2017-08-17

ADAM ANDRETTI TO DRIVE AGAIN FOR 22 RACING

ADAM ANDRETTI TO DRIVE AGAIN FOR 22 RACING
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ADAM ANDRETTI TO COMPETE IN 22 RACING ENTRY AGAIN IN 2017

For Immediate Release
 
ADAM ANDRETTI TO COMPETE IN 22 RACING ENTRY AGAIN IN 2017
 
Milverton, ON, August 15, 2017: Exciting news out of the 22 Racing shop as Adam Andretti announced earlier today on 570 News with Mike Farwell that he will drive again for the team in 2017.
 
Adam Andretti made his debut for 22 Racing in the NASCAR Pinty's Series at the Pinty's Grand Prix of Toronto in conjunction with the Toronto Honda Indy in mid-July on a track he had not previously raced on.  He put on a spectacular show coming from the back of the field twice to finish on the podium in 3rd.
 
Now Andretti will return to the NASCAR Pinty's Series to a track he knows and has raced on previously in Trans Am.  He will return to action on Labour Day weekend at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park in the #44 Engineered Components/Anchor Screw & Bolt Dodge for 22 Racing.
 
"I am so pumped to be back at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park," said an enthusiastic Andretti.  "I have not been back since the 2015 Trans Am season.  Ever since the checkered flag fell at the Pinty's Toronto Grand Prix I have been chomping at the bit to get back behind the wheel of the 22 Racing Engineered Components/Anchor Bolt & Screw #44.  I can't think of a better place than CTMP to get my second NASCAR Pinty's Series start.  This place is very special to our family, it even has a straightaway named for my Uncle Mario and is also the site of my father Aldo's last race in 1984.  One thing I do know for sure is there is going to be very tough competition out there.  The toughest arguably coming from my teammates Alex & Marc-Antoine who are coming off very strong performances at Trois-Rivieres last weekend.  As always I am looking forward to interacting with the great race fans at CTMP and battling fierce competition found in the NASCAR Pinty's Series."
 
"I am very excited to have Adam back behind the wheel of one of our 22 Racing entries and no doubt he will be a force to be reckoned with at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park," said team owner Scott Steckly.  "Adam is such a personable guy and loves interacting with fans, teams and other competitors so he is a great addition to our team."
 
The Total 200 from Canadian Tire Motorsport Park will take place on Sept. 1st & 2nd in conjunction with the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. For more information on tickets and schedule please visit canadiantiremotorsportpark.com
 
 
Follow the 22 Racing Team on social media for behind the scenes updates on; Twitter @22RacingTeam & @ScottSteckly22Facebook Fan Page22racingteam and Instagram 22racingteam
 
About 22 Racing:  
22 Racing is owned by 4X NASCAR Pinty's Series Champion Scott Steckly and is based out of Milverton Ontario in a new (2014) 7,500 square foot race shop.  They have fielded teams for drivers such as Christopher Bell, Jacques Villeneuve, James Buescher, Jeb Burton, Kaz Grala, L.P. Dumoulin, Max Papis and many others.  22 Racing provides turnkey solutions for drivers looking to compete in the NASCAR Pinty's Series. The 22 Racing Team is supported by the following sponsors:  Erb Group of Companies, AW Millwrights, Sturdy Formed Concrete, Castrol, Wendell Motors, Twin City Graphics, Auto Glym, Mechanix Wear, Dickies Canada, Great Dane Glasvan, Safety Kleen, Dupli-Color & Permatex.
 
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For more information please contact:
Linda Jones
22 Racing/Driven Motorsport Innovations



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2017-08-16

Thunder Road Inching Closer to Finish Line with U.S. Army Recruiting Night

Thunder Road Inching Closer to Finish Line with U.S. Army Recruiting Night

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                         TR081517-47


<<ATTACHED PHOTO (IMG_9843.JPG): Hinesburg's Bobby Therrien (#5VT) continues to lead the Thunder Road Late Model ranks entering U.S. Army Recruiting Night this Thursday, August 17, with South Burlington's Trampas Demers (#85VT) sitting 21 points back. (Alan Ward photo)>>

 

Barre, Vt. – Barre's Thunder Road nears the zenith of its weekly racing season this Thursday, August 17 with U.S. Army Recruiting Night. The second-to-last Thursday night date on the calendar features a full card of action for the Thunder Road Late Models, Lenny's Shoe & Apparel Flying Tigers, and Allen Lumber Street Stocks as they draw closer to crowning the 2017 track champions.

