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ATLANTIC CAT TO PRESENT 15th ANNUAL ATLANTIC CAT 250 in 2014


(Halifax, NS – May 14, 2014) The Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour and Scotia Speedworld are excited to announce Atlantic Cat will return in 2014 to present the 15th Annual Atlantic Cat 250. The second of only two 250- lap events on the 2014 schedule, the Cat 250 will mark event nine of 12 for the region’s prestigious touring series. The race will be held at Scotia Speedworld on Saturday, August 9th and will highlight the biggest stock car racing weekend in the Halifax market this season.

“The Atlantic Cat 250 is the crown jewel of the Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour and Scotia Speedworld season. Atlantic Cat has been great supporter over years and this event is well known on the eastern seaboard. We are honoured to continue our relationship with Atlantic Cat in 2014.” Said Ken Cunning, General Manager of the Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour and Scotia Speedworld.

“Atlantic Cat is proud of its 15 year affiliation with the premier racing series in Atlantic Canada. The appreciation shown by the drivers, teams and race fans has made our continued involvement an easy decision.” Commented Dan MacLeod, Rental & Used Equipment Sales Manager at Atlantic Cat.  “The extent to which teams go in preparation for the race event is truly incredible. All for the chance to hoist the Scott Fraser Memorial Cup and call themselves an Atlantic Cat 250 winner. Doing so places them amongst an elite group of racers.”

The Atlantic Cat relationship with the marquee event at Scotia Speedworld dates back to 2000 and is the longest active race and sponsor relationship of its kind in Atlantic Canada. In the previous 14 editions of the race, nine different drivers have triumphed, with only three of those hailing from Canada.

In the 2013 edition of the event, Craig Slaunwhite of Terence Bay, Nova Scotia became only the second Nova Scotian to successfully defend his home turf by winning the Atlantic Cat 250. The driver who cut his teeth at Scotia Speedworld led the most laps (165) in the race en route to a performance that ended with the #99 Halifax Glass and Mirror Chevrolet in victory lane. In order to take the victory, Slaunwhite had to hold off the likes of Shawn Turple (Enfield, NS) and Shawn Tucker (Fredericton, NB) - both of whom are multi-time series champions but have yet to hold the Scott Fraser Memorial Cup as the winner of the Atlantic Cat 250.

The 15th Annual Atlantic Cat 250 will see the green flag fly for qualifying at 5:00 PM on Saturday, August 9th. In addition to qualifying and the 250-lap feature for the Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour, the card will include a 50-lap feature for the Maritime League of Legends Tour and a point paying feature for Scotia Speedworld’s Hydraulics Plus Bandoleros. The race will be available via live streaming at www.RaceTimeRadio.com.  Prior to the 15th Annual Atlantic CAT 250, the track will be hot on Friday evening, August 8th for the Dartmouth Dodge Sportsman 100, which also serves as the final event in the Maritime Sportsman Challenge. All event and ticket information for the Atlantic Cat 250 weekend can be found at www.scotiaspeedworld.ca.

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 Pats for Trucks Pro Stock Tour:
The Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour (PST) is considered 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. PST 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 . You can also follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/prostocktour   and like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/prostocktour

About Scotia Speedworld:
Scotia Speedworld (SSW) is a 3/10-mile asphalt oval racing facility. SSW is the only track 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 Parts for Trucks 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. Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/sswracing  and follow us on Twitter www.twitter.com/sswracing

 

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