Smith Wins Lucas Oil 150
SHEDIAC, NB (September 6, 2008) - Wayne Smith of Timberlea, NS won the LUCAS OIL 150 at Centre for Speed,
near Shediac, NB on Saturday afternoon. Smith used a lap car to steal
the lead from EIT Race Radios Rookie of the Year contender Craig
Slaunwhite with four laps remaining in the event. Slaunwhite, from
Terence Bay, NS led the most laps on the day. The win was Smith's third
Halcraft Print Checkered Flag of the season. Mike Stevens of Salisbury,
NB scored his best career finish in third, ahead of Shawn Tucker of
Fredericton, NB. Dave O'Blenis of Boundary Creek, NB rounded out the top
Slaunwhite won the Coast Tire Most Laps Led Award. Over 2500 faithful fans showed for the event, which was threatened by storms ahead of Hurricane Hanna. Only seven cautions slowed the race, including a competition yellow at lap 75 so the undercard Sportsman division had a chance to complete half of their event in case of rain. The event took just over an hour to complete.
Points contender Lonnie Sommerville of Saint John, NB took the Hipertech Pole Challenge to gather extra points and bonus money in his quest to catch Wayne Smith for his first championship. Sommerville left his seventh place starting spot to start 25th in the field. He finished in the sixth position.
The qualifying race that remained from the original event on August 3rd was cancelled.
Thirty one competitors attempted to qualify on the August 3rd date, with twenty nine of them returning for the completion of the event. No other cars were able to attempt to qualify for the event as per tour rules.
The CARQUEST Pro Stock Tour finale is next Saturday, September 13th at 4:00 p.m. when it returns to Scotia Speedworld, near Halifax, NS for the Parts for Trucks 200. The 2008 CARQUEST Pro Stock Tour Champion will be decided at that time. Wayne Smith of Timberlea, NS holds a slim points lead over Lonnie Sommerville of Saint John, NB and Shawn Turple of Enfield, NS.
|1||44||Wayne Smith||150||ICI Paints||Timberlea NS|
|2||23s||Craig Slaunwhite||150||Atlantic CAT||Terence Bay NS|
|3||26||Mike Stevens||150||R. Stevens Mechanical||Salisbury NB|
|4||52||Shawn Tucker||150||Rockico Truck & Trailer||Fredericton NB|
|5||48||Dave O'Blenis||150||Burger King||Boundary Creek Nb|
|6||23||Lonnie Sommerville||150||AE MacKay Builders||Saint John Nb|
|7||0||Shawn Turple||150||Dexter Construction||Enfield NS|
|8||88||George Koszculics||150||Wear Well Garment Co.||New Glasgow NS|
|9||66||Daryl Mahar||150||Inglis Jewelers||Five Island Lake NS|
|10||29||Greg Proude||150||Challenger Farm Equip.||Charlottetown PE|
|11||11||Marty Prevost||150||Mega Enterprises||Fall River NS|
|12||76||Roger Crane||150||Montague Tire||Montague PE|
|13||32||Chris Hughes||150||Pauley Equipment||Brackley Beach PE|
|14||18||Darren MacKinnon||150||Shaws Towing||Winsloe PE|
|15||37||Kris Fournier||150||Totally Tile||Charlottetown PE|
|16||89||Donald Chisholm||150||Nova Construction||Antigonish NS|
|17||80||Roger Miller||150||Stan's Auto||Kennetcook NS|
|18||19v||Darren Vanderaa||149||Chappell Construction||Milton PE|
|19||92||Pete Miller||149||ACL Construction||Kennetcook NS|
|20||01||Robbie MacLean||149||Robbies Truck and Trailer||Charlottetown PE|
|21||35||Brad Mann||147||Subway Restaurants||Glen Livet NB|
|22||39||Sandy Livingston, Jr.||147||Key Base Financial||Springhill NS|
|23||5||Jonathan Hicken||145||Reynolds Well Drilling||Montague PE|
|24||21||Shawn Pierce||135||Steve's Iron Works||Bridgewater NS|
|25||24||Scott Livingston||116||Dalziels Auto Body||Charlottetown PE|
|262||77||Gerry Curtis||54||Dent Doctor||Fredericton NB|
|27||8||Kent Vincent||52||Atlantic Turbines||Crapaud PE|
|DNS||88m||Kevin Moore||0||Santucci Tiles||Fredericton NB|
|DNS||87||Matt Harris||0||Harris Estates||Fredericton Jct. NB|
|DNS||95||Mike Banks||0||Snap On||Kingston NS|
|DNS||6||Lowell Affleck||0||Barter Centre Used Cars||Summerside PE|
Cautions: 7 - Laps: 12, 15, 53, 63, 66, 76 (break), 112
Leaders: Car 0, Laps 1-11; Car 23s, Lap 12-54; Car 44, Lap 55; Car 23s, Lap 56; Car 44, 57-64; Car 23s, Laps 65-146; Car 44, Lap 147-150
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, 2008) and Rollie MacDonald (2005). For more information, call 902.481.2531 or click www.maritimeprostocktour.com.
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