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 March 19, 2009

Modifieds Big and Small Partner Up

by Lou Long, BRP Modified Tour PR Director

Officials of the Modified Tour, Inc. and Pennsylvania Modified Lite Racing Association have announced an affiliation between their respective organizations.

"Our goal in bringing the Modified Lites under our umbrella was to lend our experience and resources to that division in the hope that Mod Lite racers will develop a familiarity with us and an interest in Big Block Modified racing," said Modified Tour President Ray Baselj. "In addition, this will give promoters and fans an opportunity to see a different brand of Modified racing, again, with the hope that it will create more interest in the the Big Blocks."

The Modified Tour, Inc. was formed over a decade ago to give Modified racers an opportunity to compete for higher purses and a seasonal point fund. It presents the highly successful and widely accalimed BRP/Hoosier Race Tire Modified Tour. The 2009 racing series currently includes 11 races in the tri-state region of Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia.

Nonetheless, Modified Tour officials recognized that there is no current developmental class for racers interested in the division to launch their racing careers. "Years ago, we had Six Cylinder Modifieds and Sportsmen Modifieds as stepping stones into the Big Block class," Baselj explained. "However, over time, those classes faded away, leaving racers with a difficult task of jumping right into the Big Block division." "The support classes in the region were more likely to lead drivers into other forms of racing if they were looking to advance in the sport, and that was a major concern that we felt a need to address," he added.

"We really appreciate the Modified Tour taking us under their wing," said Modified Lite President Richard Lawson. "We have had an immediate benefit by picking up some additional races, where Mod Lites will appear with their big brothers, and we hope to learn from the Modified Tour Board and Officials."

The Modified Lites will pair up with the Modified Tour on four dates in 2009: Tri-City Speedway on May 24 and July 5, Mercer Raceway Park on August 15, and Lernerville Speedway on September 11.

"We are looking forward to more joint programs in the years to come," Lawson added.


Louis C. Long, Esquire
Pietragallo Gordon Alfano Bosick & Raspanti, LLP
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March 19, 2009

ACCORD SPEEDWAY NEWS

Accord, NY - Accord Speedway To Participate At Middletown Motorsports Show This Weekend
By Steve Pados, Accord Speedway Media

Accord Speedway and its management team will be out in full force this coming weekend at the Middletown Motorsports Show held on the grounds of the Orange County Fair Speedway. Promoters Gary and Donna Palmer, Gary Palmer Jr, Rich Roosa, and Steve Pados will man the booth as they hope to meet and greet the large crowds expected for the event that begins on Friday evening and ends on Sunday. The Team will have track memberships, parking permits and racing schedules available throughout the weekend. The booth will be highlighted by the first appearance of the sparkling new Jerry Higbie signature numbered 97 small block race car. The racer will be a new Bicknell machine out of the Hig-Fab Shops and will do battle at Accord Speedways throughout the season on Friday nights. Accord Speedway Media Director Steve Pados and drivers Jeff Richardson and Steve Krom were recent guests on Lindsay Liquori's Sportswire Show that will be aired March 23rd through the 25th on TV 6 at 6 and 7 PM.

With the recent announcement of the $2,500.00 to win purses being offered for special events and the special qualifier series that has been set in place with surrounding speedways, the excitement level for the new season is at a fever pitch. With the recent announcement of the Lucal Oil Products signing, the offices at the Speedway are ringing off the hook from drivers and owners seeking an opportunity to earn some of the dollars Palmer has announced with his increased purse offerings. While some of the drivers are already locked into their own schedules for 2009, the drivers who are taking their racing one race at a time, will find the wide racing channels and lucrative purse offerings at Accord much to their liking.

The AMB Scoring and Timing Unit is in place at the speedway for the 2009 racing season and all drivers are encouraged to visit the Accord Speedway home page of the website as details regarding the purchase of the needed transponders are now posted. All racing divisions will use transponders in 2009. Track Memberships and Parking Permits are selling quickly and are available on a first come first serve basis and drivers and car owners are encouraged to take care of the permits as soon as possible. Parking Registration Forms and an overview of the Parking Area Map can be visited online at: www.accordspeedway.com

Other new happenings in recent weeks for Accord include an "Open" carburetor rule for the Modified Division. The Speedway will will also allow for the left side "side panel" to be smaller than the right side. All right side panels must adhere to the 65" inch limit. All drivers and owners who will be competing in the new "Body Snatcher" Crate Sportsman division are encouraged to contact the speedway office as soon as possible to state their intentions of competing in the new class. The new division is an entry level offering by the Palmer Family to enable drivers who have been forced to the sidelines by lack of funding or helpers to return to the speedway and compete in a fun racing division.

Special events will include the ARDC Midgets coming in for a July 10th pairing with the ACOT Oldtimers. The return of the 70 year old open wheel club in 2008 was truly a hit with the fans, and another huge crowd will be anticipated with their return in 2009. With Hall of Fame car owner Ken Brenn Sr being named as the Grand Marshal for the July event, it is expected some surprise guests will be on hand for the event. The CRSA 305 Sprint Cars will make a couple of appearances in 2009 with June 12th to be the first date and the final date booked will be the Saturday portion of the King of the Catskills weekend scheduled on September 26th. The Vintage Modifieds will be included on selected dates to be determined. The spectacular "King of the Catskills" event will again be a two day affair with September 25-26 being set aside for the popular event and the purse has already been increased to $6,000.00 for the winner of the 100-lap grind. For the fans of the popular "rock'em-sock'em" stuff, the Demo Derby and Enduro weekend will take place on October 10th. Fireworks will fill the sky on July 3rd as Wild Bill brings his special one of a kind of light show to the Accord Speedway grounds.

Plans call for the gates of the speedway to open on April 3rd for the first of two scheduled practices at the speedway. The raindate will be April 4th. The following week on April 10th, the second practice session will take place with April 11th set aside as the raindate. Inspection of the race cars will take place throughout the practice sessions to insure the highest of safety standards and will run throughout the day. The practice sessions will allow the veteran drivers as well as the newcomers the proper amount of time for dialing in their race cars to be ready for the opening night of April 17th with the running of the Scott Harvey Memorial race that will pay $2,500.00 to the winner of the Modified event and $850.00 to the winner of the Sportsman feature.. As in the past, spectators will be allowed in free for the practice sessions. The concession stands will be open during the practice sessions.

The Wednesday night Mid Week Madness shows will open on June 3rd and will find the addition of Four Cylinder racing being included to the quick-hitting shows. Any 4-cylinder equipped sedan (2 or 4 door) will be allowed to compete in the division as long as it meets the rigid safety standards the speedway imposes and carries a SOHC Motor 2500cc or less. The cars must be equipped with a full-roll cage, an approved racing seat and an approved fuel cell and safety belts. All glass and upholstery must be removed from the car and the cars must retain stock exhaust including muffler, stock suspension and DOT approved tires.

Promoter Gary Palmer and his family have put a lot of hard work and effort into making Accord Speedway one of racing's highlighted success stories since the speedway has been under their direction. The improvements at the speedway actively continue in 2009 with new clay and new banking, new concrete fencing and lighting, and a restaurant style seating area for the fans to sit and relax while enjoying the many offerings from the well-equipped Accord Speedway kitchen. With additional grandstand seating to be added for the new season, the new season at Accord will be exciting and the level of competition will be bolstered in 2009 by many new faces. The great work will continue as the excitement builds for a spectacular 2009 racing season at the speedway.

Ticket prices will remain the same for the 2009 racing season. The regular admission price is $12.00 for Adults (12yrs+) Children $3.00 (11yrs & under)

The Palmer Family would like to thank all of the sponsors, competitors, fans and staff for making the 2008 racing season at Accord the best season to date since they took over the reigns at the facility eight years ago. The Palmer family is looking forward to the 2009 racing at their "Gem in the Catskills"

Jason Yaniga from Tri-State Studios is putting the finishing touches on the newly constructed website and racing fans are encouraged to visit the site for further updates and information regarding the great racing at the Accord Speedway. Logon at: http://www.accordspeedway.com  or call the speedway hotline at: 845 626 3478.

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Edge Racing Engines Primed for Powerful 2009!



Windber, PA (March 17, 2009) The 2009 racing season is merely a few weeks away as Edge Racing Engines partners Chris Rhodes and Carmen Perigo, Jr. prepare to build on their very successful 2008 season. Edge Racing Engines customers, while competing in over 60,000 laps, raced 99.8% of the time, trouble free. ‘Team Edge’ also had over 30 total A-Main wins and two track championships.

Edge Racing Engines has always taken pride in their customer service and have no intentions of changing those ways in 2009. Both Chris and Carmen will be on hand at Lernerville Speedway’s practice on March 21st and Port Royal Speedway’s Late Model opener on March 28th to give any help/advice to customers or anyone having engine questions.

2009 also brings a handful of additions to ‘Team Edge’:

Billy Dickson - Super Late Model

Craig Perigo (Carmen’s brother) – Super Late Model

Vic Nanman – Super Sportsman

Dan Shetler – 410 Sprint Car

Ray Reed - Street Stock

Jason Vangilder - Limited/Semi Late Model

Ralph Nader – Limited/Semi Late Model

Mark Field – Pure Stock

And welcome back to Clate Copeman – Super Late Model

Edge Racing Engines would like to wish all racers ‘Good Luck’ for the 2009 season and remind you that they are now a two-man-band, which means an even quicker turn-around than in the past.

Edge Racing Engines has over 50 clients from six different states. Their client list features the likes of National Dirt Late Model Hall of Fame member Lynn Geisler, Mike Altobelli, Jr., former Lernerville Speedway Champion Gary Lyle, former SMODA Champion Doug Glessner as well as Jim Bernheisel, Bryan Bernheisel, Dan Stone, Jim Pitkavich/Dave Murdick, Randy Smithley, Scott Richwine, Ken Shaltenbrand, Rich Womeldorf, and former Dog Hollow Speedway Champion Clate Copeman to name a few.

For more information on Edge Racing Engines and their clients please visit www.edgeracingengines.com 

Chris Rhodes
142 Richland Ave.
Windber, PA 15963
814-525-1355
chris@edgeracingengines.com 

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Jason Shank
O'Reilly All Star Late Model Series
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March 15, 2009

CARQUEST GASOLINE ALLEY NEWS

Allentown, PA: CARQUEST Gasoline Alley Closes The IRCO Dirt Track Heroes Mall Show With a Salute To Nazareth Speedway On Tonights Show
By Steve Pados, GA Motorsports Media

CARQUEST Gasoline Alley TV/Internet Show, Nationally acclaimed for their "Theme" documented shows, went on the road one more time to capture the final day of the IRCO Dirt Track Heroes Show held at the Phillipsburg Mall for tonight's show. In the nine days of the show the Gang interviewed with 268 different drivers, car owners, journalists and announcers to capture the true essence of the tremendous legacy of the history of racing in the greater Lehigh Valley. Join the Gasoline Alley Gang as once again the glory days of racing were highlighted with this great show. Names such as Tighe Scott, Tom Hager, Bob Shoenberger, George Wambold, Newt Hartman, Mark Hartman, Joe Poliacik, Wyatt Jacobus, Glenn Ehrhardt, Del Buss, Bruce Kline, Ward Crozier, Jack Zeiner, and many more joined hosts Ed and Steve Pados and Bob Stull at center court for a look back at the great moments of racing at the Nazareth Speedway.

The popular TV/Internet show now offers a live internet video feed to the Internet subscribers to view the wide assortment of the many racing videos that are played while the show is in progress and to enjoy the chat sessions with the many personalities from within the racing community who pay the Gang a visit to discuss racing.

Additional surprises are always in store for the viewers and listeners as each show continues to add to the continuous long line of blockbuster shows the CARQUEST Gasoline Alley Gang brings to the racing community. Join us for the fastest, funniest and most informed racing show on the airwaves today. Keep in mind the CARQUEST Gasoline Alley Gang will be center stage at the America on Wheels Museum located on Front Street in Allentown, Pennsylvania for a tribute to the legendary racers of the Lehigh Valley race tracks on March 22nd from 1 to 4 PM. To date 35 drivers have signed on for this first of a kind event in conjunction with the current race car exhibit on display at the museum.

CARQUEST Gasoline Alley TV/Radio/Internet Show continues its outstanding line-up of talented guests with this week's edition of the show. The Show's programming on WALN Digital Cable Radio, Internet www.walncableradio.com  for the Audio portion and mogulus.com/walncableradio http://mogulus.com/walncableradio  for the video portion. The Show is available on Service Electric Digital Cable TV, Channels 103, and 137 and is live from 6 to 8 PM and later tape delayed on Channel 50 at 11 PM.

Join the Pados Brothers, Ed and Steve, and Area Auto Racing News journalist Randy Kane Monday night, March 16th, as they take you on a two-hour circular journey with their well documented, very informative and extremely funny show.

Should you have questions on how to be a part of the show through advertising, appearances or remotes, please contact Steve Pados at: 610 573 9706; Ed Pados at: 610 739 0391; Randy Kane at: 610 682 6273; or the WALN Studios at: 610 791 1818. You may also email: steveswp@netzero.net  or racewriter@enter.net.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE- - - THANK YOU
PHILLIPSBURG, NJ

IRCO DIRT TRACK HEROES LEAVE PHILLIPSBURG MALL WITH PLANS TO RETURN IN 2010

The IRCO Dirt Track Heroes Car Show ended a successful a nine day run at the Phillipsburg Mall, in Phillipsburg, NJ. Ninety-seven race cars filled the mall and more then two-hundred and fifty-drivers/racing celebrities were interviewed during the nightly events. Steve and Ed Pados conducted the nightly interviews that offered an endless list of some of the all time great drivers, owners and celebrities in the sport. Drivers like Gerald Chamberlain, Glenn Fitzcharles, Ray Tilley, Sammy Beavers, Frankie Schneider, Bobby Pickell, Carl VanHorn, Tom Hager, Del Bus, Tighe Scott and Gary Gollub were just a few drivers who stood on center stage. Flagman Kenny Golden attended Dirt Track Heroes after traveling from Florida, former scorer Harold Rulon, Promoters Ward and Dottie Krozier and writer Ken Kuhlman were among the special guests.

The IRCO Federal Credit Union, sponsor of the event was thrilled with the participation of competitors and spectators alike. Once the date is finalized for the third annual Dirt Track Heroes Car Show, it is expected that the IRCO Federal Credit Union will return as the  show sponsor.

Steve Pados did announced that the June 1st CARQUEST Gasoline Alley Show will be a direct tie in with the June 2nd Thunder on the Hill visit for the stars of the USAC Sprint Division and ARDC Wingless Midgets. Drivers like Cole Whitt, Dave Darland, Chad Boat and Chris Windom are expected to take part in the show along with several ARDC drivers. For more on the popular NAPA Auto Parts Thunder Series event presented by Lee Myles of Reading, PA, please visit their website at : www.thunderonthehillracingseries.com

For more information on the IRCO Federal Credit Union and what they have to offer, please visit their website at www.ircocu.com  or contact Greg Collins directly at gcollins@ircocu.com.

Don't forget, the 20th season of the NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series presented by Lee Myles Transmissions will offer six star-studded race dates in 2009. The Thunder Series is presented exclusively at Bruce Rogers' Grandview Speedway in Bechtelsville, PA. Grandview presents weekly Stock Car and Late Model racing every Saturday night, beginning on Saturday, April 4.

2009 NAPA AUTO PARTS THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES presented by LEE MYLES TRANSMISSIONS
Wednesday, May 20 THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES Keystone Cup Speed Week Series 410 Sprints & 358 Modifieds
Tuesday, June 2 THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES USAC National Wingless Sprint Tour (Twin 20's) & ARDC Wingless Midgets
Tuesday, June 30 THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES Pennsylvania Sprint Speed Week Series 410 Sprints & 358 Modifieds
Wednesday, July 15 THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES- - -TRIPLE CROWN THUNDER THRILLER - - FAN FUN NIGHT! ! 358 Modifies (full show) URC Sprints (full show) ARDC Feature Only
Thursday, August 13 THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES- - - TRAFFIC JAM Twin 50's WoO Late Models (50 laps) & Open Competition Big Block Modifieds (50 laps)
Saturday, October 17 THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES Halloween Party 6 PM Grandview Thunder 5-25's URC Sprints, 358 Modifieds, ARDC Wingless Midgets, Rolling Thunder Legends, Sportsman Modifieds & Garden State Vintage Stock Cars + Monster SMASH DEMO Derby.

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For immediate release…thank you
Sundance Vacations Speedway media contact:
Gene Ostrowski gjtost@verizon.net  (570) 752-7193
Promoter: Joe Callavini (570) 788-7544



Upcoming events:

April 4, 5 & 11-Practice for all Divisions


Smiley’s Race Car Parts Gears up for INEX Legends at Sundance Vacations Speedway



St. Johns, PA (March 15, 2009)- For the second straight season, Smiley’s Race Car parts of Bowmanstown, Pa teamed up with Sundance Vacations Speedway to be the race car parts supplier on race days. Along with his usual range of parts for all divisions this season, he will be the official parts supplier for the INEX legends at the speedway, which means that when an INEX legends driver is in need of anything, Smiley wil

Smiley became the regular parts supplier at the speedway last season and with a loaded trailer in tow, he comes to the track fully equipped, carrying plenty of race parts including wheels shocks and many odds and ends that racers sometimes forget when heading out to the track.

Car parts can be pre-ordered from Smiley and he can be reached at (610) 852-3390.

Practice is right around the corner at Sundance Vacations Speedway, with the first of three sessions beginning on Saturday, April 4. Practice will resume the following day and then the third and final practice date is Sunday, April 11. All divisions are welcome to attend the practice sessions.

For more information regarding the upcoming season or racing at Sundance Vacations Speedway, please log on to www.sundancevacationsspeedway.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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March 15, 2009

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE- - - THANK YOU
PHILLIPSBURG, NJ

CHAMBERLAIN, FITZCHARLES, SCHNEIDER, PICKELL, HAGER SHARE THE SPOTLIGHT SATURDAY. . . . DIRT TRACK HEROES EVENT TO CLOSE SUNDAY AFTER NINE BUSY DAYS

The IRCO Dirt Track Heroes event is far more then just your typical car show at the Mall, and Saturday afternoon was proof of that.   Several of the most popular drivers in modified stock car racing gathered at the Phillipsburg Mall to meet friends, remember fond stories and salute the start of the 2009 short track racing season in the Northeast. The Everett Express Gerald Chamberlain, a winner at Reading, Flemington, Nazareth, Bridgeport, East Windsor, Orange County, Hagerstown and almost every track where he took a green flag, was the star of the day. Joined by poplar local favorite Glenn Fitzcharles of Pottstown, PA, these two drivers entertained many as they told stories from their colorful racing past. Just to add some more variety, drivers like Frankie Schneider, Bobby Pickell, Tom Hager and Gary Gollub had a story or two of their own to share.

With eight days of this event now history, more then two-hundred and thirty racing celebrities were interviewed. On Saturday, even Frankie Schneider gave a shout of "Hello" over the microphone. Schneider, who in his day did all his talking with a heavy foot on the gas, today remains the model icon of a true dirt track hero and cannot be challenged for that title.

On Sunday, the IRCO Dirt Track Heroes Car Show will officially close for 2009. The Phillipsburg Mall Management and event organizer Bob Miller will confirm the date of the 2010 event shortly. The show will return by popular demand.

Ninety-seven race cars of various divisions will remain on display in the Phillipsburg Mall for Sunday. At 2:30 PM at the stage area, the show will salute all tracks and highlight stars of the very popular Nazareth Speedway. Official event MC's of the show, Steve and Ed  Pados will host their popular CARQUEST Gasoline Alley TV/Internet Show from the Mall with airing on Monday night. Pados also  announced that the June 1st CARQUEST Gasoline Alley Show will be a direct tie in with the June 2nd Thunder on the Hill visit for the  stars of the USAC Sprint Division and ARDC Wingless Midgets. Drivers like Cole Whitt, Dave Darland, Chad Boat and Chris Windom are expected to take part in the show along with several ARDC drivers. For more on the popular NAPA Auto Parts Thunder Series event presented by Lee Myles of Reading, PA, please visit their website at : www.thunderonthehillracingseries.com

Greg Collins of the IRCO Community Federal Credit Union, sponsor of the Dirt Track Heroes Car Show is equally impressed with the presentation of the show, turn out of cars and drivers as well as Mall attendance. "The Dirt Track Heroes event has provided everyone in the area an opportunity to rekindle their love for local racing dirt track style," commented Collins.

The Phillipsburg Mall is located on Route 22 East in Phillipsburg, New Jersey. Mall hours on Sunday are from 11 AM to 6 PM.

An event t-shirt and program book is available for this event and they are being sold at the center court stage area.

The IRCO Community Federal Credit Union is again the proud sponsor of this event. For more information on what they have to offer, please visit their website at www.ircocu.com  or contact Greg Collins directly at gcollins@ircocu.com.

2ND ANNUAL IRCO DIRT TRACK HEROES CAR SHOW SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Sunday: March 15th- 2:30 PM
Salute to all Tracks Highlighting the Nazareth Speedway and Fan Appreciation  Day with Camera and Autograph Session
Live Taping of CARQUEST Gasoline Alley TV/Internet Show

Don't forget, the 20th season of the NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series presented by Lee Myles Transmissions will offer six star-studded race dates in 2009. The Thunder Series is presented exclusively at Bruce Rogers' Grandview Speedway in Bechtelsville, PA. Grandview presents weekly Stock Car and Late Model racing every Saturday night, beginning on Saturday, April 4.

2009 NAPA AUTO PARTS THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES presented by LEE MYLES TRANSMISSIONS


Wednesday, May 20 THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES Keystone Cup Speed Week Series 410 Sprints & 358 Modifieds
Tuesday, June 2 THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES USAC National Wingless Sprint Tour (Twin 20's) & ARDC Wingless Midgets
Tuesday, June 30 THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES Pennsylvania Sprint Speed Week Series 410 Sprints & 358 Modifieds
Wednesday, July 15 THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES- - -TRIPLE CROWN THUNDER THRILLER - - FAN FUN NIGHT! ! 358 Modifies (full show) URC Sprints (full show) ARDC Feature Only
Thursday, August 13 THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES- - - TRAFFIC JAM Twin 50's WoO Late Models (50 laps) & Open Competition Big Block Modifieds (50 laps)
Saturday, October 17 THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES Halloween Party 6 PM Grandview Thunder 5-25's URC Sprints, 358 Modifieds, ARDC Wingless Midgets, Rolling Thunder Legends, Sportsman Modifieds & Garden State Vintage Stock Cars + Monster SMASH DEMO Derby.

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O'Reilly All Stars are Always Welcome at Extended Stay Hotels!


Camargo, IL (3-14-09) by Kelly Brown – Public Relations Director – When you are on the road as much as the O'Reilly All Star Racing Series, it always helps to know that there will be a place waiting for you at the end of an exciting night at the track and Extended Stay Hotels provides just that. Extended Stay Hotels are not only a great place to stay for All Star teams and fans, but they also provide a cost effective way to make it to all events.
Extended Stay Hotels promises their guests that "no matter where you are, no matter how long your stay, their suites offer all the comforts of home and office at a price that makes sense." Extended Stay Hotels also provides the All Star Series with a discounted rate at any time. To redeem the rate all you need to do is make your reservation at www.extendedstayhotels.com  and enter the company code STR to receive the special racers rate.
With the O'Reilly All Stars poised to resume what promises to be a fast paced season of racing action, don’t be left in the dust at the end of the night. Make sure to make your reservations at Extended Stay Hotels, so that you will have somewhere to relax at the end of an action packed night of racing action.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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March 14, 2009

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE- - - THANK YOU

IRCO DIRT TRACK HEROES CAR SHOW SET FOR FINAL TWO DAYS. . . . . . . . .GERALD CHAMBERLAIN & GLENN FITZCHARLES TO ATTEND SALUTE TO FLEMINGTON SPEEDWAY SATURDAY AT PHILLIPSBURG MALL


The 2nd Annual IRCO Dirt Track Heroes Car Show produced another successful night on Friday evening as the current stars from the Bridgeport Speedway  and past legends from the Harmony Speedway joined together for a look at racing past and present. The evening augmented the central idea and focus behind this successful venture of honoring all of our dirt track heroes.

The Friday night show opened at 6:30 PM as hosts Ed and Steve Pados talked of the importance of having these type of events as it gives the  drivers who may have been overlooked when they were driving at a weekly speedway, their opportunity to be recognized with a show  dedicated to their exploits on the raceway.

Twenty-four drivers were on hand for the interviews and an all-star line-up of announcers headed up Ed and Steve Pados, veteran Bob Stull and Thunder on  the Hill/Bridgeport Speedway Announcer Jeff Ahlum took turns at the mike in interviewing the tremendous talent on hand for the event.

Bridgeport Speedway stars on hand included current Modified Star and  racing legend in his own right Jimmy Horton. Horton was on handto chat about his  plans for the new season and is looking forward to a great season in 2009. Former Bridgeport Rookie Champion Mike Mammana was on hand to talk about his  high expectations for the new season ahead and his association with racing great Tom Hager. Frank Dorry, Ryan Watt, Larry Lippincott, Rusty Smith,  Archie Myers and Eric Kormann were among the drivers interviewed. Harmony Speedway countered with the legendary "Belvidere Bandit" himself Carl  "Fuzzy' Van Horn and top names such as Jim Wismer Sr, AJ Seiple, Joe Poliacik, Wyatt Jacobus, Kenny Kutzman, Bing Metz, and Glen Ehrhardt. Mark  Manieri Jr and Tex Snyder were on hand from the open wheel ranks and Ryan and David Polenz headed up the pavement contingent. Doug Borger was on hand  to talk about the aggressive schedule his 600 X-Cel Modifieds have this season and noted he is working on his 79th race car at the current time.

As the seventh day of the show concluded, 217 interviews have now been given indicating the strong support of this show from the racing community. The  event team encourages everyone to come out for the last two days of the show and enjoy meeting with the stars of the sport whether they be past or  present and have some good old-fashioned fun with these great drivers. The stars are here and the cost is free.

Saturday is Flemington Speedway and ARDC day at the Mall. The "Everett Express" Gerald Chamberlain, Glen Fitzcharles, Ken Brenn Jr and Red Coffin  will all be attending the IRCO Dirt Track Heroes event on Saturday and will be joined by many of the stars who were responsible for the success of the  famed Square. Drivers Andrew Hannula, Stephanie Stevens, Nick Wean, Zach Martini and Justin Grosz are expected to represent the ARDC along with  Announcer/Media Man Mark Kielblock. Event organizer Bob Miller spoke directly with Chamberlain and Fitzcharles to confirm their planned  attendance.

