Archive for January 13th, 2008

18 Race Schedule, New Venues Announced at TVMRS Winter Meeting

Keene, NH — The True Value Modified Racing Series officially announced Saturday an eighteen race schedule, new sponsorships, and new racing events for the 2008 season. The announcement came at the tours winter meetings at Best Western Hotel, Keene, NH., by series president and founder Jack Bateman.

The series will kick off its new campaign at the Monadnock Speedway, Winchester, NH., on Saturday April 12 with a 100 lap feature race highlighting the season opener. The tour will visit the Winchester oval July 5, and again on Aug 23.

On Sunday April 20, the modifieds will join with the ACT Late Model Series at Lee USA Speedway, Lee, NH., for that tracks annual “Governors Cup 200.” Each division will compete in 100 lap feature races. Lee will also host the modifieds on July 11 and at their season ending Oktoberfest weekend Oct 4, 5.

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2007 Season Celebrated at Speedbowl Awards Banquet

Waterford, CT — A large contingent of competitors and fans of the Waterford Speedbowl converged on the Groton Motor Inn & Suites on Saturday evening for the 2007 Awards Banquet.

In the evenings opening comments, former Director of Media Relations and presently a consultant to the Speedbowl, Pete Zanardi stated the following;

“We are very close to announcing what the present operating team has been battling for over the past four months. We hope to announce in the very near future that the Waterford Speedbowl operating team will also be the owner of the facility. Perhaps it makes less than perfect sense to make this announcement at this time, but management believes it is very important tonight to justify the faith many of you have shown in us and to assure you that your efforts toward the 2008 season were and are not in vain.”

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2008 Seekonk Speedway Information Updates

To Our Fans and Competitors-
The speedway continues to work on various aspects of the program that we hope will reflect positive change in 2008. Several new sponsorship partners have joined our team for the upcoming season, and we’re lookign forward to working with each of them and putting our best foot forward. Some of the changes that we’ve bene working on are identified in this week’s blog.

PIT CREW LICENSES FOR MINORS:
In response to requests from our competitors, we have re-evaluated the minimum age allowed to work on race cars in the pit area. We agree that many high school age (15-17) boys and girls would like to participate in our race teams and gain experience before turning 18. Therefore, the minimum age has been lowered to 15. However, all minors between the ages of 15 and 17 must hold a pit crew license. BOTH parents and or legal guardians MUST sign consent forms which will need to be notarized. A parent or legal guardian must also be present at the track with the minor at all times to be able to give consent for treatment in the case of a medical emergency. Fee to purchase and process a minor’s license is $25. For more information, please contact the track office directly.

FAST TRACK MEDICAL RESPONSE SYSTEMS
In 2008, Seekonk Speedway will implement the medical history bracelets for drivers, crew members, and track officials that are currently in use at various facilities including Thompson and Stafford. More information will be provided on this process at Saturday’s awards banquet

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Super 2008 Schedule for PASS North Super Late Models

Naples, ME — The 2008 Pro All Stars Series (PASS) Super Late Model North schedule is complete and the series’ eighth season is highlighted by some big new races, a change in the point format and a brand new series within a series.

The fastest full bodied race cars in the northeast will tackle a fourteen race schedule with stops at eight of the top short track racing venues in New England and Maritime Canada.

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Jerry Nadeau to Race in Old School Racing Champions Tour

OSR Series Overview Old School Racing Champion’s Tour (OSRCT) is a new racing series debuting in 2008 that will have retired and semi-retired champion drivers competing in a 10 race regular season schedule followed by a “Last Chance Race” and a “Championship Race”.

The Drivers:

Eligible drivers are previous NASCAR Cup, Busch, Truck race winners, series champions from ARCA, CART and Indy Car, and previous Indy 500 winners that are not currently competing full time in any of the previous series. There will be 15 drivers competing in each regular season race and 20 drivers in the OSRCT Championship Races.

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