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McCallum Memorial/Life Celebration at Thompson Saturday

The Thompson Speedway Club House will host the Jimmy McCallum Memorial/Life Celebration on Saturday, April 19 at 6:30pm. The event recalls McCallum of Fall River, MA, who passed away on September 20. Sign ins begin at 6:30 pm. Texas Hold ‘Em is at 7:30. The event will feature hot and cold appetizers and music.

One of McCallum’s daughters, Lisa Fuller, took the opportunity to recall a local racing legend and support the future. The fundraiser will benefit the Little T Quarter Midget Club. Fuller believes an event that combines her father’s two passions has him “smiling down upon us,” Fuller said. I think he highly would approve.”

“In just going through the process and talking to all these people, that we’re connected to him has been great for me,” Fuller said.”It’s been great for my sisters. It’s helped with a lot of closure.”

“(People) expressed a desire to remember my father,” Fuller said.”And the kids at the track desperately need a scoreboard and I just mulled it around, and I connected the two. My dad loved Thompson. My dad loved racing. He loved playing cards. He loved everything about racing and cards. Since I was a baby that’s been his greatest love. So I decided that I should combine the two and use his connections to the community to help raise money for a scoreboard, which I then could in turn donate in his honor.”

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Bond Awards $10,000 for Invitational Bonuses

Fans Can Win Free Tickets and VIP Experiences

Bond Auto Parts has announced a new program for the American Canadian Tour competitors who win qualifying events and attend the prestigious Bond ACT Invitational at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on Sunday, September 20. Bond has put up a total of $10,000 spread across nine qualifying events for drivers and fans.

Bond has announced that they will award ACT competitors $1,000 for their first win in the nine qualifying events. Repeat winners will receive $500 for each additional win, while the other $500 will be awarded to the highest finishing driver who has not yet won or received a bonus in a qualifying event. The nine events include the first seven American Canadian Tour point counting events, as well as the Vermont Governor’s Cup at Thunder Road and the International race at Airborne. Along with the $1,000 bonus, Bond Auto will also award the 15th place finisher in each of the nine events with a $100 Bond Auto gift card.

“This sponsorship is a great way to connect the drivers and the fans of ACT throughout their season leading up to the big race at New Hampshire,” said Mark Mast, vice president of marketing at Bond Auto. “These guys are really motivated to qualify for this race, but a little extra change in their pockets only sweetens the deal.”

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Dual Threat: Bonsignore Takes on NASCAR WMT & VMRS Competition

High Expectations for Icebreaker Winner

Change is good for Justin Bonsignore of Holtsville, NY, who began the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour season in victory lane. The Icebreaker was his second victory at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park for Ken Massa’s M3 Technology team. Bonsignore led three times for 14 laps, including the final eight circuits. He bested Coors Light Pole Award winner Woody Pitkat and former champion Doug Coby for the victory. Long Islanders Timmy Solomito and Eric Goodale rounded out the top five.

“That was wild,” Bonsignore said. “I hope everybody enjoyed it. If they didn’t enjoy that I don’t know what they’re going to post on Facebook but great car. Oh my God. I was hoping I wasn’t going to be the guy to mess it up the last 25 laps. I knew I had a little bit better car.”

“He’s (Pitkat) going to win his fair share of them,” Bonsignore said. “Hopefully we go back and forth this year … He had a great car. I knew he was going to be the guy we had to beat. They tested here last week. Everybody said they were real quick. They showed it all weekend that they were real quick. They were a tick off on their pit stop and we were just a tick better and that’s all it took. The competition is so close you guys can see it. Just drove my butt off and was able to get it done.”

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ACT Late Models Enter 23rd Season with Lee Opener

The field takes the green at the ACT Late Model Season Opener at Lee USA Speedway in 2013. (Photo credit: Alan Ward)

Waterbury, VT – The American Canadian Tour Late Models are set to enter their 23rd season of competition with their season opener at Lee USA Speedway in Lee, NH this Sunday, April 13. This will be the seventh time the 3/8ths-mile speedway has hosted the season opener. Norm Andrews won the first ever ACT Late Model event at Sanair Super Speedway in 1992 and the first event of the season has seen a variety of tracks and winners ever since.

