Archive for November, 2013

O’Donnell, Fleury, Hodgdon Honored at Banquet of Champions

Barre, VT — Thunder Road International Speedbowl honored its 2013 Champions with the annual Banquet of Champions at the Barre Elks Club on Saturday, November 30. Rookie Derrick O’Donnell received the top honors in the Late Model division, while Shawn Fleury and Bunker Hodgdon claimed the Bond Auto Tiger Sportsmen and Allen Lumber Street Stock Championships respectively.

O’Donnell of North Haverhill, NH was dominant in his first season behind the wheel of a Late Model at the “Nation’s Site of Excitement.” He claimed his first career Late Model win in the first point counting event of the season on Memorial Day weekend. He took home another victory just a few weeks later. And to cap it off, the former Bond Auto Tiger Sportsmen Champion became the first rookie driver to claim a Late Model “King of the Road” title.

Thunder Road officials also handed out several special awards during the evening’s festivities. Radio Vermont’s Lee Kittell was awarded the Pete Hartt Memorial Media Award. Kittell produced the broadcasts for ACT Radio Network on Radio Vermont stations and has become the familiar voice of ACT and Thunder Road radio ads. Kittell was honored for his commitment to stock car racing in the Northeast.

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Great Sponsorship Helps Available, Good as Christmas Gifts

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LANGHORNE, PA — It is getting tougher and tougher to secure serious sponsorship support. That is true in all forms of motorsports.

“Most all of the telephone calls we receive at our office are asking the who, what, where, why and more of seeking sponsorship,” said Ernie Saxton, publisher of Motorsports Sponsorship Marketing News and a sponsorship expert. “It is amazing to find how unprepared those who are calling us about sponsorship are. The majority have no idea what the first step is in seeking serious sponsorship. With that in mind we are offering a variety of tools to help sponsorship seekers.” Use any of the sponsorship tools below to help reach sponsorship success. They make great Christmas gifts.

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Monadnock: Alyssa Rivera & Kimmy Rivet Prepare for Upcoming Modified Season

Alyssa Rivera comes from a racing family, stating her dad has been in racing forever. He has had multiple drivers in that time including Everett Bingham, Dale Utton and Alyssa. Alyssa started driving for him in 2007 with a Strictly Stock at Twin State Speedway. She has also raced at Canaan Fair Speedway in five races that season winning one race, and with two third place finishes, ending up seventh in points. Alyssa said her biggest accomplishments for the 2007 season were at Twin State, where she won a total of 6 races, and had a total of 11 podium finishes. She was also awarded Rookie of the Year, Most Popular Driver and finished third in points. After 2007 they sold the Strictly Stock and bought a Modified but did not compete with that car until the 2013 season. Alyssa ran a couple different races in the Super Street division between 2007-13 but did not compete enough to say so.

2013 was a rough rookie season in the Modified division. It was her first full season back, competing against the best of the best. Alyssa finished first in one heat race and qualified for more than half of the races. Alyssa lost Rookie of the Year by 10 points and still finished 10th in points for the season.

The Rivera Racing Team is happy to announce they are getting a brand new Modified for the 2014 season. The new car is being assembled by the great guys at Barnard Race Cars out of Southampton, Massachusetts.

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Thompson Speedway Celebrates Champions at Banquet

Thompson, Conn: Thompson Speedway honored its 2013 track champions and celebrated its 73rd season of racing at its annual awards banquet Friday evening. Champions in all five NASCAR Whelen All-American Series divisions took center stage as they put an exclamation point on a season defined by competitive racing in spite of a rain-plagued year. Keith Rocco of Meriden, Conn. led a contingent of drivers to earn series crowns with a championship in the coveted Sunoco Modified division.

Other champions included: Rick Gentes of Burriville, RI in the Late Models, Cam McDermott in the Lite Modified division, Steve Kenneway in the Xtra Mart Limited Sportsman division, and Monster Mini Stock Champion Eric Bourgeois.

Mini Stock driver Mike Viens of Seekonk, Mass. and Late Model driver Marc Curtis, Jr. of Worcester, Mass. were the recipients of the Chief Starter’s Award presented by Tim Bennett. The award recognizes sportsmanship displayed by drivers in the NASCAR Whelen All American Series divisions.

