Archive for December 27th, 2007

Wiscasset Added to ’08 True Value Modified Schedule

According to the Wiscasset Raceway web page, the True Value Modified Racing Series will race there on Saturday, June 28, 2008. It will be the third Maine venue for Jack Bateman’s open-wheeled Modified class, joining Beech Ridge in Scarborough and Oxford Plains on the 2008 schedule. The inaugural race at the midcoast Maine oval will be the second new venue joining the famed Thunder Road Speedbowl in Vermont.  All-Star Speedway in Epping, NH also rejoins the schedule along with traditional venues like Monadnock.

At 3/8 mile, Wiscasset is the largest track in Maine (along with Oxford Plains) and features the highest banking, ranging from 10 to 12 degrees in the corners.  The track opened in 1969 and has hosted famous Pro Stock races like the Coastal 200 and the one-off Big Dawg 400 won by Sam Sessions.  Well-known track champions include Scott Chubbuck and Hall of Famer Stan Meserve.  NASCAR star Ken Schrader raced a Late Model at Wiscasset and found victory lane in a pair of visits to the track, with the most recent trip coming in 2006.

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ACTion News 12/26/07

Here’s hoping your Christmas holiday was a great one, and wishing you a Happy New Year! Before we get to the “Top 25 ACT Drivers of 2007,” let’s touch on the recently released nine-race Série ACT Castrol schedule for next season.

Autodrome St-Eustache, just minutes from the city of Montréal, will open the Série ACT Castrol 2008 season with a 100-lap contest on May 18, then close the curtain with the 14th Annual St-Eustache 300 on September 21. The 4/10-mile oval will also hold a 200-lap show on July 26, with an extra bonus purse attached for American race teams that compete.

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Stafford Speedway Car Count Building at Record Pace for 2008 Season

Stafford Springs, CT — With the 2007 NASCAR season in the rearview mirror and the 2008 season looming on the horizon, Stafford Motor Speedway has received a grand total of 128 number registrations thusfar for its 2008 NASCAR Whelen All American Series season. Stafford’s premier division, the SK Modifieds®, lead the way with 35 entries. The SK Modified® division is followed by the Late Model division with 32 entries, the DARE Stock division with 26 entries, the Limited Late Model division with 19 entries, and the SK Light division with 16 entries.

“We are excited with the volume of car registrations we have received thus far,” said SMS CEO / GM Mark Arute. “When compared to previous years, we’re on a record pace for number registrations at this point. We have a great mix of veteran drivers as well as new drivers spread out through our five weekly divisions and we’re looking forwards to another great season of weekly racing with what we feel will be some of the best racing competition in New England.”

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