PASS South Series: Austin Theriault Dillon Motor Speedway Race Preview


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FORT KENT, Maine – Austin Theriault of Fort Kent, Maine, makes his 2013 PASS South Series debut in the South Carolina Clash 150 at Dillon Motor Speedway in Dillon, S.C., on Saturday, March 9. The driver of the Brad Keselowski Racing No. 29 Checkered Flag Foundation Ford Fusion won in his last start in a PASS-sanctioned Super Late Model race last October, when Theriault won the PASS North Series season finale at Oxford (Maine) Plains Speedway. Theriault, the BKR development driver in his second full season with the organization owned by 2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Brad Keselowski, led several laps in the ARCA/CRA Super Series Speedfest 200 at Watermelon Capital Speedway in Cordele, Ga., in January before he was wrecked out of the Top-5 by another competitor in the late stages of the event. This will be Theriault's first career start at Dillon Motor Speedway.




WHO: Austin Theriault, Fort Kent, Maine
TEAM: Brad Keselowski Racing No. 29 Checkered Flag Foundation Ford Fusion
CREW CHIEF: Gary Crooks, Mooresville, N.C.
WHAT: PASS South Series South Carolina Clash 150
WHERE: Dillon Motor Speedway, Dillon, S.C. (.4-mile oval)
WHEN: Friday, March 8 – 3 p.m., practice; Saturday, March 9 – 11 a.m., practice; 3:15 p.m., qualifying; 7 p.m. (approx.), race
PASS South Series
NEXT RACE: March 16, PASS 150, Myrtle Beach Speedway, Myrtle Beach, S.C. (.563-mile oval)



·         Austin Theriault finished 13th in his most recent Brad Keselowski Racing start at the ARCA/CRA Super Series Speedfest 200 at Watermelon Capital Speedway in January, after qualifying in the Top-10, leading laps and running in the Top-5 in the late stages of the event.

·         Austin Theriault moved to North Carolina in the offseason and works at Brad Keselowski Racing during the week.

·         Austin Theriault finished third in the prestigious Oxford 250 at Oxford Plains Speedway in each of the last two seasons, becoming the youngest podium finisher in the 40-year history of the race in 2011.

·         Austin Theriault finished in the Top-3 in the final ACT Late Model Tour standings in each of the last two seasons.



AUSTIN THERIAULT, Driver of the Brad Keselowski Racing No. 29 Checkered Flag Foundation Ford Fusion, On getting back to the track this weekend for the first time since January: “I'm looking forward to it. I thought we had a great run at Watermelon (Capital Speedway). We didn't get the finish that we wanted and we had some tough luck in the race, but that's what racing's about – not everything is going to happen the way you want it to. But I felt like we came out of that race on a strong note. The whole team jelled, and we were continuing the momentum we had at the end of last season as a team.

“We went to Dillon and Myrtle Beach (Speedway) and did some testing last week. It was my first time at the tracks, but I left feeling like we were going to have something this week.”


On keeping the momentum going despite some breaks in the racing schedule: “Continuing with good momentum is all about reflecting on what the team is doing well – finding what the team is doing well or the driver figuring out what no other drivers are doing – and improving on it. It's about doing whatever it takes to find an edge.

“For me, I try to reflect on the race that went by and try to focus on what went well and what maybe didn't so that we can improve it. Right now, pretty much everything's going well for us. On the other hand, I highlight the things that can be improved or that I need to work on as a driver. I have a list that I take to every race, and I try and work on those and keep getting better.”

On returning to PASS-sanctioned competition this weekend:
“I've enjoyed running the PASS South races before. We ran Concord (Motorsports Park) last season, and I enjoy running with the series. There's some good competition. But I'm just looking forward to getting back in the groove. I feel like we have a couple of tracks coming up in these next two weeks where we can run for wins. (Crew chief Gary Crooks) has a strong notebook for Dillon, so it will be fun.

