Archive for August 5th, 2008

Dorothy Dimond Passes

Seekonk Speedway Staff and Management regret the passing of Dorothy Dimond mother of Jay Dimond and grandmother of Samantha and Kyle Dimond.

Dorothy Mae Mae (Pease) Dimond, age 81 years, of Middleboro, died Sunday, Aug. 3, 2008, at Rhode Island Hospital after a lengthy illness. She was the wife of the late Robert E. Dimond. Born Tuesday, June 21, 1927, in Oak Bluffs, she was a daughter of the late Wilbur and Gladys (Luce) Pease. Dorothy was educated in West Dennis schools and had lived in Middleboro for the past 20 years. She was an avid Red Sox fan and enjoyed bingo, reading, NASCAR, and most of all, enjoyed family gatherings. She is survived by four sons, Lawrence Duke Pease of Middleboro, Richard Pease of Assonet, Charles Pease of Maine and Donald Jay Dimond of Cranston, R.I.; a daughter, Cynthia Loring of Florida; 16 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; a twin brother, Donald Pease of Brockton; a sister, Priscilla Shaunessey of Middleboro; and many nieces and nephews. Visitation will take place Thursday, Aug. 7, 2008, for 4-8 p.m. in the Dahlborg-MacNevin Funeral Home, 280 Bedford St., Lakeville. Dorothys burial will be at a later date.

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Civali Suspended For Riverhead Incident

Daytona Beach, FL — NASCAR has penalized James Civali, a driver who competes in the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour, as a result of a rules infraction Saturday at Riverhead Raceway in Riverhead, N.Y.

Civali was found to be in violation of Section 12-4-A (actions detrimental to stock car racing; hitting another competitor’s car during a caution period) of the 2008 NASCAR rule book. The violation occurred during the Aug. 2 race.

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Morris Back In Familiar Territory

Former National Champ Moves to Top of Standings

Philip Morris has been through the national title chase enough to know not to get too concerned about the championship standings in June and July. August, though, is another matter.

And as August begins, it’s Morris who finds himself atop the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series overall standings after lurking in the top 10 all season. Morris had first- and second-place finishes in the twin 75-lap Late Model features at Motor Mile Speedway in Radford, Va., Saturday night.

The finishes pushed his points total to 852 and allowed him to jump from fifth to first.

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“The Louie” – NEMA’s Pinnacle

It’s officially the Boston Louie Seymour Memorial Classic but “The Louie” will do. It is testimony to the status it has in midget racing in general and in the Northeastern Midget Association in particular.

Honoring the memory of one of New England’s legendary car owners, Seekonk Speedway hosts the 12th annual edition of the classic on Saturday night.

There are extra incentives, but inclusion on the “The Louie” win list is the main objective. Conceived and nurtured by the Seymour family – notably Louie’s widow “Miss” Ellie and sons Mike and Bobby – it is a top event. The “man who towed a million miles,” Louie Seymour competed with success on the USAC Sprint Car and Silver Crown circuits for many years.
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Capital City Speedway News & Notes

Attention Capital City Speedway fans and racers – the new Stittsville Interchange is now open and you must use it to access the service road that brings you to the race track on Saturday, Aug. 9.

Directions: Heading EAST on Hwy 7, exit at Stittsville Interchange and turn left on Hazeldean Road, then turn left onto service road (which is the first road you come to).  Heading WEST on Hwy 7, exit at Stittsville Interchange and turn right on Hazeldean Road, then turn left onto service road, which takes you to Capital City Speedway.  Coming from Stittsville, go over the new over pass, then turn left at service road which takes you straight to speedway.

NOTE: The Rotary Club of Nepean-Kanata will be hosting a breakfast at Capital City Speedway on Saturday morning, Aug. 9th in conjunction with the Série ACT Castrol coming to town.  All proceeds from the breakfast go to a good cause!

Sources: Justin St. Louis/ACT Late Model Tour PR

Pitkat & Coby To Drive No. 28

Don King, owner of the No. 28 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour team, has announced that he has replaced driver James Civali with a tandem of Doug Coby and Woody Pitkat for the remainder of the season.

Coby, of Milford, Conn., will fill the seat this Friday as the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour stops at Stafford (Conn.) Motor Speedway for the New England Dodge Dealers 150. Coby has previously driven for King, and has one win and 23 top 10s in 76 career starts in the series.
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