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(Halifax, NS, August 4, 2009) The Atlantic CAT 250 returns to Scotia Speedworld this weekend, August 7th and 8th, for its 10th anniversary! The prestigious two day event attracts the best stock car drivers from Canada and the US, and boasts an impressive list of past champions. This year the Atlantic CAT 250 has become part of the CARQUEST Pro Stock Tour's inaugural Triple Crown mini-series. Drivers and crews will be vying for a purse of over $50,000.00 Saturday evening on the 3/10 mile oval, located adjacent to the Halifax International Airport.

The Atlantic CAT 250 weekend has a packed schedule full of exciting events for the whole family. Friday night features qualifying for the CAT 250 and the C&R Auto Supply Sportsman 100. Following qualifying fans will have the rare opportunity to come onto the racing surface for an on track party featuring; live music, a Hooters hot wing eating contest, corn boil, face painting, bouncy castles for the kids, tons of prizes and much, much more. Be sure to come out early to Scotia Speedworld on Friday as free copies of Inside Track Motorsport News will be handed out to the first 1000 fans through the gate. 250 lucky fans will also win a free, one-year subscription to Inside Track, 'The Official Publication of Canadian Motorsports'. Gates open at 5:00pm on Friday night, racing starts at 7:00pm and the track party will get underway at approximately 9:00pm.

Anyone who would like to participate in the Hooters Hot Wing Eating contest can fill out a ballot on Friday night. Following qualifying, 10 names will be drawn and those people will be the lucky participants in the wing eating contest. Please note this is a HOT wing eating contest . . . not for the faint of heart! The winner of the Hooters Hot Wing Eating Contest will receive a VIP package to the CARQUEST Pro Stock Tour season finale, the Parts for Trucks 200 at Scotia Speedworld on September 12th.

Saturday kicks off with an on track autograph session with the qualified drivers for the CAT 250. The autograph session will take place from approximately 3:50 - 4:30pm. Following the autograph session the C&R Auto Supply Sportsman take to the track for their 100 lap event. Immediately following the C&R Auto Supply Sportsman race is the main event-the Atlantic CAT 250, featuring 26 of the best stock car drivers. Gates open at 2:00pm on Saturday afternoon. Racing is slated to get underway at 5:00pm.

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


Admission for Friday night is $10.00 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 www.ticketatlantic.com. Tickets will also be available at the gate on race day.

Visit www.scotiaspeedworld.ca for all event information or call our event hotline at 902.873.CARS

Atlantic CAT 250 Weekend Schedule

Friday August 7
Pits Open 1:30pm
Tech Opens 1:30pm
Sportsman 3:30-4:00pm
Pro Stock 4:00-4:30pm
Sportsman 4:30-5:00pm
Pro Stock 5:00-5:30pm
Main Gates Open 5:00pm
Sportsman Practice 5:30-5:50pm
Pro Stock Practice 5:50-6:20pm
Track Closes 6:20 pm
Drivers Meetings 6:25pm
Atlantic Tiltload Time Trials 7:10pm
Draw for the Dash
Dartmouth Dodge Dash For Cash
LiteCo Heat Races
Sportsman Heat Races
Pro Stock B Feature (if required)
Sportsman Semi (if required)
Trackside Party approx 9:00pm
Track Closes 11:30pm


Saturday August 8
Pit Gates Open 11:30pm
Tech Opens 11:30pm
Sportsman Practice 1:30-2:00pm
Main Gates Open 2:00pm
Pro Stock Practice 2:00-2:30pm
Sportsman Practice 2:30-3:00pm
Pro Stock Practice 3:00-3:30pm
Track Closes 3:30pm
Drivers Meetings 3:35pm
Pro Stock Autograph Session 3:50-4:30pm
Opening Ceremonies 4:45pm
Sportsman 100
Driver Introductions & Anthem
ATLANTIC CAT 250


Schedule 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 C&R Auto Supply
Do it yourself and save with C&R Auto Supply. They carry new and remanufactured goods, as well as both import and domestic. C&R Auto Supply specializes in Brake Parts, Rotors, Clutches, CV Shaft Assemblies, Chassis Parts and Shocks. C&R Auto Supply is located at 2513 Agricola Street in Halifax; call them at 423.7127.

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 www.scotiaspeedworld.ca or call our Event Hotline at (902) 873-2277 or our office at (902) 481-2514.

About the CARQUEST Pro Stock Tour
The CARQUEST Pro Stock Tour (CPST) 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. CPST visits five tracks throughout the Maritimes during its May through September season. The CARQUEST 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

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