“This race coming up is one that I would be disappointed with nothing less than being in contention for a win. There's only so much that's in our hands when the green flag drops, but if we can capitalize on all the opportunities and make sure we don't make any mistakes, I feel like we'll have something.”



The PASS South Series returns to action with the PASS 150 at Myrtle Beach Speedway in Myrtle Beach, S.C., on Saturday, March 16... Austin Theriault will make his second straight start in a PASS South event at the race. It will be his first start at the historic facility.



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Dirty Dozen Late Model Series: Reid Lanpher
Southern Nat'l Motorsports Park Race Report


LUCAMA, N.C. – Reid Lanpher of Manchester, Maine, posted a pair of finishes in the top half of a stout Late Model field in his debut with JR Motorsports at Southern National Motorsports Park. Lanpher, 14, finished 11th and 12th at the Dirty Dozen Twin 100s in the No. 8 JRM Chevrolet. After time-trialing for the first time in his career, Lanpher started the first 100-lap Late Model Stock event 14th in the 26-car field and worked his way into the Top-10 before settling for 11th following a final late-race restart. In the second event of the afternoon, he started 11th and fell back as far as 18th following a communication miscue on a restart but recovered to drive back up to 12th – ahead of the reigning NASCAR Whelen All-American Series national champion – without the benefit of getting four fresh tires following the first race, per event rules.



WHO: Reid Lanpher, Manchester, Maine
No. 8 JR Motorsports Chevrolet
Seth Kooika, Mooresville, N.C.

WHAT: “Dirty Dozen” Southern National Twin 100s
WHERE: Southern National Motorsports Park, Lucama, N.C. (.4-mile banked oval)
STARTED: 14th (Race 1)/11th (Race 2)
FINISHED: 11th (Race 1)/12th (Race 2)
NEXT RACE: March 16, Southern National Twin 100s, Southern National Motorsports Park, Lucama, N.C. (.4-mile banked oval)



I came out of there really happy about things. It couldn't have gone much better as far as I'm concerned. I just learned a lot, got very comfortable in the car an mostly got the race out of the way so now I know what to look forward to the next time we go back.

Just as an added bonus, we got a decent finish out of it, too.



I do. I mean, in the first race I was running ninth with five (laps) to go, and we made a mistake on the cone choice (for restart lanes). That cost me there, but we still finished 11th in my first time in the car, so that's not really anything big. For going in really having no expectations, it was fine.



Qualifying was huge. It's so important to qualify up front. If you do, you don't have to use the tires up to get back to where your car should be in terms of speed. But those guys put down some really fast qualifying times. When I compared myself to (JR Motorsports teammate and 2012 Motor Mile Speedway champion Josh Berry), he qualified just under a tenth of a second under me. I was pretty thrilled with how things played out from that standpoint.

The other thing was the competition. There's just some really good competition there – just stackers on top of stackers on top of stackers there. I battled with one guy for 50 laps trying to get him. That's just how good those guys are. It was good to be out there.


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Tate Fogleman and Speedco Look To Continue Competitive Legacy in 2013

DURHAM, NC (March 4) - Representatives from Jfco Motorsports announced today that Cayuga, Indiana-based Speedco, Inc. will sponsor Tate Fogleman and will challenge for the 2013 Pro All Stars Series (PASS) Pro Late Model championship.  Additionally, Fogleman will drive the Speedco-sponsored Ford in 4-5 select PASS Super Late Model races this year.  Along with the new sponsorship, Tate will make the switch from the familiar #4 and will sport the #8 on his machine in 2013.


Tate Fogleman scored two wins in the PASS Pro Late Model ranks in 2012 and finished 7th in the first PASS National Super Late Model race of the season at Auburndale Speedway in Florida.  This will be a reunion of sorts as Speedco had a long and successful relationship sponsoring Tate's father, Jay, in a variety of series in the late 1990's and 2000's. 

