Scarborough, ME – Five-time American Canadian Tour Champion Brian Hoar of Williston, VT notched career win number 24 in the Beech Ridge 150 at Beech Ridge Motor Speedway. Hoar started in the ninth position and moved into the lead on lap 37 by passing local favorite Aarron Ricker. Hoar then appeared to have the race in hand as he was chased through lap traffic by Randy Potter during an 80 lap green flag run.
CHARLOTTE, NC (July 24) – Southern National in Kenly, NC has sat dormant since November when race cars last raced on the 4/10 mile oval. It marks the first time since 1993, when the Eastern North Carolina speed plant first opened, that Southern National has not hosted weekly racing action. For many, it was a sad end to a great racetrack that had seen the likes of Denny Hamlin and Scott Riggs hone their skills before moving up the racing ladder. But, thanks to the Pro All Stars Series (PASS) South Super Late Models, Southern National will once again roar to the life. Southern National will host race number three of the PASS National Series on Saturday, September 26th and is expected to bring in the top Super Late Model drivers from across the country. PASS standouts Johnny Clark, Ben Rowe, Jay Fogleman, Preston Peltier and others are expected to be joined by former Southern National regulars like John Batten, “Big” Jim Kelley, and Shelton McNair. This will be the first visit for the PASS South Super Late Models to Southern National since 2006 when Super Late Model legend Freddie Query took his one and only victory with the series. The PASS National Series combines the best from PASS North and PASS South and helps to determine the PASS National Champion. Cassius Clark became the first PASS National Champion in 2008.
Waterbury, VT – In a continuing celebration of the 50th anniversary of Thunder Road International Speedbowl, the greatest stock car driver of all time will be coming to Thunder Road Thursday, July 30, 2009. Seven-time NASCAR Champion and seven-time Daytona 500 winner, Richard Petty will sign autographs for fans, conduct a question and answer session with fans, and will be the Grand Marshall for the annual WDEV-Calkins Porta-Pottie Grand Prix!
Barre, VT- Cris Michaud of Northfield, VT captured the first ever victory for a Ford Crate Engine in American Canadian Tour history at Thunder Road International Speedbowl on Casella Waste Management Night. Michaud drives the lone Ford engine in ACT competition since its inception this season. Countless hours of testing and tuning by Michaud and his crew have made the Ford Crate Engine competitive both at Thunder Road and on various tracks visited by the ACT Tour.
Waterbury, VT – Eddie MacDonald from Rowley, MA has entered the American Canadian Tour (ACT) championship at the Beech Ridge Motor Speedway (BRMS) this Saturday night. The winner of the TD Bank 250 at the Oxford Plains Speedway last Sunday will take his Rollie Lachance-led team to BRMS to compete in the ACT point-counting event.
The 2009 North East Mini Stock Tour is headed to Unity Raceway to make-up the May 29th rainout. This Friday night will be the second race in the NEMST TRi-SPORTS Triple Crown which was started 2 weeks ago in Wiscasset. Coming off of a great car count at Wiscasset and heading into the biggest race of the year just 1 week away in Beech Ridge. Unity will be the final test for a lot of the local mini stock racers.
Waterbury, VT – The American Canadian Tour (ACT) will return to Beech Ridge Motor Speedway with the most diverse group of racers of the 2009 championship campaign. ACT point leader Scott Payea holds a slim 23-point lead over Hudson, New Hampshire’s Joey Polewarczyk (Joey Pole). Five-time ACT Champion and former NASCAR Busch East star Brian Hoar sits in third and is looking for his first win in 2009. Hoar comes off a strong outing in last week’s TD Banknorth 250 at Oxford, ME. Hoar finished 4th after leading the “250” in the second half of the richest one-day Late Model stock car race in America. ACT veterans Randy Potter from Groveton, New Hampshire and Glen Luce from Turner, Maine round out the top five, separated by only 79 points just past the half-way mark in the 2009 season.
Benjamin Nile of Anson, ME is racing this season in the Late Model Pro 4 at Unity Raceway
Benjamin’s career started in 2005 when he was only 8 years old and took home the Box Stock Champion at Richmond Raceway with 4 wins and 19 top 5 finishes. That year he won the 2005 Sportsmanship Award. Next Ben was the Junior Sportsman Champion at Richmond Raceway at only 9 years of age! He had 9 wins and over 20 top 3 finishes.
NAPLES ME – (7/21/2009) There’s something for everyone this weekend when Groveton New Hampshire’s Riverside Speedway once again hosts Summerfest 2009, a weekend of motorized mayhem that promises to be bigger and better than ever.
LEE, NH- The Lee USA Speedway ramps up the intensity this Friday night July
24 with round two of the Bot-L-Gas/ R.F. Logic Triple Crown Series for the
headline NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Late Models.
Naples, ME 7/20/09- For a second straight season Durham, North Carolina native Jay Fogleman took home the coon skin cap for winning the Pro All Stars Series (PASS) South Daniel Boone Classic 125 at Newport (TN) Speedway Saturday night. Fogleman, who never raced outside the top three all night long, survived several late race bumper tags by seventeen-year-old Jake Crum and a side by side battle with PASS South series points leader Ben Rowe to capture the win. Rounding out the top five was Preston Peltier and Heath Hindman who earned his best finish of the 2009 season.
Unofficial finish of Sunday's 36th annual TD Banknorth 250 at Oxford Plains Speedway in Oxford, Maine, with starting position in parentheses, car number, driver name and hometown.
1. (3) 17 Eddie MacDonald, Rowley, Mass.
2. (10) 91 Patrick Laperle, St-Denis, Que.
3. (6) 26vt John Donahue, Graniteville, Vt.
4. (7) 37vt Brian Hoar, Williston, Vt.
5. (29) 94 Shawn Martin, Turner, Maine