Archive for May, 2014

Rhodes Rolls to Bowman Gray Victory Lane

Gains Third NASCAR K&N Pro Series East Win

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Ben Rhodes turned in a dominating victory in the NASCAR Hall of Fame 150 Saturday night in NASCAR K&N Pro Series East action at historic Bowman Gray Stadium.

Rhodes, a NASCAR Next driver from Louisville, Kentucky, nearly became the first driver in four all-time races at The Stadium to win from the pole, but as it was he led all but one of the 152 circuits to emerge with his third victory of the season and extend his lead in the K&N Pro Series East championship standings.

Rhodes’ triumph was not without challenges, however. He had to keep his No. 41 Alpha Energy Solutions Chevrolet out in front through 12 caution restarts on the tight quarter-mile for the hard-earned win.

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Wiscasset Speedway Unofficial Top Five Finish May 31, 2014 *

ProStock07VLWISCASSET SPEEDWAY UNOFFICIAL TOP FIVE FINISH MAY 31, 2014 *
NEW ENGLAND 4 CYLINDER PROSTOCK (35 LAPS)
1. #24 Jeff Prindall, Lisbon Falls
2. #98 Kamren Knowles, West Gardiner
3. #7 Jerry Bailey, Alna
4. #38 Ryan Hayes, Jefferson
5. #2 James Bailey, Wiscasset

MODIFIED (20 LAPS)
1. #5 Mark Lucas, Harpswell
2. #8B Richard Jordan, Kingfield
3. #8Y Calvin Rose, Turner
4. #27 Troy Thorne, Sidney

NAPA SUPER STREET (25 LAPS)
1. #05 James Osmond, Wiscasset
2. #61 Shawn Austin, Norridgewock
3. #48 Dan Nessmith, Wiscasset
4. #5 Adam Chadbourne, Woolwich
5. #38 Chris “Buzzy” Buzzell, Madison

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Power Takes Opening Round of Belle Isle Doubleheader

DETROIT (Saturday, May 31, 2014) – Will Power overtook race leader Ryan Briscoe on a Lap 60 restart and then held off Graham Rahal over a 10-lap sprint to win Chevrolet Indy Dual in Detroit presented by Quicken Loans Dual 1.

“(Rahal) was really pushing me at the end and it was a great victory for Roger, the (crew) guys and Verizon,” said Power, who started 16th in the No. 12 Verizon Team Penske car and tied Tommy Milton for 18th all time with his 23rd Indy car victory.

DOWNLOADS: Lap Chart | Lap Leader Summary | Pit Stop Summary

Rahal, driving the No. 15 National Guard car for Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing, started a season-best ninth and recorded his best finish since placing second at Long Beach in April 2013. Rahal closed to within .3308 of a second behind the race winner, but had to settle for a runner-up finish.

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QUALIFYING: Record Run For Rhodes

Set Series’ Track Record In Bowman Gray Time Trials

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Ben Rhodes took down his fourth 21 Means 21 Pole Award by Coors Brewing in seven NASCAR K&N Pro Series East events this season in qualifying for tonight’s NASCAR Hall of Fame 150 at Bowman Gray Stadium.

In his first appearance at the legendary quarter-mile, Rhodes posted a fast lap of 14.382 seconds (62.578 mph) to earn the all-important pole position. The Louisville, Kentucky native’s lap bested the series’ previous track record of 14.471 (62.193) established by Brett Moffitt a year ago.

Rhodes’ qualifying effort backed up his performance earlier in the day at The Stadium when he also paced the K&N Pro Series East field in the practice session. He entered the day with two wins on the season and the championship points lead.

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PRACTICE: Rhodes On Top at Stadium

K&N Pro Series East Points Leader Looks For Third Win

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Ben Rhodes topped the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East speed chart on Saturday in NASCAR Hall of Fame 150 practice at Bowman Gray Stadium.

After competing in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series event Friday night at Dover International Speedway, the 17-year-old driver out of Louisville, Kentucky has his sight set on a third K&N Pro Series East victory of the season. The points leader made his way around the tight quarter-mile track in 14.551 seconds for an average speed of 61.851 mph.

