August 10, 2012


Tonight’s racing at Delaware Speedway has been cancelled due to the weather.  The championship chase will resume next weekend.


Next weekend’s Friday & Saturday programs promise to be full of solid competition and plenty of action.  Friday, August 17 is sponsored by Oakridge Ford and features the FT Garage Late Models continuing their tight points battle, the Coca-Cola Super Stocks, and the return of classic King of the Hill Spectator’s racing.  The event will begin at 8:00 pm.


Saturday, August 17 is sponsored by Transport N Service and showcases the GAW Recycling Enduro and Bone Stock Chaos Cars.  The Enduro series will be making use of a special A&B payout structure which will be adding to the total prize payout on the day and providing drivers who often run for fun towards the back of the back the chance to chase some cash.  With the track’s schedule this season both the Bone Stock and Enduro series have had over a month to prepare for their races.  Racing will get underway at 7:00 pm.


The track’s popular Family Value Passes which allow one adult and up to two kids age 16 and under into the races for $16 or two adults and up to four children age 16 and under for $32 (taxes included) are available on both days.


The speedway’s educational racing program for kids aged 8-17, Krown Junior Racing League, will be running its semi-final event this coming Wednesday, August 15 leading into the divisions championship night on August 22.  Admission is just $5 for adults, kids 12 and under are free.  Racing begins on Wednesdays just after 6:30 pm


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Action-Packed August Events Coming to Devil's Bowl Speedway


specrace: Spectator Race winner Gary Grant of Addison, VT in victory lane with his Ford Mustang at Devil's Bowl Speedway in June.  (MemorEvents photo)

enduro: Enduro racers push it three-wide around Devil's Bowl Speedway.  They'll get another chance at the wild and crazy action on Friday, August 17.  (MemorEvents photo)



Fans will have several opportunities to experience on-track excitement


For Immediate Release                                                                                                                                                                     DBS-081012-1


WEST HAVEN, VT – Devil’s Bowl Speedway is inviting its stock car racing fans to be a part of the excitement in an action-packed month of August.  In addition to the high-drama racing of the weekly NASCAR Whelen All-American Series, race fans can get in on the fun in a variety of ways.


Enduro racing returns to Devil’s Bowl on Friday, August 17, with novice racers running nearly street-legal 4- and 6-cylinder race cars in a survival-of-the-fittest event.  Enduros do not have caution flags, with stoppages only for emergency situations.  Hinesburg, VT’s Eric “Mongo” Messier won the season’s first Enduro on June 29 in a 1995 Ford Probe.  The event begins at 7:30pm; general admission is $10 for adults, $9 for seniors (62+), and free for children 12 and under.

On Saturday and Sunday, August 18-19, “The Racing School” returns to Devil’s Bowl Speedway for an economically priced two-day instructional session with professional drivers in Late Model-style stock cars.  Fans have the option to drive the cars or ride along with an instructor at speeds of more than 100 miles per hour.  For more information, call 1-877-CAN-RACE or visit www.theracingschool.com.

Sugar & Spice restaurant presents the first-ever pancake eating contest held at a stock car track on Friday, August 24, along with the return of Spectator Racing.  Fans will race their daily drivers – cars, trucks, SUVs, limousines, even an errant school bus or two – in one-on-one races around the Devil’s Bowl half-mile.  Gary Grant of Addison, VT won the first Spectator Race in June.

Saturday, August 25, the Sports Car Club of Vermont returns for its fourth Autocross event of the year.  Autocross is a single-car, two-lap time trial on a temporary slalom-style course set up around the Devil’s Bowl track.  Vehicles of all types and drivers of all skill levels are welcome to compete in the friendly competition.  For more information, visit www.sccv.org.

Lady racers take to the track on Friday, August 31, as Brown’s Quarried Slate and Brown’s Farm Stand & Orchard present a Powder Puff race during Championship Night for the weekly Bond Auto Parts Modified and J&S Steel Late Model divisions.  Drivers’ wives, girlfriends, sisters, aunts, daughters, mothers, grandmothers, and fans will race in cars from the four-cylinder Bomber division.

The Daredevil division will also be running on dates to be announced soon.  The Daredevils are track-owned race cars that offer fans, sponsors, and other community members a chance to compete in real races.  Paul Allen and Frank Fiorino, Jr., have each carried the checkered flag in the division this year.

Devil’s Bowl Speedway is located on Route 22A in West Haven, VT, four miles 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.



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Finalists Announced for the UNOH Battle At The Beach Announcer Search

For Immediate Release


Fans to Vote for their Favorite Announcer between Aug. 10 and Sept. 30


DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Aug. 10, 2012) – Daytona International Speedway’s UNOH Battle At The Beach announcer search has been narrowed to five finalists.  Now race fans have the chance to select their favorite local NASCAR Home Track public address announcer to join the announcing team for the inaugural event on Feb. 18-19.


