« SUPER SÉRIES 2011 » ce vendredi à l'Autodrome Granby

Dès vendredi prochain,  les amateurs de courses sur terre battue pourront assister à la toute première tranche de cette Super Séries du haut des estrades de la réputée Autodrome Granby. Messieurs Dominic Lussier et Jean-François Tessier sont fiers de présenter à leurs fans une compétition de 100 tours servant à déterminer le grand Champion Modifié 358 à l’issue des six épreuves mises à l’horaire en terrain Québécois.


                    Les épreuves inscrites verront vos favoris lutter pour le quadrillé lors de ces  finales de 100 tours et ce, accompagnées de bourses très alléchantes pour les équipes.

        Les amateurs auront la chance de voir une série qui sera excitante au possible étant  disputée sur les tracés de trois pistes aux configurations toutes différentes les unes des autres. Les autodromes Granby, Drummond et RPM Speedway comportent des pistes où les pièges en compétition sont à des niveaux différents ainsi les équipes devront s’adapter au meilleur de leurs connaissances et certainement que l’expérience de chacune favorisera le dénouement.

          Ne pensez pas assister à des 100 tours réguliers comme par le passé où chacun pensait uniquement à terminer bon premier et tout était réglé. La Super Séries Mods 358 diffère complètement dans le sens que tout au long de l’épreuve, le pilote cherchera à améliorer son sort pour cumuler le maximum de points ; au quadrillé, terminer l’épreuve même en dixième place revêt toute son importance au lieu d’abandonner en milieu de course…au décompte final le vendredi 2 septembre, cette position pourrait avoir des répercussions positives sur la bourse octroyée.


        Qui dit série prestigieuse dit obligatoirement bourses très intéressantes pour les équipes participantes. La « Super Séries 2011 » Modifiée est dotée d’une très alléchante bourse qui frôlera les 125 000,00$ au total des 6 épreuves ; voilà certainement un incitatif très important pour toutes les équipes Modifiées d’y participer en grand nombre !


Voici les dates officielles pour les épreuves de la « Super Séries 2011 »

   Autodrome Granby            le vendredi 10 juin et vendredi 2 septembre

Autodrome Drummond               le samedi 18 juin et samedi 27 août

RPM Speedway                   le samedi 25 juin et samedi 20 août


Lors du dévoilement de cette nouvelle série, une autre surprise attendait les équipes et quelle surprise ! 

          En effet, toutes les équipes Modifiées qui auront participé aux 6 épreuves auront la chance de remporter un autre magnifique prix soit l’utilisation d’un magnifique camion GMC 2011 et ce pour une période de 6 mois le tout généreusement offert par le concessionnaire Lussier Chevrolet Buick GMC.


Bonne saison à tous les amateurs de courses sur terre battue !


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PASS North Super Late Models take on Speedway 660 Saturday

For Immediate Release: Media, contact Norm Desjardins


Naples ME (6/8) The Pro All Stars Series (PASS) North super late models take a road trip this weekend for their only Maritime Canada appearance at New Brunswick Speedway 660, a popular stop on a 2011 schedule that will see the racing road show stop in four states and two Canadian provinces.


The Pro All Star's trip to the Geary Woods oval on Saturday June 11 will mark the first extra distance event of the season and 200 green flag laps around this  tight little oval is always a challenge. It's a trip that the American teams look forward to each season and a grandstand packed with avid race fans is one of the reasons why. .


Speedway 660 has hosted PASS on four occasions and it's no surprise that the series winning-est driver has two victories to his credit. Ben Rowe has won at both 150 lap (2002) and 200 lap (2009) distances and defending PASS North Champion Johnny Clark claimed his win in 2010. Both will return to New Brunswick Saturday and try to add to their  tally. The late Scott Fraser claimed one for the Maritimers when the race ran 150 laps in 2003.


There's a strong contingent of Canadian racers expected to defend their home turf, and there's plenty of teams that can go toe to toe with the best New England has to offer.


Lonnie Sommerville has teamed up with Mulkern Racing to try and become the first Canadian racer to win a PASS North championship and early on he is right in the mix. Sommerville is third in the standings, just nine back from point leader Ben Rowe. He's had plenty of success at Speedway 660 and he has to be considered a favorite. Sommerville, Shawn Turple and Quebec's Alex Gingras finished fourth through sixth in the PASS North season opener at Beech Ridge and Sommerville followed up with another fourth place run at Star Speedway. It's a proven fact that top fives with a dash of top threes is the key to a PASS North title and Sommerville is right on track.


In addition to Clark, Rowe and Sommerville, there's a host of hard chargers on the pre entry list.

Richie Dearborn will make a rare Maritime appearance, a racer that's a threat whenever he takes to the track. Home towner Matt Matheson has started both 2011 PASS North races and sits thirteenth in the point standings. Travis Benjamin, Scott Alexander, Scott Chubbuck, John Dabrowski, PASS rookie Kyle DeSouza, Joey Doironm, Mike Rowe, Gary Smith and Kirk Thibeau are all making the trip, setting up yet another 200 green flag lap showdown on the challenging Speedway 660 oval.


