From the monthly archives: "December 2008"

Naples ME ( December 23) – Pro All Stars Series (PASS) President Tom Mayberry has announced a 14 race PASS North Super Late Model schedule for 2009.

 

The new season kicks off at Speedway 95 in Hermon Maine on Sunday April 19th, followed by a Saturday May 3rd date at Scarborough’s Beech Ridge Motor Speedway. Wiscasset Raceway is up next on Saturday May 16th and the touring pros head for the mountains on Saturday May 23rd for the first of two visits to White Mountain Motorsports Park.

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CHARLOTTE, NC (December 24) – There are many things that need to fall into place in order for a series to grow. In addition to garnering fan support, you have to have places to race and drivers that want to race. In each of the first two seasons of the Pro All Stars Series (PASS) South Super Late Model division, the schedule was comprised of eight races each season. Through a process of trial-and-error, some tracks have proved to be better venues than others for the 600 horsepower “monsters” that compete in PASS South. The 2008 season will go down as a time when it was time to grow and expand. The PASS South schedule was expanded to 12 races. Of those 12 races, six were contested at tracks that PASS South had never competed on. Expanding on the theme of growth, numerous drivers came to PASS South either on a part-time or full-time basis that had never raced with the nation’s top short track series.

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      PLATTSBURGH, NY – Airborne Speedway Promoter Mike Perrotte has announced plans for a major renovation of the historic Plattsburgh, NY stock car track, including a total reconfiguration of the racing surface and layout for the 2009 racing season.   As a result, the track has added a second American-Canadian Tour Late Model Championship event, the storied Fall Foliage 300, to its 2009 schedule.

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Vernon, CT (December 14, 2008): Start/Finish Productions continues an annual tradition with the presentation of the Autoparts Swap ‘n Sell on January 17&18, 2009 in West Springfield, MA. The largest indoor swap meet in the Northeast, held in the Better Living Center on the grounds of the Eastern States Exposition, provides a much-needed outlet for enthusiasts involved in all fields of motorsports from classic cars to stock cars and everything in between. During the struggling economy sellers have the opportunity to generate revenue by liquidating quality new and used parts while buyers can stay on track with their winter projects without breaking the budget.
 

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2008 PASS South Rewind: Hard Luck Drivers

CHARLOTTE, NC (December 9) – Obviously we when look back at the 2008 season for the Pro All Stars Series (PASS) South Super Late Models, we look back at what were the high points: Alex Haase’s three wins and the championship, Justin Wakefield winning two straight, PASS North regular Trevor Sanborn’s sweep at Orange County, and John Stancill challenging for the National championship in his rookie season.  But, this week, we look back at 2008’s “hard luck” drivers.  Drivers that helped make the 2008 PASS South season a success just by being there.  At the same time, challenging for the championship and wins, while not quite being able to get there.

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Former Track Owner Receives Top Industry Award For Racing Contributions

NEW YORK (Dec. 4, 2008) – Bob Bahre, long a champion promoter and supporter of stock-car racing in the New England region, collected one of NASCAR’s most prestigious and longest-running awards today in New York City.

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 Mike Landry always seems to be smiling at the track. and he has good reason to be smiling,
with 6 wins and 15 top five finishes this past season at Wiscasset Raceway.  Though two unfortunate finishes kept him from the championship, Mike did finish out the season 3rd in points.

RPM. Now that the 2008 race season is over, what are your plans for 2009? and what will you be doing until the season starts up again?
Mike.I may be racing an lms or prostock at Wiscasset, or a sport series at Beech Ridge. Undecided. Playing poker, working on the sport series car and trying to find a late model or prostock for Wiscasset.

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Later race dates, Thursday 'Summer Slam' highlight 2009 OPS race schedule

OXFORD, Maine – In hopes of courting the favor of Mother Nature, Oxford Plains Speedway has announced one subtle adjustment and a major, new wrinkle to its 2009 racing schedule.
After years of traditionally employing a slate that progressed from just after Easter until Labor Day, OPS will unfurl the green flag on Sunday, May 17, with the New England Dodge Dealers ACT 150.
To accommodate that change, the speedway will stretch the season deep into October, concluding with the rebirth of “Halloween on Wheels” on Sunday, Oct. 25.
Speedway owner Bill Ryan also announced the creation of the Oxford Championship Series Summer Slam — three monthly events to be held on Thursday nights. Those programs will feature added distances for all three divisions and will count toward both the season championship and the Agren Appliance Triple Crown.
“Every season we evaluate the weather and the number of race dates, and we try to organize a schedule that will give our drivers and fans the chance to see the most racing in the most comfortable conditions,” Ryan said. “We’re excited about the 2009 schedule because it provides more opportunities to race in September and October as well as moving some of those cold April and May nights to July and August.”
The 2009 season will commence with the traditional practice day for all divisions on Saturday, May 9. Forty race dates dot an ambitious schedule from there, covering the full spectrum of racing divisions and family entertainment.

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