 

Hinesburg's Bobby Therrien continues to lead the Late Model ranks, currently holding a 21-point edge over South Burlington's Trampas Demers with just three point-counting events remaining. Should he remain on top at season's end, Therrien would become the first driver in modern Thunder Road history to hold titles in three different divisions. He previously won the 2007 Street Stock and 2012 Flying Tiger championships.

 

The Memorial Day Classic winner has ridden solid feature results and outstanding qualifying performances, including four Maplewood Semi-Feature victories, to the head of the standings. Demers has remained within striking distance by leading the division with five podium finishes, including his win in the Vermont Governor's Cup on July 13.

 

Two-time 2017 feature winner Jason Corliss of Barre and defending "King of the Road" Scott Dragon of Milton sit a distant third and fourth in points as the season winds down. Barre's Cody Blake rocketed up to fifth in the rankings after taking the Maplewood Triple Crown last Thursday night.

 

For the first time all season, the Lenny's Shoe & Apparel Flying Tigers have a new name atop the standings. Waterbury Center's Jason Woodard used his fourth feature win of the year last Thursday to wrestle the top spot from Wolcott's Brendan Moodie, who had led the division since Opening Day. The 2014 Champion now has a 16-point lead over the 2015 Champion with four point-counting events left on the schedule.

 

Three-time 2017 winner Trevor Lyman of Hinesburg and 1991 "King of the Road" Dwayne Lanphear of Morrisville are now tied for third in the standings 49 points back of Woodard. Top rookie Jaden Perry of Hardwick completes the top five.

 

Hinesburg's Cooper Bouchard has broken through the pack in the Allen Lumber Street Stocks in the past few weeks and now holds a 38-point advantage over Morrisville's Brandon Lanphear. The battle from second through seventh remains razor-close with Lanphear, Fairfax's Alan Maynard, Wolcott's Jamie Davis, Waterbury Center's Kelsea Woodard, Waitsfield's Kevin Streeter, and Lyndonville's Dean Switser Jr. separated by just 14 points. All are in position to get back in the title hunt should Bouchard run into any difficulties.

 

The next round of the 2017 Thunder Roadseason goes to post at 7:00pm this Thursday, August 17. In addition to the weekly racing action, U.S. Army Recruiting Night will also feature a Junior Champ Kart exhibition event for drivers in the Tuesday night racing series that have completed the Race to Read program. The pit gates will open at 3:30pmand the front gates will open at 5:15pm. Admission is $12 for adults, $3 for kids ages 6-12, and $25 for a family of four (2 adults, 2 kids).

 

For more information, contact the Thunder Road offices at (802) 244-6963media@thunderroadvt.com, or visit www.thunderroadvt.com.

 

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2017-08-14

Brandt Graham Has the (Fast) Time of His Life at Peterborough Speedway

Brandt Graham Has the (Fast) Time of His Life at Peterborough Speedway

By Jim Clarke, Clarke Motorsports Communications/First Draft Media

 

Considering the level of success he has attained since becoming a regular on the Lucas Oil Sportsman Cup Series schedule, it might be quicker to list the things Brandt Graham hasn't done, than the things he has. Saturday, August 12th, the 19 year-old from Orono, Ontario – who is the reigning series champion – set a new track record during qualifying at Peterborough Speedway, with a lap of 14.50 seconds; eclipsing a mark that had stood since August of 2015. And that was just for starters.

 

In the fast-time re-draw, the second-generation speedster was matched-up with a young fan whose ballcap selection allowed him to keep the inside front row starting spot that he'd earned earlier in the night. From the drop of the green flag, the #14 machine was on rails, allowing Graham to build-up an advantage of nearly 8 or 9 car lengths on the second-place runner and begin working through cars at the back of the field when the first caution flag waved with 16 laps complete.

 

"Even though there had been bit of rain before we got on the track for our first practice session, the car felt great," said the recent graduate of Durham College. "We went through some of our notes from last year and jotted-down a few ideas of things we could change, but stayed on course with the car almost exactly as it had rolled off the trailer."

 

On the restart, Brandt Graham was once again in control of the field. He ran consistent speeds and hit his marks lap-after-lap. Just as he was about to lap the 3rd place car in the running order on the 70th circuit, another yellow flag slowed the field. With caution laps being counted as green during the later stages, the team set-up their driver for the final shootout.

