Champions Polewarczyk, Shaw on Victory Lane Radio Tonight

Eric LaFleche will go live with the Victory Lane Radio at 7PM. Tonight will feature two newly crowned firsttime champions Joey Polewarczyk, Jr. from the ACT Late Model Tour and DJ Shaw from the Pro All Stars Series North Super Late Models.

Tune in at http://www.victorylaneradio.com/.

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Preece Gets Back to Victory Lane

Stafford Fall Final Win First Of Season For Defending NASCAR Whelen Modified Champ

STAFFORD, Conn. (Sept. 28, 2014) – Ryan Preece broke through Sunday after a season-long absence from Victory Lane, and collected his 10th career NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour victory by holding off Ted Christopher at Stafford Motor Speedway.

Preece, the defending tour champion, had to weather a final challenge by Christopher after a late caution set up a final restart with two laps remaining. Christopher had an early advantage but Preece was able to power back by for the victory. Preece led a race-high 79 laps in recording his first win since Sept. 14 last year at New York’s Riverhead Raceway.

Christopher settled for second. Earlier in the day, Christopher collected his 13th NASCAR Whelen All-American Series track championship overall and ninth in Stafford’s SK Modified Division in a race also won by Preece.

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Eddie MacDonald Runs Fourth at Dover in the K & N East

With the decision made to race a part-time schedule after winning at Bristol, Eddie MacDonald and the Grimm Racing team focused their effort on preparing the best possible car for the best possible finish. On Friday night, the Grimm Construction Chevy drove from 16th in the 30 car-field to fourth place in the final race of the NASCAR Pro Series East season in the Drive Sober 150 on the “Monster Mile” at Dover International Speedway.

Eddie Mac’s impressive record over the final four races of the season began with an eighth place run at Langley, followed by a second at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, a sixth place in the East West combination race at Iowa Speedway, and finally the fourth place run on the fast, high banked mile oval at Dover. The team ran ten of the 16 race schedule posting one win, three top fives, and six top tens.
“We are really pleased with our performance over the second half of the season,” said Eddie Mac. “ After the win at Bristol we knew we could be competitive in the races we entered. We have to thank Rob Grimm for providing two new cars for us to race. Unfortunately after we built them, we had to rebuild them after some serious wrecks early on. That is where the crew came in and did a tremendous amount of work to get them race ready in such a short time. Rollie (LaChance crew chief)and I could not have done it without them. We raced the car that finished second at New Hampshire, so we knew we would have a competitive car for Dover.”

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Preece & Butler Score NAPA Fall Final Wins at Stafford; Ted Christopher  Clinches Record 9th Career SK Modified® Track Championship

Stafford Springs, CT — Stafford Motor Speedway concluded its 2014 NASCAR racing season with feature events for the SK Modified® and Late Model divisions as part of its NAPA Auto Parts Fall Final Weekend.  Ryan Preece scored his sixth win of the 2014 season in the SK Modified® feature, but Ted Christopher finished third after overcoming an early race penalty for contact on the track to clinch his record 9th career SK Modified® track championship at Stafford.  Tom Butler scored a wire to wire victory in the 30-lap Late Model feature event while Adam Gray celebrated his second consecutive Late Model championship.

In the 40-lap SK Modified® feature, Matt Galko took the lead at the green getting by Curt Brainard with Eric Berndt moving into second and Ted Christopher taking third with Brainard falling back to fourth.  Keith Rocco spun in the middle of turns 3+4 and collected the car of Glen Reen and several others to bring the caution out with 1 lap complete.
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Joey Doiron Wins PASS North SLM Finale, DJ Shaw Claims Series Championship

Oxford, Maine – Joey Doiron of Berwick outran DJ Shaw of Center Conway, New Hampshire to the checkered flag to win the Ripley & Fletcher Ford PASS 150 for Super Late Models Saturday at Oxford Plains Speedway.

For Doiron it was his second victory of the season on the series. While Shaw came up a bit short in the race, his runner-up finish was enough to wrap up his first Pro All Stars Series Super Late Model championship.

