Archive for April, 2009

Three-Time Indy 500 Winner Johnny Rutherford Named Grand Marshal for New Hampshire Vintage Racing Celebration

Loudon, NH – Johnny Rutherford, a three-time Indianapolis 500 winner, has been named the Grand Marshal of the 19th Annual Vintage Racing Celebration at New Hampshire Motor Speedway from May 12 through May 17.

Known as “Lone Star J.R.” to his fans because of his Texas heritage, Rutherford crossed the famous yard of bricks first at the Indianapolis 500 in 1974, 1976, and 1980.  In his role as Grand Marshal during the oval portion of the event, Rutherford will bench race with many of the participants, including an interactive “Question and Answer” program with host Gordon Kirby, the U.S. Editor of MotorSport magazine, on Wednesday night, May 13.

Three of Rutherford’s former open wheel rides will be on display as well.

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Test and Tune Sessions Offered for the Next Two Weeks at Thompson

Thompson, CT — The popular Thursday Night Thompson Thunder (TNTT) series kicks off on Thursday, May 21st.  However, for the next two Thursdays, the Thompson International Speedway will be open for test and tunes sessions for any and all oval track race cars. These two dates have been set aside for race teams to put the final touches on their race cars before the regular weekly racing program begins. The track will conduct these test and tune sessions between the hours of 12 Noon and 7 PM on Thursday, May 7th and again on Thursday, May 14th.

Race teams find these test and tune opportunities very valuable.  Teams have the chance to fine tune their race cars so that they are ready to face the tough competition that exists in all six of the track’s weekly NASCAR Whelen All American Series divisions.

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Wild ‘n Wacky Wednesdays Return to Speedbowl May 6

Waterford, CT —  Waterford Speedbowl’s popular mid-week Wild ‘n Wacky Wednesday race program returns May 6, kicking off an 18-week season of family fun and hotly contested racing excitement.  The events run weekly, ending September 2.  Affordability is at the core of the Wednesday program for both the fans and competitors.

With adult grandstands admission of just $7 and all youth ages 14 and under admitted free, one of the best values for family entertainment returns during the challenging economic times.  And don’t forget the Speedbowl’s acres of free parking.  “We’ve got one of, if not the best value-priced family night out around” offered track promoter Terry Eames.  “And not just in motorsports, but in all facets of entertainment – the movies, a ball game, a day to the beaches – we’ve absolutely got more entertainment for less money”.

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Merchants Bank 150 Schedule Released

Schedule Subject to Change

Saturday,  May 2, 2009 
8:00 – 11:00        Advance pit registration at CAR SHOW
8:00 – Noon        1st round tire(4) for car show entrants only (car must be at car show and hauler in pits)
Noon                    Pit Registration
Balance 1st round tires (4)
(car must be in pits-tires will be based on 1st in pits)
2nd round tire by draw ALL (2) tires
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Seekonk Speedway Readies for 64th Season Opener

Seekonk, MA — Seekonk Speedway is ready to write another chapter in their deep history of short track racing. On Sunday, May 3, The Action Track of the East will roar back to life, and begin their 64th season at the oldest continuously family run track in the country. The Pro Stocks, Late Models, Seekonk Sport Trucks, Street Stocks and Pure Stocks will all compete on opening day.

On Sunday, May 3, the first green flag of the season will unfurl at 2pm, for a 5 division opening act that will set the tone for the year. The headlining act will once again be the ARC Pro Stocks, which began in 1978 at Seekonk Speedway. They will run a 75 lap main event, with the winner becoming a guaranteed starter in the PASS 150, which will be held on August 15. Reigning 3-time champion Flyin’ Fred Astle will be back to defend his title in the Wood Frame Structures Chevy. His closest competitor, Kid Scully, who missed his first title by a handful of points, will try to knock him off his perch, and take the crown over. Both drivers dominated 2008 with 5 wins each. 2 time title holder Dave Darling is set to get back to the top after coming in third last year. Ken Spencer and Tom Scully Sr. will also try to take the title away. Defending Rookie of the Year The Rocket Ryan Vanasse will attempt to improve on his fourth place finish in points and add to his single feature win total. Add Kyle Casper and The Hammer Jeramee Lille to the mix as they battle for the Rookie Crown, and the Pro Stocks are a can’t miss.
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Former Norwood Arena Champion Billy Schulz Passes at 73

William R. P. Schulz Sr., 73

NORTON – William R. P. Schulz Sr., 73, of Norton, formerly of Mansfield, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, April 22, 2009 at the Golden Living Center Garden Place in Attleboro.

