Archive for April 24th, 2009

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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