Archive for September 10th, 2007

Faster Pastor Race Tops Bowl Schedule

news020429a.jpgWaterford, CT — The Faster Pastor Race, a 20-lap battle for area clergy, helps bring Waterford Speedbowl’s Saturday night season to a close this week. The pastors join the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series cars plus the Wild n’ Wacky Wednesday X-Cars on the docket.

It will be the third year for Faster Pastor event, a 20 lapper in X Cars. A cooperative effort between the Bowl and the area churches, it has become a ‘special’ event.

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Schedule Set for Sunday Conclusion of Sunoco Modified Mania

Thompson, CT — The completion of the Sunoco Modified Mania Program has been set for Sunday, September 23rd. Rain forced track officials to look for a date that was compatible for all concerned. Following lengthy discussions the day after the rain out, the new race day was set to be the afternoon of Sunday, September 23rd.

Four of the six-divisions in competition for Sunoco Modified Mania were able to complete their events. But, shortly after the True Value Modifieds hit the track, the skies opened, the rains came and everything was brought to a stop. That left the True Value Modifieds and the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour ducking for cover and looking for a date to complete their portion of the Sunoco Modified Mania program.

Grandstands will open at 11:30 AM on Sunday, September 23rd. Racecars from these two divisions will be allowed to practice until 2 PM. The True Value Modified feature event will pick up with two laps complete at 2:15 PM and the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour will run their entire 150-lap main event at about 3:30 PM.

[Photo Gallery] by Adam Fohlin.

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Kaeding Eyes Opportunity to Stretch Lead

Bud Kaeding of Campbell, Calif. has quietly ascended to the lead in the 2007 K & N Silver Crown Series standings in quest of a repeat series championship. After missing the “podium” in the season’s first seven races, he’s finished third in the last two and finds himself with a 53-point lead over runner-up Wayne Reutimann Jr. of Zephyr Hills, Fla.

Saturday, Kaeding leads the series to the “New Hampshire 75″ at New Hampshire International Speedway in Loudon, N.H., USAC’s first appearance in the Granite State in 11 years. A 75-lap feature race is planned and will follow the track’s “Super Saturday” NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series practice, the New Hampshire 100 for the Whelen Modified Tour and the New Hampshire 200 for the Craftsman Truck Series.

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Hirschman Wires Field in ROC at Thompson’s Mod Mania II; Rain Postpones Whelen Mod Tour & True Value Event

matthirschmanroc090807.jpgThompson, CT — A dominating win by Matt Hirschman highlighted a soggy Sunoco Modified Mania II event. Hirschman led every lap of the Race of Champions main event before the rains came in forcing the postponement of the Whelen Modified Tour 150 and the True Value Modified Racing Series. The True Value Modified Racing Series completed only two laps with Andy Suess of Hampstead, NH, holding the point before torrential rains hit the speedway.

The NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour and the True Value Modified Racing Series events will be rescheduled for Saturday evening, September 22, 2007. Official starting times will be announced in the coming days.

Three of the other scheduled events of Modified Mania II were completed before the rains came with Todd Ceravolo of Gales Ferry taking down the Sunoco Modified main event and Leo Oliveira scored the TIS Modifieds victory. Thompson regular Norm Wrenn of Nashua, NH, scored the Pro-Four Victory.

[Photo Gallery] by Adam Fohlin.

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