Over the past 22 seasons, the ACT Late Model season opener has been hosted by seven different tracks and seen 16 different winners. Only four drivers have won more than one season opener, led by ACT Champions Brian Hoar (1997, 2011, 2012) and Jean-Paul Cyr (1996, 2004, 2006). Dennis Demers (1993, 1994) and Cris Michaud (2001, 2005) are the only other drivers with multiple season opener wins.

Last year’s season opening winner Jimmy Hebert joined Andrews (1992), Demers (1993), Chris Fisher (1998), Tracie Bellerose (2000), Michaud (2001), Randy Potter (2007) and Nick Sweet (2010) as the only eight drivers to earn their first career ACT wins during a season opening event.

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Change of Plans: Medeiros Enters Blastoff Weekend at Waterford

Carl Medeiros, Jr. is thankful for rain this weekend. The Westport, MA driver will be able to finish working on his Modified in time for practice at Seekonk Speedway on Saturday. He will enter the rescheduled Blastoff Weekend at Waterford Speedbowl on April 12-13.

Medeiros will drive his father’s #50 modified. SMG Motoring, Henry’s Diesel Performance and Just Your Way Screen Printing are supporting his rookie Valenti Modified Racing Series campaign. His father Carl Sr, uncle Jim, uncle Mark, Robbie, Keith, and Kevin are the crew members.

The team will pursue the Mr. Rooter Rookie of the Year Award in a former Kevin Stuart car. Medeiros is “just hoping to get (the) car in the show and at the end of the night roll the car in the trailer. Hopefully, (I can) capture that Rookie of the Year title.”

“(The) VMRS has a lot of good cars and a ton of good names, some of the best modified drivers in the northeast,” Medeiros said. “I’m just happy to say that I’m running with these guys.”

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Turn the Page: Galko Determined to Improve

Former SK Light Modified Champion Sets Top-10 Goal

Matt Galko of Meriden, CT is eager for the potential of a new racing season.

Galko, admittedly, did not have lady luck on his side last season. Galko had one top five and five top 10s in 17 starts at Stafford Motor Speedway last season. He missed one race due to a blown engine in practice.

“We struggled a lot with the chassis at Stafford, which is why we got a new one,” Galko said. “It was a really rough season. We had some good races with a fifth place and sixth place finish with a handful of top-10′s, but we didn’t have much luck. We had some good runs in the 25 car also with a fourth and a fifth but once again our luck wasn’t there. In the 150 lapper at Waterford, we were running around sixth and our motor blew on the last lap. … So all in all, it was a tough season but that just motivates me more to come back strong next season. It helps that I’m surrounded by such great people and everyone works so hard and is determined to win.”

Galko is building a new Troyer car in advance of the NAPA Auto Parts Spring Sizzler at Stafford on April 26-27. If the car is not ready, Galko will use the Chassis Dynamics car that he drove last season. Regardless, he hopes to debut the new chassis this season. Galko intends to compete at Stafford full-time, pending sponsorship. He picked up additional sponsorship from Pay-less Oil, and A&R Auto Body.

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Labbé Eyes Série ACT Title

Alex Labbé of St. Albert, Quebec will return to the Série ACT full time in the #48qc Larue Industrial Snow Blower Ford Fusion for Denis Larue. Desjardins Ford, Garoy Construction, and Orleans Express will also provide sponsorship.

“We will obviously try to win the championship here in the Quebec tour. I am also looking forward to perform really good at the big races like the International 500, the Invitational at Loudon and the Milk Bowl. Even if I had a really good run (there last) year, I want a come back this year and be as competitive …  and win that thing!”

Labbé is looking to build on the momentum from last year’s runnerup points finish. Labbe ended the season with four consecutive top fives, including back to back wins at Circuit Riverside and Autodrome Montmagny. The Can-Am 200 win gave Labbé a starting spot in the Bond Auto Invitational. Labbé finished 11th in the Bond Auto Invitational at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

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Lee USA Speedway Announces Additional Division for 2014 Racing Season

LEE, NH —  Lee USA Speedway announces the addition of the 4 Cylinder Ironman division to the 2014 season.  This division will participating in the Division V level for the NASCAR Whelen All American Racing Series.  The sister division to the new division is the V6 Ironman series.  The V6 Ironman series will continue as the Division IV representative from Lee USA.

