From the monthly archives: "September 2010"

Three consecutive PASS North titles for the Farmingdale Maine short track star

Naples ME Johnny Clark’s 2010 season ended quietly in the White Mountain Motorsports Park pit area, the rear axle housing of his Clark’s Car Crushing/Port City Race Cars Impala cocked to one side with a rear suspension failure that ended his night early in the PASS North super late model season finale. It was supposed to be Clark’s night to celebrate an unprecedented fifth Pro All Stars Series title, his team’s third consecutive championship. But Clark didn’t get to make a flashy burn out or receive congratulations from his many fans in attendance.

While it wasn’t the sort of celebration that a racer dreams of, the facts remained the same. Clark’s five win season, with 10 top five and 12 top ten finishes, was one of the strongest in the ten year history of the Pro All Stars Series and further secured his status as one of America’s top super late model racers.

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The 2010 North East Mini Stock Tour will run its second to last event of the season this Saturday at Seekonk Speedway in Seekonk, MA. The NEMST will be joining the ISMA Supermodifieds and Lee USA Speedway’s Small Block Supers for the Racing Against Breast Cancer event.

For the NEMST it will be a 75 lap event around the 1/3 mile oval with the winner receiving a $1000 payday. Unity winner Roger Ducharme will be looking to double up with the trip back south towards his home state of Rhode Island but, point leader and hot shot rookie Chris McKinstry is looking for win #6 on the season as well. With expected car count in the 30’s, Seekonk could be the largest turnout of minis for the NEMST to date.

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Waterbury, VT – Following the 300 lap event at the Autodrome Ste-Eustache last Sunday, September 26, 2010, a penalty was issued to the # 3QC team of Sylvain Lacombe. The driver is responsible for the actions of his team and following an on-track incident, the team’s actions along pit road during the event and subsequently at the conclusion of the event, mandated a penalty for the # 3QC team under the following ACT Rulebook criteria.

 

ACT rules and procedures…..

 

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NAPLES ME (9/28) Andy Shaw passed under the checkers first in the PASS Mod season finale at Beech Ridge Motor Speedway to claim his fifth win of the 2010 season and the 2010 PASS Mod Championship.

The Center Conway New Hampshire racer’s 2010 statistics are enviable, to say the least. A batting average of .500 is unheard of in most every sport but Shaw managed to win fifty percent of the ten race PASS Mod schedule and finish in the top five in all ten starts.

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St-Eustache, QC – St-Felicien’s Karl Allard claimed the win in the St-Eustache 300 and the 2010 Série ACT Castrol Edge Championship after a wild green-white-checkered finish at Autodrome St-Eustache on Sunday, September 26. Allard took the lead after leaders Patrick Laperle and Jonathan Urlin wrecked coming to the white flag. Laperle and Urlin ended up in the front stretch wall before the start-finish line as Allard snuck through on the low side. Allard took the white flag while the rest of the field took the yellow and white flags.

Daniel Descoste made it through the mayhem to earn second while Laperle and Urlin were unofficially scored in third and fourth respectively, as the final two cars on the lead lap. Stephane Descoste finished fifth, the first car down one lap. Alex Labbe earned the Rookie of the Year title with his sixth place finish. Claude Leclerc, David Michaud, Gaetan Lauzier and Donald Theetge completed the top ten.

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Championship will be decided at the Mason-Dixon Meltdown

Hickory NC ( 9/27) The PASS South Super Late Models headed to the Hickory (NC) Motor Speedway for the “Over the Mountain 150” Saturday, September 25th, 2010. Heading into the night’s action, Ryan Blaney held a six-point advantage over Preston Peltier for the series championship. Both racers showed why they are battling for the top honors as Peltier went to victory lane with Blaney crossing the line second, shrinking Blaney’s lead to just four points heading into the final race of the season.

“It is going to come down to the last lap at Newport,” said Peltier in victory lane. “If he gets the championship, he will deserve it. If I get it, I will deserve it. I just hope it is exciting.”

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Unity, Maine – Jeff Burgess of Fairfield won his fourth Late Model feature race of the season Saturday night at Unity Raceway, while an eventful 10th-place run was more than enough for Frank Moulton of Burnham to nail down his third consecutive track championship at the third-mile oval track.

 

 

Burgess was stuck deep in the pack as the 23-car field went 23 laps before the caution flag waved, but a rash of yellow fever over the next several laps eliminated many frontrunners from contention for the win, including Jefferson’s Mike Hodgkins, who led most of that race-opening green flag stretch.

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Youth Movement On The Monster Mile – Moffitt wins at Dover; Truex wraps up 2nd straight K&N East title

DOVER, Del. — It was a pair of teenagers who conquered the “Monster Mile” like veterans Friday.

