2014-03-28

Un américain dans la lutte au championnat NASCAR Sportsman Lucas Oil du Québec

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Un américain dans la lutte au championnat NASCAR Sportsman Lucas Oil du Québec

 

Nous avons le plaisir d’annoncer la venue du champion en titre de la division Limited Late Models de la piste Airborne Speedway de Plattsburgh NY, Robin Wood, dans la course au championnat NASCAR Sportsman Lucas Oil du Québec qui se déroulera à l’Autodrome St-Eustache en 2014.

 

  C’est suite à des discussions entre Howard Romanado, directeur évènements NASCAR de l’ASE et le champion américain, que celui-ci a décidé de venir courir à temps plein du coté canadien pour la prochaine saison.

 

  Robin Wood n’est pas inconnu des amateurs, car notamment  en 2012, il avait pris part à la confrontation Master’s CAN-USA entre les pilotes Limited Late Models de la piste Airborne Speedway et les pilotes de la classe Sportsman de l’Autodrome St-Eustache qui s’est déroulée sur les 2 circuits automobile.

 

Fort de son 3e championnat acquis la saison dernière, le pilote de la

Loreman’s/ Rent-A-Wreck   # 61, s’amène à l’ASE avec la ferme intention

de poursuivre le travail accompli en 2013, et venir ravir le titre de champion NASCAR Sportsman Lucas Oil du Québec 2014.

 

  La venue de Robin Wood dans la classe NASCAR Sportsman Lucas Oil aura sans doute un effet boule de neige auprès de ses compatriotes américain, car déjà, plusieurs pilotes ont manifestés leur intérêt et nous pourrions retrouver plus d’une voiture américaine lors de la première épreuve de la saison, le samedi 24 mai prochain à l’Autodrome St-Eustache.

 

Toute l’équipe de l’Autodrome St-Eustache souhaite la bienvenue et la meilleure des chances à Robin Wood dans le championnat NASCAR Sportsman Lucas Oil du Québec.

 

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Justin Beaudin

Communications ASE

 


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2014-03-25

ACT VETERANS LOOK FOR FIRST LEE GOVERNOR’S CUP WIN


ACT VETERANS LOOK FOR FIRST LEE GOVERNOR'S CUP WIN

                                     

For Immediate Release:                                               ACT – 032514-8

 

          Waterbury, VT –There are a number of veteran American Canadian Tour (ACT) stock car drivers looking for their first wins in the traditional spring opening event at the Lee USA Speedway's New Hampshire Governor's Cup 150 on Sunday, April 13, 2014.

 

Coming fresh off his NASCAR K&N win at the rugged Bristol Motor Speedway, Eddie MacDonald from Rowley, MA has to be considered a favorite to win at his family-owned track. "I would think that a betting man might be smart to forget the NCAA Final Four and drop a dime on the "Outlaw" winning the annual ACT opener," said ACT President, Tom Curley. "Eddie has won ACT races before, and he has been in a position to win at Lee on several occasions over the years, but has not grabbed the checkers yet. He usually finds a way to get to the front, although his schedule usually does not allow for much practice compared to other teams. He still is long overdue to win the New Hampshire Governor's Cup," concluded Curley.

 

Another veteran of the ACT Late Model circuit favored to win includes two-time and defending ACT Champion Wayne Helliwell, Jr. from nearby Dover, NH. Helliwell is the most winning Late Model driver in Lee USA history and is a multi-time Lee champion, but he has yet to hoist the Governor's Cup. "It is not from lack of trying, but we just haven't been able to get it done yet. I am hoping this is the year, but as we all know, opening days can bring lots of surprises," said Helliwell.

 

Ray Parent from Tiverton, RI finished in the top five a year ago. "This should be a break-out season for the 17 RI team. After winning the Bond Auto ACT Invitational at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway two years ago, Ray came into the 2013 season ready to challenge. I would expect him to be a championship contender, and he runs good at Lee," said Dean Gallison, Director of Competition at ACT.

 

There are over 40 teams expected to compete at the opening event at the Lee USA Speedway opener. Teams from all 6 New England states, New York, and the province of Quebec will get their first racing experience in the traditional opener.

