Slaunwhite Wins Third Straight on ECI Pro Stock Tour with Toromont Cat 150 Victory
(Antigonish, NS – September 11, 2021) It’s a hat trick for Craig Slaunwhite (Terence Bay, NS) who picked up his third consecutive victory in the Toromont Cat 150 at Riverside International Speedway. Slaunwhite had to battle hard with several cars throughout the race to take the checkers including second place finisher Greg Proude (Springvale, PE) who led 56 laps. Cole Butcher (Hantsport, NS), who was deadlocked with Slaunwhite in the chase for the championship heading into the Toromont Cat 150, came on strong in the final laps and finished third. Jarrett Butcher (Porters Lake, NS) had another stellar showing with a fourth place finish, keeping him in the mix for the title. Russell Smith Jr. (Lakeside, NS) rounded out the top five in the Nova Construction 88 car.
Today’s results see Craig Slaunwhite with a slim eight point lead over Cole Butcher heading into the Atlantic Oliver Tire 200 on September 25th at Scotia Speedworld, which will mark round eight of nine for the East Coast International Pro Stock Tour.
Slaunwhite, Kyle Reid (Sydney, NS) and Jarrett Butcher won their Atlantic Tiltload heat races which set the field for the Toromont Cat 150. Kent Vincent takes home the Kenny U Pull Hard Charger award. The Toromont Cat 150 had three cautions and took 56 minutes to complete.
The Napa Sportsman Series closed out their season prior to the main event with the Henry’s AUTOPRO 75. Brady Creamer (Miramichi, NB) was first under the checkers, followed by Pete Miller (Kennetcook, NS) in second and Brandon Carter (Moncton, NB) in third.
The next event for the East Coast International Pro Stock Tour is the Atlantic Oliver Tire 200 Saturday September 25th at Scotia Speedworld. The Penultimate event for the Series is sure to be a turning point in the chase for the championship.
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Unofficial Race Results
Toromont Cat 150
|1||99||Craig Slaunwhite||150||H1:1||Archibald Drilling / Presidential Ventilation||Terence Bay, NS|
|2||29||Greg Proude||150||H1:2||Atlantic Dodge Dealers||Springvale, PE|
|3||53||Cole Butcher||150||H3:3||Atlantic Tiltload||Hantsport, NS|
|4||54||Jarrett Butcher||150||H3:1||Superior Foundations||Porter’s Lake, NS|
|5||88||Russell Smith Jr||150||H3:4||Nova Construction||Lakeside, NS|
|6||48||Waylon Farrell||150||H1:3||Farrell’s Excavating||Conception Bay South, NF|
|7||42||Kyle Reid||150||H2:1||Robby’s Tractor Trailer||Fort MacMurray, AB|
|9||51||Tyler Smith||149||H2:4||M&K Construction||Brackley Beach, PE|
|10||0||Matt Vaughan||149||H1:5||East Coast International||Halifax, NS|
|11||21||Donald Chisholm||149||H2:3||Keltic Ford||Antigonish, NS|
|12||13||Austin MacDonald||149||H3:2||King Racing Competition Parts & Fabrication||Pictou, NS|
|13||36||Gary Elliott||149||H2:5||Quaker State||Murray Siding, NS|
|14||31||Chris Reid||146||H1:4||Easy Term Auto Sales||Fort MacMurray, AB|
|15||14||Terry Dougay||146||H2:6||Right on Board Locksmith||Albany, PE|
|16||08||Nicholas Naugle||118||H2:2||Brycon Construction||Dartmouth, NS|
|17||80||Ryan VanOirschot||37||H1:6||Ace In The Hole Septic||Antigonish, NS|
Failed to Qualify: 0
Margin of Victory: 1.58 seconds
Number of Cautions: 3
Atlantic Tiltload Heat Win: #99 Craig Slaunwhite, #42 Kyle Reid, #54 Jarrett Butcher
Rookie Of The Race: #51 Tyler Smith
Most Laps Led: #99 Craig Slaunwhite
Kenny UPull Elmsdale Hard Charger Winner: #8 Kent Vincent
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