The five finalists are:

• Jim Burns – The booming voice of Elko Speedway in Minnesota, Burns’ enthusiasm, passion and “wild sense of humor” have been welcoming race fans for 27 seasons.

• Joe Coss – From the booth to the pits and in Victory Lane, Coss entertains race fans at Stafford Motor Speedway in Connecticut with his technical knowledge and insight.

• Eric Huenefeld – From his home track of Rockford Speedway in Illinois, Huenefeld is known for the passion, knowledge and excitement he brings to his race commentary.

• Adam Mackey – A seasoned veteran from Barberton Raceway Park in Ohio, Mackey has called races across the country throughout his career.

• JW Martin – Martin’s career began at the early age of four calling races on his living room floor. Now he is the voice of Motor Mile Speedway in Virginia.


Between Aug. 10 and Sept. 30, fans can view each finalist’s video auditions at www.daytonainternationalspeedway.com/announcer and vote for their favorite announcer. The winner, who will be announced at the postseason championship celebrations for the NASCAR regional and touring series in Charlotte in December, will join the UNOH Battle At The Beach announcing team at Daytona International Speedway in February 2013.

In June, Daytona International Speedway invited short track fans around the country to nominate their local short track talent to be one of the announcers for the inaugural UNOH Battle At The Beach, which will feature two days of racing headlined by three non-points special events in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series, NASCAR Whelen Modified tours and the Late Model division of the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series.

For an announcer to qualify for the contest, they must have announced for at least one race in 2012 in the following series: NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Division 1, NASCAR Toyota Series, Euro Racecar NASCAR Touring Series, NASCAR K&N Pro Series West, NASCAR K&N Pro Series East, NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour or NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour.

Nominations were narrowed down to 10 semifinalists who were then asked to submit an audition video and a pitch video.  A committee of judges selected the five finalists based on the video submissions and nominations.

Ticket information for the 2013 UNOH Battle At The Beach will be available in the coming weeks. 


Tickets for NASCAR’s biggest, richest and most prestigious race – the 55th annual Daytona 500 on Sunday, Feb. 24 – start at $65 and are available at www.daytonainternationalspeedway.com or by calling 1-800-PITSHOP.

For the second straight year, the Speedway is offering special youth pricing for the Daytona 500.  Children 12 and under will receive 50 percent off all Backstretch grandstand seats for the Daytona 500 while supplies last. In addition, children 12 and under are free in the Sprint FANZONE throughout Budweiser Speedweeks. 

Fans can follow NASCAR on Twitter (@NASCAR) and stay up to speed on the latest news by using hashtags #NASCAR and #DAYTONA500 and #NASCARBattle.  In addition, fans can also stay connected with Daytona International Speedway on Twitter, Facebook  and Google+ for all the latest news all season long.



Jason Christley


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ARCA Racing Series presented by MenardsBerlin ARCA 200 presented by Hantz Group

Saturday, August 11, 2012   





Saturday, August 11          

ARCA Racing Series Practice: 2:00-2:45 & from 3:15-4:00 p.m.

Menards Pole Award Qualifying presented by Ansell: 5:00  

Berlin ARCA 200 presented by Hantz Group at 8:30     

(All Times Eastern)  



RACE: Berlin ARCA 200 presented by Hantz Group              

  • TRACK: Berlin Raceway
  • LOCATION: Marne, Michigan
  • WEBSITE:  www.arcaracing.com 
  • RACE DISTANCE: 200 Laps / 87.5 miles
  • TRACK CONFIGURATION:  .4375-MIle Paved Oval/Circle
  • FIRST ARCA RACE: July 25, 1958
  • QUALIFYING RECORD: Justin Lofton, 16.857, 93.540 mph, 2008
  • RACE RECORD: Matt Merrell, 85.272, 2011     




PAST BERLIN WINNERS: Frank Kimmel 3, Bob James 2, Brian Keselowski 2, Tim Steele 2. Tied with 1 each are Fred Campbell, Joey Coulter, Andy Hampton, Iggy Katona, Bob Keselowski, Justin Lofton, Matt Merrell, Joey Miller, Bob Senneker, Harold Smith, Les Snow, Scott Speed, Nelson Stacy, Ramo Stott, Don White.


Berlin ARCA 200 Race No. 25 for ARCA at Berlin in 60th Anniversary Season  The Berlin ARCA 200 presented by Hantz Group marks the 25th appearance of the ARCA Racing Series at Berlin. The first seven ARCA races at Berlin (1958-1964) were run on the old half-mile, high-banked dirt oval prior to running on the current paved configuration. It is the 15th of 20 events on the 2012 schedule, the 60th Anniversary Season.