 

"Its nice to have a calming voice in my ear, but there wasn't too much to say," Graham said. "They told me that the #4 car looked to be getting stronger, but to just keep doing what I'd been doing and everything should work out."

 

Everything did work out for Brandt Graham, who claimed his second main event win of the year, leading all 100 laps in a wire-to-wire finish. After waiting more than a month since his last start, the team will return to action Saturday, August 19th when the Lucas Oil Sportsman Cup Series heads back to Flamboro Speedway for The Basement Store 100.

 

Brandt Graham's 2017 Lucas Oil Sportsman Cup Series Schedule

 

Saturday, May 13th:               Flamboro Speedway

Time trialed 3rd, started 4th (after fast 5 redraw). Finished 2nd.

 

Saturday, July 1st:                  Flamboro Speedway

Time trialed 2nd, won both 50 lap segments.

Saturday, July 8th:                  Sauble Speedway

Time trialed 1st, started 5th (after Fast 5 redraw). Finished 3rd

 

Saturday, August 12th:           Peterborough Speedway

Time trialed 1st, started 1st (after Fast 5 redraw). Finished 1st.

Saturday, August 19th:           Flamboro Speedway

 

Saturday, September 16th:    Flamboro Speedway

 

Graham Racing is pleased to have sponsorship support from Full Circle Automation, Arcade Pools, J & M Restoration, Hot Rod Swag, Goat Transportation Inc., Mayhew Graphics and DJD Graphics for this year's program.

 

Follow the team behind the scenes and at the track by checking @Graham_Racing on Twitter and the Graham Racing page atwww.facebook.com. Look forwww.graham98racing.com, an Image Factor web-site. Clarke Motorsports Communications is proud to support the 2017 season for Graham Racing.


Photo attachment: Morgan Amber Photography

 

Brandt Graham celebrates his second Lucas Oil Sportsman Cup Series victory with family, friends and fans – Saturday, August 12th – at Peterborough Speedway.

 

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




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2017-08-13

Eddie Mac has the knack at Beech Ridge



(Travis Ingerson photo attached:  Eddie MacDonald celebrates Coastal 100 win at Beech Ridge Motor Speedway)

 

 

Eddie Mac has the knack at Beech Ridge 

 

For Immediate Release                                                             ACT-081317-1

 

SCARBOROUGH, Maine – Eddie MacDonald passed American Canadian Tour (ACT) point leader Scott Payea for the lead on lap 41 and went on to win the Coastal 100 at Beech Ridge Motor Speedway Saturday.

 

MacDonald was shadowed by Payea the rest of the way as race stayed under green from start to finish. His winning margin of three car-lengths was the farthest MacDonald ever got from Payea, who was attempting to break his own record of four consecutive ACT Late Model wins.

 

"I was glad to be able to steal a little thunder from him, he's having a great year," MacDonald said. "It was starting to look like the race was going to stay green and I wanted the lead if I could get it."

 

Jimmy Hebert finished third well behind the leaders a short distance head of a torrid battle for fourth that went to Jean-Francois Dery.

 

Rowland Robinson Jr. (from 13th) was a close fifth, three feet ahead of Oren Remick, who edged out Rich Dubeau to finish 6th.

 

Miles Chipman, Dillon Moltz and Shawn Swallow completed the top ten.

 

"Eddie wanted to get racy early," Payea said. "I decided to let him go and wait for a yellow to cool the tires, but it never came. I can't be disappointed. Any time you have a solid finish up front, you don't want to ask for more."

 

Payea started on the outside pole and quickly grabbed the lead. Remick took up hot pursuit from the fourth starting spot before yielding second place to MacDonald on lap 23.

 

At the halfway mark, MacDonald was in front with Payea glued to his bumper while Hebert worked underneath Remick for third, several car-lengths off the pace.

 

"I got pushed up the track some racing the 30-car (Dubeau) and I found the outside had come in and I got going better," Hebert said, "but I needed a caution. I used the tires up some trying to stay with the leaders."

 

MacDonald's win was his first ACT victory this season. He has five top-5's in his last five starts at Beech Ridge, including a win in 2013.

 

"We changed the car a lot," MacDonald said. "I love coming out and racing with ACT. Thanks to my team and my sponsors Hancock Electric, Exit Realty, Annie Mac Home Mortgages and Grimm Construction."

