Saturday’s Season Finale Pivotal for Two Series Titles
Our 2016 season finale is this Saturday (September 10) and will feature the second-to-last championship points races for both the Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour (PST) and the NAPA Sportsman Series. Both divisions will see extended length features, the Lucas Oil 150 for the pro stocks and the Highland Home Building Centre 75 for the sportsman. Extra laps mean more strategy and endurance for the racers, and extra laps will mean more high octane excitement for the fans.
Antigonish’s Donald Chisholm and New Glasgow’s George Koszkulics, both running out of Antigonish-based Nova Racing, will be looking to defend their home turf. Both drivers have multiple wins at the facility and Chisholm is the defending Lucas Oil 150 winner, the defending Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour champion, and the most recent PST winner at Riverside. But there will be a bevy of other top racers looking for a coveted win on the fast 1/3-mile oval with 24 teams on the expected entry list.
In the pro stock points chase, Dylan Blenkhorn falls from the lead to sixth in the standings after a penalty was assessed for a rules infraction at the series event in New Brunswick on August 27. Cole Butcher takes over the top spot with a 34-point lead over Craig Slaunwhite (1945-1911). Chisholm is third overall, with 1885 points, Darren MacKinnon fourth at 1879, and Shawn Turple fifth at 1854. Find the full PST point standings here.
If Butcher leaves Riverside with a 58-point lead* over Slaunwhite he would clinch his first series title. (*unofficial calculation based on a 24-car field at the series season finale)
In the sportsman series Shawn Waterfield (Sydney) sits atop the point standings followed by Darren Price (Main-a-Dieu) and Joey Rudderham (Marion Bridge). Daniel Delorey (Afton) and James Sample (Antigonish) are fourth and fifth respectively. Kyle Reid (Sydney) is the defending winner of the Highland Home Building Centre 75.
Heat races will set the feature starting grids in both divisions.
Fans planning to attend the Lucas Oil 150 are asked to note the 5 p.m. start time.
Pit gates will open at 1:30 p.m. and the grandstand/box office open at 2 p.m.
Advance tickets are available online at www.riversidespeedway.ca or by calling 902-863-2410. Fans should note reserved seats are in limited supply and only available in advance.
There is plenty of free parking for passenger vehicles and RV’s (no services, no reservations) for this event.
EXPECTED ENTRY LIST – Lucas Oil 150
- #07 – Allison MacKinnon – Oyster Bed Bridge, PE
- #0- Shawn Turple – Enfield, NS
- #7 – Byron Bartlett – Rothesay, NB
- #8 – Kent Vincent – Westmoreland, PE
- #13 – Cassius Clark – Farmington, ME
- #14 – Terry Dougay – Albany, PE
- #18 – Darren MacKinnon – Charlottetown, PE
- #21 – Shawn Pierce – Bridgewater, NS
- #24 – Steve Ross – Waverly, NS
- #29 – Greg Proude – Springvale, PE
- #32 – Sarah McKay – Quispamsis, NB
- #40 – Robbie MacEwen – Charlottetown, PE
- #42– Matt Rodgers – Smithtown, NB
- #49 – Harry Ross White – Kennetcook, NS
- #53 – Cole Butcher – Porter’s Lake, NS
- #54 – Jonathan Hicken – Brudenell, PE
- #66 – Russell Smith Jr – Lakeside, NS
- #67 – Dylan Blenkhorn – Truro, NS
- #81 – Nevin Scott – Marshfield, PE
- #88 – George Koszkulics – New Glasgow, NS
- #89 – Donald Chisholm – Antigonish, NS
- #91 – Dylan Gosbee – Cornwall, PE
- #97 – D.J. Casey – Prospect, NS
- #99 – Craig Slaunwhite – Terence Bay, NS
*Entry list subject to change without notice
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 for eastern Canada’s only NASCAR event, and of the IWK 250 – widely known as the best stock car race in Canada. 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 call 902.863.2410 or click www.riversidespeedway.ca
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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 the administration office at 902.481.2531 or visit www.maritimeprostocktour.com. You can stay in touch with the series via Twitter at www.twitter.com/prostocktour or Facebook at www.facebook.com/prostocktour .