The dominant car took home the trophy as the winner of the IWK 250. Dylan Blenkhorn lead a majority of the race and had to hold off a hard charging Cole Butcher to win his first ever IWK 250.
Blenkhorn was debating stepping out of the car pre-race because of illness. According to him, winning is the best medicine.
Blenkhorn was greeted in victory lane by NASCAR Hall of Famer, Mark Martin, who exited the race early after an accident.
It wasn’t the return one NASCAR Hall of Famer imagined when he decided to travel to Nova Scotia this weekend. Mark Martin was entered in this weekends IWK 250, and had a slew of problems all weekend, resulting in an early exit in the main feature.
Martin cut a tire and hit the wall early in practice on Saturday afternoon, and was involved in an accident early in the race. Martin says Riverside Speedway is a fantastic venue, and he enjoyed his time in the Antigonish area:
Dylan Blenkhorn took home the checkered flag for the annual IWK 250 after a dominating performance. Cole Butcher came home second and Craig Slaunwhite rounding out the podium.
July’s IWK 250 weekend promises to be incredible, and the Riverside Speedway announced another treat. On July 14, a race restored 1967 Chevelle driven by Maritime race legend Greg Stewart will be unveiled.
The car, which raced at Riverside Speedway in 1977 and won two IWK 250s will be at the track after a lengthy project to restore the car. It is the same car he drove to his first of many wins, a rookie of the year title, and his first three championships.
The race already features a star studded entry list of 39 cars, including NASCAR Hall of Famer, Mark Martin. Famous pit crew member, Chocolate Myers will also be in attendance.