SHORT TRACK LEGEND MIKE ROWE
ENTERS ATLANTIC CAT 250
Turner, Maine racing legend Mike Rowe has officially entered the 13th Annual Atlantic CAT 250 on Saturday, August 11th with his eyes set on becoming the second ever three-time champion of the prestigious event. Rowe’s resume is extensive on both sides of the border, including two Atlantic CAT 250s and an IWK 250 victory among many other feature wins in Canada. Three TD Bank 250 wins highlight an illustrious career at Oxford Plains Speedway in Maine, which also includes numerous track championships, wins and records. The 2006 Pro All Stars Series (PASS) South Champion also holds an ACT and NEPSA championship along with feature wins on what is now the NASCAR K&N East Series. In short - Mike Rowe has about done it all when it comes to short track racing in the North East!
Rowe will drive a team car to 2009 Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour champion Shawn Turple of Enfield, Nova Scotia. The #10 Chevrolet Impala Rowe will pilot will carry sponsorship from Dexter Construction and the Municipal Group and will be prepared out of Truro shop of Stephen Henderson. Henderson prepared a car in last season’s event for Mike’s son Ben Rowe, who went on to drive the car to his third Atlantic CAT 250 title. Ben’s father can tie that mark on August 11th after winning the race in 2005 and 2007.
While Rowe has hundreds of thousands of laps around ovals and countless starts at Scotia Speedworld in his historic career, this will be his first career start on the Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour and first start at the Speedworld since the PASS North Tour last visited in 2008, in which he finished fourth in the ’08 Atlantic CAT 250. He will pit himself up against Atlantic Canada’s finest Pro Stock drivers in Halifax’s biggest stock car race of the year, which will award championship points on the Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour. Inaugural Atlantic CAT 250 champion John Flemming of Halifax leads the championship chase as of press time with one race before the Atlantic CAT 250.
Rowe’s appearance adds to what already is set to be a packed weekend of racing at Scotia Speedworld. The Dartmouth Dodge Sportsman Series contests their biggest race of the year on Friday, August 10th at 7:00 PM with the Dartmouth Dodge 100. The Jack Daniel’s Truck class will also be in attendance on Friday night. Joining the Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour on Saturday, August 11th at 5:00 PM will be the Maritime League of Legends Tour and the Hydraulics Plus Bandoleros.
Advance tickets for the Atlantic CAT 250 are on sale now at Ticket Atlantic outlets (Atlantic Superstores) or by phone 1.877.451.1221 or online at www.ticketatlantic.com. Admission for the Atlantic CAT 250 is $35.00 for adults; $6.00 for youth aged 8-15; children 7 and under are admitted free. All children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Pit admission is $40.00 and restricted to those 16 and older. Tickets are also available at the gate on race day (cash only).
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