Archive for July 27th, 2007

Chris Perley Claims Fri. at Sandusky’s Hy-Miler Weekend

Sandusky, OH — Chris Perley continued his unbelievable performance on the ISMA-Wirtgen super series circuit Friday night at Sandusky. And, Perley continues to shake his head in disbelief. He once again set fast time and after starting 12th in a strong field of winged supers he worked his way quickly to the front. A challenge of his seemingly omnipresent rival Dave McKnight came once again as McKnight took the lead of the 40-lapper on lap 21 with Perley behind him. On lap 30, the 11 slung outside by the 94 off the fourth corner of the Sandusky half-mile, to take the lead from the Canadian – once again.

Standing in victory lane for the second consecutive year at Sandusky’s Hy-Miler prelim moments later Perley exclaimed, “This is crazy,” said the Rowley Rocket. “This was an intense, intense forty lapper. I got there and I couldn’t get there. On the restarts I was slower and couldn’t get going. I caught Dave and then I couldn’t do anything. I couldn’t get to the outside. I thought I’d used it all up and then my car starting coming in. I just kept it out there – heating up the tires. Then all of a sudden I had a shot. I bounced off his right rear once down in three and four. Luckily it didn’t hurt either one of us. I made it stick. It’s phenomenal. I’d even take a second over a first if I can’t have a first. We’ll just see what tomorrow brings.”

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Waterford Track Foreclosure Averted

news020429a.jpgWeekly short track racing will continue for the foreseeable future in southeastern Connecticut.

A foreclosure auction of the Waterford Speedbowl property scheduled for noon Saturday was canceled this morning by a Superior Court judge in Norwich.

Terry Eames, who leads a group that owns the Waterford Speedbowl, confirmed that his group has acquired new financing to avoid the foreclosure and keep the property running as a racetrack.

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Racing Electronics Becomes Official Communications Supplier

Canaan, NH — The True Value Modified Racing Series is proud to announce that Racing Electronics has come on-board as the Official Communications Supplier for the 2007 season.

Racing Electronics, the leader in Professional Racing Communications will provide communications equipment for the True Value Modified Racing Series which is in its fourth year of operation. The True Value Modified Racing Series has seen tremendous growth in a short period of time and continues to be the fastest growing motor sports series in New England. The series allows Racing Electronics to be involved in a grassroots racing series that will help the company reach out to new racers and race fans.

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The Passing of the Torch

Things in life change, just as the seasons change so it goes with life. Change is a constant. In New England they say “if you don’t like the weather, wait a minute.” If change is inevitable and time marches on what are we doing to insure we influence the direction of the future? We need to act in a way that will have a lasting effect on tomorrow. Greetings in the name of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.Remember the old days? I am sure we all have stories of events, races, locked in our memory forever. We can recall them like they were yesterday. What about favorite drivers? We all have certain ones that for one reason or another we remember; memories that are burned into our minds forever.

How about heroes? There are people we look up to, separate them from others in our lives, as we seek to use their lives as motivation for ours. Do you have some heroes in your life? Do you look up to someone and desire to be like them?

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Berghman Wires Pro Stock 50-Lapper

tislogo.jpgThompson, CT — Each of the six NASCAR Whelen All-American Series divisions provided its own brand of racing excitement during Thursday Night Thompson Thunder at the Thompson International Speedway on Thursday night. Jimmy “Showtime” Blewett of Howell, NJ, held off a stellar field of Sunoco Modified competitors to score his third win of the season. Dave Berghman of Seekonk, MA, led flag-to-flag in the Pro Stock 50-Lapper to score the popular victory. In other full-fendered action, Rick Gentes of Woonsocket, RI, scored a dramatic win to earn what appears to be his fifth triumph of the 2007 season. At press time, the Late Model feature finish was unofficial pending further technical inspection. Joe Arena of Kensington took down top honors in the Limited Sportsman division. Roger Larson, Jr. of Milford, MA, and Mike Romano of Pascoag, RI, were victorious in the TIS Modifieds and Mini Stocks respectively.

Jimmy Blewett of Howell, NJ enjoyed a rollercoaster of a ride in the Sunoco Modified feature to take down his third win of the season. Dave Salzarulo and Steve Masse both took brief turns at the head of the pack before John Blewett muscled his way into the top spot over Masse. Contact between Jimmy Blewett and Salzarulo caused a chain reaction deeper in the top ten collecting strong competitors Kerry Malone, Todd Ceravolo, Tommy Cravenho, and Geoff Gernhard.

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