(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) 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 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.
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.
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 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
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