"Since attending the Reading Show a few weeks back, Gerald seems even more excited about returning to meet his many fans and friends  from New Jersey, " commented Miller. The interview portion of the show will begin at 2:30 PM.

Event hosts Ed and Steve Pados announced that due to the successful airing of their Sunday afternoon taped show that was broadcast last Monday night,  they would again tape the final segment of the IRCO Dirt Track Heroes Show this coming Sunday, March 15th for a Monday night broadcast. Pados  also  announced the June 1st CARQUEST Gasoline Alley Show will be a direct tie in with the June 2nd Thunder on the Hill visit from the stars of the USAC   Sprint Car Division. Cole Whitt, Dave Darland, Chad Boat and Chris Windom are  expected to take part in the show along with Thunder on the Hill  Co-Promoter Bob Miller. The Thunder on the Hill Racing Series is presented by NAPA Auto Parts and Lee Myles Transmissions and takes place at the  Grandview Speedway in Bechtelsville, PA. Thunder on the Hill is a mid-week racing series, enjoying its twentieth year in 2009 and Co-Promoted by Track  Owner Bruce Rogers and Special Events Promoter Bob Miller. Visit the Thunder website at: www.thunderonthehillracingseries.com.

Show organizers Bob and Donna Miller along with the Management of the Phillipsburg Mall continue to be impressed with the strong support the  racing community has for this event. With 97 race cars from all divisions lining the Phillipsburg Mall, the 2nd Annual IRCO Dirt Track Heroes Car Show  continues until Sunday, March 15th,when the show will close with a salute to the Nazareth Speedway and all of  the Dirt Track Heroes who have given everyone an opportunity to rekindle  their love for racing dirt track style.

The Phillipsburg Mall is located on Route 22 East in Phillipsburg, New Jersey. Mall hours are 10 AM to 9 PM Monday through Saturday and on Sunday  from 11 AM to 6 PM.

An event t-shirt and program book is available for this event and they are being sold at the center court stage area.

The IRCO Community Federal Credit Union is again the proud sponsor of this event. For more information on what they have to offer, please visit their  website at www.ircocu.com  or contact Greg Collins directly at gcollins@ircocu.com.

2ND ANNUAL IRCO DIRT TRACK HEROES CAR SHOW SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Saturday: March 14th- 2:30 PM
Meet Gerald Chamberlain & Glenn Fitzcharles
Flemington Speedway and ARDC Midgets
NJ State Inspector Bob Smith will be present to answer questions and provide  safety tips to the competitors.
CARQUEST Gasoline Alley TV/Internet Show

Sunday: March 15th- 2:30 PM
Salute to all Tracks Highlighting the Nazareth Speedway and Fan Appreciation  Day with Camera and Autograph Session
Live Taping of CARQUEST Gasoline Alley TV/Internet Show

The schedule is subject to change, and some additions are expected.

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K-C Raceway Added to O'Reilly All Star Late Model Series Schedule

Camargo, IL (March 13, 2009) - Jason Shank – O'Reilly All Star Late Model Series Director

As the O'Reilly All Star Late Model Series inaugural event at Lernerville Speedway (Friday, April 17, 2009) draws near, series officials have announced that K-C Raceway, located just outside of Chillicothe, OH, will host four ASLMS events during the 2009 season. Jeff Schrader, K-C Raceway’s brand new owner, just finalized the purchase of the famed southern Ohio high-banked oval as of 1 P.M., this afternoon. “This is a dream come true for me.” Said Schrader in a news release sent out by K-C Raceway Public Relations Director Scott Wolfe. “It is an exciting day for me and my family. A lot people share in the excitement and hopes I have for this season and many more to come at K-C Raceway. I can't wait to get started."

The first ASLMS trip to 'Ohio's Fastest 3/8 Mile Dirt Track' will be a $5,000 to win event and will be added on to the series’ inaugural weekend, Saturday, April 18 with the second date, also a $5,000 to win event, coming on Saturday, May 23 and will precede the $7,000 to win 'Grizzly' at Central PA Speedway. The third $5,000 to win event will be held on Saturday, September 19 while the fourth and final ASLMS event will be one to remember as it has been dubbed the "1st Annual Dirt Track World Cup Late Model Classic" presented by K-C Raceway and will be held October 1, 2, and 3. More details on the "Classic" will be available shortly. Each event will be full ASLMS Championship Points Events.

"We're extremely excited to be going to KC Raceway," Series President Guy Webb stated, "Adding a facility like KC Raceway to our schedule is just a piece of the overall component in what we are trying to build here however, with the ASLMS being the only series with a $5,000 to win, $1,000 for tenth, and $400 to start purse, a national sponsor, and a lucrative points fund that includes a tow package for our top ten drivers, we were unable to fully come to terms with Potomac Speedway and Natural Bridge Speedway and we have regretfully removed both events from our schedule."

"Going from Lernerville Speedway to KC Raceway makes for a fantastic inaugural weekend for the ASLMS," Series Director Jason Shank exclaimed, "both facilities are fast, wide, and action packed. K-C in front of the 'Grizzly' at Central PA Speedway in May adds luster to that weekend and the September date will serve as a bit of a test session for the "Classic" at the beginning of October. I'm sure drivers and fans alike will be thrilled with what we have in store for the "Classic".

A reminder to all drivers that are planning on or thinking about competing with the ASLMS full time in 2009, please visit the series website and download the Driver Information and Membership Forms located in the 'Team Menu' section of the webpage, complete them and send to:
All Star Circuit of Champions, Inc.
215 W. Main St.
Camargo, IL 61919

The Official 2009 ASLMS Rule Book is also now available by visiting our website!

K-C Raceway is located 12 miles South of Chillicothe, OH, three miles out Blain Highway of SR 23 at Alma. You can find more information on K-C Raceway at www.kc-raceway.com.

For more information on the addition of K-C Raceway and the rest of the ASLMS schedule, please visit www.allstarlatemodels.com  and don’t forget to join our mailing list!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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March 13, 2009

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THE EVERETT EXPRESS TO STOP AT THE PHILLIPSBURG MALL SATURDAY GERALD CHAMBERLAIN & GLENN  FITZCHARLES TO SPICE UP THE ACTIVITIES AS THE IRCO DIRT TRACK HEROES CAR SHOW CONTINUES

The 2nd Annual IRCO Dirt Track Heroes Car Show rolled through another success show on Thursday evening as the AARN, Thunder on the Hill and  the URC were highlighted in the evening program. The latest edition of the Area Auto Racing News was hot off of the press and was offered free of  charge to the large crowd on hand.

Once again the show opened with IRCO Vice President Greg Collins welcoming the fans and drivers to the sixth day of the nine day event. Bill  Nixon, the gentlemen and Vietnam Veteran who began the community pantry for soldiers deployed overseas, was introduced and spoke of how the concept for  the pantry began. Nixon thanked everyone for their help with the food drive and also talked about his days of traveling the dirt circuit every weekend  with his family by attending Harmony, Flemington and the Nazareth Speedways.

Twenty-five drivers and journalists were on hand for the interviews and Thunder on the Hill Announcer Jeff Ahlum and Veteran Announcer and  journalist Earl Krause took turns at the mike in interviewing the variety of drivers who were present. Popular Ms Motorsports 2009 Alyssa Sharman was on  hand to chat with her fans and talk about the hectic but fun schedule she has enjoyed since claiming the crown in January in Atlantic City. "The Negotiator" Ricky Yetter,  Mark Bitner, Brett Schoenly, Mark Gilmore, Rod Kistler, Art Leidl, Ray Gara, Barry Suydam, David Polenz, Kurt Bettler, Lou  Horvath Jr, Shelby and Ashley Harper and Dick Keiper all took part in the interviews.

Keiper, who was a big winner at the Nazareth and Middletown tracks, talked about his new enterprise being the local distributor for the  XXX Chassis Company. Brett Deyo ended the interviews with a sampling of all of the many projects he is involved with in motorsports.

Much of the talk with the fans was centered around the big news from Wednesday night with the confirmation that the "Everett Express" Gerald Chamberlain and  Glenn Fitzcharles will both be attending the IRCO Dirt Track Heroes event on Saturday for the Flemington Reunion/ARDC salute. Event organizer Bob Miller spoke directly with Chamberlain and Fitzcharles to confirm their planned attendance. "Since attending the Reading Show a few weeks back, Gerald seems even more excited about returning to meet his many fans and friendsfrom New Jersey, " commented Miller. The interview portion of the show will begin at 2:30 PM.

Event hosts Ed and Steve Pados announced that due to the successful airing of their Sunday afternoon taped show that was broadcast last Monday night,  they would again tape the final segment of the IRCO Dirt Track Heroes Show this coming Sunday, March 15th for a Monday night broadcast. Pados also  announced the June 1st CARQUEST Gasoline Alley Show will be a direct tie in with the June 2nd Thunder on the Hill visit from the stars of the USAC  Sprint Car Division. Cole Whitt, Dave Darland, Chad Boat and Chris Windom are expected to take part in the show along with Thunder on the Hill Co-Promoter Bob  Miller. The Thunder on the Hill Racing Series is presented by NAPA Auto Parts and Lee Myles Transmissions and takes place at the Grandview Speedway in Bechtelsville, PA.  Thunder on the Hill is a mid-week racing series, enjoying its twentieth year in 2009 and Co-Promoted by Track Owner Bruce Rogers and Special Events Promoter Bob Miller.

Show organizers Bob and Donna Miller along with the Management of the Phillipsburg Mall continue to be impressed with the strong support the racing community has for this event. With 97 race cars from all divisions lining the Phillipsburg Mall, the 2nd Annual IRCO Dirt Track Heroes Car Show continues until Sunday, March 15th,  when the show will close with a salute to the Nazareth Speedway and all of the Dirt Track Heroes who have given everyone an opportunity torekindle  their love for racing dirt track style.

The Phillipsburg Mall is located on Route 22 East in Phillipsburg, New Jersey. Mall hours are 10 AM to 9 PM Monday through Saturday and on  Sunday from 11 AM to 6 PM.

An event t-shirt and program book is available for this event and they are being sold at the center court stage area.

The IRCO Community Federal Credit Union is again the proud sponsor of this event. For more information on what they have to offer, please visit their  website at www.ircocu.com  or contact Greg Collins directly at gcollins@ircocu.com.

2ND ANNUAL IRCO DIRT TRACK HEROES CAR SHOW SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Friday: March-13th 6:30 PM
Bridgeport Speedway And Salute to Harmony Speedway & Harmony Historical Society
CARQUEST Gasoline Alley TV/Internet Show

Saturday: March 14th- 2:30 PM
Meet Gerald Chamberlain & Glenn Fitzcharles Flemington Speedway and ARDC Midgets NJ State Inspector Bob Smith will be present to  answer questions and provide safety tips to the competitors.
CARQUEST Gasoline Alley TV/Internet Show

Sunday: March 15th- 2:30 PM Salute to all Tracks Highlighting the Nazareth Speedway and Fan Appreciation Day with Camera and Autograph Session
Live Taping of CARQUEST Gasoline Alley TV/Internet Show

The schedule is subject to change, and some additions are expected.

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O'Reilly All Stars teams up with ASI Sportswear


Camargo, IL (3-10-09) by Kelly Brown – Public Relations Director – It has been said that you know if you are a true auto racing fan when the majority of your wardrobe has track, series, and driver logos on them. For this group, a trip to the souvenir trailer at an O'Reilly All Star race is a must. This season these fans will get to see some of the hottest racewear provided by Automobile Sportswear Incorporated, as the company will be providing racewear for all three All Star series.

ASI Racewear, is a division of ASI Sportswear, which was created to meet the need for race suits and t-shirts for drivers in some of the NASCAR Touring Series. ASI Sportswear has been in business since 1981 and is based in New York. Four years ago they began their foray into the world of Dirt Late Model Racing and they have been broadening their dirt track based clientele ever since.

This season O'Reilly All Star fans can look forward to visiting the O'Reilly All Star souvenir trailer, and when they do they will find the best and highest quality racewear that ASI Sportswear has to offer.

For more information visit www.oreillyallstars.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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CHAMBERLAIN & FITZCHARLES TO ATTEND SATURDAY. . . .IRCO DIRT TRACK HEROES CAR SHOW KEEPS ROLLING WITH BIG SALUTE TO NEW EGYPT & EAST WINDSOR WEDNESDAY NIGHT

The 2nd Annual IRCO Dirt Track Heroes Car Show hit mid-stride on Wednesday night and never skipped a beat as the stars and management of the New Egypt  Speedway and the past heroes from the East Windsor Speedway paid a visit to this wildly successful Mall show that is free to the public.

Twenty-eight drivers turned out for interviews along with New Egypt Speedway Promoter Bill Miscoski who informed the large crowd of the numerous changes and improvements set for the fast approaching 2009 racing season. New Egypt Speedway is now boasting of a 110 feet wide straight-aways and turns, and drivers are expected to be slicing and dicing on the new configuration. All of the drivers interviewed were anxious for the new season to begin. Other big news of the night is that Gerald Chamberlain and Glenn Fitzcharles will both be attending the IRCO Dirt Track Heroes event on Saturday. Event organizer Bob Miller spoke directly with Chamberlain and Fitzcharles to confirm their planned attendance.

New Egypt drivers interviewed included Syracuse 200 winner Frank Cozze, his son Frank Cozze Jr who will be a rookie in the Modified ranks this year, Mike Hendershot, Jon Haegele, Billie Pauch Jr, Sammy Martz, Gary  Butler, Willie Osmun, Mike Krachun, Art Leidl, Rick Laubach, Brian Roemer, Vern McLaughlin and Doug Ostwald. Drivers from the East Windsor Speedway ranks included the legendary Ken Brenn Jr, Tommy Vroom, Ray Liss, Ed O'Neal, and speedway Historian Harold Rulon who told some great racing stories  from the days when East Windsor was racing and highlighted by the famous story that had Pee Wee Griffin leaving the raceway for home driving his race car.

David Polenz, the New Jersey State Legends Division Champion from a year ago, was able to make his first appearance of the week as he was fighting  the flu bug. Polenz, who is the Nephew of the late New Jersey Modified star Rich Polenz, talked about his jump into the  headline Late Model division  this coming season at the Old Dominion Speedway located in Virginia.

New Jersey State Advisory Board members Rick McGaughey and Bob Smith were on hand and walked the Mall area answering many questions and providing safety  tips to the drivers and owners on hand.

Show organizers Bob and Donna Miller continue to be impressed with the strong support the racing community has shown this second year show as has  IRCO Community Federal Credit Union Vice President Greg Collins, who once again welcomed the drivers and fans at the beginning of the show and thanked  them as the show closed for the day.

Thursday evening will feature a night shared with the stars of the Thunder on the Hill, URC, Grandview Speedway and members from the Area  Auto Racing  News staff. With 97 race cars from all divisions lining the Phillipsburg Mall, the 2nd Annual IRCO Dirt Track Heroes Car Show continues until Sunday,  March 15th, when the show will close with a salute to the Nazareth Speedway and all of the Dirt Track Heroes who have given everyone an opportunity to  rekindle their love for racing dirt track style.

The Phillipsburg Mall is located on Route 22 East in Phillipsburg, New Jersey. Mall hours are 10 AM to 9 PM Monday through Saturday and on Sunday  from 11 AM to 6 PM.

An event t-shirt and program book is available for this event and they are being sold at the center court stage area.

The IRCO Community Federal Credit Union is again the proud sponsor of this event. For more information on what they have to offer, please visit their  website at www.ircocu.com or contact Greg Collins directly at gcollins@ircocu.com.

2ND ANNUAL IRCO DIRT TRACK HEROES CAR SHOW SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Thursday: March 12th- 6:30 PM
Thunder on the Hill, URC, Grandview and AARN Night
CARQUEST Gasoline Alley TV/Internet Show

Friday: March-13th 6:30 PM
Bridgeport Speedway And Salute to Harmony Speedway & Harmony Historical Society
CARQUEST Gasoline Alley TV/Internet Show

Saturday: March 14th- 2:30 PM
Flemington Speedway and ARDC Midgets NJ State Inspector Bob Smith will be present to answer questions and provide safety tips to the competitors.
CARQUEST Gasoline Alley TV/Internet Show

Sunday: March 15th- 2:30 PM Salute to all Tracks Highlighting the Nazareth  Speedway and Fan Appreciation Day with Camera and Autograph Session
CARQUEST Gasoline Alley TV/Internet Show

The schedule is subject to change, and some additions are expected.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, March 9, 2009


An XR Release
Contact: Barry Braun at barry@racexr.com  or 218-226-5661


XR partners with Youcastr to launch RACE CAST, a 24-7 audio and video broadcasting service for tracks and events aimed at increasing revenue


Duluth, MN – X.CELERATED (XR), a high performance marketing and multimedia firm based in Minnesota has reached an agreement with Boston, Massachusetts based Youcastr to launch a new, live, online audio and video service aimed at providing an opportunity for tracks, series, and events in the racing community to be aired at a low cost on the Internet with the ability to generate revenue.

The service will be called RACE CAST. Set to launch on May 1, 2009, RACE CAST will give content producers (the tracks, series, or events) the ability to broadcast on the RACE CAST network and bring in additional revenue to supplement event attendance. RACE CAST will offer audio streams at $24.99 per event and HD video streaming technology at $74.99 per event. Clients will have full control over all advertising for the shows they produce and also have the ability to offer the audio and video streams as Pay Per View.

“The time is now,” proclaimed XR Vice President Dave Seay. “We have provided live feeds on our Dirt Cast service over the last month and the amount of interest has been amazing. Our team has researched the market and the technology that we need to give our clients. This is an opportunity not only for our clients to promote their events but also to supplement the revenue that they bring in the gate. In a tough and trying economy we are providing an option for the track and event operators to make more revenue.”

RACE CAST will work with tracks across the country to help them broadcast their races online and will utilize the innovative YouCastr broadcasting service to broadcast races live, delayed and on demand. In addition, RACE CAST will develop custom desktop software and equipment to make the client experience flawless. Brad Johnson, YouCastr Co-Founder, said, "We are excited about supporting X.CELERATED and the launch of RACE CAST. We believe X.CELERATED's racing and marketing experience combined with our broadcasting service makes a great solution for racing of all types, and will provide a potential new source of revenue for track owners."

“The technology is amazing,” added Seay. It is simple to use, and X.CELERATED will work with tracks to help them set up and start broadcasting. Not only that, but viewers will be able to go to racecastlive.com, where racing from across the United States will be showcased.”

RACE CAST powered by Youcastr will hit the Internet on May 1, 2009, at www.racecastlive.com.  Interested parties that are looking to join the network can contact dave@racecastlive.com  or call 804-357-7223. In the meantime RACE CAST will be testing streams until launch and are looking for interested, technology-savvy partners to assist in development of the network.

RACE CAST is owned and operated by Braun Holdings, Inc. subsidiary X.CELERATED.

About X.CELERATED

X.CELERATED (XR) is a marketing and multimedia firm based in Minnesota that focuses on high performance design, web applications, marketing analytics, and advanced Internet technologies. XR owns and operates the XR Network that includes On Demand Podcast properties Dirt Cast, Dirt Freaks, and RACEMN. More information on XR can be found at: http://x.celerated.com 

About YouCastr

YouCastr is a sports broadcasting service that makes it easy to broadcast sporting events over the Internet to family, alumni, and fans. YouCastr enables organizations to earn money through broadcasting video and audio of their sporting events. For more information, visit www.youcastrsports.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Sundance Vacations Speedway media contact:
Gene Ostrowski gjtost@verizon.net  (570) 752-7193 
Promoter: Joe Callavini (570) 788-7544



Upcoming events:

April 4, 5 & 11-Practice for all Divisions


Laurel Mall Show a Big Hit for Sundance Vacations Speedway


St. Johns, PA (March 8, 2009)- Sundance Vacations Speedway recently wrapped things up after hosting the Laurel Mall Race Car Show in Hazelton, Pa.

With a strong showing of support from shoppers at the shopping facility, along with plenty of racers that supported the event, this season should be one to remember at the popular 1/3-mile asphalt facility.

Representatives from Sundance Vacations of Wilkes-Barre were on hand to promote their business and shoppers had the chance to register for a chance to win $50,000 in this year’s annual drawing.

Folks also had the chance to register to win gift certificates, which were donated by A&A Auto Parts.

Several cars and stars of the speedway were present to answer questions that any of the mall goers might have had.

Not steering away from last season, general grandstand admission to the speedway is only $10. Children ages 10 & under are admitted for free.

For more information regarding the upcoming season or racing at Sundance Vacations Speedway, please log on to www.sundancevacationsspeedway.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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March 8, 2009

CARQUEST GASOLINE ALLEY NEWS

Allentown, PA: CARQUEST Gasoline Alley Presents A Tribute To The Dirt Track Heroes On Tonights Show
By Steve Pados, GA Motorsports Media

CARQUEST Gasoline Alley TV/Internet Show, Nationally acclaimed for their "Theme" documented shows, will be at center court of the Phillipsburg Mall for tonight's show. With the Second Annual IRCO Dirt Track Heroes celebration in full swing, the Gang will present the legendary names of racing that joined in with the Mall celebration honoring those great stars. Join the Gasoline Alley Gang as more than forty interviews were conducted throughout the day as once again the glory days of racing were highlighted with this great show. Names such as Sammy Beavers, Mark Gray, Randy Bok, Danny Huston, Bobby Pickel, Dave Rapp, Carl Van Horn, Ray Neary, Hank Goranson Jr, Kenny Wismer, Rich Yetter, Leroy Amey, Bob Schoenberger, Bill Wilson, Gary Grim, George Wambold and many more joined hosts Ed and Steve Pados, Randy Kane and Bob Stull at center court for a look back at the great moments of racing.

The popular TV/Internet show now offers a live internet video feed to the Internet subscribers to view the wide assortment of the many racing videos that are played while the show is in progress and to enjoy the chat sessions with the many personalities from within the racing community who pay the Gang a visit to discuss racing.

Additional surprises are always in store for the viewers and listeners as each show continues to add to the continuous long line of blockbuster shows the CARQUEST Gasoline Alley Gang brings to the racing community. Join us for the fastest, funniest and most informed racing show on the airwaves today. Keep in mind the CARQUEST Gasoline Alley Gang will be center stage at the Mall until the March 15th hosting the second annual IRCO sponsored Dirt Track Heroes Show at the Phillipsburg Mall located just off Route 22 in Phillipsburg, New Jersey.

CARQUEST Gasoline Alley TV/Radio/Internet Show continues its outstanding line-up of talented guests with this week's edition of the show. The Show's programming on WALN Digital Cable Radio, Internet www.walncableradio.com for the Audio portion and mogulus.com/walncableradio http://mogulus.com/walncableradio for the video portion. Log on to the audio before logging on to the video feed. The Show is available on Service Electric Digital Cable TV, Channels 103, and 137 and is live from 6 to 8 PM and later tape delayed on Channel 50 at 11 PM.

Join the Pados Brothers, Ed and Steve, and Area Auto Racing News journalist Randy Kane Monday night, March 9th, as they take you on a two-hour circular journey with their well documented, very informative and extremely funny show.

Should you have questions on how to be a part of the show through advertising, appearances or remotes, please contact Steve Pados at: 610 573 9706; Ed Pados at: 610 739 0391; Randy Kane at: 610 682 6273; or the WALN Studios at: 610 791 1818. You may also email: steveswp@netzero.net or racewriter@enter.net.

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March 8, 2009

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FULL HOUSE GREETS LEGEND DRIVERS ON SUNDAY AS THE IRCO DIRT TRACK HEROES CAR SHOW CONTINUES AT THE PHILLIPSBURG MALL

The attendance today for the IRCO Dirt Track Heroes & Car Show was once  again impressive as thousands turned out for a look, an autograph or just a short chat with some of the all time great drivers from the local short track racing scene. At one point during the Sunday afternoon ceremonies, the Phillipsburg Mall security was necessary to assist with helping the flow of people as they gathered in front of the stage where the racing legends were being interviewed. Legend drivers like Frankie Schneider, Sammy Beavers, Carl "Fuzzy" VanHorn, Red Coffin and Ray Neary were just a few of the more then forty racing celebrities interviewed and televised on Sunday afternoon. Along with the popular drivers on hand, a selection of ninety-seven race cars from various divisions of local auto racing fill the Mall.

The show continues on Monday with the nightly activities getting  underway at 6:30 PM. The Phillipsburg Mall is located on Route 22 East in Phillipsburg, NJ. and Mall hours are 10AM to 9 PM Monday through Saturday and Sunday 11 AM to 6 PM.

A popular highlight of the show is the very popular Harmony Speedway display. Joined by a fine selection of restored race cars, the Harmony display also has a wide selection of photos, signs, and memorabilia. Be sure to allow enough time to view all the photo albums. 

CARQUEST Gasoline Alley TV/Internet Show with hosts Ed and Steve Pados and Randy Kane will take center stage each day of the show to interview the many legendary racing stars of the past and present to chat about their days behind the wheel. Join the Gasoline Alley Gang each night at 5:30 PM.

An event t-shirt and program book is already in the design stages for this annual event. Display space for this show is now available. To display a restored or current day race car, please enter by completing the electronic entry form at: www.thunderonthehillracingseries.com, or call Donna Miller at 443-513-4456. For display and vending space, please call the same number.

The IRCO Community Federal Credit Union is again the proud sponsor of this event. For more information on what they have to offer, please  visit their website at www.ircocu.com  or contact Greg Collins directly at gcollins@ircocu.com

2ND ANNUAL IRCO DIRT TRACK HEROES CAR
SHOW SCHEDULE OF EVENTS


Monday: March 9th- 6:30 PM Hamlin Speedway Night for all divisions
CARQUEST Gasoline Alley TV/Internet Show

Tuesday: March 10th- 6:30 PM
Borgers, Snydersville, Kutztown, Oroville, Blue Mountain, Lehigh Valley and West End Raceways Night
CARQUEST Gasoline Alley TV/Internet Show

Wed: March 11th- 6:30 PM
New Egypt Speedway Night with Salute to East Windsor Speedway!
CARQUEST Gasoline Alley TV/Internet Show

Thursday: March 12th- 6:30 PM Thunder
on the Hill, URC, Grandview and AARN Night
CARQUEST Gasoline Alley TV/Internet Show

Friday: March-13th 6:30 PM
Bridgeport Speedway And Salute to Harmony Speedway & Harmony Historical Society
CARQUEST Gasoline Alley TV/Internet Show

Saturday: March 14th- 2:30 PM
Flemington Speedway and ARDC Midgets
CARQUEST
Gasoline Alley TV/Internet Show

Sunday: March 15th- 2:30 PM Salute
to all Tracks Highlighting the Nazareth Speedway and Fan Appreciation Day
with Camera and Autograph Session. .
CARQUEST Gasoline Alley TV/Internet Show

The schedule is subject to change, and some additions are planned.

Tentative Daily Roster of Racing Celebrities expected to attend. The list is growing every day!

