Rowe Races to Third Atlantic Cat 250
Mainer Heads North to Keep Up His Scotia Dominance
Series PR Report
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

2011 Atlantic Cat 250


1 10R Ben Rowe 250 Dexter Construction / Municipal Group Turner, ME
2 97 John Flemming 250 The Roofing Connection / King Freight Lines Halifax, NS
3 44 Wayne Smith 250 Jetco Contracting Timberlea, NS
4 18 Darren MacKinnon 250 Shaw’s Towing / First Choice Haircutters Sleepy Hollow, PEI
5 02 Mike MacKenzie 250 HTP Hot Water Systems / Bruce Sutherland Assoc. Dartmouth, NS
6 8 Kent Vincent 250 Vector Aerospace / RDMD Refrigeration Crapaud, PEI
7 52 Shawn Tucker 250 A.L. Guillison Disaster Kleen-Up/Rockico Equipment Ltd. Fredericton, NB
8 89 Donald Chisholm 250 Keltic Ford / Nova Construction / Vortex Brakes Antigonish, NS
9 0 Shawn Turple 250 Dexter Construction / Municipal Group Enfield, NS
10 99 Craig Slaunwhite 250 Halifax Glass and Mirror / Archibald Drilling and Blasting Terence Bay, NS
11 45 Leonard Boutilier 248 N.G.H. Industrial Services / Streamline Auto Service Dutch Settlement, NS
12 66 Daryl Mahar 248 K. Hubley Woodworking and Contracting / Inglis Jewelers Hubley, NS
13 11 Marty Prevost 248 MEGA Enterprises / Reaction Auto Sales Fall River, NS
14 98 Jerome Kehoe 247 Ideal Concrete / J&T Van Zutphen Construction Sydney, NS
15 5 Jonathan Hicken 247 Chapman Brothers Construction/CASTLE Building Centres Brudenell, PEI
16 9X Derek Christie 247 AL Gullison Disaster Kleenup / Riverview Ford Lincoln Fredericton, NB
17 26 Mike Stevens 247 G. Bourque – Artic Cat/R. Stevens Mechanical Salisbury, NB
18 21 Shawn Pierce 245 Scotia Propane / Steve’s Ironworks Blockhouse, NS
19 92 Pete Miller 242 AJK / Shore Cycle Kennetcook, NS
20 9 Brad Brown 235 Brown Ventilation / Serenity Day Spa Halifax, NS
21 1 David Heino 233 DC Huskins & Sons Trucking Barrington, NS
22 35 Brad Mann 173 Canadian Tire Campbellton / Majestik Glen Livet, NB
23 29 Greg Proude 78 Atlantic Dodge Dealers / Loyalist Marble and Tile Springvale, PEI
24 33 Russell Smith JR 61 Petty International Raceway / Signs by Chris Lakeside, N
 




Ben Rowe drove the 10 car to victory lane in the Scotia Speedworld. (Series Photo)