Late-race cautions gave Doiron the opportunity to battle for the victory with Standish veteran David Oliver, who dominated much of the event prior to the final restart with just a handful of laps remaining. Oliver settled for a third-place finish, completing a sweep of the podium finishes for Dale Shaw Race Cars drivers.
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Waterford Speedbowl 9/27 NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Results

Waterford, CT (September 27, 2014) – The final Saturday night race event of the season was held at Waterford Speedbowl with a seven division race program on the card.  In NASCAR Whelen All-American Series racing Keith Rocco of Berlin won the SK Modified® feature while Jason Palmer, also from Berlin, won the Valenti Auto Mall Late Model race.  Ed Gertsch Jr. of East Haven returned to Victory Lane after a long hiatus in the Street Stocks, Ken Cassidy Jr. of Lisbon took the night’s Mini Stock race and Paul Buzel of Trumbull continued a hot streak in the SK Light Modifieds.  Mike Christopher Jr. of Wolcott won another INEX Legend Cars feature and set a track record, while Taylor Bowser of Taunton, MA won in the visiting Mini Cup series event.  The final event of the year takes place next Saturday and Sunday when the track hosts Finale Weekend headlined by the Valenti Modified Racing Series.  A Friday practice session precedes the big event, which sees thirteen race divisions in action.

Rocco found the winner’s circle for the eleventh time of the year in SK Modified® racing.  He checkered a fast paced and non-stop 35-lap race that took under nine minutes to complete from start to finish.   Rob Janovic Jr. used the outside lane to grab the lead from pole position starter Jeff Gallup when the race began.  He was pulling out to a comfortable advantage while Ted Christopher applied pressure to Gallup for second.

Rocco started in ninth position and quickly moved into contention, already in sixth on lap-3.  He jumped to the outside lane to move into the top-five, and rocketed under Christopher out of turn two on lap-9.  The following lap, Rocco made the move on Gallup and took second as they raced to turn three.

Rocco ran down Janovic’s lead by lap-16 and immediately began to apply pressure with a determined drive to the front.  He darted outside Janovic in turn three on lap-20, attempting a crossover move out of turn four that Janovic held off.  The following lap, Rocco made the same move stick and was able to find room to Janovic’s inside down the front chute.  As they raced to turn one he completed the move and became the new leader for lap-22.

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Wiscasset Speedway Top Five Unofficial Finish September 27, 2014*

NAPA SUPER STREET (35 LAPS)
1. #1 Adam Chadbourne, Woolwich
2. #2 Josh Bailey, Wiscasset
3. #05 James Osmond, Wiscasset
4. #38 Ricky Burgess Jr, Madison
5. #02 Jason Curtis, Hollis

MINI TRUCKS (15 LAPS)
1. #12 Jerry McKenna, Milton
2. #1 Matt Curtis, Freeport
3. #5 Brian Darling, NA
4. #17 Matt Weil, Biddeford
5. #66 James Grover, Wiscasset

THUNDER 4’S (20 LAPS)
1. #113 Nate Tribbet, Richmond
2. #28 Dan Trask, Chelsea
3. #5 Ryan Chadwick, Wiscasset
4. #55X Craig Pyy II, Gorham
5. #33 Trey Brown, Winterport

LATE MODEL SPORTSMAN (70 LAPS)
1. #15 Nick Hinkley, Wiscasset
2. #32 Nick Jenkins, Brownville
3. #17 Chris Thorne, Sidney
4. #34 Tyler Robbins, Montville
5. #25 Will Collins, Waldoboro

ENDURO (100 LAPS)
1. #77 Zachary Emerson
2. #1C Adam Chadbourne
3. #99X Craig Landry
4. #17 Dan Wade
5. #55 Mike Snyder

*For official finish results please visit www.wiscassetspeedway.com

Sources: Lisa Maguire/Wiscasset Speedway PR

Brunnhoelzl Returns to Victory Lane

Holds Off Myers For Whelen Southern Modified Win At Caraway

SOPHIA, N.C. — George Brunnhoelzl held off Burt Myers Saturday night in a green-white-checkered finish and in the process kept alive his hopes for a fifth NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour championship with his win in the Zooland 150.

JR Bertuccio finished third, followed by Danny Bohn and championship points leader Andy Seuss.

Brunnhoelzl cut Seuss’ championship points lead from 18 to nine with two races remaining. Myers, who entered the night winning three of the last four races, remains in third place 22 points out of the lead.