Cameron Hayley was second with a time of 14.558 seconds (61.822 mph) followed by Daniel Suárez in third at 14.579 seconds (61.733 mph). Nick Drake and Sergio Peña completed to top five drivers in the 90-minute session at 14.624 seconds (61.543 mph) and 14.637 seconds (61.488 mph), respectively.
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Devil’s Bowl Three-peat for Sweet in People’s United Bank 100

Mueller stays hot with Modified checkers; Gordon, LaVair scoreIMG_6985


WEST HAVEN, VT – Nick Sweet continued his dominance of Vermont State Late Model Championship Series racing at Devil’s Bowl Speedway on Friday night, winning the People’s United Bank 100.  The defending Vermont State Champion has now won in his last three visits to the Rutland County track.  His victory headlined a list of NASCAR Whelen All-American Series winners on the night that also included Jessey Mueller, Robert Gordon, and Chris LaVair.

IMG_6997Sweet, of Barre, VT, made up for a bitter defeat just five days earlier in the Vermont State Championship opener at his hometown track, Thunder Road, by leading every lap of the People’s United Bank 100.  Starting from the pole position by virtue of a field-high “+6” position gain in qualifying, Sweet stretched out to comfortable lead for much of the race.  A pair of 17 year-olds in Brandon Atkins and Emily Packard didn’t let Sweet take the win easily, however.

A caution period on lap 66 gave Atkins new life, and he stuck to Sweet for the remainder of the race.  Atkins made a bid for Sweet’s lead just before the race’s fourth caution on lap 82, then gave Sweet all he could handle during three quick restarts in the final four laps.  Atkins, of AuSable Forks, NY, finished second.

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Weather Once Again Forces Postponement

TSI Harley-Davidson 125 Rescheduled For June 6

STAFFORD, Conn. – Inclement weather once again spoiled the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour’s attempt to run the TSI Harley-Davidson 125 at Stafford Motor Speedway.

Twice postponed, the race is now slated to run on Friday, June 6.

The third race of the 2014 tour schedule was originally to be contested on May 23, but rain arrived at Stafford that night following practice and qualifying, just prior to the race. In Friday’s second attempt rain cut practice short, and with a forecast for continued precipitation ahead, NASCAR and Stafford reached a decision to postpone the event one more week.
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PRACTICE: Santos Remains the Car to Beat

TSI Harley-Davidson 125 Polesitter Led Practice Prior To Rain

STAFFORD, Conn. – In the first go-around for the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour in the TSI Harley-Davidson 125 last Friday, Bobby Santos was fastest in practice and took home the Coors Light Pole Award. In the second attempt at Stafford Motor Speedway he once again paced the field in practice.

Santos, from Franklin, Massachusetts, posted a fast lap of 18.269 seconds (98.528 mph) in the rain-abbreviated 25-minute session Friday evening at the historic half-mile. Practice was slated to run 55 minutes.

Tommy Barrett Jr. finished second on the speed chart at 18.389 (97.885) followed by Woody Pitkat at 18.432 (97.656).
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Stafford Speedway Postpones 24th Annual TSI Harley-Davidson 125 to Friday, June 6th

Stafford Springs, CT — Stafford Motor Speedway has been forced to postpone the 24th Annual TSI Harley-Davidson 125 due to inclement weather. The 24th Annual TSI Harley-Davidson 125 will now be run on Friday, June 6th. All rain checks from May 23rd as well as May 30th will be honored at the gates next Friday night.

The June 6th TSI Harley-Davidson 125 program will see the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour, Stafford’s SK Modifieds®, Late Models, SK Lights, Ltd. Late Models, and DARE Stocks in action plus the Legend Cars on the Mini-Mile for a total of 7 feature events.
Tickets for the TSI Harley-Davidson 125 are still available and on sale at the Speedway Box Office. Tickets are priced at $33.00 for adult general admission tickets, $5.00 for children ages 6-14, free for children ages 5 & under, and $35.00 for reserved seats.

