Archive for September 15th, 2008

Janovic Now Contender In Bowl’s SK Picture

Waterford, CT — Rob Janovic Jr., a guy who enjoys staying under the radar, all of a sudden is a contender to make it two straight Waterford Speedbowl SK-Modified championships. Points will be a concern as action continues this week.

Coming off two top-fives (and the overall win) in last week’s Double Down Shootout, Janovic has moved into second in the standings and heads into Saturday night’s 35-lap SK feature a scant six points behind leader Dennis Gada. Keith Rocco now sits third, 22 back.
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NEMA Takes 900th Race To Maine ’s Beech Ridge

Scarborough, ME – The Northeastern Midget Association moves on to Maine ‘s Beech Ridge Motor Speedway Saturday to take part in Pass 400 weekend at the historic facility. It will be the 20th race at Beech Ridge and 900th feature for the 56 year old club.

Driver Randy Cabral and owner Tim Bertrand will take the point leads into the unique afternoon race. Cabral has a 217-point edge on Joey Payne Jr. while Bertrand leads Bob Santos Jr. by 87 as the season heads into the stretch drive.

NEMA action will start at noon.
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True Value Modifieds Take Points Battle to All-Star Saturday

Epping, NH — The True Value Modified Racing Series returns to action this Saturday night, Sept 20, at the All-Star Speedway, Epping, NH., and with only four race dates remaining on the schedule, the battle for the series championship is heating up, setting the stage for another close finish for the 2008 title.

In 2006, Dwight Jarvis, Ascutney,VT., and Jimmy Kuhn. Jr., W. Bridgewater, MA., battled down to the wire with Jarvis claiming the championship in the season finale at Lee, NH.

Entering All-Star, here is how the standings play out. Only three points separate leader Chris Pasteryak, Lisbon, CT., and third place driver Mike Holdridge, Madison CT.  Sandwiched in the middle is three-time champion and defending  titlist Kirk Alexander, W. Swanzey, NH., only one point behind Pasteryak and two ahead of Holdridge. Jarvis is currently fourth with Buxton, ME., veteran David Pinkham in the fifth spot.
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Thompson Releases XTRAMART World Series Schedule

Thompson, CT — The schedule of events for three-day XTRAMART World Series of Speedway racing has been released by the Thompson International Speedway. The 35th edition of this season-ending classic is slated for the weekend of October 17-19, 2008. The schedule for that weekend has been posted on the track’s web page. It is also detailed in thousands of flyers being distributed throughout New England.

The XTRAMART World Series is the largest auto racing event in the northeast and it attracts literally hundreds of race cars and thousands of race fans. The World Series is unique in that it brings together almost every kind of race car that competes in the northeast. The World Series spotlights fourteen divisions of race cars thus making Thompson International Speedway the destination of thousands race fans.

2009 SpeedwayEXPO Dates Announced

Popular Racing Trade Show Returns to West Springfield’s Big E February 27-March 1

Salisbury, MA — SpeedwayEXPO will return to the Big E in Springfield, Massachusetts, February 27-March 1, 2009. Presented by Speedway Illustrated magazine, the three-day show is the largest enthusiast event for Northeastern drivers, teams, tracks, and vendors.

“The 3rd annual SpeedwayEXPO will kick off the 2009 Northeast racing season with hundreds of exhibits,” says Silvio Calabi, the magazine’s publisher. “We’ll have more than 200 new race cars and old favorites, and bring together drivers, crews, and fans from a dozen states and Canada.”

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Laperle Tightens ACT Title Chase with Oxford Victory

Patrick Laperle of Montréal served notice on Saturday evening that he is ready to challenge Scott Payea for the 2008 American-Canadian Tour Late Model stock car championship, following a dominant victory in the New England Dodge Dealers 150 at Maine’s Oxford Plains Speedway.  Laperle’s Systèmes Intérieurs Descoste #91 Chevrolet charged from 16th starting position to take the lead from Turner, ME’s Glen Luce on lap 50, then blitzed the 36-car field for his second ACT championship event win of the year.

“That was a lot of fun,” said Laperle.  “We started 16th and took the lead early, the car was awesome.  We changed a lot of things just before the race, I knew we had to make the car tighter, and it was the right thing to do.  We found something last week (in winning the non-points all-star ACT Showdown at Québec’s Autodrome Chaudière) and it’s working.”

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Photo Galleries 09/14/08

Saturday
New Hampshire by Adam Fohlin
Oxford Plains – ACT LM Tour by Eric LaFleche
Seekonk by Nicholas Teto

Sunday
New Hampshire by Nicholas Teto