ROWE RACES TO THIRD ATLANTIC CAT 250 CROWN
(Halifax, NS. Aug 13, 2011) – Ben Rowe (Turner, ME) was not to be denied Saturday night at Scotia Speedworld as
he raced the #10 Dexter Construction/Municipal Group Chevrolet Impala to victory lane in the Atlantic CAT 250.
The win is the third for Rowe in the prestigious event, which dates back to 2000 at the Speedworld. John
Flemming (Halifax, NS) brought the #97 The Roofing Connection Dodge home in second place, holding off “The
Oval Outlaw” Wayne Smith (Timberlea, NS), who will unofficially take the point lead following the Atlantic CAT
250. Completing the top five was Darren MacKinnon (Charlottetown, PE) in the #18 Shaw’s Towing Impala and
Mike MacKenzie (Dartmouth, NS) aboard the #02 HTP HotWater Systems Chevrolet.
Rowe kicked off the day by pacing the 24-car field in the Atlantic Tiltload Time Trials with a 14.413 second lap around the 3/10-mile oval. Rowe also took the checkers in the Fast Eddie Racewear Dash For Cash while MacKinnon and Shawn Tucker (Fredericton, NB) took top honors in the Dartmouth Dodge Heat Races. MacKenzie gained the most positions in the feature to pick up the Vortex Brake Pads Hard Charger Award. Rowe also pocketed extra cash courtesy of the Linde Group as he led the most laps (154) of the race while Smith nailed down the King Freight Lines Halfway Award. For his win in the Atlantic CAT 250, Rowe was presented with the Scott
Fraser Memorial Trophy – a prize that he holds close to his heart after racing many laps with the late Fraser. Over 6,000 fans witnessed the Atlantic CAT 250 in person while thousands of others tuned in from across the globe on The Score Sirius Channel 158 as apart of the live flag-to-flag coverage of the event on Race Time Radio. The race took just under two hours to complete and featured six yellow flags, all of which took place after the halfway break as the first 125 circuits ran caution free.
The next event for the Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour is the Lucas Oil 100 on Saturday, August 20th, at Riverside International Speedway. Atlantic Tiltload Time Trials begin at 5:10pm with the Fast Eddie Dash for Cash rolling off at 6pm. Tickets are on sale now at Ticket Atlantic and participating Atlantic Superstores, phone 1.877.451.1221 or visit www.ticketatlantic.com. Reserved and general admission seating is also available at the Riverside Box Office, phone 1.902.863.2410 or visit www.riversidespeedway.ca. Tickets will also be available at the gate on race day. Complete event information can be found at www.MaritimeProStockTour.com
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 the Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour:
The Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour (PFTPST) 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. PFTPST visits five tracks throughout the Maritimes during its May through September season. The Parts for Trucks 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
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.
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