The rules package for the new division is very similar to the V6 Ironman.  The speedway tech department has worked to identify a set of rules that can allow the 4 cylinders to have a division within the NASCAR sanctioned events in the State of New Hampshire and possible recognition at the national level if found to be in the top 100 from the division across the United States.

One of the deviations from the V6 Ironman rule book is the inclusion (in a controlled manner) of foreign models, as an example the Honda.  As tech has pointed out this is a Pure Stock division met to allow the beginner a place to gain experience at an affordable cost.  To quote tech, “we will not allow the special high performance package vehicles”.

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ACT Young Guns Look to Challenge in 2014

Waterbury, VT –The best group of young talent in nearly 30 years has emerged to challenge some of the biggest stock car racing stars in the Northeast during the 2014 American Canadian Tour (ACT) upcoming season.

“Having this many talented young teams is exactly what ACT racing was designed for. All these teams have come out of weekly tracks and are now testing the longer distance events. ACT tries to create schedules that will still allow teams to race at their “home tracks” during the height of the race season. We have lots of events scheduled in early Spring and later in the Fall. Watching these new young teams develop has become one of the most fun parts of the business for me. There is nothing more exciting than to see a young racer win his/her first major event!!”, said Tom Curley, long-time promoter of ACT racing.

The new campaign is led by two former Rookie of the Year contenders, Jimmy Hebert from Williamstown, VT and Bobby Therrien of Hinesburg, VT. There is a great deal of excitement about the depth of talent in the field as the 2014 campaign begins at Lee USA’s Governor’s Cup 150 on Sunday, April 13, 2014. Hebert is the defending champion of the Governor’s Cup. He also won a second event on the mile at the Sanair Super Speedway in St Pie, Quebec a year ago. Therrien is led by veteran crew chief Pete Duto and his Fast One/Subway race team. Defending ACT Rookie of the Year Therrien handily won a 150-lap feature at the White Mountain Motorsports Park in North Woodstock, NH during his inaugural touring year in 2013.
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ACT Lee Opener Looks for Another New Winner

American Canadian Tour (ACT) teams look at Lee USA Speedway’s annual New Hampshire Governor’s Cup 150 to kickstart their race season on Sunday, April 13, 2014. The optimism is well-founded. ACT Late Models can boast 10 different winners in 11 events held at Lee since 2003.

The list of winners is impressive, with a huge diversity of experience. Starting the list of winners are two Canadian teams, featuring four-time ACT US and Canadian Champion Patrick Laperle from St. Denis, QC and NASCAR Canadian Champion DJ Kennington, St. Thomas, ON in 2003 and 2004, respectively.

Seven-time ACT Champion Jean-Paul Cyr, and three time Thunder Road Champion Cris Michaud, along with the 1995 ACT Pro Stock Champion from Fast One racing, Brad Leighton all went to victory lane at Lee USA Speedway. Pro All Star Series Champion Ben Rowe from Turner, Maine won the NH Governor’s Cup in 2008. Lee regular weekly racer Miles Chipman shocked the ACT regulars in 2010 with a win for long-time car owner David Storey.
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Kimball Visits New Hampshire Gov. Hassan

Governor Congratulates NASCAR State Champ

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Bill Kimball Jr. is prepared for the season opening Spring Dash event at Monadnock Speedway on April 19, but he recently topped off his 2013 track and state championship celebrations in Concord, N.H. New Hampshire Governor Maggie Hassan personally congratulated Kimball on his first NASCAR Whelen All-American Series state title.

Kimball won his fourth NASCAR Sportsman Modified track championship at Monadnock in Winchester, N.H., in 2013. He also picked up points in five Small Block Supermodified division starts at Lee (N.H.) USA Speedway.

“It was quite an opportunity to meet Gov. Hassan,” Kimball, 41, of Bennington, N.H., said of the Feb. 25 visit. “She was very nice. I never thought I’d get to go to the State House and meet the governor for winning a championship.

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New Race Added for 2014 Schedule!

You heard right, the Pro 4′s will be returning to Lee USA Speedway this year for Oktober Fest weekend Friday thru Sun October 10-12th!
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NETS Adds Lee USA Speedway to 2014 Schedule

The New England Truck Series has added yet another new track to an already robust 2014 schedule. Lee USA Speedway in Lee, New Hampshire will host the tough trucks as part of their 29th Annual Oktoberfest Weekend on October 11, & 12th. NETS will join over 300 racing cars representing weekly and touring divisions from all over the northeast that are expected to compete in Lee’s season finale.