“I’m glad to finally have Tate with a sponsor that has such a great reputation like Speedco does," said 2012 PASS National Jay Fogleman, owner of Tate's Speedco Ford.  "Speedco has been great to work with over the years and with my career winding down and more of an emphasis on growing Tate's, I'm glad to know that Speedco will be winning races with the Foglemans for years to come.  I’d also like to send special thanks out to Darin Odle and Odle Motorsports, without them this deal wouldn’t have happened.”

Young Tate has quite the lineage to follow in racing.  The 12-year-old driver follows his Grandfather Kent, a successful racer in the Carolinas and Virginia on the rough and tough short tracks of the 1960's and 1970's, and his father Jay, who has raced and won in everything he has sat in for nearly 30 years.  With such a bright future in front of him, it is Speedco's intention to foster a long term relationship that will grow as Tate continues to progress through the ranks.

"“It is exciting to see Tate follow in his father’s footsteps, we wish him well and are anxious to see him succeed," said Mike Barrett, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Speedco, Inc. "Over time we have enjoyed our relationship with Odle Motorsports and Jay’s participation as one of our drivers.  As Speedco continues to support grassroots racing, this fits especially well with our marketing plans.  The future for Tate is very bright, we are happy to be part of it. “

The 2013 season will be a busy one for Tate Fogleman and the Speedco team as they challenge for the PASS Pro Late Model title.  Fogleman will compete against some of the best young drivers in the country beginning on March 9th with the 8th Annual South Carolina Clash at Dillon Motor Speedway.  In addition to the 14 race PASS Pro Late Model schedule, Tate will make his next PASS South Super Late Model start at one of the Nation's biggest short track events, the 8th Annual Easter Bunny 150 at the legendary Hickory Motor Speedway.  Fogleman is excited about the opportunity Speedco presents for him and the Bull City Race Cars team.

 "I love racing and I'm really honored to have a company like Speedco believe in my talent and what we are trying to do," said Tate Fogleman.  "I've learned a lot the last couple of years and I'm looking forward to taking the Speedco Ford to victory lane in 2013.  Dillon can't get here quick enough for me."

From its base in Cayuga, IN, Speedco is the only national network to specialize in quick lubes and tire services for the trucking industry.   With locations located right off major interstates, Speedco is easy and convenient to find. Their service bays are uncommonly clean and orderly with state-of-the-art equipment filling their lanes. Speedco…built for speed, staffed for quality, delivering world class value.

            To catch up on all the latest news about Tate Fogleman and the Speedco Racing Team, don’t forget to “Like” the brand new Tate Fogleman Racing page on Facebook.



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Un représentant pour les Sportsman au Salon de l'auto de Québec.

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03 mars 2013, Québec

M. André Poulin, président de la Série Sporstman Lucas Oil, désire vous faire part que M. Réjean Blanchet #7 de Québec représentera la Série lors du Salon de l’auto de Québec 2013.


Le salon de l’auto de Québec se tiendra du 05 au 10 mars prochain au Centre de foire de Québec. Cet évènement automobile, qui est sans aucun doute le plus couru à Québec, est une occasion de découvrir en les nouveautés et primeurs des constructeurs ainsi  que toutes les nouvelles technologies tout en admirant des nouveaux styles de voitures jamais vu à Québec.  Pas moins de 65 000 visiteurs sont attendus pour cet évènement.

Réjean Blanchet, qui s’est classé 3e au Championnat 2012 sera le fier représentant de la Série Sportsman Lucas Oil. Blanchet a de plus à son actif,  2 apparitions au GP3R de Trois-Rivières en carrière soit en LMS et en Sportsman Québec.  C’est d’ailleurs au kiosque du GP3R que la voiture sera exposée.

L’équipe Blanchet #7 tient à remercier ces nombreux commanditaires qui rendre encore une fois cette année, tout cela possible.


