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TWO-TIME DAYTONA 500 CHAMP JOINS PRO STOCKS FOR ADVANCE RENTALS 150

(Halifax, NS, Aug 2, 2012) NASCAR Veteran Sterling Marlin will join the field for Saturday’s Advance Rentals 150 at Oyster Bed Speedway, located just outside of Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island.  The two-time Daytona 500 Champion is entered in the Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour’s second and final event of the season at Oyster Bed Speedway. The Advance Rentals 150 will mark round eight of 12 for the pro stocks and is the first of only two 150 lap events on the 2012 schedule. Grandstand and pit gates open at 12:30 PM, with a one-hour autograph session slated to take place as part of pre-race ceremonies. Tickets for the Advance Rentals 150 will be available at the gate on race day.

Marlin, who hails from Columbia, Tennessee, is scheduled to pilot the No. 13 King Racing entry this Saturday. Marlin is the only driver to record Daytona 500 victories as his first two career NASCAR Cup Series wins (1994 & 1995), and is one of only three drivers to score back-to-back victories in the Daytona 500. Richard Petty (1973 &1974) and Cale Yarborough (1983 & 1984) have also accomplished this feat.  Marlin has 748 NASCAR Cup Series starts and 10 wins to his credit, tying him with Donnie Allison for 56th on NASCAR’s All-Time Wins list. Marlin finished a career-best third in Cup point standings in 1995 and 2001.

It's business as usual for the stars of the Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour as championship points are top of mind for these drivers. Three past series champions currently hold down the top three positions. John Flemming, (Halifax, NS) a three-time series champ (2002, ’03, ‘06), leads the points standing and is followed by Shawn Tucker (Fredericton, NB) also a three-time series champion (2004, ’07, ’10) and 2009 series champion Shawn Turple (Enfield, NS). Just 28 points separate the former series champs heading into the Advance Rentals 150 this weekend.

Tickets for the Advance Rentals 150 will be available at the gate on race day. Adult tickets are $35.00, Youth (12-15 yrs) are $20.00, Children 12 and under are free.  Complete event information can be found at www.maritimeprostocktour.com

Expected Entry List

#0 - Shawn Turple - Enfield, NS
#01 – Robbie MacLean – Winslow, PE
#03 – Steve Halpin- Saint John, NB
#4 - Mike Stevens - Riverview, NB
#5 – Jonathan Hicken – Brudenell, PE
#8 - Kent Vincent - Westmoreland, PE
#11 - Marty Prevost – Fall River, NS
#13- Sterling Marlin – Columbia, TN
#14 – Terry Dougay – Albany, PE
#21 - Shawn Pierce - Bridgewater, NS
#24 – Steve Ross – Waverly, NS
#29 - Greg Proude - Springvale, PE
#32 – Chris Hughes – Brackley Beach, PE
#35 – Brad Mann – Glen Livet, NB
#45 - Leonard Boutilier – Dutch Settlement, NS
#52 - Shawn Tucker - Fredericton, NB
#66 – Daryl Mahar – Hubley, NS
#72 – Brad Eddy – Sackville, NS
#89 – Donald Chisholm – Antigonish, NS
#91 – Dylan Gosbee – Cornwall, PE
#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

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Back Gate Opens
Pro Stock Tech
For Fun Practice
Street Stock Practice
Pro Stock Practice
For Fun Practice
Street Stock Practice
Pro Stock Practice
For Fun Practice
Street Stock Practice
Pro Stock Practice
Track Closes

Pro Stock Drivers meeting

12:30 p.m.
12:30 p.m.
2:00 p.m.
2:15 p.m.
2:30 p.m.
3:00 p.m.
3:15 p.m.
3:30 p.m.
4:00 p.m.
4:05 p.m.
4:10 p.m.
4:25 p.m.

4:30 p.m. (tech shed)

Atlantic Tiltload Time Trial lineups immediately follow drivers meeting

Atlantic Tiltload Pro Stock Time Trials

5:10 p.m.

Pro Stock Dash Draw

Racing

6:00 p.m.

Fast Eddie Racewear Pro Stock Dash 10 laps

For Fun Heats - 12 laps

Street Stock Heats - 12 laps

Dartmouth Dodge Pro Stock Heats 10 laps

For Fun Semi (if required)

Street Stock Semi (if required)

Dartmouth Dodge Pro Stock B Feature (if required) 10 or 25 laps

For Fun Feature - 15 laps

Street Stock Feature 25 laps

Pro Stock Advance Rentals 150 Feature

 

About Advance Rentals:
Advance Rentals mission is to deliver a superior rental experience to their customers. Advance Rentals is a division of Curran & Briggs Limited, with two locations on PEI (Summerside and Bloomfield). Advance Rentals offers a full range of rental tools, welding equipment and safety gear. Advance Rentals also specialize in hydraulic & industrial hose fittings and repairs. A 24 hour emergency service is available to reduce customer downtime. For your rental needs please visit Advance Rentals online at www.advancerentals.com

About the Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour:
The Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour (PST) 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. PST 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 . You can also follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/prostocktour and like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/prostocktour

About Oyster Bed Speedway:
Oyster bed Speedway is Prince Edward Island's premier auto racing facility and features fun and excitement with weekly stock car racing special events throughout the season. The 1/3 mile paved oval is located in Oyster Bed Bridge at the intersection of routes 6 and 7, halfway between Cavendish and Charlottetown on beautiful Prince Edward Island. Phone: (902) 892-6684. Website: www.oysterbedspeedwaypei.com

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