HARVEY ACES ATLANTIC TILTLOAD CHALLENGE
Photo by McCarthy Photographic/Story by TCM Media
“The Legend” Cy Harvey (Elmsdale, NS) finished off the task he set forward to do in July – win the Atlantic Tiltload Challenge.
Harvey went to victory lane for the second time in 2013 at Petty International Raceway Saturday by winning the Atlantic Tiltload 50. The victory is the third for Harvey on the season after also collecting a victory at Riverside International Speedway in July.
The #37 No Bull Auto/Harvey Racing Legend wasted little time taking the lead early in the event and would lead the most laps en route to the victory. Series point leader Justin MacNeill (Bedford, NS) gave a challenge to Harvey on the final restart but could not take the victory from the cagey veteran. MacNeill, who had a run in with Jeff Cruickshank (Hantsport, NS) in the final laps, had to settle for second ahead of Tony Gaudet Jr. (Milford Station, NS), who was making his first start on the high banked oval of 2013. Danny Harvey (Lantz, NS) followed up his Round Four win at Scotia Speedworld with a fourth place finish in Round Five of the series at Petty, while Shelburne, Nova Scotia’s Paul Goulden edged out “Miss Rawdon Rocket” Emily Meehan for the fifth place spot.
Meehan and Gaudet Jr. took home qualifying heat race victories in the 14-car field.
The race was a part of a two race challenge series presented by Atlantic Tiltload. With his two wins in those races, Cy Harvey took home the custom built Atlantic Tiltload Challenge trophy for winning the overall series. MacNeill was second in the Challenge, followed by rookie Jarrett Butcher (Porter’s Lake, NS), Goulden and Meehan.
RESULTS – ATLANTIC TILTLOAD 50, ROUND FIVE OF SIX, PETTY RACEWAY
1. Cy Harvey
2. Justin MacNeill
3. Tony Gaudet Jr.
4. Danny Harvey
5. Paul Goulden
6. Emily Meehan
7. Jarrett Butcher
8. Scott Cunning
9. Jeff Cruickshank
10. Joey Lawson
11. Harry Breimer Jr.
12. Matt Scott
13. Mark Williams
14. Darren Sherwood
Harry Breimer Jr. (Stewiacke, NS) wrapped up the Rookie of the Year Award on Saturday with an 11th place finish in the Atlantic Tiltload 50. With over a 100-point lead on second in the freshman standings, Breimer has clinched the title with one race to go in the 2013 season.
When it comes to the overall standings, it is still MacNeill and Meehan holding down the top two spots, but it is now a 39-point advantage for the #10 Cummins/Parts for Trucks Legend. Meehan has also built a cushion in the standings with 19 points between her and the battle for third which sees Danny Harvey and Cruickshank, who finished ninth on Saturday, tied for the spot. Darren Sherwood (Berry Mills, NB) entered the event third in the standings but after a 14th place finish at his home track, he drops to fifth, but only six points behind heading into the final race of the season.
The series comes to a close on Monday, October 14th at Atlantic Motorsports Park, just outside of Shubenacadie, Nova Scotia. The 11-turn road course will be the site of the final point race of the season for the Maritime League of Legends Tour, which continues to be the only stock car series in Atlantic Canada to include a road course in their championship season. More information will be available as the race day nears. Watch for a brand new MaritimeLegends.ca website to debut in September.
About Atlantic Tiltload:
Atlantic Tiltload Limited is a Canadian owned and operated transport company specializing in the movement of heavy industrial equipment, including overweight and over-dimensional shipments. Our 24 hour Hot Shot Service enables our equipment to be mobilized within one hour of receiving a call, 24 hours a day 7 days a week. For more information, call 902-468-9438 or www.atlantictiltload.com
About The Maritime League of Legends:
The Maritime League of Legends Association was formed in 2005 by a group of racer’s wanting to grow the Legends Cars division in the Maritime Provinces of Canada. In 2012, the Maritime League of Legends Tour will visit four venues throughout Nova Scotia and New Brunswick between May and October during its seven race season. For more information on the Maritime League of Legends, please visit www.maritimelegends.ca.