Jared Marks Thirsty For Strong Run At Toledo Speedway


TOLEDO, Ohio (October 11, 2011) - - Still thriving on his impressive fourth place finish in his most recent ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards contest at Salem (Ind.) Speedway last month, Jared Marks, development driver for Tony Marks Racing (TMR) enters Sunday’s season finale at Toledo Speedway looking to prove that his recent performance wasn’t a fluke.


While many refuse to question that his performance wasn’t solely based on luck, Marks intends to show that his freshman ARCA Racing Series team is now a force to be reckon with and that effort was just the first of many more to come.


“Salem was a great confidence booster for everyone associated with Tony Marks Racing,” said 17-year old Jared Marks. “I’m anxious to get back to Toledo Speedway this weekend to put our No. 8 Terry Henricks Chrysler / Dodge / Jeep / Ram Dodge Charger on the track and in position for another strong finish.”


Marks, the son of car owner and former racecar driver Tony Marks is set to make his seventh career ARCA start on Sunday afternoon and other than being shoved into an incident not of his doing at Lucas Oil Raceway Park at Indianapolis in July, his presence on the circuit hasn’t been anything less than impressive.


With five top-15 finishes including a fourth at Salem, a 13th in his ARCA debut at Toledo Speedway, a 12th at the high banks of Winchester (Ind.) Speedway, a 11th at the .875-mile paved oval of Iowa Speedway and a 12th at the tricky Madison (Wisc.) International Speedway, the Napoleon, Ohio native overall considers 2011 a success.


“We’ve learned a lot this year,” said Marks, who now resides in Mooresville, North Carolina. “I had a lot to learn from the move up from Late Models to ARCA and because of the faith and confidence from my team and teammate Maryeve (Dufault); we’ve been able to make some noise of our own. We’re hoping to continue that pace on Sunday.”


In order to give the team an opportunity at ending their inaugural season on a high note, the team recently participated in a private test session alongside Dufault, where the duo mounted quick lap times and positive feedback about the handling of their race cars.


“I feel more confident going into this race than I did at any other,” Marks sounded. “It is my home town-track and this was the place of my ARCA debut. Although, I might be a rookie, I have high expectations for this weekend. I would like to better our last finish (fourth) and aim for a top-three run. It is highly important for us to end on a positive note going into the off-season and hopefully, I’ll be racing full-time in the series next year. Regardless, it has been a great season and I have to thank Terry Henricks Chrysler / Dodge / Jeep / Ram, the University of Northwestern Ohio (UNOH), Dodge and everyone else who supports TMR for standing behind us.”


For the elder Marks, a successful Ohio entrepreneur, he is looking forward to seeing both of his drivers back in action on Sunday afternoon.


“I think both of our TMR entries should run competitively this weekend,” the former road-racer explained. “I was at the track for the test and I could not believe the difference a couple of months make in both of the driver’s abilities to finesse their way around a tough track like Toledo Speedway. We’re going to have plenty of support in the grandstands on Sunday, so I’m hoping that with a little luck and patience, both of our cars will finish in the top-10 and we’ll close the year out itching for 2012 to get here.”


Mark’s teammate and Sorel, Quebec native Maryeve Dufault will make her 14th career ARCA Racing Series start in the No. 12 Mad Croc Energy / Dodge Motorsports / Tony Marks Racing Dodge Charger. For the season finale, Ryan Chism, part of the 2010 ARCA Racing Series championship team will serve as crew chief of the No. 8 automobile this weekend.


The Toledo ARCA 200 presented by Federated Car Care (200 laps / 100 miles) is the 19th of 19 events on the 2011 ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards schedule. The 70th ARCA race at Toledo Speedway is a two-day show. Practice begins Saturday, October 15 with a forty five minute practice session planned from 12:00 p.m. – 12:45 p.m. A final forty five minute “happy hour” session has been etched in from 1:40 p.m. – 2:25 p.m. Menards pole qualifying presented by Ansell is set for later in the day slated to begin at 4:00 p.m. A one hour on-track autograph session has been etched in from 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. on race day (Sunday). The contest will take the green flag shortly after 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 16. The event will be televised live on SPEED with additional race coverage including live timing and scoring throughout the 1,331st race for the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards since it was formed in 1953 will be available through the ARCA Racing Network (ARN) online at arcaracing.com presented by ARCANation.com. All times are local.


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Joey Polewarczyk, Jr. Steals Rent-A-Wreck Fall Foliage Win

Bobby Therrien Takes Bond/WIX Tiger Tour 100 Victory

Hoar, Laperle, O’Donnell Claim ACT Titles

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                             ACT-100811

Plattsburgh, NY – Hudson, New Hampshire’s Joey Polewarczyk, Jr. claimed the American-Canadian Tour Rent-A-Wreck Fall Foliage 200 win at Airborne Speedway in Plattsburgh, New York on Saturday, October 8. Polewarczyk claimed his first ACT point race win of the season in the combination ACT Tour and Série ACT Castrol event.


Polewarczyk led at several points during the event and claimed the lead for good after Groveton, New Hampshire’s Randy Potter got loose coming out of turn two and dropped two tires off the backstretch, while leading on lap 187. Potter made an amazing save and settled in for second. Turner, Maine’s Glen Luce used a late race caution to move into third followed by Wayne Helliwell, Jr. and Austin Theriault in the top five.


Karl Allard led early from the outside pole, but lost the lead to Potter following the first restart. The outside lane seemed to be the place to be on restarts throughout the event. Polewarczyk joined the mix after the lap 40 restart. Potter and Polewarczyk swapped the lead several before both pitted under caution on lap 131. The majority of the field chose to pit under that caution for tires and fuel.


