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Zuidema Ready’s For True Value Modified Series Run In 2009

Putting it in perspective, Jeff Zuidema has been racing for a quarter century. 25 years of driving race cars on weekends, spending time with friends of which he has made many.” You gotta do what you love, right.” said the married racer, and 46 year old father of two. And he does, with great consistency.

He’s driven Pro-Stocks, Late Models, Pro-Four Modifieds, and even NEMA Midgets. He’s driven to six championships, and over 150 feature wins. This upcoming season he’ll try to add to that resume with an eye on the Modified Racing Series.

Zuidema, an auto dealership service manager by trade, recently disclosed he and long time car owner-friend Dennis Gagliardi decided to go modified racing in 2009 and have chosen the New England based touring series. It is something they have been considering for awhile.
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Pro Four Modifieds of New England Racing Series Release 2009 Schedule

The Pro Four Modifieds of New England Racing Series is pleased to announce its action packed 2009 schedule of 17 race events. These dates take the series to seven tracks in Connecticut, New Hampshire and Maine. The Pro Four Modifieds always provide exciting side by side racing at every track they go to and 2009 will not be an exception. 2008 Pro Four Modified Champion Norm Wrenn looks to defend his title against formidable competition. Among those competitors looking to claim the 2009 Championship are:

2006 champion George Sherman
2007    Pro Four Modified Rookie of the Year Phil Lausier
The always fast Richardi brothers, Dave and Rob, Jr
2008 race winner Cory Cleary
Founding member Dan Meservey

2008 Limited Pro Four Champion Stan Mertz looks to defend his title in the Limited division and should prove to be a contender as well.

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History of Maine and Northern New England racing highlighted at Racin Preview 2009

Portland, ME — Honoring the short track racing history of Maine and Northern New England has always been an important part of the annual Racin’ Preview 2009 show in Portland, Maine. Visitors to this year’s 15th edition of the popular pre-season stock car racing celebration, set for Friday and Saturday, February 20-21, will find Vintage Row displays bigger and better than ever.

The Maine Vintage Race Car Association plans a bigger, more extensive display at the Portland Expo than has ever been assembled indoors in the history of the organization. Several historic racecars will anchor the display, with many former racers and car owners expected to stop by and socialize with show patrons throughout the event. In addition to the full-size restored racecars, dozens of scale models of historic racecars BUILT BY Portland Firefighter Steve Pellerin will have longtime local race fans reminiscing in high gear.

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Stafford Speedway Finalizes Limited Late Model Spec Engine Package

Stafford Springs, CT — Stafford Speedway’s tech staff has finalized a rules package for the Limited Late Model division utilizing the 602 Spec Engine. The 602 crate engine is available for a base price of $3,200.00 from Patrick Townsend at Central Chevrolet. Central Chevrolet’s Parts Department can be contacted at 413-781-1410. The 602 Spec Engine package includes the following upgrades. ? Edelbrock 2913 4-Barrel Intake Manifold at a price of $254.95

· #80541-1 Holley 650 cfm carburetor at a price of $750.00

· Comp Cams P/N 1416-16 1.6 rocker arms at a price of $110.00
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Bosch Spark Plugs Renews Stafford SK Light Modified Contingency Sponsorship

Stafford Springs, CT — The Robert Bosch Company, and their line of Bosch Platinum IR Fusion Spark Plugs, will return to Stafford Motor Speedway’s SK Light division as a contingency sponsor for a fourth consecutive season. Bosch Platinum IR Fusion Spark Plugs will continue their sponsorship bonus of $50 to the top-3 finishers from each SK Light Modified feature race during the 2009 season. With 23 races on the 2009 schedule, Bosch will contribute $3,450 in contingency money for SK Light competitors.

Bosch will once again provide an additional $250 bonus to the top-three finishers in the 2009 SK Light Modified points standings. The bonus will be paid out in $50 increments during the first five events of the 2010 season. Last year’s top-3 SK Light finishers, Joe Allegro, Jr., Chris Matthews, and Mark Bakaj, are all moving up to the SK Modified® division, where the weekly $50 bonus from Bosch will be sure to come in handy. Fans will also see Bosch each week in Stafford’s Bosch Platinum IR Fusion Autograph Alley as selected drivers will be signing autographs every Friday night throughout the 2009 NASCAR Whelen All-American Series season.

