Halifax, NS — The Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour is heading to Oyster Bed Speedway this Saturday, August 5th for the Lucas Oil 150. This is the only stop on Prince Edward Island this season for the Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour. The Lucas Oil 150 marks race eight of twelve on the season for the Maritime based stock car racing series. Qualifying for the Lucas Oil 150 gets underway with Atlantic Tiltload Heat Races at 6:00 PM.
The contingent of drivers hailing from Prince Edward Island will look to defend their home turf for the first time since Darren MacKinnon (Charlottetown, PE) drove to victory lane at Oyster Bed Speedway in 2015. Jonathan Hicken (Brudenell, PE), Kent Vincent (Westmoreland, PE) and Greg Proude (Springvale, PE) are all former winners in Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour competition at their home track while Dylan Gosbee (Cornwall, PE) enters the race fourth in the standings – the highest of any Islander driver on the Series.
Allison MacKinnon (Oyster Bed Bridge, PE), Terry Dougay (Albany, PE), Chris Hughes (Brackley Beach, PE) and Exide Batteries Rookie Robbie MacEwen (Sherwood, PE) will all look for their first Tour win in front of their hometown crowd on Saturday. Troy Burke (Harrington, PE) will make his Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour debut in the Lucas Oil 150, driving for former Pro Stock Tour regular Kris Fournier. Burke is the ninth different driver to make his Series debut in 2017.
The chase for the Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour Championship is tight as the second half of the season heats up. Dylan Blenkhorn (Truro, NS) with three wins this season maintains the point lead heading into the Lucas Oil 150. Blenkhorn’s closest competitor is two-time Series champion Shawn Turple (Enfield, NS) who will be looking to close the 35 point gap this Saturday. Current Series champ Cole Butcher (Porter’s Lake, NS) continues to climb his way to the top of the leader board, jumping another position to sit third following his second place finish at the Irving Blending & Packaging 150. Hometown fans will surely be cheering for Dylan Gosbee and Greg Proude Saturday as they enter the event sitting fourth and fifth respectively in the standings.
Prior to the Lucas Oil 150 the Oyster Bed Speedway Street Stocks will run a 50 lap feature. The Maritime League of Legends Tour will also compete in a 50 lap feature.
Show your Official Fan Club Membership Card at the Pro Stock Tour merchandise table at Oyster Bed Speedway Saturday and you will receive a ballot for a draw to win a checkered flag signed by all drivers in the race and the chance to come on track to take part in Driver Introductions!
Tickets for the Lucas Oil 150 will be available at the gates on race day. Adult admission is $25.00, youth (8-15yrs) $10.00 and children 7 and under are free. Pit admission for this event is $35.00.
EXPECTED ENTRY LIST – Lucas Oil 150
#01 – Troy Burke – Harrington, PE
#07 – Allison MacKinnon – Oyster Bed Bridge, PE
#08 – Nicholas Naugle – Dartmouth, NS
#0- Shawn Turple – Enfield, NS
#5 – Jonathan Hicken – Brudenell, PE
#8 – Kent Vincent – Westmoreland, PE
#14 – Terry Dougay – Albany, PE
#18 – Darren MacKinnon – Charlottetown, PE
#21 – Shawn Pierce – Bridgewater, NS
#29 – Greg Proude – Springvale, PE
#30 – Stephen Lively – Shubenacadie, NS
#40 – Robbie MacEwen – Charlottetown, PE
#41 – Mike Rodgers – Moncton, NB
#42 – Matt Rodgers – Smithtown, NB
#49 – Harry Ross White – Kennetcook, NS
#52 – Chris Hughes – Brackley Beach, PE
#53 – Cole Butcher – Porter’s Lake, NS
#54 – Jarrett Butcher – Porter’s Lake, NS
#56 – Josh Collins – Placentia, NL
#67 – Dylan Blenkhorn – Truro, NS
#91 – Dylan Gosbee – Cornwall, PE
#94 – D.J. Casey – Prospect, NS
#99 – Craig Slaunwhite – Terence Bay, NS
–Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour Press Release
-Photo Credit: Oyster Bed Speedway