Vincent Wins International Thriller at Petty
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RIVER GLADE, NB – Kent Vincent (Crapaud, PE), in the #8 Vector Aerospace Dodge Charger took the checkered flag on Saturday night to capture the CARQUEST 100 at Petty International Raceway, and will see his name etched on the majestic River Glade Internatiomal trophy as winner of the pro stock segment of the 47th running of the event. The win was the first for Vincent on the season, who passed Wayne Smith (Timberlea, NS) to take the lead for the final time on lap 90. Shawn Turple (Enfield, NS) held off a hard charging Donald Chisholm (Antigonish, NS) for the second place spot with former champion John Flemming (Halifax, NS) and Marty Prevost (Fall River, NS) coming home in fourth and fifth respectively.
A full crowd packed the grandstands of Petty International Raceway to take in the CARQUEST 100, which saw eight caution periods and took just over one hour to complete. The Atlantic Tiltload Time Trials set the tone for the evenings festivities and it was Shawn Turple (Enfield) pacing the field with a blistering time of 13.707 seconds around the 1/4-mile, high banked oval. Smith piloted his #44 Jetco Contracting Impala to the win in the Fast Eddie Racewear Dash for Cash. Dartmouth Dodge Heat Races set the balance of the field for the CARQUEST 100 and they were won by Prevost and Brad Mann (Glen Livet). Smith also brought home the King Freight Lines Halfway and Linde Most Laps Led Awards while Jerome Kehoe (Sydney, NS) picked up the most positions in the feature and will be awarded with the Vortex Brakes Hard Charger Award.
Smith entered the evening with a one point lead but will leave Petty International Raceway unofficially with a 13 point advantage over Shawn Tucker (Fredericton) who finished 11th, one position behind Smith. Darren MacKinnon (Charlottetown, PE) had rear end issues with his #18 Shaw's Towing Chevrolet, which will drop the Island driver to fifth in points, behind Flemming and Vincent. The top five will unofficially be separated by 32 points heading into the Dartmouth Dodge 200.
The next event for the Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour is the Season Finale, Dartmouth Dodge 200, which will take place on Saturday, September 10th at Scotia Speedworld, located just outside of Halifax Nova Scotia. Tickets for the Dartmouth Dodge 200 are on sale now at Ticket Atlantic and participating Atlantic Superstores, phone 1.877.451.1221 or visit www.ticketatlantic.com. Tickets will also be available at the gate on race day. Complete event information can be found at www.MaritimeProStockTour.com.
Petty International Raceway is located on Highway 106, just 40 km west of Moncton, New Brunswick. To learn more about Petty International Raceway, its location, admission, policies, history, and more, please visit www.pettyraceway.com. To get current updates delivered to you directly please follow us on Twitter.
The Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour visits five tracks throughout the Maritimes during its May through September season. The Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour is owned and operated by Maritime Pro Stock Tour Limited. For more information, call our administration office at 902.481.2531 or click www.maritimeprostocktour.com.