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Berlin Raceway Adds Another ISMA Race to 2009 Calendar

Jenison MI — Berlin Raceway is pleased to announce another very exciting weekend of racing. One week following the crowning of Champions for Berlin Raceway’s weekly divisions, race fans and teams will invade the seven-sixteenths mile speedway from all over the country.

Friday night September 25 will see Dirt Late Model teams from around the country to try their hand on the asphalt of Berlin. The Integra 50, a $3,000-to-win event is expected to bring in some of the best dirt talent and this will be the first time Dirt Late Models will race at the Marne speed-plant.

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Settle Out of Court

How do we go about settling disputes? Are we honest with ourselves? Do we seek to settle things or leave them in someone else’s hands? Greetings in the name of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

Taking a look back we review what we have already discussed in this passage.

Matthew 5:21-26, “You have heard that it was said to the people long ago, ‘Do not murder, and anyone who murders will be subject to judgment.’ But I tell you that anyone who is angry with his brother will be subject to judgment. Again, anyone who says to his brother, ‘Raca, ‘ is answerable to the Sanhedrin. But anyone who says, ‘You fool!’ will be in danger of the fire of hell.
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Sim Racing Platform for Persons with Disabilities to Debut at SpeedwayEXPO

Qualifier will drive a modified race car under the lights at White Mountain Mortorsports Park

Salisbury, MA — Accessible Racing and SpeedwayEXPO are bringing the world of short-track racing to physically challenged individuals.  Accessible Racing will debut its new ‘Arrive & Drive’ program at SpeedwayEXPO–a real-time, internet-based simulated-racing competition with equipment adapted for use by persons with disabilities.  Physically challenged participants at SpeedwayEXPO will have the chance to qualify to drive a specially adapted race car on an area oval track in June.

The simulator system at SpeedwayEXPO is based on the popular iRacing software platform and a specialized driving module. “Most racing simulators require the use of pedals to drive the car,” explains Brian Hanaford, president of Fairfield, New Jersey-based, non-profit Accessible Racing.  “Our platform uses modified hand and wheel controls, which allows persons who do not have the use of their legs to compete in sim racing.”
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2009 Pro-4 Modifieds of New England Race Schedule

May 9 Monadnock Speedway Winchester, NH
May 22 Lee USA Speedway Lee, NH
June 6 Seekonk Speedway Seekonk, MA
June 20 Monadnock Speedway Winchester, NH
June 26 Twin State Speedway Claremont, NH
July 7* Stafford Motor Speedway Stafford Springs, CT
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Overwhelming Response Extends “FansFirst Four Pay” Payment Plan

Free Parking, Bring Your Coolers Part of New Hampshire Motor Speedway’s Fan-Friendly Initiatives

Loudon, NH — Due to the overwhelming and enthusiastic response by fans, New Hampshire Motor Speedway will continue the “FansFirst Four Pay” program for the LENOX Industrial Tools 301 on Sunday, June 28 and the SYLVANIA 300 on Sunday, September 20.

Speedway officials created this new, innovative interest-free payment option in response to the economic challenges that our fans and our country are facing today. The “FansFirst Four Pay” allows fans to secure their tickets, camping spots, and pre-race pit passes with a 25-percent deposit. The remaining balance will be spread out over three additional monthly interest-free payments.

“Our ‘FansFirst Four Pay’ program has really been well-received by our guests,” said Jerry Gappens, executive vice president and general manager of New Hampshire Motor Speedway. “We have decided to extend the program to give our fans every opportunity possible to buy their tickets now and enjoy a weekend of great NASCAR racing.”
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Heluva Good!® to Sponsor NASCAR Truck Series Race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway

Loudon, NH — Officials of New Hampshire Motor Speedway and Heluva Good!®, a leading producer of real sour cream dips, cheese, and condiments, announced today that the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series will have a “Heluva Good!®” Saturday at the speedway on September 19, 2009.