 

Early favorites include defending champion Jimmy Hebert from Williamstown, VT, previous winner of the NH Governor's Cup and early 2014 ACT title contender Hudson, New Hampshire's Joey Polewarczyk, Jr. and two-time Lee winner and 8-time ACT Champion, Brian Hoar have all entered the opening event.

 

The ACT season opens at Lee NH with a full practice on Saturday, April 12, and a 150-lap feature event on Sunday, April 13, 2014. Qualifying will begin at 1:15 on Sunday.

 

 For additional information contact the ACT office at 802.244.6963, or visitmedia@acttour.comwww.acttour.com, or www.leeusaspeedway.com.

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NASCAR Statement on the Passing of Lynda Petty

NASCAR Statement on the Passing of Lynda Petty

 

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (March 25, 2014) – "On behalf of the France Family and everyone at NASCAR, I want to offer sincere condolences to the Petty Family regarding the loss of their beloved matriarch, Lynda Petty," said Brian France, NASCAR Chairman and CEO. "Through the years, Lynda became an integral part of the NASCAR landscape. We have lost a true friend, who will be missed each and every day. Our thoughts and prayers will be with the Pettys throughout this difficult time."

 

Contact:                                                                                              

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2014-03-24

Airborne Park Speedway Forms Alliance with Devil's Bowl Speedway

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Airborne Park Speedway Forms Alliance with Devil’s Bowl Speedway

Devil’s Bowl owner Bruno accepts management position at Airborne

 

SOUTH PLATTSBURGH, NY - Two of the North Country’s prominent asphalt stock car racing tracks – Devil’s Bowl Speedway in West Haven, VT and Airborne Park Speedway in Plattsburgh, NY – will be closely aligned in 2014.  Devil’s Bowl owner Mike Bruno and Airborne owner Jamie Atkins have formed a partnership aimed at strengthening both tracks for the immediate and distant future.

 

Bruno has accepted a management position at the 4/10-mile, D-shaped Airborne Park Speedway.  Effective immediately, Bruno will assume the roles of Race Operations Manager and Competition Director at Airborne, working closely with Atkins, general manager Sherm Hamel, the veteran Airborne staff, and race teams in all divisions at the speedway.  Bruno plans to activate similar strategies at Airborne that have helped to significantly improve Devil’s Bowl Speedway since he took control of the track in October 2011.

 

Both tracks are sanctioned by the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series, and both tracks feature similar racing classes with many of the same competitors in their weekly programs.  Bruno brings intimate knowledge of the NASCAR program and has many long-lasting relationships at the track from his years as a competitor; he won championships there in 1997 and 2006.

 

“I’m looking forward to working with Mike Bruno,” Atkins said. “Our challenge is to embrace the changing short track industry while building upon our strengths to keep the future of our sport exciting and affordable for fans and competitors alike.  Having both tracks pointed in the same direction will help us sustain Airborne as a family entertainment destination in the North Country.”

 

“I am grateful for the opportunity to give back to the Airborne community, and at the same time I’m excited about the benefits for both Airborne and Devil’s Bowl as we work together,” Bruno said.  “My family’s history at the track goes back more than 30 years, so it’s a home away from home for me.  I can’t wait to help bring Airborne into the next phase of its future with Jamie Atkins and the staff.”

 

Airborne Park Speedway’s 61st season opens on Saturday, May 3, followed on Sunday, May 4 by Devil’s Bowl Speedway’s 48th season opener, the historic American-Canadian Tour Spring Green.  Devil’s Bowl runs weekly Friday night events during the summer, with Airborne running weekly on Saturday nights.

 

Airborne Park Speedway is located on Broderick Road in South Plattsburgh, NY, one mile from Exit 36 on Interstate 87.  For more information, call (518) 647-4444 or visit www.airborneparkspeedway.com.

 

Devil’s Bowl Speedway is located on Route 22A in West Haven, VT, four miles north of Exit 2 on U.S. Route 4.  For more information, call (802) 265-3112 or visit www.devilsbowlspeedwayvt.com.

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Contact: Tom Herzig 802-249-2850

Email: tomherzig@hotmail.com

 


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Autos Internationales fait confiance aux pilotes du Québec et au duo Brouillette et Fredette

Autos Internationales fait confiance

aux pilotes du Québec et au duo Brouillette et Fredette

 

 

Nous sommes très heureux de vous annoncer que non seulement Autos Internationales est de retour à titre de partenaire dans la Série Procam Super Truck, mais qu’ils ont aussi décidé de soutenir la grande série ACT.