 

Miles Chipman, Josh Masterson and Payea won the qualifying heats.

 

The next event on the American Canadian Tour is at White Mountain Motorsports Park Saturday, August 19.

 

For more information, visit www.acttour.com or www.whitemountainmotorsports.com.

 

Beech Ridge Coastal 100 Finish – starting position in (*)

  1. Eddie MacDonald (3) 2. Scott Payea (2) 3. Jimmy Hebert (7) 4. Jean-Francois Dery (11) 5. Rowland Robinson Jr. (13) 6. Oren Remick (4) 7. Rich Dubeau (5) 8. Miles Chipman (8) 9. Dillon Moltz (17) 10. Shawn Swallow (1) 11. Jason Corliss (6) 12. Kyle Welch (10) 13. Mike Ziter (21) 14. Josh Masterson (9) 15. Claude Leclerc (16) 16. Jimmy Linardy (20) 17. TJ Moreshead (18) 18. Mark Hudson (19) 19. Ray Christian III (15) 20. Spencer Morse (14) 21. Mark Jenison (12)


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2017-08-12

ATTACHED PHOTO: Devil's Bowl Speedway in West Haven, Vt., will return to full-time Dirt Track racing on its half-mile oval in 2018.  (Barry Snelling/Devil's Bowl Speedway photo)


Devil's Bowl Speedway Returning to Dirt Racing Full-Time in 2018

Asphalt era closing with Late Model 100 on September 2; ACT event cancelled

 

For Immediate Release                                                                                                                                                                                 DBS-081217-1

 

WEST HAVEN, Vt. – Devil's Bowl Speedway is going back to its roots: Full-time dirt track racing will return in 2018.  After eight years with an asphalt half-mile, with the last four years running with both asphalt and dirt layouts, the Rutland County facility will have an all-new half-mile dirt surface for its 52nd season.

The changeover marks the third period in the speedway's history that dirt racing will be held on a half-mile surface; the track was similar in its first four seasons from 1967 to 1970 and again from 1975 through 2009.  Asphalt racing has been held on the half-mile oval twice, from 1971 through 1974, and most recently from 2010 to the present.  A 3/10-mile dirt track was built in the infield of the half-mile in 2014 and has operated simultaneously with the asphalt track since then.

The asphalt surface will remain intact as a solid base.  A fresh new layer of natural Champlain Valley clay, which will be excavated from the speedway property in West Haven, will be laid down over the asphalt beginning in early September.  About half of the width of the current infield dirt track will be also used, creating a racing surface approximately 75-80 feet wide with progressive banking in the corners.  Should time and weather permit, an open test session will be held on the new surface in the fall.

In addition to the surface change, initial plans also call for an infield pit road to be constructed for use in long-distance races, and early preparation is underway to raise the height of the grandstand bleacher seating in order to provide a better viewing experience for race fans.  Racing at Devil's Bowl Speedway will continue under sanctioning from the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series for the eighth consecutive year in 2018.

Recent increases in car counts and participation in the asphalt track's Super Stock and Mini Stock support classes have been encouraging, but the headline Sportsman Modified and Late Model divisions have ultimately proven to not be sustainable as weekly attractions.

In addition, Devil's Bowl Speedway owners Mike and Alayne Bruno are hoping to lessen the workload for a dedicated group of staff, volunteers, and family.  With asphalt racing on Saturday nights and dirt racing on Sunday nights, the current operational aspect of the facility has created a grinding seven-day work week.

 "This decision is something that we have worked hard on for the last three years," Mike Bruno said.  "This is very bittersweet for me and my family.  We have always loved asphalt racing and we are very proud of what we have accomplished during our six years at Devil's Bowl.  We will always be grateful for the support of our drivers and teams across all of our divisions through the good times and the bad times.  Unfortunately, we feel that asphalt racing is heading in the wrong direction in this region and we have to make a change.  We are excited to turn the page and start fresh with a brand new dirt track at Devil's Bowl and build toward the future."

Bruno made the announcement on Saturday afternoon prior to the asphalt racing event that evening and thanked the teams for their dedication since Bruno took ownership of Devil's Bowl Speedway in November 2011.  Bruno recognized several drivers by name for their support including Ron Proctor, Vince Quenneville Jr., and Robert Bryant Jr., who have competed in every event for their respective divisions since that time.