Bar Sport Végas, Outillage RD, Batterie A. Gagnon et fils, Ramtech Canadian Tire Lebourgneuf, Hertel,         Capitale Chrysler, Castrol             

Fatsco Fasteners, Chem Équip, Fondation Plus, Denan Tiles         

Restaurent aux Vieux Puits Lévis, Restaurent Normandin

Roger Guillot 1981 inc, Roulotte D-Par, Sans Z-O, Sinto

Création ES, Yol Équipement, Pièces d’auto Talbot et FM 93


On vous attend en grand nombre; une autre belle opportunité de visibilité pour l’équipe, leurs commanditaires et la Série Sportsman Lucas Oil.


Marie-Claude Levasseur, Relationniste.



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Un nouveau pilote en REVSTAR

Un nouveau Pilote qui se joint à la série Pierre Fontaine

Pierre Fontaine s'est découvert une nouvelle passion pour la course automobile l'an dernier après avoir loué un STR pour participer à la dernière course de la saison. Il a pogné la piqûre !

Il avait toujours eu l'intention de tenter l'expérience de la course automobile sans savoir où il pourrait faire ses débuts. L'opportunité que lui a offert REVSTAR a comblé ses attentes. Il a tout de suite été convaincu que REVSTAR représente une plateforme de qualité avec la diversité des circuits visités et le programme des courses sur glace. Une série qui demeure avant tout accessible.


Pierre s'est procuré une des anciennes voitures de Gabriel Richer auprès d'Alain Mathieu qui lui a revendu pour faire l'acquisition de celle de Jonathan Archambault qui a opté pour la série DIRT Modifié sur la terre battue.

Un signe évident que la série est populaire. Dès que les deux pilotes qui ont mis en vente leur voiture pour graduer en DIRT Modifié, ils n'ont pas tardé à trouver preneur.

Puisque les bolides  STR sont tous identiques, les pilotes seront sur le même pied d’égalité pour s'imposer dans la série STR de REVSTAR, ils ont choisi les couleurs des véhicules en fonction de leur commanditaire, ce qui va leur faire économiser des frais. 

Avec autant de pilotes inscrits au championnat STR de REVSTAR, on peut s'attendre à une saison dès plus exitante.  Voici la liste officielle alors voici la liste officiel des pilotes 2013 jusqu'à maintenant !






Pierre Hébert



Mathieu Daigle



André Bardier (r)



REVSTAR (location)



Stephan Galarneau



Jean Casavant



Mitchel Lacombe



Éric Lequin



Patrick Manny



André Manny



Éric Boisvert



Jean-Nic Gareau



REVSTAR (location)



Yanick Mathieu



Richard Gareay



Pierre Fontaine (r)



Alain Mathieu (r)



Maxime Plante



Réjean Plante



Patrick Laramé (r)



Dave Coursol (r)



Patrick Laguë (r)



Josiane Plante


(r) = Pilote admissible pour le titre de recrue de l'année


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PASS South Brings Unique History In Return To Dillon For SC Clash


For Immediate Release


CHARLOTTE, NC (February 27) – It doesn’t seem all that long ago racers and fans around the Southeast were talking about a new tour that would soon be contesting races around the region.  During the winter of 2005-2006, the Pro All Stars Series (PASS) South was born and Super Late Model racers around the country were anxious to see what it was all about.  PASS had been a force in New England since 2001, but still, folks were unsure how double-file restarts and not counting caution laps would catch on in the South.  As we know now, it did catch on and PASS has grown to be North America’s premier sanctioning body for asphalt short track racing.  But for PASS South, there has been a core group of events that have been a part of the schedule since day one.  The Easter Bunny 150 at Hickory Motor Speedway has become one of the biggest Super Late Model races of the Spring.  And, the Mason-Dixon Meltdown has concluded the season by bringing the best Super Late Model racers from the North and South together for one final season ending showdown.  In between, the Firecracker 150 has provided Summer excitement and the Orange Blossom Special at Orange County Speedway has gone on to be one of the best attended races of the season.  But, in addition to becoming one of PASS South’s most traditional races, the South Carolina Clash has chartered a history as unique as the state itself.