 

Situé au 2575 rue Norman à Lachine, Autos Internationales est un chef de file dans la vente de véhicules usages et accidentés provenants des compagnies d’assurances.
 
Sur 1000 véhicules vendus annuellement, vous avez la chance de trouver le véhicule de vos rêves à une fraction du prix d’origine.

Le propriétaire, M. Gilles Boisvert, un homme d’affaire bien connu dans le domaine de la course automobile, ancien pilote de terre battue et ancien propriétaire de l’autodrome Drummond, a su s’entourer de bons hommes dans son entreprise. M. Sylvain Delisle (Slyracer sur les forums automobile) est lui aussi un homme qui connait bien le stock car et qui est bien connu du monde de la course. En plus de tout connaitre sur les véhicules accidentés, il a aussi son opinion sur tous les sujets se rapportant à son sport préféré.

N’hésitez pas à l’aborder et à discuter de courses ou de ventes automobiles. Il se fera un plaisir de discuter avec vous ou de vous aider à trouver votre prochain véhicule. Ses 15 années d’expérience seront à votre service.
Autos Internationales offre un service de livraison à la grandeur du Canada.

C’est grâce à l’implication de gens passionnés comme

M. Boisvert et M. Delisle que nous avons la chance de pratiquer notre sport préféré.

 

N’oubliez pas, pour un véhicule usagé ou accidenté,

c’est Autos Internationales votre allié !

WWW.AUTOSINTERNATIONALES.COM

 

 

Autos Internationales

2575 rue Norman

Lachine, QC

H8S 1B3

Autosinternationales.com

Sylvain Delisle 1-800-654-3040

 

 

 

Source: Jean-Francois Fredette

Série ACT  et Procam Super Truck

procamst@hotmail.com

514-220-9397

 

 

 


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2014-03-23

Seventeen-Year-Old Notches First NASCAR K&N Pro Series East Career Victory

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Rhodes Seals The Deal At Greenville

Seventeen-Year-Old Notches First NASCAR K&N Pro Series East Career Victory

 

GREENVILLE, S.C. (March 23, 2014) — From his perspective it was a week late, but Ben Rhodes got his first career NASCAR K&N Pro Series East win.

 

After leading all but the final two laps in his last start on March 15 at Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway, the 17-year-old Louisville, Ky., native took no chances on Saturday night by leading the final 26 laps en route to a victory in the Kevin Whitaker Chevrolet 150 on Saturday night at Greenville Pickens Speedway.

 

“We just had a great race car all day long,” said Rhodes. “The gang at Turner Scott Motorsports gives us great cars every week and every race. I can’t thank those guys enough.

 

“Winning at Greenville Pickens is really cool,” he continued. “It’s a place known for saving tires and our strategy worked out.”

 

It was just the 11th start for the NASCAR Next driver. His previous best finish at the track was sixth, earned in September of last year. Rhodes’ best series career finish coming into the night was a pair of third-place efforts including that previous Bristol start.

 

Ronnie Bassett Jr., an 18-year-old rookie from Winston-Salem, N.C., crossed the line just behind Rhodes for his first top-five-finish in six series outings.

 

“We’ve struggled early this year. It was good to get to a track we’re a little more familiar with and get a good result,” said Bassett. “It’s too bad we came up one short, but we’ll learn and come back next time a little stronger.”

 

Cameron Hayley, who started from the outside pole position and led 29 laps, finished third in his first Greenville start in a K&N East car.

 

“It was difficult to gauge how hard to go before and after the break,” he said. “The pace was really fast, so you couldn’t give up too many positions. It was a good night overall and we’ll head to Richmond and try to get a win there.”

 

Jesse Little scored his best finish of the season with a fourth-place showing and Drive for Diversity driver Daniel Suárez, who got into the fray late after a start back in the 15th position, came home in fifth, his third top-five finish in four starts this season.

 

Ryan Gifford finished sixth, followed by rookies Kaz Grala and Brodie Kostecki while Sergio Peña and Eddie MacDonald rounded out the top 10.

