2017-10-22

Tate Fogleman Tames The Howler In PASS South Action At Orange County

Tate Fogleman Tames The Howler In PASS South Action At Orange County

 

  • For Immediate Release

 

ROUGEMONT, NC (October 21) – Tate Fogleman claimed the lead just shy of 20 laps from the start and led the rest of the way in a caution-free race for his first Pro All Stars Series (PASS) South Super Late Model win of the season Saturday night at Orange County Speedway.  The third-generation driver from nearby Durham, NC dominated The Howler 150 for a popular win in front of the hometown crowd.

            "We've raced and practiced a lot here and I was starting to think we would never get a Super win here, but I can't thank these boys enough because we were really struggling in practice ," said Fogleman, driver of the Solid Rock Carriers/Fogleman Soils Ford #8. "Something we've wanted to do all year is prove that we're one of the best teams out here and we got it done tonight."

            In qualifying, points leader Matt Craigjust beat out Jody Measamer for his secondquick qualifying time of the year with a lap of 14.083 seconds (95.860 MPH).  After the top 10 qualifiers redraw, 2014 PASS South champion, Tyler Church, and Kodie Connerwould move to the front row, while Craig moved back to the sixth starting position. 

            At the drop of the green flag, Connerwould move to the point, while Church settled into second in front of Kyle McCallum. McCallum would soon move into second, but would be quickly overtaken by Fogleman on lap 13.  Turning some of the quickest laps of the night, Fogleman wasted little time, moving past Conner for the lead just three laps later.

            While Fogleman stretched his lead over the field, Craig was slowly making his way to the front, passing Conner for second on lap 60. Kyle Plott, making his PASS South debut, moved around Conner for third on lap 83 and began to set his sights on Craig for second.

            Fogleman set a torrid pace at the front of the field, stretching his lead to nearly a straightaway over the battle for second between Craig and Plott.  With less than 15 laps to go, Casey Roderick almost brought out a caution as he got very close to the wall in turn four.  And, with just four laps to go, McCallum would slap the wall in turn three but was able to continue.

Fogleman would to dominate to take his second career PASS South Super Late Modelover Craig, Plott, Dave Farrington, Jr., and Conner.  Rounding out the top 10 were Trevor Noles, Jordan McCallum, Roderick, Measamer, and Roy Hayes.

The PASS South Super Late Models will be in action again on Saturday afternoon,November 4, for 125 laps at ConcordSpeedway as part of the 15th Annual North-South Shootout.  Entry forms and the completeweekend schedule are available at ProAllStarsSeries.com.  Be sure to "Like" the Pro All Stars Series on Facebook or follow us on Twitter at @PASSSLM14.

Race Results

 

The Howler 150

PASS South

October 21, 2017

Orange County Speedway – Rougemont, NC

Finish Position, Driver

1.         8 – Tate Fogleman              150

2.         54 – Matt Craig                     150                                                        

3.         4p – Kyle Plott                      150

4.         7 – Dave Farrington, Jr.     150

5.         45 – Kodie Conner              150

6.         2 – Trevor Noles                  149

7.         11 – Jordan McCallum       148

8.         7r – Casey Roderick            148

9.         98 – Jody Measamer          148

10.       15 – Roy Hayes                     148

11.       4m – Kyle McCallum         147                         

12.       24 – JP Josiasse                    147

13.       7c – Tyler Church 94

14.       4f – Jay Fogleman               47

15.       99 – Donnie Carlton           18

16.          74 – Ryan Moore              18



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2017-10-19

Big Night Of Racing For PASS South Return To Orange County

Big Night Of Racing For PASS South Return To Orange County

 

-       For Immediate Release

 

CHARLOTTE, NC (October 19) – While the temperatures are pleasantly cooling, the action on track will be extra hotSaturday night as the Pro All Stars Series (PASS) South Super Late Models return to action at Orange County Speedway. The rich tradition of the Howler 150 dating back to 2008 moves from South Carolina to Orange County this weekend for the first time with a strong field of the South's original Super Late Models expected.  In addition to PASS South, the SMRS Tour Modified division will determine their champion and the Orange County Limited Sportsman will race for $2000 to win in the Donnie Carver Memorial.

