August 12 @ 1 p.m. – The Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour has rescheduled the 18th running of the Atlantic Cat 250 due to weather, the event will now be run on Sunday, August 13 at 1:1:00 pm.its will open at 8:30 am. Grandstands will open 11:00. A revised format will be posted at www.maritimeprostocktour.com.


Atlantic Cat 250 Headlines Big Weekend Ahead at Scotia Speedworld

HALIFAX, NS (August 10, 2017) – The Atlantic Cat 250, Halifax’s most anticipated stock car racing weekend of the season is just around the corner. This Friday and Saturday Scotia Speedworld will host two nights of full throttle excitement. Friday night the Affordable Fuels Sportsman will kick things off as they go head-to-head in a 150 lap showcase. Saturday race fans will see the stars of the Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour in the weekend’s main event, the 18th running of the prestigious Atlantic Cat 250. Approximately 25 teams will battle for their piece of the $60,000 purse and contingency funds and the opportunity to engrave their name on the Scott Fraser Memorial Cup.

Friday night the Affordable Fuels Sportsman division will take on the best in the Maritimes when the green flag flies for the Affordable Fuels 150. Jordan Veinotte (Porter’s Lake) and Tim Hortons at the Airport Rookie leader Matt Vaughan (Fletchers Lake) have each won one feature this season while Travis Roma (West Chezzetcook) has two victories to his credit – including an emotional win in the Shriners Classic in July.

Russell Smith Jr (Lakeside) enters as the four time and defending champion of the event and will look for a fifth, but will be up against stiff competition, including fellow former champions Pete Miller (Kennetcook), Colby Smith (Cape Sable Island), Jeff Dillman (Middle Musquodoboit) and last week’s feature winner Aaron Boutilier (Porter’s Lake). The Sydney area will be well represented as Shawn Waterfield, Chris Reid and Lynden MacDougall are expected to make the haul from Cape Breton.

While there is no official expected entry list for the sportsman race, over 20 cars are expected to run for the checkered flag in the track’s longest Late Model Sportsman race in recent history. Joining the Affordable Fuels Sportsman are the Hydraulics Plus Bandoleros, Toursec Thunder & Lightning, and Pulse Heavy Duty Trucks who will all run features only to accommodate the extended distance Sportsman race. Adult tickets are $15.00, Youth $5.00 and children 7 and under are free. (Weekend passes available see below)

Saturday at 5:00 pm the cars and stars of the Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour take over Scotia Speedworld for the Atlantic Cat 250. Dylan Blenkhorn (Truro) continued his podium streak at the Lucas Oil 150 last weekend; Blenkhorn has been on every podium this season which is why he sits atop of the championship point standings. Shawn Turple (Enfield) still has a third championship ring in his sights with less than 30 points separating him and the leader. 2016 Atlantic Cat 250 winner and reigning Series champion Cole Butcher (Porter’s Lake) will be looking to close the 56 point gap on Blenkhorn as he enters Saturday in third position. Greg Proude (Springvale, PE) sits fourth after his first victory of the season last weekend. Fellow Islander Dylan Gosbee (Cornwall, PE) continues to perform each week which has put him in fifth spot in the chase for the championship.

Fans will also see Braden Langille’s debut in a pro stock as he pilots the No. 88 out of the Nova Racing stable as a teammate to Donald Chisholm. Langille (Shubenacadie) has cut his teeth racing at Scotia Speedworld in the Bandoleros and Legends Cars so this is a big opportunity for the 16-year-old. On the other end of the spectrum, the Atlantic Cat 250 will see the return of veteran racer Bobby White (Kennetcook) in the No. 10 as a teammate to Shawn Turple; White was a top racer in the MASCAR Tour and during the early years of the Pro Stock Tour but has only made a handful of starts over the past 10 years.

In addition to winning the 18th edition of the Atlantic Cat 250 and taking home the coveted Scott Fraser Memorial Cup, drivers will also be vying for their piece of the $60,000 purse and lucrative contingency funds, including $6250 in lap money – for each lap a driver leads he will receive $25.

The Atlantic Tiltload Pole Challenge could pad one team’s pockets with up to $2000. All drivers who qualify in the top 15 are eligible to take the Pole Challenge. The driver who takes the challenge moves from the head of the field to the final starting position in the Atlantic Cat 250. Only one driver can accept the challenge – with the first option going to the pole winner and if not accepted, moving to second place, and so on. If a driver accepts the challenge they will receive a bonus of $500. An additional $500 will be paid if the driver finishes in the top 10 positions OR an additional $1000 will be paid if the driver finishes in the top 5 positions OR an additional $1500 will be paid to the driver if they win the Atlantic Cat 250.

