacLean, Dale Holmes, Lowell Affleck, Darren MacKinnon, Darren Vanderaa, Greg Proude, Chris Hughes, Scott Livingston, Kris Fournier and Roger Crane.
Vincent and Proude are former series winners at the tight ¼-mile oval, and all of them used Raceway Park as their training ground as they progressed through their racing careers to the pro stock ranks.
Besides the "Islanders" the Parts for Trucks 100 will feature defending race winner Bobby White as well as series champions Wayne Smith, Rollie MacDonald and Shawn Tucker.
Smith is the series current points leader, but Shawn Turple - winner of two of the first three races of the season - is in hot pursuit, just 15 markers out of first place. Two-time and defending series champion Shawn Tucker is third overall, just 11 points behind Turple. Only 63 points separate the top 10 in the point standings after the first three races. Tucker is also a series race winner this year.
The Parts for Trucks 100 at Raceway Park is round four of 11 in the 2008 chase for series championship, and round one of four in the 2008 Parts for Trucks Challenge - an annual mini-series designed to reward top points-getters in the four races sponsored by Parts for Trucks each season.
Two rounds of qualifying (time trials and heat races) will set a 26-car starting grid for the 100-lap feature race. Pro stock Atlantic Tiltload Time Trials start at 5:10 p.m.; racing starts at 6.
Besides the pro stock races, the event will feature regular points racing in the Raceway Park modified and street stock divisions.
EXPECTED ENTRIES - PARTS FOR TRUCKS 100 - RACEWAY PARK, JUNE 28/08
No. - Name - Sponsor - Make - Hometown - Prov
01 Robbie MacLean Robbies Truck and Trailer Monte Carlo Charlottetown PE
0 Shawn Turple Dexter Construction Impala SS Enfield NS
4 Dale Holmes Castle Building Centres Impala SS West Covehead PE
5 Jonathan Hicken Reynolds Well Drilling Impala SS Montague PE
6 Lowell Affleck Barter Centre Used Cars Monte Carlo Summerside PE
8 Kent Vincent Atlantic Turbines Avenger Crapaud PE
13 Rollie MacDonald King Freight Lines Fusion Pictou NS
18 Darren MacKinnon Shaws Towing Monte Carlo Winsloe PE
19 Tim Rodgers Philips Bros Excavating Monte Carlo Upper Coverdale NB
19v Darren Vanderaa Chappell Construction Monte Carlo Milton PE
21 Shawn Pierce Steve's Iron Works Monte Carlo Bridgewater NS
23 Lonnie Sommerville AE MacKay Builders Impala SS Saint John NB
23s Craig Slaunwhite Atlantic CAT Impala SS Terence Bay NS
24 Scott Livingston tba Monte Carlo Charlottetown PE
26 Mike Stevens R. Stevens Mechanical Impala SS Salisbury NB
29 Greg Proude Challenger Farm Equip. Charger Charlottetown PE
37 Kris Fournier tba Charger Charlottetown PE
32 Chris Hughes Pauley Equipement Camry Brackley Beach PE
35 Brad Mann Subway Restaurants Monte Carlo Glen Livet NB
39 Sandy Livingston, Jr. Key Base Financial Monte Carlo Springhill NS
44 Wayne Smith ICI Paints Monte Carlo Timberlea NS
48 Dave O'Blenis Burger King Camry Boundary Creek NB
52 Shawn Tucker Rockico Truck & Trailer Impala SS Fredericton NB
66 Daryl Mahar Inglis Jewelers Impala SS Five Island Lake NS
76 Roger Crane Montague Tire Impala SS Montague PE
80 Roger Miller Stan's Auto Monte Carlo Kennetcook NS
81 Bobby White Russell White Lumber Grand Prix Kennetcook NS
89 Donald Chisholm Nova Construction Impala SS Antigonish NS
92 Pete Miller ACL Construction Monte Carlo Kennetcook NS
Expected entry list is subject to change without notice.
About CARQUEST Auto Parts
With nearly 4000 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.
About the CARQUEST Pro Stock Tour
The CARQUEST Pro Stock Tour is owned and operated by Maritime Pro Stock Tour Limited and features an annual series at five venues in the three Maritime Provinces of Canada. Former champions include John Flemming (2002, 2003, 2006), Shawn Tucker (2004, 2007), Wayne Smith (2001) and Rollie MacDonald (2005). For more information, call 902.481.2531 or click www.maritimeprostocktour.com.
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