From the monthly archives: "July 2007"

Defending Race Winner Hopes To Repeat Success In Star-Studded Event

There are very few single events during the regular racing season where fans will see as much quality action as they will during the annual Saturday of Speed at Lanier National Speedway on Saturday, August 4th.  And that is why over the past couple of years, the Saturday of Speed has become one of the biggest single-day events in the Southeast during racing’s regular season.


 In 2007, that tradition will continue, as the Pro All Stars Series (PASS) South Super Late Models will headline an event that will also include the Georgia Asphalt Series (GAS) Pro Late Models, Southern All Star Truck Series and Aaron’s Pro Challenge Series.

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       SEEKONK, MA – American-Canadian Tour (ACT) stock car driver Patrick Laperle of St-Denis, QC, winner of the ACTion Super Series 200 at Autodrome St-Eustache near Montreal last weekend, plans to compete at the Phil’s Propane 100 at the historic “Cement Palace” – Seekonk Speedway, on the Massachusetts seacoast – on Saturday night.

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Summerfest Victory Comes Down to Close Battle between Veteran and Rookie

NAPLES, ME (July 30, 2007) – Kelly Moore has done a lot in his career.  He’s raced at tracks from Daytona to Indianapolis Raceway Park to Antigonish, Nova Scotia.  He’s set the all-time pole and victory records in the NASCAR Busch North/Busch East Series – winning his most recent event last summer at New Hampshire International Speedway.  He won a NASCAR Touring championship.  For years, he was even referred to by many as the “Dale Earnhardt of Maine,” thanks to his always-exciting and aggressive driving style and the fact that he would usually be driving a black Chevrolet.

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Frankoski Cops First NEMA Win in Rookie Season;

Rookies Shine at Beech Ridge

Scarborough, ME (July 30, 2007); Jeremy Frankoski of Newark Valley, NJ, became only the third driver in NEMA history to win a race in their rookie season-joining Howie Bumpus and Bobby Santos III-when he scored the victory at Beech Ridge Motor Speedway on Sunday afternoon.  Frankoski set a record of his own by winning in only his sixth start; making it the shortest span of time before earning a victory in the club's history. It was also the first feature win for Chris Desrosiers and the Power Point Racing Team in NEMA competition.

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       ST-EUSTACHE, QC – Stock car driver Patrick Laperle scored a popular – and lucrative – American-Canadian Tour (ACT) victory in front of a packed grandstand full of his home-track fans at Autodrome St-Eustache on Saturday night.  In winning the ACTion Super Series 200 – a combination race for the ACT Late Model Tour and the Serie ACT Castrol at the suburban Montreal 4/10-mile oval – Laperle earned $6,000 (US).  It was his first ACT win in his home country, and the tenth of his career.

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       ST-EUSTACHE, QC – The field is set for Saturday night’s $43,000+ ACTion Super Series 200 stock car event for the American-Canadian Tour (ACT) at Autodrome St-Eustache outside Montreal, QC.  Local hotshoe Sylvain Lacombe of Terrebonne, QC earned the pole position for the 200-lap combination race for the ACT Late Model Tour and the Serie ACT Castrol.  Lacombe passed three cars
in his qualifying heat race to score a “+3” value in ACT’s unique “plus/minus” handicapping system.

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             Saturday July 28th 2007 marked the beginning of a new chapter in the history of Maine’s fastest asphalt oval racetrack. In a pre-race ceremony, outgoing owner David St Clair officially handed over the keys of Wiscasset Raceway to incoming owner Doug White. To show appreciation to the fans and drivers alike, everyone got in the gate for half price packing the grandstands on a warm summer evening for the show sponsored by Ames True Value Supply of Wiscasset.

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Speedway 95 News Release


By Bill DaButler

(Hermon, Me) The Coca Cola Limited Sportsman Series Championship was settled in a 50-lap feature Saturday July 28th at Maine’s family fun track, Speedway 95

            Despite leading every lap in the third and final race of the Coca Cola Limited Sportsman Series and coming home with the win, it was not Bobby Seger, Jr. of Frankfort who grabbed the series Championship, it was fourth place finisher Brenton Parritt of Steuben who had the most points and earned the title. Seger, who is headed off to NASCAR tech school this week did however, end his season with a dominate finish, over Deane Smart of Bradley who took second and Nick Jenkins of Milo who grabbed third from Parritt with two laps to go.

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Dion Ciccarelli Records Career Best East Series Finish: Seventh At Adirondack

Beaver Falls, N.Y. (July 28, 2007) – A season of frustration was quickly forgotten on Saturday night when Dion Ciccarelli finished seventh at Adirondack International Speedway. Ciccarelli, a second-year driver from Severn, Maryland, eclipsed his previous best finish, which was tenth last season at the Waterford (Conn.) Speedbowl.
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       ST-EUSTACHE, QC – Top American-Canadian Tour (ACT) stock car drivers Jean-Paul Cyr and Patrick Laperle are each in search of their first main event victory of the season, and will be taken to task at the $43,000+ ACTion Super Series 200 at Autodrome St-Eustache on Saturday night at 5:30pm.  The flat 4/10-mile race track, located just 10 minutes from Montréal, is expected to draw more than 40 teams from the United States and Canada to the $6,000-to-win combination event for the ACT Late Model Tour and the Série ACT Castrol.

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Rolfe edges C. Martin by .001 of a second
in Oxford's second-closest finish ever

OXFORD, Maine – With the exception of an unforgettable ending that was ruled a dead heat between late Sportsman shoes Leland Kangas and Lee Day back in 1981, fans in Oxford Plains Speedway witnessed the closest top-division feature finish in the track's 58-year history Saturday night.

After two multi-time speedway champions swapped the lead seven times in a side-by-side battle that raged for more than 25 laps, Ricky Rolfe edged Carey Martin by one-thousandth of a second and unofficially reclaimed the Oxford Networks Late Model point lead in the process.

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