Vermont Governor’s Cup Loaded with Champions

ATTACHED PHOTO: GovCup.jpg – NASCAR Star Clint Bowyer (15) races with Thunder Road stars Phil Scott (14) and Brooks Clark (68) during last year's Vermont Governor's Cup at Thunder Road. (Photo by Buzz Fisher)

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Barre, VT – The 35th running of the Vermont Governor's Cup 150, presented by VP-Small Engine Fuels (SEF), to be held Thursday, July 10th, at Thunder Road International Speedbowl in Barre, VT, will in all likelihood break the 6 race string of consecutive different feature winners to begin the 2014 racing campaign.

Jimmy Hebert, Williamstown, VT is the latest entry for the VT Governor's Cup. He is currently second in points after the first six events on the American Canadian Tour (ACT) this season. "We have a pretty long time before our next ACT point's race, (Beech Ridge Motor Speedway, August 9, 2014) and with T-Road just about five minutes from our shop, the guys thought it would be fun to go back to a track that we are pretty familiar with. We usually have pretty good luck with the 150 lap races, and having a chance to race with Clint Bowyer at my home track is pretty cool, "said Hebert.

In recent years the VT Governor's Cup presented by VP-SEF has included guest appearances by NASCAR stars, Ken Schrader, Tony Stewart and Clint Bowyer. The only non-Thunder Road regular visiting driver to win the VT Governor's Cup was ACT point leader Joey Polewarczyk, Jr. (Pole) from Hudson, NH. He won the VT Governor's Cup during the 50th anniversary of Thunder Road in 2009.

The ACT Late Model division at Thunder Road is loaded with previous champions. Most have graduated from the intermediate Bond Auto Tiger Division over the years. Barre's favorite son, Nick Sweet won a Tiger Championship in 2007 and two King of the Road championships in 2010 and 2012. John Donahue is back racing for his first Late Model track championship; he won back to back Tiger titles in 2000 and 2001. Montpelier's David Pembroke won a Tiger championship and has two "King of the Road" titles. Shawn Fleury is a three time Tiger Champion looking for his first ACT Late Model win in this year's Governor's Cup.

Defending Thunder Road Late Model track Champion Derrick O'Donnell from North Haverhill, NH also won a Tiger crown in 2011. "There has always been something special about winning at Thunder Road. Maybe it's the crowd, certainly the competition is as good as any short track in the country, but the track itself is also a constant challenge every time out. Winning there takes more than a good set-up, you have to have some luck, things happen in a hurry, but I guess that is what makes it so satisfying when you do get a win," said O'Donnell.

The 35th running for the Vermont Governor's Cup 150, presented by VP Small Engine Fuel is scheduled for Thursday, June 10. Gates will open at 4:00pm and post time for qualifying heats is 6:00pm. Adult tickets are just $20 dollars and kids 12 and under are free.

For more info contact the Thunder Road office at 802.244.6963 or media@acttour.com or visit www.thunderroadspeedbowl.com.


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Squier-Hall Award Recipient To Be Announced At Daytona International Speedway

NASCAR Media Alert

Squier-Hall Award Recipient To Be Announced

At Daytona International Speedway




NASCAR will announce the fourth recipient of the Squier-Hall Award for NASCAR Media Excellence. The recipient of the award, which is named after inaugural winners and NASCAR broadcasting legends Ken Squier and Barney Hall, will be honored during NASCAR Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony festivities on Jan. 30, 2015 and featured in an exhibit in the NASCAR Hall of Fame in Charlotte, N.C.



Friday, July 4 at 2:15 p.m. ET



Media Center Deadline Room, Daytona International Speedway



One of the following nominees will receive the prestigious annual award:


Norma "Dusty" Brandel, the first woman to report from inside the NASCAR garage


Russ Catlin, one of the best-known early racing writers and historians, served as editor of Speed Age Magazine


Shav Glick, covered motorsports for the Los Angeles Times for 37 years, bringing NASCAR coverage to the West Coast


Tom Higgins, the first NASCAR beat reporter to cover every race in a season, he covered motorsports for The Charlotte Observer for 34 years


Bob Jenkins, served as the lead NASCAR lap-by-lap anchor at ESPN from 1982-2000.


Bob Moore, spent more than 20 years as a NASCAR beat writer including stints with the Daytona Beach News-Journal and The Charlotte Observer


Benny Phillips, spent 48 years covering NASCAR for the High Point (N.C.) Enterprise, 27 years for Stock Car Racing and 12 years on TBS


T. Taylor Warren, best known for his three-wide photo of the 1959 Daytona 500 finish, he covered every Daytona 500 until his death in 2008.




Josh Hamilton, NASCAR Integrated Marketing Communications

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ACT International Adds Black Cat Hell Drivers to Weekend

ACT International Adds Black Cat Hell Drivers to Weekend

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Waterbury, VT – The American Canadian Tour (ACT) announced that the second running of the $25,000.00 to win INTERNATIONAL 300 race on Sunday, July 20 at the Airborne Park Speedway in Plattsburgh, NY will feature the Black Cat Hell Driver show on the eve (July 19) of the region's largest stock car event.

"Bringing back the old-fashioned Lucky Teter, Joie Chitwood, Jack Kochman-type thrill show is a great way for the fans that are coming for the full weekend to start their fun off on Saturday night. Last year we had so much racing over two days that we felt something totally different for this year on Saturday night might be better for the whole family," said Tom Curley, promoter of the biggest event of the ACT race season.