Bruno also announced changes to the end of the 2017 stock car racing schedule.  Due to below-average car counts in the weekly Sportsman Modified division, the two-day "Vermont Championship Weekend" event on September 9-10 has been cancelled and officials from the American-Canadian Tour have agreed to remove that series' doubleheader from their schedule.

Devil's Bowl Speedway's asphalt racing era will draw to a close on Labor Day weekend with a huge event on the afternoon of Saturday, September 2.  A 100-lap Late Model race will be the main event, along with an Enduro.  Sportsman Modifieds will run the annual "Leon Gonyo Memorial" event, and the Super Stocks and Mini Stocks will have extra-distance feature races.  The Bandit Youth and Ladies Mini Stock classes will also be on hand.

Racing will start at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 2.  The final Asphalt Track Champions will be crowned in the Sportsman Modified, Super Stock, and Mini Stock divisions, and the annual pig roast barbecue party and bonfire will be held in the evening along with music and a fireworks display.  General admission will be $20 for adults, $18 for seniors, $5 for teenagers (age 13-17), and free for kids age 12 and under.

Devil's Bowl Speedway is located on Route 22A in West Haven, Vt., four miles north of U.S. Route 4, Exit 2.  For more information, visit www.DevilsBowlSpeedwayVT.com or call (802) 265-3112.  Devil's Bowl Speedway is on Facebook at @DevilsBowlSpeedway and on Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat at @DevilsBowlSpeed; follow the action using the hashtag #DevilsBowl.

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2017-08-11

APRÈS DEUX TOP 10 EN 3 JOURS, RAPHAEL LESSARD VISE MAINTENANT UN PODIUM EN FIN DE SEMAINE AU FLAT ROCK SPEEDWAY

APRÈS DEUX TOP 10 EN 3 JOURS, RAPHAEL LESSARD VISE MAINTENANT

UN PODIUM EN FIN DE SEMAINE AU FLAT ROCK SPEEDWAY

 

Raphaël Lessard, le jeune pilote du programme de développement Toyota (TRD), se sent d'attaque pour sa troisième course en sept jours et il ne vise rien de moins qu'un podium, suite à ses deux TOP 10 de dimanche et mercredi soirs derniers. 

 

Samedi, le Beauceron participera au Level Pebble 200 de la série CRA au Flat Rock Speedway, de Flat Rock au Michigan, une course de 125 tours, et il anticipe avec plaisir la pause de deux semaines qui suivra cette semaine folle.

 

Le Flat Rock Speedway est un petit ovale d'à peine 1/4 de mille (0,25 mile/0,4 km) avec un record de piste pour Late Models de 12,034  secondes établi en 2012 par Travis Braden.

 

Vous pourrez suivre le déroulement de la course sur Facebook et  Twitter de la CRA uniquement.

 

 

Qui :          Raphaël Lessard et la Toyota Camry #99 FRL Express/Toyota-TRD/JBL Audio

                    de l'équipe de course David Gilliland Racing

 

Quoi :        Level  Pebble 200, une course de 125 tours de la Champion Racing Association (CRA)

 

Quand :    Qualifications :  samedi, 12 août à 17 h 45 HAE  (horaire de la journée)

                    Course :  samedi, 12 août à  ± 19 h 30 HAE

 

Où :            Flat Rock Speedway, Flat Rock, Michigan


 

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2017-08-10

Derek Lynch Loads-Up for the Inaugural APC Pro Late Model Weekend at Jukasa Motor Speedway



Derek Lynch Loads-Up for the Inaugural APC Pro Late Model Weekend at Jukasa Motor Speedway

By Jim Clarke, Clarke Motorsports Communications/First Draft Media

 

The name on the gate leading into the pit area may have changed and the track layout is different, but Warkworth, Ontario's Derek Lynch is excited about returning the site of one of the biggest victories of his racing career.

 

"Its hard to believe its been 30 years," said the 46 year-old, when talking about his 1988 win at the McKerlie-Millen Classic, in a race that had more than 100 entries. "The former Cayuga Speedway has been very good to me over the years and it'll be great to get back there Saturday and Sunday, August 26th and 27th for a pair of 75 lap events with the APC Pro Late Model Tour".

