2011-04-29

Autodrome St-Eustache PR - Journée Portes Ouvertes et Concours Isa Racing Team le 30 avril / Enduro 200 le 1er mai

WEEK-END MOTORISÉ TOUTES DISCIPLINES
AXÉ SUR LA PARTICIPATION DU PUBLIC !

Toutes les disciplines motorisées seront de la partie au cours du dernier week-end d’avril alors que l’Autodrome St-Eustache convie autant les participants que les amateurs de courses motorisées à une journée Porte Ouverte qui se tiendra le samedi 30 avril prochain.

 

Dans 10 jours à l’ Autodrome St-Eustache St-Eustache
Journée Portes Ouvertes et Concours Isa Racing Team le 30 avril.
Enduro 200 le 1er mai.

Autant les adeptes de la Drift, de circuit routier, d’acccélération et de stock car pourront faire les premiers essais de leurs bolides sur les différents circuits de l’ASE, et ce, tout-à-fait gratuitement.

Le fait marquant de cette journée est que ces participants devront inviter des amateurs présents comme co-pilotes lors de leurs présences en piste tout au long de l’après-midi alors que tour-à tour chaque discipline aura des périodes d’essais assujetties à un horaire pré-établie.

STOCK CAR
Des adeptes de stock-car pourront à quatre reprises participer comme co-pilote à des courses « Sensation Sport Compactes » en toute sécurité dans des voitures munies de sièges-passagers de course, de ceintures adéquates, les passagers-invités seront équipés de casques de sécurité et d’habits de course.

CONCOURS-RECRUES ISA RACING TEAM avec BERTRAND GODIN
Plusieurs recrues en lice participeront également à des essais à bord des deux voitures de la populaire pilote Sportsman Isabelle Tremblay dans le but de remplacer celle-ci qui devra s’absenter à quelques reprises au cours de la saison 2011 pour effectuer des courses avec la série nationale à travers le Canada. Peut-être même qu’un de ceux-ci pourrait s’approprier du titre de pilote régulier de la 2e voiture d’ISA RACING TEAM suite à ces essais. Près d’une bonne douzaine d’aspirants participeront à ce concours qui sera sous la supervision du réputé BERTRAND GODIN, personnalité connue dans le sport motorisé.

DRIFTING
Le même principe que les courses « Sensation Sport Compacte » s’appliquera aux amateurs qui seront invités aux essais de « Drift », toute une sensation en perspective !

CIRCUIT ROUTIER
Simultanément, d’autres participants pourront circuler à titre de co-pilotes invités dans des voitures lors de sessions de « lapping » sur le circuit routier sur le site de l’ASE.

DRAG DE RUE
Cette journée endiablée comportera une heure de DRAG DE RUE avec des gens de l’estrade qui seront invités à participer avec leur voiture personnelle à une heure de compétitions « drag de rue » de 16h15 à 17h15

COURSE DE RUE
Une course de voitures de rue « plaquées » sur la piste ovale clôturera cette journée Porte Ouverte à 17h15. Aucune voiture de compétition (Challenge 4, Enduro ou autres) ne sera acceptée dans cette épreuve de 10 tours qui sera composé exclusivement de gens de l’estrade avec leur voiture personnelle.

TOUT À FAIT GRATUIT !!
C’est donc une invitation que vous lance l’AUTODROME ST-EUSTACHE à participer gratuitement, autant pour les amateurs que pour les participants.

DIMANCHE 1er MAI : ENDURO 200
Le lendemain, 1er mai sont invités au premier événement de stock-car de la saison qui se tiendra, une course ENDURO de 200 tours qui réunira une centaine de voitures qui prendront le départ de la course de 200 tours sur le coup des 14 heures. Cet événement sera préalablement précédée de sessions d’inspections et de pratiques en avant-midi. Les puits, quant à eux seront ouverts dès 7 heures et les pratiques (pour les voitures inspectées seulement) débuteront à 10h.


Horaire du 30 avril (Journée Portes Ouvertes)
09h30 Ouverture du site
10h00 Pratiques Stock car
10h15 Pratiques Drift
10h30 Pratiques Sportsman
10h45 Pratiques Stock car
11h00 Pratiques Drift
11h15 Pratiques Sportsman
11h30 Pratiques Stock car
11h45 Pratiques Drift
12h00 Pratiques Sportsman
12h15 Intermission
13h00 Isa Racing Team (Concours de recrues Sportsman)
13h10 Sensation Sport Compacte (course avec co-pilote de l’estrade)
13h25 Compétition « Drift » avec co-pilote de l’estrade
13h40 Isa Racing team (Concours de recrues Sportsman)
13h50 Sensation Sport Compacte (course avec co-pilote de l’estrade)
14h05 Compétition « Drift » avec co-pilote de l’estrade
14h20 Isa Racing team (Concours de recrues Sportsman)
14h30 Sensation Sport Compacte (course avec co-pilote de l’estrade)
14h45 Compétition « Drift » avec co-pilote de l’estrade
15h00 Isa Racing team (Concours de recrues Sportsman)
15h10 Sensation Sport Compacte (course avec co-pilote de l’estrade)
15h25 Compétition « Drift » avec ci-pilote de l’estrade
15h40 Isa Racing team (Concours de recrues Sportsman)
15h50 Intermissiom
16h15 Drag de rue (Spectateurs avec leur voiture)
17h15 Course de voitures de rue (Spectateurs avec leur voiture)
SIMULTANÉMENT à cet horaire : Essais avec public sur le circuit
routier de 13h00 à 15h00

Horaire du 1er mai (Enduro 200)
07h00 Ouverture des puits
07h30 Inspection et test de freins
10h00 Pratiques
12h00 Intermission, réunion des marqueurs
Positionnement sur la fausse-grille
13h00 Réunion des pilotes et présentation
14h00 Départ de l’ENDURO 200
16h30 Podium

Source : Yves Ladouceur
Autodrome St-Eustache
www.autodrome.ca
www.anca-qc.com

 


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Airbone PR - Huge Modified field expected for Airborne opener

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South Plattsburgh, NY – Airborne Speedway begins its 58th season Saturday, May 7 and a large, possibly record-breaking, field of DIRTcar Modifieds is expected to attempt to qualify for the Della Motor Group “Fast 50” main event.