Monday, March 9
Randy Smith, Cody Kline, Ricky Yetter, Kyle Kania, Archie Myers, Bill Weaver, Jordy Farry, Mark Gilmore, Ryan Smith, Brian  Gilmore, Ryan Smith, Eric Bodine

Tuesday, March 10
Mark Gray, Richie Smith, Lou Horvath Jr., Moe Pagni, Kerry Mietzler, Walt Smith, Brian Wambold, Jim Fry, Dylan Martin, Archie Myers, David VanHorn, Dan Miller

Wednesday, March 11
Tim Apgar, Loralyn Brinster, Fred Menschner, Ray Neary, Ray Liss, Tom Hager, Ken Brenn Jr., Ken Brenn Sr., Ed O'Neil, Frankie Schneider, Gary Butler, Moe Pagni, Mike Krachun, Billy Pauch Jr., Darrel DelNero, Bob Ringden, Carl Bittenger, Frank Cozze,  Bobby Dmuchowski, Brian Wambold, Clinton Mills, Gary Kolenz, Stan Frankenfield, Ray Shea, Frank Cozze Jr., Goop Mondelli, Archie Myers, Bill Miscoski, Mike Lyons, Mark Blackwell, Darren McCaughey.

Thursday, March 12
Charlie Gilmore, Kenny Gilmore, Brett Gilmore, Stephanie Stevens, Jason Hamilton, Ricky Yetter, Zach Martini, Rick Wean, Nick Wean, Jimmy Maguire, Brian Wambold, Brian Kressley, Brett Schoenly, Archie Myers, Conrad Fitch, Scott Pursell,

Friday, March 13
Carl VanHorn, Sammy Beavers, Fred Menschner, Ray Neary,  Jimmy Horton, Ken Brenn Jr., Ricky Rutt, Joe Poliacik, Gary Butler,Brian Wambold, Jimmy Wismer Sr., Ford Fernandez, Archie Myers, Barry Suydam, Wayne Weaver,

Saturday, March 14
Frankie Schneider, Gerald Chamberlain, Ken Wismer Jr., Carl VanHorn, Zach O'Connell, Stephanie Stevens, Sammy Beavers, Scott Kania, Zach Martini, Fred Menschner, Ray Neary, Ray Liss, Tom Hager, Dick Wean, Rick Wean, Nick Wean, Mares Stellfox, Ken Brenn Jr., Ken Brenn Sr., Jimmy Maguire, Ricky Rutt, Jackie Hamilton, Ed O'Neil, John Bakros, Del George Jr., Bill Decoster, Gary Butler, Andrew Hannula, Bob Banghart, Ryan Smith, Mark Fusco, Brian Wambold, Glenn Fitzcharles, Tim Sassman, Leon Harrison, John   Strupp, Wilbur Force, Mike Hendershot, Bob Pickell Sr., Bob Pickell Jr., Wayne Markovic, Archie Myers, Larry Lippincott, P.J. Garguilo, Dave Bodine, Jim Wismer Jr., Mike Lyons, Mark Blackwell, Bill Hildebrandt, Kenny Hildebrandt, Scott Pursell

Sunday, March 15
Ken Wismer Jr., Carl Van Horn, Frankie Schneider, Charley Gilmore, Mark Gray, Richie Smith, Randy Smith, Neal Kumernitsky, Bruce Kline, Jesse Kline, Gary Grim, Brad Grim, Stephanie Stevens, Carl Collis, Rich Yetter, Scott Kania, Randy Bok, Danny Huston, Del Buss, Leroy Amy, Fred Menschner, Ray Neary, Tom Hager, Blu Metz, Matt Janisch, Jack Zeiner, Tighe Scott, Rick Wean, Tom Zeiner, Ken Brenn Sr., Ken Brenn Jr., Jimmy Maguire, Ricky Rutt, Billy Tanzosh, Ed O'Neil, Rich Marinelli, Jerry Higbie, Gary Butler, Brian Wambold, Leon Harrison, John Strupp, Wilbur Force, Freddy Sabatine, Billy Cooper, Archie Myers, Junior Siegfried, George Wambold

The above list is expanding daily.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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For Immediate Release

March 8, 2009



NASCAR Champion Ted Christopher Wins Providence Indoor TQ Midget Finale


PROVIDENCE, RI – Defending NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour champion Ted Christopher is proving he is one of the best indoor racers.
Christopher, 50, of Plainville, Conn., captured Saturday night’s 30-lap TQ Midget feature event at the Dunkin Donuts Center in Providence, R.I. The race concluded the two-day event, which was the first held in the Ocean State in 50 years.

“I enjoy the opportunity of being part of history,” Christopher said. “I think this race was a success especially with how full the stands were and the racing was incredible.”

The win gives Christopher a pair of indoor TQ Midget events this year. In January, Christopher won the Gambler’s Classic in Atlantic City, N.J.
Christopher had a busy 24 hours in Rhode Island. After Friday’s race, which was won by New Jersey dirt Modified driver Mike Iles, Christopher had to take his TQ Midget to Seekonk, Mass., where it was repaired at Wayne Darling’s race shop.

In his qualifying heat race on Saturday, Christopher b arely qualified after a rear radius mount broke. The team went to work and made the respective repair just in time for the main event.

For the second consecutive night, it appeared as if Iles had the victory in hand.

Iles jumped out into the lead at the start of the race, but his momentum was slowed on lap five after Bobby Santos III spun out his race car in turn three.
Matt Janisch of Nazareth, Pa., moved into the runner-up spot on lap nine and started to challenge the race leader.

But a several car incident slowed the race and took out the front runners on lap 12 as Iles, Janisch and Mike Lichty were involved in a crash in turn two.
Ryan Smith had the lead, but that was short lived as Christopher took over the top spot on the restart.

As expected, indoor master Lou Cicconi Jr., who was substituting for an ill Matt20Roselli, challenged Christopher for the lead spot, but a miscue (he hit the kill switch on a restart) hindered his chances of getting by the race leader.

“Lou raced me real clean and I appreciated it,” Christopher said. “He’s one of the best indoor racers ever.”

Cicconi of Aston, Pa., settled for second, while Timex Morgan of Rochester, N.Y., was third, Smith was fourth and Mike Tidaback of Little Falls, N.J. was fifth.

Heat races went to Iles, Janisch, Mike Stefanik and Licty. Tim Adams and Glenn Heverin won the consolation races.

In the 20-lap Champ Kart main, Chris Daley of Pleasant Valley, N.Y., scored his second consecutive main at the Dunkin Donuts Center.
Daley got=2 0the lead after a close race with John Hillman, who later crashed.

Daley defeated Eric Zeh, George Bark, Justin Bonsignore and Ron Midford Jr. completed the top five.

TQ Midget Feature Finish, 30 Laps: 1. Ted Christopher; 2. Lou Cicconi Jr.; 3. Timex Morgan; 4. Ryan Smith; 5. Mike Tidaback; 6. Joey Payne; 7. Ian Cumens; 8. Matt Janisch; 9. Bobby Santos III; 10. Alex Bright; 11. Paul Lotier Jr.; 12. Mike Lichty; 13. Jeff Kot; 14. Don Zrinski; 15. Jonathan Reid; 16. Glenn Heverin; 17. James Michael Friesen; 18. Mike Iles; 19. Heath Hehnly; 20. Tim Adams; 21. Mike Stefanik; 22. Ryan Barlett.
Champ Kart Feature Finish, 20 Laps: 1. Chris Daley; 2. Eric Zeh; 3. George Bark; 4. Justin Bonsignore; 5. Ron Midford Jr.; 6. Jay Dimond; 7. Bryan Ray; 8. Evan Beaulieu; 9. Nick Hadden; 10. Ryan Arsenault; 11. Tammy Smith; 12. Mike Perry; 13. Clinton Mills; 14. Tyler Robertson; 15. Tim Buckwalter; 16. Adam Gage; 17. Andrew Swisher; 18. John Hillmann; 19. Andrew Hutchinson; 20. TJ Laro.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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For Immediate Release

Dirt Modified Racer Mike Iles Wins Providence Indoor TQ Midget Race

PROVIDENCE, RI – Mike Iles of Medford, N.J., pulled off a huge upset Friday night at the Dunkin Donuts Center by claiming the 20-lap TQ Midget feature race.

Iles is the defending Modified champion at the dirt 5/8th-mile Bridgeport Speedway.

Iles made history with the win at the Dunkin Donuts Center as the race was the first held in Rhode Island in 50 years.

“It is very cool to win in Rhode Island since the state hasn’t had a race in so long,” Iles said. “It is a real honor.”

TQ Midget star Joey Payne of Fairlawn, N.J., finished second, while Ryan Smith of Kunkletown, Pa., was third, Timex Morgan of Rochester, N.Y., was fourth and Matt Roselli of Broadheadsville, Pa., completed the top five spots.

Although Iles was fast and captured the main event, a crash on lap 16 ultimately changed the complexion of the race itself.
Lou Cicconi Jr., a top name on the20indoor Midget Car racing circuit, was running in the second spot and pressuring Iles for the lead when a water line broke and sent his car and others into the wall in turn one.

Cicconi’s car crashed and collected many other front runners including cars driven by Matt Janisch, multi-time NASCAR Modified champion Mike Stefanik, defending NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour champion Ted Christopher, Mike Lichty and Jeff Heotzler.

Heotzler, a dirt Modified ace, got out of his car under his own power but he was later transported to a nearby hospital for observation.
Prior to the big crash on lap 16, Iles was leading after he passed Janisch for the lead position on the backstretch.

“I love racing this TQ Midget indoors,” Iles said. “We race on the big track on dirt, but this indoor stuff keeps you sharp.”
Iles also praised Cicconi in the post-race interview session.

“Lou and his father helped w ith a lot with the set-up of the car,” Iles said. “Although I own this car, it is a Hyper Chassis that Lou designed so much of the credit has to go to him.”

Heat race action went to Cicconi, Iles, Ian Cumens and Lichty. Jeff Kot and Chris Haskell won the consolation races. Cicconi posted a fast lap speed of 8.6325 seconds.

Chris Daley of Pleasant Valley, N.Y., captured the 20-lap Champ Kart, while Justin Bonsignore, Ron Milford Jr., Eric Zeh and George Bark Jr. completed the top five.

Daley and Bonsignore won the Champ Kart heat races.

Racing action continues Saturday with the second night of action. A complete show of TQ Midget and Champ Kart fills the card.

TQ Midget Car Feature Finish, 20 Laps: 1. Mike Iles; 2. Joey Payne; 3. Ryan Smith; 4. Timex Morgan; 5. Matt Roselli; 6. Jeff Kot; 7. Don Zrinski; 8. Ian Cumens; 9. Ted Christopher; 10. Lou Cicconi Jr.; 11. Matt Janisch; 12. Jeff Heotzler; 13. Mike=2 0Stefanik; 14. Mike Lichty; 15. Alison Cumens; 16. Richie Coy Jr.; 17. Christopher Allen Jr.; 1. Tim Adams; 19. Bobby Santos III; 20. Joe Lord Jr.

Champ Kart Feature Finish, 20 Laps: 1. Chris Daley; 2. Justin Bonsignore; 3. Ron Milford Jr.; 4. Eric Zeh; 5. George Bark Jr.; 6. Tammy Smith; 7. Tim Buckwalter; 8. Jay Dimons; 9. Dennis Perry; 10. Andrew Swisher; 11. Nick Hadden; 12. Clinton Mills; 13. Paul McCollum; 14. Bryan Ray; 15. Evan Beaulieu; 16. Ryan Arsenault; 17. Tyler Robertson; 18. Andrew Hutchinson; 19. John Hillman; 20. TJ Laro.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
FRIDAY, MARCH. 6, 2009
CONTACT: William Titchnell
FANTASYDIRTRACING@YAHOO.COM

Fantasy Dirt Racing.com announces the World of Outlaw May Showdown Ticket Giveaway!

By William Titchnell

Cortland, Ohio- Fantasydirtracing.com is giving away 2 tickets to attend the World of Outlaw May Showdown on May 22, 2009 at The Dirt Track at Lowe’s Motorspeedway. Anyone who registers for the Free Fantasy Showdown League by May 2, 2009 will be automatically entered into a drawing that will be held May 3,2009. Winner will be notified by email and tickets will be mailed immediately upon verification. The Fantasy Team that scores the most points for the World of Outlaw May Showdown Race will win a Fantasy Dirt Racing T-Shirt. Visit fantasydirtracing.com for official rules.

Fantasy Dirt Racing is also offering a Free Colossal Fantasy Race, Fans will be able to pick 5 drivers and the drivers will score points in qualifying and the A Main. The team that scores the most points will win a mouse pad donated by Mike Campbell Photos with their choice of driver on it and second place will get a Fantasy Dirt Racing T-Shirt

Fantasy Dirt Racing.com is a original site offering a first of a kind fantasy leagues to the public.
For more information on the Fantasy Dirt Racing Fantasy
Leagues visit www.fantasydirtracing.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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March 4, 2009

CARQUEST GASOLINE ALLEY NEWS




Pen Argyl, PA- Legendary Car Owner Ken Brenn Sr Joins Hall of Fame Sprint Car Ace Ray Tilley To Open IRCO Dirt Track Heroes Show This Saturday March 7th At Phillipsburg Mall

As the final days wind down until the start of the 2nd Annual IRCO Dirt Track Heroes Car Show, a continuous parade of additional signings for the event is keeping the show staff working at a breakneck pace to make sure the event is ready to roll for it's nine day run slated to open on March 7th and will continue on until the 15th of March. Sponsored by the IRCO Community Federal Credit Union, the show was an over-whelming sucess with the inaugural event in 2008. The Phillipsburg Mall is located on Route 22 East in Phillipsburg, New Jersey and the show is absolutely free of charge to all who attend.

Show promoter Bob Miller has set the schedule in place for the nine day celebration honoring the legendary racing greats of yesterday along with today's current racing stars to be highlighted each day/night of the event. After the successful kick-off of the annual event from a year ago, two days have been added to this year's presentation of the show and has allowed Miller and his management team to be more creative and diverse to include more tracks and entertainment to the nine day celebration. The nationally acclaimed CARQUEST Gasoline Alley TV/Internet Show with hosts Ed and Steve Pados and Randy Kane will take center stage each day of the show to interview the many legendary racing stars of the past and present to chat about their days behind the wheel as well as catch up with some of the up and coming stars to find out about their plans for the upcoming racing season ahead. Join the Gasoline Alley Gang on Saturday, March 7th from 2:15 until 5:30 as they begin the show portion with a salute to one of the legendary sprint car driving talents of all time, Sprint Car Hall of Fame inductee, Ray Tilley. Tilley, who was inducted into the Hall in 2005, was an absolute terror on the Jack Gunn Williams Grove/Selinsgrove (Sel-Wil) racing circuit, winning an amazing 47-features in 1965 driving the Ford powered "Woodchopper Special" number-88 machine of engine wizard Bud Grimm. Tilley was at the top of his racing game as he followed in 1966 with another 42-feature events wins. Tilley suffered severe injuries in 1969 while competing at the Langhorne Speedway and while he did return to the seat of a sprint car, he voluntarily retired from the sport in 1971. In eight years of competing on the Sel-Wil Circuit, Tilley amassed 181 wins. All told Tilley was credited with more than 200 wins in his short but storied racing career.

Joining Tilley and a host of legendary drivers for the initial opening of the show will be one of the premier car owners of all-time. The legendary National Midget Hall of Fame car owner Ken Brenn Sr will be reunited with Tilley for the opening ceremonies of this must attend show. Ray Tilley was one of the first sprint car talents to ever sit behind the wheel of a Ken Brenn owned car when he raced for Brenn at Williams Grove in the mid-sixties. Brenn was the premier car owner from 1954 until 1972 when he left the Midget ranks to provide race cars for his son Ken Brenn Jr, who went on to have an outstanding career of his own in the dirt and pavement Modified ranks. All told Brenn won five ARDC car owner Championships while in competition and served as the President of the ARDC for two terms. Brenn was inducted into the National Midget Hall of Fame in 2007. The list of drivers who have driven for Brenn is like a who's who in the History of racing. Names like Len Duncan, Tommy Elliott, Charlie Miller, Mitch Smith, Johnny Coy, Charlie Ross, Bobby Adamson, Rodger Ward, Bert Brooks, Jan Opperman, Jiggs Peters, Jimmy Kirk, Larry Dickson and the above mentioned Ray Tilley were just a handful of the legendary stars who drove a Brenn owned race car.

Join Ray Tilley and Kenny Brenn Sr and Jr, Carl Collis, Sammy Beavers, Ray Neary, Ken Wismer Jr, Bill Wilson, Jimmy Maguire, Leroy Amey, Richie and Randy Smith, Carl "Fuzzy" Van Horn, Neil Kumernitsky, Bill DeCoster, Charley Gilmore, Tom Hager, Frankie Schneider, Billy Pauch, Bill Tanzosh, Tighe Scott, Bob Pickell, and a host of other great racers who will join in the celebration as the annual Mall show honors those who raced those long treasured and never forgotten raceways of yesteryear. Join longtime show hosts Ed and Steve Pados and Randy Kane as well as guest announcers Earl Krause, Tim Pitts, Jeff Ahlum and Bob Stull as the past, present and future stars of racing will be interviewed throughout each nightly portion of the show. An autograph session will take place during the course of each show for the fans to have a first hand chat with the great racing stars past and present who have thrilled them with their tremendous driving abilities.

New names are continuously being added daily to the growing list of attendees who will be joining in the celebration honoring the great racing heritage of such former racing facilities as Harmony, Nazareth, Reading, Flemington, Allentown, East Windsor, Hatfield and Dorney Park. Current operating racetracks such as New Egypt, Bridgeport, Orange County, Grandview, Hamlin, Borgers, and Snydersville will also take part in the nightly racing celebration. IRCO Community Federal Credit Union through the efforts of noted Harmony Speedway Historian Greg Collins has come back on-board as the show's title sponsor for the event.

March 8th will find the legends of racing gathering at center stage at 1 PM for a taping of the CARQUEST Gasoline Alley TV/Internet Show that will be shown on Monday evening March 9th from 6 to 8 PM on Channels 103 and 137 and taped delayed on Channel 50 at 11 PM. The show now offers live video feed through the Internet at: www.walncableradio.com  

America on Wheels will be on hand to talk about their over the road transportation museum that is dedicated to presenting and preserving the history of American transportation, with special emphasis placed on the local area. Currently, there is a changing exhibit gallery which features "Legends of Speed", and is dedicated to Mario Andretti. America On Wheels is located in Allentown, PA just off of the Hanover Street bridge. For more information, visit their website at: www.americaonwheels.org  or plan to meet Volunteer Coordinator Connie McDowell at the America On Wheels display during the IRCO Dirt Track Heroes Car Show at the Phillipsburg Mall.

The show will open on Saturday March 7th and close on Sunday afternoon March 15th. Mall hours are Sunday 11AM to 6PM and from Monday through Saturday 10 AM until 9 PM.

An event t-shirt and program is already in the design stages for the annual event. Display space for this show is now available. To display a restored or current day race car, please enter by completing the electronic entry form at: www.thunderonthehillracingseries.com  or contact Donna Miller at:443 513 4456. For display and vending space, please call the same number.

The IRCO Community Federal Credit Union is again the proud sponosr of the event. For more information on what they have to offer, please visit their website at: www.iroccu.com or contact Greg Collins diresctly at: gcollins@ircocu.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

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March 4, 2009

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE- - -THANK YOU
CONTACT:  BOB MILLER

IRCO DIRT TRACK HEROES TO INVADE PHILLIPSBURG MALL ON SATURDAY, MARCH 7

The IRCO Community Federal Credit Union 2nd Annual Dirt Track Heroes Car Show will storm the Phillipsburg Mall for a nine day run, opening on Saturday, March 7 and running through Sunday, March 15.  The Mall hours are 11 AM to 6 PM on Sunday and 10 AM until 9 PM Monday through Saturday.   The Phillipsburg Mall is located on Route 22 East in Phillipsburg, NJ.    More then sixty race cars from various divisions including restored cars will be on display.

Each day of the show will offer celebrity interviews and meet and greet opportunities.   Also, the nationally acclaimed CARQUEST Gasoline Alley TV/Internet Show with hosts Ed and Steve Pados and Randy Kane will take center stage each day of the show to interview the many legendary racing stars of the past and present to chat about their days behind the wheel as well as catch up with their plans for the upcoming racing season ahead. Join the Gasoline Alley Gang on Saturday, March 7th from 2:15 until 5:30 as they begin the show portion with a salute to one of the legendary sprint car driving talents of all time, Sprint Car Hall of Fame inductee, Ray Tilley.

Joining Tilley and a host of legendary drivers for the initial opening of the show will be one of the premier car owners of all-time. The  legendary National Midget Hall of Fame car owner Ken Brenn Sr will be reunited with Tilley for the opening ceremonies of this must attend show. Ray Tilley was one of the first sprint car talents to ever sit behind the wheel of a Ken Brenn owned car when he raced for Brenn at Williams Grove in the mid-sixties.

Brenn was the premier car owner from 1954 until 1972 when he left the Midget ranks to provide race cars for his son Ken Brenn Jr, who went on to have an outstanding career of his own in the dirt and pavement Modified ranks. All told Brenn won five ARDC car owner Championships while in competition and served as the President of the ARDC for two terms. Brenn was inducted into the National Midget Hall of Fame in 2007.

Join Ray Tilley and Kenny Brenn Sr and Jr, Carl Collis, Sammy Beavers, Ray Neary, Ken Wismer Jr, Bill Wilson, Jimmy Maguire, Leroy Amey, Richie and Randy Smith, Carl "Fuzzy" Van Horn, Neil Kumernitsky, Bill DeCoster, Charley Gilmore, Tom Hager, Frankie Schneider, Billy Pauch, Bill Tanzosh, Tighe Scott, Bob Pickell, and a host of other great racers who will join in the celebration as the annual Mall show honors those who  raced those long treasured and never forgotten raceways of yesteryear.Join longtime show hosts Ed  and Steve Pados and Randy Kane as well as guest announcers Earl Krause, Tim Pitts, Jeff Ahlum and Bob Stull as the past, present and  future stars of racing will be interviewed throughout each nightly portion of the show. An autograph session will take place during the course of each show for the fans to have a firsthand chat with the great racing stars past and present who have thrilled them with their tremendous driving abilities.

New names are continuously being added daily to the growing list of attendees who will be joining in the celebration honoring the great racing heritage of such former racing facilities as Harmony, Nazareth, Reading, Flemington, Allentown, East Windsor, Hatfield and Dorney Park. Current operating racetracks such as New Egypt, Bridgeport, Orange County, Grandview, Hamlin, Borgers, and Snydersville will also take part in the nightly racing celebration. IRCO Community Federal Credit Union through the efforts of noted Harmony Speedway Historian Greg Collins has come back on-board as the show's title sponsor for the event.

March 8th will find the legends of racing gathering at center stage at 1 PM for a taping of the CARQUEST Gasoline Alley TV/Internet Show that will be shown on Monday evening March 9th from 6 to 8 PM on Channels 103 and 137 and taped delayed on Channel 50 at 11 PM. The show now offers live video feed through the Internet at: www.walncableradio.com 

America on Wheels will be on hand to talk about their over the road transportation museum that is dedicated to presenting and preserving the history of American transportation, with special emphasis placed on the local area. Currently, there is a changing exhibit gallery which features "Legends of Speed", and is dedicated to Mario Andretti. America On Wheels is located in Allentown, PA just off of the Hanover Street bridge. For more information, visit their website at: www.americaonwheels.org  or plan to meet Volunteer Coordinator Connie McDowell at the America On Wheels display during the IRCO Dirt Track Heroes Car Show at the Phillipsburg Mall.

The show will open on Saturday March 7th and close on Sunday afternoon March 15th. Mall hours are Sunday 11AM to 6PM and from Monday through Saturday 10 AM until 9 PM.

An event t-shirt and program is already in the design stages for the annual event. Display space for this show is now available. To display a restored or current day race car, please enter by completing the electronic entry form at: www.thunderonthehillracingseries.com  or contact Donna Miller at:443 513 4456. For display and vending space, please call the same number.

The IRCO Community Federal Credit Union is again the proud sponosr of the event. For more information on what they have to offer, please visit their website at: www.iroccu.com or contact Greg Collins directly at:  gcollins@ircocu.com

                2ND ANNUAL IRCO  DIRT TRACK HEROES CAR
SHOW SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
               
                Saturday: March 7th-       2 PM  Show
Opening Highlighting Harmony Speedway  Historical Society and Reading Racing Historical Society                
CARQUEST Gasoline Alley TV/Internet Show
                                2:15 PM
Meet Sprint Car Driver & Legendary Great Ray Tilley & Car Owner Ken Brenn Sr.
               
                Sunday: March 8th-        1 PM  Dirt Track
Heroes Reunion With All Tracks and Autograph Session- Nazareth, Harmony, Flemington,
   
Nazareth National, Reading, Orange County, Allentown Fairgrounds, Dorney Park,  Hatfield, Sanatoga, Langhorne, Mocatek, East Windsor, TrentonAllentown Fairgrounds, Sanatoga                                
CARQUEST Gasoline Alley TV/Internet Show
                               
                Monday: March 9th-      6:30 PM Hamlin Speedway Night for all divisions
                               
CARQUEST Gasoline Alley TV/Internet Show
               
                Tuesday: March 10th-       6:30 PM
Borgers, Snydersville, Kutztown, Oroville, Blue Mountain, Lehigh Valley and West End Raceways Night
CARQUEST Gasoline Alley TV/Internet Show

                                Wed: March 11th-        6:30 PM
New Egypt Speedway  Night with Salute to  East Windsor Speedway!                           
CARQUEST Gasoline Alley TV/Internet Show
               
                Thursday: March 12th-      6:30 PM  Thunder on the Hill, URC, Grandview and AARN Night                                
CARQUESTGasoline Alley TV/Internet Show
               
                Friday: March-13th          6:30 PM
Bridgeport Speedway And Salute to Harmony Speedway  & Harmony Historical Society 
                                CARQUEST Gasoline Alley TV/Internet Show
               
                Saturday: March 14th-     2:30 PM
Flemington Speedway and ARDC Midgets
CARQUEST Gasoline Alley TV/Internet Show

                                Sunday: March 15th-      2:30 PM  Salute to all Tracks Highlighting the Nazareth Speedway and Fan Appreciation Day
with Camera and Autograph Session. .
CARQUEST Gasoline Alley TV/Internet Show
               
                The schedule is subject to change, and some additions are expected.

                If you would like to register to display in the show, please complete the on-line registration  form at www.thunderonthehillracingseries.com                 For additional information, please contact Donna Miller at 443-513-4456.

