Twin State Back in 2015

CLAREMONT, NH — Twin State Speedway will continue racing in 2015. According to its official web site, the track is under new ownership and management and has a sale pending.
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Ramstrom Set for Doubleheader at Thompson

Derek Ramstrom has a big day ahead of him this afternoon at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park. He will make his Granite State Pro Stock Series debut and make his second NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour start.

“Wicked exciting, we’re starting fourth in the Granite State Pro Stock Series behind Dillon Moltz,” Ramstrom said. “Just going to ride for a while see what happens, 50 lap event. Hopefully we can seal the deal in that and starting 18th in the Whelen Mod Tour just going to be patient and see how it pans out. We’re a little down on horsepower (spec engine), so it kind of effects us here at Thompson, but we should be alright.”

Entering the Sunoco World Series of Speedway Racing, Ramstrom has scored recent victories in Super Late Model competition. He won the Pro All Stars Series (PASS) 300-lap race at Beech Ridge Motor Speedway in Scarborough, ME. Just two weeks ago at Seekonk (MA) Speedway, he recovered from a pair of spins to collect the $5,000 100-lap D. Anthony Venditti Memorial.

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Thompson Adds NASCAR WMT Race

General Manager Josh Vanada announced at the drivers meeting this morning that Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park will host four NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour races in 2015. The 150-lap NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour season finale will run this afternoon, the the Sunoco World Series of Speedway Racing. The season opening Icebreaker runs in April.

The 5/8 mile oval in northeastern Connecticut has hosted the most races in series history, including the inaugural race in 1985.

While the series visited up to five times in some seasons, the track has not hosted four events since 2012. The traditional dates are in April, August, September and October. 

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Preece Follows Family Path to Top

NASCAR Next Driver Aims To Make Step Up To National Series

Ryan Preece has racing in his blood.

His family has been involved in auto racing his entire life. It started with his grandfather Bob Judkins, who owned modified cars in Connecticut, and was a crew chief for those cars racing throughout the Northeast.

“It’s always been a family thing,” Preece said. “My father started racing in his twenties, and I’ve been racing since I’ve been able to walk.” He has two older brothers Shaun and Matt, who are both very supportive of his racing prowess. “My Mom Jodi is also very supportive, and my family always goes to all my races.”

Preece, 23, who hails from Berlin, Conn., is one of NASCAR’s up-and-coming young drivers. Last year, Preece became the first modified driver to be select to the NASCAR Next program, an industry initiative designed to spotlight the rising stars in the sport. Since its inception in 2011, the NASCAR Next program has served to elevate the profiles of drivers such as Kyle Larson, Chase Elliott, Darrell Wallace Jr., Daniel Suarez and Ryan Blaney among the a wave of young talent making its way up the NASCAR ladder.

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‘A Dream Come True’ for Talman

Oxford Driver to Make NASCAR WMT Debut

Sunoco Modified regular Troy Talman of Oxford, MA will make his NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour debut at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park  this weekend. “I’m really grateful for the opportunity and I have to thank friends, family, Mike Boehler, my sponsors DCU, B&G Toys and Trains, and NAPA of Ayer  for the opportunity and I’m not going to let ‘em down,” Talman said.

Talman said the ride was available after a part-time Valenti Modified Racing Series deal did not materialize.

“I think it all came about a couple of weeks ago actually,” Talman said. “Me, my dad and Mike (Boehler) were kind of talking and just put the deal together I guess. … It should be a really good experience. (The) car’s good, motor’s good.”

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Lascuola Wants Podium Finish in Asphalt Nationals

Joins Christopher as New Englanders Bound for Las Vegas

Nick Lascuola of Abington, MA wants to end his Legend Car career on a high note in Las Vegas. Lascuola will drive in the 23rd annual Legends Asphalt Nationals October 17-18 before selling his car. “I feel like we have the car and team that can win the Nationals race, so my goals are to win or get a top three,” Lascuola said.