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Polewarczyk Caps Off ACT Title with Fall Foliage Win

PolewarczykPlattsburgh, NY – Joey Polewarczyk, Jr. of Hudson, NH capped off his 2014 American Canadian Tour title with a win in the season finale Fall Foliage 200 at Airborne Speedway in Plattsburgh, NY on Saturday, September 27. Polewarczyk used the high lane to get around Quebec’s Patrick Laperle on the final restart with just over 20 laps remaining in the event to take the lead and become the only repeat winner on the 2014 American Canadian Tour and claim his first career championship.

Polewarczyk took the green flag from the eighth starting position and quickly worked his way for the front as the 37 car field ran under green for the first 67 laps. Kyle Welch and Bobby Therrien both took turns leading until Wayne Helliwell, Jr. claimed the top spot on lap 25. That setup a battle between Helliwell and Polewarczyk for the next 95 laps.

The second caution of the 200 lap event flew on lap 120 for a mandatory fuel pit stop. After the race returned to green, it was the Laperle and Polewarczyk show for the final 80 laps. The duo swapped the lead a total of 6 times over the remainder of the event. The fifth and final caution flag flew with just over 20 laps left and Polewarczyk took advantage in the high lane on the restart. Laperle tried everything he could through the final laps and was right on his bumper at the finish, but Polewarczyk held him off to take the win.

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Kopcik, Arute, Marchese, LaMothe, Walker, Roberts, & Kammer Score NAPA Fall Final Saturday Feature Victories at Stafford Motor Speedway; Sorel, Hayes, & L’Etoile Clinch Track Championships

Stafford Springs, CT — Stafford Motor Speedway kicked off its final race event of the 2014 season with feature events for its SK Light, Limited Late Model, and DARE Stock divisions, as well as twin feature events for the Rusty Wallace Racing Experience as part of the Saturday NAPA Auto Parts Fall Final Weekend festivities.  Taking feature wins were Stephen Kopcik in the SK Light feature, David Arute in the Limited Late Model feature, Andy Marchese in the DARE Stock feature, Jordan LaMothe in the Legend Cars feature, Johnny Walker in the Paradiso-Muska DARE Stock Shoot-Out, and George Roberts and Steve Kammer in the twin Rusty Wallace Racing Experience feature events.  Clinching track championships on the day were rookie Jeremy Sorel in the SK Lights, Andrew Hayes in the Ltd. Late Models, Frank L’Etoile, Jr. in the DARE Stocks, and Dana DiMatteo in the Legend Cars.

In the 20-lap SK Light Modified feature, Bob Charland took the early lead while behind him there was some 3-wide shuffling with D.J. Burnham taking second ahead of Mike Christopher, Geoff Boisjolie, and Joey Ferrigno.  Jason Lafayette spun in turn 4 to bring the caution out with 1 lap complete.

Charland took the lead on the restart with Burnham right behind him in second.  Jeremy Sorel and Boisjolie were side by side for third with Branden Dion making up the top-5.  Kyle Jette spun in turns 3+4 to bring the caution out with 5 laps complete.

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QUALIFYING: Loftin Back in Form

Veteran Scores Seventh Career Pole Award At Caraway

SOPHIA, N.C. – While Andy Seuss and George Brunnhoelzl III have gained most of the headlines from racing recently at Caraway Speedway, for a while Brian Loftin was the driver to beat at Caraway Speedway. After qualifying, Loftin might be ready to reclaim his success at the .455-mile track.

Loftin captured his first Coors Light Pole Award on the tour since July 1, 2011 during qualifying for the Zooland 150. Loftin led the field with a fast lap of 15.936 seconds (102.786 mph) to capture his 13th career pole and seventh at Caraway.

Brunnhoelzl followed closely in second with a fast lap time of 15.967 seconds (102.587) with defending race Caraway race winner Burt Myers third (16.004/102.349).

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Santos Captures Stafford Fall Final Pole

Third NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour Pole In A Row At Connecticut Oval

STAFFORD, Conn. (Sept. 27, 2014) – Bobby Santos is such a dominant qualifier at Stafford Motor Speedway that the procedure has nearly become a formality.

Santos, from Franklin, Massachusetts, posted a fast lap of 18.506 seconds (97.266 mph) Saturday to capture the Coors Light Pole Award for the sixth time in the last eight NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour events at the historic Connecticut half-mile oval.

