Six Teams Will Test For Hoosier Tires At Bristol
Bristol Motor Speedway, the newest addition to the schedule for the NASCAR Whelen and NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tours, will welcome teams from each series for a Hoosier Tires test on Tuesday, Feb. 24.
The .533-mile high-banked oval in Tennessee will play host to NASCAR’s Modified divisions for the first time in 2009 with a combination race. In preparation for the Aug. 19 race date, Hoosier and NASCAR invited six teams to participate in the test.
The NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour will be represented by its defending champion Ted Christopher, 2003 titlist Todd Szegedy and Ronnie Silk. The NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour will have its reigning champion Brian Loftin and 2007 series winner L.W. Miller on hand to test.
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Canaan, NH — The True Value Modified Racing Series announced today that DART Machine returned as the official sponsor of the 2009 Steel Head Engine Bonus Program. The steel head engine program rewards the two highest finishing competitors running under the Dart Steel Head engine guidelines. The highest finishing DART steel head motor will receive a $150 and the second highest finishing DART steel head motor will pick up $100 at each TVMRS event. The ’09 program guidelines stipulate that only teams running the approved DART steel head are eligible for bonuses. DART Machine also continues its contribution to the True Value Modified Racing Series point fund.
Engine builders are getting in on the excitement too, with the introduction of the DART Steel Head Engine Builder Of The Year award. The engine builder of the highest points finishing car that competes in 2009 running within the Dart Steel Head engine guidelines will earn a check for $500.
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Waterford, CT — When the Waterford Speedbowl gates open for the 59th consecutive season March 28-29 for the 13th annual Modified Nationals, the region’s premier SK Modified® event will welcome back a familiar partner. Budweiser will once again sponsor the 150-lap thriller. Boasting $20,000 in prize money, the event was the first of its kind for the SK Modifieds. The $5,000 winner’s share is the most lucrative in the region and historically attracts a banner field of competitors vying for bragging rights and the big payday.
The Budweiser-Mod Nationals relationship enters its twelfth year and continues a long standing tradition. “The support of Budweiser and Levine Distributing is paramount in starting the Speedbowl season off on an incredibly high note” offered Speedbowl owner and promoter Terry Eames. “We’re looking forward to a great 2009 with Budweiser, expanding the scope of our relationship to include some additional excitement for our fans and competitors throughout the season. We can’t thank them enough for their commitment in light of the current economic challenges.”
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Waterford, CT — Waterford Speedbowl management announced Thursday they have successfully petitioned the Superior Court of New London to postpone the possible foreclosure sale of the facility until October 31st of this year. The Court had previously set March 7 as the sale date. This new schedule effectively ensures that the 2009 racing season will be completed.
“This gives us valuable time to arrange permanent financing and at the same time it protects the financial interests of all the parties involved”, said Terry Eames, track owner and promoter. “We still have a lot to do to bring the ‘Bowl back to its former glory, but, with this news and the fantastic support we are getting from the racing community, the job gets easier every day”, Eames added.
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The Allstar Race Truck Series will be heading to Speedway Expo ’09 located on the Big E Fairgrounds in Springfield, MA, February 27-March 1.
This racing exhibit historically attracts a large turnout of tracks, race series,and vendors offering a sneakpeak at the up coming 2009 racing season.
Representing the ARTS series, truck #83, FEB sponsored Chevy of Gee Perry, will be on display at the Monadnock Speedway booth along with weekly Nascar race machines.
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