The Bullring at Las Vegas Motor Speedway October 17-18 will be Lascuola’s first appearance in the event since Atlanta Motor Speedway in 2012. A guaranteed starter by winning his national qualifying race at Seekonk (MA) Speedway June 20, he does not have to qualify through time or heat races.

Lascuola wants to thank “My dad, mom, step mom, my cousin Bobby, my grandparents, Ryan Farbo from Farbo Motorsports for the setup help, Champion Spark Plugs, Barrett’s Haunted Mansion, Nick’s Pit Stop, Simpson Racing Products, Driven Steering Wheels, Draco Springs and The Brake Man.”

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Kaz Grala Tapped to Drive for Ben Kennedy Racing in 2015

Daytona Beach, FL, October 15, 2014– Ben Kennedy Racing announced that 15-year-old Kaz Grala has been signed to pilot the Ben Kennedy Racing entry for the 2015 NASCAR K&N Pro Series East season.

Grala, a native of Boston, Massachusetts, will enter his second full NASCAR K&N Pro Series East season following an impressive rookie campaign in 2014. As the youngest full-time driver, he wrapped up the season seventh in the points standings, with four top-5 and ten top-10 finishes.

Grala also turned some heads this season in the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series, where he competed against the best of the best and won. Earlier this month, he had a dominant debut at Martinsville Speedway (VA), winning the heat race by a full straightaway and leading 54 laps of the feature in the biggest late model event of the year.
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Christopher Looks to Add Nationals Hardware

Mike Christopher, Jr. wants to add to his collection this weekend. Christopher wants to bring the Legends Asphalt Nationals trophy from Las Vegas to Wolcott, CT. “It would be great to stack that up with all the rest of the trophies this year,” Christopher said.

He set the track record with 25 wins at Waterford (CT) Speedbowl this season in INEX Legend Car competition. He swept both the Wednesday and Saturday titles at the shoreline 3/8 mile oval. He also leads the Young Lions (Asphalt) national championship with 2500 (max) points. Christopher also won twice at Stafford (CT) Motor Speedway, in addition to appearances at Bethel (NY) Motor Speedway.

Christopher drove in the nationals last season at Lake Erie Speedway in Pennsylvania, when he was seventh nationally. Although he did not run well at the 3/8 mile progressively banked oval, Christopher is more confident this time.

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ACT Champions Take Milk Bowl Front Row

Barre, VT – 2014 American Canadian Tour Late Model Champion Joey Polewarczyk, Jr. of Hudson, NH claimed his fourth career Booth Bros./H.P. Hood Pole Award as he set the fast time of the day with a 13.114 second lap at Barre’s Thunder Road on Saturday, October 11. Starting on the outside pole will be 2014 Serie ACT Champion Alex Labbe of St-Albert, QC when the first segment of the 52nd Annual People’s United Bank Milk Bowl rolls offtomorrow, Sunday, October 12.

The “Outlaw” Eddie MacDonald qualified to the first segment as the third fastest time in the time trials. 2014 Thunder Road “King of the Road” Derrick O’Donnell, Cody Blake and seven-time ACT Champion Jean-Paul Cyr each won one of the three Late Model Triple 50 qualifiers following time trial and qualify to positions 4-7 in the first segment.

A total of 47 ACT Late Models were on hand to take a shot at qualifying for one of 30 starting positions in the 52nd Annual People’s United Bank Milk Bowl. The first 26 positions in the first segment has been set by the top three time trial times, the top five qualifiers in the Triple 50s and the next eight fast times not already qualified. The final four spots will be up for grabs in tomorrow’s Last Chance B-Feature which will roll out at 12:15pm ahead of opening ceremonies at 12:30pm.

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Pitkat Prepares for World Series Weekend

Pitkat Confirms 2015 Plans, Seeking Return to Victory Lane

Former track champion Woody Pitkat of Stafford, CT will have a busy weekend ahead at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park. He will compete in three races of the Sunoco World Series, including the No. 42 in Saturday night’s 75-lap Valenti Modified Racing Series feature. Sunday will find him in the No. 00 Jimmy Paige Sunoco Modified, and the No. 88 for Buzz Chew in the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour.

