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Tucker HOISTS PRESTIGIOUS TROPHY AS VICTOR OF IWK 250 PRESENTED BY STEVE LEWIS AUTO BODY

 

(Antigonish, NS, July 20, 2013)–Shawn Tucker took the lead on Lap 226 and drove his #52 Rockico Equipment Chevrolet Impala to the checkered flag at the IWK 250 presented by Steve Lewis Auto Body at Riverside International Speedway on Saturday night. Tucker held off hometown favourite Donald Chisholm and NASCAR Sprint Cup Champion Brad Keselowski for the win in front of a capacity crowd. Rounding out the Top Five was Kent Vincent (Crapaud, PE) and Austin Theriault (Mooresville, NC).

The day started with an intense round of qualifying where 34 cars were racing for only 30 starting spots. Atlantic Tiltload Time Trials saw Chisholm take the top spot after laying down a fast lap of 14.399 seconds. The King Freight Dash Winner was Jonathan Hicken (Brudenell, PE) which won him the honour of starting the prestigious event from the pole position. The Dartmouth Dodge Heat Race winners were Cole Butcher (Porter’s Lake, NS), Brad Eddy (Lower Sackville, NS), and Dylan Gosbee (Cornwall, PE). A 15 lap Dartmouth Dodge B Feature was run to determine the final qualifying positions and saw Denver Foran (Edmonton, AB) awarded the spot. The final four qualifying positions were awarded via provisionals and went to Steve Ross (Waverley, NS), Brad Mann (Glen Levit, NB), Jason Carnahan (Stilesville, NB), and Terry Dougay (Albany, PE).

Keselowski led 152 laps to take home the Linde Most Laps Led Award. Butcher finished the race in seventh position which was just enough to receive the Exide Batteries Rookie Of The Race Award. Ross gained 12 positions over 250 laps to finish as the Absolute Traffic Hard Charger Award winner in 17th position.

The Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour sees a rare off weekend next weekend but will be back in action for its only visit to beautiful Prince Edward Island the following week. Don’t miss the EXIT Realty PEI 100 on Saturday, August 3rd at Oyster Bed Speedway located just outside Charlottetown.

Visit www.maritimeprostocktour.com for complete event details and coverage.


Photo Credit: McCarthy Photographic

Race Results

IWK 250 Presented By Steve Lewis Auto Body
Riverside International Speedway

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Pos No. Name Laps Sponsor Hometown

1

52

Shawn Tucker

250

Rockico Equipment / Tucker Racing Products

Fredericton, NB

2

89

Donald Chisholm

250

Keltic Ford

Antigonish, NS

3

13k

Brad Keselowski

250

Cat Car for Kids

Mooresville, NC

4

8

Kent Vincent

250

Vector Aerospace

Crapaud,PE

5

29X

Austin Theriault

250

BKR's Checkered Flag Foundation

Mooresville, NC

6

88

George Koszkulics

250

Pioneer Coal

New Glasgow, NS

7

53

Cole Butcher

250

Atlantic Tiltload Ltd / TOP Construction

Porter's Lake, NS

8

97

John Flemming

250

Action Car & Truck Accessories / Dartmouth Dodge

Halifax, NS

9

5

Jonathan Hicken

250

Castle Building Centres

Brudenell, PE

10

98

Jerome Kehoe

250

Zutphen Contracting

Sydney, NS

11

67

Dylan Blenkhorn

249

Blenkhorn's Auto Recyclers

Truro, NS

12

0

Shawn Turple

249

Dexter Construction / Municipal Group

Enfield, NS

13

29

Greg Proude

249

Atlantic Dodge Dealers

Springvale, PE

14

13

Denver Foran

249

MMD Mineral Sizing Inc

Edmonton, AB

15

99

Craig Slaunwhite

248

Halifax Glass and Mirror

Terence Bay, NS

16

66

Daryl Mahar

248

K Hubley Woodworking and Contracting  / Inglis Jewelers

Hubley, NS

17

24

Steve Ross

245

Alpine Auto Glass - Bedford / Twenty Degrees

Waverley, NS

18

18

Darren MacKinnon

239

Shaw's Towing Service

Milton Station, PE

19

91

Dylan Gosbee

230

Wendell Taylor's Garage

Cornwall, PE

20

21

Shawn Pierce

180

Hercules SLR / South Shore Speed and Sound

Sherwood, PE

21

44

Wayne Smith

167

Dulux Paints

Lakeside, NS

22

35

Brad Mann

147

Coor's Light / Restigouche Drive Thru

Glen Levit, NB

23

03

Steve Halpin

139

AJ Mallette & Sons

Saint John, NB

24

45

Leonard Boutilier

132

NGH Industrial Services

Dutch Settlement, NS

25

4

Mike Stevens

131

R Stevens Mechanical

Moncton, NB

26

72

Brad Eddy

106

Samuel Metals

Lower Sackville, NS

27

77

Colby Smith

97

SFR

Cape Sable Island, NS

28

55

Jason Carnahan

72

Irving

Stilesville, NB

29

14

Terry Dougay

44

Right on Board Locksmith / Wet ‘n Wild Carwash

Albany, PEI

30

02

Mike MacKenzie

31

HTP Hot Water Systems / Bruce Sutherland Assoc.

Dartmouth, NS

 

Failed to Qualify: 0
Margin of Victory: 1.726 seconds
Number of Cautions: 9
King Freight Dash Winner: #5 Jonathan Hicken
Dartmouth Dodge Heat Winners: #53 Cole Butcher, #72 Brad Eddy, #91 Dylan Gosbee
Linde Most Laps Led: #13k Brad Keselowski
Exide Batteries Rookie Of The Race: #53 Cole Butcher
Atlantic Tiltload Fast Time: #89 Donald Chisholm (14.399 seconds)
Absolute Traffic Hard Charger Award: #24 Steve Ross

 

About Steve Lewis Auto Body:
Steve Lewis Auto Body is located on Beech Street in Sydney. The company is in their 37th year of business and proud to support many community and charitable efforts, including over a 15-year involvement with the IWK. Call them at 902.539.2848.



About Riverside International Speedway:
Riverside International Speedwayis recognized as a premier stock racing facility in Canada. The 1/3-mile high banked asphalt oval roars to action several times a year for special events. It is the home for eastern Canada’s only NASCAR event, and of the IWK 250 – widely known as the best stock car race in Canada. Located in James River, between New Glasgow and Antigonish, the facility is easily accessible at exit 30 on Trans-Canada Highway 104. For more information call 902.863.2410 or click www.riversidespeedway.ca.

About the Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour:
The Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour (PST) is considered 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


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