Le natif de St-Joseph-de-Beauce, Raphaël Lessard, mettra le cap sur Brownsburg, Indiana cette semaine, cette fois vers la piste de Lucas Oil Raceway en banlieue d'Indianapolis.


Pour la première fois, Raphaël Lessard participera ce vendredi, à une course de la série CRA, série hautement compétitive du Mid-Ouest, au volant de sa voiture « 99 FRL Express/Team Coach Imaging/Toyota/JBLAudio » de l'équipe David Gilliland Racing.


Le départ de la course CRA Super Series sera donné vers 19 h le vendredi 22 juillet. La voiture no 99 arborera le logo de ses partenaires, www.trdusa.comet Team Coach Imaging (au Québec www.lettrapub.com), une entreprise de la Beauce spécialisée dans l'impression numérique et l'affichage sur des autobus, des véhicules récréatifs, des voitures de course et des remorques pour voitures de course.


Lucas Oil Raceway, aussi appelé Indianapolis Raceway Park, fait parti d'un complex de sport motorisé qui comprend une piste d'accélération de 1.341 km (4,400 pieds) et d'un circuit routier de 4.02 km (2.5 miles). Pour ce qui est du circuit ovale, il est d'une longueur de 805 mètres (0,686 mile).


La course de 100 tours Circle City 100 Presented by CSX Play It Safe.  Vous pouvez suivre en temps réel les performances de Raphaël sur le site www.race-monitor.com.

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New And Familiar Faces Return As SMRS Modifieds Make Inaugural Visit To Tri-County

New And Familiar Faces Return As SMRS Modifieds Make Inaugural Visit To Tri-County


-       For Immediate Release


CHARLOTTE, NC (July 20) – The Tour-type Modifieds of the Southern Modified Racing Series (SMRS) Presented By PASS return to action this Friday night for "Foothills Night At The Races" at Tri-County Motor Speedway.  The series first trip to the multi-groove .416-mile facility will see several familiar faces returning, while the addition of the Mod Lite division will expand the competition throughout the remainder of the 2016 season.  The Mod Lite cars, piloted by drivers like Winston-Salem, NC's Scott Hall, will help grow the starting fields and will see the winner recognized in Victory Lane ceremonies and also receive recognition for the fastest qualifying lap in their respective division.

"I'm excited to get back to racing in the Modified and with PASS and the Southern Modified Racing Series," says Hall.  "Adding the Mod Lites division gives us a stepping stone to the Tour-Type Modifieds.  I have heard great things about the series and am looking forward to our debut on Friday night at Tri-County."

A familiar face that will be making his return to the SMRS Tour this weekend at Tri-County Motor Speedway will be Bobby Measmer, Jr.  Measmer returns following a popular and hard fought win at his hometown track, the Concord Speedway, which saw him take the checkered flag over Burt Myers and Ryan Preece.

"To be able to win at Concord was awesome, it was my first Modified win, plus getting to do it in front of my family and friends, made it that much more special," says Measmer.  "Another thing that win has done is, not only let me, but our team know we can win and be a competitor week in and week out."

Now, still celebrating that Concord win and with local sponsor Crispy's Bar and Grill coming on board, Measmer and the Hughes Motorsports team return to the SMRS feeling confident that they can join John Smith and Jon McKennedy as a two-time winner this season with the series.

            "Our expectations going into this Friday night's race at Tri-County is actually a little different," says Measmer.  "We didn't plan at the beginning of the season to run this race, but with the awesome job that SMRS has done so far this year, we're going to run this race and test a few things hoping to learn something new and still at the same time compete for the win."

In addition to Hall and Measmer, SMRS points leader John Smith, Burt and Jason Myers, and Brandon Ward are all expected, along with Andy Jankowiak, Mike Norman, and more.

The Southern Modified Racing Series Presented By PASS, along with Mid-Atlantic Limited Late Models and Street Stocks, will hit the track this Friday night at Tri-County Motor Speedway, with practice starting at 4 PM, grandstands will open at 6 PM, qualifying at 7 PM, the on track Pit Party at 7:30 PM, and racing starting at 8 PM

             License forms, updated rules, and entry forms for Tri-County Motor Speedway are now posted at SouthernModifiedRacingSeries.com.

The Pro All Stars Series is recognized as North America's premier sanctioning body for asphalt Super Late Models and Modifieds, boasting such marquee events as the legendary HP Hood Oxford 250 at Oxford Plains Speedway and the Easter Bunny 150 at the historic Hickory Motor Speedway.  For technical information concerning any PASS division, please send questions to passracing@roadrunner.com.  For media or marketing questions, please contact Alan Dietz at704-231-2039 or alandietzpass@live.com.  Please visit ProAllStarsSeries.com for more information.  And, don't forget to "Like" the Southern Modified Racing Series on Facebook or follow PASS on Twitter @PASSSLM14 to keep up with breaking news as it happens.


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            With the Mid-Season Championships looming on the horizon this Saturday night, Speedway 51 is gearing up for a big second half of the season which will include the addition of a new division, the Northeast Cyclones, plus several other exciting, fan friendly events.


