2017-02-28

LINDA VAUGHN – THE LEGENDARY ‘FIRST LADY OF MOTORSPORTS – TO APPEAR AT MOTORAMA

 


LINDA VAUGHN – THE LEGENDARY 'FIRST LADY OF MOTORSPORTS – TO APPEAR AT MOTORAMA

March 10, 11 & 12, 2017 at Toronto's International Centre

 

TORONTO, ON // FEBRUARY 28, 2017 • There are few people who compare to Linda Vaughn when it comes to being a popular and integral part of the world of motorsports for such an extended period of time.

 

Originally from Georgia, Linda Vaughn first came to prominence as Miss Atlanta Raceway, before gaining world-wide fame as Miss Hurst Golden Shifter. For more than 55 years, Vaughn has been adored by fans and has amassed an incredible list of experiences as a true industry insider.

 

Linda Vaughn will be in attendance at the upcoming Motorama Custom Car & Motorsports Expo Presented by Mothers, signing copies of her new book, 'Linda Vaughn: The First Lady of Motorsports.' She'll also be participating in 'meet & greets' and signing autographs and taking pictures with Motorama showgoers.

 

Motorama takes place March 10, 11 & 12 at Toronto's International Centre, across the road from Pearson International Airport.

 

Now a resident of California, Vaughn's recently released autobiography is jammed with photographs and stories about her life as a sex symbol and her career as a successful marketer of automotive products. In the book, she also discusses her friendships and the experiences she's shared with some of the most famous and successful people in motorsports.

 

"It's been several years since I've made an appearance in Toronto and I'm looking forward to meeting Canadian racing fans and car lovers at Motorama," said Vaughn. "I'm also very proud of my new book and I think it will be of great interest to anyone who loves racing."

 

Discussing Linda Vaughn coming toMotorama, show co-promoter David Weber said, "Linda Vaughn is a true motorsports legend. I read a review of her book and it said she is likely the most photographed personality in automotive and motorsports history. We're very excited that she's coming to Motorama."

 

Linda Vaughn will be at Motorama on Saturday, March 11 and Sunday, March 12. Details of her appearance times will be published on MotoramaShow.com.

 

ABOUT THE MOTORAMA CUSTOM CAR & MOTORSPORTS EXPO: The third annualMotorama Custom Car & Motorsports Expo Presented by Mothers takes place March 10, 11 & 12, 2017 at The International Centre, across from Toronto's Pearson International Airport. The show features more than 300,000 square feet of custom cars, hot rods, racing vehicles of all kinds, tuners, displays and exhibitors. Motorama is Canada's biggest late-winter celebration of automobiles and motorsports. For information about the show, including tickets, sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities, and more, call (416) 962-7223, email info@MotoramaShow.com or visit www.MotoramaShow.com.

 

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2017-02-26

SPEEDWAY51: BOOGITY, BOOGITY, BOOGITY LET’S GO RACING BOYS AND GIRLS!

BOOGITY, BOOGITY, BOOGITY

LET'S GO RACING BOYS AND GIRLS!

 

            From the words of the legendary Darrell Waltrip, it's time to go racing at Speedway 51 in Groveton, New Hampshire. The Daytona 500 has come and gone and now it's time to dig those racecars out of the snow banks, gather up the crew in the garage, and get them racers ready for the pre-season car shows, and opening day set for Saturday, May 6, 2017.

 

            Excitement is at an all time high this year at Speedway 51 as many positive changes are taking place in the rulebooks, and the track operations. The all new North Country Ford Late Models will have a five race series this season with solid big buck purses. With a minimum of twenty cars, the winners share will be a minimum of $1,500 for 75 laps, or $2,000 for a 100 lap event. The purse will be solid throughout the field. The NC Ford Late Models will be on 9" Hoosier rubber this year, and they will be allowed to run bump stops on the cars. Bump stops help in adjusting the cars suspension. The total tire bill to run the full season is estimated at just $2,200. The NC Ford Series allow teams that don't want to race a full season to race a limited schedule, and spend a good amount of the summer with their families, and race at other venues if they would like.

