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Cole Butcher Wins 2017 Atlantic Cat 250

Series Release/Photo by McCarthy Photographic

(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.

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Race Results

Atlantic Cat 250
Scotia Speedworld


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

Maritime League of Legends Tour – Scotia Tire 50 Results

# Name Hometown
1 98 Craig MacDonald Waverley, NS
2 48 Waylon Farrell Conception Bay South, NL
3 03 Ryan Mackintosh Amherst, NS
4 6 Adam Meehan Rawdon Gold Mines, NS
5 08 Cory Hall Jolicure, NB
6 38 Darren Sherwood Cambridge Narrows, NB
7 53 Shelby Baker Fall River, NS
8 57 Paul Goulden Shelburne, NS
9 10 Justin MacNeill Bedford, NS
10 75 Emily Meehan Rawdon Gold Mines, NS
11 15 Andrew Lively® Middle Sackville, NS
12 16 Dylan Sutherland Beaver Bank, NS
13 2 Kody Quinn ® Sydney, NS
14 72 Tylor Hawes Porter’s Lake, NS
15 13 Wyatt McCulloch Stewiacke, NS
16 7 Jeff Cruickshank Hantsport, NS
17 28 Kyle Shipley Spryfield, NS
18 91 Craig Chisholm Antigonish, NS
19 4 Kevin MacDonald Antigonish, NS
20 17 Arnie Spinney Coldbrook, NS
21 58 Robin Lowthers ® Brooklyn, NS
22 22 Shane Lively Middle Sackville, NS
23 11 Wayne Nichols Sackville, NS
24 36 Tony Gaudet Jr Milford Station, NS

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.

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