 

“We have spoken with several new Quebec teams and some drivers who competed on the CVRA circuit last year,” promoter Mike Perotte said. “Based on those conversations, I think we’re likely to have 35 or more Modifieds for the opener. We’ll have a better idea after the Saturday’s (April 30) practice.”

 

A 35-car Modified field would require a “B” feature or last chance qualifier to complete the ‘Fast 50’. “If that’s what it takes, it’s fine with me,” Perrotte said.

 

Patrick Dupree, the 2010 Ernie’s Discount Tools Modified champion, will be challenged by 2009 Airborne Modified champion Martin Roy of Napierville, QC, Leon Gonyo, Don Scarborough, Greg Atkins, Apple Bowl 100 winner Todd Stone of Middlebury, VT, Bryant Trim, Mike Reyell, and 2010 Rookie of the Year Max Viens of St. Cesaire, QC.

 

Econo Lodge and the Valcour Imaging Group present the season’s first feature event for the J&S Steel Sportsmen, Versatile Trailer Sales Renegades, Keeseville NAPA Mini Modifieds and Busch Bombers. Sportsman Robin Wood of Plattsburgh and Renegade Kevin Boutin of Swanton, VT, will begin defense of their 2010 track championships.

 

The first 1,000 race fans through the gate on opening night will receive a free seat cushion courtesy of Econo Lodge, Valcour Imaging Group and other Airborne sponsors.

 

Gates open Saturday, May 7 at 3 p.m. Adult admission is $15. Kids 12 and under - admitted free.  Qualifying heats begin at 5 p.m. Airborne season passes are available. For more information, call the track office 518-561-3208. Free admittance to the grandstands (no concessions) is offered for the Saturday, April 30 practice from noon - 4 p.m.

 

Contact: Tom Herzig

802-882-8131

 


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2011-04-27

MULKERN PR - Sommerville Ready To Join Forces In 2011

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – 4.27.11

For more information, visit www.MulkernRacing.com or email TBarrettGWC@hotmail.com

 

 

Mulkern, Sommerville Ready To Join Forces In 2011

 

FALMOUTH, Maine – They take two different approaches to their racing, but in the end they have a common goal. Mulkern Racing's drivers just want to win.

 

Obviously, in my mind I want to win the championship,” said the latest addition to the Mulkern Racing lineup, Canadian driver Lonnie Sommerville. “But I'm not going to finish sixth when I could have won the race because I'm worrying just about points. If you win races, points will take care of themselves.

 

But at the same time, you have to be smart about it – but that's what makes good race car drivers.”

 

Sommerville, from St. John, New Brunswick, will run the entire 2011 PASS North Series season in the Mulkern Racing No. 48 A.E. McKay Builders Chevrolet – marking his first full-time foray into PASS North competition after several seasons of part-time efforts coupled with a full-time run at the CARQUEST Tour north of the border.

 

The team finished second in the final PASS North standings last season with Ben Rowe behind the wheel of the No. 48. This season, they've brough Sommerville into the mix and added crew chief Gary Crooks of Crooks Racing in Mooresville, N.C.

 

When we had the open ride (last fall), we were talking with Gary about working withus even before we were talking to Lonnie,” said Scott Mulkern, team owner and driver of the No. 84 Community Pharmacies/Southern Maine Motors Chevrolet. “Gary has a lot of confidence in Lonnie. Obviously, I've seen him race, and as far as the Canadian drivers, he's one of the top dogs. He's in that league – Scott Fraser, Patrick Laperle, those guys – and I'd put Lonnie right there.”

 

Despite competing right down until the final event of the 2010 season for the PASS championship, Mulkern said that the team won't base success this season around the title hunt.

 

Lonnie and Gary – the whole team – I know they do want to win it,” Mulkern said. “That's what they're shooting for, and more power to them. But as far as any pressure from me to win the championship, that's not going to come from me. They're racers, and that's what it's about to a lot of them, I know that. But for me, I just want to show up every week and be right there trying to win.

 

If you look at my style and the way I sometimes shoot myself in the foot (in the race car), I don't care about that championship stuff. Not at all. That's just the way I am. But we also have seen what Lonnie can do. We know what he can do. If he's got a good car, and things are going his way, he can win any race.”

 

Sommerville said the opportunity to drive for Mulkern Racing, and no longer have to maintain his own equipment, made it the right time to make the jump to PASS.

 

This is the next level, the next step in my career,” Sommerville said. “There are racing goals you want to accomplish in life, and the the northeast, the PASS Tour has the best teams and best drivers onit. Aside from winning a CARQUEST championship, I've done everything I've wanted to do so far. This is where I wanted to take my career.”

 

And Sommerville believes that the pieces are in place to accomplish both of the team's goals – winning races and winning the PASS North Series title in 2011.

