PRO STOCK TOUR HEADS TO PETTY for irving blending & Packaging 150
(Halifax, NS, July 20, 2016) The Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour is headed to Petty International Raceway, located just outside of Moncton, NB for this Saturday’s Irving Blending & Packaging 150. The 150-lap feature marks round seven of 12 for the popular regional touring series. Approximately 20 teams from across the Maritimes are expected for Saturday’s event. Qualifying for the Irving Blending & Packaging 150 will take place at 6:00 PM with Atlantic Tiltload Heat Races. Tickets for the Irving Blending & Packaging 150 will be available at the gate on race day.
The championship points chase sees some changes following the IWK 250 last weekend at Riverside International. Dylan Blenkhorn (Truro, NS) finds himself back on top of the points following Cassius Clark’s (Farmington, ME) 24th place finish last weekend, Clark now sits in second 17 points behind Blenkhorn. Donald Chisholm (Antigonish, NS) climbs to third following his home track victory, but he sits just one marker ahead of Craig Slaunwhite (Terence Bay, NS) who has been making his way up the points ladder all season. Cole Butcher (Porter’s Lake, NS) is also moving up in the points chase and rounds out the top five.
A number of New Brunswick drivers will look to defend their home turf on Saturday during the Irving Blending & Packaging 150. Byron Bartlett (Rothesay, NB) is in his first full season with the Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour and called Petty International Raceway home in previous seasons in their Sportsman division. Also joining the Series for their second stop at the high banked River Glade oval include Devin Snell (Saint John), 2012 Exide Batteries Rookie of the Year Steve Halpin (Saint John, NB) and Michael Kyle (Sussex).
The 2014 Exide Batteries Rookie of the Year Sarah McKay (Quispamsis, NB) suffered a broken wrist in a crash during the Atlantic Tiltload "B" Feature last weekend at the IWK 250. The injury is expected to sideline the team for this race.
The Extreme Window and Entrance Systems Street Stocks, Mister Transmission Mini Stock and Leisure Days RV Bandolero classes will race on the undercard prior to the Irving Blending & Packaging 150. Admission for Petty International Raceway on Saturday is $30.00 for adults, $10.00 for youth (8-18 years old); pit admission is $35.00. Children 7 and under are admitted for free.
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EXPECTED ENTRY LIST
#03- Steve halpin – Saint john, NB
#0- Shawn Turple - Enfield, NS
#5 – Jonathan Hicken – Brudenell, PE
#7 – Byron Bartlett – Rothesay, NB
#8 - Kent Vincent - Westmoreland, PE
#10x – Devin Snell – Saint John, NB
#13 - Cassius Clark – Farmington, ME
#14 – Terry Dougay – Albany, PE
#18 – Darren MacKinnon – Charlottetown, PE
#21 - Shawn Pierce - Bridgewater, NS
#22 – Joel Hickox – Cornwall, PE
#29 - Greg Proude - Springvale, PE
#42– Matt Rodgers – Smithtown, NB
#49 – Harry Ross White – Kennetcook, NS
#53 – Cole Butcher – Porter’s Lake, NS
#67 – Dylan Blenkhorn – Truro, NS
#72 – Michael Kyle –Sussex, NB
#81 – Nevin Scott – Marshfield, PE
#89 – Donald Chisholm – Antigonish, NS
#91 – Dylan Gosbee – Cornwall, PE
#94 – D.J. Casey – Prospect, NS
#99 - Craig Slaunwhite - Terence Bay, NS
*Entry list subject to change without notice
Race Day Format
Pit Gates Open Pro Stock
Atlantic Tiltload Heat Race lineups immediately follow drivers meeting
Leisure Days RV Centre Bandolero Heat Races – 10 laps
Atlantic Tiltload Pro Stock Heats – 15 laps
Leisure Days RV Centre Bandolero Feature – 25 laps
Driver Introductions (Weather & Time Permitting)
Irving Oil Blending & Packaging 150
About the Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour:
The Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour (PST) is considered 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
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