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Stafford Motor Speedway – May 8, 2009

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Fifth Annual Norwood Arena Reunion at Bezema Buick, Pontiac, GMC on Sunday, June 7, 2009

Norwood, MA — The fifth annual gathering of the faithful for the Norwood Arena Reunion continues to take shape. Commitments for various drivers who raced at the venerable, but shuttered oval, have been made to be there. They include Dave Dion of Hudson, NH, Bill Slater of E. Hartford, CT, Leo Cleary of Hanover, Bill Harmon of CT, Stoughton’s Jerry Capazzoli and car owner Joe Brady of Brockton along with Fred Luchesi of Pawtucket, RI, among several others.

Race cars from NEAR, STARS and ACOT  are expected to return to the Bezema dealership on US Rt. 1, the Auto Mile, on Sunday, June 7. The Norwood Arena ran various types of race cars from Midgets, Cutdowns, Modifieds and Late Models during the 25 years the venue conducted weekly racing events from April through October including some giant Demo Derbies. Also, sports car, motorcycle and drag races were held on the oval with the latter in the paved parking lot. Efforts are underway to get some of those vehicles to attend this year’s event.
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Woody Pitkat Joins New Haven Truck & Autobody Team for Stafford’s 15th Annual Late Model 100

Stafford Springs, CT — Billy Snow and the New Haven Truck and Auto Body Late Model team have secured the services of Woody Pitkat for the 15th Annual Late Model 100 scheduled for May 8th at Stafford Motor Speedway. The race will be the first of two extra distance events for Stafford’s Late Model division during the 2009 season, with the 2nd Late Model 100 event scheduled for August 21st.

Snow and his team debuted a three-car effort at the season opening Tech-Net Spring Sizzler, but will be down to two cars for the Late Model 100 with Snow and Pitkat. Snow is also looking to Pitkat’s Late Model experience to help the New Haven Truck and Autobody team out with their car setups.

May 8th Late Model 100 Event Schedule & Ticket Pricing

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