Archive for January 11th, 2008

Ben Dodge’s Auto Parts Swap ‘n Sell Slated for Jan 19 & 20

Vernon, CT — In less than one week, the racing community’s only indoor all-automotive swap meet will be held on the grounds of the Eastern States Exposition in West Springfield, MA. On January 19 & 20, 2008, the Better Living Center will be transformed into a racer’s paradise with over a million parts available. Thanks to the foresight of well-known promoter Ben Dodge over 30 years ago, this annual event has thrived. In recent years, it has been heralded by Hemmings Motor News as the largest all-automotive indoor swap meet in the country.

It has earned its title not only for the enormous size of the venue, with vendor space totaling over three acres, but also for the number and variety of vendors. A host of leading retailers and wholesalers will be joined by private sellers to offer a wide range of parts and accessories, safety equipment and tools. Racers will find products for every phase of their off-season projects.

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LENOX, New Hampshire Motor Speedway Go The Extra Mile; Announce New LENOX Industrial Tools “301″

It’s time for NASCAR to open the record books. LENOX Industrial Tools and New Hampshire Motor Speedway (NHMS) announce they have gone the EXTRA MILE – literally – with the creation of the LENOX Industrial Tools 301.

For the first time in history, the length of a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race will be 301 laps. The EXTRA MILE was added in honor of LENOX customers – users and suppliers of industrial tools – who perform physically demanding jobs, yet receive little recognition. To celebrate their efforts, LENOX announces the EXTRA MILE HERO program.

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The Davidson Co. Continues Contingency Program Sponsorship at Stafford Motor Speedway

Stafford Springs, CT — Stafford Motor Speedway has announced that The Davidson Company has renewed their commitment to the SMS Contingency Program for the 2008 season. The Davidson Company will pay a $150 bonus to each SK Modified® feature event winner. The 2008 season will mark the fourth consecutive season that The Davidson Company has offered the $150 first place bonus for SK Modified® competitors.

“We feel that with all the costs associated with racing that our contingency sponsorship just helps offset a little of that cost to the racers,” said Dave Rowe, Owner of The Davidson Company. “We believe that Stafford Motor Speedway puts on a great show each and every Friday night and that our contributions helps make it an even better experience. The Rowe Family along with the Davidson Racing family can think of nowhere else we’d rather be on a Friday night than Stafford Motor Speedway.”

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Speedway Motorsports Completes Purchase of New Hampshire Facility

Green Flag Drops for New Era at New Hampshire Motor Speedway

Loudon, NH — Closing documents were completed today, finalizing Speedway Motorsports, Inc.’s (NYSE:TRK) purchase of New Hampshire Speedway, Inc. d/b/a New Hampshire International Speedway, from Bob and Gary Bahre for $340 million in cash.

The completed purchase was announced today by O. Bruton Smith, founder, chairman and chief executive officer of Speedway Motorsports, Inc.

Smith also announced, to better align with other SMI-owned speedway brands, New Hampshire International Speedway was being renamed New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

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