Waterford Speedbowl will send out the 4th of July holiday weekend with a bang, several in fact, as it plays host to its annual ‘Night of Destruction’ on Sunday, July 5. The event has come to be known as an affordable night of family fun and entertainment, capping a weekend of great racing and celebration of summer.
Sunday’s festivities include a full size demolition derby known for its richter scale hits, testing the endurance and fortitude of Detroit’s finest fabrication. The four cylinder demo has become a hit as well. While the hits might not be quite as earth-shattering, the strategy and absolute carnage remain as exciting and amusing as the full-size smash fest.
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Please note that the event details for Wednesday July 1st and Saturday July 4th have been posted.
They can be found by going to the ‘Schedule’ drop down menu, finding the event, and clicking on the ‘Event Details’ link under the event logo.
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Tracks all over the country represented in top 10
As the calendar is set to turn to July, the competition in the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series has already started to heat up across North America.
Ruckersville, Va., driver Philip Morris is chasing history as he looks to become just the second driver to win back-to-back NASCAR Whelen All-American Series national championships. While Morris is off to a strong start – seven wins and 13 top fives in 16 starts and is second in points as the racing season hits the unofficial halfway point, challengers are abundant and come from all over the map.
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Canaan, NH — Every July 4th weekend brings a special event to the Monadnock Speedway, and the tradition continues this Saturday night when the True Value Modified Series returns for an event that is sure to thrill a capacity crowd, as it has done since the inception of the TVMRS.
The “Firecracker 100” has been won by Kirk Alexander four of the past five seasons. The West Swanzey, New Hampshire driver is sure to be a favorite to win the event for a fifth time, and to redeem himself after crashing out of the TVMRS season opener at the quarter-mile while leading the race.
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Thompson, CT — The Camping World East Series will make its next stop at the Thompson International Speedway on Saturday, July 11th when the track hosts its annual Full Fender Frenzy race program. This extremely successful developmental series for NASCAR is hot off of a great race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway that was won by Kyle Busch.
Defending Series Champion, Matt Kobyluck, will lead the Camping World East Series into Thompson. The long-time veteran and extremely popular driver from Connecticut considers Thompson Speedway to be his home track. Kobyluck has had great success over the years at Thompson and will be looking to continue that trend when his Mohegan Sun race team takes to the track on July 11th.
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Daytona Beach, FL — The following is a list of NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour drivers that will appear on radio shows during the week of June 29 -July 5.
Monday, June 29
Ted Christopher – “Track Talk,” WACK 1420 AM or www.1420wack.com, 6 – 7 p.m.
Thursday, July 2
Donny Lia – “Sirius Speedway,” Sirius Satellite Radio (Ch. 128), 3 – 7 p.m.
Sunday, July 5
Donny Lia – “Carey & Coffey Show,” ESPN Radio 940/1510 AM or www.careyandcoffey.com, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
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For the second time in as many weeks, the Pro Four Modifieds of New England (PFMNE) were rained out. A forecast for severe thunderstorms and torrential rain in the Claremont area forced the cancellation of the race program set to go off on June 26. PFMNE officials have announced that the event will not be made up. The next stop at Twin State Speedway will be on October 4 as part of the season-ending, Open Wheel Sunday race program.
Next on the docket for the Pro Fours will be the hotly-contested CarQuest Extreme Tuesday 25-lap main at the Stafford Motor Speedway in Stafford Springs, CT. The four-cylinder modifieds will be sharing the billing with the International Super Modified Association (ISMA) and the Northeastern Midget Association (NEMA) on Tuesday evening, July 7.
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Seekonk, MA — The month of July will be a busy month at Seekonk Speedway. It starts off on July 4, as we take a step back in time. The cars of yesteryear will adorn the speedway for the first time on 2009. Bernie’s presents the New England Antique Racers, Senior Tour Auto Racers and the Atlantic Coast Old Timers will put on a display and remind us of how the racing was in years past. The ARC Pro Stocks, Late Models, Seekonk Sport Trucks and Street Stocks will also be a part of the action.
On Sunday, July 5th, Valvoline presents our annual Independence Day Celebration. With Spectator Drags, the Pure Stocks, Enduro car and truck drags, Enduro racing. Car & Truck Figure 8s, one of the most spectacular Fireworks display this side of the Pacific, and our world famous Demolition Derby.
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Seekonk, MA — Three time True Value Modified Racing Series Champion Kirk Alexander of West Swanzey NH was the first to file his entry for Seekonk Speedway’s 5th Annual $10,000 to win event. Kirk, winner of this event in 2006, has run strong in all four events held at the Action Track of the East.
