From the monthly archives: "December 2007"

Augusta, Maine – Turner, Maine's Ben Rowe is the 2007 PASS North Super Late Model Series champion. Ryan Lawler, of Mooresville, North Carolina, is the 2007 PASS South Super Late Model Series champion. The last time Rowe and Lawler faced one another was at the season ending "Meltdown" at Concord Motorsports Park in North Carolina in November. Ben won the 200-lap race and Ryan wrapped up the PASS South title with a twenty-third place finish.
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Augusta, Maine – A motorsports show in the middle of the winter in Maine? Tim Attaya knew the reaction he would get when he proposed such an event in 1987. But, he felt the motorsports enthusiasts in the three-state region would welcome an event showcasing the varied motorsports activities found in northern New England all year long.
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-by Justin St. Louis

Here’s hoping your Christmas holiday was a great one, and wishing you a Happy New Year!  Before we get to the “Top 25 ACT Drivers of 2007,” let’s touch on the recently released nine-race Série ACT Castrol schedule for next season.

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-by Justin St. Louis

Happy Holidays!  With the first five honorees of the “Top 25 ACT Drivers of 2007” in the books, we continue our countdown this week with a look at drivers 20 through 16.  Here’s a look back at drivers 25-21 from last week:

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(Nashua, NH) December 17th, 2007NASCAR has announced a new title sponsor and 2008 schedule for the Grand National Division. The NASCAR Camping World Series will kickoff it's eastern tour at Greenville-Pickens Speedway (Greenville, SC) on April 19th, 2008 with the season finale at Stafford Motor Speedway (Stafford Springs, CT) on September 28th, 2008. Events will be televised live on SPEED and HDnet.

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      WATERBURY, Vermont – The American-Canadian Tour (ACT) stock car racing organization has announced a nine-race schedule for the 2008 Série ACT Castrol in Québec and Ontario.  Launched under the name “Série Nationale Castrol” in 2005, the short track Late Model tour took ACT sanction in 2007 and enjoyed a very successful year.

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17-Year-Old Humbled By Banquet Experience and Standing Ovation

MOORESVILLE, NC (December 17, 2007) – Joey Logano has been living the dream this year and the 17-year-old does not want to wake up. The NASCAR Busch East Series awards banquet at Connecticut’s Mohegan Sun Casino and Resort was the culmination of that dream year, as Logano was officially crowned the 2007 Series Champion. Logano, who is the youngest champion in the history of the Busch East Series, was also awarded with Rookie of the Year honors.

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            Chris Staples has become a legend in the PASS Modified Series, with 11 career wins, which is almost more than double then any other driver in the 4 year history of series. The only driver that comes close is Jason Taylor with 7 career wins in the PASS Modified Series. Staples winning the 2006 & 2007 PASS Modified Champion is now looking towards the 2008 season.
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NASCAR top Performances in 2007

• Top Performer of the Year
o Jimmie Johnson – Jimmie Johnson won his second consecutive
NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series championship, becoming only the second
driver in the past nine seasons to win back-to-back championships. He
won a series-high 10 races, including four races in a row in the Chase for
the NASCAR NEXTEL Cup. Johnson posted 20 top-five and 24 top-10
finishes on the year. His average finish in the Chase was 5.0, as he was
truly dominant when it counted the most.

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WATERBURY, VT – Marjorie Fay will step down from her position as Director of Marketing and Advertising
from the American-Canadian Tour (ACT) stock car racing sanctioning body, which also operates Thunder Road International Speedbowl in Barre, VT, effective December 13.  Fay was hired to the organization as Director of Media in 1985, and held several positions in the company during the last 23 racing seasons.

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-by Justin St. Louis

A fifteen-person panel – including media members from Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine, and Québec, officials from the American-Canadian Tour and Thunder Road, and a pair of die-hard race fans – have compiled their efforts to decide the “Top 25 ACT Drivers of 2007.”  The criteria for each panelist were simple: 1. Using your personal opinion, create a list of the ten ACT/Thunder Road drivers that you felt stood head and shoulders above the rest in 2007; and 2. Rank them in order.

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Debut at Black Mountain of Maine next stop for Rock Maple Racing,
Presented by the New England Dodge Dealers

DERRY, NH (Dec. 7, 2007) – Nestled in the picturesque hills of Western Maine sits a historic little ski area known for world-class skiing and warm hospitality. Located in the usually quiet mill-town of Rumford, this winter sports Mecca is preparing for an all-out invasion.
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2007 NASCAR Champions Join Bodine Bobsled Challenge

LAKE PLACID, N.Y. – Three 2007 NASCAR Championship winners have joined the list of drivers participating in the 3rd Annual Geoff Bodine Bobsled Challenge, presented by Whelen Engineering, January 3-5 at the Olympic Sports Complex in Lake Placid, N.Y.
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