The NASCAR Truck Series event will be named the “Heluva Good!® 200.” This is a significant addition to their already strong support of NASCAR racing at the speedway. Currently, Heluva Good!® sponsors pole qualifying for all five NASCAR divisions competing at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in June and September and both of the NASCAR Camping World Series East races in June and September.
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Valvoline Renews Stafford SK Modified® 1st Place Contingency Sponsorship

Stafford Springs, CT — Stafford Speedway has announced that Valvoline, in conjunction with CARQUEST Auto Parts, will return to the track’s Contingency Program as first place SK Modified® feature partners. Valvoline will contribute a weekly bonus of $150.00 to each SK Modified® feature winner during the 2009 NASCAR Whelen All-American Series season. Combined with the weekly $150.00 bonus provided by CARQUEST, and the $150.00 bonus from The Davidson Company, each SK Modified® feature winner at Stafford during the 2009 season will take home $1,850.

In their first two seasons of contingency sponsorship, Valvoline has contributed over $5,000 to SK Modified® competitors and their 2009 participation in the Stafford Contingency Program will push their contribution to nearly $10,000 in bonus money for SK Modified® competitors in three years.
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The Davidson Company Renews Stafford SK Modified® 1st Place Contingency Sponsorship in Memory of Dave Rowe

Stafford Springs, CT — The Davidson Company has returned to Stafford Speedway’s Contingency Program as a first place SK Modified® feature sponsor. Each Davidson Company bonus awarded during the 2009 season will be a special presentation in memory of Dave Rowe, who passed away in May of last year. Mr. Rowe founded The Davidson Company in 1974, and he was a long-time supporter of racing at Stafford. Mr. Rowe began sponsoring cars at Stafford in the early 1990s and the tradition that he started continues strong today as Davidson is not only a contingency sponsor, but they own the SK Modified® cars of Jeff Malave and Woody Pitkat, the Late Model of Michael Bennett, the SK Light Modified of Mike Lane, and they are the primary sponsor of the Late Model that Ryan Posocco took to a track championship last season.

“This is going to be a special year for us,” said Tim Rowe, owner of Davidson Racing and Sr. Vice President of Davidson Foods. “Our father loved to help out the racers at Stafford. He always said that you never know if you might be helping out a driver that you might soon be watching on Sundays driving in the Cup Series. He felt Stafford was a great family atmosphere and he felt right at home on Friday nights at Stafford. We are going to carry on the tradition that he began with our cars racing in his memory and our contingency bonus given in his memory.”
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New NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Rookie Of The Year Award

New rewards and recognition are available to first-time NASCAR Whelen All-American Series featured division license holders this year. A new Rookie of the Year Award program will determine top rookie performers in each state and province. From those winners, a North American Rookie of the Year will be named.

To be eligible to compete for the award, drivers must be a first-time NASCAR Whelen All-American Series featured division license holder.

“The NASCAR Whelen All-American Series championship system has proved to be very successful and well received by competitors throughout the United States and Canada,” said George Silbermann, NASCAR managing director of racing operations. “Adding a rookie of the year element was a natural next step in recognizing drivers’ accomplishments.”
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Thunder Road announces NO SMOKING policy in 2009

Thunder Road Int’l Speedbowl has announced that beginning in 2009 there will be no smoking in the family grandstand of the 50-year old stock car racing facility.

Promoter Tom Curley said, ” We have had an increasing number of requests from our fans over the past few years to implement this no smoking policy. With the recent news regarding second hand smoke, we have decided to make the family grandstand a non-smoking area for the comfort of the fans who want to enjoy the races in a smoke-free environment. We recognize the rights of our smoking customers and will allow smoking in the upper grandstand and throughout the remainder of the facility, but request that the concession areas be respected as smoke-free as well.”

Thunder Road recently announced a level-funded family value ticket for the 2009 race season. The no smoking policy was a natural follow up based on the large number of children who accompany their parents and grandparents to the races throughout the summer season.
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Ryan Newman Leads the Way on Night Four of the 43rd Annual World Series of Asphalt Stock Car Racing

Multiple Winners Celebrate Victories at New Smyrna Speedway

New Smyrna Beach, FL — A strong crowd was on hand Monday evening for Night Four of the 43rd Annual World Series of Asphalt Stock Car Racing at New Smyrna Speedway (FL).  Six divisions raced throughout the evening with six different drivers taking home victories.