The NAPA Fall Final 150 qualifying effort secured Santos his 16th career Coors Light Pole Award in tour competition overall, and was his ninth at Stafford, including the last three races in a row there.

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Champs Deliver in Style at Wiscasset Speedway

WISCASSET, ME — Division titles were on the line last Saturday night at Wiscasset Speedway, and the champs rose to the occasion.  Point leaders Adam Chadbourne of the NAPA Super Street division, Nick Hinkley of the Late Model Sportsman class, Ryan Chadwick of the Thunder 4 division, and Jerry McKenna of the Mini Trucks were all on hand to defend their lead and to bring the championship home.  The weather was warm and pleasant.  The crowd cheered on their favorite drivers and watched as three of the four point leaders won their division races.  Wrapping up the night was a one hundred lap Enduro. 

The spotlighted race of the week was a thirty-five lap NAPA Super Street feature.  Heading into the last point race, Adam Chadbourne of the #1 had only a six point lead over James Osmond of the #05.  Prior to race time Osmond said, “Chadbourne has dominated in this division, and his car is fast today. I would need to beat him by four positions for me to win the championship. We will have to see what happens.” 

Chadbourne said, “I think if the car stays together we will be all set and win this championship.  If we win the championship we will deserve it, because no crew has worked harder than mine keeping this car together all season.”

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Tremont Survives for Devil’s Bowl Speedway Victory Before Packed House

Williams, Miller, Gioia claim wins in return to dirt racing

WEST HAVEN, VT – Kenny Tremont, Jr. ran what he called “the longest 50 laps of my life” at Devil’s Bowl Speedway on Friday, September 26, but at the end of a grueling night he stood in the winner’s circle.   Tremont survived to claim the LawPower.com Slate Valley Showdown presented by Interstate All Battery Center of Rutland, VT and the $1,000 winner’s prize in the opening round of the three-race “Battle at the Bowl” series – the first dirt track race held at the Vermont track in more than five years – before a massive grandstand crowd.

Tremont started 15th and used a survivalist strategy to get out of a wild start to the race, which saw half of the Sportsman Modified field eliminated in a series of multi-car pileups.  The biggest crash occurred on lap 10 when five cars bunched up on the frontstretch, leaving Tim Hodge’s car upside down and Justin Comes’ machine peeled open like a sardine can; no injuries were sustained.

Once the field sorted itself out, it was all Tremont and Vince Quenneville, Jr. at the front, with West Sand Lake, NY veteran Tremont taking the lead from Quenneville at lap 20 and holding him off for much of the balance of the race.  Tremont crossed the finish line as a winner at Devil’s Bowl for the first time since August 2009, the year he won his track-record sixth championship.

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Hill Still the King of the Monster Mile

Closes K&N Pro East With 2 Straight Wins; Rhodes Takes Title

DOVER, Del. — Austin Hill mastered the Monster Mile. Again.

The 20-year-old from Winston, Georgia, returned to the track where he recorded his first NASCAR K&N Pro Series East win a year ago and put on a dominating display Friday in the Driver Sober 150. Not even a tire issue could keep Hill from becoming the first driver since 1997 to close out the series season with back-to-back wins.Like South Carolina’s Greenville Pickens Speedway earlier this month, Hill again shared Victory Lane celebration with fellow NASCAR Next driver Ben Rhodes.

The 17-year-old Rhodes, from Louisville, Kentucky, clinched the series title with a race remaining back on Sept. 6 in a race Hill won. Rhodes finished 15th at Dover and officially received the championship trophy from NASCAR President Mike Helton at the Monster Mile. Rhodes had also previously secured the K&N Pro East Sunoco Rookie of the Year honors.

Hill’s No. 22 A&D Welding/Don Rich Ford outdistanced Kaz Grala by 5.136 seconds to take the checkered flag. Hill joined Brett Moffitt as the only series drivers to win twice on the one-mile, high-banked concrete oval.

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52nd Thunder Road Milk Bowl Full of Ceremony

Waterbury, VT – The People’s United Bank Milk Bowl is full of ceremony, tradition, and exceptional stock car racing. The fall season in Vermont is the perfect backdrop for one of America’s greatest closing short track events of the race season.

