2017-05-30

Fan Appreciation Night is Next on the Table at Peterborough Speedway

Fan Appreciation Night is Next on the Table at Peterborough Speedway

By Jim Clarke, Clarke Motorsports Communications/First Draft Media

 

The biggest events in the history of Canada's Toughest 3rd of a Mile Paved Oval are on the 50th Anniversary Season schedule at Peterborough Speedway.

 

Saturday, June 3rd the first of this year's Summer Toonie Nights – presented by Pepsi – is on the bill. Not only will fans be treated to spectator grandstand admission for just $2,00, there will also be a Fan Appreciation autograph session at the intermission and a 50-lap main event for the Organics & Glass Late Model division. Track owner and promoter J.P. Josiasse says its like rolling 3 special events into one spectacular night of family entertainment.

 

"We're doing things in a big way all season," Josiasse said. "There will be 50 lap main events for 4 of our weekly divisions throughout the year and Saturday night, the Late Models will get the first kick at the can. With the toonie general admission grandstand price, you could bring a group of 5 family members or friends to the races for just $10.00 and they'll get to head trackside during the intermission to get autographs from their favourite driver."

 

The itinerary for Saturday, June 3rd – with the Battlefield Equipment Rental 4Fun, Jiffy Lube Mini Stock, Trent Lakes Complete Plumbing Renegade Truck, Late Model and Trailers Plus.netEastern Ontario Legends Series divisions – has pit gates opening at 2:00and the spectator grandstands unlocked at 4:00. Racing starts at 5:00.

 

Looking ahead to Saturday, June 10thwill have the home track 4Fun, Thunder Car, Late Model and a 50 lapper for the Jiffy Lube Mini Stocks. The Ontario Modifieds Racing Series will also make their 2nd appearance of the year. Pit gates open at 3:00, with the general admission grandstands unlocked at 5:00and the first green flag at 6:00.

 

As summer rolls on, the APC Pro Late Model Tour returns Saturday, June 17th.The Chase for the Colours Pole Qualifying event is Sunday, July 2nd and the Lucas Oil Sportsman Cup Series 100 lapper takes the spotlight on Saturday, August 12th. All special events include selected home track classes. See the web-site for complete details.

 

Bullring bullet points: Full schedule details and the latest news can always be found by logging ontowww.peterboroughspeedway.com, liking the Peterborough Speedway page on Facebook or following the track on Twitter. Fans can also download the free app on your Smartphone.


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

 

Tyler Betts (#86) gained a new, young fan when we won the season opening event for the Organics & Glass Late Model division. Peterborough Speedway will host this year's first Toonie Spectator Grandstand Admission/Fan Appreciation Night on Saturday, June 3rd.

 

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



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Soirée des célébrités NASCAR Whelen à
l'Autodrome St-Eustache

Samedi le 3 juin prochain aura lieu la ronde #2 des championnats NASCAR de l'Autodrome St-Eustache. Dans la journée, la Fondation Québécoise du Cancer tiendra son évènement Rapide et pas Dangereux dans le cadre du Grand Défoulement. Moyennant une contribution financière, faites un tour de piste en Mustang de course avec Michel Barrette, montez à bord d'une Ferrari avec Véronique Cloutier ou à bord d'une Audi R8 avec Lise Dion. Plusieurs autres célébrités seront sur place, et une panoplie d'autres voitures de luxe seront également disponibles pour faire des tours sur le circuit. Des forfaits VIP sont aussi offerts pour la soirée NASCAR avec quelques-unes de ces vedettes. En soirée, un excitant programme de courses NASCAR est au menu pour les amateurs présents à l'ASE.

NASCAR Sportsman Lucas Oil

Si l'évènement dans le jour permettant d'amasser des fonds pour la Fondation Québécoise du Cancer se déroule dans le cadre du ''Grand Défoulement'', les pilotes de la division vedette de l'Autodrome St-Eustache se sont déjà amplement ''défoulés'' lors du programme d'ouverture. La saison a débutée du mauvais pied pour certains et la patience mais surtout le respect entre compétiteurs seront au cœur des directives des officiels pour cette soirée. Steve Côté de l'Ile Bizard #1 visera une 2e victoire en autant de programme. Pour sa part, Sylvain Lacombe #3 de Terrebonne voudra rebondir après avoir vu sa mécanique le trahir en fin de programme, alors qu'il était dans le pare-choc arrière de Côté lors de la ronde #1.