The Pro All Stars are joined by Speedway 660's Sportsman and Street Stocks on Saturday night's program. The first green flag is scheduled to drop at 7:00 PM.


Speedway 660 is just off the Trans Canada Highway Exit 303 on Route 660 (Branch Road). For more information be sure to visit www.proallstarsseries.com and www.speedway660.com .


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D.J. Shaw Delivers Season Best For Spraker Racing Enterprises In K&N Series

MOORESVILLE, North Carolina (June 8, 2011) - - D.J. Shaw delivered a season best finish for Spraker Racing Enterprises this past weekend at Bowman Gray (N.C.) Stadium in the Army Strong 150 giving the team some welcomed momentum heading to Gresham (Ga.) Motorsports Park this weekend.


The inaugural event at Bowman Gray (N.C.) Stadium was bound to produce some excitement and the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East delivered that. The 21-year old Shaw in his No. 37 Precision JLM Chevrolet Impala methodically worked his way from his 18th starting position and used patience during a race that featured yellow flag fever to solider on to an impressive fifth place finish.


“D.J. did an incredible job,” said team owner Jeff Spraker. “The race was historic because of its setting but we knew that our biggest challenge would be avoiding the carnage. Of course, the event supplied its typical beating and banging but D.J. stayed patient and hung on for his second career top-five effort.”


Ironically, Shaw also started 18th and finished fifth in his first career NKNPSE at Greenville-Pickens (S.C.) Speedway last year.


SRE’s second entry driven by Martinsville Speedway president Clay Campbell in the No. 08 Mountain Dew Chevrolet Impala also showed strength despite his outcome. After starting 26th, Campbell cautiously moved forward through the field but encountered overheating issues just before the 100-lap mark resulting in a 25th place finish.


“Clay should be proud of his effort,” continued Spraker. “The more laps he embraced, the better he became. He did a good job moving the field, just got engulfed in the carnage of short track racing. We’ll have him fixed up and ready to go this weekend at Gresham.”


Trekking to Gresham (Ga.) Motorsports Park this weekend, Spraker, a former driver himself is enthused about the potential outcome for both of his drivers.


“Gresham is such a nice facility that offers some great racing,” he said. “We recently took Clay there to test to get him accustomed to the track, so I think he’ll be just fine. D.J. is encouraged by his performance at Bowman Gray and is hungry for even strong results. I think both Spraker Racing entries have a great chance at being contenders on Saturday night!”


The Slack Auto Parts 150 NASCAR K&N Pro Series East at Gresham (Ga.) Motorsports Park is set for this Saturday, June 11 with a set liftoff at 8:30 p.m. The event will be tape-delayed on SPEED airing June 16 at 6:00 p.m.


Mike Bliss, Dexter Bean, Drew Brannon, Clay Campbell, Kerry Earnhardt, Joey Gase, Ron Hornaday Jr., P.J. Jones, Alex Kennedy, Brandon McReynolds, Steve Park, David Ragan, Scott Riggs, David Reutimann, Michelle Theriault, Darrell Waltrip and Smokey Yunick are just some of the drivers that Spraker, who also has starts for himself in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series (NKNPS), NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) and NASCAR Nationwide Series has been affiliated with in one capacity or another through SRE.


For more information on Spraker Racing Enterprises (SRE) and its available programs, please visit sprakerracing.com




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The Daymak Ajax Open Wheel Modifieds Highlight Night of Exciting Races On Don Butt Auto Body Night

(Bowmanville, ON – June 7, 2011)  As part of this week’s feature race, the Daymak Ajax Open Wheel Modifieds, one lucky fan will win an Eco Star bike valued at approximately $1,300.


This will be the Modifieds second of five Mosport Speedway appearances in 2011, which includes an invitational on July 30.  In their first night of action at Canada’s fastest half-mile paved oval this year, 2004 champion Darren Kearnan had a night for the ages, winning both heat contests and the feature race.


During the night’s intermission period, following the Old Dutch Crunch “King of the Hill” spectator races, members of the Daymak Ajax team along with some of their customers will participate in a two-lap race on Eco Star bikes.  Once complete, there will be a draw where a lucky Speedway spectator will take home an Eco Star bike.


This Saturday, June 11, Don Butt Auto Body will be the night's Corporate Sponsor.  They are located at 86 Russett Avenue in Oshawa.  For more info, including directions and store hours go to www.donbuttautobody.com.


All three of Mosport's home divisions will be in action, the Pure Stocks, Bob's Towing Sportsman and Late Models.  As with every Saturday night this summer, the Old Dutch Crunch King of the Hill race for spectators will round out a fun-filled evening.


Admissions for adults is just $15, seniors (65+) and youth (13-17) are $10 and as always, children 12 and under are free with a paid adult admission.

For more information and to get your tickets call (905) 983-9141 or visit www.mosport.com/speedway.



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