 

The team they've put together, as far as I'm concerned, is as good or better than any as we're going to run against,” he said. “I don't feel a lot of pressure, but having been given this opportnity, I'm confident I can go and beat (five-time PASS champion) Johnny Clark and those guys. Maybe not every week, but as much as they're going to beat us – and that's really exciting.”

 

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Joey Doiron PR : PASS North Series Beech Ridge Motor Speedway Race Preview

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – 4.27.11

For more information, visit www.JoeyDoiron.com or email TbarrettGWC@hotmail.com

 

 

 

Joey Doiron: PASS North Series

Beech Ridge Motor Speedway Race Preview

 

 

 

THE STORY

 

Joey Doiron aims to collect his first career PASS North Series win when the series opens the 2011 season with the PASS 150 at Beech Ridge Motor Speedway in Scarborough, Maine, on Saturday, April 30. Doiron won the 2010 Rookie of the Year award in the series, a march he started with a career-best finish of fourth in this very race. Doiron started his racing career at Beech Ridge and considers it his home track. Doiron is coming off a DNF at “The Race” at North Wilkesboro Motor Speedway earlier this month after a blown tire ended his day prematurely.

 

THE FACTS

 

WHO: Joey Doiron, Berwick, Maine

TEAM: No. 73 JBJ Machine/Dale Shaw Race Cars Chevrolet

CREW CHIEF: John Doiron, Berwick, Maine

 

BEST CAREER BEECH RIDGE MOTOR SPEEDWAY FINISH: 4th (May 2010)

LAST RACE AT BEECH RIDGE MOTOR SPEEDWAY: 23rd (September 2010)

 

WHAT: PASS North Series PASS 150

WHERE: Beech Ridge Motor Speedway, Scarborough, Maine (.333-mile oval)

WHEN: 3 p.m., Saturday, April 30

 

PASS North Series

NEXT RACE: May 14, PASS 150, Star Speedway, Epping, N.H. (.25-mile oval)

FINAL 2010 POINTS POSITION: 9th (Rookie of the Year)

 

 

 

DID YOU KNOW?

 

  • Joey Doiron started on the outside pole for the most prestigious race of the PASS North Series season, the PASS 300 at Beech Ridge, last September.
  • As a rookie in the Sport Series division at Beech Ridge, Joey Doiron won a feature event and finished fourth in the final point standings.
  • Last season, almost every track on the PASS North Series schedule was a first-time visit for Joey Doiron.

 

 

 

WHAT THEY'RE SAYING

 

JOEY DOIRON, Driver of the No. 73 JBJ Machine/Dale Shaw Race Cars Chevrolet, On his chances at Beech Ridge this weekend: “It's Beech Ridge, so I'm always gald to go there. Every time we've been there with PASS, we feel like we've been a winning car through practice and even for most of the race. Something always seems to happen to us.

 

Hopefully, the luck has to turn around after (The Race at North Wilkesboro). To turn it around with a win would be awesome, or even a Top-5 finish. I'd be more than happy to start the season the way I did last year.”

 

On the racing at Beech Ridge Motor Speedway: “You just can't abuse your stuff too early. I really think the key the last couple of years has been whoever can ride around and stay out of trouble and then be able to paint the (inside) line in the last 50 laps of the race. It doesn't matter if you're a half-second faster than everybody else, if you can't pass on the bottom at the end when everybody starts sliding up to the top of the track, you're not going to be very good.

 

The track is its own animal. A lot of people consider it like Oxford, but I always think we have a chance to win at Beech Ridge, and at Oxford, usually I can't get out of my own way. So I don't know what it is there.”

 

On his goals for his sophomore season: “I definitely think we can win a race this year. We just need some luck. We put ourselves in position to do it a couple of times last year it seemed, but we just couldn't seem to catch a break when we needed it.

 

If we can get a win, we can build on that. Hopefully, then we'll pick up another one after that. I think if we can run competitively at the tracks where we think we can, the points will take care of themselves.”

 

 

UP NEXT

 

The PASS North Series heads to the second race of the season on the smallest track, the PASS 150 at the quarter-mile Star Speedway in Epping, N.H., on Saturday, May 14... Joey Doiron has never competed in a Super Late Model at Star Speedway, but he post a Top-10 finish with a 9th-place run at the high-banked quarter-mile of White Mountain Motorsports Park last season.

 

 

 

SOCIAL MEDIA

 

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Travis Barrett
GWC Motorsports Marketing
TBarrettGWC@hotmail.com
(207) 522-0357

 


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2011-04-26

KnN East PR - Blue Ox 100 Up Next For KnN East

First Stand-Alone Race In Series History at RIR

Up next for the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East is the Blue Ox 100 at famed Richmond (Va.) International Raceway on Thursday, April 28.

The first two races of the 2011 season have produced two different winners, and there will be plenty of candidates to make it three-for-three when the series heads to 'America's Premier Short Track' this week.

Following strong performances in each of the first two outings this year, the three-car contingent of X Team Racing looks primed to break through sooner rather than later. Coleman Pressley may have a leg up on the field with three previous starts in NASCAR Nationwide Series action at Richmond, highlighted by a best finish of 18th in the April event last year. In his first two starts in the K&N Pro Series East with X Team, the son of longtime NASCAR driver Robert Pressley has finishes of second and fourth.

 

 

Pressley's teammates Matt DiBenedetto and Alex Bowman have been impressive in the season's first two outings as well. DiBenedetto was fifth in the opener at Greenville (S.C.) Pickens Speedway and was the runner-up last time out at South Boston (Va.) Speedway while the rookie of the group, Bowman, finished third and eighth, respectively.

