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Bogner, Marchese, Bille Win Before Rain Washes Out Program at Holland

HOLLAND, NY… (August 12, 2017) Bob Bogner from Hamburg, NY won the main event for the Advance Auto Parts Hornets on Saturday night at Holland International Speedway. Josh Marchese from Ontario, NY scored the win in the INEX Legends. Ryan Bille won the first main event for the INEX Bandoleros. The M&M U Pull-It Figure 8’s were on the track just before the rains came, ending the night.

With the Getzoni Agency NASCAR Pro Modifieds, Bank of Holland Chargers and the NYPA TQ Midget Jerry Gradl Sr Memorial Mini Indy 50 not being held, rain checks will be honored for the next event, scheduled for Saturday, August 26th. Drivers and pit crews must keep their wristbands to be used for admission. August 26th, will see the NYPA TQ Midgets run the Mini Indy 50 plus a full NASCAR Whelen All-American Series program.

Josh Hill and Adam Killingbeck led the Advance Auto Parts Hornets to the green flag for their feature event with Hill quickly getting into the lead. Adam Killingbeck and Bob Palmer got together exiting turn four on the opening circuit and hit the front stretch wall to bring out the race’s first caution. Josh Hill would lead the field as Bob Bogner raced in second. Jeff Szafraniec raced in third place and both Bogner and Szafraniec caught race leader hill. Bogner would take the lead from Hill with seven laps remaining. Szafraniec took second away from Hill with four laps remaining. The caution would come out with two laps remaining when Marty Hughes hit the wall and lost his right front tire. Bogner would hold off Szafraniec to score the win. Kenny Hejna and Darren Lenhardt competed in the Talking Phone Book Super Six feature as part of Hornet main event. Hejna pulled away from Lenhardt but Hejna went to the pits about the midway point. Lenhardt would score the win for the Super Sixes.

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Korner Continues Hot Streak in MSD Legends Series

THOMPSON, CT – Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park held it’s second of three Summer Road Race Series events on Sunday, July 23. Noah Korner won his fourth consecutive Midstate site Development Legends Series race, while Chris Barry picked up the overall and Small Bore wins in the Sports Car Group. Glenn Kurkjian took top honors in the Big Bore portion of the event.

Noah Korner and point leader, Teddy Hodgdon, led the field to the green flag. On the race start, Jordan O’Brien darted from the eleventh starting position to fourth by the exit of turn three. O’Brien would continue to advance positions until he was stalking Korner. Looking inside and outside, O’Brien was finally able to get by Korner on the seventh circuit. Korner would eventually reclaim the lead on lap nine, leading the final three laps in route to victory.  O’Brien finished second with Teddy Hodgdon capturing the final podium position.

Korner, Bob Weymouth, and Hodgdon were the recipients of the New England Racing Fuel contingency, good for five gallons of spec fuel.

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Kirk Totten Scores Pro Mod Win On Opening Night at Holland Speedway; Bob Palmer Wins Emotional Hornet Feature

HOLLAND, NY… (May 20, 2017) — Kirk Totten from Barker, NY led all 30 laps to pick up the win in the first feature of the season for the Getzoni Nationwide Insurance Agency NASCAR Pro Modifieds as McKinley Mall presented the 58th season opener at the historic highbanks of Holland International Speedway Saturday night. Tim Welshans from West Falls, NY won the main event for the Bank of Holland Chargers. Bob Palmer from Buffalo, NY won the feature event for the Advance Auto Parts Hornets. Dave Wollaber fromLockport, NY won the feature event for the NYPA TQ Midgets. Bryce Norton from Walworth, NY won the INEX Legends feature event. Darren Lehnardt from West Seneca won the inaugural event for the Talking Phone Book Super Sixes. Marty Hughes from Holland won the M&M U Pull-It Figure 8 car main.

Kirk Totten and Tommy Catalano led the field of Pro Modifieds to the green flag for their 30 lap season lid-lifter with Totten jumping into the early lead, just as his teammate Dean Kroll hit the back stretch wall off the initial green flag. Totten would jump ahead of Catalano when they received the green flag with Patrick Emerling and George Skora giving chase early. Emerling would get around Catalano for second on lap four and would set his sights on Totten. Totten would answer all challenges from Emerling to pick up the win. Catalano, Skora and Eldon King III completed the top five.

