Archive for October 20th, 2014

Devil’s Bowl Speedway Moves Rescheduled Date to Sunday

Parade, forecast prompt officials to move finale to Sunday, October 26 at 1:00 p.m.

WEST HAVEN, VT – Devil’s Bowl Speedway officials have announced that the facility’s final dirt track stock car race of the season will have to wait for one additional day.  The Autosaver Ford/Springfield Buick-GMC “Vermont Freedom & Unity” event was postponed by rain last week and was initially rescheduled for Saturday; however, the makeup date has been reset to Sunday, October 26 at 1:00 p.m.

Two major factors contributed to the date being readjusted: another unfavorable weather forecast, and the 55th annual Rutland Halloween Parade in Downtown Rutland, VT.  The parade is one of the area’s largest and most enjoyable community gatherings each fall, and is scheduled for Saturday, October 25.

“Many of our race fans, competitors, and officials attend and even participate in the parade every year, including those that help us with our annual Devil’s Bowl Speedway float,” track co-owner Alayne Bruno said.  “Running our race on the same day as the parade would have forced some people to choose between the two, and we want everyone to be able to enjoy both events.”

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Twin State Back in 2015

CLAREMONT, NH — Twin State Speedway will continue racing in 2015. According to its official web site, the track is under new ownership and management and has a sale pending.
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Davis Wins Southern Mod Rookie Honors

Georgia Native Is 2014 Sunoco Rookie Of The Year Award Winner

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – When a driver makes a switch from a full-bodied stock car to a modified car, one of the best things he can do is partner up with an established team to help him with his learning curve of competing in a drastically different car.

Dawsonville, Georgia, native Spencer Davis made the wise decision to team up with Hillbilly Racing and veteran car owner/crew chief David Hill and it paid immediate dividends in the NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour as Davis won the 2014 Sunoco Rookie of the Year Award.

“One of the best things we did was compete with David and his Hillbilly Racing team,” he added. “I might have been a new driver, but the team has years and years of experience, and have won races and championships and they know how to get it done. They were able to use notes from previous races at tracks to set the cars up to help me each week and that is a big advantage versus me being a new driver with a new team and we all are learning for the first time together. They gave me a car ready to go each week. That was big in helping me with my transition.” 

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Super Cup Stock Car Series Sets Presence in West Central Pennsylvania; Releases 2015 Schedule

Skyland, North Carolina (October 20, 2014) – The Super Cup Stock Car Series has reached a long-term agreement with CNB Bank Raceway Park for 2015 and beyond, which will include three visits to the Clearfield, Pennsylvania facility during the new season.

“The series promotes itself as ‘racing the way it used to be’ which is exactly what people need,” said CNB Bank Raceway Park president Tim Bainey Jr.  “It is an affordable way to have fun, in a great atmosphere, with good competition, and set up in a way that resembles what NASCAR racing was a few years ago when it was so popular. The series really has it all and that is why I am making a personal commitment to helping bring this series to our region.”

The season will begin at the 5/8-mile asphalt oval on Saturday, May 2, 2015 and additional appearances will take place in June and August.  Tim’s brother Dan Bainey made his Super Cup debut with a fourth place finish at Jennerstown Speedway in September, another track in the region along with a return to Motordrome Speedway that are expected to commit to the 2015 schedule as well. 

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Spencer Davis Makes History by Becoming Youngest NASCAR Modified Rookie of the Year

15-Year-Old Driver and Team Accomplish Season-Long Goal

Dawsonville, Georgia – October 20, 2014 — Heading into the 2014 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour season, Dawsonville, Georgia’s Spencer Davis and the North Carolina-based No. 79 Hillbilly Racing Team had one goal in mind – win the 2014 NWSMT Sunoco Rookie of the Year title.

Monday, after awaiting a check of the rookie standings by NASCAR officials following the October 9 season finale, the 15-year-old Davis officially became the youngest driver to ever earn the Rookie of the Year honors in a NASCAR Modified division.

“It means a lot for sure,” said Davis of officially being crowned the NWSMT Rookie of the Year. “”It was our main goal this year to win the Rookie of the Year with our Coors Light 21 Means 21 car. It would have been even sweeter if we could have got a win and Rookie of the Year, but we worked hard and accomplished our goal.”

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Preece Changing Tour Rides

2013 Whelen Modified Champ Headed To TS Haulers Racing

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Ryan Preece announced today that he is leaving Flamingo Motorsports to join TS Haulers Racing for the 2015 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour season.

The move for Preece ends a three-year stint with the Massachusetts-based Flamingo Motorsports No. 16 team that saw the pairing capture the 2013 Whelen Modified Tour title and finish as the championship runner-up in 2012 and 2014.

“We had a really good run and we hit on a lot of great things with the 16,” Preece said. “We finished second in points twice and we won a championship. I have nothing but great things to say about that team and about how hard everybody worked.”

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Ramstrom Wins the Battle, Moltz Wins the War at Sunoco World Series

Thompson, CT — Derek Ramstrom took advantage of a late race flat tire on Wayne Helliwell, JR’s Ford to claim his first victory with the Granite State Pro Stock Series (GSPSS) at the Sunoco World Series, presented by Xtramart, at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park (TSMP).

Helliwell, JR and Dillon Moltz led the field at the drop of the green, as Moltz, the Waterford, Connecticut driver, needed a top 10 finish to secure his spot atop the championship standings in the 2014 season. After Josh King hit the turn 1 wall at the start of the race, Helliwell, JR pulled away on the ensuing restart, and was poised to take his third win in the series. Ramstrom, from West Boylston, Massachusetts kept Helliwell, JR in his sights, riding in the second spot. Moltz was passed by Larry Gelinas and Matt Frahm, both with a chance at the title, as the two put pressure on the RB Performance team of Moltz.

Bad luck would strike Helliwell, JR once more at TSMP, as the Dover, New Hampshire driver ran over debris, rendering the right front tire flat with just 4 laps remaining. Ramstrom took advantage and grabbed the victory, but it was Dillon Moltz wearing the crown as the 2014 champion with a 6th place finish.
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