When asked what makes the Milk Bowl so special, Tom Curley, long-time promoter at Thunder Road said, “First, the purse is over ten thousand dollars ($10,000.00) to win. Also, for most teams it is the last race of the season. For many, just getting qualified and racing in a Milk Bowl is the goal. It has been billed as ‘the toughest short track race in America’ and for race fans, that has been proven year in and year out.”

The Milk Bowl is run in three 50-lap segments, with 30 of the best Late Model teams in the region. Using one point for each position, in each segment, and then combining the scores for a winner with the lowest point total over the three segments, has been the tradition for 51 years.

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QUALIFYING: Little On Roll at Dover

NASCAR Next Driver Captures K&N Pro East Pole

DOVER, Del. – Jesse Little followed up his fast practice time earlier Friday with the top lap in qualifying to earn the 21 Means 21 Pole Award at Dover International Speedway. It’s the second NASCAR K&N Pro Series East pole for the 17-year-old from Mooresville, North Carolina.

Little turned a fast lap of 23.384 seconds (153.951 mph) in his No. 97 NASCAR Technical Institute Chevrolet, The NASCAR Next driver also won the pole at Iowa Speedway on Aug. 1.

Turner Scott Motorsports teammates Cameron Hayley (23.526/153.022) and Ben Rhodes (23.528/153.009) were second and third fastest. Kyle Benjamin and Kaz Grala rounding out the top five.

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PRACTICE: Little Fast at Dover

NASCAR Next Driver Leads Way at Monster Mile

DOVER, Del. – With a bright sun shining over the “Monster Mile” Friday, the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East hit the track early for practice heading into the evening’s Driver Sober 150 at Delaware International Speedway.

NASCAR Next member Jesse Little, driver of the No. 97 NASCAR Technical Institute Chevrolet, was fastest in the 75-minute session, turning a lap in 23.656 seconds at 152.181 mph on the one-mile concrete oval.

Brandon Jones, winner earlier this season in the second Iowa combination race, was second quick at 23.719 (151.777) and Kaz Grala was third at 23.766 (151.477).  Brennan Newberry and defending race winner Austin Hill rounded out the top five.

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Camping Spots are Booking Up Fast for the Sunoco World Series of Speedway Racing

If you are planning on camping at the Sunoco World Series of Speedway Racing on Oct. 17-19, we recommend reserving a spot in advance.  There are a limited number of camping spots available and they are filling up quick!  Camping spots are $50.00 each for the event.

To make a reservation, click here or call 860-923-2280.

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Hirschman to Miss Fall Final at Stafford

Matt Hirschman of Northampton, PA will not race in the NAPA Fall Final at Stafford Motor Speedway this weekend, citing engine problems and damage. Hirschman crashed out of Saturday’s F.W. Webb 100 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on lap 24.

“The Darling 52 team can not field a competitive car at Stafford this week,” Hirschman said. “Instead I will race closer to home this week but still finish the season at Thompson in a few weeks.”

Hirschman is second in the Race of Champions Modified Tour standings to Chuck Hossfeld. The Fall Brawl is at Shangri-La II Motor Speedway on Sunday. The NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour season finale is the Sunoco World Series at Thompson next month.

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Ross Kenseth Lands Ride for ARCA race in Kansas

DENVER, N.C. (Sept. 25, 2014) — Ross Kenseth will attempt to make his first ARCA Racing Series start of 2014 on Friday, Oct. 3, for the ARCA 98.9 season finale at Kansas Speedway. Piloting the No. 3 RACE 101 Chevrolet, Kenseth, son of 2003 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Matt Kenseth, looks to make his first career start at a track more than one-mile in distance.

It will be the second ARCA Racing Series start of the young Kenseth’s career. In his first start at Madison International Speedway in 2013, Kenseth won the pole and led for 51 laps before finishing sixth, but he expects the challenge to be greater in Kansas.

“First off, I’m grateful to Tony (Blanchard) for giving me this shot,” said Kenseth, from Little Chute, Wis. “I’ve worked with the team a little over the past couple months before we tested together at Kentucky. I thought the test went well and I’m excited to go to Kansas and see what we can do. I think Kansas presents a lot of challenges for us with this being our first race together. We’re all going in with realistic expectations, but I’m certainly going to do whatever I can to make the most of this opportunity and get this team the best finish possible.”