2011 Série ACT Castrol Champion Patrick Laperle decided to stay out, as he had already took on two tires on an earlier caution, and took the lead. Laperle would hold off Polewarczyk and DJ Shaw as he led until the lap 176 mark before a flat tire forced him to pit under a caution. Polewarczyk and Potter took over the front row once again and Potter took the advantage on the restart and appeared to have the race in hand before the back stretch gave the lead back to Polewarczyk for good.


2011 ACT Tour Champion Brian Hoar took the sixth position followed by Shaw, Laperle, Ben Rowe and Donald Theetge rounded out the top ten. The event took one hour and fifty minutes with a total of twelve cautions. A total of 48 cars attempted to qualify for the 36 car field. Twenty-five cars took the checkered flag with 16 cars on the lead lap.


Hinesburg, Vermont’s Bobby Therrien won the final Bond/WIX Tiger Tour event of the season. Outside pole sitter Jason Bonnett broke out to an early lead before rookie driver Dylan Payea ran him down in lapped traffic and muscled his way by. Payea and Bonnett battled through the first restart on lap 73 until the two became the their own caution on lap 86. Derrick O’Donnell and Therrien claimed the front row.


O’Donnell led until the final restart of the event on lap 90 when Therrien fought by on the outside. Payea made a charge from the rear to claim second  by a paint job at the line over O’Donnell. Troy Gray and Joey Roberts completed the top five. O’Donnell’s third place effort was enough to claim the 2011 Bond/WIX Tiger Tour title. He will now attempt to take the Bond Auto Tiger Sportsmen championship at Thunder Road tomorrow.


Nineteen cars were on hand for the final Tiger Tour event of the season. Sixteen cars finished with eight cars on the lead lap. The event had a total of four cautions and took forty-four minutes.


The Airborne Renegades were also on hand for the event. 2011 Renegade Champion Kevin Boutin, Jr. of Swanton, VT took the overall win after taking a first in the first 25 lap segment and fourth in the second 25 lap segment. Robert Gordon, Joe Warren, Josh Terry and Lance Robtoy completed the top five.


Many of the ACT Late Model teams and the Tiger Sportsmen competitors will head to Thunder Road International Speedbowl in Barre, VT tomorrow (Sunday, October 9) for the 49th Annual People’s United Bank Milk Bowl. It will be the final event of the 2011 season after being rained out last weekend. Booth Bros./H.P. Hood time trials will roll out at 12 noon. Admission is $25 for adults and $5 for kids ages 6 to 12. The front gates will open at 10am.


Rent-A-Wreck Fall Foliage 200 Unofficial Results

ACT Late Model Tour – Série ACT Castrol

Airborne Speedway – Plattsburgh, NY

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Pos. (Start) Driver, Hometown, Laps Completed

1. (3) Joey Polewarczyk, Jr., Hudson, NH, 200 Laps

2. (1) Randy Potter, Groveton, NH, 200 Laps

3. (7) Glen Luce, Turner, ME, 200 Laps

4. (18) Wayne Helliwell, Jr., Dover, NH, 200 Laps

5. (5) Austin Theriault, Fort Kent, ME, 200 Laps

6. (20) Brian Hoar, Williston, VT, 200 Laps

7. (4) DJ Shaw, Center Conway, NH, 200 Laps

8. (29) Patrick Laperle, St-Denis-sur-Richelieu, QC, 200 Laps

9. (6) Ben Rowe, Turner, ME, 200 Laps

10. (27) Donald Theetge, Boischatel, QC, 200 Laps

11. (17) Jamie Fisher, Shelburne, VT, 200 Laps

12. (21) Chip Grenier, Graniteville, VT, 200 Laps

13. (13) Patrick Cliche, St-Jean-Chrysostome, QC, 200 Laps

14. (19) Craig Bushey, Fairfax, VT, 200 Laps

15. (2) Karl Allard, Quebec, QC, 200 Laps

16. (30) David Michaud, Ste-Anne-des-Plaines, QC, 200 Laps

17. (16) Eddie MacDonald, Rowley, MA, 199 Laps

18. (15) Nick Sweet, Barre, VT, 199 Laps

19. (12) Ricky Rolfe, Albany Twp., ME, 198 Laps

20. (31) Brent Dragon, Milton, VT, 197 Laps

21. (24) Brandon White, Kahnawake, QC, 197 Laps

22. (34) Patrick Hamel, St-Edouard, QC, 197 Laps

23. (26) Bucko Branham, Plattsburgh, NY, 195 Laps

24. (33) James Linardy, Somerville, MA, 194 Laps

25. (25) Joey Becker, Jeffersonville, VT, 168 Laps

26. (14) Mike Bruno, Rutland, VT, 167 Laps

27. (11) Jonathan Urlin, London, ON, 164 Laps

28. (23) Quinten Welch, Lancaster, NH, 163 Laps

29. (9) John Donahue, Graniteville, VT, 145 Laps

30. (8) Jean-Francois Dery, Quebec, QC, 144 Laps

31. (35) Dany Trepanier, St-Edouard, QC, 142 Laps

32. (32) Stephane Descoste, Oka, QC, 105 Laps

33. (36) #Dave Farrington, Jr., Jay, ME, 52 Laps

34. (28) Claude Leclerc, Lanoraie, QC, 41 Laps

35. (22) Eric Chase, Milton, VT, 41 Laps

36. (10) Mark Lamberton, Mooers Forks, NY, 15 Laps

Time of Race: 1:50:48

Cautions: 12 (laps 15, 40, 52, 59, 74, 82, 130, 146, 160, 165, 169, 178)

Leaders: Karl Allard, 1-17; Randy Potter, 18-41; Joey Polewarczyk, Jr., 42-52; Potter, 53-60; Polewarczyk, 61-75; Potter, 76-84; Polewarczyk, 85-131; Patrick Laperle, 132-176; Polewarczyk, 177-178; Potter, 179-186; Polewarczyk, 187-200.