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Darland Dodges Trouble to Win 73rd “Turkey Night Grand Prix”

Perris, California — Dave Darland added to his legacy and joined select company in Thursday night’s 73rd “Turkey Night Grand Prix” at Perris Auto Speedway. The Lincoln, Indiana veteran avoided a late-race mishap for leader Damion Gardner to win the 98-lap classic and join Mel Kenyon and Stan Fox as the only drivers to win the Thanksgiving race on both dirt and pavement.

Darland took the lead a lap after halfway but appeared to be headed for a runner-up finish until Gardner lost a left-rear wheel on lap 95. He maneuvered the final four circuits unchallenged and won by .823-seconds in the Keith Ford-owned King Racing Products – A&A Precision Machine #73 Ellis/Fontana.

“It was definitely a roller-coaster race. Gardner was definitely strong, and it looked like he had it won. We were lucky to get past him when he broke and it was the break we needed. It’s great to win this race on dirt after winning it before on pavement. I’ve had a great time running for Keith & Josh Ford and their crew chief Jimmy May, so I’m happy to get them their first Turkey Night win. This place has been pretty good to me,” Darland said.

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GSPSS Headed to Lee USA Speedway July 25th

Walpole, NH — In a joint announcement made today between Lee USA Speedway General Manager Bill Callen and GSPSS president Mike Parks, the Granite State Pro Stock Series will be making their first appearance ever at the Lee USA Speedway on Friday night July 25th.

“We are thrilled that we were able to make this happen, this is one of the tracks that all our teams have been asking about going to,” stated Parks. “Lee USA Speedway is a perfect fit for our series it’s in the heart of NH where we have a lot of fans and race teams from that area.”

The 2014 schedule is coming together nicely and will be announced in its complete form on Friday Dec. 27th at 2013 GSPSS awards banquet which will be held at the Executive Court in Manchester NH.

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ACT Serie Quebec 2014 Schedule Released

Waterbury, VT – The American Canadian Tour (ACT) has announced a nine-race schedule for the Série ACT 2014 season. Entering the eighth (8th) year of championship stock car racing, both the opening ACT event to be held May 24, 2014 and the final event, September 14, 2014 will be held at the Autodrome Ste Eustache (ASE) outside of Montreal. ASE will also host a third event on July 05, 2014.

Circuit Riverside Speedway in Ste. Croix, QC is the oldest affiliated track with ACT. Promoters Jean and Guilluame Bergeron host three events. Events will be held on May 31, 2014 and August 02, 2014. The spectacular 5/8th mile track that sits along the St. Lawrence River, just minutes from Quebec City, will also host the 5th annual Can-Am 200 on Saturday, August 23rd. The event will see the very best of the Quebec teams compete in a grueling 200 laps against the best of the ACT US teams.

Autodrome Montmagny will have an ACT event on June 07, 2014. The fast 1/3rd mile will celebrate its 25th anniversary with the traditional 250-lap race on August 30, 2014.

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ACT Technical Memo Released

11/27/2013-TECHNICAL MEMO EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY

To: ACT Participants & ACT Participating Tracks
From: ACT
Date: November 27, 2013
Subj: 2014 Rules

Please note the following additions to the 2014 ACT Late Model Rules:

Page 4, #3, Item C: The approved Dodge body is changed from Intrepid to Charger.

Page 4, #3, Item G: ABC body measurements must be strictly adhered to – templates will be available to measure from front windshield to rear spoiler, and from right quarter panel to left quarter panel.

Page 9, #20, Item B: Sway bars must be mounted parallel with front cross member and will be measured from rear of engine.

 Sources: ACT PR

ISMA Returns to Oxford Plains in 2014 with the Bentley Warren Classic 75

Oswego, NY — A recent meeting between Oxford Plains Speedway and ISMA president Howie Lane has solidified plans for the 2014 ISMA return to that Oxford, Maine 3/8ths mile oval after six years absence.

It was announced that the race, which is slated for Friday, June 20, 2014, would be hereafter named the Bentley Warren Classic 75. The legendary New England racer, known from coast to coast and north of the border, who resides in Kennebunkport and owns the Bentley’s Saloon there, will be Grand Marshal of the event.

ISMA’s history at Oxford Plains goes back to August 19, 2000 when Nokie Fornoro won the inaugural sanctioned 75-lap event there. In 2001 Fremont, NH’s Mike Ordway picked up the 100-lapper at the famed Maine speedway. Ordway went on to repeat his victory in 2002.

