Archive for March 29th, 2011

Season of Speed Fast Approaching

Loudon, NH — Racing fever has hit New Hampshire Motor Speedway and the entire staff is gearing up for a historic and highly anticipated season of speed. Executive vice president and general manager, Jerry Gappens joined the fun Saturday, by taking calls from fans and selling tickets for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series LENOX Industrial Tools 301.

Gappens and the guest services department worked throughout the weekend speaking with revved up fans about the two upcoming NASCAR Sprint Cup Series events, the LENOX Industrial Tools 301 on July 17 and the SYLVANIA 300 on Sept. 25 as well as for INDYCAR 225 on Aug. 14. Great seats are going fast, as everyone counts the days until the return of racing to “The Magic Mile.”

The 2011 season of speed will provide race fans with top-quality action in all forms of racing including the NASCAR Nationwide Series, the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, NASCAR’s K&N Pro Series East, the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour, Firestone Indy Lights and the American Canadian Tour.

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Speedbowl ready for Budweiser Blastoff Weekend

Track champions ready to defend turf

Waterford, CT — Waterford Speedbowl will swing open its gates this weekend for the 61st consecutive year with Budweiser Blastoff 2011. Fourteen divisions will see action in New England’s kickoff to racing led by the season opening event for the Valenti Modified Racing Series, the popular Northeastern based open-wheel series. The NEMA Midgets also begin another historic campaign at the Speedbowl at Blastoff.

The Speedbowl’s NASCAR Whelen All-American Series divisions also start their championship chases this weekend and four track champions from a year ago seek promising starts to their 2011 efforts.

Keith Rocco will look to pick up where he left off in 2010 when he claimed the Speedbowl’s SK Modified® track championship in record fashion. His 10 victories a year ago were the most ever in a single season in the division. That domination helped catapult Rocco to the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series national title, the first by a driver from the ‘Bowl. Ron Yuhas Jr., Rob Janovic, Tyler Chadwick, and Jeff Pearl are among those looking to unseat Rocco. The second-generation Rocco will be busy at Blastoff, wheeling a Valenti Modified and Late Model in addition to the Pane #57 SK Mod.

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