            Early versions of the South Carolina Clash were held in the hot, stifling months of Palmetto State summers.  In 2006, 17 cars took the green flag at Florence Motor Speedway in a race that marked the Super Late Model return to racing of hometown favorite Hal Goodson and the debut of future PASS South favorite Justin Wakefield.  High attrition saw cars go every which way, including over the embankment of the track without walls.  At the end, and with only five cars running, the race came down to a battle between short track legends Freddie Query and Mike Rowe and youngster Charlie Bradberry.  With Rowe spinning and Query running out of gas, Bradberry held on for his only PASS South victory.  Tragically, Bradberry would lose his life just a few short months later in an automobile accident after leaving Talladega Superspeedway.

            In 2007, the South Carolina Clash transitioned to Anderson Motor Speedway.  Following heavy rains all day on Saturday, the race was rescheduled for the following Sunday afternoon.  A great field of 28 cars took the green flag in race dominated early by former track champion Gary Greenwood, Jr.  Following a late caution, Ryan Lawler powered past Greenwood for his third win in four races dating back to 2006.  The most memorable moment to occur in that event came on the final lap when Southern star Jason Hogan and PASS North Champion Ben Rowe crashed coming to the checkered flag while racing for fourth.  The two got into a verbal spar on the front straightaway much to the delight of their fans.

            In August 2008, the Clash found its home when it came to Dillon Motor Speedway.  But, for the second year in a row, the event was marred by bad weather.  The race had to be moved to the next day once again following a frightening wind storm that Saturday night.  On Sunday, ambient temperatures spiked at over 100 degrees and proved to be quite the challenge for man and machine.  Justin Wakefield, who debuted in the South Carolina Clash just two years earlier, dominated for his first career PASS South win.  Ironically, this event also saw the debut of Jay Fogleman in PASS South Super Late Model racing.  Fogleman methodically took his time, learning the car and the track all at the same time, to finish fourth at the checkered flag.

            Following a myriad of weather related problems during the previous summers, the South Carolina Clash moved to the March date it currently occupies in 2009.  Despite never having seen Dillon Motor Speedway before, Ben Rowe held off Wakefield and newcomer Ryan Blaney for the win.  That win was the first of four PASS South triumphs for Rowe in 2009.  He would go on to eventually double up and capture both the PASS South and PASS National Championships that year.

            The next two years would see total domination in the South Carolina Clash by Ryan Blaney.  In 2010, Blaney lapped everyone, but the second and third place finishers, Goodson and Steve Legendre.  And, in 2011, Blaney outpaced Preston Peltier and Jay Fogleman for the win plotting him on a course for the PASS South championship.

            In 2012, early headlines were made by the entries of Johnny Sauter and Steve Wallace to the South Carolina Clash.  But, both had early problems and would not be a factor in the race.  Brandon Ward led much of the early portion of the Clash, but faded and eventually finished in eighth.  After top five finishes in 2010 and 2011, Preston Peltier was finally able to etch his name in the record books as a winner at Dillon Motor Speedway.

            This year’s South Carolina Clash looks to have all the markings of another classic PASS South battle.  Kyle Grissom returns seeking to defend his PASS South Championship, while Brandon Ward and Jay Fogleman will be back not only looking for a win, but to set a course for the 2013 PASS South title.  Two-time PASS National Champion and former South Carolina Clash winner Ben Rowe makes the long trip down from Maine in the hopes of early season success.  After a strong second place run in the PASS National season opener at Auburndale Speedway, Florida’s Joe Boyd heads to unfamiliar territory looking for similar results.  Boyd will be joined by fellow Sunshine State driver Joseph Mursuli, who comes to PASS South from the Florida Truck ranks.  Brad Keselowski Racing returns to PASS South with two new drivers behind the wheel led by Maine upstart Austin Theriault and Texas rookie Zak Hausler.  The PASS South youth movement continues with the efforts of North Carolina’s Bobby Gower and Indiana youngster Karl Weber.  Veteran John Batten returns along with Justin Allison, Jimmy Doyle and a host of others hoping to start the season off at Dillon with a win.

