Proude Victorious at Lucas Oil 100 CARQUEST Pro Stock Tour Season Opener
(Halifax, NS, May 23, 2009) Greg Proude of Springvale, Prince Edward Island won the CARQUEST Pro Stock Tour Season Opener — the Lucas Oil 100 &mdahs; at Scotia Speedworld, located near Halifax, NS on Saturday evening. The race started out with two quick cautions in the first 4 laps but then ran smooth. Daryl Mahar of Hubley, NS finished second, ahead of John Flemming from Halifax. Wayne Smith, Timberlea, NS and Lonnie Sommerville of Quispamsis, NB rounded out the top five.
Proude won the Coast Tire Most Laps Led Award after leading the final 81 laps of the race. Over 4000 fans saw him take the lead from Craig Slaunwhite of Terence Bay, NS who led the first 19 laps. Five cautions slowed the race, which took just under an hour to complete.
Dave O'Blenis from Boundary Creek, NB, Robbie MacLean of Winsloe, PE and Kent Vincent from Crapaud, PE each won a LiteCo heat race, while Jonathan Hicken, Brudenell, PE, won the B Feature which was his last chance to qualify for the race. Thirty of the Maritime's top drivers attempted to qualify for the Main Feature.
Greg Proude won the Dartmouth Dodge Dash for Cash, featuring the top ten finishers in the Atlantic Tiltload Time Trials. He also had the fastest time on the 1/3 mile d-oval, with a time of 14.204 seconds (76.035 mph)
The fans were also treated to an exciting Maritime League of Legends Tour race. The 50 lap feature ended after only 49 laps when Jeff Atkinson, Port Latour, NS flipped on the front stretch after many cautions in the final 5 laps. Justin MacNeil, Sackville NS ended up taking the first checkered flag of their season.
The CARQUEST Pro Stock Tour returns to action in two weeks, when it makes its first stop at the high banks of Riverside International Speedway in Antigonish, Nova Scotia for the Ron MacGillivray Chevrolet 100 on June 6. Racing starts at 6pm.
|POS.||CAR NO.||DRIVER NAME||SPONSOR||HOMETOWN||LAPS|
|1||29||Greg Proude||Loyalist Marble & Tile||Charlottetown, PEI||100|
|2||66||Daryl Mahar||Inglis Jewelers, K Hubley Wood||Five Island Lake, NS||100|
|3||97||John Flemming||The Roofing Connection||Halifax, NS||100|
|4||44||Wayne Smith||Jetco Contracting||Timberlea, NS||100|
|5||23||Lonnie Sommerville||AE MacKay Builders||Saint John, NB||100|
|6||0||Shawn Turple||Dexter Construction||Enfield, NS||100|
|7||01||Robbie MacLean||Charlottetown Bottle & Metal||Charlottetown, PEI||100|
|8||48||Dave O'Blenis||Burger King, Peterbuilt, Tims||Boundary Creek, NB||100|
|9||32||Chris Hughes||CG Loaders & Boto Tires||Brackley Beach, PEI||99|
|10||5||Jonathan Hicken||Reynolds Well Drilling||Brudenell, PEI||99|
|11||26||Mike Stevens||Roadway Systems, TNT Insul||Salisbury, NB||99|
|12||76||Roger Crane||Montague Tire||Montague, PEI||99|
|13||37||Kris Fournier||Taylors Garage, Totally Tile||Charlottetown, PEI||99|
|14||80||Roger Miller||Harvey Racing||Kennetcook, NS||99|
|15||8||Kent Vincent||Vector Atlantic||Crapaud, PEI||97|
|16||52||Shawn Tucker||Rockico Truck & Trailer||Fredericton, NB||96|
|17||18||Darren MacKinnon||Shaws Towing Ltd.||Winsloe, PEI||96|
|18||99||Craig Slaunwhite||Halifax Glass & Mirror||Terrence Bay, NS||95|
|19||21||Shawn Pierce||Wayne Smith Automotive||Bridgewater, NS||93|
|20||88||George Koszculics||Nova Construction||New Glasgow, NS||84|
|21||19v||Darren Vanderaa||City Collision, Chappell Const||Milton, PEI||46|
|22||02||Mike MacKenzie||Forbes Chevrolet||Dartmouth, NS||36|
|23||82||Pete Miller||ACL Construction||Kennetcook, NS||36|
|24||39||Sandy Livingstone, Jr.||Springhill, NS||31|
|25||24||Scott Livingstone||Charlottetown, PEI||7|
|26||89||Donald Chisholm||Nova Construction||Antigonish, NS||4|
|27||6||Lowell Affleck||Barter Centre Used Vehicles||Summerside, PEI||DNQ|
|28||51||Josh Jaillet||Moncton, NB||DNQ|
|29||1||Dave Heino||DC Huskins & Sons Trucking||Shelburne, NS||DNQ|
|30||55||Jason Carnahan||Moncton, NB||DNQ|
Lead Changes: 1 (Car 99: 1-19, Car 29: Lap 20-100)
Heat Winners: 8, 01, 48
B Feature: 5
Dash Winner: 29
Time Trials Winner (Fast Time): 29 (14.204 seconds, 76.035 mph)
We are pleased to report that Shawn Tucker is doing well; his leg is bruised up but not broken. He will be back piloting the #52 car for the next race on June 6th in Antigonish.
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