ANTIGONISH – John Flemming captured the IWK 250 at Riverside International Speedway by besting Donald Chisholm on a restart with three laps remaining in Saturday’s race.
It is Flemming’s second IWK 250 win. Chisholm, who dominated and led 218 laps of the event, 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 edged out Shawn Tucker for third, with veteran George Koszkulics of Little Harbour rounding out the top five.
Rollie MacDonald of Pictou had his Chevrolet entered with driver Colby Smith behind the wheel, but the car had transmission problems early on in the race.
Prior to the IWK 250 feature Ken Farrell delivered a moving tribute to track owner John Chisholm. Chisholm passed away on July 4 at the age of 68. Chisholm opened Riverside International Speedway in 1969 and was also responsible for the rebuild in 2006, which produced the magnificent facility we all enjoy today. Saturday’s IWK 250 was dedicated to John’s memory.
The Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour doesn’t race next weekend, but returns to action on Saturday, Aug. 2 when they travel to Oyster Bed Speedway in Prince Edward Island. Visit www.maritimeprostocktour.com for complete event details.