            Following the South Carolina Clash at Dillon, the PASS South Super Late Models and PASS Pro Late Models move to Myrtle Beach Speedway on March 16 for the Inaugural Battle At The Beach.  Fans are encouraged to check out the Run To The Sun XXV car show held in Myrtle Beach on March 14-16 by the Pee Dee Street Rodders.  Vendors and fans who attend the car show will have the opportunity to pick up discount coupons for the PASS race at Myrtle Beach Speedway that weekend.

PASS South Super Late Model entry forms for the Dillon, Myrtle Beach and Hickory events as well as the 2013 PASS license forms for all divisions can be found at ProAllStarsSeries.com.

The Pro All Stars Series is recognized as North America’s premier sanctioning body for asphalt Super Late Models and boasts such marquee events as the PASS Northwest Triple Crown at Wenatchee Valley Super Oval, PASS South’s Easter Bunny 150 at the historic Hickory Motor Speedway, the Autobus La Qubecoise Triple Crown at Autodrome Chaudiere, and the legendary TD Bank 250 at Oxford Plains Speedway.  For technical information concerning  all PASS divisions please contact Scott Reed at 207-625-3230 or scottreedpass@yahoo.com.  For media or marketing questions, please contact Alan Dietz at 704-231-2039 or alandietzpass@live.com.  Please visit ProAllStarsSeries.com for more information and don’t forget to “Like” the Pro All Stars Series on Facebook to keep up with breaking news as it happens.






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Une 3e recrue confirme sa présence.

Communiqué, pour diffusion immédiate

2 mars 2013, Québec

Dominic Jacques, un favori local de l’Autodrome Chaudière a confirmé son inscription à la Série Sportsman Lucas Oil 2013.  Dominic arborera le #67 et est la 3e recrue à participer au championnat jusqu’à maintenant.


Une fiche de route impressionnante!!!!!

Après plusieurs championnats en Sport Compacte à l’Autodrome Chaudière,  un titre de Champion de la Triple Couronne Bestbuy Pièces D’Autos Rive Sud en 2012 et de multiples quadrillés sur le bitume au Québec, Jacques relèvera un nouveau défi.

Au dire de Dominic : «  Nous ferons le maximum de course possible selon notre budget. Ce sera un nouvel apprentissage et une nouvelle école en 2013 ».

Pour la Série Sportsman et son Président : «  la venue de Dominic est un bel acquis car on souhaite toujours voir un pilote talentueux gradué dans notre Série. Encore plus, quand il a fait ses classes et a connu du succès » confirma Poulin.

Photo courtoisie de : Dominic Jacques (Facebook)

André Poulin, Président


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Interstate All Battery Center Recharged at Devil's Bowl Speedway



InterstateAllBatteryCenter: Vince Quenneville, Jr., posted a Bond Auto Parts Modified victory on Interstate All Battery Center of Rutland Night in 2012. (MemorEvents photo)


Spectator: Pat Cram won a Spectator Race with his 1982 Pontiac Grand Prix last year at Devil’s Bowl Speedway; Spectator Races return in 2013 on Interstate All Battery Center of Rutland Night on Friday, August 9. (MemorEvents photo)


FUN BUS 1a: The popular Interstate Batteries “Fun Bus” will return to Devil’s Bowl Speedway in 2013. (Alan Ward photo)




Rutland, VT business returns to support racing and “Fun Bus” tour


For Immediate Release                                                                                                                                                                         DBS-022713-1


WEST HAVEN, VT – Interstate All Battery Center has recharged its commitment to Devil’s Bowl Speedway for the 2013 NASCAR Whelen All-American Series season.  The longtime Rutland, VT business has supported local stock car racing teams for nearly 30 years and last year increased its involvement with Devil’s Bowl Speedway itself.


