Pro stock tour coming to Oyster Bed
The Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour is heading to Oyster Bed Speedway on Saturday for the Lucas Oil 150.
This is the only stop on P.E.I. this season for the pro stock tour.
The Lucas Oil 150 marks Race 8 of 12 on the season for the Maritime-based stock car racing series. Qualifying for the Lucas Oil 150 gets underway with Atlantic Tiltload Heat Races at 6 p.m.
The contingent of drivers hailing from P.E.I. will look to defend their home turf for the first time since Darren MacKinnon of Charlottetown drove to victory lane at Oyster Bed Speedway in 2015. Jonathan Hicken of Brudenell, Kent Vincent of Westmoreland and Greg Proude of Springvale are all former winners in Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour competition at their home track while Dylan Gosbee of Cornwall enters the race fourth in the standings - the highest of any Islander driver on the series.
Allison MacKinnon of Oyster Bed Bridge, Terry Dougay of Albany, Chris Hughes of Brackley Beach and Exide Batteries rookie Robbie MacEwen of Sherwood will all look for their first tour win in front of their hometown crowd on Saturday. Troy Burke of Harrington will make his tour debut in the Lucas Oil 150, driving for former Pro Stock Tour regular Kris Fournier. Burke is the ninth different driver to make his series debut in 2017.
The chase for the Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour Championship is tight as the second half of the season heats up.
Dylan Blenkhorn of Truro, N.S., with three wins this season, maintains the point lead heading into the Lucas Oil 150. Blenkhorn’s closest competitor is two-time series champion Shawn Turple of Enfield, N.S., who will be looking to close the 35-point gap on Saturday.
Current series champ Cole
Butcher of Porter’s Lake, N.S., continues to climb his way to the top of the leaderboard, jumping another position to sit third following his second-place finish at the Irving Blending & Packaging 150. Hometown fans will surely be cheering for Gosbee and Proude Saturday as they enter the event sitting fourth and fifth respectively in the standings.
Prior to the Lucas Oil 150, #41 – Mike Rodgers, Moncton, N.B.
#42 – Matt Rodgers, Smithtown, N.B.
#49 – Harry Ross White, Kennetcook, N.S.
#52 – Chris Hughes, Brackley Beach
#53 – Cole Butcher, Porter’s Lake, N.S.
#54 – Jarrett Butcher, Porter’s Lake, N.S.
#56 - Josh Collins, Placentia, N.L. #67 – Dylan Blenkhorn, Truro, N.S.
#91 – Dylan Gosbee, Cornwall #94 – D.J. Casey, Prospect, N.S. #99 - Craig Slaunwhite, Terence Bay, N.S. the Oyster Bed Speedway Street Stocks will run a 50-lap feature. The Maritime League of Legends Tour will also compete in a 50lap feature.
Tickets for the Lucas Oil 150 will be available at the gates on race day. Adult admission is $25 youth eight to 15 years) $10 and children seven and under are free. Pit admission for this event is $35.