Vincent Visits IWK 250 Victory Lane, Again
Kent Vincent (Crapaud, PE) returned to victory lane in front of a capacity crowd at the IWK 250 presented by Steve Lewis Auto Body at Riverside International Speedway Saturday night. Vincent took the lead on Lap 230 from Exide Batteries Rookie DJ Casey (Prospect, NS) who had his best career finish of second in the biggest show of the season. Robbie MacEwen (Sherwood, PE) also took home his best career finish of third. Jeff Fultz (Troutman, CA) and George Koszkulics (New Glasgow, NS) completed the top five.
Dartmouth Dodge Heat races were won by Fultz and Koszkulics. DJ Casey captured the Exide Batteries Rookie of the Race. Donald Chisholm took home Atlantic Tiltload Time Trials with a blistering lap of 14.201. Greg Proude (Springvale, PE) sat on the pole for the main event after winning the King Fright Dash for Cash. A mechanical issue took the 29 team out of contention on Lap Five.
Reigning NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Champion Matt Crafton (Tulare, CA) had mechanical issues and finished 21st in the 28 car field.
Vincent’s first IWK 250 victory came in 2010; he was among several IWK 250 champions honoured during pre-race and opening ceremonies for the 2015 edition of the IWK 250.
Prior to the main event fans had a chance to witness the unveiling of the John W. Chisholm Memorial Cup, announced a few weeks ago as the new perpetual trophy for the IWK 250. The Cup is named for the late John W. Chisholm, founder and builder of Riverside International Speedway; Mr. Chisholm passed away July 4, 2014, just two weeks prior to the IWK 250, which was dedicated to his memory. Members of the Chisholm family, along with several ‘250’ champions, were on hand for the unveiling.
The Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour is off next weekend, but returns to action on Saturday, August 1 when they travel to Oyster Bed Speedway for the Lucas Oil 100 on picturesque Prince Edward Island.
Riverside International Speedway will come to life again August 14 and 15 for the NASCAR Weekend when the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series makes its only annual stop in eastern Canada.
About Steve Lewis Auto Body:
Steve Lewis Auto Body is located on Beech Street in Sydney. The company is in their 38th year of business and proud to support many community and charitable efforts, including over a 15-year involvement with the IWK. Call them at 902.539.2848.
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 us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/prostocktour and like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/prostocktour