(Halifax, NS –August 8, 2018)- The Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour and Scotia Speedworld have two days of action packed racing lined up as part of the Toromont Cat 250 weekend! Fans have lots to look forward to with a 100 lap Affordable Fuels Sportsman race on Friday evening and the 19th running of the Toromont Cat 250 on Saturday.
It all kicks off Friday night at 7:00pm with the CARSTAR Weekly Racing Series featuring the Affordable Fuels 100 for the Sportsman division. Two dozen of the best Sportsman drivers from across Nova Scotia are expected to race on Friday evening.
They’ll all be chasing Russell Smith Jr (Lakeside), who is looking for an unprecedented sixth straight Cat 250 weekend Sportsman victory. While a number of part time drivers will be gunning for the win, they will have to bring their A- game to compete against the best in the CARSTAR Weekly Racing Series. Kirk Ryan (Upper Nine Mile River), Pete Miller (Kennetcook), Matt Vaughan (Bedford) and Jordan Veinotte (Porter’s Lake) have all scored victories this year. The past two races have seen two first- time Sportsman winners in Richard Salter (Centre Burlington) and Megan Parrott (Beaver Bank). Salter won the 24th Annual Shriners Classic while Parrott became the first female Sportsman feature winner at the track in over two decades.
Prior to the Affordable Fuels Sportsman 100 we will be giving away eight brand new bicycles to eight lucky Scotia Speedworld Kids Club members courtesy of Affordable Fuels – that’s correct eight brand new shiny bikes will be given away Friday night! Just show your Kids Club membership card at the gate on Friday and you will receive a ballot to win the bike of your choice! Please note you must be in attendance to win.
Also on the racing card for Friday evening are the Toursec Thunder & Lightning and the Strictly Hydraulics Legends who will all race 25 lap features prior to the Affordable Fuels Sportsman 100. Friday night admissions are $15.00 for adult, $5.00 for youth, children 7 and under are free. Tickets will be available at the gates on race day (Weekend passes available see below)
Saturday at 5:00pm the cars and stars of the Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour will compete in the 19th edition of the prestigious Toromont Cat 250! Don’t miss a minute of this high-horsepower experience as teams battle for their piece of the $60,000 purse and contingency funds and the opportunity to engrave their name on the Scott Fraser Memorial Cup.
Cole Butcher (Porter’s Lake, NS) heads into the Toromont Cat 250 hunting for not only his third consecutive win on the season but also his third consecutive Toromont Cat 250 victory. Ben Rowe (Turner, ME) and Cassius Clark (Farmington, ME) have both won the prestigious event three times but not in consecutive years.
Butcher’s win last weekend extended his point lead in the championship point standings to 84 over Craig Slaunwhite (Terence Bay, NS), also a former winner of the Toromont Cat 250 (2013). Slaunwhite has lots of competition on his heels with less than 30 points separating second through fifth. Shawn Turple (Enfield, NS) is just 15 markers behind Slaunwhite in third. Dylan Gosbee (Cornwall, PE) and Dylan Blenkhorn (Truro, NS) are within 15 points of Turple sitting fourth and fifth respectively. Blenkhorn also won the Toromont Cat 250 back in 2014.
Pete Shepherd (London, ON) comes to Scotia Speedworld fresh off a NASCAR Xfinity Series start at the Iowa Speedway in late July. Shepherd is a five time NASCAR Pinty’s Series winner, a finalist on the Roush Racing Driver X Show, has starts in the ARCA Racing Series, NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and was the 1998 Canadian Grand National Karting champion. Shepherd will drive the No. 10 Dexter Construction/Toromont Cat Chevrolet, joining the likes of Bobby White, Cale Gale, Ben Rowe and Mike Rowe to drive the car in the Toromont Cat 250 in recent years.
Fans will get to meet all of the stars of the Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour prior to the Toromont Cat 250 during the on track autograph sessions.
The gang from Race Time Radio will also be joining us to broadcast the Toromont Cat 250. Race broadcast will be available for listeners absolutely free, no subscription necessary, via www.racetimeradio.com by clicking the “Listen Live” link.
Tickets for the Toromont Cat 250 are $35.00 for adults, youth (8-15yrs) $10.00, children 7 and under are free. Pit admission for those 18+ is $40.00.
Weekend passes for the Affordable Fuels Sportsman 100 and the 19th Annual Toromont Cat 250 are $50.00 for pit admission, $45.00 grandstands.
Expected Entry List – Toromont Cat 250 (as of August 8)
#07 – Allison MacKinnon – Oyster Bed Bridge, PE
#08 – Nicholas Naugle – Dartmouth, NS
#0- Shawn Turple – Enfield, NS
#5 – Jonathan Hicken – Brudenell, PE
#8 – Kent Vincent – Westmoreland, PE
#10 – Pete Shepard – London, ON
#11 – Marty Prevost – Fall River, NS
#13 – Cassius Clark – Farmington, ME
#13x – Cory Hall – Jolicure, NB
#14 – Terry Dougay – Albany, PE
#18 – Darren MacKinnon – Charlottetown, PE
#21 – Shawn Pierce – Bridgewater, NS
#29 – Greg Proude – Springvale, PE
#30 – Stephen lively – Shubenacadie, NS
#32 – Sarah McKay – Quispamsis, NB
#40 – Robbie MacEwen – Charlottetown, PE
#42– Andrew Rodgers – Smithtown, NB
#44– Russell Smith jr – Lakeside, NS
#48 – Waylon Farrell – Conception Bay, NL
#51 – Braden Langille – Shubenacadie, NS
#53 – Cole Butcher – Porter’s Lake, NS
#54 – Jarrett Butcher – Porter’s Lake, NS
#67 – Dylan Blenkhorn – Truro, NS
#81 – Nevin Scott – Marshfield, PE
#89 – Donald Chisholm – Antigonish, NS
#91 – Dylan Gosbee – Cornwall, PE
#97 – John Flemming – Halifax, NS
#99 – Craig Slaunwhite – Terence Bay, NS
*Entry list subject to change without notice
Past winners of the Toromont 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, Farmington, Maine
• 2011: Ben Rowe, Turner, Maine
• 2012: Cassius Clark, Farmington, Maine
• 2013: Craig Slaunwhite, Terence Bay, NS
• 2014: Dylan Blenkhorn, Truro, NS
• 2015: Cassius Clark, Farmington, ME
• 2016: Cole Butcher, Porter’s Lake, NS
• 2017: Cole Butcher, Porter’s Lake, NS
For complete event information, please visit www.MaritimeProStockTour.com or www.scotiaspeedworld.ca
About Toromont CAT:
Established in 1993, Toromont Cat is a division of Toromont Industries (TSX: TIH), a publically traded, diversified growth company incorporated in 1963. We are focused on offering our customers solutions aimed at making their business more successful. Toromont Cat is the authorized Caterpillar dealer in Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, P.E.I., Newfoundland and Labrador, and Nunavut. We are dedicated to supplying and servicing new and used equipment backed by exceptional product support. With over 300 machine models and specialized attachments in our Cat equipment product line, a host of allied equipment and technology partners, and varied service and rental options, regardless of your needs or the job at hand, we strive to be your first choice.
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 five different classes of race cars. SSW also hosts special events, including Monster Jam, Nitro Circus 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
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 four 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
-Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour / Scotia Speedworld Press Release
-Photo Credit: Mike McCarthy