Victory is Sweet for Vincent at the IWK 250 Presented By Steve Lewis Auto Body
(James River, NS, July 17, 2010) Ė Kent Vincent of Crapaud PE took home over $10,000 as he returned to victory lane at Riverside International Speedway in his Vector Aerospace / H&P Glover Dodge Charger on Saturday night. Last seasonís winner of the event, Wayne Smith of Timberlea NS, finished second in his Jetco Contracting / ICI Paints Chevy. Frederictonís Shawn Tucker, in his Rockico Truck & Trailer/AL Gullison Disaster Kleen-Up Impala battled hard in the end to try to take the victory but came over the line in third. Jonathan Hicken of Brudenell PE took his Castle Building Centre Chevy to a fourth place finish and Chris Hughes of Brackley Beach PE rounded out the top five in his Pauley Equipment Toyota Camry.
Shawn Tucker would also pocket the Scotia Emergency Vehicle Services Most Laps Led Award and Wayne Smith beat the stellar field to the stripe on lap 125 earning him the Ledwidge Lumber Halfway Award. The EIT Race Radios Rookie of the Race was Jerome Kehoe who came home in 8th place.
Qualifying kicked off the dayís events with Donald Chisholm in his #89 Keltic Ford / Nova Construction Ford setting the pace in the Atlantic Tiltload Time Trials, laying down a lap of 14.397 seconds around the 1/3 mile high banked oval. Donald Chisholm also won the Dartmouth Dodge Dash for the Pole, featuring the fastest ten drivers from the Time Trial event. Wayne Smith took home the victory in heat race number one in his Jetco Contracting / ICI Paints Chevy. Kent Vincent won heat race number two in his Vector Aerospace, H&P Glover Charger. Mike MacKenzie of Halifax took home the checkers in the final heat race in his #75 Chebucto Ford/ R&R Kinsmans Chevy. Final starting positions for the IWK 250 were decided by a 15 lap semi, won by #80 Roger Miller in his Harvey Racing Chevy Monte Carlo. All 31 drivers who attempted to qualify made the main feature.
The next event for the CARQUEST Pro Stock Tour is the Parts for Trucks 100, July 24th at Speedway 660 in Fredericton NB. Local hero Shawn Tucker took the win last season and will be looking to impress again at his home track. Stay tuned to www.MaritimeProStockTour.com for all of the latest event details.
About Steve Lewis Auto Body:
Steve Lewis Auto Body is located on Beech Street in Sydney. The company is in their 33rd 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 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 Riverside International Speedway:
Riverside Speedway, 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. For more information about Riverside International Speedway, please visit www.riversidespeedway.ca or call 902.863.2410
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 four 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
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.
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