 

            Interest is huge as well in the Limited Sportsman class, (Formerly known as Tiger Sportsman) as the free tire offer by Track owner, Joey Laquerre has this divisions racers buzzing throughout the entire racing community. Racers in this class run on used American Racer Late Model tires which can be collected from Late Model teams, or taken from Speedway 51's tire inventory free of charge. There is a $20 branding fee which goes directly into the drivers point fund. The winners share of the point fund is estimated to be close to $4,000.

 

            The highly competitive Street Stock class has very few if any new rules for 2017. They will be running on the same tire as rac4ed upon in 2016. The Daredevil division looks to be stronger than ever as several new youngsters will be in line to race this season. This will be the first year in many that the kids will not be racing for points. The Pepsi Pure Stocks will return as well in 2017. These six cylinder beauties will see some new faces for in the upcoming season.

 

            Two new divisions will roll onto the Speedway in 2017. First, the White Mountains Community College Cyclones will make their debut. This basically stock class will fit nicely into the tracks plans for 2017. Joining the Cyclones will be the return of the Angels, ladies division. They will be using the same type cars as the Cyclones and should be very entertaining.

 

            One new item that is mandatory for 2017 is the use of the Raceiver or a scanner. These devices are a one way communication device that allows the Race Director to communicate with the drivers. This will help with lineups, problems on the track, and the ability to diffuse any issues that need the Race Directors attention. Raceivers are on sale on-line at www.raceivers.com. They are just $99.95 and they also have packages with earbuds, etc available. Regular scanners are also allowed.

 

            We are presently working on the Car Show schedule, and that should be ready to announce in the next couple of weeks. Many sponsorship packages are available at various prices. Get your businesses on board for the 2017 race season. For more information on Speedway 51, or to inquire about the numerous packages that are being offered, contact Dick Therrien at 802-274-8823, or Jon Dunkling at 802-371-8132. See the entire schedule of events on our website, and for more information on this event and others, please visit the website at www.speedway51int.com, or call the Track hotline at 802-479-2074. Speedway 51 is located on Craggy Road in Groveton, New Hampshire.


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2017-02-24

Truck & Tractor Pulls, Demolition Derby, Drag Racing Coming to Devil’s Bowl Speedway




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AlteredTractor_1200.jpg: Devil's Bowl Speedway in West Haven, Vt., will host Truck & Tractor Pulls twice in 2017 - on May 13 and July 8.


DemoDerby.jpg: Devil's Bowl Speedway in West Haven, Vt., will host a Demolition Derby on Saturday, May 13.


DieselTruck_1200.jpg: Devil's Bowl Speedway in West Haven, Vt., will host Truck & Tractor Pulls twice in 2017 - on May 13 and July 8.


Drags.jpg: Devil's Bowl Speedway in West Haven, Vt., will host amateur drag racing in a four-event Wednesday night series in 2017 - on May 24June 21July 19, and August 23.




Truck & Tractor Pulls, Demolition Derby, Drag Racing Coming to Devil's Bowl Speedway

New motorsports events to highlight busy summer

 

For Immediate Release                                                                                                                                                                                 DBS-022417-1

 

WEST HAVEN, Vt. – The ground will shake in 2017 with a series of exciting, all-new motorsports events at Devil's Bowl Speedway.  The scenic Vermont facility has added a slate of new, high-adrenalin attractions for motorsports fans of all kinds, promising to bring a thrill to fans of all types of horsepower.  While weekly NASCAR Whelen All-American Series-sanctioned stock car racing continues on the asphalt oval on Saturday nights and on the dirt oval on Sunday nights, the new events will offer a different style of heart-pounding action.