Kannapolis, NC's Matt Craig has been one of the hottest short track drivers in the country winning in his last three PASS South Super Late Model starts at Caraway, Southern National, and South Boston.  While the field will be poised to end his win streak, Craig looks to be on his way to becoming the first two-time champion in PASS South's 12-year history.  And, Craig will be looking for his second straight Orange County win after a controversial last lap battle with Preston Peltier in March.

While Craig will be looking to add to his win tally, several drivers have been strong as of late and will be looking for their first wins of the season.  Last year's championship runner-up, Kodie Conner, has now moved up to second in the standings and appears to have the bugs worked out of his new chassis.  Jay, ME's Dave Farrington, Jr. has been one of the strongest drivers in the series as of late, scoring top three finishes in the last two races driving the Woodman Racing entry.  And, local favorite, Tate Fogleman, despite a mechanical problem at South Boston that dropped him to fourth in points, has consistently been up front challenging Craig for wins.

Trevor Noles was the runner-up to Craig at South Boston and will be back with Coulter Motorsports for another run at the checkered flag.  Tyler Church, the 2014 PASS South champion and former Orange County winner, makes his return looking to break back into victory lane for the first time in over two years.  Canadians from opposite coasts, JP Josiasse and Sarah Cornett-Ching were both competitive at South Boston and are back, while Cornett-Ching will be bringing a teammate along from the Race 101 stables for the first time this season, Donnie Carlton.

Veterans Jody Measamer and Jeff Batten will each be seeking their first series wins, while Georgia brothers, Kyle and Jordan McCallum, look to build their Super Late Model racing resumes at Orange County.  

All the action gets under way on Friday at Orange County Speedway with open practice for all competing divisions from3 – 6 PM.  On Saturday, practice will begin at 2 PM, with qualifying starting at 5:15 PM for the PASS South Super Late Models, SMRS Tour Modifieds, and Limited Sportsman, followed by main events scheduled to start at approximately 7 PM

  PASS Super Late Model entry forms and weekend schedules for the North-South Shootout at Concord Speedway and the Mason-Dixon MegaMeltdown 300 at Hickory Motor Speedway can be found at ProAllStarsSeries.com.

For marketing opportunities and in car camera inquiries for MAV TV's coverage of the Mason-Dixon MegaMeltdown at Hickory can be made by contacting Alan Dietz 704-231-2039 or alandietzpass@live.com

The Pro All Stars Series is recognized as North America's premier sanctioning body for asphalt Super Late Models and boasts such marquee events as the legendary Oxford 250 at Oxford Plains Speedway and PASS South's Easter Bunny 150 and Mason-Dixon MegaMeltdown 300 at the historic Hickory Motor Speedway.  For technical information concerning all PASS divisions please send questions to passracing@roadrunner.com.  For media or marketing questions, please contact Alan Dietz at 704-231-2039 or alandietzpass@live.com.  And, don't forget to "Like" the Pro All Stars Series on Facebook or follow us on Twitter @PASSSLM14 to keep up with breaking news as it happens.

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2017-10-16

RAPHAËL LESSARD DANS LE TOP 5 LORS DU SOBO 250 EN VIRGINIE

RAPHAËL LESSARD DANS LE TOP 5 LORS DU SOBO 250 EN VIRGINIE

 





SOUTH-BOSTON, Virginie, 14 octobre 2017 – Raphaël Lessard, pilote natif de Saint-Joseph-de-Beauce, s'est illustré samedi soir au South Boston Speedway dans le cadre du SoBo 250 lors de la finale du CARS Tour, dont il était le champion en titre de la catégorie SLM  jusqu'à la conclusion de cette course. Il a terminé 5elors d'une course de 125 tours haute en action, qui a vu beaucoup de neutralisations et d'accidents.

