Cecil Vance | Harry Poole

Class of 2012



Date: November 17, 2012

Category: Promoter/Builder

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