Archive for September 25th, 2007

Circus of Dirt Returns to Brockton on Sat., Sept. 29

Brockton, MA — The half-mile dirt track at the Brockton Fairgrounds will be the scene of some fierce flat track motorcycle racing this Saturday. The 4th Annual Circus of Dirt is presented by Monty’s Cycle Shop and Bettencourt Honda/Suzuki of W. Bridgewater.  Riders from all over the New England States as well as New York will turnout for the 4th Annual Circus of dirt at the famed venue. Adam Carpinello of Greenbush, NY, an outstanding rider on the AMA Hot Shoe Series, will lead other Empire State riders into Brockton to take on the local contingent of New England Dirt Track Series. Adam managed to finish tenth overall in the AMA Hot Shoe Series 450 Class in just his first season. Previously in 2005 he raced in the AMA Pro Sport Series in selected events. Prior to that Adam spent 13 years in competition with the Electric City Riders Club in eastern NY State.

Carpinello along with Justin Velicky of Amsterdam, NY comprise a duo of NY riders who are expected to mount a serious challenge to the 450 and Open Pro riders from New England. One of them will be James Poole of So. Berwick, ME, a first year Expert who has been consistent since the 2007 NEDTS season began back in the spring. He’s expected to be the rider to beat in that class going into Brockton’s Circus of Dirt. Brian McKenna of Plymouth is a local rider who is expected to really be up for this event as he’ll be performing in front of a hometown crowd in both the 450 and Open Pro classes. Some 110 riders in eleven classes will entertain the fans when qualifying begins at 12:30 p.m. with the main events scheduled to begin at 3:30 p.m. followed by the Monster Truck Thrill Show.

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Change Made to SK Modified Finish from Sept. 21 at Stafford

Stafford Springs, CT — Following post race technical inspection from the September 21, 2007 NASCAR Whelen All-American Series feature events at Stafford Motor Speedway, the following change has been made to the official SK Modified® order of finish.

Unofficial SK Modified® fifth place finisher Doug Coby was penalized to the 25th finishing position of the feature event and was penalized the loss of championship points and purse money from the September 21st feature event due to the team’s refusal to present the car for post-race technical inspection.

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Former Danbury Driver Tony Archiere Passes at 65

tonyarchiere.jpgAnthony C. Archiere Sr., 65, of Danbury, devoted husband of Gertrude A. (Carter) Archiere, died at Danbury Hospital on Sunday, September 23, 2007. He was born in Danbury on February 12, 1942, son of the late Pasquale and Dorothy (Sousa) Archiere. He was a lifetime member of the Danbury community.

Mr. Archiere worked as a driver for the City of Danbury Highway Department for five years. Prior to that he owned and operated Archiere Trucking. He was an avid racecar driver and drove #53 at the Danbury Racearina in the 1970′s. He loved the outdoors, camping in upstate New York, and was a Dallas Cowboys football fan. He also enjoyed weekends dirt racing in Lebanon Valley, N.Y.

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