Blenkhorn Bests Field for Atlantic Cat 250 Victory
(Halifax, NS, August 9th, 2014) – Dylan Blenkhorn of Truro, Nova Scotia captured the biggest win of his career Saturday night when he piloted his #67 Blenkhorn’s Auto Recyclers Chevrolet to victory in the 15th Annual Atlantic Cat 250 at Scotia Speedworld. Blenkhorn took the lead on Lap 141 and held the top spot for the final nine laps of the event, holding off Ben Rowe (Turner, ME) on a three lap dash to the checkers. Rowe held on for second, over reigning series champion John Flemming of Halifax, NS. Shawn Tucker (Fredericton, NB) rallied in the second half to finish fourth with Greg Proude (Springvale, PE) completing the top five.
After leading a race high 131 laps in the Atlantic Cat 250 Blenkhorn not only earned the Linde Most Laps Led Award, but collected more than $13,000 for his victory in the biggest stock car racing event in Halifax.
Blenkhorn, who collected his third win of the season on the Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour, started from the pole position after Craig Slaunwhite accepted the Atlantic Tiltload Pole Challenge. Slaunwhite was in contention for a top five finish before he and Cassius Clark (Farmington, ME) tangled with four laps to go. Slaunwhite, who won the King Freight Dash, finished 11th in the Atlantic Cat 250. Clark took home the Atlantic Tiltload Time Trials with a time of 14.301 seconds. Dartmouth Dodge Heat Races went to Cole Butcher (Porter’s Lake) and Dean Clattenburg (Mooresville, NC). With his fourth place finish, Tucker pocketed the Exide Batteries Hard Charger Award.
Prior to the race, a small ceremony was held to officially retire the No. 00 of Scott Fraser and the No. 12 of Scott Kelly from Maritime Pro Stock Tour competition.
Atlantic Cat 250
|1||67||Dylan Blenkhorn||250||Blenkhorn’s Auto Recyclers, / The Cat Shack||Truro, NS|
|2||00||Ben Rowe||250||Dexter Construction||Turner, ME|
|3||97||John Flemming||250||Dartmouth Dodge / Alpine Auto Glass||Halifax, NS|
|4||52||Shawn Tucker||250||Tucker Racing Products||Fredericton, NB|
|5||29||Greg Proude||250||Atlantic Dodge Dealers||Springvale, PE|
|6||5||Jonathan Hicken||250||Castle Building Centres||Brudenell, PE|
|7||53||Cole Butcher||250||Atlantic Tiltload Ltd / Irving Blending & Packaging||Porter’s Lake, NS|
|8||18||Darren MacKinnon||250||Shaw’s Towing Service / MacKinnon Bros Service||Milton Station, PE|
|9||21||Shawn Pierce||250||Hercules SLR / South Shore Speed and Sound||Blockhouse, NS|
|10||12||Donald Chisholm||250||Keltic Ford / Nova Construction / Wearwell Garments||Antigonish, NS|
|11||99||Craig Slaunwhite||250||Halifax Glass and Mirror / Archibald Drilling & Blasting||Terence Bay, NS|
|12||80||Roger Miller||249||Kennetcook, NS|
|13||66||Dean Clattenburg||249||K Hubley Woodworking & Contracting / Inglis Jewelers||Hubley, NS|
|14||14||Terry Dougay||249||Right on Board Locksmith / Wayne’s Auto Mart||Albany, PE|
|15||51||Mike MacKenzie||247||Vance Hanes Auto||Dartmouth, NS|
|16||08||Cassius Clark||246||King Racing||Farmington, ME|
|17||32||Sarah McKay||237||AE McKay Builders Ltd||Quispamsis, NB|
|18||24||Steve Ross||206||Alpine Auto Glass – Bedford / Twenty Degrees||Waverley, NS|
|19||8||Kent Vincent||246||Vector Aerospace||Crapaud,PE|
|20||45||Leonard Boutilier||203||NGH Industrial Services||Dutch Settlement, NS|
|21||02||Brad Eddy||93||Autofair||Lower Sackville, NS|
|22||0||Shawn Turple||90||Dexter Construction / Municipal Group||Enfield, NS|
|23||44||Wayne Smith||62||Petty Raceway||Lakeside, NS|
Failed to Qualify: 0
Number of Cautions: 18
King Freight Dash Winner: #99 Craig Slaunwhite
Dartmouth Dodge Heat Winners: #53 Cole Butcher, #66 Dean Clattenburg
Linde Most Laps Led: #67 Dylan Blenkhorn
Atlantic Tiltload Fast Time: #08 Cassius Clark (14.301 seconds)
Exide Batteries Hard Charger Award: #52 Shawn Tucker
The Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour returns next weekend for the special Friday night make up race at Riverside International Speedway. The Ron MacGillivray Chevrolet Buick GMC 150 will go green at 7pm. Tickets on sale now at www.riversidepeedway.ca.
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.
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