Bobby Grigas III, a former winner on the TVMRS, and a future star of the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour has also filed an entry. Grigas began his racing career at Seekonk in the Late Model division before making the jump to the open wheel modifieds. Defending TVMRS Champion Chris Pasteryak, winner of the 2008 DAV Fall Classic has also filed an entry for this event. In 2008, Pasteryak had to call it a day earlier than expected after crashing out of his qualifier. Former DAV Fall Classic winner Dave Berghman has filed his entry for this event, as has Jimmy Kuhn, who is coming off his best race ever, finishing 3rd in the most recent TVMRS event at Seekonk. Reigning Modified Madness winner Matt Hirschman is ready to defend his title at Seekonk. John Bennett’s entry has been received, as has 9 time NASCAR Champion, and Coventry RI native Mike Stefanik.
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Brockton, MA — The Northeastern Midget Association returns to Thompson Speedway Thursday night, July 2 with some added incentive. The winner will go home with the Marvin Rifchin Trophy.
Rifchin, owner of M&H Tire, died on June 3 at age 94. “Considering how many lives Marvin touched,” said NEMA President Mike Scrivani Jr., “everybody wants this trophy. It is a beautiful piece of hardware.”
Defending champions Randy Cabral (driver) and Tim Bertrand (owner), undefeated in two races this year, head NEMA’s strongest field in recent memory. Cabral’s seven career wins, including the last three in Bertrand’s #47, tops NEMA’s Thompson win list.
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Waterford, CT — Saturday, July 4th marks the date of the Speedbowl’s annual mid-season classic Pepsi 300. The highly anticipated event is the second in the Speedbowl “Triple Crown”, combining each year with the Modified Nationals and The Finale to complete the three extra-distance event jewels on the Speedbowl schedule.
Now in its 12th edition, the Pepsi 300’s format remains the same showcasing the ‘Bowl’s four NASCAR Whelen All-American Series divisions in extra-distance feature races. The SK Modifieds and Bob Valenti Auto Mall Late Models both compete in 100-lap events, while the popular and competitive Street Stock and Norwich Bulletin Mini Stock divisions go for 50-laps each. The event provides competitors the opportunity to make their statement in the points championship chase and seize momentum to begin the critical summer months of July and August.
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Oswego, NY – After a little over three weeks off, the ISMA winged supermodifieds are ready hit the road for a big week beginning with the Xtreme Tuesday Stafford Motor Speedway event July 7 and ending in Canada at Cayuga Speedway on July 12. In between, at least six of the ISMA cars as pre-entered for the King of Wings $10,000 to win event at Oswego Speedway on July 11. There is a lot of racing and a lot of money on the line for sure. And, 2009 has started with 3 different winners in the 3 ISMA races run to date. It should be a very interesting week. www.staffordmotorspeedway.com for all the information.www.oswegospeedway.com for more information.www.cayugamotorspeedway.ca.www.sanduskyspeedway.com for further information.
The Xtreme event at Stafford has been a mainstay on the ISMA schedule since 2004 with Chris Perley the dominant winner, taking home three of the five events to date. ISMA had one more Stafford event on its schedule back in 1980, which was won by Bentley Warren. Notably, Warren, still going strong, finished third at the 2008 running, some 28 years later! Warren also won two-pre-ISMA races held at the Connecticut oval in 1968 and 1969. Bentley will once again running the Vic Miller 71 as a teammate to Chris Perley, which always creates a potent duo. Russ Wood, who has notched his first win already this season in the Jeff Holbrook 29 picked up the 2005 Stafford feature while hometown favorite Robbie Summers got his ISMA career first in 2007 in a spirited battle with Perley for the win.
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Loudon, NH — Joey Logano lead only 10 laps Sunday but came away with his first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series win at the LENOX Industrial Tools 301.
At age 19 years, one month and four days, he becomes the youngest winner in NASCAR Sprint Cup Series history.
“After yesterday I was bummed out,” said Logano. “But to get the win today is just cool. This is where I watched my first Cup race, where I ran my first Cup race, and where I won my first Cup race, so I couldn’t have picked a better place. This is kind of like a home turf place for me, a lot of family and friends here.”
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Seekonk, MA — On Saturday, June 28, Bill Bernard held on to win his first career Late Model feature in the Phil’s Propane 50. In a race that went green to checker, Bernard fought off a hard charging Gerry DeGasparre in the latter half of the event.
Berkley’s Jake Vanada jumped out front under the double greens, and set the pace for the first several laps. Polesitter Bob Hussey followed Vanada for a few laps before being overtaken by rookie Frank Duquette. Duquette, using the outside lane, picked up the lead at lap seven, but could only keep the NAC Security & Sound System Chevy at the front for one lap before the Ashland Lumber Chevy of Bernard followed on the outside and took over the reigns on lap nine.
