Archive for September 1st, 2010

Beal, D’addario and Brouwer claim Wild ‘n Wacky Wednesday Championships; Garbo, Sowa, Moran, D’addario and Brouwer in winner’s circle

Waterford, CT — Waterford Speedbowl was in action Wednesday evening to close out its Wild ‘n Wacky Wednesday season, crowning its final three champions. Charles Beal of Ledyard finished 10th in the Super X-Car to clinch the title, while the race was won by Preston’s Taylor-Marie Moran. Dan D’addario of Columbia came out on top of a wild X-Car race to take the win and the championship. Richard “Bubby” Brouwer of Waterford took the X-Modified win and championship, his second title in the division. Stonington teenager David Garbo Jr. won his second Legends Cars race in three weeks and Nick Sowa of Middletown took his fifth Bandolero win of the year.

Veteran racer Carl Blandina led the early laps of the 20-lap Legends Cars feature before Dennis Pantani took over on lap-5. Nick Ladyga moved inside Blandina for second position out of turn four when contact saw Dan Butler go around and collect George Dorothy Jr. and George Whitney just behind.

Ladyga challenged Pantani following the restart with Garbo and Troy Talman also joining the mix. Ladyga took a peek outside the leader, but Garbo filled the hole opened by Ladyga to go by both leaders and into the race lead on lap-12. Just as Garbo cleared the leaders, contact between Ladyga and Talman saw both go around in turn one and draw caution once again.

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Guaranteed Starting Spots North-South Shootout up for Grabs

Lexington, NC — With the season winding down there is plenty on the line for teams chasing race wins and track titles. C&C Racing Promotions raised the stakes when they announced their schedule of qualifying races for the 8th Annual John Blewett III Memorial North-South Shootout TM. Each of the races on the schedule carries a berth for the winning car owner in the tradition-laden event scheduled for November 5&6, 2010 at Concord Speedway in Concord, NC. Northern Tour-Type Modified teams will vie for spots in six (6) qualifying races while there are three (3) spots open for the Southern Modified competitors. Five (5) berths are up for grabs for the competitors of the SK-Type Modifieds.

North of the Mason-Dixon, races carrying an owner’s guaranteed starting spot include the Modified Shootout scheduled for this week, September 2, 2010 at Thompson International Speedway in Thompson, CT. Labor Day Weekend will also find Shangri-La Speedway in Tioga Center, NY, playing host to a Modified qualifying event. Stafford Motor Speedway in Stafford, CT, will host qualifying race events for both the Modified Racing Series during their inaugural visit on September 10, 2010 and the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour on October 3. The traditional “King of the Mountain” at Sundance Vacations Speedway on October 10 will wrap up the qualifying race schedule for the Northern Mods.

Southern Modified competitor Brian King has already secured his spot for his car owner R.D. Adams with his victory in C&C Racing Promotion’s Frostbite Modified event that was run on March 20, 2010 at Orange County Speedway in Rougemont, NC. Joining King will be the winning car owners of the September 6 event at Ace Speedway and the Southern Whelen Modified Tour event scheduled for October 14, 2010 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

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Sweet Defends Home Turf in Bond Labor Day Classic

Barre’s own Nick Sweet will defend his home turf at Thunder Road International Speedbowl against the ACT Late Model Tour stars in this Sunday’s (September 5) 32nd running of the Bond Auto Labor Day Classic 200. The recently crowned 2010 “King of the Road” will battle with the likes of current ACT Tour point leader Brian Hoar, Brent Dragon, John Donahue, who has won the last three Thunder Road Late Model features, and Joey Polewarczyk, Jr. among others.

As the hometown favorite, Sweet has had one of the most outstanding seasons at the “Nation’s Site of Excitement” in recent memory. He has already captured two big wins this season with the Thunder Road season opening ACT Tour Merchants Bank 150 in May and the Carquest Governor’s Cup 100 in June. In the 15 events held at Thunder Road this season Sweet has yet to finish outside the top ten. It is this consistency that helped him claim the 2010 Thunder Road Late Model Championship by just six points last Thursday (August 26).

“I think you get a huge advantage running there (Thunder Road) weekly,” said Sweet. “It’s not just the big races, but the races throughout the year. The regulars will do well because they know what they want for the feel of the car. It’s not about how fast you go, it’s how you maintain it, which is why the feel of the car is so important,” he continued. “It seems the Thunder Road weekly guys like Pembroke, Scott, Michaud, Donahue always finish well. Having experience at Thunder Road is a big advantage.”

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