Archive for August 20th, 2010

Local Speedbowl drivers look to shine on Saturday

Nutmeg State 100 on tap for American-Canadian Late Model Tour

Waterford, CT — Saturday, August 21st marks the first of two appearances in 2010 for the American-Canadian Late Model Tour (ACT) at the Waterford Speedbowl. Local drivers in the Speedbowl’s own Late Model division, sponsored by Bob Valenti Auto Mall, will have the chance to qualify for the 100-lap Tour race and show off their hometown talent.

The top two in the Speedbowl’s championship standings in the Late Model ranks, Tim Jordan and Jeff Smith, plan to compete. In addition recent feature event winner Jeff Paul and another local racer, Joe Curioso, figure to be in the mix on Saturday.

For Jordan, of Plainfield, it’s another goal and milestone to reach. “I’m looking to better my finish from last year (5th place)” says Jordan. A year ago in the event Jordan, the 2006 Speedbowl track champion, steadily made his way to third place in the race in the closing laps. He sat behind a spirited battle for the event win between veterans Brian Hoar of Vermont and Brad Leighton of New Hampshire. A wild finish among those two and a lapped car cost Jordan a podium finish and chance at the win. According to Jordan, the current Speedbowl point leader, “I really want to win (Saturday’s) race.”

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Modified Racing Series at Twin State in October After All

Claremont, NH — In a joint statement issued Thursday, August 19, Dennis Fleury, owner of the historic Twin State Speedway, Claremont, NH., and Jack Bateman, President of the Modified Racing Series announced a series race has been added to the 2010 schedule and the tracks special “Fall Challenge” weekend Saturday, Oct 16, and Sunday, Oct 17.The race program will feature qualifying heat races on Saturday with a 100-lap feature race on Sunday.

“We were looking to add some thunder to this years “Fall Challenge”. Bringing in the Modified Racing Series does that. Several of the drivers with the series are former regulars here. It’s nice to be able to bring the drivers back, they have a lot of fans in this region.”

Bateman saw the opportunity to place a show back on the schedule that was lost to rain in June. “We posted a 20 race schedule last winter. This race will fill that void from the Seekonk rainout.” The series founder added, “Barring any rainouts, we could have a five-week layoff after Stafford. The addition of Twin State creates a great finish to the season. Three consecutive two-day events at three great race tracks.”

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Who Are You Fooling

Have we taken the Lord’s name in vain? Are we Christ like? Are we acting and behaving in a way that would reveal to others the love that God has for them through Jesus? Greetings in the name of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
Sponsors make the racing world go round. We need them to support our racing program. We also need to represent them and promote their interests. Racing has a loyal fan base and that can be very beneficial to a sponsor who, in turn, pays for that opportunity.
What happens when we don’t represent our sponsor well? Or maybe we just don’t fit the profile. What would you think if a 16 year old started promoting Geritol? How believable do you think he/she would be?

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Late Model 100 Plus Double Ltd. Late Model Features this Friday at SMS

Stafford Speedway returns to racing Friday night with the 3rd Annual Late Model 100 with Double Limited Late Model features. Stafford’s SK Modifieds®, SK Light Modifieds, and DARE Stocks will also be in action for a full night of NASCAR Racing excitement.

Entering this Friday night’s action, Keith Rocco leads Woody Pitkat in the SK Modified® points standings, Ryan Posocco leads Woody Pitkat in the Late Model standings, Matt Galko leads Erica Santos in the SK Light points standings, Dan Flannery leads Andrew Durand in the Limited Late Model standings, and Tony Membrino, Jr. leads Kyle Casagrande in the DARE Stock standings.

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