Archive for October 29th, 2008

Three-Day Celebration Awaits Whelen All-American Series

The NASCAR Whelen All-American Series will honor its champions during a three-day celebration in Las Vegas on Nov. 5-7, culminating with the series’ 27th annual awards banquet at the Rio All-Suite Hotel.

NASCAR, series sponsor Whelen Engineering and track operators will gather to honor nationals champion Philip Morris, plus U.S. state, Canadian provincial, and track champions from throughout North America.
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Joe Allegro, Jr. Takes Unusual Path to 2008 SK Light Modified Track Championship at Stafford Motor Speedway

Stafford Springs, CT — In only his second season of racing at Stafford Motor Speedway, Joe Allegro, Jr. took home the 2008 SK Light Modified track championship in the tightest points race of the 2008 Stafford season. While Allegro and his Parker Street Used Auto Parts team will celebrate as champions, the road they took to the championship was most certainly a path less traveled.

Allegro began the 2008 season with a last place finish at the Spring Sizzler, putting him in a deep hole at the outset of the year. Two more subpar finishes over the next three races left Allegro 86 points behind the championship leader. It is often said that the mark of a champion is consistency, and a second place finish in the fifth race of the 2008 season is where the consistency began to come into play.
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Thompson’s Flea Market this Weekend

Thompson, CT — Don Hoenig’s Original Automotive Swap meet and Flea Market will open for the 37th time this weekend, November 1st and 2nd , on the grounds of the Thompson International Speedway. Over 1,500 vendors and literally thousands of buyers will gather at the historic speedway for this annual, two-day, buy, swap and sell event.

Like so many things, Don Hoenig’s Original Automotive Swap Meet and Flea Market began with only a few vendors and a few hundred buyers. But, the success of that very first event proved that it had the potential to grow quickly. However, nobody envisioned the growth to be as rapid as it was or to become as famous as it has. The Thompson Automotive Swap Meet and Flea Market is now one of the largest events of its kind in the country.
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