 

Gifford and Peña are Rev Racing teammates of Suárez and also are part of the Drive for Diversity initiative.

 

With the victory, Rhodes took over the lead in the championship standings by seven points over Suárez and nine better than Gray Gaulding. Both Suárez and Gaulding join Rhodes as members of the NASCAR Next program.

 

NASCAR Next is an industry initiative that spotlights young, talented drivers, who could shape the future of the sport.

 

The Kevin Whitaker Chevrolet 150 will be telecast by FOX Sports 1 on Friday, March 28 at 11 a.m. ET.

 

The NASCAR K&N Pro Series East is back on the track on April 25 for Blue Ox 100 at Richmond (Va.) International Raceway.

 

Contact:

Shon Sbarra

Integrated Marketing Communications

(704) 348-9673

ssbarra@nascar.com

 

 

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NASCAR K&N PRO SERIES EAST-Kevin Whitaker Chevrolet 150 Results

Saturday

At Greenville Pickens Speedway

Greenville, S.C.

Lap length: 0.5 miles

(Start position in parentheses)

1. (1) Ben Rhodes, Louisville, Ky., Chevrolet, 150 laps, 58.366 mph.

2. (11) Ronnie Bassett, Jr., Winston-Salem, NC, Toyota, 150.

3. (2) Cameron Hayley, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, Chevrolet, 150.

4. (3) Jesse Little, Sherrills Ford, N.C., Chevrolet, 150.

5. (15) Daniel Suarez, Monterrey, Mexico, Toyota, 150.

6. (10) Ryan Gifford, Winchester, Tenn., Toyota, 150.

7. (6) Kaz Grala, Westborough, Mass., Chevrolet, 150.

8. (8) Brodie Kostecki, Perth, Australia, Toyota, 150.

9. (21) Sergio Pena, Winchester, VA, Toyota, 150.

10. (20) Eddie MacDonald, Rowley, Mass., Chevrolet, 150.

11. (14) Gray Gaulding, Colonial Heights, Va., Chevrolet, 150.

12. (13) Kenzie Ruston, El Reno, Okla., Chevrolet, 150.

13. (16) Brennan Newberry, Bakersfield, Calif., Chevrolet, 150.

14. (24) Clint King, Denton, N.C., Chevrolet, 150.

15. (23) Zach Bruenger, Quincy, Ill., Chevrolet, 150.

16. (22) Nick Drake, Mooresville, N.C., Toyota, 150.

17. (9) Scott Heckert, Ridgefield, Conn., Chevrolet, 150.

18. (7) Lee Pulliam, Semora, N.C., Toyota, 150.

19. (25) Jay Beasley, Las Vegas, Nev., Toyota, 150.

20. (12) David Garbo, Jr., Stonington, Conn., Toyota, 149.

21. (17) Mackena Bell, Carson City, Nev., Toyota, 149.

22. (4) Austin Hill, Winston, Ga., Ford, 149.

23. (18) Brandon Jones, Atlanta, Ga., Chevrolet, 148.

24. (5) Josh Berry, Hendersonville, Tenn., Ford, 146.

25. (26) Jerry Dawson, Saugus, Mass., Toyota, 118, handling.

26. (19) Sam Hunt, Midlothian, VA, Toyota, 56, carburetor.

Race Statistics

Time of Race: 1 hour 17 minutes 6 seconds

Margin of Victory: .779 seconds

Fastest Qualifier: B. Rhodes * (87.024 mph, 20.684 seconds)

Caution Flags: 6 for 24 laps.

Lead Changes: 4 among 3 drivers.

Lap Leaders: B. Rhodes 1-80; C. Hayley 81-84; K. Grala 85-99; C. Hayley 100-124; B. Rhodes 125-150.

Standings: 1. B. Rhodes, 160; 2. D. Suarez, 153; 3. G. Gaulding, 151; 4. C. Hayley, 142; 5. E. MacDonald, 133; 6. K. Ruston, 131; 7. K. Grala, 130; 8. J. Little, 129; 9. B. Newberry, 124; 10. A. Hill, 120.

