From the monthly archives: "September 2008"

NAPLES ME (September 30, 2008)  The Pro All Stars Series (PASS) North Super Late Model regulars have crisscrossed the Northeast for five months, racing from Connecticut to Nova Scotia  and  every place in between. Now, there’s just one chance left to visit PASS North victory lane when Ray Haskell Ford presents the Fall Brawl at Wiscasset (ME) Raceway on Saturday October 4th.

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Lee, NH  (September 29, 2008) – – It’s that time of year again as Lee USA Speedway, Route 125, Lee, NH, puts the wraps on their 2008 Season with it’s 23rd annual Oktoberfest, a three day race event that offers something for everyone. Fans can expect hayrides for those camping Saturday night, dancing and karaoke under the Big Top. Mac Tools Pit Stop Competition, Big Wheel Races for kids, 12 Divisions of racing highlighted by the crowning of  the tracks 2008 Champions in pre-race festivities, and the return of the True Value Modified Racing Series for 100 laps of ground pounding action.

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Laperle Wins Dramatic Milk Bowl Finale

     BARRE, VT – Stock car drivers Craig Bushey and Jason Corliss celebrated their first track championships at Barre’s Thunder Road on Sunday, as part of the 45th Annual Chittenden Bank Milk Bowl event.  Bushey, of Cambridge, earned the NAPA Tiger Sportsman division title by just 13 points over Joey Laquerre, while Plainfield racer Corliss clinched the Allen Lumber Street Stock
championship by an even-narrower 1 point over Lloyd Blakely. Bushey’s 14th-place finish in the 30-lap Chittenden Bank finale was enough to secure the Sportsman crown, despite Laquerre’s
strong fifth-place run.  Unofficially, the margin of victory was 978-965 points. Brendan Moodie of North Wolcott took his second victory of the season, with Bradford’s Derrick O’Donnell second and Thetford
Center rookie Dan Eastman third.  Ricky Roberts of Websterville finished fourth ahead of Laquerre.  Rookie Cody Blake finished sixth, unofficially, with Joel Hodgdon, Alex Perkins, Eric Badore, and rookie Chris Lacey completing the top ten finishers in order.

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Laperle Wins Milk Bowl, Steals ACT Championship

       BARRE, VT – Patrick Laperle of Montreal had a career-defining day at Barre, VT’s Thunder Road, winning the 45th Annual
Chittenden Bank Milk Bowl stock car event, and stealing the American-Canadian Tour Late Model Championship from rival Scott Payea
of Milton, VT.  Laperle took a narrow two-point Milk Bowl win over Eric Williams in the three-segment, cumulatively scored race,
and crept past Payea for the championship by just a single point, unofficially, for the season crown.
       “(Today) was about the championship,” said the emotional Frenchman.  “You race all year for a championship.  The Milk Bowl
was like, how do you say it, the cherry on top of the ice cream.”
      
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 KANSAS CITY, Kan. – It was probably one of the most spectacular finishes in NASCAR history.
 
Carl Edwards made a suicide run into the third turn underneath race leader Jimmie Johnson. He was determined to win.

Unfortunately, Edwards ran out of track before running into the wall, struggled to maintain control and watched Johnson go back by him for the victory at Kansas Speedway.

 

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       BARRE, VT – Stock car driver Travis Hull of Graniteville won the 2008 Power Shift Online Junkyard Warrior division track championship at Barre’s Thunder Road on Saturday afternoon.  Hull finished third in the division’s 15-lap Chittenden Bank Milk Bowl finale on Booth Bros./H.P. Hood Qualifying Day, enough to secure the season crown over Wolcott’s Jamie Davis by 28 points, 1416-1388.

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       BARRE, VT – Nineteen year-old stock car sensation Joey “Pole” Polewarczyk, Jr. won his third consecutive Booth Bros./H.P. Hood Pole Award at the 45th Annual Chittenden Bank Milk Bowl at Barre, VT’s Thunder Road on Saturday afternoon.  The Hudson, NH driver earned the $1,000 top prize after posting a single-lap time of 13.165 seconds around Thunder Road’s high-banked 1/4-mile oval, besting 56 other cars in attendance.

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Due to the impending rain predicted for this weekend we are not going to race Saturday or Sunday.
  
Saturday's Races sponsored by Harold Ralph Chevrolet and Motor Supply Auto Parts will be held on Sunday October 12th. 

Sunday's Races sponsored by Central Maine Motors Group and Sno Pro Trailers will be held on  Sunday October 19th. 

       BARRE, VT – Three stock car racing divisional championships will be decided at Barre, VT’s Thunder Road with the 45th Annual Chittenden Bank Milk Bowl on Sat./Sun., Sept. 27/28.  Eric Williams of Hyde Park, VT was crowned the Late Model division’s 2008 “King of the Road” Track Champion in August, leaving the NAPA Tiger Sportsman, Allen Lumber Street Stock, and Power Shift Online Junkyard Warrior battles to go down the season’s final event.

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CHARLOTTE, NC (September 25) –   Pro All Stars Series (PASS) President Tom Mayberry and Hickory Motor Speedway promoter Sherry Clifton agreed Thursday to postpone Saturday night’s PASS South Super Late Model event due to weather concerns and a gas shortage in western North Carolina.  The possibility of rescheduling the Over The Mountain 150 is being looked upon, but a date has yet to be announced.

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       BARRE, VT – Multi-time stock car champion Ben Rowe of Turner, ME will return to one of the few New England race tracks that he has yet to win at, Barre, VT’s Thunder Road, for the 45th Annual Chittenden Bank Milk Bowl on Sat./Sun., Sept. 27/28.  The four-time Pro All Stars Series (PASS) champion and two-time TD Banknorth Oxford 250 winner will attempt to score his first victory at Thunder Road in the biggest event on the American-Canadian Tour (ACT) Late Model schedule, a race he finished as the runner-up in one year ago.

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            CHARLOTTE, NC (September 22) – Pro All Stars Series (PASS) President Tom Mayberry announced today that RC2 Race City Race Cars will be the presenting sponsor of the pole award for the four remaining races of the 2008 PASS South Super Late Model season.  PASS South Super Late Model qualifying will now be known as RC2 Pole Award Qualifying. The fast qualifier at each of the last four events will receive $100 as long as they have an RC2 contingency sticker on their race car.  The RC2 Pole Award will go to the fast qualifier regardless of where he lines up following PASS South’s traditional redraw for the top 10 qualifiers.

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Naples ME – (September 22, 2008)  Donnie Morse Jr. looked like he would have a solid top five finish as the laps ran down Sunday in the Pro All Stars Series (PASS) Pluffybilt Sportsman 100 . But with four laps to go, Morse found himself scooting under the top four and taking over the lead as a four car melee at the front took out the rest of the front runners. Morse then cruised to victory over Russell Morse and Steve Bennett Sr. to score the win in the season’s biggest race for the PASS Sportsman division.

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