At Oyster Bed Speedway
OYSTER BED BRIDGE – Jonathan Hicken of Brudenell used home-track advantage to take a dominating victory in the Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour’s Advance Rentals 150 at Oyster Bed Speedway on Saturday night.
Hicken, in the No. 5 Castle Building Centres Impala, led 145 laps and battled with John Flemming of Halifax, N.S., and Donald Chisholm of Antigonish, N.S., for most of the feature before the two had mechanical problems and fell out of the race.
Finishing in second was Shawn Turple of Enfield, N.S., with Kent Vincent of Crapaud finishing in the third place. Jerome Kehoe of Sydney, N.S., brought his car home in fourth, with Greg Proude of Springvale completing the top five.
Two-time Daytona 500 winner Sterling Marlin also drove in the race. Marlin had car trouble and was out of the race by the 40th lap.
The afternoon’s festivities kicked off with the Atlantic Tiltload time trials that were highlighted by Flemming’s qualifying lap of 13.421 seconds around the quarter-mile oval.
Craig Slaunwhite of Terence Bay, N.S., took top honours in the Fast Eddie Racewear dash for cash while Shawn Tucker of Fredericton, N.B., and Chisholm picked up wins in the Dartmouth Dodge heat races.
Hicken also took away the King Freight Lines Halfway and Linde most laps led awards by leading all but five laps. Exide Batteries rookie-of-the-year leader Steve Halpin of Saint John, N.B., took top freshman honors in the Advance Rentals 150.
Kehoe claimed the Absolute Traffic Services hard charger award after picking up eight spots in the feature for the second consecutive race. Eight cautions slowed the race, which took about two hours to complete.
The Atlantic Cat 250 is up next for the Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour. Scotia Speedworld will host the 13th running of the prestigious extended distance event on Saturday, Aug. 11.