 

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Devil's Bowl Speedway Forms Alliance with Airborne Park Speedway

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Devil’s Bowl Speedway Forms Alliance with Airborne Park Speedway

Devil’s Bowl owner Bruno accepts management position at Airborne

 

For Immediate Release                                                                                                                                                                         DBS-032314-2

 

PLATTSBURGH, NY – Two of the North Country’s prominent asphalt stock car racing tracks – Devil’s Bowl Speedway in West Haven, VT and Airborne Park Speedway in Plattsburgh, NY – will be closely aligned in 2014.  Devil’s Bowl owner Mike Bruno and Airborne owner Jamie Atkins have formed a partnership aimed at strengthening both tracks for the immediate and distant future.

Bruno has accepted a management position at the 4/10-mile, D-shaped Airborne Park Speedway.  Effective immediately, Bruno will assume the roles of Race Operations Manager and Competition Director at Airborne, working closely with Atkins, general manager Sherm Hamel, the veteran Airborne staff, and race teams in all divisions at the speedway.  Bruno plans to activate similar strategies at Airborne that have helped to significantly improve Devil’s Bowl Speedway since he took control of the track in October 2011.

Both tracks are sanctioned by the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series, and both tracks feature similar racing classes with many of the same competitors in their weekly programs.  Bruno brings intimate knowledge of the NASCAR program and has many long-lasting relationships at the track from his years as a competitor; he won championships there in 1997 and 2006.

“I am grateful for the opportunity to give back to the Airborne community, and at the same time I’m excited about the benefits for both Airborne and Devil’s Bowl as we work together,” Bruno said.  “My family’s history at the track goes back more than 30 years, so it’s a home away from home for me.  I can’t wait to help bring Airborne into the next phase of its future with Jamie Atkins and the staff.”

“I’m looking forward to working with Mike Bruno,” Atkins said. “Our challenge is to embrace the changing short track industry while building upon our strengths to keep the future of our sport exciting and affordable for fans and competitors alike.  Having both tracks pointed in the same direction will help us sustain Airborne as a family entertainment destination in the North Country.”

Airborne Park Speedway’s 61st season opens on Saturday, May 3, followed on Sunday, May 4 by Devil’s Bowl Speedway’s 48th season opener, the historic American-Canadian Tour Spring Green.  Devil’s Bowl runs weekly Friday night events during the summer, with Airborne running weekly on Saturday nights.

Airborne Park Speedway is located on Broderick Road in South Plattsburgh, NY, one mile from Exit 36 on Interstate 87.  For more information, call (518) 647-4444 or visit www.airborneparkspeedway.com.

Devil’s Bowl Speedway is located on Route 22A in West Haven, VT, four miles north of Exit 2 on U.S. Route 4.  For more information, call (802) 265-3112 or visit www.devilsbowlspeedwayvt.com.

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Contact: Justin St. Louis                                                                                                                                                          Phone: (802) 355-3282

Email: devilsbowlspeedway@gmail.com

 


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2014-03-21

Historic Night in Store on Victory Lane Radio

 

 

Historic Night in Store on Victory Lane Radio

 

Tune-in Monday, March 24th at 7 pm for a night of stories, as over 20 of the best racers, past and present get together on the Victory Lane Radio Network.

 

For Immediate Release                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             VLRN-03202014-7

 

(Spencer, MA)Never has a night on the racing airwaves in New England meant so much for so many. Monday, March 24th at 7pm will bring some of the greatest racers the New England area has ever seen, together for the very first time.

 

This collection of racers have over 1000 feature wins and have amassed well over 100 track championships. Dirt or asphalt, it didn’t matter; winning was the only thing on the minds of these competitors.

“The list of racers coming on this show is impressive, some of the best of the best, says show coordinator, Gary Knight. People will be able to sit back and remember the golden era of racing in the northeast.”

 

The list of drivers that are confirmed to come on the show includes: Punky Caron, Peter Jarvis, Dwight Jarvis, Gary Messer, Donnie Miller, ’Blazing’ Buddy Bardwell, Arnie Dickson, Alan Monette, Jim Bonifice, Peter Fiandaca, Barry Gray, Jeff Zuidema, Butch Dickey, Kirk Alexander, Roger Raymond, Russ Hersey, Joe Bates, and many more.

