Archive for April, 2006

Wean Takes Northeast Focus Opener at Waterford Speedbowl

Waterford, CT — Nick Wean of Milford, N.J. captured Saturday night’s 20-lap USAC Northeast Ford Focus Midget Car Series opener at the Waterford Speedbowl.

He led all 20 laps to beat Ryan Osborne, Ryan Smith, Sean Carman and Jesse State.

Sources: USAC PR

Cassius Clark cruises to season-opening victory in PASS Super Late Model main

OXFORD, Maine – Stock car drivers and teams have six, seven, sometimes even eight months to prepare for a season. Still, it's often harder to get ready for that first race than a doubleheader weekend in the middle of summer.

Cassius Clark and the Chapman Racing Team are one of premier operations on the Pro All Stars Series (PASS) North Super Late Model series, but their preparations for Saturday night's New England Dodge Dealers 150 at Oxford Plains Speedway was as much a game of "beat the clock" as it is for every other gang of weekend warriors.

"We didn't even get the motor put in the car until 1:30 this morning," Clark said in victory lane after winning the season-opener at the track his Farmington family has always considered home. "These guys just stuck with it. We didn't turn a lap in the first practice this morning, but we overcame that and here we are."

Clark played the waiting game to perfection, taking the lead on lap 95 and outlasting a dozen caution flags to capture the season-opening Pro All Stars Series New England Dodge Dealers 150.

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Northeast Focus Series Opens Season Saturday

Indianapolis, IN — USAC’s Northeast Ford Focus Midget Car Series gears up for its second season of action this Saturday at the Waterford Speedbowl in Waterford, Conn.

Defending series champion Michael Sboro, who did not plan to compete in last year’s Northeast region fulltime, may make occasional appearances in the Northeast. Sboro, a native of Watertown, N.Y. now living in Mooresville, N.C., has competed in the Carolina/Virginia region already this season, having led laps Saturday at Hickory Motor Speedway in North Carolina.

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Third year a charm? Kennison tops Taylor, Rowe in surprising Pro Stock practice run

It's the day when gossip gets a life or loses its credibility. It's the day when everyone is tied for the point lead. It's the day when everything is right with the world again.

It's test and tune day, and at Oxford Plains Speedway, it means the first real race of the year is only a week away.

Nearly 100 cars, including more than two dozen teams representing the Oxford Networks Pro Stocks and Pro All Stars Series, filed through the pit gate Saturday for a seven-hour open practice that included all five Weekly Racing Series divisions.

The OPS schedule roars to life for real next Saturday at 5 p.m., with the New England Dodge Dealers PASS 150 and a full slate of accompanying feature action for the Late Model Stock, Limited Sportsman, Strictly Stock and Mini Stock divisions.

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