Sides Scores Home Track Victory at I-30 Speedway

Captures first victory of the season in front of hometown crowd

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – April 26, 2016 – With friends and family standing next to him in victory lane, Jason Sides exited his car after scoring the World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series win on Tuesday night at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark.

The victory, his first since night one of the Boothill Showdown at Dodge City Raceway Park in July 2015, was especially memorable for Sides, who is just over a two-hour drive from his hometown of Bartlett, Tenn.

“I am glad everyone made it over from the Memphis, Tenn. area,” Sides said. “I guess Pevely (Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55) is the next closest to home, but this is our home track now and I just appreciate everybody coming out on a Tuesday night.”

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Doug Meservey, JR Planning To Race In SK Modifieds At Stafford Motor Speedway

Doug Meservey, JR is looking to race in the SK Modified division at Stafford Motor Speedway this season. He started out the season in the New England Pro 4 Modified division at the Icebreaker at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park . The plans to race in the Pro 4’s are on hold as they are hoping to put an SK Modified together for this season Continue reading ‘Doug Meservey, JR Planning To Race In SK Modifieds At Stafford Motor Speedway’

Alan Chambers To Run Full Season in NEMA Run Part Time In NEMA Lites

Alan Chambers out of Atkinson, NH will be doing double duty this season as he will run full time in the NEMA Midgets in hoping to improve from his 6th place finish in the point standings. He will also run a limited schedule on the NEMA Lites side. He plans on having a few of the top Pro Stock, Modified, and Super Modified guys in the car that they are currently scheduling to have for the remainder of the season. They will release the names in conjunction with the promotions for the races as they approach. They will have Joe Scanlon in the Lites car at Star Speedway on Saturday night May 21st for the Butch Walsh Memorial. Continue reading ‘Alan Chambers To Run Full Season in NEMA Run Part Time In NEMA Lites’

Valenti Modified Racing Series Goes Green at Monadnock

Canaan, NH. – 13 years ago Kirk Alexander was in prep mode ready to try something new. The Modified Racing Series was set to debut at Monadnock Speedway, Winchester, NH.

Right off the trailer Alexander was fast that night. Potent enough to win the series opener and lay the foundation to become the all-time Valenti Modified Racing Series winner.

Alexander hopes to add to that total this Saturday night when the VMRS kicks off a 16-race schedule at the popular ¼ mile facility with the running of the Bond Auto Parts ‘Spring Dash 100.’ Alexander has garnered 31-series victories.

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Bouvrette To Race Full Time in Serie ACT in Quebec and Part Time on ACT Tour

Jonathan Bouvrette will be running full time in the Serie ACT in Quebec as well as a limited schedule on the ACT Tour. Bouvrette kicked off his 2016 season at the ACT Tour season opener at Oxford Plains Speedway in Maine back on April 17th.  He would have engine problems in the race and finish in 30th position.  Continue reading ‘Bouvrette To Race Full Time in Serie ACT in Quebec and Part Time on ACT Tour’

Another Set of Newcomers Eye Super Cup Glory in 2016

Mount Joy, Pennsylvania (April 25, 2016) – Every new year presents some fresh faces to the Super Cup Stock Car Series, and 2016 will be no different.

A few competitors got a head start during the final race of this past season at Jennerstown Speedway. One of those was Jason Schue.  The Littlestown, Pennsylvania racer was carefully planning his entrance into the series for several months with help from a former championship winning team and driver.

“I would like to thank Todd (Peck), Keith (Wolfe), and the rest of the guys (from Peck Motorsports) for all their help putting the car together,” Schue said.  “I talked to Keith (2013 champion crew chief and spotter) the other day, looked at his notes to see what gear to run for Midvale and other advice.”

