From the monthly archives: "April 2007"
Stafford Springs, CT (April 30, 2007): Mike Stefanik and Flamingo Motorsports turned around what could have been a disastrous weekend by posting a fourth place finish in the Whelen Modified Tour’s CARQUEST Tech-Net Spring Sizzler at Stafford Motor Speedway Sunday. An excessive amount of water got into the fuel tank and effected the engines performance in their No. 16 Diversified Metals Chevrolet forcing the team to take a provisional starting spot.

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Epping, NH – Despite the occasional rain showers that kept the new management team at the All-Star Speedway hopping last Saturday night, they managed to squeeze in their grand opening event before the skies opened up for good.

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Active ImageGreensville, SC (April 29, 2007): Defending Busch East Series, Grand National Division champion Mike Olsen turned around a 16th place qualifying effort with a seventh place finish in the season opening Greased Lightning 150 at Greenville-Pickens Speedway Saturday night. The finish was Olsen’s 13th straight top-10 finish – a streak that began in 2005.

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Greenville, SC (April 29, 2007): Matt Kobyluck proved that the Mohegan Sun Casino Chevrolet would be a force to reckon with in the Busch East Series, Grand National Division season opener after qualifying fourth fastest, and being a solid contender in the top-three for the first 25 laps. But things took a dramatic turn quickly for the Uncasville, CT-driver when he got collected in a tangle between two lapped cars. Kobyluck and his crew were persistent in their efforts to turn the day around, but a flat tire with eight laps to go sent him to the pits and relegated him to a 21st place finish.

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WISCASSET RACEWAY PRESS RELEASE 4/29/07

2-time track champ Jason Oakes of Boothbay was the class of the Late Model field Saturday afternoon at Wiscasset Raceway. Oakes turned in a convincing win in the 30-lap double point feature, returning to victory lane for the first time in four years. Other winners on Saturday’s double points program included Adam Chadbourne of Woolwich in the Super Streets; Maurice Young of Chelsea in the Strictly Streets; Dan Somes of Sidney in the Stock Mini’s; Marje Albert of Chelsea in the Ladies Division; Tyler Tibbetts of Montville in the Teen Division; Gerry Phillips of Hermon in the Midcoast Super Mini Cup League; and Chris Seavey of Windham in the NELCAR Legends. Wiscasset Raceway returns to action Saturday May 5th at 6:00pm with racing in all six weekly divisions plus NELCAR Legends. The Teen Division will have center stage with a 25 lap main event.
 

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OXFORD, Maine – We don't want to call Randy Potter's wire-to-wire victory in the New England Dodge Dealers 150 a major upset, but consider the facts.
Potter, a 40-year-old veteran of Riverside Speedway in his hometown of Groveton, N.H., had never won an ACT race. And the last time he turned a steering wheel around the notoriously tough Oxford Plains Speedway? Just after the beginning of Bill Clinton's second presidential term in 1995.

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (April 27, 2007) – NASCAR announced today that Tony Stewart, driver of the No. 20 Chevrolet, has been fined $10,000 and placed on probation until Dec. 31, 2007 for failing to fulfill his post-race media obligation following the Subway Fresh Fit 500 race last Saturday night at Phoenix International Raceway.

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POTTER MAKES BIG STATEMENT AT OXFORD PLAINS SPEEDWAY

 oXFORD, ME – Veteran stock car driver Randy Potter of made a statement to the American-Canadian Tour (ACT) on Saturday: Potter is back, and he is serious.

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Family is Key to Success for This Three-Time PASS North Champion

NAPLES, ME (April 20, 2007) – On May 20, 2001, Ben Rowe was part of the first-ever Pro All Stars Series event.  The race took place at Lee USA Speedway in Southern New Hampshire.  Rowe won his heat race that day, but ran into trouble during the feature and finished 23rd.

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Apr. 20, 2007) – Sixteen-year-old Joe Gibbs Racing rookie teammates posted a stunning 1-2 finish in their first career NASCAR Grand National Division superspeedway start together at Phoenix International Raceway Thursday night, April 19. A third rookie, Jesus Hernandez, started 16th and finished fifth in the event.

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Q. How did you get started in the racing scene?
A. I started as a fan who wanted to get involved in racing full time. I
was a lawyer in Portland and quit that job to work with a sports marketing
firm with a racing focus in Boston. We helped teams and drivers in NASCAR and Indy Car racing with various marketing and sponsor related opportunities. I met the folks that owned Oxford Plains Speedway and wound up buying into the track in 1998 and taking full ownership in 2000.

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NAPLES, ME (April 20, 2007) – As the off-season for the Pro All Star Series Super Late Models wound down, last year’s top winner on the tour was not quite sure what 2007 held in store for him. Cassius Clark drove the Ed Chapman-owned #8 to five PASS North victories last season and then backed that up by taking the checkered flag in the inaugural Mason-Dixon Meltdown at South Boston Speedway (VA).

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