 

Heureusement, le pilote de la Toyota Camry #99 FRL Express/Toyota-TRD/JBL Audio préparée par David Gilliland Racing s'est sorti indemne de l'épreuve, bien que plusieurs compétiteurs aient eu des ennuis en piste. En effet, ce fût une course d'attrition et le principal travail de Raphaël a été d'éviter les nombreux accidents.

 

« Nous avons évité les accidents et on a terminé la course, c'est ce qui compte, » a déclaré Raphaël suite à une très longue course ponctué du deux drapeaux rouges. « Disons que ce ne fut pas notre meilleure course. On a dû se contenter de la 10e place sur la grille de départ parce que l'auto ne se comportait pas bien. Lors de l'épreuve, je n'étais pas capable de rouler en bas de la piste, il fallait que je monte me coller sur le mur, mais alors la voiture ne réagissait pas comme je le voulais. Nous sommes arrêtés aux puits pour faire des ajustements durant la course, ce qui n'a pas aidé. L'important après l'épreuve de ce soir, c'est que la voiture soit en un morceau! »

 

Bien que la voiture de Raphaël n'ait pas été aussi performante que souhaité, il a tout de même su tirer son épingle du jeu en profitant des nombreuses relances pour dépasser ou mettre au défi les autres coureurs.

 

Pour Raphaël, c'était tout de même un plaisir d'être en piste avec ses anciens camarades. « C'était très agréable que de retourner en piste avec les mêmes pilotes que l'année passée dans le CARS Tour. C'est une très belle série et c'est toujours un plaisir de revoir des visages familiers. Somme toute, ça a été une belle fin de semaine. »

 

La prochaine épreuve du pilote du programme de développement Toyota (TRD) sera dans un mois, le 12 novembre, alors qu'il participera au Governor's Cup sur l'ovale du New Smyrna Speedway en Floride.

 


 

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MacDonald wins at Thompson, Payea reigns

Photos 1 -  (macdonaldvl.jpg) by Travis Ingerson - Eddie MacDonald in victory lane

Photo 2 - (VL Payea 2.jpg) by Mike Petrucci - Scott Payea celebrates his first ACT Tour Championship with his Harrison Redi Mix #37 Team

 

MacDonald wins at Thompson, Payea reigns

Elusive 1st ACT Championship for Payea

 

For Immediate Release                                                             ACT-101517-1

 





Thompson, Ct. – Eddie MacDonald took control of the American Canadian Tour (ACT) 75-lap season finale at Thompson Speedway Saturday and sped off to a dominant win.

 

Four spots back, Scott Payea nailed down the 2017 ACT championship in the Harrison Redi-Mix No. 37. With his eighth top-five finish in nine races.

 

MacDonald, driving the Hancock Electric No. 17, took the lead briefly from Thompson regular William Wall on lap 12, regained it for keeps on lap 19 and then survived four restarts before drawing away once the race stayed under green.

 

"It's an awesome way to end the season for us," MacDonald said. "We finally got a Late Model win here."

 

"The restarts grouped things up and made it tough for a while," MacDonald added, "but it was definitely fun."

 

Woody Pitkat was a stout but distant runner-up several car-lengths ahead of a racy, close-quarters duel between third-place Jean-Francois Dery and Dillon Moltz.

 

Payea started 15th. He drew close for a ringside seat to the Dery/Moltz battle, but with a championship in hand, didn't force the issue.

 

Positions 6-10 went to Wall, Ray Parent, Glenn Boss, Tom Carey III and Rowland Robinson, who raced back up through the 28-car field after a spinout on lap 28.

 

"We had a great car," Payea said. "I just had to play it smart and bring it home. When I got up to 8th, all the cars were dicing pretty hard. There were a lot of unknowns. It was no time to get greedy. On the last run, it stretched out and you could relax a bit."

