Archive for October 17th, 2008

Thompson’s World Series Underway

Thompson, CT — The World Series of Speedway Racing got underway on Friday night with qualifying for seven of the 14 divisions in competition during the three-day racing spectacular. Tim Taylor of Wauregan, CT and Rick Blanchard of Pascoag, RI shared qualifying race honors in Thompson’s own Mini Stocks.  Eric Grant of New Milford, CT, and Jesse Gleason of Lisbon were heat race winners in the Limited Sportsman division.  Cam McDermott of Scituate, RI was tops in TIS Modified qualifying.

In the Outlaw Mini Stocks Phil Evans of Uncasville, CT, a Waterford regular and Seekonk Speedway competitor Derek Bergquist of Warwick, RI won heat races. Outlaw Strictly Stocks heats went to Ryan Lineham of Coventry, RI, and Tim Sullivan of S. Windsor. Corey Hutchings of Salem, CT, and Rick Gentes of Woonsocket, RI were tops in Outlaw Late Model qualifying. The Pro 4’s Modifieds and All Star Trucks also had heat races.
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Thompson World Series – Friday

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ISMA Annual Awards Banquet to Honor 2008 Achievers

Oswego, NY – As is tradition, the International SuperModified Association will gather together one more Saturday this season – this time to honor those who have earned special awards throughout 2008. The banquet is on Saturday, November 22, 2008 at the Turning Stone Casino in Verona, New York and tickets are now on sale.

The resplendent Shenandoah Club house, just a short walk (or shuttle ride) from the main Casino, will provide the cozy banquet setting. There is a limit on tickets to be sold and for hotel reservations, so don’t delay if you plan on attending.
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TVMRS Remembers and Bids Farewell to The Mountain Man:

It’s been almost a week since the passing of well known and popular race car driver Kirby Monteith. The 57 year old logger by trade lost his bout with colon cancer and died peacefully, Oct 8, surrounded by family. Monteith was a long time modified racer who competed with the True Value Modified Racing Series in 2004, 2005. His career spanned three decades.

Series announcer John Spence asked four people to share their thoughts on Monteith’s passing and a Kirby experience, something they’ll always remember about, “The Mountain Man.”

Dwight Jarvis, whose wife Bonnie is a cousin to Monteith, TVMRS founder Jack Bateman, long-time car builder/owner Lyle Patterson, the last owner Kirby drove for, and Monadnock Speedway announcer Dave Sutherland, who called many races that Kirby competed in through the years. All reflected on the Unity, NH, racer.
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