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Lucas Oil 100 Opens 2010 Pro Stock Tour Season at Scotia Speedworld

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Season Opener

(Halifax, NS, June 1, 2010) Maritime race fans and drivers alike do not have to wait much longer to hear the four most anticipated words in racing – Gentlemen Start Your Engines! On Saturday, June 5th the CARQUEST Pro Stock Tour launches its 10th anniversary season at Scotia Speedworld with the Lucas Oil 100. After a long off-season fans can expect fierce action on the track as some of Canada’s best stock car drivers vie for the first checkered flag of the season. Gates open at 1:00 pm with the green flag set to fall at 4:00 pm.

With over 30 drivers registered for the CARQUEST Pro Stock Tour’s 10th anniversary season, organizers are expecting intense competition for the 2010 championship. In order to claim the prestigious title drivers are going to have to beat out some incredible talent, including 2009 champ Shawn Turple of Enfield, NS, and fellow past champions Wayne Smith of Timberlea, NS, Shawn Tucker of Fredericton NB, and John Flemming of Halifax, NS. The championship battle starts this Saturday with the Lucas Oil 100 at Scotia Speedworld, located just outside of Halifax, NS.

Opening the show is the Maritime League of Legends Tour who will run a 50 lap feature prior to the Lucas Oil 100. Singer/songwriter John Gracie will perform the national anthem.

Racing action starts at 4:00 pm, with Atlantic Tiltload Time Trials set to begin at 3:10 pm. Box office and Grandstands open at 1:00 pm.

Admission for the Lucas Oil 100 is $25.00 for adults; $5.00 for youth aged 8-15; children 7 and under are admitted free. All children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Pit admission is $30.00 and restricted to those 16 and older. Tickets are available at the gate on race day or in advance at Ticket Atlantic outlets (Atlantic Superstores), by phone 902.451.1221 or www.ticketatlantic.com. Visit www.maritimeprostocktour.com for more information.

Expected Entry List - Lucas Oil 100

# 0 - Shawn Turple - Enfield, NS
# 1 - Dave Heino - Barrington, NS
# 02 - Mike Mackenzie - Dartmouth, NS
# 5 - Jonathan Hicken - Brudenell, PEI
# 6 - Lowell Affleck - Summerside, PEI
# 8 - Kent Vincent - Westmoreland, PEI
# 9 - Brad Brown – Halifax, NS
# 11 – Marty Prevost – Fall River, NS
#15 – Scott Alexander – Dartmouth, NS
# 18 - Darren Mackinnon - Milton, PEI
# 21 - Shawn Pierce - Bridgewater, NS
# 24 - Scott Livingston - Charlottetown, PEI
# 26 - Mike Stevens - Riverview, NB
# 29 - Greg Proude - Springvale, PEI
# 32 - Chris Hughes - Brackley Beach, PEI
# 44 - Wayne Smith - Timberlea, NS
# 45 - Leonard Boutilier – Dutch Settlement, NS
# 52 - Shawn Tucker - Fredericton, NB
# 66 - Daryl Mahar - Hubley, NS
# 71 - Dan Mackay – Halifax, NS
# 80 – Cy Harvey – Elmsdale, 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

Race Day Format

10:30 a.m.Gate Opens
10:30 a.m.Pro Stock Tech
12:00 p.m. (tour trailer)Pro Stock ROOKIES meeting (mandatory)
12:30 p.m.Pro Stock Practice
1:15 p.m.Legends practice
1:30 p.m.Pro Stock Practice
2:00 p.m. (tour trailer)Pro Stock SPOTTERS meeting (mandatory)
2:10 p.m.Legends Practice
2:20 p.m.Pro Stock Practice
2:35 p.m.Track Closes
2:40 p.m. (tour trailer)Pro Stock drivers meeting
2:55 p.m. (lineup board)Legends drivers meeting

Atlantic Tiltload Time Trial lineups immediately follow drivers meeting
3:10 p.m.Atlantic Tiltload Pro Stock Time Trials
Pro Stock Dash Draw

4:00 p.m.Racing
Dartmouth Dodge Pro Stock Dash – 10 laps
Legend Heats – 10 laps
Dartmouth Dodge Pro Stock Heats – 10 laps
Legends Semi (if required) – 10 laps
Dartmouth Dodge Pro Stock “B” Feature (if required) – 10 or 25 laps
Legends Feature – 50 laps
Infield Pit set-up 15 minutes (no motorized vehicles to remain in infield)
Driver Introductions (up & over the podium)
Anthem & Parade Laps
Pro Stock Lucas Oil 100 Feature – 100 laps

Race Control frequency number is 463.4250
Format subject to change without notice.

About Lucas Oil
Lucas Oil is one of the fastest growing additive lines in the consumer automotive industry, carrying a premium line of oils, greases and problem solving additives as well as a heavy duty line of products for the industrial and agricultural markets. Lucas Oil has long been directly involved in the racing industry, and seeing a need for better lubricants, Lucas Oil developed a line of high performance engine oils and gear oils that are second-to-none in the racing industry. Lucas racing products, including high performance engine oils and gear oils have proven themselves on NASCAR, NHRA, IHRA, USHRA and ATPA tracks across the country.

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 four 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

About CARQUEST Auto Parts:
With nearly 4000 locations in North America, CARQUEST Auto Parts supplies the professional automotive service repair industry as well as do-it-yourselfers with replacement parts, tools and equipment.

About Scotia Speedworld:
Scotia Speedworld (SSW) is a 3/10-mile asphalt oval racing facility. SSW is the only venue 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 CARQUEST 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.

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