Archive for February, 2015

Brusso Stakes Claim to Louisiana Title

Also Earned Track Championship at Revolution Park

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Kody Brusso’s life consists of managing horsepower – the kind with four legs as well as that with four wheels.

A horse trainer by day, the Pensacola, Florida, native spends her weekends as a race car driver. She did the later good enough in 2014 to earn the Revolution Park Racing & Entertainment Complex track championship and the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series state title of Louisiana.

2014 NWAAS TRACK CHAMPIONS  |  STATE/PROVINCE CHAMPIONS

Brusso is a second generation race car driver. Influenced at an early age by her racing father, Donny, Brusso took to go-karts at the age of four. Along the way she took an interest in horses as well as basketball. Hoops eventually became the dominant focus and led to a two-year college scholarship.

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PK Carsport Confirms Winning Team

Kumpen and Longin in ELITE 1, Stienes Longin full-time in ELITE 2

After an extremely successful first season in the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series in which they conquered all the major titles, Anthony Kumpen, Bert Longin and the whole PK Carsport team immediately decided to confirm their presence in the increasingly popular European NASCAR championship in 2015, fielding  again two cars, with the full-time involvement of Stienes Longin in the ELITE 2 Division.

With the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series Trophy, the ELITE 2 Division Trophy and the Teams Championship Trophy shining in their troops room, PK Carsport couldn’t start their adventure in the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series in a better way and obviously both Kumpen and Longin want to build on last year’s success.

DRIVERS: ANTHONY KUMPEN PROFILE | BERT LONGIN PROFILE | STIENES LONGIN PROFILE

CARS: #24 HEINZ PERFORMANCE CHEVROLET SS | #11 HEINZ PERFORMANCE CHEVROLET SS

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Colorado’s I-25 Speedway Latest Addition

Whelen All-American Series Racing Comes To Pueblo

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – NASCAR’s presence in Colorado has doubled with the addition of I-25 Speedway to the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series weekly racing program for the 2015 season.

“We’re pleased to welcome I-25 Speedway as the newest member the NASCAR family,” said George Silbermann, NASCAR’s vice president for regional and touring series. “The thrilling competition each and every week that I-25 delivers to fans in Pueblo will be a great addition to the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series program.”

I-25 is a quarter-mile asphalt oval located on the north side of Pueblo. The track, which originally opened in 1963, is two hours due south of Colorado National Speedway, a longstanding Whelen All-American Series facility in Dacono.

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Halmar International Signs On As Lead ‘Hard Clay Open’ 2015 Sponsor For April 7 At Orange County Fair Speedway, Joining United Pump & Tank And East Coast Speed/ECS Auto; Four-Car Halmar Racing Team To Include Modifieds Of Mike Ricci, Rich Ricci Jr. & Willy Auchmoody, Crate 602 Sportsman Of Matt Janiak

MIDDLETOWN, NY – The kickoff event to the 2015 Short Track Super Series Fueled By Hi-Tek has a new marquee partner.

Halmar International has signed on as the title sponsor of the ‘Hard Clay Open’ at Orange County Fair Speedway on Tuesday, April 7 (rain dates: April 8 and 9). The ‘Hard Clay Open’ is headlined by a 50-lap big-block/small-block Modified event boasting a $5,000-plus winner’s share, $1,000 for 10th and $500 to take the green from a hefty $30,000 posted purse. A number of lap sponsors, special awards and bonuses will sweeten the pot for racers even further.

The ‘Hard Clay Open’ kicks off the battle for the 2015 Bob Hilbert Sportswear North Region championship, worth $15,000 for an eight-race series.

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RockAuto.com To Provide Short Track Super Series Fueled By Hi-Tek Wristbands For 2015 Season

Special thanks to sponsor RockAuto.com for providing wristbands for the 2015 Short Track Super Series Fueled By Hi-Tek. Order auto parts online from RockAuto.com 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and have them conveniently delivered to your door. The www.RockAuto.com catalog includes a full line of mechanical parts, from small items like filters and wiper blades to complete remanufactured transmissions; all at reliably low prices. Visit www.RockAuto.com nd find all the parts your car or truck will ever need!