Born in Mansfield on Aug. 18, 1935, he was a son of the late Walter H. Sr. and Grace L. (Pike) Schulz.

Bill grew up in Mansfield and was educated in Mansfield schools; he later moved to Norton where he had made his home for the past 40 years.

Mr. Schulz was quite proud of his accomplishments as the founder and operator of Country Club Auto Body in Norton. He ran the business for 40 years until recently retiring. Bill began his auto body repair career at the former Vicino Buick in Mansfield and later worked at Rodman Ford. When not repairing cars, he was racing them. Bill’s first love was for auto racing, a hobby that the Schulz family is respectfully known for. He was the proud owner and driver of cars 60, 79 and 3D, and enjoyed winning his first race at Seekonk Speedway and also racing at Norwood Arena Speedway, Thompson Speedway and other tracks along the East Coast. Bill could best be described by those who knew him as a fun loving, easygoing person.
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Photos from Stafford & Waterford

Waterford Speedbowl April 25
[Photo Gallery] by Nicholas Teto

Stafford Spring Sizzler April 25-26
[Sat. Photo Gallery] by Adam Fohlin
[Sun. Photo Gallery] by Adam Fohlin
[Sun. Photo Gallery] by Paul Fohlin
[Sun. Photo Gallery] by Nicholas Teto

Speedbowl Gearing up for a Busy May

Waterford, CT — The April showers that plagued Waterford Speedbowl and delayed NASCAR Whelen All-American Series action by three weeks earlier in the month finally gave way to ideal weather, resulting in consecutive action packed and entertaining race events. As the calendar turns to May, Speedbowl fans will be treated to the raw horsepower and thrills of the True Value Modified Series and ISMA Supermodifieds, the start of the economical Wild ‘n Wacky Wednesday program and the rescheduled Budweiser Modified Nationals event. The return of the Pro-4 Modifieds and more down to the wire action from the Saturday night stars should not be overlooked either.

The Saturday May 2 race program kicks off the month with the NEATV Truck Series, part of an eight race event schedule at the Speedbowl for the Series. The NEATV Truck Series race winner from the Modified Nationals weekend, Allen Coates, will start last in the 25-lap event. Time trials will set the remainder of the field. The Trucks take the place of the SK Modifieds who receive a planned week off after two exciting wins by Keith Rocco – the first by inches with a dramatic last lap effort on April 18, and last week’s impressive move to the head of the field in the early stages of the 35-lap feature event. The Late Models, Street Stocks, Mini Stocks, and Legends Cars have all provided great racing thus far and join May 2′s race program. Qualifying action begins at 5pm and will be followed by the main events.
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Lee USA Speedway Leads 16 Tracks Openings In May

Lee USA Speedway in Lee, N.H., kicks off its 2009 NASCAR Whelen All-American season on Friday, helping lead the final 16 NASCAR Home Tracks to open in May.

Lee opens for its 22nd season of operation by John “Red” MacDonald and his wife Judy. The .375-mile paved oval hosts six divisions weekly. They include Late Models, Late Model Sportsman, Small Block Supermodifieds, Roadrunners, Hobby Stocks, and the Ironman Division.

The MacDonalds have been making some moves recently with the fans in mind.

“Last year, we rolled back our general admission from $12 to $10; That helped our fans and it helped us keep them,” Red MacDonald said.
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PASS Racers Ready for The Ridge

Scarborough, ME — North Super Late Models, Mods and Sportsman will all converge on Beech Ridge Motor Speedway this Saturday May 2 for their second tilt of 2009, and there’s several teams with momentum on their side and a few that are looking for redemption after a tough day at the Speedway 95 opener.

