Bruno Joins Airborne Park Speedway Ownership Group, Named General Manager

ATTACHED PHOTO: Mike Bruno (right), shown in 2014 with NASCAR Hall of Fame nominee Jerry Cook, has joined the ownership group at Airborne Park Speedway in Plattsburgh, NY and is the track's new General Manager.  (Airborne Park Speedway photo)
Bruno Joins Airborne Park Speedway Ownership Group, Named General Manager

Partnership with Devil's Bowl Speedway strengthens


For Immediate Release                                                                                                                                                                         APS-112614-1


PLATTSBURGH, NY – Airborne Park Speedway has taken another step toward the future, as Mike Bruno has joined the track's business ownership group. Bruno served as the Competition Director at Airborne in 2014 and will expand on that role moving forward; he has partnered with Jamie Atkins and Steve Fuller to form the ownership group.

Effective immediately, Bruno will take over day-to-day business operations as the track's General Manager, while Atkins will step back from the daily operations and take on a support role.  Bruno co-owns and promotes Devil's Bowl Speedway in Vermont with his wife, Alayne, and says that the two tracks will continue building on a partnership that began last season.

"I obviously have a deep interest in the success of Devil's Bowl, but I also want to see Airborne thrive.  We made big strides this year and I'm excited for the future," Bruno said.  "The two tracks share a lot of the same competitors and fans, and both are part of the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series, so it just makes sense to take this next step.  Airborne has always been one of my home tracks and I'm just as committed to its growth as I am to Devil's Bowl's."

Nearly the entire core staff at Airborne remains intact including administrator Peg Bombard, technical inspector Bob Miller, and many other key contributors, though Sherm Hamel – the interim general manager in 2014 – has transitioned out of the company.

"We are all committed to growing Airborne now and for the future," Jamie Atkins said.  "Our team of officials and employees really jelled this summer, and we know that Mike Bruno and some of the Devil's Bowl staff were an important part of turning the entire business around.  We're moving in a positive direction and we're very enthusiastic about continuing that trend toward a bright future."

Airborne Park Speedway is located on Broderick Road in South Plattsburgh, NY, one mile south of Exit 36 on Interstate 87.  For more information, visitwww.AirborneParkSpeedway.com, or call (518) 647-4444.  Airborne Park Speedway is on Facebook at facebook.com/AirborneParkSpeedway and on Twitter at @APSRace.


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ACT Will Visit 11 Different Tracks in 2015

ACT Will Visit 11 Different Tracks in 2015

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Waterbury, VT – The American Canadian Tour Late Models will visit 11 different tracks throughout New England, New York and Quebec during the 13 event 2015 season. Officials have announced the schedule, which will kick off on Sunday, April 12 at Lee USA Speedway in Lee, NH and crown a champion on Saturday, October 17 at Thompson Speedway in Thompson, CT.

The ACT Late Models visit two new tracks in 2015. ACT will run their first ever point counting events at Autodrome Chaudiere in Vallee-Jct., QC as a doubleheader with PASS in September and the Late Models will visit Thompson for the first time ever to conclude the season in October.

ACT will also return to Oxford Plains Speedway in Oxford, ME for two events after a several year hiatus. The April Oxford event will be the inaugural ACT/PASS doubleheader event, while the June event will be a stand alone ACT race. Airborne Speedway in Plattsburgh, NY will be the only other venue to host two events in 2015. The schedule is highlighted by trips to Thunder Road in Barre, VT, Speedway 51 (formerly Riverside Speedway in Groveton, NH), Devil's Bowl Speedway in West Haven, VT, White Mountain Motorsports Park in North Woodstock, NH, Beech Ridge Motor Speedway in Scarborough, ME and Circuit Riverside Speedway in St-Croix, QC.

The 2015 season will also feature several non-point counting special events. The first will be this February 16-17, when the stars of ACT head to New Smyrna Speedway in New Smyrna Beach, Florida for the American Racer Twin 100s. Other special events include the ACT International at Airborne, which will see doubleheader 200s with the PASS series, the 7th Annual Bond ACT Invitational at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon, NH and the 53rd running of the Milk Bowl at Thunder Road in Barre, VT.