Interstate All Battery Center of Rutland will present a full card of racing for the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series on Friday, August 9, hosting the Bond Auto Parts Modifieds, Late Models, Renegades, and Mini Stocks.  Race fans can get in on the action as well as the wildly popular and highly unpredictable Spectator Races return.  Spectator Races are one-on-one, single-lap, elimination races run with street-legal vehicles.  Recent winning rides include a 2008 Ford Mustang, a 1982 Pontiac Grand Prix, and a 2006 Audi A3.

Craig Bushey and Robert Gordon won on Interstate All Battery Center Night in 2012 en route to taking the Late Model and Renegade championships, respectively.  Modified title rivals Vince Quenneville, Jr., and Ron Proctor finished a close 1-2 at last year’s event, and Bobby LaVair led a Mini Stock family sweep of the podium with his father, Harold, in second place, and brother, Chris, in third.

As exciting as the racing action was in 2012, the most popular part of Interstate All Battery Center’s support of Devil’s Bowl Speedway has been the “Fun Bus” pit area and race track tour.  The Interstate Batteries Fun Bus was a smash hit with race fans young and old at every event, giving riders an up-close look at racers and pit crews preparing their cars for competition.  Several drivers even took a ride on the Fun Bus to hand out souvenirs and meet with fans.

Interstate All Battery Center has every battery for every need, providing power for everything from remote controls to cell phones to automobiles and more.  For more information, call (802) 786-9075, click http://stores.interstatebatteries.com/rutland_vt, or visit the store at 71 River Street in Rutland, VT.

Devil’s Bowl Speedway’s 2013 racing season kicks off on Sunday, May 5 with the 39th annual Spring Green event for the American-Canadian Tour Late Models and Devil’s Bowl’s weekly NASCAR Whelen All-American Series divisions.  General admission season passes are available by visiting www.devilsbowlspeedwayvt.com or calling (802) 265-3112.  Devil’s Bowl Speedway is on Facebook at facebook.com/DevilsBowlSpeedway and on Twitter at @DevilsBowlSpeed.



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ST-EUSTACHE, 26 FÉVRIER 2013 - À son tour, le pilote de Ste-Agathe, STEVE LADOUCEUR, détenteur de deux championnats en carrière, un en 1997 dans la catégorie « Novice »,  et actuel détenteur du championnat des pilotes qui évolueront en « Grand Régional » lors de la prochaine saison, a décidé d’échanger sa Monte Carlo «traditionnelle» en acier pour une rutilante Dodge Charger et de tenter sa chance en Sportsman, comme le feront des pilotes de sa catégorie, Alain Bougie, Raymond Bazinet, Karol Thibodeau, et d’autres dont les noms  restent  à confirmer prochainement.



Sa voiture étant monté sur le châssis « G » d’un ancien Pro-Truck, il ne restait que ce changement à effectuer pour ce champion, qui lors des premières annonces de ce « rapprochement » Grand-Régional/Sportsman qui rendrait sa voiture légale pour la catégorie-reine,  était réticent à cette idée. Il s’est finalement rallié à l’idée en constatant les avantages de cette décision.


On sait que les voitures Sportsman ASE Lucas Oil sont construites sur des châssis originaux GM métriques ou des répliques tubulaires de ceux-ci. Les voitures Grand Régional seront celles qui seront munies des châssis originaux, tout en étant conformes aux règles des Sportsman, tout  comme celles de nos amis de la piste de Plattsburgh qui compétitionnent contre nos pilotes à l’occasion. Les voitures avec les châssis tubulaires, quant à elles, compétitionneront exclusivement en Sportsman.


Pour Steve Ladouceur, ce père de deux enfants, et son père Jean-Marc, son chef d’équipe, sur qui il peut compter depuis le début de sa carrière de pilote, le travail de reconstruction de la nouvelle voiture les tiendra passablement occupés d’ici le début de la saison 2013.


« C’est avec excitation que nous entreprenons ces travaux, et nous avons bien hâte de voir le produit fini …….»  de nous faire savoir le tandem père-fils lors d’une entrevue téléphonique plus tôt aujourd’hui. Ceux-ci continueront d’arborer fièrement le numéro 29 qui a fait la renommée de leur équipe.