The X Team contingent will undoubtedly have competition from fellow Toyotas driven by Brett Moffitt and Max Gresham. Moffitt, with the two-time defending champion No. 00 Michael Waltrip Racing team, has been dominant so far this year as he led flag-to-flag at Greenville Pickens and was cruising toward a second-straight win at South Boston, but was wrecked by a spun lap-down car. Gresham, meanwhile, recovered from a late-race spin in the opener to finish a split-second behind DiBenedetto last week at South Boston. Gresham piloted his Joe Gibbs Racing No. 18 Camry to a win in last year's race at Iowa Speedway, a track that was built in Richmond's likeness.

While he has yet to record a podium finish in 2011, Darrell Wallace Jr. also figures to be a threat to take the checkered flag at Richmond. Wallace has recorded sixth-place finishes in each of the season's first two races for Revolution Racing, and he'll have an advantage on many of his fellow competitors as he's participating in the Denny Hamlin Short Track Showdown and is allowed to test and practice in advance on the .75-mile circuit.

With a high level of interest in the event, the Blue Ox 100 could very well attract the largest entry list of the 2011 season. There is also a historical angle to it, as this will be the first stand-alone race at Richmond in the series' 25 seasons of competition. The K&N Pro Series East participated in five races in combination with the Nationwide Series at Richmond from 1988-92.

 

Race Notes

Peña a Surprise Points Leader ... After finishing 12th in the final 2010 standings, Sergio Peña may not have entered the current campaign with the expectation of contending for a title, but he's in just that position, albeit after only two races. Peña, from Winchester, Va., crossed the line seventh in the season-opener at Greenville Pickens on April 2, then registered his first career win last time out at South Boston on April 17. He heads to Richmond with a one-tally advantage on Pressley.

Pastrana, Blaney to Attempt Debuts ... A pair of notable up-and-coming stock car drivers hope to make their K&N Pro Series East debut in the Blue Ox 100. Action sports star Travis Pastrana is entered in the No. 99 Toyota for Michael Waltrip Racing while Ryan Blaney, son of NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Dave Blaney, also hopes to make his first start in the family-owned No. 10. Pastrana finished sixth in January's NASCAR Toyota All-Star Showdown and was involved in an accident three laps shy of the finish in the K&N Pro Series West opener at Phoenix International Raceway.

Showdown Winner Headed to RIR ... The reigning champion of the NASCAR Toyota All-Star Showdown, Jason Bowles will attempt to make his first K&N Pro Series East start of 2011 at Richmond. The 2009 NASCAR K&N Pro Series West champion, Bowles has made spot starts across five different NASCAR national and regional touring series the past two seasons. His only previous K&N Pro Series East start was the 2010 opener at Greenville Pickens.

Busy Weekend for Pursley, Ranger ... A pair of K&N Pro Series drivers will attempt to compete in both the East and West events this week. Current K&N Pro Series West points leader Greg Pursley will attempt to make his K&N Pro Series East debut at Richmond while two-time NASCAR Canadian Tire Series Champion Andrew Ranger hopes to make his East season debut after he started eight races in the series a year ago. They'll both then fly to Utah to compete in the K&N Pro Series West race at Miller Motorsports Park on Saturday. Pursley is also slated to compete in the Denny Hamlin Short Track Showdown in Richmond before departing Friday morning.

Sellers' Return ... Former K&N Pro Series East competitor Peyton Sellers will attempt to make his first start in the series since he won the 2008 season finale at Stafford (Conn.) Motor Speedway. Sellers, from Danville, Va., registered 16 top 10s in 29 East starts from 2006-08.

School Visit ... On Friday, April 16, Wallace and Revolution Racing teammate Michael Cherry visited with automotive program students at Hermitage Technical Center and Highland Springs Technical Center in the greater Richmond area. The drivers shared their background in racing and education, and talked about the many facets of the racing industry.

Tune-In Reminders ... The Blue Ox 100 will be broadcast live on NASCARHomeTracks.com via Speed 51 Radio ... The season-opening Kevin Whitaker Chevrolet 150 from Greenville Pickens will also air on SPEED on Thursday, April 28 at 6 p.m.

 

Denny Hamlin Short Track Showdown

The fourth edition of the Denny Hamlin Short Track Showdown will share the racing card at Richmond International Raceway on Thursday with the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East. One of the premier charity racing events in the nation, the Showdown benefits the Denny Hamlin Foundation and proceeds from the race will help raise awareness and funding for the specific needs of individuals afflicted with Cystic Fibrosis as well as other programs that support chronically ill children and underprivileged youth.

The NASCAR K&N Pro Series East will have a significant presence in the event. Those who will attempt to pull double-duty that day include: Clay Campbell, Max Gresham, Brandon McReynolds, Travis Pastrana, Greg Pursley, Peyton Sellers and Darrell Wallace Jr. The entry list also includes former K&N Pro Series East drivers Trevor Bayne, Joey Logano and Curtis Markham.

The Hamlin Showdown is a sanctioned NASCAR Whelen All-American Series special event.

 

25 For 25 

The 2011 season is the 25th in series history. From its days as the Busch North Series, to the present-day NASCAR K&N Pro Series East, there are countless moments that have come to define the series. Each race week we will take a look back at those moments and figures that have defined the series. 

