2017-12-15

Stewart-Haas Racing Announces 2018 Driver/Crew Chief Pairings



Stewart-Haas Racing Announces 2018 Driver/Crew Chief Pairings

Kurt Busch Returns to Drive No. 41 Ford Fusion

Billy Scott Named No. 41 Team Crew Chief and John Klausmeier Promoted to No. 10 Team Crew Chief;

Rodney Childers and Mike Bugarewicz Remain with Nos. 4 and 14 Teams, Respectively

KANNAPOLIS, N.C. (Dec. 15, 2017) – Stewart-Haas Racing (SHR) has announced its 2018 driver and crew chief pairings for its four teams competing in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series.

 

Headlining the announcement is Kurt Busch's return to the No. 41 Haas Automation/Monster Energy Ford Fusion. The 2018 season will mark Busch's 19th year in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series and his fifth with SHR. Five of Busch's 29 career victories have come with SHR, highlighted by his victory in the 2017 Daytona 500.

 

Taking over as crew chief for Busch and the No. 41 team is Billy Scott, who joined SHR in 2016 as crew chief for Danica Patrick and the No. 10 team. Tony Gibson, who has been the crew chief for the No. 41 team since November 2014 and a crew chief at SHR since the organization's inception in 2009, will remain with SHR in an unnamed capacity.

 

John Klausmeier, a race engineer with SHR since 2009, has been promoted to crew chief for Aric Almirola and the No. 10 Smithfield team. Klausmeier comes to the job with a victory already as a crew chief. He served as the interim crew chief for the No. 41 team during the June 2016 race weekend at Pocono (Pa.) Raceway, which Busch won after leading the final 32 laps.

 

Rodney Childers returns as Kevin Harvick's crew chief with the No. 4 Jimmy John's/Busch Beer team for the fifth straight year. Since partnering in 2014, the duo has won 14 races, 15 poles and led 6,665 laps. They've been a member of the Championship 4 three times, winning the title in 2014.

 

Mike Bugarewicz begins his third year as the crew chief for the No. 14 Rush Truck Centers/Mobil 1 team in 2018. He was Tony Stewart's crew chief in 2016, helping the three-time Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champion secure his 49th and final career win at Sonoma (Calif.) Raceway before retiring as a driver at the end of the season. Clint Bowyer took over the No. 14 Ford Fusion in 2017, delivering three second-place finishes in his first year with SHR.

 

"We have some of the finest talent in the industry and we're confident in the leadership of each of our teams as we pursue wins and a championship in 2018," said Stewart, co-owner of SHR with Gene Haas, founder of Haas Automation. "Obviously, we're very happy to have Kurt Busch back with SHR and I'm proud to have Aric Almirola as a part of our race team. He's someone I've always been impressed with since we were teammates at Joe Gibbs Racing, and John Klausmeier is more than ready to be his crew chief. The partnership between Kevin Harvick and Rodney Childers is the best in the garage, and after a bunch of strong runs and second-place finishes, I think Clint Bowyer and Mike Bugarewicz are ready for a breakout year. We're in a really good place with each of our race teams."

 

"Bigger, Better, Faster, Lighter is what we strive for in the machining industry and it's what we strive for in motorsports. These new appointments seamlessly marry our engineering expertise with our collective racing experience," Haas said.

 

"We wanted to maximize our strengths and address the areas where we needed to improve, and we feel this lineup gives us our best chance to succeed every time we bring our Ford Fusions to the racetrack," added Greg Zipadelli, vice president of competition, SHR. "This is a very technical sport, but it's the people who make it go, and we've got some of the best people in the business."

 

About Stewart-Haas Racing:

Stewart-Haas Racing is the title-winning NASCAR team co-owned by three-time Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champion Tony Stewart and Gene Haas, founder of Haas Automation – the largest CNC machine tool builder in North America. The organization fields four entries in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series – the No. 4 Ford Fusion for Kevin Harvick, the No. 10 Ford Fusion for Aric Almirola, the No. 14 Ford Fusion for Clint Bowyer and the No. 41 Ford Fusion for Kurt Busch. The team also competes in the NASCAR XFINITY Series by fielding a full-time entry – the No. 00 Ford Mustang for Cole Custer – and one part-time entry – the No. 98 Ford Mustang. Based in Kannapolis, North Carolina, Stewart-Haas Racing operates out of a 200,000-square-foot facility with nearly 370 employees. For more information, please visit us on the Web at  www.StewartHaasRacing.com, on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/StewartHaasRacing, on Twitter @StewartHaasRcng and on Instagram@StewartHaasRacing.

