Archive for September 13th, 2010

Evel Knievel’s Granddaughter to Race at Seekonk’s Racing Against Breast Cancer

Seekonk, MA — Kraze Korlaki Speed Equipment, Inc., and Seekonk Speedway jointly announce the registration of legendary daredevil/stuntman “Evel Knievel’s” granddaughter in the New England Powder-Puff Championship Race as part of Racing Against Breast Cancer on October 2nd at the famous Cement Palace. Kryston Knievel, of Chicago, Ill., Evel’s granddaughter, will drive the  #1 powder-puff entry, as one of two prepared mounts from Charlestown, RI.

“This is my first attempt at competing in any type of auto racing which should be a lot of fun while supporting a cause which has affected many people I know”, said Kryston by telephone from Chicago. In addition to competing in the powder-puff race, Kryston will also be singing the National Anthem during opening ceremonies. Kryston’s first experiences singing the National Anthem began at a young age singing at opening ceremonies for her daredevil father Kaptain Robbie Knievel, and have continued professionally as a singer of the National Anthem for the Chicago Bulls Basketball Team, and as a lead singer with the Chicago band De Javu. An original “Evel Knievel” custom chopper ’ will be on display during the event. Seekonk Speedway has planned a practice session for the powder-puff teams during their last Fast Friday Race Night on September 24th, beginning at 6pm.

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News & Notes: Whelen Modified Tour Heads Back To “Magic Mile” For F.W. Webb 100

It appears NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Ryan Newman has this Modified thing figured out now.

The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series star teamed with accomplished Cup crew chief Kevin “Bono” Manion in September 2008 and the pair made their NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour debut together at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. While Newman contested the track record when he won the pole, his debut in the race was soured by an accident and a 20th-place finish despite leading 28 laps.

Newman’s three starts in 2009 provided similar results as he recorded an average finish of 22nd. But this year the team’s effort as a side project has paid dividends.

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Final 8 Announced for NHMS ACT Invitational

The final eight (8) teams have been notified that they will be invited to attend this coming weekend’s second annual ACT Invitational at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon, NH. The American Canadian Tour (ACT) completed the final qualifying event at the Airborne Speedway in Plattsburgh, NY Sunday, September 12, 2010 and several teams who were on the ‘short list’ locked in several of the final spots.

The final invitees include a newly crowned Champion at the Oxford Plains Speedway (OPS), Tim Brackett, and another OPS seven (7) time track champion, Travis Adams. Quinny Welch locked in his invite by winning last Saturday night’s weekly event at the White Mountain Motorsport Park in North Woodstock, NH. Welch took over a more comfortable lead from both Stacy Cahoon and his son Tyler. The three have battled all summer for the WMMP title, and all have attended the test and tune sessions at NHMS. Welch gets the nod for 2010 after losing the title in 2009 by a single digit number on the eve of the inaugural invitational. TJ Watson and Jamie Fisher received ‘at large’ invites for their year-long participation on the US Tour and Thunder Road weekly racing respectively. Rounding out the final invited teams is Scott Payea who has been a title contender for many years on the ACT US Tour and David Michaud from Quebec who literally raced his way into the Invitational with an at-large bid following the Fall Foliage 300 at Airborne Speedway.

One of the most popular and most successful drivers in the 20-year history of NHMS will complete the field of 43 invited teams. Running a part-time schedule Brad Leighton used the 300-lap Airborne event to lock up one of the final invitations.

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Final Thursday Night of the Season This Week at Thompson

Thompson, CT — The final Thursday Night Thompson Thunder race event of the 2010 season will be held this Thursday, September 16th. However, it is not the final race for the weekly series. The final weekly event will be held on Sunday, September 26th. The Sunday race is a makeup race dating back to August 5th when Mother Nature forced a postponement of one of the four Tour-Type Modified special race programs.

This Thursday night is an extremely important outing for any and all teams seeking valuable Thompson and NASCAR points. The financial rewards are impressive from the Thompson points fund which is administered by NASCAR and a championship at the historic speedway is an impressive entry on a driver’s resume.

While Ted Christopher has a significant points lead in the Sunoco Modified division, he can see that advantage disappear quickly with another poor finish like he had on September 9th. Christopher was caught up in an early race accident and was sidelined for the evening. Woody Pitkat is well within striking distance for the title and Ronnie Silk and Rowan Pennink are not out of the points race either. The championship could well go into the final event on September 26th.

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News & Notes: K&N Pro Series East Returns To The Track At New Hampshire

Ryan Truex will look to move one step closer toward a second-consecutive NASCAR K&N Pro Series East title as the series returns this week to New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

The New Hampshire 125, slated for Friday, Sept. 17, will be the penultimate race of the 2010 season. Last time out at Gresham Motorsports Park, Truex created some additional breathing room in the standings by doubling his lead to 66 tallies on Darrell Wallace Jr.

Heading to the “Magic Mile” in Loudon, N.H., Cole Whitt and Brett Moffitt remain alive in the title hunt – mathematically – but Wallace is likely the only opponent standing between Truex and a second title in as many years competing in the series.

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Mike Ronhock picks up first Truck win. DeMoura tops Street Stocks. Astle makes it 4 in a row and DeGasparre comes back to victory


Seekonk, MA — Fred Astle seemingly can’t be stopped this late in the season. Saturday, he hauled down his fourth consecutive win and fifth overall. And a fifth place finish by his nearest competitor, Dave Darling, eased pressure on Astle for season’s end championship points with but one race remaining in the season.

Six drivers held the lead through the race with Ryan Vanasse holding an edge in laps led at 16. Astle took over on Lap 29, after a bump from Rick Martin sent Darling into a spin. Astle led the remaining laps of the 40-circuit race with a hungry Jake Vanada pestering him to the finish line. Vanada finished seconds, with Tom Scully, Jr., Rob Murphy and Darling filling out the top five.

Bridgewater’s John Dabrowski started the pole and went to the lead, but outside polesitter Phil Meany fought it out through the first circuit and edged to the front. He took over the lead on lap 2 with Jeramee Lillie on his tail. Dabrowski experienced problems and began going backwards through the pack. By lap 5, Meany held the lead over Lillie, Rick Martin, Ryan Vanasse and Dick Houlihan.

[Photo Gallery] by Nicholas Teto

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