 

Payea's well-earned championship season included five wins and eight top-5's in nine starts.

 

"It's unbelievable," Payea said. "It was a phenomenal season. Every week I had a car to win. It was always - the bridesmaid - and now it's the bride. It finally happened."

 

Dery's run began from sixth on the grid. He was third by lap 12 and held second until Pitkat slipped by him on lap 30. Moltz – the 2017 ACT Runner-up – wound up the year with two wins and six top-5's.

 

Macdonald's win was his 16th ACT career victory.

 

ACT World Series 75 at Thompson Speedway – start in (*)

  1. Eddie MacDonald (5) 2.Woody Pitkat (9) 3. Jean-Francois Dery (6) 4. Dillon Moltz (11) 5. Scott Payea (15) 6. William Wall (1) 7. Ray Parent (7) 8. Glenn Boss (4) 9. Tom Carey III (12) 10. Rowland Robinson Jr. (3) 11. Josh Masterson(16) 12. Jimmy Hebert (2) 13. Jason Corliss (13) 14. Rich Dubeau (8) 15. Matthew Lowinski-Loh (10) 16. Ray Christian III (19) 17. Mark Jenison (25) 18. John Warren (22) 19. CJ McLaughlin (24) 20. Mark Hudson (27) 21. Ryan Morgan (17) 22. Vincent Arrenegado Jr.(28) 23. Ryan Kuhn (20) 24. Jimmy Linardy (23) 25. Jared Materas (18) 26. Michael Benevider (14) 27. James Capps III (26) 28. Walter Sutcliffe (21)

 

Contacts: ACT office – 802-244-6963; Tom Herzig – 802-249-2850


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La Série Sportsman Qc Lucas Oil honore ses pilotes

Communiqué pour diffusion immédiate

Le 15 octobre 2017, Québec

 

La Série Sportsman Qc Lucas Oil honore ses pilotes

Ce samedi 14 octobre, devant plus de 25 pilotes présents accompagnés par leurs équipiers et leur famille que la Série Sportsman Québec Lucas Oil ainsi que la Série Mini Sportsman Méchoui International à honorer le travail accompli par ses pilotes lors de la saison 2017.










Pour l'occasion, nous avons eu le privilège de compter sur la présence de M. Jacques Sigouin, représentant Lucas Oil, qui est venu s'adresser à nos pilotes et qui a par le fait même à confirmer la poursuite de son partenariat en tant que commanditaire principale de la Série pour la saison 2018. Une présence fort appréciée des pilotes avec qui M. Sigouin a pris le temps de discuter tout au long du banquet.

M. André Poulin a souligné le travail fait par ses officiels au cours de la saison. Il a aussi tenu à remercier les équipes pour la magnifique saison; une des plus discipliné de l'histoire de la Série. Confirmant par le fait même que la saison 2018 comptera entre 7 et 9 courses sur 3 à 4 tracés différents, il est venu confirmer que l'équipe était déjà au travail en vue de la prochaine saison !

Le premier prix qui a été remis lors de cette soirée est allé au #41 Samuel Charland de Victoriaville pour avoir accumulé le plus de points en séance de qualifications et en finale sur le tracé de Montmagny.

Avec 56% des votes, le #25 Pier-Luc Labbé de Saint-Joseph de Beauce s'est vu remettre le prix de la plus belle voiture; un prix qui a été voté par les officiels de la Série.

Ayant accumulé le plus de dépassements positifs lors des 8 programmes de la saison 2017, le #41 Samuel Charland commandité principalement par Charest International s'est vu remettre le prix Hard Charger Métalico.

Le #40 Sylvain Labbé s'est vu remettre le prix Five Star. Les pilotes accumulaient des points à chaque course dépendant de leur position finale. Un tirage au sort a été fait hier et le pilote devait être pigé à deux reprises pour remporter le prix. On peut dire que Sylvain Labbé aura joué de chances puisque son numéro est sorti 2 fois en 3 tirages !