Bond/WIX Tiger Tour 100

Airborne Speedway – Plattsburgh, NY

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Pos. (Start) Driver, Hometown, Laps Completed

1. (5) Bobby Therrien, Hinesburg, VT, 100 Laps

2. (4) Dylan Payea, Henniker, NH, 100 Laps

3. (6) Derrick O’Donnell, Bradford, VT, 100 Laps

4. (8) Troy Gray, Fairlee, VT, 100 Laps

5. (9) Joey Roberts, Georgia, VT, 100 Laps

6. (3) Mike Ziter, Williamstown, VT, 100 Laps

7. (2) Jason Bonnett, St. Albans, VT, 100 Laps

8. (16) Joe Steffen, Grand Isle, VT, 100 Laps

9. (7) Mike Martin, Craftsbury Common, VT, 99 Laps

10. (11) David Rabtoy, Swanton, VT, 99 Laps

11. (13) Scott Coburn, S. Barre, VT, 99 Laps

12. (14) Mike Billado, Essex, VT, 99 Laps

13. (10) Josh Demers, Middlesex, VT, 99 Laps

14. (18) Blair Bessett, Worcester, VT, 99 Laps

15. (12) George May, Barre, VT, 98 Laps

16. (17) Mark Barnier, Essex Jct., VT, 97 Laps

17. (15) Tucker Williams, Hyde Park, VT, 87 Laps

18. (19) Jeff Wimble, Waterbury, VT, 81 Laps

19. (1) Eric Badore, Milton, VT, 71 Laps

Time of Race: 44:40                                                                        

Cautions: 4 (Laps 73, 83, 86, 90)                                                                 

Leaders: Jason Bonnett, 1-61; Dylan Payea, 62-83; Bonnett, 84-86; Derrick O'Donnell, 87-90; Bobby Therrien, 91-100.


Airborne Renegades Unofficial Results

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Pos. (Car#) Driver, Segment 1, Segment 2, Overall

1. (25) Kevin Boutin, Jr., 1, 4, 5

2. (H20) Robert Gordon, 3, 5, 8

3. (13) Joe Warren, 4, 6, 10

4. (43) Josh Terry, 9, 2, 11

5. (11) Lance Rabtoy, 11, 3, 14

6. (22) Robbie Favreau, 7, 7, 14

7. (7) Lonnie Rivers, 5, 10, 15

8. (16) Tyler Terry, 16, 1, 17

9. (70) Jason McClatchie, 6, 11, 17

10. (5) Mark Caron, 10, 9, 19

11. (357) Curtis Seymour, 12, 8, 20

12. (08) Andy Bordeau, 8, 12, 20

13. (86) Rick Doner, 2, 19, 21

14. (2) Curtis Giventer, 13, 14, 27

15. (61) Dan Dubuque, 15, 13, 28

16. (51) Freeman Sawyer, 14, 15, 29

17. (71) Jay Dubuque, 19, 16, 35

18. (57) John Boutin, 17, 19, 36





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Fall Foliage 200 à la piste Airborne de Plattsburgh : UN PODIUM COMPLÈTEMENT AMÉRICAIN.

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Fall Foliage 200 à la piste Airborne de Plattsburgh



Le Fall Foliage 200, la dernière manche au calendrier de la série Act-Castrol et le championnat américain de l’ACT, disputée, hier,  à la piste Airborne de Plattsburgh, s’est soldée avec un podium complètement américain. La victoire est allée à Joey Polewarczyk devant Randy Potter et Glen Luce. Patrick Laperle, le pilote de la Fusion/LaSalle Ford, a été le meilleur Québécois avec une huitième place.


Le vainqueur (5) et Potter (4) se sont échangé le poste de commande en neuf occasions dans cette confrontation de 200 tours ponctuée de 12 ralentissements. Deux autres Américains, Wayne Helliwell et Austin Thériault ont complété le peloton des cinq premiers.



Vingt-neuvième sur la grille, Patrick Laperle, le nouveau monarque de la série ACT-Castrol, a été impliqué dans un incident avec John Donahue au 52e passage. Reparti de l’arrière, il a remonté le peloton pour hériter du poste de commande au 132e tour alors que la majorité des engagés en profitaient pour effectuer une visite à leurs puits.



Laperle a mené le bal jusqu’au 176e tour, alors qu’une crevaison est venue anéantir ses chances de l’emporter pour une quatrième fois d’affilée. Après une visite à ses équipiers sous le drapeau jaune, il a de nouveau repris son ascension vers le sommet pour finalement terminer huitième. Donald Theetge, 27e au départ, a pris la dixième place.


Pour sa part, Patrick Cliche de St-Jean-Chrysostôme a connu une très bonne course en terminant 13e. Cette prestation lui permettra possiblement de terminer au sixième échelon de la série ACT-Castrol.


Après avoir mené la course durant les 17 premiers tours en raison d’une deuxième place sur la grille de départ, Karl Allard de St-Félicien a terminé 15e juste devant Dave Michaud de Ste-Anne-des-Plaines qui devenait le dernier à compléter les 200 tours réglementaires.


Parmi les autres pilotes de la série ACT-Castrol qui ont pris le départ dans ce Fall Foliage 300, mentionnons que Patrick Hamel a terminé 22e, Jean-François Déry 30e, Dany Trépanier (31e), Stéphane Descoste (32e) et Claude Leclerc 34e.


Il y avait 48 voitures inscrites dans ce Fall Foliage 200 et seulement 36 ont accédé à la finale.



