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Butcher wins 17th annual

atlantic cat 250

(Halifax, NS - August 13, 2016) –Cole Butcher (Porter’s Lake, NS) took home his second Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour win of the season Saturday night in fashion, winning the prestigious Atlantic Cat 250. Butcher took the lead on lap 42 and battled with Greg Proude (Springvale, PE) and 2013 Cat 250 winner Craig Slaunwhite (Terence Bay, NS) for the remainder of the 250 laps. Slaunwhite would finish second, ahead of Proude, who fought suspension issues with his car from early in the Atlantic Cat 250. Five-time Series champion John Flemming (Halifax, NS) finished fourth in his second start of the season, ahead of Russell Smith Jr (Lakeside, NS) in Daryl Mahar’s (Hubley, NS) #66 car.

Four Atlantic Tiltload Heat races determined the starting positions for the iconic race. Harry Ross White (Kennetcook, NS) won heat one which put the Exide Batteries Rookie contender in pole position. DJ Casey (Prospect, NS), Cassius Clark (Farmington, ME) and Darren MacKinnon also won their respective heats. Smith Jr. won the King Freight Future Winners Award for the Atlantic Cat 250. White finished ninth to pick up the Exide Batteries Rookie of the Race.  Butcher also collected the Linde Most laps led award, pacing the field for 182 of the 250 circuits. Harry Ross White takes home the Exide Batteries Rookie of the Race Award with a ninth place finish. 

American hot shoe Ben Rowe (Turner, ME) who was subbing for Shawn Turple accepted the Atlantic Tiltload Pole Challenge, moving him to the rear of the field after qualifying 10th. Rowe earned a cash bonus for accepting the challenge and came back to finish 11th. 

Prior to the Atlantic Cat 250 the Toursec Lightning cars raced a 25 lap feature; Merle Corbin (Sackville, NS) took home the victory. Cory Hall (Jolicure, NB) took top spot in the Upper Clements Park Maritime League of Legends 50.

The Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour is off next weekend but returns to Petty International Raceway on August 27th for the Cummins 150 which will highlight River Glade International weekend.  


Photo Credit: McCarthy Photographic


Race Results

Atlantic Cat 250
Scotia Speedworld

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Pos No. Name Laps Sponsor Hometown

1

53

Cole Butcher

250

Atlantic Tiltload

Porter's Lake, NS

2

99

Craig Slaunwhite

250

Archibald Drilling & Blasting

Terence Bay, NS

3

29

Greg Proude

250

Atlantic Dodge Dealers

Springvale, PE

4

10

John Flemming

250

Happy Harry's Affordable Building Centres

Halifax, NS

5

66

Russell Smith Jr

250

K Hubley Woodworking

Lakeside, NS

6

67

Dylan Blenkhorn

250

Blenkhorn's Auto Recyclers

Truro, NS

7

97

DJ Casey

250

Happy Harry's Affordable Building Centres

Prospect, NS

8

18

Darren MacKinnon

250

Shaw's Towing Service

Milton Station, PE

9

49

Harry Ross White

249

Archibald Drilling & Blasting

Kennetcook, NS

10

11

Marty Prevost

249

Mega Enterprises

Fall River, NS

11

0

Ben Rowe

249

Dexter Construction

Turner, ME

12

08

Nicholas Naugle

249

Brycon Construction

Dartmouth, NS

13

91

Dylan Gosbee

249

Greenfield Enterprises

Cornwall, PE

14

8

Kent Vincent

248

Vector Aerospace

Crapaud,PE

15

54

Jarrett Butcher

248

Top Construction

Porter's Lake, NS

16

81

Nevin Scott

248

Arcadia Construction Solutions

Marshfield, PE

17

21

Shawn Pierce

248

C&P Tack and Apparel

Blockhouse, NS

18

40

Robbie MacEwen

241

Atlantic Steel Roofing & Siding

Charlottetown, PE

19

89

Donald Chisholm

237

Keltic Ford

Antigonish, NS

20

14

Terry Dougay

163

Right on Board Locksmith

Albany, PE

21

7

Byron Bartlett

73

BartlettGranite.com

Rothesay, NB

22

5

Jonathan Hicken

24

Castle Building Centres

Brudenell, PE

23

42

Matt Rodgers

24

Thomac Services

Smithtown, NB

24

24

Steve Ross

16

AltaGas

Waverley, NS

25

13

Cassius Clark

4

King Racing Competition Parts & Fabrication

Farmington, ME

26

22

Joel Hickox

0

Hickox Service Center

Cornwall, PE

 

Failed to Qualify: 0
Margin of Victory: 0.394 seconds
Number of Cautions: 22
Atlantic Tiltload Heat Winners: #49 Harry Ross White, #97 DJ Casey, #13 Cassius Clark, #18 Darren MacKinnon
Exide Batteries Rookie Of The Race: #49 Harry Ross White
Linde Most Laps Led: #53 Cole Butcher
King Freight Future Winner: #66 Russell Smith Jr

 

About Atlantic CAT:
Atlantic Tractors & Equipment Ltd. (Atlantic CAT) is a full-line Caterpillar Equipment and Engine Dealership serving the provinces of Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and New Brunswick. The dealership meets the business needs of its customers by providing superior products backed by excellent parts and service capabilities. Atlantic Cat operates from eight locations. The company is engaged in the sale, lease, rental and service of the full-line of Caterpillar Earthmoving and Engine Products. These include machines for use in a variety of industries - Mining, Forestry, Agriculture, Road Building, Road Maintenance, General Construction and Light Construction operations. The company sells and services the full-line of Caterpillar diesel Engines and Power Generation products for use in applications requiring Stand-by or Prime Power diesel generating products, Marine Power for commercial vessels, Truck Power for the on-highway trucking industry and time-saving Harvesters for the agricultural industry.

About the Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour:
The Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour (PST) is considered the highest level of stock car racing in Canada. The Tour is recognized in the industry as one of the healthiest stock car racing series in North America. PST visits five tracks throughout the Maritimes during its May through September season. The Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour is owned and operated by Maritime Pro Stock Tour Limited. For more information, call our administration office at 902.481.2531 or click www.maritimeprostocktour.com . You can also follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/prostocktour and like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/prostocktour

About Scotia Speedworld:
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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