Oyster Bed welcomes tour
Vincent to receive award in pre-race ceremony at Oyster Bed Speedway
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).