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Alex Labbe Looking Forward To Busy Season

Alex Labbe will focus on a very busy schedule in 2016.  He will run full time on the NASCAR Pinty Series and a limited ACT Tour and Serie ACT schedule in Quebec..  Labbe ran in his first ACT Tour race of the season at Lee USA Speedway. Labbe finished in 4th on Sunday in the Governor’s Cup 150.  He is planning to run 3 more races this season the ACT Tour.  His next one will be air Airborne Speedway in Plattsburgh, NY on Saturday May 14th.  He is also planning to run the ACT Tour Invitational at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on NASCAR Sprint Cup Series weekend on Saturday September 24th and the season finale at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park on World Series Weekend on Saturday October 15th. He is also planning to run a race or two on the PASS Series Super Late Models. Continue reading ‘Alex Labbe Looking Forward To Busy Season’

Lee USA Speedway’s Governor’s Cup 150

Lee, NH – Lee USA Speedway swung open the gates Sunday afternoon to drop the green flag on the 2016 season with the annual running of the New Hampshire Governor’s Cup 150 American Canadian Tour (ACT) Late Model event.  The traditional season-opener also featured the NEMST Mini Stocks and Northeast Classic Lites doing battle at “New Hampshire‘s Center of Speed“.

Many special guests were on hand for the season-opening activities, including New Hampshire’s Governor Maggie Hassan, and legendary local rocker Charlie Farren, who sang the national anthem before the afternoon’s main event.

The Northeast Mini Stock Tour got the honor of being the first feature that took to the fast 3/8th’s mile for the new season, with Zach Audet claiming a convincing victory in the 50-lap feature event.  2014 Lee USA Late Model Sportsman champ Niko Maniatis came up just short for the second straight year scoring runner-up ahead of Haywood Herriot.

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Audet Prevails In NEMST Opener at Lee

2016 Texas Roadhouse North East Mini Stock Tour presented by Twisted Tea-4/26/16

The 2016 season opener may have been postponed by two weeks, however, the competition garnered the extended offseason bringing 27 tour style mini stocks to the Lee USA annual Governors Cup race. Veterans of the NEMST lead the way throughout Saturday practice with lap times approaching mini stock record speeds.

On Sunday, the cars were unloaded and prepared for a single practice session before lining up for the 3 heat races. In practice, the 19 driven by Zach Audet of Skowhegan hounded the 42, former Toby Wells car, that was purchased in the offseason by Jarrod Soucy an NEMST rookie. Other notable front runners were two-time champion Emerson Cayer, 2015 Rookie of the Year Haywood Herriott, Nick Maniatis, Matt Sonnhalter, and Mike Parker.

The heat races ran caution free with the teams of Nick Maniatis, Matt Sonnhalter, and Haywood Herriott. Nick Maniatis drew the invert chip of 3 rows following NEMST procedures and setting up a thrilling feature line up. 2 of the fastest cars in the field Jarrod Soucy and Mike Parker would make up the front row for the largest starting field in NEMST history.

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Korner Brothers Lead INEX Legends into National Qualifier at Thompson

Icebreaker, Road Race Style First Pair of Points Events at Thompson in 2016

NO. STONINGTON, CT – When the US Legends cars made their debut on Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park’s (TSMP) 1.7-mile road course last May, the race was reviewed by many as the best to be held on the newly renovated circuit. The immediate success prompted OTB Promotions, Inc. to begin work on a full season series for 2016. The result is a five-event, 10-race championship sponsored by Midstate Site Development (MSD), a Connecticut-based construction company. The first of those five events is part of the Icebreaker, Road Race Style, scheduled for Friday, April 29.

Noah and Glenn Korner, who both raced in the inaugural event in 2015, are enthusiastic about returning to Thompson.

“I really love that road course. It’s unique because of how much flow it has to it,” Noah explained. Glenn, a chemical engineering major at UCONN, expanded on that, “The track is smooth. It has lots of grip and a wide groove, which helps me hone my skills.”

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Lee USA American Racer Three Stars Announced


Waterbury, VT – The American Racer Three Star program will continue in 2016. The program is designed to recognize three teams in no particular order of performance that had outstanding races at ACT US tour events. There are no specific criteria for deciding who might receive the award of a free American Racer Tire (value $125.00), but a special effort by a team, exceptional race, just plain old hard luck, or other accepted reason to give the award is used to decide the recipients. 

The three stars are chosen by officials and winners will receive certificates for the use of a free American Racer tire at a future Tour race of their choosing during 2016.