NASCAR Légende Modifiée Thérien Performance

Le champion Stéphane Caron #99 de Laval est reparti avec la victoire lors du programme d'ouverture. Aura-t-il des adversaires plus coriaces samedi soir? François Verville #56 de St-Colomban et Sébastien Lapolice #11 de Ste-Sophie pourraient-ils brouiller les cartes, eux qui ont fort bien performés lors de l'épreuve en levée de rideau de la saison 2017. À moins d'un problème, Jessy Lambert #64 de St-Eustache devrait trouver le bon sillon vers le podium et aura la victoire dans l'objectif. Toujours beaucoup de rebondissements dans cette série de mini voitures propulsées par des mécaniques de moto japonaise.

NASCAR Sport Compacte MRQ Présentée par ZSB Distribution

Victoire sans équivoque de Yannick Miron #90 de Sainte-Marthe-sur-le-Lac lors du dernier programme. Un premier pas dans la bonne direction, qu'est la conquête du championnat de cette division. Toutefois, certains adversaires pourraient venir contrecarrer les plans de ce dernier. C'est le cas de Jean-Philippe Laberge aux commandes de la voiture #24 de St-Lin qui a terminé au pied du podium. Il a d'ailleurs bien  l'intention de monter sur celui-ci samedi soir.

Challenge 4 Perry Performance

Habitué à des grilles de départ bien remplies, le 1er programme a quelque peu déçu à se point de vue avec une faible participation. Malgré cela, le spectacle a été à la hauteur et les amateurs peuvent s'attendre à beaucoup d'action lors de la 1ere finale de la soirée. Keven Huet #05 de Ste-Sophie, a débuté la saison le couteau entre les dents, et celui qu'on surnomme maintenant le ''Snake'' filera comme un serpent sur la piste entre les compétiteurs avec pour but la position de tête à chaque présence en piste.

C'est un rendez-vous pour les amateurs de courses NASCAR samedi 3 juin à l'Autodrome St-Eustache. Les séances de qualifications débuteront à 19h00 alors que le premier drapeau vert sera agité à 20h15pour les finales de la soirée. Pour les gens intéressées à participer à l'évènement de levée de fond de la Fondation Québécoise du Cancer dans la journée, vous pouvez consulter le site web de l'organisme au http://www.granddefoulement.ca/rapides-et-et-pas-dangereux-652/accueil.  Pour connaitre tout les détails sur la soirée de courses, nous vous invitons à consulter la page Facebook Stock Car Montréal ou consulter le site web de l'ASE  www.autodrome.ca

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2017-05-28

Therrien Stands Tall in Dominating Memorial

Therrien Stands Tall in Dominating Memorial Day Classic Win

 

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<<ATTACHED PHOTO (IMG_8226): Hinesburg's Bobby Therrien (#5VT) grabs the lead from Fayston's Brooks Clark (#68VT) en route to victory in the 55th Memorial Day Classic presented by Mekkelsen RV Sales & Rental on Sunday, May 28. (Alan Ward photo)>>


 

<<ATTACHED PHOTO (IMG_4078): Center Conway, NH's D.J. Shaw (left) celebrates his PASS Super Late Model victory with Bruce Mekkelsen of Mekkelsen RV Sales & Rental. (Alan Ward photo)>>

 

 

Barre, Vt. – Hinesburg's Bobby Therrien took the lead early and never looked back en route to capturing the 55th Memorial Day Classic presented by Mekkelsen RV Sales & Rental at Barre's Thunder Road on Sunday, May 28. It was the first Thunder Road Late Model victory for the multi-time American-Canadian Tour (ACT) winner.

 

 

After previously winning his heat, Therrien sliced through the field from the 10th starting position, grabbing the top spot from pole sitter Brooks Clark on a lap-16 restart. The former Flying Tiger champion held off a host of challengers during a series of yellows, then walked away from the field during an extended green flag run following a competition caution on lap 60.

 

However, second-place runner Phil Scott blew a tire and smacked the front stretch wall with three laps to go, setting up a sprint to the finish. Therrien held on for the final laps to take the win.

 

Defending "King of the Road" Scott Dragon and veteran Shawn Fleury sliced to second and third during the final scramble, dropping Kyle Pembroke back to fourth. First-time Thunder Road Late Model competitor Brendan Moodie, Eric Badore, Clark, Oren Remick, Ray Christian III, and Trampas Demers rounded out the top-10.