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March 4, 2009

ACCORD SPEEDWAY NEWS

Accord, NY - Accord Speedway Names Legendary Car Owner Ken Brenn Sr Grand Marshal For The ARDC/ACOT Show Set For July 10th
By Steve Pados, Accord Speedway Media

Exciting news continues to pour out of the Accord Speedway offices for the upcoming 2009 racing season. With the recent addition of Lucas Oil Products coming on board for the 2009 season at the speedway, the busy off-season has kept the Palmer Family working at breakneck speed to detail and fine-tune all of the events planned for what will be the finest season to date in the nine year history the Palmer Family has had since taking over with the Ulster County facility. With the recent announcement of qualifying events being held at the speedway for guaranteed positions in conjunction with supporting raceways, the excitement level at the speedway has reached a fever pitch. The additional purse offerings from the Palmer Family will boost many of the Rhinebeck Ford Modified purses to $2,500.00, and an increase from $5,000.00 to $6,000.00 for the winner of the King of the Catskills ROC 100-lap Modified race and is expected to attract a strong contingent of outside invaders seeking to fatten their wallets. The entire schedule is now available online and it is chocked full of exciting racing events that will keep the fans on the edge of their seats all season long.

With a seasonal schedule loaded up with exciting events, the event the many supporters of the open wheel ranks will look forward to will be the return visit on July 10th for the 70-year old high-flying aces of the ARDC Midget organization. Returning to the speedway last year for the first time since 1986, the "race to the walls" speedplant was more than a handful for a few of the drivers who found themselves upside down on more than one occasion. Drew Heistand was able to figure out the quick way around the raceway and was able to garner the win at Accord despite heavy pressure all race long from PJ Garguilo. Brett Arndt, Nick Wean and Steve Lenig completed the top five from last year's event.

The ARDC organization is steeped with a long legacy of stars and cars within it's ranks. With that ,one of the finest names in the history of the club, Ken Brenn Sr, has been named to serve as the Grand Marshal for the event for this special occasion. Brenn not only had a great history with the ARDC, his cars won races at many of the Midget junkets throughout the country. More than 150 drivers sat in the seat of a Brenn owned Midget and the names are much like a who's who in the history of the open wheel ranks. Names such as Len Duncan, Johnny Coy, Mitch Smith, Ray Tilley, Bert Brooks, Tommy Elliott, Jiggs Peters, Ernie McCoy, Gary Bettenhausen, Jan Opperman, Bobby Adamson, Vernon Land, Rodger Ward, Bobby Unser, Larry Dickson and Jimmy Kirk were just a few of the great names to steer a Brenn owned race car. Brenn was a five-time Champion car owner and served two terms as the President of the organization. Brenn also found the time to serve as the Mayor of Warren, New Jersey. Brenn left the Midget car ranks in 1972 to concentrate on the Modifieds. Beginning with Stan Ploski, Brenn followed with his talented son Ken Brenn Jr into the seat. The younger Brenn was a natural behind the wheel of a race car and became a big winner in the Modified ranks wherever the vaunted number 24 appeared. Once the Flemington track was paved over, Brenn Jr never skipped a beat and adapted to the pavement in quick fashion and became a big winner on the hardtop as well. Accord Speedway in honored to name the legendary Ken Brenn Sr as the Grand Marshal for this great event. Last year's Gran Marshal for the event, Jimmy Maguire, is also expected to return for the event when the ARDC goes "side by side and three wide" as they tackle the high banks of the mighty Accord Speedway.

Along with the ARDC on July 10th, the Atlantic Coast Old Timers (ACOT) Group will join in the celebration for a glorious look at Midget racing past and present as last year the group brought somewhere in the neighborhood of fifteen pices of racing equipment from yesteryear to the speedway. Bolstered by the appearance of the legendary Ray "Hully" Bunn, the event was marked as one of the greatest in the history of the Accord Speedway. Bunn was the winner of the first National Open Modified race held at the Langhorne Speedway back in 1951. It is hoped the recently restored replicars of the Ken Brenn 24 done by premier car restorations man Bill Lowden, and the Budd Olsen 0 car done by Lowden and owned by Moe Pagni, will also make appearances for this prestigious event.

The AMB Scoring and Timing Unit is in place at the speedway for the 2009 racing season and all drivers are encouraged to visit the Accord Speedway home page of the website as details regarding the purchase of the needed transponders are now posted. All racing divisions will use transponders in 2009. Track Memberships and Parking Permits are selling quickly and are available on a first come first serve basis and drivers and car owners are encouraged to take care of the permits as soon as possible. Parking Registration Forms and an overview of the Parking Area Map can be visited online at: www.accordspeedway.com

All drivers and owners who will be competing in the new "Body Snatcher" Crate Sportsman division are encouraged to contact the speedway office as soon as possible to state their intentions of competing in the new class. The new division is an entry level offering by the Palmer Family to enable drivers who have been forced to the sidelines by lack of funding or helpers to return to the speedway and compete in a fun racing division. Special events will include the ARDC Midgets coming in for a July 10th pairing with the ACOT Oldtimers. The return of the 70 year old open wheel club in 2008 was truly a hit with the fans, and another huge crowd will be anticipated with their return in 2009. The CRSA 305 Sprint Cars will make a couple of appearances in 2009 with June 12th to be the first date and the final date booked will be the Saturday portion of the King of the Catskills weekend scheduled on September 26th. The Vintage Modifieds will be included on selected dates to be determined. The spectacular "King of the Catskills" event will again be a two day affair with September 25-26 being set aside for the popular event. For the fans of the popular "rock'em-sock'em" stuff, the Demo Derby and Enduro weekend will take place on October 10th. Fireworks will fill the sky on July 3rd as Wild Bill brings his special one of a kind of light show to the Accord Speedway grounds.

Plans call for the gates of the speedway to open on April 3rd for the first of two scheduled practices at the speedway. The raindate will be April 4th. The following week on April 10th, the second practice session will take place with April 11th set aside as the raindate. Inspection of the race cars will take place throughout the practice sessions to insure the highest of safety standards and will run throughout the day. The practice sessions will allow the veteran drivers as well as the newcomers the proper amount of time for dialing in their race cars to be ready come opening night anticipated for April 17th. As in the past, spectators will be allowed in free for the practice sessions. The concession stands will be open during the practice sessions.

The Wednesday night Mid Week Madness shows will open on June 3rd and will find the addition of Four Cylinder racing being included to the quick-hitting shows. Any 4-cylinder equipped sedan (2 or 4 door) will be allowed to compete in the division as long as it meets the rigid safety standards the speedway imposes and carries a SOHC Motor 2500cc or less. The cars must be equipped with a full-roll cage and an approved fuel cell and safety belts. All glass and upholstery must be removed from the car and the cars must retain stock exhaust including muffler, stock suspension and DOT approved tires.

Promoter Gary Palmer and his family have put a lot of hard work and effort into making Accord Speedway one of racing's highlighted success stories since the speedway has been under their direction. The improvements at the speedway actively continue and the racing and the level of competition improves each year and will be bolstered in 2009 by many new faces. The great work will continue as the excitement builds for a spectacular 2009 racing season at the speedway.

Ticket prices will remain the same for the 2009 racing season. The regular admission price is $12.00 for Adults (12yrs+) Children $3.00 (11yrs & under)

The Palmer Family would like to thank all of the sponsors, competitors, fans and staff for making the 2008 racing season at Accord the best season to date since they took over the reigns at the facility eight years ago. The Palmer family is looking forward to the 2009 racing at their "Gem in the Catskills"

Jason Yaniga from Tri-State Studios is putting the finishing touches on the newly constructed website and racing fans are encouraged to visit the site for further updates and information regarding the great racing at the Accord Speedway. Logon at: http://www.accordspeedway.com  or call the speedway hotline at: 845 626 3478.

A TRAIL OF DIRT LEADS RIGHT TO OUR DOOR

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

News

March 2, 2009

 

 Cool Hand Luke Dealt Hot Hand in Florida


The 1st ever Slingerweeks Winter Nationals were held at Sumter County Motorsports Park in Bushnell,FL and for all in attendance,the temperature wasn't the hottest thing going on in Florida.

The "Flyin' in Florida 30" had the makings of a late season barnburner as Slingshot teams from all over the country converged on the newly built 1/5th oval with the intentions on being the first National Tour winner of 2009.

A stellar field of 18 Slingshots made travel arrangements for up to 24 hours one way on the road to get the early season racing bug taken care of.

With a dual heat format being approved by the SCMP promotional team it was now up to the drivers to get the coveted upfront starting spots.The first set of "A" Heats were won by Robby Sweeten of Boca Raton,FL and "Sassy" Shannon Smith getting her hot pink 23 to the front in heat 2A.The "B" Round of heats found Chatfield,MN ace Lucas Schott set a blistering pace with the County Roofers 7X of "Dyno" Dave McCullough getting the 8 lap checker in heat 2B.

With the heat points being tabulated it was Rich Tobias in the Sweeten 17 and Lucas Schott tying,but under Slingshot rules the initial lowdraw gets the position therefore putting Rich Tobias on the pole and Lucas Schott outside front row.

The initial green saw a caution in turn 4 thus regrouping the field for another attempt at completing a lap.The next green saw Jason Ford take a nasty right turn into the protective barriers sending the red 428 to the pits.With an insuing restart grouping the field back up,"Cool Hand Luke" outgunned Tobias into turn 1 and withstood Tobias' inside run coming out of turn 2 and became the race leader.With the top spot becoming a crowd pleaser fan favorite Dave McCullough headed pitward with a right rear flat.

A caution for a 3 car tangle gave McCullough time to make a tire change but the green was displayed and the 7X found himself 2 laps down.A nice run of 13 green flag laps found some of the back starters getting involved in the mix with Friday night prelim winner Mike Glass and 3rd row starter Paul Lotier,Jr. now making it a 4 way battle for the lead.

The Schott Hardwood Floors # 69 Slingshot had to withstand pressure from Tobias as Lotier,Jr. and Glass were now pressuring Tobias for 2nd.

The 5 to go sign was given and entering the picture were Shannon Smith and Emily VanInwegen as these 2 ladies occupied the 5th and 6th spot and had the speed and handling to make a last ditch challenge.

The white flag was waved but a spin in turn 2 forced the starter to wave the yellow with the remaining field closing in quickly.
A 1 lap shootout set the tone for the finale as each lap prior to that had the top 5 under a blanket at the start-finish line.

Schott not only kept a cool head but he now had the hot hand heading to the checkers.Tobias' one last high side charge out of turn 4 left him on Schott's back bumper for second.Lotier,Jr. and Glass completed the blanket finish for the top 4 with Smith racking up the the 5th spot.
As these 5 were heading to the checkers,6th place running Emily VanInwegen got clipped in the left rear getting the 19V sideways in turn 2 collecting the majority of the runners.A mad scramble found everyone regaining control and the run to the checkers was as impressive as the race for the win with Button Buck Speedway regular Jeremy Paulson getting his 00 to the line 6th..

A jubilant owner / father John Schott just saw his son win the "Flyin' in Florida 30" with some of the best Slingshot drivers in the country looking for a way to beat son,"Cool Hand Luke".

"Flyin' in Florida 30" Results
1.Lucas Schott # 69 Chatfield,MN
2.Rich Tobias # 17 Annville,PA
3.Paul Lotier,Jr. # 7 Lebanon,PA
4.Mike Glass # 2 Womelsdorf,PA
5.Shannon Smith # 23 Kunkletown,PA
6.Jeremy Paulson # 00
7.Jim Roberts # 5S
8.Matthew Wyatt # 19
9.Adam Schradin # 55
10 Emily VanInwegen # 19V
11.Harold Bedell # 24
12.Robby Sweeten # 99
13.Dave McCullough # 7X
14.Mark Clauss # 1C
15.Chris Achenbach # 41
16.Jason Ford # 428
17.Kim Dornblaser # 2K
18. 22X DNS

Mike Feltenberger
Publisher / Editor : Strapped In Magazine
Slingshot by Tobias Event Organizer
Host of BCTV's Strapped In TV Show
Racing photographer
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www.speedwayentertainment.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

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March 2, 2009

ACCORD SPEEDWAY NEWS

Accord, NY - Lucas Oil Signs On With Accord Speedway For 2009 Racing Season
By Steve Pados, Accord Speedway Media

Despite the fact the entire Northeast is being blanketed with a major snow storm, the final pieces continue to be put into place for the upcoming 2009 racing season as the Accord Speedway. The entire schedule is now available online and it is chocked full of exciting racing events that will keep the fans on the edge of their seats all season long. Promoters Gary and Donna Palmer spent the past weekend in Pennsylvania and Gary joined forces with the Pados Brothers and traveled with them on their famous 18th annual bus trip to the Reading Reunion Show where Palmer spent a considerable amount of time looking at additional options he may be able to add to his already exceptional 2009 racing schedule. With last week's announcement of the $2,500.00 to win purses being offered for special events and the special qualifier series that has been set in place with surrounding speedways, Palmer was overwhelmed at the Reunion Show by drivers seeking to add some additional dollars to their wallets during the season. While some of the drivers are already locked into their own schedules for 2009, the drivers who are taking their racing one race at a time, will find the wide racing channels and lucrative purse offerings at Accord much to their liking.

In addition, Lucas Oil Products has signed on with the Ulster County facility as an associate sponsor for the upcoming racing season. Lucas Oil Products leads the way Nationally in the lubricant field with a variety of competition and test-proven products designed to improve the performance on passenger, commercial, agricultural or racing vehicles. The company was founded in 1989 by Forrest and Charlotte Lucas. Mr Lucas was a long haul truck driver for 20-years and owned a successful long-haul trucking fleet. With his vast knowledge of the industry, Lucas sought to create lubricant and grease products that would hold up to the hard rigors of the trucking and industrial industries.

With a world of technology at their disposal, the Lucas Family has created and produces the finest lubricants and additives available today for the trucking, agricultural and industrial and racing industries. Their hands-on success has allowed the company to research and develop additional products through sponsorship programs that meet the ever growing needs and demands for the products they produce. Forrest Lucas summed it up in three words, "hardwork, commitment and determination" and it is those worlds that has allowed Lucas Oil Products to step way beyond the curve to create their own uniqiue success story. The Palmer family welcomes the Lucas Oil Team with open arms to their speedway and are hoping this is the beginning of a long and lasting friendship.

The AMB Scoring and Timing Unit is in place at the speedway for the 2009 racing season and all drivers are encouraged to visit the Accord Speedway home page of the website as details regarding the purchase of the needed transponders are now posted. All racing divisions will use transponders in 2009. Track Memberships and Parking Permits are selling quickly and are available on a first come first serve basis and drivers and car owners are encouraged to take care of the permits as soon as possible. Parking Registration Forms and an overview of the Parking Area Map can be visited online at: www.accordspeedway.com

All drivers and owners who will be competing in the new "Body Snatcher" Crate Sportsman division are encouraged to contact the speedway office as soon as possible to state their intentions of competing in the new class. The new division is an entry level offering by the Palmer Family to enable drivers who have been forced to the sidelines by lack of funding or helpers to return to the speedway and compete in a fun racing division. Special events will include the ARDC Midgets coming in for a July 10th pairing with the ACOT Oldtimers. The return of the 70 year old open wheel club in 2008 was truly a hit with the fans, and another huge crowd will be anticipated with their return in 2009. The CRSA 305 Sprint Cars will make a couple of appearances in 2009 with June 12th to be the first date and the final date booked will be the Saturday portion of the King of the Catskills weekend scheduled on September 26th. The Vintage Modifieds will be included on selected dates to be determined. The spectacular "King of the Catskills" event will again be a two day affair with September 25-26 being set aside for the popular event. For the fans of the popular "rock'em-sock'em" stuff, the Demo Derby and Enduro weekend will take place on October 10th. Fireworks will fill the sky on July 3rd as Wild Bill brings his special one of a kind of light show to the Accord Speedway grounds.

Plans call for the gates of the speedway to open on April 3rd for the first of two scheduled practices at the speedway. The raindate will be April 4th. The following week on April 10th, the second practice session will take place with April 11th set aside as the raindate. Inspection of the race cars will take place throughout the practice sessions to insure the highest of safety standards and will run throughout the day. The practice sessions will allow the veteran drivers as well as the newcomers the proper amount of time for dialing in their race cars to be ready come opening night anticipated for April 17th. As in the past, spectators will be allowed in free for the practice sessions. The concession stands will be open during the practice sessions.

The Wednesday night Mid Week Madness shows will open on June 3rd and will find the addition of Four Cylinder racing being included to the quick-hitting shows. Any 4-cylinder equipped sedan (2 or 4 door) will be allowed to compete in the division as long as it meets the rigid safety standards the speedway imposes and carries a SOHC Motor 2500cc or less. The cars must be equipped with a full-roll cage and an approved fuel cell and safety belts. All glass and upholstery must be removed from the car and the cars must retain stock exhaust including muffler, stock suspension and DOT approved tires.

Promoter Gary Palmer and his family have put a lot of hard work and effort into making Accord Speedway one of racing's highlighted success stories since the speedway has been under their direction. The improvements at the speedway actively continue and the racing and the level of competition improves each year and will be bolstered in 2009 by many new faces. The great work will continue as the excitement builds for a spectacular 2009 racing season at the speedway.

Ticket prices will remain the same for the 2009 racing season. The regular admission price is $12.00 for Adults (12yrs+) Children $3.00 (11yrs & under)

The Palmer Family would like to thank all of the sponsors, competitors, fans and staff for making the 2008 racing season at Accord the best season to date since they took over the reigns at the facility eight years ago. The Palmer family is looking forward to the 2009 racing at their "Gem in the Catskills"

Jason Yaniga from Tri-State Studios is putting the finishing touches on the newly constructed website and racing fans are encouraged to visit the site for further updates and information regarding the great racing at the Accord Speedway. Logon at: http://www.accordspeedway.com  or call the speedway hotline at: 845 626 3478.

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March 2, 2009

BRP Press Release 

 

With the opening event of 2009 less than a month away, officials of the BRP/Hoosier Tire Modified Tour met to elect new officers, announce new sponsors and formulate rules for the season ahead.

The Modified Tour will kick things off with the "Chiller Thriller" at Mercer (PA) Raceway Park on Saturday, March 28. After a successful return to the Park in 2008, the race will pit the ground pounding Big Blocks against the nimble Mercer 358 Mods. "It should be a great event again," said Mod Tour President Ray Baselj. "The close confines of Mercer will provide a level playing field for all of the cars, regardless what engine package the racers choose."

The Big Blocks ruled in the Mod Tour's only appearance at Mercer in 2008, but the 358 cars were highly competitive all season long. Indeed, small block powered cars copped two wins on the 2008 Modified Tour at tracks where the Big Blocks were featured. Gary Smoker scored in the Mod Tour opener at Tri-City (PA) Speedway and Lonnie Riggs took the season-ending show at Sharon (OH) Speedway. Both are expected to be in the thick of things on March 28. Frankie Guidace, the defending Mercer 358 Modified champion, will also be a threat to take the win.

Former Mod Tour champion Russell King captured the Mercer race last year while subbing for his father, Rex, who was recovering from surgery. Russell has moved on to the Late Model wars and Rex has recovered, so the patriarch of the King Brothers race team will be back in his familiar mount, hoping to regain the Mod Tour crown that slipped through his family's hands in 2008 for the first time in a number of years. Younger son Rex, Jr. placed a creditable second to Brian Swartzlander in the title chase and hopes to move up a notch in the 2009 standings. The younger King and Swartzlander will be among the Mod Tour stars coming to Mercer. Kevin Bolland, Del Rougeux, Jr., Dave Murdick and Jeremiah Shingledecker, all former winners on the Mod Tour, will also be on hand.

A fine payday of $2,000 will await the winner of the opening event. A raindate of April 4 has been reserved.

Presently, the 2009 Modified Tour schedule has ten other dates, but negotiations are still in progress for additional races.

Baselj will return as Modified Tour President for 2009. "I am honored to be back," he humbly said. "Ray has a passion and vision for this division," said his new Vice President and Public Relations Director, Lou Long. Founding member Pam Baker will again serve as Secretary/Treasurer. Joining the Board of Directors for 2009 will be Patty Shingledecker, Jodi Carbone, Kim Gerber and Race Director Bill Bauer.

The Modified Tour's primary sponsors will again be Bicknell Racing Products, Hoosier Race Tires and Sunoco Race Fuel. Product and contingency sponsors will include Bilstein Shocks and Kaizer Wheels. Associate sponsors will include Ray's Racing Collectibles, Approved Toilet Rental, Hall's Safety Equipment, Engles Trucking, Big Daddy's Speed Center, King Brothers Feed and Supply, Oyler Action Photos, McCool's Signs and Graphics, Hometown Pharmacy, Wedge Motorsports, Motorsports World, and Pietragallo Gordon Alfano Bosick & Raspanti, LLP.

Other sponsorships are still under negotiation.

Watch the website, www.modifiedtourinc.com,  for announcements regarding the 2009 rules package. "We do not anticipate any major changes in the technical rules for 2009," Baselj said. "Some competitors asked for clarifications and we will try to give them that. Also, we are addressing their concerns about uniform race procedures," he added.

The BRP Modified Tour '09 would like to thank the following series sponsors: Bicknell Racing Products, Hoosier Race Tire, Sunoco Race Fuel, Bilstein Shocks, Kaizer Wheels, Ray's Racing Collectibles, Approved Toilet Rental, Hall's Safety Equipment, Engles Trucking, Big Daddy's Speed Center, King Brothers Feed and Supply, Oyler Action Photos, McCool's Signs and Graphics, Hometown Pharmacy, Wedge Motorsports, Motorsports World, and Pietragallo Gordon Alfano Bosick & Raspanti, LLP.

The Modified Tour, Inc. racing series is a non-profit organization established to give the V-8 Modifieds in the Western Pennsylvania area the opportunity to compete for higher purses and for a seasonal point fund. Started in 1998 by Tim Engles, Lon and Pam Baker, and Randy Myers, the Modified Tour has had great success at bringing the local cars together at the area racetracks.

Louis C. Long, Esquire
Pietragallo Gordon Alfano Bosick & Raspanti, LLP
One Oxford Centre, 38th Floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Office: (412) 263-4395 | Fax: (412) 263-2001
http://www.Pietragallo.com
LCL@Pietragallo.com  | BIO

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Add the OReilly Family of Series to your Online Social Circle

Camargo, IL (3-1-09) by Kelly Brown – Public Relations Director – Are you a O'Reilly All Stars Family of Series fan or team member, and a Face Book fanatic or a My Space maven? Now you can follow the All Stars by adding the series to your online social circle on Face Book or My Space.

To find either of the All Star pages on both sites all you have to do is search oreillyallstars@gmail.com  in the friends area, or on My Space visit www.myspace.com/oreillyallstars.  Once you have added the All Stars to your social circle you will be able to interact with other fans and even join the O'Reilly All Star Group on Face Book. This creates a new venue for fans to communicate with each other and the series.

Always know what is going on with the All Star Family of Series when you enter your My Space or Face Book account by adding the O'Reilly All Stars as a friend. For all the latest information on the O’Reilly All Stars visit www.oreillyallstars.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Camargo, IL (February 28, 2009) - Jason Shank – O'Reilly All Star Late Model Series Director

 

The OReilly All Star Late Model Series Releases Impressive Inaugural Schedule!


The O'Reilly All Star Late Model Series has hit the Dirt Late Model world by storm this off-season and shows no signs of slowing down. First, Series President Guy Webb bought out the now defunct Independent Racing Series (IRS), then announced a lucrative $50,000 guaranteed points fund including a tow money package for the top ten in ASLMS points leading to a total points fund of close to $150,000, and are now, with the help of America's #1 online Dirt Late Model news source, DirtonDirt.com, are releasing an impressive twenty plus race schedule that will eventually expand to close to thirty and will hit eight states including Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia.

"Guy (Webb) did a fantastic job getting the schedule put together for 2009," commented Series Director Jason Shank. "The schedule seems to travel well for the series staff and drivers, we will be racing to and from events. With the fluctuation of fuel costs and not knowing what they will be during the summer months, that is a huge component in what we, as a series, were trying to accomplish." Shank continued, "The schedule is also not complete, we have up to ten additional events that are as close as crossing some T's and dotting some I's away from being finalized. Those events will be released as soon as they are firm."

Highlights of the schedule include the inaugural event at Sarver, PA's Lernerville Speedway, a $7,000 and $10,000 to win events at Tim Bainey's Central PA Speedway, the ''Jim Dunn Memorial'' at Midway Speedway, multiple race weekends in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, and Ohio as well as the ‘Fall Classic’ at Virginia's Natural Bridge Speedway. The schedule is also not complete. The Series expects to be around 30 events total for the 2009 season.

To view the entire ALSMS schedule and for more information please visit www.allstarlatemodels.com  and join our mailing list!
For additional information on the O'Reilly All Star Late Model Series 2009 schedule contact Series Director Jason Shank at Jason@allstarlatemodels.com 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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March 1, 2009

CARQUEST GASOLINE ALLEY NEWS

Allentown, PA: CARQUEST Gasoline Alley Presents A Salute To The Nazareth and Harmony Speedways With Legendary Greats Will Cagle, Tighe Scott, Mr. Del George and Harmony Historian Greg Collins To Tonights Show
By Steve Pados, GA Motorsports Media

CARQUEST Gasoline Alley TV/Internet Show, Nationally acclaimed for their "Theme" documented shows, will jump start the Second Annual IRCO Dirt Track Heroes celebration set to begin on March 7th at the Phillipsburg Mall with an early salute to the great racing action that took place at the Nazareth and Harmony Speedways with their show this coming Monday night March 2nd. Join the Gasoline Alley Gang as IRCO Community Federal Credit Union Vice President and Harmony Speedway Historian Greg Collins joins the Gang in-house for a look back in History at two famous long-gone but never forgotten speedplants of yesterday. Collins will lend colorful insights to the Harmony Speedway history and will add his own thoughts with being involved with the great racing from yesteryear.

Joining the Gang for this special salute will be a trio of legendary racing stars who thrilled each and every one of us with their all-out driving style that kept us on the edge of our seats through each weekly racing program. Hall of Fame Modified talent the "Tampa Terror" Will Cagle joins the Gang for the first time and will talk about his arrival up North and the temendous success and notoriety he enjoyed as one of the invading Rebel racers making the headlines. Cagle continues on with his racing career today at the age of seventy as a top performer in the Legends car series. The "Pride of Pen Argyl" Tighe Scott rejoins the Gang to talk about his diverse racing career that began with the Modifieds, followed on to the Super Speedways of Daytona and Talladega, to the Big Block Sprint Cars of Central Pennsylvania and a return back to the Modifieds. Scott will lend some colorful commentary regarding his relationship with his NASCAR Crew Chief, the legendary Harry Hyde. Mr. Del George, a stalwart performer in the Northeastern Modified Wars, will join the Gang for the first time to talk about his solid career that saw him capture wins at Nazareth, Harmony, Orange County and the Flemington Speedways among others.

