Archive for June 10th, 2010

Near Perfect Santos Leads June Hunter Index

Whelen Modified Points Leader Off To Historic Start

Daytona Beach, FL — It’s fitting that Bobby Santos’ near perfect start resulted in him being a near unanimous choice for the top spot in June’s edition of the Hunter Index.

Santos became the first driver in NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour history to win three of the first four races of the season. In addition, the 24-year-old standout from Franklin, Mass., has collected three Coors Light Pole Awards and has built an impressive 89-point lead over nine-time NASCAR champion Mike Stefanik.

The Hunter Index is a new feature in 2010 on that will spotlight the top 10 drivers in the NASCAR Developmental Series in a monthly power poll. Drivers are ranked on their performance over the previous month. The rankings are compiled by a panel of auto racing writers and NASCAR representatives.

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Thompson Falls Victim to Weather Again

Thompson, CT — A persistent drizzle and the forecast for late afternoon and evening showers prompted officials at Thompson International Speedway to cancel the Thursday, June 10th Town Fair Tire race program. The event was to have been the continuation of the June 3rd race which was washed out before the first feature event could be completed.

The race program, that will include the much anticipated Tour-Type Modified Shoot Out along with Thompson’s NASCAR Whelen All-American Super 6 divisions, will be run in its entirety on Thursday, June 24th. The 50-lap Late Model race scheduled for that evening will be moved to August 19th.

Those holding rain checks from the June 3rd race are urged to keep them in a safe place as they will be honored on June 24th. Pits will open at 3 PM, grandstands will open at 4:30 PM and the first race will go green at 6 PM.

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New Hampshire Motor Speedway Waves Green Flag for Race Week

Loudon, NH — New Hampshire Motor Speedway’s executive vice president and general manager Jerry Gappens joined U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen in Washington D.C. today to showcase all that the great state of New Hampshire has to offer.

Gappens presented a green starters flag to Senator Shaheen kicking off a month full of excitement at New England’s largest sports and entertainment facility. In a few weeks the speedway just so happens to turn into the largest city in New Hampshire.

“In our business, green means go, go, go. It starts all of our races, but green also symbolizes the economic impact of NHMS. Our events generate $200 million dollars in tourism spending when our fans come to New Hampshire. We appreciate the support we have received over the years from Senator Shaheen and all of our state’s leaders. NHMS is revved up for a memorable 20th anniversary season in Loudon and our team looks forward to hosting the largest sporting events in New England,” said Gappens.

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