 

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2017-12-14

Les frères Theetge vous invitent à souligner les 30 ans du Musée Gilles-Villeneuve



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Les frères Theetge vous invitent à souligner les 30 ans du Musée Gilles-Villeneuve

05 décembre 2017, Québec.
​  ​Les frères Theetge 
seront les invités d'honneur, le 23 janvier prochain, lors d'un événement-bénéfice pour le Musée Gilles-Villeneuve. Pour une 3e année consécutive, les passionnés de sport motorisé se réuniront au restaurant Galopin, partenaire de l'événement. Benoit et Donald Theetge vous invitent à participer en grand nombre.




Benoit et Donald Theetge, propriétaires du Groupe Theetge, regroupant Auto Frank et Michel, Circuit Acura, Le Centre Honda d'Auto Frank et Michel ainsi que Mercedes-Benz St-Nicolas, et passionnés de sport motorisé oeuvrent dans le domaine automobile depuis des décennies. «C'était tout naturel pour nous de rassembler les passionnés de courses pour souligner le 30e anniversaire du Musée Gilles-Villeneuves, ici à Québec, où nous nous démarquons année après année dans ce domaine!» souligne Donald Theetge. «Gilles Villeneuve est un personnage important pour notre culture québécoise et pour le monde du sport, le musée tient à souligner son parcours exceptionnel et nous sommes fiers de nous y associer cette année» poursuit Benoit Theetge.

Les fonds amassés aideront le musée, un organisme à but non lucratif, à poursuivre sa mission; perpétuer le souvenir de Gilles Villeneuve. Elle lancera aussi la saison 2018 du
musée qui sera notamment marquée par diverses activités qui souligneront le 30e anniversaire du musée, un établissement qui accueille chaque année des visiteurs en provenance d'une bonne vingtaine de pays. Le musée Gilles-Villeneuve pourrait même accueillir en cette année spéciale son 300 000e visiteur!

« Le musée Gilles-Villeneuve est fier de compter sur la participation pour cet événement important de deux frères passionnés par le sport motorisé et fortement impliqués dans la grande région de Québec. Si à Berthierville, les frères Gilles et Jacques Villeneuve sont un bel exemple de grande complicité, à Québec la réputation, le talent en course et l'implication de nos invités dans leur communauté est à souligner », confie le directeur général du musée Gilles Villeneuve, Alain Bellehumeur, fort heureux de la participation de Donald et Benoit Theetge à cette soirée unique.

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Un encan

L'événement sera aussi rehaussé par la tenue d'un encan aux profits du musée Gilles-Villeneuve. De magnifiques pièces de collection seront offertes à cette occasion.
Parmi elles, de superbes items autographiés par de grands noms du sport automobile : Lewis Hamilton, Kimi Raikkonen, Sebastian Vettel… sans oublier Lance Stroll, ce pilote de chez-nous qui se prépare à une deuxième saison en F1 au sein de l'écurie Williams.
Les billets, en quantité limitée, sont présentement en vente au coût de 100$. Un reçu pour la partie don sera émis. Pour mettre la main sur un ou des billets, appuyer les projets du musée et rencontrer les frères Theetge, composez dès maintenant le 1-800-639-0103.

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2017-12-11

Field Set for ‘The Clash’ at Daytona

Field Set for 'The Clash' at Daytona

75-Lap Event Caps Sunday Doubleheader at the World Center of Racing

 

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (December 11, 2017) – NASCAR fans get a double-dose of racing action to open the 2018 season on Sunday, February 11, with The Advance Auto Parts Clash at Daytona International Speedway capping a day that starts with Coors Light Pole Award qualifying for the 60th Annual Daytona 500.

