Archive for February 1st, 2012

Rodgers Wins Beech Ridge Title In Close Race

Emerges From Trio Of Contenders For Division Championship

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Bill Rodgers won the closest NASCAR Pro Series division point race in the 63-year history of Beech Ridge Motor Speedway in 2011. The margin of a single point gained Rogers, 47, of Old Orchard Beach, Maine, his first NASCAR Whelen All-American Series track championship. He also won the 2011 NASCAR state championship.

Rodgers’ season got a big assist when he was joined by the crew that helped the late Bub Bilodeau win three track championships and two state titles. Bilodeau passed away from an apparent heart attack at the track on June 5, 2010.

“Bub’s crew chief Tom Nason and I got together last winter,” Rodgers said. “His guys didn’t have a team to race with, and I never had a full-time crew like theirs before. Having the same crew consistently brought more consistency out of the car. That’s what put us in the position to compete for the championship.”

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Granite State Pro Stock Series Adds Canaan To Schedule

Canaan, NH — Granite State Pro Stock Series President Mike Parks has announced the addition of New Hampshire’s Canaan Fair Speedway to the 2012 schedule. The event will take place Sunday afternoon September 16th.

“Together with general manager Dick Therrien, we were able to put the event together,” said Parks.” Canaan is a giant piece in the puzzle for our series. They race Pro Stocks on a regular basis. The outside groove at Canaan makes for great racing. Our competitors will look forward to competing there.”

Parks also announced the loss of the date scheduled at Lee USA Speedway, Lee, NH., in June. “We’re very disappointed to not be going to Lee for the June race. Speedway management has advised they are having issues with the town over noise. We are trying to fill that date at this time,” Parks said.

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