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.

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 atwww.riversidepeedway.ca.

Series PR – Photo from Driver’s Facebook

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

Biggest Win Yet for Blenkhorn at Atlantic Cat 250