Eighteen-year-old Brett Moffitt picked up his second straight win at Dover International Speedway in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East season finale Friday in the Sunoco 150. Ryan Truex, 18, clinched his second-consecutive championship simply by taking the green-flag and capped off his title run with a third-place finish.

Moffitt took advantage of a mechanical issue that sidelined his Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Max Gresham on the first of two green-white-checkered attempts to inherit the lead, and then drove away from Corey LaJoie, 18, on the final restart to pick up his second win of the season and fourth of his career.

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Shaw Posts Top-10 At Dover; Concludes Season With Sixth Place Finish In Points

Dover, DE (September 25, 2010): DJ Shaw recovered from a late-race spin to finish the Sunoco 150 at Dover International Speedway in tenth. Shaw led 13 laps of the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East season finale and was a solid contender in the top-five after an early race pit strategy paid big dividends. The finish was enough to move the 20-year-old driver from ninth to sixth in the points.

“Finishing sixth is a success for us. We wanted a top-five in the points and we would have been pretty close to it if I had not gotten spun out,” said Shaw. “But overall, it’s a good end to the season.”

Shaw acclimated himself with the famed Monster Mile in the two practice sessions on Thursday afternoon and put himself in the list of top-15 fastest drivers despite never having run the track before. In qualifying, Shaw posted a lap of 24.383 seconds (147.644 mph) behind the wheel of his No. 60 Precision JLM Ford and earned a 17th place starting position.

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Berlin, VT – Harvest Hills Farm’s Daisy Dalton, an eight year old registered Ayreshire, has been selected as Miss Milk Bowl 2010. The Vermont beauty will be at the 48th Annual People’s United Bank Milk Bowl at Thunder Road on Sunday, October 3 to deliver the victory kiss to one lucky driver.

Daisy, who comes from Scottish background, adds the Miss Milk Bowl title to her “Queen of 2010 Enosburg Dairy Festival” and “Political Puller” at the 2010 Annual Barre Farm Show crowns. Anne Burke, owner of Harvest Hills Farm in Berlin, VT says, “Daisy will serve her reign with pride and grace, and looks forward to meeting the lucky driver in victory lane at this year’s Milk Bowl.”

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Joey Doiron Wins PASS North Series Rookie Of The Year

BERWICK, Maine — When the PASS North Series season rolled to an end last weekend at White Mountain Motorsports Park in North Woodstock, N.H., there was one celebration nobody witnessed in front of the main grandstands.

That celebration took place in a tiny corner of the tiny track’s sprawling pit area.

Joey Doiron completed his season as the series’ Rookie of the Year.

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Eddie MacDonald and the Grimm Racing Team competed in three of the five
feature races at New Hampshire Motor Speedway and their effort was rewarded
with a sixth place finish in the K&N Pro Series East and a fifth place run
in the ACT Invitational. The “experiment” in running a “spec” engine in the
Camping World Truck Series ended with a wrecked truck and scored in 30th
place.

The K&N Pro Series East race kicked off a busy weekend for the team with
MacDonald posting the fifth fastest speed in the practice and followed it up
with a fourth place run in qualifying. The Rowley, Mass driver maintained
the position early in the race then slipped back to ninth on lap 45 as the
car became tight. MacDonald restarted in second place on lap 51 after the
leaders pitted and held on to the spot until the caution on lap 74.

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Lee USA Speedway closed out the 2010 NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Late
Model championship season on Friday night, and Wayne Helliwell, Jr. put an
exclamation point on his title run by scoring feature win number eight of
the season in the E Keys 4 Cars 25-lapper.

Helliwell was easily the class of the field and led flag to flag in the
Bruce Bernhardt Ford to pick up the victory, with Pat Floyd finishing a
distant second.  Bobby Baillargeon, Steve Knowlton, and Tom Fuller rounded
out the top five finishers.

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The North East Mini Stock Tour made its debut at Maine’s Toughest Oval, Unity Raceway on Saturday night. Rhode Island native and tour veteran Roger Ducharme survived the caution filled event to bring home his first NEMST victory.

The heat races went off without a hitch with Tim Boyle and Zach Audet taking home the wins. 22 cars were in the pits for the main event of 50 laps. The action started off well with a lot of slicing and dicing for position. On lap 6 the first caution came out for a spin involving Greg Cummings and Keith Ogden. Throughout the next 30 laps the event would be slowed a few more times for minor spins. The show of the night was put on by NEMST defending champion Emerson Cayer who started dead last and climbed his way to the front not once, not twice, but three different times.

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