 

Former Pro All Stars Series (PASS) North Champion D.J. Shaw of Center Conway, N.H. led early and often to score the win in the PASS Super Late Model feature. Apart from Barre's Nick Sweet nosing ahead for two laps in the early going, Shaw went the distance, keeping all challengers at bay in a caution-filled event that was shorted to 125 laps due to tire and track concerns.

 

Strong, Me.'s Tracy Gordon was second while St-Denis, QC's Patrick Laperle recovered from early troubles to finish third. Former PASS Champions Travis Benjamin and Ben Rowe were fourth and fifth. Todd Stone, Devin O'Connell, Johnny Clark, Angelo Belsito, and Glen Luce also earned top 10 finishes.

 

Prior to the Memorial Day Classic, Wolcott's Brendan Moodie had already driven to victory in the Lenny's Shoe & Apparel Flying Tiger feature. Moodie took the lead from Craftsbury Common's Mike Martin on lap 17 of the 40-lap event and held off a hard-charging Dwayne Lanphear in the closing laps to become the division's all-time winningest driver (18).

 

Morrisville's Lanphear showed he hasn't lost anything after a long hiatus from racing, charging from 13th on the starting grid to finish second. Joel Hodgdon took third followed by rookie Jaden Perry and veteran Joe Steffen. Martin, Jason Woodard, Jamon Perry, Cameron Ouellette, and Tyler Austin finished 6th through 10th.

 

Duxbury's Reilly Lanphear scored her first career victory in the 25-lap Allen Lumber Street Stock feature. Lanphear took the lead from pole sitter Michael Gay of South Burlington on the start and pulled away in the race's middle stages, but had to hold off a resurgent Gay in the final circuits for the victory.

 

Gay settled for a career-best second, while Waterbury Center's Kelsea Woodard fended off the pack for her first podium result. Gary Mullen, Alan Maynard, Brandon Lanphear, Matthew Smith, Bunker Hodgdon, rookie Logan Powers, and Thomas Merchant rounded out the top-10.

 

Thunder Road will be back in action Sunday, June 4 for Harvest Equipment Night with a special 3:00pm post time. The Thunder Road Late Models, Lenny's Shoe & Apparel Flying Tigers, and Allen Lumber Street Stocks will all be in action along with the annual Kids Rides. Admission is $12 for adults, $3 for kids, and $25 for a family of four (2 adults, 2 kids).

 

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

 

55TH MEMORIAL DAY CLASSIC PRESENTED BY MEKKELSEN RV SALES & RENTAL

THUNDER ROAD LATE MODELS

UNOFFICIAL RESULTS

Pos., Start Pos., Driver, Car #, Hometown, Laps 

  1. ( 10 ) Bobby Therrien ( 5VT ) , Hinesburg, VT , 100 Laps
  2. ( 14 ) Scott Dragon ( 16VT ) , Milton, VT , 100 Laps
  3. ( 22 ) Shawn Fleury ( 31VT ) , Middlesex, VT , 100 Laps
  4. ( 7 ) Kyle Pembroke ( 27VT ) , Montpelier, VT , 100 Laps
  5. ( 13 ) Brendan Moodie ( 94VT ) , Wolcott, VT , 100 Laps
  6. ( 19 ) Eric Badore ( 04VT ) , Milton, VT , 100 Laps
  7. ( 1 ) Brooks Clark ( 68VT ) , Fayston, VT , 100 Laps
  8. ( 15 ) Oren Remick ( 21NH ) , Warner, NH , 100 Laps
  9. ( 25 ) #Raymond L. Christian lll ( 93CT ) , Norwich, CT , 100 Laps
  10. ( 8 ) Trampas Demers ( 85VT ) , S. Burlington, VT , 100 Laps
  11. ( 9 ) Jason Corliss ( 66VT ) , Barre, VT , 100 Laps
  12. ( 11 ) Eric Chase ( 40VT ) , Milton, VT , 100 Laps
  13. ( 16 ) Mike Bailey ( 00VT ) , S. Barre, VT , 99 Laps
  14. ( 24 ) Christopher Pelkey ( 64VT ) , Graniteville, VT , 99 Laps
  15. ( 2 ) Darrell Morin ( 17VT ) , Westford, VT , 99 Laps
  16. ( 23 ) Ricky Roberts ( 3VT ) , Washington, VT , 99 Laps
  17. ( 4 ) Tyler Cahoon ( 38VT ) , Danville, VT , 99 Laps
  18. ( 17 ) Jamie Fisher ( 18VT ) , Shelburne, VT , 99 Laps
  19. ( 6 ) Phil Scott ( 14VT ) , Berlin, VT , 96 Laps
  20. ( 31 ) Mike Foster ( 7VT ) , Williston, VT , 58 Laps
  21. ( 26 ) Marcel J. Gravel ( 86VT ) , Wolcott, VT , 57 Laps
  22. ( 12 ) Josh Demers ( 10VT ) , Montpelier, VT , 37 Laps
  23. ( 5 ) Brandon Atkins ( 4NY ) , Au Sable Forks, NY , 37 Laps
  24. ( 21 ) Boomer Morris ( 13VT ) , Barre, VT , 37 Laps
  25. ( 20 ) Cody Blake ( 99VT ) , Barre, VT , 32 Laps
  26. ( 18 ) Jason Allen ( 29VT ) , Barre, VT , 29 Laps
  27. ( 3 ) Matt White ( 42VT ) , Northfield, VT , 26 Laps
  28. ( 27 ) Richard Lowrey III ( 44VT ) , Charlotte, VT , 16 Laps
  29. ( 29 ) Scott Coburn ( 72VT ) , Barre, VT , 14 Laps

