Archive for April 20th, 2009

NEATV Named as Title Sponsor of Truck Series

Waterford, CT — The Waterford Speedbowl has announced a title sponsor for the Truck Series formed earlier this year. NEATV, a New England based off-road Motocross Series, has signed on to sponsor the Truck Series which will compete in eight events throughout the 2009 season at the historic shoreline oval.

The NEATV Motocross Series hosts off-road ATV racing events across New England and New York spanning April through October. Featuring racing for both youths and adults, several classes are offered to accommodate the age and experience level of all riders. Points standings are maintained throughout the season with champions crowned in the respective classes. For information about the upcoming NEATV Motocross Series season, please visit
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News & Notes: TC Returns North To Defend Spring Sizzler Win

Ted Christopher ended the 2008 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour season in Victory Lane with the race and season championship trophies. He’s continued those winning ways in 2009 with wins in three of the four NASCAR Modified races he’s entered. This weekend he’ll have a chance to make it 4-for-5.

The Plainville, Conn., racer will return to Stafford (Conn.) Motor Speedway – site of more than 100 wins throughout his career – for the second race of the 2009 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour season: the Tech-Net Spring Sizzler presented by CARQUEST. Christopher has won the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour portion of the Spring Sizzler three times in his decorated career, including the 2008 edition, which provided an early boost to his championship campaign.
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Stafford Practice Photo Gallery

[Stafford Photo Gallery] by Adam Fohlin
[Stafford Practice Results]

Thompson Prepares for Thursday Night Thompson Thunder

Thompson, CT — Thursday Night Thompson Thunder (TNTT), the extremely popular Thursday night racing series, is next on the Thompson racing schedule. The May through September weekly events feature the NASCAR Whelen All American Series “Super 6” racing divisions in a fun filled, fast paced night of racing excitement. Typically attracting more than 150 race teams, The TNTT weekly series begins on May 21st.

The driver’s roster for Thompson’s premier division, the Sunoco Modifieds, looks like a who’s who list of New England open wheel racers. NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour champ, Ted Christopher will be returning to weekly competition at Thompson and will try to unseat the 2008 title holder, Kerry Malone. The track’s Super Late Models, Thompson Modifieds, Late Models, Limited Sportsman and Mini Stocks also draw the very best drivers in their respective divisions.
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Vote Now Before the Checkered Flag Falls on the LENOX Extra Mile Hero Contest

LENOX, a leading manufacturer of premium power tool accessories, hand tools, torches, solder and band saw blades, announces the top 10 finalists in the LENOX Extra Mile Hero Contest.

In 2008, LENOX officially kicked off the LENOX Extra Mile Hero Program with NASCAR driver Jeff Burton, driver of the No. 31 LENOX Industrial Tools RCR Chevrolet, by asking customers to submit stories of people they considered heroes; users and suppliers of industrial tools who go the extra mile for their community.  A professional and VIP judging panel read through more than 600 nominations before selecting the 10 finalists.  Each of the 10 finalists won $3,100 with a matching gift going to their charity of choice.

Beginning in February, the next phase of the contest, “America Votes,” begins. America can vote on which of the finalists they think will make the best LENOX Extra Mile Hero by going to to cast their vote. The finalist who receives the most votes will not only carry the honor of being the LENOX Extra Mile Hero, but they also win the Grand Prize of $31,000 as well as an additional $31,000 to be donated to their charity of choice.

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Win a Fully Stocked Site Commander Mobile Office from LENOX!


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To enter to win the above Site Commander Mobile Office, visit
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Brad Leighton Becomes First NHMS ACT Invitational Qualifier By Winning New Hampshire Governor’s Cup 150

Brad Leighton of Center Harbor, N.H. wins the New Hampshire Governor’s Cup 150. Leighton came from deep in the field starting 19th to become the first qualifier for the ACT Invitational at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. The deciding battle of the race came on lap 130 when Leighton got by defending N.H. Governor’s Cup Champ Joey Polewarczyk, Jr. of Hudson, N.H. The two had to fight through heavy lap traffic due to a long green flag run from lap 52 to the finish.

Leighton said, “It’s a real honor to be the first qualifier for the New Hampshire Invitational. The Invitational is going to be a huge boost for the ACT series and attract tremendous regional exposure. And it’s great to be part of it.”

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Local Legends: ‘Beech Boys’ Still Having Fun After All These Years

NWAAS Bub Bilodeau A popular Hall of Fame driver is gearing up for what could be one of the most competitive of his 34 seasons.

Bub Bilodeau, 52, of Standish, Me., enjoys the challenges of racing at Beech Ridge Motor Speedway, a .333-mile paved oval in Scarborough, Me.

His success in stock car racing continues to bring him many honors, topped by enshrinement in the Maine Motorsports Hall of Fame. He also has three NASCAR Pro Series Division track championships at Beech Ridge and two NASCAR state titles.

Bilodeau sums up the key to his success with two words: “team work.”

“The pit crew is what keeps us running,” Bilodeau said. Crewmen include Tom Nason, Jason Iman, Mike Wardell and Bruno Anderson.

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True Value Modifieds to Green Flag Season at Monadnock Saturday

Canaan, NH — Hard to believe that five years have already gone by since series founder Jack Bateman rolled into Monadnock Speedway, Winchester, NH; with race teams in tow for the debut of his True Value Modified Racing Series. The Canaan, NH racer will again lead his New England based touring division back to the famed quarter mile speedway as the TVMRS  kicks off it’s sixth season Saturday night April 25, with the traditional running of the “Bond Auto Parts Spring Dash 100.”

The season opener always brings lots of new cars, new drivers, new challenges, and lots of optimism. They’ll be plenty of that for the 2009 season. Bateman has scheduled 16 races at speedways throughout New England.

The Monadnock lid-lifter always draws well and interest in the season opener is high. Expected entries include three-time champion, Kirk Alexander, W. Swanzey, NH; with the most series wins (31) to his credit. Alexander has 14 victories at his “home track” and has to be considered an early favorite. Windsor Locks, CT; veteran Les Hinckley, with 3 career Monadnock wins, and 2006 champion Dwight Jarvis, Ascutney, VT; with two series wins there, always run well at Monadnock.

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Johnny Clark Wins PASS North Opener at Speedway 95

Johnny Clark fired his Car Crushing/Port City Race Cars Impala SS under Richie Dearborn and Cassius Clark on lap 136 of Sunday’s Pro All Stars Series (PASS)  NAPA 150 to take the opening day win at Speedway 95 in Hermon ME. Clark got into Dearborn on the backstretch in a side by side battle for the lead and Dearborn dropped his right rear off the backstretch, slipping back to fourth at the finish after leading much of the day. Cassius Clark raced back from an early race incident to capture second place.  Chubbuck came home third after running up front all day . Dearborn and Adam Bates rounded out the top five.

The defending PASS North Champion beat Cassius Clark to the stripe by .389 seconds. Derek Ramstrom, Chris Staples, John Flemming, Ben Rowe and Donnie Whitten raced home sixth thru tenth. Fifteen cars finished on the lead lap.  Dearborn, Ramstrom and Cassius Clark each earned heat race wins.

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