Downtown Rutland to host Devil's Bowl Speedway Car Show

Community celebration kicks off Vermont track’s new era

For Immediate Release                                                                 DBS-042612-1

RUTLAND CITY, VT – The cars and stars of Devil’s Bowl Speedway are coming to the heart of one of Vermont’s biggest cities.  On Saturday, May 5, stock cars and drivers from four NASCAR Whelen All-American Series divisions will line the streets of Downtown Rutland to usher in a new era of racing at the nearby track.  The inaugural Downtown Rutland car show in will be in support of the Spring Green 112, the track’s season-opening event, on Sunday, May 6.


From 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon on Saturday, May 5, as many as 50 race cars will line Merchants Row for a “meet and greet” car show between Washington Street and Center Street.  Race fans will have a chance to get up close and personal with not just the fire-breathing race machines from Devil’s Bowl Speedway, but also with the local men and women who dare to drive them each week at the fast asphalt half-mile oval.  Show-goers are also encouraged to support the businesses and restaurants along Merchants Row and throughout Downtown Rutland during the car show. 

Michael Coppinger, Executive Director of the Downtown Rutland Partnership, helped make the event become a reality.

“Downtown Rutland is honored and excited to play host to the first Devil's Bowl Speedway welcome party ever in Rutland City.  Stock car racing is one of the most popular sports in the country and because of that we feel this event will draw many spectators into the downtown from all over our region,” Coppinger said, hinting at possible future opportunities with track owners Mike and Alayne Bruno.  “We wish the new owners of Devil's Bowl Speedway the best of luck and look forward to working with them in the future.”

Cars and drivers from Devil’s Bowl Speedway’s Bond Auto Parts Modified, J&S Steel Late Model, Renegade, and Bomber divisions will be on hand at the Downtown Rutland show, along with select American-Canadian Tour Late Model teams.  An open practice session will follow at the race track.

On Sunday, May 6, Devil’s Bowl Speedway opens its 46th racing season with the Spring Green 112.  Opening ceremonies begin at 1:30 p.m., with qualifying set for 2:00 p.m.  General admission is $18 for adults, $15 for seniors (62+), and free for children 12 and under; discount season passes are available. 

Rutland is the third largest city in Vermont and is easily accessed by U.S. Routes 4 and 7, by rail on Amtrak’s Ethan Allen Express (New York City), and by air on Cape Air (Boston).  Devil’s Bowl Speedway is located on Route 22A in West Haven, VT, six miles north of Exit 2 on U.S. Route 4, and just 20 miles from Downtown Rutland.  For more information, call (802) 265-3112 or click www.devilsbowlspeedwayvt.com.




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Ansell Back as Sponsor of ARCA Racing Series Event at Chicagoland Speedway; Ansell ActivArmrR 150 Set for Saturday, July 21

For Immediate Release:

Thursday, April 26, 2012


(RED BANK, N.J.) - Officials from Ansell Protective Products, the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards, and Chicagoland Speedway have announced that Ansell and its new ActivArmr® product line will sponsor the Ansell ActivArmr® 150 at the 1.5-mile oval on Saturday, July 21.


Ansell, the worldwide leader in protective handwear, sponsored ARCA Racing Series events at Chicagoland in 2009 and 2010, and returns to the track after one year as a race title sponsor at Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis.


"It's great to welcome Ansell to our terrific lineup of entitlement partners for the 2012 season," said Scott Paddock, president of Chicagoland Speedway. "Ansell has a long-standing reputation for providing its clients with quality, reliable products to succeed in safer and more productive work environments. We look forward to working with them during the upcoming season to both highlight the Ansell brand and bring our fans action-packed racing during the Ansell ActivArmr® 150 race in July."


The race is scheduled as the 12th of 20 in the ARCA Racing Series season, and will play a key role in determining the contenders for the championship in ARCA's 60th Anniversary Season.


