Archive for October 19th, 2007

Caisse Knocks Logano Off Pole For Showdown

Irwindale, CA — Sean Caisse knows that all eyes in the NASCAR developmental world right now are on Joe Gibbs Racing’s Joey Logano. And that’s just fine for Caisse, who stole some of that attention by bumping Logano off the pole during Friday’s qualifying for Saturday’s NASCAR Toyota All-Star Showdown at Irwindale Speedway.

Caisse, who went out 40 out of 50 cars, qualified at 98.517 mph. He eclipsed Logano’s fast time of 98.253.

“The biggest thing is who’s on the outside of me,” Caisse said. “He’s been in the spotlight all year. For him to be in the pole position and then knock him off it is a hell of an accomplishment. He’s a great driver.”

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Virginia Hudson Passes at 83

Mrs. Virginia Hudson, the mother of Seekonk Speedway Starter Rocky Hudson, passed away on Thursday, October 18, 2007 after a long struggle with Alzheimer’s Disease.

Viewing will be held on Sunday Oct 21 from 4pm – 8pm at the Thomas & Walter Quinn Funeral Home, located at 2435 Warwick Ave., Warwick RI.

Funeral services will be held on Monday Oct 22nd at 9am from the Thomas & Walter Quinn Funeral Home with funeral Mass following at 10am @ St. Kevins Church on Sandy Lane, Warwick. Relatives and friends are invited to attend.
The Seekonk Speedway family sends its sincere condolences to Rocky and his family during this difficult time.

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Stafford Motor Speedway 2008 Rules Released

Stafford Springs, CT — Stafford Motor Speedway has updated their rule book for the upcoming 2008 NASCAR Whelen All-American Series season for all five of its weekly divisions, and the rules are available online now in the DOWNLOADS/RULES section of www.staffordspeedway.com.

The release of the 2008 rulebook this early on in the off-season marks an unprecedented release date for Stafford Motor Speedway. Normally, the track would host competitor meetings at the end of October and the rules would be finalized and released sometime in December. But starting with the update of the Late Model sway bar rule prior to the 2007 Tech-Net Spring Sizzler, the Stafford Tech Staff found that implementing rule changes for the 2007 season as well as the 2008 season would serve to have the rulebook posted in a much quicker fashion and would be a great benefit to competitors.

SK Modified Rules
Late Model Rules
SK Light Rules
Ltd. Late Model Rules
DARE Stock Rules
Track Rules

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PASS South “Howler” To Be A Scary-Good Time For Whole Family

Concord, NC – When race fans bring their kids to Greenville-Pickens Speedway each and every week, they want to share in their love for great short track racing. Greenville-Pickens Speedway is one of those places that just makes for great racing. And that will be no different when families come to the PASS South Super Late Model “Howler” event on October 27th at the historic track.

But the evening won’t only be about action on the track for families to share in. There will be plenty of action off of the track as well, and once again, it’s PASS South leading the way. The evening’s events include trick or treating with the teams during the autograph session and a costume contest for kids. Adults can dress up as well if they like.

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Trust in Him

How many of us trust our spotters during the middle of a race? This is Rev. Dan, giving Rev. Don a much needed break this week. Greetings in the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Spotters, they see things that the drivers cannot see. They usually sit high above the racetrack and can see a lot more of what is going on during the race. They tell us to go high or go low. There is trouble in turn 3; slow down. Car 5 is on the outside; keep your line. All clear, give it all you got. These are some of the ways that the spotters can help the drivers stay out of trouble and win the race. Spotters see things that we don’t see, and we have to put our full faith and trust in him or her.

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Gene Angelillo Hospitalized

Fifteen-time Owner Champion Gene Angelillo is currently in the Hospital of Saint Raphael’s in New Haven, CT following a heart attack Monday night.

While he is not yet ready for visitors, notes and cards are welcome: Gene Angelillo, Room 320, Hospital of St. Raphael’s, 1450 Chapel St., New Haven, CT, 06511.

Sources: NEMA PR

Fourth NEMA Crown Best Yet For Seitz

A student of history, Ben Seitz rates the 2007 Northeastern Midget Association Drivers Championship, his fourth straight, as the best. “Well,” he explains, “nobody has ever done it before.”

The 27-year old admits, four straight “was looming around in the back of my mind” most of the season. Seitz and car owner Pete Valeri, powered by an Esslinger/Beast combo, didn’t lay claim to the championships until the checkered fell on the final event of the season at Thompson Speedway’s World Series.

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