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Turple Dominates All 100 Laps of Lockhart Truck Center 100


(Halifax, NS, July 3, 2010) – Shawn Turple of Enfield, NS, returned to Scotia Speedworld’s victory lane after leading all 100 laps of the Lockhart Truck Center 100 in his Dexter Construction/Municipal Group Imapala on Saturday night. Fredericton’s Shawn Tucker, in his Rockico Truck & Trailer/AL Gullison Impala, battled hard in the end to try to take the victory from Turple, but came over the line 0.305 seconds after the 2009 CARQUEST Pro Stock Tour Champion. Mike MacKenzie (Dartmouth, NS) also got up on his R&R Kinsmans/Chebucto Ford Fusion for the last ten laps weaving through the top ten to finally end up in the final podium spot. Donald Chisholm of Antigonish, NS in his Nova Construction Ford Fusion and Kent Vincent (Crapaud, PE) in his Vector Aerospace/H&P Glover Dodge Charger rounded out the top five.

Turple would also pocket the Scotia Emergency Vehicle Services Most Laps Led Award after leading the entire race as well as the Ledwidge Lumber Halfway Award. The EIT Race Radios Rookie of the Race was Jerome Kehoe who came home in 13th place.

Qualifying kicked off the evening’s events with Daryl Mahar setting the pace in the Atlantic Tiltload Time Trials, laying down a lap of 14.409 seconds at 74.953 mph around the 3/10 mile D-oval. Donald Chisholm won the Dartmouth Dodge Dash for the Pole, featuring the fastest ten drivers from the Time Trial event. MacKenzie and Riverview, NB’s Mike Stevens collected Dartmouth Dodge Heat Race victories All 24 drivers who attempted to qualify raced in the Lockhart Truck Center 100.

The next event for the CARQUEST Pro Stock Tour is the IWK 250 presented by Steve Lewis Auto Body at Riverside International Speedway in beautiful Antigonish, NS. Can the Oval Outlaw Wayne Smith get back to back wins at this event or can NASCAR’s Marcus Ambrose take the crown? Additional event information can be found by going to www.riversidespeedway.ca or www.MaritimeProStockTour.com.

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About Lockhart Truck Center:
Lockhart Truck Centre is Nova Scotia’s premier heavy truck dealer, servicing the Maritimes since 1985. Lockhart offers the complete Western Star line up of premium line haul and heavy-duty vocational applications and a new level of customer service that makes Lockhart Truck Centre your number one choice for sales and service. Their knowledgeable factory trained staff are ready to serve you with customized solutions tailored to your business. Visit www.lockharttruckcenter.ca for more information.

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.

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.

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