Combo Races ... From 1987-200, the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East - then known as the Busch North Series - competed in a total of 72 races in combination with the NASCAR Nationwide Series - then known as the Busch Series - at tracks ranging from superspeedways like Daytona International Raceway to road courses like Watkins Glen International. In these races, East drivers competed alongside their Nationwide counterparts for overall position and purse in the race, but for points in respect to their fellow East drivers. During these seasons, an East driver was allowed to count his two best combo race finishes toward his point total for the East championship standings.
Site of this week's Blue Ox 100, Richmond International Raceway played host to five such combo races from 1988-92. Among the K&N Pro Series East contingent that participated in those races, Joe Bessey registered the best finish, 10th, in 1992. Current two-time defending K&N Pro Series East champion car owner Michael Waltrip took the checkered flag for the Nationwide Series in the 1990 race.

Last Time Out: South Boston 150

The second race of the 2011 NASCAR K&N Pro Series East season started out like the first; with a postponement due to rain.

Once the sun came out in South Boston, Va., however, the K&N Pro Series East was able to put on a show at South Boston Speedway that saw Revolution Racing's Sergio Peña earn his first career win.

The race was dominated through the first half by one of Peña's teammates - Darrell Wallace Jr. - who earned his first career pole earlier in the day and led the first 73 laps. Brett Moffitt then went door-to-door with Wallace for a couple of circuits before he wrestled the lead away.

Moffitt appeared to be in position to cruise to a third-straight series victory with a full three-second lead on the rest of the field, but Michael Cherry's spun car was in the middle of the groove coming out of Turn 4 on Lap 141 and Moffitt - with no escape route - T-boned him. Peña then inherited the lead and fended off Matt DiBenedetto and Max Gresham for the win.

 

Up Next: East-West Challenge at Iowa

The fifth edition of the K&N Pro Series East-West Challenge at Iowa Speedway is slated for Saturday, May 21 with the Goodyear Tire Dealers of Iowa 175 presented by Tompkins Industries.

It will be a natural transition for the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East to go from Richmond International Raceway to Iowa Speedway for the next event, as the later was patterned after the former by the track's designer and owner, Rusty Wallace.

While the set-up of the event doesn't change this year, there are a few differences between the 2011 race and the first four runnings at the Newton, Iowa oval. This year the K&N Pro Series race will be held on Saturday instead of Sunday, and the two development series will be joined at the .875-mile track by the NASCAR Nationwide Series, which will now race on Sunday. Additionally, the K&N Pro Series race has been shortened from 200 to 175 laps.

The first four K&N Pro Series East-West races have produced a different winner, and each time the victor piloted a car representing the East. Three of the four winners - Joey Logano, Kyle Busch and Max Gresham - took the checkered flag in Joe Gibbs Racing cars.

 

 

 


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Autodrome Drummond PR - 20 jours avant l'ouverture officielle

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Il ne reste que 20 jours avant l’ouverture officielle de l’Autodrome Drummond !

Drummondville, Québec – lundi 24 avril, 2011 – Martin Bélanger, directeur des communications

Amateurs de l’Autodrome Drummond, soyez patient ! Il ne reste que 20 jours avant que l’on puisse entendre et voir les puissants bolides autour du circuit de Drummondville.  Alors que le 14 mai, nous aurons un avant goût de la saison 2011, un des gros évènements de la saison attire déjà l’attention de plusieurs.

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Just 20 days left before the Autodrome Drummond opener!

Drummondville, Quebec – Monday April 24, 2011 – Martin Bélanger, Public Relations Director

Autodrome Drummond race fans, be patient! Only 20 days left before we can hear the engines roaring around the speedway. On May 14th, we will have a good taste for the next season; one of the marquee events is already attracting a lot of attention.

 

Lors du Racemania 6, Brett Hearn avait démontré tout son talent, lors de l’épreuve de 160 tours, il était parti 20e sur la grille de départ et avait dépassé les voitures une à une pour ainsi remporté la somme de $10,000 remis au vainqueur. Un impressionnant total de 45 modifiés comprenant plusieurs pilotes de l’extérieur, étaient présents. Dale Planck et Pete Bicknell, avait complété le podium suivi de Yan Bussière et David Hébert.

La 7e édition du Racemania comptera sur 2 soirées consécutives d’évènements. La série MrDIRTcar 358-modifié sera la catégorie vedette lors du vendredi 9 septembre avec une finale de 75 tours.  La classe pro-stock aura également une importe manche de la série MrDIRTcar avec 50 tours à compléter. Les sportsmans et STR seront également en action alors qu’ils auront des épreuves de qualifications en vue pour les finales de samedi.

Le lendemain, les gros-blocs seront présents à Drummondville dans le cadre de la série Super DIRTcar. Au menu, une finale excitante de 100 tours comprenant les grandes vedettes américaines contre nos pilotes locaux qui font toujours bonne figure dans ce type de course. Les sportsmans auront une épreuve de 50 tours et les STR auront également leur finale. 

En plus de leur visite lors du Racemania en fin de saison, les gros-blocs auront déjà été en compétition plus tôt dans l’été sur le circuit drummondvillois, avec une finale de 100 tours qui sera présenté le lundi 18 juillet dans le cadre de leur visite annuelle au Québec avec également une épreuve le lendemain à l’Autodrome Granby.

Le Racemania 7 et la visite des gros-blocs le 18 juillet, trois évènements à ajouter à votre calendrier de course pour la saison 2011 !

N’oubliez pas de visiter notre page Facebook et continuez de participer au concours dans le but de remporter une passe pour la saison 2011. Suivez le lien suivant pour accéder à notre page  http://www.facebook.com/#!/autodromedrummond

L’autodrome Drummond là où l’action et l’excitation est au max!

Martin Bélanger

Directeur des communications

Autodrome Drummond

mart96@videotron.ca

Brett Hearn showed his great talent and experience last year during Racemania 6, during the 160-lap event, Hearn started 20th on the grid and passed other drivers to finish on top and claimed the $10,000 for the win. A total of 45 modifieds including several invaders had showed up in Drummond. Dale Planck and Pete Bicknell completed the podium followed by locals Yan Bussière and David Hébert.

