Four P.E.I. drivers post top-10 finishes
Circuit’s next stop is Saturday near Moncton
Four Prince Edward Island drivers finished in the top 10 Saturday at the IWK 250.
Dylan Gosbee of Cornwall was fifth; Kent Vincent of Crapaud was sixth; Jonathan Hicken of Brudenell was eighth, and Greg Proude of Springvale was 10th.
Dylan Blenkhorn of Truro, N.S., made a life-long dream a reality by winning the John W. Chisholm Memorial Cup at Riverside International Speedway near Antigonish, N.S.
Cole Butcher of Porter’s Lake, N.S., was second, while Craig Slaunwhite of Terence Bay, N.S., and Shawn Turple of Enfield, N.S., rounded out the top four, respectively.
Other P.E.I. drivers in the race were Robbie MacEwen of Charlottetown (15th), Darren MacKinnon of Charlottetown (20th) and Terry Dougay of Albany (27th).
Twenty cars qualified for the event via heat races. Two more were added through the 25-lap last-chance race while the remaining eight positions were determined by provisional, as set in the event procedures.
NASCAR legend Mark Martin had a rough start to the day after hitting the wall hard during afternoon practice, and doing significant damage to the car. The crew battled and was able to get the car into the starting grid, but their issues continued into the evening. Martin pitted on Lap 57, but was unable to return to the race due to extensive mechanical issues.
The Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour is in Saturday for the Irving Oil Blending and Packaging 150 at Petty International Raceway, located just outside of Moncton.