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BLENKHORN TOPS ELITE FIELD,
WINS HIS FIRST IWK 250

(Antigonish, NS- July 16, 2017) – Dylan Blenkhorn (Truro, NS) made a life-long dream a reality by winning the John W. Chisholm Memorial Cup at the IWK 250 at Riverside International Speedway this evening. The stacked field included drivers from six provinces and three states. Cole Butcher (Porter’s Lake, NS) battled Blenkhorn all the way to the checkers but came up just short. Craig Slaunwhite (Terence Bay, NS) plowed through the field during the second half of the event and finished in the final spot on the podium. Shawn Turple (Enfield, NS) and Dylan Gosbee (Cornwall, PE) completed the top five.

Competition got underway with five Atlantic Tiltload Heat Races for the 38 competitors vying to make the 30 car field. Heat races were won by Jason Hathaway (Uxbridge, ON), Shawn Turple (Enfield, NS), Dave O’Blenis (Boundary Creek, NB), Kyle Reid (Fort MacMurray, AB) and George Koszkulics (New Glasgow, NS). Jarrett Butcher (Porter’s Lake, NS) won the Atlantic Tiltload B Feature.

Twenty cars qualified for the prestigious event via heat races. Cars who did not qualify through their heat then competed in a 25 lap last chance race with the top two securing their positions on the starting grid. The remaining eight positions were determined by provisionals as set in the event procedures. Receiving a provisional to make the elite starting field were Kent Vincent (Crapaud, PE), Darren MacKinnon (Charlottetown, PE), Nicholas Naugle (Dartmouth, NS), Stephen Lively (Shubenacadie, NS), Greg Fahey (St. Stephen, NB), Gary Elliott (Dundas, ON), Josh Collins (Placentia, NL) and John Flemming (Halifax, NS).

NASCAR legend Mark Martin (Batesville, AR) had a rough start to the day after hitting the wall hard during afternoon practice doing significant damage to the car. The 17 crew battled and were able to get the Cat Car for Kids into the starting grid but their issues continued into the evening.  Martin pitted on Lap 57 but was unable to return to the race due to extensive mechanical issues.

The Exide Batteries Rookie of the Race went to Robbie MacEwen (Charlottetown, PE). The King Freight Lines Future Winner Award was won by Collins who finished ninth. Blenkhorn pocketed the Linde Most Laps Led Award, pacing the field for 184 of the 250 circuits.

The Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour is in action next weekend for the Irving Oil Blending & Packaging 150 at Petty International Raceway, located just outside on Moncton NB. Visit www.maritimeprostocktour.com for complete event details and coverage.


Visit www.maritimeprostocktour.com for complete event details and coverage.


Race Results

IWK 250 presented by Steve Lewis Auto Body
Riverside Speedway

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Pos No. Name Laps Heat Finish Sponsor Hometown

1

67

Dylan Blenkhorn

250

H2:3

Blenkhorn's Auto Recyclers

Truro, NS

2

53

Cole Butcher

250

H5:3

Atlantic Tiltload

Porter's Lake, NS

3

99

Craig Slaunwhite

250

H1:3

Archibald Drilling & Blasting

Terence Bay, NS

4

0

Shawn Turple

250

H2:1

Dexter Construction

Enfield, NS

5

91

Dylan Gosbee

250

H5:2

Greenfield Enterprises

Cornwall, PE

6

8

Kent Vincent

250

H1:7

Vector Aerospace

Crapaud,PE

7

48

Dave O'Blenis

250

H3:1

Irving Blending & Packaging

Boundary Creek, NB

8

5

Jonathan Hicken

250

H1:2

Castle Building Centres

Brudenell, PE

9

56

Josh Collins

250

H1:6

Edward Collins Contracting

Placentia, NL

10

29

Greg Proude

250

H3:2

Atlantic Dodge Dealers

Springvale, PE

11

42

Kyle Reid

250

H4:1

Robby's Towing

Fort MacMurray, AB

12

3

Jason Hathaway

248

H1:1

CHOKO Authentics

Uxbridge, On

13

21

Shawn Pierce

248

H2:4

C&P Tack and Apparel

Blockhouse, NS

14

89

Donald Chisholm

248

H4:2

Nova Construction

Antigonish, NS

15

40

Robbie MacEwen

248

H5:4

Maritime Steel Roofing and Siding

Charlottetown, PE

16

2

Lonnie Sommerville

248

H1:4

Pub's Bottle Exchange

Saint John, NB

17

88

George Koszkulics

246

H5:1

Nova Construction

New Glasgow, NS

18

54

Jarrett Butcher

246

H1:5

Top Construction

Porter's Lake, NS

19

36

Gary Elliott

229

H3:7

Quaker State

Dundas, ON

20

18

Darren MacKinnon

202

H2:8

Shaw's Towing Service

Charlottetown, PE

21

13F

Jeff Fultz

167

H3:4

King Racing Parts & Fabrication

Troutman, NC

22

13

Cassius Clark

105

H3:3

King Racing Parts & Fabrication

Farmington, ME

23

37

Cy Harvey

94

H4:4

Harvey Racing

Enfield, NS

24

08

Nicholas Naugle

86

H5:5

Brycon Construction

Dartmouth, NS

25

29F

Greg Fahey

86

H2:6

McLaughlin Roof Trusses Ltd

St. Stephen, NB

26

30

Stephen Lively

86

H5:6

Casey Racing

Shubenacadie, NS

27

14

Terry Dougay

60

H4:5

Right on Board Locksmith

Albany, PE

28

17

Mark Martin

57

H2:2

CAT Car For Kids

Batesville, AR

29

97

John Flemming

25

H2:5

Happy Harry's Building Centres

Halifax, NS

30

32

Sarah McKay

11

H4:3

AE McKay Builders

Quispamsis, NB

 

94

DJ Casey

DNQ

H1:8

Casey Racing

Prospect, NS

 

52

Chris Hughes

DNQ

H5:7

Subaru of Moncton

Brackley Beach, PE

 

66

Daryl Mahar

DNQ

H3:5

K Hubley Woodworking

Hubley, NS

 

51

Vance Hanes

DNQ

H3:6

Leonard's Auto

Kennetcook, NS

 

07

Allison McKinnon

DNQ

H4:6

Oyster Bed Esso

Oyster Bed Bridge, PE

 

10

Devin Snell

DNQ

H2:7

AJ Mallette & Son

Saint John, NB

 

1

Matt Moore

DNQ

H3:8

Pothier Motors

Upper Burlington, NS

 

49

Harry Ross White

DNQ

H4:7

Archibald Drilling & Blasting

Kennetcook, NS

 

Failed to Qualify: 8
Margin of Victory: 0.629 seconds
Number of Cautions: 10
Atlantic Tiltload Heat Winners: #3 Jason Hathaway, #0 Shawn Turple, #48 Dave O'Blenis, #42 Kyle Reid, #88 George Koszkulics
Atlantic Tiltload B Feature Winner: #54 Jarrett Butcher
Exide Batteries Rookie Of The Race: #40 Robbie MacEwen
Linde Most Laps Led: #67 Dylan Blenkhorn
King Freight Future Winner: #56 Josh Collins

 

About the Riverside Speedway:
Riverside International Speedway is recognized as a premiere stock racing facility in Canada. The 1/3-mile high banked asphalt oval roars to action several times a year for special events. It is the home for eastern Canada’s only NASCAR event, and of the IWK 250 – widely known as the best stock car race in Canada. Located in James River, between New Glasgow and Antigonish, the facility is easily accessible at exit 30 on Trans Canada Highway 104. For more information call 902.863.2410 or click www.riversidespeedway.ca.

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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