Archive for September 21st, 2009

Modified Standout and NEMA Car Owner Gino Spada Passes at Age 64

Gino Spada passed way Saturday September 19th after a battle with cancer. A long time Modified Driver Gino competed at Stafford, Thompson and was a multi-time feature winner at both Danbury Racearena and Plainville Stadium. The long time owner of Red Barn Radiator in Berlin, Ct., Gino prepared many radiators for a number of racers in the area. Gino was also the owner of the NEMA Midget driven by his son Tommy and a long time member of the New England Antique Racers (NEAR). Gino’s late brother John was a long time car owner at the Danbury Racearena fielding cars for Kenny Webb, Don Moon and Gino.
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Three NASCAR Touring Series Championships On The Line This Weekend

Daytona Beach, FL –The champagne is ready, and the trophies are waiting. This weekend, three NASCAR Touring Series across North America will crown their champions, and two other series will take a significant step toward deciding their titlist during one of their biggest events of their season.

First up is the NASCAR Camping World Series East, which will settle things Friday at Dover (Del.) International Speedway. The ‘Monster Mile’ has served as the coronation grounds for a pair of first time champions over the last two years – Joey Logano (2007) and Matt Kobyluck (2008) – and will do so again this season.

Rookie Ryan Truex, a 17-year-old development driver for Michael Waltrip Racing, will take the green flag for the Sunoco 150 with a 30-point edge over Eddie MacDonald. Truex has finished third or better in each of the last seven races, including three victories.’
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Five Division Titles on the Line this Saturday at Thompson

Thompson, CT — Five of the six NASCAR Whelen All-American series division championships will be decided this Thursday at the Thompson International Speedway. The tightest points races are in the track’s Sunoco Modified and Super Late Model divisions where only four points separate the top two contenders in both divisions.

Keith Rocco leads Woody Pitkat by four in the Sunoco Modified ranks while Derek Ramstrom holds the same edge over Mike O’Sullivan. Ramstrom, the high school senior, is the only one of these contenders seeking his first Thompson championship.

Close points races also involve the Thompson Modifieds, Limited Sportsman and Mini Stocks.  However, the Late Model title was decided on Thursday, September 17th, when John Materas claimed the crown by a 68 point margin over Mark Oliveira.

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