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Hunter-Reay to Compete in Race of Champions in Barbados

INDIANAPOLIS  (Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014) — Indianapolis 500 champion Ryan Hunter-Reay will represent the Verizon IndyCar Series in the annual Race of Champions, slated to take place at the Bushy Park Circuit in Barbados on December 13-14.

“I’m absolutely thrilled to be returning to the Race of Champions for the second time,” said Hunter-Reay, who previously raced in the Race of Champions when it was held in Thailand following his 2012 series championship. “My first ROC in Bangkok was an amazing experience, going head-to-head with some of the best drivers from every different motor sport discipline from around the world.”

Hunter-Reay is the most successful American driver currently racing in open-wheel competition and one of the most versatile drivers in the sport. He has 14 career Indy car victories in addition to race wins in the American Le Mans Series and Grand-Am. Hunter-Reay captured three victories during the 2014 season (Barber, Indianapolis and Iowa) and finished sixth in the Verizon IndyCar Series points standings driving the No. 28 DHL Honda for Andretti Autosport.

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Team Penske Extends Agreement with Joey Logano

MOORESVILLE, N.C. (September 25, 2014) – Team Penske announced today that it has signed multiple-race winner and 2014 NASCAR Chase for the Sprint Cup contender, Joey Logano, to a contract extension.

Under the new multi-year agreement, Logano will continue behind the wheel of the No. 22 Shell-Pennzoil Ford Fusion in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) and the No. 22 Discount Tire / Hertz Ford Mustang in the NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) for Team Penske.

“Joey Logano has been everything we hoped he would be, both as a driver and as a representative of our organization and for our partners,” said Roger Penske. “He continues to put points on the board for us and the continuity and chemistry he has developed within the team has been terrific. We believe he can be a leader and championship-level driver for Team Penske for years to come.”

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Anders Completes Journey to National Title

South Carolina Driver Wins First Whelen All-American Crown

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Anthony Anders was sitting with friends in the grandstands off Turn 4 at historic Greenville Pickens Speedway when he got the itch to give this racing thing a try. Twenty years later, the Easley, South Carolina, driver has reached the pinnacle of short-track racing.

Anders is the 2014 NASCAR Whelen All-American Series championship.

The 43-year-old Anders accomplished the feat by leading the national points standings every week of the season and finishing with 30 wins, ninth most in a single season in the history of the series.

“I remember being at the banquet and seeing all those banners (of past national champions),” Anders said. “I said, ‘I want to be there one day.’

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Leeck Heads to Hoosier State Looking to Continue Recent Success

Huntersville, NC (September 24, 2014) – Heading to Lucas Oil Raceway in Clermont, Indiana, Dan Leeck leads the JEGS/CRA All-Star Tour Presented by Chevrolet Performance points standings by 57 markers over new second-place competitor, Grant Quinlan.

Last Saturday, Leeck posted a fourth-place finish at the Michigan Cup 100 Presented by JEGS.com at the high-banked Springport Motor Speedway in Springport, Michigan. That run was his fifth straight top-five finish and eight overall this season.

Leeck and the No. 12 Mr. Asphalt Chevrolet team head to the McGunegill Engine Performance CRA Fall Brawl 100 at the fast 5/8 mile Lucas Oil Raceway. Still seeking that elusive first victory in JEGS/CRA All-Star Tour competition, Leeck knows his time in victory lane is coming.

“We have been so close to getting to victory lane this season,” Leeck said. “It just hasn’t happened yet. I know that it is coming though. We are fast every week.”

Just two races remain in the season-long chase for the championship. After racing at Lucas Oil Raceway, the Mr. Asphalt Chevrolet team will head to the famed high-banks of Winchester Speedway in Winchester, Indiana as part of the 43rd Annual Winchester 400 weekend which runs from October 10th – 12th.

Dan Leeck’s black and orange No. 12 Chevrolet SS carries sponsorship from Mr. Asphalt, Diesel Truck Sales, Bridge Lake Auto and Truck Parts and Wellman Excavating.