NASCAR Sprint Cup driver and defending Daytona 500 winner Ryan Newman showed the way in the 25-lap Tour-type Modified feature.  Newman and 2008 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour champion Ted Christopher exchanged the lead several times in the closing laps, with Newman taking the victory.  Christopher maintained second place at the finish line.  Eric Goodale, John Jensen and Jon McKennedy rounded out the top five finishers in that feature event.
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Bassett Racing Wheel continues awards for Pro All Stars Series racers

Bassett Racing Wheel has long been the standard of the steel racing wheel industry, and in 2009 the well known and respected manufacturer has returned for a second season as a Pro All Stars Series (PASS) participating manufacturer.

PASS North and South Super Late Model, PASS Mod and Sportsman race winners will receive product discount award certificates at selected 2009 events. In addition, PASS racers will receive awards recognizing their achievements at the conclusion of the race season. The Bassett program will be contingent on the display of two Bassett fender decals at every Pro All Stars Series sanctioned race event.

“We appreciate Bassett Racing Wheel’s continued support for all of our racing divisions”, said PASS President Tom Mayberry. “As in most short track asphalt racing series, Bassett is the choice of the majority of our competitors. Their continued participation is very much appreciated.”
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Speedbowl Announces 2009 Schedule

Waterford, CT — The Waterford Speedbowl released its 2009 schedule and will see action with more than 50 events planned. Leading the way is 29 Saturday division points events, while the popular Wild ‘n Wacky Wednesday Series will return with 18 shows of their own. Several special events are planned throughout the season, featuring touring series’ including the ACT Tour, ISMA Supermodifieds, NEMA Midgets, True Value Modified Series and more. Rounding out the schedule will be no less than 4 family fun thrill shows.

The historic shoreline oval will open its gates for a remarkable 59th consecutive year when it hosts the 13th annual $20,000 Budweiser Modified Nationals March 28-29, the region’s premier SK Modified® event. Saturday division racing concludes with The Finale, slated for October 10-11. The ‘Bowl will be in action each and every Saturday night in between. The SK Modified®, Late Model, Street Stock and Mini Stock divisions continue to be the core of the Saturday night schedule. The prestigious Speedbowl ‘Triple Crown’ returns, consisting of 3 extra distance events – the Budweiser Modified Nationals, Finale, and annual mid-season championship event – the latter boasting 300 laps of feature racing in an Independence Day spectacular on July 4. Each division will receive 2 scheduled weeks off totaling 27 championship point events. Legends Cars will often frequent Saturday nights as well along with other guest divisions throughout the season.

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NEMA Lite Series Meeting

Series Meeting

Wednesday, February 18th – 7 PM
(snow day – Thursday the 19th)

The Best Western Royal Plaza – Marlboro, MA
in the Weston Room
181 Boston Post Road, West Marlborough, MA 01752
Toll Free (888) 543-9500

We will be discussing the schedule, sponsors and
the future of the NEMA Lite series.

Plenty of Familiarity On NEMA’s Agenda

The seven tracks on the 2009 schedule have run over 300 Northeastern Midget Association features. That is one-third of all races the 58-year old club has had since beginning way back in 1953.

Waterford Speedbowl (80), Seekonk Speedway (73) and Thompson Speedway (80) are the leaders. Stafford Motor Speedway (32), Monadnock (26), Lee USA (25) and Twin State Speedway (3) follow.

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True Value Returns for Sixth Season with Race Series

Canaan, NH — True Value Modified Racing Series founder and president Jack Bateman has announced that True Value Company, and various New England stores, will return as the signature sponsor for the open-wheel racing series for the 2009 season. True Value Company is one of the world’s largest member-owned hardware cooperatives with more than 5,000 independent retailers. This will be the sixth year of operation for the popular series. True Value has been with Bateman from the beginning.

