PASS North: Johnny Clark three-peat's Speedway 660 200

Geary New Brunswick CA (6/11) Johnny Clark took over the lead on lap 101 of Sunday afternoon's PASS North super late model 200 at Speedway 660 to capture his third 200 lap PASS feature in a row at the Geary New Brunswick oval. Travis Benjamin earned the runner up spot and Cassius Clark raced under the checkers third. Kyle DeSouza and Derek Ramstrom completed the top five.


The win was Clarks' second of the young PASS North season. The Maine man took the lead from Benjamin at the half way break restart and held the point all the way to lap 200. The second half ran caution free for the final 91 laps.


It wasn't an easy Sunday drive for Clark as the team struggled to get the right combination in practice, making wholesale changes in their setup before the feature got underway. The half way break came just in time for the 54 team, as a failed alternator forced a battery change.


Joey Doiron came into the race with the PASS North point lead but the Berwick Maine racer suffered through suspected differential problems and could only muster a fifteenth place finish. A bad shock absorber resulted in a seventh place finish for DJ Shaw, and handling issues relegated local favorite Lonnie Sommerville to eleventh. Ben and Mike Rowe battled ill handling rides to finish eighth and ninth respectively.


PASS North regular Matt Matheson had the best result for the Maritime teams. The home town racer finished tenth.


Seven cars finished on the lead lap in a race that was long on green flag racing and short on cautions.


The PASS North super late model road show takes a week off before making their second and final trip north of the border for the Habitations Dany Legace 150 at Autodrome Chaudiere in Vallee Junction, Quebec. Post time at Autodrome Chaudiere is 6:00 PM.


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Unofficial Results: PASS North Speedway 660 200 - Geary, New Brunswick Canada 6/10/12

1) 54 - Johnny Clark
2) 17 - Travis Benjamin
3) 77 - Cassius Clark
4) 88 - Kyle Desouza
5) 35 - Derek Ramstrom
6) 75 - Gary Smith
7) 60 - DJ Shaw
8) 4 - Ben Rowe
9) 24 - Mike Rowe
10) 2 - Matt Matheson

11) 48 - Lonnie Sommerville
12) 87 - Matt Harris
13) 97 - Chris Duncan
14) 16 - Kevin Roberge
15) 73 - Joey Doiron
16) 52 - Shawn Ticker
17) 84 - Martin Tulipe
18) 27 - Alex Gingras
19) 21 - Dustin Hubbard



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Ce samedi 16 juin, l'Autodrome Drummond tentera à nouveau de lancer sa 62e saison.

Lundi  11 juin 2012- Dave Paryzo – Directeur des communications


Malchanceux par la température maussade des dernières semaines, le promoteur Yan Bussière s’efforcera pour une deuxième fois d’entamer sa programmation pour la saison 2012 avec rien de moins qu’une finale de 100 tours chez les Modifiés 358. Mario Clair #22, le vainqueur de la finale «Démonstration» du 26 mai dernier tentera sans aucun doute de récidiver, mais l’opposition sera forte avec les; Bernier, Bussière, Gougeon, Bernard et compagnie.  Le gagnant de l’épreuve finale Modifié 358 se verra remettre la bourse de 3 000 $


Les Sportsmans seront aussi de la partie avec une épreuve de 50 tours. Gagnant lui aussi de la course de démonstration de la soirée «Découverte», Steve Bernier #25 essayera de poursuivre sa lancée.


Puis les Pro-Stocks concluront le programme avec une confrontation de 25 tours.


À ne pas manquer à l’intermission, une séance d’autographes est prévue sur la piste avec les pilotes de la classe Modifié 358.


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Dave Paryzo

Directeur des communications

Autodrome Drummond



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Foley wins Airborne bruiser

For immediate release – Airborne Speedway – AS060912-1

George Foley drove the Loreman’s/Egglefield Ford No. 34 to his third win in the 30-lap Modified main event Saturday, June 9. It was high-attrition race, which needed three red flags before completion.


Foley gained the lead after race leaders Mike Reyell and Todd Ormsby collided in turn one as Foley was attempting to swoop them on the outside. Reyell had survived three earlier wrecks and was on his way to his best finish of the season, but he was unable to return. Ormsby and five other cars pitted, moving Greg Atkins and Patrick Dupree into second and third.