Pitkat confirmed that he will return to the No. 88 Buzz Chew Chevrolet/Elbow East car for 2015 . He opened the season with his first pole at Thompson’s Icebreaker. Pitkat was victorious in front of his hometown crowd when he won the Call Before You Dig 811 150 at Stafford in August for his first victory. He added the F.W. Webb 100 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway last month as well.

The weekly divisions at Thompson will have points races during the October classic. This has not been the case in recent seasons, along with the seven event schedule for the 5/8 mile oval in northeast Connecticut. Pitkat is 11th in the standings entering the season finale.

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Damp Forecast Moves Plainville Stadium Reunion to this Sunday, October 12th

(EAST BERLIN, CT) Due to a forecast calling for heavy rains on Saturday, organizers of this weekend’s Annual Plainville Stadium Reunion have opted to move the event to this Sunday, October 12th.

Always a can’t-miss affair for New England race fans, the event runs from 10 – 3 at the Berlin Fairgrounds located at 430 Beckley Road, East Berlin, Connecticut. 

Included on the day’s agenda is a full schedule of Go Kart competition on New England’s only WKA Dirt Master track. The appearance of several vintage race cars along with a display of classic & custom autos adds to the day’s festivities. Also featured will be several memorabilia exhibits highlighting the colorful history of Joe Tinty’s much-missed Connecticut ¼-miler.  

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Riverside Speedway Auction Listing Posted

The auction listing for Riverside Speedway has been posted on AuctionZip. The auction is scheduled for November 1 at 11AM on site ( 78 Craggy Road, Groveton, NH). Lussier’s Auction Service of Lyndonville, VT will be on hand with Auctioneer Reginald P. Lussier. For more information, call 802-626-8892.

Photos of auction items are also available.

The complete listing is included below:

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Nearly 40 ACT Late Models Attend Milk Bowl Practice Day

Barre, VT – Nearly 40 American Canadian Tour Late Model teams were on hand for the full day of practice at Barre’s Thunder Road in preparation for the 52nd Annual People’s United Bank Milk Bowl on Friday, October 10. Teams were dialing in their cars for tomorrow’s (Saturday, October 11) Booth Bros./H.P. Hood Qualifying Day.

Hinesburg’s Bobby Therrien ran the quickest lap of the day with a 13.157. Others spending time near the top of the speed charts included defending Milk Bowl Champion Nick Sweet, back-to-back “King of the Road” Derrick O’Donnell, Travis Stearns, Matt White, 2010 Milk Bowl Champion Joey Polewarczyk, Jr., Jason Corliss, Shawn Fleury, 2009 Milk Bowl Champion John Donahue, two-time Milk Bowl Champion Phil Scott, Trampas Demers, Cody Blake, Brad Babb and Eric Badore.

A strong contingent of Quebec teams was led by last year’s pole sitter and 2014 Serie ACT Champion Alex Labbe and three-time Milk Bowl Champion Patrick Laperle. Another Milk Bowl Champion in Eric Williams made a surprise appearance and will run this year’s Milk Bowl after several years away from Late Model racing. The “Outlaw” Eddie MacDonald was also on hand and will take a shot at the pole in tomorrow’s time trial qualifying.

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Cabral Leads NEMA Field to the World Series

The Northeastern Midget Association has long considered Connecticut’s Thompson Speedway the ultimate “separate the men from the boys” facility. While any Thompson checkered is a treasure, the World Series is definitely the biggest plum. Four time champion and current point leader Randy Cabral of Plymouth looms as the man to beat when NEMA makes its annual appearance at the Thompson World Series on Oct. 18/19. Qualifying is scheduled for Saturday Oct. 18 with the 25-lap feature part of the busy Sunday, Oct. 19 agenda.

Ten victories, including five World Series triumphs, make Cabral the all-time Thompson maestro. Last year, Cabral charged to second place, then made a surprise pit stop for an adjustment before the halfway point, and then made a heroic run to the front again but fell short to John Zych and Bobby Santos. Zych’s historic run capped a brilliant championship season for the JZ Motorsports team. This year, Cabral enters the World Series with a 101 point lead over the young Avery Stoehr. If Cabral is able to start both the heat and feature events, he will wrap up the 2014 Championship.