The Black Cat Hell Drivers are billed as the only traveling stunt show in the United States. Featuring pyrotechnics, clowns, motorcycles, crashes and two wheel drives among their stunts, many of the Hell Drivers performed with some of the nation's best known shows mentioned above.

The INTERNATIONAL for the American Canadian Tour Late Model teams has posted awards of nearly one hundred thousand dollars ($100,000.00), with the winner's share a guaranteed twenty-five thousand dollars ($25,000.00). The defending 2013 inaugural INTERNATIONAL winner, Joey Polewarczyk, Jr. (Pole), from Hudson, New Hampshire said, "This is looking like a really fun weekend for our team. I like the one day format, and having some time to enjoy Saturday night sounds like a great time. My guess is that there will be as much action on the track Sunday during the INTERNATIONAL as the Hell Drivers will give us on Saturday night, but I guess time will tell. I am really looking forward to it because Airborne certainly has been good to me in recent years."

The best ACT Late Model drivers from the eastern United States and Quebec will be at Airborne Speedway. They will be joined by the Sportsman Modified division, who will run a special 50-lap event. Also joining the card on Sunday will be the Pro Cam Truck division from Quebec, sanctioned by ACT. The Thunder Road Tiger Division will also run a double segment race monza-style event during the Sunday INTERNATIONAL .

Admission for the Saturday, July 19th Black Cat Hell Driver show is just $10 for adults and kids age 6-12 are just $3 dollars. A family price of just $20 will get two adults and two kids in to see the Hell Drivers' show on Saturday night, beginning at 8:00pm. The INTERNATIONAL tickets are now on sale for a limited number of top row seats in the main grandstand. Reserve seats are $35.00 and may be purchased by contacting the ACT office at 802.244.6963 or emailing tb@acttour.com. General admission for the INTERNATIONAL 300 on Sunday is only $25.00 for adults and $5.00 for children 6-12.

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


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Firecracker 125 Bringing Out The Best In PASS At Greenville-Pickens


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CHARLOTTE, NC (July 1) – Since the first edition held back in 2006, the Firecracker 125 has always seemed to bring out the best when it comes to the Pro All Stars Series (PASS) South Super Late Model division.  And, this year's race appears to be no different, with a star studded group of drivers already pre-entered for the special Thursday night show at the legendary Greenville-Pickens Speedway in South Carolina which will be capped off by a huge Freestyle Motorcycle Spectacular.

            The Firecracker 125 has been a mainstay on the PASS South Super Late Model schedule and returns to Greenville-Pickens Speedway where it was held from 2008-2010.  The hot temperatures and flat racing surface at Greenville have provided some memorable moments at Greenville which include Alex Haase surviving a duel with Justin Wakefield in 2008, Jay Fogleman besting Brian Ickler in a tug-of-war the following year, and Ryan Blaney prevailing over Andy Loden and Preston Peltier in 2010.

            Local favorite Randy Gentry has been close to a win at his home track on numerous occasions, including this past March when he lost the lead to Daniel Hemric with 12 laps to go and eventually finished third in the Fox Carolina 150.  But, Gentry knows the challenge of racing at Greenville is far greater in July than in March.

            "It'll definitely but hotter and slicker, but I can't wait to get back on the track," said Gentry.  "I've been so close that this week we need to close everything out and get the win."

            Living just 10 minutes away in nearby Easley, SC, Gentry is well aware of the history that has taken place at Greenville-Pickens Speedway.  In fact, stock car racing at the famous half mile dates back, ironically, to July 4, 1946.  That history, coupled with racing in front of family and close friends, Gentry believes gives him the extra motivation needed to capture that elusive first PASS South Super Late Model victory.

            "I love racing in front of the hometown crowd, especially when it's so close to where we live," said Gentry.  "I can't think of better way to celebrate the Fourth of July than with a win in the Firecracker at Greenville."

Gentry, along with fellow Upstate driver Clete Caywood, will definitely have their work cut out for them as some of the best short track racers in North America are slated to compete in the Firecracker 125 at Greenville.  Ace winner Tyler Church has led the standings throughout much of the season, but with his recent win at South Boston, Cole Timm has closed to within 12 points.  Rookies Jared Irvan, Tyler Dippel, and Trevor Noles have all ran well this season and are in striking distance as the second half of the 2014 approaches.  Tate Fogleman is coming off his best effort of the season at South Boston where he finished sixth, while Brandon Setzer continues to impress after a slow start to the season.  Defending PASS North Super Late Model champion Cassius Cark and fellow New England standout Joey Doiron will be in the Woodman Racing entries along with veteran Jeff Fultz, who returns to PASS for the first time in five years.  Former Firecracker 125 winner Brandon Ward will be looking for another win and will be joined by fellow veterans Preston Peltier, Jimmy Doyle, and Lee Tissot as they each look for their first wins of the season.  Rookie Trey Jarrell will be looking for success after a strong test at Greenville recently and former PASS South veteran Steve Legendre returns for his first race of 2014.
            In addition, to the PASS South Super Late Models, some of the best young talent in short track racing will compete for 50 laps in the PASS Pro Late Model division and former track champions Randy Porter, Marty Ward, and Kenneth Headen will join a strong field of contenders racing  for 75 laps in the Southeast Super Truck Series.

