Chisholm Wins the Ron MacGillivray Chev Buick GMC 100 at Riverside
(Antigonish, NS. June 18, 2011) – Hometown hero Donald Chisholm took home round three of the Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour Saturday night at Riverside International Speedway. Chisholm, who resides in Antigonish, was in front of the Ron MacGillivray Chev Buick GMC 100 field on lap 90 when the race was called due to rain, giving the #89 Keltic Ford / Nova Construction Fusion the win. Halifax’s Wayne Smith took home second in his Jetco Contracting/ICI Paints Chevy. Jonathan Hicken of Brudenell, PE drove his Chapman Brothers Construction / Castle Building Center Chevy to the final spot on the podium. Rounding out the top five were Island boys Darren MacKinnon of Charlottetown, who picked up his best finish of his Pro Stock career with fourth and Kent Vincent of Crapaud had another solid result finishing fifth.
The rain shortened race saw 5 cautions and took 48 minutes to complete. Wayne Smith sat on the pole after winning the Fast Eddie Dash for Cash. Smith also takes home the King Freight Lines Halfway Award. Another driver who calls this track home, George Koszkulics of New Glasgow, NS won Atlantic Tiltload Time Trials with a hot lap of 14.806 seconds. Hicken and Greg Proude of Springvale, PE both won their respective heat races.
NASCAR Canadian Tire Series driver Jason Hathaway of Appin, ON piloted his #09 Vortex Brakes Ford Fusion to 20th place finish after a late race altercation on lap 78, with reigning Tour champion Shawn Tucker of Fredericton, NB.
The Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour returns to Riverside International for the IWK 250 presented by Steve Lewis Auto Body on Saturday, July 23rd. NASCAR superstar Marcos Ambrose hailing from Tasmania, AU is scheduled to join the field.
The next event for the Tour is the Parts for Trucks 100 at Oyster Bed Speedway located just outside of Charlottetown, PE. Last season Jonathan Hicken took home his first Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour victory at this event, which also happens to be his home track. Don’t miss any of the action, Saturday, June 25th. Atlantic Tiltload Time Trials are slated to begin at 5:10 pm, with racing action at 6:00 pm. Advance general admission tickets 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.
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.
|BACK TO ARCHIVES|