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Le 25 octobre 2014, Scott Jonction

Fini les rumeurs; une annonce saisissante au Banquet de l'Autodrome Chaudière

C'est avec fierté que M. Dany Lagacé et Kevin Roberge ont annoncé lors du banquet de fin de saison de l'Autodrome Chaudière 2012 inc la vente de l'autodrome à André Poulin et Marco Savoie

Les deux nouveaux propriétaires souhaitent maintenir le haut standard de qualité offert aux amateurs lors des deux dernières saisons et par le fait même annonce que les classes touring au programme en 2014 tant québécoises qu'américaines devraient être de retour pour la saison 2015. 

Le poste de directeur des opérations sera occupé par André Poulin et Marco Savoie occupera le poste de gestionnaire des infrastructures et des terrains. 

« Nous sommes déjà à travailler le dossier de la possible venue d'une vedette Nascar pour le 20 juin 2015 » annonce André Poulin.

Pour les classes locales, la continuité de l'œuvre déjà en place est un standard que les nouveaux propriétaires tiennent à maintenir. 


Les nouveaux dirigeants ont l'intention de diversifier les activités de l'autodrome dès 2015 et on pourrait voir certaines nouvelles activités motorisées s'y ajouter. 

André Poulin tient à confirmer qu'il reste toujours promoteur des Séries Sportsman Québec et Mini Sportsman et qu'il travaillera toujours à leurs progressions. 

Plus de détails vous seront dévoilés cet hiver lors d'une conférence de presse. 

« Nous tenons à remercier M. Kevin Roberge et Dany Lagacé pour le travail accompli lors des deux dernières années et la confiance qu'ils nous ont démontré comme nouveaux investisseursNous tenons  aussi à reconnaître le travail accompli par Michel et Rachel Lessard, fondateur de l'Autodrome Chaudière ainsi que la famille Lessard qui a rendu ce nouveau défi possible pour nous.»

Kevin Roberge et Dany Lagacé resteront consultants pour les dossiers Nascar durant la saison 2015.

Pour toutes questions ou entrevues, contactez André Poulin au 581-998-7388 ou par courriel andre.poulin@seriesportsman.ca

Marie-Claude Levasseur, Relationniste Série Sportsman


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A Brand New Show on a Weekend You Know!
March 13, 14 & 15, 2015 at Toronto's International Centre


TORONTO, ON // OCTOBER 24, 2014 • Within weeks of wrapping up another successful edition of Targa Newfoundland, organizers are already preparing for the 2015 event. That includes the announcement that the promotional campaign for Targa 2015 will kick off at the inaugural Motorama Custom Car & Motorsports Expo. The show takes place March 13, 14 & 15, 2015 at Toronto's International Centre.


For the past several years, Targa Newfoundland has been a fixture at the Canadian Motorsports Expo (CME), which was held annually in February at the same venue. There, Targa officials connected with competitors, sponsors and the media to discuss the unique, world-class event which takes place every September in beautiful eastern Newfoundland.


For 2015, the Canadian Motorsports Expo will be incorporated into the new Motoramashow, which will occur on the same mid-March weekend that has – for four decades – featured Canada's largest custom car and hot rod show. The new Motorama show appeals to a wider range of automotive and racing enthusiasts, making Motorama an even better promotional fit for Targa Newfoundland. Next year's Targa Newfoundland takes place September 13-18 (2015).


"Opening up the show to the custom car crowd is an additional bonus for us," said Robert Giannou, the President and founder of Targa Newfoundland. "Our 'Fast Tour' division is geared to the 'car guy,' and they'll be the ones who will be interested in our kind of adventure."


As in past appearances, the Targa Newfoundland display will feature multiple examples of race-ready machinery, along with their drivers and support crews. Organizers of the Targa will also be on hand to answer any questions, while encouraging potential entrants into giving this unique automotive experience a try.


According to Giannou, participants in the annual 'Race Around the Rock' will come away with three life lessons. "First, it's the experience of a lifetime. Second, it will change your life. And last, it's awfully addictive."


