Archive for July 9th, 2010

Perley Looks Ahead to NEMA Challenge

Seekonk, MA – Seekonk Speedway, many claim, is “the ultimate momentum track.” Five-time ISMA champion Chris Perley couldn’t agree more.

“When you are in a good car,” says Perley, “it is the place you want to be. It is one of my favorite tracks.”

Perley joins a host of open-cockpit experts competing in the 25-lap Northeastern Midget Association Showdown of Champions event at Seekonk Open Wheel Wednesday, July 21.

The “Rowley Rocket” is no stranger to the Midgets. He was a winner at the prestigious Oswego Classic back in 2005.

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The Master Gardener

I came back from New Hampshire and our tomato plants have grown at least another foot. Unfortunately those pesky weeds grew also. The weeds needed to be removed so that the tomatoes could grow even larger and the plants would bear more fruit. We face the same thing in our lives, as we grow in Christ there are some things we need to remove before we can grow even closer to him and bear more fruit. Greetings in the name of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

One day I was talking to Billy the Kid about engine building, not because I wanted to build one, but I wanted some understanding about the process. Before I came to RWJM I worked in manufacturing, I made things work, so I have always been intrigued about engine building. Billy and I talked about a spec engine or “recipe” engine. If I understand it correctly there is a list of parts you can use and from those parts you build an engine.

To some it sounds easy but Billy explained that picking the right size parts to go together can make all the difference in the world. Some of the parts, although the same, don’t match up right and wouldn’t work well together. You have to keep the right ones and discard the ones that don’t. When you put the right ones together you produce more horsepower and isn’t that what it is all about.

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Jeffrey Earnhardt Announces Entry In TD Bank 250 At Oxford Plains Speedway

Jeffrey Earnhardt, grandson of NASCAR legend Dale Earnhardt, has entered the TD Bank 250 at Oxford Plains Speedway. The race is on July 18, 2010 with qualifying starting at 2:00 pm. The green flag will fly on the TD Bank 250 itself at 6:30.

Earnhardt will be driving for Go Green Racing, a team owned by Archie St. Hilaire from Old Orchard Beach, Maine. St. Hilaire has fielded cars in the TD Bank 250 before, most recently with NASCAR’s Kevin Lepage at the helm. The Late Model will be number 8NC and will be sponsored by BBI Waste Industries of Old Orchard Beach. Jeffrey will be competing in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series on Friday, July 16, before flying to Maine to practice on Saturday in preparation for Sunday’s main event.

“I was absolutely thrilled when Archie St. Hillaire contacted me to let me know that Jeffrey Earnhardt would be competing in the TD Bank 250,” said Speedway owner Bill Ryan. “The Earnhardt’s are racing royalty and we are honored that Jeffrey has decided to challenge the best Late Models from all over New England and Eastern Canada.”

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