Josh Hathaway and Tim Welshans brought the Bank of Holland Chargers to the green flag for their main event with Welshans showing the way. With Welshans up front, he held off multiple challenges from Hathaway as well as his brother Nik Welshans for most of the main event. Tim Welshans would drive away from the field to pick up the win. Nik Welshans finished in second followed by Hathaway, Dave Vona and Zach Myers.

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Holland Cancels May 13 Practice, Focusing On May 20th Opening Day

Holland Cancels Pre-Season Practice; Focus’s on May 20th Opener

HOLLAND, NY… (May 9, 2017) With the heavy rains that showered the Western New York region throughout the end of April and the beginning of May, Holland International Speedway management has decided to cancel the Pre-Season practice session that was scheduled for Saturday, May 13.

Saturday, May 20th will mark the historic NASCAR sanctioned facility’s 58th consecutive season of racing under the same management, the Bennett Family. Opening Day 2017 presented by McKinley Mall will feature a full racing program featuring the Getzoni Nationwide Insurance Agency NASCAR Pro Modifieds, Bank of Holland Chargers, Advance Auto Parts Hornets, NYPA TQ Midgets, M&M U Pull-It Figure 8’s, INEX Legends, Rookie 4’s and the speedway’s newest division, the Talking Phone Book Super Sixes.  On Opening Day, gates will open at 4:15 pm in the pits, 5:45 for the grandstands with qualifying heats starting at 6:00 pm sharp with NASCAR feature racing getting underway at7:05 pm. 

Holland drivers are encouraged to contact the speedway office regarding purchasing tires for the Pro Modifieds and Chargers, NASCAR Whelen All-American Series decal kits for all divisions plus the hot off the press printed pocket schedules plus NASCAR licenses and more. The 2017 schedule of events is available for download on the speedway’s website, hollandspeedway.com as well as on Holland’s social media pages.

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Korner Brothers Take Top Two Spots in Second Round of MSD Legends Series

THOMPSON, CT – Sunday, the Midstate Site Development Legends Series contested their second race of the 2017 season at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park. The demanding 1.7-mile course challenged the 13 drivers in attendance, but in the end, it was Noah Korner, the Series’ defending Champion, who used his experience to best the field. 

It appeared that no one was going to be able to beat Jordan O’Brien who recorded the fastest time in practice and qualifying.  Engine issues, however, forced the Maine driver to retire from the race after leading the first three circuits.  Noah Korner, who was securely riding in second, inherited the lead, and never looked back, pacing the final eight laps.   

The battle was on, however, for the second position between Korner’s brother, Glenn, and Danbury, CT-native, Teddy Hodgdon. The two Semi-Pro drivers swapped the position back and forth four times, before Glenn made an aggressive move on the final lap, beating Hodgdon back to the stripe.

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Teddy Hodgdon Ready for MSD Legends Series Opener

Semi-Pro Legend Drier Ready for Third Annual Icebreaker, Road Race Style

THOMPSON, CT –Two years ago, the US Legends Cars made their debut on the 1.7-mile road course at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park. The wheel-to-wheel competition stunned onlookers, and soon the scaled 1930’s coupes and sedans had a new home. The Third Annual Icebreaker, Road Race Style, scheduled for Saturday, April 22, will serve as the season-opening event for the Midstate Site Development (MSD) Legends Series. INEX Semi-Pro driver, Teddy Hodgdon, looks forward to beginning his championship chase at the event.

Sixteen year-old driver, Teddy Hodgdon and his father and car owner, Ted Hodgdon, owner of the No. 28 Replica 1934 Ford Coupe Legend Car has a good idea of what it takes to be successful on the technical 1.7-mile road course. The driver of the No. 28 explains, “There is not a lot of road courses around the New England Area besides New Hampshire. To have another Road Course close to my location is awesome. The TSMP Road Course is perfect for these cars on the straight away and room for these cars to race, making it interesting.”

