Archive for June 23rd, 2010

Flannery sets a Speedbowl Record with win; Ternullo wins first, Caprio and Thomas each win second of year and Brouwer claims third victory of season

Waterford, CT — Anthony Flannery of East Hampton had the spotlight for Waterford Speedbowl’s Wild ‘n Wacky race program completed on Wednesday evening, making track history when he won the 20-lap Legends Cars main event. Flannery, age 15, became the first competitor to win seven races to begin a season in any division series over the track’s sixty year history. Middletown racer Joey Ternullo was the Bandolero winner, his first in the division. Michael Caprio of New Haven conquered the Super X-Car race and Glen Thomas Jr. of Groton checkered an exciting X-Car race. Bubby Brouwer of Waterford was the X-Modified race winner.

Veteran Carl Blandina led the Legends Cars field to green with teenager Dana Dimatteo challenging his outside during the opening lap. Blandina took control, bringing George Whitney into second place. Dimatteo found himself in third, but that didn’t last as Flannery moved to his outside to take over the spot on lap four. Those four rode in position for an additional lap when things began to heat up.

Whitney looked low under the leader but got crossed up, gathering his car back. That jostled Flannery and Dimatteo directly behind, allowing Ed Field to move up the inside of the pack down the back chute. Contact was made among the top five drivers sending Dimatteo spinning into turn three, collecting Dennis Pantani to bring out caution on lap six. A number of other competitors scattered, including national Legends Cars points contender Bayley Currey of Texas. Currey entered the race second in the Pro Series standings and ducked pit side for service under the yellow, resuming at the rear.

[Photo Gallery] by Nicholas Teto

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Walk Where the Stars of NASCAR Race at the Speedway Children’s Charities Track Walk

Loudon, NH — Race fans will have the unique opportunity to walk a lap around “The Magic Mile” and experience the track from a different perspective at the Speedway Children’s Charity Track Walk.

Enjoy the sights and sounds from the racing surface on Saturday, June 26th, immediately following the NASCAR Nationwide Series, New England 200 race. The event will raise money for the New Hampshire Chapter of Speedway Children’s Charities.

Special guests include Dick Berggren from Fox Sports and the Marshall family of Lynne, N.H., who were featured on the hit television show Extreme Makeover Home Edition.

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Traffic Controls Plans for June 27 NASCAR Race at NHMS

1:00 pm Race Start Time is One Hour Earlier than in the Past

Through the cooperative efforts of the New Hampshire Department of Transportation, local officials, New Hampshire State Police and the New Hampshire Motor Speedway (NHMS), a comprehensive traffic control plan will once again be implemented on Sunday, June 27, 2010 for over 100,000 spectators and 37,700 vehicles expected to attend the NASCAR Sprint Cup Race at the Loudon racetrack. Please note the race starts at 1:00 pm, one hour earlier than in the past, with the period of maximum traffic congestion occurring in the late afternoon and early evening hours.

The traffic control measures planned for the June 27 race involving NH Route 106, Interstate 393 and Interstate 93 include:

(1) On race day morning, NH Route 106 will be two lanes northbound and one lane southbound from I-393 to the intersection of Shaker Road. There will be three lanes northbound and one lane southbound from there to the NHMS south access road. As traffic builds up in the three northbound lanes, traffic control personnel will extend the three lanes southerly to a point south of the NH Route 129 intersection.

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Statistical Advance: Analyzing The New England 100 At New Hampshire Motor Speedway

Daytona Beach, FL –The fifth race of the 2010 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour season is slated for June 26 with the New England 100 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

At New Hampshire Motor Speedway:
History

•  Groundbreaking for New Hampshire International Speedway was Aug. 13, 1989.
•  The official opening was June 5, 1990 and the first NASCAR event was a NASCAR Nationwide Series race on July 15, 1990.
•  The first NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour race was held on Sept. 2, 1990.
•  The track was renamed New Hampshire Motor Speedway in 2008.
•  Is the largest racing oval – and the largest sports facility overall – in New England.

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