Lap Leaders: Brooks Clark, 1-16; Bobby Therrien, 17-100. (1 lead change among 2 drivers)

Time of Race: 1:03:46                                                 Margin of Victory: 1.125 seconds       

Cautions: 7 (laps 16, 26, 36, 37, 42, 60, 97)                                                               

Heat Winners: Bobby Therrien, Eric Chase, Josh Demers

Consi Winners: Mike Bailey, Brandon Atkins 

 

PASS SUPER LATE MODELS 125

UNOFFICIAL RESULTS

Pos., Driver, Car #, Hometown, Laps

  1. D.J. Shaw ( 60 ) Center Conway, NH, 125 Laps
  2. Tracy Gordon ( 41 ) Strong, ME, 125 Laps
  3. Patrick Laperle ( 91QC ) St-Denis, QC, 125 Laps
  4. Travis Benjamin ( 7 ) Morrill, ME, 125 Laps
  5. Ben Rowe ( 4n ) Turner, ME, 125 Laps
  6. Todd Stone ( 1X ) Middlebury, VT, 125 Laps
  7. Devin O'Connell ( 43 ) Madison, CT, 125 Laps
  8. Johnny Clark ( 54 ) Hallowell, ME, 125 Laps
  9. Angelo Belsito ( 8 ) Auburn, MA, 125 Laps
  10. Glen Luce ( 7L ) Turner, ME, 124 Laps
  11. Dave Farrington Jr. ( 23 ) Jay, ME, 122 Laps
  12. Bobby Therrien ( 5X ) Hinesburg, VT, 114 Laps
  13. Derek Ramstrom ( 35 ) W. Boylston, MA, 113 Laps
  14. Jeremy Davis ( 1VT ) Tamworth, NH, 106 Laps
  15. Nick Sweet ( 40VT ) Barre, VT, 103 Laps
  16. Derek Griffith ( 12G ) Hudson, NH, 91 Laps
  17. John Salemi ( 63 ) Nashua, NH, 54 Laps
  18. Travis Stearns ( 16ME ) Auburn, ME, 44 Laps

 