C’est le 18 mai prochain, lors de l’ouverture officielle de la saison 2013 à l’Autodrome St-Eustache, que la Charger #29, ainsi que les autres voitures de la division Sportsman ASE/ANCA LUCAS OIL, dont l’engouement est des plus sentie parmi les pilotes de la relève, si on en juge les inscriptions enregistrées et les autres qui seront annoncées prochainement, feront leurs premiers tours de piste.


La direction de l’ASE est donc heureuse de compter Steve Ladouceur parmi ses pilotes Sportsman ASE Lucas Oil et de souhaiter la meilleure des saisons  à cette équipe des Hautes- Laurentides.


Pour plus de renseignements sur le calendrier des événements de stock car de la prochaine saison, on peut visiter les sites web www.autodrome.ca et  www.anca-qc.com .


Source : Yves Ladouceur                                                 


Yves Ladouceur

Directeur des opérations courses


Prés. ANCA


Bur: (450) 472-6222

Rés:(450) 735-4444SP


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Format For 2013 NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race Elevates Need For Speed


DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Feb. 26, 2013) – Reinforcing the need for speed and going all out for the win, NASCAR announced on Tuesday the format for the 2013 NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race that will put added emphasis on finishing well in each of the five segments. The sport’s annual classic is set for Saturday, May 18 at 7:30 p.m. (live on SPEED) at Charlotte Motor Speedway.


 The new wrinkle that should have the fans and the competitors excited: the running order at the completion of the fourth segment (Lap 80) will be repositioned based on the average finish for the first four segments directly behind the caution car prior to the opening of pit road for the mandatory four-tire pit stop. The order of the cars returning to the track will determine the starting order of the fifth segment. Running order ties will be broken by the finish of the fourth segment. This revision puts a premium on making all of the laps count leading up to the final 10-lap shootout with the race winner earning a $1 million pay day from Sprint.


“Having the average finish through the race’s first four segments determine how the cars come down pit road for the last mandatory four-tire pit stop takes the competition to an even higher level,” said Robin Pemberton, NASCAR Vice President of Competition. “The NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race is truly a showcase event for our sport and this format should bring out the best in our drivers and our teams.”


The race will continue to be run in four, 20-lap segments and one 10-lap final segment. All laps will count in segments one through four. In the fifth and final segment, only Green Flag laps will be counted. There will be optional pit stops during the break following each of the first three segments, with the field set by the pit stop/stay out positioning during the five caution laps.


“The NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race is the highlight of our season,” said Tim Considine, director of sponsorship marketing for Sprint. “These added elements help continue the tradition of this being one of the most unique and compelling races on the NASCAR Sprint Cup calendar.”


The eligibility criteria for the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race remain the same:


·         Drivers who have won NASCAR Sprint Cup races in the current and preceding year. If a driver leaves a team with which he has won a race, he or she remains eligible (through the last race before the all-star race), however, the team does not

·         Drivers who are past NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race winners in the past 10 years

·         Drivers who are past NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champions in the last 10 years

·         The top two finishers in the Sprint Showdown, the 40-lap race that precedes the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race

·         The top Sprint Fan Vote driver who finishes on the lead lap of the Showdown and whose car is in “raceable” condition as determined by the series director


For an infographic of the format, click here: http://bit.ly/2013-Sprint-All-Star-Race-Format-Grid


The 2013 Sprint Fan Vote runs from March 20-May 18. Fans may vote by using the NASCAR Mobile ’13 application or online at NASCAR.COM. Votes cast from the NASCAR Mobile ’13 application count double.


This will be the 29th running of the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race. Five-time series champion and reigning Daytona 500 champion Jimmie Johnson won last year’s race.


NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race weekend ticket packages including all Friday and Saturday activities start at just $99 including scanner rental. Fans should call 1-800-455-FANS or visit CharlotteMotorSpeedway.com for details.



Kerry Tharp

NASCAR Integrated Marketing Communications


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