Un jeune pilote automobile de 14 ans derrière le volant en fin de semaine

Fort d'une 3e position lors de la dernière course de la série CARS au Southern National Motorsport Park en Caroline du Nord, le pilote de Saint-Joseph-de-Beauce reprend la direction de la Caroline du Nord une fois de plus cette semaine, cette fois vers Rougemont et le Orange County Fair Speedway.


Raphaël participera à la deuxième course d'une série de dix du championnat CARS SUPER LATE MODEL TOUR au volant de la #99 FRL Express/Toyota/JBLAudio de l'équipe David Gilliland Racing ce samedi 16 avril au Orange County Fair Speedway en Caroline du Nord.


En préparation pour cette course, il sera en piste le jeudi 14 avril pour une journée d'essais privés, avant d'entreprendre sur ce même circuit les essais libres prévus le vendredi 15 avril. La course SUPER LATE MODEL est prévue pour 21 h 30 approximativement le samedi 16 avril, suite à la course Late Model Stock.


Le circuit de Orange County Fair Speedway est d'une longueur de 3/8 de mille avec des inclinaisons de 19 degrés dans les courbes et de 16 degrés sur les lignes droites. Le circuit porte le sobriquet ''The Fastest 3/8 Race Track in America''.


La course de 150 tours sera diffusée en direct sur le site https://racefeedx.com. Vous pouvez également suivre en temps réel les performances de Raphaël sur le site https://www.race-monitor.com

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PASS/ACT Doubleheader On Tap This Weekend For Oxford Plains Opener

PASS/ACT Doubleheader On Tap This Weekend For Oxford Plains Opener

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NAPLES, ME (April 14) – New England race fans will be treated to a twin bill of feature racing action this weekend at Oxford Plains Speedway when the region's top stock car sanctions hit the track.  The Pro All Stars Series (PASS) North Super Late Models will make their first stop of the season in Maine in the Speedway Homes 150, while the American-Canadian Tour (ACT) Late Models will compete for the first time this year in the Dave's Small Engine Repair/Husqvarna 100.

Defending PASS North Super Late Model champion, Mike Rowe, has seen success in both divisions, but will once again focus his efforts in 2016 on the PASS North title.  Last year, in what turned out to be a single season effort with the Petit Motorsports team, Rowe turned a three-win season into his first PASS North championship after 15 years of competing in the series.

"We've finished second, third, fourth numerous times in the championship all over the years and we came to Hickory last spring and finished third and it looked real promising right from the start," said Rowe.  "To come out and win the championship last year was just great.  You know Ben [Rowe] and Johnny Clark were real stout a few years ago and to come out and beat those guys was just awesome."

Last season started out quickly for Rowe with a win in the Speedway Homes 150 at Oxford Plains Speedway.  Now with the Richard Moody Racing team as a teammate to his son, 4-time PASS North Super Late Model champion, Ben Rowe, the former 3-time HP Hood Oxford 250 winner hopes to turn his season around.  After a mechanical problem in the team's first race together at Hickory Motor Speedway, they were sidelined early due to a crash in the PASS North opener at Thompson Speedway.  With his past success there, Oxford Plains could be just what the doctor ordered for Mike Rowe to get his season back on the right track.

"I think the young kids today want to go out and win it on the first lap and me ,being a little older, I just sit back there and let them use their stuff up," says Rowe.  "I believe I can do that this weekend and we'll see what happens at the end."

The field will be stacked with champions for Sunday afternoon's Speedway Homes 150, including former HP Hood Oxford 250 winners, Travis Benjamin and Glen Luce, along with former PASS champions, Johnny Clark, Joey Doiron, and DJ Shaw, and Thompson winner, Garrett Hall.  Currently, over 30 drivers are entered with more expected this weekend.

All the action gets under way on Saturday at Oxford Plains Speedway with open practice for all competing divisions from 11 AM – 4 PM.  On Sunday, practice will begin at 9:30 AM with racing slated to begin at 2 PM for the PASS North Super Late Models, ACT Late Models, PASS Modifieds, and Legends. 

  PASS North Super Late Model entry forms for Oxford Plains Speedway, Beech Ridge Motor Speedway, and the 43rd Annual HP Hood Oxford 250 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 HP Hood Oxford 250 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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ACT Youth Look to Come of Age at Oxford

ACT Youth Look to Come of Age at Oxford


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Waterbury, VT – The opening race of 2016 racing season will have several young guns looking to make a good first impression competing against the top Late Model drivers in the Northeast.


 The American-Canadian Tour (ACT) and Pro All Stars Series (PASS) head to Maine's Oxford Plains Speedway Sunday, April 17 for the first ACT/PASS doubleheader of the 2016 season, featuring 100 laps for the ACT Late Models and 150 laps for the PASS North Super Late Models. The event is the 67th season opener for the historic 3/8-mile speedway.


Vermont's Emily Packard, Brandon Atkins of New York and New Hampshire's Kyle Welch and Ryan Olsen look to be contenders at several tracks this year wheeling late models on the American Canadian Tour. The 21-year-old and under group has had various success the last two racing seasons and all look to carry the ACT checkered flag in 2016.


