Archive for February 6th, 2017

Janisch Champ, Yoder Rookie of the Year Crowned at Jubilant Hoosier Tire Mid-Atlantic ATQMRA Banquet

Sunday, February 5, 2017: The ATQMRA held its annual Championship Banquet at the popular Valley Forge Casino in King of Prussia, Pa with the strongest turnout for the annual affair in recent memory. Seven Past ATQMRA Champions were on hand to celebrate the crowning of Matt Janisch as the ATQMRA’s 2016 Champion and to present Mark Yoder as the 2016 Rookie of the year. Each driver in the top ten in points received a Hoosier Tire Mid-Atlantic Point Fund check and the top 3 in season long passing points received their awards from MNO’s Bob Emmons. ATMQRA President Buddy Sload outlined plans for an exciting 2017 season and handed out the professionally prepared annual program books that commemorated the successful 2016 season.

The annual banquet celebrated the second Championship in the last three years for Matt Janisch. Matt said he was humbled by having his name on the ATQMRA’s list of Champions for a second time and to have his name included with the greats that have won championships with the organization over the years. Janisch Joins the late Tony Romit, Speedy Dave Thomson, and Joey Payne as two-time Champions with the organization.

Janisch had a season for the ages earning six feature wins in the ten points paying events hosted by the ATQRMA including 3 wins at Wall Stadium two at Mahoning Valley and parked his Yuhas Chassis 48 in Victory lane at Bethel. When the Champion wins 60% of the races run and has a worst finish of third place on the season earning the season ending Championship trophy is a fore drawn conclusion. Janisch set the bar high heading into the 2017 season.

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Laubach and Pauch Looking to Bring Home a Gator

Invaders vs. Regulars at Volusia Speedway Park

CONCORD, N.C. – February 6, 2017 -The Super DIRTcar Series season will kick off with the DIRTcar Nationals, Feb. 22-25 at Volusia Speedway Park, with more than 35 Big-Block beasts soaring on the famed half-mile, battling side-by-side for four straight nights, all competing for the famed “Big Gator” trophy.

The best wheelmen in the business will meet to compete for bragging rights and take home the DIRTcar Nationals title. Two potent drivers in particular look ahead as they will face off once again for one of the Big-Block Modifieds’ most coveted trophies.

Series veteran Billy Pauch, hailing from Frenchtown, N.J., was the fastest car at Volusia Speedway Park in time trials every night in 2016. But it was Quakertown, Pa.’s own Rick Laubach who held off the Series regulars, capturing the gator during last year’s DIRTcar Nationals.
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Weekend Schedule Changes, Rules Updates to Add to Racing Excitement in 2017 Season

INDIANAPOLIS (Monday, Feb. 6, 2017) – In a continuing effort to deliver the most effective and entertaining on-track action for fans, the Verizon IndyCar Series has modified the race weekend schedule at some events for the 2017 season.

INDYCAR, the sanctioning body for the Verizon IndyCar Series and Mazda Road to Indy presented by Cooper Tires developmental ladder, announced the modifications today, as well as updates included in the 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series Official Rule Book.

Among the race-weekend schedule modifications are:

• Phoenix and Gateway qualifications: Qualifying at two oval tracks – Phoenix Raceway and Gateway Motorsports Park – will be held on the same day as those Saturday night races. The first day of those two-day event weekends will focus on a pair of practice sessions, the latter falling within the same evening time slot as the race.

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Top Drivers Honored at Two-Night Devil’s Bowl Speedway Banquet of Champions

Nine track champions crowned; John Bruno Award to Ron Proctor

RUTLAND, Vt. – Devil’s Bowl Speedway officially draw the curtain on its 50th racing season during a two-night Banquet of Champions gala on February 3-4.   Ceremonies were held in the Grand Ballroom at the Holiday Inn Rutland-Killington in Rutland, Vt., honoring nine stock car racing champions, top drivers, and special award winners at two tracks at the West Haven, Vt., facility; well over 400 guests attended the weekend gatherings.

Awards for the 3/10-mile Dirt Track at Devil’s Bowl Speedway were presented on Friday, February 3, when Bobby Hackel of Rensselaer, N.Y., was crowned as the youngest lead-division champion in Devil’s Bowl Speedway’s 50-season history.  The 22 year-old, fourth-generation racer won the Central Vermont Motorcycles Sportsman Modified title in the first season of NASCAR Whelen All-American Series-sanctioned racing at the Dirt Track.  Tim LaDuc took runner-up honors with Kenny Tremont Jr. third.

Chris Donnelly of Piermont, N.H., collected the first championship ever awarded for a winged Sprint Car division at Devil’s Bowl.  Bill Duprey of Hydeville, Vt., was recognized as a four-time champion in the Rosen & Berger Auto Recyclers Renegade division, and Mike Ryan of Chelsea, Vt., took his first Portland Glass Mini Stock title.  Rookie of the Year honors went to Justin Severance (Sportsman Modified), Hackel (Sprint Car), Josh Bussino (Renegade), and Cameron Kennedy (Mini Stock).

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