Pro stock tour com­ing to Oys­ter Bed

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - SPORTS -

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.

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