Teddy Hodgdon has a history of great success in the Semi Pro Legends Division. He won two National Qualifier events at Bethel Motor Speedway in 2015 and 2016, respectively. Teddy also has won 8 races and placed 8th out of more than 300 drivers in the national rankings, despite missing races, including the 2016 Icebreaker, Road Race Style. Continue reading ‘Teddy Hodgdon Ready for MSD Legends Series Opener’

Jordan O’Brien Ready for Icebreaker, Road Race Style at Thompson

Season Opener Begins Driver’s Championship Pursuit

THOMPSON, CT –The 3rd Annual Icebreaker, Road Race Style, an event promoted and managed by OTB Promotions, Inc., is the first opportunity for drivers to engage in wheel-to-wheel sports car competition following the New England winter.  Scheduled for Saturday, April 22, at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park (TSMP), the event provides over an hour of track time at a very affordable entry fee – as low as $250.  Veteran Midstate Site Development (MSD) Legends Series driver Jordan O’Brien sees the value the event offers, and looks forward to putting both his skills and car to the test on Thompson’s technical 1.7-mile road course.

O’Brien, driver, and owner of the No. 140 1934 Chevrolet Coupe US Legends Car, has a good idea of what he likes about the TSMP road course. O’Brien Said “ It’s a new track, better than how it was back in the day.  There are no real cracks to the road and its predictable so drivers can focus on improving their lines each time out on the track. There is enough space on the track, meaning that there will be more intense battles making the races more exciting…”

The young driver has one goal this year and that is to win as many races as possible. As he achieves this, O’Brien knows that it will help to further his racing career.  The Maine native is “using Legend Cars to take a step to promote myself as a driver, showing my skills so I can move up the ranks and hopefully take the US and sportscar racing series to a whole new level.”

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INEX Ends Waterford Sanction

INEX announced it has terminated the sanctioning agreement with New London-Waterford (CT) Speedbowl. INEX sanctioned two divisions at the 1/3-mile oval last season. The INEX Bandoleros have competed since 2009. Talon Prinze is the reigning champion.

The U.S. Legend Cars have been a staple at the track since 2001, featured in their regular Wednesday and occasional Saturday programs. Noah Korner and Kyle Rogers were the most recent champions.

INEX is still sanctioning U.S. Legend Cars races at Thompson (CT) Speedway Motorsports Park’s road course.

Waterford attempted the first U.S. Legends Cars Asphalt Nationals in New England. The October 6-8 event was rained out.

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Jake Matheson Racing Announces Partnership with Epsom Tool Rental

Hillsboro, NH — Jake Matheson Racing, LLC is pleased to announce their partnership with Epsom Tool Rental for the 2017 race season.

“ Our team is excited to partner with Epsom Tool Rental,” Matheson said. “We are looking forward to working together for a successful 2017. Our team encourages all our fans to go to www.epsomtoolrental.com to learn more about all that Epsom Tool Rental offers for tools and equipment services.”

“I’ve had the chance to see Jake and his team compete at the recent Legend Car Winter Nationals event in Florida,” stated Epsom Tool Rental Owner Mark Fraser. “This is not a team that is afraid of hard work and I know they will put forth that same effort to our partnership off the track.”

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Holland Speedway Releases 58th Season Schedule

HOLLAND, NY (March 23, 2017) — For 58 years, racers, crew members, officials, and fans have seen and heard the “Thunder in the Hills” that comes from the historic highbanks of the Holland International Speedway and in 2017, that familiar sound will be back with a vengeance when the roar of the engines returns at Western New York’s only NASCAR sanctioned facility.

Two car shows will kick off the season as per tradition with the first show taking place at Eastern Hills Mall in Williamsville the week of April 21st-April 27th during mall hours. The annual show at McKinley Mall in Hamburg will run from April 28-May 5 with bonus points being awarded for all participating cars. The test, tune and time session will take place on Saturday, May 13th from 12pm-4pm. Heats will be conducted to set the starting lineup for Opening Day! The season will start on Saturday May 20th as McKinley Mall presents a full card featuring the Getzoni Nationwide Insurance Agency NASCAR Pro Modifieds, Bank of Holland Chargers, Advance Auto Parts Hornets, NYPA TQ Midgets, M&M U Pull-It Figure 8’s, the INEX Legends, Rookie 4’s and the inaugural race for Holland’s newest division, the Talking Phone Book Super Sixes. Saturday, May 27th, Eastern Hills Mall presents Military Family Appreciation Night featuring a HUGE Fireworks Display. It will also be the first Hometown Heroes night of the season for residents of Arcade, Delevan, East Concord, Holland, Sardinia and Springville.