LENNY'S SHOE & APPAREL FLYING TIGERS

UNOFFICIAL RESULTS

Pos., Driver, Car #, Hometown

  1. Brendan Moodie ( 94 ) Wolcott, VT
  2. Dwayne Lanphear ( 11 ) Morrisville, VT
  3. Joel Hodgdon ( 36 ) Craftsbury Common, VT
  4. #Jaden Perry ( 92 ) Hardwick, VT
  5. Joe Steffen ( 00 ) Grand Isle, VT
  6. Mike Martin ( 01 ) Craftsbury Common, VT
  7. Jason Woodard ( 68 ) Waterbury Ctr., VT
  8. #Jamon Perry ( 62 ) Hardwick, VT
  9. Cameron Ouellette ( 90 ) Barre, VT
  10. #Tyler Austin ( 5 ) East Calais, VT
  11. Trevor Lyman ( 17 ) Hinesburg, VT
  12. Kyle Streeter ( 37 ) Waitsfield, VT
  13. Kevin Dodge ( 88 ) Barre, VT
  14. #Jason Pelkey ( 64 ) Barre, VT
  15. Mike Billado ( 8 ) Essex, VT
  16. Brian Delphia ( 25 ) Duxbury, VT
  17. Adam Maynard ( 57 ) Milton, VT
  18. Sid Sweet, Jr. ( 51 ) Williamstown, VT
  19. Robert Gordon ( 20 ) Milton, VT
  20. #Burt Spooner III ( 4 ) E. Montpelier, VT
  21. Brent Currier ( 1 ) Morrisville, VT
  22. Matthew Potter ( 7 ) Marshfield, VT

 

ALLEN LUMBER STREET STOCKS

UNOFFICIAL RESULTS

Pos., Driver, Car #, Hometown

  1. Reilly Lanphear ( 21 ) Duxbury, VT
  2. Michael Gay ( 3 ) So. Burlington, VT
  3. Kelsea Woodard ( 55 ) Waterbury Ctr., VT
  4. Gary Mullen ( 29 ) Tunbridge, VT
  5. Alan Maynard ( 10 ) Fairfax, VT
  6. Brandon Lanphear ( 11 ) Morrisville, VT
  7. Matthew Smith ( 04 ) Essex Jct., VT
  8. Bunker Hodgdon lll ( 83 ) E. Hardwick, VT
  9. #Logan Powers ( 31 ) Middlesex, VT
  10. Thomas Merchant ( 38 ) Eden Mills, VT
  11. #Stephen Martin ( 01 ) Craftsbury Common, VT
  12. Dean Switzer, Jr. ( 45 ) Lyndonville, VT
  13. Jamie Davis ( 43 ) Wolcott, VT
  14. Greg Collette ( 33 ) Milton, VT
  15. Tom Campbell ( 85 ) Middlesex, VT
  16. #Jeff Murray ( 35 ) Georgia, VT
  17. #Kasey Collins ( 98 ) Barre, VT
  18. Cooper Bouchard ( 7 ) Hinesburg, VT
  19. William Hennequin ( 47 ) Hardwick, VT
  20. Scott Weston ( 40 ) Berlin, VT
  21. Vern Woodard ( 73 ) Brandon, VT
  22. Tom Smith ( 50 ) Williamstown, VT
  23. Kevin Streeter ( 67 ) Waitsfield, VT
  24. Peyton Lanphear ( 22 ) Duxbury, VT

 

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Un 50 tours pour 500$ au gagnant de la SCE Total Métal Récupératio


Un 50 tours pour 500$ au gagnant de la SCE Total Métal Récupération

 
NASCAR Whelen Sport Compact Élite Total Métal Récupération, une bourse à faire rêver à l'Autodrome Chaudière.  En effet, 500 $ sera remis au gagnant. Affûtez vos bolides!

C'est samedi le 3 juin prochain que se déroulera cette course historique en Sport Compact Élite sous l'égide de NASCAR. Une bourse de 500 $ au gagnant et de plus 50 $ garanti à partir du 6e jusqu'au 20e.

Une grande première vous sera donc offerte avec une course de 50 tours sous le vert. De l'action en voulez-vous !!!

Une promotion de taille sera aussi offerte aux pilotes de cette catégorie. Tous ceux qui feront l'entièreté des programmes de la saison se verront remettre une passe gratuite pour la saison 2018. Ce n'est pas tout, nous avons ajouté à notre offre que les pilotes n'ayant pas participé à la première course demeurent éligibles pour cette promotion.

Il y aura présentation de tous les pilotesdevant la grande estrade avec la pige des 6 ou 8 premières positions. Une occasion de mettre vos commanditaires ainsi que vos équipiers en valeur.

La licence NASCAR sera disponible pour la saison au coût de 100 $ US. C'est aussi possible de se la procurer pour une période temporaire de 15 jours au coût de 25 $ US. Au sujet de cette licence et de son coût, sachez que celle-ci donne une économie de 10 $ à l'entrée des puits, donc ce coût est presque entièrement remboursé en cours de la saison.