Dupree passed Atkins on the restart lap, but he couldn’t get to Foley. He finished second, but failed post-race tech inspection due to a tire violation. Matt Woodruff was a season’s best third behind Atkins, the new runner-up. Chris Cayea, overcame an earlier flat tire to finish fourth, one spot ahead of Leon Gonyo fifth. Positions 6-10 went to Todd Stone in the 1X, Jason Durgan, Pierre Berthiaume, Kris Vernold and Jessey Mueller.


Pat McGrail, who began the night with the points lead, suffered a hard hit into the front stretch wall and failed to finish.


It was Foley’s third win of the season. “You can tell we rained out last week,” Foley said. “I pushed the car towards the end a little more than I like to because I knew the No. 24 (Dupree) was back there.”


Jamy Begor emerged as the J&S Steel Limited Late Model winner after much contact with Bucko Branham during an earlier restart and exiting turn four with two laps left. Branham and Shawn Duquette brushed one another at the front of the field and Branham and Begor, running third on the bottom, crossed paths seconds later.


“He came across the nose and I kept my foot in it,” Begor said. “It’s the best win I’ve ever had.” Duquette was the runner-up. Keith Pelkey, Dave Rabtoy and Brandon Atkins finished 3-4-5.


Jason McClatchie of Plattsburgh passed “Big Daddy” Don Franklin after a dozen laps of side-by-side racing to claim the Renegade checkers. McClatchie reached Franklin’s door on lap 22 after gaining inches per lap, and took the lead on lap 23 of the 25-lap race. Andy Bordeau of Dannemora was a close third. Josh Terry, just back from a trip to the hospital after an accident in the pits, finished fourth. Rick Doner completed the top five.


Sebastien Fournier of St-Leonard, QC, the apparent Sportsman Modified feature winner, failed post-race inspection. That made a winner of Jake Branham. Chris Sousie was second. Jimmy Intone Jr. wound up in third.


Erick Sayles of Lake Placid won the Mini Modified feature.


Airborne Speedway Event Summary – June 9, 2012
Taylor’s Rental/Golden’s Night

Ernie’s Discount Tools Modifieds
Feature (30 laps): 1. George Foley Vermontville, NY 2. Greg Atkins 3. Matt Woodruff  

4. Chris Cayea 5. Leon Gonyo 6. Todd Stone 7. Jason Durgan 8. Pierre Berthiaume 9. Kris Vernold 10.Jessey Mueller 11.Mikhail Labreche 12.Alain Fournier 13. Maxime Viens  14.Andy Heywood 15.Michael Viens 16. Roger Labreche 17. Vince Quenneville 18.Aaron Bartemy 19.Craig Reyell  20.Andy Lindeman 21.Mike Reyell 22.Todd Ormsby 23.Adam Bartemy 24.Mike Wells 25.Pat McGrail 26.Richard Tisseur 27.Francois Bellemare. Patrick Dupree -dq. Heat winners: Kris Vernold, Roger Labreche, Craig Reyell.


Contact: Tom Herzig


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Bucko Branham receives "Real Racer" honors

Dave Brown photo - (L-R) Karl Fredrickson, Bucko Branham

For immediate release – Airborne Speedway – AS060912-1


SOUTH PLATTSBURGH, NY - Bucko Branham of Plattsburgh, NY - the winningest Sportsman/Limited Late Model driver in Airborne Speedway history - was presented the prestigious Speedway Illustrated "Real Racer" award as determined by national balloting, by publisher Karl Fredrickson on Taylor Rental/Golden's Night.


The official plaque came with a letter of commendation from Ken Schrader and was bestowed upon Branham for contributions to, energy spent - and achievements - stock car racing.


No one personifies the dedication, competitive spirit and love of our sport more," Fredrickson said.


"It's unbelievable," Branham said. "I have so much family support and some of the best sponsors ever."


Branham drives the No. 20 J&S Steel Limited Late Model sponsored by Bud Lite, Marsha Homes, Liquor & Wine Warehouse, Econo Lodge, Casella, Plattsburgh Paving, Precision Auto Care and Daniels Signs.


Branham was the Airborne Sportsman champion in 2008 and 2009 and has recorded 32 wins since 2000, including two wins this season. He began his racing career in 1982.



