Oys­ter Bed wel­comes tour

Vin­cent to re­ceive award in pre-race cer­e­mony at Oys­ter Bed Speed­way

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The Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour heads to Oys­ter Bed Speed­way on Satur­day. The Lu­cas Oil 100, which is the tour’s only stop on Prince Ed­ward Is­land this sea­son, marks Race 8 of 12 on the sea­son for the Mar­itime-based stock car rac­ing se­ries. Qual­i­fy­ing gets un­der­way at 5:10 p.m., with rac­ing start­ing at 6 p.m.

The Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour heads to Oys­ter Bed Speed­way on Satur­day in Oys­ter Bed Bridge.

The Lu­cas Oil 100, which is the tour’s only stop on Prince Ed­ward Is­land this sea­son, marks Race 8 of 12 on the sea­son for the Mar­itime-based stock car rac­ing se­ries. Qual­i­fy­ing gets un­der­way at 5:10 p.m., with rac­ing start­ing at 6 p.m.

P.E.I. driver Kent Vin­cent, who won the pres­ti­gious IWK 250 just two weeks ago, will be awarded with the tour’s firstever Iron Man Award prior to Satur­day’s race.

Vin­cent, who is from West­more­land, is the only driver to com­pete in all tour races since its in­cep­tion in 2001.

Satur­day’s event will mark Race 166 for the se­ries and Vin­cent’s 166th start. Vin­cent’s ded­i­ca­tion finds him tied for fifth on the all-time win list with six ca­reer vic­to­ries. He also sits near the top of the stand­ings for all­time top 10s, top fives and podium fin­ishes.

Vin­cent won’t be the only Is­lan­der look­ing to im­press on home turf as nine Is­land driv­ers are ex­pected to be in the field.

Dar­ren MacKin­non of Char­lot­te­town leads the Is­land con­tin­gent in the cham­pi­onship point stand­ings. He cur­rently sits fourth but will look to make up ground at his home track.

Greg Proude of Spring­vale, Vin­cent and Dy­lan Gos­bee of Cornwall hold po­si­tions six, seven and eight in the chase for the cham­pi­onship. Terry Dougay of Albany finds him­self 13th in the stand­ings head­ing home, and Ex­ide Bat­ter­ies rookie-ofthe-year con­tender Joel Hickox of Cornwall sits 15th.

Other Is­land driv­ers ex­pected to com­pete are Bru­denell’s Jonathan Hicken, who cur­rently sits 16th in points. For­mer tour com­peti­tor Al­li­son MacKin­non will also re­turn to the se­ries on his home track.

Don­ald Chisholm of Antigo­nish, N.S., leads the cham­pi­onship stand­ings with 1370 points.

Dy­lan Blenkhorn of Truro, N.S., has ac­cu­mu­lated 1,366 points with his three wins this sea­son. Cole Butcher of Porter’s Lake, N.S., climbs to third fol­low­ing the IWK 250 with 1,362 points.

Tick­ets for the Lu­cas Oil 100 will be avail­able at the gate on race day (cash only).

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