The month of June will come in on June 3rd with the annual Bank of Holland Gold Rush and the first extra distance race of the season for the Chargers with a 50 lap go. It is also Hometown Heroes Night for residents of Angola, Gowanda, Hamburg, Irving and Lackawanna. June 17th will be the first Crash-A-Rama of the season as “the Wildest Show on Wheels” is back with all the bone-crushing, motorized mayhem that sees fans alike pack the grandstands. A rain date of June 18th will be used if necessary for Crash-A-Rama. Kwik-Fill Night will wrap up the month of June.

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Crooks Racing Announces Eight S.T.A.R. Tryouts Finalists

Concord, N.C. — After a long evaluation, Crooks Racing has chosen eight finalists for the 2017 S.T.A.R. Tryouts. The announcement was made at the Performance Racing Industry show in Indianapolis, IN on Saturday and the drivers come from a variety of backgrounds and regions across America. Some are already recognizable names that have put in strong runs at big events; others have yet to be discovered and are hoping this is their chance.

Crooks Racing owner, Gary Crooks, believes his team will be extremely competitive with any of these eight drivers and that all eight of the drivers have the potential to make it in racing.

“We would like to thank everyone who submitted their resumes to participate in our program,” said Crooks. “We feel we have selected a wide array of drivers with very competitive backgrounds. We are looking forward to working with each of them through the next phase of our program.”
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Seekonk Speedway Releases Dates for 2017 Season

Seekonk Speedway is excited to announce the dates for its 72nd season of racing. We will be releasing the full schedule including all of our Phils Propane Triple Crown features plus several other bonus races in early December. The full schedule will also include our favorite fan attractions such as the Propane Plus Auto Graph series, On Track Pit Parties, Fans on Parade and much much more! We hope everyone has a great Thanksgiving and we look forward to getting our full schedule released in early December!

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Jake Matheson Racing Supports Military Families with Donation to Operation Homefront

New England Racer Donates to Support Military Families

checkpresHillsboro, NH– Jake Matheson Racing, LLC was pleased to present a donation to Operation Homefront, the national nonprofit organization that provides emergency assistance to military families and wounded warriors.

“Our team was honored to support military families this season”, Matheson stated. “We are happy to have met our goal to raise at least for $1,000 for Operation Homefront. We achieved this through promotion on multiple social media platforms, offering team gear for contributions to Operation Homefront through our website, and by donating a portion of our winnings.”

Our team encourages all our fans to go to www.jakemathesonracing.com to learn more about the important work Operation Homefront does on behalf of our military families.

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PASS North Championships to Be Decided at Oxford Plains this Weekend

NAPLES, ME (October 12) – After the grind of another long season, the Pro All Stars Series (PASS) North Super Late Models and Modifieds will close out 2016 this Saturday afternoon at Maine’s Oxford Plains Speedway.  The PASS Modifieds have an outstanding points battle heading to Oxford Plains with Andy Shaw leading by a slight four points over Ryan Robbins and third place points man Ben Tinker just 19 points behind Shaw.

The battle for the PASS North Super Late Model crown comes down to two former champions, DJ Shaw and Johnny Clark.  Shaw leads Clark by 69 points as they come to Oxford Plains for Saturday afternoon’s 150-lap event.  Clark, the former six-time series champion, recently captured his first win of the season at White Mountain Motorsports Park.  While Shaw has not won since Beech Ridge Motor Speedway in April, his consistency has him on the threshold of a second PASS North title.

“As far as the season goes, I would consider the season successful, but we really wanted more wins,” says Shaw, driver of the Precision JLM/Mulkern Excavating #60.  “We race for wins and they just didn’t come this year.  We still have a shot at winning our second race this weekend, but you always want more.”

While Shaw has a fairly healthy advantage over Clark, he knows that Oxford Plains always has some of the best car counts on the circuit and that this weekend will be no different.  For the title hopefuls, an early problem could mean disaster when it comes to winning the championship.

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Legends Asphalt Nationals to Air Live from Waterford on Speed51 TV

Concord, N.C. — The U.S. Legends Cars Asphalt Nationals will return to Speed51.com powered by JEGS this weekend for the second straight year. Speed51.com will air the Legends Nationals on a pay-per-view basis live from Connecticut’s New London-Waterford Speedbowl.

While the drivers are battling for important points towards the INEX national championship, fans, family, and friends at home will be able to watch all of the action live on Speed51 TV through pay-per-view video broadcasts on Friday and Saturday.