The awarding of the stars does not allow for anybody in the top three to receive the recognition. Again this week it would be difficult not to recognize the outstanding effort, strategies, and excitement that Scott Payea brought with his RPM team victory. Payea joined Wayne Helliwell Jr., Ray Parent, Alex Labbe, Quinny Welch, and Todd Davis who made the 30th opening day at Lee one of the most exciting races during the long history of ACT at Lee USA.  

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Holmes Hopes to Shine in ARCA Race in Home State

MUNFORD, AL — Bret Holmes is prepared to live out a dream this weekend in his home state of Alabama. The Munford, Alabama driver will make his second career ARCA Racing Series start Saturday afternoon, but this will not be an ordinary second career start. He will be strapping behind the wheel of the Bret Holmes Racing/GMS Racing No. 23 Chevy Impala at Talladega Superspeedway, the largest track in his home state.

“I’m very excited about this upcoming weekend and a little nervous at the same time. It’s hard not to be when a majority of your friends and family are going to be watching you and the race is live on TV,” said Holmes. “I can’t put into words how blessed I am to get this opportunity to race at this level and at this track. I spent seven years of my life racing on dirt across the road at Talladega Short Track and Talladega Raceway Park. I want to leave my name at the Superspeedway like I did the dirt tracks, winning races and championships.”

Holmes finished fifth in his first ever ARCA start earlier this month at Tennessee’s Fairgrounds Speedway Nashville. He led laps and battled in the top five over the course of 150 laps. While Talladega presents a much bigger racing surface, Holmes feels confident heading into Saturday’s race.

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Lucas Oil Modified Series on LucasOilRacing.TV Saturday April 30

‘LIVE’ on LucasOilRacing.TV – this Saturday Night, April 30, at 9:45pm (US Eastern Time): From Irwindale Speedway, Calif. – a triple header – The Lucas Oil Modified Series ‘Superclean Spring Shootout presented by BILSTEIN Shocks’ plus the Spears SRL Touring Series and the INEX Legend Cars.

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Stout List of SSS Drivers Making Their Way to Five Flags

PENSACOLA, Fla. — With two races in the books already this season, the Southern Super Series presented by Sunoco is ready to crank up the speed once again this weekend at Five Flags Speedway (FL).  The top Super Late Model drivers from the Deep South and beyond will make their way to Pensacola, Florida this weekend for the first of four races at the track this season. 

The list of pre-race entries and expected entries for the Deep South Cranes Blizzard Series opener is shaping up to be a great collection of racing talent that will impress those in attendance this Friday night.  
Current points leader Donnie Wilson leads the charge into Pensacola, looking for his first career Southern Super Series win at Five Flags.  The Oklahoma driver is coming off a dominating effort earlier this month in the North/South Super Late Model Challenge at Fairgrounds Speedway Nashville in Tennessee.  Wilson took the Music City by storm, first winning the 50-lap Southern Super Series points-counting race before coming back the next night to win the 75-lap North/South Super Late Model Challenge against stars from both the Southern Super Series and ARCA/CRA Super Series.

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NASCAR Partners With Lixar To Develop Best-In-Class At-Track Guest Experience

Multi-year Plan to Enhance Customer Service at National Series Events; Lixar Becomes a Preferred Technology Partner of NASCAR 

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (April 26, 2016) — NASCAR and Lixar, a technology company driven by mobile and data science innovation, announced today a multi-year deal, designating the company as a preferred technology partner of NASCAR. Lixar specializes in mobile solutions for enterprise airline, automotive and travel clients and will work with NASCAR to enhance the guest experience at national series events, specifically related to garage access. 

NASCAR’s Garage Access Program is a three-year initiative to enhance guests’ experience while visiting the garage. The initial steps of the project debuted during 2016 Daytona Speedweeks when NASCAR’s in-house credentialing and registration operations merged to form The Guest Fulfillment Center. Working with Lixar, NASCAR plans to integrate state-of-the-art technology that will make the credential process easier and faster.

“The Garage Access Program will modernize and streamline the NASCAR credentialing process, providing industry guests with a more intuitive, informative and convenient system,” said Steve O’Donnell, NASCAR executive vice president, and chief racing development officer. “Lixar technology will deliver a large-scale customer interaction solution that will reshape the guest experience when it comes to accessing the garage at NASCAR events.”  

