Archive for March 1st, 2008

Former #144 Car Owner Bill Lyons Passes at 68

LYONS, William Phelps William Phelps Lyons, 68, of Granby, beloved husband of Anna L. (Blomquist) Lyons, passed away on Thursday (February 28, 2008) at St. Francis Hospital. Born in Westfield, MA, son of the late Newton and Edith Mae (Long) Lyons, he was a lifelong Granby resident. Bill was employed by the Town of Granby for over 40 years, retiring in 2001 as the Director of the Public Works Department. He was also a member and former Captain of the Lost Acres Volunteer Fire Department. Bill had many interests including collector of belt buckles, piggy banks, race cars, and airplanes.

He was the owner of a stock car #144, and raced at Riverside Park, Eastern States, and at other stock car raceways in New England. He enjoyed antique car restoration and woodworking, specifically making birdhouses and whirly gigs. At Christmas time, he made and donated many wreaths and crosses. An avid hunter and fisherman, after his retirement, Bill enjoyed helping out at Young Farms in East Granby.

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Cassius Clark will chase PASS North, National SLM titles

Naples, ME — Cassius Clark is a racer through and through. The Farmington Mainer thrives on competition, and his team is one of a handful of Pro All Stars Series (PASS) regulars that travel all over the east coast to see how they match up against the toughest competition short track racing has to offer.


Just 26, Clark has to be considered a veteran in the super late model ranks. He has a dozen PASS North and South feature wins to his credit, and a slew of poles and top fives to back up those wins. He’s competitive wherever he goes, whether it’s Five Flags Speedway, South Boston (where he won the inaugural Mason-Dixon Meltdown) or Scotia Speedworld in Canada’s Maritimes.


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Final Turn

Last week we chased a rabbit of sorts, doubt. Doubt is one of those things we can live without. Once we clear out the doubt we can finish the race. As we get back to our study passage we will learn about the provision God makes for us and the blessings He has for us in this life and the next. Greetings in the name of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

No doubt about it, God is true to His Word. That Word doesn’t change, it is and always will be the same, you can depend on it. There are not many things in life that are stable and sure like the promise that God made to us. We search for them only to find that we are let down. Things are not what they seem to be. So as we take the final turn coming to the checkered flag, what does God have in store for us?

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Stafford Season Ticket Savings Deadline is March 14

Stafford Springs, CT — Stafford Motor Speedway 2008 Season Ticket Packages are available and on sale, but time is running out to take advantage of Stafford’s discounted pricing. After March 14, each Stafford Motor Speedway’s season ticket package will increase in price.

Stafford’s Season Paddock Pass grants weekly admission to the paddock area, as well as the paddock area grandstands and the general admission seats in the main grandstand. The paddock pass is priced at $450 if purchased before March 14, and increases to $500 if purchased after March 14. Season Paddock Passes can be upgraded to include a reserved seat in the main grandstand for an additional charge of $50.00. If purchased before March 14, Season Paddock Passes offer nearly 45% off the cost of buying a ticket each week, making the Season Paddock Pass the greatest deal among Stafford’s Season Ticket packages.

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