Archive for August 22nd, 2008

Loftin Makes It Three Straight

Asheboro, NC — They say when you’re hot you’re hot. Following his victory on Friday night at Caraway Speedway in the Whelen Southern Modified Tour 150, there’s no doubt that Brian Loftin is a man on fire after he scored his third straight win in dominating fashion.

The victory also allowed him to take the lead in the Whelen Southern Modified Tour standings over L.W. Miller who has held the top spot in the standings since last September.

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Practice: DEI Leads At Mansfield

Mansfield, OH — Dale Earnhardt Inc. duo Jeffrey Earnhardt and rookie Trevor Bayne led the speed charts after the 1 1/2-hour practice at Mansfield Motorsports Park.

Earnhardt (DNo. 8 Dale Earnhardt Foundation Chevrolet) was the fastest at 16.363 seconds for 110.004 mph on the .5-mile oval, while Bayne (No. 1 Dale Earnhardt Chevrolet Chevrolet) followed at 16.433/109.536.

Rookie Kyle Cattanach (No. 37 A Journey For 9/11 Chevrolet) was third at 16.500/109.091. Brian Ickler was fourth, followed by points leader Matt Kobyluck.

Qualifying for the Mansfield 150 is scheduled for 1:40 p.m., with the race starting at 5:30 p.m. live on HDNet.

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Maine’s Glen Luce Knocking on the Door at Thunder Road’s Bond Auto Labor Day Classic

Glen Luce of Turner, ME is seemingly on the verge of capturing his first-ever American-Canadian Tour Late Model stock car victory.  The 20-year racing veteran is in his first full season of ACT competition, and after a steep learning curve early in the year, feels that he’s ready to break into victory lane.  He wants to do it at the 30th Bond Auto Labor Day Classic 200 at Barre, VT’s Thunder Road Int’l Speedbowl on Sunday, August 31.

“We’re knocking on the door (of the first win); we’ve got a lot of momentum,” said Luce.  “We hit on something at Airborne, and we’ve been gaining confidence ever since.  We’ve been contenders almost everywhere, and we’ve been shown a lot of respect on and off the track.  It feels good.”
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