Sommerville Gets Win Number One at 660 From Carquest Tour PR
Carquest Tour Puts On Show in New Brunswick
Lonnie Sommerville of Saint John, NB won the PARTS FOR TRUCKS 100 at Speedway 660, near Fredericton, NB on Saturday night. Sommerville led wire to wire to win his first career win on the CARQUEST Pro Stock Tour.
Sommerville held off former champion Rollie MacDonald over the final two restarts of the race. MacDonald of Pictou, NS settled for second, ahead of Dave O’Blenis of Salisbury, NB. Sommerville becomes the sixth different winner of the Halcraft Print checkered flag in seven races
this season. Shawn Turple of Enfield, NS and Greg Fahey of Saint Stephen, NB rounded out the top five.
Sommerville won the Coast Tire Most Laps Led Award. Eight cautions slowed the event, which took 1 hour and sixteen minutes to complete.
None of the top five cars opted to take the Hipertech Pole Challenge.
Brent Wiggins of Fredericton, NB; Robbie MacLean of Winsloe, PE; and Wayne Smith of Timberlea, NS won heat races.
Sommerville won the Dash for the Pole, featuring the top nine finishers in the Atlantic Tiltload Time Trials. He started off the evening by having the fastest time on the 1/4 mile oval, with an average speed of nearly 67 miles per hour.
Daryl Mahar of Five Island Lake, NS won the “B” Feature, ahead of Kris Fournier of Charlottetown, PE and Sandy Livingstone, Jr of Springhill, NS.
Thirty one of the top drivers from the Maritimes attempted to qualify for the Main Feature.) 481-2531.
The CARQUEST Pro Stock Tour returns to action next Sunday, August 3rd when the tour makes its return to Centre for Speed, near the beautiful beaches of Shediac, NB. The race has a special start time of 3:00 p.m.
Lonnie Sommerville in victory lane at Speedway 660. (Carquest Tour Photo)