For the 11th year in a row, the premiere General Motors dealership in eastern Nova Scotia will sponsor the season opener at Riverside International Speedway.
The Ron MacGillivray Chev Buick GMC 150 on June 16 is round three of 12 on the 2018 Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour and the series first of three stops this year at Riverside’s 1/3-mile high-banked asphalt oval.
“We are so fortunate to have great sponsors like Ron MacGillivray Chev Buick GMC at Riverside,” said Paul McLean, general manager. “It means the world to us to have local businesses enjoy the benefits of promoting their products and services to our fans.”
The dealership uses the partnership to showcase products and services to a loyal automotive enthusiastic audience and will present a static display and parade lap of vehicles at the event.
“We are proud once again to attach our name to this wonderful event,” said David MacGillivray, General Manager, Ron MacGillivray Chev Buick GMC. “We love the opportunity to showcase our dealership on a different level and give the Riverside crowd a small taste of what we have to offer.”
Ron MacGillivray Chev Buick GMC first became involved with Riverside International Speedway in 2006 when the racing facility reopened after a complete rebuild to make it one of the premiere short track facilities in Canada. In 2008, the partnership expanded to include the Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour (PST) and the event entitlement; in 2013 the event grew from 100 laps to the current 150 laps, adding even more excitement for fans and racers.
Dylan Blenkhorn (Truro) is expected to go for a three-peat on June 16 having won the Ron MacGillivray Chev Buick GMC 150 for the last two years. Blenkhorn also scored the biggest win of his racing career at Riverside last year when he became the IWK 250 champion.
Besides Blenkhorn, previous winners of the Ron MacGillivray sponsored races over the past 11 years include Donald Chisholm (Antigonish) and Shawn Tucker (now retired – Fredericton, NB) both with two wins each. George Koszkulics (New Glasgow), Greg Proude (Charlottetown, PE), JR Fitzpatrick (Appin, ON), and the late Mike Stevens (Moncton, NB), all have one win each.
Besides pro stock action, fans in attendance June 16 at Riverside will see the season opener for the NAPA Sportsman Series. Start time is 6 p.m. Tickets for the Ron MacGillivray Chev Buick GMC 150 will be available online at RiversideSpeedway.ca in May and at the gate on race day. There is free parking for spectators as well as free non-serviced camping for self-contained RV’s.
The Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour opens the 2018 season May 19 at Petty International Raceway in New Brunswick with the Lucas Oil 150. Start time is 6 p.m. Tickets will be available at the track on race day.
About Ron MacGillivray Chev Buick GMC
Ron MacGillivray Chev Buick GMC is located on Andrews Street in Antigonish, Nova Scotia. This four-time Triple Crown Award winner has been serving Eastern Nova Scotia since 1986. Ron MacGillivray Chevrolet, “A name you can count on, a team you can trust.” To learn more about Ron MacGillivray Chevrolet please call 902.863.2803 or visit www.ronmacgillivraychev.com.
About Riverside International Speedway:
Riverside International Speedway is recognized as a premiere stock racing facility in Canada. The 1/3-mile high-banked asphalt oval roars to action several times a year for special events. It is the home of the IWK 250 – widely known as the best stock-car race in Canada, and of the Bumper to Bumper 300 – eastern Canada’s only NASCAR event. Located in James River, between New Glasgow and Antigonish, the facility is easily accessible at exit 30 on Trans Canada Highway 104. For more information please visit www.riversidespeedway.ca.
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 902.481.2531or visit www.maritimeprostocktour.com.
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