Archive for March 19th, 2009

Racers and Fans Looking for Another Exiting Season at Thompson

Thompson, CT — Race fans and competitors alike are looking forward to another exciting year of competition at the Thompson International Speedway. It all starts with the ICEBREAKER on the weekend of April 4th and 5th at the historic 5/8ths mile oval. The ICEBREAKER is the traditional season opening race for the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour and the “Super 6″ NASCAR Whelen All-American Series divisions that compete each week at Thompson.

Much of the excitement centers on the fact that the 2008 racing season was the most competitive in years at Thompson. Fans and race teams remember that not a single NASCAR Whelen All American Series track title was determined until the final night of competition during which track points were awarded.

Going into that final event, nerves were frayed and anticipation was high as a total of twenty two different drivers had a shot a claiming one of the six NASCAR Whelen All American Series titles. When the final lap of competition had been completed, it was Kerry Malone (Sunoco Modifieds),Fred Astle, Jr. (Pro Stocks), Jeff Zuidema (Late Models), Kurt Vigeant (Thompson Modifieds), Scott Sundeen (Limited Sportsman) and Danny Field(Mini Stocks) who claimed their respective division’s crowns. The 2009 season promises to be another one filled with excitement and challenges right down to the wire for championship crowns.

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Norwood Arena Reunion Set for Sunday June 7 at Bezema Buick, Pontiac, GMC

Norwood, MA — The 5th Annual Norwood Arena Reunion has been set for Sunday, June 7, 2009 at Bezema Buick, Pontiac, GMC. Some of the drivers expected to be on hand for the fifth gathering of the faithful include such legendary drivers as; Dave Dion of Hudson, NH, Bill Slater of E. Hartford, CT, Leo Cleary, a Hanover native, and Billy Harmon, originally from CT, along with Stoughton’s Jerry Capazolli. Other standout drivers who tore up the high-banked quarter-mile are expected to make their commitment to attend this highlight of the New England motorsports season.

Restored antique race cars from NEAR, STARS and ACOT are expected to return for their annual appearance at the Bezema dealership on US Rt. 1 on the well known auto mile in Norwood. In addition other racecars, of all types, are welcome. Norwood Arena during its 25-year existence hosted Cutdowns, forerunners of the Super-Modifieds, Modifieds, Sportsman, Hobby Stocks, Street Stocks and Mini Stocks. Norwood Arena first hosted midget racecars before changing over to stockcars. The track also offered sports car and flat track motorcycle racing on the oval.

The venue also conducted drag racing action on an eighth mile track set up on the paved parking lot for a few years.

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Lefthander Chassis Announces 2009 Reward Program

Program Benefits ACT Tour and Serie ACT Castrol Lefthander Teams

Waterbury, VT — Lefthander Chassis, located in Roscoe, IL has announced their 2009 rewards program for competitors on the ACT TOUR and Serie ACT Castrol. Any registered Lefthander Chassis driver/owner who wins two (2) races on either the ACT TOUR or the Serie ACT Castrol will be given a $1000 product certificate from Lefthander. (Under the Lefthander promotion there is no mixing of the ACT TOUR and the Serie ACT Castrol wins; three wins (3) will  award $2500 in product certificates; four (4) wins is good for $5000 in product certificates and a six (6) win season will get a team $5000 in product certificates and a new Lefthander Chassis valued at $3000.

Official registration is required from Lefthander teams and other eligibility criteria must be met. For further information on program eligibility and products available, visit the Lefthander site at www.lefthanderchassis.com.

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Eye for An Eye

I don’t get mad, I get even! I know some folks who live that way, are you one of them? We want the right to get back at those who harm us. We want to see them get what we think they deserve. Many times we want to be the one inflicting the justice. What do you think Christ would say? Greetings in the name of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

Getting even, claiming our rights, making sure we are treated fairly are all things each one of us expect. Our country was built on the premise that we each have certain unalienable rights. When we are mistreated or taken advantage of we want justice.

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