            This weekend's event, sponsored by Swallow & Sons Concrete will feature double points for all divisions, and with the point battles so tight, you can expect teams to be on the edge all night long. Speedway 51 management also added a Rat Rod, Hot Rod and Muscle Car show which will begin at 3pm. All divisions will be in action including the North Country Ford Late Models, the Sign Depot Tigers, Pepsi /Schweppes Street Stocks, the AB Excavating Daredevils and the White Mountain Community College Pure Stocks all racing for double points. Post time is 5:30pm.


            The new Northeast Cyclone division is the brainchild of racer, Jean Leblanc and Doug Shannon. This bone stock four cylinder, front wheel drive class, and four cylinder pickups will run three times this season beginning on August 13th and continuing on September 3, and September 17th. For information on this division, contact Jean Leblanc at 603-723-8559.


            Looking ahead, the NEMA Midgets (Northeastern Midget Association) rolls into town on Saturday, July 30th, as well as the NEAR vintage racers. The following week, August 6th, the North East Mini Stock Tour visits Speedway 51. On August 20th, The Northeast Street Stock Tour invades the high banks of Grovetona. The North East Mini Stock Tour makes their final appearance on September 10th, and the 2016 seasons championship titles will be decided on September 17th. The final Mud Run of the season will take place on September 18th. The curtain will fall on the season on October 8th with the running of the Fall Brawl. Go-Karting is alive and well at Speedway 51 with over thirty karts competing weekly. This program is excellent for both youngsters and adults, and finally Speedway 51 is proud to announce that they will be hosting the Great North Woods Vintage Snowmobile Series. More info will be available in the near future.


            Speedway 51 offers the most competitive purses in the area, and is always looking forward to have new drivers to come and compete with some of the area's best drivers. Don't forget the new teen admission pricing plan where all teenagers ages 13-16 get into the races for just $5. For more information on purses, racing, and events at Speedway 51, please visit our website at www.speedway51int.com, or call the Track hotline at 802-479-2074. Speedway 51 is located on Brown Road in Groveton, New Hampshire.


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The NASCAR Foundation Board of Directors Adds Two Members

The NASCAR Foundation Board of Directors Adds Two Members

Brown & Brown Insurance's Katie Palmer, Sunoco's Cynthia Archer Join Board 

DAYTONA BEACH, FLA. (July 19, 2016) – The NASCAR Foundation today announced two key additions to its board of directors, further strengthening the organization's leadership and its relationships with business communities on both local and national levels.

Katie Palmer, Florida Personal Lines Leader with Daytona Beach-based Brown & Brown Insurance, and Sunoco LP Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer Cynthia Archer will join the board that is led by Chairwoman Emeritus Betty Jane France and Chairman Mike Helton.

The NASCAR Foundation is NASCAR's charitable arm that works to improve the lives of children in need. It was founded in 2006 by France.

Brown & Brown was founded in Daytona Beach in 1939. The growth of its business model from regional to national scope coincided with that of NASCAR, which started in Daytona Beach in 1947. Sunoco has been the Official Fuel of NASCAR since 2004 and since then, has almost doubled the size of its retail network.

"The NASCAR Foundation is fortunate to now include two new board members who are leaders in their industries," Helton said. "Their successes in each of their organizations represents the leadership that the Foundation is working to achieve as it stays true to its home community of Daytona Beach, while continuing to grow its role and impact all across America."

Palmer, who has been with Brown & Brown since 2012, said she is "extremely honored to join The NASCAR Foundation and to be a part of an organization that is filled with such a passion and dedication for helping today's youth live happier, healthier lives. Thousands of children have received much needed medical treatment and compassionate care through the support of The Foundation and, as an expecting mother, it gives me joy to know I have a hand in continuing the enrichment of children's lives."

Archer is a longtime Sunoco executive who was deeply involved with Sunoco's entrance into the sport in 2004 and with the growth in Sunoco's partnership with NASCAR since then. She has held her current positions since April 2015.

"Sunoco joined the NASCAR family in 2004 and over the last 12 years many of us at Sunoco have come to know so many members of that family and built wonderful relationships that are both professional and personal," Archer said. "Generosity is a hallmark of the NASCAR community, and everyone at Sunoco has been very proud to be part of that.  I am honored to join The NASCAR Foundation board and excited to have a chance to experience first-hand the important contributions being made to improve the lives of children."

About The NASCAR Foundation

The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing Inc. (NASCAR) established The NASCAR Foundation in January 2006 to support initiatives that positively affect the lives of children throughout the United States. The 501(c) (3) non-profit entity partners with medical experts and other charitable organizations to fund children's health care programs. Now celebrating 10 Years of Giving in 2016, The NASCAR Foundation has cumulatively donated $25 million to reach more than one million children. For more information on The NASCAR Foundation, please visit: NASCARfoundation.org. Follow The NASCAR Foundation on Facebook:  www.Facebook.com/NASCARFoundation or on Twitter: @NASCAR_FDN.



Nichole Krieger

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