Trucks and tractors will have a thundering presence at Devil's Bowl in 2017.  The inaugural "Rutland County Rumble" will be held on Saturday, May 13, as the region's top pulling tractors and trucks will be on hand for an intense display of power and torque.  The popular Altered Farm Tractor class will headline the program, and also chasing the "full pull" will be three truck divisions: Super Stock 4x4, 2.6 Pro Diesel, and 2.5 Diesel.

The pulling event begins at 12:00 noon on May 13, followed that same evening by a wild-and-crazy Demolition Derby – the first at Devil's Bowl Speedway in several years.  The hard-hitting smashfest is open to any 4-cylinder or 6-cylinder car and will see action through heats, consolations, and a $1,000-to-win feature event.

Truck & Tractor Pulls return on Saturday, July 8, at 12:00 noon, for a second earthshaking event with the same four classes.  The pulling show kicks off "Fast 'N' Dirty Weekend" which also features the New England Pro Truck Series in the "Fast 55" Saturday night on the Asphalt Track and the "Dirty 30" Sunday night on the Dirt Track.

Devil's Bowl is also revving up with another kind of straight-line speed at the brand new "Show & Go" Wednesday Night Drag Series.   The four-race series is old-school fun all the way: A 200-foot, two-lane drag strip will be set up on the frontstretch of the Asphalt Track with heads-up, double-elimination bracket races crowning winners in each class.  Trophies and bragging rights will be on the line on May 24June 21July 19, and August 23.

The drags are open to anyone with a valid driver's license, with no experience required.  Virtually any kind of motorized vehicle is welcome including cars, trucks, vans, motorcycles, ATVs, and more; vehicles will be paired up with similar entries across a variety of racing brackets.  Pit passes will be just $10.00, plus a $10.00 registration fee per bracket for racers.  Grandstand admission is just $5.00 per person and free for kids age 12 and under.

Also on tap for the first time are the Rusty Wallace Racing Experience and the Kenny Wallace Dirt Racing Experience.  Fans can strap in and drive or ride along in real Late Models, Modifieds, and Sprint Cars following a morning training curse with professional instructors.  The Wallace Racing Experience will be at Devil's Bowl Speedway on the Asphalt Track on Saturday, August 26, and on the Dirt Track on Sunday, August 27; for more information, visit www.RaceWithRusty.com or www.DirtRaceWithKenny.com.

Rules and information for all pulling, demolition derby, and drag racing events are now available on Devil's Bowl Speedway's official website atwww.DevilsBowlSpeedwayVT.com under the "Info" tab.

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.comor call (802) 265-3112.  Devil's Bowl Speedway is on Facebook at facebook.com/DevilsBowlSpeedway and on Twitter and Instagram at @DevilsBowlSpeed; follow the action using the #DevilsBowl hashtag.

 

Devil's Bowl Speedway – West Haven, Vt.

2017 Schedule of Special Events (schedule subject to change)                                                                                                                     

Sat., May 13 – 12:00 p.m. – "Rutland County Rumble" –Truck & Tractor Pulls/Demolition Derby

Wed., May 24 – 7:00 p.m. – Show & Go Wednesday Night Drag Series

Wed., June 21 – 7:00 p.m. – Show & Go Wednesday Night Drag Series

Sat., July 8 – 12:00 p.m. – "Fast 'N' Dirty Weekend" – Truck & Tractor Pulls

Wed., July 19 – 7:00 p.m. – Show & Go Wednesday Night Drag Series

Wed., Aug. 23 – 7:00 p.m. – Show & Go Wednesday Night Drag Series

Sat., Aug. 26 – 9:00 a.m. – Rusty Wallace Racing Experience

Sun., Aug. 27 – 9:00 a.m. – Kenny Wallace Dirt Racing Experience

 

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CALENDRIER 2017 AUTODROME MONTMAGNY