For more information, contact the Stafford Motor Speedway track office at 860-684-2783 or visit us on the web at www.staffordspeedway.com.

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Devil’s Bowl Speedway Racing Tonight

Hello everyone,

We just wanted to spread the word that Devil’s Bowl Speedway is STILL ON for tonight, Friday, May 30 at 7:00pm!

The sky is blue and the radar looks good for the People’s United Bank 100, Round #2 of the Vermont State Late Model Championship Series!

Also on the card are the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series:
–Bond Auto Parts Modifieds
–Renegades
–Central Vermont Motorcycles Mini Stocks
–Kids Poster Contest – Prizes in three age groups!

Thanks for your support of Devil’s Bowl Speedway – We’ll see you TONIGHT!
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Barrett Wins on Last Lap Pass at Thompson

Thompson, CT — 19-year old Tommy Barrett, of Millis, MA, cashed in on a lap 66 caution flag, moved to second on the restart, then passed race leader, Todd Szegedy, of Ridgefield, CT, on the final lap to win the Valenti Modified Racing Series 75-lap feature race Thursday night at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park, Thompson, Connecticut.

Barrett’s victory was his seventh series win and his first series victory at Thompson. Barrett becomes the fourth different winner in as many races this season.

Barrett, piloting the # 9 Victory Lane Bar and Grill modified, started outside front row and fell back several positions.

[Photo Gallery] by Paul Fohlin

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Speedbowl Postpones Remainder of 5/30 Sho & Go Imports Night

Waterford, CT (May 30, 2014) – Waterford Speedbowl has postponed the remainder of tonight’s Sho & Go at the Bowl Imports Night due to weather. During the 5th round of Test & Tune weather struck the shoreline oval quickly and heavily forcing the postponement of the remainder of the night’s events. No rain checks were issued as a result of the fully completed fourth round of Test & Tune, per track policy.

All remaining scheduled events have been rescheduled to later dates during the 2014 season. The Competition Class Eliminator has been rescheduled as part of next week’s Mopar Night on Friday, June 6th. The Street Class Eliminator has been rescheduled as part of Friday, June 13th’s Traffic Light Showdown. The Bike Class Eliminator has been rescheduled as part of Friday, June 20th’s Double Street Eliminator. All events have been added in addition to originally scheduled activity. All bye-run eligibility for postponed eliminators will be set using the 5/30 fourth round Test & Tune best reaction time results.

In addition to the other postponements, the popular Import Shootout for racers and Best Import Entry for the Car Cruise Show have been moved to Friday, August 29th.

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Oxford Plains Speedway Cancelled for Friday, May 30th

Rescheduled for Sunday, June 1, 1:30pm

OXFORD, ME — Management has pulled the plug once again on Friday nights, Budweiser Oxford Championship Series. With rain showers throughout the area, and more rain scheduled for overnight, it was in best interest of both racers and race fans to postpone the event til Sunday afternoon, June 1st, at 1:30pm.

Budweiser day at the races will feature the PASS Mods, Pass Sportsman, Budweiser Pro Late Models, Allen’s Coffee Flavored Brandy Street Stocks, Ripley & Fletcher Ford Outlaw Sportsman, and the all new Bandit division.

The pit gate will open at 9am, while the grandstands will open up at 11am. Adults are just $12, Seniors and Military Personnel are just $10, and Juniors are just $5. For more information on Oxford Plains Speedway please visit their website at www.oxfordplains.com, or call the Track hotline at 207-539-8865. Oxford Plains Speedway is located on Route 26 in Oxford, Maine.

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Nick Salva Living a Dream with Hot Start in Stafford’s SK Light Modifieds

Stafford Springs, CT — For Prospect, CT native Nick Salva, the 2014 SK Light season has been just what he has been looking for.  After running partial schedules during the 2012 and 2013 seasons, Salva and his #98 J.G. Poulin Drywall team started the 2014 season from race #1 instead of during the middle of the season, and Salva was able to capture his very first SK Light victory last Friday night. 

