SLAUNWHITE TAKES SEASON FINALE DARTMOUTH DODGE 200
(Halifax, NS, September 10, 2011) Craig Slaunwhite (Terence Bay) and Wayne Smith (Timberlea) ended the Dartmouth Dodge 200 at Scotia Speedworld with plenty of reason to celebrate. Slaunwhite dominated the first half of the Dartmouth Dodge 200 but missed the call to the grid for the second half of the event, relegating him to the rear of the running order for the second segment of the season finale event on the Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour. Slaunwhite stormed back to the front of the field, battling with Shawn Turple (Enfield) for the closing laps of the event, taking the lead for the final time on lap 180. Shawn Tucker (Fredericton, NB) finished the event in third, followed by Jonathan Hicken (Brudenell, PE) and Smith.
Dartmouth’s Mike MacKenzie started off the day by pacing the field in the Atlantic Tiltload Time Trials, blazing the Speedworld oval in a time of 14.326 seconds. Slaunwhite took advantage of drawing hat #1 in the Dash Draw and drove his #99 Halifax Glass and Mirror Chevrolet to the Fast Eddie Racewear Dash for Cash. Dartmouth Dodge Heat Races were taken away by George Koszkulics (New Glasgow), Donald Chisholm (Antigonish) and Daryl Mahar (Hubley) while the “B” Feature was captured by Brad Mann of Glen Levit, NB. All 29 cars that attempted to qualify for the Dartmouth Dodge 200 started the main feature. Slaunwhite took home the Linde Group Most Laps Led Award and the King Freight Lines Halfway Award. Hicken won the Vortex Brakes Pads Hard Charger Award.
Smith captured his third Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour championship with his fifth place finish in the Dartmouth Dodge 200. The championship is the sixth regional touring title for the man nicknamed “The Oval Outlaw.” Tucker and John Flemming (Halifax) complete the top three in the championship standings, unofficially, after event 12 of 12 on the season.
The Dartmouth Dodge 200 concludes the 2011 Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour. The season will officially come to an end on November 26th at the Delta Prince Edward in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island when the Tour congregates on the Island for the 2011 Awards Banquet. More information will be available on MaritimeProStockTour.com as the event approaches.
About Dartmouth Dodge:
Dartmouth Dodge is truly “WHERE NOVA SCOTIA COMES TO SAVE” on both new and pre-owned vehicles. Conveniently located in central Dartmouth, this modern facility features metro’s only drive-thru quick lube, full service collision center, 18 service bays and 5 detail/accessory bays. Recently named Atlantic Canada’s #1 fleet dealer, Dartmouth Dodge is ready to meet all of your automotive needs, personal or commercial. Visit www.ddodge.com or call 1 800 414 0213.
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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