Braden Langille in his legend car in a file photo. (Healey file photo)

SHUBENACADIE: A dream is about to come true for young Braden Langille at this weekend’s Atlantic CAT 250.

Langille, of Shubenacadie, will get to show why he’s been put on the list of young up-and-coming racing stars alongside the likes of Cole Butcher and Dylan Blenkhorn during the Atlantic CAT 250 this Saturday, Aug. 12 at Scotia Speedworld. Racing action kicks off at 5 p.m. It will be race nine of 12 on the tour’s 2017 campaign. Tickets are still available.

The 16-year-old will be piloting the no. 88 which many Pro Stock Tour followers would have seen George Koszkulics behind the wheel of in the past.

The opportunity came about when I heard Donald (Chisholm) wanted to give back to short track racing and put a young kid in his car,” said Langille in an Aug. 7 interview. “This chance is a super good opportunity for me and my dad (Craig) to gain experience and also knowledge.”

Langille is grateful to Donald Chisholm, who pilots the no. 89, and his race team for their support. He will be sponsored by KELTIC Ford; Pioneer Coal; and Nova Construction.

“This means a whole lot to me considering I’ve tried my whole life to be in the Pro Stock Tour,” said Langille. “I’ve also always looked up to Donald and his guys.”

What are Langille’s hopes for the CAT 250?

“I’m hoping to stay out of trouble and finish in the top 10, gain experience and go from there later in the season,” said Langille.

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Patrick Healey
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