Le #88 Xavier Pelchat de Saint-Félicien a été récompensé pour le travail accompli pendant la saison lui qui s'est rendu à la dernière étape du Sportsman for the Cup en se voyant remettre avec plus de 72% des votes le prix de la meilleure amélioration.

Pour une 4e année consécutive, Patrick Rouleau et Annie Côté de Méchoui International sont venu remettre le prix de la recrue de l'année. Ayant fait un retour aux courses à bord de la voiture #96 d'Hamel Racing, Alain Hamel a été honoré pour son titre de recrue 2017.

Prenant la parole pour s'adresser aux gens présents, Patrick Rouleau a aussi confirmé une entente de 2 ans signée avec la Série Sportsman Québec et Mini Sportsman Méchoui International. Nous aurons donc la chance de pouvoir compter sur eux pour une 7e saison comme commanditaire de la Série.

La participation de chacun des pilotes Mini Sportsman a aussi été souligné par une remise de prix à chacun des pilotes. Nous tenons à féliciter, le #110 Eliott Labbé-Pelletier, le #77 Cédrik Grenier, le #69 Vincent Rivard, le #68 Anna-Marielle et Kelly-Ange Delisle ainsi que le #95 Nicolas Côté pour leur saison. Une saison qui a été marqué par un superbe esprit de camaraderie tant pour les enfants que les parents qui aura permis à ces jeunes pilotes de la relève de progresser.

Pour la saison 2017, le #95 Nicolas Côté de Lévis a été couronné champion de la Série Mini Sportsman. À 9 ans, il en est déjà à sa 3e saison avec la Série Mini Sportsman Méchoui International. Il a tenu à remercier ses commanditaires et plus particulièrement, Létourno Service de Pneus /Zone911.com /Festidrag.tv /Boulevard Lexus-Toyota pour lui permettre de vivre sa passion.

Voici les 10 pilotes qui se sont vus remettre leur fonds de points lors de ce banquet;

En 10e position, le #96 Alain Hamel

En 9e position, le #48 Dave Caron

En 8e position, le #88 Xavier Pelchat

En 7e position, le #13 Michael Tremblay

En 6e position, le #07 Jonathan Côté

En 5e position, le #25 Pier-Luc Labbé

En 4e position, le #37 Dany Gariépy

C'est par 1 seul point que le championnat du Sportsman for the cup a échappé au #22 Louis-Philippe Labrecque. Une saison qui, après les malchances, lui aura permis de mettre la main sur 4 podiums dont 2 victoires Il termine au 3e rang du classement général.

Battant le record de piste à l'Autodrome Montmagny et l'Autodrome Saint-Félicien, le #67 Dominic Jacques a remporté 5 podiums dont 2 victoires terminant à 6 reprises dans le top 5 en 8 programmes. C'est avec le titre de vice-champion que le #67 Dominic Jacques termine la saison 2017.

C'est avec une grande fierté que nous avons célébrer notre champion 2017, le #41 Samuel Charland. Terminant à 6 reprises sur le podium remportant 2 victoires, Samuel s'est montré très compétitif en plus de démontrer une attitude positive toute au long de la saison. Il a tenu à souligner l'apport de son équipe et particulièrement de son père, Yves Laroche qui l'a conduit à ce titre de champion. Remerciant sincèrement ses commanditaires dont certains étaient présents, Samuel a tenu à préciser son appréciation de la saison 2017 qui a été sous le signe de la discipline au sein de la Série.

La soirée s'est terminée avec la remise de deux nouveaux prix instaurés cette saison par notre promoteur, André Poulin pour souligner les accomplissements de deux pilotes qui sont passés par notre série soit Étienne Cliche et Raphael Lessard.

