(Antigonish, NS,) John Flemming (Halifax, NS) captured the IWK 250 presented by Steve Lewis Auto Body at Riverside International Speedway by besting Donald Chisholm (Antigonish, NS) on a restart with three laps remaining in the race. It is Flemming’s second IWK 250 win. Chisholm, who dominated and led 218 laps of the event, had to settle for the runner -up spot for the second consecutive season in the biggest race of the year at his home track. Cole Butcher (Porter’s Lake, NS) edged out Shawn Tucker (Fredericton, NB) for third with veteran George Koszkulics (New Glasgow, NS) rounding out the top five.

Flemming, in the #97 Happy Harry’s Affordable Building Center Dodge Charger, started off his day by winning a Dartmouth Dodge Heat Race. Chisholm and Koszkulics also picked up heat race qualifier victories. Reigning NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Champion Matt Crafton (Tulare, CA) paced the field in both the King Freight Dash and the Atlantic Tiltload Time Trials, putting up a 14.197 second lap in qualifying. Brad Mann (Glen Levit, NB), in his final Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour start of his 30 year career, took home the Exide Batteries Hard Charger, picking up 12 positions in the IWK 250 presented by Steve Lewis Auto Body to finish 14th in the 29 car field. 

Prior to the IWK 250 feature Ken Farrell delivered a moving tribute to track owner John Chisholm. Chisholm passed away on July 4th at the age of 68. Chisholm opened Riverside International Speedway in 1969 and was also responsible for the rebuild in 2006 which produced the magnificent facility we all enjoy today. Tonight’s IWK 250 was dedicated to John’s memory.

The Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour doesn’t race next weekend, but returns to action on Saturday, August 2nd when they travel to Oyster Bed Speedway on picturesque Prince Edward Island. Visit www.maritimeprostocktour.com for complete event details and coverage.

Series PR – Photo from Driver’s Facebook Page

IWK 250 presented by Steve Lewis Auto Body
Riverside International Speedway

Pos No. Name Laps Sponsor Hometown
1 97 John Flemming 250 Dartmouth Dodge / Alpine Auto Glass Halifax, NS
2 89 Donald Chisholm 250 Keltic Ford / Nova Construction / Wearwell Garments Antigonish, NS
3 53 Cole Butcher 250 Atlantic Tiltload Ltd / Irving Blending & Packaging Porter’s Lake, NS
4 52 Shawn Tucker 250 Tucker Racing Products Fredericton, NB
5 88 George Koszkulics 250 Pioneer Coal / Nova Construction New Glasgow, NS
6 18 Darren MacKinnon 250 Shaw’s Towing Service / MacKinnon Bros Service Milton Station, PE
7 5 Jonathan Hicken 250 Castle Building Centres Brudenell, PE
8 67 Dylan Blenkhorn 250 Blenkhorn’s Auto Recyclers, / The Cat Shack Truro, NS
9 45 Leonard Boutilier 250 NGH Industrial Services Dutch Settlement, NS
10 14C Matt Crafton 100 Cat Car For Kids Tulare, CA
11 0 Shawn Turple 100 Dexter Construction / Municipal Group Enfield, NS
12 29 Greg Proude 100 Atlantic Dodge Dealers Springvale, PE
13 99 Craig Slaunwhite 247 Halifax Glass and Mirror / Archibald Drilling & Blasting Terence Bay, NS
14 35 Brad Mann 247 Coors Light Glen Levit, NB
15 98 Jerome Kehoe 246 Zutphen Contracting / Ideal Conctrete Sydney, NS
16 32 Sarah McKay 245 AE McKay Builders Ltd Quispamsis, NB
17 80 Roger Miller 55 Kennetcook, NS
18 14 Terry Dougay 56 Right on Board Locksmith / Wayne’s Auto Mart Albany, PE
19 56 Josh Collins 57 Placentia, NL
20 21 Shawn Pierce 58 Hercules SLR / South Shore Speed and Sound Blockhouse, NS
21 66 Daryl Mahar 59 K Hubley Woodworking and Contracting  / Inglis Jewelers Hubley, NS
22 8 Kent Vincent 60 Vector Aerospace Crapaud,PE
23 02 Brad Eddy 61 Autofair Lower Sackville, NS
24 44 Wayne Smith 62 Petty Raceway Lakeside, NS
25 31 Colby Smith 63 King Racing Cape Sable Island, NS
26 01 Robbie MacLean 64 Universal Truck and Trailer Winsloe, PE
27 91 Dylan Gosbee 65 Eastern Mechanics Inc./ Wendell Taylor’s Garage Cornwall, PE
28 24 Steve Ross 66 Alpine Auto Glass – Bedford / Twenty Degrees Waverley, NS
29 51 Mike MacKenzie DNS Vance Hanes Auto Dartmouth, NS

Failed to Qualify: 0
Number of Cautions: 0.233
King Freight Dash Winner: #14c Matt Crafton
Dartmouth Dodge Heat Winners: #97 John Flemming, #89 Donald Chisholm, #88 George Koszkulics
Linde Most Laps Led: #89 Donald Chisholm
Atlantic Tiltload Fast Time: #14c Matt Crafton (14.197 seconds)
Exide Batteries Hard Charger Award: #35 Brad Mann

Flemming Steals IWK 250 on Late Restart