Speed51.com will showcase both days of the Legends Nationals on Friday, October 7 and Saturday, October 8. Each day can be purchased for $21.99 by clicking here.
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Friday Night Recap from Sept. 9

Friday Night Recap From Sept. 9:

At the end of Fast Friday last week, Jake “The Jet” Johnson was standing trackside with me as we got ready to do the post-race report. I quickly looked around, making sure no one was in the area so we had the best sound quality possibly for the fans to hear what Jake had to say following a thrilling feature race.

Then, I realized. Jake is one of the youngest kids in competition in the Legends Cars and he had just defeated Dana DiMatteo, an invading car that was arguably faster than anyone in the field, and he had also out-run two-time division champion Nick Lascuola in the final laps. Johnson earned his victory on Friday and with the win, he opened up his points lead just a little bit more over the rest of the field. Johnson has had a stellar season, now winning twice and consistently running inside the top five. That’s how he has collected so many points and barring a miracle, he is going to be the one that hoists the big trophy at the end of the season.

We had another first time winner on Friday in the SYRA 600 class, something I feel like I am typing to you fans each week, which is a good thing. We are seeing the young talent rise to the top here at Seekonk and many of these Friday night drivers will be seen on Saturday’s night here before long. This time, it was Maddie Harkin wheeling the No. 4 to victory in the SYRA class, holding off Evan Marchand to do it in the final laps.

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Matt Hirschman Batting 0.750 at Evergreen Raceway

St. Johns, PA (9/11/2016) – Perfect racing weather and conditions set the stage for the first regular event of Evergreen’s ‘September to Remember’ on Sunday. Following a short moment of silence to remember those who lost their lives in the September 11 attacks fifteen years ago, Matt Hirschman of Northampton started from the pole position and wired the 50-lap Tour Type Modified field to claim the $2,000 prize. In only his second career Street Stock start, Rich Paciotti of Kunkletown drove away with the victory and Steve Heckman of Gilbert bested the Factory Stock field en route to his second win of the season. Brayden Spencer of Shickshinny was nearly wrecked on the final lap of the Four Cylinder feature, but held on to take his third win and the $400 prize. Dylan Slepian of Long Island grabbed the INEX Legends victory and Sean Verwys took the INEX Bandolero win.

Following heat races, the top nine Tour Type Modified drivers redrew for staring positions, with hopes of getting a top five starting spot in the 50-lap main event. Following bad luck in and a third place finish in the heat race, Matt Hirschman drew the pole position.

Hirschman led the first circuit over Sal Accardi, Bobby Jones, Brandon Oltra and John Markovic. Eight quick laps clicked off until the yellow flag waved when Paul Hartwig, Jr. spun in turns three and four. Green flag racing resumed with Hirschman on the point, but Brian Sones had cracked the top five.
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Noah Korner Looking to Capture Third Championship of 2016 Season in Stafford Speedway’s Legend Cars Division

Stafford Springs, CT — For Canton native Noah Korner, the 2016 season has been one for the ages.  Korner is currently the National Legend Cars points leader in the Semi-Pro division for both Oval and Road Course standings as well as winning championships at Thompson and Waterford.  With three races left, Korner leads Teddy Hodgdon by 6 points in the chase for the Stafford Speedway track title and a third championship in the state of Connecticut with his #31 Midstate Site Development Coupe.

“We’re leading the national points for oval and road course and we’ve won championships at Waterford and on the road course at Thompson,” said Korner.  “It’s been an unreal season.  We’ve put so much time and effort into this season and it’s really rewarding to see it paying off.  If we can win the championship at Stafford, that would be 3 championships for the season and I don’t know if anyone has swept the championships at all three tracks.  That would be insane if we can do it but it’s going to be tough because it’s a real close race with Teddy.  I have to thank Midstate Site Development, Canton NAPA, Joe Parks with H.O. Penn, and C.J. with 860 Motorsports for all their help and support this season.”

Since the 2016 season at Stafford began, Korner and Hodgdon have had things all their way.  The duo has combined to win 7 of the 8 Legend Cars feature events thus far and with only 3 races and 6 points separating them to determine the 2016 champion, Korner says that he can’t afford to be any less aggressive than he’s been all season long.

