After many attempts and heartbreaking losses, Donald Chisholm (Antigonish, NS) finally made it to Victory Lane at the IWK 250 presented by Steve Lewis Auto Body, taking home the John W. Chisholm Memorial Cup. Chisholm has been to Victory Lane five times during his career at his home track of Riverside International Speedway but the prestigious IWK 250 and Memorial Cup named after his Father had eluded him until tonight.
Craig Slaunwhite (Terence Bay, NS) gave chase until the checkers flew but came up just short taking second place. Two-time NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Champion Matt Crafton (Tulare, CA) had his best IWK 250 finish to date coming home third. Ron MacGillivray 150 winner Dylan Blenkhorn (Truro, NS) and Darren MacKinnon (Charlottetown, PE) completed the top five.
Competition got underway with five Atlantic Tiltload Heat Races for the 35 competitors vying to make the 31 car field. Heat races were won by Cole Butcher (Porter’s Lake, NS), Jeff Fultz (Troutman, NC), Greg Proude (Springvale, PE), Donald Chisholm and George Koszkulics (New Glasgow, NS). John Rankin (St. Martin’s, NB) won the Atlantic Tiltload B Feature.
The Exide Batteries Rookie of the Race went to Nevin Scott (Marshfield, PE). The King Freight Lines Future Winner Award was won by Jarrett Butcher (Porter’s Lake, NS) who finished ninth. Chisholm pocketed the Linde Most Laps Led Award, pacing the field for 231 of the 250 circuits.
The Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour is in action next weekend for the Irving Oil Blending & Packaging 150 at Petty International Raceway, located just outside on Moncton NB.
Riverside International Speedway is back in action August 20 when the NASCAR Pinty’s Series makes its annual visit.
About Steve Lewis Auto Body:
Steve Lewis Auto Body is located on Beech Street in Sydney. The company is in their 38th year of business and proud to support many community and charitable efforts, including over a 15-year involvement with the IWK. Call them at 902.539.2848.
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.