Le prix Étienne Cliche, voté par les officiels de la série, vise à récompenser un pilote et son équipe qui se sont démarqués selon les critères suivants ;

-          Persévérance tout au long de la saison

-          Professionnalisme de l'équipe

-          Respect des compétiteurs et officiels

-          Travail accompli tout au long de la saison tant en piste qu'hors-piste

Ne pouvant être présent en raison de ses obligations de travail avec l'équipe #3 Ty Dillon, Étienne Cliche a tenu à s'adresser aux gens présents se disant honorer de ce prix et soulignant qu'avec la persévérance, le travail et en étant positif, tout était possible.

Le #88 Xavier Pelchat, le #13 Michael Tremblay, le #41 Samuel Charland ainsi que le #22 Louis-Philippe Labrecque ont été finalistes pour ce prix. Avec 35% des votes, le #48 Dave Caron s'est vu remettre par François et Danielle Cliche, parents d'Étienne, le prix Étienne Cliche.

Le prix Raphael Lessard a été le dernier prix remis lors de ce banquet. Fier des accomplissements du plus jeune pilote ayant fait ses débuts avec la Série et afin d'honorer les réalisations du champion CARS Tour 2016, le trophée Raphael Lessard a été voté par les officiels et les pilotes en fonction des critères suivants;

-          Résultats en piste

-          Présentation de l'équipe lors des programmes de courses

-          Collaboration et entraide envers les autres équipes et les officiels

-          Implication du pilote et des membres de son équipe hors-piste quant à la visibilité donnée à la série.

 

En plus des 7 officiels de la Série Sportsman Québec Lucas Oil, plus de 21 équipes ont remis leur vote pour ce prix.

Le #13 Michael Tremblay, le #41 Samuel Charland, le #88 Xavier Pelchat ainsi que le #22 Louis-Philippe Labrecque ont été finaliste pour ce prix.

C'est par un vidéo fait en direct de South-Boston ou il coursait hier que Raphael Lessard a annoncé le premier récipiendaire de ce trophée. Cumulant 43% des votes, le trophée a été remis au #67 Dominic Jacques de Vallée-Jonction par Ann-Marie Lessard, la sœur de Raphael.

Nous tenons à remercier tous nos invités de cette magnifique soirée ; rendez-vous en 2018 !

Marie-Claude Levasseur, Relationniste 


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2017-10-12

Busy Weekend Set For Oxford Plains Heading Into PASS North Finale

Busy Weekend Set For Oxford Plains Heading Into PASS North Finale

 

-       For Immediate Release

 

NAPLES, ME (October 12) – With another change of season upon us, so it is for the Pro All Stars Series (PASS) North Super Late Models and PASS Modifieds this Saturday afternoon at Oxford Plains Speedway.  It is part of an even bigger weekend at Oxford Plains that will see the Oxford Acceleration Series and Armageddon Of Destruction on Sundayafternoon.

The championship fight for New England's most prominent Super Late Model championship has come down to, for all intents and purposes, Travis Benjamin and Glen Luce, both former winners of the storied Oxford 250.  While former champions Ben Rowe and DJ Shaw are still mathematically eligible to win another title, it has really come down to Benjamin and Luce.

In recent weeks, Benjamin has been able to stretch his advantage to 25 points over Luce, who has struggled recently at the Oxford 250 and last time out at White Mountain Motorsports Park.  Benjamin claimed the title in 2012 while driving for his family-owned team and will be looking for Pettit Motorsports second championship in the last three years. Given Benjamin's recent performances and his history at Oxford Plains Speedway, the edge may fall to him over Luce this weekend.  But, with a big field of cars expected at Oxford Plains once again, an early problem would bring Luce, Rowe and Shaw all back into play.

The three most recent PASS North Super Late Model winners, Derek Griffith, Garrett Hall, and Oxford 250 winner, Curtis Gerry, will all be among the favorites to challenge the championship contenders on Saturday at Oxford Plains. Former Oxford 250 winners, Mike Rowe and Scott Robbins, will be in the field, along with PASS North regulars Dave Farrington, Jr., Tracy Gordon and Johnny Clark.  Scott McDaniel looks to build on a strong run in the Oxford 250 and will be joined by Maine speedsters Scott Moore, Alan Tardiff, Kirk Thibeau, Ryan Robbins, Kyle Treadwell, Dennis Spencer, Jr., Reid Lanpher, Tim and TJ Brackett, Adam Polvinen and New Hampshire drivers, John Salemi and Dan Winter.

