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Turple Gets the Win in Ron MacGillivray 150 Photo Finish

Shawn Turple makes his victory lap (photo by Ken MacIsaac)

Shawn Turple (Enfield) held off Cole Butcher (Porter’s Lake) by just 0.002 seconds to win the Ron MacGillivray Chevrolet Buick GMC 150 at Riverside International Speedway on Saturday night. Craig Slaunwhite (Terrence Bay) got up on the wheel late in the race to overtake John Flemming (Halifax, NS) for his third consecutive third-place finish on the season. Cornwall, PE’s Dylan Gosbee rounded out the top five with a solid run.

Shawn Turple accepts the winner’s hardware (photo by Ken MacIsaac)

The race saw six lead changes after melee struck on lap one when more than half the field was involved in a massive wreck blocking the front stretch and bringing out the red flag for the cleanup. Many of the cars were able to continue with most missing body parts and looking more like open wheel stock cars than full-fendered cars. Another crash on lap 17 involved several cars as well, bringing out the red flag for the second time. Before it was over, the race saw six cautions and three red flags.

Nicholas Naugle (Dartmouth) was the King Freight Future Winner Award with his first career Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour top-five finish. Waylon Farrell (Conception Bay South, NL) is the Exide Batteries Rookie of the Race Award with a 16th-place finish. Turple lead a race-high 66 laps.

Atlantic Tiltload Heat Races set the starting grid for the feature; heat races were won by Turple, Cole Butcher, Dylan Blenkhorn (Truro), and Jonathan Hicken (Brudenell, PE).

The Henry’s AUTOPRO 75 for the NAPA Sportsman Series saw Russell Smith, Jr. (Lakeside) pick up the win, with Matt Vaughan (Bedford), and Frank Fraser, Jr. (Shubenacadie) rounding out the podium in second and third, respectively. Heat races were won by Fraser and Dale Richardson.

Russell Smith, Jr. (photo by Ken MacIsaac)

Unofficial Results – Henry’s AUTOPRO 75

  1. Russell Smith, Jr.
  2. Matt Vaughan
  3. Frank Fraser, Jr.
  4. Darren Price
  5. Pete Miller
  6. Jeffrey Breen
  7. Joey Rudderham
  8. Dave Timmons
  9. Ryan VanOirschot
  10. Will Farrell
  11. Phil Barkhouse, Jr.
  12. Deven Smith
  13. Brad DeCoste
  14. Colby Smith
  15. Corey Breen
  16. Dale Richardson
  17. Aaron Boutilier

The staff at Riverside International Speedway now turn their attention toward preparations for the IWK 250 Super Race Weekend (July 12-14). The weekend kicks off Thursday, July 12 with IWK 250 Test Fest and a Tailgate Party featuring Canada’s east coast acoustic party band, Signal Hill. On Friday, July 13 it’s the Henry’s AUTOPRO 150 for the NAPA Sportsman Series and the Maritime Legends Challenge for the Maritime League of Legends. Saturday, July 14 it’s all about the IWK 250 Presented by Steve Lewis and featuring Kenny Wallace, on of NASCAR’s most popular driver personalities. Tickets for the IWK 250 go on sale publicly this Tuesday with a special advance presale starting Monday for subscribers to the Riverside newsletter – click here to subscribe.

The Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour returns to Scotia Speedworld next Saturday for the Nova Truck Centres Make A Wish 150. Admission for is $25.00 for adults; $8.00 for youth; pit admission is $30.00. Children 7 and under are admitted for free. If you are looking for a racing packed weekend don’t miss the CARSTAR Weekly Racing Series on Friday night at 7:00 pm at Scotia Speedworld. Adult weekend passes are available for $35.00 for grandstands, $40.00 for pit access. Tickets will be available at the gates on race day (Cash Only). Visit www.maritimeprostocktour.com for all event information.

Ron MacGillivray Chev Buick GMC, located on St. 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.ronmacgillivraychev.com

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 four 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 atwww.twitter.com/prostocktour and like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/prostocktour.

Riverside International Speedway is recognized throughout North America as a top stock car racing venue. Founded in 1969, the family-friendly facility boasts a 1/3-mile high banked asphalt oval which roars to action several times a year for thrilling door-handle-to-door-handle special events including the IWK 250, widely known as the most anticipated stock car race in Canada – and the Bumper to Bumper 300, eastern Canada’s only NASCAR Pinty’s Series 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 or call 902-863-2410.