ACT Field Looks to Topple Helliwell/Hoar Dynasty at Devil's Bowl

ACT Field Looks to Topple Helliwell/Hoar Dynasty at Devil's Bowl


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<<ATTACHED PHOTO (db06151433.JPG): Defending ACT Tour Champion Joey Polewarczyk Jr. (#97NH) is looking for his first Devil's Bowl Speedway win after finishing second to Brian Hoar (#37VT) in last year's event. (Alan Ward photo)>>

Waterbury, VT—The stars of the American-Canadian Tour (ACT) will visit Devil's Bowl Speedway in West Haven, VT for the People's United Bank 100 on Saturday, June 6. Many Tour drivers will be looking for their first win at a track that two ACT Champions have had a firm grip on.


Dover, NH's Wayne Helliwell Jr. and Williston, VT's Brian Hoar have combined to win all five ACT Tour events at Devil's Bowl since the series began visiting the ½-mile oval in 2011. Two-time ACT Tour Champion Helliwell won three straight races in 2012 and 2013, while eight-time Champion Hoar captured the 2011 and 2014 events. Both competitors will try to add to their win totals on Saturday.


Defending ACT Champion Joey Polewarczyk Jr. is the leading candidate to topple the Helliwell/Hoar dynasty. Hudson, NH's "Joey Pole" looked to have the 2014 event in hand after building a straightaway lead in the second half of the race. But Hoar got the jump on the final restart with eight laps to go, relegating Pole to a disappointing runner-up finish.


"We've been to Devil's Bowl quite a few times now, and I feel like we've had at least two or three opportunities to win a race – especially last year," Pole said. "I felt like that one got stolen away from us, and I've been anxious to get back there ever since."


A tight points battle between Pole and Helliwell will heighten the intensity. Each driver has already won two races this season, and the point lead has changed hands after three of the last four events. Helliwell currently holds a nine-point edge as the season nears its halfway point.


"The season goes by so quick, and every race counts and means a lot," Pole added. "But it's fun. The last few years it's been kind of a runaway points lead, and you kind of know who's going to win it after about three-quarters of the races. But I don't foresee it being that way this year. I think it's going to be tight between Wayne and myself, and I think that's exciting for everyone involved."


A number of Tour regulars are also in position to take down the established guard. East Montpelier, VT's Emily Packard won three weekly events at Devil's Bowl in 2014 and currently sits tied for fifth in Tour points with Brad Babb. Windham, ME's Babb will be looking for his second win of the season after an electrical failure cut short a strong run at Speedway 51 last Saturday.


Fellow Maine driver Travis Stearns has multiple runner-up finishes at Devil's Bowl in long-distance events and currently sits third in the Tour standings. Seventh-place points driver Brandon Atkins won the weekly opener on May 9 and has stated that Devil's Bowl is his favorite track. Nick Sweet has a trio of Vermont State Championship wins at the speedway and is looking to get back on track after a crash at Speedway 51.


The ACT People's United Bank 100 will be held on Saturday, June 6, with post time at 6:00pm. The pit gates open at 12:30pm and the front gate at 3:00pm. Admission is $20 for adults, $18 for seniors, and free for kids 12 and under.


For more information contact the ACT offices at 802.244.6963media@acttour.com, or visit www.acttour.com orwww.devilsbowlspeedwayvt.com.



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PASS South Set For Season Debut At South Boston This Weekend

PASS South Set For Season Debut At South Boston This Weekend

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CHARLOTTE, NC (June 3) – The Pro All Stars Series South (PASS) Super Late Models return to action this weekend for their first of two trips in 2015 to South Boston Speedway in Virginia.  The South's longest running Super Late Model division will race for 150 green flag laps and will headline an exciting night of racing which will include Twin 75s for the NASCAR Late Model Stocks and feature racing for the USAC Eastern Midgets and Legends cars.

Legends racing graduate Trey Jarrell is in his second season of racing PASS South Super Late Models and has shown steady improvement since first stepping into the heavier, more powerful machines.  Hailing from nearby Martinsville, VA, Jarrell says there is added excitement any time he gets to race at South Boston Speedway.

