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TURPLE CAPTURES 2012 PRO STOCK CHAMPIONSHIP AT DARTMOUTH DODGE 200


(September 8, 2012 - Halifax, NS)
–) The Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour closed out its 2012 season in style on Saturday at Scotia Speedworld.  John Flemming (Halifax,NS) did everything he could to close in on the championship by winning the Dartmouth Dodge 200 in his #97 Dartmouth Dodge Charger. Flemming made his move with six to go on Mike MacKenzie (Dartmouth) to take the win after dominating the first half of the event. MacKenzie, who led the way for 52 laps, held on as he and Jonathan Hicken (Brudenell, PE) slid across the line battling for the runner-up spot. Fourth place belonged to 2012 Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour Champion Shawn Turple (Enfield), who started ninth on the field and battled to keep himself in the top ten for the duration of the 200-lap feature.  Turple, in the #0 Dexter Construction Impala becomes a two-time champion of the series with his second title in four years (2009, 2012). Completing the top five was Shawn Tucker (Fredericton, NB). 

Flemming started from the pole after pacing Atlantic Tiltload Time Trials with a time of 14.380 seconds around the 3/10-mile oval. Leonard Boutilier (Dutch Settlement) won the Fast Eddie Race Wear Dash for Cash with heat wins being picked up by Turple and Kent Vincent (Crapaud, PE). Flemming pocketed the King Freight Lines Halfway Award and the Linde Most Laps Led Award (120 laps). MacKenzie charged to the front to take the Absolute Traffic Services Hard Charger Award, while Brad Eddy (Lower Sackville) took top freshmen honors in the race, finishing eight. 26 cars were slowed by 11 cautions for the race.

Steve Halpin (Saint John, NB) sealed the Exide Batteries Rookie of the Year title with his 10th place finish in the Dartmouth Dodge 200. Halpin, along with the rest of the series drivers, will receive official honours at the Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour Year End Award Banquet on November 24, in Moncton NB.
The Dartmouth Dodge Sportsman, Scotia Speedworld’s Weekly Racing Series premier division, kicked off the day’s festivities with their season finale 50 lap feature. Russell Smith Jr (Lakeside) took the checkers, followed by Harry Ross White (Kennetcook) and Jeff Dillman (Shubenacadie). Aaron Boutilier (Porter’s Lake) finished fourth which clinched him the 2012 Dartmouth Dodge Sportsman Series Championship.

Thanks to the awesome Race Time Radio crew for their coverage of the Dartmouth Dodge 200. If you missed the broadcast it will re-air tomorrow, Sunday, Sept 9th at 6:00 PM on channel 157 Sports Express on Sirius/XM Satellite Radio.

Champions of the Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour

2001: Wayne Smith
2002: John Flemming
2003: John Flemming
2004: Shawn Tucker
2005: Rollie MacDonald
2006: John Flemming
2007: Shawn Tucker
2008: Wayne Smith
2009: Shawn Turple
2010: Shawn Tucker
2011: Wayne Smith
2012: Shawn Turple


Unofficial Race Results

Dartmouth Dodge 200

Scotia Speedworld

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Pos No. Name Laps Sponsor Hometown

1

97

John Flemming

200

Dartmouth Dodge

Halifax, NS

2

02

Mike MacKenzie

200

Bruce Sutherland Assoc

Montague Gold Mines, NS

3

5

Jonathan Hicken

200

Castle Building Centres / Kings County Chrysler Dodge

Montague, PE

4

0

Shawn Turple

200

Dexter Construction / Municipal Group

Enfield, NS

5

52

Shawn Tucker

200

Rockico Equipment / Wild Mountain Blueberries

Fredericton, NB

6

4

Mike Stevens

200

R Stevens Mechanical / G Bourque Arctic Cat

Riverview, NB

7

8

Kent Vincent

200

Vector Aerospace / H&P Glover

Crapaud,PE

8

72

Brad Eddy

200

Samuel Metals / Dana's Collision Centre CSN

Sackville, NS

9

98

Jerome Kehoe

200

Zutphen Contracting / Ideal Concrete

Sydney, NS

10

03

Stephen Halpin

200

AJ Mallette And Sons / Thomas Construction

Saint John, NB

11

99

Craig Slaunwhite

200

Halifax Glass and Mirror / Archibald Drilling & Blasting

Halifax, NS

12

89

Donald Chisholm

200

Keltic Ford / Nova Construction

Antigonish, NS

13

45

Leonard Boutilier

200

NGH Industrial Services

Dutch Settlement, NS

14

29

Greg Proude

200

Atlantic Dodge Dealers / Loyalist Marble and Tile

North Wiltshire, PE

15

23

Colby Smith

200

SFR

Cape Sable Island, NS

16

35

Brad Mann

200

Canadian Tire Auto Center / Castrol Motor Oil

Glen Levit, NB

17

91

Dylan Gosbee

200

Wendell Taylor's Garage / Auto Camping

Cornwall, PE

18

11

Marty Prevost

198

MEGA Enterprises

Fall River, NS

19

14

Terry Dougay

183

Right on Board Locksmith

Albany, PE

20

67

Dylan Blenkhorn

169

Blenkhorn Auto Recyclers / Chapmions Bar & Grill

Truro, NS

21

21

Shawn Pierce

166

Hercules SLR / Petro Canada Bridgewater

Blockhouse, NS

22

15

Mike Alexander

67

R & R Kinsmans

Cole Harbour, NS

23

13

Dean Clattenburg

51

King Racing Competition Parts & Fabrication

Mooresville, NC

24

66

Daryl Mahar

3

K Hubley Woodworking and Contracting  / Inglis Jewelers

Hubley, NS

25

80

Roger Miller

0

 

Kennetcook, NS

26

24

Steve Ross

0

Twenty Degrees Ltd / Duggan Electrical

Waverley, NS

 

Failed to Qualify: 0
Fast Eddie Racewear Dash Winner: #45 Leonard Boutilier
Dartmouth Dodge Heat Winners: #0 Shawn Turple, #8 Kent Vincent
Linde Most Laps Led: #97 John Flemming
King Freight Halfway Award: ##97 John Flemming
Atlantic Tiltload Fast Time: #97 John Flemming (14.380sec)
Absolute Traffic Hard Charger: #02 Mike MacKenzie
Exide Batteries Rookie Of The Race: #72 Brad Eddy

 

Dartmouth Dodge:
Dartmouth Dodge is truly “WHERE NOVA SCOTIA COMES TO SAVE” on both new and pre-owned vehicles. Conveniently located in central Dartmouth, this modern facility features metro’s only drive-thru quick lube, full service collision center, 18 service bays and 5 detail/accessory bays. Recently named Atlantic Canada’s #1 fleet dealer, Dartmouth Dodge is ready to meet all of your automotive needs, personal or commercial. Visit www.ddodge.com or call 1 800 414 0213. 

The Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour (PST) 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. PST 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 . You can also follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/prostocktour   and like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/prostocktour

About Scotia Speedworld:
Scotia Speedworld (SSW) is a 3/10-mile asphalt oval racing facility. 2012 marks the 25th season of weekly racing at the venue. SSW is the only track in Nova Scotia to host a weekly racing series, which runs May through September and features six different classes of racecars. SSW also hosts special events, including Monster Jam and the Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour. SSW is located at Exit 6 on Highway 102, across from the Halifax Stanfield International Airport. For more information please click on www.ScotiaSpeedworld.ca or call our Event Hotline at (902) 873-2277 or our office at (902) 481-2514. Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/sswracing  and follow us on Twitter www.twitter.com/sswracing

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