From the monthly archives: "August 2007"

       BARRE, VT – Outlaw stock car racer Eddie MacDonald of Rowley, MA is the latest to file an entry for
Sunday’s 29th Bond Auto Labor Day Classic 200, part of the American-Canadian Tour’s ACTion Super Series at Thunder Road Int’l Speedbowl in Barre, VT.  The 27 year-old MacDonald has copped victories on the ACT Late Model Tour and the NASCAR Busch East Series this season, and will make his first trip to “The Nation’s Site of Excitement” since running with the Busch East Series in the 2003 Labor Day Classic.

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 Elder Mike Rowe to make first Vermont race appearance since 2000

       BARRE, VT – Champion stock car racers Mike and Ben Rowe of Turner, ME will make their return to Barre, VT’s Thunder Road Int’l Speedbowl on Sunday, Sept. 2 for the American-Canadian Tour’s $50,000+ 29th Bond Auto Labor Day Classic 200, part of the ACTion Super Series.  The father-son duo has won races and championships all
along the eastern seaboard, and each will make their first trip of the year around the Thunder Road high banks this weekend.  For Mike Rowe, Sunday’s race ends a seven-year absence in the Green Mountain State.

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As the racing season enters its final stretch for 2007 at Riverside Speedway in Groveton, New Hampshire, there are some things on the horizon at the high-banked short track that will be changing, while other things are going to stay the same.

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Komet Motorsports is pleased to announce that  AMSOIL (The Original Synthetic Motor Oil!) has joined us as a product sponsor for the 2008 race season.  Having AMSOIL as a product sponsor is a huge boost to our race team, said driver Tim Pendergast. AMSOIL will increase reliability, and help insure a successful 2008 season.

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      BARRE, VT – The Late Model stock car championship is on the line at Barre’s Thunder Road Tuesday night. After 13 race events this summer, three drivers will decide among themselves who will win the 48th annual “King of the Road” title at Tuesday’s 50-lap Fisher/Federated Auto Parts Trophy Dash.  Montpelier veteran Dave Pembroke is aiming for his first career Late Model crown, and will have to hold off former champions Jamie “Hurricane” Fisher of Shelburne and Cris Michaud of Williamstown.

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Seitz Comes Up Big In NEMA Seymour Memorial at Seekonk Speedway


Seekonk, MA (August 25, 2007): Ben Seitz of Pocasset, MA, became the first repeat winner during the 2007 season for the Northeastern Midget Association (NEMA) with his dominating performance on Saturday night at Seekonk Speedway. The victory came in the prestigious “Boston” Louie Seymour Memorial Coors Light Silver Cup Classic; making Seitz only the second driver to repeat in the event’s 11-year history.
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Speedway 95 News Release


By Bill DaButler

(Hermon, Me) It was a busy weekend of racing at Speedway 95, with racing both Saturday, and Sunday, with rain spoiling a little of the action on Saturday Night

            The Pro-All Stars were in town Saturday for a 150 lap event, and brought the PASS MODS along for the ride. Gary Norris, Jr. was the winner in the Mods, with Chris Staples second and Chris Smith third. Richie Dearborn earned the win in the PASS Super Late Model 150, with Trevor Sandborn, second, and Scott Chubbuck in third.

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Kobyluck Strong With Runner-Up Finish At Mansfield


            Mansfield, OH (August 26, 2007): Matt Kobyluck ended his inaugural appearance at Mansfield Motorsports Speedway with a runner-up finish after pressuring eventual race-winner Sean Caisse throughout the 150-lap distance. Kobyluck’s finish enabled the Mohegan Sun Casino Race Team to gain 10 points on NASCAR Busch East Series, Grand National Division point leader Joey Logano as the season winds down to only two events remaining.

            “Second place was as good as it was going to get. I would have loved to have gotten by him on that restart,” said Kobyluck of his final shot at the lead. “He had the better car so to come out of there second was just about what we expected. I’m real happy with that and I’m proud of my guys for the effort they put in.”

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Thurlow, Cook take $500 Twin Enduro wins, Berry repeats
in Spectator Drags at final Motor Mayhem of 2007 season

OXFORD, Maine – David Thurlow somewhat covertly crept through the field in a black station wagon during his Enduro event Sunday at Oxford Plains Speedway. David Cook took command from the first sight of green from the flagstand.
Two different tactics worked equally well for the two competitors, who will cash $500 winners checks after 50-lap Twin Enduro victories on the final Motor Mayhem card of the summer.

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Sidney’s Kevin Douglass came into the weekend as one Wiscasset Raceway’s hottest drivers, winning four of the last six Stock Mini features. That hot streak continued Saturday night as he dominated the 50 lap main event, capping off another full program at “Maine’s Center of Speed”. Douglass started on the outside of the front row, took the lead from Brent Roy on lap four and ran away to the convincing win by a full straightaway.
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Hall, Ireland only ones to beat rain, lightning;
It's double features for Championship Night next week

OXFORD, Maine – Lightning and impending heavy rain caused postponement of Saturday night's Championship Series event at Oxford Plains Speedway on lap 8 of the Mini Stock feature.

Grover Gundrilling Championship Night will feature the completion of that race, plus the Strictly and Late Model features, followed by regularly scheduled heats and features for all three divisions. The program will begin at the regular time of 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 1.
Rain checks may not be used, as we had already completed eight full races.
Prior to the opening skies, Quick Super Cup Series drivers Fred Ireland and Rich Hall won twin 20-lap feature races for the touring division. Hall is a former Mini Cup champion and Macdonald Motors Runnin' Rebel competitor in the Oxford Acceleration Series.

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      BARRE, VT – American-Canadian Tour (ACT) stock car driver Trampas Demers has filed an entry for the $50,000+ ACTion Super Series 29th Bond Auto Labor Classic 200 at Thunder Road Int’l Speedbowl (Barre, VT), Sunday, Sept. 2.  Demers, a regular weekly competitor at the high-banked ¼-mile oval, fell just short of scoring a major upset victory at last year’s Bond Auto Labor Classic 200.

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