De plus, vous devenez automatiquement assuré par l'assurance de NASCAR qui est de un million de dollars en plus de la nôtre. Vous pouvez aussi bénéficier de plusieurs rabais allant jusqu'à 25 %; notamment chez les marchands suivants : Edelbrock, Mechanix Wear, JE Pistons, Sherwin Williams, Scorpion Racing Products, Nascar Hall of Fame.

C'est un rendez-vous à ne pas manquer en Nascar Whelen Sport Compact Élite Total Métal Récupération, le 3 juin 2017 à Vallée-Jonction dans la Beauce.

Aussi au même programme : 50 tours NASCAR Late Model Freightliner Québec/Western Star Lévis, 25 tours NASCAR Semi-Pro Excavation AD Roy et 20 tours Nascar Sport Compact Amateur Entreprise Daniel Carré.

Informations :
M. Steve Gaudreau
stevegaud.ac@gmail.com
418-253-5403
Gagant du 1er programme de la saison SCE
#75 Steve Godbout

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Pour tous autres besoins visuels ou informations supplémentaires, contactez M. Steve Gaudreau au 418-253-5409 ou par courriel a steve@autodromechaudiere.com.

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Kicking a Saturday Night into Gear at Canada’s Toughest 3rd of a Mile Paved Oval

Kicking a Saturday Night into Gear at Canada's Toughest 3rd of a Mile Paved Oval

By Jim Clarke, Clarke Motorsports Communications/First Draft Media

 

The second week of 50th Anniversary Season action rolled to the starting line – Saturday, May 27th – at Peterborough Speedway, as the Ontario Modifieds Racing Series, Ontario Pro Challenge and OSCAAR Midgets & Pro Midgets joined the home track Battlefield Equipment Rental 4Fun, Jiffy Lube Mini Stock and Thunder Car divisions.

 

The Jiffy Lube Mini Stocks kicked-off feature race action, with Ember Junkin and Kevin Strutt on the front row. Junking would hold an early advantage and began lapping slower cars with less than a handful of laps in the books, but her time at the front of the field was short-lived. After taking the green flag in 5th spot, James Townsend took a lead he'd never surrender after a restart with 5 laps on the board. Donovan Price, Junkin, Strutt and Kent Missons completed the top 5.

 

With 20 laps on the agenda, the Ontario Modifieds Racing Series hit Canada's Toughest 3rd of a Mile Paved Oval for the first time in 2017 with the father and son duo of Rick and Rob Warnes on the front row. The pair showed the rest of the field the fast way around, but Brad Stevenson's #77 was the class of show and took the top spot just 5 laps into the run. Rob Warnes would hang-on to the runner-up spot and was chased across the stripe by his father. Opening round winner Duane Cinnamon was 4th, with Randy Hollingsworth 5th.

 

With Jeremy Kelly and Ryan Oosterholt showing the way, the Battlefield Equipment Rental 4Fun field rolled from the staging area. As he had a week earlier, Oosterholt elected to start from the tail of the field, putting Keith Parkes alongside Kelly for the initial green flag. Parkes would have a strong run at the front of the pack as the leaders caught the backmarkers with about 5 laps on the board. A pair of yellow flags would shuffle the deck and put Kelly in control for a late race shootout with Sean Kennedy. Last year's champion got the better of last week's winner, as Kelly headed for Dart Heating and Air Conditioning victory lane. Jake Kelly, Baden Powell and Dylan Wills completed the top 5.

 

Dwight Lavoie and defending track champion Howie Crowe brought the Thunder Car field to the Great Canadian RV green flag for their 20 lapper. Crowe's refurbished #28 took an early lead and was still in control with half the laps complete. A restart, with only 5 circuits remaining saw Dan Archibald at the front of the pack and he'd hold on for his first win of the year. James Townsend, Rob Richards, Bailey Jacobs and Anthony DiBello would complete the top 5.

 

Mike Johnson and Bryan Stevanus brought the Ontario Pro Challenge machines to the line for their 30 lap feature tilt. Stevanus and Kyle Batty broke away from the field and were running nose-to-tail at the front of the pack, when the pair came together in the middle of the backstretch. The incident also collected Tim Norris and Peter Hattin, who were running 3rd and 4th at the time. All drivers were unhurt, but only Norris and Batty were able to return to action. Norris kept challenger Rick Seeley at bay for the win. Ken Lillycrop, Tim Shanahan and Batty finished-out the top 5.

