JAMES RIVER, NS – Dylan Blenkhorn (Truro) picked up his 10th career Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour victory in the Ron MacGillivray Chev Buick GMC 150 at Riverside International Speedway Sunday afternoon. Shawn Turple (Enfield) battled to a second place finish followed by 2016 series champion Cole Butcher (Porter’s Lake). Greg Proude (Springvale, PE) and Josh Collins (Placentia, NL) rounded out the top five.

Atlantic Tiltload Heat Race winners were Dylan Gosbee (Cornwall, PE), Collins and Donald Chisholm (Antigonish). Chisholm, who was vying for his third consecutive Riverside victory, suffered mechanical issues on lap 10 forcing the No. 89 team to pit and go down 20 plus laps and their mechanical issues continued for the remainder of the race.

Blenkhorn picked up the Linde Most Laps Led Award leading 83 of the laps in the feature. Collins takes home the King Freight Future Winner Award with his first career Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour top five finish. Nicholas Naugle (Dartmouth) picks up the Exide Batteries Rookie of the Race Award after finishing seventh in the main feature.

St. Thomas, Ontario’s Jason Hathaway who was making his first appearance on the Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour this season also had mechanical issues forcing the No. 3 team to pit on lap 51 putting the visiting team down numerous laps.

The NAPA Sportsman Series ran the R & D Performancenter 75 with Brad DeCoste (Antigonish) crossing the finish line first for the checkered flag ahead of Joey Rudderham (Sydney) and Shawn Waterfield (Sydney).

Brad DeCoste (photo by Ken MacIsaac)

The Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour returns to Scotia Speedworld next weekend for the Nova Truck Centres Make A Wish 150 on Saturday, June 24. Admission for Saturday’s Nova Truck Centres 150 is $25.00 for adults; $5.00 for youth; pit admission is $30.00. Children 7 and under are admitted for free. Tickets will be available at the gates on race day (Cash Only).  Visit www.maritimeprostocktour.com for all event information.

The staff at Riverside International Speedway now turn their full attention to preparations for the 2017 edition of the IWK 250 presented by Steve Lewis in which NASCAR Hall of Famer Mark Martin will on take on the best short track racers from this region, and beyond. Legendary NASCAR gas man Chocolate Myers will also be on hand July 14 and 15 to meet fans who attend the event. Tickets will go on sale this week for the IWK 250 Super Race Weekend.

About Ron MacGillivray Chev Buick GMC:

Ron MacGillivray Chev Buick GMC, located on St. Andrews Street in Antigonish Nova Scotia, is the #1 choice for all your automotive needs. This four-time Triple Crown Award winner has been serving Eastern Nova Scotia since 1986. Ron MacGillivray Chevrolet, “A name you can count on, a team you can trust.” To learn more about Ron MacGillivray Chevrolet please call 902.863.2803 or click www.ronmacgillivraychev.com

About the Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour:

The Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour (PST) is considered 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 Riverside International Speedway:

Riverside International Speedway is recognized as a premiere stock racing facility in Canada. The 1/3-mile high-banked asphalt oval roars to action several times a year for special events. It is the home of the IWK 250 – widely known as the best stock-car race in Canada, and of the Bumper to Bumper 300 – Eastern Canada’s only NASCAR event. Located in James River, between New Glasgow and Antigonish, the facility is easily accessible at exit 30 on Trans Canada Highway 104. For more information please visit www.riversidespeedway.ca or call 902-863-2410.

source – series/track communications