All the action gets under way on Friday afternoon at Oxford Plains Speedway with pit gates opening at 1:30 PM and optional practice for all competing divisions from 3 - 6 PM.  On Saturday, gates open at 7:45 AM, with practice from 9:30 AM to 12:10 PM, and racing for the PASS North Super Late Models, PASS Modifieds, Legends, Street Stocks, and Bandits beginning at 1 PM

Entry forms for upcoming races at Oxford Plains and Orange County, along with the Mason-Dixon MegaMeltdown 300 at Hickory in November, can be found at ProAllStarsSeries.com.

Television sponsorship inquiries for MAV TV's coverage of the MegaMeltdown can be made by contacting Alan Dietz at alandietzpass@live.com or 704-231-2039.

The Pro All Stars Series is recognized as North America's premier sanctioning body for asphalt Super Late Models and boasts such marquee events as the legendary Oxford 250 at Oxford Plains Speedway and PASS South's Easter Bunny 150 and Mason-Dixon MegaMeltdown 300 at the historic Hickory Motor Speedway. For technical information concerning all PASS divisions please send questions to passracing@roadrunner.com. For media or marketing questions, please contact Alan Dietz at 704-231-2039 or alandietzpass@live.com.  And, don't forget to "Like" the Pro All Stars Series on Facebook or follow us on Twitter @PASSSLM14 to keep up with breaking news as it happens.

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2017-10-11

Woodard Disqualified, Suspended Following Flying Tiger Mini Milk Bowl

Woodard Disqualified, Suspended Following Flying Tiger Mini Milk Bowl

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                         TR101117-66


<<ATTACHED IMAGE (IMG_2583.JPG): Waterbury Center's Jason Woodard was found to have an illegally altered tire following the Lenny's Shoe & Apparel Flying Tiger Mini Milk Bowl on Saturday, September 30 and Sunday, October 1. (Alan Ward photo)>>

 

Barre, Vt. – Thunder Road officials announced today that Jason Woodard has been disqualified from his apparent victory in the Lenny's Shoe & Apparel Flying Tiger Mini Milk Bowl held as part of the 55th Vermont Milk Bowl on Saturday, September 30 and Sunday, October 1.

 

As part of post-race technical inspection following the two-segment event, tire samples were taken from Woodard's car and sent to an independent laboratory for further evaluation. Lab testing revealed that Woodard's tire had been illegally altered.

 

In addition to the disqualification, Woodard has been suspended from all competition at Thunder Road until July 19, 2018. Woodard will be allowed on the property during that time, but is forbidden from participating as a driver in any on-track events.

 

Furthermore, Woodard has been placed on probation for the 2018 season and fined $1,500 payable prior to entering the Thunder Road property in 2018. If and when he returns to Thunder Road competition, any tires that Woodard uses will be impounded at the track between events for the duration of the 2018 season.

 

As a result of the disqualification, Dwayne Lanphear has inherited the win in the Flying Tiger Mini Milk Bowl. Mike Martin and Derrick Calkins complete the new podium.

 

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

 

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Rudzik Wins Autumn Colours; Haufe Clinches EOLS Title While on the Road to Vegas

Rudzik Wins Autumn Colours; Haufe Clinches EOLS Title While on the Road to Vegas

By Jim Clarke, Clarke Motorsports Communications/First Draft Media

 



It was a track he'd never seen before and the biggest race of the year. Facts that may have intimidated other drivers, but they faze Gregory Rudzik in the slightest.