“We’re all still on a bit of a high from last Friday night,” said Salva.  “To go from a 5-year old kid sitting in the grandstands dreaming about racing a modified at Stafford, it was an amazing experience.  We’ve always had a fast car at Stafford and until the Sizzler and last Friday night, our finishes really haven’t showed our speed.  We haven’t really had a lot of luck, but it turned around for us last Friday night so it has changed for the better for us.”

Salva’s results thusfar during the 2014 season have been uncharted territory.  Salva had one previous win at Stafford in the DARE Stock division during the 2010 season, but he has never run a full season and thus been a championship contender.  Salva’s first career SK Light win moved him from 9thto 3rd in in the points standings and he is only 10 points out of the championship lead.

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Defending TSI Harley-Davidson 125 Champion Ryan Preece Confident About His Chances at Another Victory at Stafford Motor Speedway

Stafford Springs, CT — For defending TSI Harley-Davidson 125 race winner Ryan Preece, the road to a second consecutive victory in the event looks on paper as though it might be an uphill fight.  Preece qualified 13th for the race last Friday night, but despite his mid-pack start, he remains upbeat about his chances of coming through the field and getting to the front.  Preece had to drive through the entire field to win last year’s TSI Harley-Davidson 125 after being involved in a lap-0 crash.

“I think it’s going to be a challenge, but if we have a car that can go to the outside and can drive forward, it shouldn’t be a problem,” said Preece.  “It’s one of those things where I think we’re definitely capable of driving forward.  Having track position is important because you don’t have to pass as many cars and I think there are a lot of cars who are starting deep in the field that can possibly win the race.  I don’t think us starting 13th is going to hurt our chances of winning the race.  If you think about it, that’s right around where I start every week in the SK.”

This year’s TSI Harley-Davidson 125 will have one major difference versus other NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour events at Stafford.  With the starting grid having already been set in time trials last Friday night, drivers will be able to use the practice session before the race to fine tune their race setups instead of trying to strike a balance between finding a setup that will yield both a good qualifying effort and be fast in the long run during the race.  NWMT practice sessions are normally held from 3pm-4pm for Stafford races but for the TSI Harley-Davidson 125, the practice session will be held from5:30pm-6:20pm, which should give drivers a golden opportunity to dial their cars in for the conditions that they will be racing under later in the evening.

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Stafford Motor Speedway Champions for Charities Driver Spotlight: Ted Christopher

Stafford Springs, CT — Stafford Motor Speedway is hosting a field of accomplished current and former championship drivers for this year’s 4th annual Champions for Charities event, which will take place on Friday, June 27th.  In the upcoming weeks before the event, Stafford Speedway is providing a profile on each of the championship drivers.  This week, the spotlight is on Ted Christopher, 7-time Stafford SK Modified® Champion, and the 2008 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour Champion. Christopher will be racing for Racing Against Cancer.

Christopher previously raced in the Champions for Charities event in 2011 for the Connecticut Breast Health Initiative and last year for Racing Against Cancer and it was through a friend of his wife’s that drew him to continue to raise money for cancer research.

“My wife worked with someone that had breast cancer and cancer is something that affects a lot of people so hopefully we can at least help someone who has cancer,” said Christopher.  “I’ve known a lot of people who have had cancer, so it’s a great cause to raise money for.”

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FairPoint Kicks Off Thunder Road Thursday Nights

Barre, VT — A summer time of Thursday night action on the high banks of Barre’s Thunder Road is set to kick off with FairPoint Communications night. This Thursday, June 5, the “Nation’s Site of Excitement” opens its gates for its 55th season of stock car racing Thursday night action. The Late Models, Bond Auto Tiger Sportsmen and Allen Lumber Street Stocks will all be racing. While the first two events of the season were among the biggest and most prestigious held at Thunder Road, it’s the gritty Thursday night action each week where drivers win or lose titles.