“We are delighted to have True Value staying on board with our series. With their presence, we are recognized, more and more by the race fan, as the regions top racing series for open wheel race cars.” Bateman continued, “Our tour represents the True Value name, with professionalism, and integrity. After the first five years, our series has become synonymous with the True Value name. Our drivers have become known as the True Value drivers, our race cars as the True Value cars.” Bateman concluded, “We are pleased to have the backing of True Value stores right here in New England. We appreciate their support.”
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Seekonk Speedway Joins Forces with PASS

Seekonk, MA — It all started on a sunny Sunday afternoon, when Tom Mayberry held the first ever Pro All Stars Series event at a southern New Hampshire oval. 33 cars took the green flag that saw Dale Shaw win the first ever event. A 150 lap contest that saw some of the best Pro Stock drivers throughout the Northeast region of the United States compete against each other. In the almost 8 years since, there have been over 25 more names added to the winners list, with over 250 more that have attempted to bring home one of the toughest touring division trophies available.

Seekonk Speedway founder D. Anthony Venditti started a low cost Late Model division in 1978 called the All Pro’s. Since then, Seekonk Speedway has been the birthplace and the home of the Pro Stocks. They evolved into the Pro Stock division that continues to headline the racing action at the Bay State 1/3 mile oval. In the over 30 years of Pro Stock racing, there have been over 50 names that have visited Victory Lane at Seekonk Speedway.
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Valvoline Renews Stafford SK Modified® 1st Place Contingency Sponsorship; Brings SK Modified® Winner’s Check to $1,850

Stafford Springs, CT — Stafford Speedway has announced that Valvoline, in conjunction with CARQUEST Auto Parts, will return to the track’s Contingency Program as first place SK Modified® feature partners. Valvoline will contribute a weekly bonus of $150.00 to each SK Modified® feature winner during the 2009 NASCAR Whelen All-American Series season. Combined with the weekly $150.00 bonus provided by CARQUEST, and the $150.00 bonus from The Davidson Company, each SK Modified® feature winner at Stafford during the 2009 season will take home $1,850.

In their first two seasons of contingency sponsorship, Valvoline has contributed over $5,000 to SK Modified® competitors and their 2009 participation in the Stafford Contingency Program will push their contribution to nearly $10,000 in bonus money for SK Modified® competitors in three years.
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Keith Minchella Moves to Limited Late Model Division at Stafford to Challenge for 2009 Rookie Honors

Stafford Springs, CT — The Limited Late Model division has added another rookie contender in Keith Minchella. Minchella will be one of the more unique rookie drivers looking to win Reliable Welding and Speed Rookie of the Year honors at Stafford this season. Minchella and his friend, Vincent Balboni, are do-it-yourself racers that build their own chassis, cars, engines, transmissions, which has become a dying breed in this age of chassis and engine builders supplying parts to weekly racers.

“We have always built our own chassis, along with the engines and transmissions,” says Minchella. “We enjoy being able to put everything together and we save a ton of money building things ourselves. I think it also gives us a better knowledge of our equipment, that way when we have a problem with the car we are on the same page. Doing it ourselves may put us behind in some areas, but in other areas I think we have an advantage.”
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Reliable Welding and Speed Renews Sponsorship of Stafford Speedway’s Rookie of the Year Award

Stafford Springs, CT — Reliable Welding and Speed continues their partnership with Stafford Motor Speedway as they enter their eighth consecutive year of sponsoring the Rookie of the Year program. Brad and Linda Hietla of Reliable Welding and Speed began sponsoring the Rookie program during the 2002 season. The inaugural recipients of the Reliable Welding and Speed Rookie of the Year titles were Tucker Reynolds, Jr. and Mark Lewis, who received bonuses of $700 and $500 respectively.

“We’re happy to be sponsoring the Rookie of the Year program for another season,” said Linda Hietala, who along with her husband and Stafford SK Modified® driver Brad, own Reliable Welding and Speed, located in Enfield, Connecticut. “We do a lot of business with the competitors at Stafford, and Brad and I like to be able to give something back to the drivers and teams who do business with us on a weekly basis. We’re happy to be able to offer this bonus to the top rookie drivers from Stafford to help them offset some of their racing costs. From looking at the 2009 roster, there are some very good rookies that are signed up. Brad and I are looking forward to an excellent rookie battle and keeping track of who is the leading rookie during the season.”
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Stafford’s SK Light Modified Division Adds Waterford Legends Champion Michael Gervais, Jr. to Its 2009 Rookie Class

Stafford Springs, CT — Stafford Motor Speedway’s SK Light Modified division has added former Waterford Speedbowl Legends champion Michael Gervais, Jr. to its rookie class for the 2009 season. Gervais won the championship in 2007 and this past season came up just two points short of a second consecutive championship at Waterford.