Fans around the world can also see all the action of the "Big Boys With The Bad, Fast Toys" at Greenville-Pickens Speedway by watching live Pay-Per-View coverage of every lap in every division competing at the Firecracker 125 on PASS TV Powered By MotorsportsBroadcasting.com and Race22.com.

Action gets under way on Thursday, July 3rd at Greenville -Pickens Speedway with rotating practice for all divisions starting at 2:30 PM, followed by qualifying at 6:15 PM and racing slated to start at 7:30 PM.  The PASS South Super Late Models will compete in the Firecracker 125, along with 50 laps for the PASS Pro Late Models and 75 laps for the Southeast Super Truck Series, plus the huge Freestyle Motorcycle Spectacular during intermission.

PASS South Super Late Model and PASS Pro Late Model entry forms for the upcoming events at Greenville-Pickens Speedway and Southern National Motorsports Park 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 PASS South's Easter Bunny 150 at the historic Hickory Motor Speedway, the Autobus La Quebecoise Triple Crown at Autodrome Chaudière, and the legendary Oxford 250 at Oxford Plains Speedway.  For technical information concerning all PASS divisions please send questions to passracing@roadrunner.com.  For media or marketing questions, please contact Alan Dietz at 704-231-2039 oralandietzpass@live.com.  Please visit ProAllStarsSeries.com for more information.  And, don't forget to "Like" the Pro All Stars Series on Facebook or follow us on Twitter to keep up with breaking news as it happens.


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La soirée Rêves d’Enfants couronné de succès à l’Autodrome Drummond

Lundi 30 juin 2014-Steve Bertrand-Directeur des communications.

C'est devant des gradins remplis à pleine capacité ainsi qu'une température idéale qu'a eu lieu la soirée Rêves d'Enfants ce samedi à l'Autodrome Drummond. Une fois de plus pas moins de 108 voitures avaient accepté l'invitation de Yan Bussière pour cette soirée de course qui mettait en vedette pour 2 finales de 50 tours la catégorie modifié. Cette dernière avait pour l'occasion  des ''Sail Panel'' ce qui ajoute au cachet.

En début de soirée beaucoup d'action lors des préliminaires alors que Alan Therrien, Patrick Beaumier et Michel Chicoine l'emportaient en modifié. Du côté des sportsman, Martin Giguère , Yves Léveillée et René Clair faisaient de même en qualification, tandis que Martin Lessard l'emportait en consolation. Encore une fois en Lightning-sprint l'action était au rendez-vous lors des épreuves préliminaires alors que Jordan Poirier, Mathieu Bourgouin et Eric Sunborg en sortaient gagnant.  Tout juste avant l'intermission, la série invitée cette semaine c'est-à-dire les mod-lite présentait leur finale de 20 tours. Après plusieurs neutralisations, dont un carambolage impliquant près de 10 voitures, où l'on a dû déployer le drapeau rouge, c'est finalement Michael Dion qui l'emporte devant Eric Désilets et Pascal Lafrenière . En début de soirée, Kevin Burke et Raphael Ferland sortent gagnants de leur épreuve de qualification.

Lors de la 1re épreuve de 50 tours en modifié, Jacques Pelletier et Michel Fagnan ont l'honneur d'être sur la 1re ligne de départ. Lors du 1e tour, Alex Therrien perd le contrôle dans la courbe #1 alors que François Bernier et Dany Bilodeau ne peuvent l'éviter. Lors de la relance Pelletier travail Boissonneault de l'extérieur, mais ce dernier résiste et demeure en tête.  Dany Bilodeau perd le contrôle à l'entrée des puits et on doit revenir sous la neutralisation pour une 2e fois. Lors de la relance, Steve Bernard surprend Boissonneault de l'extérieur pour devenir le nouveau meneur avec 35 tours à faire. David Côté frappe le mur entre les tournants 3 et 4 pour amener la voiture de tête en piste, afin de regrouper le peloton. Bernard choisit l'extérieur lors de la relance et la stratégie semble fonctionner puisqu'il sort  de la courbe #2 avec une excellente avance. Avec 8 tours à faire, Jacques Pelletier s'immobilise à l'entrée de la courbe #1.  Steve Bernard résiste à la poussé de Mario Clair et remporte la 1e  finale, Sébastien Gougeon complète le podium. Lors de la 2e finale en modifié, Patrice Demers et Claude Brouillard sont sur la 1re ligne. Au 4e passage François Bernier frappe le mur à la sortie de la courbe #4, alors qu'on doit sortir la voiture de tête. Yan Bussière prend les commandes de l'épreuve avec Claude Brouillard à s'est trousse. Sébastien Gougeon semble très rapide alors qu'il devient le nouveau meneur, alors qu'une intéressante lutte s'installe entre Bussière et Hébert pour le 2e rang. Steve Bernard arrive de nulle part et surprend Bussière et Hébert pour s'emparer du 2e rang. Sébastien Gougeon l'emporte finalement devant David Hébert et Steve Bernard.Lors de la finale Lightning-sprint, un spectaculaire capotage est survenu devant la grande estrade alors que le bolide #75 Benjamin Mathieu a effectué quelques tonneaux. La victoire est allée à Guillaume Neiderer, suivi de Yves Girard et Mathieu Bourgouin complète le podium! En sportsman, Guy Ouellette l'emporte devant René Montmigny  et Yves Léveillée.

