Tony Novotny to be joined by several racers and personalities on Sunday, February 12

(TORONTO, ON // JANUARY 6, 2012) – Before there was a NASCAR Canadian Tire Series, CASCAR was Canada’s top stock car sanctioning body, overseeing national and regional championships and creating consistent rules packages for many of the nation’s top racing facilities.


On Sunday, February 12, 2012, the Canadian Motorsports Expo Powered by Inside Track Motorsport News will host a CASCAR Reunion to celebrate this golden era in Canadian racing. The highlight will be an on-stage forum featuring CASCAR founder Tony Novotny and several prominent racers and personalities from the sanctioning body’s storied history.


Founded by Novotny in 1981, the Canadian Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (CASCAR) ultimately gave way (in 2007) to the present day NASCAR Canadian Tire Series. At its peak, the CASCAR Super Series appeared at ovals and road courses across Canada, producing legendary champions like Don Thomson Jr., Dave Whitlock, Peter Gibbons, Steve Robblee, Dan Shirtliff, Mark Dilley, Kerry Micks, Andy Farr, Wayne Keeling, J.R. Fitzpatrick and others. Canadian Tire Series champs Scott Steckly and DJ Kennington both cut their teeth competing in CASCAR races.


“We are very excited to be hosting the CASCAR Reunion on Sunday, February 12 at the CME,” said the CME’s Greg MacPherson. “The series laid the groundwork for NASCAR coming to Canada, proving that the country and its racers would support a unified, professional stock car series. Tony Novotny and some of his early partners had a vision, and while it was never easy, he and the racers, their families, the sponsors and fans worked together to create something pretty special. We’re looking forward to having Tony joined on stage by some past CASCAR champions and other CASCAR personalities for a trip down memory lane.”


Talking about the CASCAR Reunion at the CME, Novotny said, “It’s going to be pretty neat to see a bunch of good friends and talk about the old days. There should be a lot of fun stories. It was a lot of work and we had our ups and downs. But looking back, we put on some good racing and ran into a lot of good people over the years. It’ll be nice to see everyone again.”


Watch the CME website (www.CanadianMotorsportsExpo.com) for further announcements regarding the CASCAR Reunion, including the CME show schedule and additional confirmed forum participants. If you were a CASCAR racer, crew member, official, sponsor or fan, you won’t want to miss this rare opportunity to relive one of the most memorable chapters in Canadian racing history. For more information about the CASCAR Reunion, contact the CME at info@canadianmotorsportsexpo.com or call (416) 962-7223.


ABOUT THE CME: The Canadian Motorsports Expo Powered by Inside Track Motorsport News is a three-day celebration of Canadian racing that runs February 10, 11 & 12, 2012 at the International Centre (6900 Airport Road in Mississauga, Ontario (Canada)). In addition to booths and racing vehicles representing the entire spectrum of Canadian motorsports, the show is loaded with seminars and forums to entertain and inform racers and fans alike. Celebrity drivers will be at the CME to sign autographs and meet the fans. One of the special themes of this year’s CME is the CASCAR Reunion. Please check the show’s website (www.CanadianMotorsportsExpo.com) for news, updates, schedule information and more.


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Devil's Bowl Speedway to host second "Town Meeting" January 21

For Immediate Release                         DBS-010612-1

 RUTLAND, VT -- Stock car competitors from around the region will be heard from as Devil’s Bowl Speedway hosts its second winter “Town Meeting” on Saturday, January 21.  The open-forum discussion will be held at the Holiday Inn-Rutland in Rutland, VT.



Local stock car competitors are invited to participate in the second winter "Town Meeting" hosted by Devil's Bowl Speedway at the Holiday Inn-Rutland in Rutland, VT on January 21.  (Mark McKeon photo)

NASCAR licenses to be made available at Holiday Inn-Rutland

The meeting will be divided into four one-hour blocks, each dedicated to a specific racing division at Devil’s Bowl Speedway.  The meeting for the Modified division will begin at 1:00pm, followed by the Late Model group at 2:00pm, eight-cylinder Renegades at 3:00pm, and four-cylinder Bombers at 4:00pm.

Among the key items to be discussed are divisional rulebooks for the 2012 season and promotional ideas for the race track and competitors.  NASCAR licenses and other necessary forms will also be made available at the meeting.

Nearly 150 participants attended the first Devil’s Bowl Speedway Town Meeting at the Holiday Inn-Rutland on October 30.  The Holiday Inn-Rutland is located on Route 7 in Rutland, VT.

Devil’s Bowl Speedway opens its 46th season of stock car racing on May 6, 2012.  The full 18-event schedule is online at www.devilsbowlspeedwayvt.com along with divisional rulebooks.  For more information, call (802) 265-3112 or email devilsbowlspeedway@gmail.com.



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