Archive for June 10th, 2009

Palmer Adds to Legends Record; Coates, Williams, Brouwer, Canestrari & Lamartire Also Win

Waterford, CT — The Waterford Speedbowl completed their Wild ‘n Wacky Wednesday program with a full card of six events on June 10. Berlin’s Jason Palmer extended his Speedbowl-record winning streak to eight consecutive events in Legends Car action, while Allen Coates padded his career win total by taking in the NEATV Truck Series event. Also reaching Victory Lane were Patrick Williams in the X-Cars, Bubby Brouwer in the X-Modifieds, Alex Canestrari in the Super X-Cars, and Chris Lamartire in the Bandoleros.

The Legends cars were up first for their 20-lap event, and Farmington’s Justin Rau led first six laps when the only caution of the race waved for Dylan Liseo who had spun in turn two. On the restart, Rau again jumped out to the lead. Palmer moved into second on lap eight after starting mid-pack, with George Whitney advancing to third. The bottom lane was open for Palmer to challenge Rau at the event’s halfway mark, and he overtook the lead as the pair reached the backstretch.
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Speedbowl to Honor City of Norwich’s 350th Birthday June 20

Waterford, CT — Waterford Speedbowl has announced plans to honor the City of Norwich’s 350th Birthday celebration with a special ‘Norwich Night’ for its June 20 NASCAR Whelen All-American Series race program.   All Norwich residents will receive admission of just $3.50 with proof of residency.  Norwich Mayor Ben Lathrop as well as other city dignitaries will be the Speedbowl’s special guests for the evening.

“The city of Norwich and its outlying communities have played an integral role in the success of the Speedbowl over its 59 years through today” offered Speedbowl owner and promoter Terry Eames.  “Some of our biggest stars have come to us from the Norwich area.”
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LENOX Industrial Tools and Governor Lynch Go the Extra Mile for Local Heroes

With Invite to LENOX Industrial Tools 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway

Loudon, NH — In recognition of its EXTRA MILE HEROES Contest, LENOX Industrial Tools is teaming up with New Hampshire Governor John Lynch and the State to honor the everyday heroes of New Hampshire.

LENOX Industrial Tools and Gov. Lynch have invited members of the state police, local police and fire departments, and the National Guard, along with up to four members of their respective families, to attend the largest sporting event in New England, the LENOX Industrial Tools 301, on Sunday, June 28 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.  A limited number of grandstand tickets, made available from a section of seating speedway officials earmarked for a charitable partnership, are being offered on a first-come basis to their respective departments for free.  The donation was made as an extension of the LENOX EXTRA MILE HEROES program which began with last year’s LENOX Industrial Tools 301, adding an extra lap to recognize those who go theEXTRA MILE in their community.
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NEMA Thompson Winner To Receive Rifchin Trophy

Brockton, MA — The 25-lap Northeastern Midget Association feature at Thompson Speedway on Thursday night July 2 will be the “Marvin Rifchin Race” and the winner will take home the “Marvin Rifchin Trophy.”

Rifchin, owner of M&H Tire, died on June 3 at age 94. He was an intrical part of NEMA from its inception in 1953. “The number of people he touched directly; the influence he had on our club is immense,” says long-time NEMA competitor and official Bruce Beane.
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The 86th Loudon Classic at New Hampshire Motor Speedway Opens 2009 Laconia Bike Week Celebration

Loudon, NH — The 2009 Laconia Bike Week celebration will open with the 86th Annual Loudon Classic at New Hampshire Motor Speedway from Friday, June 12 through Sunday, June 14.

The Loudon RoadRace Series (LRRS) starts a non-stop, three-day schedule of racing beginning on Friday, June 12.  The professionals from the America Sportbike Racing Association (ASRA) will join the stars of the LRRS on Sunday, June 14, for an action-packed afternoon of racing.

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Ford Racing Announces ACT Contingency Program

With its S347JR engine approved for competition on the American Canadian Tour (ACT) and its affiliate weekly series tracks, Ford Racing has announced a contingency program to support the Ford racers in these series. Racers in the US ACT Late Model Tour, Canadian Serie ACT Castrol Tour, as well as weekly Late Model series at ACT-approved affiliate tracks will be eligible for awards contingent on the use of the

M-6007-S347JR Sealed Racing engine. The payouts for the series are as follows:

ACT Late Model Tour and Serie ACT-Castrol Tour
Race winner        $500
Second              $250
Third                 $100

ACT Affiliate Approved Late Model Weekly Program
Race Winner        $250
Second              $125
Third                 $ 75
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