RIVER GLADE, N.B.: Two races, two wins for Enfield’s Shawn Turple.

Turple’s no. 0 Dexter Construction-Municipal Group hot rod didn’t look much like a winner with bents and it’s hood bent in, but he was the one in victory lane after the Parts for Truck 150 at Petty International Raceway outside Moncton on a full moon Saturday night June 10.

It was the second race of the year for the Maritime Parts for Truck Pro Stock Tour, and the second win after Turple took the season opener May 20 at Scotia Speedworld.

At Petty, Turple battled from the back of the field after being involved in an incident on lap 105 to take the win. He took the lead from Cornwall, P.E.I.’s Dylan Gosbee on the last lap of a Green-White-Checkered finish after an exciting race in front of a capacity crowd. Dylan Blenkhorn of Truro rounded out the podium.

(Healey file photo)

Atlantic Tiltload Qualifying started off an exhilarating night of racing and saw Turple, Blenkhorn, Craig Slaunwhite and George Koszkulics take the top spots in their respective heat races.

Of the five different race leaders through fourteen cautions, Slaunwhite took home the Linde Most Laps Led Award after leading 57 laps.

Kennetcook’s Harry Ross White brought home the no. 49 Archibald Drilling machine in 16th place, while Shubenacadie’s Stevie Lively in his no. 30 Casey Racing hot rod found himself just outside the top 10 in 11th. There were 26 cars take the green flag to start the race.

The Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour was scheduled to race at Riverside on June 17, before making a return to Scotia Speedworld in Enfield for the Nova Truck Centres 150 on June 24. Green flag kicks things off at 6 p.m.

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Patrick Healey
Pat has grown up in East Hants, having called Milford, and now Enfield home. He graduated from the journalism program at Holland College in 2001, and has spent time at newspapers in NL and Alberton and Summerside, PEI before becoming a reporter/photographer at The Weekly Press/The Laker in October 2008. He has a rescue kitty named Asha that is much loved—and spoiled. Pat is also our "social engagement guru." Check him out on twitter!