La direction de l'Autodrome Drummond a remis 2500$ à la fondation Rêves d'Enfants et désire remercier tous ceux qui ont contribué de près ou de loin à ce succès. Le prochain programme aura lieu le samedi 12 juillet prochain alors que les résidents de St-Hyacinthe seront reçus gratuitement dans la grande estrade avec une preuve de résidence avec photo. La série Nationale  Seaway nous visitera chez les sportsman en plus d'une épreuve de 75 tours en modifié et des spectaculaires Lightning-sprint.

L'Autodrome Drummond, la F1 de la terre battue.

Steve Bertrand

Directeur des communications

Autodrome Drummond

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Premier programme de la saison sur circuit routier pour la Série Sportsman Québec Lucas Oil

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Communiqué, pour diffusion immédiate

30 juin 2014, Québec

Premier programme de la saison sur circuit routier pour la Série Sportsman Québec Lucas Oil

Les membres de la Série Sportsman Québec Lucas Oil prendront la route de Mirabel ce week-end pour un programme double sur le circuit routier d'Icar entouré de la prestigieuse Série Nascar Canadian Tire. Un programme qui se tiendra sur deux jours avec une première course le samedi 5 juillet et une seconde course le dimanche 6 juillet. Avec 6 séries en piste regroupant plus de 200 pilotes et pas moins de 13 courses en 2 jours, les amateurs de Stock Car en auront pour leur argent !

Pour une première fois réunis ce n'est pas moins de 23 pilotes Sportsman Québec et 5 pilotes Sportsman Icar qui prendront le départ ce week-end pour le Défi Pierrette Cimon.

Rappelons que cette course a été nommée en l'honneur de Mme Pierrette Cimon, conjointe du #7 Réjean Blanchet. Originaire de Saint-Janvier de Mirabel, cette course se veut un hommage au courage exemplaire dont cette femme a fait preuve tout au long de sa maladie. Plusieurs bourses supplémentaires seront remises afin de souligner le travail des pilotes pendant ces deux jours.

Ceux qui pourraient nous surprendre

Les années passées nous ont démontrés que certains pilotes peuvent nous surprendre lorsqu'il course en circuit routier. C'est entre autre le cas du #4 Stéphane Fournier qui l'an dernier a réalisé sa meilleure performance en carrière avec la Série en roulant à l'avant du peloton pendant plus de 28 minutes lors de la 2e finale. Ce pilote mentionne d'ailleurs qu'il affectionne particulièrement les circuits routiers. Lui qui s'est procuré une nouvelle voiture cette année et qui finalise les ajustements nécessaires de course en course pourrait être de ceux qui surprennent.

Le #171 François Lessard, qui lors de la première épreuve de la Série au GP3R en 2012 avait remporté le volant Nascar est aussi de ces pilote qui performe bien en circuit routier; voyons ce qu'il nous réserve sur la piste de Icar.

Avec le début de saison qu'il connaît, le #22 Louis-Philippe Labrecque qui était monté sur le podium en 2012 et qui a très bien performer aussi l'an dernier au GP3R sera de lutte c'est certain. La voiture est compétitive, le pilote stable et confiant; à surveiller assurément.

Finalement, 3 pilotes issus du circuit routier seront aussi présents pour une première année au GP3R avec la Série Sportsman. Le #04, Jean-Philippe Gervais de Trois-Rivières a fait ces preuves en karting avant de faire le saut en Sportsman Québec. Avec son expérience, il sera assurément à surveiller. Alexandre Jeannotte #64 et Stéphane Landry dans la #23 DGR seront aussi à surveiller eux qui affectionnent ce genre de circuit.

Reste maintenant à savoir qui nous surprendra dans les réguliers aussi!!!!!!!!!


Marie-Claude Levasseur, Relationniste.

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NASCAR, ACT et beaucoup plus, samedi à l’Autodrome St-Eustache

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Présentée par Sanivac, cette soirée de stockcar en sera une à ne pas manquer alors que plus de 6 classes seront réunies pour offrir un spectacle de haut niveau aux amateurs qui seront présents samedi soir. Les pilotes des catégories ACT, 358 Modifiés, les séries NASCAR Sportsman Lucas Oil, Sport Compacte MRQ, Légende Modifiée et Challenge 4 Meilleur Ramoneur, en mettront plein la vue lors de cette soirée.

Série ACT

Tous les yeux seront tournés vers le vétéran Claude Leclerc #11 qui prendra part à un 500e départ en carrière dans la série américaine. D'ailleurs, plusieurs pilotes qui se sont frottés à celui qu'on surnomme l'homme de fer, ainsi que plusieurs artisans du sport motorisé seront sur place pour souligner l'évènement.  Nous surveillerons également de près la performance en piste de Jonathan Bouvrette #41, qui saura sûrement profiter de la présence de la série en sol familier pour rebondir, après avoir connus plusieurs ennuis depuis le début de la présente saison.

NASCAR Sportsman Lucas Oil

C'est une excellente moyenne de 20 voitures qui a participé aux épreuves dans cette série jusqu'à présent cette saison, et si la tendance se maintient, nous devrions voir gonfler cette moyenne pour les prochains programmes, alors que plusieurs pilotes s'informent pour se joindre à cette division NASCAR. Au volant de son nouveau bolide, Steve Coté, Élévateurs Daoust #4, y est allé d'une 2e victoire cette saison et trône au haut du classement dans la série de l'heure au Québec. Nul doute que Steve Lagacé, détenteur du meilleur chrono à la dernière épreuve voudra mettre sa Montréal Auto prix #3 sur le chemin de la victoire, lui qui est victime de plusieurs malchances depuis le début de la saison.