Professional construction workers told Ansell what they needed, and Ansell delivers with ActivArmr® Jobsite Gear. The ActivArmr® Jobsite Gear gloves are tailored to the specific needs of each trade and provide an optimal balance of protection, dexterity, and comfort never before seen in a construction glove.


"Ansell is excited to be back at Chicagoland Speedway to sponsor the Ansell ActivArmr® 150," said Steve York, director of channel and vertical development for Ansell. "The Chicagoland area is Menards' largest market, and it affords us the opportunity to meet with our customers and also introduce Ansell products to a wide range of new users. Our plan for this year's race is to further expand the ActivArmr® brand and drive excitement around our experiential display that will educate the race fans on the hand protection options available from Ansell."


Ansell continues its position as the Official Safety Glove of the ARCA Racing Series, enhanced by a special award sponsorship for all 20 ARCA Racing Series races: The Menards Pole Award presented by Ansell.


Ansell's motorsports involvement began in January 2009, when Ansell and Menards teamed with nine-time ARCA champion Frank Kimmel. The marketing program is anchored by a business-to-business relationship between Ansell, the world's largest manufacturer of protective gloves and clothing, and Menards, the nation's third largest home improvement retailer. The sponsorship launched the Ansell line of hand protection products and made the product available for purchase in over 250 Menards stores in 2010.


Today, the relationship continues in stores and on the track, as Kimmel aims for his 10th ARCA championship and 75th ARCA victory in his first year with ThorSport Racing.


Practice for the Ansell ActivArmr® 150 is scheduled for 6:05 p.m. on Friday, July 20, with Menards Pole Qualifying presented by Ansell following at 10 a.m. the next day. The Ansell ActivArmr® 150 will take the green flag at 4 p.m. on Saturday, July 21, starting a doubleheader with that evening's NASCAR Camping World Truck Series event. Live television coverage of the Ansell ActivArmr® 150 will air on SPEED. All times are Central.


The ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards 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 has tested the abilities of drivers and race teams over the most diverse schedule of stock car racing events in the world, 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 in its most recent season. This year, the series visited Alabama's Mobile International Speedway for the first time. In June, the first event at Minnesota's Elko Speedway will give ARCA a race in a 29th state.


Founded by John and Mildred 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 three professional touring series and local weekly events.



Griffin Hickman, ARCA

Don Radebaugh, ARCA


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"Pin It Forward" Campaign To Kick Off 2012 NASCAR Day Celebration

Victory Junction To Receive Annual Donation From Proceeds

Generated By 2011 NASCAR Day And Other Charitable Activities


DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (April 26, 2012) – NASCAR Day, an annual celebration of NASCAR’s fans, charities and spirit, will have extra incentive for fans to share their passion for the sport and make a difference in the lives of children this year.


The ninth celebration of NASCAR Day on Friday, May 18th will encourage fans to join The NASCAR Foundation’s initiative in the “Pin It Forward” campaign. Fans are invited to connect and share their pride for NASCAR by posting stories and uploading pictures on the foundation’s Facebook page.


NASCAR Day’s impact in the racing family already has been felt with the foundation’s commitment to positively impacting the lives of children. This week, on Friday, April 27th, The NASCAR Foundation will present the Victory Junction camp for chronically ill children with a $565,000 donation, consisting of 2011 fund-raising efforts through NASCAR Day, the NASCAR Unites campaign and the Tom Murphy Memorial Golf Classic, a charity golf tournament in Kansas City, Mo. Since it began in 2004, NASCAR Day has raised nearly $10 million for charity.


“The NASCAR Foundation remains proud to continue to support Victory Junction and all the wonderful opportunities that they provide children in need,” said Sandy Marshall, executive director, The NASCAR Foundation.


To continue raising awareness, fans can visit The NASCAR Foundation’s Facebook page between now and NASCAR Day to “Pin It Forward” with their $20 donation for a pair of commemorative pins – one for yourself, one for a friend. In addition to helping the cause online, fans may post pictures displaying their spirit – and their pins – and share the story of what it means to “Pin It Forward.”