Two consecutive nights are planned for the 7th edition of Racemania. The MrDIRTcar 358-Modified Series will have the spotlight on Friday, September 9th with a 75-lap feature. The Pro-Stock category will also have an MrDIRTcar race with 50 laps to complete. The Sportsmans and STR will also see some action has the qualification rounds will determine the starting fields for Saturday night finale.

On the following night, the big blocks will be at the track for a Super DIRTcar Series event. On the schedule, a 100-lap race with the great American stars against our local heroes that always delivers great results during these types of races. The Sportsman will have a 50-lap feature with the STR having their feature race.

The Super DIRTcar Series has 2 dates for Drummond in 2011, along with the Racemania at the end of the year; the tour will make a stop on Monday, July 18 for their annual visit in Quebec with a stop schedule at Autodrome Granby the following night.

The Racemania 7 and the Big Blocks on July 18, 3 great events to add to your racing calendar for summer 2011!

Do not forget to visit our Facebook page and participate in our contest in which you could win a season pass for 2011. You access the page by visiting the following link: http://www.facebook.com/#!/autodromedrummond

Autodrome Drummond, great racing and always exciting!

Martin Bélanger

Public Relations Director

Autodrome Drummond

mart96@videotron.ca

 


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2011-04-25

PASS NORTH PR - season goes green at Beech Ridge Saturday

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PASS NORTH season goes green at Beech Ridge Saturday

 

Naples ME (4/25) The 2011 Pro All Stars Series (PASS) North campaign goes green at Scarborough Maine's famed Beech Ridge Motor Speedway on Saturday April 30 with all three PASS touring series on track for the first time this season. Every team is tied for the points lead and a good start to the yearl builds momentum for the races to come.

 

The PASS North Super Late Models, Mods, and Sportsman highlight the season opener and its the perfect cure for those off season racing blues.

 

The early entry list includes a few surprises and a number of new names. Tracy Gordon returns to PASS competition in a second entry from the Frahm stables; he'll team up with Matt Frahm in his return to PASS North. Gordon's name appears twice in the PASS North win column. Kirk Thibeau is on the list, as are Ridge regulars David Oliver and Bill Rodgers, a guy that's already proven he can take on the PASS regulars and win.

 

Canada is well represented with Lonnie Sommerville, Shawn Turple and Matt Matheson all on board for the season opener.

 

Bryan Kruczek has stepped up to the super late model ranks and he'll make his PASS debut at Beech Ridge. Mike Landry is a familiar face in the PASS Sportsman series, but he will wheel a super late model Saturday.. Chris Thorne is making an infrequent PASS North appearance and . PASS North rookie Kyle DeSouza will attempt his first Beech Ridge PASS super late model start. .

 

There's several new combinations seeking success in the series. Mike Rowe will return to full time competition with a new combination. Peter Pettit and Steve Perry have partnered to field the full time PASS ride for the Maine legend. Lonnie Sommerville is a familiar name to PASS North fans but he will make his PASS North season debut with Scott and Vicki Mulkern's potent race team; Mulkern himself will take his best shot at a Beech Ridge win, too..

 

Five time series champion Johnny Clark ,Richie Dearborn, 2010 PASS North rookie of the year Joey Doiron, Travis Benjamin, Scott Alexander, Ben Rowe, Ricky Morse , Bill Penfold, Scott Chubbuck and Derek Ramstrom, are just a few of the names on the early entry list and you know that the season opener will attract an overflow field of the fastest full fender racers in the region.

 

Beech Ridge has two pre season practice sessions scheduled.. The track will offer up open test sessions on Thursday and Friday April 28 and 29 from 2:00 PM until 6:00 PM.

 

The PASS Mods, PASS Sportsman, the Texas Roadhouse North East Mini Stock Tour,  NELCAR Legends, and the Pro Four Modifieds join the PASS North super late models on Saturday's schedule.The first heat race rolls off at 3:00 PM.

 

Watch the early entry list grow at www.proallstarsseries.com. Beech Ridge Motor Speedway is on line at www.beechridge.com . The speedway is located at 70 Holmes Road in Scarborough Maine.

 


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PRO ALL STAR SERIES SOUTH RESULTS - Stephen Nasse Wins PASS South Easter Bunny 150 at Hickory Motor Speedway

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Stephen Nasse Wins PASS South Easter Bunny 150 at Hickory Motor Speedway

PASS Rookie battles hard with Preston Peltier to earn his first PASS win

 

Hickory NC (4/24) The Pro All Stars Series (PASS) South presented by JE Pistons and Roush Yates Performance Products headed to the famed Hickory Motor Speedway (NC) on Saturday, April 23rd, for the prestigious Easter Bunny super late model showdown, the first PASS National event of the 2011 race season. Florida native Stephen Nasse went to victory lane after a rough and tumble battle with defending PASS South Champion Preston Peltier.

 

44 of the nation's top Super Late Model drivers hit the track to earn their way into the field during qualifying and, it was Preston Peltier claiming the pole with a 14.734-second lap over Justin Wakefield, Bradley McCaskill, Andy Loden and Dean Clattenburg.

 

With the top-20 drivers locked into the field, the remainder of the racers were split into two last-chance races, where the top-three drivers from each race earned their spot in the starting field.

