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 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
RESULTS FOR THE CARQUEST PRO STOCK TOUR
Atlantic CAT 250
August 8, 2009
SCOTIA SPEEDWORLD, Halifax, NS
|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|
|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)
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