These factors are behind one of Targa's well-known promotional lines: "We know you'll be back; your first time will not be your last."


Targa's annual appearance in Toronto is a key component of Targa's promotional campaign. Giannou continues, "This show is the major motorsports exposition in the country, and the Targa Newfoundland is one of the major motorsports events in Canada. For us, the best part of being at the Motorama show is that the attending competitors will be the ones selling the programme. That leaves us, the race organizers, to enjoy the show and network with other people from different racing disciplines."


ABOUT TARGA NEWFOUNDLAND: Targa Newfoundland is the only race of its kind in the northern hemisphere; the other Targa events take place in Tasmania and New Zealand. It is a six day, 1,600 kilometre, cross-country rally, which takes place annually in mid-September. There are three eligible divisions, the Targa class is for hard-core racers; the Grand Touring division caters to traditional rallyists, and the Fast Tour is a non-competitive class, geared to those entrants preferring to enjoy a quick run through the eastern and southern portions of the spectacular island province. Past Targa participants include such notables as: Chrysler development guru Ralph Gilles, former Canadian driving champion Eppie Wietzes, journalist Jim Kenzie, television personality Dennis Gage, and the Trailer Park Boys.Further information about Targa Newfoundland, call (toll-free) 1-877-332-2413, or visit them on the web at TargaNewfoundland.com.


ABOUT THE MOTORAMA CUSTOM CAR & MOTORSPORTS EXPO: The inaugural Motorama show takes place March 13, 14 & 15, 2015 at Toronto's International Centre, adjacent to Toronto's Pearson International Airport. With a footprint of almost a quarter-million square feet, the show will be Canada's biggest late-winter celebration of automobiles and motorsports. For information about the show, including sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities, schedules and more, call (416) 962-7223, or emailinfo@MotoramaShow.com. The show's website is located at www.MotoramaShow.com.


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Devil’s Bowl Speedway Postpones Dirt Track Finale Again

Devil's Bowl Speedway Postpones Dirt Track Finale Again

Wet grounds force rescheduling to November 1


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WEST HAVEN, VT – Devil's Bowl Speedway is again postponing its final dirt track stock car race of the season.  The Autosaver Ford/Springfield Buick-GMC "Vermont Freedom & Unity" event has now been moved three times from its original date due to weather-related conditions; one final attempt will be made at running the race on Saturday, November 1 at 1:00 p.m.

With steady rain in eight of the last nine days at the facility, the clay surface of the dirt track has become too saturated for crews to be able to prepare a quality racing surface in enough time for competition on Sunday afternoon.

"We want to give our racers and fans the best quality show that we can, and any attempt at running a race on Sunday would just result in a rutted, muddy track," promoter Mike Bruno said.  "The good news is that the weather forecast looks great for next week, and we're optimistic that we'll be able to finish the season on a high note."

The Autosaver Ford/Springfield Buick-GMC "Vermont Freedom & Unity" event is the third and final leg of the "Battle at the Bowl" dirt track series and features a 100-lap, $2,000-to-win Sportsman Modified race that crowns champions for both the Battle at the Bowl and the Northern Modified Challenge Series.  Champions will also be crowned in the Renegade and Mini Stock divisions, and the Bond Auto Parts Sprint Cars of New England tour will also wrap up its point chase with a $1,000-to-win race.  A special $1,000-to-win event for the Bear Ridge Speedway Sportsman Coupe division is also on the card.

Grandstand general admission on Saturday, November 1 is $20 for adults and free for kids 12 and under, with pit passes at $40.  Pit gates will open at 9:00 a.m., with the grandstands open at 11:00 a.m.  Hot laps will begin at 12:00 noon, followed by Sportsman time trials at 12:30 p.m.  Green flag racing action starts at 1:00 p.m.

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, visit www.DevilsBowlSpeedwayVT.com or call (802) 265-3112.  Devil's Bowl Speedway is on Facebook atfacebook.com/DevilsBowlSpeedway and on Twitter and Instagram at @DevilsBowlSpeed; follow the action using the #DevilsBowl and #BattleAtTheBowl hashtags.


