CARQUEST Pro Stock Tour Returns to Scotia Speedworld for Lucas Oil 100
(Halifax, NS, August 10, 2009) The CARQUEST Pro Stock Tour is returning to Scotia Speedworld for the second weekend in a row this coming Saturday, August 15 for the Lucas Oil 100. It will be the third and final Lucas Oil race of the season and the eighth leg of the summer series. Scotia Speedworld saw full throttle excitement this past weekend and fans can expect nothing less on Saturday! Atlantic Tiltload Time Trials will begin at 5:10pm, followed by the Dartmouth Dodge Dash for Cash at 6:00pm. Tickets are available at the gate only. Main gates open at 3:00pm.
The change in venue for the Lucas Oil 100 was announced Saturday night following the Atlantic CAT 250. "Failure by both parties to reach a mutually acceptable agreement has resulted in the cancellation of the August 15th event at Centre For Speed in Shediac, NB." commented Ron Clarke, General Manager of the CARQUEST Pro Stock Tour. "We will be working diligently with Centre for Speed to resolve these issues. We have a very strong fan base in New Brunswick and plan to race there for many years to come."
There are valuable Championship points on the line this weekend and the competition for them is heating up. With only three more opportunities to accumulate points before this season's Champion is crowned and only 25 markers separating the top five, this race is going to be exciting! Three of the top five drivers call Scotia Speedworld their home track. Shawn Turple of Enfield, NS currently sits in the top position, but with a mere three point lead over John Flemming of Halifax, NS.
Wayne Smith of Timberlea, NS is the other home town favourite and he sits in forth position just one marker behind Shawn Tucker of Fredericton, NB. Rounding out your top five is Lonnie Sommerville of Saint John, NB, who is 25 markers out of the first position and coming into the race with 250 laps of momentum after winning last weekend's Atlantic CAT 250.
Greg Proude of Springvale, PE will be another driver to watch this weekend since he has taken the checkered flag at the other two Lucas Oil sponsored races this season. At the season opening Lucas Oil 100 back in May at Scotia Speedworld, Proude had the fastest time in the Atlantic Tiltload Time Trials, won the Dartmouth Dodge Dash for Cash, and led 81 of the 100 laps! He'll be looking for a repeat of that performance on the weekend.
Fans will also be treated to a 50 lap Legend feature.
Admission for Saturday's Lucas Oil 100 is $25.00 for adults; $5.00 for youth; pit admission is $30.00. Children 7 and under are admitted for free. All children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Pits are restricted to those 16 and older. Tickets will also be available on race day only.
Visit www.scotiaspeedworld.ca for all event information or call our event hotline at 902.873.CARS
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 Scotia Speedworld
Scotia Speedworld (SSW) is a 3/10-mile asphalt oval racing facility. SSW is the only venue in Nova Scotia to host a weekly racing series, which runs May through September and features six different classes of racecars. SSW also hosts special events, including Monster Jam and the CARQUEST Pro Stock Tour. SSW is located at Exit 6 on Highway 102, across from the Halifax Stanfield International Airport. For more information please click on www.scotiaspeedworld.ca or call our Event Hotline at (902) 873-2277 or our office at (902) 481-2514.
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 (CPST) is the highest level of stock car racing in Canada. The Tour is recognized in the industry as one of the healthiest stock car racing series in North America. CPST visits five tracks throughout the Maritimes during its May through September season. The CARQUEST Pro Stock Tour is owned and operated by Maritime Pro Stock Tour Limited. For more information, call our administration office at 902.481.2531 or click www.maritimeprostocktour.com
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