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BUTCHER PICKS UP FIRST WIN
OF THE SEASON AT PRESTIGIOUS
ATLANTIC CAT 250

(Halifax, NS, August 13th, 2017) – Cole Butcher (Porter’s Lake, NS) took his first checkered flag of the season Sunday night and his second consecutive Atlantic Cat 250 victory. Butcher takes home $15,150 for the win and another plaque on the coveted Scott Fraser Memorial Cup. Butcher took the lead early but was put to the rear on Lap 55 for an on track incident but battled back through the entire field to reclaim the lead on Lap 101. Shawn Turple (Enfield, NS) battled hard with Cassius Clark (Farmington, ME) to finish runner-up in the 18th edition of the Atlantic Cat 250. Dylan Blenkhorn (Truro, NS) finished fourth with Greg Proude (Springvale, PE) following up his win at Oyster Bed Speedway with a fifth place finish at Scotia Speedworld.

Four Atlantic Tiltload Heat races determined the starting positions for the iconic race. Cole Butcher won heat one which put the reigning champion in the pole position. Five-time Series champion John Flemming (Halifax, NS), Blenkhorn and Dylan Gosbee (Cornwall, PE) also won their respective heats. Butcher led 198 laps to collect the Linde Most Laps Led Award. His younger brother Jarrett Butcher (Porter’s Lake, NS) won the Exide Batteries Rookie of the Race Award. Russell Smith Jr. (Lakeside, NS) won the King Freight Future Winners Award for the Atlantic Cat 250 by finishing sixth in his first Pro Stock start of the year.

Robbie MacEwen (Charlottetown, PE) accepted the Atlantic Tiltload Pole Challenge sending him from eighth position in the starting grid to the final 26th starting spot. MacEwen earned $500 for taking the challenge but he was unable to make up enough positions during the race to secure additional bonus funds. Craig Slaunwhite (Terence Bay, NS) was the winner of the Goulden’s Shell Hard Charger Award by gaining 19 positions to finish seventh.

Prior to the Atlantic Cat 250 the Maritime League of Legends ran a 50 lap feature presented by Scotia Tire. Craig MacDonald (Waverly, NS) took the checkered flag followed by Waylon Farrell (Conception Bay South, NL) and Ryan Mackintosh (Kannapolis, NC).

The Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour is off next weekend but returns to Petty International Raceway on August 26th for the Cummins 200 which will highlight River Glade International weekend.   


Visit www.maritimeprostocktour.com for complete event details and coverage.


Race Results

Atlantic Cat 250
Scotia Speedworld

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Pos No. Name Laps Heat Finish Sponsor Hometown

1

53

Cole Butcher

250

H1:1

Atlantic Tiltload

Porter's Lake, NS

2

0

Shawn Turple

250

H3:4

Dexter Construction

Enfield, NS

3

13

Cassius Clark

250

H2:2

King Racing Competition Parts & Fabrication

Farmington, ME

4

67

Dylan Blenkhorn

250

H3:1

Blenkhorn's Auto Recyclers

Truro, NS

5

29

Greg Proude

250

H2:4

Atlantic Dodge Dealers

Springvale, PE

6

66

Russell Smith Jr

250

H3:3

K Hubley Woodworking

Lakeside, NS

7

99

Craig Slaunwhite

250

DNS

Archibald Drilling & Blasting

Terence Bay, NS

8

18

Darren MacKinnon

250

H4:3

Shaw's Towing Service

Charlottetown, PE

9

8

Kent Vincent

250

H2:7

Vector Aerospace

Crapaud,PE

10

54

Jarrett Butcher

250

H2:3

Top Construction

Porter's Lake, NS

11

08

Nicholas Naugle

250

H1:3

Brycon Construction

Dartmouth, NS

12

94

DJ Casey

249

H2:6

Casey Racing

Prospect, NS

13

11

Marty Prevost

249

H1:4

BTP Construction

Fall River, NS

14

91

Dylan Gosbee

249

H4:1

Greenfield Enterprises

Cornwall, PE

15

5

Jonathan Hicken

249

H3:5

Castle Building Centres

Brudenell, PE

16

88

Braden Langille

248

H3:6

Nova Construction

Shubenacadie, NS

17

14

Terry Dougay

246

H4:4

Right on Board Locksmith

Albany, PE

18

37

Cy Harvey

240

H1:5

Harvey Racing

Enfield, NS

19

21

Shawn Pierce

239

H1:7

C&P Tack and Apparel

Blockhouse, NS

20

30

Stephen Lively

225

H2:5

Casey Racing

Shubenacadie, NS

21

97

John Flemming

207

H2:1

Happy Harry's Affordable Building Centres

Halifax, NS

22

10

Bob White

200

H1:2

Atlantic Cat

Kennetcook, NS

23

89

Donald Chisholm

199

H3:2

Nova Construction

Antigonish, NS

24

1

Matt Moore

128

H1:6

Pothier Motors

Upper Burlington, NS

25

40

Robbie MacEwen

56

H4:2

Maritime Steel Roofing and Siding

Charlottetown, PE

26

49

Mike MacKenzie

18

H4:5

Archibald Drilling & Blasting

Dartmouth, NS

 

Failed to Qualify: 0
Margin of Victory: 2.88 seconds
Number of Cautions: 13
Atlantic Tiltload Heat Winners: #53 Cole Butcher, #97 John Flemming, #67 Dylan Blenkhorn, #91 Dylan Gosbee
Exide Batteries Rookie Of The Race: #54 Jarrett Butcher
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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