HALIFAX – Dylan Blenkhorn of Truro captured the biggest win of his career Saturday night when he piloted his Chevrolet to victory in the 15th Annual Atlantic Cat 250 at Scotia Speedworld.
Blenkhorn took the lead on Lap 241 and held the top spot for the final nine laps of the event, holding off Ben Rowe (Turner, ME) on a three-lap dash to the checkers. Rowe held on for second, over reigning series champion John Flemming of Halifax. Shawn Tucker (Fredericton, N.B.) rallied in the second half to finish fourth with Greg Proude (Springvale, P.E.I.) completing the top five.
After leading a race high 131 laps in the Atlantic Cat 250 Blenkhorn not only earned the Linde Most Laps Led Award, but collected more than $13,000 for his victory in the biggest stock car racing event in Halifax.
Blenkhorn, who collected his third win of the season on the Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour, started from the pole position after Craig Slaunwhite accepted the Atlantic Tiltload Pole Challenge. Slaunwhite was in contention for a top five finish before he and Cassius Clark (Farmington, M.E.) tangled with four laps to go
Prior to the race, a small ceremony was held to officially retire the no. 00 of Scott Fraser and the no. 12 of Scott Kelly from Maritime Pro Stock Tour competition.
The Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour returns next weekend for the special Friday night make up race at Riverside International Speedway. The Ron MacGillivray Chevrolet Buick GMC 150 will go green at 7 p.m. Tickets on sale now at www.riversidepeedway.ca.