MacKinnon top driver from P.E.I.
NTIGONISH, N.S. — John Flemming of Halifax took advantage of a restart late in the race to capture the Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour’s IWK 250 Saturday night at the Riverside International Speedway.
Flemming passed Donald Chisholm of Antigonish on the restart with three laps remaining.
It was his second IWK 250 win.
Chisholm, who led for 218 laps, had to settle for the runner-up spot for the second consecutive season in the biggest race of the year at his home track.
Cole Butcher of Porter’s Lake, N.S., edged out Shawn Tucker of Fredericton, N.B., for third while veteran George Koszkulics of New Glasgow, N.S., rounded out the top five.
Darren MacKinnon of Milton Station finished sixth to lead the P.EI. drivers.
Jonathan Hicken of Brudenell finished seventh and Greg Proude of Springvale was 12th.
Other P.E.I. finishers: Terry Dougay, Albany, 18th; Kent Vincent, Crapaud, 22nd; Robbie MacLean, Winsloe, 26th; Darren Gosbee, Cornwall.
Flemming, Chisholm and Koszkulics won the heat races.
Reigning NASCAR Camping World Truck Series champion Matt Crafton of Tulare, Calif., paced the field in both the dash and time trials, putting up a 14.197 second lap in qualifying.
Brad Mann of Glen Levit, N.B., in his final tour start of his 30-year career, claimed the Hard Charger award after picking up 12 positions in the feature to finish 14th in the 29-car field.
The feature face was dedicated to track owner John Chisholm, who died on July 4 at the age of 68.
Chisholm opened Riverside International Speedway in 1969 and was also responsible for the rebuild in 2006.
The tour returns to action on Saturday, Aug. 2, at Oyster Bed Speedway.