 

In the first last-chance race, yellow fever kept the cars bunched up while big names tried to race their way into the Easter Bunny. With Jody Lavender and Cassius Clark firmly in the first-two positions the battle on the track was for the third and final transfer spot Becca Kasten had it until the white-flag lap but contact with Dylan Kwasniewski sent Kasten went back to fourth and Kwasniewski went on to make the feature.

 

The second last-chance race was a bit calmer with only one yellow flag slowing the field. David O’Dell drove his way to the front and the win, taking the first of the three transfer spots. John Batten and Dillon Oliver, who started the second last-chance race on the front row, crossed the line second and third respectively, also earning their way into the big race.

 

The balance of the field was filled by provisionals to equal a 30-car field.

 

After the top-10 redraw Jay Fogleman (who qualified eighth) and Steve Legendre (who qualified tenth) started on the front row with Justin Wakefield and Blaney occupying row two. Legendre got a great start, taking the lead with Fogleman dropping in second. A few laps later, Wakefield used his bumper to get second from Fogleman with Blaney working his way to third, Nasse fourth and Fogleman back to fifth.

 

The first yellow flag flew at lap nine after contact sent Clattenburg and Roger Lee Newton around in turn two, stacking up the field. Most cars were able to drive off, but many including Gray Gaulding, Batten, Jimmy Weller and Kwasniewski had various levels of damage and had to pit for repairs.

 

Wakefield got a great restart, taking the lead from Legendre. But Nasse was on a mission, moving around Legendre for second and into the lead on lap 12. Legendre moved back up to the second position with Wakefield third, Blaney forth, and Loden up to fifth.

 

While Nasse and Legendre distanced themselves from the field, Loden worked his way up to the third position with Blaney running fourth and Wakefield running fifth at lap 50.

 

PASS fans were treated to side-by-side battles throughout the field as drivers were racing hard for every inch on the track. The hard racing slowed though on lap 68 as the second yellow flew when McCaskill and Colt James got together in turn two. Their contact collected Newton, who had significant damage and had to park it for the night. At the caution, Nasse, Legendre, Blaney, Loden and Peltier rounded out the top five.

 

Legendreclaimed the lead off the restart, sending Nasse back to second at lap 70. The top-five cars, which also included Loden, Peltier and Blaney, all ran nose to tail at the front.

 

The third yellow flew at lap 78 as Kyle Benjamin and Brandon Lynn went around in turn two. Both were able to drive off without any assistance.

 

On the restart Legendre almost had Nasse cleared for the lead but on lap 81 Nasse used the high side to take the lead back. Nasse and Legendre distanced themselves from the rest of the pack with the battle on the track for the next 20 laps happening between Loden, Blaney and Peltier for the third position. Just past lap 100 Peltier moved his way to fourth, then to third. At lap 110 he passed Legendre for second, looking to run down Nasse for the lead. Peltier went high while working around lapped traffic, losing a few spots on the track. That put Legendre back to second with Blaney in third and Peltier to fourth. All three cars battled hard for the second spot until they came up on the lapped car of Lynn. Contact between Blaney and Lynn sent Lynn’s car around on the front stretch, giving Blaney some body damage and costing him several positions on the track.

 

On the restart with less than 30 laps to go Peltier worked his way to second and then put the pressure on Nasse for the lead. The pair got together several times with Peltier prevailing for the top spot. Nasse tried to get back to the front but with 20 laps to go Peltier was able to drive away from the field with Nasse, Fogleman, Legendre and Blaney all giving chase.

 

With just two laps remaining a hard battle behind the leaders brought out the yellow flag as Ben Rowe and Weller made contact in turn four, sending Weller around. At the yellow, Peltier, Nasse, Fogleman, Ben Rowe and Clark were running in the top five.

 

Nasse had his opportunity on the final restart. Peltier and Nasse banged fenders and bumpers and Nasse got to the checkered flag first to earn his first PASS South Super Late Model win.

 

That was crazy,” said Nasse in victory lane. “I didn’t think there was going to be another caution in the race. I was planning on coming home second. He (Peltier) drove me clean and I really do appreciate that.”

 

Many veterans in the PASS series earn their victories with tire management throughout the race, but Nasse went all out every lap of the event.

 

I knew with this Crate (motor) car I wasn’t going to use up too much of the rear tires, so I kind of let the dog eat and tried to get as far ahead as I could just in case it went all green.It is amazing. I haven’t been to the winner’s circle in a while. This is a definite pick-me-up. All the crew worked so hard to get this win.”

 

Peltier did everything he could to win the race, but came up one position short, frustrating the series veteran. “This thing was just a little slow on restarts,” said Peltier. “It took a few laps for it to get going. I did everything but wreck him. To be honest with you, I am getting tired of finishing second. That is the third one this year. It is time for a win.”

 

Fogleman, who made the move to the series a few years back and has achieved success in PASS South competition since, crossed the line third. “I am glad everything went good for the fans,” said Fogleman. “I knew as soon as I talked to these guys and what they were doing with this series that I made the right decision (to race PASS), and I just hoped everyone else would get on board. It looks like all the real racers are coming this way.”

 

Blaney and Ben Rowe rounded out the top five.

 

PASS South presented by JE Pistons and Roush Yates Performance Products will be back in action at South Boston Speedway (VA) on Saturday, May 7th. The next PASS National event will be Saturday, May 28th, at Motor Mile Speedway (VA). For more information the Pro All Stars Series visit www.proallstarsseries.com.