 

A star-studded lineup of elite drivers will battle in the 75-lap event which airs live on FS1, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio at 3 p.m. ET. The annual preseason race will be run in two segments, with a competition caution at lap 25 separating the segments.

 

"A double-header, featuring The Clash and Daytona 500 qualifying, is a great way to start the 2018 season," said Steve O'Donnell, NASCAR executive vice president and chief racing development officer. "The urgency created by the non-points race sets a tone for the season, providing a strong preview of the competition we expect will be a mainstay all year long."

 

"For four decades, the Advance Auto Parts Clash has been a staple of the Speedweeks lineup," Daytona International Speedway President Chip Wile said. "The event has a rich history and serves as a preview to the Can-Am Duel qualifying races and the DAYTONA 500. Combining the Advance Auto Parts Clash and DAYTONA 500 Qualifying on the same day will deliver race fans a full day of NASCAR action."    

 

Consistent with the eligibility criteria used to determine last year's Clash field, there is no pre-determined number of cars. The exclusive field is limited to drivers who were 2017 Coors Light Pole Award winners, former Clash race winners, former Daytona 500 pole winners who competed full-time in 2017 and drivers who qualified for the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs.

 

Eligible drivers are:

 

2017 Coors Light Pole Award Winners (14)

 

  • Ryan Blaney, Kurt Busch, Kyle Busch, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Chase Elliott, Denny Hamlin, Kevin Harvick, Erik Jones, Matt Kenseth, Brad Keselowski, Kyle Larson, Joey Logano, Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Martin Truex Jr.

 

Former Daytona 500 Coors Light Pole Award Winners (3)

  • Austin Dillon, Jimmie Johnson, Danica Patrick

 

2017 Playoff Drivers (3)

  • Kasey Kahne, Jamie McMurray, Ryan Newman

 

Tickets for The Clash and Daytona 500 qualifying are available online at DaytonaInternationalSpeedway.com or by calling 1-800-PITSHOP.

 

About the Daytona International Speedway

Daytona International Speedway is the world's only motorsports stadium and was awarded SportsBusiness Journal's prestigious Sports Business Award for Sports Facility of the Year in 2016. Daytona International Speedway is the home of "The Great American Race" – the DAYTONA 500. Though the season-opening Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series event garners most of the attention – as well as the largest audience in motorsports – the approximately 500-acre motorsports complex, also known as the "World Center of Racing," boasts the most diverse schedule of racing on the globe. In addition to at least nine major event weekends, the Speedway grounds are also used extensively for events that include concerts, civic and social gatherings, car shows, photo shoots, production vehicle testing and police motorcycle training.

 

About NASCAR

The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing, Inc. (NASCAR) is the sanctioning body for the No. 1 form of motorsports in the United States. NASCAR consists of three national series (the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series™, NASCAR XFINITY Series™, and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series™), four regional series, one local grassroots series and three international series. The International Motor Sports Association™ (IMSA®) governs the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship™, the premier U.S. sports car series. Based in Daytona Beach, Fla., with offices in eight cities across North America, NASCAR sanctions more than 1,200 races in more than 30 U.S. states, Canada, Mexico and Europe. For more information visit www.NASCAR.com and www.IMSA.com, and follow NASCAR on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat ('NASCAR'). For race tickets, visit www.NASCAR.com/tickets.

 

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Andrew Booth

Daytona International Speedway


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2017-12-07

Allen Lumber Re-Ups with Thunder Road Street Stock Division

Allen Lumber Re-Ups with Thunder Road Street Stock Division

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                                     TR120717-69


<<ATTACHED IMAGE (tr09101728.jpg): Allen Lumber Company has been a supporter of the Thunder Road Street Stocks since 1993 and will return in 2018 after signing a new agreement. (Alan Ward photo)>>


Barre, Vt. – Thunder Road officials announced today that Allen Lumber Company has signed a multi-year agreement to return as the title sponsor for the track's Street Stock class. The upcoming 2018 season will be the 26th consecutive year that the Vermont-based company has been associated with the Street Stocks.