Pos.        (Dép.)     Pilote/Résidence                                                Tours

1.             (3)           Joey Polewarczyk, Jr., Hudson, NH,                200

2.             (1)           Randy Potter, Groveton, NH,                             200

3.             (7)           Glen Luce, Turner, ME,                                      200

4.             (18)         Wayne Helliwell, Jr., Dover, NH,                      200

5.             (5)           Austin Theriault, Fort Kent, ME,                        200

6.             (20)         Brian Hoar, Williston, VT,                                   200

7.             (4)           DJ Shaw, Center Conway, NH,                        200

8.             (29)         Patrick Laperle, St-Denis-sur-Richelieu          200

9.             (6)           Ben Rowe, Turner, ME,                                      200

10.          (27)         Donald Theetge, Boischatel, QC,                     200

11.          (17)         Jamie Fisher, Shelburne, VT,                           200

12.          (21)         Chip Grenier, Graniteville, VT,                          200

13.          (13)         Patrick Cliché, St-Jean-Chrysostôme,            200

14.          (19)         Craig Bushey, Fairfax, VT,                                 200

15.          (2)           Karl Allard, Québec, QC,                                    200

16.          (30)         David Michaud, Ste-Anne-des-Plaines           200

17.          (16)         Eddie MacDonald, Rowley, MA,                       199

18.          (15)         Nick Sweet, Barre, VT,                                        199

19.          (12)         Ricky Rolfe, Albany Twp., ME,                          198

20.          (31)         Brent Dragon, Milton, VT,                                   197

21.          (24)         Brandon White, Kahnawake, QC,                    197

22.          (34)         Patrick Hamel, St-Édouard, QC,                       197

23.          (26)         Bucko Branham, Plattsburgh, NY,                    195

24.          (33)         James Linardy, Somerville, MA,                      194

25.          (25)         Joey Becker, Jeffersonville, VT,                       168

26.          (14)         Mike Bruno, Rutland, VT,                                   167

27.          (11)         Jonathan Urlin, London, ON,                            164

28.          (23)         Quinten Welch, Lancaster, NH,                        163

29.          (9)           John Donahue, Graniteville, VT,                      145

30.          (8)           Jean-François Déry, Québec, QC,                   144

31.          (35)         Dany Trépanier, St-Édouard, QC,                    142

32.          (32)         Stéphane Descoste, Oka, QC,                          105

33.          (36)         #Dave Farrington, Jr., Jay, ME,                         52

34.          (28)         Claude Leclerc, Lanoraie, QC,                         41

35.          (22)         Eric Chase, Milton, VT,                                       41

36.          (10)         Mark Lamberton, Mooers Forks, NY,               15

Temps de la course :          1 heure 50 :48 minutes

Drapeaux jaunes :               12 (15, 40, 52, 59, 74, 82, 130, 146, 160, 165, 169, 178)

Les meneurs :                      Karl Allard, 1-17 ; Randy Potter, 18-41 ; Joey Polewarczyk, Jr., 42-52 ; Potter, 53-60 ; Polewarczyk, 61-75 ; Potter, 76-84 ; Polewarczyk, 85-131 ; Patrick Laperle, 132-176 ; Polewarczyk, 177-178 ; Potter, 179-186 ; Polewarczyk, 187-200.




Source :            American Canadian Tour


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Collaboration :   Yvon Larrivée



Photo :             Stéphane Lazare


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Brian Hoar Collects 3rd Career Milk Bowl Win


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BARRE, Vt. – Brian Hoar put the finishing touches on a record-setting 2011 season Sunday by winning the 49 annual People's United Bank Milk Bowl at Thunder Road International Speedbowl.


Hoar won his fifth career Milk Bowl pole in the event and won the first and third segments Sunday for his third career Milk Bowl championship. With the two segment wins, Hoar moved into sole possession of third-place for all-time segment wins.


“This is unbelievable,” Hoar said. “Man, that was awesome. I thought I lost it. It was wicked. I mean, unbelievable. It had been so many years since I won a race here, and I've always said the Milk Bowls that I won back in the '90s were just awesome.”


Hoar finished with a three-segment total of 14 points, including two wins and a 12th-place finish in the second segment. Hoar also won the event in 1998 and 1999.


Hoar and the No. 37 GossCars.com Dodge took the lead from Randy Potter on Lap 62 and then held off part-time RPM Motorsports teammate Nick Sweet over the final 13 laps.


The win capped off a stellar season for both Hoar and RPM Motorsports, who each won a record eighth ACT Late Model Tour championship. Hoar won six points races during the campaign and now has 33 career Tour victories, which is also a record.


In addition, Hoar won the ACT Goodyear Speedweeks Cup – a non-points event in Florida in February.


Hoar put the finishing touches on the ACT regular season on Saturday, finishing sixth in the Rent-A-Wreck Fall Foliage 200 at Airborne Speedway in Plattsburgh, N.Y. In 13 starts this season, Hoar posted only one finish of worse than sixth.




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Brian Hoar Claims 49th Annual People's United Bank Win

O’Donnell, Adams and Woodard Lock Up Thunder Road Championships


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                             TR-100911

Barre, VT – Eight-time ACT Late Model Tour Champion Brian Hoar of Williston, VT claimed his third career People’s United Bank Milk Bowl win at Thunder Road in Barre, VT on Sunday, October 9. Hoar claimed the 49th running of the Milk Bowl by winning two segments, while holding off a hard charging Nick Sweet over the final 15 laps of the third and final segment. Hoar and his Rick Paya Motorsports team will cash a check of over $10,000 including lap money.


Hoar claimed the Booth Bros./H.P. Hood pole award, setting the fast time in time trials. He cruised to an easy first segment win while leading all 50 laps. Sweet was on his back bumper to take second. The two then worked their way through the field during the 75-lap second segment with Hoar taking twelfth and Sweet in tenth.

The two trailed Scott Payea going into the third segment of 75 laps. Payea held the lead with ten points (4th and 6th), while Sweet had twelve points and Hoar had thirteen.

