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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
IWK 250
July 19, 2009
RIVERSIDE INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY, Antigonish, NS

Pos No. Name Sponsor Hometown Prov Laps
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
12 24 Scott Livingston Charlottetown PE 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
28 20 Greg Fahey 26
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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