Chase Elliott Aims at Berlin
Chase Elliott, the 16-year-old son of NASCAR champion Bill Elliott, is entered for the Berlin ARCA 200 presented by Hantz Group. Elliott, in the No. 9 Aaron's Dream Machine/HendrickCars.com Chevrolet, finished 10th in his ARCA Racing Series debut at Mobile Int'l Speedway after qualifying second. The second generation driver also finished fourth earlier this year at Salem Speedway and finished a career-best second at New Jersey Motorsports Park in his road course debut. Elliott's 2012 plans also include ARCA starts at Madison Int'l Speedway in August, and Salem in September.


Keselowski & Keselowski Coming Back to Berlin
Brian Keselowski, who won back-to-back ARCA races at Berlin in 2006 and 2007, has filed an entry for Saturday's Berlin ARCA 200. Keselowski is the son of 1989 ARCA National Champion and Berlin ARCA winner (1986) Bob Keselowski. Bob and Brian are the only father and son winners of the Berlin ARCA 200. Brian's dad Bob will serve as his crew chief in Saturday's race. In addition to Brian's ARCA victories at Berlin, he also won at Salem Speedway in 2007. In 34 ARCA Racing Series starts since 2004, he has nine top-five finishes and 21 top-10s.


Veteran Kimmel Back on the March; Snaps Long Winless Streak  Frank Kimmel (Clarksville, Ind.) turned 50 years young in late April, yet the nine-time Series champ is clearly still on his game. Kimmel finally snapped a winless streak that reached back to September of 2008 with his victory at Lucas Oil Raceway two weeks ago. Kimmel went 75 races between victories. Kimmel's first win came in his 53rd career start back in 1994, meaning his first winless streak was 52 races. The two streaks lasted about the same amount of time. Between July 1, 1990 (Kimmel's ARCA debut) and May 22, 1994 (his first ARCA win), 1421 days transpired. Between September 13, 2008 (win No. 74) and July 27 (win No. 75), 1413 days passed. Kimmel is also right back in the championship hunt.


Championship Points Battle Brewing Big to Berlin
Brennan Poole, (The Woodlands, Texas) has reclaimed the ARCA championship points lead following his second-place finish last Saturday at Pocono Raceway. However, not by much. Poole leads Chris Buescher (Prosper, Texas) by just 15 points. Frank Kimmel (Clarksville, Ind.) trails in third, 80 points out of first. Alex Bowman (Tucson, Ariz.) is fourth, 200 behind the leader and Chad Hackenbracht (New Philadelphia, Ohio), the winner last Saturday at Pocono, is currently fifth, 320 from first.


Kimmel Racing Fielding Car for Berlin Track Champion Brian Campbell  Kimmel Racing, which fields ARCA cars for Will Kimmel and Korbin Forrister in 2012, will be fielding the No. 68 car at Berlin for local favorite Brian Campbell (Wyoming, Mich.), the 2010 Menards Pole Award winner at Berlin. The car was prepared at the Kimmel Racing shop in Clarksville, Indiana, and will be crewed by the Kimmel Racing team during the Berlin ARCA 200. Brian's father Fred Campbell, a 10-time Berlin late model track champion, won the ARCA race at Berlin in 2002. In 2011, Brian joined his father as a late model track champion at Berlin.


14 Races, 10 Different Winners, Bowman Only Three-Time Winner in 2012  Chad Hackenbracht became the 10th different winner in 14 races so far this season with his victory at Pocono Raceway Saturday afternoon. The first six events in 2012 produced six different winners: Bobby Gerhart at Daytona, where he picked up a record eighth career Daytona triumph, Cale Gale at Mobile, Alex Bowman at Salem, Brandon McReynolds at Talladega; point leader Chris Buescher at Toledo, and Brennan Poole at Elko. However, Poole became the first repeat winner in 2012 with his dominant win at Pocono in June. Buescher, as a result of his thrilling victory at Michigan, became the second repeat winner of 2012. Bowman became the third repeat winner of 2012 with his victory at Winchester. Bowman then became the only three-time winner so far on tour when he added Iowa to his victory column. Roxton Pond, Quebec's Andrew Ranger (New Jersey Motorsports Park), Kevin Swindell (Chicagoland Speedway) and Frank Kimmel (Lucas Oil Raceway) are also among the different winners in 2012.  


Grueling/Versatile Late Summer Stretch for ARCA Warriors

The event on the New Jersey Motorsports Park road course kicked off a grueling and very versatile stretch for the ARCA teams, depictive of the tour's diversity. This particular stretch started July 1 on the New Jersey road course and will end on the Salem short track on September 15. In addition to the New Jersey road course and Salem short track, the tour will travel in between to superspeedways at Chicagoland, Pocono and Kansas, short tracks at Iowa, Lucas Oil Raceway, Berlin, Madison and Salem, and two late-season mile dirt tracks at the Illinois State Fairgrounds in Springfield and the DuQuoin State Fairgrounds in DuQuoin, Ill. During the span, the ARCA tour will race at 10 different tracks over an 11 week period. Kansas will wrap the 2012 season on October 19.