 

Unofficial Results – PASS South presented by JE Pistons/Roush Yates Performance Products

The Easter Bunny – Round One, PASS National Championship Series – Hickory Motor Speedway -4/23

 

  1. 51n Stephen Nasse (150)
  2. 26 Preston Peltier (150)
  3.   4 Jay Fogleman (150)
  4. 10 Ryan Blaney (150)
  5. 4n Ben Rowe (150)
  6. 29 Andy Loden (150)
  7. 98 Justin Wakefield (150)
  8. 20 Steven Legendre (150)
  9. 91 Heath Hindman (150)
  10.   6 David Ragan (150)
  11.   2L Kevin Leicht (150)
  12.   8 Cassius Clark (149)
  13. 180 Dean Clattenburg (149)
  14.   15 Colt James (149)
  15.  00 Grant Davidson (148)
  16.  23 Jimmy Weller (148)
  17.  71 Kyle Benjamin (147)
  18.  76 Brandon Lynn (147)
  19.  75 David O’Dell (147)
  20.   2 Gray Gaulding (105)
  21.  80 Dillon Oliver (94)
  22.  18 Bradley McCaskill (77)
  23.  41 Wes Burton (67)
  24.  33 Roger Lee Newton (67)
  25.  29L Landon Cling (67)
  26.  3 Dylan Kwasniewski (66)
  27.  115 Jody Lavender (36)
  28.  07 Matt McCall (9)
  29.  48 John Batten (9)
  30.  30 Mike Rowe (8)

 


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Hodgson PR: Cody Hodgson Richmond International Raceway Race Preview

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Cody Hodgson: NASCAR K&N Pro Series East

Richmond International Raceway Race Preview

 

 

 

THE STORY

 

Cody Hodgson of Escalon, Calif., will compete alongside the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series when the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East heads to the Blue Ox 100 at Richmond International Raceway in Richmond, Va., on Thursday, April 28. The Sunoco Rookie of the Year candidate sits 12th overall in the K&N Pro Series East standings as the series heads to its first standalone Richmond event in history – on the undercard of a Saturday night Cup race at the .75-mile track. Better yet, Hodgson is fifth in the standings among a field of 24 rookies who have made a start in the series already this season.

 

THE FACTS

 

WHO: Cody Hodgson, Escalon, Calif.

TEAM: Dave Davis Motorsports No. 03 Ocala Gran Prix Chevrolet

CREW CHIEF: Lonnie Rush, Mooresville, N.C.

 

BEST CAREER RICHMOND INTERNATIONAL RACEWAY FINISH: N/A

LAST RACE AT RICHMOND INTERNATIONAL RACEWAY: N/A

 

WHAT: NASCAR K&N Pro Series East Blue Ox 100

WHERE: Richmond International Raceway, Richmond, Va. (.75-mile D-oval)

WHEN: Qualifying – 4:30 p.m., Thursday, April 28; Race – 7 p.m., Thursday, April 28

 

NASCAR K&N Pro Series East

NEXT RACE: May 21, Goodyear Dealers of Iowa 175, Iowa Speedway, Newton, Iowa (.875-mile oval)

CURRENT POINTS POSITION: 12th

 

 

 

DID YOU KNOW?

 

  • Richmond International Raceway represents the largest track Cody Hodgson has ever competed on.
  • Cody Hodgson has two Top-15 finishes in two career K&N Pro Series East starts, including a career-best 10th-place finish in his career debut at Greenville Pickens Speedway last month.
  • Following the series' last race at South Boston two weeks ago, Cody Hodgson returned home to California for the first time since early March.
  • Cody Hodgson lives with team owner Dave Davis during the week, working at the shop during the day and competing on the weekends.

 

 

 

WHAT THEY'RE SAYING

 

CODY HODGSON, Driver of the No. 03 Ocala Gran Prix Chevrolet, On racing at Richmond International Raceway for the first time: “I'm definitely excited about it. I've never been to one of these big events like this. I'm sure there will be a lot more people, a lot more fans. Every driver out there will be trying to show that they're the next greatest thing. It should be a lot of fun.

 

I really need to focus on qualifying better, but with a big track like this it's not going to be as much about where you start at the beginning of the race. The Richmond track is obviously bigger and will be faster, but the actual racing will be 'slower.' I think you'll have more time to work around other cars if you have to.”

 

On preparing to race at a track you've never raced on before: It's a whole new game for me. I'm excited about it. Everything in the pits, I'm sure, will feel bigger and more exciting. The racing will be a lot different from what we've seen already, too, (at Greenville and South Boston). There's just one day of practice, with the two one-hour sessons, so I'm going to need to be a little cautious with the speeds and everything at first. That first session, it will be all about going out and getting a good feel for the speed.

 

On the importance of better qualifying efforts: “As far as the racing and everything, I've been feeling really good. I've been able to pass guys. But I feel like right now I really need to focus on qualifying better. A couple of guys in the series are really good at that, and it's helping them every week.

 

I feel like I've passed a ton of cars, and I've learned a lot about how to race with people around me in this series. What I really need to learn now is how to get more out of the car in qualifying, even if maybe there's not a lot there to get. We've been able to make our car really good on the long runs, but I just haven't been able to be up in the top spots (after qualifying) to ride around with those top guys and show them what we've got at the end. We've had to race so hard just to get there, that we haven't had a lot left at the end of races to be able to really race with the leaders.”

 

 

 

UP NEXT

 

The NASCAR K&N Pro Series East heads to Iowa Speedway in Newton, Iowa for a combination race with the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West on Saturday, May 21 – the Goodyear Dealers of Iowa 175... The Dave Davis Motorsports entry of Kevin Swindell finished ninth in the event last year as K&N Pro Series East teams took seven of the top nine spots at the track owned by former Sprint Cup Series driver Rusty Wallace.

 

 

 

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