Fans And Racers Looking Forward To Easter Bunny 150 Welcome Party At Iron Thunder

Fans And Racers Looking Forward To Easter Bunny 150 Welcome Party At Iron Thunder


-      For Immediate Release


CHARLOTTE, NC (March 31) – To celebrate 10 years of one short track racing's great events, Pro All Stars Series (PASS) fans and racers will have the opportunity to gather together Thursday night at Iron Thunder Saloon & Grill in Hickory for the Easter Bunny 150 Welcome Party.  The event will be open to everyone starting at 6:30 PM and will give fans a chance to chat with some of their favorite racers and check out some of the cars that will be competing Saturday night at Hickory Motor Speedway.  PASS Super Late Model, PASS Pro Late Model, and Must See Racing Sprint Car drivers and machines will be at Iron Thunder Saloon & Grill Thursday night, along with a live band, to help kickoff the 10th Annual Easter Bunny 150.

            "You know, the Easter Bunny 150 has really become one of the biggest races of the year and Iron Thunder is a place a lot of our fans and racers like to attend when they're in town for the race," said PASS President Tom Mayberry.  "The first PASS South event ever held was at Hickory and we felt like this was a great way to celebrate 10 years of the Easter Bunny 150.  With the Must See Sprints joining us and everything we've got going on at the track Friday and Saturday night, this was a great way to welcome everyone into town."

            Iron Thunder Saloon & Grill is a favorite destination for the PASS contingent when the series comes to town and is glad to welcome every into town with lots of good food, drinks, and fun.

            "PASS is helping kick off our Thursday bike night with the Racers Welcome Party by sending over some incredible race cars and drivers that will be signing autographs.  We hope everyone will come out and enjoy the fun," said Niki Watkins of Iron Thunder Saloon & Grill.

            Iron Thunder has several other area locations in addition to Hickory, including Concord and Mooresville, NC.  Some of the drivers currently planning to attend are 3-time PASS National Champion, Ben Rowe, inaugural Easter Bunny 150 winner, Mike Rowe, PASS South Super Late Model points leader, Zane Smith, along with Jody Measamer, Tate Fogleman, PASS Pro Late Model racers Zachary Dabbs and Matt Murphy, and Must See Racing Sprint Car driver Jimmy McCune, who is excited to get his season started at a new track for him.

            "It looks like it's going to be a fun racetrack, we seem to excel at these small bullrings and I like going to new venues," says McCune.    "We've always had a lot of success going to new venues, I've been able to capture a few wins.  It's always a challenge going to new place, but I love a challenge."

The Easter Bunny 150 Welcome Party will kick off a big weekend of action in on Thursday nightApril 2 from 6:30 – 8:30 PMat Iron Thunder Saloon and Grill in Hickory with an opportunity for fans to chat with drivers and check out their fast machines.  Then, on Friday afternoon, April 3 there will be practice for the PASS Super Late Models, Must See Racing Sprint Cars and support divisions at Hickory Motor Speedway, be followed by twin 25 lap qualifying races for the Must See Racing Sprint Cars and features for the PASS Pro Late Models and Legends cars.  Then, on Saturday, April 4, the PASS Super Late Models will compete in the 10th Annual Easter Bunny 150 along with the 40 lap "Southern Showdown" for the Must See Racing Xtreme Sprint Cars and features for the USAC HPD Eastern Midgets, PASS Pro Late Models, and Legends.  

The Pro All Stars Series is recognized as North America's premier sanctioning body for asphalt Super Late Models and boasts such marquee events as the legendary AIM Recycling Oxford 250 Presented By Kenny U-Pull at Oxford Plains Speedway and PASS South's Easter Bunny 150 at the historic Hickory Motor 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 or alandietzpass@live.com.  And, don't forget to "Like" the Pro All Stars Series on Facebook or follow us on Twitter @PASSSLM14 to keep up with breaking news as it happens.


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No. 31 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Team Penalized For Rules Violations Following Event At Auto Club Speedway

No. 31 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Team Penalized

For Rules Violations Following Event At Auto Club Speedway


DAYTONA BEACHFla. (March 31, 2015) — The No. 31 team that competes in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series has been penalized for rules infractions discovered as a result of NASCAR's post-event tire audit conducted following the March 22 race at Auto Club Speedway.


These infractions amount to a P5 level penalty and violate the following Sections in the 2015 NASCAR rule book:


12.1: Actions detrimental to stock car racing

20.16: Wheels and tires

            A. Any device, modification, or procedure to the tire or wheel, including the valve stem hardware, that is used to release pressure, beyond normal pressure adjustments, from the tire and/or inner shield, will not be permitted.