Sweet, the 2010 Thunder Road “King of the Road,” followed Hoar through the field during the third and final segment including a three wide move to stick to Hoar’s rear bumper. The duo took the first and second spots with under fifteen laps remaining to setup the final duel.  Sweet made a charge on the outside, but didn’t have enough to get by. The pair both finished with a combined 14 points with Hoar winning the tie breaker with a better third segment finish.

Payea worked his way up to a twelfth place finish in the third segment to take third overall with 22 points. Lt. Governor Phil Scott (23 pts.) and Jean-Paul Cyr (24 pts.) completed the top five. 2011 “King of the Road” Dave Pembroke (24pts.) took sixth followed by 2010 Milk Bowl Champion Joey Polewarczyk, Jr. (25 pts.) in seventh. Mike Bailey claimed the second segment win for eighth with 33 points. Austin Theriault (36 pts.) and Craig Bushey (40 points) rounded out the top ten.

Derrick O’Donnell of Bradford, VT picked up his third win of the season and took the 2011 Bond Auto Tiger Sportsmen Championship. O’Donnell out ran Jason Allen, Shawn Fleury, Eric Badore and Jason Corliss to cap off his championship season. Brendan Moodie, Mike Ziter, Alex Ferno, Kyle Pembroke and Christopher Pelkey completed the top ten.

Hardwick, VT’s Greg Adams, Jr. claimed the Allen Lumber Street Stock Championship by just three points after finishing sixth in the final feature. Troy Kingsbury claimed the feature win with Thomas Placey in second. Nick Pilotte took third, which was just three points behind Adams in the title hunt. Keith Fortier and Kyle Streeter completed the top five.

Jason Woodard of Waterbury, VT capped off his Junkyard Warrior championship with his ninth win of the season. Danny Brassard and Tommy Elwood completed the podium.

The 49th Annual People’s United Bank Milk Bowl was the final event of the 52nd Thunder Road International Speedbowl season.

49th Annual People’s United Bank Milk Bowl Unofficial Results
Thunder Road International Speedbowl
Sunday, October 9, 2011
Pos. (Car#) Driver, Hometown, Seg. 1, Seg. 2, Seg. 3, Overall
1. (37vt) Brian Hoar, Williston, VT, 1, 12, 1, 14

2. (88vt) Nick Sweet, Barre, VT, 2, 10, 2, 14

3. (89vt) Scott Payea, Milton, VT, 4, 6, 12, 22

4. (14vt) Phil Scott, Berlin, VT, 12, 3, 8, 23

5. (32vt) Jean-Paul Cyr, Milton, VT, 7, 8, 9, 24

6. (44vt) Dave Pembroke, Middlesex, VT, 3, 11, 10, 24

7. (97nh) Joey Polewarczyk, Jr., Hudson, NH, 5, 14, 6, 25

8. (00vt) Mike Bailey, South Barre, VT, 14, 1, 18, 33

9. (57me) Austin Theriault, Fort Kent, ME, 9, 20, 7, 36

10. (05vt) Craig Bushey, Fairfax, VT, 16, 2, 22, 40

11. (99vt) Cody Blake, Barre, VT, 6, 22, 13, 41

12. (42vt) Matt White, Northfield, VT, 23, 4, 15, 42

13. (81vt) Grant Folsom, Waitsfield, VT, 8, 13, 21, 42

14. (55vt) Brent Dragon, Milton, VT, 10, 9, 25, 44

15. (51me) Ricky Rolfe, Albany Twp., ME, 19, 21, 5, 45

16. (02nh) Randy Potter, Groveton, NH, 28, 18, 3, 49

17. (26vt) John Donahue, Graniteville, VT, 29, 16, 4, 49

18. (7me) Glen Luce, Turner, ME, 25, 15, 11, 51

19. (22vt) Chip Grenier, Graniteville, VT, 18, 5, 28, 51

20. (10nh) Ben Rowe, Turner, ME, 15, 23, 14, 52

21. (41vt) Jamie Aube, N. Ferrisburgh, VT, 22, 7, 26, 55

22. (4on) Jonathan Urlin, London, ON, 21, 19, 16, 56

23. (6vt) Cris Michaud, E. Montpelier, VT, 11, 26, 19, 56

24. (40vt) Eric Chase, Milton, VT, 20, 17, 23, 60

25. (25vt) Dave Whitcomb, Essex Jct., VT, 13, 28, 27, 68

26. (68vt) Brooks Clark, Fayston, VT, 30, 24, 17, 71

27. (85vt) Trampas Demers, S. Burlington, VT, 17, 25, 31, 73

28. (16nh) Travis Fadden, N. Haverhill, NH, 27, 29, 20, 76

29. (16vt) Joey Becker, Jeffersonville, VT, 26, 27, 24, 77

30. (78nh) Quinten Welch, Lancaster, NH, 24, 30, 31, 85


Bond Auto Tiger Sportsmen Unofficial Top Ten

Pos. (Car#) Driver, Hometown

1. (68) Derrick O’Donnell, Bradford, VT

2. (29) Jason Allen, Barre, VT

3. (31) Shawn Fleury, Middlesex, VT

4. (04) Eric Badore, Milton, VT

5. (61) Jason Corliss, Danville, VT

6. (94) Brendan Moodie, Wolcott, VT

7. (26) Mike Ziter, Williamstown, VT

8. (33) Alex Ferno, E. Montpelier, VT

9. (27) #Kyle Pembroke, Montpelier, VT

10. (64) Christopher Pelkey, S. Barre, VT

Allen Lumber Street Stocks Unofficial Top Ten

Pos. (Car#) Driver, Hometown

1. (39) Troy Kingsbury, Waitsfield, VT

2. (33) Thomas Placey, Bradford, VT

3. (11) Nick Pilotte, Jefferson, NH

4. (35) Keith Fortier, Hinesburg, VT

5. (37) Kyle Streeter, Waitsfield, VT

6. (38) Greg Adams, Jr., Hardwick, VT

7. (4) Ken Christman, Cabot, VT

8. (03) Jason Kenison, Groveton, NH

9. (10) Alan Maynard, Fairfax, VT

10. (43) Jamie Davis, Wolcott, VT


Junkyard Warriors Unofficial Top Three

Pos. (Car #) Driver, Hometown

1. (68) Jason Woodard, Waterbury, VT

2. (30) Danny Brassard, E. Randolph, VT

3. (88) Tommy Elwood, Morrisville, VT




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PASS North Banquet of Champions November 4

Naples ME (10/10) The Pro All Stars Series (PASS) North season still has one event to go but we do know when the series will celebrate the 2011 season. The annual PASS Banquet of Champions is set for November 4 2011 at the Howard Johnson's Convention Center, 155 Riverside Street in Portland Maine.