Contact: Tom Herzig


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Three big feature events on tap plus Spectator Racing

ATTACHED PHOTO: Devil's Bowl Speedway regular Chris Wilk (#15) runs side-by-side with former Thunder Road champion Jamie Fisher (#18) in qualifying for the "I Am Vermont Strong 100" at Devil's Bowl.  The 100-lap main event, Round 2 of the Vermont State Late Model Championship Series, will be made up this Friday, June 15, at 7:00pm.  (Alan Ward photo)


Ticket Stubs and Wristbands Honored Friday at Devil’s Bowl Speedway Makeup Event

For Immediate Release                                                                                                                                                                     DBS-061012-1


WEST HAVEN, VT – Stock car racing fans and competitors will be taken care of at Devil’s Bowl Speedway on Friday, June 15, as all grandstand ticket stubs and pit area wristbands from last week’s “I Am Vermont Strong 100” will be honored at face value.  A powerful rain storm moved in after qualifying was completed for the event on Friday, June 8 and forced the main events to be pushed back a week.


Feature events for the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Bond Auto Parts Modified and Renegade divisions will be held on Friday, June 15 at 7:00, followed by the 100-lap I Am Vermont Strong 100 race.  The Modifieds will run 35 big laps as defending track champion Ron Proctor of Charlton, NY tries for his third win in a row, and Pittsford, VT driver Ryan Keith will attempt his own three-peat in the 15-lap Renegade shootout.  The four-cylinder Bomber division, which completed its qualifying and feature events before the storm, will enjoy a rare night off.

Devil’s Bowl Speedway favorites Chris Wilk, Craig Bushey, Matt White, Bryan Town, and Dan Petronis proved that they’re up to the challenge against the Late Model invaders during qualifying for the “I Am Vermont Strong 100.”  They’ll battle for Vermont State Championship Series bragging rights against Brent Dragon, Brian Hoar, Jean-Paul Cyr, Nick Sweet, Ricky Rolfe, and Lt. Governor Phil Scott on Friday.

Added to Friday’s card is the return of spectator racing.  Race fans will have an opportunity to square off against each other in street legal vehicles in one-lap elimination races around the Devil’s Bowl half-mile oval.  The action is intense, entertaining, and occasionally hilarious as novice racers put their daily-drivers to the ultimate test.  The winner of the final round will receive a trophy in victory lane.

All vehicles are welcome for the spectator races – cars, trucks, vans, SUVs, hot rods, Ferraris, delivery trucks, limousines, hearses, and more – but must be registered, inspected, and insured.  All drivers must wear an approved helmet and register to compete before the event begins.

Fans and racers who attended Devil’s Bowl Speedway on Friday, June 8 will be admitted this Friday, June 15 at no charge with proof of ticket stub or pit area wristband.  General admission for first-timers is $15 for adults, $13 for seniors (62+), and free for children age 12 and under.  Gates open at 6:00pm with an early start time of 7:00pm.

Devil’s Bowl Speedway is located on Route 22A in West Haven, VT, just north of Exit 2 on US Route 4.  For more information, call (802) 265-3112 or click www.DevilsBowlSpeedwayVT.com.  Devil’s Bowl Speedway is on Facebook at facebook.com/DevilsBowlSpeedway and Twitter at @DevilsBowlSpeed.


Contact: Justin St. Louis 



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Deuxième manche de la série ACT-CASTROL à Vallée-Jonction

Alors qu’il semblait se diriger vers la deuxième marche du podium, Donald Theetge de Québec a reçu tout un cadeau de la part de Patrick Laperle et ce, à six tours de la fin du LKQ Pintendre Libre-service disputé, hier soir à l’Autodrome Chaudière. En effet alors qu’il menait le bal allègrement, Laperle a été victime d’un bris d’arbre de transmission pour abandonner bien involontairement sa place aux dépens du Québécois. Dany Trépanier de St-Édouard de Lotbinière et Jean-François Déry ont accompagné Theetge sur le podium d’honneur.


Parti respectivement de la 11e et 12e sur la grille de départ, Theetge et Laperle ont commencé leur ascension et au 37e passage avait pris la commande de l’épreuve de Patrick Hamel qui avait dominé durant 13 passages. Puis, à la suite d’une relance au 70e après un drapeau jaune causé par Claude Leclerc dont le moteur venait de rendre l’âme, Laperle soutira la commande à Theetge.

