Archive for January 8th, 2013

New England Antique Racers (NEAR) Announce 2013 Schedule, Club Elections Completed


NEAR has announced its 2013 schedule with the season opener slated for Sunday, April 28th at the Berlin, Connecticut Fairgrounds. A “rain or shine” Summer Knights still-show, sign-in starts at 8:00.

NEAR visits several New England speedways from Connecticut to Maine throughout the 2013 season presenting both still and running shows.

Also on the agenda are several reunion events and auto shows. Newly-added for 2013 is New England Auto Racing Hall of Famer Billy Greco’s First Annual NEAR Picnic. The event takes place on Sunday, August 11th the Polish American Club, West Spring Street in West Haven CT. A still-show highlights the day. 

A detailed schedule with full information on each event will soon appear on the NEAR website at

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6th Annual Modified Reunion at New Smyrna Speedway on February 22

Our 6th Annual Reunion for all former Modified racers, owners, crew and fans, from all over the Northeast. In previous years we've hosted well over 150 former racers, as well as the Vintage race cars that will be on display during the day, and on-track prior to that nights Richie Evans Memorial 100 for Tour-type Mods. 

There are also several people who bring old racing programs, scrap books, model cars and die-cast cars, all of which are centered on the Modified division.

The Reunion is always FREE to anyone who'd like to attend, then stick around for a great night at the races right there at New Smyrna Speedway.

Any info needed can be obtained by calling Geoff Yoder between 9:00 -5:00 at 904-531-9358, or myself Jerry Binner from 6:00 until Midnight at 407-790-9724.

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LaJoie Looks To Continue Winning Ways

2012 East Wins Leader Set For UNOH Battle At The Beach

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The 2012 NASCAR K&N Pro Series East season saw Corey LaJoie win at bullrings, short tracks and speedways. To begin the 2013 racing calendar, one of NASCAR’s top prospects has high hopes of continuing his winning ways on the short track at Daytona International Speedway, Feb. 18-19.

LaJoie, the K&N Pro Series East championship runner-up this past season with a series-high five victories, will head to Daytona with his No. 07 team to participate in the inaugural UNOH Battle At The Beach on the temporary .4-mile short track on the backstretch at Daytona.

For the first time, NASCAR’s weekly and regional touring series will have a prominent place during Budweiser Speedweeks in Daytona, the “Worlds Center of Racing.” Teams from both the K&N Pro Series East and K&N Pro Series West will compete alongside each other in the inaugural non-points event.

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New England RallyCross Invades Stafford Speedway this Weekend

The New England RallyCross kick-off event for 2013 is here! NER will be at Stafford Springs Speedway the weekend of January 12th and 13th. Saturday the 12th will be a NER Championship event and Sunday the 13th will be a second, separate NER Championship event. Overlapping, will be the NER RallyCross Snowdown consisting of both Saturday and Sunday runs. We will crown a overall champion in each class for the entire weekend!

You can register for either Saturday OR Sunday. Snowdown participants will be competing for an additional prize for the top driver in each class for the whole weekend. Anyone who signs up for both days will automatically be qualified for the Snowdown. There is no extra charge. Make sure to select the "Both Days" option to take advantage of the 2-day package discount.

CLICK HERE for event info

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Racer’s Expo Returns to Marlboro on February 8-10

New Hours:
Fri. Feb. 8, 2013 – 4PM to 9PM
Sat. Feb. 9, 2013 – 11AM to 9PM
Sun. Feb. 10, 2013 – 9AM to 2PM

The fourth annual Racer’s Expo will be at the Royal Plaza Hotel, Marlboro, MA on February 8-10.

WEATHER NOTES – SHOW UPDATES: The Racer’s Expo is ON! even with the snow coming, and now EXTENDED into Sunday.

To allow exhibitors more flexibility, the Expo areas will be open for set-up on Thursday, Feb. 7th, evening from 6:30 to 10:30 PM

Kart Klash III has been postponed – watch for the new date. It will be bigger and better! Sign up above! Spots open.

EXHIBITOR CANCELLATIONS If you are coming to see a specific display, please note that these exhibitors will not be attending: ASI Racewear – Axcel Sports – C&R Racing Radiators FK Bearings – Mike’s Mini Cup – New England Racing Fuel – New Hampshire Motor Speedway – Odyssey Battery – RACEceiver – – Sherwood Wheel – Spike Chassis – The Brake Man

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ROC Asphalt Modified Tour Readies for 20th Season

Race of Champions Asphalt Modified Tour Readies for 20th Anniversary Season in 2013

BINGHAMTON, NY — The Race of Champions Asphalt Modified Tour will approach a milestone 20th Anniversary season in 2013. The tour will once again see an ambitious schedule taking place with the majority of the dates in place for the upcoming season. The Annual Race of Champions Banquet will take place on Saturday, March 2nd and will honor Matt Hirschman as the Champion for an impressive fifth time. George Kent is the all-time series champion leader with six titles.

The 2013 version of the RoC Asphalt Modified Tour will see at least eleven races with ten confirmed dates locked in at this time. The traditional Chemung Speedrome event has been moved to the spring opener on Sunday, May 5th. The 125 lap event is always one of the most exciting on the series and a great way to get the New York State swing underway. The Shangri-La II Speedway will once again play host to three events on the concrete 5/8th mile oval with the first taking place on Sunday, May 19th. The other two dates have been set for Sunday, July 28th and the tour finale Fall Brawl on Sunday, September 29th.

Oswego Speedway returns to hosting three RoC events again in 2013. The traditional Memorial Day Weekend Richie Evans Memorial will take place on Saturday, May 25th. The mid-summer 63rd running of the Sunoco Race of Champions will take place at the “Steel Palace” on Saturday, July 20th. The RoC Mods will return to the International Classic Weekend on Friday, August 30th in what is always a must see weekend.

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