Archive for August 5th, 2010

Jeff Baral Looks Forward to SK Modified® Twin 40-Lap Features Aug. 13th at SMS

Stafford Springs, CT — Stafford’s SK Modified® division takes center stage next Friday night, August 13th with twin 40-lap features. The double feature night means a possible 100 SK Modified® championship points will be on the line, which can either help or seriously hinder a driver’s position in the SK Modified® championship standings. One driver who is looking forward to 2 races in one evening is Jeff Baral, driver of the #20 Fournier Motorsports / Rewind Hangover Prevention Ford.

“I like the double feature nights,” said Baral. “I remember back in the day the double feature night was a scheduled event. We would go out and run a 40-lap race, then sit on pit road and work on the cars while the DARE Stock feature went out, and then we would go back out for the second race. This year will be a little different because the track really changes from the heat of the day to night when the sun goes down. The first race will be more like a setup we run for practices and heat races and the second feature will be more of a setup like we’re used to running for the feature. Hopefully guys will use their heads in the first race and then we can go for it in the second race.”

Baral and the #20 team are coming off one of their best finishes of the 2010 season, a fourth place finish in the prestigious CARQUEST SK 150, and the double feature night will be a great opportunity for Baral to improve his position in the points standings.

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FINALIST: Cassidy Back In The Hunt

Battling Field in another championship chase at Waterford

Daytona Beeach, FL — A second-generation driver is in a pair of very close points races as the season enters its make-or-break month of August.

Ken Cassidy Jr., 27, of Lisbon, Conn., is battling with Danny Field for Waterford (Conn.) Speedbowl’s Norwich Bulletin Mini Stock Division track championship.

The duo is also among the leaders in the NASCAR Finalist Division IV standings.

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Rain Postpones Tour-Type Modified Race at Thompson

Thompson, CT — Severe weather forced Thompson International Speedway officials to postpone the August 5th Tour-Type Modified Shoot Out. The rescheduled date for the event will be Sunday, September 26th. The new date will be the final Thompson points event of the season and will include Thompson’s Super 6 NASCAR Whelen All-American Series divisions along with the Tour-Type Modified 40-lap Shoot Out. Grandstands will open at 1 PM with racing action starting at 2:15 PM.

Every attempt was made to run this evening’s event, but, In the end, Mother Nature won out. The track now looks to next Thursday, August 12th when the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour (WMT) invades the high-banked oval for the running of the annual August classic, The Budweiser 150.

The “Bud 150”, will include all of Thompson’s NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Super 6 divisions. The action will get underway with WMT time trials at 5:30 PM and will then be followed by 7 feature event races that will be topped off with the running of the exciting WMT Budweiser 150. The August appearance of the WMT is always one of the biggest events of the season at Thompson as fans come from far and wide for this late summer classic.

[Photo Gallery] by Adam Fohlin

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PASS Announces Schedule, Support Divisions for Labor Day Classic at North Wilkesboro

Charlotte, NC — Pro All Stars Series (PASS) officials today released the schedule of events and support divisions for the upcoming Labor Day Classic at the Historic North Wilkesboro Speedway. The PASS South Super Late Models will bring stock car racing back to North Wilkesboro Speedway on September 3-4 for the first time since 1996. PASS South headlines the Labor Day Classic with a 200 lap event featuring the top Super Late Model drivers from around the country. In addition to the PASS South cars, the Allison Legacy Series, Limited Late Models, and Stadium Stocks will complete the weekend of racing. Rules and entry forms for the Limited Late Models and Stadium Stock divisions are now posted on the web at Any Four Cylinder car that meets Stadium Stock specifications will be eligible to compete. For tech questions about any division please call Scott Reed at 207-625-3230. Additionally, entry forms must be postmarked by August 21, 2010, in order to be eligible for the early entry discount.

“There is a lot of excitement in the entire racing community about the PASS Super Late Models bringing our brand of racing to such a wonderful venue as North Wilkesboro,” said PASS President Tom Mayberry. “We’ve had a great relationship with the Allison Legacy Series for a number of years, and with the talented group of racers in the area that drive Limited Late Models and Stadium Stocks, we feel like we have put together a great weekend of racing that will celebrate not only the return of racing to North Wilkesboro, but short track racing as a whole.”

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UNOH 150 To Air Live On SPEED

New England 100 Telecast Set For Thursday, Aug. 19

Daytona Beach, FL — For the second year in a row the UNOH Perfect Storm 150 at Bristol Motor Speedway will be broadcast same-day on SPEED.

The second installment of the NASCAR Whelen Modified and Whelen Southern Modified Tour combination race at the “World’s Fastest Half Mile” will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 18. SPEED will carry the race live starting at 6 p.m. ET.

The inaugural appearance for both the Whelen and Whelen Southern Modified Tours at the concrete half-mile in Bristol, Tenn., in 2009 was won by Donny Lia. The UNOH Perfect Storm 150 will be the only combination race for NASCAR’s two Modified Tours in 2010.

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