 Le pilote de St-Denis-sur-Richelieu volait allègrement sur la piste et distançait ses adversaires à un point tel que tous lui concédaient la victoire. Pour cela, il fallait se rendre au quadrillé, ce que Laperle n’a pas été en mesure de faire. Pour Theetge qui l’avait emporté lors de sa préliminaire, il s’agissait d’une journée parfaite.

 Pour Trépanier, il s’agissait de son premier podium de la saison et il a vraiment tenté l’impossible pour prendre Theetge en défaut alors que Jean-François Déry a réussi un deuxième podium en autant de départ.

 Dans cette course de 150 passages, Steven Boissonneault et Sylvain Lacombe ont complété le peloton des cinq premiers. La recrue Étienne Cliche a pris la sixième rang pour compléter le groupe des pilotes ayant complété le nombre de tours réglementaires.

 Dans cette course, le Félicinois Karl Allard a éprouvé des ennuis d’ignition en plus d’un dérapage dans le troisième virage au 89e tour alors qu’il était parmi les cinq premiers. Il a perdu un tour sur la piste et un autre dans les puits pour ainsi terminer 13e.

 Il  y avait 30 voitures dans les puits, mais seulement 26 ont accepté le départ.

 En fin d’après-midi, à l’occasion des préliminaires, outre Theetge, les autres gagnants ont été Patrick Hamel, Patrick Boyer et Éric LeHoux. Les consis ont été l’affaire de Patrick Cliche et Jean-François Déry alors que le B-feature a été remporté par Stéphane Descostes.

 Allard et Theetge seront invités au Bond Auto ACT Invitational qui aura lieu dans le cadre du Sylvania 300 au New-Hampshire Motor Speedway en septembre prochains.

 La troisième manche de cette série ACT-Castrol aura lieu au circuit Ste-Croix/Riverside Speedway


Les classes locales 

En Kamikaze FM 101.3, Ken Grondin de Vallée-Jonction a continué sa suprématie en remportant ses deux courses de la soirée. En grande finale, il a devancé  Ghislain Tessier de St-Casimir et Francis Dufour  de Québec.

En Sport Compacte Bestbuy Pièces d’Autos Rive Sud, Sylvain Carrier de Plessisville, au volant de sa Honda, a remporté sa finale devant Frédéric Blanchette de Lévis et Dominic Jacques de Vallée-Jonction. Ce dernier a également remporté sa semi finale.

En Limité Cool Fm 103.5, la victoire finale revient à Éric Cloutier de St-Côme. Il a devancé Stéphane Lecours de Lac Etchemin et Yves Marcoux de Thetford Mines. Cloutier et Lecours avaient remporté les qualifications.




Pour informations : ACT



Collaboration : Yvon Larrivée


                                    André Gagnon

                                    Autodrome Chaudière

Photos :                       Stéphane Lazare


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Donald Theetge Scores Série ACT Castrol Win at Chaudiere

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                            ACT-060912

Vallee-Jct., QC – Donald Theetge of Boischatel, QC scored a win in the Série ACT Castrol 150 lap event at Autodrome Chaudiere on Saturday, June 9. Theetge led the final six laps of the event after dominant leader Patrick Laperle suffered heartbreak when he broke a driveshaft joint on lap 144. Dany Trepanier followed Theetge to the line for second followed by Jean-François Déry.


Theetge and Laperle worked their way through the 26 car field from the twelfth and eleventh starting positions respectively. Theetge got around early leader Patrick Hamel on lap 37 and began making his way through heavy lap traffic over a long green flag run. Laperle took the lead in the outside lane following a lap 70 restart and appeared to have the car to beat as he dominated for the next 70 laps. He appeared to have the race in hand as he built a lead working his way through lap traffic, but he unexpectedly slowed coming down the front stretch on lap 144 and coasted to a stop at the top of turn 2 after his driveshaft failure.

Theetge held off Trepanier who was all over his back bumper for the final six laps. Déry, Steven Boissonneault and Sylvain Lacombe completed the top five. Rookie driver Etienne Cliche finished in sixth as the final car on the lead lap. Tony Cote, Eric LeHoux, Patrick Hamel and David Michaud rounded out the top ten. Former Série ACT Castrol Champion and winner of the season opener Karl Allard suffered ignition issues and finished 13th, two laps of the pace.

