(Halifax, NS – May 15, 2014) The Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour and Scotia Speedworld are excited to announce Atlantic Cat will return in 2014 to present the 15th Annual Atlantic Cat 250. The second of only two 250- lap events on the 2014 schedule, the Cat 250 will mark event nine of 12 for the region’s prestigious touring series. The race will be held at Scotia Speedworld on Saturday, August 9th and will highlight the biggest stock car racing weekend in the Halifax market this season.
“The Atlantic Cat 250 is the crown jewel of the Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour and Scotia Speedworld season. Atlantic Cat has been great supporter over years and this event is well known on the eastern seaboard. We are honoured to continue our relationship with Atlantic Cat in 2014.” Said Ken Cunning, General Manager of the Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour.
“Atlantic Cat is proud of its 15 year affiliation with the premier racing series in Atlantic Canada. The appreciation shown by the drivers, teams and race fans has made our continued involvement an easy decision.” Commented Dan MacLeod, Rental & Used Equipment Sales Manager at Atlantic Cat. “The extent to which teams go in preparation for the race event is truly incredible. All for the chance to hoist the Scott Fraser Memorial Cup and call themselves an Atlantic Cat 250 winner. Doing so places them amongst an elite group of racers.”
The Atlantic Cat relationship with the marquee event at Scotia Speedworld dates back to 2000 and is the longest active race and sponsor relationship of its kind in Atlantic Canada. In the previous 14 editions of the race, nine different drivers have triumphed, with only three of those hailing from Canada.
In the 2013 edition of the event, Craig Slaunwhite of Terence Bay, Nova Scotia became only the second Nova Scotian to successfully defend his home turf by winning the Atlantic Cat 250. The driver who cut his teeth at Scotia Speedworld led the most laps (165) in the race en route to a performance that ended with the #99 Halifax Glass and Mirror Chevrolet in victory lane. In order to take the victory, Slaunwhite had to hold off the likes of Shawn Turple (Enfield, NS) and Shawn Tucker (Fredericton, NB) – both of whom are multi-time series champions but have yet to hold the Scott Fraser Memorial Cup as the winner of the Atlantic Cat 250.
The 15th Annual Atlantic Cat 250 will see the green flag fly for qualifying at 5:00 PM on Saturday, August 9th. In addition to qualifying and the 250-lap feature for the Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour, the card will include a 50-lap feature for the Maritime League of Legends Tour and a point paying feature for Scotia Speedworld’s Hydraulics Plus Bandoleros.