Archive for December 19th, 2007

PASS Announces Champions Series to Crown National Champion

Rules For Only PASS South… Not PASS North Or Other PASS Series

From the local Street Stock competitor to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series stars, it’s every driver’s goal to become a champion. Over the last several years, PASS has crowned champions in its regional series’, the PASS North and PASS South Super Late Model divisions. Beginning in 2008, PASS will crown its first ever National Champion. Both the PASS North and PASS South will have 14 race schedules that will award regional championships in both divisions. Within those two schedules, there will be a Champions Series that will determine who the PASS Super Late Model National Champion will be.

“It has been our goal since we started the PASS South Series in 2006 to eventually crown a National Champion,” said PASS President Tom Mayberry. “We believe that with the strength of the PASS North and PASS South Super Late Model divisions that 2008 is the right time to give back to the drivers that support both our series.”

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RT Race Parts/Torco Race Fuels Partner with NEMA for 2008 season as Fuel Supplier and Series Sponsor

Rob Tower of RTraceparts and NEMA President Mike Scravarni are pleased to announce that RTraceparts/Torco Race Fuels will be the preferred fuel supplier and a series sponsor of NEMA for 2008.

Tower presented details of both the 2008 Torco Race Fuels points fund program and series sponsorship while attending the NEMA annual meeting & luncheon on Saturday, December 15th at Perriwinkles & Georgios Restaurant in North Oxford, MA.

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ACTion News 12/19/07

Happy Holidays! With the first five honorees of the “Top 25 ACT Drivers of 2007” in the books, we continue our countdown this week with a look at drivers 20 through 16. Here’s a look back at drivers 25-21 from last week:25. Matt White, NAPA Tiger Sportsman – Two-time Thunder Road winner, made successful Late Model debut at Chittenden Milk Bowl in September

24. John Donahue, American-Canadian Tour (ACT) Late Model – Won the Bond Auto Labor Day Classic 200, scored emotional Challenge Series win at Oxford

23. Mike Martin, Allen Lumber Street Stock – Fast, smooth, consistent, took an exciting Mekkelsen RV Memorial Day victory

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Former Danbury Crew Member Robert Wells Passes at 77

Robert Alan Wells, Sr., age 77 of Bethel, died Sunday, December 16, 2007 at his home with his family in attendance, after a short battle with cancer. He was the husband of the late Betty Jane Stanton Wells.

He was born in New Milford, CT, July 23, 1930 son of the late Franklin and Alma Smith Wells. He was an automobile mechanic, until moving to Kissimmee, FL, where he worked at Walt Disney World for 10 years, returning to the area after the death of his wife.

Bob’s passions included the New York Yankees, the New York football Giants and NASCAR racing. He was a life member of the Southern New York Racing Assoc., serving in several capacities, including ambulance driver and pit crew member of both Chick Stockwell and his son.

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Waterford Speedbowl Christmas Party This Thursday

The holiday spirit, complete with some bargains for shoppers, will be in full force at Waterford Speedbowl’s annual Christmas Party Thursday night, Dec. 20 at the Groton Motor Inn & Suits in Groton, CT.

“Party goers” are asked to bring a new toy that will be donated to the Connecticut Department of Children and Families. Over the past half dozen years the Speedbowl family has been very generous in support of the less fortunate in the area. A toy automatically enters the donor into a drawing for valuable prizes.

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Whelen, NASCAR Announces Contract Extension For Modifieds

Daytona Beach, FL — Whelen Engineering’s relationship with NASCAR racing continues to grow and flourish, evidenced by the fact that it was announced last Friday that the company is extending its entitlement sponsorship for both of NASCAR’s Modified Tours – the NASCAR Whelen Modified and NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tours – through 2016. Whelen is a Connecticut-based company that is the leading manufacturer of automotive, aviation, industrial and public emergency lighting and warning systems, including the caution lights on the track and pace cars at NASCAR events and has been involved in sponsoring NASCAR’s Modified touring division since 2004.

“When Whelen became the entitlement sponsor of the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour, I stated that we were in this for the long run and now we have formalized that commitment,” said Phil Kurze, vice president of motorsports for Whelen Engineering. “The Modified Tours are very special to everyone at Whelen. We think these Tours provide some of the most exciting and competitive racing NASCAR has to offer and we are proud to be associated with both of them. Our support of grassroots racing is very strong and we have demonstrated that by providing NASCAR with the longest running entitlement sponsorship agreements for any NASCAR Series.”

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NASCAR Celebrates 60 Years of Modified Champions

Daytona Beach, FL — Red Byron was the first. In 1948, Byron won the first sanctioned NASCAR event – in a Modified – and went on to win the 1948 NASCAR Modified Division championship.

Last Friday night at the Mohegan Sun Resort, Donny Lia was officially crowned the 2007 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour champion, making him the 60th Modified champion in NASCAR history. And with Lia’s coronation, NASCAR and series sponsor Whelen Engineering kicked off a celebration of the rich legacy of NASCAR’s Modified division that will last throughout 2008.

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NASCAR Camping World Series Logo Unveiled

Daytona Beach, FL — NASCAR unveiled today the new official series logo for the NASCAR Camping World Series. Last Saturday, NASCAR announced that beginning in 2008, Camping World, the country’s largest RV and outdoor retailer, will entitle the long-standing Grand National Division, East and West Series.

The NASCAR Camping World Series features cars similar in design and appearance to those cars competing in the NASCAR Nationwide Series. The East Series races in key markets in the northeast, along the Atlantic seaboard, and as far west as Iowa. The West Series features events along the Pacific coast, and several western states, reaching as far east as Iowa, where the two separate series meet for a combined event in May. Both series run at a challenging combination of short tracks, intermediates, road courses, and speedways, with a number of races held in combination with NASCAR Sprint Cup Series events.

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NASCAR Camping World Series Added to CARQUEST Fall Final

Stafford Springs, CT — Stafford Motor Speedway has announced that its season ending CARQUEST Fall Final Weekend event has added the NASCAR Camping World East Series, formerly known as the NASCAR Busch East Series, to its weekend lineup. The NASCAR Camping World East Series will join the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour to give the Connecticut half-mile two 150-lap NASCAR Touring events and create a sensational weekend of NASCAR racing to close out the 2008 Whelen All-American Series season at Stafford Motor Speedway.

The 36th annual CARQUEST Fall Final Weekend, scheduled for September 26-28, will feature the two NASCAR Touring events plus the final SK Modified®, Late Model, SK Light, Limited Late Model, and DARE Stock events of the 2008 season that will see the crowning of the five 2008 Stafford Motor Speedway Track Champions.

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