Johnny Clark (SLM) and Steve Bennett Jr. (Mods) and Carey Martin (Sportsman)went home winners in the season’s lid lifter, and they have to feel good about their chances at Beech Ridge Saturday. Richie Dearborn led the most laps (84) at 95 and he’ll be looking to lead lap 150 at Beech Ridge. Kelly Moore can hear the cars on the speedway from his race shop and he’s right at home at The Ridge.  Cassius Clark is on top of the points after finishing second to “the other Clark” at 95, and he’ll be looking for his first trip to victory lane since 2007.

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New LENOX Speed Zone Features a Limited Number of $39 Tickets for the LENOX Industrial Tools 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway

Loudon, NH — In recognition of LENOX’s “Extra Mile Hero” initiative, LENOX Industrial Tools and New Hampshire Motor Speedway have teamed up to announce the LENOX Speed Zone, a special seating section that offers a $39 ticket for the LENOX Industrial Tools 301 on Sunday, June 28.

A section of seats in the Laconia Grandstand has been designated as the LENOX Speed Zone.  This section features a very limited number of $39 tickets for the LENOX Industrial Tools 301 at the speedway.

“In conjunction with honoring the LENOX Extra Mile Heroes, we have the opportunity to also recognize the true heroes of our sport -the loyal race fans,” said Jerry Gappens, executive vice president and general manager of New Hampshire Motor Speedway.  “It is fitting that in these challenging economic times, the LENOX Speed Zone gives fans an incredible chance to be part of the largest sporting event in New England.”

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NASCAR Cup Driver David Ragan Coming to Thunder Road

50th Anniversary Season at Thunder Road

Unidilla, Georgia’s Sprint Cup Series aspiring stock car driver, David Ragan, will race at Thunder Road Thursday August 27th in the final evening program of its 50th season.

“We wanted superstars from our past, present, and future to highlight our 50th anniversary activities,” said track co-owner Tom Curley. With 82-time Cup winner and Daytona 500 Champion Bobby Allison appearing on Thursday, June 18th and one of the very best NASCAR stars of today, Tony Stewart, coming to race the CARQUEST Vt Governor’s Cup on June 25th, we wanted a racer who we believe is ready for future stardom on NASCAR’s top level of racing. David Ragan is the real deal,” concluded Curley.
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Richie Pallai, Jr. Scores First Career Victory; Dillon Moltz Takes Late Model Victory on Sizzler Sunday at Stafford

Stafford Springs, CT — The 38th Annual Tech-Net Spring Sizzler presented by CARQUEST kicked off the 2009 SK Modified® and Late Model seasons at Stafford Motor Speedway with Richie Pallai, Jr. taking the 40-lap SK Modified® feature and Dillon Moltz taking the 30-lap Late Model feature.

The 40-lap SK Modified® feature took the green flag began with a bang as there was a pileup in turn 1 that collected 8 or 9 cars. Todd Owen held the lead from the pole position and he was busy up front, fending off challenges from both Ted Christopher and Frank Ruocco during the early laps of the race. Owen was able stay up front until lap-22 when Ted Christopher moved by Owen coming off turn 4. Frank Ruocco quickly moved by Owen for second place and he went by Christopher for the race lead on lap-26.
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Christopher Continues To Roll With Spring Sizzler Victory

Plainville, Conn., Racer Has Won Both NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour Races In 2009

Stafford, CT — Ted Christopher, the dominant car for the first half of Sunday’s 200-lap NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour race, survived a cut tire and an accident in the second 100 to earn his second trip in a row to Victory Lane in the Tech-Net Spring Sizzler presented by CARQUEST at Stafford Motor Speedway.

Christopher, of Plainville, Conn., piloted the No. 36 Al-Lee Installations Chevrolet from mid-pack with 70 laps to go to earn his 33rd career NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour victory. The Coors Light Pole Award winner on Saturday, Christopher led 82 of the first 100 laps and appeared early to be the dominant car for the second week in a row. While under caution, Christopher had to come to pit road on Lap 121 with a cut tire and surrendered the lead on to Mike Stefanik. After rejoining the field, seven laps later he was skidding through the grass on the backstretch after getting caught up in an accident and a second-consecutive victory seemed unlikely.
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Richie Pallai Jr Opens Spring Sizzler Sunday with First Career SK Modified Victory Win

Richie Pallai, Jr. of Yorktown Heights, NY won his first career SK Modified race at Stafford Motor Speedway today over Ted Christopher and Jimmy Blewett.  Todd Owen recovered from a flat tire after leading the race to finish 4th.  Brad Hietala battled Pallai in the closing laps of the race, but finished 5th.  Frank Hirt III, Chris Matthews, Rich Hammann, woody Pitkat and rookie Mark Bakaj rounded out the top 10.
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Seekonk Speedway Opening Day Notes

While the complete opening day schedule is being completed, I wanted to get a couple of notes out for the competitors.

