Riverside International Speedway will put a period on the 2021 season this Saturday with the Toromont Cat 150, an event that will benefit the IWK Foundation. The race will see local favourite Donald Chisholm driving the #21 Cat Car for Kids adorned by IWK Foundation messaging to help raise awareness for the region’s top women and children’s hospital as well as fundraising efforts.
The Toromont Cat 150 is a championship points event for the East Coast International Pro Stock Tour (PST), round seven of nine for 2021. The race offers drivers the chance for extra winnings with a Lap Leader Bonus of $25/lap, adding $3750.00 to the purse posted by the series, meaning 1) the winner could take home over $5,500.00 and 2) added excitement for the fans.
With just three races remaining, the championship point battle is heating up with one point separating the top two – two-time PST champion Cole Butcher leads the way over Craig Slaunwhite, the most recent series winner at Riverside. Jarrett Butcher (Cole’s younger brother) is third, just 33 markers behind Slaunwhite, and fourth-place Nicholas Naugle is a slim 10-points out of third. Full point standings are available at www.maritimeprostocktour.com.
EXPECTED ENTRY LIST* – TOROMONT CAT 150
1. (0) Matt Vaughan
2. (08) Nicholas Naugle
3. (8) Kent Vincent
4. (13) Austin MacDonald
5. (14) Terry Dougay
6. (21) Donald Chisholm
7. (29) Greg Proude
8. (31) Chris Reid
9. (36) Gary Elliott
10. (42) Kyle Reid
11. (48) Waylon Farrell
12. (51) Mark Leclair
13. (53) Cole Butcher
14. (54) Jarrett Butcher
15. (80) Ryan Van Oirschot
16. (88) Russell Smith, Jr.
17. (99) Craig Slaunwhite
*Based on series tire orders and subject to change without notice.
The NAPA Sportsman Series is also on the race card for Saturday with the Henry’s AUTOPRO 75, with bonus money on the line, too. Laps 2, 22, and 66 will see a $100.00 bonus from the Breen family in memory of Laurie Breen, and the race also offers a $200.00 hard charger bonus from Rector’s Towing, also in memory of Laurie Breen.
Heat races will set the stage for both features. Racing gets underway at 4 p.m.; the grandstand gates and box office opens at 2 p.m. Advance tickets are available online until Noon Saturday.
IWK Foundation fundraisers include 100% of the proceeds from a special limited edition Scott Fraser print (donated by SFR Racing), 100% of the proceeds from Qwick Wick Fire Starter sales (donated by Qwick Wick), and net proceeds from all Riverside Merchandise booth sales on Saturday (with special prices on t-shirts, caps, and more), as well as donations from fans and corporate sponsors.
With the province still in Phase 4 of the Reopening Plan, the facility will be operating with COVID-19 restrictions in place and significantly limited capacity. The grandstand area is separated into two zones for this event, each with its own entry/exit and washrooms facilities. The main grandstand is the Red Zone and the turn1-2 grandstand is the Yellow Zone, and licensed. There is no crossover between zones. Masks are strongly encouraged at all times and required except for when seated with a personal group (max size is 50 and everyone in it must be comfortable being within that group.
Adult tickets are $30.00, youth (8-15) are $10.00, and children 7 & under will be admitted free (Red Zone only). 7 & under tickets are available at the gate on Saturday (not in advance). Fans are encouraged to purchase their tickets in advance at www.RiversideSpeedway.ca to take advantage of the digital contactless entry procedure.
In accordance with current COVID-19 protocols, the infield pit area is restricted to essential crew members only.
Free camping for self-contained RVs is available for this event, unreserved and unserviced. There is plenty of free spectator parking as well.
Management thanks fans, racers, sponsors, staff, and service providers for their continued support and look forward to 2022, hopefully with COVID-19 in the rearview mirror.
About Riverside International Speedway:
For 52 years, Riverside International Speedway has been recognized as a premiere stock racing facility in Canada. The 1/3-mile high-banked asphalt oval roars to action several times a year for special events. It is the home of the IWK 250 – widely known throughout North America as a “bucket list” event for racers and fans alike. Located in James River, between New Glasgow and Antigonish, the facility is easily accessible at exit 30 on Trans Canada Highway 104. For more information please visit www.riversidespeedway.ca or call 902-863-2410 (May to September) or 902-404-7049 (October to April).