Archive for December 31st, 2007

Stafford Speedway Working with Johnson Chassis on New Late Model Metric Chassis Project

Stafford Springs, CT — Stafford Motor Speedway has embarked on a project in conjunction with Johnson Chassis of Concord, NC that will replace aging Late Model GM Metric Chassis with a tube Late Model chassis that will be built to the exact specifications and dimensions as the original GM Metric Chassis.

With over 500,000 GM Metric Chassis currently racing throughout North America and chassis becoming harder and harder to obtain, Stafford Motor Speedway took a proactive approach to come up with a solution that would not only aid competitors in finding chassis, but that would also not obsolete any of the current Late Model cars or provide a performance advantage over the current GM Metric Chassis cars.

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Pre-Hangover 150 Onboard Footage

Eric LaFleche has exclusive onboard footage from the Pre-Hangover 150 at Riverside Speedway, which was held on December 30th.

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SpeedwayEXPO Names Official Show Hotel

Salisbury, MA — SpeedwayEXPO ‘08 has arranged for the Hampton Inn of West Springfield, MA, to discount its rates to patrons of the upcoming motorsports trade show and exposition. SpeedwayEXPO ’08 vendors and attendees will pay just $72.00 per night (plus applicable taxes) while supplies last. Reservations must be booked prior to February 14.

The Hampton Inn is on Route 5 (Riverdale Road), just off I-91 and I-90, in West Springfield, Massachusetts, only four miles from the Eastern States Exposition grounds, the site of SpeedwayEXPO. The first-rate hotel offers free breakfast from 6am to 10am, free parking and free high-speed Internet access. In-room features include microwaves, refrigerators, coffeemakers and more.

[Hampton Inn Event PDF]

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PASS Sportsman Back On Track for 2008

Naples ME — After a remarkable inaugural season the Pro All Stars Series (PASS) Pullen Heavy Industries Sportsman division will return in 2008 with a seven race confirmed schedule that will see the popular class in action at four Maine and New Hampshire speedways.

Their 2008 campaign gets underway on April 19th at Beech Ridge Speedway, and returns to the Scarborough Maine oval on September 19-21 for the big PASS 400 weekend. Sportsman racers will make the drive to Speedway 95 on May 3rd for their only 2008 appearance at the Hermon Maine speed plant. Three trips to Wiscasset (ME) Raceway are on tap for June 15th and August 17th as well as the season’s grand finale championship event on October 5th. All Star Speedway in Epping NH rounds out the confirmed schedule with a June 27th date. One additional Sportsman division date is currently under negotiation.

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PASS Outlaws Ready to Rumble in 2008

Naples ME – Pro All Stars Series (PASS) President Tom Mayberry has released the 2008 schedule for the PASS Outlaws, and the schedule contains a new look for the upcoming season.

“We’ve combined the various Outlaw divisions of seasons past into one single schedule for 2008”, said Mayberry, “and we’ve tried to keep travel costs under control by scheduling the races in a closer proximity to the racers themselves. It’s a solid schedule that  will give the Outlaw Series plenty of racing while leaving some summer weekends free to enjoy other family activities as well.”

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2008 Schedule Set for PASS Mod Division

Naples ME — The Pro All Stars (PASS) Mod division will kick off its fifth season in 2008 with a ten race confirmed schedule that will see New England’s most affordable asphalt open wheel division in action at four of Maine and New Hampshire’s toughest ovals.

Beech Ridge Speedway in Scarborough Maine will play host to the PASS Mods on three occasions; the season’s lid lifter on April 19th, July 5th, and the big PASS 400 weekend on Friday September 19th through Sunday September 21st. Wiscasset (ME) Raceway will welcome the PASS Mods on May 18th, June 15th and August 16th and host the grand finale championship event on October 4th. Groveton New Hampshire’s Riverside Speedway fans can look forward to two PASS Mod appearances on May 10 and July 26th. A May 3rd appearance at Speedway 95 in Hermon Maine will round out the 2008 card. One additional race date is currently under negotiation at press time.

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PASS Ready to Ring in 2008 at Northeast Motorsports Expo

The New Year is upon us and race fans and racers from throughout New England are already looking forward to the first big motorsports event of 2008.

Northeast Motorsports Expo will celebrate its 20th anniversary on January 4-6 at the Augusta (ME) Civic Center, and the Pro All Stars Series (PASS) will once again be well represented.

To commemorate this special event PASS has teamed up with New England Race Fuels and Sunoco to bring 2007 PASS South Super Late Model Champion Ryan Lawler to the 20th anniversary show. Lawler will join 2007 PASS North Super Late Model Champion Ben Rowe to sign a limited edition autograph card to celebrate their respective titles. Lawler and Rowe will appear at The New England Race Fuels booth on Friday evening from 6:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. They will return for two more autograph sessions on Saturday from 12:00 PM until 2:00 P.M. and from 6:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M.

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2008 Seekonk Speedway Rules Released

Seekonk Speedway’s 2008 Pro Stock Rules are now available online.

Late Model, Sport Truck, Street Stock, and Pure Stock rules are complete and will be posted online within the next 48 hours and will be available via the same link.

Update: 2008 Seekonk Rules Posted
Pro Stock
Late Model
Street Stock
Sport Truck
Pure Stock

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Doug Bandy Grabs Pre-Hangover 150 Win at Riverside Speedway

The weather was absolutely gorgeous for the running of the second annual, Alan’s Home Improvements, Pre-Hangover 150 lap enduro at Riverside Speedway in Groveton, New Hampshire. Close to one thousand diehard race fans flocked to get their winter fix at the Northern New Hampshire speed plant, and forty-three special racers from throughout New England battle their way through some very tough racing conditions.

When the checkers waved, it was an emotional victory for Lyndonville, Vermont’s, Doug Bandy. Bandy was the driver that was airlifted from the track at the Frostbite 400 last October. Bandy’s race was quite eventful as he almost threw it all away as he got stuck in the deep snow off turn three with about thirty laps to go. He dug his way back onto the track, and rolled to a two lap victory in a badly sputtering racecar. Racing home second was Micheal Dearden out of Maine, followed by New Hampshire speedster, Ryan Avery. Rounding out the top ten were David Wilds, Lawrence MacDonald, Jordan Davis, Jesse Switser, Michael Smith, Ben Bedor and Paul Wood.

Photo Gallery by Eric LaFleche of Victory Lane Forum and VLF Photos

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