Butcher Wins Atlantic Cat 250 at Scotia Speedworld
(Halifax, NS, August 13th, 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.
Atlantic Cat 250
|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