Clark Races to Fifth Toromont Cat 250 Win at Scotia Speedworld
(Halifax, NS, August 10th, 2019) – Cassius Clark (Farmington, ME) picked up his fifth Toromont Cat 250 victory tonight at Scotia Speedworld and remains the most decorated driver in the race’s 20 year history. In addition to winning $15,400, Clark also takes home the coveted Scott Fraser Memorial Cup. Dylan Blenkhorn (Truro, NS) battled Clark all night but didn’t have enough to catch Clark when the checkers flew. Cole Butcher (Hantsport, NS) rounded out the podium with a third place finish. Jonathan Hicken (Brudenell, PE) had another solid run finishing fourth. Jarrett Butcher (Porter’s Lake, NS) made his way back to a fifth place finish after an early tangle with elder brother Cole early in the race.
Four Atlantic Tiltload Heat races determined the starting positions for the iconic race. Clark, Blenkhorn, Marty Prevost (Fall River, NS) and Craig Slaunwhite (Terence Bay, NS) all won their respective heat races.
The Exide Batteries Rookie of the Race went to Craig Ward (Riverview, NB). H&B Car Sales provided a $250 cash bonus for the driver leading at Halfway, which was awarded to Blenkhorn. Clark paced the field for 196 laps earning him the Most Laps Led Award. Nicholas Naugle (Dartmouth, NS) picked up the Kenny U-Pull Hard Charger Award.
Prior to the Toromont Cat 250 the Maritime League of Legends ran a 50 lap feature. Craig MacDonald (Waverley, NS) took the checkered flag followed by Shelby Baker (Fall River, NS) and Paul Goulden (Shelburne, NS). The Passione Flooring East Coast Mini Stock Tour also ran a 50 lap feature prior to the Cat 250. Jesse Deveau (Greenwood, NS) picked up his second straight Series victory, snapping Andrew Warren’s (White’s Lake, NS) Scotia Speedworld streak. Third belonged to Tim Webster (Beaver Bank, NS).
The Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour is off next weekend but returns to Petty International Raceway on August 24th for the Cummins 200 which will highlight the 55th running of the River Glade International weekend. Tickets will be available at the gates on race day.
Unofficial Race Results
Toromont Cat 250
|1||13||Cassius Clark||250||H1:1||King Racing Competition Parts & Fabrication||Farmington, ME|
|2||67||Dylan Blenkhorn||250||H2:1||Blenkhorn’s Auto Recyclers||Truro, NS|
|3||53||Cole Butcher||250||H4:3||Atlantic Tiltload||Porter’s Lake, NS|
|4||5||Jonathan Hicken||250||H4:2||Chapman Bros Construction||Brudenell, PE|
|5||54||Jarrett Butcher||250||H2:2||Superior Foundations||Porter’s Lake, NS|
|6||08||Nicholas Naugle||250||H3:2||Brycon Construction||Dartmouth, NS|
|7||0||Shawn Turple||250||H2:5||Dexter Construction||Enfield, NS|
|8||18||Darren MacKinnon||250||H2:4||Shaw’s Towing Service||Charlottetown, PE|
|9||91||Dylan Gosbee||250||H1:4||Greenfield Enterprises||Cornwall, PE|
|10||88||Donald Chisholm||250||H1:2||Nova Construction||Antigonish, NS|
|11||48||Waylon Farrell||250||H4:4||Farrell’s Excavating||Conception Bay South, NF|
|12||99||Craig Slaunwhite||249||H4:1||Archibald Drilling & Blasting||Terence Bay, NS|
|13||97||John Flemming||249||H4:7||Happy Harry’s||Halifax, NS|
|14||29||Greg Proude||249||H1:7||Atlantic Dodge Dealers||Springvale, PE|
|16||14||Terry Dougay||247||H2:7||Right on Board Locksmith||Albany, PE|
|17||11||Marty Prevost||218||H3:1||BTP Construction||Fall River, NS|
|18||42||Kyle Reid||215||H1:6||Robby’s Towing||Fort MacMurray, AB|
|19||56||Josh Collins||163||H2:3||Edward Collins Contracting||Placentia, NL|
|20||32||Sarah McKay||125||H3:6||AE McKay Builders||Quispamsis, NB|
|21||02||Craig Ward||122||H2:6||Ron Arsenault Racing||Riverview, NB|
|22||21||Shawn Pierce||119||H3:4||Ntyce Motorsports||Blockhouse, NS|
|23||07||Allison McKinnon||112||H3:7||Outriders Cookhouse||Oyster Bed Bridge, PE|
|24||1||Ryan Messer||110||H1:3||CSN Collision Centres||Harvey, NB|
|25||82||Chris Hughes||86||H1:5||Subaru of Moncton||Brackley Beach, PE|
|26||44||Russell Smith Jr||80||H4:6||Kynock Resources||Lakeside, NS|
|27||31||Chris Reid||38||H4:5||Robby’s Towing||Fort MacMurray, AB|
|28||40||Robbie MacEwen||38||H3:3||Island Auto Supply||Charlottetown, PE|
Failed to Qualify: 0
Margin of Victory: 0.146 seconds
Number of Cautions: 14
Atlantic Tiltload Heat Win: #13 Cassius Clark, #67 Dylan Blenkhorn, #11 Marty Prevost, #99 Craig Slaunwhite
Exide Batteries Rookie Of The Race: #02 Craig Ward
Most Laps Led: #13 Cassius Clark
Kenny UPull Hard Charger Winner: #08 Nicholas Naugle
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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 five different classes of race cars. SSW also hosts special events, including 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
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 four 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