"South Boston is my favorite racetrack and it really seems to suit my driving style well," says Jarrell, driver of the Roger Jarrell/Reedy Racing Ford #12.  "Aside from 2012 when I ran a Late Model Stock at Motor Mile Speedway, my racing events have primarily taken place in the Carolinas, so I have few chances to race on my home turf.  It's nice to race at a great facility like South Boston when we get the chance to be close to home.  It's also never bad to see a few extra Trey Jarrell fans in the grandstands now and again."

Jarrell competed in both PASS South Super Late Model events at South Boston Speedway in 2013, finishing eighth in this same event last June.  He believes those experiences, coupled with more knowledge of Super Late Models in general, will give him the edge he needs to score his first win in a stock car.

"I didn't anticipate how much grip the surface at SoBo had last year and I saved my tires a little too much," says Jarrell.  "I am going to be more aggressive this year.  I also learned more about the line for Supers last year.  I tried to take what I learned from watching Late Model Stocks and apply it to the Super, but I realized the Super Lates are happy running a distinctly different line around SoBo."

Jarrell has even more reason to be excited about racing at South Boston this weekend.  The recent high school graduate is coming off his best career PASS South Super Late Model finish.  Jarrell finished third in the Daniel Boone Classic at Kingsport Speedway, despite knocking the nose off of his Ford in an early race incident.

"As a team, we have known all along we are capable of contending for wins and running up front and it was great validation for us to see a top three result," said Jarrell.   "We are all going to South Boston with a spring in our step and a boost in confidence. Last year we had to deal with a learning curve that I contributed to due to my inexperience in Super Late Models.  I didn't know what feel our racecar needed to have.  Now that I am figuring out these cars, I think our Reedy Racing team is poised for success."

As entries continue to come in, a strong group of contenders have already entered for this weekend's race.  Jarrell will be joined on Saturday night by fellow Virginia natives Tim Pinion and Matt Bowling, who will be competing for Woodman Racing.  Bowling, a former Late Model Stock track champion at SoBo, will be making his first career PASS Super Late Model start Saturdaynight at South Boston.  PASS South points leader Zane Smith will be seeking his third straight series win.  Teammate Matt Craig, along with fellow championship contenders Tate Fogleman and Jeff Batten, will be looking for their first career wins.  Veteran Brandon Ward and Jared Fryar will each be making their second starts of the season, while Clay Rogers steps behind the wheel of the Coulter Motorsports entry for the first time in 2015.  Michigan's Robby Lyons will also be in action as the Chad Finley Motorsports teams looks to make their first ever PASS South Super Late Model start.

Action begins on Friday, June 5 with optional practice at South Boston Speedway for all divisions from 10 AM - 4 PM.  OnSaturday, June 6, pit gates open at Noon, with rotating practice starting at 2 PM, followed by qualifying at 4:45 PM, and main event racing featuring the PASS South Super Late Models, NASCAR Late Model Stocks, USAC Eastern Midgets and Legends at 7 PM.  PASS South Super Late Model entry forms and the full weekend schedule for South Boston Speedway 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 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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29ème championnat de l'Estrie ce vendredi 5 Juin 2015

Mardi 2 juin 2015,

Communiqué #8


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Objet : 29ème championnat de l'Estrie ce vendredi 5 Juin 2015


- Autodrome Granby. Le traditionnel championnat de l'Estrie concorde avec la venue de la série Ultime Prostock, une nouvelle confrontation québeco-ontarienne. 


Modifiés (2 x 35 tours)


La pluie a ruiné les deux dernières années du championnat annuel de l'Estrie. Le dernier gagnant est François Bernier #49 (2011-2012) qui sera d'ailleurs des nôtres dans le deuxième bolide de son frère ce vendredi. Mario Clair #22C, le meneur actuel dans le classement de Granby a aussi remporté cette épreuve à deux reprises soit en 2005 et 2010. Si l'un des deux gagne, il marquera l'histoire avec un record de trois victoires. David Hébert #ONE est actuellement ex-aequo avec Mario Clair en première place du classement de Granby. Hébert n'a cependant pas encore de victoires à son actif. Yan Bussière #21, troisième avec seulement 3 points derrière eux, remet ça ce vendredi tel que prédit.

Sportsman (30 tours)

Martin Pelletier #92P mène actuellement le cumul des points de Granby à 16 points de Martin Hébert #43. Ce dernier pourrait répéter son exploit de 2010 en gagnant le championnat de l'Estrie. Dany Gagné #90 voudrait sûrement remporter ce titre que son père Robert (#90 aussi)a obtenu en 2006 et 2009. Guy Ouellette #32 est actuellement troisième dans le fond de points après sa victoire de la semaine dernière.

