Stafford Springs, CT — Stafford Motor Speedway has released their 2009 rules for the DARE Stock division, which are now available online in the DOWNLOADS/RULES section of www.staffordspeedway.com.
The 2009 DARE Stock rules have several minor technical changes along with a procedural change. The procedure change deals with the DARE Stock win rule. Beginning in 2009, any current season DARE Stock feature winner will not be able to be posted to start higher than 16th position in any remaining feature events.
On the technical side, DARE Stock competitors will have the option of running Comp Cam Roller Tip Rocker p/n 1412-16 and will have the option of placing the overflow catch can under the rear trunk lid.
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Christopher Chasing SK Modified and Modified Tour Championships
Stafford Springs, CT — Stafford Motor Speedway’s all-time winningest driver Ted Christopher will once again be a busy man when the 36th Annual CARQUEST Fall Final Weekend comes to Stafford Motor Speedway on October 10, 11, and 12. Christopher has joined the Camping World East Series field to go along with his Whelen Modified Tour and SK Modified® efforts, where he is chasing after championships. Christopher will drive a Ted Marsh Chevrolet, a combination that has reached victory lane at Stafford once before in the Camping World Series East Division.
Christopher and Marsh have enjoyed past success together at Stafford with Christopher taking down his only career Stafford Camping World East Series victory in the June 30, 2000 CARQUEST 150. That night, Christopher qualified in the 20th position, but weaved his way through traffic in a hard charge that had him in the lead for the first time on lap-82 from Brad Leighton. Christopher went on to lead the final 68 laps of the race and he took the checkered flag.
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Ron Yuhas Jr., one of the Waterford Speedbowl’s most accomplished drivers, will be driving Chuck Camosse’s Esslinger-powered #11 in Northeastern Midget Association action at this week’s Finale.
NEMA will qualify on Saturday. The 25-lap feature will be part of Sunday’s busy program. Yuhas, who has won in both SK-Modified and Late Model competition this summer, is a definite contender in the 100-lap SK feature.
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Stafford Springs, CT — Stafford’s own Woody Pitkat will make his first appearance in a Camping World East Series car at Stafford when the division comes to the track’s 36th Annual CARQUEST Fall Final Weekend, which is scheduled for October 11th and 12th. Pitkat will be piloting a Mike Olsen owned Chevrolet with sponsorship from The Davidson Company and ECI / Cliff Nelson Motorsports. In addition to his Camping World East Series ride, Pitkat will also be driving in the SK Modified® and Late Model feature events, as well as performing his duties as a jackman for Doug Coby, who will be driving the #28 Ramar-Hall Whelen Modified Tour entry for car owner Don King.
Pitkat ran the car at last year’s season ending Toyota All-Star Showdown at Irwindale Speedway in California. Pitkat qualified the car 38th and finished 26th, and he recently tested the car at Stafford.
“I ran Mike’s car last year at Irwindale, and he mentioned something about possibly putting something together for Stafford this year in the car,” said Pitkat. “Mike had the car at Stafford a couple weeks ago and he called me up and asked me if I could come down and put some laps on the car. The test went pretty well, and Mike said if he made it through New Hampshire that he would be interested in putting me in the car. I had to come up with some sponsorship money and The Davidson Company and Cliff Nelson helped me out with money to run the car. They’re both great sponsors to have helping me out and I’m looking forward to running the car.”
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Thompson, CT — The World Series of Speedway Racing, the biggest auto racing event of its kind in the northeast, will be held at the Thompson International Speedway October 17, 18 & 19, 2008. There is nothing quite like this massive three-day racing spectacular that hosts hundreds of race cars and thousands of race fans.
Fourteen different racing divisions will make up this year’s XTRAMART World Series. It is the largest and most diversified racing weekend held anywhere in the country.
The huge Thompson pit area is filled to capacity with race cars and race trucks. The lineup includes the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour, ISMA Super Modifieds, NEMA Midgets, Pro 4 Modifieds, Thompson’s “Super Six” NASCAR Whelen All American Series divisions, ARTS trucks, and three different “outlaw” divisions. Many of the touring divisions will crown their champions on World Series weekend.
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Modified Champions Jerry Cook & Raymond Park Among Inductees
Talladega, AL — The International Motorsports Hall of Fame and Museum (IMHOF) proudly announced the 2009 Hall of Fame Induction Class today at Talladega Superspeedway. The five inductees, determined by a 125-person panel of international media, are: J.C. Agajanian, Donnie Allison, Jerry Cook, Bud Moore and Raymond Parks. Votes were recorded and tallied by Letson & Associates of Hoover, Ala.
“Congratulations to our Class of 2009,” said Talladega Superspeedway President and IMHOF Executive Director Rick Humphrey. “Each of these inductees has shown a competitive fire and unmatched talent for their profession that brought each to the pinnacle of success. For Mr. Allison and Mr. Cook, it was their talent behind the wheel that earned them this esteemed honor. For Mr. Agajanian, Mr. Moore and Mr. Parks, it was their ability to sense and develop talent in drivers and crewmen that cemented their place among the greatest car owners of all time.”
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