NASCAR Légende Modifiée

Actuellement, une lutte intéressante se présente au championnat de cette série, alors que Sylvain Denis #71 est en tête suivi de près par Stéphane Caron #99 et Alain Demeule #97. Il est à noter que ces derniers n'ont toujours pas savouré la victoire jusqu'à présent, et ils comptent bien profiter de la soirée Sanivac, pour aller cueillir le précieux trophée NASCAR.

NASCAR Sport Compacte MRQ

Division de voitures 4 cylindres fort populaire aux quatre coins du Québec, c'est sans aucun doute à l'ASE que l'on retrouve les meilleurs pilotes québécois de cette catégorie, Robin Harrisson #3 et Maxime Gauvreau #95 l'ont démontrés il y a quelques semaines du côté de la Beauce, et le weekend dernier, c'était au tour du vétéran et paternel de ce dernier, Stéphane Gauvreau #68 d'aller chercher la victoire dans une finale à la piste de Montmagny. On peut déjà spéculer qu'il voudra continuer sur cette belle lancée et venir remporter la prochaine épreuve à la maison. Par contre, il est sans équivoque que les Boucher #96, Thibeault #72, Gauvreau fils #95 et tous les autres pilotes dans cette catégorie ne lui faciliteront certainement pas la tâche.

Challenge 4 Meilleur Ramoneur

Lors de la dernière épreuve, plus de 30 pilotes ont pris le départ et pas moins d'une quarantaine de différents pilotes ont participé aux trois premiers programmes de cette catégorie. Ce sont néanmoins Guillaume Dinelle #03 et Pierre Duguay #31 qui se démarquent du lot et qui sont ex-aequo au sommet du classement. Haute en couleur et spectaculaire, la série Challenge 4 offre toujours un excellent divertissement aux amateurs pour bien débuter un programme de courses.

358 Modifiés

De retour pour cette soirée, les 358 Modifiés sauront en mettre plein la vue et surtout plein les oreilles à la foule présente. Les bolides 358 Modifiés s'affronteront lors de 2 finales, une de 15 tours et une seconde de 30 tours. Nous les retrouverons également en piste le 19 juillet et lors de la venue de la série NASCAR Canadian Tire le 26 juillet prochain.

L'événement incontournable pour toute la famille ce week-end, c'est à l'Autodrome St-Eustache que ça se passe. 6 catégories de voitures en piste pour seulement $30.00 en admission générale pour les adultes, $15.00 pour les 13-17 ans et c'est gratuit pour les enfants de 12 ans et moins. Nous  vous rappelons que le stationnement et les magnifiques espaces de camping vous sont offerts sans aucun frais supplémentaire.

Source : Justin Beaudin Communications Autodrome St-Eustache


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Dates Set for NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, NASCAR Nationwide Series And NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Awards

Dates Set for NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, NASCAR Nationwide Series

And NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Awards

NASCAR Nationwide Series and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Awards

Move to Trump National Doral Miami


DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (July 1, 2014) – NASCAR announced today that the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Awards – the annual culmination of Champion's Week – will be held on Friday, Dec. 5, at Wynn Las Vegas. This is the sixth year that NASCAR has celebrated Champion's Week in the city of Las Vegas, a tradition that has featured a bevy of A-list entertainers and fan-friendly activities involving the sport's biggest stars.


Last year's show, which honored six-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Jimmie Johnson, featured many memorable moments from host Jay Mohr and entertainers John Mellencamp, Dierks Bentley and Sara Bareilles.


"Two of the world's most recognizable brands, NASCAR and Las Vegas, have developed a strong and successful partnership that delivers unrivaled excitement to the sport's loyal fans," said Rossi Ralenkotter, president/CEO of the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority. "We're proud to celebrate this milestone as the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Awards and its Champion's Week return for the sixth year, proving that no destination matches the passion and energy of NASCAR like Las Vegas."


NASCAR also announced that the 2014 NASCAR Nationwide Series and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Awards will hold a joint celebration on Monday, Nov. 17, at Trump National Doral Miami. The event will honor the series driver and owner champions, as well as the top-five drivers in each series.


This is the first year the NASCAR Nationwide Series and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Awards will have been held at Trump National Doral Miami. The property was recently purchased by the Trump Organization with plans for a $250 million resort-wide restoration.


"We are honored to host our first-ever joint celebration of these superb events at Trump National Doral Miami," said Donald Trump Jr., executive vice president of Development and Acquisitions at The Trump Organization. "Our vision for the expansive transformation has been to create an unparalleled event experience and welcome these awards to our newly restored resort."


"NASCAR's postseason celebrations continue to be highly anticipated, can't-miss events on the season's calendar," said NASCAR Chief Operating Officer Brent Dewar. "Las Vegas was built on world-class entertainment, and the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Awards and Champion's Week fit perfectly. In addition, we're thrilled to shift the NASCAR Nationwide Series and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Awards to Trump National Doral Miami. It's a first-class property that will certainly provide an elevated experience for our industry and our championship teams."


The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Awards will air on FOX Sports 1 beginning at 9 p.m. ET. MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio will carry the awards show live.


The NASCAR Nationwide Series and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Awards will be broadcast via tape delay on Sunday, Nov. 23 at 7 p.m. ET on FOX Sports 1.