The evening gets under way with a 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM social hour followed by dinner from 7:00 PM until 8:00 PM. Then its time for the awards ceremony, followed by dancing to DJ Jesse Butler until 11:30.


Tickets are $40.00 per person and must be ordered and paid for by October 28. No tickets will be available at the door. Visit www.proallstarsseries.com to print out your order form.


There are a limited number of rooms available at the attached Howard Johnson's hotel for the night of November 4 at a special rate of $65.00. Reservations must be made prior to October 21. Mention the PASS banquet when making your reservation to receive this rate. Make your room reservation by calling (207) 774-5861.


All three PASS North racing series will wrap up their 2011 campaigns this Saturday October 15 at Oxford Plains Speedway. A Wildcat special and the North East Mini Stock Tour join the PASS Super Late Models, Mods, and Sportsman on the racing card that gets the green at 1:00 PM.


Visit www.proallstarsseries.com and www.oxfordplains.com for more information.





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Max ¨La Menace¨ sort vainqueur de du CHALLENGE 200

Devant 133 concurrents à l’Autodrome St-Eustache


Sous un soleil radieux et une température de près de 25 degrés, exceptionnel pour un 9 octobre, 133 voitures se sont élancées sur la piste pour la première de deux courses d’endurance de fin de saison.


De multiples carambolages, collisions et deux capotages ont tenu en haleine les amateurs entassés dans les estrades bondées durant près de trois heures.


Plusieurs belles luttes en tête du peloton ont eu lieu durant le déroulement de cette course infernale. Pendant le longs moments,  Daniel Bélanger (67) était aux trousses de Maxime Pelletier (66) avant d’être contraint à un arrêt aux puits qui lui a fait perdre huit tours. Stéphane Langevin (3) qui a mené la course, a subi le même sort.


C’est finalement Maxime Pelletier (66) qui a eu raison de tout le monde en remportant l’épreuve, à plus de deux tours devant Martin Labonville (76).


38 voitures sur les 133 ayant pris le départ ont finalement franchi la ligne d’arrivée, certaines avec plusieurs tours de retard.


Le gagnant de l’épreuve, également champion Sportsman ANCA 2011, était tout ravi de son exploit. « J’ai gagné plusieurs épreuves en Sportsman et Légendes modifiées en carrière, mais après plusieurs tentatives, c’est ma première victoire dans une course d’Endurance…. » de dire Pelletier, qui a empoché la bourse de 1 000 $ et le trophée du gagnant, tout en félicitant les autres concurrents qui ont participé à l’épreuve.


Deux pilotes sur les dix premières voitures qui ont dû passer l’inspection de fin de course ont été exclues des résultats, il s’agit de la voiture de Jacques Tassé (181), qui avait terminé en troisième position et qui ne s’est pas présenté à l’inspection, et Daniel Duval (153) pour l’utilisation d’un pneu non conforme.


En attendant le compte-rendu complet des positions de fin de course qui paraîtra sur les site Web officiels de l’ASE et de l’ANCA mardi, voici le « top ten » de l’épreuve :


1-    Maxime Pelletier (66), 200 tours

2-    Martin Labonville (76), 198 tours

3-    Steve Gamache (5), 195 tours

4-    Stéphane Langevin (3), 195 tours

5-    Martin Thibert (02), 194 tours

6-    Danny Bélanger (67), 192 tours

7-    Tommy Pizzardi (33), 192 tours

8-    Sébastien Caron (91), 191 tours

9-    Ghislain Loyer (149), 191 tours

10-  Raymond jr Potvin (7), 189 tours.


La prochaine course présentée à l’Autodrome St-Eustache sera l’ENDURANCE 250, pour les voitures de 98 pouces et plus d’empattement de 4, 6 et 8 cylindres de rue qui s’affronteront dans un duel de 250 tours dimanche prochain, le 16 octobre.


La saison prendra fin lors de la présentation du SMASHFEST annuel le 23 octobre qui vient.


Pour toute information, on consulte le site web www.autodrome.ca et pour la réglementation le www.anca-qc.com.



Source :        Yves Ladouceur
Directeur des opérations courses


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Hoosier Tire Superspeedway Challenge Award Humbles Buescher;News & Notes from ARCA Racing Series at Kansas Speedway

For Immediate Release:

Monday, October 10, 2011



(TOLEDO, Ohio) - Chris Buescher had watched Ty Dillon score four wins in speedway races this season, making his own lead in the Hoosier Tire Superspeedway Challenge dissolve and disappear.


After winning the Challenge Friday night, though, Buescher said that accepting one of ARCA's top honors is humbling for him and his team.


Buescher (No. 17 Reliance Tool/David Ragan Ford Ford) opened the season and his speedway campaign with a second-place finish to Bobby Gerhart (No. 5 Lucas Oil Chevrolet) at Daytona, and followed with a fifth-place run at Talladega. Runner-up results at Chicagoland and Pocono in June moved him to a 30-point lead in the special standings over Ty Dillon (No. 41 Hemelgarn/CTECH/CIPT Chevrolet), despite Dillon's wins at Talladega and Chicagoland.