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Something for Every Automotive & Racing Enthusiast!
March 13, 14 & 15, 2015 at Toronto's International Centre


TORONTO, ON // OCTOBER 24, 2014 • The producers of the upcomingMotorama Custom Car & Motorsports Expo are pleased to announce that theKarbelt Automotive Racing and Specialty Expo (KARS Expo) will be a major component of the inauguralMotorama show, making industry-leading aftermarket and performance products – as well as world-class expertise – available to showgoers as part of their regular Motoramaadmission price.


The KARS Expo will be a standalone feature running all three days of Motorama, encompassing more than 50 prominent automotive aftermarket suppliers in an area covering in excess of 15,000 square feet. The integrated display will also include several custom cars and racing vehicles.


The Motorama Custom Car & Motorsports Expo takes place March 13, 14 & 15, 2015 at Toronto's International Centre, across from Pearson International Airport.


"What KARS Expo brings to Motorama is a unique opportunity for automotive and racing enthusiasts to interact directly with expert performance product manufacturers," said Karbelt's Kevin Dundas, VP Sales & Promotion. "All of the exhibits within KARS Expo will be hosted by factory representatives who are there to educate showgoers and jobbers about their newest products, as well as offering advice about installs, tech tips and product updates. Several exhibitors will also participate in free seminars related to their fields of expertise."


Participating KARS Expo brands include – but are not limited to – Aeromotive Fuel Systems, Autometer Gauges, B & M Transmissions, Competition Cams, Edelbrock, Flowmaster, Ford Racing, Moroso, MSD Ignition, Quick Fuel Technology, RaceQuip Safety, Ram Clutches, Russell Performance and Vibrant Products.


Commenting on the news that KARS Expo will be part of Motorama, show co-promoter David Weber said, "We're honoured and excited to be working with our friends at Karbelt on the KARS Expo feature. Motorama is aimed at automotive enthusiasts and racers, andKARS Expo appeals to the entire spectrum of those communities. Every year, thousands of Canadians travel to the US – to shows like SEMA and PRI – to connect with experts who deal in these industry-leading products. KARS Expo offers Canadians an opportunity to get incredible access to these same experts and their products, on our own soil, which is a huge addition to Motorama."


So, whether you're in the middle of, or contemplating starting, a restoration, a custom car build, a street rod project, an off-road '4X4' or an all-out race car build, the KARS Expo atMotorama will be an ideal place to find out 'What is new?' and 'What is necessary?' to get your performance project to the next level.

Further information regarding the KARS Expo – including the addition of vendors and seminars – will be published regularly throughout the months leading up to show time.


ABOUT KARBELT SPEED AND CUSTOM: Karbelt Speed & Custom (a National Performance Warehouse company) is Canada's first performance warehouse distributor. Karbelt opened its doors in 1952 as a retail entity, and today offers coast-to-coast wholesale distribution to automotive jobbers from its warehouse in Ajax, Ontario. What started as the importing of car seat belts by George Foote back in the 1950s has grown into the 'go to' source for all of Canada's performance needs. For more information, visit Karbelt on the web at www.Karbelt.com or call(905) 619-6660 during business hours.


ABOUT THE MOTORAMA CUSTOM CAR & MOTORSPORTS EXPO: The inauguralMotorama show takes place March 13, 14 & 15, 2015 at Toronto's International Centre, adjacent to Toronto's Pearson International Airport. With a footprint of almost a quarter-million square feet, the show will be Canada's biggest late-winter celebration of automobiles and motorsports. For information about the show, including sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities, schedules and more, call (416) 962-7223, or email info@MotoramaShow.com. The show's website is located atwww.MotoramaShow.com.


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GREG MACPHERSON • MOTORAMA Custom Car & Motorsports Expo

DATEMarch 13, 14 & 15, 2015  •  VENUE: International Centre (Toronto)  •  WEB:MotoramaShow.com  •  TWITTER:  @MotoramaShow  •  PH(416) 962-7223  •  EMAIL:greg@MotoramaShow.com  •  FAX(416) 962-7208

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