Flemming Soars to Victory at Air Show Atlantic 100
(Charlottetown, PE - July 31, 2011) – Three-time Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour champion John Flemming (Halifax,
NS) ended a four year drought Sunday afternoon at Oyster Bed Speedway by coming away the winner of the Air
Show Atlantic 100. Flemming, in the #97 The Roofing Connection Dodge, held off Darren MacKinnon
(Charlottetown) early in a 67-lap green flag run to the finish of the event and crossed the line first ahead of a hard
charging Jonathan Hicken (Brudenell). MacKinnon finished in third ahead ofWayne Smith (Timberlea, NS) and
rookie Dylan Gosbee (Cornwall).
Flemming, who led the most laps in the feature (65 laps) pocketed $100 from the Linde Group and an extra $300 from King Freight Lines for leading at the halfway mark. Jerome Kehoe (Sydney, NS) gained the most positions of any driver in the field and picked up the Vortex Brake Pads Hard Charger Award. Twenty-six cars started the feature while Randy Millar (Freeland) did not start due to a crash in practice. The race took 32 minutes to complete.
Donald Chisholm (Antigonish, NS) started the day off by winning the Atlantic Tiltload Time Trials. Chisholm set the fast time of 13.515 seconds around the 1/3-mile oval in his #89 Keltic Ford Fusion. Chisholm was relegated to a 26th place finish in the Air Show Atlantic 100 following an incident in the Dash. Smith took home the Fast Eddie Dash for Cash while Chris Hughes (Brackley Beach) and point leader Shawn Tucker (Fredericton, NB) started off the day with wins in Dartmouth Dodge Heat Races.
The next event for the Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour is the Atlantic CAT 250 on Saturday, August 13th at Scotia Speedworld. This is second and final extended distance event for the 2011 season. Tickets for the Atlantic CAT 250 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
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
About Air Show Atlantic:
Air Show Atlantic is the region's largest annual air show and one of the biggest and best in Canada. Formerly the Nova Scotia International Air Show and around since the early eighties; the Show is moving to Prince Edward Island for 2011 and will bring amazing acts to the Summerside Airport August 27-28 this year. Team Chaos - including the 350+ mph Flashfire Jet truck will headline the event and be complimented by Canadian Forces Snowbirds, SkyHawks and CF-18 Hornet Demonstrations. Two full days of family entertainment in the sky and on the ground will cap off the summer season. Go to www.airshowatlantic.ca for full details and reserve preferred seating.
About Oyster Bed Speedway:
Oyster bed Speedway is Prince Edward Island's premier auto racing facility and features fun and excitement with weekly stock car racing special events throughout the season. The 1/3 mile paved oval is located in Oyster Bed Bridge at the intersection of routes 6 and 7, halfway between Cavendish and Charlottetown on beautiful Prince Edward Island. Phone: (902) 892-6684.Website: www.oysterbedspeedwaypei.com
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