The popular TV/Internet show now offers a live internet video feed to the Internet subscribers to view the wide assortment of the many racing videos that are played while the show is in progress and to enjoy the chat sessions with the many personalities from within the racing community who pay the Gang a visit to discuss racing.

Additional surprises are always in store for the viewers and listeners as each show continues to add to the continuous long line of blockbuster shows the CARQUEST Gasoline Alley Gang brings to the racing community. Join us for the fastest, funniest and most informed racing show on the airwaves today. Keep in mind the CARQUEST Gasoline Alley Gang will be center stage from March 7th until the 15th hosting the second annual IRCO sponsored Dirt Track Heroes Show at the Phillipsburg Mall located just off Route 22 in Phillipsburg, New Jersey. Opening day of the show will find the Gang paying a special tribute to the many accomplishments of legendary Hall of Fame Sprint Car ace Ray Tilley. Tilley terrorized the Central PA racing contingent throughout the mid-sixties driving the Bud Grimm wrenched Ford powered number-88 sprint car to 47 wins in 1965 and followed that up with another 42 wins in 1966. GA Motorsports Media is honored to sponsor the appearance of one of the true living legends of Sprint Car racing. Come out and join the fun and talk to all of the racing stars past and present who have captivated us with their talents behind the wheel of a race car.

On Sunday, March 8th, the Gasoline Alley Gang will be taping an edition of their popular show at the IRCO Dirt Track Heroes Show at 2 PM for their March 9th TV/Internet time-slot.

CARQUEST Gasoline Alley TV/Radio/Internet Show continues its outstanding line-up of talented guests with this week's edition of the show. The Show's programming on WALN Digital Cable Radio, Internet www.walncableradio.com  for the Audio portion and mogulus.com/walncableradio  http://mogulus.com/walncableradio  for the video portion. Log on to the audio before logging on to the video feed. The Show is available on Service Electric Digital Cable TV, Channels 103, and 137 and is live from 6 to 8 PM and later tape delayed on Channel 50 at 11 PM.

Join the Pados Brothers, Ed and Steve, and Area Auto Racing News journalist Randy Kane Monday night, March 2nd, as they take you on a two-hour circular journey with their well documented, very informative and extremely funny show.

Should you have questions on how to be a part of the show through advertising, appearances or remotes, please contact Steve Pados at: 610 573 9706; Ed Pados at: 610 739 0391; Randy Kane at: 610 682 6273; or the WALN Studios at: 610 791 1818. You may also email: steveswp@netzero.net  or racewriter@enter.net.

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For immediate release…thank you
Sundance Vacations Speedway media contact:
Gene Ostrowski gjtost@verizon.net  (570) 752-7193
Promoter: Joe Callavini (570) 788-7544
February 28, 2009


Upcoming events:

March- Laurel Mall Race Car Show

April 4, 5 & 11-Practice for all Divisions



Sundance Vacations Speedway Greeted by Many Racers Last Friday



St. Johns, PA- Many racers, including their family members, fans and members of the press came out to Edgewood in the Pines Country Club Friday evening to welcome John and Tina Dowd and the team members of Sundance Vacations. The “Meet & Greet” was announced following the announcement that Sundance Vacations, a Wilkes-Barre based company had teamed up with the 1/3-mile asphalt facility.

Mike Odwazny, the speedway Chief Steward, took the stage and presented a glimpse of what the season schedule holds. He also touched on the fact that all drivers should have a website to help promote his or her race teams, sponsors and results during the season.

Odwazny welcomed John Dowd, the owner of Sundance Vacations, to the stage and Dowd gave a brief overview of how a large majority of his business thrives on Internet marketing and business. He agreed with Odwazny regarding team websites and has laid out a contingency sponsorship plan that will help put dollars back into the racer’s pockets this year.

As long as speedway drivers have a working and up to date website with a link to the Sundance Vacations Speedway racing page, and if they carry the mandatory Sundance Vacations contingency sticker on his or her race car, they are eligible to win $50 per week.

Here’s a simple scenario: Say John Doe wins the modified feature. John will pull a pill from a hat in victory lane. The driver that finished the event in the position number that was pulled will win $50 if they have a valid website and meet the criteria mentioned above. If for any reason the driver does not meet the criteria, the money will roll into the drawing for the following race week for the division. A key point is that not only the luck of the draw is a factor, but post race tech also comes into play- the driver who “officially” finishes in the position pulled will win the cash if they meet the criteria.

Drivers that race in the tour type modifieds, sport modifieds, late model, street stock, factory stock 4 cyl. FWD and INEX legends divisions are eligible for the contingency program.

Dowd said that he is a big race fan and his company is present at many motorsports events throughout the season, as well as other sporting events. He continued by saying how excited he is about the upcoming season and is ready to help promote the speedway through his business, and in turn promote short track racing and the stars at Sundance Vacations Speedway.

All of the latest news, updates and information regarding Sundance Vacations Speedway can be viewed at www.sundancevacationsspeedway.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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CARQUEST GASOLINE ALLEY NEWS

Feb. 28, 2009




Pen Argyl, PA- IRCO Dirt Track Heroes Show Set For Saturday March 7th Opening At Phillipsburg Mall With Salute To Legendary Sprint Car Ace Ray Tilley

The 2nd Annual IRCO Dirt Track Heroes Car Show is locked and loaded for a nine day run slated to open on March 7th and will continue on until the 15th of March. Sponsored by the IRCO Community Federal Credit Union, the show was an over-whelming success with the inaugural event in 2008. The Phillipsburg Mall is located on Route 22 East in Phillipsburg, New Jersey and the show is absolutely free of charge to all who attend.

Show promoter Bob Miller has set the schedule in place for the nine day celebration honoring the legendary racing greats of yesterday along with today's current racing stars to be highlighted each day/night of the event. After the successful kick-off of the annual event from a year ago, two days have been added to this year's presentation of the show and has allowed Miller and his management team to be more creative and diverse to include more tracks and entertainment to the nine day celebration. The nationally acclaimed CARQUEST Gasoline Alley TV/Internet Show with hosts Ed and Steve Pados and Randy Kane will take center stage each day of the show to interview the many legendary racing stars of the past and present to chat about their days behind the wheel as well as catch up with some of the up and coming stars to find out about their plans for the upcoming racing season ahead. Join the Gasoline Alley Gang on Saturday, March 7th from 2:15 until 5:30 as they begin the show portion with a salute to one of the legendary sprint car driving talents of all time, Sprint Car Hall of Fame inductee, Ray Tilley. Tilley, who was inducted into the Hall in 2005, was an absolute terror on the Jack Gunn Williams Grove/Selinsgrove (Sel-Wil) racing circuit, winning an amazing 47-features in 1965 driving the Ford powered "Woodchopper Special" number-88 machine of engine wizard Bud Grimm. Tilley was at the top of his racing game as he followed in 1966 with another 42-feature events wins. Tilley suffered severe injuries in 1969 while competing at the Langhorne Speedway and while he did return to the seat of a sprint car, he voluntarily retired from the sport in 1971. In eight years of competing on the Sel-Wil Circuit, Tilley amassed 181 wins. All told Tilley was credited with more than 200 wins in his short but storied racing career.

Join Ray Tilley and such legendary racing names such as Kenny Brenn Sr and Jr, Carl Collis, Sammy Beavers, Ray Neary, Ken Wismer Jr, Bill Wilson, Jimmy Maguire, Leroy Amey, Richie and Randy Smith, Carl "Fuzzy" Van Horn, Neil Kumernitsky, Bill DeCoster, Charley Gilmore, Tom Hager, Frankie Schneider, Billy Pauch, Bill Tanzosh, Tighe Scott, Bob Pickell, and a host of other great racers who will join in the celebration as the annual Mall show honors those who raced those long treasured and never forgotten raceways of yesteryear. Join longtime show hosts Ed and Steve Pados and Randy Kane as well as guest announcers Earl Krause, Tim Pitts, Jeff Ahlum and Bob Stull as the past, present and future stars of racing will be interviewed throughout each nightly portion of the show. An autograph session will take place during the course of each show for the fans to have a first hand chat with the great racing stars past and present who have thrilled them with their tremendous driving abilities.

New names are continuously being added daily to the growing list of attendees who will be joining in the celebration honoring the great racing heritage of such former racing facilities as Harmony, Nazareth, Reading, Flemington, Allentown, East Windsor, Hatfield and Dorney Park. Current operating racetracks such as New Egypt, Bridgeport, Orange County, Grandview, Hamlin, Borgers, and Snydersville will also take part in the nightly racing celebration. IRCO Community Federal Credit Union through the efforts of noted Harmony Speedway Historian Greg Collins has come back on-board as the show's title sponsor for the event.

March 8th will find the legends of racing gathering at center stage at 1 PM for a taping of the CARQUEST Gasoline Alley TV/Internet Show that will be shown on Monday evening March 9th from 6 to 8 PM on Channels 103 and 137 and taped delayed on Channel 50 at 11 PM. The show now offers live video feed through the Internet at: www.walncableradio.com

America on Wheels will be on hand to talk about their over the road transportation museum that is dedicated to presenting and preserving the history of American transportation, with special emphasis placed on the local area. Currently, there is a changing exhibit gallery which features "Legends of Speed", and is dedicated to Mario Andretti. America On Wheels is located in Allentown, PA just off of the Hanover Street bridge. For more information, visit their website at: www.americaonwheels.org or plan to meet Volunteer Coordinator Connie McDowell at the America On Wheels display during the IRCO Dirt Track Heroes Car Show at the Phillipsburg Mall.

The show will open on Saturday March 7th and close on Sunday afternoon March 15th. Mall hours are Sunday 11AM to 6PM and from Monday through Saturday 10 AM until 9 PM.

An event t-shirt and program is already in the design stages for the annual event. Display space for this show is now available. To display a restored or current day race car, please enter by completing the electronic entry form at: www.thunderonthehillracingseries.com or contact Donna Miller at:443 513 4456. For display and vending space, please call the same number.

The IRCO Community Federal Credit Union is again the proud sponosr of the event. For more information on what they have to offer, please visit their website at: www.iroccu.com  or contact Greg Collins diresctly at: gcollins@ircocu.com b

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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February 27, 2009

ACCORD SPEEDWAY NEWS

Accord, NY - The "Wild Child" Andy Bachetti Geared To Defend Accord Speedway Title After Successful Florida Tour
By Steve Pados, Accord Speedway Media

Getting a jump start on the 2009 racing season, Sheffield, Massachusetts hot-shoe Andy Bachetti made his annual trip to the Sunshine State a successful venture as the "Wild Child" enjoyed four greats nights of racing at the Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Florida to garner a second place overall to high points man Pat Ward. Ward captured the first two nights of the Alltel DIRTcar Nationals for Modifieds and Jamie Mills won the third night of the series. The final event was captured by Brett Hearn. Bachetti on the strength of his third place finish on opening night, two fifth place finishes on nights two and three and a runner-up finish in the final event allowed him to finish the series points with a strong second place finish behind Ward. The third night of the racing action is the essence of what the "Wild Child" is all about. Starting deep in the field in 22nd position, Bachetti used all of the raceway to dodge and dart his way into the top five at the checkered flag and the crowd expressed their approval of his wild run to the front.

Bachetti and his Team returned home from Florida to finish up all of the shop work on the race cars in preparation for a 2009 racing season that will find him defending his 2008 Accord Speedway Championship he won on the final night of points at the speedway.Going into the final night, Bachetti found himself two points behind t2007 track champion Rich Ricci Jr after leading the points chase most of the 2008 season. Bachetti took to the top side of the speedway early on in the event and captured the feature event going away and along with it winning his first championship at the Ulster County speedplant. Bachetti will utilize last year's Championship PMC Chassis race car to defend the title in 2009. The entire race car has been gone over and will virtually be a new race car when the new Accord season opens on April 17th with the running of the Scott Harvey Memorial race.

The Bachetti Race Team is proud of their accomplishements during the 2008 campaign that saw Bachetti win the Accord Speedway title and contend for the Lebanon Valley Speedway crown right up until the very end of the points battle. Bachetti finished second in points behind Co-Champions JR Heffner and Mark Flach. Bachetti claimed fourth in the 358 Modified points and also scored a fourth in the King of the Track points chase. Bachetti capped off a great season by winning the Lebanon Valley 200 for the second time in his career taking advantage of Brett Hearn's gas tank running dry and going on to win the event and the $10,000.00 prize that went along with it. Bachetti won over JR Heffner, Eddie Marshall, Mark Flach and Rich Ricci to win the prestigious event.

Bachetti will be utilizing he same equipment in his quest for the Lebanon Valley title in 2009. While he has a new PMC machine in his stable, he has only tested the new equipment in a shake down run. The loyal list of Bachetti Sponsors return for the new season with Albreada Waste, Wentworth Construction, Steve Hough Motors, Troy's Garage, Bachetti's Auto Sales, Berkshire Home and Kitchen, Gulotts's Mobil, King Stone Fabrication, Canaan Auto Supply, Dempsey's Auto Sales, Bilstein Shocks, Baigen Machine, Total Recon, Tech Air, PJ's Convenience Store, PMC Chassis, Fastline Performance, Snap-On Morrison Performance and A&C Performance all lending their full support to the Bachetti Race Team.

Bachetti will return to action on March 20th with a trip to Hagerstown. After that run, his next official race will be the start of the Accord season. Bachetti will compete at both Accord and Lebanon Valley in 2009 with selected ROC races in the offing and some of the bigger paying purse races during the course of the 2009 season.

With numerous track championships and many wins under his belt, the "Wild Child" Andy Bachetti looks to add to his solid resume with another championship season in 2009. Racing since he was the age of ten, Bachetti is truly a throw back to the glory days of racing as he is one who will make the necessary move wherever there is racing room to get to the front of the pack. With the Accord Speedway turn banking reaching new heights for the 2009 racing season, look for Bachetti to carve out another new quick way around the race to the walls Accord facility.

The Accord Speedway begins their new racing season on April 17th. For further updates and information regarding the great racing at the Accord Speedway, log on to the their newly designed website at: http://www.accordspeedway.com  or call the speedway hotline at: 845 626 3478.

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February 23, 2009

ACCORD SPEEDWAY NEWS

Accord, NY - 2009 Accord Speedway Schedule Set: Qualifying Races To Pay $2,500.00
By Steve Pados, Accord Speedway Media

More and more exciting news and information continues to pour out of the Accord Speedway Offices on a daily basis as the Palmer Family has now completed the 2009 racing schedule for their Ulster County speedplant. With last week's announcement of the $2,500.00 purse offered for the winner of the Scott Harvey Memorial race on opening night, Gary and Donna Palmer have worked over time with four additional speedways in the region to offer qualifying races throughout the 2009 season in a co-operative band of unity that may well allow for additional races of the same nature in the future. A $2,500.00 pay day will await the winner in each of the four qualifying races.

The qualifiers will begin with a May 29th date for the Southern Tier event for Five Mile Point Speedway. June 26th will find the next qualifier in place for a spot in the Orange County Fair Speedway Eastern States 200. July 31st will find the drivers vying for a spot in the Lebanon Valley Mr Dirt race and the August 28th event will find the drivers racing for a qualifying spot at the Penn Can Speedway King of the Can race. With the dates now in place, the increased purses will provide additional incentives for the Modified crowd to travel to additional speedways to compete during the season. The remainder of the Rhinebeck Ford Modified events will pay out $2,000.00 to each winner.

Another additional bonus for the Modifieds will be the King of the Catskill ROC 100-lap extravaganza. The final Modified event of the season will find the winner of the race taking home $6,000.00 for his hard earned efforts. Promoter Palmer has not overlooked his solid Camper's Barn Sportsman division. With a $250.00 bonus in place for opening night, the winner will take home $850.00. Palmer is working diligently to have the bonus plan in place for all of the Sportsman features. The King of the Catskills Sportsman event will offer $1,000.00 to the winner of the Sportsman headliner.

The Ruges Parts Spec Sportsman division has exciting new offerings for the 2009 season. A joint working agreement between Promoter Palmer and Lebanon Valley Promoter Howie Commander will find the crate engined racers going to war in a 10-race series that will kick-off the inaugural season of the Accord-Lebanon Valley Speedways Chase. May 22, June 5, July 24, August 14, and September 4 will be the dates the combined series will compete at Accord. Bryants Towing returns as the headline sponsor for the Pure Stock division and Elwood Hewitt's Matco Tools is the new headline sponsor for the Pro-Stock division.

The AMB Scoring and Timing Unit is in place at the speedway for the 2009 racing season and all drivers are encouraged to visit the Accord Speedway home page of the website as details regarding the purchase of the needed transponders are now posted. All racing divisions will use transponders in 2009. Track Memberships and Parking Permits are selling quickly and are available on a first come first serve basis and drivers and car owners are encouraged to take care of the permits as soon as possible. Parking Registration Forms and an overview of the Parking Area Map can be visited online at: www.accordspeedway.com

All drivers and owners who will be competing in the new "Body Snatcher" Crate Sportsman division are encouraged to contact the speedway office as soon as possible to state their intentions of competing in the new class. The new division is an entry level offering by the Palmer Family to enable drivers who have been forced to the sidelines by lack of funding or helpers to return to the speedway and compete in a fun racing division. Special events will include the ARDC Midgets coming in for a July 10th pairing with the ACOT Oldtimers. The return of the 70 year old open wheel club in 2008 was truly a hit with the fans, and another huge crowd will be anticipated with their return in 2009. The CRSA 305 Sprint Cars will make a couple of appearances in 2009 with June 12th to be the first date and the final date booked will be the Saturday portion of the King of the Catskills weekend scheduled on September 26th. The Vintage Modifieds will be included on selected dates to be determined. The spectacular "King of the Catskills" event will again be a two day affair with September 25-26 being set aside for the popular event. For the fans of the popular "rock'em-sock'em" stuff, the Demo Derby and Enduro weekend will take place on October 10th. Fireworks will fill the sky on July 3rd as Wild Bill brings his special one of a kind of light show to the Accord Speedway grounds.

Plans call for the gates of the speedway to open on April 3rd for the first of two scheduled practices at the speedway. The raindate will be April 4th. The following week on April 10th, the second practice session will take place with April 11th set aside as the raindate. Inspection of the race cars will take place throughout the practice sessions to insure the highest of safety standards and will run throughout the day. The practice sessions will allow the veteran drivers as well as the newcomers the proper amount of time for dialing in their race cars to be ready come opening night anticipated for April 17th. As in the past, spectators will be allowed in free for the practice sessions. The concession stands will be open during the practice sessions.

The Wednesday night Mid Week Madness shows will open on June 3rd and will find the addition of Four Cylinder racing being included to the quick-hitting shows. Any 4-cylinder equipped sedan (2 or 4 door) will be allowed to compete in the division as long as it meets the rigid safety standards the speedway imposes and carries a SOHC Motor 2500cc or less. The cars must be equipped with a full-roll cage and an approved fuel cell and safety belts. All glass and upholstery must be removed from the car and the cars must retain stock exhaust including muffler, stock suspension and DOT approved tires.

Promoter Gary Palmer and his family have put a lot of hard work and effort into making Accord Speedway one of racing's highlighted success stories since the speedway has been under their direction. The improvements at the speedway actively continue and the racing and the level of competition improves each year and will be bolstered in 2009 by many new faces. The great work will continue as the excitement builds for a spectacular 2009 racing season at the speedway.

Ticket prices will remain the same for the 2009 racing season. The regular admission price is $12.00 for Adults (12yrs+) Children $3.00 (11yrs & under)

The Palmer Family would like to thank all of the sponsors, competitors, fans and staff for making the 2008 racing season at Accord the best season to date since they took over the reigns at the facility eight years ago. The Palmer family is looking forward to the 2009 racing at their "Gem in the Catskills"

Jason Yaniga from Tri-State Studios is putting the finishing touches on the newly constructed website and racing fans are encouraged to visit the site for further updates and information regarding the great racing at the Accord Speedway. Logon at: http://www.accordspeedway.com  or call the speedway hotline at: 845 626 3478.

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Gene Ostrowski gjtost@verizon.net  (570) 752-7193
Promoter: Joe Callavini (570) 788-7544



Upcoming events:

March- Laurel Mall Race Car Show
April 4, 5 & 11-Practice for all Divisions


Sundance Vacations Speedway Drivers Gearing up for Laurel Mall Race Car Show


St. Johns, PA (February 24, 2009)- Many local driving personalities will be on hand to meet the fans and explain the short track racing experience, along with the great family entertainment that Sundance Vacations Speedway (formerly Mountain Speedway) has to offer at the upcoming Laurel Mall race car show in Hazleton. Running from March 4 through March 8, the popular shopping venue will showcase many of the race cars that will be in competition for the 2009-racing season, at the popular 1/3-mile asphalt oval, which is located in the St. Johns valley, just minutes from Hazleton.

The headline racing divisions, the tour type and sport modifieds will highlight the show. Tour type modifieds are race cars in their purest form, running high horsepower engines, ultra wide ground pounding tires, and with an aggressive stance that screams speed. Sport modifieds are one of the newest divisions at the speedway and they are just as sleek in appearance. Modified racing has a rich history in the Northeastern U.S. and many young talented drivers now carry on the tradition. If you have never seen a full field of Modifieds take the green flag, and charge in to turn one, it is something you need to experience.

Along with the modifieds, will be the full-bodied late model stock cars, street stocks, factory stocks, legends and the FWD four cylinder divisions. The track will also host events for the popular ATQMRA midgets and after several years of consideration, the track will alternate divisions weekly.

The Sundance Vacations Speedway two-seater Late Model stock car will also be on hand at the race car show and during the season a lucky fan in attendance at the track will have the opportunity to win a ride-along at an upcoming event.

The Laurel Mall is located on Rt. 93, just ½-mile South-East of Interstate 81 at exit 145. Store information can be found at www.thelaurelmall.com  and all the information regarding the upcoming season at Sundance Vacations Speedway can be obtained by visiting www.mountainspeedway.com.

Please come out to the mall with the entire family, visit your favorite stores to help the economy grow and show your support to short track racing at it’s finest!

For more information about the upcoming season at Sundance Vacations Speedway, please visit www.sundancevacationsspeedway.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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CARQUEST GASOLINE ALLEY NEWS

Allentown, PA: CARQUEST Gasoline Alley Welcomes Bridgeport Speedway Drivers Mike Iles, Travis And Jessie Hill, Matt Harrell and Bob Sarkisian To Tonights Show


By Steve Pados, GA Motorsports Media

As the 2009 racing season looms closer, the owners and drivers are preparing for the upcoming 2009 racing season and the fans are abuzz with what they might expect to see at their favorite racetrack. The CARQUEST Gasoline Alley TV/Internet Show, well noted for their "Theme" documented shows, continue to bring the racing fans closer to that news as they interview with some of each speedway's top racing talents and champions each week. This coming week join the Gang as they welcome some of the top driving talents who do their racing at the Bridgeport Speedway. This coming week the Gang will interview five of the top guns at the speedway and the impressive group of drivers will be headed up by the 2008 Modified Track Champion, "The Medford Mad-Dog" Mike Iles. Mike will chat about his claiming of the title from a year ago and what it will take to defend the crown for the 2009 racing season. Talented Matt Harrell will join the show for the first time to talk about his quick rise to star status at the speedway and his family's long successful heritage with dirt track racing. Bob Sarkisian, another stellar member of the high-quality Bridgeport Modified field joins the Gang for the first time to talk about last season, his racing career and the great talent he competes with each week at the speedway. "The Thrill" Jessie Hill will also be a first time guest on the show and will talk about his winning the 358 Modified title a year ago and the fun he has competing at the speedway. His brother Travis Hill will also be a first time guest and will add his thoughts about winning the GM Crate Sportsman title in 2008 and the future of his racing career.

The popular TV/Internet show now offers a live internet video feed to the Internet subscribers to view the wide assortment of the many racing videos that are played while the show is in progress and to enjoy the chat sessions with the many personalities from within the racing community who pay the Gang a visit to discuss racing.

Additional surprises are always in store for the viewers and listeners as each show continues to add to the continuous long line of blockbuster shows the CARQUEST Gasoline Alley Gang brings to the racing community. Join us for the fastest, funniest and most informed racing show on the airwaves today. Keep in mind the CARQUEST Gasoline Alley Gang will be center stage from March 7th until the 15th hosting the second annual IRCO sponsored Dirt Track Heroes Show at the Phillipsburg Mall located just off Route 22 in Phillipsburg, New Jersey. Come out and join the fun and talk to the racing stars past and present who have captivated us with their talents behind the wheel of a race car.

CARQUEST Gasoline Alley TV/Radio/Internet Show continues its outstanding line-up of talented guests with this week's edition of the show. The Show's programming on WALN Digital Cable Radio, Internet www.walncableradio.com  for the Audio portion and mogulus.com/walncableradio  http://mogulus.com/walncableradio  for the video portion. Log on to the audio before logging on to the video feed. The Show is available on Service Electric Digital Cable TV, Channels 103, and 137 and is live from 6 to 8 PM and later tape delayed on Channel 50 at 11 PM.

Join the Pados Brothers, Ed and Steve, and Area Auto Racing News journalist Randy Kane Monday night, February 23rd, as they take you on a two-hour circular journey with their well documented, very informative and extremely funny show.

Should you have questions on how to be a part of the show through advertising, appearances or remotes, please contact Steve Pados at: 610 573 9706; Ed Pados at: 610 739 0391; Randy Kane at: 610 682 6273; or the WALN Studios at: 610 791 1818. You may also email: steveswp@netzero.net  or racewriter@enter.net.

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February 21, 2009

Behrent’s Bonus Gives Indoor Racers Incentive


HISTORIAN R.A. SILVIA NAMED PROVIDENCE GRAND MARSHAL


PROVIDENCE, RI - Noted auto racing historian R.A. Silvia has been named the Grand Marshal for the upcoming TQ-Midget event at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center in Providence, R.I., on March 6-7.

“It is quite an honor to be the Grand Marshal of this great event,” Silvia, 68, of Warwick, R.I. “This event has generated a lot of buzz here in the state and throughout the entire northeast.

“I am very proud to be a part of it. When I found out that I was going to be the Grand Marshal, I went into work and told the guys that I’m going to go out and by a scepter, crown and cape.”

Silvia, then 18, attended the three indoor Midget Car races held at the Rhode Island Auditorium in 1959. The final race on April 18, 1959, was won by Jerry Wall of Wallenburg, N.J.

That event, which was sanctioned by the American Three Quarter Midget Racing Association, was the last-sanctioned event held in the Ocean State according to Silvia.

“Those indoor events were huge back then,” Silvia said. “The building is now torn down and it is a hospital parking lot.”

Silvia was recently presented the prestigious Danny Pardi Memorial Award by the New England Antique Racers (NEAR) club for his contributions as a long-time New England-area auto racing enthusiasts.