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Rocco Records Three Wins in One Night at New London-Waterford

WATERFORD — Keith Rocco has enjoyed many amazing accomplishments during his 12-year career at the New London-Waterford Speedbowl. His accomplishments on Saturday, however, may be at the top of the list.

Rocco won all three races in which he was entered — two Late Model features and a 35-lap SK Modified feature — to highlight Saturday’s eight-division program at the Speedbowl.

There were two national qualifying races for the U.S. Legends cars. Eddie Fatscher of Eastport N.Y. was the winner in the completion of the first 50-lap feature, which was suspended by rain Thursday after 17 laps. Austin Green of Concord, N.C. dominated the second 50-lap feature.

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Inaugural season of the Thompson Summer Road Race Series comes to a close on Sunday

As the inaugural season of the Thompson Summer Road Race Series comes to a close on Sunday, August 7, several champions will be crowned in the MSD Legends series, Small Bore and Big Bore classes. This season’s events have seen a wide variety of sports cars take to the track in a unique one-day format that includes a condensed practice, qualifying, and race schedule for competitors.

The Small Bore class has seen Mazda Miatas dominate the field. Currently at the top of the points standings, John Raudat leads by just 3 points over fellow Miata driver, Matthew Chimbolo. Raudat will be looking to cement this lead with a win at Sunday’s event. Although the final roster is still up in the air, according to Raudat, “the competition is always intense at Thompson.”

The Big Bore class has been dominated so far this season by TSMP Driver Club member, Glenn Kurkjian, in his Tool & Equipment Connection 2002 Chevy Corvette. The competition will heat up this Sunday for Kurkjian however, as several new faces are expected to attend, including fellow Club member, Chris Outzen in his Nissan 350Z.
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Korner & O’Brien Set to Face Off in Round Four of MSD Legends Series at Thompson

NO. STONINGTON, CT – Noah Korner began the 2016 Midstate Site Development (MSD) Legends Series’ season with four consecutive victories. His streak was broke during round three of the Series when Jordan O’Brien swept both races. Now the two drivers head into Sunday’s event as the front runners in the US Legends Cars field.

Despite O’Brien’s two victories on June 5, Noah Korner still carries a healthy 25-point advantage into the penultimate event of the championship season. O’Brien will have two qualifying opportunities and two races to close that gap before the final event of the points season on August 7.

Glenn Korner, who currently is fourth in the standings, has consistently been improving throughout the 2016 season. He finished second to his brother and teammate, Noah, on May 20, and registered third and fourth place finishes, respectively, on June 5.
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New London-Waterford Results 06/25/2016

WATERFORD – Joey Gada and Keith Rocco were the big winners on a seven feature card Saturday night at the New London-Waterford Speedbowl.

Gada won the first SK Modified feature of the night and Rocco topped the field in the second for the division.

Ray Christian III won the Late Model feature. Chris Meyer was the winner of the Limited Sportsman feature. Wayne Burroughs Jr. was victorious in the Mini Stock feature. Dana DiMatteo topped the field in the Legends feature. Robin Berghman won the New England Pro Four Modified feature.

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J & J Racing to Present Bonus Awards for New Drivers in MSD Legends Series

$500 Up for First Timers on Thompson Road Course

msd-legend-logo-v3NO. STONINGTON, CT – The Midstate Site Development (MSD) Legends Series already pays handsome $1,300 purses, supported by a strong fuel contingency from New England Racing Fuel. On July 10, first-time racers on Thompson’s 1.7-mile road course are up for an additional $500 in bonuses.

The unique program is broken up into four opportunities. In order to qualify, the driver must be competing in their first race on Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park’s newly-renovated road course. Twenty dollars will be paid to the first time driver with the fastest qualifying time. Three $160 bonuses will be payable to the highest finishing Masters, Pro, and combined Semi-Pro/Young Lion Division drivers.

“We appreciate Jags Palmer and J & J Racing putting together this unique contingency in order. Jags, Glenn from Midstate, and our loyal drivers are committed to growing our field of US Legends Cars. We’re grateful for their enthusiasm and look forward to seeing what drivers may show up to cash in on this unique opportunity,” OTB Executive Vice President and Thompson General Manager, Josh Vanada, said.
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Noah Korner Carries Four Race Win Streak into Thompson Summer Road Race Series

STONINGTON, CT – Noah Korner came into the 2016 Midstate Site Development (MSD) Legends Series’ season hoping to eventually challenge 2015 World Champion Shaun Buffington for race wins.   At the conclusion of the first race, he not only contended, but was in victory lane. Since then, Korner went on to win three additional races.  Now, the current track record holder heads into round three of the MSD Legends Series looking to keep his win streak alive in the Summer Series opener this Sunday, June 5, at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park.

