Halifax, NS (Aug 16, 2012) – The Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour will make its third and final visit of the season to Riverside International this Saturday for the Lucas Oil 100. The high banks of Riverside’s 1/3 mile oval will play host to race 10 of 12 for the high-octane touring series. The event will also mark the third and final Lucas Oil presented race of the season. With local heroes and championship contenders all expected in the field on Saturday, action in the Lucas Oil 100 is sure to be intense. Grandstand gates for the Lucas Oil 100 open at 2:30 PM; Atlantic Tiltload Time Trials will get underway at 5:10 PM with racing slated for 6:00 PM. With only three races remaining on the 2012 schedule the chase for the Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour Championship is on! Three drivers have secured themselves as front runners heading into the Lucas Oil 100. 2009 series champion Shawn Turple (Enfield, NS) leads the standings for the first time this season with 1723 points. Jonathan Hicken (Brudenell, PE) sits just four markers behind in his quest for his first Pro Stock Tour Championship. 10 points back of Turple in third is three-time series champ John Flemming (Halifax, NS).
The top three have a 40-plus point lead over their closest competitors, however with the level of competition on the Tour and three races to go there is still opportunity for several more drivers to make their move on the current leaders; including three-time series champion Shawn Tucker (Fredericton, NB) who is 41 points back of Turple in fourth. Kent Vincent (Crapaud, PE), who has driven in the series since its inception in 2001, but has yet to take home the championship, sits in fifth position 14 points behind Tucker and 55 points back of Turple.
Saint John, New Brunswick’s Lonnie Sommerville will make his Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour return this Saturday at Riverside International Speedway at the wheel of the No. 99 Halifax Glass and Mirror Chevrolet Impala, subbing for Craig Slaunwhite who is out of province for the weekend. This will mark Sommerville’s first series start since the 2010 edition of the Atlantic Cat 250. For the past two years Sommerville has been racing full-time south of the border on the Pro All Star Series where he currently sits in the top five in point standings.
The Napa Sportsman Series will kick off the show with a 50 lap feature prior to the Lucas Oil 100.
EXPECTED ENTRY LIST – LUCAS OIL 100
#0 – Shawn Turple – Enfield, NS
#02 – Mike MacKenzie – Dartmouth, NS
#03 – Steve Halpin- Saint John, NB
#4 – Mike Stevens – Riverview, NB
#5 – Jonathan Hicken – Brudenell, PE
#8 – Kent Vincent – Westmoreland, PE
#11 – Marty Prevost – Fall River, NS
#13- driver tba
#14 – Terry Dougay – Albany, 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 – Sackville, 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 – Lonnie Sommerville – Saint John, NB
Entry list subject to change without notice
About Lucas Oil: Lucas Oil is one of the fastest growing additive lines in the consumer automotive industry, carrying a premium line of oils, greases and problem solving additives as well as a heavy duty line of products for the industrial and agricultural markets. Lucas Oil has long been directly involved in the racing industry, and seeing a need for better lubricants in this industry, Lucas Oil developed a line of high performance engine oils and gear oils that are second-to-none in the racing industry. Lucas racing products, including high performance engine oils and gear oils have proven themselves on NASCAR, NHRA, IHRA, USHRA and ATPA tracks across the country.
About Riverside International Speedway: Riverside International Speedway, a 1/3-mile high banked asphalt oval, is located in James River, between New Glasgow and Antigonish, at exit 30 off Trans Canada Highway 104. Opened in 1969, the facility was totally rebuilt in 2006 to become a premiere motorsports site, comparable to the best short tracks in Canada and the U.S. To learn more about Riverside Int’l Speedway, please visit www.riversidespeedway.ca or call 902.863.2410.
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.