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SLAUNWHITE CAPTURES
SEASON OPENER CARQUEST 100

 

Photos By: Mike McCarthy Photographic

(Halifax, NS, May 20, 2012) – In a CARQUEST 100 at Scotia Speedworld which ran flag-to-flag without a caution, Terence Bay’s Craig Slaunwhite picked up where he left off in 2011 by capturing the first race of the new season. Slaunwhite, who won the season ending Dartmouth Dodge 200 last September, edged his #99 Halifax Glass and Mirror Chevrolet past pole sitter Greg Proude (Springvale, PE) on Lap 52 as the two found themselves surrounded by lapped traffic. Cassius Clark (Farmington, ME) drove the #13 King Freight Lines Ford Fusion to second while Proude and his #29 Atlantic Dodge Dealers Dodge Charger had to settle for third after leading the most laps in the race (51). Completing the top five in the season opening event for the Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour were Mike MacKenzie (Dartmouth) and Mike Stevens (Salisbury, NB).

Proude cleaned house in qualifying, picking up the Atlantic Tiltload Time Trials (with a lap of 14.227 seconds) and followed it up with the checkers in the Fast Eddie Racewear Dash For Cash. Stevens (Salisbury, NB), Shawn Tucker (Fredericton, NB) and Steve Halpin (Saint John, NB) each picked up

wins in the Dartmouth Dodge Heat Races. Proude also picked up King Freight Lines Halfway Award and the Linde Group Most Laps Led Award. Leonard Boutilier (Dutch Settlement) pocketed the Absolute Traffic Services Hard Charger award after finishing 13th from starting in the 21st position. Frankie Fraser (Shubenacadie, NS) was the Exide Batteries Rookie of the Race, besting five other freshmen for a 12th place finish.

The Maritime League of Legends kicked off the show with a 50 lap feature prior to the CARQUEST 100, which saw Bedford’s Justin MacNeill pick up the victory.

The next event for the Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour is the Lucas Oil 100 on Saturday, June 2nd at Petty International Raceway at 6:00 pm.  Advanced tickets for the Lucas Oil 100 are available at Ticket Atlantic outlets (Atlantic Superstores NS& PE only), by phone 902.451.1221 or www.ticketatlantic.com.  Tickets will also be available at the gate on race day. Visit www.maritimeprostocktour.com  for all event information.

Race Results

CARQUEST 100
Scotia Speedworld

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Pos No. Name Laps Sponsor Hometown

1

99

Craig Slaunwhite

100

Halifax Glass and Mirror

Terence Bay, NS

2

13

Cassius Clark

100

King Racing Competition Parts & Fabrication

Pictou, NS

3

29

Greg Proude

100

Atlantic Dodge Dealers

Springvale, PEI

4

02

Mike MacKenzie

100

Bruce Sutherland Assoc

Montague Gold Mines

5

4

Mike Stevens

100

R Stevens Mechanical, G Bourque Arctic Cat

Riverview, NB

6

52

Shawn Tucker

100

Rockico Equipment

Fredericton, NB

7

0

Shawn Turple

100

Dexter Construction / Municipal Group

Enfield, NS

8

89

Donald Chisholm

100

Keltic Ford / Nova Construction / Vortex Brakes

Antigonish, NS

9

18

Darren MacKinnon

100

Shaw's Towing Service, MacKinnon Bros Service

Sleepy Hollow, PEI

10

5

Jonathan Hicken

100

Chapman Brothers Construction/CASTLE Building Centres

Brudenell, PEI

11

66

Daryl Mahar

99

K. Hubley Woodworking and Contracting / Inglis Jewelers 

Hubley, NS

12

15

Frankie Fraser

99

Chebucto Ford, R & R Kinsmans

Stewiacke, NS

13

45

Leonard Boutilier

99

N.G.H. Industrial Services / Streamline Auto Service

Dutch Settlement, NS

14

8

Kent Vincent

99

Vector Aerospace / RDMD Refrigeration 

Crapaud, PEI

15

97

John Flemming

99

 

Halifax, NS

16

35

Brad Mann

99

Canadian Tire Auto Center

Glen Livet, NB

17

03

Stephen Halpin

99

AJ Mallette And Sons, Saint John Toyota

Saint John, NB

18

98

Jerome Kehoe

99

Zutphen Contracting

Sydney, NS

19

11

Marty Prevost

99

MEGA Enterprises / Reaction Auto Sales

Fall River, NS

20

01

Robbie MacLean

99

Universal Truck and Trailer

Winsloe, PEI

21

14

Terry Dougay

97

Right on Board Locksmith / Wet ‘n Wild Carwash

Albany, PEI

22

24

Steve Ross

96

Speedy Auto Center

Waverley

23

9

Brad Brown

95

Brown Ventilation / Serenity Day Spa

Halifax, NS

24

1

David Heino

89

DC Huskins & Sons Trucking

Barrington, NS

25

88

George Koszkulics

62

Pioneer Coal

New Glasgow, NS

26

21

Shawn Pierce

60

Scotia Propane / Steve’s Ironworks

Blockhouse, NS

27

91

Dylan Gosbee

55

Wendell Taylor's Garage

Cornwall, PE

28

72

Brad Eddy

1

Samuel Metals

Lower Sackville, NS

 

Failed to Qualify: 0
Margin of Victory: 1.172 seconds
Number of Cautions: 0
Fast Eddie Racewear Dash Winner: 29 Greg Proude
Dartmouth Dodge Heat Winners: 4 Mike Stevens 03 Stephen Halpin 52 Shawn Tucker
Linde Most Laps Led: 29 Greg Proude
King Freight Halfway Award: 29 Greg Proude
Atlantic Tiltload Fast Time: 29 Greg Proude (14.227sec)
Absolute Traffic Hard Charger Award: 45 Leonard Boutilier

 

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 (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 Scotia Speedworld:
Scotia Speedworld (SSW) is a 3/10-mile asphalt oval racing facility. 2012 marks the 25th season of weekly racing at the venue. SSW is the only track 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 Parts for Trucks 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. Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/sswracing and follow us on Twitter www.twitter.com/sswracing

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