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RockAuto.com To Provide Short Track Super Series Fueled By Hi-Tek Wristbands For 2015 Season

Special thanks to sponsor RockAuto.com for providing wristbands for the 2015 Short Track Super Series Fueled By Hi-Tek. Order auto parts online from RockAuto.com 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and have them conveniently delivered to your door. The www.RockAuto.com catalog includes a full line of mechanical parts, from small items like filters and wiper blades to complete remanufactured transmissions; all at reliably low prices. Visit www.RockAuto.com nd find all the parts your car or truck will ever need!
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Willis Seeking First VMRS Win

Mike Willis, Jr. will return for his second season in the Valenti Modified Racing Series. The Grantham, NH driver wants a breakthrough victory with the New England Modified series. The race at Claremont (NH) Speedway is one that Willis has circled. He won two Pepsi Modified championships at the elliptical 1/3 mile oval.

“We hope to get some chances to lead some laps and go for a win and be a consistent top runner week in and week out,” Willis said.

“I think it is good schedule and happy we are going to a few different tracks.”

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NASCAR Announces Nominees for 2016 NASCAR Hall of Fame Class, Landmark Award

Evernham, Hyde, Kulwicki, Martin and McGriff Added to Ballot

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (February 20, 2015) — Legendary engine builders, crew chiefs, owners and drivers. Their roles and responsibilities may have differed, but they all have one trait in common – each made an everlasting mark on NASCAR history. 

NASCAR today announced the 20 nominees for the NASCAR Hall of Fame’s Class of 2016, as well as the five nominees for the Landmark Award for Outstanding Contributions to NASCAR.  Included among the list are five first-time nominees – legends all – who exceled in various disciplines, at various levels.

Among them are three-time NASCAR premier series championship crew chief Ray Evernham; 1970 NASCAR premier series championship crew chief Harry Hyde; 1992 NASCAR premier series champion Alan Kulwicki; winner of a combined 96 NASCAR national series races, Mark Martin; and 1986 NASCAR west series champion Hershel McGriff. For a full list of nominees, please see below.

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“National Sprint Car Museum Madness” to Take Place at 7 National Sprint League (NSL) Shows in 7 States in 2015!

Windom, MN (February 20, 2015) – The non-profit National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum is pleased to partner with the brand-new National Sprint League (NSL) for seven nights of “National Sprint Car Museum Madness” in seven states in 2015. The promotional program, featuring hundreds of lucky-number giveaways and a variety of special guest appearances courtesy of the Knoxville-based museum, will take place at the following NSL races:

 May 15 — Jacksonville Speedway – “Sprints Gone Wild”, Jacksonville, Illinois (with Midwest Open Wheel Association)

May 29 — Randolph County Raceway – “March Through Missouri”, Moberly, Missouri July 24 — Crawford County Speedway, Denison, Iowa

August 30 — Angell Park Speedway, Sun Prairie, Wisconsin (with Interstate Racing Association)

September 4 — Jackson Speedway – Jackson Nationals, Jackson, Minnesota

September 6 — Huset’s Speedway, Brandon, South Dakota

October 2 – I-80 Speedway – “Fearsome 410 Finale”, Greenwood, Nebraska.

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NASCAR Indefinitely Suspends Driver Kurt Busch

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Feb. 20, 2015) — NASCAR has indefinitely suspended driver Kurt Busch for actions detrimental to stock car racing following the release today of a supplemental disposition setting forth the findings and conclusions that formed the basis for the Family Court of the State of Delaware’s decision on Monday to issue an Order of Protection from Abuse against him.