 

His extensive motorsports calling began in karting in 1981 and transitioned to stock cars in 1986, Derek Lynch has an impressive resume behind the steering wheel and behind the scenes. His win list includes a U.S. Memorial Day checkered flag in 1994 at Thunder Road in Barre, Vermont, the Oxford 250 in 1994 and a NASCAR Pinty's Series victory at Cayuga, while being named NASCAR Pinty's Series Driver of the Year in 2007. Along the way, there were also selected starts on the NASCAR North Tour in 1995 and 1996, as well as events with the Ontario Super Late Model and ACT Series.

 

Lynch also logged time working in the North Carolina NASCAR shops of Bobby Allison Racing, Stavola Brothers, Darrell Waltrip Motorsports and Dale Earnhardt Incorporated. From 2004 to 2012, he was General Manager at Kawartha Speedway in Fraserville, Ontario; but his first love has always been turning laps at some of the finest raceways in North America.

 

"Everyone has been talking about the first ever event at Jukasa since the 2017 APC Pro Late Model schedule was announced," Lynch said. "I think the track will be similar to how I remember it, but with the new asphalt, there will likely be a ton of grip. We'll get a chance to run some practice laps to get a feel for the place and make some set-up notes prior to the race. That'll help get the car ready for action. From there, almost anything can happen."

 

In addition to the Twin 75's – that will also include NASCAR legend Ken Schrader – at Jukasa, Derek Lynch is also scheduled to run the Great Canadian 100 – Saturday, September 16th – at Delaware Speedway. Neither event would be possible without the help of his crew, including his father Dave Lynch, Bill Hasiuk, Kevin Ardron, Gene Depot and Bob Franks. Lynch also thanks his uncle Mike Lynch at Mike Lynch Auto Body for paint work on the car, along with Howie Crowe, Larry Crowe Sr. and Larry Crowe Jr.

 

Sponsorship support for the #15 Dodge Charger comes Jerry, Bob & Bill Hasiuk and their families at Hasiuk Trailer Rentals, Bryan Cathcart & Denise McCullough from Apsley-Peterborough Transport and John, Mark & Dave Stewart from J.J. Stewart Motors.

 

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

 

Warkworth, Ontario's Derek Lynch is getting ready for the inaugural APC Pro Late Model Weekend – August 26th and 27th – at Jukasa Motor Speedway.

 

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


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PASS South Teams Anticipate “New” South Boston This Weekend

PASS South Teams Anticipate "New" South Boston This Weekend

 

-       For Immediate Release

 

CHARLOTTE, NC (August 10) – After competing at Virginia's South Boston Speedway for over a decade, Pro All Stars Series (PASS) South Super Late Model teams can throw their notes away as the prepare for this Saturday night's 150 lapper.  Over the winter, South Boston Speedway received a facelift that included the repaving of the 4/10-mile racetrack.

The South's original Super Late Model tour returns to South Boston led by two fan favorite's from nearby Durham, NC, the father-son duo of Jay and Tate Fogleman.  Jay, the former two-time PASS National Champion, recently tested at South Boston and while he might not know exactly what to expect on Saturday night, he is sure of one thing.

 "It's fast, really, really fast," says Fogleman, driver of the Fogleman Soils Ford #8.  "The track is really smooth and has a ton of grip.  Usually we have at least two grooves at South Boston, but I'm not sure how it will play out this year with all the grip in the corners.  I think a lot of teams will be fast due to the grip and I think that will make qualifying and the redraw even more important than usual."

After stepping back in recent years to focus on his son Tate's racing career, Jay climbed back behind the wheel at Southern National in the most recent PASS South Super Late Model race and finished fifth.  While Tate continues to be the priority, Jay will be back behind the wheel this weeknd at South Boston hoping for a win, but with an eye towards the Oxford 250.

"Getting Tate wins and championships is still the priority for us, but me going back racing some gives us the chance to try and few things out and help him," says Fogleman.  "The only race where I will be the focus is the Oxford 250.  Tate is going to come up to Oxford and crew chief for me there, but other than that, I'm here to help him out as much as I can.  If I can get a win, that's great, but getting Tate some wins is still the focus.

Among the pre-entries, the Foglemans will be joined by championship contenders Matt Craig, Kodie Conner, Dave Farrington, Jr., and Sarah Cornett-Ching.  Kevin Powell returns to the driver's seat in the New Day Motorsports entry for the first time since being sidelined in a hard crash at Caraway Speedway a few years ago.  Jared Fryar will be back for his second straight PASS South start, while Virginia driver Tim Pinion returns to his homestate looking to raise awareness Fanconi Anemia Research.