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

2015 ACT Schedule – Schedule Subject to Change

#             DATE                     DAY                       TRACK                                                   EVENT

**           Feb 16-17            Mon-Tue                  New Smyrna Speedway                          American Racer Twin 100's

1              Apr 11-12             Sat-Sun                  Lee USA                                                  NH Gov Cup 150

2              Apr 18                   Sat                        Oxford Plains Speedway                           ACT/PASS Twin 150's

3              May 2-3                Sat-Sun                  Thunder Road                                         Merchants Bank 150     

4              May 16                 Sat                          Airborne Park Speedway                        Spring Green 115

5              May 30                 Sat                          Speedway 51                                         L'il Joey Generation Next 151

6              Jun 06                   Sat                         Devil's Bowl Speedway                          ACT 100

7              Jun 20                   Sat                         White Mountain                                     ACT 150

8              Jun 27                   Sat                         Oxford Plains Speedway                        ACT 150

**           Jul 18-19              Sat-Sun                    Airborne Park Speedway                     Int'l Dbl-Header 200's

9              Aug 08                  Sat                          Beech Ridge Motor Speedway              Coastal 150        

10           Aug 22                  Sat                          Circuit Riverside Speedway                   Can-Am 150

11           Sep 12                   Sat                          Chaudiere (ACT US/QC/PASS)             Doubleheader 200's

**           Sep 26                   Sat                         New Hampshire Motor Spwy               Bond Auto ACT Invitational

12           Oct 03                   Sat                          Airborne Park Speedway                      Fall Foliage 200

**           Oct 10-11             Sat-Sun                    Thunder Road Int'l Speedbowl            VT Milk Bowl

13           Oct 16-17             Fri-Sat                     Thomson Speedway MP                        ACT Championship 100 

                                                                              [** non-point races]                                                                    


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NASCAR Statement from George Silbermann, NASCAR Vice President, Regional and Touring Series, Regarding UNOH Battle At The Beach

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Nov. 26, 2014) – "The UNOH Battle at the Beach provided NASCAR's stars of tomorrow an excellent opportunity to participate at The World Center of Racing, but it isn't feasible to continue the event given the progress with the DAYTONA Rising project. Fortunately, nearby New Smyrna Speedway is excited to bring the K&N Pro Series East back for the season opener again this year in addition to its week-long slate of NASCAR Whelen All-American Series action; NASCAR fans will still have plenty of opportunities to see exciting short-track action in the Daytona area again this February."



Jason Christley

NASCAR Integrated Marketing Communications

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Adam Cuthbertson Sets His Sights on Something Better Than Second Best

Adam Cuthbertson Sets His Sights on Something Better Than Second Best

By Jim Clarke, Clarke Motorsports Communications/First Draft Media


Growing up, most people were taught that it didn't matter if they won or lost, as long as they tried their best. It's a great idea in theory, but almost impossible to put into practice.


Adam Cuthbertson is used to winning races. With the 2009 and 2010 Ontario Legends Series point championships on his resume, the 27 year old is no stranger to posing for photos in victory lane. Even though he has yet to claim a main event checkered flag in Peterborough Speedway's Late Model division, the native of Uxbridge – who now makes his home in Omemee, Ontario with wife, Sarah – says he knows it's only a matter of time before he makes an appearance in the winner's circle at the tight, tricky circuit known as Canada's Toughest 3rd of a Mile Paved Oval.


"We've just finished our second season in the Late Model and the races we ran in 2013 – even though we finished 7th in points – were more about getting used to the bigger, heavier and faster car than they were about charging to the front," said Cuthbertson. "Being able to earn a runner-up finish in the points a couple of years after our first green flag speaks volumes for the equipment the team was able to give me week after week; especially with such a deep talent pool in the division."


Away from the track, Adam Cuthbertson enjoys adrenaline-building hobbies like water skiing, downhill skiing and hunting. He describes the rush he gets there in the same vein as the challenge that comes with strapping-in behind the wheel of his racecar. The driver who has scored at least one main event checkered flag on every track on the Legends Series says his main goal is to improve week after week, race after race.


"My career is where it is today because of what I did in the other division," said Cuthbertson, who works as an aircraft mechanical engineer at Flying Colours Corporation. "I had some excellent runs with my brother Wes and the others over the years. I think it's only a matter of time before we're able to transition the level of success we had in the Legends Series to our Late Model program."


Like most competitors in the world of short track motorsports, Adam Cuthbertson's program has a strong contingent of family, friends and fans who regularly step-up to the plate to offer their support. Behind the scenes and at the racetrack, his equipment is prepared and maintained by his father and crew chief, Andrew Cuthbertson, brother in-law Jeff McKibbon, Andrew Laba, Wes Cuthbertson and raceday spotter Rick Cook. The car's number is derived from 179, used by his uncle as a snowmobile racer and then shortened to 79 on the Legend car and revised again to the #17 he uses today.


Adam Cuthbertson would like to thank sponsors Flying Colours Corporation, Can Rack Metal Centre Systems and NAPA Auto Parts for their backing during the 2014 season. Fans can follow the #17 Late Model team at www.facebook.com/Cuthbertsonracing.


