Timberlea’s Wayne Smith is a third of the way toward earning a $50,000 bonus from the Carquest Pro Stock Tour.
Smith won the IWK 250 yesterday at Riverside International Speedway in James River, Antigonish County, taking the first leg of a Triple Crown series that pays out $50,000 to any driver that wins all three races.
The defending Carquest champion had some heady competition, including NASCAR drivers David Reutimann (third) and Regan Smith (10th). P.E.I. racers Kent Vincent (second) and Greg Proude (fourth) had strong outings, while Craig Slaunwhite of Terence Bay rounded out the top five.
The IWK 250 had been scheduled for Saturday but was rained out.
Carquest drivers earned show points for the IWK 250. The tour resumes Saturday in Fredericton, N.B., with the Parts For Trucks 100. The next Triple Crown event is the Atlantic Cat 250 on Aug. 8 and the series concludes on Sept. 6.