Archive for November 17th, 2008

Pasteryak Crowned True Value Modified Champion

Rehoboth, MA — A capacity crowd filled the historic Francis Farm banquet facility in Rehoboth, MA., Saturday night, November 15, as the True Value Modified Racing Series, presented it’s fifth annual Awards Banquet honoring drivers, car owners, and the 2008 series champion, Chris Pasteryak, Lisbon, CT.

Pasteryak, winner of two races, at Waterford and Seekonk, addressed the crowd from a well prepared and well delivered script that detailed what the season meant to him and his family. The second generation driver thanked his fiancé, family, his Babcia, friends, his sponsors, series sponsors, and TVMRS officials, for their support. His father, Charlie, and uncle, Carl, have been involved in modified racing since the mid-seventies. “I guess they didn’t know what they were getting into,” said the new champion.
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New Hampshire Motor Speedway to Host ACT Invitational in 2009

Loudon, NH — Late Model stock car drivers will get their first superspeedway experience next year as New Hampshire Motor Speedway will host the inaugural American-Canadian Tour (ACT) Invitational during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series SYLVANIA 300 weekend on September 17-20, 2009.

The Invitational will have a purse of more than $65,000 for invited and approved teams that attend the historic, groundbreaking event for Late Model stock car racing.

“New Hampshire Motor Speedway has been looking for a way to support the short track industry throughout the Northeast and Québec/Ontario markets,” said New Hampshire Motor Speedway Vice President and General Manager Jerry Gappens. “The Invitational is a great addition to our NASCAR weekend that already includes the Sprint Cup Series, the Camping World Truck Series, the Camping World Series East, and the Whelen Modified Tour.”
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New Hampshire Motor Speedway to Host ACT Invitational in 2009

Late Model stock car drivers will get their first super-speedway experience next year, as the 1-mile New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon, NH hosts the inaugural American-Canadian Tour (ACT) Invitational on NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Sylvania 300 weekend, September 18-20, 2009.  The ACT/NHMS event will have a purse of more than $65,000 for invited and approved teams that attend the historic, groundbreaking event for Late Model stock car racing.

“New Hampshire Motor Speedway has been looking for a way to support the short track industry throughout the Northeast and Québec/Ontario markets.  ACT offers the perfect conduit to help us meet our marketing goal,” said NHMS Vice President and General Manager Jerry Gappens.

“New Hampshire Motor Speedway is giving short track fans and teams throughout the Northeast and Canada a wonderful opportunity,” said ACT President Tom Curley.
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Keith Rocco, Ryan Posocco, Joe Allegro, Jr., Bill Davis & Norm Sears Honored as 2008 Stafford Motor Speedway Track Champions

Stafford Springs, CT — Stafford Motor Speedway welcomed a guest list of over 500 people consisting of teams, drivers, and employees this past Friday night, November 14, 2008 at the La Renaissance Banquet Facility in East Windsor to officially honor Keith Rocco, Ryan Posocco, Joe Allegro, Jr., Bill Davis, and Norm Sears as the 2008 Stafford Motor Speedway NASCAR Whelen All-American Series track champions.

With Stafford Motor Speedway broadcasters Matt Buckler and Tony Sutton serving as the Masters of Ceremony, the 39th annual Stafford Motor Speedway NASCAR Champions Awards Ceremony not only honored the five track champions, it also honored the top-20 points finishers from the SK Modified®, Late Model, SK Light, Limited Late Model, and DARE Stock divisions. Other awards that were presented during the evening’s festivities were Most Popular Driver Awards, Most Improved Driver Awards, and the Reliable Welding & Speed Rookie of the Year awards.
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RPM Announces Record Sponsorship

Edgar, WI — Eleven supporting sponsors, more than ever before, will back the upcoming 36th RPM Promoters Workshops; a testament to the strength of this industry despite a year plagued by bad weather and the economic slowdown. “We are gratified to see the commitment demonstrated by the organizations that are underwriting our services to promoters,” said Stewart Doty, Chairman of the events. “In an economy such as we are experiencing, these commitments are extraordinary and serve to underline the loyalty of these organizations to promoters and to our sport.”

Joining firms that have supported the Workshops since 2004 are new sponsors AMI Graphics, the New Hampshire-based producer of stadium graphics and the WISSOTA Promoters Association, which sanctions more than 50 tracks in the upper Midwest and Canada. Returning sponsors include INEX, the international sanctioning group for Legends, Bandolero and Thunder Roadster racing; The Eldorado Hotel Casino Reno, host hotel of the Western Workshop; Musco Sports lighting, the leading supplier of stadium and track lighting; Raceceiver racing communications and management software; Moffett Productions, producer of TV and radio advertising for race tracks; The World Racing Group, World of Outlaws and UMP DIRTcar; Lucas Oil, the Lucas Oil Late Model Series, and the Lucas Oil Speedways; Simes Graphic Designs, designer advertising for race tracks and sanctioning groups; and GM Performance Parts, source of GM crate engines for motorsports. We are excited to have the support of these companies and look forward to introducing them to promoters at Reno and Speedweek.
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Promoter of the Year Balloting Begins

Promoters to Nominate Peers for Award

Edgar, WI — Who will succeed Lynn Phillips and Alfred Gurley as the next Auto Racing Promoters of the Year (ARPY), and receive the prestigious award during ceremonies at the Speedweek National RPM Promoters Workshop? The ballot, was mailed as part of the October 2008 issue of Racing Promotion Monthly, and promoters will use it to select Regional Auto Racing Promoters of the Year in eight regions encompassing the United States. In final January balloting, one of the Regional award recipients will be chosen by peers as the 33rd Auto Racing Promoter of the Year.

Recipients of the Auto Racing Promoter of the Year award, originated in 1976 by the editors of Racing Promotion Monthly, the idea newsletter for auto racing promoters, are a who’s who of short auto racing promotion. Phillips and Gurley, Talladega Short Track, Talladega, AL, was selected 32nd Auto Racing Promoter of the Year last year. Previous winners of the ARPY award are, Hugh Deery 1976 and 1984; J.C. Agajanian, 1977; D. Anthony Venditti, 1978; Jack Gunn, 1979; George Eisenhart, 1980; Dick O’Brien, 1981; Howard Tiedt, 1982; Don Martin, 1983; Glenn Donnelly, 1985; Cary Agajanian, 1986; Bud Lunsford, 1987; Bob Daniels, 1988; Howard Commander, 1989; Ray Wilkings, 1990; Paul Kuhl, 1991; Robert Lawton; 1992; Earl Baltes, 1993; Jody Deery, 1994, and Andy Vertrees, 1995, Charles Powell, 1996, C. Ray Hall in 1997, Larry Kemp in 1998, Charles Cathell in 1999, Charles Deery in 2000, and Ralph Capitani in 2001, and Lanny Edwards in 2002, Bob & Nadine Strauss, 2003, Tom Curley, 2004, Steve York, 2006, and John Padjen, 2007.
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