Archive for August 4th, 2009

Rain Cancels July 31st Whelen All-American Series Program at SMS

Due to rain showers, Stafford Motor Speedway has cancelled its July 31st NASCAR Whelen All-American Series race program. Action at Stafford Motor Speedway resumes next Friday night, August 7th with the 19th Annual Town Fair Tire 150 Whelen Modified Tour Event. Pit gates will open at 10am, Modified Tour Time Trials begin at 6pm, and feature events begin at 7pm with the Town Fair Tire 150 starting at 9pm.
August 7, 2009 Town Fair Tire 150 Event Schedule & Ticket Info
2009 SK Modified® Points Standings
2009 Late Model Points Standings
2009 SK Light Modified Points Standings
2009 Ltd. Late Model Points Standings
2009 DARE Stock Points Standings
2009 SMS Online Power Ratings
2009 Reliable Welding & Speed Rookie of the Year Points Standings

Statistical Advance: Analyzing the Town Fair Tire 150 at Stafford Motor Speedway

Daytona Beach, FL — The third of four trips for the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour to Stafford (Conn.) Motor Speedway in 2009 will take place this Friday, Aug. 7, with the Town Fair Tire 150.

At Stafford Motor Speedway:
History
• The Stafford Springs Agricultural Park opened in 1870 … The current race track was originally used for horse racing.
• Horse racing gave way to automobile racing at the half-mile oval after World War II.
• Stafford Motor Speedway became a NASCAR track in 1959 and was paved in 1967.
• The NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour has held 92 races at SMS since the tour began in 1985 … The NWMT has run there every year of its existence, except for 1988.
• The 92 all-time NWMT races at SMS is second only to the 107 held at Thompson (Conn.) International Speedway.
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Ward Eyes Historic Win Total

Chases Pearson’s 50-year-old record at GPS
Connecticut’s Rocco remains in top spot
It’s a record that has stood for more than 50 years, established by one of the legends of NASCAR: David Pearson won 17 races at historic Greenville (S.C.) Pickens Speedway in 1959 en route to the track title.

The mark was matched by Dexter Canipe in 1997 in Canipe’s NASCAR Whelen All-American Series national championship season. Canipe is the only driver in track history to take home the national title.

Now, Marty Ward not only can match that longstanding win mark, but in doing so, he will be right in the hunt to duplicate Canipe’s feat. Just as important to the 44-year-old Marietta, S.C., driver would be the chance to tie Donnie Bishop’s record of six Greenville Pickens Late Model championships.
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ACT Tour Set to resume Nutmeg State 100 this Saturday at Speedbowl

Waterford, CT — This Saturday August 8 marks the return of the ACT Late Model Tour to Waterford Speedbowl for the completion of the Nutmeg State 100.  Originally scheduled on June 13, the first 28 laps were completed before the rains came, halting the event.  The first attempt to make-up the remainder of the race was also postponed by weather on June 20.

Brad Leighton is credited as being the event leader when racing resumes, grabbing the top spot on lap one and holding through caution on lap 28 when the raindrops began to fall under yellow.   Several Speedbowl regulars qualified for the field, including two-time defending Bob Valenti Auto Mall Late Model division champion Bruce Thomas Jr.  Thomas, winner of nine Speedbowl feature events and the current points leader, finished runner up in last year’s ACT event at the shoreline oval.

Vermont driver Scott Payea, last year’s event winner, leads the ACT Late Model Tour points standings after eight events in 2009.  Brian Hoar, Joey “Pole”, and Brent Dragon – all event winners in 2009 – lead the charge to chase Leighton when the action resumes.
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NEMA’s “Boston Louie” Saturday At Seekonk

Brockton, MA — Officially it’s the “Boston Louie Memorial Classic.” Over the year’s it’s become “The Louie” and without doubt it is now the premier event on the Northeastern Midget Association schedule.

Seekonk Speedway hosts the 13th annual “The Louie” Saturday night.  Defending champion Randy Cabral, looking to become the first back-to-back and three-time winner, heads up what should be a banner field.

The NEMA Lites will be part of the action as well.
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AllStar Race Trucks/USA vs. Super Trucks of Canada

Battle At the Border (1st round), the AllStar Race Truck Series took the challenge with The SuperTrucks of Canada at Airborne Speedway in Plattsburgh, NY this past Saturday. The race “Battle At the Border”, which brought together drivers, teams and series officials working as one under the SuperTruck sanction as 21 trucks were present for this exceptional program. There were 16 competitive drivers of the Quebec series, along with 5 competitive drivers from the USA series in attendance to compete.

Martin Daviau, the STC announcer, had a full house crowd, standing and cheering at the time of the presentation NASCAR Intro style of the drivers. Along with the ARTS and STC Officials, NASCAR Hall of Fame Inductee, Jean-Paul Cabana of Sanair was also present on the podium in the handshakes to all twenty drivers as they were introduced and walked across the podium. The drivers were buckled in by crew members, and the famous words of racing was shouted by all the fans in English and French, “Gentlemen Start Your Engines”.
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AllStar Race Trucks/USA vs. Super Trucks of Canada

Battle At the Border (1st round), the AllStar Race Truck Series took the challenge with The SuperTrucks of Canada at Airborne Speedway in Plattsburgh, NY this past Saturday. The race “Battle At the Border”, which brought together drivers, teams and series officials working as one under the SuperTruck sanction as 21 trucks were present for this exceptional program. There were 16 competitive drivers of the Quebec series, along with 5 competitive drivers from the USA series in attendance to compete.

Martin Daviau, the STC announcer, had a full house crowd, standing and cheering at the time of the presentation NASCAR Intro style of the drivers. Along with the ARTS and STC Officials, NASCAR Hall of Fame Inductee, Jean-Paul Cabana of Sanair was also present on the podium in the handshakes to all twenty drivers as they were introduced and walked across the podium. The drivers were buckled in by crew members, and the famous words of racing was shouted by all the fans in English and French, “Gentlemen Start Your Engines”.
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