 

Nigel Buttivant took the OSCAAR Midget main event. Jordan Hanna claimed the Pro Midget checkered flag.

 

Earlier in the evening, James Townsend and Neil Hannah split the Jiffy Lube Mini Stock heats, with Brad Stevenson, Mark Gordon, Rick Warnes and Duane Cinnamon sharing the Ontario Modifieds Racing Series qualifiers. Jeremy Kelly, Ryan Oosterholt, Sean Kennedy and Keith Parkes took the Battlefield Equipment Rental 4Fun preliminary rounds. Thunder Car qualifying saw Dan Archibald with a pair, Anthony DiBello and Howie Crowe take the checkered flags. Daniel Hawn and Jordan Hanna split the Pro Midget qualifiers, with Bryan Stevanus and Kyle Batty each taking a pair of the Ontario Pro Challenge heats.

 

Bullring bullet points: The night's 50/50 draw paid close to $600 to a lucky race fan…James Townsend picked a great night to do double-duty, winning the Mini Stock feature event and finishing second in the Thunder Car 'A' main…Brandon Feeney had an adventure just getting to the track. The rookie of the year hopeful in the Thunder Car division needed to rent a cube van to tow his car to the speedway…After winning the 2016 OMRS title, John Baker has endured a couple of frustrating weeks on the tour. His reworked #63 machine suffered mechanical issues during practice for the second straight event.

 

Action at Canada's Toughest 3rd of a Mile Paved Oval resumes with the year's first Fan Appreciation/Toonie Spectator Grandstand Admission Night – presented by Pepsi – Saturday, June 3rd. The show will feature a special 50thAnniversary 50 lap main event for the Organics & Glass Late Models, along with action for the home track Battlefield Equipment Rental 4Fun, Jiffy Lube Mini Stock and Trent Lakes Complete Plumbing Renegade Truck divisions; plus, the Trailers Plus.net Eastern Ontario Legends Series. Pit gates will open at 2:00, with the spectator grandstands unlocked at 4:00 and racing at 5:00.

 

Full schedule details and the latest news can always be found by logging ontowww.peterboroughspeedway.com, liking the Peterborough Speedway page on Facebook or following the track on Twitter. Fans can also download the free app on your Smartphone.


Photo attachment: Morgan Amber Photography

 

Defending track champion Jeremy Kelly (#80) celebrates his first Battlefield Equipment Rental 4Fun win of 2017 – Saturday, May 27th – at Peterborough Speedway.

 

A hard-charging Dan Archibald (#07) celebrates his Thunder Car main event win with family and friends – Saturday, May 27th – at Peterborough Speedway.

 

2016 Ontario Pro Challenge Series champion Tim Norris (#88) picked-up the 30-lap main event win – Saturday, May 27th – at Peterborough Speedway.

 

Brad Stevenson (#77) earned a trip to Dart Heating & Air Conditioning victory lane after a main event win – Saturday, May 27th – at Peterborough Speedway.

 

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

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L'Autodrome Drummond en deuil

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2017-05-27

Autodrome Drummond: "Rêves d'enfants"

DIFFUSION IMMÉDIATE

Ce samedi 27 mai, soirée
"Rêves d'enfants"


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2017-05-26

55th Memorial Day Classic A Landmark Event for Thunder Road

55th Memorial Day Classic A Landmark Event for Thunder Road

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                         TR052617-12



 

<<ATTACHED PHOTO [IMG_1999 (Copy).JPG]: Thunder Road will open its season with the Memorial Day Classic presented by Mekkelsen Sales & RV for the first time since 1994, and opens under new ownership for the first time since 1982. [Buzz Fisher photo}>>

 

Barre, Vt. – The 55th Memorial Day Classic presented by Mekkelsen RV Sales & Rental opens the 2017 season at Barre's Thunder Road this Sunday, May 28. The highly anticipated event, which features the Pro All Stars Series (PASS) Super Late Models along with the Memorial Day Classic for the Thunder Road Late Models, will be a landmark in the speedway's 58-year history.

 

For the first time since 1994, racers will be competing on a freshly paved track surface, which was recently completed by Pike Industries. Coincidentally, 1994 was also the last time Thunder Road opened the season on Memorial Day weekend. The Super Late Models were in action that day as well with the former ACT Pro Stock Tour. Sunday's event is also the first since the track was purchased by former racer Cris Michaud and local businessman Pat Malone.

