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Archive for March 9th, 2017
ATTICA, Ohio – Attica Raceway Park will once again reward the loyal race teams that support “Ohio’s Finest Racing” speed plant with a great point fund and strong weekly payout.
The teams in the Hammer Pallets 410 Sprints will battle for a total point fund of $22,000 in 2017 with the champion taking home $8,000. The Summit Racing Equipment UMP Late Model champion will pocket $5,000 with a total of $15,000 going to the top 10 in points. The champion of the Fremont Fence 305 Sprints will once again collect $3,000 with a total of $10,000 being divided up among the top 10 in points.
“Our weekly purses and season point fund are some of the best in Ohio. We are able to reward our race teams because of the tremendous support we get from our area business partners and of course the fans,” said John Bores, Attica Raceway Park Promoter.
Stafford Springs, CT — Olson Apartments of Feeding Hills, MA has renewed their commitment in Stafford Speedway’s SK Light contingency program for the 2017 season. Olson Apartments will furnish a weekly $75 bonus to the third place finisher in each SK Light feature event this season. With 22 races on the schedule, SK Light drivers will have an extra $1,650 to race for thanks to Olson Apartments’ contribution to the contingency program.
“I love the modifieds and we really enjoyed being part of the race program last season,” said Mark Olson, Owner of Olson Apartments. “The SK Lights put on an exciting show every week and we can’t wait to see them in action again this year. Stafford puts on a great show every Friday night and we’re looking forward to coming to the track and watching the excitement.”
Olson Apartments serves the Agawam and West Springfield areas with efficiency 1 and 2 bedroom apartments and they have been offering professional service with a personal touch since 1977. For apartment availabilities and more information, please visit them online at www.olsonapartments.net or call Mark Olson at 413-786-6462.
Stafford Springs, CT — Stafford SK Light driver Joey Ferrigno is coming off a 2016 season that some would call the best season of his 5-year career in the SK Light division at Stafford. Ferrigno finished a career high, second place in the championship points standings on the strength of a career best 12 top-5 finishes. The 2016 season saw his win total drop from 5 wins in both 2014 and 2015 down to 2. Ferrigno has notched a championship at Stafford winning back in 2005 in the DARE Stock division and while he thinks he can be a contender once again this year, he is more focused on parking his #87 RH2 Way Radio Communications machine in NAPA Victory Lane than trying to win a championship.
“We feel like we’re in good shape for this season,” said Ferrigno. “We do our homework, we take our time working on the car, and we try to not beat ourselves on the little things that can get missed. We weren’t as high in the win category as we have been the last couple seasons but I don’t particularly race for championships. Tony and I had a good battle going on at the end of the year and we would have been right there if we didn’t get caught up in some wrecks towards the end of the year but it all comes down to luck. I’d take a bunch of wins over the championship. We haven’t won the championship the last couple years but I’m still having fun winning races. It’s always about winning races and then if you can win the championship, that’s a bonus for the end of the year. We have some great support from RH2Way Radios, D’Addario’s Auto Service, Pinto Manufacturing, M+S Products, and Stevens Ductwork and we definitely think we can be a contender this year.”
As well as going through and updating some things on his #87 machine, his Horsepower Hill team have expanded their operations to include a car for Legend Cars graduate Glenn Korner, who will be piloting the #27. Korner will join Joe Graf, Jr. and Paul French as teammates to Ferrigno for the upcoming season. Ferrigno says that while the new combination might have some positives and negatives, he feels like that in the long run it will benefit the team.
Stafford Springs, CT — The first green flag of the season is less than 52 days away at Stafford Speedway and one driver who is eager for the season to get started is Late Model driver and Ellington resident Kevin Gambacorta. After 4 seasons in the Late Model division, Gambacorta finally was able to break through and win his first two Late Model races last season and he finished fourth in the points standings. The winter months have seen Gambacorta and his #23 LifeCare Family Chiropractic team updating his car and he feels like he is the best prepared he’s ever been to start a season at Stafford.
“I have a lot of confidence coming into this season,” said Gambacorta. “Last year I wasn’t really sure of my schedule so we didn’t really do much to the car in the off-season. It wasn’t junk but it was pretty wore out and my plan was to run the first couple of races and see what happened. The race before we won for the first time we tried something on the car that Jay Stuart had taught me years before and it was unbelievable how good the car was that night. From that point on, we had like 6 or 7 podiums in a row and we were the best car out there. I don’t think anyone accumulated more points than we did. Over the winter I dug into my pockets and we put a new Ford rear end in the car and we updated things like the brakes and the clutch. The biggest thing for us is Dave Miller from Auto Machine in East Windsor put together a new motor for us. The motor we had been running was good but I don’t think people would believe just how much time we had on it. I really think we can go out and be one of the cars that everyone has to worry about to win the championship this year. We put a lot more effort into the car this offseason than in the past and I think this is the best equipment I’ve ever had to start off a season.”
But that’s not all Gambacorta has to look forward to as he looks to contend for the 2017 Late Model championship. Gambacorta is vying to become the first driver in Stafford’s long and storied history to win a championship in three different divisions. Gambacorta is the 2004 DARE Stock champion along with winning the Limited Late Model championship in 2006 and 2011. Gambacorta is one of ten drivers along with Mike Stefanik, Tom Rosati, Chuck Docherty, Doug Coby, Jerry Marquis, Woody Pitkat, Michael Bennett, Tom Fearn, and Tony Membrino, Jr. to have won championships in two different divisions.
Reutzel Ready to Roll the Dice in Vegas
CLUTE, Texas (March 9, 2017) – Early season action for Aaron Reutzel continues with another pair of nights of World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car action at The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on Thursday and Friday.
It will be one more weekend of 410-ci competition for the Dissolvalloy Downhole Revolution/BC Fundz No. 87 Triple-X Sprint Car team before kicking off the pursuit of a second Lucas Oil ASCS National championship at next weekend’s Devil’s Bowl Speedway “Spring Nationals” near Dallas, TX.
Reutzel races into Las Vegas on the strength of an impressive charge through the field at Kilgore, Texas’ Lonestar Speedway last Friday night that came to a premature end when caught up in a jumbled restart melee.
PENSACOLA, Fla. — Johnny VanDoorn has done a lot of winning throughout his career, but not recently. After putting his own driving duties on the back burner for a few years to get a driver development business off the ground, VanDoorn returned to the seat last year. The 2016 season ended up being what could be defined as “tumultuous.” VanDoorn is now hoping to put all of that behind him when he makes his Rattler 250 debut at South Alabama Speedway on March 19.
The Rattler serves as the season-opening race for the Southern Super Series presented by Sunoco, and it will be VanDoorn’s season opener as well.
“This is the first time I’ll actually be racing myself,” VanDoorn explained. “I’ve been down there one time before with Erik Jones back when we were taking care of his cars in like 2011. But this will be my first trip back there in I guess six years and my first time driving it.”