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Red Bull GRC Dallas Earlybird Tickets On Sale Through April 30

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Don’t miss Red Bull Global Rallycross’ return to the Lone Star State this June 3-4 at Fair Park. Red Bull GRC Dallas will serve as the third round of the 2016 Red Bull GRC season, and the second of four new events on this year’s schedule.

Coming out of a season-opening doubleheader in Phoenix, the biggest names in Red Bull GRC competition will head to Texas for the second event of the new year. With a challenging mixture of dirt, tarmac, and a 70-foot tabletop jump, drivers will need to adapt quickly to the second new course of the season in order to contend for the victory.

With only one shot to take the victory, expect top drivers like Tanner Foust, Brian Deegan, and defending Supercar champion Scott Speed to lay it all on the line for as many valuable championship points as possible in the Saturday final. The future stars of GRC Lites will also be behind the wheel in Dallas, looking to make a name for themselves on the same course as the sport’s biggest stars.

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2016 Red Bull GRC Schedule
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Rounds 1-2: Phoenix
May 21-22, 2016 // Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park

Round 3: Dallas
June 3-4, 2016 // Fair Park

Rounds 4-5: Daytona
June 18-19, 2016 // Daytona International Speedway

Rounds 6-7: The Base
July 2-3, 2016

Round 8: Washington DC
July 29-30, 2016

Round 9: Atlantic City
August 27-28, 2016 // Bader Field

Round 10: Seattle
September 16-17, 2016 // Evergreen Speedway

Rounds 11-12: Los Angeles
October 8-9, 2016 // Port of Los Angeles


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ASCS Warrior Region Takes On Callaway Raceway Friday Night

TULSA, Okla. (April 25, 2016) With the 2016 season off and running, the Speedway Motors ASCS Warrior Region presented by Impact Signs, Awnings, and Wraps gets back to action on Friday, April 29 at the Callaway Raceway in Fulton, Mo.

First seeing the ASCS Warrior Region in 2014, Jonathan Cornell picked up the series debut victory on July 4, 2014, during the series Red, White, and Blue Tour. Rebounding from a massive flip in the 2016 season opener at the Missouri State Fair Speedway, Cornell picked up his first podium finish of the season in Warrior competition this pastSaturday night at Springfield Raceway, pushing the VKCC Motorsports No. 28 into the points lead going into Friday night.
Trailing by only 17 points, Lone Jake, Missouri’s Cody Baker holds second with Even Martin holding third. Austin Alumbaugh is currently fourth with Danny Thoman completing the top-five in tour standings.

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Lucas Oil ASCS Southern Outlaw Sprints Headline In Alabama and Tennessee

TULSA, Okla. (April 25, 2016) Two nights of racing across the Southeast are on the docket for the Lucas Oil ASCS So
uthern Outlaw Sprints this weekend, as the Moulton Speedway in Moulton, Ala. will see competition on Friday, April 29followed by the recently added Duck River Raceway Park in Lewisburg, Tenn. on Saturday, April 30.

This weekend marks the first time theLucas Oil ASCS/SOS has sanctioned events at the Moulton Speedway and Duck River Raceway Park.

Going into the weekend matchup, Derek Hagar leads the Lucas OilASCS Southern Outlaw Sprints’ standings with a 41 point advantage over Marshall Skinner. Hagar is the only driver on the Lucas Oil ASCS/SOS tour that has a win at the Moulton Speedway, winning on June 4, 2011 with USCS. In four feature starts this season, Hagar has placed in the Top 5 on three occasions.

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At A Glance: Outlaws Make Triumphant Return to I-30 Speedway

The World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series invade track located in Little Rock, Ark. on Tuesday, April 26 after 20-year hiatus

CONCORD, N.C. – April 25, 2016 – For the first time since 1994, the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series will return to I-30 Speedway located in Little Rock, Ark. on Tuesday, April 26, as the series heads east following the two-month-long western swing.

The last time the World of Outlaws battled on the clay of I-30, Mark Kinser wrapped up his third win at the track in four years after capturing the flag in 1991, ’92 and ’94. Kinser’s cousin, and 20-time World of Outlaws champion, Steve Kinser, won the first event at the track during the Outlaw’s inaugural season in 1979.