The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing, Inc. (NASCAR) is the sanctioning body for the No. 1 form of motorsports in the United States. NASCAR consists of three national series (the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, NASCAR Nationwide Series, and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series), four regional series, one local grassroots series and three international series. The International Motor Sports Association (IMSA) governs the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship, the premier U.S. sports car series. Based in Daytona Beach, Fla., with offices in eight cities across North America, NASCAR sanctions more than 1,200 races in more than 30 U.S. states, Canada, Mexico and Europe. For more information visit www.NASCAR.com and follow NASCAR atwww.Facebook.com/NASCAR and Twitter: @NASCAR.


About the LVCVA

The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) is charged with marketing Southern Nevada as a tourism and convention destination worldwide, and also with operating the Las Vegas Convention Center and Cashman Center.  With more than 150,000 hotel rooms in Las Vegas alone and more than 10.7 million square feet of meeting and exhibit space citywide, the LVCVA mission centers on attracting ever-increasing numbers of leisure and business visitors to the area.

www.lvcva.com or www.LasVegas.com.

About the Trump National Doral Miami

Purchased by the Trump Organization in June 2012, the Doral Golf Resort & Spa has been undergoing a dramatic restoration to recapture the resort's early grandeur.  Every aspect of the resort is being completely transformed in order to bring the new Trump National Doral® to the highest level of luxury, infused with the distinguished five-star level of service that is synonymous with the Trump brand.  Doral is once again be positioned as one of the greatest resort destinations in the world. The prestigious 800-acre resort boasts a completely re-designed clubhouse, new Deluxe accommodations, luxurious event spaces, new restaurant concepts, redesigned championship golf courses, including the legendary Blue Monster, plus all new re-imagined recreational amenities and retail shops for guests and members to enjoy. For resort reservations, call toll-free (800) 71-DORAL (36725) or visitTrumpNationalDoral.com. Connect with Trump National Doral Miami on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.



Sabrina Macias

NASCAR Integrated Marketing Communications

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Fourth of July ARCA Holiday Celebration at Winchester


Fourth of July ARCA Holiday Celebration at Winchester; Annual Winchester Freedom Fest July 4-5-6; Winged Sprinters, Top Speed Modifieds, Winchester Old-Timers Reunion, Fireworks, Nashville Recording Artist Lucy Angel and much more; ARCA's Chaste The Taste 200 finaleSunday

One-Day, Two-Day or Three-Day Discounted Tickets at Menards Now! 

King of the Wing Sprint Cars Friday & Fireworks
Davey Hamilton's King of the Wing sprint car tour will kick the racing off Friday night at Winchester and will include a Fourth of July fireworks display following the racing activities. The King of the Wing 40-lap feature is at 8:30.

ARCA Pole Qualifying & Top Speed Modifieds Saturday
Saturday afternoon will feature ARCA Racing Series practice and Menards Pole Qualifying presented by Ansell at 5, plus the Top Speed Modified tour with a complete racing program and the feature event at 7. After the racing activities, the Party on the Pavilion gets underway with big screens in place to watch the live NASCAR races from Daytona.

Winchester Old Timers Reunion Vintage Cars All Three Days
In addition, the Winchester Speedway Old Timers Reunion will be on hand all three days with as many 60 vintage racecars dating back to the early 1900's. Retired racecar driver Merle Bettenhausen has been designated as the Grand Marshal for the Old Timers Reunion and join former racing greats Bob Harkey, Butch Wilkerson and more for all the festivities. One of the cars on hand will be Benny Parsons' restored No. 98 ARCA championship ('68 & '69) Ford Torino and Bob Brevak's 1990 No 34 ARCA championship car. The vintage racecars will take to the Winchester high-banks in two, 30-minute sessions Friday, and the same on Saturday. Longtime NASCAR/Indy television broadcaster Bob Jenkins is planning to drive Parsons' championship car Friday.

Herr's Chase The Taste 200 Live on CBS Sports Network Sunday 
The 25th annual Herr's Chase The Taste 200 is live on the CBS Sports Network at 2:00 p.m. Eastern Sunday, July 6. Defending race winner and 10-time ARCA Racing Series champion Frank Kimmel, NASCAR/ARCA veteran Ken Schrader, current ARCA point leader Grant Enfinger, along with the other stars and cars of ARCA, are entered for the big show. ARCAracing.com will feature live timing & scoring of all ARCA on-track activities.

Nashville Recording Artists Lucy Angel performing in pre-race Sunday; On track Autographs 

Fresh off the recording of their debut single 'CrazyToo', Nashville recording artists Lindsey, Kate & Emily of Lucy Angel will be performing live during pre-race activities. ARCA will also host  an on-track autograph session for all from 12 noon - 1. 

Plenty of camping is available on site in order to enjoy the three-day holiday celebration.

Discount tickets will be available for $20 each at Menards locations in Anderson, Fort Wayne East, Fort Wayne South, Fort Wayne West, Muncie and Richmond, Ind., plus stores in Celina, Sidney and Tipp City, Ohio. Race fans can save $10 by purchasing a single-day ticket, or $20 by purchasing a three-day ticket for $55.

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Grassroots Racing Series Announces a Change to the Posted Schedule

Grassroots Racing Series Media


Due to unforeseen circumstances, the Grassroots Racing Series has been forced to make a change to the schedule that was released when the original 8 race agenda was first announced.  The planned Sunday, July 6th show has been cancelled and action will now resume Friday, July 18th with a 4 division program featuring 4Fun, Mini Stock, Thunder Car and Late Model racing.