In 2003 a new face appeared in the ISMA victory lane circle at Oxford when young Bobby Santos III earned his first-ever supermodified win in the Howie Lane 97. It was just the beginning for that Franklin, Mass. driver who would go on to many more wins, championships and accolades over the following ten years and is still looking for more.

The Rowley Rocket, Chris Perley, who spent part of his childhood in Maine, broke into the record books on July 16, 2004 at Oxford by taking a 75-lapper. After skipping a couple years of winged supermodified competition with ISMA, the Oxford management brought back the powerful supers in August of 2007, and Perley notched a second Oxford win adding to his eventual 10-win season that year. That 75-lap event would be the last of the decade for the ISMA group at Oxford due to scheduling conflicts and various other reasons.

As the 2014 ISMA schedule was unfolding, the new Oxford Plains owners were right there in line to request a spot on that ISMA schedule and to promptly establish a Classic to honor one of Maine’s famous residents, Bentley Warren.

The Bentley Warren Classic will be sponsored in part by Locke Crane Service of New Hampshire, and more backers may come onboard before the green unfurls on that race.

Oxford Plains Speedway President, Tom Mayberry is pleased to announce that the ISMA Supermodifieds will return to Oxford Plains Speedway in 2014 after several years’ absence. The ISMA Supers will be in action on Friday night, June 20, 2014. Locke Crane Service will sponsor the event.

“We are so excited to have the ISMA organization back with us here at OPS,” stated Oxford Plains President Mayberry. “These super sleek machines are so lightening quick, that they will keep the fans on the edge of their seats for entire 75 lap event. The “Winged Warriors” are known for their two and three wide racing, and Oxford Plains Speedway’s racing surface will be the perfect place for them to perform at their finest!”

Those fans who purchase the recently released Wicked Fast, Racing Through Life with Bentley Warren, written with Bones Bourcier, will definitely want to be on hand for the Classic to get the book autographed!

Further information on this inevitable historic racing event at Oxford Plains, will be forthcoming as the season draws closer in 2014.

Check out www.oxfordplains.com for further information or call the track hotline at 207-539-8865.

Sources: Carol D. Haynes/ISMA PR

‘Rumble’ to salute injured Stewart

Fedorcak & Cicconi to Drive for Tony Stewart

FORT WAYNE, Ind. – He’s still getting around on a motorized scooter, not a race car, but his badly broken right leg won’t keep Tony Stewart away from the “Rumble in Fort Wayne” indoor midget races.

The three-time NASCAR champion, some two months away from returning to driving, will be honored with a “Salute to Tony Stewart” at the 16th annual holiday event on Friday, Dec. 27 and Saturday,  Dec. 28 at the Memorial Coliseum Expo Center.

The native Hoosier will enter two cars – Munchkin chassis for longtime indoor teammate Mike Fedorcak and East Coast standout Lou Cicconi Jr. – while also greeting fans and signing autographs both days.

Rumble organizer Tony Barhorst said the recognition is well-deserved for Stewart, who has won a record nine features on the 1/6-mile track and continues to compete regularly on short tracks despite his superstar status.

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ISMA Supermodifieds Returning to Oxford Plains Speedway in 2014

OXFORD, ME — Oxford Plains Speedway President, Tom Mayberry is pleased to announce that the ISMA Supermodifieds will return to Oxford Plains Speedway in 2014 after several years’ absence. The ISMA Supers will be in action on Friday night, June 20, 2014. The event will be sponsored by Locke Crane Service.

“We are so excited to have the ISMA organization back with us here at OPS stated Mayberry. These super sleek machines are so lightening quick, that they will keep the fans on the edge of their seats for entire 75 lap event. The “Winged Warriors” are known for their two and three wide racing, and Oxford Plains Speedway’s racing surface will be the perfect place for them to perform at their finest!”

The Friday night event will honor one of the all time greats of the sport, as the legendary Bentley Warren will be the honorary Grand Marshall for the event, as the event will be dubbed as the Bentley Warren ISMA Classic. Warren is a four time ISMA Series champion, and currently sits in third place all time all time feature wins list with 47 victories.

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Rowe, RJF Team Reunite for Championships

Whelen All-American Series Titles: Tribute To Fallen Crewman

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — A 63-year-old semi-retired NASCAR champion converted an encore part-time appearance into what could be the last full time season of his distinguished career this year. The NASCAR Whelen All-American Series championship-winning reprise was in tribute to a fallen friend and crewman.