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Lee, NH — Randy Cabral passed Bertrand Motorsports teammate Ryan Newman coming out of turn two on lap 13 and went on to score a convincing win in Friday night’s 25-lap Northeastern Midget Association feature at Lee USA Speedway.
After taking second on a lap 11 restart, Cabral needed only two laps before slipping past NASCAR Sprint Cup star Newman. Only a lap 22 caution impeded his romp to a second win in as many 2009 races.
Jake Stergios’ late rally resulted in a NEMA Lites victory over Eddie LeClerc Jr.
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Seekonk, MA — With rain stopping the action with 28 laps in the books last week, the Pro Stock field completed the second part of the Cirelli Marketplace Qualifier 75 Saturday night. Dave Darling scored his third victory of the season, sweeping both of the extra-distance qualifying races for the Pro All Star Series Cirelli Marketplace 150 in August. Defending champion Fred Astle, Jr. finished second over Tom Scully, Jr., rookie Jeramee Lillie and Mike Brightman.
In the Phil’s Propane 50 Late Model feature, Bill Bernard won his first career race at Seekonk Speedway over defending champion Gerry DeGasparre, Jr. The Late Model race went caution free from green to checker. Ryan Vanasse, Frank Duquette and Matt Breault rounded out the top-5.
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Waterford, CT — The Waterford Speedbowl celebrated Norwich Night on June 27, honoring the City of Norwich’s 350th birthday with great racing. Jeffrey Paul picked up his second consecutive SK Modified win, Bruce Thomas Jr. returned to Speedbowl victory Lane in the Bob Valenti Auto Mall Late Models, while it was veteran competitor Allen Coates taking the checkered in the NEATV Truck Series. Kyle James and Ronnie Oldham Jr. rounded out the night’s winners capturing the Norwich Bulletin Mini Stock and Street Stock events respectively. With threatening skies looming overhead during the evening, the full five-division event was completed by 9:15pm.
The 35-lap SK Modified main event was led to the green by Joe Perry and Frank Mucciacciaro. Perry would take the lead on lap one, but Salem drivers Jeff Pearl and Dennis Gada were both in hot pursuit from the drop of the green. Pearl made a daring inside maneuver on Perry in turn three on lap two to take command. Gada followed Pearl past Perry while Rob Janovic Jr., previous event winner Paul, and points leader Keith Rocco settled in to the top-five. The first caution waved on lap five for a tangle between Wayne Arute and Rich Hammann. When racing resumed, a melee on the restart ended with Pete Pavone taking a hard shot into the turn three wall. Dennis Charette was also involved.
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Loudon, NH — Kyle Busch became the 23rd different visitor to Victory Lane in the NASCAR Nationwide Series at New Hampshire Motor Speedway with his win in the Camping World RV Sales 200 presented by Turtle Wax.
“That’s pretty cool,” said Busch of the streak. “Not a lot of race tracks can say that.”
Busch took the lead from his Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Joey Logano with 36 laps to go.
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N. Woodstock, NH — John Donahue of Graniteville, VT dominated the White Mountain 150 American-Canadian stock car race at White Mountain Motorsports Park in North Woodstock, NH. Donahue earned the pole starting position after receiving a plus 7 in the ACT Tour’s plus-minus handicap system. No one could keep up with the blistering pace he set as he led every lap of the event and lapped all but the top ten.
Brent Dragon earned the runner-up position followed by Nick Sweet, Eric Williams, and Ben Rowe rounding out the top five. Scott Payea came home sixth, Cris Michaud seventh, Tyler Cahoon eighth, Brad Leighton ninth and Pete Potvin was the last car on the lead lap and finished tenth.
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Loudon, NH — Donny Lia avoided a last lap wreck to win the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour New England 100 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
“Cautions breed cautions,” said Lia, as another late-race crash set up a two lap sprint for the checkered flag.
Ted Christopher recovered from early engine trouble to lead the closing laps.
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Second Career Win For Lia At ‘Magic Mile’
Loudon, NH — The New England 100 ended with a wild scramble on the last turn of the last lap that wiped out two of the leaders and provided Donny Lia his second NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour victory at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
Points leader Ted Christopher led at the white flag, with Lia, Todd Szegedy and Ron Silk jockeying for position. Lia dove inside of Christopher as he headed into Turn 3. Moments after Lia took the lead, Szegedy swept underneath both to the front of the line. As they came out of the final turn heading to the checkered flag, all four bounced off each other, with Christopher collecting Szegedy into the wall as Lia slipped by to grab the win.
