Archive for September 18th, 2008

Miss Kitty to Preside as Thunder Road’s Miss Milk Bowl 2008

Harvest Hills Miss Kitty, a lovely seven year-old registered Ayrshire dairy cow, has been named “Miss Milk Bowl 2008” and will hold court at the 45th Annual Chittenden Bank Milk Bowl stock car race at Barre, VT’s Thunder Road.  A beauty pageant was staged at Harvest Hills Farms in Berlin, VT, and according to Annie Burke of Harvest Hills, Miss Kitty won the title – her first – going away.

One lucky race driver will have the dubious honor of bussing bossy as the winner of the 45th Annual Chittenden Bank Milk Bowl.  As has been tradition since the first Milk Bowl in 1962, the winner of the three-segment, cumulatively scored race paying a total of more than $60,000, will plant a kiss on the trophy queen immediately following the victory.
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Jeffrey Earnhardt to Pull Double Duty at Stafford Speedway’s CARQUEST Fall Final Weekend

Stafford Springs, CT — EJ Legacy Enterprises has announced that NASCAR Camping World Series driver Jeffrey Earnhardt will join the Late Model field and take the wheel of the #92 King Ward Coach Lines / SAFCO Foam Chevrolet during the 36th Annual CARQUEST Fall Final Weekend. Earnhardt, the son of Kerry Earnhardt and grandson of the late 7-time Sprint Cup Champion Dale Earnhardt, will pilot the car normally driven by Tom Fearn in the final event of the 2008 Late Model season at Stafford Motor Speedway.

In his first visit to Stafford last season, Earnhardt qualified 20th and finished on the lead lap in 12th position driving the #1 DEI Chevrolet Camping World Series car. Earnhardt will be driving the #8 DEI Chevrolet at this year’s CARQUEST Fall Final. Fearn is currently fourth in the 2008 Stafford Motor Speedway Late Model points standings. Both Legacy and Fearn are friends with Earnhardt’s crew chief Clinton Cram, which led to offering Earnhardt the Late Model ride to gain seat time at Stafford.
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Former Claremont Champion Named Honorary Starter for Ricky’s Race

Claremont, NH — Former Claremont (Twin State) Speedway champion Donnie Ayer has been named honorary starter for the 1st annual, “Ricky Miller Memorial 100” Sunday Sept.28., at the Twin State Speedway, Claremont, NH. The race, presented by New England Outdoor Furnaces, will be run in honor of the former New England modified standout and second generation driver who passed away in 2004.

Ayer began his career in 1968 winning a demolition derby at the Claremont oval. A year later, he entered weekly stock car racing events quickly becoming a force to be reckoned with. In 1970, Ayer was recognized with “Sportsman of the Year” honors, and two years later would become the 1972 champion at Claremont . Ayer grabbed two more titles at Claremont in 1975 and again in 1980 with nine victories paving the way to the championship and “Driver of the Year” honors.

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Bright Day for 31 Fans at the SYLVANIA 300

For 31 race fans, Sunday’s SYLVANIA 300 was a very lucky day. New Hampshire Motor Speedway officials distributed over $30,000 in rewards in the second round of the Fan Appreciation Economic Stimulus Program.

This program was implemented at that start of the 2008 season to recognize fans for their support of NASCAR racing at New England’s largest sports facility.
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