Pierre Laramée se joint à REVSTAR

Nous sommes fier d'accueillir un nouveau pilote qui amorcera sa première saison en REVSTAR - STR au printemps prochain. Il s'agit de Pierre Laramée de St-Hyacinthe, un pilote expérimenté qui évoluait dans la catégorie Sportsman Dirt à l'Autodrome Drummond depuis 2 ans avec son fils Mathieu. Le passage de Pierre en STR a fait dire à Mathieu en riant : "Maintenant que Pierre va rouler en STR, ça va me faire un de moins à dépasser en piste !"


Propriétaire d'une compagnie d'excavation, Pierre Laramée est  très occupé durant la saison de courses, son emploie l'empêchait de travailler comme il l'aurait souhaité sur sa voiture de course mais il n'était pas prêt à renoncer à sa passion pour les sport automobile. Il était à la recherche d'une série compétitive qui pourrait correspondre à ses besoins et c'est en STR de REVSTAR qu'il a jeté son dévolu. 

Pierre a été séduit par ces bolides "Open Wheel", après quelques essais, il a rapidement été convaincu qu'il s'agit de véritables voitures de courses et que l'accent est mis sur le pilotage. À bord de ces bolides, il peut vivre les sensations qu'il recherche sur une piste de course. Un autre point qui l'a incité à se procurer un bolide STR, c'est le respect et l'ambiance qui règne entre les pilotes dans la série  REVSTAR.

Le pilote de Dirt a participé à deux courses en STR durant la saison, il a  été surpris par le caractère nerveux de son bolide qu'il compare avec une motoneige, un sport qu'il affectionne particulièrement.

Pierre Laramée s'est procuré l'ancienne voiture de Daniel Nadeau qui va graduer en Dirt Modifié.

Son fils Mathieu est en réflexion présentement, il pourrait éventuellement lui aussi considérer la série REVSTAR... c'est à suivre.

Carl Labonté




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ARCA Changing Minimum Age Requirement at Pocono, Kentucky; New Starting Field Maximums Announced

For Immediate Release:

Thursday, December 13, 2012



(TOLEDO, Ohio) - Officials from the Automobile Racing Club of America have announced several important procedural changes for the 2013 ARCA Racing Series season.


Beginning in 2013, drivers aged 17 years old may be considered for eligibility to drive in race events at Pocono Raceway and Kentucky Speedway. Drivers seeking approval will be subject to meeting specific and strict guidelines, including but not limited to a thorough driving experience review, successful participation in a minimum of five approved ARCA Racing Series events, and an ARCA-sanctioned open test at the intended track.


The change will give 17-year-old drivers three more races to enter in 2013, bringing the potential season total for a 17-year-old to 16 races.


"In recognizing the growing youth movement in stock car racing, we are proud to have reached agreements with two partner tracks that will allow qualified, up-and-coming drivers to begin their speedway careers at a younger age," said ARCA president and CEO Ron Drager. "We appreciate the commitment from those tracks to assist in our drivers' development."


ARCA also announced that in 2013, the starting field for the February 16 race at Daytona International Speedway will be 40 positions. The first 30 positions will be set by time trials, and the remaining 10 will be set by the provisional procedure listed on the entry blank.


Starting fields for other tracks 0.75 mile or larger will hold a maximum of 36 positions. The first 30 positions will be set by time trials, and the remaining six will be set by the provisional procedure listed on the entry blank. ARCA notified teams of the changes in a bulletin yesterday.


Testing for the 2013 season will begin Friday and last through Sunday at Daytona International Speedway. The 2013 season will begin with ARCA's 50th consecutive annual appearance at Daytona on Saturday, February 16, televised live on SPEED.


The ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards has crowned 30 ARCA national champions in 60 seasons since 1953, and has toured over 200 race tracks in 26 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 0.375 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.


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. Having completed its sixth decade after hundreds of thousands of miles of racing, ARCA administers over 100 race events each season in four professional touring series - the ARCA Racing Series, the ARCA CRA Super Series, the ARCA Truck Series, and new in 2013, the ARCA Midwest Tour - in addition to local weekly events at Ohio's Toledo Speedway and Michigan's Flat Rock Speedway.



Griffin Hickman, ARCA


Don Radebaugh, ARCA


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Season Passes Available Just in Time for Holidays at Devil's Bowl Speedway



seasonpass_tillotson: Season passes are now available for the 2013 NASCAR stock car racing season at Devil's Bowl Speedway in West Haven, VT.  (Leif Tillotson photo)


seasonpass_ward: Devil's Bowl Speedway - "Vermont's Fastest Family Fun" - is offering season passes for 2013 just in time for the holidays.  (Alan Ward photo)




Discount general admission price offered for “Vermont’s Fastest Family Fun”


For Immediate Release                                                                                                                                                                         DBS-121312-1


WEST HAVEN, VT – Devil’s Bowl Speedway, “Vermont’s Fastest Family Fun,” is offering discount season passes for the 2013 stock car racing season just in time for the holidays.  The half-mile track, located in West Haven, VT just 20 minutes outside of Rutland City, will host regular Friday night NASCAR Whelen All-American Series events throughout the summer months.


General Admission season passes are available for the 16-event schedule to be announced soon.  The 2013 season pass includes admission for all NASCAR events during the summer, along with several high-profile special events.  The American-Canadian Tour (ACT) Late Models will open the 2013 Devil’s Bowl Speedway season in conjunction with the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series on Sunday, May 5 with the historic “Spring Green 113” event, and will return with a special summer Sunday event on July 28.

Included in the 2013 season pass with the ACT events are the People’s United Bank Memorial Day Special in May, July’s Coca-Cola Firecracker event, the second annual C.J. Richards Memorial race, the jam-packed Vermont 200 Weekend in September, the wild-and-wacky Vermonster 150 Enduro in October, and more.  On tap for 2013 are the ground-pounding Bond Auto Parts Modifieds and the J&S Steel Late Models, plus Renegades, Bombers, Enduros, Spectator Races, and other special attractions and events to be announced soon.

While the Adult General Admission season pass has seen a minimal five-dollar increase to $190 from the 2012 price, the savings have also increased to nearly 15% off the race-day ticket gate price.  The Senior General Admission season pass is available for only $160 for race fans age 62 and up for nearly 20% off the race-day Senior ticket price.  As an added benefit, all season pass holders will get a 15-minute head start in selecting their grandstand seats at every event.

Season pass order forms are available online at www.devilsbowlspeedwayvt.com or by emailing a request to devilsbowlspeedway@gmail.com.  Orders may be placed by telephone at (802) 265-3112, by fax at (802) 773-0147, or are accepted by mail or delivered directly at the Devil’s Bowl Speedway office at 261 Randbury Road in Rutland, VT 05701.

Devil’s Bowl Speedway opens its 47th season of stock car racing on Sunday, May 5, with the Spring Green 113; the full season schedule will be announced soon.  For more information, call (802) 265-3112 or click www.devilsbowlspeedwayvt.com.



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