Wayne Smith Wins First Leg of Triple Crown Series
(Halifax, NS, July 19, 2009) Wayne Smith of Timberlea, NS in his Jetco Contracting Chevrolet Impala won the IWK 250 presented by Steve Lewis Auto Body at Riverside International Speedway, located near Antigonish, NS on Sunday afternoon. Smith had to fight off Kent Vincent of Crapaud, PE until the last 0.174 seconds. David Reutimann from Zephyrhill, Florida finished third. Greg Proude of Springvale, PE and Craig Slaunwhite of Terence Bay, NS rounded out the top five.
Thirty nine drivers unloaded into Riverside's infield Saturday morning but only thirty eight participated in the Atlantic Tiltload Time Trials after Fredericton, NB's Matt Harris put his Matt Harris & Son Inc Ford Fusion into the wall on turn three in the first half hour of practice. Regan Smith had the fastest time, with a time of 14.301 seconds (100.692 mph). The remainder of the day's schedule was postponed until the following day due to inclement weather. All drivers returned on Sunday — including NASCAR superstars David Reutimann and Regan Smith — except Kris Fournier of Charlottetown, PEI who couldn't pilot his Taylor's Garage Dodge Charger due to a previous engagement.
Shawn Turple of Enfield, NS won the Dartmouth Dodge Dash for Cash featuring the top ten finishers in the Atlantic Tiltload Time Trials, which awarded him the coveted Pole Position to start the 250 lap Main Feature. Dave O'Blenis of Boundary Creek, NB, John Flemming of Halifax, NS, and Mike Stevens of Riverview, NB each won a LiteCo heat race, while Jonathan Hicken of Brudenell, PE won the 30 lap B Feature which was his last chance to qualify for the Main Feature.
Regan Smith of Cato, NY won the Coast Tire Most Laps Led Award after leading 124 laps of the race. Over 6,000 fans saw 11 cautions and a one hour rain delay interrupt the race which took over three hours to complete.
The CARQUEST Pro Stock Tour returns to action next Saturday, July 25 for the re-scheduled Parts For Trucks 100 at Speedway 660 in Geary, NB. Racing starts at 7pm with Time Trials starting at 6:10pm. Gates open at 5pm.
About the IWK
The IWK Health Centre, while located in Halifax, Nova Scotia, is an essential resource for women, children, youth and families from across the Maritimes and beyond. Each year, thousands of Maritime children and women come to the IWK requiring emergency care, surgery for critical illnesses, and inpatient care for ongoing medical conditions.
About Steve Lewis Auto Body
Steve Lewis Auto Body is located on Beech Street in Sydney. The company is in their 32nd year of business and proud to support many community and charitable efforts, including a 14-year involvement with the IWK. Call them at 902.539.2848.
About Riverside International Speedway
Riverside International Speedway, a 1/3-mile high banked asphalt oval, is located in James River, between New Glasgow and Antigonish, at exit 30 off Trans Canada Highway 104. Opened in 1969, the facility was totally rebuilt in 2006 to become a premiere motorsports site, comparable to the best short tracks in Canada and the U.S. To learn more about Riverside Int'l Speedway, please visit www.riversidespeedway.ca or call 902.863.2410.
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
RESULTS FOR THE CARQUEST PRO STOCK TOUR
July 19, 2009
RIVERSIDE INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY, Antigonish, NS
|1||44||Wayne Smith||Jetco Contracting||Timberlea||NS||250|
|2||8||Kent Vincent||Vector Atlantic||Crapaud||PE||250|
|3||9||David Reutimann||CAT Car / Car for Kids||Zephyrhill||FL||250|
|4||29||Greg Proude||Atlantic Dodge Dealers||Charlottetown||PE||250|
|5||99||Craig Slaunwhite||Halifax Glass & Mirror||Terence Bay||NS||250|
|6||32||Chris Hughes||CG Loaders & Boto Tires||Brackley Beach||PE||250|
|7||26||Mike Stevens||Roadway Systems, TNT Insul||Salisbury||NB||250|
|8||21||Shawn Pierce||Oval Outlaw Racing||Bridgewater||NS||249|
|9||23||Lonnie Sommerville||AE MacKay Builders||Saint John||NB||247|
|10||78||Regan Smith||Blue Wave Energy||Cato||NY||241|
|11||0||Shawn Turple||Dexter Construction||Enfield||NS||241|
|13||O1||Robbie MacLean||Charlottetown Bottle & Metal||Charlottetown||PE||241|
|14||92||Pete Miller||ACL Construction||Kennetcook||NS||232|
|15||18||Darren MacKinnon||Shaws Towing Ltd.||Winsloe||PE||209|
|16||48||Dave O'Blenis||Burger King, Peterbuilt, Tims||Boundary Creek||NB||198|
|17||80||Roger Miller||Harvey Racing||Kennetcook||NS||160|
|18||6||Lowell Affleck||Barter Centre Used Vehicles||Summerside||PE||150|
|19||01E||Dan Eddy||Sojourn Signs||Lower Sackville||NS||139|
|20||O2||Mike MacKenzie||Forbes Chevrolet||Dartmouth||NS||118|
|21||88N||Kevin Moore||Santucci Tiles||Fredericton||NB||106|
|22||52||Shawn Tucker||Rockico Truck & Trailer||Fredericton||NB||82|
|23||66G||Paul Gahan||Subway Restaurants||Glen Livet||NB||82|
|24||55||Jason Carnahan||Irving Oil Marketing||Moncton||NB||70|
|25||13||Rollie MacDonald||King Freight Lines||Pictou||NS||49|
|26||76||Roger Crane||Montague Tire||Montague||PE||34|
|27||97||John Flemming||The Roofing Connection||Halifax||NS||31|
|29||89||Donald Chisholm||Nova Construction||Antigonish||NS||26|
|30||5||Jonathan Hicken||Reynolds Well Drilling||Montague||PE||22|
|31||88||George Koszculics||Nova Construction||New Glasgow||NS||21|
|32||54||Johnny Clark||Clark's Car Crushing||20|
Lead Changes: 4 (Car #0, Laps 1-18), (Car #13, Lap 19), (Car #0, Laps 20-26), (Car #78 Laps 27-50), (Car#02, Laps 51-83), (Car#78 Laps84-198), (Car#44, Laps 199-250)
Heat Winners: #48, #97, #26
B Feature: #5
Dash Winner: #0
Time Trials Winner (Fast Time): #78 (14.301 seconds, 100.692 mph)
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