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

Already one of the winningest drivers in the Ontario Legends Series, Adam Cuthbertson clinched second place in the Late Model standings during Peterborough Speedway's 2014 season.


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



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B&G Performance inc nouveau partenaire de l’Autodrome Chaudière 2014 inc.

B&G Performance inc nouveau partenaire de l'Autodrome Chaudière 2014 inc.

Soucieux de s'entourer de partenaire impliqué dans l'industrie du Stock Car, M. André Poulin est fier d'annoncer l'entente de commandite survenue entre l'Autodrome Chaudière 2014 inc et B&G Performance inc.- Sunoco Race Fuel Canada. Par le biais de son président, Jean-Pierre Gobeille, B&G devient le fournisseur officiel des produits d'essences pour l'Autodrome.

B & G Performance Inc. (BG Race Fuels) est la compagnie qui importe et distribue les essences Sunoco Race Fuels au Canada. Elle vous offre des essences spécialisées pour tous les sports motorisés.

B & G Performance Inc. offre également un service personnalisé aux séries tel que, Nascar, Indy Car, FIA World Rally Cross Championship, Canadian Touring Car Championship et plusieurs autres, aux divers circuits de compétitions au Canada.

Pour Jean-Pierre Gobeille, son implication auprès de l'Autodrome Chaudière allait de soi. C'était une continuité dans le travail qu'il fait auprès de plusieurs Séries qui s'y présentent que se soit en tant que fournisseur pour la Série Nascar Canadian Tire ainsi que PASS ou encore comme commanditaire avec la Série Sportsman Québec et Mini Sportsman. De plus, étant en négociation actuellement avec la Série ACT Québec; son partenariat avec l'Autodrome permet à B&G Performance d'être plus près des Série qu'il soutient.

Merci pour votre confiance; l'Autodrome Chaudière 2014 inc est heureuse de vous accueillir en tant que partenaire !

Marie-Claude Levasseur, Relationniste 

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Le pilote le plus amélioré de la saison 2014, le #22 Louis-Philippe Labrecque de retour pour 2015

Le pilote le plus amélioré de la saison 2014, le #22 Louis-Philippe Labrecque de retour pour 2015

La saison 2014 fût assurément pour l'équipe Labrecque Racing Team une de réussite. Terminant au 6e rang au classement général et montant à 3 reprises sur le podium lors des 10 épreuves, le #22 Louis-Philippe Labrecque s'est vu octroyer par vote des pilotes et des officiels de la Série non seulement le prix du pilote le plus amélioré mais aussi celui du meilleur esprit sportif.

Une équipe familiale composée de son fils, son frère, son cousin ainsi que des amis proches; une équipe tissée serrée. Questionné à savoir qu'est-ce qui a permis à Labrecque de connaître une telle saison, son frère Éric mentionne l'importance des conseils apportées par DGR.

 « À la fin de la saison 2013, nous avons suivis les conseils de DGR et apporter des modifications à la voiture. Une fois en piste, nous avons travaillé sur la ligne de course durant les pratiques afin d'être dans les temps » souligne Éric Labrecque. Bien entendu, sans aucune prétention, ils se garderont la prérogative de ne pas tout divulger !

En début de saison, l'équipe s'était fixée des objectifs réalistes et compte bien répéter le tout. Ce sont des passionnés qui ont le désir d'être compétitif tout en respectant les autres équipes et pilotes et leur prix le prouve. Les courses, c'est un hobby, un loisir qu'il faut pratiquer avant tout dans le plaisir.


Qu'est-ce qu'ils retiennent de 2014?

Le trio parfait ; 3 podiums sur 3 pistes différentes en 3 programmes de suite ! Le 1ier podium à l'Autodrome Chaudière , alors qu'au début de la course il était 17ieme et termine sur la deuxième marche,  le 2ieme podium à l'Autodrome Montmagny alors qu'au dernier tour dans la courbe #2, il était 4ieme dépassant par l'intérieur la voiture #7 pour finir la course en 3ieme position et finalement, le 3ieme podium sur le Circuit ICAR;  partie et fini 1ier lors de la 1iere course et fini 2ieme au cumulatif des 2 courses. Je vous confirme que ces souvenirs, ces détails, ils sont gravés dans leur tête et dans leur cœur.

Que pouvons-nous leur souhaites pour 2015?

Toujours à la recherche de nouveaux commanditaires, l'équipe entrevoit la saison 2015 d'un bon œil. Ils veulent faire l'ensemble des programmes de la saison; toujours se fixer des objectifs réalistes et qui sait, tenir en main enfin le fameux damier !


Vous pouvez suivre l'équipe sur la page Facebook Labrecque Racing Team.


Marie-Claude Levasseur, Relationniste.


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