12:00 – 1:10 PM Practice for Seekonk divisions.
1:20 PM Pro Stock Time Trials (2 laps each-order determined by draw-best lap is lap of record)
1:40 PM Drivers meeting mandatory for ALL competitors.

START TIME 2:00 PM
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Rocco Remains Unbeaten in ‘Bowl SK Mods; Jordan, Oldham Jr., Williams and Palmer also Victorious

Waterford, CT — Keith Rocco scored victory in Saturday’s 35-lap SK Modified® main event without the last lap theatrics he used to win a week ago. Rocco took the lead early on and didn’t look back, capturing his second consecutive win in the division. Other winners from Saturday night action included Tim Jordan in the Late Models and Ronnie Oldham Jr. in the Street Stocks, while Chris Williams took the checkered in the Mini Stocks and Jason Palmer in Legends Cars action.

The 35-lap SK event began with Jeffrey Paul leading the first ten laps from his pole starting position. The action immediately heated up behind Paul as Corey Hutchings, Tyler Chadwick, Rob Janovic Jr., and Keith Rocco were jockeying for track position. Rocco, who came from the ninth starting spot, worked his M&M Motorsports #57 SK Mod in the low groove in the opening laps, and then moved to the ‘Bowl’s very capable outside groove. “I told my spotter to get me to the top when the field singled out” stated Rocco. “Fortunately that was real early”. He moved outside Janovic for fourth on lap 6, then outside Chadwick for third a lap later. Still in the high line, he pressured Hutchings for second before completing the pass just 2 laps later. He immediately went to work on the leader Paul, again using the high groove to gain the lead on lap 10. Hutchings and Chadwick followed Rocco around Paul, and the lead pack began to open up some space under green flag conditions.
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Andersen, Durand & Wood Score First SMS Feature Events of 2009 at Tech-Net Spring Sizzler Saturday

Stafford Springs, CT — Stafford Motor Speedway’s 2009 NASCAR Whelen All-American Series season and the chase for track championships got underway with its first feature events of the year. Brit Andersen powered to victory in his return to Stafford’s SK Light Modified competition, while Andrew Durand outlasted defending Limited Late Model champion Bill Davis to take the first victory for the new Stafford Speedway 602 Limited Late Model Spec Engine. Don Wood wired the field to take the checkered flag in the 15-lap DARE Stock feature event.

In the 20-lap SK Light Modified feature event, it was Earl Pelletier leading the field to the green flag. Pelletier led the first two laps of the race before Brit Andersen moved to the front. Andersen began to slowly pull away from Pelletier and had a half-straightaway lead when the caution flew with 8 laps complete. Andersen continued to be the dominant car, pulling away from the competition through several caution periods. The final caution of the race came out with 3 laps to go and Andersen briefly lost the lead to Tony Santangelo, but was able to get back by Santangelo and race to the victory. Santangelo finished second, with Ted Cain, Earl Pelletier, and Jay Goff rounding out the top-5.
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Christopher Nabs Second Pole In A Row For Spring Sizzler

Connecticut Racer Also Earned Pole In Season Opener

Stafford, CT — Ted Christopher made it two-for-two in 2009 as he earned his second NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour Coors Light Pole Award of the young season Saturday afternoon at Stafford Motor Speedway in advance of Sunday’s Tech-Net Spring Sizzler presented by CARQUEST.

