Archive for June 19th, 2008

Silk Registers Second Career Victory at Thompson

Driver of the No. 79 earns first win of 2008

Thompson, CT — Ronnie Silk reached Victory Lane for the second time in his NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour career when he took the checkered flag in the New England Dodge Dealers 75 Thursday night at Thompson (Conn.) International Speedway.

In a race that counted only green flag laps, Silk took the lead from Ted Christopher on lap 53 and never relinquished it en route to his first win of the season. His previous victory also came at Thompson on Sept. 23, 2007.
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Record Purse Totaling Nearly $7 Million Posted

Featuring one of the most lucrative purses per-mile in NASCAR racing, drivers competing in the LENOX Industrial Tools 301 week of events at New Hampshire Motor Speedway will race for their share of a record purse that totals close to $7 million.

The posted prize money of $6,977,328 awaits competitors among four NASCAR touring divisions. The purses for all series have increased from last June’s races, and are the highest in New Hampshire Motor Speedway history.

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Track Walk to Benefit Speedway Children’s Charities

Fans will have the opportunity to walk the 1.058-mile New Hampshire Motor Speedway while supporting a great cause – children.

Proceeds from the walk will benefit Speedway Children’s Charities, the Kenny Irwin Jr. Memorial Foundation, Victory Junction Gang Camp and the NASCAR Foundation.  All of these organizations provide vital services to children in need.

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Fans Have One Final Chance to Experience the Action on Pit Road

A limited number of Pre-Race Pit Passes remain available for fans to purchase prior to the LENOX Industrial Tools 301 on Sunday, June 29, 2008.

For the first time in speedway history, a limited number of pit passes are being made available to ticket buyers. Fans will be able to watch their favorite teams prepare for the race from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 29, 2008.

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Thompson is Sweet Spot for Mod Tour’s Silk

Thompson, CT — The Thompson International Speedway, The New England Dodge Dealers, and Charter Communication joined together to present an action-packed night of racing that included a 75-lap green flag race for the Whelen Modified Tour along with six divisions of weekly racing series action. Ronnie Silk of Norwalk, CT, who has gained an affinity to the Speedway, scored the second win of his career at the historic oval.

Todd Ceravolo of Gales Ferry, CT, took top honors in a tremendous Sunoco Modified war. Sixteen-year-old Derek Ramstrom of Worcester, MA, scored his second straight win in the Pro Stock division. Tim Sullivan of S. Windsor followed suit with consecutive wins in the TIS Modifieds. Jeff Zuidema of N. Brookfield, MA, continued his domination of the Late Model division with his third win of the short season. Mike Romano of Glendale, RI, in Mini Stocks and Scott Sundeen of Douglas, MA, in the Limited Sportsman division also scored victories during Charter Communications’ presentation of the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series.

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