Archive for January 12th, 2009

New England’s Modified Racing Series Prepares for 2009 Season

Canaan, NH —  The True Value Modified Racing Series and its operatives are busily preparing for the 2009 season, the sixth year for New England’s premier modified racing series.  Founder Jack Bateman has submitted a 16 race schedule to track owners for approval but awaits official word from Thompson and Wiscasset Speedways. It is hoped both tracks will be on the schedule but the dates have not been determined. If so, the tour will compete at 11 different race tracks in five states.

The 2009 campaign will open at Monadnock Speedway, Winchester, NH., on Saturday April 25, and return to the high banked facility, July 4, as part of that tracks Independence Day celebration.
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Speedbowl 2008 Champions Honored

Waterford, CT — A full house of nearly 500 guests braved the snow and ice to jam Groton Inn & Suites this past Saturday night, January 10th as Waterford Speedbowl honored its 2008 NASCAR Whelen All-American Series champions and Saturday Legends Car champion.  Dennis Gada, Bruce Thomas Jr., Al Stone III, Ken Cassidy Jr., and Shaun Buffington were the evening’s guests of honor, each winning their respective division championships.

In addition to the champions the top 15 in SK Modified®, Late Model, Sportsman, Mini Stock, and Saturday Legends Car division points were recognized for their seasons.  A slew of special awards and hardware was distributed including Rookie of the Year, Most Improved Driver, Pit Crew and Sportsman of the Year Awards for each division plus Vault Productions Awards, Fast Track Medical Response Systems Awards, and a special presentation in honor of Jay Miller.  
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Carmichael Leads Schrader Trio To NASCAR Toyota All-Star Showdown

Daytona Beach, FL — To say Ricky Carmichael is a pretty big deal in Southern California may be an understatement. The man whose success earned him the title of ‘Greatest of All-Time’ in the motocross world had a great deal of his success on the West Coast.

When the 29-year-old Clearwater, Fla., native heads back to the Los Angeles area next weekend, though, it will be in a stock car. And he’s looking forward to treating his longtime fans to a glimpse of a new career at the NASCAR Toyota All-Star Showdown.

“I’m pumped to be racing for my fans out there,” Carmichael said. “Southern California has been good to me. It’s a great market for supercross and it’s been great for me as well.

“I’m pumped for the fans in California to see what I’ve been doing – racing in the NASCAR Camping World Series – it’s a great series.”
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Racing Electronics to Sponsor Spotter Seminar

‘Spot-On’ will improve race teams’ on-track communications

SpeedwayEXPO Radio Communication SeminarSalisbury, MA — SpeedwayEXPO has announced that Concord, North Carolina’s Racing Electronics will sponsor a spotter seminar at XPO. RE provides radio equipment to top NASCAR drivers and crews as well as to TV announcers.

RE will also give away a RT-006 Deluxe Spotter Headset, the company’s best-selling two-way Platinum unit equipped with all the features top spotters have asked for, including an extra-loud five-pin scanner option, gel ear seals, and a noise-canceling flex boom microphone. The headset will be presented to one lucky attendee at the seminar.

There’s potential for significant communication improvement among local  and area touring teams. Radio is an effective tool to help teams win races, but clear reception and effective communication is key to success. The RE seminar will help racing teams achieve both.

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NEAR Hall of Fame Ticket Deadline

The deadline for ordering tickets for the New England Auto Racers Hall of Banquet being held on Jan. 25, 2009 is this Thursday Jan. 15th.

Three drivers, two owner/builders and three from the promotional side make up the New England Auto Racing Hall of Fame Class of 2009.

Drivers John Fitch, Bobby Dragon and Paul Richardson, promoters Bob Bahre, Jim McConnell and Tom Curley and car owner/ builders Rollie Lindblad and Art Barry will be inducted on Jan. 25, 2009 at LaRenaissance Banquet Hall in East Windsor, CT.

Tickets, $42 apiece, are on sale on the New England Antique Racers website www.NEAR1.com or by clicking on the link above.
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