Thompson’s long Midget history, however, is filled with surprises. Considering the last few seasons have been one of the most competitive seasons in NEMA’s 60+year history. It is safe to consider the possibility of another surprise. Cabral’s teammate Todd Bertrand (Bertrand 39), Seth Carlson (Feigel 71), Paul Scally (Scally 30), Avery Stoehr (Stoehr 15B), Zych (Zych 9), Jim SantaMaria (SantaMaria 54) and last week’s winner Ryan Bigelow (SantaMaria 99) are all coming to Thompson with high hopes.

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Orange County Postponed to October 25

ROUGEMONT, NC — The Fall Brawl 125 at Orange County Speedway has been postponed due to inclement weather. The KOMA Unwind Modified Madness Series will return on October 25. The season finale is at Bronson (FL) Motor Speedway.

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Seekonk Postpones Pumpkin Smash

SEEKONK, MA — Seekonk Speedway has postponed its Pumpkin Smash Thrill Show due to inclement weather.  Pits open at 10AM on Sunday October 11 with showtime at 2PM.

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IndyCar News and Notes – Oct. 9, 2014

Today’s Verizon IndyCar Series and Mazda Road to Indy headlines:
1. Montoyas live spirit of Hispanic Heritage Month
2. Foyt team expands with Indianapolis-area base
3. Lazier to serve as Iowa homecoming grand marshal
4. Zanardi to compete in Ironman World Championships

1. Montoyas live spirit of Hispanic Heritage Month: Juan Pablo Montoya works without a script, which allows the Verizon IndyCar Series driver spontaneity of thought with youngsters during classroom interaction. There is an underlying message though, no matter the age group.

“Whatever you want to do in life, you’ve got to work for it,” Montoya tells students at Upland (Calif.) Junior High School. “You’re going to have obstacles. To overcome them, you’ve got to work hard for it, believe in yourself and try harder.

“Every time you fall, every time you have a bad day, it doesn’t mean you have to give up.”

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Cole Carter in NEMA World Series Field

Brockton, MA – Cole Carter, a USAC open-cockpit mainstay and a member of one of America’s premier racing families, will be in the Northeastern Midget Association field at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park for the World Series of Racing on October 18th and 19th.

The son of the legendary “Pancho” Carter, Cole will be a teammate of former series champion and current point leader Randy Cabral in Bertrand Motorsports entries. He’ll steer the #74 driven on occasion this season by 2012 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour champion and current point leader, Doug Coby. After switching engines for the Waterford Speedbowl finale, Coby looked strong in Sunday’s shortened practice session but was unfortunately side lined in a first lap crash when Bethany Stoehr

Carter will join a strong field led by Cabral, the all-time NEMA winner at Thompson, that includes Bertrand Motorsports teammate, Todd Bertrand – who was leading last year’s World Series until mechanical failure side lined him, 2013 Champion John Zych, Avery Stoehr, Seth Carlson and Paul Scally.

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Richard Petty Motorsports Signs Sam Hornish, Jr.

Former Indianapolis 500 Champion and NASCAR Winner to Drive No. 9 Ford

CONCORD, N.C. (October 8, 2014) – Richard Petty Motorsports (RPM) announced today that three-time IndyCar Series Champion turned NASCAR winner, Sam Hornish, Jr. will join the storied organization to drive the No. 9 Ford in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series full-time in 2015. Hornish, Jr. joins RPM from Joe Gibbs Racing where he competed part-time in the NASCAR Nationwide Series this season scoring one win and four Top-Five finishes in only eight starts.

A seasoned and diverse driver, Hornish, Jr. has the ability to immediately win races for RPM in the Sprint Cup Series and compete in the 2015 Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup. The 35-year-old from Defiance, Ohio began his professional career in the IndyCar Series winning 19 times, including the Indianapolis 500, and three championships. His last championship came with Penske Racing who helped Hornish, Jr. make the transition into the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.

