Parts for Trucks Maritime Pro Stock Tour Turple captures 2012 parts for trucks pro stock championship at dartmouth dodge 200

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    (Halifax, NS, September 8, 2012) The Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour closed out its 2012 season in style on Saturday at Scotia Speedworld. John Flemming (Halifax,NS) did everything he could to close in on the championship by winning the Dartmouth Dodge 200 in his #97 Dartmouth Dodge Charger. Flemming made his move with six to go on Mike MacKenzie (Dartmouth) to take the win after dominating the first half of the event. MacKenzie, who led the way for 52 laps, held on as he and Jonathan Hicken (Brudenell, PE) slid across the line battling for the runner-up spot. Fourth place belonged to 2012 Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour Champion Shawn Turple (Enfield), who started ninth on the field and battled to keep himself in the top ten for the duration of the 200-lap feature. Turple, in the #0 Dexter Construction Impala becomes a two-time champion of the series with his second title in four years (2009, 2012). Completing the top five was Shawn Tucker (Fredericton, NB).
    Flemming started from the pole after pacing Atlantic Tiltload Time Trials with a time of 14.380 seconds around the 3/10-mile oval. Leonard Boutilier (Dutch Settlement) won the Fast Eddie Race Wear Dash for Cash with heat wins being picked up by Turple and Kent Vincent (Crapaud, PE). Flemming pocketed the King Freight Lines Halfway Award and the Linde Most Laps Led Award (120 laps). MacKenzie charged to the front to take the Absolute Traffic Services Hard Charger Award, while Brad Eddy (Lower Sackville) took top freshmen honors in the race, finishing eight. 26 cars were slowed by 11 cautions for the race.
    Steve Halpin (Saint John, NB) sealed the Exide Batteries Rookie of the Year title with his 10[SUP]th[/SUP] place finish in the Dartmouth Dodge 200. Halpin, along with the rest of the series drivers, will receive official honours at the Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour Year End Award Banquet on November 24, in Moncton NB.
    The Dartmouth Dodge Sportsman, Scotia Speedworld’s Weekly Racing Series premier division, kicked off the day’s festivities with their season finale 50 lap feature. Russell Smith Jr (Lakeside) took the checkers, followed by Harry Ross White (Kennetcook) and Jeff Dillman (Shubenacadie). Aaron Boutilier (Porter’s Lake) finished fourth which clinched him the 2012 Dartmouth Dodge Sportsman Series Championship.
    Thanks to the awesome Race Time Radio crew for their coverage of the Dartmouth Dodge 200. If you missed the broadcast it will re-air tomorrow, Sunday, Sept 9[SUP]th[/SUP] at 6:00 PM on channel 157 Sports Express on Sirius/XM Satellite Radio.
    Champions of the Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour
    2001: Wayne Smith
    2002: John Flemming
    2003: John Flemming
    2004: Shawn Tucker
    2005: Rollie MacDonald
    2006: John Flemming
    2007: Shawn Tucker
    2008: Wayne Smith
    2009: Shawn Turple
    2010: Shawn Tucker
    2011: Wayne Smith
    2012: Shawn Turple

    About Dartmouth Dodge:
    Dartmouth Dodge is truly “WHERE NOVA SCOTIA COMES TO SAVE”￾ on both new and pre-owned vehicles. Conveniently located in central Dartmouth, this modern facility features metro’s only drive-thru quick lube, full service collision center, 18 service bays and 5 detail/accessory bays. Recently named Atlantic Canada’s #1 fleet dealer, Dartmouth Dodge is ready to meet all of your automotive needs, personal or commercial. Visit www.ddodge.com or call 1 800 414 0213.
    About the Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour:
    The Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour (PST) is the highest level of stock car racing in Canada. The Tour is recognized in the industry as one of the healthiest stock car racing series in North America. PST 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 . You can also follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/prostocktour and like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/prostocktour
    About Scotia Speedworld:
    Scotia Speedworld (SSW) is a 3/10-mile asphalt oval racing facility. 2012 marks the 25[SUP]th[/SUP] season of weekly racing at the venue. SSW is the only track in Nova Scotia to host a weekly racing series, which runs May through September and features six different classes of racecars. SSW also hosts special events, including Monster Jam and the Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour. SSW is located at Exit 6 on Highway 102, across from the Halifax Stanfield International Airport. For more information please click on www.ScotiaSpeedworld.ca or call our Event Hotline at (902) 873-2277 or our office at (902) 481-2514. Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/sswracing and follow us on Twitter www.twitter.com/sswracing
     

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