The event was completed in 56 minutes and 48 seconds with just five cautions. A total of 30 cars attempted to qualify for the 26 car field.

Theetge now becomes the sixth qualifier for the Bond Auto ACT Invitational at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on Saturday, September 22. He joins Brian Hoar, Wayne Helliwell, Jr., Ben Ashline, Nick Sweet, and Karl Allard.

The Série ACT Castrol will be back in action next Saturday, June 16 with their third event of the season at Circuit Riverside Speedway in St-Croix, QC.

Chaudiere 150 Unofficial Results
Série ACT Castrol
Autodrome Chaudiere – Vallee-Jct., QC
Saturday, June 9, 2012

Pos. (Start) Driver, Hometown, Laps Completed
1. (12) Donald Theetge, Boischatel, QC, 150 Laps

2. (13) Dany Trepanier, St-Edouard, QC, 150 Laps

3. (16) Jean-Francois Dery, Quebec, QC, 150 Laps

4. (3) Steven Boissonneault, Lyster, QC, 150 Laps

5. (18) Sylvain Lacombe, Terrebonne, QC, 150 Laps

6. (4) #Etienne Cliche, Vallee-Jonction, QC, 150 Laps

7. (17) Tony Cote, Beauceville, QC, 149 Laps

8. (10) Eric LeHoux, St-Elzear,QC, 149 Laps

9. (2) Patrick Hamel, Sainte-Croix, QC, 149 Laps

10. (25) David Michaud, St-An-des-Plns, QC, 149 Laps

11. (20) Jonathan Desbiens, Levis, QC, 149 Laps

12. (22) Steve Lesage, Pont-Rouge, QC, 148 Laps

13. (14) Karl Allard, Saint-Felicien, QC, 148 Laps

14. (21) Stephane Descoste, Oka, QC, 148 Laps

15. (8) Gaetan Lauzier, St-Cyprien, QC, 148 Laps

16. (24) Spencer MacPherson, Carleton Place, ON, 148 Laps

17. (9) Marc Beaudoin, St-Anne, QC, 147 Laps

18. (1) Jacques Poulin, East Broughton, QC, 146 Laps

19. (23) Eric Giguere, St-Georges, QC, 145 Laps

20. (11) Patrick Laperle, St-Denis, QC, 144 Laps

21. (19) Claude Leclerc, Lanoraie, QC, 130 Laps

22. (6) #Patrick Boyer, Quebec, QC, 111 Laps

23. (5) Maxime Pelletier, Mascouche, QC, 99 Laps

24. (15) Patrick Cliche, St-Jean-Chry., QC, 71 Laps

25. (7) Jonathan Bouvrette, Blainville, QC, 37 Laps

26. (26) Gaetan Gaudreault, Quebec, QC, 2 Laps

Lap Leaders: Patrick Hamel, 1-14; Steven Boissonneault, 15-23; Hamel, 24-36; Donald Theetge, 37-70; Patrick Laperle, 71-144; Donald Theetge, 145-150

Time of Race: 56:48

Margin of Victory: ..179 seconds

Cautions:  5 (Lap 10, 12, 70, 89, 144)

Heat Winners: Patrick Hamel, Patrick Boyer, Eric LeHoux, Donald Theetge

Consi Winners: Patrick Cliche, Jean-Francois Dery

B-Feature: Stephane Descoste



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PASS South-SoBo 150 - 6/10/12


South Boston Speedway-South Boston, Virginia

Unofficial Results

  1. #29 Landon Cling
  2. #26 Preston Peltier
  3. #4 Jay Fogleman
  4. #62 Brandon Ward
  5. #91 David Quackenbush
  6. #19 Nate Caruth
  7. #2 Gray Gaulding
  8. #67 Duane Linville
  9. #31 Kyle Grissom
  10. #70 Setphen Bergh Jr.


  1. #25 Ross Kenseth
  2. #1 Justin Allison
  3. #18 Bill Catania
  4. #89 David Latour Jr.
  5. #42 Tim Pinion
  6. #05 Alex Fleming
  7. #48 John Batten


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