Daytona Beach, FL — NASCAR announced today the implementation of a 30-day membership license option for the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series, a move geared towards helping out competitors who look to become involved during the second half of the season.
The licenses will be available beginning July 15, 2010, at NASCAR Whelen All-American Series sanctioned tracks, and will cover Feature Division, Charger Division, Learners Permits and crew member licenses.
“This is something our tracks told us is an important intermediate step to be available for them to offer potential new competitors,” said George Silbermann, NASCAR managing director of racing operations. “The NASCAR Whelen All-American Series membership brings with it a number of advantages, from the involvement in the season-ending points fund, competing for state and national championships, to our industry-leading medical and accident coverage insurance.
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Seekonk, MA — Hometown heroes Vinnie Annarummo, Rick Martin and Fred Astle, Jr. are ready, willing and able to defend their turf in the NEMA Lites Showdown of Champions at Seekonk Speedway during Open Wheel Wednesday on July 21. From 1973 to 2009, the trio won an astounding 16 track championships and nobody knows how to get around Seekonk Speedway quicker than they do.
Yet none of the Seekonk champs have much Midget experience. Annarummo recently raced in a single NEMA Lite event, Astle recalls a lone effort in a Hop Harrington owned Midget at Seekonk in the last century and Martin has only been in a NEMA Lite Midget to have the seat fitted.
The talented trio will compete against an array of other champions, including Modified mavens Ted Christopher and Mike Stefanik; Supermodified superstars Chris Perley and Russ Wood; open cockpit switch-hitters “Liquid” Lou Cicconi and Joe Payne, Jr.; and Midget masters Drew Fornoro and Jon Heydenreich. Every champion will be in an identically prepared NEMA Lite and each wants to walk away as first among equals.
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