Atlantic Cat 250 returns for 15th year

Published on May 20, 2014

HALIFAX — The 15th Annual Atlantic Cat 250 will return this summer to Scotia Speedway.

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 touring series. The race will be held on Saturday, Aug. 9 and will highlight the biggest stock car racing weekend in the Halifax area this season.

“The Atlantic Cat 250 is the crown jewel of the Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour and Scotia Speedworld season," said Ken Cunning, general manager of the Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour and Scotia Speedworld. "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.”

The Atlantic Cat relationship with this event at Scotia Speedworld dates back to 2000. In the previous 14 races, nine different drivers have won, with only three from Canada.

In 2013, Craig Slaunwhite of Terence Bay, Nova Scotia, became the second Nova Scotian to  win. To take the victory, Slaunwhite had to hold off Shawn Turple of Enfield and Shawn Tucker of Fredericton, who are multiple series champions but have yet to win the Atlantic Cat 250.

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

All event and ticket information for the Atlantic Cat 250 weekend can be found at