Hornish, Jr. has competed in three full seasons in the Sprint Cup Series as well as two full seasons in the Nationwide Series for Penske Racing where he finished second in points in 2013 by a mere three markers. In 2014, Hornish, Jr. has made the most of his time behind the wheel while driving a partial Nationwide Series schedule at Joe Gibbs Racing with two poles and a win. He is now ready to rejoin the Sprint Cup Series with RPM.

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Orange County Up Next for KOMA Unwind Modified Madness Series

Fast 3/8 Mile Promises Great Action and Excitement

There only two events left on the Southern Modified Race Tour’s KOMA Unwind Modified Madness Series schedule and things have tightened up at the top in the chase for the right to wear the first crown as the series Champion.

Tim Brown’s win at Ace Speedway coupled with Burt Myers bad night moved the Rural hall, NC driver to within 10 points of Myers. Jason Myers ranks third in series standings, 63 points behind his brother. Those three drivers will decide the title between themselves. Bobby Sheffield ranks fourth in standings on the strength of several top five finishes. Spencer Davis and Jeremy Mayfield are locked in a tight battle for the 5th spot in standings with Davis only 10 markers ahead of former NASCAR Sprint Cup driver, Mayfield.

The Orange County Speedway event this weekend is a “statement” race for the new series. Car counts have been strong in this inaugural season but this is the final Modified race in the area this season. “Fans shouldn’t miss this last chance to see their local favorites duel close to home”, said SMRT Series Director Randy Myers. “These guys have put on some great racing this season and every one of them should be proud of their accomplishments. For a “new” series to come out of the box this strong is a testament to all the teams and the series sponsor, KOMA Unwind Relaxation Drink” Myers said.

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A Fresh Look at North Wilkesboro

The description says it all: “Many NASCAR drivers did their thing here. Now time is doing her thing.”

 A “Unmanned Aerial Vehicle” video posted on Bob Asbury’s YouTube page shows the demise of  North Wilkesboro (NC) Speedway, the 5/8 mile oval in Wilkes County. The Sky Sprinter Aerial Photography video was shot on Saturday.

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Whelen So. Mod. News & Notes: Charlotte

Seuss Enters Race Looking To Clinch First Title

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Andy Seuss enters Thursday night’s Southern Slam 150 at Charlotte Motor Speedway with two numbers in mind: four, as in securing his fourth race win of the NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour season, and one, as he looks to earn his first tour championship.

Statistically, Seuss will have some noteworthy figures to share during his championship season, but there will be one number that might possibly outshine all of them: 160,000.

That’s the number of miles his mom and dad, Bobbi and Steve Seuss – have traveled to support their son’s participation in the tour since his first start in 2006.
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Teenage Rookie Logan Rayvals Looks to Continue Canadian Supermodified Tradition at Oswego

OSWEGO, NY (October 6, 2014) – Oswego Speedway, the home of the Budweiser International Classic 200 and Supermodified racing, has also been a home away from home for some of Canada’s top short track open-wheel competitors.

Beginning in 2015, young Brockville, Ontario native Logan Rayvals will open his chapter in a long standing Canadian story at Oswego, coming in as a Supermodified rookie with a familiar name.

Champions Doug Didero, Ken Andrews, and Warren Coniam lead a long list of Canadian standouts including Randy Ritskes, Dave McKnight, and Norm Mackareth, each of which has made their mark on Oswego Speedway and Supermodified racing through the Speedway’s storied history.
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Stratton Crowned “King of the Clay” in Popular Upset at Devil’s Bowl Speedway

Quenneville takes Sportsman main for milestone win

WEST HAVEN, VT – Neil Stratton scored a major upset on Sunday night at Devil’s Bowl Speedway to become the winner of the inaugural “King of the Clay” race for Big Block and Small Block Modified stock cars. The Bennington, VT driver persevered through rough track conditions, and then seized a golden opportunity to steal the win and the $5,000 top prize at the “Battle at the Bowl” dirt track series.

