Clark Dominates Final Leg of Triple Crown Series at Speedway 660
(Geary, NB, September 5, 2010) – Hallowell, Maine’s Johnny Clark led 210 laps of the race on Saturday night in his effort to win the final leg of the Triple Crown Series. Enfield, Nova Scotia’s Shawn Turple (Dexter Construction) started the race on the pole, led the first 16 laps, and then raced in the top ten the entire race. He eventually took over the lead from Clark on a restart, but could not hang on for any green flag racing. He settled for second place for the second year in a row for this event. After being involved in a mid-race incident, Fredericton, New Brunswick’s Shawn Tucker (AL Gullison Disaster Kleep Up) fought his way back to the front and came home with a third place finish. Springvale, PE’s Greg Proude (APM/Atlantic Dodge Dealers) and Morrill, ME’s Travis Benjamin (Irving Lubricants) rounded out the top five.
With 37 drivers on site vying for only 28 spots, qualifying on a beautiful Sunday afternoon was fierce. Turple, Jonathan Hicken (Brudenell, PE), Dave O’Blenis (Boundary Creek, NB), and Greg Fahey (St. Stephen, NB) all took home wins in the heat races. Following the heats were three “consi” races which were won by Scott Chubback (Dresden, ME), Kevin Moore (Fredericton, NB), and Ben Rowe (Turner, ME). The last opportunity for drivers to “race” their way into the 250 lap Main Feature was the “Last Chance” Race. Travis Kittleson of Merritt Island, ME was the victor.
This race marked the final event of the Triple Crown of Maritime Racing. Shawn Tucker became Champion by a slim margin of one marker over Jonathan Hicken. Wayne Smith was third, followed by Kent Vincent and Shawn Turple.
The next event for the CARQUEST Pro Stock Tour is the Parts For Trucks 200 Season Finale at Scotia Speedworld in Halifax, NS. Can Tucker become a three time champion? Or will Shawn Turple become a back to back Champion? Additional event information can be found by going to www.MaritimeProStockTour.com.
Speedway 660 is WicKID Family Fun! The 1/3 of a mile high-banked paved oval features three classes of racing on a weekly basis: Coastal Blending & Packaging Pro Stocks, Martin’s Home Heating, and Leisure Family Rv.com Street Stocks. Over 70,000 people are expected to attend over 18 events during the 2010 season. Speedway 660 is located off Highway 7 on Route 660 in Geary, NB, and is within minutes of Saint John and Fredericton. Speedway 660 can be found online at www.speedway660.com.
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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