“I went to my first race when I was 5-years-old,” Silvia said. “I still haven’t lost that enthusiasm for the sport.”

Silvia, wh o has authored many articles over the years, said he has at least 50,000 photographs and/or negatives at his residence. Also, Silvia started the Pronyne Motorsports Museum in Pawtucket, R.I. The building is jammed with racing memorabilia from numerous race tracks over many decades.

Behrent’s Performance Warehouse, owned by Jeff and Harry Behrent, in Florida, N.Y., has added to the two-day event by posting the Behrent’s Bonus.
If a driver wins both TQ-Midget features, Behrent’s will pay a $500 bonus.

BPW is a service and parts provider to the automotive racing industry. Customers can contact BPW at 1-877-372-2348 or at: www.bpw-wd.com
The entry list for the TQ-Midgets has been filled. Entries for the Senior Champ Kart=2 0class are still being accepted.

Tickets can be purchased at the Dunkin’ Donuts Box Office, all Ticketmaster outlets, by calling 1-800-745-3000 or online at: www.ticketmaster.com
Friday tickets are $20 (front row for adults and children), $15 (adult seats) and $10 (children age 12 and under). Saturday tickets are $25 (front row for adults a nd children), $20 (adults) and $10 (children age 12 and under).

Fans can purchase tickets to the event this coming weekend at the Speedway Expo Show in Springfield, Mass. The TQ Midget that Ted Christopher drove to victory in the Gambler’s Classic at Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall will be on display.

Show information is available at Len Sammons Productions by calling 609-888-3618 or online: www.aarn.com.  Special room rates are now available on the web-site at the Hilton for just $79 per night. The Hilton is located within walking distance of the Dunkin Donuts Center.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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February 21, 2009

Now you can follow the O'Reilly All Star Racing Series on your Cell Phone


Camargo, IL (2-21-09) by Kelly Brown - Public Relations Director – In the racing world it pays to be on the edge of innovative technology, and the O'Reilly All Star Family of series is not an exception. Now sprint car fans, drivers and teams can keep track of the All Star Series on their cell phone thanks to Twitter Text Service.

To join the service all you need to do is send the message: follow ascoc for the All Star Circuit of Champions, follow aslms for the All Star Late Model Series, or follow mdwas for the Midwest All Stars to 40404. Once the text is sent follow the prompts to be added to the distribution list. Standard text messaging rates do apply. If after awhile you change your mind, being deleted from the distribution list is as easy as texting leave with the appropriate series code after it.

Always know what is going on no matter where you are with the O’Reilly All Star Family of Series by joining the All Star Twitter Text Service. This will be the same service that the All Star Officials will be using to communicate with teams and drivers about cancellations and schedule changes, so it pays for teams, drivers and fans to subscribe to the service. For all the cutting edge information for the O’Reilly All Stars visit www.oreillyallstars.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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February 20, 2009

MODIFIED TOUR ANNOUNCES ADDITIONAL DATES

by Lou Long, PR Director

Officials of the BRP/Hoosier Race Tire Modified Tour and Expo (OH) Speedway are pleased to announce that the mighty Big Block Modifieds will return to the Trumbull County Fairgrounds on Thursday, July 2, 2009. "We are looking forward to our return to Expo," said Modified Tour President Ray Baselj. The show will be part of the annual Trumbull County Fair, lending a bit of nostalgia to the event. "Auto racing at the county fairs was always a traditional part of the sport," he added, "and the Modified Tour has always performed well at the big, 5/8 mile track." "It should be plenty of fun for the entire family." Rex King (2006) and Russell King (2007) were winners at the track located nearest to their Bristolville, OH home.

In addition, some media outlets may not have been informed of the earlier addition of Eriez (PA) Speedway to the Modified Tour schedule. The Modified Tour will return on Sunday, June 28, 2009. In three prior appearances, wins were scored by Rick Hall (2000), Rex King (2007), and Jeremiah Shingledecker (2008).

The Expo and Eriez dates bring the Modified Tour schedule to eleven races for 2009. Additional dates are still under negotiation.

The BRP Modified Tour '09 would like to thank the following series sponsors: Bicknell Racing Products, Hoosier Race Tire, Sunoco Race Fuel, Bilstein Shocks, Ray's Racing Collectibles, Approved Toilet Rental, Lowry Auto Body, Lake Erie Speed Specialties, Hall's Safety Equipment, Engles Trucking, Big Daddy's Speed Center, Priest Enterprises, King Brothers Feed and Supply, Oyler Action Photos, Finishline Fabrication, Wilkinson Awards, McCool's Signs and Graphics, Hands on Concepts, Waldo's Towing, Jim's Supermarket, Pennewell Sandblasting and Painting, Wedge Motorsports, and Pietragallo Gordon Alfano Bosick & Raspanti, LLP.
The Modified Tour, Inc racing series is a non-profit organization established to give the V-8 Modifieds in the Western Pennsylvania area the opportunity to compete for higher purses and for a seasonal point fund. Started in 1998 by Tim Engles, Lon and Pam Baker, and Randy Myers, the Modified Tour has had great success at bringing the local cars together at the area racetracks.

Louis C. Long, Esquire
Pietragallo Gordon Alfano Bosick & Raspanti, LLP
One Oxford Centre, 38th Floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Office: (412) 263-4395 | Fax: (412) 263-2001
http://www.Pietragallo.com
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February 20, 2009

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - - - THANK YOU



IRCO Dirt Track Heroes Show Asks Racers and Fans to Help With Food Drive for Families of Deployed Military Personnel

IRCO Community Federal Credit Union, sponsor of the IRCO Dirt Track Heroes Car Show at the Phillipsburg Mall from March 7 through 15, is asking that racers and fans attending the show bring with them a non-perishable food item to be donated to families of Phillipsburg-area military personnel who are currently deployed in service to our country.

IRCO is teaming with Bill Nixon, a local Vietnam veteran who has partnered with a Phillipsburg area food pantry to help local families whose loved ones are serving in Iraq.

“I knew what it was like to leave my wife and daughter behind when I was in Vietnam,” said Nixon, who served in the U.S. Navy and last year retired as Vice Principal of Phillipsburg High School. “I know how important it is to know your family is being taken care of.” The program is based at the Phillipsburg Amory and is part of the Family Readiness Group, an initiative that supports military families.

Bill is a long-time fan of local dirt track racing, having attended the Harmony, Nazareth and Flemington Speedways starting in the 1960s.

Non-perishable food items can be dropped off each day of the show at IRCO’s information table at the mall or at IRCO’s main office located at 450 Hillcrest Blvd., Phillipsburg, NJ.

For additional information, please contact Greg Collins, VP of IRCO Community Federal Credit Union @ gcollins@ircocu.com

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Sundance Vacations Speedway media contact:
Gene Ostrowski gjtost@verizon.net  (570) 752-7193
Promoter: Joe Callavini (570) 788-7544
February 18, 2009


Upcoming events:
March 4th-8th- Laurel Mall Race Car Show





INEX Legends to run full schedule at Sundance Vacations Speedway

St. Johns, PA- The staff at Sundance Vacations Speedway recently announced that the Legends division will run under the INEX sanctioning banner for the 2009 racing season.

With seventeen scheduled shows, the sleek looking Legend cars will now compete for not only statewide INEX points, but for INEX points on a national level. In addition, the fan favorite Legends will also have a separate track point fund. And, if that isn't enough reason for INEX Legend drivers to smile, the Legends division will be part of the Sundance Vacations contingency program, for the upcoming season. The contingency program will see additional prize money available to eligible Legends drivers, each time they appear at the popular 1/3-mile paved oval.

INEX is an international sanctioning body of the Legend, Bandolero, and Thunder Roadster race cars built exclusively by 600 racing, to help promote, organize and sanction the highly competitive and affordable spec race cars. INEX drivers both young and old, compete year round across the United States, Canada and even Europe.

For more info on INEX, be sure to visit www.600racing.com.

Like Sundance Vacations Speedway, INEX remains dedicated to the highest standards of safety and cost savings to the competitors and always strive for a fun, family-oriented environment. For all the up-to-date speedway info, check out www.sundancevacationsspeedway.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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February 18, 2009

ACCORD SPEEDWAY NEWS

Accord, NY - Accord Speedway Drivers To Contend For $2,500.00 Prize On Opening Night Scott Harvey Memorial Race
By Steve Pados, Accord Speedway Media

Even though the entire world is facing the toughest of economic times today, the energetic and hard-working Accord Speedway Promoter Gary Palmer continues to work his magic to offer his racers more opportunities for the 2009 racing season to walk out of the speedway with fatter wallets than ever before. Palmer and his family have been pounding the streets and burning up the phone lines to continually bring new sources of revenue through newly acquired sponsorships to his quarter mile Accord Speedway playground. Gary and Donna Palmer have been working at a breakneck pace to put all of the finished pieces in place for what will be without question the greatest season to date since the hard-working couple purchased the Ulster County facility in late 2000. Heading into their ninth year of promoting at the speedway, the Palmer Family has spent countless hours and dollars to make their speedway one of the showplace racing facilities in the Northeast.

Opening night at the speedway on April 17th will find the Rhinebeck Ford Modified drivers vying for a $2,500.00 prize to win the Scott Harvey Memorial race. Williams Lumber is the race night sponsor for the event. With many new faces expected for the new racing season, each and every event at the speedway will be like a who's who in Modified racing and all of the drivers will have to get used to the new real estate plan Promoter Palmer has put into place with the banking in the turns at least three feet higher than it was one year ago. All of the Accord regulars including 2008 track champion Andy Bachetti,10-time champion Rich Ricci, "The Statesman" Jerry Higbie, "Jumpin" John McGill, "The Hurley Hurricane" Jackie Brown and the newest addition to the Accord Modified roster "The Doctor" Danny Johnson, will contend with two dozen more stellar performers in an attempt to find the quick way around the four lane wide plus racing oval. A series of qualifying races with other speedways involved will tempt many outside invaders to come in to test the newly revamped speedplant.

Not to overlook anyone, Palmer has added a $250.00 bonus to the Camper's Barn Sportsman division for opening night bringing the winning prize total to $850.00 for a night's work for the driver catching the checkered flag. A solid field of thirty plus driving stars are expected to compete throughout the season as they attempt to dethrone 2008 titlist Brian Krummmel.

Special events are planned for all of the divisions throughout the new season and all of the Modified events will be worth at leat $2,000.00 each night and many events will carry a more lucrative prize. It is hoped that by the time the season commences, most of the Sportsman races will pay a bonus as well.

The Ruges Parts Spec Sportsman Division will see many new faces joining the ranks in 2009. The Accord Midweek Madness shows have proven to be the needed farm system to point many of the promising youngsters into the ranks of the big cars. An added feature for the Spec Sportsman division is the new working agreement Promoter Palmer and Lebanon Valley Promoter Howie Commander have worked out together. A 10-race series will kick-off the inaugural season of the Accord-Lebanon Valley Speedways Chase. May 22, June 5, July 24, August 14, and September 4 will be the dates the combined series will race at Accord. Bryants Towing returns as the headline sponsor for the Pure Stock division and Elwood Hewitt's Matco Tools is the new headline sponsor for the Pro-Stock division.

Even though there is much snow remaining on the Accord grounds, the energetic Palmer spent a good deal of the Fall working on the speedway and added and groomed additional new clay to the already moist and tacky racing surface. Palmer has added countless truckloads of top quality clay to the four corners of the speedway and took the banking to an entirely new level for the speedway. New concrete block fencing will be added to the speedway turns as soon as the weather turns favorable and all plans for the start of the racing season at the speedway remain much the same. Palmer has worked diligently at taking all flat spots out of the seventy-foot wide racing surface in order for the drivers to hustle their race cars in any one of the multi-racing grooves the speedway offers. For the loyal Accord Speedway fans who witness the thrilling racing action, most agree any given division feature is worth the price of the admission ticket.

The AMB Scoring and Timing Unit is in place at the speedway for the 2009 racing season and all drivers are encouraged to visit the Accord Speedway home page of the website as details regarding the purchase of the needed transponders are now posted. All racing divisions will use transponders in 2009. Track Memberships and Parking Permits are selling quickly and are available on a first come first serve basis and drivers and car owners are encouraged to take care of the permits as soon as possible. Parking Registration Forms and an overview of the Parking Area Map can be visited online at: www.accordspeedway.com

All drivers and owners who will be competing in the new "Body Snatcher" Crate Sportsman division are encouraged to contact the speedway office as soon as possible to state their intentions of competing in the new class. The new division is an entry level offering by the Palmer Family to enable drivers who have been forced to the sidelines by lack of funding or helpers to return to the speedway and compete in a fun racing division. Special events will include the ARDC Midgets coming in for a July 10th pairing with the ACOT Oldtimers. The return of the 70 year old open wheel club in 2008 was truly a hit with the fans, and another huge crowd will be anticipated with their return in 2009. The CRSA 305 Sprint Cars will make a couple of appearances in 2009 with June 12th to be the first date and the final date booked will be the Saturday portion of the King of the Catskills weekend scheduled on September 26th. The Vintage Modifieds will be included on selected dates to be determined. The spectacular "King of the Catskills" event will again be a two day affair with September 25-26 being set aside for the popular event. For the fans of the popular "rock'em-sock'em" stuff, the Demo Derby and Enduro weekend will take place on October 10th.

Plans call for the gates of the speedway to open on April 3rd for the first of two scheduled practices at the speedway. The raindate will be April 4th. The following week on April 10th, the second practice session will take place with April 11th set aside as the raindate. Inspection of the race cars will take place throughout the practice sessions to insure the highest of safety standards and will run throughout the day. The practice sessions will allow the veteran drivers as well as the newcomers the proper amount of time for dialing in their race cars to be ready come opening night anticipated for April 17th. As in the past, spectators will be allowed in free for the practice sessions. The concession stands will be open during the practice sessions.

The Wednesday night Mid Week Madness shows will open on June 3rd and will find the addition of Four Cylinder racing being included to the quick-hitting shows. Any 4-cylinder equipped sedan (2 or 4 door) will be allowed to compete in the division as long as it meets the rigid safety standards the speedway imposes and carries a SOHC Motor 2500cc or less. The cars must be equipped with a full-roll cage and an approved fuel cell and safety belts. All glass and upholstery must be removed from the car and the cars must retain stock exhaust including muffler, stock suspension and DOT approved tires.

Promoter Gary Palmer and his family have put a lot of hard work and effort into making Accord Speedway one of racing's highlighted success stories since the speedway has been under their direction. The improvements at the speedway actively continue and the racing and the level of competition improves each year and will be bolstered in 2009 by so many new faces. The great work will continue as the excitement builds for a spectacular 2009 racing season at the speedway.

The Palmer Family would like to thank all of the sponsors, competitors, fans and staff for making the 2008 racing season at Accord the best season to date since they took over the reigns at the facility eight years ago. The Palmer family is looking forward to the 2009 racing season and encourage all interested parties to visit the website often for continued updates and information on the great racing at the "Gem in the Catskills"

Jason Yaniga from Tri-State Studios is putting the finishing touches on the newly constructed website and racing fans are encouraged to visit the site for further updates and information regarding the great racing at the Accord Speedway. Logon at: http://www.accordspeedway.com  or call the speedway hotline at: 845 626 3478.


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Contact: Lillian Bell
(717) 292-1696
-FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE



Susquehanna Speedway Park Takes Shape for 2009



Newberrytown, PA (February 19, 2009) – The 2009 racing season for the Susquehanna Speedway Park is taking shape as track preparer, Bobby Weaver has been hard at work moving clay around the track. He has removed at least two feet in depth from both the front and back stretches of the track and placed that clay back into the turns. This should take care of many of the issues that arose over the 2008 season in terms of the track. Since 2004 when the Fisher’s bought the Susquehanna Speedway Park, there have been more than 250 tri-axle loads of clay added to the speedway surface mostly from Kinsley Materials and Codorus Stone of York.

Drivers will have a chance to test out their cars at SSP with two open practice sessions for any type of racecar on Saturday, March 28 and Saturday, April 4. The gates will open at 3:30 p.m. with practice sessions rotating for each class from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The cost will be $12.00 per pit pass (ages 14 & older). There will be no per car charge (as with the Wednesday night Test & Tunes) or fees charged for grandstand admission. Some teams are also scheduling track rentals throughout the month of March for private track time. For more details, contact SSP at (717) 292-1696 or see details in the SSP News & Notes section.

There will be 14 Wednesday Night Test & Tune Practices scheduled throughout 2009 beginning Wednesday, April 8 open to any type of racecars. The cost is $12.00 per person for pit passes and a $20.00 fee for each racecar entering the pit area ($32.00 per car and driver). Gates will open at 5:00 p.m. with open practice from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

The 2009 season opener of Stock Car Saturday Night will be on Saturday, April 11, with the Late Models, Street Stocks, Xtreme Stock Cars and ARDC Midgets. The features will be 25-laps, five laps longer than regular season point races. The Late Model winner will receive $1,000; the Street Stock winner will receive $500 and the Xtreme Stock Car winner will receive $400 for these special races.

The first of four AMA Flat Track Motorcycle races at SSP in 2009 will be on Sunday afternoon, March 29. Qualifying races will begin at 12:00 p.m. with feature racing starting between 2:00 and 3:00 p.m. Other motorcycle races will be held on Sunday, May 31; Sunday, July 19 and Sunday, August 16. General admission for the motorcycle events will be just $5.00.

After a successful year in 2008, SSP is ready to kick off a full season of racing at the SSP Outback Track on Friday night, April 17. There will be two open practice sessions on Saturday afternoon, April 4 and Wednesday night, April 8.

The Susquehanna Speedway Park is located midway between Harrisburg and York off I-83 to exit 32, then 1.4 miles NW on SR382 to York Road, then 1.3 miles south. For more information, contact the speedway offices at (717) 292-1696 or visit online at sspracing.net. On race day, use the track phone at (717) 938-9170 for up-to-date information at the “Big Track” and (717) 932-1608 for the “Outback Track.”

 

Previous Winners of SSP Season Openers:

2004 (April 18): Lance Dewease (Super Sprint Cars); Butch Brough (Legends Cars); Michael

Goodwin (Xtreme Stock Cars).  Original Opener of Thursday, April 15 was postponed by rain.

2005 (April 14): Jason Johnson (Super Sprint Cars); Butch Brough (Legends Cars); Jerry Blauch

(Xtreme Stock Cars). 

2006 (April 13): Fred Rahmer (Super Sprint Cars); Ronnie Dunstan (Legends Cars); Gene Knaub

(Xtreme Stock Cars).

        (April 14): Dave Calaman (Super Sportsman); Donnie Trent (ARDC Midgets); Chad Smith

(Street Stocks); Daryl Sipe (Mini Vans).

2007 (April 14): Steve Fannasy (Super Sportsman); Scott Richwine (Late Models); Eric Walker

(Street Stocks).

(April 22): Pat Cannon (ASCS Sprint Cars); Andy Martin (ARDC Midgets); Smoke Christine   

  (Xtreme Stock Cars); Butch Richcreek (Mini Vans).

  Original Openers for Thursday, April 5; Saturday, April 7; and Sunday, April 15 were postponed

due to weather.

2008 (April 12): Bud Witmer (Late Models); Eric Walker (Street Stocks); Ray Broderick (Xtreme

Stock Cars); Randy Monroe (ARDC Midgets).

2009: To be determined on Saturday, April 11, 2009.

 

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Stock Car Saturday Night Season Opener Time Schedule

(Subject to Change)

            3:00 p.m.         Pit Gates Open: Pit Passes: Members - $22.00; Non members - $25.00

            4:00 p.m.         Grandstands Gates Open: General admission: Adults (18 & older) – $14.00; Seniors (60 &

older) & Young Adults (11–17) - $12.00; Children (10 & under) – Free

5:00 p.m.         Driver’s Meeting (Turn 1 Pit Grandstands)

5:30 p.m. - 5:55 p.m.  Practice Begins (all divisions in the following order)

            Rotation:        Street Stocks

Late Models

ARDC Wingless Midgets

                                                            Xtreme Stock Cars

6:00 p.m.        Welcome, Invocation and National Anthem

Street Stocks Qualifying Heat Races (8 laps)

                        Late Models Qualifying Heat Races (8 laps)

                                ARDC Wingless Midgets Qualifying Heat Races (8 laps)

                                    Xtreme Stock Cars Qualifying Heat Races (6 laps)

Street Stocks Consolation Race (8/10 laps) – if necessary

                                Late Models Consolation Race (8/10 laps) – if necessary

ARDC Wingless Midgets Consolation Race (8/10 laps)

Xtreme Stock Cars Consolation Race (6/8 laps) – if necessary

Street Stocks Feature (25 laps)

                                Late Models Feature (25 laps) - $1,000-to-win

                                ARDC Wingless Midgets Feature (20 laps) 

                                Xtreme Stock Cars Feature (25 laps) 

 

·         Top Three Finishers are Required to be in Victory Lane after Every Feature - $200.00 Fine for Failure to Report. 

 

- 2009 SSP Schedule of Events

(Schedule as of January 5, 2009 - Subject to Change)

March 28 (Sat.)    Open Test & Tune Day for Any Division at Big Track Only (Gates open at 3:30 p.m.; Practice 5:00  p.m. - 8:00

p.m.)

March 29 (Sun.) AMA Flat Track Motorcycle Racing  (Grandstands open 12:00 p.m.; Qualifying races @ 1:00 p.m.; Features

approx. 3:00 p.m.)

April 4 (Sat.)          Open Test & Tune Day for Any Division at Outback Track (Gates open at 11:00 a.m.; Practice 12:00  p.m. –

3:00 p.m.)

Open Test & Tune Day for Any Division at Big Track (Gates open at 3:30 p.m.; Practice 5:00  p.m. - 8:00 p.m.)

April 8 (Wed.)       Open Test & Tune Day for Any Division at Big Track (Gates open at 5:00 p.m.; Practice 6:00  p.m. - 9:00 p.m.)

and the Outback Track (Gates open at 5:30 p.m.; Practice 6:30  p.m. - 9:00 p.m.)

April 11 (Sat.)       Stock Car Saturday Night Season Opener (Easter Bunny Visit) - Late Models ($1,000-to-win), Street

Stocks, Xtreme Stock Cars and ARDC Wingless Midgets (6:00 p.m.); Gates Open at 3:00 p.m.

April 17 (Fri.)        Opening Night at the Outback Track (Spring Shoot-Out Series) - Quarter Midgets & Karts (7:15 p.m.);

Gates Open at 5:00 p.m. (See other schedule for remainder of Outback Track events)

April 18 (Sat.)       Stock Car Saturday Night - Late Models, Street Stocks, Xtreme Stocks & PENNMAR Vintage Cars plus Mini

Vans (6:00 p.m.); Hometown Heroes – Manchester, Mt. Wolf & York Haven (All residents from these towns admitted free to grandstands)

April 22 (Wed.)     Wednesday Night Test & Tune Session at Big Track (Gates open at 5:00 p.m.; Practice 6:00  p.m. - 9:00 p.m.)

and the Outback Track (Gates open at 5:30 p.m.; Practice 6:30  p.m. - 9:00 p.m.)

April 25 (Sat.)       Stock Car Saturday Night - Late Models, Street Stocks, Xtreme Stocks & Legends Cars plus Road Warriors

(6:00 p.m.); Hometown Heroes – Carlisle & Newville (All residents from these towns admitted free to grandstands)

May 2 (Sat.)          Stock Car Saturday Night - Late Models, Street Stocks, Xtreme Stocks & Legends Cars plus Mini Vans (6:00

p.m.); Hometown Heroes – Etters, Lewisberry & New Cumberland (All residents from these towns admitted free to grandstands)

May 6 (Wed.)        Wednesday Night Test & Tune Session at Big Track (Gates open at 5:00 p.m.; Practice 6:00  p.m. - 9:00 p.m.)

and the Outback Track (Gates open at 5:30 p.m.; Practice 6:30  p.m. - 9:00 p.m.)

May 9 (Sat.)          Mother’s Annual Appreciation Night - Late Models, Street Stocks, Xtreme Stocks & Women on Wheels Mini

Vans plus Road Warriors (6:00 p.m.)

May 16 (Sat.)        Stock Car Saturday Night - - Late Models, Street Stocks, Xtreme Stocks & Legends Cars plus Mini Vans

(6:00 p.m.); Hometown Heroes – Dover & East Berlin (All residents from these towns admitted free to grandstands)

May 20 (Wed.)     Wednesday Night Test & Tune Session at Big Track (Gates open at 5:00 p.m.; Practice 6:00  p.m. - 9:00 p.m.)

and the Outback Track (Gates open at 5:30 p.m.; Practice 6:30  p.m. - 9:00 p.m.)

May 23 (Sat.)        55th Anniversary Night / Old-timer’s Reunion - Late Models (40 laps), Legends Cars, Classic Cars & 

PENNMAR Vintage Cars, EMMR Vintage Car Exhibition plus Road Warriors (7:00 p.m.)

May 30 (Sat.)        Stock Car Saturday Night – Street Stocks, Xtreme Stock Cars, Four Cylinder Stock Cars & SpeedSTR’s by

Tobias plus Mini Vans (7:00 p.m.); Hometown Heroes – Lancaster, Lebanon, Ephrata & Annville (All

residents from these towns admitted free to grandstands)

May 31 (Sun.)       AMA Flat Track Motorcycle Racing  (Grandstands open 12:00 p.m.; Qualifying races @ 1:00 p.m.; Features

approx. 3:00 p.m.)

June 3 (Wed.)      Wednesday Night Test & Tune Session at Big Track (Gates open at 5:00 p.m.; Practice 6:00  p.m. - 9:00 p.m.)

and the Outback Track (Gates open at 5:30 p.m.; Practice 6:30  p.m. - 9:00 p.m.)

June 6 (Sat.)        Stock Car Saturday Night - Late Models, Street Stocks, Xtreme Stocks & Legends Cars plus Road Warriors

(7:00 p.m.); Hometown Heroes –  Spring Grove, West York, Thomasville & Felton (All residents from these towns admitted free to grandstands)

June 13 (Sat.)      Stock Car Saturday Night - Late Models, Street Stocks, Xtreme Stocks & PENNMAR Vintage Cars plus Mini

Vans (7:00 p.m.); Hometown Heroes – York &  Windsor (All residents from these towns admitted free to grandstands)

June 14 (Sun.)     358 Summer Championships / YCRC Night – 358 Sprint Cars, 358 Small Block Modifieds & Legends

Cars (6:00 p.m.)

June 17 (Wed.)   Wednesday Night Test & Tune Session at Big Track (Gates open at 5:00 p.m.; Practice 6:00  p.m. - 9:00 p.m.)

and the Outback Track (Gates open at 5:30 p.m.; Practice 6:30  p.m. - 9:00 p.m.)