 

Allen Lumber Company is one of the longest-running continuous entitlement sponsors at Thunder Road. They began their sponsorship of the Street Stocks in 1989 when it was an eight-cylinder division. After a one-year association with the Flying Tigers in 1992, they resumed their partnership with the Street Stocks in 1993 when it became a four-cylinder class.

 

For many years, the Allen Lumber Street Stocks have been one of the most popular entry-level divisions in New England. The division is coming off a 2017 season that featured a four-way championship battle entering the final event and a large influx of drivers are anticipated from the Burnett Scrap Metals Road Warrior class for 2018.

 

"Allen Lumber Company is proud to have been the sponsor of the Street Stocks at Thunder Road for the past 25 years," Allen Lumber Treasurer Burnie Allen said. "Allen Lumber appreciates the ongoing patronage of both the drivers and the fans."

 

Allen Lumber is a fifth-generation building supply company with four Vermont locations in Barre, Montpelier, Waitsfield, and St. Johnsbury. It was founded in 1888 by Stillman Allen, making it one of the oldest family-owned businesses in the state. In addition to lumber and building materials, they sell tools, windows, doors, and kitchen and bath fixtures. They also provide professional design consultation for both new building construction and remodeling.

 

For more information, contact the Thunder Road offices at (802) 244-6963media@thunderroadvt.com, or visit www.thunderroadvt.com orwww.allenlumbercompany.com.

 

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2017-12-01

SERIE ACT ANNOUNCES 2018 QUEBEC SCHEDULE


 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                                               SA20171201-18

 

SERIE ACT ANNOUNCES 2018 QUEBEC SCHEDULE

 

Laval, QC – December, 1st 2017 – Série ACT, the Canadian touring series operating under the American-Canadian Tour (ACT) flagship, is pleased to announce the 2018 schedule for ACT Late Model Sportsman, which will consist of nine (9) events at three different tracks in the Province of Quebec.

 

Serie ACT will kick off its 14th Championship stock car season, on Sunday, May 20, by making its first of four visits at Autodrome St-Eustache (ASE).  A 4/10th mile oval track, located just North of Montreal. It will return to the speed plant on July 7th, August 18th and Septembre 23rd.

 

Autodrome Montmagny, located in the scenic city of Montmagny, which is 45 minutes East of the Quebec city bridges, will host 4 Championship races as well.  The 3/8 mile oval will host events on June 9th and 24th, July 21st, and September 1st.

 

After a year absent from the calendar, Autodrome Chaudiere is reinstated.  Série ACT will visit the 1/4 mile track nested in the hills of the city of Vallée-Jonction (Quebec) on July 28th.

 

The last 2018 event on the schedule will be raced at ASE on September 23rd, at which time it will crown its new Champion.  The winning Champion will be succeeding to an impressive list of former Champions : Jonathan Bouvrette, Patrick Laperle (4), Dany Trépanier, Alex Labbé, Donald Theetge (2), Jean-François Déry, Karl Allard, Alexandre Gingras, Sylvain Lacombe.

 

Marc Patrick Roy, the Managing director for Série ACT is pleased with the schedule, but his work is not completed: "The drivers and spectators had asked for more events than we did in 2017.  We listened.  Also, I am pleased to say that our schedule is harmonized with the ACT Late Model Tour (US Tour), a driver, if he wanted to, could race in 18 events in 2018.  But the planning work for 2018 is not finished.  We need to complete our sponsorship deals and while we do that, we also continue to work on the possibility of having a 10th event on the schedule.  More news will be released prior to the New Year as it becomes available."

 

 

The 2018 ACT Late Model Sportsman rule book and registration forms are available online at www.serieact.com.

 

For more information, contact us via media@serieact.com or by telephone at 514-907-1773.

 

2018 SÉRIE ACT LATE MODEL SPORTSMAN SERIES SCHEDULE

 

 

DATE

 

PISTE

1.

Sunday

May 20

 

AUTODROME ST-EUSTACHE

2.

Saturday

June 9

 

AUTODROME MONTMAGNY

3.

Sunday

June 24

 

AUTODROME MONTMAGNY

4.

