Stevens Slams Field in Caution-Free PST Race at Riverside
JAMES RIVER, NS (August 18, 2012) – The Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour made its final stop of 2012 at Riverside International Speedway and Mike Stevens showed the way leading all 100 laps of the Lucas Oil 100. It was Stevens (Riverview, NB) second win of the season with his first win also coming at Riverside in June; it is his third career series win. The race was caution free and took just 25 minutes to complete.
Three-time series champion John Flemming (Halifax) finished second just ahead of another former series champ, Shawn Turple (Enfield) – also the series current point leader. Daryl Mahar (Hubley) was fourth and Greg Proude (Springvale, PE) rounded out the top five.
By dominating the event, Stevens pocketed the Linde Most Laps Led Award, the King Freight Lines Halfway Award and the Atlantic Tiltload Time Trials (14.336 seconds). The Fast Eddie Racewear Dash for Cash was picked up by local favorite Donald Chisholm (Antigonish), who faded to ninth in the feature event. Dartmouth Dodge Heat Races were won by Shawn Tucker (Fredericton, NB) and Jerome Kehoe (Sydney), who edged out George Koszkulics (New Glasgow) in an exciting finish to Heat Two. Brad Eddy (Lower Sackville) captured his best finish of the season by taking 8th place and the Exide Batteries Rookie of the Race Award. Kent Vincent (Crapaud, PE) received the Absolute Traffic Services Hard Charger Award. The Lucas Oil 100 took 25 minutes to complete.
The series has just two races remaining to decide its 2012 champion (August 25 at Petty Int’l Raceway in NB, and September 8 at Scotia Speedworld near Halifax). Turple will hold a slim eight-point advantage over Flemming heading for Petty next weekend; Jonathan Hicken is third, just 10 markers behind Flemming. Complete series point standings are here.
Riverside International Speedway finishes its 2012 season September 15 with the Wilson Equipment 300 for the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series; the Napa Sportsman Series championship race will open the weekend on September 14. Advance tickets for the Wilson 300 weekend will be available starting August 22.
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.