This season there have been seven different winners in 19 races, with seven-time champion Donny Schatz and Brad Sweet leading the way with five wins apiece. Shane Stewart and Joey Saldana also have multiple wins after each claiming a win the last time the Outlaws were on track at the Texas Outlaw Nationals at Devil’s Bowl Speedway.

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Sutton Wins Hoosier Tire Mid Atlantic ATQMRA Wall Opener

Earns First ATQMRA Feature Victory

Wall Stadium, Wall Township, NJ (Saturday, April 23, 2016) — 2014 ATQMRA Rookie of the year Geoffrey Sutton parked the Metz Driver Development BGF Engine 461 in Victory lane at the season-opening race at Wall Stadium earning his first career ATQMRA victory. Heat races were won by Pat VanVarick and Flying Ryan Tidman. The Brice’s NAPA Auto Parts Clean Start products were handed out to teams at Wall. The Bob Emmons MNO season long Hard Charger program will be back in place for the 2016 season. Next up for the ATQMRA is a trip Mahoning Valley to blister the circular oval in winged competition on Saturday, April 30th. Rookie Eligible Pat VanVarick was the highest finishing rookie giving him the Rookie Points lead.

The first heat race was won by Pat VanVarick in his Hyper Hugger Micro Sprint. He charged from his fourth starting position to the lead and fended off the Challenges of Geoffrey Sutton on several restarts. The first heat was slowed by a series of flips by 2015 ATQMRA Rookie of the Year Mike Glaser who went for a high side tumble coming out of the fourth turn. Somehow the car was unharmed in the incident and Glaser returned to finish the heat. Matt Roselli was third followed by 2015 Champion Buddy Sload, 2014 Champion Matt Janisch and 1998 club Champ Jon Gambutti rounded out the drivers eligible for the feature redraw.

The second heat was never seriously in doubt as Ryan Tidman started from the pole by the luck of the draw and outpaced Jeff Kot and Joey Bailey. Brett Conklin, Ron Mullen, and Anthony Payne rounded out the qualifiers to be in the Feature redraw.

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Sturgis and Popiak Set to Tackle Technical Thompson Road Course

NO. STONINGTON, CT – Scheduled for April 29 and 30 at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park (TSMP), the Icebreaker, Road Race Style, is New England’s first road course race of the season. Promoted by OTB Promotions, Inc., the non-points, just-for-fun event will feature a variety of cars. Entries range from small bore to big bore, and an open wheel group, too.

Rob Sturgis (Ashland, MA) is ready for competition in his No. 16 Mazda Miata. He was one of the first entries for the 2016 event, noting the “tremendous value for the amount of time on track.” Entrants receive two hours of track time over the course of the two days.

Sturgis looks at the abundance of track time as a benefit that will help him to achieve his goals in 2016, namely a New England Road Racing Championship (NERRC) in the STL class. TSMP – the site of Icebreaker, Road Race Style – also happens to play host to the final leg of the NERRC. The driver of the G&M Services/Lowrider Depot/Keysign entry will use the extra track time to master the “number of challenging corners that tests the car’s handling and driver.” While being competitive is important, Sturgis says his “hope [is] to have a safe and fun racing season.”

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PASS Super Late Models Get The 2016 Beech Ridge Season Started

PASS Super Late Models, Modifieds and INEX Legends in action this Saturday

Beech Ridge’s 68th season begins with the annual Southern Maine Chrysler Dodge Jeep 150

SCARBOROUGH – As has become a spring tradition, the Pro All Stars Series head into Beech Ridge Motor Speedway this weekend to open the 2016 season at the track.

The PASS North Super Late Models, PASS Modifieds, and INEX Legends will all be in action on Saturday, April 30, with racing action beginning at 3 p.m. The card is capped by the Southern Maine Chrysler Dodge Jeep 150 – the first of three PASS North races at Beech Ridge this season.

Already, the PASS North Series has made history this season. First, Beech Ridge’s own Garrett Hall earned his first career Super Late Model win by taking the Icebreaker 75 at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park earlier this month, and less than two weeks ago Ben Rowe held off DJ Shaw and Johnny Clark to win the Speedway Homes 150 at Oxford Plains Speedway in one of the closest finishes in PASS history.