Saturday

July 7

 

AUTODROME ST-EUSTACHE

5.

Saturday

July 21

 

AUTODROME MONTMAGNY

6.

Saturday

July 28

 

AUTODROME CHAUDIÈRE

7.

Saturday

August 18

 

AUTODROME ST-EUSTACHE

8.

Saturday

September 1

 

AUTODROME MONTMAGNY

9.

Sunday

September 23

 

AUTODROME ST-EUSTACHE

 

Subjec to change without prior notice

 

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ACT Late Model Tour dévoile son calendrier 2018

ACT Late Model Tour dévoile son calendrier 2018

 

POUR DIFFUSION IMMÉDIATE                                                                                              ACT120117-27

 

Waterbury, Vt. – Les dirigeants de l'American-Canadian Tour (ACT) ont dévoilé le calendrier 2018 pour la ACT Late Model Tour. Un calendrier de 10 épreuves, réparties sur 7 circuits différents dans quatre états américains différents.

 

Comme le veut la coutume depuis quelques années, la saison s'élancera avec la coupe du Gouverneur 150 à la piste de Lee USA Speedway (Lee, N.H.), dimanche, le 15 avril. Ensuite, dimanche le 29 avril, la ACT Late Model Tour se dirigera à Thunder Road Speedbowl (Barre, VT) pour la 20e édition du Community Bank 150.

 

Thunder Road est une de trois pistes qui sera l'hôte de la ACT Late Model Tour à deux reprises en 2018. La série reviendra, dimanche, le 2 septembre pour la 40e Classique de la fête du Travail Coca-Cola 200 (Labor Day Classic). Il s'agit de la 9e manche et la plus longue épreuve du calendrier.

 

Les deux autres pistes qui seront visitées à deux reprises reviennent au calendrier après une année d'absence.   Oxford Plains Speedway (Oxford, M.E.), accueillera la série pour une paire de 150 tours, qui seront respectivement la 3e et 8e manche du calendrier. La première épreuve sera disputée le dimanche, 20 mai, tandis que la deuxième sera le samedi, 25 août dans le cadre des festivités de l'Oxford 250.

 

La piste Speedway 51 (Groveton, N.H.) sera la troisième piste à accueillir l'ACT Late Model Tour à deux reprises. Le Caron Fabrication 151 se tiendra samedi, le 2 juin et le Kingdom Gravel 151 se tiendra le 14 juillet. Il s'agit de la 4e et 6e manche du calendrier.

 

Waterford Speedbowl (Waterford, C.T.) effectuera est à nouveau au calendrier avec une épreuve de 150 tours, samedi, le 16 juin. Le Tour fera sa visite annuelle au circuit White Mountain Motorsports Park (N. Woodstock, N.H.) pour le White Mountain 150, samedi, le 4 août. Après l'épreuve de la fête du travail à Thunder Road, le Tour se dirigera au Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park dans le cadre des Sunoco World Series of Speedway Racing, pour disputer le World Series 75 et le couronnement de son champion.

 

La règlementation ACT et les formulaires d'adhésion pour la saison 2018 sont maintenant disponibles à www.acttour.com. Pour de plus amples informations, contactez l'ACT au (802) 244-6963 ou media@acttour.com.

 

 

 

Calendrier 2018 des épreuves ACT Late Model Tour

 

#             JOUR     DATE     ÉPREUVE                                           PISTE                                                  ENDROIT

1             Dim        Avr 15    NH Governor's CUP 150                 Lee USA Speedway                          Lee, NH

2             Dim        Avr 29    Community Bank 150                     Thunder Road Speedbowl              Barre, VT

3             Dim        Mai 20   Oxford 150                                        Oxford Plains Speedway                Oxford, ME

4             Sam       Jui 2       Caron Fabrication 151                    Speedway 51                                    Groveton, NH

5             Sam       Jui 16     Waterford 150                                 Waterford Speedbowl                    Waterford, CT

6             Sam       Juil 14    J.P. Sicard Inc. & Kingdom Gravel 151  Speedway 51                                             Groveton, NH

