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Blenkhorn Picks up First Victory of the Season at Riverside

June 19, 2017 • App, Archives, Late Models, Region - Canada

(Antigonish, NS) – Dylan Blenkhorn (Truro, NS) picked up his tenth career Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour victory at the Ron MacGillivray Chev Buick GMC 150 at Riverside International Speedway in front of a capacity crowd on a warm Sunday afternoon. Two-time winner on the season Shawn Turple (Enfield, NS) battled to a second place finish followed by 2016 Series champion Cole Butcher (Porter’s Lake, NS). Greg Proude (Springvale, PE) and Josh Collins (Placentia, NL) rounded out the top five.  

Atlantic Tiltload Heat Races began the racing action for the Ron MacGillivray Chevrolet Buick GMC 150. Dylan Gosbee (Cornwall, PE), Collins and Donald Chisholm (Antigonish, NS) each picked up qualifying race victories. Chisholm, who was vying for his third consecutive Riverside victory, suffered mechanical issues on lap 10 forcing the No. 89 team to pit and go down 20 plus laps and their mechanical issues continued for the remainder of the Ron MacGillivray 150. 

Blenkhorn picked up the Linde Most Laps Led Award after leading 83 of the laps in the feature. Collins takes home the King Freight Future Winner Award with his first career Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour top five finish. Nicholas Naugle (Dartmouth, NS) picks up the Exide Batteries Rookie of the Race Award after finishing seventh in the main feature. 

St. Thomas, Ontario’s Jason Hathaway who was making his first appearance on the Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour this season also had mechanical issues forcing the No. 3 team to pit on lap 51 putting the visiting team down numerous laps. Hathaway will have another shot for a victory at the high-banked oval in July at the IWK 250 presented by Steve Lewis Auto Body.

The NAPA Sportsman Series entertained fans for an exciting 75 lap feature prior to the Ron MacGillivray Chev Buick GMC 150 with Brad DeCoste (Antigonish, NS) crossing the line for the checkered flag ahead of Joey Rudderham (Sydney, NS) and Shawn Waterfield (Sydney, NS). 

The Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour returns to Scotia Speedworld next weekend for the Nova Truck Centres Make A Wish 150 on Saturday, June 24th. Admission for Saturday’s Nova Truck Centres 150 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).  Visit www.maritimeprostocktour.com for all event information.

 

About Ron MacGillivray Chev Buick GMC:

Ron MacGillivray Chev Buick GMC, located on St. Andrews Street in Antigonish Nova Scotia, is the #1 choice for all your automotive needs. This four-time Triple Crown Award winner has been serving Eastern Nova Scotia since 1986. Ron MacGillivray Chevrolet, “A name you can count on, a team you can trust.” To learn more about Ron MacGillivray Chevrolet please call 902.863.2803 or click www.ronmacgillivraychev.com

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 902.481.2531or 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

 

Maritime Pro Stock Tour Press Release. Photo Credit: Pro Stock Tour Twitter

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