All the action gets under way on Friday at South Boston Speedway with open practice for all competing divisions from 9 AM– 5 PM.  On Saturday, practice will begin at 2 PM with qualifying starting at 5 PM for the PASS South Super Late Models and NASCAR Late Model Stocks, followed by the pit party at 6 PM and main events scheduled to start at approximately 7 PM

  PASS Super Late Model entry forms for South Boston Speedway, along with entry forms for the 44th Annual Scott's Recreation Oxford 250 presented by Fastway Trailer Products and the Mason-Dixon MegaMeltdown 300 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 Oxford 250 at Oxford Plains Speedway and PASS South's Easter Bunny 150 and Mason-Dixon MegaMeltdown 300 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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JEAN-FRANÇOIS DUMOULIN EN PISTE CHEZ LUI, AU GRAND PRIX DE TROIS-RIVIÈRES

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JEAN-FRANÇOIS DUMOULIN EN PISTE CHEZ LUI, AU GRAND PRIX DE TROIS-RIVIÈRES

Série NASCAR Pinty's : Neuvième épreuve

 

Trois-Rivières (Québec, Canada), 9 août 2017 –  Pour Jean-François Dumoulin, le mythique circuit du Grand Prix de Trois-Rivières est LE rendez-vous annuel. Aux commandes de la voiture #04 Spectra Premium / Bernier Crépeau / Groupe Bellemare / MIA, pour la 23e année consécutive, c'est toujours avec le même engouement que le Trifluvien prendra le départ de l'épreuve Reine du week-end, ce dimanche 13 août à 14h18.

 

« Nous sommes impatients d'être en piste au Grand Prix de Trois-Rivières. Depuis le début de la saison, la voiture de circuit routier se comporte bien et nous avons obtenu des résultats intéressants sur ce type de tracé. L'équipe #04 Spectra Premium / Bernier Crépeau / Groupe Bellemare / MIA est confiante pour l'épreuve à Trois-Rivières, la compétition sera relevée et nous sommes là pour performer, » mentionne Jean-François Dumoulin.

 

De la Formule Atlantique à la NASCAR

A travers les séries et les pistes parcourues par les frères Dumoulin en Amérique du Nord, le Grand Prix de Trois-Rivières est l'événement qui est le plus teinté de souvenirs. Premiers tours de piste, apprentissage et succès, ce circuit est témoin de l'évolution de cette passion chez les Dumoulin. Jean-François Dumoulin est un pilote reconnu tant en piste que dans son métier d'instructeur de pilotage.

 

« Courir dans les rues de Trois-Rivières, c'est un retour aux sources. Au cours des éditions, j'ai eu l'opportunité d'y participer en Formule Ford et en Formule Atlantique qui étaient des séries très compétitives, comme American Le Mans, Grand-Am. Je suis fier de faire partie de la série NASCAR Pinty's et de représenterSpectra Premium ainsi que tous les partenaires provenant, entre autres de la région de la Mauricie et qui, depuis 23 ans, sont à nos côtés. C'est pour eux que je cours avec fierté dans notre ville natale », mentionne le pilote de la voiture #04 Spectra Premium / Bernier Crépeau / Groupe Bellemare / MIA.



  Actions, implications, renouveau et avec toujours autant de passion. Félicitations à Dominic Fugère et à l'ensemble des leaders/équipes à travers le temps qui, d'année en année, ont cru au potentiel de l'événement, l'ont fait grandir, évoluer et propulser vers la notoriété qu'il connait aujourd'hui. Que souhaiter de plus que la pérennité pour encore plusieurs décennies à venir...

 

C'est un rendez-vous à ne pas manquer, la 48e édition de cet événement international a tout prévu pour ravir de passion et de plaisir les petits comme les grands. Nous vous attendons!

BLIZT de défoulement contre le cancer…coursez avec nous !  

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​Trois-Rivières nous attend…gageons que les coffres des bolides des frères Dumoulin ne seront pas suffisants pour accueillir toutes les signatures… Relèverez-vous le défi avec nous ?

Nous poursuivons le Grand défoulement avec la Fondation québécoise du cancer. Dès vendredi, les bénévoles seront présents au paddock de Dumoulin Compétition pour recueillir vos dons. 

 « Les 50 Tours Can-Am » sera télédiffusé en direct sur RDS dimanche le 13 août

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