Accounts to engage with this promotion are The NASCAR Foundation’s Facebook page www.facebook.com/NASCARFoundation and @NASCAR_FDN on Twitter. The associated Twitter hashtag for this initiative is #NASCARDay. Submissions received will be featured across various communication channels including NASCAR television and social media platforms.


For more information, visit: www.facebook.com/NASCARFoundation. To learn more about The NASCAR Foundation, log on to NASCAR.COM/foundation.



The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing, Inc. (NASCAR) is the sanctioning body for one of North America's premier sports. NASCAR races are broadcast in more than 150 countries and in 20 languages. In the U.S., races are broadcast on FOX, TNT, ABC/ESPN/ESPN2, SPEED and SiriusXM Satellite Radio. NASCAR fans are among the most brand loyal in all of sports, and as a result more Fortune 500 companies participate in NASCAR than any other sport. NASCAR consists of three national series (the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, NASCAR Nationwide Series, and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series), four regional series, and one local grassroots series, as well as two international series. Also part of NASCAR is GRAND-AM Road Racing, known for its competition on road courses with multiple classes of cars. NASCAR sanctions more than 1,200 races at 100 tracks in more than 30 U.S. states, Canada and Mexico. Based in Daytona Beach, Fla., NASCAR has offices in eight cities across North America. The next NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race, the Capital City 400 presented by Virginia is for Lovers at Richmond International Raceway, will air April 28 on FOX at 7:30 p.m. ET. For more information and a complete schedule, visit www.NASCAR.COM. Follow NASCAR on www.facebook.com/NASCAR or on Twitter: @NASCAR


About The NASCAR Foundation

The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing Inc., (NASCAR) launched The NASCAR Foundation in January 2006. The Foundation is a 501(c) (3) non-profit entity that embodies the compassion of the NASCAR family and its commitment to serving communities. The NASCAR Foundation seeks to raise funds and increase volunteer participation to support nonprofit charities and charitable causes throughout the nation with an emphasis placed on initiatives that affect the ability of children to live, learn and play. For more information on The NASCAR Foundation, please visit the website: NASCAR.COM/foundation.


About Victory Junction

The 84-acre camp – which has hosted more than 14,000 chronically ill children free of charge thanks to the generosity of donors since it opened in Randleman, N.C., in 2004 – was started after a major fund-raising effort by Kyle and Pattie Petty and with the help of the NASCAR community. It was created in memory of and to fulfill the vision of their son Adam, who died in a racing accident in 2000 at age 19. Ground was broken for a proposed second camp on a 71-acre plot near Kansas City, Kan., in 2009. Visit the website www.victoryjunction.org or follow on Twitter: @victoryjunction.


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Terry Senneker Signs Up for Toledo Allegiant Gold Cup Race

For Immediate Release:

Thursday, April 26, 2012



(TOLEDO, Ohio) - Wayland, Mich. driver Terry Senneker has inked his entry for this Sunday's 100-lap ARCA Allegiant Gold Cup Series event at Toledo Speedway, which is one half of the 7Up Twin 100s at the half-mile paved oval. The ARCA CRA Super Series will also be in competition, with a separate 100-lap event for the stock-bodied late models.


Senneker, one of the top outlaw Late Model racers in the Midwest, will make his first trip to Toledo in several years. The second-generation star is a threat to win wherever he races, and Terry kicked off the 2012 season in winning style by capturing the 100 lap event at the Berlin Raceway in Marne, MI April 14.


In fact, the pavement Late Model racing season is just 2 weeks old in this area, and the winners of both events are scheduled to be at Toledo this Sunday, April 29. Kalamazoo Speedway winner Steve Needles, fresh off his win in the Intimidator 100 last Saturday night, is also entered for the Toledo event. Needles will be looking for his first-ever victory at the Glass City oval.