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Pennink & Bennett Score NAPA Auto Parts Spring Sizzler Sunday Feature Victories at Stafford

Stafford Springs, CT — Stafford Motor Speedway’s 45th Annual NAPA Auto Parts Spring Sizzler Weekend continued on Sunday, April 24  with feature events for the SK Modified® and Late Model divisions.  It was déjà vu all over again on Sizzler® Sunday as Rowan Pennink scored the win in the 40-lap SK Modified® feature and Michael Bennett took the checkered flag in the 30-lap Late Model feature event.  Both drivers repeated their Sizzler victories from 2015.

In the 45-lap SK Modified® feature, the field took the green flag with Cam McDermott and Brian Sullivan side by side for the lead.  They ran three laps side by side before McDermott got clear to the lead.  Once McDermott got clear of Sullivan, Jeremy Sorel moved into second and he then took the lead from McDermott on lap-4.  Todd Owen was now up to third behind Sorel and McDermott with Eric Berndt and Sullivan in fourth and fifth, just in front of Woody Pitkat.

The positions continued to shuffle as Pitkat moved into fifth and Rowan Pennink was right behind him moving into sixth when the caution came out with 6 laps complete for spins in turn 2 by D.J. Burnham, John Catania, Joey Mucciacciaro, and Mike Christopher, Jr.

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Jonathan McKennedy Holds Off John Smith to Win the Ace Of Diamonds Presented by North South Shootout SMRS Event at Ace Motor Speedway

Sophia, NC (April 25, 2016) – The Southern Modified Racing Series Presented By PASS made their second stop of a ten race schedule at Ace Motor Speedway located on the outskirts of Burlington, N.C. The event started with Walnut Cove’s Burt Myers capturing the Pole Award. After a mandatory re-draw of the top six qualifiers Myers would remain in the top starting position alongside of Concord’s Josh Nichols.

Myers would keep the top position for the first 85 laps and lead the way to the pit stops as the caution was displayed. As the pit stops un-folded Jonathan McKennedy of Chelmsford, MA came out first after lagging back in the rear for the first portion of the feature. He would continue to keep the top position fending off multiple attempts by Winston-Salem’s John Smith, capturing his second consecutive win of the season. B. Myers, Jason Myers and Brandon Ward rounded out the top five finishers.

“Car ran well all day it had pretty good speed in it. I elected to save a little at start of the race knowing it was a long race and could only change one tire. I came in the pits 7th and came out with the lead. For the last 40 laps I had a lot of pressure from behind. Most the laps there was a car only a few feet away from my rear bumper. Great to win at another track for the first time being there. Car count was down but majority of the cars that attended had top notch equipment with good drivers from the south. Like to thank my pit crew, my spotter, Pettit Engines, Race Work Exit Realty, JTK Engine Repair,” stated McKennedy.

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Lightning Strikes Again at Franklin County

Cale Gale Scores the Win in the “Dogwood 125” for SMRT Modifieds

Callaway, VA (April 24, 2016) — Cale Gale drove his “Lightning McQueen” look-a-like number 95 to the win today at Franklin County Speedway in Callaway, Virginia.

Gale took over the lead after a battle with James Civali in the Hillbilly Racing #79 on lap 91 and led the rest of the way.

Busch Pole winner, Jason Myers, led the first 63 laps before a suspension part on his ride broke bringing out the first caution. Burt Myers led one lap before contact between Myers and Civali ended the day for the #1 car. Gale took over for eight laps before Civali charged back to the point for 19 circuits. Civali had a tire go down and pitted handing the lead over to Gale for good.

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Tremont Overcomes Tricky Track to Win 126th Modified Feature

Ah, opening night. Everyone’s at square one. Hopes and dreams are still attainable. Teams in the Modified, Pro Stock, Pure Stock and 4-Cylinder classes took to the high banks for their first races of the year. Unfortunately, the high banks bit back.

In the Modified feature, Kyle Sheldon started on pole, but hit a hole wrong in turn 1 on the start and went up the hill. That allowed Keith Flach to move into the lead. A combination of Kyle Armstrong stopping on course and a flag being blown out of the flag stand due to brisk wind brought out a quick caution shortly afterwards. Armstrong would continue.