Barre’s Jason Corliss sits atop the Late Model standings after his thrilling win in the Mekkelsen RV Memorial Day Classic. The division will run its first 50-lap feature this Thursday for their second point-counting event. Unlike the 100-lap Memorial Day event, weekly 50-lap features are sprint races that require drivers to be aggressive each and every lap. Two-time “King of the Road” Nick Sweet will look to avenge his Memorial Day loss, while Cody Blake, Dave Pembroke and a host of others continue their title campaigns.

Jason Woodard of Waterbury leads the way in the Bond Auto Tiger Sportsmen division. Woodard enters 2014 as the only returning Tiger driver from last year’s top five in the standings. He was an early favorite for the title, but Worcester’s Jeff Bousquet threw himself into the championship picture with an opening day win and sits just four points out of the lead.
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Barrett Wins In Exciting Last Lap Pass; Preece Sweeps Sunoco Mod Action

Thompson, Conn: Tommy Barrett of Millis, Mass. used an exciting last lap pass to take the win in the Valenti Modified Racing Series 75-lap feature at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park. Winners in NASCAR Whelen All American Series action included a sweep by Ryan Preece of Berlin, Conn. in the Sunoco Modified division, Glenn Boss of Danielson, Conn. in the Late Models, Shawn Monahan of Waterford, Conn. in the Xtra Mart Limited Sportsman division, and Chad Baxter in the Monster Mini Stocks. Scott Quinn checkered the Vintage Outlaw feature event.

Barrett patiently awaited the right moment to make a pass on Todd Szegedy for the win in the King Cadillac GMC 75 Valenti Modified Racing Series feature Thursday night. Barrett becomes the fourth different winner this season.

“That played out exactly how we wanted it,” said Barrett. “I got by Keith and before you knew it, it was the last lap. It was time to make a move. I got up on the wheel and did what I had to do.”

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Success Drives Davison at Adams County

NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Division II-V Update

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — NASCAR Whelen All-American Series hobby stock driver Andy Davison is in tenacious pursuit of goals this season.

Davison is among the track point leaders at Adams County Speedway in Corning, Iowa. He’s also in the top-20 of national Division V standings.

Davison, 29, of Clarinda, Iowa, placed second to Jeremy Purdy in the track point race and third in the dirt track Division V standings under the former Finalist Program last year.

This year, with a national championship on the line, the taste of success drives him to achieve more.

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Wild N Wacky Wednesday 05/28 Results

Waterford, CT (May 28, 2014) – Waterford Speedbowl returned to action with another round of Wild ‘n Wacky Wednesday racing. A first time winner joined four returning faces to Victory Lane in an action packed night of motorsports. Leading the way was Michael Blaskey, who his first-ever checkered flag in the INEX Legend Cars division. Jon Porter won another Super X-Car race, Zac Thomas was the winner of the X-Car race and Anthony Marvin claimed the INEX Bandolero feature.   Chuck McDonald was king of the night’s Wacky Race for the X-Cars.

Blaskey put forth a memorable effort on track during the 25-lap INEX Legend Cars feature to land what was a first-ever win. He took the lead at the green flag and charged ahead. The race was slowed by five caution flags and Blaskey hit his marks on each restart to maintain his lead. Over the final two restarts, he was challenged by last year’s division champion, Joey Ternullo. Blaskey proved to be too strong, going on to the win over Ternullo. John O’Sullivan Jr. finished third.

Porter was back in Victory Lane for another Super X-Car win. He came on strong over the middle of the 25-lapper, riding the outside lane over a stretch of green flag racing that brought him past the front runners into the lead. Porter took command from Shane Peele on lap-14 and never looked back. He pulled ahead to the win over Kevin Moon, followed by early leader Ray Reed, who finished third.

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Speedbowl Announces Changes to Personnel, Penalties

Waterford, CT (May 29, 2014) – Waterford Speedbowl management announced today the creation of a new position, penalties following Saturday, May 24th’s racing program, and the departure of one member of their staff.

