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John Flemming Takes First Checkered Flag of the Season in Lucas Oil 150 at Scotia

Sunday May 19, 2013


John Flemming takes the first race of the year for the Parts for Trucks ProStock Tour.

Halifax, NS’s John Flemming raced his Action Car & Truck Accessories Dodge Charger from the back in just 25 laps to win the 2013 Season Opener Lucas Oil 150 at Scotia Speedworld on Sunday night. Flemming started on the outside with three laps to go and rode the outside groove to the victory around defending series champion Shawn Turple of Enfield, NS. Greg Proude of Springvale, PE rebounded from a late spin in Turn One to finish third with Daryl Mahar (Hubley, NS) and sophomore Steve Ross (Waverley, NS) completing the top five.

Flemming started the day off taking the top spot in the Atlantic Tiltload Time Trials with a quick circuit of 14.285 seconds. Following a shake-up of the top nine drivers and a 10 lap race, Shawn Tucker of Fredericton, NB took home the King Freight Dash for Cash giving him the pole position to start the Lucas Oil 150. Dartmouth Dodge Heat Races were won by Proude, New Glasgow, NS’s George Koszkulics, and Antigonish, NS’s Donald Chisholm. Dylan Blenkhorn (Truro) backed up his sixth place starting spot in the Lucas Oil 150 by finishing sixth and taking the first Exide Batteries Rookie of the Race Award of the season. Terry Dougay (Albany, PE) gained 21 spots to receive the Absolute Traffic Services Hard Charger Award. Turple led 66 laps to pocket the Linde Most Laps Led Award. Five leaders swapped the lead ten times throughout the 150-lap affair.

Victory Lane at Scotia Speedworld.

Justin McNeil (Bedford, NS) won a 50 lap Maritime League of Legends Tour race to start the day off. Joining McNeil on the podium was Matt Moore (Falmouth, NS) and Emily Meehan (Rawdon, NS).

The next event for the Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour is the Fast Eddie Racewear 100 on Saturday, June 1st at Petty International Raceway at 6:00 pm. Tickets will also be available at the gate on race day. Visit www.maritimeprostocktour.com for all event information.

Parts For Trucks Pro Stock Tour Race Number : Season Opener

Unofficial Results for the Lucas Oil 150
Saturday, May 19, 2013
Scotia Speedworld – Halifax, NS

Pos No. Name Laps Sponsor Hometown

1 97 John Flemming 150 Action Car & Truck Accessories / Dartmouth Dodge Halifax, NS

2 0 Shawn Turple 150 Dexter Construction / Municipal Group Enfield, NS

3 29 Greg Proude 150 Atlantic Dodge Dealers Springvale, PE

4 66 Daryl Mahar 150 Jewelers Hubley, NS

5 24 Steve Ross 150 Alpine Auto Glass – Bedford / Twenty Degrees Waverley, NS

6 67 Dylan Blenkhorn 150 Blenkhorn’s Auto Recyclers Truro, NS

7 14 Terry Dougay 150 Right on Board Locksmith / Wayne’s Auto Parts Albany, PE

8 131 Denver Foran Denver Foran 150 15 MMD Mineral Sizing Inc MMD Mineral Sizing Inc Edmonton AB Edmonton, AB

9 21 Shawn Pierce 150 Hercules SLR / South Shore Speed and Sound Blockhouse, NS

10 72 Brad Eddy 150 Samuel Metals Lower Sackville, NS

11 98 Jerome Kehoe 150 Zutphen Contracting Sydney, NS

12 53 Cole Butcher 150 Atlantic Tiltload Ltd / TOP Construction Porter’s Lake, NS

13 77 Colby Smith 149 SFR Cape Sable Island, NS

14 18 Darren MacKinnon 149 Shaw’s Towing Service Milton Station, PE

15 4 Mike Stevens 149 R Stevens Mechanical Moncton, NB

16 89 Donald Chisholm 148 Keltic Ford Antigonish, NS

1717 55 Jonathan Hicken Jonathan Hicken 127 127 Castle Building Centres Castle Building Centres Brudenell PE Brudenell, PE

18 11 Marty Prevost 125 Mega Enterprises / BTP Construction Fall River, NS

19 52 Shawn Tucker 124 Rockico Equipment / Tucker Racing Products Fredericton, NB

20 35 Brad Mann 123 Coor’s Light / Restigouche Drive Thru Glen Levit, NB

21 88 George Koszkulics 112 Pioneer Coal New Glasgow, NS

22 91 Dylan Gosbee 92 Wendell Taylor’s Garage Cornwall, PE

23 99 Craig Slaunwhite 79 Halifax Glass and Mirror Terence Bay, NS

24 8 Kent Vincent 79 Vector Aerospace Crapaud,PE

25 55 Jason Carnahan 66 Speedway Miramichi Moncton, NB

26 022 Mike MacKenzie Mike MacKenzie 4444 Bruce Sutherland Associates Bruce Sutherland Associates Dartmouth, NS Dartmouth, NS

27 37 Cy Harvey 29 Enfield, NS

28 45 Leonard Boutilier 22 NGH Industrial Services Dutch Settlement, NS

Margin of Victory: 0.405
Number of Cautions: 17
King Frieghtlines Pole Dash 52 Shawn Tucker
Dartmouth Dodge Heat Winners: 29 Greg Proude
88 George Koszkulics
89 Donald Chisholm
Linde Most Laps Led: 0 Shawn Turple
King Freight Halfway Award: 0 Shawn Turple
Atlantic Tiltload Fast Time: 97 John Flemming 14.285
Absolute Traffic Hard Charger Award: 0 Shawn Turple
Next Event: Fast Eddie Racewear 100 at Petty International Raceway in River Glade NB, on June 1st at 6pm

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 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

About Scotia Speedworld:

Scotia Speedworld (SSW) is a 3/10-mile asphalt oval racing facility. SSW is the only track in Nova Scotia to host a weekly racing series, which runs May through September and features six different classes of racecars. SSW also hosts special events, including Monster Jam and the Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour. SSW is located at Exit 6 on Highway 102, across from the Halifax Stanfield International Airport. For more information please click on www.ScotiaSpeedworld.ca or call our Event Hotline at (902) 873-2277 or our office at (902) 481-2514. Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/sswracing and follow us on Twitter www.twitter.com/sswracing

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