Busch, driver of the No. 41 car, was found to be in violation of:

• Section 12.1.a: Actions detrimental to stock car racing
• Section 12.8: Behavioral Penalty

“Given the serious nature of the findings and conclusions made by the Commissioner of the Family Court of the State of Delaware, NASCAR has indefinitely suspended driver Kurt Busch, effective immediately. He will not be allowed to race nor participate in any NASCAR activities until further notice.

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‘A Proud Day’ for Seekonk Speedway

NASCAR & Seekonk Speedway Renew Partnership

SEEKONK, MA — Seekonk Speedway officially rejoined the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series on Tuesday morning. Track President Francis Venditti signed the sanctioning agreement at the Clarion Hotel in Seekonk.

Francis, the son of track founders and NEAR Hall of Famers D. Anthony and Irene Venditti,  will oversee the 70th season this year. It is the oldest family operated track in the country, opening in the post-war racing boom. It is also the lone survivor of more than 50 auto racing venues in the commonwealth.

“It is a proud day and we have a great staff, and again we’re looking to cement the relationships and the efforts for the team to do great things,” Venditti said. “… We want to improve upon that and we were looking to improve a lot of things and create the effort of opportunity to be overwhelming for everybody and again, I know it’s going to be a great year. Hopefully we’ll have great weather to go along with the great events we will have this year.”

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Izzo Moving to Sunoco Modifieds at Thompson

Dylan Izzo of Monroe, CT will move the Sunoco Modifieds at Thompson (CT) Speedway Motorsports Park.

A former Legend Car champion at Waterford (CT) Speedbowl, Izzo has some sponsorship help from ” local people have given from a few thousand here and there.” The black and gold No. 04 car will use a Pettit engine. The team purchased the former No. 48 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour car that Keith Rocco drove for John Rufano last year.

“We’re going to run the full schedule there ’cause it’s perfect for our budget,” Izzo said.

The first test will be Icebreaker weekend, where the Sunoco Modifieds will have a 75 lap feature.

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Seekonk: Brightman Optimistic about NASCAR Connection

Mike Brightman of Acushnet, MA hopes Pro Stock drivers that travel in regional tours or are not committed to a particular track will consider Seekonk (MA) Speedway. The track will operate under the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series for the first time since 2005.

“I think it’s a good thing all around,” Brightman said. “It’s good for the racers that are racing the track, for the people looking for a track to call their home and undecided. … Now you can race at a track like Seekonk that’s established and been around for a while, and compete on the NASCAR national scene as well, and accumulate points on both ends, and race for decent money at a track that’s in your backyard.”

Brightman considers his 2005 Late Model championship a highlight.

“It was a great thing. … To put it all in perspective, and move from where I started to where I am, and know that NASCAR was a part of there in the middle is pretty cool.”

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Eddie MacDonald Doubles Up at New Smyrna

New Smyrna Beach, FL – Eddie MacDonald of Rowley, MA claimed his second win in two nights of ACT competition at New Smyrna Speedway in New Smyrna Beach, FL on Monday, August 16. MacDonald followed up his Sunday night win with another trip to victory lane in the first leg of the American Racer Challenge Cup. His second win, however, didn’t come so easy.

Unlike Sunday night, MacDonald didn’t earn the pole, lead every lap or even appear to have the fastest car of the race. He started in the third position and challenged pole sitter Patrick Laperle and outside pole Joey Polewarczyk, Jr. early in the event. Laperle led the way through the first 26 caution free laps, while Polewarczyk struggled and faded back with a tire going flat. Polewarczyk finally spun on lap 26 bringing out the first caution of the event.

That caution setup a six lap battle between Laperle and MacDonald in which they would swap the lead five times with MacDonald settling into the lead on lap 32. Aaron Fellows followed MacDonald by Laperle to take the second spot and quickly set his sights on MacDonald’s rear bumper. Fellows worked the inside lane until finally making the move he needed to take over the point.