CALENDRIER 2017


13 MAI–SAMEDI----INSPECTIONS+PRATIQUES AVEC BONUS 

LE COMBO <HABITATIONS DANY LAGACÉ 300>


20 MAI–SAMEDI----SPORTSMAN 150--MINI SPORTSMAN—S.C.ÉLITE ORICOM--ENDURO CLASSE HOBBY (100) 

21 MAI– DIMANCHE---SUPER LATE PASS NORTH 150—PROCAM—VINTAGE 

10 JUIN – SAMEDI --- 
ACT--PROCAM- SPORTSMAN—MINI-SPORTSMANS--S.C.ÉLITE ORICOM--CLASSE HOBBY 

24 JUIN – SAMEDI --- 
ACT--PROCAM—SPORTSMAN--MINI-SPORTSMAN--S.C.ÉLITE ORICOM-CLASSE HOBBY 

POINT ZÉRO AUTODROME MONTMAGNY> 
STOCK CAR-DRAG-DRIFT
SPÉCIAL ENFANTS


8 JUILLET—SAMEDI - PROCAM—VINTAGE--S.C.ÉLITE ORICOM—CLASSE HOBBY–DRAG—DRIFT 

22 JUILLET -SAMEDI--- ACT--PROCAM--SPORTSMAN—MINI-SPORTSMAN—S.C.ÉLITE--CLASSE HOBBY 

2 SEPT–SAMEDI-
ACT--PROCAM—SPORTSMAN--MINI-SPORTSMAN-VINTAGE--S.C.ÉLITE ORICOM--CLASSE HOBBY 

SUJET À CHANGEMENT SANS PRÉAVIS

Comme vous LE CONSTATER le programme de stock car annoncé pour le 19 août est annulé. Il y avait conflit d'horaire avec Drift Canada.

Pour informations supplémentaires, communiquez avec M. Sylvain Doyon au 450-360-9217

Bonne saison 2017,

André Gagnon, 
Directeur adjoint et Relationniste
Division Stock Car
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SPEEDWAY 51 SCHEDULE UPDATE

2017 SPEEDWAY 51 SCHEDULE

 

SAT, MAY 6       DOWNTOWN GROVETON CAR SHOW, 11AM-1PM, PARADE TO TRACK AT                               `              1:15PM, FREE TO PUBLIC, SAFETY INSPECTIONS AND PRACTICE FROM 2PM                                      UNTIL 4:30PM

 

SAT, MAY 6       REGULAR SHOW, TIGERS, STREET STOCKS, DAREDEVILS, CYCLONES, ANGELS

                                            

*SAT, MAY 13               NAPA SPECTACULAR SPRING FLING LATE MODEL 100 SEASON                                 OPENER, TIGERS, STREET STOCKS, DAREDEVILS

                                            

SAT, MAY 20     TIGER SPECIAL, STREET STOCKS, DAREDEVILS, PURE STOCKS, KIDS BIKE                                              RACES   

 

SAT, MAY 27     WICKED GOOD VINTAGE RACERS, TIGERS, STREET STOCKS, DAREDEVILS,                 CYCLONES, ANGELS. MILITARY FREE NIGHT

 

*SAT, JUNE 3  RACE INTO SUMMER LATE MODEL 75, TIGERS, STREET STOCKS,                                                    DAREDEVILS, PURE STOCKS. KIDS PIT TOUR

 

SAT, JUNE 10    STREET STOCK SPECIAL, TIGERS, DAREDEVILS, CYLCONES, ANGELS

                                            

SAT, JUNE 17    VALENTI MODIFIED RACING SERIES, TIGERS, STREET STOCKS,                                                      DAREDEVILS, PURE STOCKS. FAMILY MEET & GREET ON TRACK

 

SAT, JUNE 24    MID SEASON – DOUBLE POINTS, TIGERS, STREET STOCKS, DAREDEVILS,                                CYCLONES, PURE STOCKS, ANGELS. KIDS PENNY SCRAMBLE

 

*SAT, JULY 1  FIREWORKS SPECTACULAR, LATE MODEL 100, TIGERS, STREET STOCKS,                           DAREDEVILS. CHRISTMAS IN JULY & FAMILY PIT TOUR