“It’s been a few years since we have been to Lee USA, and we’re excited to be heading back there,” said NETS Series Director Lorraine Pard. “Our drivers love to race everywhere they can, and as a series we do our best to give them the opportunity. To be part of Oktoberfest is really an honor, and we’re really looking forward to putting on a great show for the fans.”

Lee joins the growing number of speedways around the northeast playing host to the New England Truck Series in 2014 as the series expands to seven different New England speedways across a thirteen race schedule. The first event of the NETS season is the Budweiser Blast Off at Waterford Speedbowl, March 29th-29th.

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Former Rivals Join for Championship

Tombarello, Witkum Brothers Win Lee Title

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Former rivals joined forces in 2013 and won a NASCAR Whelen All-American Series track championship. They’ll continue their partnership this year.

Driver Tommy Tombarello Jr. combined with owners Bobby and Eddie Witkum Sr., to win the NASCAR Small Block Supermodified track championship at Lee (N.H.) USA Speedway. Tombarello, 32, of Haverhill, Mass., was an owner-driver until last season.

Tombarello won three of the last four Small Block Supermodified track championships at Lee, including 2010 and 2012-13. He placed second to Witkum Brothers Racing and their driver Wayne Helliwell in 2011.
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Adam Norton Focused on SK Light Modified Wins

Adam Norton of Ludlow, MA is preparing his SK Light Modified for another racing season. Unlike past seasons, Norton will only be focused on wins instead of a championship.

“Everything is going good,” Norton said. “(The) car is just about done being put back together. It’s lettered already. I’m getting married in May, so I can’t really run for points anywhere because I’m going to miss two weeks so (the) plan is Monadnock, some Stafford shows and open shows where we can run with the SK (Modifieds).” He may return to Thompson to defend his World Series victory.

1079492_696226603741927_435792712_n“Yes. (Winning) that’s going be our main goal for this season and get very organized for the 2015,” Norton said. “I hope we can pick up a couple of sponsors. … It’s just hard because (I’m) not the type of person to go asking and I think that’s been my biggest problem; I’m very quiet.”

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NELCAR Announces Organizational Changes and 2014 Schedule

Durham, ME – The Amsoil Nelcar Legends Tour is gearing up for their 21st season in 2014. After a successful 2013 season, the Tour is eager to get things started in 2014. Many changes are taking place for the Tour including a new president, more racetracks and rule changes to help continue the growth of the largest Legends Car tour in the United States.

The first change came during the annual banquet, where the Nelcar board of director’s election was held. Terry Kirk, who has been at the helm for close a decade, decided to step down as Nelcar President, and handing the keys over to Brett Alexander. Alexander has been involved with motorsports since he was born, as his father, Bob Alexander, is a Maine racing legend. After racing several seasons himself, Brett now owns the car for his son, third year Legends Car driver Wyatt Alexander. Kirk will continue to serve as the official parts dealer of the Nelcar Tour with New England Legends Sales & Service.

“I’m very excited to take over as Nelcar president,” Alexander said, “I have many new ideas to continue to grow this Tour and we have a great group of directors, drivers and teams that will help make this transition easier.”

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VIDEO: Watch 2013 NASCAR Awards Shows

Replays of Whelen All-American Awards & Night Of Champions

Watch complete multilingual video coverage from the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Awards the NASCAR Night of Champions Touring Awards. Both events took place in the Crown Ballroom of the Charlotte (N.C.) Convention Center adjacent to the NASCAR Hall of Fame, Dec. 13-14, 2013.

The videos include Red Carpet driver interviews in addition to the full awards programs.

NASCAR WHELEN ALL-AMERICAN SERIES AWARDS: ENGLISH | SPANISH

NASCAR Night of Champions Touring Awards: ENGLISH | SPANISH | FRENCH

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Expanded Program Propels Kimball

Monadnock Driver Adds Lee USA, Wins N.H. Championship

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Bill Kimball Jr. expanded to a two-track, two-division effort in 2013, and won his first NASCAR Whelen All-American Series state championship in New Hampshire.

Kimball, 41, of Bennington, N.H., also won his third NASCAR Sportsman Modified division title at Monadnock Speedway in Winchester, N.H. His previous championships in 2010-11 were before the cars were elevated to the premier division at the quarter-mile paved oval.