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Mike Martin Ready to Work a Little Wing Magic at the CSP Opener

PEORIA, Ariz. (February 15, 2015) – As we draw near to the opening days of the 2015 Championship season, The Magic Man will aim to start his season a little sooner than usual with a rare Wing appearance to take on the stars of the ASCS Southwest Wing Sprint Car Series at the Canyon Speedway Season Opener on Saturday February 28th.

This will mark the first appearance of the series to Canyon Speed…way in a few years and the first time back in the Ultimate Off-road, Sherwin Williams wing car in recent years for The Magic Man.

“I love racing at Canyon Speedway and have had some success there” stated Martin. “We were slated to start our points season in Las Vegas for the USAC race but decided to get a head start and race the wing show at Canyon.”

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NASCAR Statement on Kurt Busch Court Order

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Feb. 16, 2015) — “NASCAR has been closely following the civil proceedings in Kent County (Del.) Family Court regarding driver Kurt Busch and therefore is aware of the court order issued today. We now await the full findings of the Commissioner and any actions by the Attorney General of Delaware related to the allegations against Busch.

“As we stated earlier, NASCAR fully recognizes the serious nature of this specific situation and the broader issue of domestic violence. We will continue to gather information and monitor this situation very closely, and we expect our members to conduct themselves properly.” 

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Eddie MacDonald Wins ACT 100 in Sunny Florida

While Eddie Mac’s hometown of Rowley, Mass. is battling blizzards and freezing temperatures, “The Outlaw” heated up the half mile oval at New Smyrna Speedway to win the ACT 100. Twenty six cars took the green flag to kick off three nights of American Canadian Tour races as part of the World Series of Asphalt Racing at the legendary track. Eddie Mac and the MacDonald Motorsports team led the caution free event from green flag to checker flag run in less than thirty four minutes.

“This is really exciting to come down here and get the win,” said Eddie Mac. “The car was fast from the first practice on and we knew we had something for the competition. Everyone worked hard on the car this winter to get it ready to be part of this and all the effort paid off. Rollie and I used a set-up from another track and it worked to perfection. I am so proud and thankful of all the people involved to make this happen. ”

The #17ma Hancock Electric Late Model posted the fastest times in both practices (19.773 sec. and 19.361 sec.). The Freddy Peterson owned Chevy started ninth in the first of three qualifying heats and scored a +7 rating after finishing the heat in second place, good enough to start on the pole for the race. The heats were run before the K&N Pro Series East race with the ACT 100 taking the green flag immediately afterward.

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Jarvenpaa Seeking Improvement, Championships

Tyler Jarvenpaa will return to the Sportsman Modified division this season at the Monadnock Speedway in Winchester, NH.  Jarvenpaa finished sixth in points last season.  As he heads back for this upcoming season, he is more focused on getting wins than looking at the standings.  The competition in the Sportsman Modified division has grown over the last few years at the quarter mile oval. 

“The competition level has been awesome the past few years and I expect it to be tough again this year,” Jarvenpaa said. “There are a lot of good drivers and teams we are up against and it makes a lot of fun to race at there.”

Some new drivers will also join the division too.  “I’ve heard a few new teams coming in. I wouldn’t be surprised to see 20 cars on opening day.”

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Bacon, Hoffman Open Title Defense at Ocala this Week

Brady Bacon of Broken Arrow, Okla. and Dynamics, Inc. open defense of their 2014 AMSOIL USAC Sprint Car National Championship this week as the “Winter Dirt Games VI” begins Thursday, Friday and Saturday at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Fla.

The team will try to add to Hoffman Auto Racing’s all-time series record of 86 feature wins as the six-race “Winter Dirt Games VI” follows the Ocala openers with a trio of races Feb. 26-27-28 at East Bay Raceway Park in Gibsonton, Fla.

Bacon, who won last year’s opener at Ocala and has eight career wins, posted 14 podium finishes on his way to the 2014 title. He will pilot the Mean Green/Lykins Oil Triple X/Williams Mopar in the Florida tour.

