The race begins at 5 p.m. as teams battle for a piece of the $60,000 purse and contingency funds, and the chance to engrave their team name on the Scott Fraser Memorial Cup.
Cole Butcher (Porter’s Lake, N.S.) heads into the event hunting for his third consecutive win on the season and his third straight Toromont Cat 250 victory. Ben Rowe (Turner, Me.) and Cassius Clark (Farmington, Me.) have also won the race three times, but not in consecutive years.
Butcher’s win last weekend extended his point lead in the championship point standings to 84 ahead of Craig Slaunwhite (Terence Bay, N.S.), also a former winner of the Toromont Cat 250 (2013).
Slaunwhite has lots of competition on his heels with less than 30 points separating second through fifth. Shawn Turple (Enfield, N.S.) is just 15 markers behind Slaunwhite in third, while Dylan Gosbee (Cornwall) and 2014 winner Dylan Blenkhorn (Truro, N.S.) are within 15 points of Turple sitting fourth and fifth, respectively.
Pete Shepherd (London, Ont.) comes to Scotia Speedworld fresh off a NASCAR Xfinity Series start at the Iowa Speedway in late July.
Shepherd is a five-time NASCAR Pinty’s Series winner and a finalist on the Roush Racing Driver X Show, who has started in the ARCA Racing Series, NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and was the 1998 Canadian Grand National Karting champion.
Today, is the CARSTAR Weekly Racing Series featuring the Affordable Fuels 100 for the Sportsman division and the Toursec Thunder and Lightning and the Strictly Hydraulics Legends racing 25-lap features before the feature.
Expected entry list for the Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour Toromont Cat 250 Saturday at Scotia Speedworld in Goffs, N.S. Entry list subject to change without notice.
07 - Allison MacKinnon, Oyster Bed Bridge
08 - Nicholas Naugle, Dartmouth, N.S.
0 - Shawn Turple, Enfield, N.S.
5 - Jonathan Hicken, Brudenell
8 - Kent Vincent, Westmoreland
10 - Pete Shepard, London, Ont.
11 - Marty Prevost, Fall River, N.S.
13 - Cassius Clark, Farmington, Maine
13x - Cory Hall, Jolicure, N.B.
14 - Terry Dougay, Albany
18 - Darren MacKinnon, Charlottetown
21 - Shawn Pierce, Bridgewater, N.S.
29 - Greg Proude, Springvale
30 - Stephen Lively, Shubenacadie, N.S.
32 - Sarah McKay, Quispamsis, N.B.
40 - Robbie MacEwen, Charlottetown
42 - Andrew Rodgers, Smithtown, N.B.
44 - Russell Smith Jr., Lakeside, N.S.
48 - Waylon Farrell, Conception Bay, N.L.
51 - Braden Langille, Shubenacadie, N.S.
53 - Cole Butcher, Porter’s Lake, N.S.
54 - Jarrett Butcher, Porter’s Lake, N.S.
67 - Dylan Blenkhorn, Truro, N.S.
81 - Nevin Scott, Marshfield
89 - Donald Chisholm, Antigonish, N.S.
91 - Dylan Gosbee, Cornwall
97 - John Flemming, Halifax, N.S.
99 - Craig Slaunwhite, Terence Bay, N.S
Parts For Trucks Pro Stock Tour championship points list top 10 after eight races.
1. Cole Butcher (Porter’s Lake, N.S.) 1,702
2. Craig Slaunwhite (Terence Bay, N.S.) 1,618
3. Shawn Turple (Enfield, N.S.) 1,603
4. Dylan Gosbee (Cornwall) 1,592
5. Dylan Blenkforn (Truro, N.S.) 1,589
6. Darren MacKinnon (Charlottetown) 1,570
7. Jonathan Hicken (Brudenell) 1,528
8. Kent Vincent (Crapaud) 1,496
9. Jarrett Butcher (Porter’s Lake, N.S.) 1,492
10. Nicolas Naugle (Dartmouth, N.S.) 1,481