Archive for June 10th, 2011

Seekonk Fast Friday Rained Out

Tonight’s Fast Friday program at Seekonk Speedway has been cancelled due to rain.

Hundreds Expected for Charity Trail Ride

Loudon, NH — Whether you are a two-wheeled enthusiast or a four-wheeled fanatic, New Hampshire Motor Speedway is the place to be this weekend with the New England Classic Charity Trail Ride and the Richard Petty SRT track experience.The ride, which benefits cystic fibrosis and begins and ends at “The Magic Mile”, features hundreds of riders for a 200-mile ride through the scenic trails of New Hampshire.

Riders who participate in the New England Classic Charity Trail Ride will once again be treated to a barbeque lunch at the halfway point on both Saturday and Sunday.  Saturday night, participants can attend the Riders’ banquet. This year, the banquet will feature a same day video highlighting the day’s events. The cash bar and video will be open to non-dining event participants on a first-come, first-served basis.

“The Classic continues to be the top charitable fund raising trail ride nationally,” said Lisa Babaian, executive director of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Northern New England Chapter. “Riders can choose between a dual sport trail and a hero section along the way. It is the perfect weekend of riding and storytelling with good friends while supporting the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation in our mission towards a cure for cystic fibrosis.”

Also this weekend, the Richard Petty Driving Experience SRT track experience will take place on the speedway’s 1.6-mile road course. It is a one-day driving experience designed for SRT owners and performance enthusiasts to connect with the brand through an exciting day on the track driving SRT vehicles.

For more information on either of these events please visit www.nhms.com.

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PASS North Super Late Models Take On Speedway 660 Saturday

Naples, ME — The Pro All Stars Series (PASS) North super late models take a road trip this weekend for their only Maritime Canada appearance at New Brunswick Speedway 660, a popular stop on a 2011 schedule that will see the racing road show stop in four states and two Canadian provinces.

The Pro All Star’s trip to the Geary Woods oval on Saturday June 11 will mark the first extra distance event of the season and 200 green flag laps around this tight little oval is always a challenge. It’s a trip that the American teams look forward to each season and a grandstand full of rabid Maritime and American race fans is one of the reasons why. .

Speedway 660 has hosted PASS on four occasions and it’s no surprise that the series winning-est driver has two victories to his credit. Ben Rowe has won at both 150 lap (2002) and 200 lap (2009) distances and defending PASS North Champion Johnny Clark claimed his win in 2010. Both will return to New Brunswick Saturday and try to add to their tally. The late Scott Fraser claimed one for the Maritimers when the race ran 150 laps in 2003.

There’s a strong contingent of Canadian racers expected to defend their home turf, and there’s plenty of teams that can go toe to toe with the best New England has to offer.

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Streaking Cabral Leads NEMA To Twin State

Saturday, June 11, 6 PM
Pit gates open at 4:30 PM & racing starts at 6:00 PM

Brockton, MA – Randy Cabral is spending more and more time in rarified Northeastern Midget Association company. A win at Twin State Speedway on Saturday night, June 11 will be his fourth in a row at the tricky Claremont, NH third-mile.

In NEMA’s 60-year history, only four drivers have been able to knock off four in a row at a specific venue. It hasn’t happened since Drew Fornoro won five straight at Monadnock in 1982 and ’83.

Numbers don’t concern Cabral. “[Car owner] Tim Bertrand and I have decided to just have fun this year,” he insists. “There are no set goals, nothing set in stone. We want to go racing and have some fun. That’s why I’m running the NEMA Lites too.”

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Keith Rocco Looking To Collect Third Consecutive Coors Light SK Modified® 100 Trophy At Stafford

Stafford Springs, CT — With the SK Modified® division hitting the track for the 38th Annual Coors Light SK Modified® 100 this Friday night at Stafford, one driver that will be looking forward to the extra distance classic is Keith Rocco. Rocco has won the last two Coors Light SK Modified® 100 events and will look to take home the winner’s trophy and the $2,600 check that goes along with it for the third consecutive season.

“We know we’ll be in contention for the win,” said Rocco. “The cards are going to be stacked against us this year with the handicapping since we’ve won the last two races.”

The last driver other than Rocco to win the Coors Light SK Modified® 100 was Ted Christopher in 2008. Christopher has won the 100-lapper at Stafford four times and Rocco and Christopher have been the combination to watch at Stafford during the last 2 100-lap events. In 2009, they swapped the lead 7 times over the final 35 laps of the race with Rocco beating Christopher to the checkered flag. Last year’s Coors Light SK Modified® 100 saw Rocco and Christopher swap the lead 15 times before Rocco went in front for good on lap-68. Christopher finished last year’s race in third as Woody Pitkat finished second behind Rocco. Rocco is hoping for more of the same when the green flag falls on this year’s 100-lap classic and he is looking to take home the fat winner’s check of $2,600.

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Valenti Modified Racing Series at Thompson This Week

Thompson, CT — The Valenti Modified Racing Series will highlight the competition this Thursday night at the Thompson International Speedway. This impressive touring series boasts a roster of Modified drivers that includes many of the very best drivers in the entire northeast. Thursday night’s appearance will be the first of two scheduled races for the VMRS at Thompson this year.

The Thompson race will be the 5th event in their 17 race schedule and promises to be one of the best of the year. VMRS race teams love the big, high banked, super fast Thompson track where there is lots of room to get the most out of their racers.

Rowan Pennink is the current points leader in the VMRS. His lead, however, is tenuous at best since Chris Pasteryak is a mere two points behind the leader and Les Hinkley finds himself only two points behind Pasteryak. The competition to maintain the top spot or to take over the number one position will be fierce.

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