INDUCTED in the MARITIME MOTORSPORTS HALL OF FAME
Date: November 17, 2012
Division: Stock Car Racing
Hometown: Harry Poole - Dartmouth, Nova Scotia; Cecil Vance - Fall River, Nova Scotia
Harry Poole passed away February 26, 2014.
As co-owners of Scotia Speedworld and the Maritime Pro Stock Tour Harry Poole & Cecil Vance have contributed immeasurably to Maritime motorsports...
Notable achievements:Scotia Speedworld celebrated its 25th anniversary season this year - first opening May 27, 1988
In its 25 year history Scotia Speedworld has hosted numerous top sanctioning bodies, including: American Canadian Tour (ACT), Maritime League of Legends, Maritime Pro Stock Tour, MASCAR, Pro All Stars Series (PASS), USHRA Monster Jam
Weekly racing has thrived at Scotia Speedworld for 25 years providing a forum for up-and-coming and veteran racers alike
In 2000, as co-owners of Scotia Speedworld Harry and Cecil co-founded what has become one of the regions most prestigious annual stock car races - the Atlantic Cat 250
In 2001, Harry and Cecil co-founded the Maritime Pro Stock Tour; that series has now thrived for 11 seasons and become known as one of the top pro stock car racing touring series in North America
Of special interest:Scotia Speedworld, through its long-time affiliation with the Dartmouth unit of the Philae Shriners, has generated more than $550,000 in 50/50 ticket sales. While half went to lucky ticket buyers at the track, the Dartmouth Shriners have raised $170,000 for the Shriners Hospital for Children, and track management have consistently donated their portion of the sales - now more than $105,000 - to the remedial seating unit at the IWK Health Care Centre in Halifax
The 'Shriners Classic' has become one of the most anticipated annual races of the weekly racing season; 2011 marked the 18th edition of the event
To learn more about Scotia Speedworld please visit www.scotiaspeedworld.ca
To learn more about the Maritime Pro Stock Tour please visit www.maritimeprostocktour.com