7             Sam       Aoû 4     White Mountain 150                       White Mtn Motorsports Park        N. Woodstock, NH

8             Sam       Aoû 25  Oxford Plains 150                            Oxford Plains Speedway                Oxford, ME              

9             Dim        Sep 2     Coca-Cola Labor Day Classic 200 Thunder Road Speedbowl              Barre, VT              

10           Sam       Oct 13   World Series 75                                Thompson Speedway                     Thompson, CT

 

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ACT Late Model Tour Announces 2018 Schedule of Events

ACT Late Model Tour Announces 2018 Schedule of Events

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                                     ACT120117-27

 

Waterbury, Vt. – American-Canadian Tour (ACT) officials have announced the 2018 schedule of events for the ACT Late Model Tour. Ten events are scheduled at seven tracks located in four different U.S. states.

 

As has been custom in recent years, the 2018 season is scheduled to open with the New Hampshire Governor's Cup 150 at Lee USA Speedway in Lee, N.H. on Sunday, April 15. The series will then head to Barre, Vt.'s Thunder Road Speedbowl on Sunday, April 29 for the 20th Community Bank 150.

 

Thunder Road is one of three tracks that will host two ACT Late Model Tour events in 2018. ACT will return to Thunder Road on Sunday, September 2 for the 40th Coca-Cola Labor Day Classic 200. The ninth event on the schedule will also be the longest event of the season.

 

The other two tracks hosting multiple events in 2018 are tracks that return to the ACT schedule after a one-season absence. Maine's Oxford Plains Speedway will hold a pair of 150-lap ACT events, which will be the third and eighth events on the schedule. The first event is scheduled for Sunday, May 20, while the second event will be run on Saturday, August 25 as part of Oxford 250 Weekend. They will be the only events held in the state of Maine.

 

Groveton, N.H.'s Speedway 51 will be the third track to hold two ACT events next season. The Caron Fabrication 151 will be held on Saturday, June 2 followed by the J.P. Sicard Inc. & Kingdom Gravel 151 on Saturday, July 14. They will be the fourth and sixth events, respectively, on the ACT schedule.

 

Connecticut's Waterford Speedbowl will also return to the ACT schedule in 2018 with a 150-lap event on Saturday, June 16. The Tour will make its annual visit to N. Woodstock, N.H.'s White Mountain Motorsports Park for the White Mountain 150 on Saturday, August 4. After the Labor Day event at Thunder Road, ACT will crown its champion in the season-ending World Series 75 at Connecticut's Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park on Saturday, October 13 as part of the Sunoco World Series of Speedway Racing.

 

ACT rules and license applications for the 2018 season are now available at www.acttour.com. For more information, contact the ACT offices at (802) 244-6963 or media@acttour.com.

 

 

 

2018 ACT Late Model Tour Schedule of Events

 

#             DAY       DATE     EVENT                                                TRACK                                                LOCATION

1             Sun         Apr 15   NH Governor's Cup 150                 Lee USA Speedway                          Lee, NH

2             Sun         Apr 29   Community Bank 150                     Thunder Road Speedbowl              Barre, VT

3             Sun         May 20  Oxford 150                                        Oxford Plains Speedway                Oxford, ME

4             Sat         Jun 2      Caron Fabrication 151                    Speedway 51                                    Groveton, NH

5             Sat         Jun 16    Waterford 150                                 Waterford Speedbowl                    Waterford, CT

6             Sat         Jul 14     J.P. Sicard Inc. & Kingdom Gravel 151  Speedway 51                                             Groveton, NH

7             Sat         Aug 4     White Mountain 150                       White Mtn Motorsports Park        N. Woodstock, NH

8             Sat         Aug 25   Oxford Plains 150                            Oxford Plains Speedway                Oxford, ME              

9             Sun         Sep 2     Coca-Cola Labor Day Classic 200 Thunder Road Speedbowl              Barre, VT              

10           Sat         Oct 13   World Series 75                                Thompson Speedway                     Thompson, CT

 

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2017-11-28

LA 50E ÉDITION DU SNOWBALL DERBY: UNE COURSE DE PRESTIGE POUR TERMINER LA SAISON DE RAPHAËL LESSARD

LA 50E ÉDITION DU SNOWBALL DERBY: 