After 1 Friday night and a pair of Sunday afternoons of action for the inaugural calendar, Derek Lynch leads the Late Model standings by 11 markers over Ryan Kimball.  Dan McHattie sits in 3rd spot, with 247 points. In the Thunder Car field, John Baker Jr. is at the top of the heap with 282 points.  Former 2 time Kawartha Speedway Thunder Car track champion Willie Reyns is second with 260, followed by Howie Crowe with 238.  Tyler Junkin is the best of the Mini Stock bunch with 274, while Craig Martin and Danny Benedict are next, with 251 and 222 points respectively.  Andrew Massey is in charge of the 4Fun division, with 288 points.  Marilyn Junkin's 236 points has her solidly in second spot and Tiffany Vandebelt is 3rd, with 155.


Although he's disappointed about having to pull a planned event off the schedule, Grassroots Racing Series promoter Andrew McFadden says he continues to think about the upstart operation's remaining shows in a positive light.


"The on-track performance has been outstanding, with some excellent racing across in every division across the board,"  said McFadden.  "What we may have lacked in quantity has certainly been made-up for with quality.  Seeing the Mini Stocks fighting 4 wide for position down the backstretch and watching the best Late Model drivers in the province battle for supremacy lap after lap has been any race fan's dream come true.  I'm sure we'll see the same type of shows once we're back underway on July 18th."


Full schedule Grassroots Racing Series details can always be found by visiting www.kawarthaspeedway.com and clicking the 'Grassroots Racing' tab.


The Grassroots Racing Series team is pleased to announce that marketing support for this year's inaugural 8 race schedule will be provided by Cavalier Transportation, Northern Force HVAC Service, Associated Muffler & Brake - The Undercar Specialists, Molson-Coors Brewing Company, J.J. Stewart Chrysler, Sound Off Signal, Fenelon Falls Yamaha Marina, Better Floors and Carpet, Peterborough and Carquest Auto Parts, Belleville.


Photo attachment:  Morgan-Amber Photography

1).  Another trip to victory lane Sunday, June 22nd has Oshawa, Ontario's John Baker Jr. at the top of the Thunder Car standings for the Grassroots Racing Series.  Action returnsFriday, July 18th at Kawartha Speedway.

2).  After 3 starts in the Grassroots Racing Series, Derek Lynch leads the Late Model division point chase and will be looking to add to his strong season when the inaugural campaign returns to action Friday, July 18th.


Prepared by:  Jim Clarke, Clarke Motorsports Communications/First Draft Media

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Claude Leclerc Prepares for Record 500th Start


Leclerc1.jpg and Leclerc2.jpg – 72 year old Claude Leclerc attended the ACT event at Airborne Speedway in May in his march towards his 500th career start this Satuday, July 5 at Autodrome St-Eustache. (Photos by Eric LaFleche).

Leclerc3.jpg – Leclerc has visited tracks all over New England, eastern Canada and beyond including this NASCAR North event in the early 1980s. (ACT Photo).

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                 ACT-070114-37

Waterbury, VT – Claude Leclerc of Lanoraie, Quebec will make his 500th career start with the American Canadian Tour organization when the Série ACT visits Autodrome St-Eustache this Saturday, July 5. When Leclerc takes the green flag in the 100-lap event this Saturday, he will reach an untouchable milestone which started 35 years ago.

The 72 year old veteran from just outside of Montreal began competing on the old NASCAR North series during its inaugural season back in 1979. He continued to compete on the series when it became the American Canadian Tour in 1986 until the end of the Pro Stock era following the 1995 season. During those combined 17 seasons, Leclerc became the all-time leader in career starts with 397. He also earned six feature wins and pocketed nearly half a million dollars in earnings.

Over the following years, Leclerc competed in several series in the province of Quebec. He returned to ACT competition with starts on the U.S. series in 2006 before joining the first season of the Série ACT Quebec full-time in 2007. Since the inaugural Série ACT event in 2007, Leclerc has missed just two of the 78 events to date and sits atop the career starts list with 76. Combined with over 20 starts on the ACT U.S. series and several special ACT events, Leclerc has now started 499 feature events with the ACT organization.

Over his combined 24 full seasons competing under the NASCAR North/ACT banner, Leclerc has finished in the top ten in the standings 19 times. In his 499 starts to date, he has amassed over 100 top five finishes and over 260 top ten finishes. He has competed in events at the Milwaukee Mile, Dover Downs, the Nashville All American 400, as well as nearly every track in New England and Quebec and from Nova Scotia to Lake Huron, Ontario.

Leclerc will make history when the Série ACT visits Autodrome St-Eustache in St-Eustache, QC this Saturday, July 5. The 100-lap event will be the fourth event of the 2014 Série ACT season.

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


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No. 51 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Team Penalized For Rules Infraction At Kentucky Speedway


DAYTONA BEACHFla. (July 1, 2014) — The No. 51 team that competes in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series has been penalized for a rules infraction discovered in post-race inspection June 26 at Kentucky Speedway.


The infraction is a P2 level penalty and violates Section 20B-12.8.1 (truck failed to meet post-race height requirements) of the 2014 NASCAR rule book. As a result, crew chief Eric Phillips has been fined $5,000 and owner Kyle Busch has been penalized with the loss of six championship truck owner points.



