LUCAS OIL 100 SET TO OPEN NEW PETTY INTERNATIONAL RACEWAY
(Halifax, NS. May 31, 2011) The Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour will rechristen Petty International Raceway this Saturday, June 4th with the Lucas Oil 100. The ¼ mile oval located in River Glade NB, just outside of Moncton will once again see cheering fans in the grandstands and racecars on the asphalt for the first time since 2000. The LUCAS OIL 100 will open the season at the newly refurbished Petty International Raceway, round 2 of twelve for the Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour. 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 3:00 pm.
Petty Raceway was first opened in October 1983, the track was owned an operated by Jerry Campbell and saw weekly racing along with several special events including MASCAR. The track, then know as Petty Raceway, saw its last event run on September 23, 2000 – a race which was ironically won by future owner and multi-time Pro Stock Tour champion Wayne Smith.
Fans and drivers alike will see a totally renovated facility at Saturday’s Lucas Oil 100. In the fall of 2010 Brett Benoit, Craig McFetridge, and Wayne Smith purchased the facility and quickly got underway with major renovations on and off the track. Fans can expect ample seating, parking and a very fast oval! This will be a historic event that no Maritime stock car racing fan should miss.
Opening the Lucas Oil 100 is the Atlantic Open Wheel Tour and 4-cylinders. Weather permitting; fans will also be treated to an on track autograph session featuring the stars of the Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour.
Admission for the Lucas Oil 100 is $25.00 for adults; $10.00 for youth aged 8-15; children 7 and under are admitted free. All children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Pit admission is $30.00 and restricted to those 16 and older. Tickets are available at the gate on race day (cash only) or in advance at Ticket Atlantic outlets (Atlantic Superstores), by phone 1.877.451.1221 or www.ticketatlantic.com. Advanced tickets are available for grandstand adult and youth admission; advance ticket holders will have a special entrance to expedite entry.
Visit www.maritimeprostocktour.com for more information.
Expected Entry List – LUCAS OIL 100
#0 - Shawn Turple - Enfield, NS
#01 – Robbie MacLean – Winsloe, PEI
#1 - Dave Heino - Barrington, NS
#02 -Mike Mackenzie - Dartmouth, NS
#5 -Jonathan Hicken - Brudenell, PEI
#8 - Kent Vincent - Westmoreland, PEI
#9 - Brad Brown – Halifax, NS
#11 – Marty Prevost – Fall River, NS
#13 – Rollie MacDonald – Pictou, NS
#14 – Terry Dougay – Albany, PEI
#18 - Darren Mackinnon - Milton, PEI
#21 - Shawn Pierce - Bridgewater, NS
#26 - Mike Stevens - Riverview, NB
#29 - Greg Proude - Springvale, PEI
#32 - Chris Hughes - Brackley Beach, PEI
#35 – Brad Mann – Glen Levit, NB
#39 – Sandy Livingston – Springhill, NS
#42 – Steven Ross – Waverly, NS
#44 - Wayne Smith - Timberlea, NS
#45 - Leonard Boutilier – Dutch Settlement, NS
#52 - Shawn Tucker - Fredericton, NB
#66 - Daryl Mahar - Hubley, NS
#71 - Dan Mackay – Halifax, NS
#80 - Roger Miller - Kennetcook, NS
#88 – George Koszkulics – New Glasgow, NS
#89 – Donald Chisholm – Antigonish NS
#97 - John Flemming - Halifax, NS
#98 - Jerome Kehoe – Sydney, NS
#99 - Craig Slaunwhite - Terence Bay, NS
Entry list subject to change without notice
RACE DAY FORMAT
Pro Stock Drivers Meeting
4:40 p.m. (Tour Trailer)
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
Four Cylinder Heats
Dartmouth Dodge Pro Stock Heats – 10 laps
Four Cylinder Feature
Dartmouth Dodge Pro Stock “B” Feature (if required) – 10 or 25 laps
Pro Stock autograph session (cars on front straight) - weather permitting
Pro Stock Driver Introductions (cars on front straight) – weather permitting
Pro Stock LUCAS OIL 100 Feature – 100 laps
Please note there is NO access to or from the pit area when cars are on track, whether practicing or racing.
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 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 Petty International Raceway:
Petty International Raceway is located on Highway 106, just 40 km west of Moncton, New Brunswick. To learn more about Petty International Raceway, its location, admission, policies, history, and more, please visit www.pettyraceway.com. To get current updates delivered to you directly please follow us on Twitter.
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