Riverside Ready for Season Opener Saturday With Ron MacGillivray 150
JAMES RIVER, NS (June 12, 2013) – The Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour (PST) heads to the high banks of Riverside International Speedway this Saturday, June 15 for the Ron MacGillivray Chev Buick GMC 150. This will be the first event of the season for the track and round two of 12 for the popular stock car racing series. Riverside has produced 12 different winners in the last 14 PST events at the track. Grandstand gates for the Ron MacGillivray Chev Buick GMC 150 open at 3:00 p.m.; Atlantic Tiltload Time Trials get underway at 5:10 p.m. with racing slated for 6:00.
Hometown heroes Donald Chisholm (Antigonish) and George Koszkulics (New Glasgow) will be drivers to watch on Saturday. Chisholm won the event in 2011, one of three wins to his name at the track. Koszkulics is always quick at his home track, with his most recent win there at the end of the 2011 season. Mike Stevens (Riverview, NB) is the defending champion of the race which has been extended from 100 to 150 laps this year. These three are expected to battle more than 25 other teams from all over the Maritimes as they attempt to reclaim Victory Lane this Saturday. Expected Entry List.
The Ron MacGillivray Chev Buick GMC 150 is round two of 12 on the series championship quest. Two-time and defending series champion Shawn Turple (Enfield) leads three-time series champion John Flemming (Halifax) by just three markers. Flemming won the season opener but Turple led the most laps, hence Turple’s lead in the standings. Greg Proude (Springvale, PE), Daryl Mahar (Hubley),a nd Steve Ross (Waverley) round out the top five in series point standings, respectively.
The Napa Sportsman Series will open its 2013 season with the Highland Home Building Centre 50 as part of Saturday’s show. Both divisions will qualify for the features in heat races; the pro stocks will set the field for heat races with time trials, starting at 5:10 p.m.
Advance reserved and general admission tickets are available by phone 1.902.863.2410 or online. Tickets will also be available at the gate on race day.
If you are unable to be at Riverside International Speedway Saturday catch the Ron MacGillivray Chev Buick GMC 150 on SiriusXM Satellite Radio, channel 167, at 8 p.m. AT (7 p.m. ET) with a live broadcast by Race Time Radio, also streaming live online via www.racetimeradio.com.
Visit www.maritimeprostocktour.com for complete event details.
About Ron MacGillivray Chev Buick GMC:
Ron MacGillivray Chev Buick GMC, located on Andrews Street in Antigonish Nova Scotia, is the #1 choice for all your automotive needs. 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 click www.ronmacgillvraychev.com.
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 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. You can also follow the PST on Twitter at www.twitter.com/prostocktour.