“We wanted to try for the state championship for the first time, but we knew it would be hard to do,” Kimball said.

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Sunoco & New England Racing Fuel to Power Tri-Track Series Opener

RIVERHEAD, NY — In four months, the green flag will wave for the first of three Tri-Track Open Modified Series events. On Sunday, May 11 at New Hampshire’s ‘Center of Speed’, the Lee USA Speedway presents a very special Tour-Type Modified event, which now has a fitting name added to it.

New England Racing Fuel and Sunoco have now pledged their support, and as a result, the initial event will now be called the ‘Bullring Bash 100 Powered by Sunoco’. A full field of Modifieds will be vying for the minimum $5,000 winner’s share, while being guaranteed a $1,000 payoff just to take the green.

Mike Joy and John Holland of New England Racing Fuel have been a supporter of Modified racing throughout the northeast for many years. Their involvement in the Tri-Track Open Modified Series only further confirms that this three race, Triple Crown of Modified Racing is sure to bring bragging rights to the Alloy Wheel Repair Specialists Tri-Track Open Modified Series Champion.

“There is such a buzz about it coming together, and we want to continue supporting Modified racing in New England,” Holland confirmed. “With that in mind, we want to include these events as part of that.”

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Nick Lascoula Pursuing Late Model ROY, Legends Car Title

Abington Driver Advancing to Late Models

Defending Seekonk Legends Car champion Nick Lascuola of Abington, MA will have a busy racing season ahead. “I plan on racing a full Seekonk Friday Legends schedule and go for a second championship in a row along with the full Seekonk schedule on Saturdays for Late Models and go for Rookie of the Year in that and a win or two,” Lascuola said. “Those are the plans and goals for 2014 for me.”

Lascuola also plans to enter three American-Canadian Tour (ACT) Late Model races – Lee USA on April 12-13, Devil’s Bowl on May 4 and October 4-5 at Thunder Road for the Milk Bowl. All three tracks are new for him. “(I) have been watching a lot of YouTube videos as of the moment,” Lascuola said. “Sometimes the best way is to watch others. (The) tracks look like a lot of fun.”

For the second consecutive year, Lascuola is entered in the Champion® Spark Plugs Search for a Champion Contest. Now through February 2, visitors to the Search for a Champion Contest site can vote for their favorite driver. Nearly 400 contestants are vying for $125,000 in racing sponsorship. 15 will be given $5,000 in sponsorship, with the Grand Prize worth $50,000.

“Last year I was an honorable mention,” Lascuola said. “(I) finished just out of the top 15, but it was a great chance to help get me exposed to a wider audience. “It was pretty cool (when I) won a $500 gift card.”

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First Annual Tri-Track Modified Series Adds $10,000 Point Fund

RIVERHEAD, NY — he New England, “Tri-Track Open Modified Series”, consisting of Tour-Type Open Modified events at the Lee (N.H.) USA Speedway, Star (N.H.) Speedway and Seekonk (MA.) Speedway for the 2014 season, today added a $10,000 point fund for the three races thanks to a new sponsorship package from Alloy Wheel Repair Specialists of Quincy, Mass.

Contact Alloy Wheel Repair of Quincy for all of your specialized automotive and trucking wheel repair needs and more. The $10,000 total is somewhat conditional, but also a virtual certainty, based on added contributions from series organizer James Schaefer, The Racing Guys, t-shirt sales, and portions of driver entry fee money donated from Seekonk Speedway management.

This added payoff not only rewards race teams who support all three events, which will each have cash purse payout’s exceeding $35,000 but it also adds prestige and a bonus money payout to the driver who is able to become the first ever, “Alloy Wheel Repair Specialists Tri-Track Open Modified Series Point Fund Champion.”

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Tri Track Open Modified Series

Tri Track Open Modified Series – a place for the drivers from the Whelen, ROC, VMRS, and weekly tracks like Mahoning and Riverhead come together to battle it for the big money on the short tracks of the northeast. A place where the fans can gather to see the best drivers in one place, and also become part of the race by buing laps at each race for $50 a lap.SS5_2294_3282

Sunday, May 11 Lee Speedway Bullring Bash 100
Saturday, June 14 Star Speedway SBM 125
Wednesday, July 23 Seekonk Open Wheel Wednesday 100

All races minimum $1000 to start
Lee $5000 to win
Star $5000 plus lap money to win
Seekonk $10000 to win

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VMRS Debuts New Logo

VMRS2014LogoThe Valenti Modified Racing Series will have a new look for the upcoming season, according to Series Director Scott Tapley.