The new position of Race Vehicle Safety Coordinator has been created. The sole responsibility of the newly created position will be overseeing that all cars participating in the Speedbowl’s track race divisions are compliant with track mandated safety regulations. The position will be filled on an interim basis by veteran Speedbowl competitor Bill Leonard. Candidates are currently being sought to fill the position moving forward. The position of Race Vehicle Safety Coordinator will report directly to the Race Director, Patrick Williams.

As a result of inspections during the May 24th race program, SK Modified® division competitors Craig Lutz and Keith Rocco were each fined $500.00 for failure to abide by rule 2.11.5 D of the Speedbowl rulebook. The rule requires the use of wheel tethers on the front wheels of SK Modified® cars.
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From the Monster Mile to the Madhouse

Four K&N Pro Series East Drivers Pulling Double Duty

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – It will be a busy weekend full of adjustments for four NASCAR K&N Pro Series East competitors.

Gray Gaulding, Brandon Jones, Brennan Newberry and Ben Rhodes will participate in the Lucas Oil 200 on Friday, May 30 in NASCAR Camping World Truck Series action at Dover (Del.) International Speedway before making their way to Bowman Gray Stadium in Winston-Salem, N.C., for the K&N Pro Series East’s NASCAR Hall of Fame 150 on Saturday.

To tame the “Monster Mile,” the four will need to get their trucks dialed in for the 24-degree banking in the turns of the concrete oval. Then, less than 20 hours later, they’ll be behind the wheel of their familiar K&N Pro Series machines trying to find the right setup for the flat quarter-mile at “The Madhouse.”
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NWAAS Div. I Pts: Fleming Back in the Hunt

Wins Twice At Bowman Gray; National Champs Gain On Anders

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — A veteran of hardscrabble racing at one of the toughest tracks in the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series got back in Victory Lane for the first time in two years. This month he shortened the time span between wins from two years to two weeks.

Chris Fleming won modified division features at Bowman Gray Stadium in Winston-Salem, N.C., on May 3 and May 17. Last Saturday night’s finishes of fourth and 10th in two 25-lap features lifted him to second in track points. He’s just eight behind leader Burt Myers entering a pair of 100-lap features this weekend.

His win drought at the tight quarter-mile paved oval was taxing.
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Whelen Modifieds Set for Return to Stafford

Preece Looks To Defend TSI Harley-Davidson 125 Victory

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Following a rainout last week, the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour is set to return to Stafford (Conn.) Motor Speedway for the TSI Harley-Davidson 125 on Friday, May 30.

It marks the second year in a row that the TSI Harley-Davidson 125 has been pushed back due to rain. The 2013 edition was actually postponed twice.

It’s been a tough start to the racing season for Stafford, which has seen its weekly NASCAR Whelen All-American Series program washed out three weeks running. Ryan Preece, the defending TSI Harley-Davidson 125 winner and current Stafford SK Modified points leader, said it’s been a choppy start to the campaign.
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PIT STOP: Stock Cars in the Madhouse

Weekend Info – Touring & Weekly Schedules, Links & Notes

WHAT TO WATCH FOR

• The NASCAR K&N Pro Series East heads to historic Bowman Gray Stadium in Winston-Salem, N.C., on Saturday, May 31. The NASCAR Hall of Fame 150 will be the fourth series event at “The Stadium,” which hosted 29 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races from 1958-71. NASCAR Next drivers and alumni won the first three visits to the .25-mile asphalt oval, a trend that is likely to continue with six members of the current class and three alumni entered in Saturday’s event.

• The NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour will make its second attempt at the TSI Harley-Davidson 125 at Stafford (Conn.) Motor Speedway when it heads to the half-mile asphalt oval on Friday, May 30. Rain washed out the tour’s first attempt last Friday, but not before Bobby Santos captured the pole award in qualifying, his fourth in the last six qualifying attempts at Stafford. The veteran driver won this race during his 2010 championship season. Friday night’s event will be the second of four at Stafford this season, and the first of two under the lights.