 

SAT, JULY 8      GO KART MADNESS, THREE CLASSES, ROOKIES, MINI-PRO & ADULTS

 

SAT, JULY 15    OFF, NHMS WEEKEND

 

SAT, JULY 22    TIGER SPECIAL, STREET STOCKS, DAREDEVILS, CYCLONES, PURE STOCKS,                                          ANGELS. KIDDEE RACECAR RIDES

                                            

SAT, JULY 29    NEMA LITES, NEAR ANTIQUE RACERS, TIGERS, STREET STOCKS,                                                   DAREDEVILS    

 

SAT, AUG 5        REGULAR SHOW, TIGERS, STREET STOCKS, DAREDEVILS, CYCLONES, ANGELS

                             

*SAT, AUG 12 SUMMER SIZZLER LATE MODEL 75, TIGERS, STREET STOCKS,                                                          DAREDEVILS, PURE STOCKS. KIDS CANDY SCRAMBLE

 

SAT, AUG 19     TIGER SPECIAL, STREET STOCKS, DAREDEVILS, PURE STOCKS

 

*SAT, AUG 26 CREATIVE COUNTERS SALUTE TO SUMMER CHAMPIONSHIP                                        NIGHT, LATE MODEL 100, TIGERS, STREET STOCKS, REGULAR EVENT FOR                                    DAREDEVILS. BAKE A CAKE FOR YOUR FAVORITE DRIVER

 

SAT, SEPT 2       OFF – LANCASTER FAIR

 

FRI, SEPT 15     FALL BRAWL GO KART MADNESS – THREE CLASSES, ROOKIES, MINI-                                 PRO & ADULTS. POST TIME 5PM

 

FRI, SEPT 15     FALL BRAWL MADNESS, DAREDEVIL TWIN 20'S, CYCLONES 50, PURE                                                      STOCKS 30, ANGELS 30. CHAMPIONSHIP NIGHT FOR DAREDEVILS, CYCLONES,                                    PURE STOCKS, ANGELS. POST TIME 8PM, ADULT GENERAL ADMISSION $5.00                                        12 & UNDER FREE

 

SAT, SEPT 16    FALL BRAWL $5,000 TO WIN LATE MODEL "151", TIGERS, STREET                                  STOCKS. POST TIME 5:30PM. RAIN DATE SUNDAY, 2PM

 

*LATE MODEL NIGHTS

 

CAR SHOW DATES

 

SATURDAY, APRIL 8TH, LITTLETON, NH, - O'REILLY AUTO PARTS

SATURDAY, APRIL 15TH , GORHAM, NH, - O'REILLY AUTO PARTS

SATURDAY, APRIL 22ND, NEWPORT, VT, - SANEL AUTO PARTS

SATURDAY, APRIL 29TH, ST. JOHNSBURY, VT, - GREEN MOUNTAIN MALL

SATURDAY, MAY 6TH, GROVETON, NH, - DOWNTOWN GROVETON CAR SHOW

 

 

ALL POST TIMES ARE 6PM

UNLESS NOTED OTHER WISE

 

SCHEDULE SUBJECT TO CHANGE!

 

 

 


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Corliss, Linardy Post First Official ACT Full-Season Entries

Corliss, Linardy Post First Official ACT Full-Season Entries

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                  ACT022317-04

Waterbury, VT –Barre, VT's Jason Corliss and Somerville, MA's Jim Linardy have filed the first official full season entries for the American Canadian Tour's (ACT's) 2017 season.  The 10-race ACT Late Model Tour Championship will kick off on Sunday, April 9 with the New Hampshire Governor's Cup 150 at Lee USA Speedway.

 

Corliss hopes to carry forward his late-season momentum, after finishing as runner-up in the 2016 Vermont Milk Bowl at Thunder Road in October.  Always a quiet, steady competitor, Corliss cut his racing teeth at Thunder Road, capturing the Street Stock title early in his career, moving through the Tiger Sportsman division, and eventually on to the ACT Late Models.  With support of owner Chris Burnett and Burnett Scrap Metals, the #66VT team is setting their sights on top of the ACT standings in 2017.

