Archive for October 4th, 2010

McKennedy’s Title Defense Starts at Seekonk Sunday

Seekonk, MA — When the Modified Racing Series, sponsored by Bob Valenti AutoMall.com rolled out the carpet for the 2010 season, Jon McKennedy, of East Chelmsford, MA, was the series-defending champion. Six months later, the hard-charging McKennedy is ready for a three-race playoff to determine the 2010 championship.

The popular McKennedy will take a 17-point lead into Seekonk Speedway, Saturday and Sunday, October 9, and 10, to compete in the 100- lap D.Anthony Venditti Fall Classic, a long-time holiday weekend tradition at the famed oval. Twin State Speedway, Claremont, NH, and Lee USA Speedway, Lee, NH, will provide the stage, October 17, and 24.

McKennedy is trying to become only the second driver in series history to win consecutive titles. Kirk Alexander, a three-time champion, won back-to-back Championships in 2004-2005.

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Johhny Benson wins first ISMA race. Small Blocks are SUPER for Dave Osborne, Chris McKinstry winner in Mini Stocks and Stacey Krewko wins 1st Powder Puff Enduro

JOHNNY BENSON WINS BIG IN SEEKONK ISMA SHOW

Johnny Benson, Jr., of Cornelius, NC, took 28 laps to place himself in front of the field of Supermodifieds at the Racing Against Breast Cancer event at Seekonk Speedway, then spent the rest of the 100 circuits defending his position against all-time ISMA win leader Chris Perley en route to a big win for the former NASCAR Winston Cup rookie of the year and 2008 Craftsman Truck Series champion. Benson muscled Brad Lichty’s Patco Transportation supermod through a field thorny with top competitors like Rob Summers, former ISMA champ Russ Wood and current points leader Mike
Lichty in the other Brad Lichty car.

Perley, the Rowley Rocket, points champion six of the past seven years, had been on a tear, winning three of the last five events on this International Supermodified Association tour. He’d also won three of the seven ISMA events at the Cement Palace. On the evening, he’d have been the toast of the field, but Benson was a half second better.

Rookie David Gruel, Justin Belfiore and Rob Summers rounded out the top 5.

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PROGRAMMING ALERT: Date Change For Stafford Fall Final Premier On VERSUS

The CARQUEST Fall Final NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour race from Stafford Motor Speedway will now be televised by VERSUS on Tuesday, Oct. 5 at 7 p.m. ET instead of the originally-scheduled air date of Wednesday, Oct. 6.

The re-broadcast of the Fall Final will remain as scheduled on Oct. 10 at 11 p.m.

VERSUS can be found at:
DirecTV Ch. 603 / 603 HD
Dish Network Ch. 151 / 151 HD
Cable – check local listings
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Seymours Seek Sweep with Nocella at DAV

Brockton, MA — The Seymour operation will be after a “Seekonk Speedway Sweep” this weekend when the Northeastern Midget Association makes its traditional stop at the D.Anthony Venditti Memorial. Anthony Nocella will be in the Seymour 4 that prevailed earlier this season with Lou Cicconi (Open Wheel Wednesday) and Jeff Abold (“The Louie”).

“We owe him this opportunity,” said Bobby Seymour of Nocella who has been very successful driving Seymour equipment in NEMA Lites action. “He has earned this ride.” Nocella, in the Seymour 29, won the Lites portion of last year’s DAV and this year’s “The Louie.”

While the #29 Lites seat is still unfilled, Seymour did confirm that Whip City Quad-4 champion Joe Krawiec will in the #23 Lites car.

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2011 Gets Even Faster

Loudon, NH — The 2011 racing season will be even faster with more on-track action at New Hampshire Motor Speedway highlighting an action-packed season of speed.

This exciting season will kick off with the second annual FANtasy DRIVE, the ultimate open house and fan appreciation day. On April 23 fans of all ages will have the opportunity to tour the facility for a behind the scenes look at “The Magic Mile,” have their picture taken in victory lane just like NASCAR’s best, or maybe even drive your personal car around the track like this year’s race winners Jimmie Johnson, and Clint Bowyer.

The on-track action will begin once again with the 21st Annual Vintage Celebration. Hundreds of legendary race cars will make their way to “The Magic Mile” on a new date this year, May 9 through May 15 one week earlier than last year. Classic car enthusiasts will have the opportunity to see some of the most renowned midgets, sprint cars, champ cars, roadsters, NASCAR stock cars, vintage sports cars, formula cars, and much more take on the 1.058-mile oval and 1.6-mile road course. This week long event will also feature a classic and custom car show along with an automotive flea market.
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Sunoco Becomes Title Sponsor of World Series of Speedway Racing

Thompson, CT — Sunoco recently announced that they would be the title sponsor of the World Series of Speedway Racing at the Thompson Speedway. The huge, three-day, racing extravaganza that presents fifteen divisions of race cars, will be held on the weekend of October 15, 16 & 17, 2010.

Sunoco, the official race fuel of NASCAR and the Thompson International Speedway, is the world’s largest producer of premium racing fuels. Sunoco Race Fuels has, over the years, sponsored many events at Thompson including the Sunoco 300 for the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour.

Sunoco Racing Fuels are made for off-road use with the exception of the GT 100 fuel which is a 100 octane gasoline that is legal for street use. Owners of high performance cars and muscle cars use the Sunoco GT 100 brand to assure ultimate performance from their vehicles.

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