Mike Rowe of Turner, Maine rejoined the RJF Motorsports team and won the NASCAR Pro Series division track championship and state title racing at Beech Ridge Motor Speedway in Scarborough, Maine. The combination previously won the track and state championships there in 2009. He repeated the state title in 2010.

Their part-time schedule for 2013 morphed into fulltime. The championships became a perfect homage to Jason Fowler – a former driver, crewman and son of Rowe’s car owner, Dickie Fowler, who was lost in an automobile accident in November 2012.

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Seekonk Stocking Stuffers!

Holiday 4 Pack Deal!

Buy 4 General Admission Tickets and get 4 FREE plus at 2014 Calendar ! Offer is valid from December 2nd thru December 24th during Office Hours!

2014 Seekonk Speedway Calendars are available now as well for only $5 each!

Sources: SeekonkSpeedway.com

Speedway Flea Market

SEEKONK, MA — This Sunday Dec 1st we will be opening for Vendors at 6:15 and to the general public at 7 am.

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Zacharias Branches Out to Earn N.Y. Title

Chemung Champion Adds Dates To Claim Honor

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — A member of one of the iconic family names in New York short-track racing put his name on the NASCAR state championship trophy this year.

Jimmy Zacharias, 22, of Candor, N.Y., hustled to win New York’s NASCAR Whelen All-American Series state championship with stops at all four NASCAR Home Tracks in New York. Zacharias won the Sunoco Modified division track championship at Chemung (N.Y.) Speedrome for a third time and entered five events during August at Holland (N.Y.) Motorsports Complex to enhance his chances in the state point race. Additionally, he also made three early-season starts at Riverhead (N.Y.) Raceway and two August starts at Spencer Speedway in Williamson, N.Y.

“We were running second in state points and needed to run more races, so we added Holland on Saturday nights and gave it a shot,” said Zacharias.

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Pennink Crowned Valenti Modified Series Champion

Manchester, NH. — Rowan Pennink, of Huntingdon Valley, PA, was officially crowned series champion Saturday night as the Valenti Modified Racing Series closed out its 2013 campaign and 10th anniversary season. The event was held at Best Western Executive Inn, Manchester, NH.

Pennink and car owners Gary and Kim Casella were presented the series top honors for the first time.

Commemorating the series 10th season, Pennink and the Roscoe Racing/ Casella team were presented a check for $10,000 by series president and founder Jack Bateman.

Pennink becomes the VMRS fifth series champion, an honor that the Pennsylvania driver appreciates.

[Photo Gallery] by Nicholas Teto

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No Flea Market 11/24

SEEKONK, MA —  The Flea Market is not open today due to the extreme cold weather. We apologize that this scheduled notice did not appear yesterday as scheduled.

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Church Dominates for Mason-Dixon Meltdown Win in PASS South Finale

LUCAMA, NC — Tyler Church led 120 of the 200 laps that made up the 8th Annual Mason Dixon Meltdown for a dominant win Saturday afternoon at Southern National Motorsports Park in the 2013 season finale for the Pro All Stars Series (PASS) South Super Late Models. The win marked a strong final third of the season that saw Church also claim his first career PASS South Super Late Model win back in September at Hickory Motor Speedway.

“I’ve always wanted to win somewhere other than Hickory and Tri-County, we’ve won up there quite a bit in the Limiteds, but finally we were able to win somewhere else,” said Church in victory lane. “It’s really not sunk in yet. This place is really cool and I can’t believe we were able to win the Meltdown.”

The afternoon began with Church just missing out on the track record as he claimed his first quick time in a PASS South Super Late Model with a lap of 97.337 miles per hour. It was obvious after the PASS South redraw that Church not only had speed, but he also had luck on his side, drawing pill number one to start from the pole for the Mason Dixon Meltdown.

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2014 Valenti Modified Racing Series Schedule Announced

January 10-12 Northeast Motorsports Expo, Augusta, ME Car Show
February 7-8 Racer’s Expo, Marlborough, MA Car Show
February 8 Racer’s Expo, Marlborough, MA Annual Meeting
March 1-2 Frank Maratta’s Auto Show, Hartford, CT Car Show

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East Carolina Joins NASCAR

Late Model Stock Cars, Friday Night Racing New for 2014

East Carolina Motor Speedway and NASCAR announced Saturday night that the Robertsville, N.C., track will join the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series for 2014.