 

"Chris (Burnett) has provided me with an exciting opportunity for these past couple of seasons, and with the dedication of my crew, I can't wait for the first green flag of the season!" said an excited Corliss.  "Racing is my passion, and to be able to compete at this level is certainly the realization of a dream for me", he concluded.

 

Based in Somerville, MA, Jimmy Linardy and his #77MA crew are among the most popular teams in the pits at any ACT event.  For more than a decade the Kayem Hot Dogs entry has been a familiar sight at ACT events on both sides of the border, and the positivity of the Linardy crew is infectious.  With a new car currently being prepared, Linardy is anxious to get back on the track.  "My crew and I have a great time at any and every event we attend – we are fortunate that our series enjoys the participation of such wonderful guys – it's like a family outing everywhere we go", said a smiling Linardy.

 

The ACT Late Model Tour will visit 8 different tracks throughout the Northeast during the 2017 season, with the traditional season-opener set for Lee USA Speedway on Saturday, April 9.

 

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

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2017-02-23

By The Numbers: DIRTcar Racing UMP Modifieds at the 46th Annual DIRTcar Nationals

By The Numbers: DIRTcar Racing UMP Modifieds at the 46th Annual DIRTcar Nationals

By Clayton Johns

BARBERVILLE, FL – February 22, 2017 – The DIRTcar UMP Modifieds concluded their portion of the 46th Annual DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Parkon Tuesday night. Ten feature races over the course of seven days produced plenty of thrilling action and culminated in Nick Hoffman earning his second straight Big Gator as the DIRTcar UMP Modified Nationals champion.

Here are some of the more interesting facts and figures to come from a week of action at the World's Fastest Half-Mile.

1 – Number of points separating Big Gator champion Nick Hoffman of Mooresville, NC from second-place finisher Jacob Hawkins of Fairmont, WV. Hoffman won the championship 489 points to 488.

2 – Wins by Jacob Hawkins at the 2017 DIRTcar Nationals. Hawkins won the first and last UMP Modified features.

3 – Drivers who raced all 15 nights of the DIRTcar UMP Modified Florida Tour for Deep South points, including the DIRTcar Nationals (Kenny Wallace, Kyle Strickler, Shon Flanary)

4 – First time DIRTcar UMP Modified winners at the DIRTcar Nationals (Jacob Hawkins, Will Krup, Jonathan Taylor, JE Stalder)

18.121 – Fastest qualifying time of the week, set by Brian Ruhlman of Clarklake, Mich. on Sunday, February 19.

19 – Number of States plus one Canadian province represented by DIRTcar UMP Modified drivers.

27- Drivers who earned top-five finishes in 10 features.

30- Number of different UMP Modified winners at the DIRTcar Nationals since 2011. Six different drivers won at the 2017 edition.

36- Car number of Kenny Wallace, the only driver who competed in all 15 DIRTcar UMP Modified Florida events

67- Highest single-night car count (Friday, February 17).

76- Drivers who entered in at least one night of DIRTcar UMP Modified competition at 2017 DIRTcar Nationals.

523- Total laps of competition for the DIRTcar UMP Modifieds over 8 days including qualifying, heat races, B-Mains and features.

$5,000- Nick Hoffman's payday for winning the 30-lap Big Gator championship on Monday night.

The 46th Annual DIRTcar Nationals continue on Thursday, February 23 with the World of Outlawas Craftsman® Late Model Series and Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modifieds. Hot laps will start the on-track activities at 6:00pm.

Fans that have purchased tickets in advance can use Wednesday night's tickets as a credit toward one of the final three nights of DIRTcar Nationals. For more information about DIRTcar Nationals visit www.DIRTcarNationals.com or call 844-DIRT-TIX. Follow DIRTcar Nationals on social media: @DIRTcarNats on Twitter and Facebook.com/DIRTcar.

