Parts for Trucks Maritime Pro Stock Tour Turple wins irving max1-150 and extends point lead

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    (River Glade, NB, August 25, 2012) ”“ Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour point leader Shawn Turple (Enfield, NS) took a huge step towards the 2012 championship by taking the victory in the Irving Max1-150 at Petty International Raceway on Saturday night. Turple capitalized on a restart with 14 to go to take the lead and held on at the end during an exciting Green-White-Checkered finish. Exide Batteries Rookie of the Year candidate Brad Eddy (Lower Sackville, NS) edged out Craig Slaunwhite (Terence Bay, NS) in a photo finish for the second spot, while 2011 River Glade International winner Kent Vincent (Crapaud, PE) and Donald Chisholm (Antigonish, NS) completed the top five in the action packed event.
    Slaunwhite, in the #99 Halifax Glass and Mirror Impala, dominated the early stages of the evening, taking the Atlantic Tiltload Time Trials (13.689 seconds), King Freight Lines Halfway Award and the Linde Most Laps Led Award (82). Eddy collected Exide Batteries Rookie of the Race honors with his runner-up finish to Turple. John Flemming (Halifax, NS) started from the rear and finished 8[SUP]th[/SUP], picking up the Absolute Traffic Services Hard Charger Award. The Fast Eddie Racewear Dash for Cash was won by Vincent, while hometown favorite Mike Stevens (Salisbury) and Dean Clattenburg (Mooresville, NC) took home Dartmouth Dodge Heat Races. The Irving Max1-150 featured seven cautions and took 90 minutes to complete.
    With his win, Turple and the #0 Dexter Construction/Municipal Group Chevrolet Impala now lead the standings, unofficially, by 27 points over Flemming. Hicken falls to third, 48 points behind Turple after a mechanical issue took the No. 5 Castle Building Centres car out of the race on lap 135.
    The Maritime League of Legends kicked off the show with a 50 lap feature, which saw Cole Butcher of Porter’s Lake, NS, take the checkers.
    The Season Finale Dartmouth Dodge 200 is up next for the Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour. The 2012 season will come to a close at Scotia Speedworld on Saturday, September 8[SUP]th[/SUP]. The 200 lap event will determine who takes home the prestigious series championship and $10,000.00 cheque. Advanced tickets for the Dartmouth Dodge 200 are available now at Ticket Atlantic outlets (Atlantic Superstores), by phone 902.451.1221 or www.ticketatlantic.com. Tickets will also be available at the gate on race day (cash only). Admission for the Dartmouth Dodge 200 is $30.00 for adults, $5.00 for youth (8-15 yrs); children 7 and under are free. Pit admission is $35.00. Weekend passes are also available and include admission into Scotia Speedworld’s Weekly Racing Series Season Finale on Friday evening. Weekend passes are available at Ticket Atlantic or at the gates - $35.00 for adults, $40.00 for pits. Complete event information can be found at www.maritimeprostocktour.com.
    About COASTAL Blending & Packaging:
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    About Petty International Raceway:
    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.
    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
     

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