The action will be moderated Alan Ward, Eric LaFleche and a person very familiar with these racers, former Claremont Speedway Announcer and current Monadnock Speedway Announcer, Dave Sutherland.

 

“This is going to be a very special night of stories and memories. I can attest that along with Co-Host, Alan Ward , we are honored to be able to work with Dave and give these ‘hometown heroes’ a place to broadcast their stories.” said Eric LaFleche.

 

To listen to the live broadcast, please go to www.victorylaneradio.com and click the ‘Listen Live’ button at the top of the page.

 

The show will start at 7 pm EST and is scheduled until 11pm EST, Unlike all of the other shows on the Victory Lane Radio Network, this show will not be archived, however a copy of the entire show can be purchased for $10.00 ea, with 100% of the proceeds going to help out longtime racer Jim Boniface. Please contact lafleche74@gmail.com for show purchase requests.

 


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Inscriptions et calendrier 2014 de l'Autodrome St-Eustache

Pour publication immediate

 

 

Inscriptions et calendrier 2014 de l’Autodrome St-Eustache

 

 

Tous les pilotes désirant courir dans les diverses catégories de stockcar pour la saison 2014 et qui ne sont pas encore inscrits, sont conviés à une séance d’inscription le mercredi 2 avril prochain dès

18h00 au bistro-bar de l’Autodrome St-Eustache.

 

  Pour les divisions NASCAR : Légendes Modifiées, Sport Compacte et Sportsman, vous devrez prévoir le paiement par chèque, par mandat poste ou par carte de crédit Visa. Du côté des catégories Challenge 4 et Grand Régional, le paiement en argent est accepté.

 

 

Lors de cette même soirée, les pilotes désirant s’inscrire pour l’épreuve Enduro de voitures 4-6-8 cylindres, pourront remplir le formulaire et payer leur accréditation en vue de cet événement qui se déroulera le samedi 3 mai prochain. Pour la première fois, cette année, cette épreuve d’endurance se déroulera en soirée, sous les réflecteurs.

 

 

  Déjà plusieurs pilotes ont procédés à leurs inscriptions en vue de la prochaine saison, qui devrait nous en mettre plein la vue avec 10 épreuves au calendrier pour les catégories NASCAR Whelen All American Series et Challenge 4. Quant au Grand Régional, une série de 3 compétitions est à l’horaire. S’ajoutent également,  3 épreuves de la série ACT-LMS Québec, 2 épreuves de l’Association de stockcar Vintage et de la série RevStar en plus de la venue des DIRT Modified et de la série NASCAR Canadian Tire.

 

 

L’Autodrome St-Eustache vous offre donc, la programmation la plus remplie de course de stock car au Québec.

 

 

Pour plus d’information, vous pouvez communiquer à la piste au (450)

472-6222 ou par courriel : info@autodrome.ca

 

 

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Bergeron Aiming for Devil's Bowl Speedway Repeat

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bergeron_chex: Chris Bergeron (#27) of Claremont, NH will try to become the first-ever repeat Late Model champion at Devil's Bowl Speedway in 2014.

 

bergeron_squier: Devil's Bowl Speedway Late Model champion Chris Bergeron (left), shown in victory lane with legendary broadcaster Ken Squier, will try to become the first-ever repeat champion in his division in 2014.

 

 

Bergeron Aiming for Devil’s Bowl Speedway Repeat

Veteran is first Late Model driver to seek back-to-back championships

 

For Immediate Release                                                                                                                                                                         DBS-032114-1

 

WEST HAVEN, VT – Stock car racer Chris Bergeron isn’t backing off any time soon.  In his first season at Devil’s Bowl Speedway last summer, the veteran driver posted four victories and the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Late Model division championship.  He wants even more success this year, and he’s willing to get it the hard way.

“I’m going for it,” Bergeron said.  “If there’s an opening on the outside lane – even if I only have a ten-percent chance of passing the car in front of me – I’m going to try.”

A sizzling summer-long battle with rookie Josh Masterson came down to final lap of the season, and Bergeron won by just four points.  The Claremont, NH runner says he won the championship – the fifth of his career – with a mix of hard-charging runs, respect for his competitors, and a touch of perspective.

