LUCAS OIL 100 KICKS-OFF 2016 SEASON
THIS SATURDAY AT SCOTIA SPEEDWORLD
(Halifax, NS, May 17, 2016) The Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour is greased up and ready for the Lucas Oil 100 this Saturday at Scotia Speedworld. The Lucas Oil 100 will open the 16th season of the elite stock car racing series. The season opener will launch the 12-race schedule that will take the Tour to five Maritime markets throughout the summer. Atlantic Tiltload Qualifying for the Lucas Oil 100 gets underway at 4:00 PM with Grandstands gates opening at 1:00 PM.
The Exide Batteries Rookie of the Year battle enters round one on Saturday. The 2016 season is slated to see at least two rookies go at it for the prestigious title. Noel Road, Nova Scotia’s Harry Ross White and Marshfield, Prince Edward Island’s Nevin Scott have officially signaled intentions to run the full Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour schedule. Harry Ross White, commonly known around racing circles as “HOSS,” has an extensive racing resume which include accolades in Street Stock and Sportsman. Scott has made his name in recent seasons in the Street Stock division at Oyster Bed Speedway.
More fresh faces are expected in the field on Saturday. Jarrett Butcher (Porter’s Lake, NS) will be looking to emulate the success of big brother Cole as he makes his Series debut. Jarrett Butcher is a multi-time Champion in both Bandolero and Legend Cars and is the reigning Maritime League of Legends Champion. Nicholas Naugle (Dartmouth, NS) will also make his first Series appearance at the Lucas Oil 100. Naugle is a former Canadian Legend Champion and has won multiple Bandolero and Legend features throughout Canada and the US.
Byron Bartlett (Rothesay, NB) will make his return to Pro Stock racing Saturday at Scotia Speedworld. Bartlett is a former MASCAR competitor who has been spending recent seasons in the Sportsman ranks in his home province of New Brunswick.
Familiar faces the likes of 2015 Series Champion Donald Chisholm (Antigonish, NS) and his Nova Racing team-mate George Koszkulics (New Glasgow, NS) are just two of many veterans expected to take the first green flag of the season. Also expected are Shawn Turple (Enfield, NS) who has won two Tour titles (2010, ’12), two-time IWK 250 winner Kent Vincent (Crapaud, PE), 2014 Rookie of the Year Sarah McKay (Quispamsis, NB), 2015 Lucas Oil 100 victor Dylan Blenkhorn (Truro, NS) and many multi-time Series feature winners.
Joe Chisholm and the gang from Race Time Radio will be back on the road with the Tour for six events, beginning with Saturday’s Lucas Oil 100. Race broadcasts will be available for listeners absolutely free, no subscription necessary, via www.racetimeradio.com by clicking the “Listen Live” links in the upper right of the page, or by downloading their smart phone App, for iPad, iPhone, & Android.
The Maritime League of Legends will kick off their 2016 campaign with a 50 lap feature prior to the Pro Stock feature.
Admission for Saturday’s season opener is $25.00 for adults; $5.00 for youth; pit admission is $30.00. Children 7 and under are admitted for free. Tickets will be available at the gates on race day (Cash Only). Sunday, May 22nd will launch the 2016 season for Scotia Speedworld’s Weekly Racing Series, racing starts at 2:00 PM.
EXPECTED ENTRY LIST – LUCAS OIL 100
#07 – Allison MacKinnon – Oyster Bed Bridge, PE
#08 - Nicholas Naugle - Dartmouth, NS
#0 - Shawn Turple - Enfield, NS
#7 – Byron Bartlett – Rothesay, NB
#8 - Kent Vincent - Westmoreland, PE
#11 - Marty Prevost – Fall River, NS
#13 - Cassius Clark – Farmington, ME
#14 – Terry Dougay – Albany, PE
#18 – Darren MacKinnon – Charlottetown, PE
#21 - Shawn Pierce - Bridgewater, NS
#22 – Joel Hickox – Cornwall, PE
#24 – Steve Ross – Waverly, NS
#29 - Greg Proude - Springvale, PE
#32 – Sarah McKay – Quispamsis, NB
#49 – Harry Ross White – Kennetcook, NS
#51 – Vance Hanes – Kennetcook, NS
#53 – Cole Butcher – Porter’s Lake, NS
#54 – Jarrett Butcher – Porter’s Lake, NS
#66 – Daryl Mahar – Hubley, NS
#67 – Dylan Blenkhorn – Truro, NS
#81 – Nevin Scott – Marshfield, PE
#88 - George Koszkulics – New Glasgow, NS
#89 – Donald Chisholm – Antigonish, NS
#91 – Dylan Gosbee – Cornwall, PE
#97 - D.J. Casey – Prospect, NS
#98 - Jerome Kehoe – Sydney, NS
#99 - Craig Slaunwhite - Terence Bay, NS
*Entry list subject to change without notice
Race Day Format
Pit Gates Open Pro Stock
Atlantic Tiltload Heat Race lineups immediately follow drivers meeting
Maritime League of Legends Heats – 10 laps
Atlantic Tiltload Pro Stock Heats – 15 laps
Maritime League of Legends Semi - if required 10 laps
Atlantic Tiltload Pro Stock B Feature (if required) – 15 or 25 laps
Upper Clements Park Maritime League of Legends Feature - 50 Laps
Driver Introductions (up & over the podium weather permitting / cars on front stretch)
Lucas Oil 100
About Lucas Oil:
Lucas Oil is one of the fastest growing lubricant lines in the consumer automotive industry, carrying a premium line of oils, greases and problem solving additives as well as a heavy duty line of products for the trucking, industrial and agricultural markets, not to mention a complete line of motorcycle and marine lubricants. Lucas Oil has long been directly involved in the North American racing industry through multiple vehicle sponsorships and racing event promotions, at all levels. Seeing a need for better lubricants in this industry, the Lucas people went to work again with the end result being a line of high performance engine oils and gear oils that are second-to-none in the racing industry. Lucas racing products have proven themselves on NASCAR, NHRA, IHRA, PPL and USHRA tracks across the country.
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
About Scotia Speedworld:
Scotia Speedworld (SSW) is a 3/10-mile asphalt oval racing facility. 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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