The .375-mile high-banked paved tri-oval will feature NASCAR Late Model Stock Cars as its premier division, and will be the only will be the only Friday night NASCAR Whelen All-American Series track in North Carolina.

eastcarolinamotorspeedwayThe track is located in eastern North Carolina, about 90 miles east of Raleigh, N.C., or 20 miles north of Greenville, N.C. It is owned by Wayne Perry and operated by his son, track president Chris Perry.

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Woody Pitkat, Adam Gray, Tony Membrino, Jr., Josh Wood, & Dave Secore, Jr. Honored as 2013 Stafford Speedway Track Champions

Stafford Springs, CT — Stafford Motor Speedway welcomed a guest list of over 500 people consisting of teams, drivers, sponsors, and employees this past Friday night, November 22 at Maneely’s in South Windsor to officially honor Woody Pitkat, Adam Gray, Tony Membrino, Jr., Josh Wood, And Dave Secore, Jr. as the 2013 Stafford Motor Speedway NASCAR Whelen All-American Series track champions.

With Stafford Motor Speedway broadcasters Matt Buckler and Joe Coss serving as the Masters of Ceremony, the 44th annual Stafford Motor Speedway NASCAR Champions Awards Ceremony not only honored the five track champions, they also recognized the top-20 points finishers from the SK Modified®, Late Model, SK Light, Limited Late Model, and DARE Stock divisions. Special awards that were presented during the evening’s festivities were Most Popular Driver Awards, SPAFCO Race Chassis & Parts Rookie of the Year, R.A.D. Automachine DARE Stock Rookie of the Year, and the UNOH Ultimate Mechanic of the Year Award.

The 2013 SK Modified® season saw Woody Pitkat record his first Stafford modified championship in an ultra-tight race with 2011 SK Modified® champion Ryan Preece. Preece was the big winner of the 2013 season, recording 8 trips to victory lane. But just as dominant as Preece was, he was also inconsistent in his finishes, which opened the door for Pitkat in the late stages of the 2013 season. Pitkat didn’t record his first win of the season until August 30th, but he won two consecutive races and finished in the top-5 in the final 2 races while an 18th place finish by Preece on September 13th was too much to overcome. Pitkat won the championship by the narrowest of margins, only 2 points or one position on the racetrack and for the season he recorded 2 wins, 12 top-5 and 14 top-10 finishes in 18 starts for an average finish of 6.1.

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Rocco Continues Relentless Pursuit to Win

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Keith Rocco’s pursuit of winning is relentless. He led the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Division I in number of point race starts (48) for the second consecutive season. With engines were barely cooled from the 2013 campaign, the first of his cars has already had been disassembled, freshened and rebuilt, ready for the first green flag of 2014.

A NASCAR Hall of Fame driver is big part of his inspiration.

“It’s just a passion for the sport. Racing is what I love to do,” he said. “It’s what I live for. I’m a throwback to Richie Evans. I have five cars to race in five divisions at three tracks every weekend.”

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Meltdown This Weekend; PASS Releases Tentative Schedules for South Super Late Models and Pro Late Models

  • Marquee events to include 9th Annual Easter Bunny 150 at Hickory Motor Speedway, 9th Annual Mason Dixon Meltdown at Southern National Motorsports Park and 12th Annual North-South Shootout at Caraway Speedway.
  • Season kicks off with return to New Smyrna Speedway in February for Winter Meltdown.
  • Series will return to Greenville-Pickens Speedway for the first time since 2010 for two events.

CHARLOTTE, NC — Excitement continues to build as one of the most anticipated short track events of the fall, the 8th Annual Mason Dixon Meltdown, gets set to run this weekend at Southern National Motorsports Park in Kenly, NC. The Meltdown will feature a 200 lap event for the Pro All Stars Series (PASS) Super Late Models that will determine both the PASS National and PASS South champions.

PASS National points leader Jay Fogleman leads southern frontrunners Kyle Grissom, Spencer Davis, Jody Measamer, Trevor Noles, John Batten, Tyler Church and others against a formidable group of challengers from New England led by Ben Rowe, Joey Doiron, Joey Polewarczyk, Kyle Desouza, Derek Ramstrom, and Steve Legendre.

An event creating nearly as much buzz as the PASS Super Late Model race will be a 30 lapper for the Must See Racing Xtreme Sprint Cars. It will be the first time winged sprints cars with 410 cubic inch engines have raced on asphalt in North Carolina since 1989. The Must See Racing Xtreme Sprint Cars will make an all-out assault on the overall track record at Southern National Motorsports Park and will feature such open wheel stars as Jimmy McCune, Brian Gerster, Davey Hamilton, Jr., Troy Decaire, Kody Swanson and Brian Tyler.

