(Moncton, NB) – Shawn Turple of Enfield, NS battled from the back of the field after being involved in an incident on lap 105 to take his second victory of the season on Saturday night at Petty International Raceway. Turple took the lead from Dylan Gosbee (Cornwall, PE) on the last lap of a Green-White-Checkered finish after an exciting race in front of a capacity crowd. Dylan Blenkhorn (Truro, NS) completed the podium after edging by Brudenell, PE’s Jonathan Hicken. Greg Proude (Springvale, PE) rounded out the top five.
Atlantic Tiltload Qualifying started off an exhilarating night of racing and saw Turple, Blenkhorn, Craig Slaunwhite (Terence Bay, NS) and George Koszkulics (New Glasgow, NS) take the top spots in their respective Heat Races. Of the five different race leaders through fourteen cautions, Slaunwhite took home the Linde Most Laps Led Award after leading 57 laps. Jarrett Butcher (Porter’s Lake, NS) was the recipient of the King Freight Lines Future Winners Award and the Exide Batteries Rookie of the Year Award with a seventh place finish.
The Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour heads to the high banks of Riverside International Speedway for the first time this season next Saturday, June 17th. The Ron MacGillivray Chev Buick GMC 150 will open the season for the track located in James River, NS just outside of Antigonish. Dylan Blenkhorn won the event last season and will look to repeat but hometown heroes George Koszkulics and former Series champ Donald Chisholm are always a threat at their home track. Atlantic Tiltload Heat Races are slated to get under at 6:00PM!
Fans can now purchase Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour merchandise on line! You can browse all of this seasons gear including beer cozies, hoodies, T-shirts and more at http://store.maritimeprostocktour.com/. Fans can purchase in advance and pick-up at the race of their choice or it can be shipped directly to you for an extra charge. All merchandise proceeds go to the Scott Kelly Memorial Toy Fund at the IWK Children’s Hospital.
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
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