20.16.2: Tires

            F. Modifications to the tires, by treatment or any other means, will not be permitted.


Section lists P5 Penalty Violation examples that could include but are not limited to:


A. Effecting, modifying and/or altering the standard tires in any way, other than through authorized means such as tire pressure adjustments within the recommended range, permitted tire cooling when mounted on the race vehicle; or heat-cycling on the race vehicle on the race track earlier in the event. Minimum P5 Penalty Options (includes all four points below):


            A. Loss of 50 championship driver and owner points, regardless of whether the violation occurred during a Championship race or not

            B. $75,000-$125,000 fine

            C. Suspension for the next six series Championship Races, plus any non-championship races or special events which might occur during that time period, for the crew chief and any other team members as determined by NASCAR

            D. Probation through the end of the calendar year for all suspended members, or for a six-month period following the issuance of the penalty notice if that period spans across two consecutive seasons P5 Level infractions detected during post-race inspection:

If the infraction is detected during post-race inspection, then the following penalty elements will be added to those listed previously in this section:

            A. Loss of an additional 25 Championship driver and owner points; regardless of whether it was a Championship Race or not

            B. Loss of an additional $50,000


As a result of these violations, crew chief Luke Lambert has been fined a total of $125,000 ($75,000 plus $50,000), suspended from the next six NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Championship races, plus any non-championship races or special events which might occur during that time period, and been placed on NASCAR probation through Dec. 31. James Bender, team tire technician, and Philip Surgen, team engineer, have been suspended from the next six NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Championship races, plus any non-championship races or special events which might occur during that time period, and been placed on NASCAR probation through Dec. 31.


Driver Ryan Newman and car owner Richard Childress each have been penalized with the loss of 75 (50 plus 25) championship driver and championship car owner points.


"NASCAR takes very seriously its responsibility to govern and regulate the rules of the sport in order to ensure competitive balance," said Steve O'Donnell, NASCAR Executive Vice President and Chief Racing Development Officer. "We've been very clear that any modifications to race vehicle tires is an unacceptable practice and will not be tolerated."



Kerry Tharp

NASCAR Integrated Marketing Communications

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Gagnants créations logos Drift Days et Beauce Lapping Night

Bonjour à vous,

Il me fait plaisir de vous annoncer les gagnants dont les logos ont été choisi pour représenter les Beauce Lapping Night et les Drift Days.


Pour les Drift Days, il s'agit de M. Jimmy Jacques de St-Zachary et pour les Beauce Lapping Night, le prix revient à M. Yves Leblond.


Les gagnants reçoivent une paire de billet pour l'évènement de leur choix. M. Yves Leblond a choisi de remettre sa paire de billet à un enfant à mobilité réduite.


Merci à tous ceux qui ont participé et félicitation à nos gagnants !


Marie-Claude Levasseur, Relationniste

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Drake Hopes To Benefit From Experience At Greenville Pickens Speedway



Drake Hopes To Benefit From Experience At Greenville Pickens Speedway

·   K&N Pro Series East Heads To Historic South Carolina Track


ROSEVILLE, Calif. (March 31, 2015) – The NASCAR K&N Pro Series East heads to Greenville Pickens Speedway in Greenville, South Carolina for the Kevin Whitaker Chevrolet 150 on Saturday.


With two series races under his belt at the historic track, second-year driver Nick Drake hopes to benefit from his experience on the tight half-mile oval.


The 19-year-old Mooresville, North Carolina driver – who wheels the No. 15 NAPA Auto Parts Toyota for Bill McAnally Racing – finished 16th last spring at Greenville Pickens. When the series returned in September, however, he came away with a fifth-place finish.


"We had a good run there with the NAPA Toyota last year in the fall race," Drake said. "The first run there we kind of struggled, but in the fall race we came home with a top five."


Drake views the historic track as a challenge, especially to newcomers.


"Greenville is one of the most technical race tracks we go to," he said. "It's tough when you've never been there before. Having success there last year will help us going forward."


He emphasized the need to qualify well there, meanwhile.

"It's all going to be about track position," Drake stressed. "So if we can qualify up front we should be there at the end."


The NASCAR K&N Pro Series East has competed at Greenville Pickens Speedway twice each season in recent years. But with Saturday's event being the only visit this year, Drake has just one shot at getting a good finish at the track that held its first NASCAR race more than 60 years ago and where the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series traditionally stopped between 1955 and 1971.


In his second season in the K&N East, Drake knows the importance of having consistent finishes race after race in order to contend for the series championship. He's coming off a top-10 finish in the season opener last month and hopes to add to that in this event.


"That's going to be the key if we want a shot to win the championship," he said.  "We know we're going to be fast at every type of track this year. We just need to get to the finish."


The Kevin Whitaker Chevrolet 150, the second event on a 14-race schedule, will be televised on NBCSN on April 7 at 6:30 p.m. ET. It will be 14th visit by the K&N East to Greenville Pickens Speedway.




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