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UNOH Battle at the Beach to Return for Budweiser Speedweeks 2014

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The UNOH Battle At The Beach, a short-track event held for the first time earlier this year featuring NASCAR’s regional and touring series, will return to Daytona International Speedway during Budweiser Speedweeks 2014 on Tuesday, Feb. 18.

The action-packed day of practice, qualifying and racing will be headlined by two 150-lap events with the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East and the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour.

For competitors in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East, the 150-lap race will be a championship points event while it will be a non-points 150-lap race for the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour.

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UNOH Battle at the Beach Returns to DIS

Daytona, New Smyrna Highlight Week Of Short-Track Racing

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Bent sheet metal, hurt feelings, last-lap action and ecstatic winners.

That’s what the inaugural UNOH Battle At The Beach promised. And it delivered.

The event, held on the short track on the Superstretch of Daytona International Speedway, will return to the “World Center of Racing” during Budweiser Speedweeks 2014 on Tuesday, Feb. 18. It will highlight a week full of NASCAR racing at Daytona and neighboring New Smyrna Speedway, a NASCAR Whelen All-American Series track.

unoh-battle-at-the-beach-final-logo“Fans around the world look forward to Speedweeks to kick off the NASCAR season, and we are proud to be able to present a week of short-track action leading up to the 56th running of the Daytona 500,” said George Silbermann, NASCAR vice president of touring & weekly series. “The anticipation for last year’s first UNOH Battle At The Beach was surpassed only by the number of people talking about the electrifying finishes. From New Smyrna to Daytona, and from the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, this week provides a direct link between our short tracks and biggest stage, and further amplifies the spotlight on the rising talent throughout NASCAR’s touring and weekly series.”

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Bragging Rights on the Line for Champions

Media, Fans Invited To iRacing.com Challenge At NASCAR Hall

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Can Lee Pulliam beat Ryan Preece in an SK Modified at Stafford? Which multi-time champion is better around Langley in a stock car: George Brunnhoelzl III or Dylan Kwasniewski? Would Canadian Scott Steckly beat Spaniard Ander Vilarino at England’s Brands Hatch?

And what happens when you let fans and media behind the wheel and into the mix?

Those questions – and bragging rights– will be determined Wednesday, Dec. 11 as the NASCAR touring & weekly series’ Champions Week in Charlotte, N.C., kicks off with the first NASCAR Home Tracks Champions Challenge presented by iRacing.com.

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Nov. 27th – Last day for Wall of Fame Voting

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Pennink to be Crowned 10th Anniversary VMRS Champion

Canaan, NH — Rowan Pennink, of Huntingdon Valley, PA, will officially become the 10th Anniversary Champion when the Valenti Modified Racing Series crowns its top competitors at Saturday’s 10th Annual Banquet of Champions.

Car owner Gary Casella, of Saugus, MA, a driver-car owner when the series started in 2003, will also be honored.

Both Pennink and Casella are first-time champions.

For their efforts, the Pennink/Casella team will receive a check for $10,000 in honor of the series 10th anniversary by founder Jack Bateman.

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NETS Names Chris Austill as New Race Director

Chris Austill has seen the action from the driver’s seat and the official’s booth, but in 2014 he will take on a new role as New England Truck Series Race Director. Austill has been an official with NETS for the past four seasons, and steps up to replace Mark Woodcock, who had held the position since 2012. The change takes place immediately, and Austill expressed excitement about the new position. “It’s a great time to be involved with the New England Truck Series. We’re expanding and visiting new tracks this year, and I’m thrilled to be a bigger part of helping this series grow and put on even better racing for the fans.”

“Chris is an asset to the series and we’re really lucky to have him. I think he’s ready to step up into bigger shoes and help our series really grow,” said series director Lorraine Pard. “He has a lot of experience behind the wheel and with us as an official, so he was a natural choice for the position.”

Woodcock elected to step down as Race Director, citing time constraints and other commitments. “I would like to deeply thank New England Truck Series and Lorraine for this great job opportunity to serve as the Race Director for the last couple of years. The knowledge and job experience I have received will never be forgotten.”

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Flea Market Update

SEEKONK, MA —  Starting November 24, 2013 the vendor gates for the Speedway Flea Market will open at 6 am and the Customer gates will open at 7 am. Thank You.

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