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Ryan Wilson And Team Set Their Sights On Caraway Showdown


RANDLEMAN, North Carolina (August 10, 2012) - - It’s been over a month since Ryan Wilson and his Ryan Wilson Motorsports (RWM) team have tackled their hometown track of Caraway (N.C.) Speedway, but that brief layoff will come to an end Saturday night when the Thomasville, North Carolina-based team returns to their turf and prepares for two 50-laps shootouts.


“It’s going to be a strong field but we’re ready for it, more than ready,” said Wilson, a native of nearby Randleman. “We’ve had strong cars all season long, unfortunately we haven’t been able to bring home the finishes we wanted or felt like we deserved. You’ll have that in racing – but we’re back in our backyard, which feels great and I have a good feeling about the race, so I’m anxious to get the ball rolling.”


The 2010 fall winner of Richard Petty Driver Search II remains inspired by his RWM crew, who’ve despite a diverse schedule have remained focused on giving their driver a contending piece each and every race.


“If you forget about the guys who help you make it to the track, then you might as well not be in that driver’s seat,” explained the driver of the No. 12 Southern Pharmacy Services / Randolph Bank Toyota Camry. “These guys are just awesome. Kirk (Bryant) my crew chief and uncle is the leader behind this team. He does a great job and the guys just fall in behind, never complaining and go to the track with only one thought, winning. Hopefully, tomorrow night I’ll be able to give those guys the same feeling that they had in April. There’s a lot more (people) than just the guys who believe in us, so I want to win again for them too.”


Of course, still in the midst of tough economic times, the RWM organization is thankful for the support of Southern Pharmacy Services and Randolph Bank who have implanted their logos on the team’s Toyota Camry this season. “There’s still a lot of blank cars out there, in any racing series – so we’re extremely thankful and appreciative of what Southern Pharmacy and Randolph Bank have done for us not only this season but in the past too. It sure would be nice to bring them home another trophy too – to show them just how much we truly care.”


With a week off in-between back-to-back races for RWM at Caraway, Wilson will be focused on another chapter of his life where he’ll attend the University of North Carolina Charlotte where he’ll begin pursuing his degree in Motorsports Engineering.


“I’m a little nervous about school, but I think that’s to be expected,” he said. “You’ve seen it over and over again a lot of drivers have a degree in something related to Motorsports, so right now – it’s a good path for me and I can’t thank everyone enough for their support.”


Join the team on Facebook by clicking here (Ryan Wilson Motorsports).


Tweet with Ryan Wilson through Twitter at @RyanWilson12.


For more on Wilson, RWM, sponsorship opportunities and the team’s 2012 event schedule, please log on to RyanWilsonMotorsports.com.

Sign on to the home of extra-mile banking of Randolph Bank by clicking on Randolphbank.com.

PHOTO CAPTION: Ryan Wilson, driver of the No. 12 Southern Pharmacy Services / Randolph Bank Toyota Camry in the NASCAR Whelen All American Series (NWAAS).



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Mother Nature Washes Away Kawartha Speedway's Plans

By Jim Clarke, Kawartha Speedway PR/Clarke Motorsports Communications


With the summer of 2012 making headlines for its dry conditions, speedway promoters, fans and competitors enjoyed a spectacular season, but it was bound to come to an end sooner or later.  With the annual running of the 75 lap Don Biederman Memorial for OSCAAR Super Late Models headlining a night of action including the Hasiuk Trailer and Container Rental Mini Stocks, Thunder Cars and NAPA Auto Parts ACT Late Models, Kawartha Speedway officials were forced to postpone their show for Friday, August 10th because of heavy rains and thunderstorms predicted for the area.


“We kept looking at the forecast and hoping it would change,” said track General Manager and Promoter Derek Lynch.  “It’s disappointing to delay one of our most anticipated events of the year, but there isn’t much that can be done.”


OSCAAR Super Late Models and the new OSCAAR Modifieds were originally scheduled for the Fraserville 3/8th mile oval’s season opener in June, but when that show was rained out; their events were moved to Friday, September 7th.  Lynch says he’s been in contact with tour officials and the Biederman Memorial has been moved to that date as well.


“It’ll be our last night for track points and having OSCAAR’s marquee event as part of the show will make a great night for the fans,” said Lynch.  “We’ll make some adjustments to our regular schedule, with gates opening at 3:00 and racing beginning at 6:00.”


Action continues Friday, August 17th with a 100 lap main event for the NAPA Auto Parts ACT Late Models as the featured attraction.  Find complete details on the 2012 schedule at www.kawarthaspeedway.com.


Prepared by:  Jim Clarke – Clarke Motorsports Communications


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