Six-time Devil’s Bowl champion Kenny Tremont, Jr. looked the part of a winner early, posting the fastest time trial speed, and handily winning his qualifying heat. He took the lead from Tim Fuller on the fourth circuit of the 50-lap main event and fended off second-place runner Elmo Reckner through three early restarts and heavy lapped traffic. Reckner’s bid for the win ended during a caution period on lap 42 when he pitted for a deflating tire, giving Stratton a chance to challenge Tremont.

Stratton’s No. 87 Big Boys Toys/Kelly Fuels-sponsored Bicknell car was quick on the final two restarts, but Tremont was able to nose ahead. Disaster struck for Tremont with just two laps remaining, however, when a broken driveline component slowed his car. Stratton pounced and grabbed the lead as the large grandstand crowd erupted in cheers, crossing the line comfortably ahead of the field for the win.

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Waterford Speedbowl Sunday 10/5 Finale Weekend Results

Waterford, CT (October 5, 2014) – Waterford Speedbowl saw 210 racecars jam its pit area for Finale Weekend Sunday, hosting 13 race divisions for a huge day of motorsports. After rain forced the cancellation of Saturday’s scheduled events, track management crammed all racing into a full day of action Sunday. Scoring top honors was Keith Rocco of Berlin, who won the 100-lap Valenti Modified Racing Series feature. In NASCAR Whelen All-American Series races, Corey Barry of Plainfield and Garrett Denton of Hope Valley, RI each used a victory to cement track championships in the respective SK Light Modified and Mini Stock divisions. Ed Puleo of Branford won an entertaining SK Modified feature, Jason Palmer won the Valenti Auto Mall Late Model race, and Josh Galvin topped a thrilling Street Stock finish.

Northeastern Midget Association wins went to Ryan Bigelow of East Hampton, a first-time victor in the NEMA Midgets, and Dan Cugini of Marshfield, MA, won the companion NEMA Lite feature.

Joining them on the long list of winner’s for the day included Ray Reed of Norwich and Anthony Marvin of Colchester, each titlists in the Speedbowl’s Wild ‘n Wacky Wednesday series, checkering the Super X-Car and INEX Bandolero races. Wayne Shifflett of Preston won the X-Car feature and Dana Dimatteo of Farmington took the top spot in the INEX Legend Cars. Preston native Jay Stuart won the Outlaw Stock race.

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Pulliam Survives Wild Finish in Martinsville

Wins Prestigious Late Model Stock Special Event For Second Time

MARTINSVILLE, Va. – Lee Pulliam realized a few weeks ago that he didn’t have a chance to win his third straight NASCAR Whelen All-American Series championship but what he accomplished Sunday might ease a little bit of his frustration at not getting another title.

Pulliam took the lead on the restart of a green-white-checkered finish from Peyton Sellers and went on to win his second grandfather clock winning the MDCU 300 for the second time in four years. Pulliam’s first Martinsville victory came in 2011.

On Sunday’s final restart on Lap 198, Pulliam was able to pull ahead of Sellers and take the lead. On the final lap, Sellers and Sam Yarbrough got together in Turn 1. The contact sent Sellers into a spin in front of the field. Anthony Anders, 2014 NASCAR Whelen All-American Series national champion, was unable to miss Sellers and was collected as well.
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2015 PASS South Super Late Model Schedule Released for 10th Anniversary Season

Hickory Motor Speedway to host season-ending Mason Dixon Meltdown for the first time, in addition to the traditional running of the Easter Bunny 150 in the Spring
Series will host first racing event of any kind since 2012 at Concord Speedway on Memorial Day weekend
Myrtle Beach Speedway and Anderson Motor Speedway return to PASS South Super Late Model schedule in 2015 

CHARLOTTE, NC (October 5) – Pro All Stars Series (PASS) officials announced today the release of the 2015 schedule for the PASS South Super Late Models. The 10th Anniversary season for the South’s top short track series will be highlighted by the return of stock car racing to the triangular shaped, half-mile Concord Speedway on Memorial Day weekend and by the move of the Mason Dixon Meltdown to the legendary Hickory Motor Speedway for the first time in series history. With 15 dates confirmed and an additional date to possibly be added in September, the PASS South Super Late Models will compete at 11 different venues over the course of the 2015 season.

