TUCKER TAKES FIRST CHECKERS OF
THE PRO STOCK TOUR SEASON
Halifax, NS, May 22, 2011) – Reigning Tour Champion, Shawn Tucker of Fredericton, NB took home the first checkered flag of the 2011 Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour season Sunday afternoon at Scotia Speedworld. Tucker, in his A L Gullison Disaster Kleenup Chevrolet Impala held of Halifax’s John Flemming in a green white checker finish. Wayne Smith of Halifax, NS finished third after a late race altercation between Darren MacKinnon (Charlottown, PE) and Craig Slaunwhite (Terance Bay, NS) who were battling for third with two laps to go. Rounding out the top five were Islanders Jonathan Hicken (Brudenell) and Kent Vincent (Crapaud).
The race was completed in one hour and 3 minutes and was slowed by 8 cautions. John Flemming pocketed the Linde Most Laps Led Award (eighty laps) and the King Freight Halfway Award. The lead position was exchanged four times between Flemming and Tucker. Greg Proude (Springvale, PE) started his season off by winning the Atlantic Tiltload Time Trials with a blistering lap of 14.2 seconds around the 3/10-mile Speedworld oval. Flemming started on the pole after winning the Fast Eddie Racewear Dash for Cash while Marty Prevost (Fall River, NS), George Koszkulics (New Glasgow, NS) and Mike Mackenzie (Dartmouth, NS) paraded the checkers in their respective Dartmouth Dodge Heat Races. All twenty-five drivers who attempted to qualify for the CARQUEST 100 started the feature while Chris Hughes of Brackley Beach, PE had mechanical issues after the completion of the Atlantic Tiltload Time Trials.
The next event for the Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour is the Lucas Oil 100 at Petty International Raceway in River Glade NB. Complete event information can be found at 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 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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