Waterford, CT — Jason Palmer solidified his Wednesday Legends Car championship with yet another win at Waterford Speedbowl. Dan Madore won his first X-Car event of the season and Bill Leonard stopped Allen Coates’ streak in the NEATV Truck Series. Charles Beal and David Flammia were repeat winners on the season in winning the Super X-Car and X-Modified events.
The Legends Car field endured a rough beginning, taking several attempts at getting their 20-lap race underway. The field stacked up in turn one on the initial start of the race, bringing out the red flag as William Munro of North Branford took a hard shot into the turn one wall. Peter Cirilli of Farmington, Ryan Morgan of Mystic, and Dave Garbo of Stonington were also involved. All the drivers were ok.
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Roush Fenway Racing Driver Faces-Off Against NASCAR fans who Put Their Skills to the Test on True-to-Life iRacing Simulators
Roush Fenway Racing superstar Greg Biffle, defending champion of the SYLVANIA 300 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, will challenge fans to hit the gas and step into iRacing.com’s NASCAR simulators at Game On! Fenway. Aspiring drivers who think they have what it takes to sit behind the wheel of some of the world’s most powerful vehicles, will “race-off” in the same life-like simulators from iRacing that train some of the top competitors on the NASCAR circuit.
Fans will feel the pressure from NASCAR’s elite when they burn rubber on a true-to-life virtual New Hampshire Motor Speedway track in a tournament-style competition on iRacing.com simulators. Three finalists will have the opportunity to see if they have what it takes to race a professional when they go head-to-head with Biffle to determine an ultimate victor.
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Canaan, NH — Due to a change in plans, the NEMA and NEMA Lites races at Canaan on Saturday, Sept. 19th have been canceled.
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Thompson, CT — Keith Rocco has been named the new driver for the T.S. Haulers # 12 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour car owned by Ed Partridge. Rocco will replace Jimmy Blewett for the balance of the 2009 season beginning with this week’s running of the Bud 150. In addition, Ronnie Silk has been given the seat in Partridge’s Sunoco Modified in Thompson’s NASCAR Whelen All American Series division. These changes were announced Monday by team owner Ed Partridge. Rocco will continue to drive the number 6 Interstate Diesel Sunoco Modified in Thompson’s weekly competition.
In announcing the change, Partridge told Thompson Speedway that “things have gotten to be too much for Jimmy. He has huge family and family business commitments and he just needed a break. All is good between Jimmy and me and he will still drive my car at Wall Stadium. He will probably drive one of our Sunoco Modifieds at Thompson’s World Series,” Partridge concluded.
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The upcoming Labor Day weekend will bring a major test for the American Canadian Tour (ACT) Late Model race teams. The first double-header weekend of the season takes place with a rain make up event at the Twin State Speedway in Claremont, NH on Friday night, September 4. Post time is 7 pm. Following the event at Twin State; the TOUR will head to Thunder Road for the 31st running of the Bond Auto Labor Day Classic 200 on Sunday, September 6, 2009.
“This is just like the old days, when we used to race lots of double header weekends”, said Tom Curley, President of the ACT. “I actually liked doing a couple of races a weekend back when we ran the old NASCAR North and ACT Pro-Stock Tours. It seemed to build great camaraderie among the teams who helped put the cars together with each other, and certainly those weekends created some interesting short term rivalries”, continued Curley.
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The Pro All Stars Series (PASS) returns to Scarborough Maine’s Beech Ridge Motor Speedway for the fifth annual PASS 400 weekend on September 10th, 11th, 12th and 13th , and the four day short track extravaganza will go a long way toward determining both the 2009 PASS North and PASS National super late model Champions
With just two events remaining on the PASS North schedule, Johnny Clark has a solid lead in the point standings. The defending champ currently enjoys a 40 point margin over Ben Rowe (2370-2330) in the title chase, with Adam Bates at 2310, Derek Ramstrom at 2290 and Kelly Moore in fifth with 2277. With two points available per finishing position and a minimum of 32 cars scheduled to take the grid in the seasons longest race, an upfront finish by Rowe combined with a bad day for Clark could easily tighten the standings. But so far in 2009, Clark has the Beech Ridge advantage with second and seventh place finishes compared to Rowe’s pair of ninth place runs. Both drivers have ten top 10 finishes in eleven starts, so it’s a tossup in that category. But Clark is the defending PASS 300 race winner, so he knows the extra distance setup and strategy that could carry him to a second consecutive $10,000.00 payday.
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N. Easton, MA – Gary Sagar, owner of Kraze Korlacki Speed Equipment, Inc., announced today that $4,654 were raised through the events held on the weekend of August 2, 2009. All of these monies, which were generated by the motorcycle ride, the walk and the race against breast cancer have been forwarded to Racing Against Cancer, who will in turn forward them on to the American Cancer Society.
Sagar also was proud to announce that the efforts will continue for this cause through the second powder puff race of the season, which is slated to go off September 12, at the Seekonk Speedway. Expected entrants include Seekonk Speedway office manager,Gail Pangelinan, who is slated to drive the Sagar Motorsports #29. Once again, all of the funds raised through this event will go towards the research and treatment of breast cancer.
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Twin State – 9/4
Pits Open: 1 PM
Practice: 3 PM
Heats: 7:30 PM
Grandstands Open: 4:30 PM
Grandstand Admission: Adults, $20; Kids 6-12, $10; kids 5 and under are free (special family pack – 2 adults and 2 kids – $50)
REMEMBER – THIS IS A RAIN OUT SO IF YOU HAVE YOUR PIT PASSES/GRANDSTAND STUBS, BRING THEM!
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Oswego, NY — Word has been received from Berlin Raceway management that the upcoming ISMA doubleheader will not take place on the 25th and 26th of September as printed on the 2009 schedule. Citing excessive rainouts and the rescheduling of events because of that weather, plus financial constraints, ISMA was contacted as to the possibility of putting off the 2009 weekend until 2010. According to ISMA president Howie Lane, a 2010 date has already been confirmed.
The following explanation appears on the Berlin Raceway website: “Attention Berlin Drivers, Crews, and Fans: Due to the excessive number of rain-outs this season, the schedule has been changed. There will be a driver mailer sent out to the drivers with these details and more in the next couple days and it will also be posted on the website after it has been mailed.
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Seekonk, MA — With two points events left on the season, on Saturday, September 5, the Late Models are gearing up for their third 50 lap main event of the season. The Pro Stocks are back after a two week absence, and the Seekonk Sport Trucks and Street Stocks will also be in action. The Pro’s, Trucks and Streets have three points events left.
Bill Bernard won his first career Late Model feature in the first half-century grind in June, holding off the charges of Gerry DeGasparre Jr. When the second 50 lap grind came upon the schedule in August, Gerry DeGasparre Jr climbed to the top in the Phil’s Propane Classic. The winner of this event will pick up and extra $100.00, while second and third place finishers will earn an extra $50.00 each with the Phil’s Propane Contingency.
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