“We are very pleased to be able to release our 2015 PASS South Super Late Model schedule at such an early date and hope that will help our fans and competitors as they prepare for next season,” said PASS President Tom Mayberry. “We’re very excited and honored that the PASS South Super Late Models will be bringing new life to Concord Speedway on Memorial Day weekend. Additionally, Hickory Motor Speedway has been at the heart of the series since it started in 2006 and we look forward to capping off our 10th Anniversary season there in November. All in all, we’ve got a great group of tracks returning to the schedule next year and are excited for the possibilities.”

For the fifth time in the last seven years, the 2015 PASS South Super Late Model season will kick off on Saturday, March 7th with the 10th Annual South Carolina Clash at Dillon Motor Speedway. The series will then travel north on Interstate 95 for the first of three PASS South Super Late Model events to be hosted by Southern National Motorsports Park in Lucama, NC on Saturday, March 21. The series will return to Southern National again on Saturday, July 18, while the Fall race at the 4/10 mile speedway will move up to Saturday, September 27.

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Waterford Produces First Time Winner, First Time Champion for NEMA

WATERFORD, CT (October 5, 2014) — Some lines were added to the NEMA history book on Sunday when the midgets ran at the Waterford Speedbowl’s Fall Finale. Ryan Bigelow of E. Hampton, CT. became a first time winner in the NEMA Midgets and Ryan Krachun of Neshanic Station, NJ became a first time champion in the Lites.

After all events were rained out on Saturday, NEMA’s weekend schedule was whittled down to features only on Sunday. The midgets shared the day with a dozen other divisions of race cars.

As it has many times in the past, The Speedbowl produced a first time winner in the NEMA Midgets.
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Fall Fury at Wiscasset Speedway Wraps Up Season

WISCASSET, ME — Wiscasset Speedway ended its 2014 season with Fall Fury last Saturday. Although the skies were overcast and threatening rain, track officials were able to squeeze in most of the scheduled races for the gathered fans to enjoy. On the agenda were Wicked Good Vintage Racers, Outlaw Mini, Prostock, New England Four Cylinder Prostock, Modified, Strictly Street, Mini Trucks, and Thunder 4’s. A Late Model Sportsman and a Napa Super Street feature had to be cancelled at the end of the night because the showers that had threatened began to move in.

An end of season celebration was held at the track after the races, in the sprinkling rain. Barbarian BBQ had set up, preparing food during race time. All track staff, drivers and their crews and families, and fans gathered on the concourse and enjoyed a meal and watched as track owners, Rich and Vanessa Jordan, along with track promoter, Ken Minott, presented awards to drivers, their crews, and Speedway staff. Trophies were awarded to division champs. In all divisions there were hard luck awards, Sportsmanship awards, and awards for most improved. For a complete list of awards that were given out on Fall Fury, please visit the website.

A Wicked Good Vintage Racers feature was the first crowd pleaser. The Wicked Good Vintage Racers visit tracks in the Northeast and race with cars from the past. Coming in first in the feature was the # 3 of David Pierce. Placing second was Bob Guyon of the #13. Rounding out the top three was the #64 of Scott Tucker in third.

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Bohn Emerges Victorious at Caraway

Nips Loftin At The Line In Wild Whelen Southern Mod Finish

SOPHIA, N.C. – It was a circle track event, but it took a drag race to decide the winner as Danny Bohn just edged Brian Loftin at the finish line to take the Prestoria Farms 150 checkered flag in NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour action Saturday at Caraway Speedway.

It was the third career victory for Bohn, and second at the .455-mile oval in rural Sophia, North Carolina.

The dramatics were setup by a series of late-race cautions. Burt Myers had dominated the bulk of the event, but mechanical issues on Lap 130 opened the door to the field. Loftin assumed the lead and held Bohn at bay for two subsequent restarts before the green-white-checkered flag conclusion.
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