Archive for May 21st, 2008

Speedbowl Wild n’ Wacky Wednesday Results, 5/21/08

Waterford, CT — Youngster Ryan Morgan, only 14-years old and a recent graduate of the quarter midget ranks, dominated the Legends 20-lap feature at the Waterford Speedbowl Wednesday evening. In capturing his first-ever win in the division, Morgan quickly distanced himself from the field finishing several lengths in front of Mike Alcaro. Thomas Gray, George Whitney, and Max Zachem completed the top-five.

Other Feature winners were Jon Porter (Super X Car), Brad Voglesong (X Car), and Richard Fratus Jr. (X Modified).

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Jerry Gappens Statement On H.A. “Humpy” Wheeler’s Retirement

In response to today’s announcement regarding H.A. “Humpy” Wheeler’s retirement as President and General Manager of Lowe’s Motor Speedway and President of Speedway Motorsports, New Hampshire Motor Speedway Executive Vice President and General Manager Jerry Gappens issued this statement:

“To me, throughout his career, Humpy personified the great characteristics of P.T. Barnum, Walt Disney and Don King,” said Jerry Gappens, executive vice president and general manager of New Hampshire Motor Speedway.  “He entertained fans like P.T. Barnum by creating that three-ring circus atmosphere in Charlotte. Humpy had the vision to see into the future and paid attention to detail like Disney.  He promoted every race like Don King promoted heavyweight title fights.  It wouldn’t surprise me to see him become the world’s greatest fisherman or at least promote some great fishing boat races off the Carolina coast!

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Extreme Family Fun Night This Sunday

Thompson, CT — The place to be this Sunday will be the Thompson International Speedway. The holiday weekend would not be complete without taking in the annual Eve of Destruction. This event draws thousands from near and far who enjoy a fun-filled evening of motorized mayhem that runs from the sublime to the ridiculous.

Thompson’s Eve of Destruction is designed to provide everything from the thrilling, edge-of-your-seat excitement with incredible stunt performances to uproarious laughter at the antics of the sixth annual Trailer Trash Race and demolition derbies.

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