Gervais is taking the same path to Stafford that brothers Chris and Mark Bakaj took, moving from the Legends division at Waterford into the SK Light Modified division. Coincidentally, it is Mark Bakaj that Gervais has leaned on for help as he prepares for his rookie campaign behind the wheel of an open wheeled modified car.
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American-Canadian Tour Begins Development of Ford Crate Engine

Ford Racing and the American-Canadian Tour (ACT) Late Model stock car series have begun development of a new Ford crate engine for use on the ACT Late Model Tour, Série ACT-Castrol, and in weekly Late Model divisions around the northeastern United States and Canada in 2009. The Ford engine will be the first non-General Motors powerplant option in the division since the crate engine program was introduced a decade ago. All ACT-legal Late Models currently utilize a “spec” GM ZZ4 engine.

Production of the first Ford Racing prototype crate engine has been completed at Ford headquarters in Dearborn, Michigan. The engine was shipped to the east coast for dynamometer, reliability, and comparability testing at Butler & MacMaster Racing Engines in Hallowell, Maine, the official crate engine supplier of ACT. The first on-track test is anticipated to take place in Virginia or the Carolinas in March.

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Reconciliation

What makes a person good? How do we determine what makes someone good? We look at their actions. We listen to what they say. We look at how they influence those around them. Greetings in the name of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

This week we dig a little deeper in the passage we have been studying. Here it is to refresh our memories;

Matthew 5:21-26, “You have heard that it was said to the people long ago, ‘Do not murder, and anyone who murders will be subject to judgment.’ But I tell you that anyone who is angry with his brother will be subject to judgment. Again, anyone who says to his brother, ‘Raca, ‘ is answerable to the Sanhedrin. But anyone who says, ‘You fool!’ will be in danger of the fire of hell.

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iRacing.com Cup Comes to SpeedwayEXPO 2009

The iRacing.com Cup to be Sponsored by HotSeat ChassisSpeedwayEXPO HotSeat Chassis Logo
Pro-quality sim racing comes to SpeedwayEXPO

Salisbury, MA — Oval-track racing will begin earlier than usual in New England this year and everyone is invited to
participate, and without having to brave the winter chill. The iRacing.com Cup presented by HotSeat Chassis takes place February 27 through March 1 indoors at SpeedwayEXPO. The show’s attendees are Invited to participate in a true-to-life racing experience that matches fans against professional racers for fun and prizes, courtesy of iRacing.com’s extremely detailed computer simulation and HotSeat’s top-shelf sim-racing chassis.

Qualifying will begin on Friday evening, February 27. The top finishers will then compete on Sunday against professionals in a 20-lap championship race. The Cup will feature one of iRacing.com’s newest car simulations, an exact digital duplicate of an SK Modified, running on a millimeter-accurate version of Connecticut’s paved half-mile Stafford Motor Speedway. Entry is free to SpeedwayEXPO attendees.
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John Montesanto Returns to Stafford’s SK Light Modified Divison

Stafford Springs, CT — Stafford Motor Speedway’s SK Light Modified division will add another new car to its roster for the 2009 season, but with a hitch; the new driver won’t be a rookie. John Montesanto, who drove Late Models at Stafford in the late 1980’s and early 1990’s, will return to the Connecticut half-mile after a nearly 20-year layoff to try his luck in the SK Light Modified division.

“Some friends of mine and I decided that we needed to add some excitement to our lives on Friday nights,” said Montesanto. “I began racing Late Models at Riverside and I’ve also raced at Waterford and Stafford. I’ve always wanted to race a modified at Stafford, so after almost 20 years off we’re going racing again. With the cost effectiveness of the SK Light package, we decided that the time was right for us to finally jump into modified racing.”
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