Archive for March 29th, 2009
Seekonk, MA — Town Fair Tire and Propane Plus have signed up with Seekonk Speedway to support the action in 2009. Town Fair Tire, with over 75 locations throughout New England, agreed to a 10 race program with the Street Stocks that will give the winner an extra $100.00, while Propane Plus Heating & Cooling, located in Rehoboth MA., will give a tire away each week to a Pro Stock competitor.
“We are excited to have Town Fair Tire join us for 2009” Race Director Dave Alburn stated. “Over the past decade, Town Fair has become a leader in tire sales in the New England region. Their dedication and determination to be the best, along with their competitive pricing fits right in with the strategy of our Street Stock competitors. They put all their efforts into their racecars to be the best, and continue to be one of the most competitive divisions anywhere.”
Claremont, NH — Those that work together, often play together, and that’s what two longtime racing friends and co-workers will do this summer. 31 year veteran Bryon Baker, and crew chief Phil Chastenay, both of Claremont, NH., and both in the cabinet making business, are on the growing list of new race teams venturing into open-wheel modified racing with the True Value Modified Racing Series, New England’s premier modified touring division.
The sixth year series will kick off an exciting 16 race schedule at Monadnock Speedway, Winchester, NH., Saturday night, April 25.
Baker, a racer since 1978, has driven full bodied race cars throughout his career and will be piloting a full blown modified for the first time. “Never really desired to drive one until Phillie came along with this idea, I’m looking forward to it, it will be a learning experience for sure,” Baker said
[Photo Gallery] by Eric LaFleche
Waterford, CT — Waterford Speedbowl Management has announced the postponement of Sunday’s 13th Annual Budweiser Modified Nationals due to the weather. Information regarding the make-up date is expected to be finalized in about a week. Please check www.speedbowl.com or contact the Speedbowl track office at (860) 442.1585 for updated information.
The 30-lap features for the Street Stocks and Mini Stocks, 50-lap Late Model event, and 150-lap SK Modified® main event will all be made up at a later date to be announced. Those holding grandstands tickets to the event are urged to hold their tickets for the rain date. Pit area attendees must hold their event gate stub and wristband for the resecheduled event.
Tomaino on verge of historic 500th Tour start
When the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour begins the 2009 season at Thompson (Conn.) International Speedway on Sunday, April 5, more than just the series’ Silver Anniversary will be celebrated. For one of its stalwarts, taking the green flag will be a historical accomplishment.
When the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour held its first race at Thompson on March 31, 1985, Jamie Tomaino started in the third row right behind the legendary Richie Evans. When the series held its first superspeedway event at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in 1990, Tomaino finished third to strengthen his title bid. When the NASCAR Modifieds ran a road course for the first time in 1996 at Watkins Glen International, Tomaino qualified 19th. And when the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour celebrated its 500th race at Martinsville Speedway last September, Tomaino turned in a top 10.