As of 5 p.m. today, a total of 33 ARCA CRA Super Series cars and 26 ARCA Allegiant Gold Cup cars are entered for the doubleheader. The forecast for Sunday is sunshine and temperatures in the low 50's.


A section of Toledo's new grandstand has been completed and will be open for Sunday's race, giving race fans a new and spectacular view of the track.


An open practice session is slated for Saturday, April 28 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. There is no charge for spectators for Saturday's practice. Tours of the new grandstands will be available Saturday afternoon, which includes a large handicap seating area. 7Up will be giving away a bottle of 7Up for fans that venture to the top of the new stands in the "Pop at the Top" promotion during the practice day.


Sunday's schedule has practice beginning at 11 a.m., time trials go at 12:45 and racing begins at 2 p.m. The pits will open both days at 9 a.m. The ticket office and grandstand gates will open at 11 a.m. Sunday morning. All seating is general admission.


For additional information, including the updated entry lists, log onto www.flatrockspeedway.com or www.toledospeedway.com. Like us on Facebook at facebook.com/toledoflatrock or follow us on twitter @toledospeedway or @flatrockspeed. The track phone number is 419-727-1100.



Scott Schultz, ARCA


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Journée Porte Ouverte et ENDURO 200 ce week-end à l'Autodrome St-Eustache.




2 activités pré-saison

Le prochain week-end marquera le début des activités de stock-car au Québec alors que les pilotes de toutes les catégories évolueront sur le tracé de l’Autodrome St-Eustache, samedi et dimanche les 28 et 29 avril.


Samedi, ce sera une journée « Porte Ouverte » alors que tous les amateurs sont conviés, tout à fait gratuitement, dans l’estrade populaire à assister aux premiers tours de piste des voitures de toutes les divisions et séries qui évolueront à St-Eustache en 2012 lors d’essais et de courses de démonstration tout au long de la journée.


Des pilotes des séries ACT, Sportsman Québec, Sportsman ANCA, Procam-Super Truck, Rev Star et des classes locales de l’ANCA, Sport Compactes, Légendes Modifiées, Production et Challenge 4 ont déjà confirmé leur participation, en plus de quelques pilotes de la région de Montréal évoluant dans la Série Vintage Québec qui pourraient bien se présenter pour roder leurs bolides. Les amateurs présents pourront admirer les nouvelles couleurs de leurs pilotes favoris de toutes les divisions. Pour l’occasion, les puits ouvriront à 10h et les sessions de pratiques débuteront à 10h30 et seront suivies de compétitions amicales en fin d’après-midi.


Le lendemain, dimanche, 29 avril, les amateurs de sensations fortes sont conviés à la première des trois courses d’endurance de la saison 2012, l’ENDURO 200 /  OXYGÈNE 640, au cours de laquelle une centaine de pilotes s’affronteront dans un duel comprenant des voitures 4, 6 et 8 cylindres de 101 pouces et plus d’empattement. Ces courses folles sont toujours fort appréciées de la part des amateurs de sensations fortes qui envahissent en grand nombre les gradins de l’Autodrome St-Eustache à chacun de ces événements. Les puits ouvriront dès 7h00 pour les inspections techniques, tandis que les pratiques débuteront à 10h. La présentation des pilotes et les instructions seront données avant le départ de cette course de 200 tours qui sera donné sur le coup de 14h, pour un peu plus de 2 heures de sensations fortes. Le prix d’admission pour cet événement est de 20 $ pour les adultes, 10 $ pour les étudiants de 13 à 17 ans et gratuit pour les 12 ans et moins.


Ces deux événements seront précédés par les populaires Drags de rue qui se tiendront mercredi et jeudi, 25 et 26 avril.


Pour des informations supplémentaires, on peur consulter les sites Web de l’Autodrome St-Eustache au www.autodrome.ca ou de l’ANCA au www.anca-qc.com ou en composant le 450-472-6222 ou 514-591-4388.



Source : Yves Ladouceur, Autodrome St-Eustache,  450-472-6222


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