“Most people don’t see racing the way that my team and I do,” Bergeron said.  “We go to the track to have fun and to focus on the race that night,” Bergeron said.  “If you run up front the championships will come, but that means you have to go after every spot rather than just settle for a decent finish.”

Bergeron found himself having fun running with some young racers last year.  “Robert Bryant, Brandon Atkins, Josh Masterson, and a few others, I’ve tried to help them learn a few things,” Bergeron said.  “Some of them took a few weeks to settle in to the Late Model cars and figure out how to race at this level, but by the end of the year they were great to race with.  I have a ton of respect for them.”

Bergeron also gives credit to his team.  “My son, Cory, and guys like Gary LaClair, Tony Frasier, Tim Bergeron, Phil Chastenay, and Tom Munuka are what makes this car fast, and especially Larry Stevens, who’s in the garage with me almost every night,” Bergeron said.  The team returns with sponsors Gary’s Claremont Tire, Phil’s Signs & Stripes, Revered Painting, Ray Morin, and Vermont Life Safety, and together they’ll try to become the first repeat Late Model champions in Devil’s Bowl’s asphalt era.

Devil’s Bowl Speedway opens on Sunday, May 4 at 1:30pm with the Spring Green event for the American-Canadian Tour Late Models and the Bond Auto Parts Modified, Renegade, and Central Vermont Motorcycles Mini Stock divisions of the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series.  The Late Model division’s regular season championship opens on Friday, May 16.

Devil’s Bowl Speedway is located on Route 22A in West Haven, VT, four miles north of Exit 2 on U.S. Route 4.  For more information or to order discount season passes, call (802) 265-3112 or visit www.devilsbowlspeedwayvt.com.  Devil’s Bowl Speedway is on Facebook at Facebook.com/DevilsBowlSpeedway and on Twitter and Instagram at @DevilsBowlSpeed.

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Contact: Justin St. Louis                                                                                                                                                          Phone: (802) 355-3282

Email: devilsbowlspeedway@gmail.com

 


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ACT YOUNG GUNS LOOK TO CHALLENGE IN 2014

ACT YOUNG GUNS LOOK TO CHALLENGE IN 2014

                                     

For Immediate Release:                                             ACT – 032114-7

 

        Waterbury, VT –The best group of young talent in nearly 30 years has emerged to challenge some of the biggest stock car racing stars in the Northeast during the 2014 American Canadian Tour (ACT) upcoming season.

 

“Having this many talented young teams is exactly what ACT racing was designed for. All these teams have come out of weekly tracks and are now testing the longer distance events. ACT tries to create schedules that will still allow teams to race at their “home tracks” during the height of the race season. We have lots of events scheduled in early Spring and later in the Fall. Watching these new young teams develop has become one of the most fun parts of the business for me. There is nothing more exciting than to see a young racer win his/her first major event!!”, said Tom Curley, long-time promoter of ACT racing.

 

The new campaign is led by two former Rookie of the Year contenders, Jimmy Hebert from Williamstown, VT and Bobby Therrien of Hinesburg, VT. There is a great deal of excitement about the depth of talent in the field as the 2014 campaign begins at Lee USA’s Governor’s Cup 150 on Sunday, April 13, 2014. Hebert is the defending champion of the Governor’s Cup. He also won a second event on the mile at the Sanair Super Speedway in St Pie, Quebec a year ago. Therrien is led by veteran crew chief Pete Duto and his Fast One/Subway race team. Defending ACT Rookie of the Year Therrien handily won a 150-lap feature at the White Mountain Motorsports Park in North Woodstock, NH during his inaugural touring year in 2013.

 

One of the most consistent racers during last year’s 16-race season was Mooresville, North Carolina’s Ben Lynch. Lynch finished an impressive 5th in points with eight (8) top ten finishes during the campaign in 2013. Joining the generation of young talent for the coming season on the ACT traveling circuit will be Travis Stearns from Auburn, ME driving the Mickey Green-prepared, Richard Green entry. Stearns also garnered his first win in his rookie season during 2013, winning the prestigious Labor Day Classic 200 at Thunder Road, beating a stellar field of regular Thunder Road teams and ACT teams.

