From the monthly archives: "April 2008"

ACTion News – Wednesday, April 30, 2008
-by Justin St. Louis

Average car count at American-Canadian Tour Late Model stock car events in 2008: 51.  In both races completed thus
far, fields of 52 and 50 cars showed up to qualify at Lee USA Speedway and Oxford Plains Speedway, respectively,
for starting grids of 30 and 33 cars.  Simply amazing.
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    With all of the offseason updates nearly complete, and with much anticipation, Wiscasset Raceway will finally open its 2008 season this Saturday afternoon with Opening Day presented by Lester Morse Auto Sales of Wiscasset. The finishing touches are being put in place for what track owner Doug White is counting on as a comeback season for "Maine's Center of Speed".

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       BARRE, VT – The 10th Annual Merchants Bank 150 will open the 49th season of stock car racing at
the “Nation’s Site of Excitement,” Barre’s Thunder Road, this weekend, Sat./Sun., May 3/4.  The Merchants Bank 150 is the third round for the American-Canadian Tour Championship Late Models, and raises the curtain for Thunder Road’s weekly NAPA Tiger Sportsman, Allen Lumber Street Stock, and Power Shift Online Junkyard Warrior divisions.

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An Interview With:

KYLE BUSCH
JOE GIBBS
JD GIBBS
STEVE ADDINGTON
 
THE MODERATOR:
  We are pleased to be joined by our championship team, No. 18 M&M's Joe Gibbs Racing goes to victory lane winning the Dream's Come True at Aaron's 499 at Talladega, driver is Kyle Busch, team owner is Job Gibbs, JD Gibbs, and the crew chief is Steve Addington. 

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Naples ME (April 28, 2008) The Pro All Stars Series (PASS) North makes the drive to Speedway 95 this Saturday May 3rd for their only appearance of 2008 at the Hermon Maine oval, and all four PASS North racing divisions will be in action.

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After a morning of brief showers, the rains stopped long enough Sunday afternoon for Speedway 95 to start it’s racing program with a visit from the Wicked Good Vintage Racing Association who showed up with 21 race cars from yesteryear. Although the feature was run under less than perfect conditions, Tim Reynolds of Milford drove his ’37 Plymouth to victory. John Rice finished second in a ’37 Pontiac coupe, followed by Haggie Pratt of Dexter in a ’38 Chevy, Mark Collins of Appleton in his ’36 Ford coupe and Robert Hills of Searsmont in a ’36 Chevy.
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TALLADEGA, ALA. – Kyle Busch won racing's biggest crapshoot Sunday after a knuckle-cracking, tension-filled NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Aaron's 499 at Talladega Superspeedway.

After a multi-car wreck with 25 laps to go ruined Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Tony Stewart's chances, Busch battled his way to the front with some bold moves in the closing laps of a thrilling race.

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Perry Brown led all but a handful of laps to capture the Pro All Stars Series (PASS) South win in Saturday night’s Watermelon 125 at Watermelon Capital Speedway in Cordele Georgia. It was the Riverview Florida driver’s first visit to PASS South victory lane. Gerogians Bubba Pollard and Ryan Seig raced home second and third.

 

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OXFORD, Maine – It looked so easy for so long, until a fellow champion crashed Ricky Rolfe's party.
Rolfe dominated the early stages of Saturday's New England Dodge Dealers American-Canadian Tour 150 at Oxford Plains Speedway, but the two-time OPS champion was forced to withstand a late challenge from seven-time ACT king Jean-Paul Cyr to win a touring event at his home track for the first time since 2002.
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       OXFORD, ME – Home track stock car favorite Ricky Rolfe of Albany Twp., ME held off a fast-closing Jean-Paul Cyr to win the American-Canadian Tour (ACT) New England Dodge Dealers 150 at Oxford Plains Speedway on Saturday.  Cyr’s late charge was enough to bring him alongside Rolfe’s Race Basics/Swasey Excavation #51 Ford with less than ten laps remaining, but the former track champion won by about two car lengths.

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       OXFORD, ME – Champion stock car driver Travis Adams will lead his home-track contingent to the American-Canadian Tour’s New England Dodge Dealers 150 at Oxford Plains Speedway on Saturday, April 26.  Adams, of Canton, ME won the last ACT Late Model Tour event held at the fast 3/8-mile oval in October, and has captured three of the last five Late Model Track Championships there.

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Naples ME – (April 24, 2008)  The Pro All Stars Series (PASS) South super late models are poised and ready to bring their own brand of  circle track thunder to Cordele Georgia's Watermelon Capitol Speedway for the Watermelon 125 this Saturday, and the PASS office phones have  been ringing off the hook  with calls from competitors anxious to enter the fray.
 

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