Archive for August 31st, 2009

Coffee Cup Ticket Sale Date Postponed To Sept. 4

Providence, RI — Race fans can purchase tickets for the upcoming indoor Three-Quarter Midget event at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center in Providence, R.I., on Friday, Sept. 4 at noon.

Originally, tickets were to be on sale on Sept. 1, however there was a delay in ticket production by Ticketmaster.

Tickets can be purchased at all Ticketmaster locations and the Dunkin’ Donut Center box office.

Ticketmaster can be reached online at www.ticketmaster.com or by calling 1-800-745-3000. Information on the event will be available at aarn.com or by calling 609-888-3618.
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Around the Track with Jalopy Jack

TV and NASCAR teamed up again. With really crummy weather destroying most of our plans for live racing this past weekend, TV and NASCAR had us against the ropes for a real 1, 2 punch. Remember all those times I told you to get out to the races? I hope you did, because there’s a lot less left to choose from. I can tell you that concerning Wall Stadium, the show that was called off this past Saturday 8/29, will take place this coming Saturday 9/5. That will be a regular show including the Sportsmen [basically crate] going in their annual 50 lapper. You can get in at 4PM and the real action starts with qualifying Heats and Sportsmen time trials at 6PM. Feature races at 7:30PM. I can tell you that the Sportsmen division peaked at 22 cars this season and in the past, there were always extra Sportsmen cars for the 50 lapper. Originally, 9/5 was to be the final Saturday night of the season which was to include “Fan Appreciation Night”. That show will take place on another Saturday night to be determined by Jim Morton. That date will be announced on 9/5 at the latest, but maybe sooner. That date will definitely not be 9/12 and the most likely date would be 9/26.

All 5 divisions will be racing that night and it’ll be the final point race of the season. While Carl Thomas has an 81 point advantage in the Street Stocks, Kevin Eyres has a 63 point lead in the Sportsmen. And Mark Tischler has a 95 point advantage in the Legends, with 2 shows left Adams and especially Tischler are on the safe side, but it’s no guarantee. In the Sportsmen you must consider the 50 lapper’s double points, so Eyers can’t yet count his money either. The Modifieds have the top 6 cars divided by 74 points. Believe it or not, “Showtime” Jimmy Blewett with 4 wins and the only multiple winner is that 6th place driver. The real battle’s between #91 Shaun Carrig and #99 Chas Okerson who’re only 3 points apart. And Shaun’s leading with no wins. The reason Blewett’s in 6th place shows the damage done when you miss a race.
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News & Notes: Christopher Brings Points Lead To Thompson

Ted Christopher (No. 36 Al-Lee Installations Chevrolet) may have come up just short of the victory at Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway, but he still finds himself in the driver’s seat in the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour points standings.Barely.

After rain washed out a trip to Chemung, N.Y., this past weekend, the Tour will resume this Thursday at Thompson (Conn.) International Speedway with a makeup date for the Budweiser 150 presented by New England Dodge Dealers. The race was originally slated to run prior to the combination race at Bristol.
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Big Labor Day weekend ahead for Speedbowl

Waterford, CT — The Waterford Speedbowl will turn its attention to an active eight day stretch when it hosts four exciting events, led by Labor Day weekend’s Thunder on the Sound and Back to School Bash doubleheader. The Wild ‘n Wacky Wednesday series also comes to a close and champions will be crowned.

Saturday’s Thunder on The Sound, presented by the Connecticut National Guard, is highlighted by twin 25-lap feature events for the SK Modifieds. The other three NASCAR Whelen All-American Series divisions will also compete in 25-lap races and be joined by the Legends Cars, NEATV Truck Series, and Wild ‘n Wacky Wednesday X-Car and Super X-Car divisions. They too will go 25-laps in distance. The Bandolero’s will compete in a 10-lap event. In total, ten feature events are slated for one big night of racing with the main events to begin at 5:00pm. Adult grandstands admission is $20, with youth ages 6 through 14 just $5, and all children 5 and under free. The gates open and practice gets underway at 1:00pm. Speedbowl fans in attendance will be treated to giveaways and other surprises from Connecticut National Guard, the event sponsor.

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