Archive for March 26th, 2008

Championship Caliber Galore On Speedbowl’s ‘08 Rosters

Waterford, CT — The combined entry lists for Waterford Speebowl’s five weekly divisions include 23 one-time track champions. Defending champions Rob Janovic Jr. (SK-Modifieds), Bruce Thomas Jr. (Late Models), Ken Cassidy Jr. (Mini Stocks) and Michael Gervais Jr. (Legends) top the list heading into the season opening April 12-13 Budweiser Modified Nationals.

Led by six-time champion Dennis Gada, there are nine champions entered in the $20,000 SK-150, the headline event for the 12th annual “Mod Nats.” The list also includes three “150” winners – Ted Christopher, Gada and Jeff Pearl.

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Five Star Stock Car Bodies rewards PASS racers

Naples, ME — Five Star Stock Car Bodies of Twin Lakes Wisconsin will  provide awards for super late model racers that compete in the Pro All Stars Series (PASS) North and South divisions in 2008. It’s the eighth consecutive season that the well known manufacturer of race car bodies and accessories has provided awards for PASS points competitors.

Five Star will provide award certificates for a complete ABC body package (less windows and spoiler) and an ABC reskin body package to two racers in both the PASS North and South super late model divisions. All drivers that attempt to qualify for 85% of each series events are eligible for a random draw at their respective 2008 banquets.

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Stafford Motor Speedway Previews 2008 Late Model Season

Stafford Springs, CT — The Late Model division at Stafford Motor Speedway frequently offers some of the best full fendered racing action that you will find at any track in New England and the 2008 season is shaping up to be another fabulous season of Late Model racing. Corey Hutchings won the track championship last year in his rookie season at Stafford, and he returns to defend his championship driving for a new car owner. Hutchings will take over the controls of the Brian Kennedy owned car that Tom Fearn piloted to three victories a year ago. The Kennedy/Hutchings combination should prove to be a formidable force in the chase for the 2008 championship.

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Strong NEMA Field Ready for Icebreaker

The Northeastern Midget Association begins its 56th season at Thompson International Speedway’s Icebreaker April 4-5-6. Club President Mike Scrivani Jr. expects upward to 30 cars for the 25-lapper on what is the fastest track NEMA visits.

It is the first of 19 races for NEMA, the most in 20 years. It is the first of three ’08 visits to Thompson. The Budweiser Modified Nationals at Waterford Speedbowl follows a week later (April 12-13) providing the club with a demanding start.

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Photo Gallery Updated

The photo gallery of Paul Fohlin gained some additional depth recently with new photos. In addition to the March 22 Thompson practice gallery, Paul’s archive now dates back to the 1989 season. Everything from car shots to victory lane photos for your enjoyment.

Paul Fohlin Photos