Archive for January 15th, 2009

Former New England Racing Journalist Todd Drew Passes At Age 41

Todd Drew, a former New England auto racing journalist and editor has passed at age 41.  
 
A part of the Eastern racing scene for years, the popular Drew held many media-related positions during his involvement in the sport.
 
A native of Syracuse, N.Y., he was a contributing writer to many racing publications including Trackside Magazine, Gator Racing News, and served as a columnist and editor for New England Speedway Scene. Additionally, he was the former Media Coordinator for the NASCAR Modified Tour, and worked for Dale Earnhardt Incorporated at one time. 

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Welcome Back Kraze!

Seekonk, MA — Seekonk Speedway would like to welcome Kraze’s Speed Equipment as the Official Parts Distributor for Seekonk Speedway. Gary Sagar, Matt and Tori will be on hand weekly to supply teams with parts and supplies for their race teams.

The name Kraze Korlacki has been a mainstay in the pit area at Seekonk Speedway for decades. Gary becomes the third Kraze, and has brought the business home to Seekonk Speedway.

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Star-Studded Entry List Set For Showdown

Irwindale attracts top short-track talent

With an entry list bursting at the seams with talent, the “Daytona 500 of short-track racing” should have no problem living up to its billing.

The NASCAR Toyota All-Star Showdown, considered the premier short-track racing event of the NASCAR calendar, is scheduled for Friday and Saturday, Jan. 23-24, 2009 at Toyota Speedway in Irwindale, Calif.

The weekend’s main attraction-Saturday night’s NASCAR Camping World Series race-had 62 entries as of Wednesday, and the list is a who’s who of the nation’s best short-track racers.

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Pass the Salt

This time of year gives us the opportunity to reflect on the past, rest in the present and look forward to the future. We usually use this time to look a little closer at a passage of Scripture and spend some time focusing on getting closer to God. This year I thought we might take a look at Jesus’ first public preaching, The Sermon on the Mount, from Matthew’s Gospel. Join with me over the next few weeks as we look at some exerts from this passage. Greetings in the name of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

I have had it on my heart for some time to cover that passage here in the column. We will begin just after the Beatitudes, a passage in Matthew’s Gospel that begins what is referred to as “The Sermon on the Mount”. A time when Jesus sat and taught some of the most significant lessons we will learn as Christians to his disciples. If you recall a few winters back we covered the first part, Blessed are those…. Now we will continue and look a little further.

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Enthusiasts Geared Up for the Weekend’s Autoparts Swap ‘n Sell

Vernon, CT — The much-anticipated Swap ‘n Sell is finally here. This weekend auto enthusiasts from all over will gather in the Better Living Center of the Eastern States Exposition in West Springfield, MA, for the Autoparts Swap ‘n Sell in search of the season’s essentials, elusive parts, and the best bargains. Autoparts Swap ‘n Sell provides the ultimate weekend getaway for automotive enthusiasts who have a passion for stock cars, hot rods, classics or custom cars and imports.

With over three acres of everything automotive all under one roof, this unique swap meet will help even the most discerning bargain shopper fulfill all their automotive needs. With vendors coming from all over the country, the parts and accessories being offered are as varied as their addresses.
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