Archive for July 26th, 2010

Allard Wins Fourth Serie ACT Castrol Edge Event at Riverside

St-Felicien’s Karl Allard won his fourth Serie ACT Castrol Edge event of the season at Circuit Riverside Speedway in Ste-Croix, QC on Monday, July 26. Allard started in the 10th position and took the lead from Jimmy Cormier after a lap 28 restart. He then held off Patrick Laperle through five more restarts and led the remaining 72 laps.

Laperle had to settle for second while Cormier got back by Donald Theetge late in the race to earn third. Theetge came home fourth followed by Jean-Francois Dery rounding out the top five. Patrick Hamel, Sylvain Lacombe, Max Descoste, Jacques Poulin and Stephane Descoste completed the top ten.

The 100 lap event took just one hour and four minutes and was completed with seven cautions.

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News & Notes: Whelen Modified Tour Set to Take On Riverhead

The NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour’s mid-season bullring swing will continue with the Riverhead 200 and the annual appearance at Riverhead Raceway on New York’s Long Island.

A Modified track since well before the formation of the Whelen Modified Tour, Riverhead has been on the schedule in each of the Tour’s 26 years of existence. Only Connecticut’s Thompson International Speedway can claim the same distinction.

After competing at the Monadnock Speedway quarter mile in New Hampshire on July 17, the Whelen Modified Tour’s next stop will also be at a .25-mile oval. Aside from the distance, there are few similarities as Riverhead has less banking and is more narrow than Monadnock.

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News & Notes: K&N Pro Series East Returns to Lee USA Speedway

The next stop for the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East will take place at an old familiar facility.

Lee (N.H.) USA Speedway, has returned to the schedule for the first time since the 2004 season. The .375-mile banked oval played host to the K&N Pro Series East 16 times from 1992-2004.

While the NASCAR K&N Pro Series 125 will be the first trip for the vast majority of teams and drivers to Lee, for one driver, it will be a homecoming.

Eddie MacDonald, who hails from Rowley, Mass., has a strong connection to the New Hampshire short track. As the son of track owner and operator Red MacDonald, he has spent many a Friday night at Lee.

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NEMA Heads Back to Seekonk

Brockton, MA — The Showdown of Champions and a budding point battle share center stage Wednesday as the Northeastern Midget Association returns to Seekonk Speedway’s Open Wheel Wednesday. Rain washed out the race a week ago.

NEMA shares the busy agenda with a 100-lap Modified event.

Less than 30 points separate defending two-time champion Randy Cabral (Bertrand 47) and Russ Stoehr (Dumo’s Desire 45) atop the points. Stoehr comes to Seekonk off a victory in the Hammond Memorial at Waterford last Saturday.

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North East Mini Stock Tour Ready for Thompson Debut

Thompson, CT — The North East Mini Stock Tour (NEMST) will make its first ever appearance at the Thompson International Speedway this Thursday night. NEMST is a relatively new northern New England based group of Mini Stock racers who operate as a touring division and will race at Thompson for the first time. Their appearance will be unique in its presentation and will provide entertainment and excitement for Thompson fans.

The NEMST was formed in 2008 by Bob Guptill and has been very well accepted at every race track where they have been in competition. Their Thompson event will include a complete race program for their division and will be topped off by a 20-lap Mini Stock Challenge made up of race cars from both NEMST and Thompson’s own exciting Mini Stock division. Fans will be treated to three Mini Stock feature event races with the final one designed to determine the champion of the Mini Stock Challenge.

Current NEMST points leader, Justin Trombley of Winter Harbor Maine, will lead the northern group and Scott Michalski, the Thompson Mini Stock points leader, will do the honors for the home team. Driver Loren Smith is second in the NEMST points standings and is followed by Chris McKinstry. Michalski, the defending Thompson Mini Stock champion, is followed in the track’s points battle by Scott Jassaume and Chuck Rogers.

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$5,500 up for grabs in Seekonk’s Late Model 75

Seekonk, MA — On Saturday, July 31, the Late Models will take center stage and compete in their longest event since 2000. The winners’ share of the $5,500 purse will be $1,200, making this one of the largest Late Model payouts in Seekonk Speedway history.

In 2010, the rules package for the Late Models at Seekonk Speedway was adjusted to allow competitors from throughout New England, which had adopted the ACT rules package, to be able to compete at the 1/3 mile oval without having to make changes in their cars. Also, management has waived the temporary license for this event, hoping to attract cars that are idle for the night from their regular programs.

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