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EXIDE BATTERIES POWERING
ROOKIE CHASE FOR 2017


(Halifax, NS –April 11, 2017) The Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour is excited to announce that Exide Batteries has returned to the popular stock car touring series for a sixth season to present the Exide Batteries Rookie of the Year. The program gives bonus money to eligible drivers who are running their first full-time season with the Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour and culminates with the presentation of the Exide Batteries Rookie of the Year trophy at the year-end awards banquet.

While the series crowned the youngest overall champion in history, one of the older drivers took home the freshman honors in 2016. A record that included six top ten finishes and the pole for the Atlantic Cat 250 helped Harry Ross White (Noel Road, NS) capture the Exide Batteries Rookie of the Year title over Marshfield, PE’s Nevin Scott. HOSS etched his name into history, joining names like two-time Tour champion Shawn Turple (Enfield, NS - 2005) and Atlantic Cat 250 Champions Lonnie Sommerville (Barnesville, NB - 2007), Craig Slaunwhite (Terence Bay, NS - 2008) and Dylan Blenkhorn (Truro, NS - 2013) as former top freshmen in the series.

The 2017 season is slated to see at least three rookies go at it for the prestigious title. Sherwood, Prince Edward Island’s Robbie MacEwen and Nova Scotians Jarrett Butcher (Porter’s Lake) and Stevie Lively (Shubenacadie) have officially signaled intentions to run the full Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour schedule. All three have won championships at their home tracks and will excite fans from flag to flag, all season long. Both will look to add their name to the prestigious list of past Exide Batteries Rookie of the Year champions with a strong 2017 season.

The chase for the Exide Batteries Rookie of the Year Award begins on Saturday, May 20th, when the Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour takes the green flag for the Lucas Oil 150 at Scotia Speedworld. The Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour will be joined by the Maritime League of Legends Series.

For complete event & series information, please visit www.MaritimeProStockTour.com

Exide Batteries Rookie of the Year Winners:
2016: Harry Ross White – Noel Road, NS
2015: DJ Casey – Prospect, NS
2014: Sarah McKay - Quispamsis, NB
2013: Dylan Blenkhorn - Truro, NS
2012: Steve Halpin - Saint John, NB
2011: No Eligible Drivers
2010: Jerome Kehoe - Sydney, NS
2009: Josh Jaillet - MacDougall Settlement, NB
2008: Craig Slaunwhite - Terence Bay, NS
2007: Lonnie Sommerville - Barnesville, NB
2006: Russell Smith Sr. - Lakeside, NS
2005: Shawn Turple -  Enfield, NS
2004: Dale Holmes - West Covehead, PE
2003: Ian Mollins - Berry Mills, NB
2002: Geoff Boyle - Charlottetown, PE
2001: Gordie Ryan - Wellington, NS

About Exide Batteries:
Exide Technologies has a rich history spanning more than 120 years in the battery business. Our strengths demonstrate Exide's position as a forerunner of industrial advancement around the world. With countless contributions to the growth of technology, our story reflects the spirit of innovation and resilience at its best.

Today, Exide serves the complex stored energy needs of customers around the world. We provide services and systems that enhance vehicle performance and fleet utilization as well as those that reduce risk of temporary interruptions of power supplies. Our global footprint melds together our two significant bases of experience in transportation and industrial markets and provides for better and faster means of introducing innovations in products and services. Exide is working to change the way the world uses and stores electrical energy. The Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour is proudly powered by Exide Batteries.

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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