Archive for August 13th, 2010

Live Broadcast at the Waterford Speedbowl for the NEMA Midgets & ISMA Supermodifieds on Sat., Aug. 14

NEMA Midgets & ISMA Supers Invade Waterford Speedbowl

Boston, MA — The action picks up on Saturday, August 14, 2010 when the winged wonders, the NEMA Midgets and the ISMA Supermodifieds, hosts the 3rd annual Wings ‘n Wheels event at the Waterford Speedbowl.

Peter Falconi will be calling the NEMA Midgets and ISMA Supermodified announcer Bobby G will be calling the racing action from flag to flag, as well as, providing post race victory lane celebrations. KC & Brian Hanaford will be producing the LIVE broadcasting and commentary of this event from their Boston studios.

Todd Bertrand has picked the right track to make his Northeastern Midget Association debut. Todd, a vital part of the NEMA Lites over the past three years, will be stepping into the family #39 Saturday at Waterford Speedbowl’s Wings and Wheels.

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New Approach, New Look, Same Goal for RAC in 2011

Racing Against Cancer Program Launches New Fundraising Campaign & Fresh New Website

Westbrook, CT — For nearly 15 years the Racing Against Cancer TM (RAC) Program has successfully motivated members of the local and regional racing community to help raise in excess of $660,000 for the fight against cancer. In 2011, the RAC Program will continue to depend on the support of local racers but will also look for participation in a different way. Following in the footsteps of the American Cancer Society, a major beneficiary of the charitable organization, the Racing Against Cancer has adopted a new “Track Walk” Program as the core of their fundraising efforts.

“Our mission continues to be to raise money for cancer research, patient services, youth tobacco educational programs, and awareness,” said Scott Gregory, Director of Operations for the Racing Against Cancer Program. “RAC team members are still encouraged to continue with the unique fundraising efforts that they have initiated over the years. The “Track Walk” Program is a way for us to expand our reach, increase fundraising revenues and ultimately fortify our impact on the fight against cancer.”

During the 2011 season, the Racing Against Cancer Team will host “Track Walks” at race tracks throughout the U.S. Participants will form teams of eight to 15 members who will share in the responsibility of completing laps around the race facility over a 2-to 24-hour period. Team members will help raise money by obtaining donations and securing sponsorship dollars for each lap completed by the team.

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CHOOSING SIDES: Pallai Turns to Racing to Fuel Competitive Fire

Stafford Springs, CT — Five years ago, Jack Arute posed a simple question to a lanky, 15-year-old kid in a bustling pit area at Stafford Motor Speedway.

“You wanna drive one of my cars?” Arute asked, wide eyes and a wider grin.

Richie Pallai Jr. almost deferred to his father. He looked in the direction of the family patriarch, caught himself and turned back to Arute. He didn’t want to give his father a chance to make up his mind for him. That split-second decision to answer for himself changed Pallai’s sporting life forever.

“That night at Stafford, Teddy Christopher dumped somebody for the lead. So Jackie Arute comes up to me and says, ‘So, you want to do this?’ I’m like, ‘Dude, there’s nothing more I want to do than try this,’ ” Pallai recalled, standing in that same Stafford pit area before a NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour event there earlier this month. “He said, ‘OK, we’re starting an SK Light division next year. You wanna drive my car?’

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Talk to Me

Talk to me, not about me. We live in a world that provides many different ways to communicate with one another, but have we really stopped to talk with someone lately? Do we depend on electronic devices to take the place of face to face communication? Greetings in the name of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

We say many different things about many different people but are we really communicating? We have many different ways to contact someone but are we really making a connection? Have we considered the best way to communicate, face to face?

One thing I like about racing is that there is so much face to face communication. Having said that, one thing I dislike about racing is there isn’t enough face to face communication. That may seem like a contradiction but it really isn’t. There are those of us who prefer talking face to face and then there are those who do not.

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