CARQUEST 100 Opens 2011 Pro Stock Tour Season at Scotia Speedworld
(Halifax, NS. May 17, 2011) 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 Sunday, May 22 the Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour launches its 11th season at Scotia Speedworld with the CARQUEST 100. After a long off-season fans can expect great action on the track as some of Canadas 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 Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour, organizers are expecting intense competition for the 2011 championship. In order to claim the prestigious title drivers are going to have to beat out some incredible talent, including 2010 Champion Shawn Tucker of Fredericton NB, 2009 champ Shawn Turple of Enfield, NS, and fellow past champions Wayne Smith of Timberlea, NS and John Flemming of Halifax, NS. The championship battle starts this Sunday with the CARQUEST 100 at Scotia Speedworld, located across from the Halifax Stanfield International Airport 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 CARQUEST 100.
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 CARQUEST 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 1.877.451.1221 or www.ticketatlantic.com.
Visit www.maritimeprostocktour.com for more information.
Expected Entry List - CARQUEST 100
# 0 - Shawn Turple - Enfield, NS
# 1 - Dave Heino - Barrington, NS
# 02 -Mike Mackenzie - Dartmouth, NS
# 5 -Jonathan Hicken - Brudenell, PEI
# 8 - Kent Vincent - Westmoreland, PEI
# 9 - Brad Brown Halifax, NS
#11 Marty Prevost Fall River, NS
#13 Rollie MacDonald Pictou, NS
#18 - Darren Mackinnon - Milton, PEI
#21 - Shawn Pierce - Bridgewater, NS
#26 - Mike Stevens - Riverview, NB
#29 - Greg Proude - Springvale, PEI
#32 - Chris Hughes - Brackley Beach, PEI
#35 Brad Mann Glen Levit, NB
#39 Sandy Livingston Springhill, NS
#42 Steven Ross Waverly, NS
#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 - Roger Miller - Kennetcook, NS
#88 George Koszkulics New Glasgow, NS
#89 Donald Chisholm Antigonish 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
Atlantic Tiltload Time Trial lineups immediately follow drivers meeting
Atlantic Tiltload Pro Stock Time Trials
Pro Stock Dash Draw
Fast Eddie Racewear Pro Stock Dash 10 laps
Maritime League of Legends 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
Maritime League of Legends Feature 50 laps
Infield Pit set-up 15 minutes (no motorized vehicles to remain in infield)
Driver Introductions (up & over the podium)
Pro Stock CARQUEST 100 Feature 100 laps
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 the Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour:
The Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour (PFTPST) 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. PFTPST 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
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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