 

The invader from Michigan – who won an east-west combination event in September at Grand Bend Speedway – started on the front row next to Wesley Cuthbertson, along with 19 others in the field who were seeking the $1,000 winner's share of the $10,000 Trailers Plus Eastern Ontario Legends Series total purse payout – Sunday, October 8th – at Peterborough Speedway's Autumn Colours Classic.

 

From the drop of the green flag, Rudzik took control of the 'A' main event. A few yellow flags may have delayed his charge, but couldn't prevent the inevitable. The driver of the #17 machine started to work through cars at the back of the field near the halfway mark and then held-off a late challenge from Cole McFadden to earn a trip to victory lane. Dave Riopelle, Miles Tyson and Parker Traves followed the lead duo across the line. Jamie Riberdy, Paul Pierik, Terry McClelland, Adam Cuthbertson, Chuck Hopkins, Jamie MacArthur, Jeff Drimmie, Jeff Forsey, Rick Eades, Cory Richardson, Joe Sherman, Dawson Drimmie, Wes Cuthbertson, Bryan Batty, Don Arnott and Shawn Murray completed the running order.

 

Cole McFadden had a pair of preliminary round wins. Dave Riopelle, Parker Traves, Adam Cuthbertson and Jamie Riberdy also won EOLS qualifying heats. Chuck Hopkins took the checkered flag in the trophy dash.

 

Trailers Plus Eastern Ontario Legends Series notebook: Cole Ledson contacted the retaining wall on the outside of the first turn during qualifying and the #14c was sidelined for the day. He was offered a ride in Andrew McFadden's #02 machine, but didn't start the main event…Former Peterborough Speedway 4Fun driver Andrew Massey struggled with engine issues all weekend and didn't make the feature event starting line-up…Even though he wasn't there to defend his 2016 Autumn Colours Classic win, Matt Haufe clinched this year's Eastern Ontario Legends Series title. The 25 year-old from Stittsville was on his way to the Las Vegas Motor Speedway bullring for the U.S. Legends Asphalt Nationals – Friday andSaturday – October 13th and 14th

 

The Trailers Plus Eastern Ontario Legends Series awards banquet will be held Friday, November 10th at the Canadian Canoe Museum in Peterborough, Ontario. Full details can be found on the series web-site and Facebook page.

 

2017 Trailers Plus Eastern Ontario Legends Series standings (top 25)

 

#88   Matt Haufe                             1647.0

#79   Adam Cuthbertson                 1471.5

#6J   Jamie Riberdy                        1365.0

#20   Cole McFadden                     1363.0

#97   Wes Cuthbertson                   1306.0

#64   Terry McClelland                   1295.0

#44   Jeff Drimmie                           1269.0

#22   Rick Eades                             1127.0

#12   Don Arnott                              1048.5

#66   Dawson Drimmie                     979.5

#21   Cory Richardson                      964.0

#14c Cole Ledson                            833.0

#02   Andrew McFadden                  789.0

#60   Parker Traves                          782.5

#87   Shawn Murray                         764.0

#83   Andrew Massey                       762.5

#28   Robin Jongen                          759.0

#92   Dave Riopelle                          745.0

#49   Miles Tyson                             673.0

#57   Kevin Foisy                              651.9

#78   Joe Sherman                           617.0

#33   Paul Pierik                                554.0

#58   Mark Griffin                              527.5

#75   Jamie MacArthur                     508.5

#1     Glenn Lloyd                              503.0

 

Like the Eastern Ontario Legends Series page on www.facebook.com and look forwww.ontariolegendseries.ca. Learn more about Trailers Plus by visiting www.trailersplus.net. Clarke Motorsports Communications is proud to represent the Trailers Plus Eastern Ontario Legends Series 2017 season.


Photo attachment: Morgan Amber Photography

 

Michigan's Gregory Rudzik (#17) picked-up the Trailers Plus Eastern Ontario Legends Series checkered flag during the Autumn Colours Classic – Sunday, October 8th – at Peterborough Speedway.

 

Prepared by: Jim Clarke, Clarke Motorsports Communications/First Draft Media


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