Jordan O’Brien, who will enter Sunday’s race with a new engine, currently sits second in the point standings, trailing Korner by 25 markers. O’Brien began the season with a pole and two second place finishes at the Icebreaker, Road Race Style. During the Open Wheel Weekend, he registered a third and fourth place finish, respectively.

Shaun Buffington is also expected to enter the race.  The Pro Class driver is third in the hunt for the inaugural MSD Legends Series title, 18 tallies behind O’Brien. It’s been a bit of a roller coaster for Buffington so far as he has fought an ill-handling race car and overcame an engine failure on opening weekend to register two podium finishes on Open Wheel Weekend. Buffington won the inaugural Legend event on Thompson’s newly renovated 1/7-mile road course in 2015.

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Calabrese Racing Indoors Ahead of K&N Debut

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ — David Calabrese of Toms River, NJ is optimistic entering tonight’s NAPA Know How Gambler’s Classic at Boardwalk Hall.

“Our car is pretty good right now,” Calabrese said. “…The car was a little tight last night in one of the heat races so we freed it up a little bit and the thing rotates a lot better through the center of the corner. So I think we have a pretty good shot of making the show tonight.”

Calabrese Motorsports will be competing in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East with their own cars and engines. The team sold their Modifieds and purchased  new K&N cars. The Mooresville, NC team will use their own cars and engines.

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Stafford Speedway to host 2015 Legend Cars Asphalt Nationals Qualifier

Stafford Springs, CT — The 2015 season at Stafford Motor Speedway will mark the second season of weekly Legend Car competition around the track’s mini-mile. In addition Stafford Speedway Management is proud to announce that the Legend Cars feature during the season ending NAPA Auto Parts Fall Final Weekend on Oct. 3rd will serve as a Legends Car Asphalt Nationals Qualifier.

“It’s great to have a Legend Cars National Qualifier event at Stafford,” said Stafford Legend Cars promoter David Arute. “The Nationals is the biggest race of the year for the Legend Cars and our NAPA Fall Final Legend Cars feature event should see some exciting racing for the win. We’re looking forward to awarding the race winner a spot in the Legends Nationals race.”

The 2015 Legend Cars Asphalt Nationals will be held at Anderson Speedway in Anderson, South Carolina, November 12-14. The 3-day Legend Cars extravaganza will give competitors a final chance to accumulate points for the 2015 season to determine their final position in the INEX National Point Standings. Stafford Speedway was represented by two drivers from the Young Lion class at last year’s Asphalt Nationals at The Bullring in Las Vegas with Mike Christopher, Jr. finishing fourth and Joe Graf, Jr. finishing eleventh.

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New Website for John Holleman; Racing Full Time K&N Pro Series East

Legends Semi Pro driver John Holleman announced Thursday he will be racing full time in the 2015 NASCAR K&N Pro Series East, contending for the Rookie of the Year and Championship. 

Holleman made the announcement on his all-new website, which was also launched today by LN’s parent company STIX FX Entertainment, which can be viewed atwww.jhollemanmotorsports.com. He will also still race in Legends during the year (Summer Shootout) as well as other racing series.

The full press release is below.

John Holleman Set for NASCAR K&N Pro Series East Rookie and Championship Run

WINSTON-SALEM, NC (February 12th, 2015) – 17-year-old Winston-Salem, North Carolina, native John Holleman will enter his first full season of racing in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East (NKNPSE), starting with the “Hart 2 Heart Breast Cancer Foundation 150” at New Smyrna Speedway (FL) on Sunday, February 15th. Holleman will attempt to contend for the Rookie of the Year honors as well as the season championship, driving the No. 49 Midway Mobile Storage Toyota.

Holleman, who started racing Go Karts when he was five years old, has already had an extensive racing career. He has amassed 167 victories and 19 different championships spanning across various divisions of racing, including Bandoleros, Legends, Four Cylinders, Street Stocks, Sportsman cars, and Limited Late Models.