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K&N Pro East Stat Advance: Bowman Gray

Analyzing The NASCAR Hall of Fame 150

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The NASCAR K&N Pro Series East makes its annual visit to historic Bowman Gray Stadium in Winston-Salem, N.C., on Saturday, May 31 for the NASCAR Hall of Fame 150. Below is a statistical look at the recent performance of the series and selected drivers at Bowman Gray, as well as some other statistical trends:

Bowman Gray Race Setup
• None of the nine drivers on the entry list with K&N Pro Series East experience at Bowman Gray have led a lap at the quarter-mile track. The best finish of those nine was fourth last season by Kenzie Ruston.
• A dozen of the entered drivers will be making their first series appearance at the track.
• Winning the pole position for the NASCAR Hall of Fame has not been a good sign with an average finish of 13.3 in three series events. The best finish for a pole sitter was the fifth-place showing by Kyle Larson in 2012.

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358 Sprint Car Specifications Clarified For New Egypt Speedway Tuesday, June 17 ‘Turnpike 25’ $3,000-To-Win 360 Sprint Car Special; HUGE Pioneer Pole Buildings ‘Dirty Jersey’ Doubleheader Includes Super DIRTcar Series Big-Blocks & 360 Sprint Cars On One Night!

NEW EGYPT, NJ – As the inaugural ‘Turnpike 25’ for 360 Sprint Cars approaches on Tuesday, June 17 (rain date: June 18)  at New Egypt Speedway, buzz is building for the huge Pioneer Pole Buildings Inc. ‘Dirty Jersey’ doubleheader of Super DIRTcar Series big-block Modifieds and 360 Sprint Cars.

The Friesen-Deyo Promotions first-time-ever 360 Sprint Car event promoted by Stewart Friesen and Brett Deyo has drawn widespread interest from drivers representing New Jersey, Delaware, Pennsylvania and New York State.

A number of inquiries have been fielded from competitors with 358 cubic inch engines.

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Alex Friesen Remembered & Honored At Pioneer Pole Buildings Inc. ‘Dirty Jersey 2’ Tuesday, June 17 At New Egypt Speedway; Each Super DIRTcar Series Modified Heat Pays $68 To Final Qualifier; Touch Of Green Landscaping Posts $268 Hard Charger Award

NEW EGYPT, NJ – One of the sport’s most innovative minds who was lost far too early will be remembered at New Egypt Speedway during the Pioneer Pole Buildings Inc. ‘Dirty Jersey 2’ special.

Alex Friesen, the uncle of ‘Dirty Jersey’ co-promoter Stewart Friesen and the promotional mastermind who unfortunately passed away in 1996, is gone but not forgotten. Special incentives in Alex Friesen’s honor are set for the Tuesday, June 17 Friesen-Deyo Promotions event at the Garden State facility featuring Super DIRTcar Series big-block Modifieds and new for the 2014 edition, 360 Sprint Cars.

In each of the Super DIRTcar Series big-block Modified heat races, the driver earning the final qualifying spot will take home $68 cash. The cash bonuses have been posted by “friends of Alex” in recognition of his signature number, 68, when he raced.

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Oxford Plains Speedway Finishes 05/26/2014

OXFORD PLAINS SPEEDWAY FINISHES 5-26-14
BUDWEISER PRO LATE MODELS
FINISH CAR# DRIVER
1 29 TREVOR SANBORN
2 61 TJ BRACKETT
3 60 TIM BRACKETT
4 109 JEREMY DAVIS
5 4 BRAD BABB
6 44 KYLE TREADWELL

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Granite State Pro Stock Series Determined to Outsmart Mother Nature

Walpole, NH — The Granite State Pro Stock Series fell victim to Mother Nature at Monadnock Speedway May 24th, and has rescheduled the event for May 31st as part of a huge night for the race track.

A total of 9 divisions will be on hand at the ¼ mile NASCAR sanctioned oval, including 100 laps scheduled for the Granite State Pro Stock Series. Multi-time track champ, and two-time winner at the raceway with the GSPSS, Barry Gray has filed entry, along with defending series champion Mike O’Sullivan. O’Sullivan kicked off the 2014 season where he left off, picking up the win at the historic Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park on April 6th.
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