Archive for August 25th, 2011
Blaney and Santos to run Evans tribute cars
Mooresville, NC – Tommy Baldwin Racing (TBR) will team up with the NASCAR Hall of Fame at New Hampshire Motor Speedway (NHMS) to celebrate Richie Evans’ upcoming induction as part of the NASCAR Hall of Fame Class of 2012. Dave Blaney will pilot the No. 36 Golden Corral/HOF/Richie Evans Chevrolet for the SYLVANIA 300 on Sunday, September 25th. TBR Development Driver Bobby Santos will drive a Richie Evans tribute No. 4 Mystic Missile Dodge for the New Hampshire 100 Whelen Modified Tour race on Saturday, September 24th.
Evans, who is recognized as the “king” of modified racing, captured nine NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour championships in a 13-year span, which included eight consecutive championships from 1978-85. “The Rapid Roman” collected multiple track championships across the Northeast and hundreds of victories, including a 37-win season during a stretch of 60 modified races in 1979. Evans was named one of NASCAR’s 50 Greatest Drivers in 1998.
Golden Corral and TBR will pay tribute to Evans by running an orange and light blue paint scheme modeled after the last modified Evans drove. Santos and the Mystic Missile Team will run a similar-themed modified on Saturday.
Analyzing the NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour at Caraway
Daytona Beach, FL – The seventh season of the NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour continues at Caraway Speedway with the Caraway 150 on Friday, Aug. 26. The race will be contested on the historic .455-mile track located in the Piedmont Triad region near Asheboro, N.C.
Tim Brown (No. 02 Chevrolet)
• Finished second in the season-ending points standings a record three times from 2006-2008.
• Has 65 career NWSMT starts, ranks second in top-five finishes with 38 and has 52 top-10 finishes.
• Has made 27 starts at Caraway with 22 top-10 and 14 top-five finishes.
• Has six wins, the most recent came on Sept. 4, 2010 at Langley Speedway, his first since 2008.
George Brunnhoelzl III (No. 09 Chevrolet)
• The 2009 NWSMT champion has returned to the tour in 2011 after competing full-time on the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour last season.
• Competes for veteran car owner Howard Harvey.
• Owner of seven wins, 10 poles and 35 top 10s in 49 career NWSMT starts.
• Has four wins and 16 top-10 finishes in 22 starts at Caraway. The last win was on March 13, 2011.
• Also has five career Coors Light Pole Awards at Caraway.
Frank Fleming (No. 40 Ford)
• Is tied for the most career NWSMT starts with 78 and has only missed one race since 2005.
• Was credited with his first career win as the highest finishing NWSMT driver in the UNOH Perfect Storm 150 at Bristol Motor Speedway.
• Has finished second seven times, the most recent one at Caraway was on July 3, 2009.
• Has more than 50 career wins at his home track, Bowman Gray.
• Has 35 starts at Caraway with 24 top-10 finishes and 15 top-five finishes.
• Brother, Chris Fleming, serves as his crew chief.
Seekonk, MA — As the East Coast prepares for Hurricane Irene, Seekonk Speedway has elected to postpone racing on Saturday Aug 27th to ensure the safety of our fans, competitors and staff. Please stay tuned to find out when the Boston Louie will get rescheduled.
Fast Friday is still on as scheduled.
The Flea market is cancelled at this time as well.
Thompson, CT — Tonights race program is cancelled due to the advanced extreme weather forecast. We are working with the Modified Racing Series to reschedule at a later date. Please keep posted to this website for more information.
The management of Thompson Speedway felt it was in the best interest of teams and fans travelling to cancel at this time.
Part of annual Thunder on the Sound Saturday, September 3
Waterford, CT — The season’s biggest SK Modified® race is fast approaching at Waterford Speedbowl. The 15th annual Budweiser Modified Nationals is around the corner, slated for Saturday, September 3rd over a blockbuster Labor Day weekend of motorsports at the track.
While the $5,000 to win, 150-lap SK Modified® feature is the centerpiece of the event, it is just one of eight divisions scheduled on the night, presented by the Connecticut National Guard. While the Speedbowl competitors are busy putting the thunder on the asphalt, the Connecticut National Guard will provide it in the air with a special appearance.
The posted prize money for the Budweiser Modified Nationals exceeds $20,000. The race winner not only walks away with the biggest payday in the Northeast for the division, bragging rights follow for a full year. The winner’s name will join a list of Speedbowl greats in the division over the years including Ron Yuhas Jr., Dennis Gada, Ted Christopher, Jeff
Pearl and Eric Berndt among others.