In 2014, Holleman entered his first two NKNPSE races, including making his series debut at his home track of Bowman Gray Stadium.

“Last year we entered the Bowman Gray race and also the Langley Speedway (VA) race,” said Holleman. “We learned very quickly the level of competition in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East is very steep. At Bowman Gray we ended up with some damage from a wreck that caused overheating, so it cut our learning experience a bit short. We decided to go to Langley Speedway and I learned a lot about how the cars handle and how to race in the series. I finished 12th in that race, but the most-important thing was completing all the 175 laps.”

Combined with only two races under his belt and the competition entering the series in 2015, Holleman knows he will have to be on his game. He has enlisted Greg Ely as his crew chief to help guide him during the season.

“I have seen the names of who will be competing in the series this year, and it is going to be a great battle for the championship and the rookie of the year title. The competition is going to be fierce, but Greg and I as well as the whole team are up for the challenge. We are looking forward to the first race at New Smyrna Speedway this weekend, and hopefully we can have a great showing in the No. 49 Midway Mobile Storage Toyota.”

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Devin O’Connell Looking to Pick Up Right Where He Left Off in Legend Cars at Stafford Motor Speedway

Stafford Springs, CT — With the return of Legend Cars to weekly racing at Stafford Speedway in 2015, one driver who is looking forward to the experience is Madison, CT native Devin O’Connell. O’Connell is the defending Allison Legacy Series champion who enjoyed a very successful 2-race stint in the Legend Cars division last season at Stafford. O’Connell won his very first start at Stafford and then was dueling for the lead in his second start before a flat tire eliminated him from the race. O’Connell also raced 6 seasons in the Wild Thing Karts on Monday nights and the combination of his mini mile track knowledge and a good car under him has all the potential for making a championship run in 2015 behind the wheel of the #43 Chatham Highlander Motel Coupe.

“We’re planning on running the full schedule,” said O’Connell. “I’m really pumped for the season. I’m hoping that not only can we challenge for the track championship, we’d also like to win a national championship for ovals with the Legend Cars. I think we’ll definitely be a contender for wins every week. There’s some pretty good competitors that we’ll have to face and it’s going to be an interesting and tight championship for sure. We won our first race and then in the second race I made a small mistake and wheel hopped another car that blew out the left rear tire. We definitely had a car that could win the race that night. We were wicked fast but I was just in the wrong place at the wrong time. My guys at 860 Motorsports do an awesome job on the car and all the running I did in the karts gave me a lot of seat time on the mini mile, which really helped me with the Legend Car.”

O’Connell reached the pinnacle of the Allison Legacy Series in 2014 with 10 wins in 16 races, including a streak of winning 5 races in a row. While O’Connell came close but never won a championship in the Wild Thing Kart ranks, he is looking to add a Stafford championship to his racing resume. But he knows that he will face some stiff competition on the mini mile during the 2015 season, including some fellow Wild Thing Kart competitors that he has raced against before.

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Speed Shift TV to Broadcast U.S. Legends Winter Nationals

The U.S. Legends Winter Nationals at Orlando Speed World February 16-20 will be broadcast on Speed Shift TV according to LegendsNation.com

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2014 Champion of the Day: Noah Gragson

Today’s featured driver is our Young Lion’s 2014 Road Course Champion, Noah Gragson! 

Your Name, Class & Championship Title:

Noah Gragson, Young Lion, Road Course World Champion.

What’s your favorite racing memory of 2014?

Winning the 2014 Race of Champions at the Asphalt Nationals in the Young Lion division. 

What sparked your interest in competing in racing?

I always liked racing as a kid. I finally got the opportunity to start racing 2 years ago and I’ve never look back!

Who are your favorite drivers to compete against?

Dustin Ash, Zane Smith, Mike Bliss, and Robert Gayton

What are your goals for the 2015 season?

I’m running the full NASCAR K&N Pro Series West schedule, Super Late Model races and some Legend Car races.

Which track is your favorite?

My favorite road course is Sonoma Raceway and my favorite oval is either the Bullring at Las Vegas Motor Speedway or Tucson Speedway!

Are there any sponsors or people you’d like to thank?

I’d like to thank Dustin Ash, Chris, Tony, Yogi, Robert Gayton, my Mom and Dad, and Alert ID.

Sources: USLegendsCars.com




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