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Big Money, Big Names and Bragging Rights on the Line at the IWK 250

(Halifax, NS, July 12, 2010) The CARQUEST Pro Stock Tour will make its second visit this season to Riverside International Speedway on Saturday July 17th, for the IWK 250 presented by Steve Lewis Auto Body. The prestigious extended distance event will attract 10,000 plus fans and over 30 of the most talented stock car drivers from Canada and abroad, including NASCAR Sprint Cup Series competitor Marcos Ambrose, hailing from Tasmania, Australia. Drivers will be competing for the illustrious title of IWK 250 Champion as well as for their piece of the $100,000.00+ purse posted for the event.

Qualifying at the 3/10 mile, high banked oval, located in James River, NS, will start at 3:45 pm with the Atlantic Tiltload Time Trials. Fans will then have an opportunity to get up close and personal with the stars of the CARQUEST Pro Stock Tour at the on track meet and greet taking place at 6:00 pm. Fans will also be treated to a pre race concert featuring Abbey Road, in an all star tribute to the Beatles. Main Gates open at 12:00 noon on Saturday, with the green flag slated for the IWK 250 main feature at 7:30 pm.

The IWK 250 presented by Steve Lewis Auto Body is the first of three Triple Crown events for the 2010 season. The Triple Crown is a “mini-series” of three, 250 lap races, sanctioned by the CARQUEST Pro Stock Tour. This season drivers who participate in Triple Crown events will be awarded CARQUEST Pro Stock Tour points related to their finish position. Drivers who participate in all three events (IWK 250, Atlantic CAT 250 and the Peterbilt 250) will also be eligible for the $10,000 Triple Crown points fund.

Weekend activities at Riverside start Friday evening with the Napa 100 for the Highland Home Hardware Sportsman Series along with the Maritime League of Legends Tour race. Racing starts at 7 p.m.

Advance tickets are still available by calling 902.863.2410; general admission tickets will be available at the track Box Office both Friday and Saturday. Seating layout and ticket ordering information is also available at www.riversidespeedway.ca.

Expected Entry List – IWK 250 presented by Steve Lewis Auto Body

#0 - Shawn Turple - Enfield, NS
#01 – Robbie MacLean – Winslow, PE
#1 - Dave Heino - Barrington, NS
#5 - Jonathan Hicken - Brudenell, PEI
#6 - Lowell Affleck - Summerside, PEI
#8 - Kent Vincent - Westmoreland, PEI
#9 - Brad Brown – Halifax, NS
#10 – Marcos Ambrose – Tasmania, Australia
#11 – Marty Prevost – Fall River, NS
#17 – Brent Wiggins – Fredericton, NB
#18 - Darren Mackinnon - Milton, PEI
#21 - Shawn Pierce - Bridgewater, NS
#23 – Lonnie Sommerville – Saint John, NB
#26 - Mike Stevens - Riverview, NB
#29 - Greg Proude - Springvale, PEI
#32 - Chris Hughes - Brackley Beach, PEI
#35 – Brad Mann – Glen Livet, NB
#44 - Wayne Smith - Timberlea, NS
#45 - Leonard Boutilier – Dutch Settlement, NS
#48 – Dave O’Blenis – Boundary Creek, NB
#52 - Shawn Tucker - Fredericton, NB
#55 – Jason Carnahan – Moncton, NB
#66 - Daryl Mahar - Hubley, NS
#71 – Dan MacKay – Halifax, NS
#75 - Mike Mackenzie - Dartmouth, NS
#80 – Roger Miller – Kennetcook, NS
#87 – Matt Harris – Fredericton Junction, NB
#88 – George Koszkulics – New Glasgow, NS
#89 – Donald Chisholm – Antigonish, NS
#92 - Pete Miller - Kennetcook, NS
#97 - John Flemming - Halifax, NS
#98 - Jerome Kehoe – Sydney, NS
#99 - Craig Slaunwhite - Terence Bay, NS

Entry list subject to change without notice

About Steve Lewis Auto Body:
Steve Lewis Auto Body is located on Beech Street in Sydney. The company is in their 33rd year of business and proud to support many community and charitable efforts, including a 14-year involvement with the IWK. Call them at 902.539.2848.

About the IWK:
The IWK Health Centre, while located in Halifax, Nova Scotia, is an essential resource for women, children, youth and families from across the Maritimes and beyond. Each year, thousands of Maritime children and women come to the IWK requiring emergency care, surgery for critical illnesses, and inpatient care for ongoing medical conditions.

About Riverside International Speedway:
Riverside Speedway, 1/3-mile high banked asphalt oval, is located in James River, between New Glasgow and Antigonish, at exit 30 off Trans Canada Highway 104. Opened in 1969, the facility was totally rebuilt in 2006 to become a premiere motorsports site, comparable to the best short tracks in Canada and the U.S. For more information about Riverside International Speedway, please visit www.riversidespeedway.ca or call 902.863.2410

About the CARQUEST Pro Stock Tour:
The CARQUEST Pro Stock Tour (CPST) 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. CPST visits five tracks throughout the Maritimes during its May through September season. The CARQUEST 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



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