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10th Annual NASCAR Diversity Awards Spotlights Industry Efforts

10th Annual NASCAR Diversity Awards Spotlights Industry Efforts

Ten Honorees To Be Recognized For Their Commitment To Multicultural & Diversity

 

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Feb. 23, 2017) – From Daniel Suárez's historic NASCAR XFINITY Series championship to the efforts from NASCAR tracks, teams, sponsors and partners, the last year represented tremendous progress in the areas of diversity within the sport.

 

NASCAR and industry leaders will gather Thursday at the Daytona International Speedway to recognize those leading the efforts in shaping a multicultural sport with the 10th Annual NASCAR Diversity Awards.

 

"Diversity and multiculturalism is a top priority at NASCAR, and the NASCAR Diversity Awards is a great event to honor all those from across our industry who are making tremendous strides in this area," said NASCAR Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Brian France. "As we continue to see more diversity on the track, in the boardroom and in the stands, we will see a rise in talent and we will appeal to an even wider fan base.  We want to thank our stakeholders and partners for their dedication to the continued growth of our sport."

 

The NASCAR Diversity Awards will stream live on FansChoice.tv, beginning at 11 a.m.

 

To be recognized for their outstanding achievements will be:

 

• Daniel Suarez will receive the NASCAR Ignition Award, given to a minority or female NASCAR national series driver that demonstrates leadership both on and off the race track while making contributions to the advancement of the sport. In addition to being the first Mexican-born driver to win a race in the NASCAR XFINITY Series and becoming first foreign-born driver to win a NASCAR national series championship, Suarez has been active away from the track in reaching new young and diverse fans.

 

• Jesse Iwuji will be given the NASCAR Diverse Driver Award, given to a minority or female NASCAR developmental driver that exemplifies outstanding performance both on and off the race track in encouraging awareness and interaction with NASCAR and motorsports. A graduate of the Naval Academy and a first-generation Nigerian-American, Iwuji has has taken NASCAR directly to the community, whether it's raising Naval recruitment efforts, STEM education or support of NASCAR Green efforts at a local California school.

 

• Peri Karslioglu will receive the NASCAR Diversity Internship Participant Award, presented to the student who has exhibited outstanding performance and leadership skills in academics as well as during their experience in the NASCAR Diversity Internship Program. Karslioglu is a cum laude graduate of Syracuse University and interned with The NASCAR Foundation last year. Karslioglu impressed with her fresh perspective on social media and, industry engagement and marketing efforts, landing a full-time position with the Foundation as a marketing coordinator.

 

• ALPFA – the Association of Latino Professionals For America, will be presented the NASCAR Institution Award, which goes to a company that demonstrates a commitment to NASCAR diversity and inclusion goals through its program support and engagement with NASCAR. ALPFA has worked closely with NASCAR since 2014 to promote business-to-business efforts throughout the motorsports industry. Through exclusive events and at-track immersions, ALPFA has led the way in increasing Latino participation in key NASCAR programs.

 

• Hailie Deegan will be awarded the Young Racer Award, presented to a minority or female youth between the ages of 8-15 years old that has partaken in some form of competitive racing and has overcome adversity in pursuit of his or her dream of participating in the motorsports industry. The 15-year-old from Temecula, California, Deegan competed in 2016 for Rev Racing in a Legends car in the Bojangles Summer Shootout at Charlotte Motor Speedway and was one of the youngest drivers to earn an invitation to the 2016 NASCAR Drive for Diversity Combine.

 

• Smithfield will receive the NASCAR Partner Award, given to a company that demonstrates a commitment to NASCAR diversity goals through its program support and engagement. With goals of making better communities throughout our county, Smithfield's sponsorship of Richard Petty Motorsports (RPM) and driver Aric Almirola has amplified its outreach efforts and created a difference-making partnership. Last year, Smithfield and RPM partnered for school events in California and Illinois to promote staying in school, working directly with schools with a high-percentage of Hispanic and low-income students.

