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Flemming king for a day
as he takes IWK 250 crown

(Antigonish, NS, July 21, 2012) – Victory is sweet for Halifax’s John Flemming. Flemming, driver of the #97 Dodge Charger, led the most laps en route to the checkered flag in the IWK 250 Presented by Steve Lewis Auto Body.  A capacity crowd of 10,000 people cheered on Flemming to victory at Riverside International Speedway. Jonathan Hicken (Brudenell, PE) came home in second place after a frantic charge to the front of the field in the second half of the race. NASCAR Sprint Cup Series star Joey Logano (Huntersville, NC) came home in third after trading the lead in the early stages of the event with weekend teammate Donald Chisholm (Antigonish), who finished 21st after a crash in Turn Three early in the second half of the race. Corey Williams (Huntersville, NC), driving the #13 King Freight Ford owned by Rollie MacDonald (Pictou), was scored in fourth at the finish, just ahead of Daryl Mahar (Hubley, NS).

32 cars attempted to make the field for the sixth running of IWK 250 presented by Steve Lewis Auto Body. 24 cars locked themselves into the feature via Atlantic Tiltload Time Trials and Dartmouth Dodge Heat Races. Chisholm set fast time in the Atlantic Tiltload Time Trials with a lap of 14.276 seconds around the 1/3-mile oval. The three Dartmouth Dodge Heat Races

were won by Williams, Hicken and Kent Vincent (Crapaud, PE). The Fast Eddie Racewear Dash For Cash was picked up by Salisbury, New Brunswick’s Mike Stevens. Jerome Kehoe (Sydney), Terry Dougay (Albany, PE), Leonard Boutilier (Dutch Settlement) and Steve Ross (Waverly) were awarded provisional positions to round out the 28 car field.  Cy Harvey (Elmsdale, NS), Brad Brown (Halifax), David Heino (Barrington) and Pete Miller (Kennetcook) did not qualify.

Pro Stock Tour contingency awards were a part of the over $89,000 in purse money up for grabs during the IWK 250 Presented by Steve Lewis Auto Body. Flemming, won the Linde Group Most Laps Led and the King Freight Lines Halfway Awards. Steve Halpin (Saint John, NB) was the top rookie and took home bonus cash from Exide Batteries while Kehoe took the Absolute Traffic Services Hard Charger Award.

SiriusXM Satellite Radio carried live flag-to-flag coverage of the IWK 250 on channel 158 Sports Express. The Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour would like to thank Joe and Sue Chisholm and the great crew at Race Time Radio for all of their efforts and continued support! If you missed the broadcast visit www.racetimeradio.com on Monday for rebroadcast times.

The Tour is off next weekend; Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour action heats up again on Saturday, August 4th, for the Advance Rentals 150 at Oyster Bed Speedway on scenic Prince Edward Island. Two-time NASCAR Daytona 500 Champion Sterling Marlin will join the field for the second extended distance event of the 2012 season. Tickets will be available at the gate on race day. Complete event information can be found at www.maritimeprostocktour.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 the IWK:
The IWK Health Centre, while located in Halifax, Nova Scotia, is an essential resource for women, children, youth and families from across the Maritimes and beyond. Each year, thousands of Maritime children and women come to the IWK requiring emergency care, surgery for critical illnesses, and inpatient care for ongoing medical conditions.

About Riverside International Speedway: Riverside International Speedway, a 1/3-mile high banked asphalt oval, is located in James River, between New Glasgow and Antigonish, at exit 30 off Trans Canada Highway 104. Opened in 1969, the facility was totally rebuilt in 2006 to become a premiere motorsports site, comparable to the best short tracks in Canada and the U.S. To learn more about Riverside Int'l Speedway, please visit www.riversidespeedway.ca or call 902.863.2410.


Unofficial Race Results

IWK 250 Presented By Steve Lewis Auto Body

Riverside International Speedway

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Pos No. Name Laps Sponsor Hometown

1

97

John Flemming

250

 

Halifax, NS

2

5

Jonathan Hicken

250

Castle Building Centres / Kings County Chrysler Dodge

Montague, PE

3

12

Joey Logano

250

Cat Car for Kids, presented by Atlantic Cat

Huntersville, NC

4

13

Corey Williams

250

King Racing Competition Parts & Fabrication

Huntersville, NC

5

66

Daryl Mahar

250

K Hubley Woodworking and Contracting  / Inglis Jewelers

Hubley, NS

6

88

George Koszkulics

250

Pioneer Coal / Nova Construction

New Glasgow, NS

7

0

Shawn Turple

250

Dexter Construction / Municipal Group

Enfield, NS

8

52

Shawn Tucker

250

Rockico Equipment / Wild Mountain Blueberries

Fredericton, NB

9

99

Craig Slaunwhite

250

Halifax Glass and Mirror / Archibald Drilling & Blasting

Halifax, NS

10

03

Stephen Halpin

250

AJ Mallette And Sons / Thomas Construction

Saint John, NB

11

98

Jerome Kehoe

249

Zutphen Contracting / Ideal Concrete

Sydney, NS

12

8

Kent Vincent

249

Vector Aerospace / H&P Glover

Crapaud,PE

13

01

Robbie MacLean

247

Universal Truck & Trailer

Winsloe, PE

14

72

Brad Eddy

247

Samuel Metals / Dana's Collision Centre CSN

Sackville, NS

15

91

Dylan Gosbee

247

Wendell Taylor's Garage / Auto Camping

Cornwall, PE

16

4

Mike Stevens

245

R Stevens Mechanical / G Bourque Arctic Cat

Riverview, NB

17

35

Brad Mann

245

Canadian Tire Auto Center / Castrol Motor Oil

Glen Levit, NB

18

45

Leonard Boutilier

244

NGH Industrial Services

Dutch Settlement, NS

19

14

Terry Dougay

243

Right on Board Locksmith

Albany, PE

20

21

Shawn Pierce

242

Hercules SLR / Petro Canada Bridgewater

Blockhouse, NS

21

89

Donald Chisholm

239

Keltic Ford / Nova Construction

Antigonish, NS

22

29

Greg Proude

196

Atlantic Dodge Dealers / Loyalist Marble and Tile

North Wiltshire, PE

23

44

Wayne Smith

164

JETCO Contracting

Timberlea, NS

24

18

Darren MacKinnon

126

Shaw's Towing Service / MacKinnon Bros Service

Charlottetown, PE

25

24

Steve Ross

107

Twenty Degrees Ltd / Duggan Electrical

Waverley, NS

26

41

Russell Smith

40

Dulux

Halifax, NS

27

94

Russell Smith Jr.

40

 

Lakeside, NS

28

02

Mike MacKenzie

21

HTP Hot Water Systems / Bruce Sutherland Assoc.

Montague Gold Mines, NS

 

Failed to Qualify: 4: #1 Dave Heino, #9 Brad Brown, #37 Cy Harvey, #92 Pete Miller
Fast Eddie Racewear Dash Winner: #4 Mike Stevens
Dartmouth Dodge Heat Winners: #13 Corey Williams, #5 Jonathan Hicken, #8 Kent Vincent
Linde Most Laps Led: #97 John Flemming
King Freight Halfway Award: #97 John Flemming
Atlantic Tiltload Fast Time: #89 Donald Chisholm
Absolute Traffic Hard Charger: #98 Jerome Kehoe
Exide Batteries Rookie Of The Race: #03 Steve Halpin

 

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