Waterford, CT — There are precious days left and John Puglisi is ready to begin the seasonal ritual – getting ready for Waterford Speedbowl’s season-opening Budweiser Modified Nationals April 12-13. Like always, he’ll be there when the first green flag drops.
Archive for March 28th, 2008
Media Favors 2003 Champion to Regain Title
Daytona Beach, FL — Todd Szegedy, the 2003 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour Champion, has been tabbed the favorite to recapture the title in 2008 by media members that cover the tour.
Szegedy earned 176 points in the preseason ballot and collected seven first place votes. Matt Hirschman was second in balloting with 164 points and garnered a first place nod by four voters.
Stafford Springs, CT — Stafford Motor Speedway will host its first on track action of the 2008 season on Saturday, April 19 with an open practice session in preparation for the season opening 37th Annual Tech-Net Spring Sizzler presented by CARQUEST scheduled for April 25, 26, & 27. For the first time ever, the open practice session will be open to Whelen Modified Tour cars. The practice will also be open to all divisions scheduled to race at Stafford in 2008, which includes: SK Modified®, Late Model, SK Light Modified, Limited Late Model, DARE Stock, Camping World Series, ISMA Supermodified, NEMA Midget, and Pro-4 Modifieds.
The rain date for the open practice session will be Sunday, April 20. The paddock gates will open at 10:00am, with the practice session running from 1:00pm to 6:00pm. The cost for admission into the paddock area for the practice session will be $25.00. Stafford Motor Speedway season paddock pass holders have their admission cost covered by the pass. The general admission grandstands will be closed to the public for the practice session.
There have been a lot of rumors about us moving our open practice tomorrow to Sunday. That is NOT the case at all. Weather permitting (and all looks good), we will begin practice tomorrow (March 29th) at 12 Noon. If there is any way you could post that for us, It would be much appreciated.
Driver to attempt ACT/NASCAR double duty weekend
Stock car driver “Outlaw” Eddie MacDonald has lofty goals. The Rowley, MA driver plans to run the American-Canadian Tour Late Model Championship season opener – the prestigious New Hampshire Governor’s Cup – at his home track, Lee USA Speedway, on Sunday, April 20. Ordinarily for MacDonald, that would mean a simple 40-mile drive north across the Massachusetts/New Hampshire border.
This time, it’s going to be a bit different. About 2,000 miles different.
Icebreaker Just Around the Corner
Thompson, CT — The long New England winter is loosing its grip on the region and race fans are ready for the annual renewal of high-speed excitement. It all begins each year with the ICEBREAKER race event at the Thompson International Speedway in Thompson, CT. This year’s ICEBREAKER will be held April 5th & 6th.
An especially harsh winter in the region has made race fans hungry for the return of their favorite sport and Thompson will present a full weekend of high speed spills and thrills. The annual season opener will feature eight different divisions of race cars in a two-day extravaganza.