Prostock (2 x 20 tours)

La série Ultime Prostock vient en quelque sorte remplacer la série Mohawk dont le dernier gagnant fut Stéphane Lemire #115. Celui-ci voudra se déloger de la troisième place de la série en faisant bien dans les deux finales de Granby vendredi et les deux suivantes le lendemain au RPM SpeedwayC'est notre champion défendant, Jocelyn Roy #48 qui mène la série devant Ghislain Valade #99 actuellement le meneur dans le classement de Cornwall. Dave Bissonnette #47, qui domine le fond de points de Granby sera rejoint de plusieurs compatriotes ontariens dont Marc Lalonde #8, Terry Ladouceur #74 et Trevor Gaucher #5. Stéphane Lebrun #6 de Gatineau sera aussi parmi nous.

Sport Compact (15 tours)

Guillaume Daoust #24 qu'on a vu bien fier de la victoire du pilote qu'il commandite, Marc Dagenais #15 lors de sa dernière victoire à Cornwall veut quand même le dominer à leur piste maison ! Le groupe accueille une recrue féminine Nancy Landry #D1, mais comme dans toute bonne compétition, elle n'aura pas de traitement de faveur ! Le seul pilote de Sport Compact toujours actif ayant déjà gagné lors du championnat de l'Estrie est Bruno Lafontaine en 2007 alors qu'il portait le #45. Il pilote maintenant le #19 après le #51 l'an dernier. Souffrirait-t-il d'un dédoublement de numéros ?

Caroline Champigny, relationniste de l'Autodrome Granby

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DIRTcar Sportsman Series rolls into Can-Am Motorsports Park


DIRTcar Sportsman Series rolls into Can-Am Motorsports Park

Posted: 02 Jun 2015 07:52 AM PDT

35-lap main event pays $1,000-to-win on Wednesday, June 3

WEEDSPORT, N.Y. – June 2, 2015 – DIRTcar Sportsman Modified drivers from New York, Ontario and Quebec will strap in Wednesday, June 3, at Can-Am Motorsports Park in LaFargeville, N.Y., in pursuit of the $1,000 top prize on Bear World Discount Beverage/Blinky's Liquors Night.

The 35-lap main event is the second series race of the season. The DIRTcar Sportsman Series moves to Autodrome Drummond in Drummondville, Quebec, Monday, July 20.

St. Catherines, Ontario rivals Brad Rouse and James Michael Friesen were 1-2 in a photo finish in the series opener at Fulton Speedway.

The Merrittville Speedway stars will go up against 2014 DIRTcar Sportsman champion Mathieu Desjardins of Sorel, Quebec, 2014 Brockville Ontario Speedway champion Shane Pecore and top Can-Am runners such as Josh VanBrocklin and Taylor Caprara of Watertown, NY, Anthony Stockman and Jessica Powers of Kingston, ONT.

Wednesday's race card includes a Pro Street $500-to-win, $100-to-start event and a $500-to-win Rush DIRT Late Model event.

Post time is 7:30 p.m. Grandstands open at 5:30 p.m. Admission is Adults/$12, ages 13-15/$10, ages 12 and under free when accompanied by an adult.

Can-Am Motorsports Park is located on NYS Route 411 in LaFargeville, NY. For additional information on the DIRTcar Sportsman Series or the Super DIRTcar Series, visit www.dirtcar.comwww.SuperDIRTcarSeries.comwww.facebook.com/DIRTcarwww.canammotorsportspark.com or follow on Twitter @SuperDIRTcar.

The Super DIRTcar Series and DIRTcar Racing in the Northeast Region is brought to fans by several sponsors and partners including Hoosier Racing Tire, VP Racing Fuels, Chevy Performance Parts, NAPA Auto Parts, Pole Position Raceway and Dig Safely New York. Contingency sponsors are ASI, Bicknell Racing Products, Bilstein Shocks, Brodix, ButlerBuilt, Cometic Gasket, Comp Cams, Edelbrock, FX Caprara, Fox Shox, Impact Race Products, Intercomp, JE Pistons, JRI Shocks, KSE Racing Products, Mobil 1, Motorsports Safety Systems, MSD Performance, Racing Electronics, Superflow, TNT Rescue and Wrisco Aluminum.

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