 

"The new pavement definitely makes a strong statement that Cris and Pat are committed to the future of Thunder Road," 2014 Memorial Day Classic winner Jason Corliss said. "Obviously some questions were raised initially, but as racers we felt good with Cris involved, and we know Pat takes a lot of pride in any project he takes on. There's been some beautiful upgrades so far, and I can't wait to see what else comes along in the future."

 

Sadly, the Memorial Day Classic will also be the first event at Thunder Road since the death of long-time owner Tom Curley on May 5. Curley, who had run the speedway since 1982 along with founder Ken Squier, passed away less than three weeks after completing the track's sale.

 

 "It's definitely emotional," Corliss said. "Ever since I've been alive, it's always been Tom Curley running the show at Thunder Road. Over the last couple years, Tom's health prevented him from being as close to the racing action as he wanted, so we got a taste of race days without him. But to actually be there knowing he's not pulling the strings in any fashion – it makes it more real that Tom's not around anymore. I just hope we can buckle up and put on a good show for the fans in his memory. That's what he would want, and that's we racers do."

 

All of the stars of PASS and Thunder Road will be on hand, from six-time PASS North Champion Johnny Clark to defending "King of the Road" Scott Dragon. Each division features a mix of former champions, former race winners, and young standouts looking to add their name to the record books. The racing extravaganza will have more than 300 laps of feature action.

 

In addition to the 150-lap PASS event, the weekly Thunder Road divisions will begin their championship hunts. The Late Models open with the 100-lap Classic as former event winners Tyler Cahoon of Danville and Trampas Demers of South Burlington join Corliss in looking for another entry on the granite monument. Multi-time Thunder Road winners such as Cody Blake, Kyle Pembroke, Eric Badore, and Shawn Fleury also look to start their seasons on a strong note.

 

The Lenny's Shoe & Apparel Flying Tigers and Allen Lumber Street Stocks are each looking to crown a new champion after seeing their defending title-holder move up in the ranks. Brendan Moodie, Jason Woodard, Mike Martin, and Joe Steffen are just some of the top Tiger runners expected to contend for the big trophy. The Street Stocks will see talented racers such as Bunker Hodgdon, Alan Maynard, Tommy Smith, and Brandon Lanphear gunning for the title.

 

Qualifying for the 55th Memorial Day Classic presented by Mekkelsen RV Sales & Rental goes to post at 1:00pm on Sunday May 28. Class Day ceremonies for all Thunder Road divisions will be held at 12:20pm along with the announcement of the winners from the Downtown Barre Car Show held on April 29. Admission is $25 for adults and free for kids age 12 and under. An open practice session on Saturday, May 27 will give drivers the chance to get dialed in.

 

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

 

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2017-05-24

Concord PASS South Event Postponed Due To Wet Grounds And Weepers

Concord PASS South Event Postponed Due To Wet Grounds And Weepers

 

-       For Immediate Release

 

CHARLOTTE, NC (May 24) – Pro All Stars Series (PASS) officials announced Wednesday afternoon that this Friday night's Old Glory 125 for the PASS South Super Late Models at Concord Speedway has been postponed due to extremely wet grounds and weepers on the track surface.  Despite a forecast for sunny and clear weather on Friday, Concord and the surrounding areas have been under flood warnings and received several inches of rain over the last few days, which have left the grounds fully saturated.  Track officials have long struggled with weepers, especially between turns one and two, which have been further exacerbated by the recent rains.  Both track owner David Laton and general manager Jennifer Campbell hope by announcing the postponement now it will save teams and fans money that might be incurred for travel.  PASS and track officials will evaluate schedules and see what date works best to reschedule the events for Concord Speedway.

 "In the best interest of the PASS teams and, with several different weather outlets predicting more heavy rain for the next two days, Tom Mayberry and I agreed that it was best to go ahead and postpone the events scheduled for this weekend at Concord," said Campbell.  "Hopefully, this will allow the teams to cancel hotel reservations and will also give them the opportunity do something else for Memorial Day weekend.  We look forward to having PASS back in the near future."

The next PASS South Super Late Model event on the schedule will be at Southern National Motorsports Park on Saturday, July 15th.  Entry forms for PASS races at Thunder Road International Speedbowl, Speedway 95 and Lee USA Speedway are currently posted 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 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 oralandietzpass@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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