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$5,000 East Bay “Triple Crown Challenge” Posted

East Bay Raceway Park in Gibsonton, Fla. has posted a $5,000 cash bonus for any driver who can sweep all three AMSOIL USAC Sprint Car National Championship features there February 26-27-28. In addition, a driver who wins two of the three would win an extra $500.

The “East Bay Triple Crown Challenge” highlights the final three rounds of the 2015 “Winter Dirt Games VI” which opens this weekend (Feb. 19-20-21) at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Fla.

It wouldn’t be the first Florida USAC Sprint “sweep.” In 2010 Damion Gardner won both races held at East Bay. The next year he won two of three at Ocala and in 2012 he won another race at Ocala. In 2013 Tracy Hines won two of three at Ocala.

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Eddie MacDonald Goes Flag-to-Flag in Caution Free ACT Event

New Smyrna Beach, FL – “Outlaw” Eddie MacDonald of Rowley, MA led flag-to-flag in the caution free American Canadian Tour 100 at New Smyrna Speedway in New Smyrna Beach, FL on Sunday, February 15. MacDonald earned the pole position after racing from 9th to 2nd in his heat race to give him a +7 in ACT’s unique plus/minus handicap system.

MacDonald led the 26 car field to the green and held off defending Série ACT Champion Alex Labbe through the early stages of the event. He set a blistering pace, but couldn’t shake Labbe, Travis Stearns and Wayne Helliwell, Jr. during the first half of the race.

Another Quebecer in Patrick Laperle challenged MacDonald through the second half of the race. Laperle marched from his 14th starting position to take over the second spot just past the halfway mark. He made it to MacDonald’s back bumper, but couldn’t make a move for the lead. He chased MacDonald through heavy lapped traffic and appeared to be in position to make a challenge on several occasions, but couldn’t get it done.

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Don Shepherd Passes at 80

DON SHEPHERD, 80

Don Shepherd, one of USAC’s top sprint car mechanics during the highly-competitive 1960s, passed away Friday in Brownsburg, Ind. In 1965 he engineered a USAC Sprint Car owner’s championship for Jack Colvin. In addition to Indianapolis 500 winners Johnny Rutherford and Bobby and Al Unser, Shepherd also worked with drivers Jim Hurtubise, Jud Larson, Roger McCluskey, Bob Wente, Johnny Parsons, Gordon Woolley, Rick Muther, Buzz Rose and Don’s brother A.J. In 2010 Don was inducted into the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame in Knoxville, Iowa. USAC extends its condolences to his family and friends.

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Hill Keeps On Rolling in New Year

Opener at New Smyrna is Third Straight K&N Pro East Victory

NEW SMYRNA, Fla. — Offseason did nothing to slow down Austin Hill.

The 20-year-old picked up right where he left off last year in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East, leading every lap Saturday in winning the Hart To Heart 150 Breast Cancer Foundation 150 at New Smyrna Speedway.

Hill finished 2014 with back-to-back wins at Greenville (South Carolina) Pickens Speedway and Dover International Speedway. And he kicked off his pursuit of a NASCAR championship with a dominating performance on the .48-mile high-banked oval just south of the “World Center of Racing,” Daytona International Speedway.

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Inaugural Tony Stewart Midget Classic

The NEMA leadership would like to encourage our members to attend this event, if possible. We are not going to book a date on this weekend, and hope that this turns out to be an exceptional event.

(INDIANAPOLIS) February, 14, 2015 – The Indianapolis Speedrome is proud to announce that on the night of Saturday, July 25, 2015, the historic fifth mile oval will be hosting the INAUGURAL TONY STEWART MIDGET CLASSIC.

The race will feature a 100 lap main event broken into 2 segments: 75 laps, and a 25 lap dash to the finish, with a 20 minute break in between the two.