 But Dillon's pass of Max Gresham (No. 25 Gresham & Associates/World Crown 300 Toyota) on the final lap at Michigan two weeks later served notice to Buescher that taking the Hoosier award would not be so simple. Buescher's new advantage was just 10 points, following a fifth-place run that day.


A steady diet of short track racing in July kept the Challenge standings and Buescher's narrow lead the same until August 6, when Dillon won again at Pocono. Buescher finished third, 10 points behind Dillon, meaning the two drivers would be tied going to the Challenge's final race at Kansas.


Dillon, who will clinch the overall series championship by merely starting Sunday at Toledo Speedway, led 76 of the first 81 laps in the Kansas Lottery 98.9 and appeared to be well on his way to accepting another championship honor at the ARCA Racing Series banquet in December. Contact from a lapped car, though, removed him from contention, and Buescher took advantage.


He drove to the front of the field by passing Gresham on a late restart, and could have taken the Challenge with a victory if not for Alex Bowman's (No. 55 St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Toyota) dash from fourth place with two laps to go. Still, Buescher's second-place finish against Dillon's result five positions behind gave Buescher a final 25-point advantage.


"It's a really humbling award for all of us, really," said the winner, wearing a Hoosier hat and trademark neck band while speaking to gathered press in the Kansas Speedway media center Friday night. "I'm happy to get it, and I'm thankful. I think we had a little luck finally go our way this race, as far as getting this championship. It's one of those deals that you'll take them how you can get them. It's obviously a lot of effort in finishing in the top five in every one of them. We're real happy to get (the award)."


Though Buescher won the Challenge without winning once in the seven races on paved ovals one mile or longer - a feat last accomplished by Erin Crocker in 2007 - his consistency proved worthwhile.


"We're always close," said Buescher, whose Roulo Brothers Racing work is part of his role as a Roush Fenway Racing development driver. "It's a matter of, 'Will things fall our way?' or guys not blowing by us like we're tied to a stump. It's been a really good year for us. I wish we could have gotten the Four Crown too, but we had a little bad luck on the road course (New Jersey), unfortunately.


"We at the Roulo Brothers and I feel like we really deserve this Superspeedway Challenge. We worked really hard for it, and it's something that we're not really known for. It's huge."


With the Challenge behind him, Sunday's season finale at Toledo Speedway gives the 18-year-old Texan a final shot at this third win of the season, following victories in DuQuoin, Ill. and Salem, Ind. in recent weeks.


"(Toledo) is a place where we struggled in my first year, but we've really come into," Buescher said. "It's started to grow on me, that's for sure. We'll have the same car that we won both races (in 2010) with. It's a really good car and works really well at that particular track. I have a lot of history with it, as well, going back to the days when (Ricky) Stenhouse ran it.


"It's a track that's been really good to us. It suits my driving style pretty well. It suits that particular car we have very well. We're hoping to make some improvements to it, and hope to get out there and start testing."



Championship One Start Away: Late contact from a lapped car forced Ty Dillon into the wall late in the Kansas Lottery 98.9, erasing his chance at contention after his dominant performance early in the race. Though Dillon lost his shot at the Hoosier Tire Superspeedway Challenge Award, he tightened his grip on a greater prize: the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards championship.


Dillon now leads Buescher by 335 points, meaning that merely entering and starting Sunday's Toledo ARCA 200 presented by Federated Car Care at Toledo Speedway - the season finale - will make him the 29th champion in ARCA Racing Series history.


"It was a great race," said Dillon. "I'm really happy for my guys. It's a good day for Chevy and my whole team. Our guys dominated all night: restarts, during the race, pit stops, just the whole race.


"I'm just really disappointed that a car that's getting lapped every three laps can't get out of your way, so that's as far as I'm going to go on that incident."


Dillon won the Aaron's Lap Leader Award for leading 76 of 99 laps, and won the Messina Halfway Leader Award for holding the race lead at the halfway point.


He won at Toledo Speedway in May, and will go there with a chance to secure his series-leading eighth victory of 2011. A win would make him only the 33rd driver in series history with 10 or more wins.


Every driver in the top 10 kept their position. Frank Kimmel (No. 44 Ansell/Menards Ford), Grant Enfinger (No. 36 BeasleyAllen.com/Hoosier Tire Midwest Dodge), and Chad McCumbee (No. 1 ModSpace Ford) follow the two leaders.


Tim George Jr. (No. 31 Applebee's/Potomac Family Dining Group Chevrolet), Tom Hessert (No. 52 Federated Auto Parts Chevrolet), Chad Hackenbracht (No. 58 Tastee Caramel Apples Chevrolet), Sean Corr (No. 82 Empire Racing Ford), and Darrell Basham (No. 34 Darrell Basham Racing Chevrolet) hold the sixth through 10th positions.


Currently, the closest margin between any two top-10 drivers is 70 points, George's deficit to McCumbee for fifth. Hessert trails George for sixth by 80, and Corr trails Hackenbracht for eighth by 90.


The full and official ARCA Racing Series point standings will be released Tuesday.


Bowman Hopeful for More Races: Alex Bowman has only made two starts in the ARCA Racing Series, and his success in both has him wanting more.


"I hope we can make it to Toledo or Daytona," he said. "I'd love to run more races, but as we all know, a lot of it's about funding. It's something we're looking for to run more races."


Chris Buescher, who finished second, is another driver hoping Bowman gets another chance.


"I was in a little bit of shock," he said about Bowman's Lap 97 pass after driving from fourth place. "I had no clue there was anybody that fast coming up. I really did not have any warning. When we got by (Gresham) on the restart, I really thought we could hold him off. Next thing I know, I had this guy blowing by me. It was discouraging, but at the same time, we're happy to finish second."