Kerry Tharp

NASCAR Integrated Marketing Communications

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Peterborough Speedway Hosts Autism Awareness Night Saturday, July 5th

Peterborough Speedway Hosts Autism Awareness Night Saturday, July 5th

By Jim Clarke, Clarke Motorsports Communications/First Draft Media


The rough and tumble world of short track stock car racing gets a chance to show off its softer side, as Canada's Toughest 3rd of a Mile Paved Oval hosts its annual Autism Awareness Night this Saturday.  On track action will include the Battlefield Equipment Rental 4Fun, Peterborough Hyundai Mini Stock, Parry Spring Service Renegade Truck, Earl Ireland Auto Sales Late Model and Ontario Legend divisions.  There will also be a kid's race at intermission.


Autism Ontario is dedicated to increasing public awareness about autism and the day-to-day issues faced by individuals with autism, their families and the professionals with whom they interact.  Their work involves advocacy, government relations and responses to various issues that affect people with autism and their families.  The Peterborough Chapter of Autism Ontario has a number of events planned throughout the summer and is always looking for volunteers to offer support and social activities to individuals and their families in Peterborough, Northumberland, Newcastle, Haliburton and the City of Kawartha Lakes.


Peterborough Speedway's 2014 season has been one of the most competitive in recent memory, with multi-time feature race winners in the 4Fun, Mini Stock, Thunder Car and Renegade Truck fields, while the Late Model division is still waiting to see its first repeat main event victor.  Ryan Kimball, Bryan Mercer, Chris Mitchell, Jack Horner, Amanda Connolly and Nick Goetz - in the Sunday, June 29th Chase for the Colours event - have all picked-up a feature race checkered flag.  Of course, the biggest winners so far have been the race fans.  The tight, tricky bullring on Mount Pleasant Road, west of the Liftlock City has seen some outstanding battles on the racetrack and has yet to lose a scheduled event due to inclement weather.


Saturday, July 5th pit gates open at 3:00, with the spectator areas unlocked at 5:00 and the first qualifying heat taking to the track at6:00.  Looking ahead on the schedule to Saturday, July 12th, Country 105 presents the Mid Summer Shootout, featuring 4Fun, Mini Stock, Renegade Truck, Thunder Car and Ontario Modifieds Racing Series action, along with Kid's Barrel Races at intermission.


Fans can always find the latest news at www.peterboroughspeedway.com or by liking the track on Facebook or following it on Twitter. You can also download the free Peterborough Speedway app on your Smartphone.


Photo attachment:  Jim Clarke - Clarke Motorsports Communications/First Draft Media

James Townsend is looking add a 2014 Peterborough Hyundai Mini Stock main event win to his resume when Canada's Toughest 3rd of a Mile Oval hosts Autism Awareness Night - Saturday, July 5th - at Peterborough Speedway.


Prepared by:  Jim Clarke, Clarke Motorsports Communications/First Draft Media

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AUTODROME GRANBY: La course Racing Stock ultime



Communiqué #15


Pour diffusion immédiate


Titre : La course Racing Stock ultime


- Autodrome Granby. Ce vendredi 4 juillet, tenez-vous bien, car la course Racing Stock Ultime pourrait vous jeter en bas de votre siège !


Modifiés (35 +15 tours)


35 tours sur le vert pour les Modifiés. Les 15 meilleurs restent pour l'épreuve suivante de 15 tours. Or à chaque passage le dernier est retranché. Les pilotes qui ont l'habitude de tester toutes les lignes de course et sont patients dans leur décision devront agir avec plus d'impulsivité pour éviter le retranchement. Alain Boisvert #73 a détrôné le roi Hébert #37H avec seulement trois points dans le championnat. François Bernier #49 avec ses deux victoires de vendredi passé est à un point derrière David Hébert, deuxième. Rien ne sera plus pareil après la course ultime cependant.


Mario Clair #22C était du côté de Humberstone, ON mardi pour la troisième épreuve de la série Dirt petits blocs. Il a terminé au 8ème rang. Erick Rudolph #25 qui suivait Mario à un point d'écart dans le cumul, vient de prendre la tête, mais tout peut changer ce soir, car ils poursuivent la série à Ransomville, NY.


Sportsman (25 tours)


Dany Gagné #90 est toujours le meneur devant Jonathan Désilets dans le classement, mais à seulement un point maintenant. Guy Ouellette #32 avec sa première victoire de la saison vendredi le 20 juin est troisième à égalité avec Mathieu Desjardins #1M. Desjardins au moment d'écrire ces lignes est déjà rendu à Ransomville dans l'état de New York pour la deuxième manche de la série Dirt Sportsman en ce mercredi 2 juillet.


Prostock (25 tours)


Jocelyn Roy avec ses deux dernières victoire est premier avec 17 points d'avance sur l'humble Stéphane Lemire #115. Richard Bertrand #08 s'écarte de Lemire avec seulement 1 point. François Adam #01 et les autres victimes de son accident vendredi dernier auront travaillé fort toute la afin de remettre leur train sur leur rail et se reprendre vendredi.


Sport Compact (15 tours)


Le talent est au rendez-vous cette année et plusieurs ont le potentiel de gagner. Alexis Charbonneau #49 est le meneur dans les points à 7 points du multiple gagnant de cette année au RPM et à Granby Marc Véronneau #8. Dominik Blais #45 en troisième place cherche la victoire et commence à voir clair dans le jeu de Charbonneau et Véronneau. L'expérience surpassera-t-elle la fougue de la jeunesse ? C'est seulement 22 $ pour le découvrir !


Caroline Champigny

Relationniste de l'Autodrome Granby


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