June 20 (Sat.)      A.R.C.H. (Auto Racing Club of Hagerstown) Night - Late Models, Street Stocks, Xtreme Stocks & Legends

Cars plus Road Warriors (7:00 p.m.); Hometown Heroes – All Maryland Drivers (All Maryland residents admitted free to grandstands)

June 27 (Sat.)      Kid’s Box Car Races - Late Models, Street Stocks, Xtreme Stocks & Classic Cars plus Mini Vans (7:00 p.m.);

Hometown Heroes – Duncannon, Enola, Marysville & Shermansdale (All residents from these towns

admitted free to grandstands)

July 1 (Wed.)        Wednesday Night Test & Tune Session at Big Track (Gates open at 5:00 p.m.; Practice 6:00  p.m. - 9:00 p.m.)

and the Outback Track (Gates open at 5:30 p.m.; Practice 6:30  p.m. - 9:00 p.m.)

July 2 (Thur.)        The Super Show IV  - 3rd Annual 600cc Micro Sprint Speedweek, Legends Cars & SpeedSTR’s by Tobias

(7:00 p.m.)

July 4 (Sat.)          4th Annual Summer Fun Championships – Late Models (40 laps), Street Stocks (30 laps),  Xtreme Stocks

(25 laps) plus PENNMAR Vintage Cars (7:00 p.m.)

July 6 (Sun.) - July 16 (Thurs.):  Track Closed (Summer Vacation) – NO RACING

July 18 (Sat.)        2nd Annual Four Diamond Legends Cars Benefit Race - Late Models, Street Stocks, Xtreme Stocks &

Legends Cars plus Mini Vans (7:00 p.m.); Hometown Heroes – To Be Announced (All residents from these towns admitted free to grandstands)

July 19 (Sun.)       AMA Flat Track Motorcycle Racing  (Grandstands open 12:00 p.m.; Qualifying races @ 1:00 p.m.; Features

approx. 3:00 p.m.)

July 22 (Wed.)      Wednesday Night Test & Tune Session at Big Track (Gates open at 5:00 p.m.; Practice 6:00  p.m. - 9:00 p.m.)

and the Outback Track (Gates open at 5:30 p.m.; Practice 6:30  p.m. - 9:00 p.m.)

July 25 (Sat.)        Christmas in July with Santa Claus visit - Late Models, Street Stocks, Xtreme Stocks & Legends Cars plus

Road Warriors (7:00 p.m.); Hometown Heroes – Halifax, Jonestown, Mt. Penn & Ona (All residents from these towns admitted free to grandstands)

August 1 (Sat.)    Members 1st FCU Kid’s Money Scramble - Late Models, Street Stocks, Xtreme Stocks & PENNMAR

Vintage Cars plus Mini Vans (7:00 p.m.); Hometown Heroes – Reinholds & Middletown, Myerstown (All residents from these towns admitted free to grandstands)

August 5 (Wed.)  Wednesday Night Test & Tune Session at Big Track (Gates open at 5:00 p.m.; Practice 6:00  p.m. – 9:00 p.m.)

and the Outback Track (Gates open at 5:30 p.m.; Practice 6:30  p.m. - 9:00 p.m.)

August 8 (Sat.)    Annual Picnic in the Pits & Bike/Toy Giveaway - Late Models, Street Stocks, Xtreme Stocks & Women on

Wheels Mini Vans plus Road Warriors (7:00 p.m.)

August 15 (Sat.)  Camera & Autograph Night / YCRC Night - Late Models, Street Stocks, Xtreme Stocks & Legends Cars plus

Mini Vans (7:00 p.m.)

August 16 (Sun.) AMA Flat Track Motorcycle Racing  (Grandstands open 12:00 p.m.; Qualifying races @ 1:00 p.m.; Features

approx. 3:00 p.m.)

August 19 (Wed.) Wednesday Night Test & Tune Session at Big Track (Gates open at 5:00 p.m.; Practice 6:00  p.m. - 9:00 p.m.)

and the Outback Track (Gates open at 5:30 p.m.; Practice 6:30  p.m. - 9:00 p.m.)

August 22 (Sat.)  Stock Car Saturday Night - Late Models, Street Stocks, Xtreme Stocks & Legends Cars plus Road Warriors

(7:00 p.m.); Hometown Heroes – To Be Announced (All residents from these towns admitted free

to grandstands)

August 29 (Sat.)  EMMR Vintage Car Exhibition - Late Models, Street Stocks, Xtreme Stocks, PENNMAR Vintage Cars plus

Mini Vans (7:00 p.m.); Hometown Heroes – To Be Announced (All residents from these towns admitted free to grandstands)

September 2 (Wed.)   Wednesday Night Test & Tune Session at Big Track (Gates open at 5:00 p.m.; 6:00  p.m. - 9:00 p.m.) and

the Outback Track (Gates open at 5:30 p.m.; 6:30  p.m. - 9:00 p.m.)

September 5 (Sat.) 9th Annual York County Nationals – Late Models (32 laps), Street Stocks (25 laps), Xtreme Stock Cars

(25 laps) & Legends Cars (6:00 p.m.)

September 12 (Sat.)  Sprint Car Invasion of Stock Car Saturday Night - Late Models, Street Stocks, Xtreme Stocks & PA

Sprint Series plus Road Warriors (6:00 p.m.)

September 16 (Wed.)   Wednesday Night Test & Tune Session at Big Track (Gates open at 5:00 p.m.; Practice 6:00  p.m. - 9:00

p.m.) and the Outback Track (Gates open at 5:30 p.m.; Practice 6:30  p.m. - 9:00 p.m.)

September 19 (Sat.) SSP Track Championship Night  - Late Models (25 laps), Street Stocks, Xtreme Stock Cars & Legends

Cars - (6:00 p.m.)

September 26 (Sat.) Smashfest ‘09 & Newberry Community Fair - $5,000-to-win Small Car Demolition Derby & more in this

exciting night of destruction and FIREWORKS SPECTACULAR (Rain date: Sunday, September 27)

September 30 (Wed.)   Wednesday Night Test & Tune Session at Big Track (Gates open at 5:00 p.m.; Practice 6:00  p.m. - 9:00

p.m.) and the Outback Track (Gates open at 5:30 p.m.; Practice 6:30  p.m. - 9:00 p.m.)

October 2 (Fri.)   4th Annual Cumberland Trucking Susquehanna Showdown Qualifying Night for Late Models & Legends

Cars & Mini Van World Championship (7:00 p.m.) – Rain date: Saturday, October 3 (Championship

Night will move to Sunday, October 4).

October 3 (Sat.)  4th Annual Cumberland Trucking Susquehanna Showdown for Late Models (50 laps),  Legends Cars

Regional Qualifier & Road Warrior World Championship (6:00 p.m.) – Rain date: Sunday, October 4.

October 10 (Sat.)   To Be Announced

October 14 (Wed.)   Wednesday Night Test & Tune Session at Big Track (Gates open at 5:00 p.m.; Practice 6:00  p.m. - 9:00

p.m.) and the Outback Track (Gates open at 5:30 p.m.; Practice 6:30  p.m. - 9:00 p.m.)

October 17 (Sat.)   To Be Announced

October 23 (Fri.)    6th Annual Miller’s Racing Parts Fall Classic Qualifying Night - Street Stocks, Xtreme Stock Cars and  

Four Cylinder Stock Cars (7:00 p.m.) – Rain date: Saturday, October 24 (Championship Night will

move to Sunday, October 25).

October 24 (Sat.)   6th Annual Miller’s Racing Parts Fall Classic Championship Night - Street Stocks, Xtreme Stock Cars

and Four Cylinder Stock Cars (6:00 p.m.) – Rain date: Sunday, October 25.

October 31 (Sat.)    Candy Bowl V presented by J&K Salvage - ARDC Wingless Midgets, 600cc Micro Sprints, Legends

Cars, Byers Tires Thundercars Championship & Mini Vans (3:00 p.m.)  - Rain date: Sunday,

November 1.

November 7 (Sat.)    6th Annual Turkey 200 Enduro – Big Car Enduro (125 laps) & Small Car Enduro (75 laps) plus Classic

Cars & Mini Vans (1:00 p.m.); Rain date: Sunday, November 8  

 

2009 Wednesday Night Open Test & Tune Sessions           

(Any divisions of racing welcome)

March 28 (Saturday – Big Track only) & April 4 (Saturday)

April 8 & April 22

May 6 & May 20

June 3 & June 17

July 1 & July 22

August 5 & August 19

September 2, September 16 & September 30

October 14

Big Track - Gates open 5:00 p.m.; Practice 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Outback Track on Wednesdays (Gates open 5:30 p.m.; Practice 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.) except on Saturday, April 4 (Gates open 11:00 a.m.; Practice 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.)

 

- Team News & Notes – Any SSP team wishing to announce any news or notes with our weekly press releases should send the information to sspracing@hotmail.com.

- Track Rental for the “Big Track” and the “Outback Track” – The “Big track” and the “Outback track” are available for rent beginning March 1, 2008. The “Big Track” rental fee is $1,400.00 for 4 hours and may be split between a maximum of five-(5) drivers/teams. Only one car is permitted on the track at a time. If an ambulance is requested, it is an additional $75.00 per hour. For nighttime rentals at the “Big Track”, an additional $100.00 per hour will be charged for lights.

The rental price for the “Outback Track” is $400.00 for 4 hours during the day /$500.00 at night and may be split between a maximum of five-(5) drivers/teams. To reserve either track, please call 717-292-1696. If you reserve the track with a $400 deposit before February 28, 2009 for any date after March 1, we will reduce the “Big Track” rental price to $1,200 (save $200).

- Special Pricing for 2009 Regular Season Pit Pass Cards – For the second straight year, in order to help weekly supporters, SSP has announced that 50 season pit pass cards for all automobile race events at the “Big Track” from April 11 through September 19 (30 events) are on sale for just $325.00 (a retail value of more than $575). This pass will also be valid for general grandstand admission for the four AMA Motorcycle events scheduled for the season. This equates to approximately $13.00 per automobile event (regular pit pass prices are $22.00 - $25.00). Persons interested in purchasing this special offer are encouraged to contact the speedway at (717) 292-1696 or email sspracing@hotmail.com  as soon as possible to be added to the list of those who want the special pricing that is offered on a limited basis. Payment is required within 7 days of notifying the speedway for the annual pit passes. The pass is not valid for events at the “Outback Track” or for the Test & Tune Sessions held throughout the season.

- Grandstand Season Passes Available - Are available for only $195.00 (adults ages 18-59); $165.00 (young adults ages 11-17 & seniors 60 and older) for all automobile and motorcycle events (29 events) at the “Big Track” from April 11 to September 19, 2009.

- No Increases for Pit & Grandstand Pricing for Race Events - Regular General Admission Grandstand ticket prices will be Adults (18 -59) $12.00; Young Adults (11-17);Senior Adults (60 & older) $10.00; Children (10 & under) are free. Prices will vary for special events. Regular season pit pass prices are now $22.00 with a reduced price of $20.00 for all pit competitor license holders. Special events will be $25.00 with a reduced price of $22.00 for all pit competitor license holders.

- Repeat Fan Discount Continues for 2009 – The popular “Repeat Fan Discount” program will continue at SSP in 2009. There is a $2.00 repeat fan discount for each person with a ticket stub from races during the previous week’s events completed only. Returning fans are encouraged to write their name, address and phone number on the back of the stub to be entered into special drawings during and at the end of the season for great prizes. The Repeat Fan Discount is not valid for pit pass purchases.

- Reserved Parking LM, SS, XSC – All 2008 competitors with reserved parking will have first chance to reserve the same spot for 2009. The cost for renewal is $40.00 and must be paid in full by Mon., March 16. Empty spots may be purchased for $50.00 by any 2009 SSP competitors. Spots not renewed by March 16 will be open to anyone. If a spot is not used for three-(3) consecutive weeks without notifying SSP with a valid reason, the spot will become vacant for the remainder of the season unless reserved by another competitor.

- XSC Rookie Rumble Returns to SSP – Beginning on Saturday, April 18, 2009, there will be a separate XSC Rookie Rumble race as the Xtreme Stock Car class will continue to include qualifying heats, a consolation race and a feature event each night. XSC Rookie Rumble drivers will need to be pre-registered and pre-approved before they will be permitted to compete in the Rookie Rumble class. The Rookie Rumble will be a feature-only race for entry level competitors.

- SSP Implements Hometown Heroes Program for 2009 - For the upcoming season, the Susquehanna Speedway Park will implement a new program called “Hometown Heroes.” On selected nights throughout the 2009 season, the Hometown Heroes Program will recognize drivers from particular cities and towns throughout Pennsylvania and Maryland. Before the races begin, the drivers will have the opportunity to display their cars and meet the fans at the front gate of the speedway. The drivers will also be interviewed during the night’s racing program. Also, all fans entering the speedway from that driver’s hometown being honored will be admitted FREE to the grandstands by showing proper photo identification and filling out an information card at the ticket booth.

Hometown Hero Nights at SSP in 2009

April 18 (Sat.) Manchester, Mt. Wolf & York Haven

April 25 (Sat.) Carlisle & Newville

May 2 (Sat.) Etters, Lewisberry & New Cumberland

May 16 (Sat.) Dover & East Berlin

May 30 (Sat.) Lancaster, Lebanon, Ephrata & Annville

June 6 (Sat.) Spring Grove, West York, Thomasville & Felton

June 13 (Sat.) York & Windsor

June 20 (Sat.) All Maryland Residents

June 27 (Sat.) Duncannon, Enola, Marysville & Shermansdale

July 18 (Sat.) To Be Announced

July 25 (Sat.) Halifax, Jonestown, Mt. Penn & Ona

August 1 (Sat.) Reinholds & Middletown, Myerstown

August 22 (Sat.) To Be Announced

August 29 (Sat.) To Be Announced


* More details with dates and additional towns will be released in the near future.

- Free Pit Passes for all Non-Qualifiers in Late Models, Street Stocks, Xtreme Stock Cars and Legends Cars – Any non-qualifier who starts the a qualifying heat race and fails to qualify for the feature in the Late Model, Street Stock and Xtreme Stock Car divisions during the regular season point events will receive a complimentary pit pass for the driver for the following week during the regular season from April 11 though September 19. The driver must possess a full annual SSP license in order to be eligible for the complimentary pit pass and pass is not transferable to another driver or to another week beyond the following week.

- 2009 SSP Rules Now Posted on Website – The 2009 SSP Rules for the Late Models, Street Stocks, Xtreme Stock Cars, Mini Vans and Road Warrior divisions are now posted at www.sspracing.net.

- Raceceivers Mandatory for All Divisions - One-way Raceceivers are mandatory for the Late Models, Street Stocks, Xtreme Stocks and Legends Cars competing at SSP in 2009. (Optional for Mini Vans, Road Warriors, PENNMAR Vintage Cars.) For more information or to purchase, contact Miller’s Racing Parts at 717-766-0181. A limited number of rentals are available on race night. The channel used is 1417 (freq. – 467.7000).

- SSP Competitor's Link Section Added to SSP Website - Let your fans know the latest info on your team! If you're a regular Late Model, Street Stock, Xtreme Stock Cars or other regular SSP series competitor and have a website, e-mail the link of your web site to our webmaster at tvr1@comcast.net,  so we can include you in this section.

- EBAY Store – SSP has opened a “new” EBAY Store with a link at www.sspracing.net.  The store will feature both new and old items (both racing and non-racing). Items already sold include a racecar steering wheel, vintage racing programs, children’s clothing and toys and more.

- Sports Plus DVDs from the 2008 Season – Sports Plus Video has DVDs available of each racing event from SSP for the 2008 season. Visit online at www.SportsPlusVideo.com  or mail your order to Sports Plus Video, 216 East Potomac Street, Williamsport, MD 21795. The phone number is (301) 223-4525.

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February 18, 2009

www.maacenter.org

 

Automotive Enthusiasts Should be Aware of Asbestos Risk

When people mention asbestos, we often think of a hazard of many years ago that we no longer need to be concerned with. However, even as most asbestos products were banned in the late 1970’s by the Environmental Protection Agency and Consumer Product Safety Commission, many of these products still exists in industrial equipment, home construction, and yes, even older auto parts. Knowing where you may encounter these products and how to handle them can prevent a potentially life threatening exposure to asbestos.

Asbestos was used in thousands of products before production was halted. Asbestos proved to be an efficient and inexpensive insulation material. It was also very durable and its fibers could generally be included in all construction compounds. Among the more common uses of asbestos was in brake pads and friction linings in automobiles built prior to 1980.

Obviously, brake pads and brake linings generate a great deal of heat as friction is generated. The asbestos in these linings counteracted this heat and kept the pads intact and resistant to the temperature increase. Intact asbestos products do not pose a significant hazard. However, when they are modified or disturbed, they often release harmful fibers into the surrounding air supply.

Older brake pads and linings likely contain asbestos and should be treated as such. If modifying an older vehicle it is important to note if the brake pads appear very old or damaged. In these cases, it is much more important that they be handled with the appropriate protective equipment. In some cases, if the material is very compromised, it may make sense to speak with an asbestos consultant to determine a course of action.

In recent years there has been a rising incidence of mesothelioma, an aggressive asbestos-related cancer, in former auto manufacturers and auto repair workers. In most cases these cancers are directly attributed to occupational asbestos exposures. Options for mesothelioma treatment and therapies for other asbestos-related health complications are extremely limited. Most patients face a prognosis of between 6 and 18 months.

Luckily we don’t employ asbestos in auto parts anymore and health complications in auto workers related to asbestos exposure should not be a problem going forward. But these materials are still in older vehicles and should be approached with extreme caution. Serious health conditions related to asbestos exposure are entirely preventable if people are aware of the materials they are working with and how to handle them.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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CARQUEST GASOLINE ALLEY NEWS

Allentown, PA: CARQUEST Gasoline Alley Welcomes The Racing Polenz Family And Legendary Racing Photographer John Grady To Tonights Show
 

By Steve Pados, GA Motorsports Media

The 2009 racing season is just around the corner and as the owners and drivers prepare for the upcoming season, the CARQUEST Gasoline Alley TV/Internet Show will continue to focus on the great racing that takes place at speedways throughout the Eastern Seaboard. Well noted for their "Theme" documented shows, this coming week join the Gang as they host the 200th edition of their popular show since they have been associated with WALN Digital Cable TV. This coming week the Gang will have in-house four members of the New Jersey based Polenz Family and talk about their racing activities that have them making the long tow into Virginia each week to compete at the Old Dominion Speedway located in Manassas, Virginia. Car owner Jeff Polenz will talk about all of the traveling the team does in the course of the racing season and the dedication it takes from the entire family to makes the racing a successful venture. His Son David will talk about the many Championships he earned last year while racing and the big step he is taking this year to join the Late Model ranks. Daughter Jessie will talk about her return to the racing scene as she will compete in the Bandolero division. Nephew Ryan, the son of the late Modifed talent Richie Polenz, will talk about his stellar season in 2008 and the step he will be taking into the Legends division driving ranks in 2009.

Legendary racing photographer John Grady will join the Gang for the first time to talk about his 58 years of capturing many of the legendary super stars of racing on camera and along with it his many humorous stories of the characters long associated with Modified racing.

The popular TV/Internet show now offers a live internet video feed to the Internet subscribers to view the wide assortment of the many racing videos that are played while the show is in progress and to enjoy the chat sessions with the many personalities within the racing community who pay the Gang a visit to discuss racing.

Additional surprises are always in store for the viewers and listeners as each show continues to add to the continuous long line of blockbuster shows the CARQUEST Gasoline Alley Gang brings to the racing community. Join us for the fastest, funniest and most informed racing show on the airwaves today.

CARQUEST Gasoline Alley TV/Radio/Internet Show continues its outstanding line-up of talented guests with this week's edition of the show. The Show's programming on WALN Digital Cable Radio, Internet www.walncableradio.com  for the Audio portion and mogulus.com/walncableradio  http://mogulus.com/walncableradio  for the video portion. Log on to the audio before logging on to the video feed. The Show is available on Service Electric Digital Cable TV, Channels 103, and 137 and is live from 6 to 8 PM and later tape delayed on Channel 50 at 11 PM.

Join the Pados Brothers, Ed and Steve, and Area Auto Racing News journalist Randy Kane Monday night, February 16th, as they take you on a two-hour circular journey with their well documented, very informative and extremely funny show.

Should you have questions on how to be a part of the show through advertising, appearances or remotes, please contact Steve Pados at: 610 573 9706; Ed Pados at: 610 739 0391; Randy Kane at: 610 682 6273; or the WALN Studios at: 610 791 1818. You may also email: steveswp@netzero.net  or racewriter@enter.net.
 
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Live streaming audio webcast from Hagerstown Speedway Feb. 21

410 sprint cars and late models in Northeast Opener



For Immediate Release
Contact: Shawn T. Wood
shawn@thedirttrackchannel.com



February 14, 2009



SELINSGROVE, Pa. – The start of the 2009 Northeast racing season is also opening day for The Dirt Track Channel's (http://www.thedirttrackchannel.com)  first live streaming audio webcast of the season.

The Dirt Track Channel will provide live flag-to-flag coverage with a tentative pre-race show time of 1:20 p.m. Eastern, on Saturday, Feb. 21, from Frank Plessinger’s Hagerstown Speedway in Hagerstown, Md., for the Northeast opener for the 410 sprint cars and Hagerstown’s premier division, the late models.

The broadcast marks the start of the seventh season of providing live streaming and on-demand audio webcast that are free of charge and registration.

In all, a total of six days of racing will be broadcast from the speedway in 2009 including all doubleheaders to open the season on Feb. 21, 28, March 7 and 14.

The other two dates Oct. 24 and 25 for the running of the 22nd annual Octoberfest 350. This will mark the fifth- consecutive year that the event has been streamed live with flag-to-flag coverage.

"I am very appreciative of Mr. Plessinger's hospitality over the past several years along with his fine staff that have made these broadcast possible," Shawn Wood, President of The Dirt Track Channel said. "It is always a pleasure to be at Hagerstown Speedway and we look forward to broadcasting from the track for many years to come."

The racing action in February and March carries with it a rain/snow date of Sunday. The Dirt Track Channel.com will air those events as well at the same time of 1:20 p.m.

All webcast on The Dirt Track Channel.com are archived and available on-demand for a one (1) year period. At some point during the 2009 season, the broadcast will also be made available for download on iTunes.

Webcast dates at Hagerstown Speedway
Feb. 21 410 Sprint Cars and Late Models

Feb. 28 Big Block Modifieds and Late Models

March 7 Big Block Modifieds and Late Models

March 14 Small Block Modifieds and Late Models

The Octoberfest 350 qualifiers are Feb. 21 for the 410 sprint cars and late models; Feb. 28 for the big block modifieds and March 14 for the small block modifieds.

Links
Webcast page: http://www.thedirttrackchannel.com/Webcast.html

Hagerstown Speedway: http://www.hagerstownspeedway.com/

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February 10, 2009

 Dirt Track Racing Technical Information for the Serious Racers

If you are a dirt track race car owner or driver, there is no other place on the internet you can find more tech savy members, or more technical knowledge and more tech info about dirt race cars than on www.thedirtforum.com 

The Dirt Forum was built by racers, for racers. This site has been on the internet for 10 years...just imagine the amount of information that has come through the site in 10 years.

The Dirt Forum has also introduced a great new way for racers to compete on the internet. For more information on how to compete, win prizes and declare the bragging rights on The Dirt Forum....check this out. http://www.thedirtforum.com/challenge.htm

Be sure that you register for the site and pick up your stickers to be eligible for the challenge.

The Dirt Forum

 

 

 

 

 

 

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February 8, 2009

CARQUEST GASOLINE ALLEY NEWS

Allentown, PA: CARQUEST Gasoline Alley Welcomes Penn Can Speedway Driving Stars To Tonights Show
By Steve Pados, GA Motorsports Media

The 2009 racing season is just around the corner and as the owners and drivers prepare for the upcoming season, the CARQUEST Gasoline Alley TV/Internet Show will continue to focus on the great racing that takes place at speedways throughout the Eastern Seaboard. Well noted for their "Theme" documented shows, this coming week join the Gang as they host the 199th edition of their popular show and travel to the Southern Tier of the New York and Pennsylvania borders to chat with some of the driving stars that make up the exciting action that takes place at the Penn Can Speedway. This coming week the Gang will interview the 2008 Modified Champion at the speedway, Jeff Rudalavage and talk about his great season in the 2008 and the plans he has in place for the upcoming season. Modified hotshoes, Allan Rudalavage and Bobby Trapper will also join in for this edition of the show and will add their thoughts on the new season at the speedway. 2008 Sportsman Champion Grant Hilfiger joins the Gang for the first time to chat about his winning of his first title, defending the crown and the great future ahead for this exciting young racer. Former Modified driving talent "Mr Outside" Allan Kellogg rejoins the Gang to talk about his successful transition from the Modifed ranks into the Late Model division at Penn Can.

The popular TV/Internet show now offers a live internet video feed to the Internet subscribers to view the wide assortment of the many racing videos that are played while the show is in progress and to enjoy the chat sessions with the many personalities within the racing community who pay the Gang a visit to discuss racing.

This coming week with the focus of the show designated to the great racing action at the Penn Can Speedway, the Gang will direct their attentions to some of the weekly stars who compete at Southern Tier raceway. Additional surprises are always in store for the viewers and listeners as each show continues to add to the continuous long line of blockbuster shows the CARQUEST Gasoline Alley Gang brings to the racing community. Join us for the fastest, funniest and most informed racing show on the airwaves today.

CARQUEST Gasoline Alley TV/Radio/Internet Show continues its outstanding line-up of talented guests with this week's edition of the show. The Show's programming on WALN Digital Cable Radio, Internet www.walncableradio.com  for the Audio portion and mogulus.com/walncableradio  http://mogulus.com/walncableradio  for the video portion. Log on to the audio before logging on to the video feed. The Show is available on Service Electric Digital Cable TV, Channels 103, and 137 and is live from 6 to 8 PM and later tape delayed on Channel 50 at 11 PM.

Join the Pados Brothers, Ed and Steve, and Area Auto Racing News journalist Randy Kane Monday night, February 9th, as they take you on a two-hour circular journey with their well documented, very informative and extremely funny show.

Should you have questions on how to be a part of the show through advertising, appearances or remotes, please contact Steve Pados at: 610 573 9706; Ed Pados at: 610 739 0391; Randy Kane at: 610 682 6273; or the WALN Studios at: 610 791 1818. You may also email: steveswp@netzero.net  or racewriter@enter.net.