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NASCAR Statement from Brett Jewkes, NASCAR Chief Communications Officer, Regarding Ontario (N.Y.) County District Attorney Announcement

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Sept. 24, 2014) – “There are no winners in tragedy. Our thoughts and prayers remain with the Kevin Ward Jr. family and Tony Stewart as they all cope with this tragic incident at Canandaigua Motorsports Park. This has been a difficult time for everyone involved and we have respected the local authorities responsible for reviewing this case.”

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Fast Facts

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
Next Race: AAA 400
The Place: Dover International Speedway
The Date: Sunday, Sept. 28
The Time: 2 p.m. (ET)
TV: ESPN, 1 p.m. (ET)
Radio: MRN, Sirius XM Ch. 90
Distance: 400 miles (400 laps)

NASCAR Nationwide Series
Next Race: Dover 200
The Place: Dover International Speedway
The Date: Saturday, Sept. 27
The Time: 3:30p.m. (ET)
TV: ESPN, 3:30 p.m. (ET)
Radio: MRN, Sirius XM Ch. 90
Distance: 200 miles (200 laps)

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series
Next Race: Rhino Linings 350
The Place: Las Vegas Motor Speedway
The Date: Friday, Sept. 27
The Time: 10 p.m. (ET)
TV: FOX Sports 1, 10 p.m. (ET)
Radio: MRN, Sirius XM Ch. 90
Distance: 350 Kilometers (146 laps)

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Little Aims to Secure Top-5 Championship Points Finish

SHERRILLS FORD, North Carolina (September 24, 2014) – The NASCAR K&N Pro Series East returns to Dover International Speedway on Friday for its season finale, the Drive Sober 150, with plenty of championship points positions up for grabs.

Reigning NKNPSE Sunoco Rookie of the Year, Jesse Little, can climb as high as second place in the final standings with a solid effort in this week’s race. After posting a ninth-place finish in his rookie season, the 2014 campaign has been one of the 17-year olds best in his budding career.

“We’ve had a great year with our NASCAR Technical Institute Chevrolet,” Little said. “Our team picked up the win at New Hampshire earlier in the season, scored a pole award in Iowa and strung together several top-10 finishes in recent weeks. If we can keep that momentum up in Friday’s Drive Sober 150 then I believe this team can make a climb in the final points standings.”

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Racers Readying for Battle at the Bowl Dirt Track Series

Sponsors, entries, volunteers flying in as Friday opener approaches

WEST HAVEN, VT – The stock car racing community is abuzz with the highly anticipated three-race “Battle at the Bowl” series and the grand opening of a new one-third-mile dirt track at Vermont’s Devil’s Bowl Speedway.  The “LawPower.com Slate Valley Showdown” event on Friday, September 26 at 7:00 p.m. will kick off a new dual-track era for the Rutland County facility.

As finishing touches are being made on the track’s final construction, sponsorship, entry blanks, and volunteers continue to flood into Devil’s Bowl Speedway.  The law firm of Cullenberg & Tensen, PLLC has pledged its support of the entire Battle at the Bowl series and will serve as the primary sponsor of the 50-lap, $1,000-to-win Sportsman Modified race at the LawPower.com Slate Valley Showdown on Friday, September 26.  Cullenberg & Tensen, PLLC are experts in personal injury law and proudly serve clients throughout Vermont and New Hampshire.  Visit www.LawPower.com for more information.

Interstate All Battery Center of Rutland, VT has upped its support of Devil’s Bowl Speedway, building further on a multi-year partnership.  Interstate All Battery Center – sponsor of the ultra-popular “Fun Bus” tour at the speedway – is conveniently located at 71 River Street in Downtown Rutland.

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“Hanging on”

Ray Parent headed into the 6th Annual BOND Auto ACT Invitational looking for repeat success of his 2012 victory on American Canadian Tour’s biggest stage. Unfortunately Parent was left to literally hang on to an 18th place finish.

Random draw started the Amtrol Ford Fusion from the 24th position; in the races early stages Parent had made his way inside the top-15 before trouble started. Heading into turn-3 around lap-12 Parent shot up the track and fell outside of the top-30. A battle with the transmission inside the car ensued as it had come out of gear and would not stay in.

“You use the gearing to slow you down so much in the corner, when it came out [of gear] I way over shot the turn and thought the engine blew up,” stated Parent. “It took me a bit to realize what happened… There was no warning or any type of problem beforehand.”

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