 

• Kenyatta Houston will be presented the NASCAR Diverse Crew Member Award. The award goes to a minority or woman crew member that inspires awareness of NASCAR through competitive performance and outreach activities. A former football player and 2005 graduate of the NASCAR Drive for Diversity Pit Crew program, Houston has been to Victory Lane in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and NASCAR XFINITY Series. Outside the race track, Houston continues to give back to the community – from helping the Drive for Diversity Pit Crew program to train the next generation of crew members to volunteering with Meals on Wheels, Habitat for Humanity and Mooresville Christian Mission.

 

• Pocono Raceway will be presented the NASCAR Track Award. The award goes to a track that identified and activated programming geared toward engaging a multicultural fan base by utilizing staff, community outreach and track assets. The "Tricky Triangle" has made significant efforts to reach out to an increasingly diverse population in the Poconos. Last year, it added a Spanish-language promotion for its NASCAR XFINITY Series race and included a video spotlighting NASCAR Diversity intern Antonio Russo as part of its overall activation to highlight family participation.

 

• Patriot Motorsports/Circle Track Racing will receive the NASCAR Team Award. The award goes to a team that engaged driver, OEM and sponsor support to effectively reach fans on and off the track in support of NASCAR's diversity and inclusion goals. Circle Track Racing, owned by John Wood, a driver himself, has provided an opportunity for drivers to gain valuable seat time and experience. Wood and driver Jesse Iwuiji's Patriot Motorsports are actively involved in self-funded promotion and activation around the race weekends and have continued to go above and beyond in driving awareness to a young and diverse audience.

 

• Josh Avila will be recognized with the Industry Ambassador Award. The award spotlights a representative who displays a personal effort to incorporate multicultural initiatives as part of his or her job. Avila has made the track's multicultural initiatives a major focus for the last decade. Josh has built meaningful relationships with the Hispanic community and his successes have profound impact beyond his track. He spearheaded the first Spanish language section of the FanZone, incorporated Mexican celebrities and drivers into the track's events and media outreach, and has worked to expand the track's engagement with the Asian market.

 

The NASCAR national series championship season gets underway at Daytona International Speedway on Friday night with the NextEra Energy Resources 250 for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, followed by Saturday's Powershares QQQ 300 for the NASCAR XFINITY Series. The 59th running of the DAYTONA 500 will beSunday, with the green flag for the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season at 2 p.m. ET, live on FOX, Motor Racing Network Radio, and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio.

 

Tickets for the Daytona 500 are available online at DaytonaInternationalSpeedway.com or by calling 1-800-PITSHOP.

 

About NASCAR

The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing, Inc. (NASCAR) is the sanctioning body for the No. 1 form of motorsports in the United States. NASCAR consists of three national series (Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series™, NASCAR XFINITY Series™, and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series™), four regional series, one local grassroots series and three international series. The International Motor Sports Association™ (IMSA®) governs the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship™, the premier U.S. sports car series. Based in Daytona Beach, Fla., with offices in eight cities across North America, NASCAR sanctions more than 1,200 races in more than 30 U.S. states, Canada, Mexico and Europe. For more information visit http://www.NASCAR.com and http://www.IMSA.com, and follow NASCAR on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat ('NASCAR').

Contact:                                                                                                                               

Jason Christley

NASCAR Integrated Marketing Communications


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2017-02-22

PEEDWAY 51 VINTAGE SNOWMOBILE RACE SERIES # 3

ATTENTION * ATTENTION * ATTENTION

 

SPEEDWAY 51 VINTAGE SNOWMOBILE RACE SERIES # 3

IS CANCELLED FOR THIS WEEKEND – 2/28/17

DUE TO WEATHER

 

NEXT VINTAGE SERIES RACE IS SCHEDULED FOR

3/4/17

 

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WWW.SPEEDWAY51INT.COM

 

 


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