MacKinnon Gets First Tour Win
on Home Turf
Charlottetown's Darren MacKinnon recorded his first career Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour victory Saturday night on his home track at Oyster Bed Speedway. MacKinnon, who started 24th in the Parts for Trucks 100 field inherited the second place spot on lap 55 when leaders Kent Vincent (Crapaud, PE) and Shawn Tucker (Fredericton, NB) made contact. MacKinnon made the winning pass on Wayne Smith of Timberlea, NS, with five laps remaining and held on for the win. Vincent came from the back of the pack to finish in second with Smith taking home third. Fourth place belonged to Brudenell's Jonathan Hicken with Donald Chisholm (Antigonish, NS) completing the top five.
The Parts for Trucks 100 saw 13 cautions and took 82 minutes to complete. Vincent took home the fast time in the Atlantic Tiltload Time Trials with a time of 13.317 seconds around the 1/3-mile oval. Vincent also pocketed the Fast Eddie Racewear Dash for Cash and the King Freight Lines Halfway Award. Kent Vincent also took home the Linde Most Laps Led Award. The Dartmouth Dodge Heat Races set the balance of the field for the Parts For Trucks 100 and they were won by John Flemming (Halifax, NS) and Marty Prevost (Fall River, NS). The race was the 20th event sanctioned by the Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour in series history at Oyster Bed Speedway.
The Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour returns to Oyster Bed Speedway on July 30th for the Air Show Atlantic 100.
The next event for the Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour is the Lockhart Truck Center 100 at Scotia Speedworld on Saturday, July 2nd. Last season Shawn Turple dominated this event, the 2009 Tour champion led all 100 laps on his way to the checkers. Atlantic Tiltload Time Trials for the Lockhart Truck Center 100 are slated to begin at 5:10 pm, with racing action at 6:00 pm. Advance 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 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 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
About Parts for Trucks:
Parts for Trucks is the largest distributor of heavy duty truck and trailer parts in Atlantic Canada. They offer a wide variety of truck and trailer parts and accessories for vehicles ranging from 4x4ís to Class 8ís as well as buses and motor homes. Parts for Trucks has locations in all four Atlantic Provinces and are proud to state that since their beginning they have always been Atlantic Canadian owned and operated. In 2011 they celebrate 92 years in business. Visit www.partsfortrucks.com to find a location near you.
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