Archive for July 29th, 2009

August to be one hectic month at Seekonk Speedway

Seekonk, MA — With the month of August in southern New England comes the Haze, the Heat and the Humidity. Add one more to that list. Hectic. The month kicks off with a double header weekend on August 1st and 2nd.

On Saturday, August 1st, the ARC Saturday night action will continue with a full night of racing from the Pro Stocks, Late Models, Seekonk Sport Trucks, and Street Stocks. With the season rolling down the second half, each lap could make the difference between sitting on top of the championship chase, or looking up from underneath. The chase in the Pro Stocks has changed hands three times in the past three weeks. Dave Darling fell out of the lead two weeks ago when Tom Scully Jr took over. A week later, defending champ Fred Astle Jr sat atop the standings. This week, Darling finds himself back at the top. The Seekonk Sports Trucks have seen a similar battle between Jody Tripp and Rick Martin. Martin now holds the top spot by 3 points. Ryan Vanasse has dominated the Late Model chase from opening day, and Mike Mitchell has held the top spot in the Street Stocks for the past few weeks. On top of all of that, Rick Martin is ONE win away from tying the all-time win record at Seekonk Speedway.
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Statistical Advance: Analyzing the Riverhead 175

Daytona Beach,FL — For the 25th season in a row the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour will visit Riverhead (N.Y.) Raceway for the Riverhead 175 on Saturday, Aug. 1.

At Riverhead Raceway:


  • Built in 1949.
  • Held its first NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour race on July 10, 1985 during the NWMT’s inaugural season.
  • Has held 47 NWMT races all-time, fourth-most among all venues.
  • Is one of two tracks to play host to the NWMT in each of its 25 seasons of competition along with Thompson (Conn.) International Speedway.

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Speedbowl cancels July 29 Wild ‘n Wacky Wednesday program

Waterford, CT — Waterford Speedbowl has cancelled tonight’s Wild ‘n Wacky Wednesday race program due to the severe weather present and forecast in the region.

Wild ‘n Wacky Wednesday will return next week on August 5 with action for the X-Cars, Super X-Cars, X-Modifieds as well as Legends Car and Bandolero racing.  The Women on Wheels four-cylinder race scheduled for July 29 will also be held.   The action gets underway promptly at 7:00pm.
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Statistical Advance: Analyzing The Edge Hotel 150 at Adirondack International Speedway

Daytona Beach, FL — The NASCAR Camping World Series East will head to Adirondack International Speedway for the eighth year in a row for The Edge Hotel 150 presented by Casella Waste Systems on Saturday, August 1.

At Adirondack International Speedway:

  • Opened in 2002.
  • Has held NASCAR Camping World Series East races every year since it opened.
  • In the inaugural NCWSE race, Kelly Moore won the pole and Andy Santerre took the checkered flag.
  • Matt Kobyluck has won three of the seven all-time races at AIS, including last year.
  • The winner of three of the previous seven events has gone on to capture the series title that season, including Kobyluck last year and Joey Logano in 2007 … Santerre also did it in 2002.
  • Runs four divisions in their regular Saturday night program.

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Will August Produce Another First On True Value Modified Tour

Canaan, NH — Four famed race tracks, four consecutive race dates, and four drivers atop the point standings battling for the 2009 championship. It sets the stage for the True Value Modified Racing Series as its competitors prepare for the dogs days of August and exciting racing at short track venues long in history and tradition.

The month of August has produced several “firsts” with the sixth year series both on the track and in the pit area.

Beech Ridge Motor Speedway Scarborough, ME; Waterford CT Speedbowl; Seekonk MA Speedway; and Connecticut’s Thompson International Speedway, will play hosts to New England’s premier modified racing series. The four events will provide an indication of who will be in the hunt for the title come fall and the series final three races of the season.
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