Archive for May 6th, 2009

Palmer Continues Streak Into Wild ‘n Wacky Wednesday; Yagmin, Vogelsong, and Gallaer Also Grab Wins

Waterford, CT — The Waterford Speedbowl kicked off its Wild ‘n Wacky Wednesday race program in strong fashion with Jason Palmer continuing his hot streak winning his third consecutive Legends 20-lapper in impressive fashion.  Other winners from the night included Brad Vogelsong in a thrilling X-Car event, John Yagmin in a well contested Super X-Car race, and Rob Gallaer taking down his first career Speedbowl win in the X-Modifieds.

Palmer took the lead early in the Legends Car race and went on to victory by three car lengths over George Whitney.  A restart with 7 laps to go gathered the field, but Whitney didn’t have enough to challenge for the win.  Johnnie Gloor IV ran a heads-up race to take third, Ed Field took fourth, and Dennis Pantani completed the top-five.

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New Car Spurs Optimism For NEMA’s Abby Martino

The 2009 Northeastern Midget Association tabbed Abby Martino “Most likely to wear pajama pants and flip flops in six feet of snow.” The soon-to-be graduate (accounting) of Roger Williams University in Rhode Island has a serious side as well.

The 21-year old Norfolk, MA resident heads into her third NEMA campaign with a definite plan. “I want to consistently run in the top-10,” she says. “We ran just outside the top-10 last year and with the equipment we have now I believe top-10s is a realistic goal.”

The Martino operation, which includes father Frank and mother Joan, will campaign the Mopar-powered Beast chassis driven in the past by Barry Kittredge. The team will, in fact, keep the #21 on the car.

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Hundreds of Vehicles Scheduled to Compete During the Vintage Racing Celebration at New Hampshire Motor Speedway

Classic Car Show, Car Corral, and Flea Market Highlight the Weekend Schedule

Loudon, NH  — Hundreds of vintage race cars and motorcycles, along with a classic car show and an automotive flea market and car corral, highlight the 19th Annual Vintage Racing Celebration and Classic Car Show at New Hampshire Motor Speedway from Tuesday, May 12 through Sunday, May 17.

Regarded as one of the top vintage racing events in the country, the celebration features three days of oval racing on the 1.058-mile speedway, and three days of road racing on the historic 1.6-mile road course.

On Tuesday, May 12 through Thursday, May 14, some of the most famous Midgets, Sprint Cars, Champ Cars, Roadsters, and NASCAR stock cars will fill the speedway’s 1.058 mile oval.

From Friday, May 15 to Sunday, May 17, the 1.6 mile road course at NHMS will challenge veteran competitors from the world of road racing in both sports cars and motorcycles.

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Wild ‘n Wacky Wednesdays Return 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”.

Entering into its ninth season, Wild ‘n Wacky Wednesdays have continued to grow in popularity. Last year nearly 200 competitors took to the three-eighths mile shoreline oval during the season. Week in and out, three wide racing and wacky novelty races such as Speedway Bowling, Musical Chairs, Cops and Robbers, and Toll Booth races have been part of the nights fun in the past. With festivities beginning at 7pm, Wednesday’s are structured to allow fans and competitors to work their day jobs, enjoy approximately 2 hours of racing and fun, and be on their way home at a reasonable hour.
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News & Notes – Week of 5/4

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  • Main grandstands gate will open at 5:30pm for Wild ‘n Wacky Wednesdays, starting May 6.
  • Wild ‘n Wacky Wednesday teams that have not yet registered for 2009 car numbers or driver forms are reminded they must do so as soon as possible. If you raced in 2008, your number may be given away if you fail to do so by May 6.
  • Late Model teams will be pitted in the North Pit for the May 9 event.

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