Christopher, of Plainville, Conn., turned a fast lap of 18.150 seconds (99.174 mph) in the No. 36 Al-Lee Installations Chevrolet Saturday for his 20th career Coors Light Pole Award, and his third at Stafford. The reigning NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour champion – and defending winner of the Spring Sizzler – also captured the pole for the season opener at Thompson (Conn.) International Speedway, and wound up in Victory Lane the following day.
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Lap By Lap: Tech-Net Spring Sizzler presented by CARQUEST

2:10 p.m. –Ted Christopher had earned his second Coors Light Pole Award in a row, the 20th of his career overall and his third at Stafford. His second lap of 18.150 seconds equates to 99.174 mph. Matt Hirschman maintains the Stafford qualifying record of 18.009 seconds (99.950 mph) set at the 2007 Spring Sizzler. 

2:07 p.m. –Both of Ted Chistopher’s laps are faster than any previously turned. His second, 18.150 seconds, puts him on the provisional pole. 

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PRACTICE: Blewett Paces Field

Stafford Springs, CT — Jimmy Blewett, who earned his first career NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour win at Stafford Motor Speedway in 2008, paced the field Saturday morning in practice at the half-mile oval in advance of the Tech-Net Spring Sizzler presented by CARQUEST.

Blewett (No. 12 TS Haulers/Blewett Recycling Chevrolet) turned a fast lap of 18.058 seconds (99.679 mph) in the 90-minute morning practice. Doug Coby (No. 19 Major Motion Transport/Family Auto Center Chevrolet) was second-fastest at 18.066 seconds (99.635 mph).

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LIVE: Mods Run Spring Sizzler

The NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour heads to Stafford Motor Speedway for the Tech-Net Spring Sizzler presented by CARQUEST. 2009 NWMT Stafford 1 Spring Sizzler logo

Follow the links below to follow all the action from Stafford, Conn., throughout the day.

Updates throughout the day and lap-by-lap during the race:

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To get all the information on the Tech-Net Spring Sizzler presented by CARQUEST in on place:

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LATICRETE to Sponsor Lee True Value Modified Race in July

Lee, NH. — When the True Value Modified Racing Series rolls into Lee USA Speedway, Lee, NH; Friday, July 10, it will mark the half way point in the season, a perfect time to contest for a higher purse, and thanks to the support of a newly named sponsor for the event, racers will have that opportunity.

Series President Jack Bateman and Lee USA Speedway owner Red MacDonald have jointly announced that LATICRETE International of Bethany CT; will sponsor this years “Port City 100″ presented by LATICRETE, a race that has become a summer tradition at the seacoast facility. Modified racing has been on the Lee schedule in July since the early 90′s.

Thanks to the generous support of LATICRETE, race teams can look forward to the second highest paying race on the 2009 tour paying $2500 to win and $500 to start.

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Cook Represents NASCAR Modifieds In 2009 IMHOF Class

Cook, Allison, Parks All Have Modified Titles

Talladega, AL — Jerry Cook – a six-time NASCAR Modified National Champion – earned the ultimate recognition for his racing accomplishments as he was one of five 2009 International Motorsports Hall of Fame inductees in ceremonies held Thursday night at Talladega Superspeedway.

Cook, originally from Rome, N.Y., earned six NASCAR Modified titles in a span of seven years from 1971-77. A perennial front-runner, Cook finished in the top three in the national standings an astounding 14-straight seasons from 1969-82.

The 2009 International Motorsports Hall of Fame class also included driver Donny Allison and car owners Raymond Parks, Bud Moore and J.C. Agajanian.
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Loudon RoadRace Series Opens Their New Season on a Picture Perfect Weekend

Loudon, NH — The motorcycle aces of the Loudon RoadRace Series (LRRS) open their 2009 season on a picture perfect weekend at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

With their strong commitment to rider training and development, the LRRS always brings close and intense racing action to the 1.6 mile road course.

The rider training comes from the Penguin Roadracing School, who schedule training days prior to each Loudon RoadRace Series weekend.  Present competitors can sharpen their skills, while future motorcycle road racers can get the training needed to become a fully licensed competitor in the Loudon RoadRace Series.  The school has rental racing leathers and bikes available for these sessions.

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NEMA’s John Zych Jr. Bent on Improvement

Brockton, MA — Basketball was John Zych Jr.’s first love. A standout at Blackstone-Millville Regional High in Massachusetts and a two-year letterman at New York’s Lemoyne College, the 25-year old is about to start his third year in the Northeastern Midget Association.