 

Part-time tour contenders making first-time, full efforts in 2014 are Emily Packard, a Thunder Road weekly regular in 2013, and Brandon Atkins from Ausable, New York. As first-time touring and part-time participants in 2013, both received high marks from the veterans at ACT and were able to get many laps of experience last season. Both were impressive enough to be invited to the Bond ACT Invitational at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway in 2013.

 

“I think it is great that we are getting so many good young teams into the ACT system”, said (8) eight-time ACT Champion Brian Hoar. “These kids have very good equipment and it is fun to race with them. It is gratifying to know that there is a pool of talented depth keeping ACT Late Model racing healthy in the region,” concluded Hoar.

 

The ACT opening event at Lee USA Speedway in Lee, NH will take place with a full practice on Saturday, April 12 and a 150-lap feature event on Sunday, April 13, 2014. Qualifying will begin at 1:00 on Sunday.

 

For additional information contact the ACT office at 802.244.6963, or visit media@acttour.com, www.acttour.com, or www.leeusaspeedway.com.

 

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2014-03-20

Maryeve Dufault No. 46 Shooters Ford Fusion - Mobile ARCA 200 Race Preview

                      For Immediate Release

 

Maryeve Dufault No. 46 Shooters Ford Fusion

Mobile ARCA 200 Race Preview

 

ARCA RACING SERIES - RACE 2 OF 20 –MOBILE INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY

 

 

TRACK FACTS:  Half mile paved oval.  MIS has a long history of racing including notables such as the infamous Alabama Gang.  Opening in 1964, this track also known as “Alabama’s Fastest Half Mile” and continues to draw fans and racers from around the area.   

 

TEAM STANGE ONAlabama’s Fastest Half Mile”:  This is the third appearance the ARCA Racing Series makes at this historical short track.  The addition of crew chief Rick Crawford to the team this year adds more experience to the foundation this new team is building; this will be the first time Crawford will be calling the shots for Maryeve and Team Stange. 

 

MARYEVE ON RACING AT MIS:  “I’m really happy to start working with Rick (Crawford) at Mobile, it is his home town and local track and I am sure he will have good information for me since it’s my first time racing there. I know the guys have spent a lot of time at the shop working hard to get me the best car for this race.  I just cannot wait to roll the car on track for the first practice at Mobile with our new partner Shooters Restaurant Group. I am so grateful to have amazing partners and proud to be with Team Stange.”

 

MARYEVE FAST FACTS:  Coming off a very commendable run for the series opener at Daytona International Speedway this will be the second race of the season for the team. Heading to MIS with 18 career starts in the ARCA Racing Series Maryeve’s best finish of 10th came at Chicagoland Speedway.  Maryeve also has two career starts in both the NASCAR Nationwide Series and the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series.  

 

MARYEVE’S FUN FACTS:  Maryeve and the No. 46 Shooters Ford Fusion will be part of the pre-race fan fest located at the USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park in Mobile, Alabama on Thursday, March 20 from 4:00-6:00PM.  

 

RACE INFORMATION:  The schedule for the Mobile ARCA 200 kicks off on Friday, March 21sh with two rounds of practice from 2:30-3:15 and 4:15-5:00PM, followed by Menards Pole Qualifying presented by Ansell at 7:00PM.  An On-Track Autograph Session will be Saturday, March 22 from 12:00-1:00PM and green flag racing begins at 2:00PM, all times CST.   Full event coverage including live timing and scoring of the race can be found at www.arcaracing.com

 

 

For the latest on Shooters follow them facebook.com/ShootersRestaurantGroup and their new website that is soon to be launched at www.shootersrestaurantgroup.com

 

For more on Maryeve Dufault follow her on twitter @maryevedufault, www.Maryeveracing.com and also

on facebook.com/Maryeve Motorsports

 

Team Stange Racing: John and Ashley Stange of Forest Park, IL formed Team Stange in 2004. Their ARCA Racing Series stock car program began in 2013 when they purchased the nine-time ARCA championship winning team of Larry Clement Racing. They plan to field a Ford Fusion in all the events in the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards in 2014 with driver Maryeve Dufault.  Team Stange is especially adept at creating business-to-business programs for corporate partnerships and brand development.  For more go to www.stangeracing..com and follow them on twitter @teamstange

 

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MEDIA CONTACT INFORMATION:

Name:  Kim Castongia

 

 


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