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Sommerville Wins Atlantic CAT 250


(Halifax, NS, August 8, 2009) Lonnie Sommerville of Saint John, NB in his AE McKay Builders Chevrolet Impala SS won the Atlantic CAT 250 at Scotia Speedworld, located near Halifax, NS, on Saturday evening. The race ended on lap 249 when a caution came out and the checkers were thrown! Dave O'Blenis of Boundary Creek, NB and John Flemming of Halifax, NS followed him across the line. Wayne Smith of Timberlea, NS and Kent Vincent of Crapaud, PE rounded out the top five.

John Flemming won the Coast Tire Most Laps Led Award after leading 86 laps of the race. There were 11 lead changes throughout the race between four different drivers. Only 8 cautions - including a competition yellow for gas, tires, and adjustments - interrupted the race which took just under two hours to complete.

Qualifying for the event took place on Friday night; Wayne Smith, Craig Slaunwhite of Terence Bay, and Mike MacKenzie of Halifax, NS each won a LiteCo heat race. There was no B Feature run and all twenty five cars that attempted to qualify started the prestigious event. Shawn Turple of Enfield, NS won the Dartmouth Dodge Dash for Cash, featuring the top ten finishers in the Atlantic Tiltload Time Trials which put him on the pole for the start of the 250 lap Main Feature. Sommerville had the fastest time, with a time of 14.516 seconds (74.401 mph)

Over 5000 fans were also treated to an exciting C&R Auto Supply Sportsman Division 100 lap race. Darren Wallage of Enfield, NS was the eventual winner and raced his way from a 15th starting position and avoided a red flag stoppage on lap 96 that demolished an eight foot section of the front pit wall! Troy Slaunwhite of Terence Bay, NS and Sheldon Pemberton of Dartmouth, NS were second and third respectively.

The CARQUEST Pro Stock Tour returns to action next Saturday, August 15th back at Scotia Speedworld for the Lucas Oil 100. This race is to replace the cancelled event in Shediac, NB. Atlantic Tiltload Time Trials will take place at 5:10pm followed by the Dartmouth Dodge Dash for Cash at 6pm.

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 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

Atlantic CAT 250
August 8, 2009

Pos No. Name Sponsor Hometown Prov Laps
1 23 Lonnie Sommerville AE McKay Builders Saint John NB 250
2 48 Dave O'Blenis Burger King Boundary Creek NB 250
3 97 John Flemming The Roofing Connection Halifax NS 250
4 44 Wayne Smith Jetco Contracting Timberlea NS 250
5 8 Kent Vincent Vector Aeropace/H&P Glover Crapaud PEI 250
6 29 Greg Proude Loyalist Marble & Tile Springvale PEI 250
7 5 Jonathan Hicken Castle Building Centres Brudenell PEI 250
8 89 Donald Chisholm Nova Construction Antigonish NS 249
9 66 Daryl Mahar Inglis Jewelers/K Hubley Wood Hubley NS 249
10 26 Mike Stevens Extreme Windows & Entrance Riverview NB 249
11 32 Chris Hughes Pauley Equipment Brackley Beach PEI 249
12 0 Shawn Turple Dexter Construction/Municipal Enfield NS 249
13 99 Craig Slaunwhite Halifax Glass & Mirror Terence Bay NS 249
14 21 Shawn Pierce Scotia Propane Bridgewater NS 247
15 51 Josh Jaillet* MacDougall Sett NB 244
16 55 Jason Carnahan* Irving Oil Marketing Stilesville NB 237
17 1 David Heino D.C. Huskins & Sons Trucking Barrington NS 236
18 02 Mike MacKenzie Bruce Sutherland Associates Dartmouth NS 185
19 18 Darren MacKinnon Shaw's Towing/ MacKinnon Bros Sleepy Hollow PEI 185
20 76 Roger Crane Montague PEI 182
21 6 Lowell Affleck Summerside PEI 170
22 01 Robbie MacLean Universal Truck & Trailer Charlottetown PEI 145
23 13 Rollie MacDonald King Freight Lines Pictou NS 88
24 52 Shawn Tucker Rockico Truck & Trailer Fredericton NB 83
25 80 Roger Miller Harvey Racing Kennetcook NS 16

Lead Changes: 11 (Car #0, Laps 1-15), (Car #23, Laps 16-50), (Car #0, Laps 51-54), (Car #97, 55-63), (Car #0, Lap 64), (Car #97, Laps 65-88), (Car #0, Laps 89-93), (Car #97, Laps 94-135), (Car #44, Laps 136-185), (Car #97, Laps 186-200), (Car #23, Laps 201-249)
Heat Winners: #44, #99, #02
B Feature: N/A
Dash Winner: #0
Time Trials Winner (Fast Time): #23 (14.516 seconds, 74.401 mph)