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Talented Field Ready to Battle for Over $50,000 at the Atlantic CAT 250

(Halifax, NS, August 3, 2010) The Atlantic CAT 250, Halifax’s most anticipated stock car racing weekend of the season, returns to Scotia Speedworld August 6th and 7th, for two days of full throttle excitement! The prestigious two day event attracts the best stock car drivers from the Northeastern Seaboard and boasts an impressive list of past champions. The Atlantic CAT 250 is round two of three for the CARQUEST Pro Stock Tour’s Triple Crown mini-series. Drivers and crews will be vying for a purse of almost $60,000.00 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 interactive events for the whole family. Friday night features qualifying for the CAT 250 and the Sportsman 100. Following qualifying fans will have the rare opportunity to come onto the racing surface for an on track party featuring; a live DJ, corn boil, giant bouncy castles for the kids and the infamous dunk tank. New this year to the Friday night agenda is a Driver Auction in support of the Maritime Motorsport Hall of Fame. Fans will have an opportunity to mingle and bid on their favorite drivers! The successful bidders of the top three finishing drivers in the CAT 250 feature on Saturday will share in half of the money raised during the auction; the other half of the money raised will go to the Maritime Motorsport Hall of Fame to support their efforts in maintaining the Hall of Fame and the exhibits it contains. Gates open at 5:00pm on Friday night, racing starts at 7:00pm and the track party and driver auction will get underway immediately following qualifying.

Approximately 30 drivers will attempt to make the illustrious field but only 26 will have a shot at the prestigious CAT 250 title on Saturday night. The expected entry list is a virtual who’s who of short track racing and includes the likes of two-time CAT 250 winner Ben Rowe (Turner, ME). 2000 CAT 250 winner and past CARQUEST Pro Stock Tour Champ John Flemming (Halifax, NS) and other past Pro Stock Tour Champions Wayne Smith (Timberlea, NS) Shawn Tucker (Fredericton, NB) and reigning Champion and points leader Shawn Turple (Enfield, NS). PASS North and South competitor Cassuis Clark will be making the trip to Nova Scotia from Augusta ME, as he will pilot the #5 ride of Tour regular Jonathan Hicken.

Saturday’s festivities get underway at 5:00pm with a 100 lap Sportsman feature which should keep fans on the edge of their seat leading up to the main event….the Atlantic CAT 250. Immediately following the Sportsman race is a Pro Stock Tour autograph session, followed by opening ceremonies and the Atlantic CAT 250!

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 Tickets will also be available at the gate on race day. Visit for all event information or call our event hotline at 902.873.CARS

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2010 Expected Entry List – Atlantic CAT 250

#0 - Shawn Turple - Enfield, NS
#1 - Dave Heino - Barrington, NS
#5 -Cassius Clark – Farmington, ME
#6 - Lowell Affleck - Summerside, PEI
#8 - Kent Vincent - Westmoreland, PEI
#9 - Brad Brown – Halifax, NS
#10- Ben Rowe – Turner, ME
#11 - Marty Prevost – Fall River, NS
#17- Brent Wiggins – Fredericton, NB
#18 - Darren Mackinnon - Milton, PEI
#21 - Shawn Pierce - Bridgewater, NS
#23 - Lonnie Sommerville – Saint John, NB
#26 - Mike Stevens - Riverview, NB
#29 - Greg Proude - Springvale, PEI
#32 - Chris Hughes - Brackley Beach, PEI
#44 - Wayne Smith - Timberlea, NS
#45 - Leonard Boutilier – Dutch Settlement, NS
#48 – Dave O’Blenis – Boundary Creek, NB
#52 - Shawn Tucker - Fredericton, NB
#55 – Jason Carnahan – Moncton, NB
#66 - Daryl Mahar - Hubley, NS
#71 – Dan MacKay – Halifax, NS
#75 - Mike Mackenzie - Dartmouth, NS
#80 – Roger Miller – Kennetcook, NS
#87 – Matt Harris – Fredericton Junction, NB
#89 – Donald Chisholm – Antigonish, NS
#92 - Pete Miller - Kennetcook, NS
#97 - John Flemming - Halifax, NS
#98 - Jerome Kehoe – Sydney, NS
#99 - Craig Slaunwhite - Terence Bay, NS

Entry list subject to change without notice

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
• 2009: Lonnie Sommerville, Saint John, New Brunswick

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 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