Ed Flemke Jr. wound up second, followed by Silk and Rowan Pennink. Christopher managed to gather the car enough to get it across the line and salvage a fifth.
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Lee, NH – Randy Cabral passed Bertrand Motorsports teammate Ryan Newman coming out of turn two on lap 13 and went on to score a convincing win in Friday night’s 25-lap Northeastern Midget Association feature at Lee USA Speedway.
After taking second on a lap 11 restart, Cabral needed only two laps before slipping past NASCAR Sprint Cup star Newman. Only a lap 22 caution impeded his romp to a second win in as many 2009 races.
Cabral called grabbing second on the restart as key to the win, his first ever at Lee. Lining up third, he “just stayed on it and followed Ryan. It was one of those let’s see what happens moves.”
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Bristol Race Will Air Same-Day, Fall New Hampshire Date Also To Be Televised
Loudon, NH — NASCAR announced today that the inaugural NASCAR Whelen Modified and Whelen Southern Modified Tour event at Bristol Motor Speedway will be broadcast on SPEED.
The UNOH Perfect Storm at Bristol, a 150-lap combination race between the two NASCAR Modified divisions, will mark the first appearance for both the Whelen and Whelen Southern Modified Tours at the “World’s Fastest Half Mile” in Bristol, Tenn. The UNOH Perfect Storm at Bristol is set to go green at 6:15 p.m. on Wednesday, August 18 and SPEED will broadcast the event on a 45-minute tape-delay beginning at 7 p.m.
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The Waterford Speedbowl is racing tonight with Norwich Night and its NASCAR Whelen All-American Series program of SK Modifieds, Late Models, Street Stocks, Mini Stocks and Trucks.
Jun 27, 2009 – Welcome to the NEW Speedbowl.com!!!!!
Welcome to the all new Speedbowl.com!!!
We couldn’t be more excited and happy about our new website!! This is now your one stop source for all things Speedbowl!! Some new features you will find with this site as you navigate throughout are…
-Up-to-date lap times!!
-Full driver rosters with the ability for the drivers to create and edit their own driver profiles, including adding a picture of the racecar!!
-Up-to-date finish orders and points as the races conclude!!
-Finishes posted for the entire evening or by division!!
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Randy Cabral won the NEMA race at Lee USA Speedway Friday night over NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Ryan Newman, making it a Bertrand team 1-2 sweep. Former NEMA champion Russ Stoehr finished third with Mike Keeler and Adam Cantor rounding out the top-5.
In the NEMA Lites feature, Jake Stergios took down the win over Edward LeClerc, Jr., Russ Wood, Jr., Paul Lugelle and Rick Hart.
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Adam Bates showed his mastery of Beech Ridge Motor Speedway in Scarborough, Maine once again and won Friday night’s PASS North Super Late Model race there over Johnny Clark, Richie Dearborn, Kelly Moore and Donnie Whitten.
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Seekonk, MA –For the third time in four weeks, a mid-afternoon shower and the threat of heavy thunderstorms forced Seekonk Speedway management to pull the plug on yet another Fast Friday show.
With the Valvoline Independence Day Celebration next weekend, the Fast Friday Series will take a break. The Fast Friday Series returns on July 10, when the NEMA Lites join the Pure Stocks, Seekonk Youth Racing Association, and the all new Sport4’s for their second event as part of the Fast Friday Series. The Pure Stocks will run on the Valvoline Thrill Show on July 5th.
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Loudon, NH — It was a battle of the rookies as Matt DiBenedetto of Grass Valley, Calif. bumped his way to a win over pole sitter Ryan Truex for a Heluva Good! finish in today’s NASCAR Camping World Series East race.
DiBenedetto lead most of the second half of the Heluva Good! Summer 125, but a late caution and double-file restart put Truex in front. That set up a last-lap charge from DiBenedetto in his No. 18 Joe Gibbs Driven Toyota. He got into the backend of Truex’s No. 00 NAPA Toyota going into turn 3, and the two were door-handle to door-handle coming out of turn 4 as the battle continued.
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Loudon, NH — Heluva Good! Pole qualifying for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series LENOX Industrial Tools 301 was canceled Friday afternoon due to inclement weather.
Rain began falling at New Hampshire Motor Speedway at about 2:00 p.m. At that time, the final practice for the NASCAR Nationwide Series was cut short. An hour later, NASCAR Sprint Cup Series qualifying was canceled.
The field for the LENOX Industrial Tools 301 will be set according to Sprint Cup Series points standings, giving points leader Tony Stewart the pole.
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