Archive for June 11th, 2009

Remembering a Friend

Believe it or not it has been four years since the passing of our brother and friend Rev. Pat Evans. I mention this because he laid the ground work for the step Racing with Jesus Ministries took this week. Pat worked hard to honor God and build this ministry. This week the fruits of that labor have started to be harvested. Greetings in the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Rev. Pat’s vision for this ministry was that we would broaden our support base enough to allow us to concentrate on God’s work. That day has come for Racing with Jesus Ministries. It is with great joy that I announce Racing with Jesus Ministries has added their first paid staff person. I have accepted the position of Pastor at Emmanuel Baptist Church in West Springfield, MA. The Church has agreed to share me with RWJM. Also, the Board of Directors here at RWJM have agreed to contribute to my financial support. With both combined it was time to step out on faith and give my notice at my day job. After a short time of transition I will be dedicating my efforts to the Lord’s work. It will also allow me to more fully support my wife’s efforts as she runs our coffee shop, The Daily Grind Café. God’s plan has come together and I am excited about what tomorrow holds.
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Norm Wrenn and Larry Barnett Scored Wins Before Mother Nature Won the Remainder of the Evening

Thompson, CT — Norm Wrenn brought home the checkers in the Super Late Model race on Thursday Night at Thompson International Speedway.  Larry Barnett won the Limited Sportsman feature just days after undergoing arthroscopic surgery.  Ten laps into the 50-Lap Late Model race, Mother Nature took over, the rain started and the race program was brought to a halt.  The race will be rescheduled and will begin at lap 10 in the order they were in when the rains came.  The Sunoco Modifieds, TIS Modifieds and Mini Stock races will also be rescheduled.  Check back for the make-up dates.

The night started out with a special event.  Derek Ramstrom driver of the #35 Super Late  Model has been racing here at Thompson since before he was licensed to drive on the street.  He is a junior at West Boylston High School in West Boylston, MA.  Many of his friends have never seen him race; tonight they got the chance.  To make it extra special there was a drawing held at the school and the winner was Jared Peterson.  By winning the drawing, he got lucky enough to get a ride-along in a modified provided by the Ken Bouchard Driving School with Derek driving.  When track announcer Russ Dowd asked what Jared thought he said,” it was a pretty amazing ride.”  He said he wasn’t nervous but anxious while waiting to get out on the track- “it was awesome I can’t even describe it.”
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In Preparation for LENOX Industrials Tools 301 Race Week, NHMS Extends Ticket Office Hours

Loudon, NH — In preparation for the LENOX Industrial Tools 301 Race Week activities, and to better serve customers, New Hampshire Motor Speedway officials have extended their ticket office hours from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Sunday.

“We are extending our ticket office hours for the convenience of our guests, as a part of our “FansFirst” program,” said Jerry Gappens, executive vice president and general manager of New Hampshire Motor Speedway.  “This expanded service, along with up-to-the-minute information at our website,, helps us go the extra mile in providing customer service to our fans.”

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