Tony Stewart earned his very first USAC midget feature win in 1991 at the Speedrome, and went on to become the Speedrome USAC Midgets Rookie of the Year the very same year. “The Indianapolis Speedrome is a special place for me because it’s where I got my first USAC Midget win,” Stewart said. “It’s a huge honor to have a race named after me. I always enjoyed racing there and I’m sure Larry Curry will make this race enjoyable for the competitors and fans.”

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Locke to Compete with ISMA, NEMA Lites

Jeff Locke of Raymond, NH will return to the ISMA Supermodifieds in pursuit of a championship. He finished fourth in points last year with five top fives and 11 top tens in 13 starts. One of his best performances came in the World Series of Speedway Racing at Thompson. He led 41 of the 50 laps before finishing fifth.

“(We) made a lot of progress on being more consistent, better at end of races,” Locke said. “(We) finished every race last year, which was cool. (There is) still room for improvement. We need to get better. The competition level and talent of drivers is huge in the ISMA tour.”

Locke plans to enter two NEMA Lite races, the Icebreaker at Thompson (CT) Speedway Motorsports Park and the King of Wings at Oswego (NY) Speedway. His 12-year-old son Ryan will practice the car this year ahead of his rookie season once he meets age requirements.

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PASS Champion Eyes CARS Tour

Tyler Church is among the drivers considering joining the new CARS Super Late Model Tour full-time. The Hickory, NC driver may only race part-time with the Pro All Stars Series (PASS) South Super Late Model Series.

“It goes back to the financial side of things,” Church said. “I’ve applied for the Alan Kulwicki Driver Development Program and I know right now we’re one of the finalists for it, but as far as the racing, it’s hard to really say. I’ve been looking at the CARS Super Late Model Series. I’d love to be able to run all of them. I’m going to try to go to at least the first two, and race off of what we win. I’d like to run a couple of PASS races again too, but we’ll just have to go to this first one and see how it plays out.”

Church said the the 10 CARS races fits his  schedule. His race car is housed in Hickory at his father’s house in Hickory, NC. Church moved to Kannapolis, NC and drives to Hickory to work on his race car on weekends.

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Granite State Pro Stock Series Drivers Looking Ahead to New Season

O’Sullivan, Casagrande Looking to Rebound in 2015

TommyOSullivanMonadnockChipCormie2014Walpole, NH — With the 2015 schedule fast approaching; the Icebreaker at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park (TSMP) kicking off the 11-race series on April 10-12, drivers are preparing their rides in hopes of a strong season with the Granite State Pro Stock Series (GSPSS).

Tommy “The Shadow” O’Sullivan’s 2014 season did not meet his standards, even though the Wilbraham, MA driver finished in the Top 10 in points (7th) and recorded six (6) Top 10 finishes.  “We made changes that didn’t work out last year, and ended up struggling the whole year, with both cars actually,” O’Sullivan said, speaking of his brother’s car, 2013 champ Mike O’Sullivan.  “This year we are going back to what we know to get back on track.”

With Claremont back on the schedule in 2015, O’Sullivan has that race circled on his list.  “I’ve never been to Claremont, so that will be interesting, but I’m also looking forward to Lee, for sure.  We went backwards, performance-wise, at Monadnock, so we are hoping to turn that around from last year.”

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Lentini Auto Salvage Signs On As Title Sponsor Of ‘Dirty Jersey 3’ At New Egypt Speedway June 11; Short Track Super Series Fueled By Hi-Tek Modifieds Compete For $10,000 To Win! 360 Sprint Cars Shine In Second ‘Turnpike 25’ Special; Fast-Paced Crate 602 Sportsman Program Planned

NEW EGYPT, NJ – One of the most anticipated events of the New Jersey racing season – the annual ‘Dirty Jersey’ midweek special at New Egypt Speedway – takes on a new partner for 2015.