Happy with a new motor (a Mazda from Circle Performance Machine) after a test at Seekonk, John and his car-owner dad, John Sr., are aiming at the season opener May 23 at Monadnock, MA. “Without any major problems we plan on making every race,” says Zych.
After five top-10s in 17 starts last year, they’re bent on improvement. They have set a top 10 finish as a “realistic goal” in some very heavy company. “With so many good drivers and so much good equipment in NEMA, everybody is on their game,” he says.

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Phil’s Propane Joins the Growing List of Seekonk Speedway Contingency Sponsors

Seekonk, MA — Seekonk Speedway announced that Phil’s Propane of Tiverton RI, the official propane distributor of Seekonk Speedway, has joined the 2009 Contingency Awards program for the Late Model division. For ten events, the winner of the Late Model main event will win and extra $100.00, while the second and third place finishers will receive an additional $50.00 each for those same events.

Phil Viveiros, owner of Phil’s Propane, has been a longtime supporter of the racing at Seekonk Speedway. For over a decade, Phil’s has been sponsoring many a competitor at the 1/3 mile oval. For the past 6 years, he has been the major partner with Kevin Casper, who has picked up several wins in the Late Models over the past 5 years, and continues to be a championship contender.

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New England Racing Fuel Debuts New Participation in SMS Contingency Program at 38th Annual Tech-Net Spring Sizzler

Stafford Springs, CT — Thanks to New England Racing Fuel with Mike Joy and John Holland, SK Modified® and Late Model competitors who utilize the new SMS Spec Engine program during the 2009 season can look forward to being rewarded with gasoline from the SMS Contingency Program. New England Racing Fuel will provide a weekly fuel certificate of $25 towards the purchase of Sunoco 260 GTX gasoline to the top-3 finishing SK Modified® and Late Model cars who are competing with the new SMS Spec Engine in each feature event during the 2009 season. The first such bonus will be awarded this weekend as the SMS competitors take to the track for the 38th Annual Tech-Net Spring Sizzler.

New England Racing Fuel will also continue to contribute fuel certificates in the amount of $50 to third place finishers in each SK Modified® and Late Model feature event, and a $25 fuel certificate to the first, second, and third place finishers in each SK Light Modified, Limited Late Model, and DARE Stock feature events, bringing New England Racing Fuel’s total contribution to $425 in gasoline certificates available every Friday night to Stafford competitors, an increase of $150 from prior seasons.
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38th Annual Tech-Net Spring Sizzler Event Notebook

2009 CARQUEST TECH-NET SPRING SIZZLER  NASCAR WHELEN MODIFIED TOUR EVENT NOTEBOOK
· The 38th annual CARQUEST Tech-Net Spring Sizzler will represent race 2 of 14 for the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour on their 2009 schedule of events.
· Total posted awards for the 38th annual CARQUEST Tech-Net Spring Sizzler are $88,546.
· Ted Christopher is the defending champion of the CARQUEST Tech-Net Spring Sizzler. The Sizzler victory was the first of 4 wins for Christopher last season as he went on to win the championship. Christopher was the second consecutive driver to win both the Sizzler and the WMT Championship in the same season, following Donny Lia in 2007. Other drivers who have won both the Sizzler and the WMT Championship in the same season include Richie Evans (1985), Mike Stefanik (1989, 1997, 1998), and Tony Hirschman (2005).
· As of April 20, 2009, Stafford Motor Speedway has received 36 entries for the CARQUEST Tech-Net Spring Sizzler.

[NASCAR WMT Spring Sizzler Entry List]

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Statistical Advance: Analyzing the Tech-Net Spring Sizzler at Stafford

The 25th season of the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour will continue with the Tech-Net Spring Sizzler presented by CARQUEST at Stafford (Conn.) Motor Speedway on Sunday, April 26.

Stafford Motor Speedway Data
Race #2 of 14 (4-26-09)
Track Layout: .5-mile flat oval

  • A horse racing track for more than seven decades, the half-mile dirt oval started holding auto races following WW II.
  • Became a NASCAR track in 1959 and was paved in 1967.
  • Has held a total of 90 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour races.
  • This is the first of four races that the NWMT will hold at Stafford Motor Speedway in 2009.

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