Lucas Oil 100 Promises
High Octane Excitement
HALIFAX, NS (May 21, 2008) - After a looooong winter off-season, Maritime racers and race fans are counting the minutes until Saturday's season opener for Scotia Speedworld and the CARQUEST Pro Stock Tour: the Lucas Oil 100.
The wait will have been worth it - with plenty of high octane excitement - on the track and off.
Besides an awesome expected entry list of 33 top CARQUEST Tour drivers, Lucas Oil will have two drag cars on hand where fans will have the chance to see one up close and the other in action. Boo King and Lynn Cormier, drivers of the Lucas Oil-sponsored dragsters, will both be at Scotia Speedworld for the Lucas Oil 100.
Defending race winner and inaugural series champion Wayne Smith is among the record number of pro stock racers expected for the event, along with fellow former series champions Rollie MacDonald and defending series champion Shawn Tucker.
With 33 entries, the series qualifying procedures will become even more important; indeed a race within a race - as each driver strives to make the starting lineup for the feature.
Lynn Cormier and her Lucas Oil drag car will be at Scotia Speedworld May 24, along with fellow Lucas Oil dragster Boo King, and his car.
The first round of qualifying is the Atlantic Tiltload Time Trials where each driver makes two laps with his speed being recorded by the series electronic timing equipment, with their fastest circuit being their lap of record. The nine drivers at the top of the chart in the time trial round will be automatically locked into one of the first nine starting spots on the grid for the 100-lap feature race - but must first compete in a 10-lap heat race in which their finishing position determines the feature starting order, i.e. finish first in the heat, start first in the feature...
Three more 10-lap qualifying heats, for the drivers that finished 10th and back in time trials, will see the top three finishers from each heat advance to the feature. Those still not locked into a starting spot on the feature grid will compete in a "B" Feature - with the finishing order for it, along with as many as four provisional spots - determining the balance of the 26-car starting lineup for the Lucas Oil 100.
The Wallace Equipment Hobby Stocks and the Maritime Legends Tour will provide racing action between the pro stock segments. Maritime recording artist John Gracie will sing the national anthem.
The box office and grandstand gates open Saturday at 3 p.m.; Atlantic Tiltload Time Trials start at 5:10 p.m., with racing at 6 p.m.
Advance tickets are now available at the following locations:
Scotia Speedworld Office - 70 Ilsley Avenue, Dartmouth
CARQUEST Auto Parts - Akerley Boulevard, Dartmouth
CARQUEST Auto Parts - Robie Street, Halifax
Forbes Chev Olds - Portland Street, Dartmouth
Parts for Trucks - Wright Avenue, Dartmouth
Scale House, Municipal Contracting - Bedford
Ticket Atlantic - by phone, online, or at select Atlantic Superstores
Grandstand admission* for the Lucas Oil 100 is $22 for adults; $5 for youth aged 8-15; children 7 and under are admitted free. All children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Pit admission is $25 and restricted to those 16 and older. *A service charge may apply to purchases made through Ticket Atlantic.
EXPECTED ENTRIES - LUCAS OIL 100
Shawn Turple, Enfield, NS
Donald Chisholm, Antigonish, NS
George Koszkulics, New Glasgow, NS
Dale Holmes, West Covehead, PEI
Jonathan Hicken, Brudenell, PEI (r)
Kent Vincent, Crapaud, PEI
Mike MacKenzie, Dartmouth, NS
Daryl Mahar, Hubley, NS
Robbie MacLean, Winslow, PEI (r)
Shawn Pierce, Bridgewater, NS
Sandy Livingston, Springhill, NS
Darren MacKinnon, Milton, PEI
Chris Hughes, Brackley Beach, PEI
Mike Stevens, Riverview, NB
Shawn Tucker, Fredericton, NB
Wayne Smith, Halifax, NS
Roger Crane, Montague, PEI
Brad Mann, Glen Levit, NB
Tim Rodgers, Upper Coverdale, NB
Darren Vanderaa, Milton, PEI
Dave O'Blenis, Boundary Creek, NB
Craig Slaunwhite, White's Lake, NS (r)
Rollie MacDonald, Pictou, NS
Lonnie Sommerville, Saint John, NB
Greg Proude, North Wiltshire, PEI
Lowell Affleck, Summerside, PEI (r)
Bobby Nielsen, Vernon River, PEI
Pete Miller, Kennetcook, NS (r)
Jeff Campbell, Halifax, NS (r)
Marty Prevost, Fall River, NS
Scott Livingston, Charlottetown, PEI
Roger Miller, Noel, NS
Kevin Moore, Fredericton, NB
(r) indicates EIT Rookie of the Year contender; entry list subject to change without notice.
NOTE: Qualifying procedure described herein based on 29 or more entries.
About Lucas Oil
Lucas Oil is one of the fastest growing additive lines in the consumer automotive industry, carrying a premium line of oils, greases and problem solving additives as well as a heavy duty line of products for the industrial and agricultural markets. Lucas Oil has long been directly involved in the racing industry, and seeing a need for better lubricants in this industry, Lucas Oil developed a line of high performance engine oils and gear oils that are second-to-none in the racing industry. Lucas racing products, including high performance engine oils and gear oils have proven themselves on NASCAR, NHRA, IHRA, USHRA and ATPA tracks across the country.
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.
About Scotia Speedworld
Scotia Speedworld is a 3/10-mile asphalt oval stock car racing track featuring a Weekly Racing Series for six divisions and several special events during the race season, which runs from May to September. Scotia Speedworld is located at Exit 6 on Highway 102, across from the Halifax Stanfield International Airport. For more information please click on ScotiaSpeedworld.ca or call our Event Hotline at (902) 873-2277 or our office at (902) 481-2514.
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