Lentini Auto Salvage of Ringoes, N.J., has signed on as the headline marketing partner for ‘Dirty Jersey 3’ at the pristine New Egypt facility on Thursday, June 11 (rain date: June 15). The Lentini Auto Salvage ‘Dirty Jersey 3’ event, a BD Motorsports Media LLC promotion, is topped by the Short Track Super Series Fueled By Hi-Tek big-block/small-block Modifieds, competing for Pioneer Pole Buildings Inc. South Region points. The Modified event, 40 laps in distance, will offer a mammoth $10,000 to win.

The 360 Sprint Cars of the reborn United Racing Club (URC) will compete in the ‘Turnpike 25’ special offering $3,000 to the winner. Competitors from the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints (ESS) have an invite to participate in the event, as well, and ESS will offer a co-sanction for the special event. Rules provisions will be in place for 358 Sprint Cars as they were a year ago.

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2nd Annual Magic Mile Event Scheduled For 2015!

Texas Roadhouse North East Mini Stock Tour presented by Twisted Tea

LEWISTON, ME – (February 13, 2015) — On August 3, 2014, the North East Mini Stock Tour and its sponsors Texas Roadhouse, Twisted Tea, Froling Energy, and Weidner Services made history at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. For the first time in track history, an entry level stock car division ran on the 1 mile NASCAR circuit. During the previous season, the NEMST ran on a number of configurations along the NHMS Road Course and Mini-Oval within turns 1 and 2. The Magic Mile was a completely different animal. Speeds were estimated to reach an astonishing 130MPH, faster than most of these cars have ever gone before, and set one of New England’s fastest growing tours on the largest track in the region.

It was a recipe for renowned success or epic disaster. Small production based 4-cylinder stock cars on a track quadruple the size of many drivers’ home tracks within New England. The event went off without a hitch as one caution for a stalled car on the backstretch was the only problem during the 25 lap main event. A first time winner was crowned as Justin Larsen beat out Toby Wells earning a cool $100 bounty bonus and many teams attended their first ever NEMST event. 36 cars from 7 states came to test their machines in the first running of the Magic Mile 25.

On July 5, 2015 the Magic Mile event is back for the 2nd consecutive season and bigger than ever. The payout has been increased to $1,000 to win with over $6,800 being given to the 43 car starting field. In addition to the large purse increase, over $3,000 worth of prizes have been offered to drivers finishing in the top positions, including a set of Nitro Helmet Speakers from RH2Way.com for the winners.

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PASS to Headline Historic Super Late Model Event at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in July

NAPLES, ME (February 13) — Pro All Stars Series (PASS) President Tom Mayberry and officials from New Hampshire Motor Speedway, along with Bob Guptill of the New England Mini Stock Tour (NEMST), announced today the addition of a historic Super Late Model event at the famed New England oval. PASS Super Late Models will tackle the 1-mile superspeedway for the first time ever on July 4-5. New Hampshire Motor Speedway will supplant North Carolina’s .625 mile North Wilkesboro Speedway as the largest speedway the PASS Super Late Models have ever competed on. The PASS event at New Hampshire Motor Speedway becomes the fifth race announced of the 2015 PASS National Championship Series joining the Peach Blossom Special at Anderson (SC) Motor Speedway, the Easter Bunny 150 at Hickory (NC) Motor Speedway, a 200 lapper at Plattsburgh, NY’s Airborne Park Speedway, and the 42nd Annual Oxford 250 at Oxford Plains (ME) Speedway.

“We could not be more thrilled than to announce this historic partnership with the folks at New Hampshire Motor Speedway,” said PASS President Tom Mayberry. “This event really came together in a short period of time, but we wanted to make sure our fans and competitors knew as soon as possible. We will have much more information about the race coming out within the next couple of weeks”

The race will likely be 50-75 laps long, with a final determination slated to come following a scheduled Hoosier Tire test for PASS at the speedway in May. In addition to being part of the PASS National Championship Series, the New Hampshire event will also be a PASS North Super Late Model points race as well. However, PASS North teams will now have the option to drop their lowest finish during the 2015 season.
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