Pro Stock Tour Headlines Atlantic CAT 250 Weekend at Scotia Speedworld!

(Halifax, NS, August 9, 2011) The Atlantic CAT 250, Halifax’s most anticipated stock car racing weekend of the season, returns to Scotia Speedworld August 12th and 13th, for two days of full throttle excitement! The two day event will attract over 5000 fans and the best stock car drivers from the Maritimes and abroad. Friday night the Dartmouth Dodge Sportsman will kick things off as they go head to head on the 3/10th mile oval for 100 laps. On Saturday race fans will see the stars of the Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour battle for 250 grueling laps in the weekend’s main feature, the Atlantic CAT 250, which has a posted purse of almost $50,000.00! Gates open at 5:00 p.m. on Friday, qualifying for the Dartmouth Dodge 100 will begin at 7:00 p.m. Gates open at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday with qualifying for the CAT 250 at 4:00 p.m. Weekend passes are on sale now at Ticket Atlantic.

Scotia Speedworld’s premier weekly division -the Dartmouth Dodge Sportsman - will take centre stage on the Friday night with the Dartmouth Dodge Sportsman 100. Jeff Dillman (Middle Musquodoboit) is the current point leader in the division but it is Lakeside’s Russell Smith Jr. that is on a hot streak. Smith in his #44 Dodge scored his second consecutive and fourth overall win of the season last Friday and will look to hold off over two dozen hungry drivers including defending Sportsman 100 titlist Colby Smith (Cape Sable Island). Scotia Speedworld regulars will be joined by part-time and visiting drivers for this race, which is the longest distance Sportsman race on the Scotia Speedworld schedule in 2011.

Saturday the Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour will take to the oval for the weekend’s main feature, the Atlantic CAT 250. Approximately 30 drivers will attempt to make the field but only 26 will have a shot at the prestigious CAT 250 title on Saturday night. The competition will be stout with an expected entry list that’s a virtual who’s who of short track racing and includes two former CAT 250 champions; Ben Rowe (Turner, ME) who has won this event twice in 2002 and 2003. 2000 winner John Flemming (Halifax, NS) will also be in the field. Flemming is the Tour’s most recent winner and will be hoping to carry that momentum into the 250.

There are also valuable championship points on the line this weekend in Halifax. The CAT 250 marks round 9 of 12 for the Pro Stock Tour. Mathematically most of the full-time competitors still have a shot at the title however the top 6 have the most viable chance in this competitive series. Shawn Tucker (Fredericton, NB) continues to lead Wayne Smith (Timberlea, NS) by a slim 4 point margin. Darren MacKinnon (Charlottetown, PE) with his two wins this season is currently third, just 20 points behind Tucker. John Flemming sits solidly in fourth just 13 markers behind MacKinnon. Kent Vincent (Crapaud, PE) and Shawn Turple (Enfield, NS) are still within striking distance and a good showing at the CAT 250 could certainly put them right back in the chase!

Admission for the Dartmouth Dodge Sportsman 100 is $12.00 for adults, $2.00 for youth (8-15 years old); pit admission is $15.00. Admission for Saturday’s Atlantic CAT 250 is $35.00 for adults; $5.00 for youth; pit admission is $40.00. Two day passes are also available - adults are $40.00, two day pit passes are $45.00. Children 7 and under are admitted for free all weekend. All children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Pits are restricted to those 16 and older. Tickets are available in advance at all Ticket Atlantic outlets (Atlantic Superstores), by phone 902.451.1221 or Tickets will also be available at the gate on race day.

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Expected Entry List for Atlantic CAT 250

#0 - Shawn Turple - Enfield, NS
#01 – Robbie MacLean – Winsloe, PE
#1 - Dave Heino - Barrington, NS
#02 – Mike MacKenzie – Dartmouth, NS
#5 – Jonathan Hicken – Brudenell, PE
#8 - Kent Vincent - Westmoreland, PE
#9 - Brad Brown – Halifax, NS
#10- Ben Rowe – Turner, ME
#11 - Marty Prevost – Fall River, NS
#13- Rollie MacDonald – Pictou, NS
#16 – Dylan Gosbee – Cornwall, PE
#18 - Darren Mackinnon - Milton, PE
#21 - Shawn Pierce - Bridgewater, NS
#26 - Mike Stevens - Riverview, NB
#29 - Greg Proude - Springvale, PE
#33 – Russell Smith Jr – Lakeside, NS
#35 – Brad Mann – Glen Livet, NB
#37 – Cy Harvey – Elmsdale, NS
#42 – Steve Ross – Waverly, NS
#44 - Wayne Smith - Timberlea, NS
#45 - Leonard Boutilier – Dutch Settlement, NS
#52 - Shawn Tucker - Fredericton, NB
#66 - Daryl Mahar - Hubley, NS
#71 – Dan MacKay – Halifax, NS
#80 – Roger Miller – Kennetcook, NS
#88 – George Koszkulics – New Glasgow, NS
#89 – Donald Chisholm – Antigonish, NS
#92 - Pete Miller - Kennetcook, NS
#97 - John Flemming - Halifax, NS
#98 - Jerome Kehoe – Sydney, NS
#99 - Craig Slaunwhite - Terence Bay, NS

