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KOSZKULICS RETURNS TO VICTORY LANE IN LUCAS OIL 100

(Antigonish, NS. August 20, 2011) – New Glasgow’s George Koszkulics snapped a six season winless drought on Saturday night by taking the checkers in the Lucas Oil 100 at Riverside International Speedway. Koszkulics, who started sixth on the 23 car field took the lead for the final time on lap 60 and led the final 40 laps en route to the popular win. IWK 250 winner Darren MacKinnon (Charlottetown, PE) finished second while Craig Slaunwhite (Terence Bay) held off a strong pack of cars battling for the third place spot. Fourth place went to Kent Vincent (Crapaud, PE), who picked up the King Freight Lines Halfway Award and the Linde Group Most Laps Led Award after leading the first 60 laps of the event from the Fast Eddie Racewear Pole. Completing the top five in the tenth event of the season was Shawn Tucker (Fredericton, NB).

The Atlantic Tiltload Time Trials set the tone for the evenings festivities and it was Shawn Turple (Enfield) pacing the field with a blistering time of 14.200 around the 1/3-mile, high banked oval. Dartmouth Dodge Heat Races went to Tucker and Wayne Smith (Timberlea).With Smith finishing ninth in the Lucas Oil 100, it will tighten up the point standings with two races to go. The Lucas Oil 100 featured four yellow flag periods and took over one hour to complete.

The next event for the Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour is the CARQUEST 100 on Saturday, August 27th, at Petty International Raceway. Home track favorite Mike Stevens will be looking to take the victory in his own backyard, while Wayne Smith will look to defend his unofficial point lead leading into the race. Atlantic Tiltload Time Trials begin at 5:10pm with the Fast Eddie Dash for Cash rolling off at 6pm.

Tickets for the CARQUEST 100 at Petty International Raceway are on sale now at Ticket Atlantic and participating Atlantic Superstores, phone 1.877.451.1221 or visit www.ticketatlantic.com. Tickets will also be available at the gate on race day. Complete event information can be found at www.MaritimeProStockTour.com

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About Lucas Oil:
Lucas Oil is one of the fastest growing additive lines in the consumer automotive industry, carrying a premium line of oils, greases and problem solving additives as well as a heavy duty line of products for the industrial and agricultural markets. Lucas Oil has long been directly involved in the racing industry, and seeing a need for better lubricants in this industry, Lucas Oil developed a line of high performance engine oils and gear oils that are second-to-none in the racing industry. Lucas racing products, including high performance engine oils and gear oils have proven themselves on NASCAR, NHRA, IHRA, USHRA and ATPA tracks across the country.

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 Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour:
The Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour (PFTPST) 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. PFTPST visits five tracks throughout the Maritimes during its May through September season. The Parts for Trucks 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

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