The Maritime League of Legends will run a 50 lap feature prior to the 18th running of the Atlantic Cat 250.

Gates open at 2:00 pm on Saturday with Atlantic Tiltload heat races which will determine the starting line-up for the Atlantic Cat 250 set for 5:00 pm. Fans will also enjoy an Autograph Session with the stars of the Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour and the cast of the hit television show The Curse of Oak Island prior to the main event.

Race Time Radio will return to Scotia Speedworld for the Atlantic Cat 250. The race broadcast will be available for listeners absolutely free, no subscription necessary, via www.racetimeradio.com by clicking “Listen Live”.

Admission for the Affordable Fuels & Metro Home Heating Sportsman 150 is $15.00 for adults, $5.00 for youth (8-15 years old); pit admission is $18.00.  Admission for Saturday’s Atlantic Cat 250 is $35.00 for adults; $10.00 for youth; pit admission is $40.00. Weekend passes are $45.00 for pit admission, $40.00 grandstands. Tickets available at the gates on race day. (Cash Only)

Thursday, August 10th from 4:00-10:00pm Scotia Speedworld is hosting their First Annual Food Truck Rally and Show & Shine. The inaugural event will feature nine popular food trucks, antique car show & shine, beer garden, live DJ, and FanZone! Tickets for the First Annual Food Truck Rally and Show & Shine are $5.00, CAT 250 weekend pass holders will get in for free!

EXPECTED ENTRY LIST – Atlantic Cat 250 (as of August 9)

  1. #08 – Nicholas Naugle – Dartmouth, NS
  2. #0 – Shawn Turple – Enfield, NS
  3. #1- Matt Moore – Upper Burlington, NS
  4. #5 – Jonathan Hicken – Brudenell, PE
  5. #8 – Kent Vincent – Westmoreland, PE
  6. #10 – Bobby White – Kennetcook, NS
  7. #11 – Marty Prevost – Fall River, NS
  8. #13 – Cassius Clark – Farmington, ME
  9. #14 – Terry Dougay – Albany, PE
  10. #18 – Darren MacKinnon – Charlottetown, PE
  11. #21 – Shawn Pierce – Bridgewater, NS
  12. #29 – Greg Proude – Springvale, PE
  13. #30 – Stephen Lively – Shubenacadie, NS
  14. #37 – Cy Harvey – Elmsdale, NS
  15. #40 – Robbie MacEwen – Charlottetown, PE
  16. #49 – Harry Ross White – Kennetcook, NS
  17. #51 – Vance Hanes –Kennetcook, NS
  18. #53 – Cole Butcher – Porter’s Lake, NS
  19. #54 – Jarrett Butcher – Porter’s Lake, NS
  20. #56 – Josh Collins – Placentia, NL
  21. #67 – Dylan Blenkhorn – Truro, NS
  22. #88 – Braden Langille – Shubenacadie, NS
  23. #89 – Donald Chisholm – Antigonish, NS
  24. #91 – Dylan Gosbee – Cornwall, PE
  25. #94 – D.J. Casey – Prospect, NS
  26. #97 – John Flemming – Halifax, NS
  27. #99 – Craig Slaunwhite – Terence Bay, NS

*Entry list subject to change without notice

Past winners of the Atlantic CAT 250

2000: John Flemming, Halifax, Nova Scotia
2001: Louie Mechalides, Tyngsboro, Mass.
2002: Ben Rowe, Turner, Maine
2003: Ben Rowe, Turner, Maine
2004: Johnny Clark, Farmingdale, Maine
2005: Mike Rowe, Turner, Maine
2006: Johnny Clark, Farmingdale, Maine
2007: Mike Rowe, Turner, Maine
2008: Travis Benjamin, Belfast, Maine
2009: Lonnie Sommerville, Saint John, New Brunswick
2010: Cassius Clark, Farmington, Maine
2011: Ben Rowe, Turner, Maine
2012: Cassius Clark, Farmington, Maine
2013: Craig Slaunwhite, Terence Bay, NS
2014: Dylan Blenkhorn, Truro, NS
2015: Cassius Clark, Farmington, ME
2016: Cole Butcher, Porter’s Lake, NS

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Scotia Speedworld (SSW) is a 3/10-mile asphalt oval racing facility. SSW is the only track in Nova Scotia to host a weekly racing series, which runs May through September and features six different classes of racecars. SSW also hosts special events, including Monster Jam and the Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour. SSW is located at Exit 6 on Highway 102, across from the Halifax Stanfield International Airport. For more information please click on www.ScotiaSpeedworld.ca or call our Event Hotline at (902) 873-2277 or our office at (902) 481-2514. Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/sswracing  and follow us on Twitter www.twitter.com/sswracing.


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