Archive for January 22nd, 2008

ISMA’S Mike Ordway Jr. Nominated for Speedy Award at SpeedwayEXPO 08

Springfield, MA — The second annual SpeedwayEXPO ‘08 is scheduled for February 29-March 2 in the Mallary Complex on the grounds of the Eastern States Exposition Center in West Springfield, MA. With more than three acres of indoor space dedicated to motorsports, displays will include local and regional race tracks and associations. Exhibitors include vendors of performance parts, safety equipment, accessories and the best in apparel and memorabilia. In addition there will be a full schedule of special events, racing seminars and activities, including autograph sessions, the Pit Crew Challenge, pedal-car races and a host of special vehicle displays. This show was a great hit in 2007 and should be even better in 2008.

Among the many happenings at EXPO ‘08 are the special awards to be presented to area racers, individuals, media, speedways etc. The 2nd Annual Speedy Awards will recognize the best of the best in northeast racing in 11 categories. Young Mike Ordway Jr. of ISMA has been nominated for the Break-Out Racer of the Year. The Break-Out Racer of the Year award is given to the competitor who stood out for his or her performances during the 2007 season. The inaugural winner in this category was Matt Hirschman.

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Allison Legacy North Hires 2 New Tech Inspectors

Newburgh, NY – The Allison Legacy North Race Series is proud to announce the hiring of two full time Technical Inspectors for the 2008 season. Series Director Michael A. Vasquez, Sr. stated that the one thing lacking in the series over the past two seasons was the series ability to properly inspect all the cars in the series. Michael stated that although the series is based on a sealed engine rule, some teams may or may not try to find their way around this or to simply interpret the rules to their advantage. Having two full time technical inspectors will help keep each team and their race car on a level playing field.

Randall A. Brolsma and Dan Holie are two 17 year old young gun mechanics from Newburgh, NY, who together will both bring several years of automotive experience to the ALNRS. Michael stated that like some of our young drivers who have been behind the wheel of a race car since the age of 5, Randall and Dan have been wrenching on some type of engine since they were in grade school. Both Randall and Dan specialize in 2.2 and 2.3 motors and have both worked with performance Ford engines. They are both top students in the Automotive class at Newburgh Free Academy and look to forward their careers in the automotive field upon graduation.

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Dragon Files First American-Canadian Tour Full-Season Entry

Brent Dragon

American-Canadian Tour (ACT) stock car racer Brent Dragon of Milton, VT has filed the first full-season entry for the 2008 ACT Late Model Tour schedule. Dragon will pilot the #55 Beverage Mart/Furniture World of Vermont Chevrolet, in a new partnership with Kenyon Racing Products of Ontario and Port City Race Cars.

“I’m more excited this year than I’ve been in a long time,” reported Dragon, citing his teaming up with new crew chief Mike Kenyon. “Mike and I talk a lot, even several times a week, and his advice and help has been what I needed. This will be my first year having someone at the track at every race to help set up the chassis, where I was doing most of the work by myself before.”

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