JAMES RIVER, NS (June 11, 2012) – The Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour heads to the high banks of Riverside International Speedway this Saturday, June 16 for the Ron MacGillivray Chev Buick GMC 100. This will be the first event of the season for the track located just outside of Antigonish in James River, NS and round three of 12 for the popular stock car racing series. Teams from across the Maritimes will hold their breath as their drivers pace the 1/3 mile track at blistering speeds. Grandstand gates for the Ron MacGillivray Chev Buick GMC 100 open at 3:00 PM; Atlantic Tiltload Time Trials will get underway at 5:10 PM with racing slated for 6:00 PM.
If you are unable to join us at Riverside this Saturday, you can catch the race on Sirius/XM Satellite Radio, channel 157 Sports Express as the Ron MacGillivray Chev Buick GMC 100 will be broadcast live to an international audience on Race Time Radio.
Jonathan Hicken (Brudenell, PE) picked up his third career series win at the Lucas Oil 100 hosted at Petty International Raceway on June 2nd. The win, Hicken’s first since 2010, vaults him to the top of the points standings, just one marker ahead of Craig Slaunwhite (Terrence Bay, NS) who had another solid performance finishing eighth. Greg Proude (Springvale, PE) had a decent run but wound up with a disappointing 20th place finish at the Lucas Oil 100 dropping him from first in points to eighth. Donald Chisholm (Antigonish, NS) sits in third, thanks to a solid run by super sub George Koszkulics (New Glasgow, NS). Darren Mackinnon (Charlottetown, PE) and Shawn Tucker (Fredericton, NB) sit fourth and fifth respectively.
Hometown heroes Donald Chisholm and George Koszkulics will both be drivers to watch on Saturday. Koszkulics snapped a six-season winless drought in the Lucas Oil 100 at Riverside last August. Chisholm is the defending Ron MacGillivray Chev Buick GMC 100 Champion and has three wins to his name at the track. Darren MacKinnon picked up the only other win at Riverside last season taking home the coveted IWK 250 title. These three will have to battle 25 other talented teams from across the Maritimes if they wish to return to victory lane at Riverside International this Saturday.
Opening the Ron MacGillivray Chev Buick GMC 100 is the Napa Sportsman Tour who will be kicking off their season with the Highland Building Supplies 50 lap feature.
Tickets for Ron MacGillivray Chev Buick GMC 100 at Riverside International Speedway are on sale now. Advance reserved and general admission seating is available at the Riverside Box Office, phone 1.902.863.2410 or visit www.riversidespeedway.ca. Tickets will also be available at the gate on race day. Complete event information can be found at www.maritimeprostocktour.com.
EXPECTED ENTRY LIST – RON MacGILLIVRAY CHEV BUICK GMC 100
#0 – Shawn Turple – Enfield, NS
#01 – Robbie MacLean – Charlottetown, PE
#02 – Mike MacKenzie – Dartmouth, NS
#03 – Steve Halpin- Saint John, NB
#1 – Dave Heino – Barrington, NS
#4 – Mike Stevens – Riverview, NB
#5 – Jonathan Hicken – Brudenell, PE
#8 – Kent Vincent – Westmoreland, PE
#9 – Brad Brown – Williamswood, NS
#11 – Marty Prevost – Fall River, NS
#13- Rollie MacDonald – Pictou, NS
#14 – Terry Dougay – Albany, PE
#15 – Frankie Fraser – Shubenacadie, NS
#18 – Darren Mackinnon – Charlottetown, PE
#21 – Shawn Pierce – Bridgewater, NS
#24 – Steve Ross – Waverly, NS
#29 – Greg Proude – Springvale, PE
#35 – Brad Mann – Glen Livet, NB
#45 – Leonard Boutilier – Dutch Settlement, NS
#52 – Shawn Tucker – Fredericton, NB
#66 – Daryl Mahar – Hubley, NS
#72 – Brad Eddy – Lower Sackville, NS
#80 – Roger Miller – Kennetcook, NS
#88 – George Koszkulics – New Glasgow, NS
#89 – Donald Chisholm – Antigonish, NS
#91 – Dylan Gosbee – Cornwall, PE
#97 – John Flemming – Halifax, NS
#98 – Jerome Kehoe – Sydney, NS
#99 – Craig Slaunwhite – Terence Bay, NS
Entry list subject to change without notice
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About the Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour: The Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour (PST) is 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 . You can also follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/prostocktour and like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/prostocktour .
Riverside International Speedway is a 1/3-mile high banked asphalt oval located in James River, between New Glasgow and Antigonish, at exit 30 off Trans Canada Highway 104. Opened in 1969, the facility was completely rebuilt in 2006 to become a premiere motorsports site comparable to the best short tracks in North America. For more information please visit www.riversidespeedway.ca or call 902.863.2410.