On the restart, a collision involving Paul Gilardi, Kolby Schroder, and newcomer Stan Frankenfield brought out another yellow. Gilardi, who was racing with a pinched nerve in his neck, along with Frankenfield, were out on the spot. Schroder did briefly return to the race, but later retired.

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Brandon Warren To Run In Late Models At Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park

Warren Late ModelBrandon Warren out of Chicopee, MA will be running in the Late Model division this season at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park. Warren ran the Icebreaker and would finish in the 12th position. Warren made his late model debut last year on the 5/8 mile oval at the World Series Of Racing.

For Warren to get back into a Late Model, it was a big learning curve.  Warren had not raced for 3 years after being in the military. Warren was in Germany for 4 months and did 19 trips around the world to different countries as a crew chief on a C-5 out of Westover. Warren just got out of the military after completing his 6 year enlistment. When Warren came to the World Series last October, he knew he had to get back into the swing of things after never running in that fast of a car.  He ran at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park in a Mini Stock and Trucks.  When he came, he would run on the bottom like he did at Monadnock Speedway. He learned quick to be fast and that he would have to run on the top. Continue reading ‘Brandon Warren To Run In Late Models At Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park’

Bobby Pelland To Travel To Different Tracks This Season

Bobby Pelland out of Cranston, RI will be running different tracks this season. Pelland will run his Pro Stock at Seekonk Speedway in their season opener on Saturday May 1st and see how it goes.. He is also planning to take the late model to Seekonk Speedway, New London-Waterford Speedbowl and Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park and also the ACT Tour. Continue reading ‘Bobby Pelland To Travel To Different Tracks This Season’

‘What They’re Saying’ from the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama Race

JUAN PABLO MONTOYA (No. 2 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet): “The Verizon Chevy was very good. We had a good car all weekend, but just in qualifying, our tires just didn’t come in. I don’t know what happened and we’ll go back and look at what went wrong there. We knew we had a fast car. It was fun and we made some good moves today. On the red tires, I ran them all day pretty much. They were wearing at the end a little bit, but we kept pushing it. At the start of the race, if you would have told me I would have finished fifth, I wouldn’t have believed it. I’m pretty happy where we finished and now we look ahead to Indy.”

HELIO CASTRONEVES (No. 3 AAA Insurance Team Penske Chevrolet): “We started on the black Firestone tires with the AAA Chevrolet and we stayed just inside the top 10 all day. We couldn’t seem to move forward, unfortunately. Strategy-wise, it was very tough to pass out there. I got held up by a group at one point, then we just started blistering tires. They were down to the cords at one point. So all of those details resulted in us finishing seventh. At least we collected points for the championship. Now, let’s move forward to Indianapolis.”

JAMES HINCHCLIFFE (No. 5 Arrow Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Honda):
“It was a solid day. Being able to move up a couple spots was good. We struggled a little bit more than others with tire degradation, so it forced us to stop early a couple times, which meant we were saving fuel in those runs there. All in all, the No. 5 Arrow Electronics car was really quick, maybe just a little bit rough on tires, but it’s good two weekends in a row to come out with strong finishes and we’ll hopefully keep this momentum going into the month of May.”

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Payea Captures First Win of the 2016 Season

Waterbury, VT – Milton, VT’s Scott Payea took the lead for the second time of then afternoon on lap 117 and never looked back winning the NH Governor’s Cup 150 at Lee USA Speedway.

Payea drove a smart and patient race from his third starting spot, running up front all day, the leading laps 49-54 and saving his tires for the late run sprint to the finish. Defending race winner and 2015 ACT Champion Wayne Helliwell Jr., raced to a second place finish coming from the 9th starting spot with Rhode Island’s Ray Parent ending a strong weekend in third. St-Albert, Quebec’s Alex Labbe finished fourth with Quinny Welch of Lancaster, NH rounding out the top 5. Nineteen-year-old Emily Packard raced to a sixth place finish with last week’s Oxford 100 winner Bobby Therrien finishing seventh. The “outlaw” Eddie MacDonald was eighth with Kyle Welch and Brad Babb rounding out the top ten.

The ACT Tour heads to “The Nations Site of Excitement” Thunder Road for Merchants Bank 150 Sunday, May 1st with the downtown Barre car show set for Saturday, April 30th.

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