UNE COURSE DE PRESTIGE POUR TERMINER LA SAISON DE RAPHAËL LESSARD 

 

Une autre saison de course automobile prendra fin en fin de semaine pour Raphaël Lessard, le jeune pilote de St-Joseph-de-Beauce, alors qu'il participera à la 50e édition du prestigieux Snowball Derby, au Five Flags Speedway de Pensacola, Floride, dimanche après midi, le 3 décembre. Cette course de 300 tours sera, pour le pilote du programme de développement Toyota (TRD), sa 23e et dernière course de la saison 2017.

 

On se souviendra que lors de cette même course en 2017, Raphaêl avait terminé 10e après avoir pris la 31eplace sur la grille de départ. Cette performance lui avait valu plusieurs éloges, considérant qu'il fut impliqué dans un incident de course au 95tour qui l'avait forcé à rentrer aux puits. Le pilote de la Toyota Camry #99 va participer à la  1re séance de qualification, vendredi soir, parmi 65 des meilleurs pilotes de Super Late Model en Amérique du Nord, dont Kyle Bush pilote régulier en NASCAR Monster Energy Cup, qui se disputeront l'une des 37 positions sur la grille de départ. 

 

Pratiques, qualifications et la course de 300 tours seront diffusées sur Speed51 TV (option payante). Vous pourrez également suivre en temps réel les performances sur piste de Raphaël sur le site Web Race-Monitor.com.

 

Qui :          Raphaël Lessard et la Toyota Camry #99 FRL Express/Toyota-TRD/JBL Audio 

                    de l'équipe de course David Gilliland Racing

 

Quoi :        Snowball Derby,  une course de 300 tours

                    

Quand :    Qualification : vendredi  1erdécembre  à 18 h  heure locale  (19 h HNE) 

                    Qualif/course de la dernière chance:  sam. 2 déc. à ± 15 h 30 heure locale (± 16 h 30 HNE)

                    Course :  dimanche 3 décembre à  14 h heure locale (15 h HNE) 

                    (horaire de la fin de semaine)

 

Où :            Five Flags SpeedwayPensacola, Floride


 

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2017-11-20

ACT Returning to Thompson World Series in 2018




ACT Returning to Thompson World Series in 2018

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                         ACT112017-26



 

<<ATTACHED IMAGE (thompson10141723.JPG): The ACT Late Model Tour, seen here at Thompson Speedway prior to the start of the World Series 75 in 2017, will return to the Sunoco World Series of Speedway Racing in 2018. (Alan Ward photo)>>

 

Waterbury, Vt. – American-Canadian Tour (ACT) and Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park officials have announced that the ACT Late Model Tour will return to the speedway in 2018 for the Sunoco World Series of Speedway Racing. ACT will crown their 2018 Champion with a 75-lap event which is scheduled for Saturday, October 13.

 

Thompson Speedway has hosted the season finale for the ACT Late Model Tour every year since 2015, and the World Series event has consistently been one of the largest draws on the series schedule. Eddie MacDonald, Bobby Therrien, and Brian Hoar have each visited Victory Lane in previous Tour events at the high-banked 5/8-mile oval. Thompson also uses ACT rules in their weekly Late Model division with many of their top drivers participating in the Tour event.

 

"Since switching to the ACT Late Model rules package, our Late Model division car counts have nearly tripled, and fans have been thrilled with the exciting wheel-to-wheel racing that takes place in the division," Thompson Speedway General Manager Josh Vanada said. "It was a pleasure for us to fulfill one of Tom Curley's wishes to bring the American-Canadian Tour to Thompson for their championship event. Each October, we welcome them back to crown their champion, which has become an annual privilege for us. We look forward to continuing the great tradition under Cris Michaud and Pat Malone's ownership."

 

ACT officials are finalizing the full 2018 schedule and hope to release it within the coming weeks. For more information, contact the ACT offices at (802) 244-6963media@acttour.com, or visit www.acttour.com orwww.thompsonspeedway.com.

 

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