Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour Set to Roar into Riverside
(Halifax, NS. June 14, 2011) The Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour heads to the high banks of Riverside International Speedway this Saturday, June 18th for the Ron MacGillivray Chev Buick GMC 100. This will be the first event of the season for the 1/3 mile track located just outside of Antigonish in James River, NS and round three of twelve for the touring series. Last season Greg Proude of Springvale, PE took the checkers at this event. This time around Proude will have beat 25 of Canada’s best drivers in order to be a back to back winner of the Ron MacGillivray Chev Buick GMC 100. Racing action starts at 6:00 pm, with Atlantic Tiltload Time Trials set to begin at 5:10 pm. Box office and grandstands open at 2:00 pm.
Shawn Tucker of Fredericton, NB leads the championship standings by the slimmest of margins, just one point ahead of Timberlea, NS’s Wayne Smith and John Flemming of Halifax, NS, who are currently tied for second. Donald Chisholm of Antigonish, NS sits just ten points back and will look to make up ground at his home track. Kent Vincent of Crapaud, PE rounds out the top five and sits fifteen points behind Tucker.
NASCAR Canadian Tire Series driver Jason Hathaway will join the field for the Ron MacGillivray Chev Buick GMC 100. Hathaway of Appin, ON will pilot the #09 Vortex Brakes Ford Fusion out of the Nova Racing stable.
Vortex Brakes also joined the Tour this season as the sponsor of the Hard Charger Award. Each race the driver who gains the most positions at the conclusion of the feature receives $100 cash award. In addition to the cash award the driver also receives a full set of Vortex brake pads valued at approximately $800.00. Shawn Pierce of Blockhouse, NS took home the Vortex Brakes Hard Charger Award at the season opener CARQUEST 100 and Jerome Kehoe of Sydney, NS picked up the prize at the Lucas Oil 100; Kehoe started in the 16th position and finished third.
Opening the Ron MacGillivray Chev Buick GMC 100 is the Napa Sportsman Tour who will be kicking off their season with the Highland Building Supplies 50 lap feature.
Tickets for Ron MacGillivray Chev Buick GMC 100 at Riverside International Speedway are on sale now at Ticket Atlantic and participating Atlantic Superstores, phone 1.877.451.1221 or visit www.ticketatlantic.com. Reserved and general admission seating is also available at the Riverside Box Office, phone 1.902.863.2410 or visit www.riversidespeedway.ca. Tickets will also be available at the gate on race day. Complete event information can be found at www.MaritimeProStockTour.com
RACE DAY FORMAT
Atlantic Tiltload Time Trial lineups immediately follow drivers meeting
Atlantic Tiltload Pro Stock Time Trials
Pro Stock Dash Draw
Fast Eddie Racewear Pro Stock Dash – 10 laps
Sportsman Heats - 10 laps
Dartmouth Dodge Pro Stock Heats – 10 laps
Sportsman B Feature (if required)
Dartmouth Dodge Pro Stock “B” Feature (if required) – 10 or 25 laps
Sportsman Feature - 50 laps
Pro Stock Driver Introductions (cars on front straight) – weather permitting
Anthem & Parade laps
Pro Stock RON MACGILLIVRAY CHECV BUICK GMC 100 Feature
About Ron MacGillivray Chev Buick GMC:
Ron MacGillivray Chev Buick GMC, located on Andrews Street in Antigonish Nova Scotia, is the #1 choice for all your automotive needs. This four-time Triple Crown Award winner has been serving Eastern Nova Scotia since 1986. Ron MacGillivray Chevrolet, “A name you can count on, a team you can trust.” To learn more about Ron MacGillivray Chevrolet please call 902.863.2803 or click www.ronmacgillivraychev.com
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
About Riverside International Speedway:
Riverside International Speedway, a 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. To learn more about Riverside Int'l Speedway, please visit www.riversidespeedway.ca or call 902.863.2410.
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