Buescher then turned to Bowman, who was seated next to him in the Kansas Speedway interview room.


"Congratulations to Alex. I believe I've finished second to him twice now. I hope if you go to Toledo we can get you there."


Bowman's move from USAC midgets to stock cars may look like a breeze for the 18-year-old Tucson, Ariz. driver, but he insists that it's not.


"It's not easy," he said. "I have to attribute a lot of this to Venturini Motorsports. You look at them, and everyone who's gotten in their cars has won. Toward the middle part of the race when we were going backward, that was the only time I ever complained about a really bad car in the time I've been testing and driving for Venturini. It's always spot on, and I just can't thank them enough. They make my job a heck of a lot easier."


Friday Night Pleases Enfinger: Grant Enfinger drove Allgaier Motorsports to third place in the Kansas Lottery 98.9, and said after the race that he enjoyed the chance to race in prime time under Kansas Speedway's new lights.


"Under normal circumstances, I wouldn't be too thrilled about third place, but we've had such bad luck the last few weeks and we've really struggled on the bigger tracks this season," he said. "We've made a lot of gains with this Allgaier Motorsports car. It's a car we haven't raced this year; it's been a long time since they ran it. Overall, it was a pretty good day for us."


Enfinger said that racing on a Friday night instead of a Thursday, as in 2010, "made for a better show" despite the minor logistical and scheduling challenges associated with racing in conjunction with the NASCAR Sprint Cup and Nationwide Series.


Gresham, Gale Shine at Kansas: Max Gresham's fourth-place finish completed a day in which he won the Menards Pole Award presented by Ansell, his second this year and his third in 12 career starts. Venturini Motorsports has now won seven poles this season, equaling seven from Richard Childress Racing.


Cale Gale (No. 33 Rheem Chevrolet) drove his Kevin Harvick, Inc. car to fifth place, his sixth top-five finish in nine career ARCA Racing Series starts.


Dufault Wins CGS Hard Charger Award: Maryeve Dufault (No. 12 Race Engines Plus/Dodge Motorsports Dodge) participated in an ARCA Racing Series event for the first time since the August 6 race at Pocono, and yet again won the CGS Imaging Hard Charger of the Race Award.


Dufault improved 14 spots from a starting position of 32nd to finish 18th. Her rise was greater than that of any other driver who did not use a provisional to start the Kansas Lottery 98.9.


Lofton Rebounds for Career High: Matt Lofton (No. 16 Strutmasters.com Chevrolet) finished sixth in the Kansas Lottery 98.9, a career high in five starts between 2010 and 2011. Lofton had to rebound after spinning in Menards Pole Qualifying presented by Ansell earlier in the day and starting with a provisional from the 36th position in a 38-car field.


Drivers Meet Fans at Kansas City Cabela's: Activity for the race weekend started Thursday with setup and inspection in the ARCA Racing Series garage, which was followed by a driver autograph session at a Cabela's store near Kansas Speedway.


19 drivers participated in the session and met fans for one hour: Alex Bowman, Colin Braun, Sean Corr, George Cushman, Maryeve Dufault, Milka Duno, Grant Enfinger, Charles Evans Jr., Spencer Gallagher, Buster Graham, Max Gresham, Chad Hackenbracht, James Hylton, Scott Lagasse Jr., Michael Leavine, Matt Lofton, Jared Marks, Chad McCumbee, and Ryan Wilson.


Season Finale at ARCA's Home Track Up Next: The Toledo ARCA 200 presented by Federated Car Care at Toledo Speedway will close the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards season, completing a schedule of 19 races over speedways, short tracks, dirt tracks, and a road course.


Grant Enfinger, who finished second to Ty Dillon there in May, is looking forward to the finale at the track located just six miles and over a state border from ARCA's home office in Temperance, Mich.


"Toledo's one of my favorite tracks," he said. "It's where I really started my racing career in the ARCA Racing Series, and it's the first place I had (sponsor) Beasley Allen on my car in ARCA. I hope we have a good car. We'll have the same car we ran there earlier in the year, so hopefully we'll have another good run and be in contention to win."


Toledo Speedway will host two practices on Saturday, October 15, with one from noon to 12:45 p.m., and the second from 1:40 to 2:25. Menards Pole Qualifying presented by Ansell will decide the final ARCA pole winner of 2011 at 4 p.m., preceding a USAC Midget feature and a USAC Silver Crown feature to close the first day of the track's championship weekend.


On Sunday, October 16, an on-track autograph session for all fans from noon to 1 p.m. will precede the 200-lap, 100-mile Toledo ARCA 200, which will start at 2 p.m.


Advance discount tickets for the Menards 200 are available at Toledo-area Menards stores, including locations in Sandusky, Findlay, and Defiance.  Race fans can save on ticket prices through October 14.


Toledo Speedway is located at 5639 Benore Road in northeast Toledo, just off I-75 and Alexis Road near the Michigan/Ohio border.  More information is available by calling (419) 727-1100 or by visiting ARCARacing.com.


The ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards features 19 events at 16 tracks on its 2011 schedule. The series has crowned an ARCA national champion each year since its inaugural season in 1953, and has toured over 200 race tracks in 28 states since its inception. The series tests the abilities of drivers and race teams over the most diverse schedule of stock car racing events in the world, annually visiting tracks ranging from 0.4 mile to 2.66 miles in length, on both paved and dirt surfaces as well as a left- and right-turn road course.


Founded by John Marcum in 1953 in Toledo, Ohio, the Automobile Racing Club of America (ARCA) is recognized among the leading sanctioning bodies in the country. Closing in on completing its sixth decade after hundreds of thousands of miles of racing, ARCA administers over 100 race events each season in two professional touring series and local weekly events.



Griffin Hickman, ARCA


Don Radebaugh, ARCA


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