Packard, who finished fourth in points in 2015, is the only one of the four drivers that will not run the entire ACT schedule. The 19 year-old full time college student will run nine ACT events and is excited to start the season at Oxford. "We had some really good runs there and I really enjoy racing there"said Packard. "Last year was my first time there, so it was unknown as to how we would run. We had a great race, coming from 20th to 4th, and pressuring 3rd place at the end." Packard should be considered as one of the favoriteson Sunday as 2014 ACT Champion Joey Polewarczyk Jr. has signed on to work on the car and help the team. Joey "Pole" took home the checkers at both Oxford events last season.


Atkins, of Au Sable Forks, NY, finished fifth in ACT Late Model points in 2015 and is looking to visit victory lane for the first time in 2016. The SUNY Plattsburgh student finished 11th at the opening event last year after starting 21st and is looking forward to running the entire ACT schedule. "I think the Fall Foliage 200 at Airborne was the highlight for me" said Atkins referring to the 2015 season. "After replacing most of the front end following the heat and starting in the back, coming home fifth meant a lot to the team. It helped lead to another fifth at Thompson to finish the season".


The 21 year-old Welch already has a victory, winning at Speedway 51 in 2014, but is looking to improve a hard luck 2015 season, finishing eighth in points. "Our speed every week was something I was really proud of" explained Welch. "We had a lot of bad luck in 2015 but in racing you're going to have years like that". With a full season entry and a little bit of good luck, don't be surprised to see Welch visit victory lane again in 2016.


North Haverill, NH will once again be yielding a young racer looking to make his mark in the Northeast as Ryan Olsen competes full time in ACT. The 19 year old, driving for Joey Pole Racing, is the son of former two-time NASCAR North Champion Mike Olsen and great-grandson of the beloved New England Racers Hall of Famer, the late Stub Fadden. Olsen, who ran the ACT Invitational at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in 2015, will have a ton of racing knowledge at his beckon call as he runs for the 2016 ACT Rookie of the Year.


Post time for the Oxford 100 and the first ACT/PASS doubleheader of 2016 is 2:00pm on Sunday, April 17. The pits open at 7:30pmwith the main grandstands at 9:30am. Admission is $30 for adults and $15 for juniors ages 6-12.


For more information contact the ACT offices at 802-244-6963media@acttour.com, or visit www.acttour.com orwww.oxfordplains.com.



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De nouveaux pilotes de qualité pour la Série Sportsman Qc

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Le 13 avril 2015, Québec 

De nouveaux pilotes de qualité pour la Série Sportsman Qc 

Pour son 10e anniversaire, les Sportsman Qc Lucas Oil c'était promis une saison mémorable. Premièrement, avec un double championnat ajoutant ainsi 5000$ au fond de points du championnat régional Habitation Dany Lagacé et ensuite avec plusieurs bonis de course dépassant 5000$pour remercier ses pilotes de leur fidélité et de la confiance accordée envers la série et ses officiels. 

La réponse des pilotes est plus qu'espérée et il nous fait plaisir de vous annoncer que ce n'est pas terminé. D'abord, nous avons appris, par sa présence au Salon de l'Auto Sport de Qc, que le #32 Jean Duchesneau de Québec sera de retour dans sa voiture aux couleurs de sa nouvelle entreprise Dutch Bull.

De plus, l'équipe Blanchet Racing Team a fait l'acquisition de la voiture de Richard Livernois. Avec le #79, deux pilotes se partageront la conduite soit Jimmy Roy de Victoriaville et René Blanchet de Lévis. Le talentueux pilote de Victoriaville a terminé au second rang du championnat Procam Super Truck l'an dernier. Outre dans la série Procam Super Truck, le pilote s'est aussi démarqué dans la classe Sport Compact Élite. Quant à René Blanchet, il s'est illustré dans la série Prolab dans le début des années 2000. 

Ensuite, ayant fait l'acquisition de la voiture de Johnny Gagné, nous pourrons voir lors des programmes de la Série Sportsman Qc, un pilote expérimenté c'est-à-dire Christian Roussin d'Ancienne Lorette. Bien connu dans le monde du stock-car, Roussin qui roulera à bord de la voiture #65, saura lui aussi rehausser la qualité de pilotes en piste pour la saison 2016. 

Avec ces 3 annonces, la Série Sportsman Qc Lucas Oil établit un record d'inscription avant saison avec 40 inscrits présentement. Quelques autres pourraient s'ajouter au groupe avant le début de la saison. 

Ayant annoncé plus tôt le retour de Marc Bégin, nous pouvons vous confirmer qu'il portera le #18 pour la saison 2016. 

Les Mini Sportsman en pleine évolution 

À chaque présence des Mini Sportsman au Salon de l'Auto Sport de Qc, la popularité de ces voitures ne fait aucun doute. Quelques pilotes ont gradué dans les classes régionales pour la prochaine saison rendant quelques voitures disponibles. Le pilote #37 Dany Gariepy a fait l'acquisition d'une d'entre elles qui sera pilotée par son fils, William Gariepy. Aux mêmes couleurs que son père, le pilote âgé de 10 ans qui jusqu'ici évoluait en motocross fera ses premiers tours avec la série Mini Sportsman le 14 mai prochain. 

Aussi, nous pourrons voir en piste le # 77 Cédrik Grenier de Lac Mégantic qui a fait l'acquisition à l'automne dernier de la voiture #70 de Mylane Boutet. 

C'est un réel plaisir d'accueillir ses pilotes qui viendront encore une fois ajouter à la qualité de pilotes déjà présents. 

La Série Sportsman Qc Lucas Oil vous promettent toute une saison; la série de l'heure au Québec! 

Marie-Claude Levasseur, Relationniste 


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