Bob Valenti Auto Mall of Mystic, CT has sponsored the Modified Racing Series since 2010. Valenti signed a three year agreement in 2011 for the title sponsorship. Series Founder and President Jack Bateman announced an extension at the awards banquet in November.

“Going into 2014, I’d like to announce that Valenti Auto Mall will continue to be our title sponsor with options for 15 and 16,” Bateman said. “Special thanks to Rob Valenti and his folks.”

The 2014 schedule has 16 races at seven tracks: Airborne, Lee USA, Monadnock, Seekonk, Stafford, Thompson and Waterford. The season opener is March 29-30 at Waterford Speedbowl.

For more information, visit ModifiedRacingSeries.com.

Sources: Nicholas Teto/YankeeRacer.com

Tentative 2014 Lee USA Speedway Schedule Posted

LEE, NH – Lee USA Speedway has released a tentative 2014 schedule. The American-Canadian Tour (ACT) Late Models will begin their season on Sunday, April 13 with the traditional Governor’s Cup 150. Support classes are the North East Classic Lite and the NELCAR Legends Tour. ACT heat races start at 2PM.

A new event for the season is the recently announced Modified Bull Ring Bash on Sunday, May 11 at 12PM. The first event of the Tri-Track Open Series, the race will be operated by Jim Schaefer (AKA: Long Island Modified Maniac) and Dick Williams of the Racing Guys. The $5,000 to win open competition Modified race will also join then SBM 125 at Star SpeedwFay in Epping, NH and Open Wheel Wednesday at Seekonk (MA) Speedway. For more imformation, visit their new web site, TriTrackOpenModifiedSeries.com.

The first of 14 NASCAR Whelen All-American Series events will take place on Friday, May 30. The Valenti Modified Racing Series will make its first visit to the seacoast 3/8 mile on June 27, with a return for Oktoberfest Weekend October 11-12.

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Granite State Pro Stock Series 2013 Banquet in the Books

Mike O’Sullivan Honors as 2013 Champion

Mike O'Sullivan

MANCHESTER, NH – The Granite State Pro Stock Series celebrated an illustrious 2013 season on December 27th at the Best Western Plus Conference Center in Manchester, NH.

The top 10 in points were honored for their successful seasons as 65 drivers attempted to qualify for the 11 races the GSPSS held in 2013. Springfield, MA’s own Mike O’Sullivan topped the field for the year, claiming the championship in the series’ sophomore season. Larry Gelinas picked up the win on the final race of the year to secure his runner-up spot in the final standings, with Jeremy Davis taking third overall. O’Sullivan credited his success to his family and crew, citing dedication and support as reasons for his consistent success.

Many special awards were handed out on the night. The Hard Luck award was given to Mike Rivard. Receiving the Jack’s Competition Engines/AR Bodies Rookie of the Year award was Tom O’Sullivan, brother to the champion Mike O’Sullivan. The O’Sullivan family also collected another award as Mike received the Ricky’s Real Racer award. The John Hoyt Memorial Award was given to Jack Bateman, as the whole GSPSS awarded the former co-owner of the series with this honor for his dedication. Also, Jake Vanada and Fran Colson picked up gift certificates to AR Bodies, while Carl Eriksson and Erick Sands won gift certificates to Five Star Bodies.

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Anne Empey, Former Long Time Chief Scorer at Stafford Motor Speedway & Many Other Race Tracks, Passes at 74

Anne M. Empey

Anne Marie (Newell) Empey, aged 74, of Middleboro, passed away on Wednesday, December 25, 2013 at the Sachem Rehabilitation and Nursing Home surrounded by her family. She was predeceased by her parents, and companion Bill Somers.