Entry list subject to change without notice

Past winners of the Atlantic CAT 250

  • 2000: John Flemming, Halifax, Nova Scotia
  • 2001: Louie Mechalides, Tyngsboro, Mass.
  • 2002: Ben Rowe, Turner, Maine
  • 2003: Ben Rowe, Turner, Maine
  • 2004: Johnny Clark, Farmingdale, Maine
  • 2005: Mike Rowe, Turner, Maine
  • 2006: Johnny Clark, Farmingdale, Maine
  • 2007: Mike Rowe, Turner, Maine
  • 2008: Travis Benjamin, Belfast, Maine
  • 2009: Lonnie Sommerville, Saint John, New Brunswick
  • 2010: Cassius Clark, Augusta, Maine

    Format for Friday, August 12th

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    Pit Gate opens 4:30 p.m.
    Tech Inspection starts 4:30 p.m.
    Truck Practice 5:45 p.m.
    Sportsman Practice 6:00 p.m.
    Truck Practice 6:30 p.m.
    Sportsman Practice 6:45 p.m.
    Track Closes 7:00 p.m.

    Opening Ceremonies/Parade Lap 7:00 p.m.

    Trucks – 10 laps
    Dartmouth Dodge Sportsman – 10 laps
    Truck Semi (if required) – 10 laps
    Dartmouth Dodge Sportsman Semi (if required) – 10 laps
    Trucks – 25 laps
    Sportsman Driver Intros (up and over podium)
    Dartmouth Dodge Sportsman 100

    Format for Saturday, August 13th

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    Gate Opens 10:30 p.m.
    Pro Stock Tech 10:30 p.m.
    Legends Practice 1:30 p.m.
    Pro Stock Practice 1:45 p.m.
    Legends Practice 2:15 p.m.
    Pro Stock Practice 2:30 p.m.
    Legends Practice 3:00 p.m.
    Pro Stock Practice 3:15 p.m.
    Track Closes 3:30 p.m.
    Pro Stock drivers meeting (tech shed) 3:35 p.m.
    Legends drivers meeting (line-up board) 3:35 p.m.

    Atlantic Tiltload Time Trial lineups immediately follow drivers meeting
    Atlantic Tiltload Pro Stock Time Trials 4:10 p.m.

    Pro Stock Dash Draw

    Racing 5:00 p.m.
    Fast Eddie Dash For The Pole – 10 laps
    Maritime League of Legends Heats – 10 laps
    Dartmouth Dodge Pro Stock Heats – 10 laps
    Maritime League of Legends Semi (if required) – 10 laps
    Dartmouth Dodge Pro Stock “B” Feature (if required) – 10 or 25 laps
    Maritime League of Legends Feature – 50 laps
    Pro Stock Meet & Greet – on track (Infield Pit Setup at Same Time)
    Pro Stock Driver Introductions (up and over podium)
    Anthem & Parade Laps

    Atlantic Cat 250

    *subject to change without notice

  • 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 Dartmouth Dodge:
    Dartmouth Dodge is truly “WHERE NOVA SCOTIA COMES TO SAVE” on both new and pre-owned vehicles. Conveniently located in central Dartmouth, this modern facility features metro’s only drive-thru quick lube, full service collision center, 18 service bays and 5 detail/accessory bays. Recently named Atlantic Canada’s #1 fleet dealer, Dartmouth Dodge is ready to meet all of your automotive needs, personal or commercial. Visit or call 1 800 414 0213.

    About the Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour:
    The Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour (PFTPST) is 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. PFTPST 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

    About Scotia Speedworld
    Scotia Speedworld (SSW) is a 3/10-mile asphalt oval racing facility. SSW is the only venue 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 CARQUEST 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 or call our Event Hotline at (902) 873-2277 or our office at (902) 481-2514.