Born in Boston, the daughter of the late Paul Grant Newell and Alice (Mulkerin) Newell, she lived in Middleboro for the past 11 years, she resided in Hanover for over 30 years prior to moving to Middleboro. Anne was a graduate of St. Gregory’s High School, class of 1957. She graduated from the Catherine Laboure School of Nursing in 1960 and was a Registered Nurse. She worked for a short time for the VA Hospital in Boston before going to work at the Linda Richards Nursing Home in Codman Square Dorchester, by the time the former became the Edgewood Nursing Home she had become a nursing supervisor, ending her career there as the Director of Nursing. She then worked for the Mass Department of Public Health Tuberculosis division until retiring in 1997.

She was very active in supporting youth athletics in Hanover, and served as President of the Hanover High School Sports Boosters club in the 1980s. She was also the Hanover High School PTA representative to the school board. She was a longtime parishioner of the St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Hanover. Anne was a founding member of the South Shore Visiting Nurses Association which she remained an active member of even after retiring. She was an avid NASCAR racing fan and worked as the Chief Score Keeper at Stafford Springs Motor Speedway, Thompson, Seekonk, and Westboro Speedways; she also scored races at the Norwood Arena, Lee, Lakeville, and Star Speedways; she was the traveling scorer for the New England Mini Modified tour and the Big Rig Racing tour scoring at tracks up and down the East Coast.

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John Lowinski-Loh, Jr. Plans Waterford Run in 2014

Busy Season Ahead for Thompson Late Model Rookie of the Year

John Lowinski-Loh, Jr. of Milford, MA confirmed on Sunday that he would be competing at Waterford Speedbowl full-time in 2014. “(It’s) something new and (I) heard from my friend CJ Sherman on (Keith) Rocco’s team to come up, so I figured we will run a season,” Lowinski-Loh said.

He will return to Thompson Speedway for their seven events along with a “handful of Seekonk races and ACT Tour races.” Lowinski-Loh will enter the American-Canadian Tour (ACT) Late Model races at Airborne, Lee USA, New Hampshire, and the Milk Bowl at Thunder Road. Additional races may be added.

With a year of Late Model experience, Lowinski-Loh is optimistic about next season. “(I’m) giving it everything I got,” Lowinski-Loh said. “2014 title at Thompson with wins, and wins at Waterford with a strong points finish; also win a few at Seekonk and a few tour races.”

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Whelen All-American Changes Announced

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – NASCAR announced several new initiatives for the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Thursday at the annual Track Operators Meeting.

The competition changes, which go into effect in 2014, are designed to spotlight the sport’s young stars and reward the achievements of drivers at every level of the series. They were announced at the meeting, which was held in conjunction with the touring and weekly series awards ceremonies in Charlotte, N.C.

Starting next season, a national champion will be crowned in all five divisions of the series. In recent seasons, the Finalist Program honored top competitors in Div. II-V.

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2014 ISMA Schedule Announced

Date-Track-Location-Laps
Friday, May 02, 2014-Oswego Speedway-Oswego, NY-Practice
Saturday, May 03, 2014-Oswego Speedway-Oswego, NY-50
Saturday, June 07, 2014    Oswego Speedway    Oswego, NY-50
Friday, June 20, 2014-Oxford Plains Speedway-Oxford, ME-75
Saturday, June 21, 2014-Autodrome Chaudiere-Vallée-Jonction, QC-75
Saturday, July 12, 2014-Oswego Speedway-Oswego, NY-50-King of Wings

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ACT 2014 Schedule Released

Waterbury, VT — The American Canadian Tour (ACT) released its 2014 schedule which is highlighted by visits to nine (9) different Northeast tracks. The schedule includes a total of twelve (12) events with nine (9) Championship point counting events and three popular ‘special’ events on the calendar.

The traditional event to open the 2014 campaign on April 12-13 will once again be at the Lee USA Speedway in Lee, New Hampshire. The ACT has been visiting the 1/3 mile oval since Red and Judy MacDonald purchased the speed plant in 1987. “It is just one of those relationships that have endured throughout the past 25 years. We tried to help Red and Judy when they first started, and they have been there for us whenever we needed help over the years. This kind of relationship, in this type of business, is generally very rare, but greatly appreciated” said Tom Curley, President of the American Canadian Tour, which was established in 1986.

The home of the ACT, Thunder Road International Speedbowl will host its only point counting event with the Merchants Bank 150 on opening weekend April 26-27. Next up will be the historic Spring Green 114 to be held at the Devil’s Bowl Speedway in Fair Haven, VT on Sunday, May 4. This will be the fourth opening day Spring Green event at the super fast ½ mile oval.

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