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For immediate release…thank you

Sundance Vacations Speedway media contact:
Gene Ostrowski gjtost@verizon.net  (570) 752-7193
Promoter: Joe Callavini (570) 788-7544



Upcoming events:

March- Laurel Mall Race Car Show

April 4, 5 & 11-Practice for all Divisions



Sundance Vacations Speedway Schedule Focuses on Economy



St. Johns, PA (February 7, 2009)- Since the latter part of last season, many folks, some of which are involved with racing in some shape or form, became determined to save money. The economy continues to struggle in most markets and families are pinching pennies, especially when it comes to entertainment and hobbies. Many have resorted to entertainment options closer to home, and with that in mind, the staff at Sundance Vacations Speedway took a close look at stats from last season and decided to make a few changes. One such change will see adult general admission reduced to just $10 for a regular race program, with children 10 and under admitted free of charge.

The tentative 2009 racing schedule is now released and unlike seasons of the past, it offers several off weekends for race teams who will be competing at the popular 1/3-mile asphalt racing facility. However, race fans of Sundance Vacations Speedway will still have the opportunity to see exciting wheel-to-wheel racing entertainment each and every weekend from April through October.

Divisions will now alternate weeks, beginning with pole day weekend, which will take place on April 18 and 19. A very special addition to the time trial runs on pole day weekend is the running of the action packed Mountain Madness Enduro Series twin 125 lap events, and is backed once again by ABC Auto Parts and Car Crushing of Hunlock Creek, PA.

Opening day weekend is slated for April 25 and 26, and from there the rest of the official season will sprint into motion.

Several big shows are planned throughout the year, including three extra distance events known as the “Pennsylvania Asphalt Modified Triple Crown”, for the 600 horsepower open wheel Modifieds. Extra distance events for all divisions will take place as part of "Summer Racefest", with double-points events for many of the classes. Fan appreciation days will also be a part of Summer Racefest, which takes place during July and August.

The regular divisions will be the Tour Type modifieds, sport modifieds, late models, street stocks, factory stocks, four cyl. FWDs and the INEX legends. The mini cups and TQ midgets will also cover many dates on the card and several appearances by various vintage racing clubs will showcase the rich history of short track racing throughout the season.

The classic 4th of July fireworks display is scheduled for Independence Day, and the North East Late Model Association will once again return to the speedway in October for the 5th annual NELMA 100. The 10th annual "King Of The Mountain" championship weekend rounds out the points season in a huge way on October 10-11, with race teams from all over the Northeast scheduled to participate in the event.

Presented by Classic Cutom Trucks of Califon, NJ, the Little Racer’s Club will be back in full swing for the youngsters and a variety of fan nights are in the works, including the 2nd annual Evergreen Raceway Reunion, autograph and camera nights and much more.

With a schedule that's both fan and race team friendly, Sundance Vacations Speedway continues to provide a level of entertainment that is guaranteed to give you the most for your precious dollars, with race fans being able to enjoy a fine evening of local auto racing this season. In 2009, it's time to..."Get back to a short track!”

Sundance Vacations Speedway can be visited at www.sundancevacationsspeedway.com

2009 Sundance Vacations Speedway Schedule

April 4-Practice

April 5-Practice

April 11-Practice

April 18-POLE DAY weekend SM, SS, FWD, LEG + 4 Cyl. Enduro-125 laps (MMES #2)- First Points Event

April 19-POLE DAY weekend TTM, LM, FS, TQ + 6/8 Cyl. Enduro-125 laps and Trophy Trucks First Points Event

April 25-SEASON OPENER weekend SM, SS, FWD, LEG features

April 26-SEASON OPENER weekend TTM, LM, FS, TQ features (Checkered Flag Fan Club day)

May 3- SM, SS, FWD, LEG + Garden State Vintage Stock Car Club (GSVSCC & Checkered Flag Fan Club day)

May 9- Tour Type Mods-100 laps (DP), LM, FS, TQ

May 16- SM, SS, FWD, LEG + Mini Cup cars

May 17- MMES #3

May 23- TTM, LM, FS, TQ + Atlantic Coast Old Timers

May 30- SM, SS, FWD, LEG + Mini Cup cars

June 6- TTM, LM, FS, TQ (Evergreen Reunion) + GSVSCC

June 13- SM, SS, FWD, LEG + Mini Cup cars

June 20- “Ed Makarewicz Memorial” (Duct Tape 50) Factory Stocks-50 laps, TTM, LM, TQ

June 27- SM, SS, FWD, LEG

June 28- MMES #4

July 4- SUMMER RACEFEST***FIREWORKS*** Factory Stocks-30 laps, TTM, LM, TQ

July 11- SUMMER RACEFEST Sport Mods-75 laps, SS, FWD, LEG + Mini Cup cars

July 18- SUMMER RACEFEST Tour Type Mods-100 laps (DP), LM, FS, LEG

July 25- SUMMER RACEFEST Street Stocks-50 laps, SM, FWD, LEG + EMMR vintage cars

Aug 1- SUMMER RACEFEST LM-50 laps, TTM, FS, TQ

Aug 8- SUMMER RACEFEST LEG-30 laps, SM, SS, FWD + GSVSCC

Aug 15- SUMMER RACEFEST TQ Midget-twin features, TTM, LM, FS

Aug 22- SUMMER RACEFEST FWDs-30 laps, SM, SS, LEG + Mini Cup cars

Aug 23- MMES #5

Aug 29- SUMMER RACEFEST TTM, LM, FS, LEG + Atlantic Coast Old Timers

Sept 5- LABOR DAY WEEKEND Double Header SM, SS, FWD, LEG

Sept 6- LABOR DAY WEEKEND Double Header TTM, LM, FS, TQ

Sept 7- (Rain Date for Labor Day weekend shows)

Sept 12- NO RACING

Sept 19- “Mark Corbisiero Memorial” Street Stocks-77 laps (DP), SM, FWD, LEG + Mini Cup cars

Sept 20- MMES #6

Sept 27- TTM, LM, FS, LEG + GSVSCC

Oct 4- SM, SS, FWD, LEG + Mini Cup cars

Oct 10- 10th Annual King Of The Mountain (DP ALL DIVISIONS) weekend (extra distance events) Sport Mods-75 Laps

Oct 11- 10th Annual King Of The Mountain (DP ALL DIVISIONS) weekend- KOTM Tour Type Mods-150 Laps

(NOTE: KOTM Weekend schedule will be announced prior to event)

Oct 17- Rain date for KOTM

Oct 18- Rain date for KOTM

Oct 24- 5th Annual NELMA 100 for Late Models + LEG + TBA

Oct 25- Rain date for NELMA 100

Oct 31- HALLOWEEN SCREAMER-MMES #7

NOTE: Sundays will be Rain date for Saturday evening program (unless an event is already scheduled)

All SUMMER RACEFEST extra distance events will be double points

TTM=TOUR TYPE MODIFIEDS, LM=LATE MODELS, FS=FACTORY STOCKS,

TQ=3/4 MIDGETS, SM=SPORT MODIFIEDS, SS=STREET STOCKS,

FWD=FRONT WHEEL DRIVE, LEG=INEX LEGENDS, MMES=MOUNTAIN MADNESS ENDURO SERIES, DP+DOUBLE POINTS, TBA=TO BE ANNOUNCED

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Note: Promoter reserves the right to add/cancel/or change show dates as deemed necessary. Additional shows and attractions may be added.

*Adult Grandstand admission is $10 (Kids 10 and under are free)

Regular Show Admission:
Adults: $10.00
Seniors & Handicap Persons: $10.00
10-years old and under: Free

*Special shows may be added admission.

Saturday Programs:
Pits Open 2:00 pm | Practice 4:00 pm | Grandstands Open 5:00 pm | Heats 6:00 pm


Sunday Afternoon Programs:
Pits Open 10:30 am | Grandstands Open 12:00 pm | Practice 12:30 pm | Heats 2:00 pm
Regular Sundance Vacations Speedway Divisions:
Modifieds, Sport Modifieds, Late Models, Street Stocks, Legends, Factory Stocks, ATQMRA Midgets, and 4 cyl. FWDs
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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For immediate release…thank you
Sundance Vacations Speedway media contact:
Gene Ostrowski gjtost@verizon.net  (570) 752-7193
Promoter: Joe Callavini (570) 788-7544



Upcoming events:

March- Laurel Mall Race Car Show
April 4, 5 & 11-Practice for all Divisions



Mountain Speedway renamed to “Sundance Vacations Speedway”

St. Johns, PA (February 5, 2009)- As a result of a multi-year sponsorship agreement between the two businesses, Mountain Speedway of St. Johns, PA will be renamed Sundance Vacations Speedway.

For those who are not familiar with Sundance Vacations, they have been in business since 1991 and since that time have transformed from a rental agency into a national travel conglomerate. Owners Tina and John Dowd pride themselves in providing a unique and flexible travel/vacation product. With nearly 700 employees nationally, Sundance Vacations has earned the respect of their workforce, as they are ranked #12 of the fifty best companies to work for in the state last year.

Sundance Vacations’ three-year sponsorship agreement includes exclusive naming rights to the track. The Sundance Vacations speedway hosts weekly racing action from April until November, and race teams come from several states to compete on the 1/3-mile asphalt oval near Hazleton.

Along with the name change, Sundance Vacations will contribute $5,000 in prize money for the drivers who compete at the Speedway. All winners who carry the Sundance Vacations contingency sticker on their race cars and mention the company on their website are eligible for the extra prize money from the track sponsor.

A “meet and greet” with the Sundance staff will be scheduled in the near future to explain the details of the contingency program for the upcoming season. All drivers, crewmembers, media members, track officials and race fans are strongly urged to attend.

“We’re excited about getting re-involved with racing,” said Sundance Vacations President John Dowd. “Fan loyalty for sponsors isn’t just a phenomenon reserved exclusively for NASCAR. Local race fans and racers are the real everyday people that our travel program is built for. This track sponsorship is an additional opportunity for Sundance Vacations to introduce its brand, not just to local attendees but to Google searchers everywhere.”

Sundance Vacations is no newcomer to the world of motorsports, as the company previously sponsored the #74 Dodge in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, driven by former Daytona 500 winner Derrick Cope. In addition, the company also sponsored a racecar driven by twins, Angela and Amber Cope. This is the company’s first full track sponsorship.

With a common goal of exposing new customers to the affordable value that both businesses have to offer, and also a contingency program that rewards the speedway competitors, everyone stands to benefit from this exciting partnership.

The deal was “inked” on Thursday and speedway promoter, Joe Callavini welcomed the entire Sundance Vacations team with open arms, as he looks forward to his tenth season as promoter at the speedway.

Please visit the Sundance Vacations website at www.sundancevacations.com  and for all of the latest news and upcoming schedule at Sundance Vacations Speedway, please visit www.sundancevacationsspeedway.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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February 4, 2009

For Immediate Release

Driver Roster Announced For Providence Indoor Race


PROVIDENCE, RI - The driver roster has been announced for the upcoming event for three-quarter size race cars (TQ-Midgets) at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center in Providence on March 6-7.

Defending NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour champion Ted Christopher leads the way. The Plainville, Conn., racer won the Gambler’s Classic at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, N.J., on January 17.

But Christopher will have plenty of competition.

Previous Atlantic City winners who will attempt to qualify for the first race held in Rhode Island in 50 years include Joey Payne (2004 and 2007), Lou Cicconi Jr. (2006), Mike Tidaback (2008) and Jeff Heotzler (2005).

Entries were accepted from drivers or their respective cars that qualified for at least one of the two feature races held at the recent two-day (Jan. 16-17) indoor event in Atlantic City.

Seven-time NASCAR Whelen Modified champion Mike Stefanik of Coventry, R.I., will drive an entry owned by Colin Martin, who=2 0fielded a car driven by Frank Fischer in Atlantic City.

Bobby Santos III of Franklin, Mass., will pilot a TQ-Midget owned by Johnny Payne. Santos competed in AC for Lou Cicconi Jr.
Billy Pauch Jr. of Frenchtown, N.J., is set to race in a car that his father drove to Victory Lane in a preliminary feature last month.
Other drivers include Stewart Friesen, James Michael Friesen, Joe Lord Jr., Tim Proctor, Don Zrinski, Amanda Quinones, Heath Hehnly, Jeff Kot, Glenn Heverin, Jon Holmquist, Matt Janisch, Ryan Smith, Ian Cumens, Alex Bright, Bob Watkins Jr., Mike Lichty and Timex Morgan.

The top 10 drivers in AC time trials=2 0who did not qualify for a main event were accepted. Those drivers included Mike Iles, Matt Roselli, Chris Haskell (car driven by Curtis Friesen), Alison Cumens, Jeff Heotzler Jr., Ryan Bartlett, Mike Osite, Billy Murphy, Mark Yoder and Randy Cabral.

Paul Lotier Jr., the TQ-Midget winner at the Wall Stadium (N.J.) Turkey Derby in November, was accepted as he won the Slingshot main event in AC, a division not on the Providence card.

Jack Spence, Tim Adams, Jonathan Reid and Chris Allen will participate in the indoor race based on the support they’ve given to the AC indoor events since Len Sammons Productions began promoting races there in 2003. Spence and Adams are drivers who have competed at every Boardwalk Hall event, while Reid’s car owner Harry Macy, and Allen’s owners John and Ed Malik have been loyal to the AC events.

Richie Coy, Monnie Wonder and Steve Craig are listed as event alternates in the order in which they timed in AC.

Drivers for inaugural Dunkin’ Donuts Center TQ Midget race: Ted Christopher, Mike Stefanik, Stewart Friesen, James Michael Friesen, Mike Tidaback, Joesph Lord Jr., Tim Proctor, Don Zrinski, Jeff Heotzler, Amanda Quinones, Heath Hehnly, Jeff Kot, Glenn Heverin, Jon Holmquist, Matt Janisch, Ryan Smith, Joey Payne, Ian Cumens, Alex Bright, Bob Watkins Jr., Bob Santos III, Billy Pauch Jr., Lou Cicconi Jr., Mike Lichty, Timex Morgan, Mike Iles, Matt Roselli, Chris Haskell, Alison Cumens, Jeff Heotzler Jr., Ryan Bartlett, Mike Osite, Billy Murphy, Mark Yoder, Randy Cabral, Paul Lotier Jr., Jack Spence, Tim Adams, Jonathan Reid, Chris Allen. Alternates: Richie Coy, Monnie Wonder, Steve Craig

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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February 1, 2009

CARQUEST GASOLINE ALLEY NEWS

Allentown, PA: CARQUEST Gasoline Alley Welcomes New Egypt Speedway Promoter Bill Miscoski And The Driving Stars From The Speedway To Tonights Show
By Steve Pados, GA Motorsports Media

As the 2009 racing season looms closer and closer, the CARQUEST Gasoline Alley TV/Internet Show will once again step beyond the barriers of broadcasting to focus on the great racing that takes place at speedways throughout the Eastern Seaboard. Well noted for their "Theme" documented shows, this coming week join the Gang as they host the 198th edition of their popular show and step into the Garden State of New Jersey to chat with New Egypt Speedway co-owner/promoter Bill Miscoski and learn about all that is planned for another exciting season at the Route 539 speedplant.

As previously released last week, the show now offers a live internet video feed to the Internet subscribers to view the wide assortment of the many racing videos that are played while the show is in progress and to enjoy the chat sessions with the many personalities within the racing community who pay the Gang a visit to discuss racing.

This coming week with the focus of the show designated to the New Egypt Speedway, the Gang will open with an interview with Bill Miscoski and will then direct their attentions to some of the weekly stars who compete at "The Thunder In The Pines". Additional surprises are always in store for the viewers and listeners as each show continues to add to the continuous long line of blockbuster shows the CARQUEST Gasoline Alley Gang brings to the racing community. Join us for the fastest, funniest and most informed racing show on the airwaves today.

CARQUEST Gasoline Alley TV/Radio/Internet Show continues its outstanding line-up of talented guests with this week's edition of the show. The Show's programming on WALN Digital Cable Radio, Internet www.walncableradio.com  for the Audio portion and mogulus.com/walncableradio http://mogulus.com/walncableradio  for the video portion. Log on to the audio before logging on to the video feed. The Show is available on Service Electric Digital Cable TV, Channels 103, and 137 and is live from 6 to 8 PM and later tape delayed on Channel 50 at 11 PM.

Join the Pados Brothers, Ed and Steve, and Area Auto Racing News journalist Randy Kane Monday night, February 2nd, as they take you on a two-hour circular journey with their well documented, very informative and extremely funny show.

Should you have questions on how to be a part of the show through advertising, appearances or remotes, please contact Steve Pados at: 610 573 9706; Ed Pados at: 610 739 0391; Randy Kane at: 610 682 6273; or the WALN Studios at: 610 791 1818. You may also email: steveswp@netzero.net  or racewriter@enter.net.

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February 1, 2009

ACCORD SPEEDWAY NEWS

Accord, NY - Accord Speedway News: The "Doctor" Is In The House
By Steve Pados, Accord Speedway Media

After much speculation as to where he would be doing his racing activity in 2009, one of the premier performers in the world of Modified racing, "The Doctor" Danny Johnson has announced he would be making house calls to Gary Palmer's Accord Speedway for the 2009 racing season. The Rochester, New York Modified hotshoe, who is coming off big end of the season race wins at both the Fulton and the Orange County Fair Speedways, will slide behind the belts of the Mike Petruska owned Atlas Paving/Dow Asphalt sponsored race cars to compete every Friday evening at the Ulster County speedplant. Johnson and Petruska joined forces towards the end of the 2008 racing season and Johnson captured the Schneider 200 at the Fulton Speedway to collect the $25,000.00 prize offered for the win. The duo carried the momentum of the Fulton win into Middletown, New York and the Orange County Fair Speedway where they totally dominated the racing action to win the coveted Eastern States 200 and another hefty winning prize of $20,000.00 to cap off their short but successful season together.

Johnson and Petruska are hoping for more of the same success when they tackle the Accord Speedway in 2009. The extensive work and promotion that hard working Promoter Gary Palmer has put into his facility will certainly challenge the best in the business when the season opens for the season on Friday night April 17th for Accord's 47th year of exciting side by side "race it to the walls" competition. Palmer has spent much time and effort in the off-season raising the four-corner banking of his exciting quarter mile raceway and the talented group of drivers who call Accord home on Friday nights will once again see a new look Accord when the season opens for two scheduled practices of April 3rd and 10th to give the drivers an opportunity to test the new layout and to shake down their new equipment for what is certain to be the biggest year in the history of the speedway.

"The Doctor of Racing" Johnson has shown in a few past performances at the speedway he knows the short way around the facility as he has contended for the race win each time he has raced at Accord. Johnson was in classic form in 2007 when a slight skirmish in his heat event forced into one of the consolation events to make it into the field. Johnson won the consolation event going away and then proceeded to perform surgery on the field as he drove from deep in the field twice in the 2007 version of the "King of the Catskills" event to nail down a solid third place performance when the checkered flag fell. The Petruska Team has a solid arsenal of top equipment for "The Doctor" to choose from. The TEO Chassis race car being prepared for action at Accord will have one of the top pieces from the JPM Engine Shop bolted between the rails and will be a 358 small block Chevy. Two additional racing machines, also of TEO design, are also being readied at the Atlas Shops for action when and wherever the team decides to go racing and will have JPM Big Block motors supplying the power. While the team is slated for regular action at Accord, the rest of their racing schedule is speculative at this point.

In making the announcement, car owner Mike Pertuska stated, "In talking it over with Danny and my three sons, we felt the best option for us was to compete at Accord in 2009. We have enjoyed competing at Accord in the past and all of us feel Gary Palmer has a great racetrack and is always finding new ways to make it better for the competitors and the fans. We want to have fun with our racing efforts and we wanted to go racing on Friday nights. We all feel that Accord is the place to go racing on Friday evenings and with the great purse he is paying out, we want to be a part of it".

The elder Pertuska himself is no stranger behind the wheel of a race car. He competed at both the Nazareth half mile and the Nazareth National Speedways, and was a regular for some years at the Orange County Fair Speedway, capturing a Big Block win in 1982 and some small block wins earlier in his career. The number 66 has become a signature number for the Petruska Family in racing. Just as he continues to do today, his equipment was always flawless in appearance and in the thick of the competition.

Pertuska's three sons form the backbone of the Atlas Paving racing team with the help of longtime crewman Dave Rea. Pertuska's son Jared, who has competed on and off at Orange County, is currently taking some time off from any driving chores.

Danny Johnson comes into the 2009 racing season with an extensive racing resume. "The Doctor" has won just about every big dirt Modified race in his illustrious racing career and is somewhere around the 500 win mark for his career. Johnson carries the "drive to win" title with him wherever he competes as he has shown the capacity to win at any track where he has raced in the past. He is a four-time Mr Dirt Modified titlist and has shown the ability to win on both dirt and the pavement as he was a big winner in the past with the ill-fated DIRT pavement series races. He is the first driver to capture the Victoria 200 victory at different locations, winning at Fulton in 2006 and at the event's new home at Utica Rome in 2008. Recently, Johnson was the 2007 Dirt Modified titlist in Florida and won at the Virginia Motor Speedway the first time DIRT invaded Virginia. Johnson captured big wins at Syracuse in 1997 and 2006 and ranks among the top five drivers of all-time to ever steer a Modified race car. Johnson spent much of the 2008 racing season competing with the World of Outlaws Late Model touring division, enjoying moderate success, but after the pairing with the Petruska Team, came on strong to end the year with his big wins and paydays.

Johnson and the Atlas Paving Team will be at the two back to back Accord Speedway practice sessions that kickoff on April 3rd and follow on April 10th. The Accord Speedway begins their racing season on April 17th with the Scott Harvey Memorial race for the Modifieds.. For further updates and information regarding the great racing at the Accord Speedway, log on to the their newly designed website at: http://www.accordspeedway.com  or call the speedway hotline at: 845 626 3478.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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February 1, 2009

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE- - -THANK YOU

 

SKYE LEE MICHAEL NAMED MISS THUNDER ON THE HILL FOR 2009

The very lovely, seventeen year old Skye Lee Michael has proudly accepted the title of Miss Thunder on the Hill for 2009. This blonde hair and blue eyed beauty is certainly no stranger to short track racing as her father is popular 410 sprint car driver Sean Michael and her mother is Gena Hoffman, wife of multi-time modified champion Doug Hoffman. Skye makes her home in Allentown, PA, a very convenient location for attending all the popular Thunder on the Hill Racing Series events, held at the Grandview Speedway.

Skye has attended races since she was born, traveling all over the country with URC, DIRT, ARCA and the 410 sprints. In just seventeen years, Skye has visited over sixty different race tracks in more than seventeen states plus crossing the border to races in Canada. Skye has seen the best of sprint car and modified racing and is quick to plead the 5th on picking a favorite division. "The things I like about  racing are- the noise, the excitement in the air and a good close finish", commented Skye.

A senior at Parkland High School, Skye also attends the Lehigh & Technical Institute (LCTI) for Cosmetology. She is currently employed at Abercrombie Kids in the Lehigh Valley Mall. On weekends, Skye is always busy and this includes helping her mother and step father with their promotional efforts at the Mahoning Valley Speedway in Lehighton, PA.

After graduating from High School, Skye plants to get her State Board of Cosmetology License and then go to Lehigh Carbon Community College (LCCC) to get a degree in Marketing to further here career in the racing industry.

"With this strong commitment to racing, Skye Lee Michael will be an outstanding representative for Thunder on the Hill in 2009. I've watched her grow from an infant to a beautiful young lady and we look forward to working with her in the coming season", added Thunder Series Promoter Bob Miller.

The 20th season of Thunder on the Hill will be presented by NAPA Auto Parks, Lee Myles Transmissions & Auto Care and our good friends at COMDIAL Telephone Communications. in the nineteen year history of Thunder on the Hill, eighty-five events were presented with a purse payout in excess of $2.8 million dollars. Six race dates will fill the Thunder Series schedule for 2009.

More information is posted on the website at: www.thunderonthehillracingseries.com

THUNDER SERIES RACE DATES FOR 2009
Wednesday, May 20 7:30 PM Keystone Cup Speed Week Series 410 Sprints & 358 Modifieds

Tuesday, June 2 7:30 PM USAC National Wingless Sprint Tour (Twin 20's) & ARDC Wingless Midgets Tuesday, June 30 7:30 PM Pennsylvania Sprint Speed Week Series 410 Sprints & 358 Modifieds

Wednesday, July 15 7:30 PM TRIPLE CROWN THUNDER THRILLER - - FAN FUN NIGHT! ! 358 Modifies (full show) URC Sprints (full show) ARDC Feature Only

Thursday, August 13 7:30 PM TRAFFIC JAM Twin 50's WoO Late Models & Open Competition Big Block Modifieds

Saturday, October 17 6 PM HOUSE OF THUNDER Halloween Party 6 PM Grandview Thunder 5-25's URC Sprints, 358 Modifieds, ARDC Wingless Midgets, Rolling Thunder Legends, Sportsman Modifieds & Garden State Vintage Stock Cars + Monster SMASH DEMO Derby in the dark!

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Friday, January 30, 2009

An XR Release
Contact: Barry Braun at barry@racexr.com  or 218-226-5661



East Bay Raceway Park launches off the Winternationals with a new website



Duluth, MN – East Bay Raceway Park, located in Tampa, Florida, opens the dirt track racing season every year with the much heralded, month long, Winternationals. The nation's best descend to Florida to start off the racing season and bask in the Florida sun. Those that can't catch the rays and the races can now go to the new www.eastbayracewaypark.com  to get info and glimpses of the Florida fun.

The new site is fueled by X.CELERATED (XR) and powered with interactive data from Motorstats.com. “We are utilizing data elements from our system to support various functions on the East Bay website,” commented Not so CEO Chris Graner. “East Bay Raceway has teamed with us and XR to offer the fan almost instant access and information about the action of the Winternationals”.

“We couldn't pick a better team to rework our web presence,” added Vice President of 2VHL Promotions (operators of East Bay Raceway Park) Todd Hutto. “XR really has a knack of understanding the racing industry and created a bold and beautiful design. I'm extremely excited to launch this for our fans and give them a truly interactive, informative, website powered with the data our friends at Motorstats.com provide.”

The new website can be found at: www.eastbayracewaypark.com. More features will be added throughout the Winternationals along with extensive coverage on the hottest month of racing action!

About X.CELERATED

X.CELERATED (XR) is a marketing and multimedia firm based in Minnesota that focuses on high performance design, web applications, marketing analytics, and advanced internet technologies. XR owns and operates the XR Network that includes On Demand Podcast properties Dirt Nation and RACEMN. More information on XR can be found at: http://x.celerated.com 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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January 29, 2009

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE---THANK YOU

20th Season of Thunder . . . . . .
LEE MYLES TRANSMISSIONS & AUTO CARE JOIN THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES OF 2009

The NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing has a new addition to its list of sponsors. NAPA Auto Parts remains the lead Thunder Series sponsor after a seventeen year run with this wildly popular and successful series that will celebrate their twentieth anniversary at the Grandview Speedway in 2009. Joining the sponsor list is Lee Myles Transmissions & Auto Care. For several years, the folks at Lee Myles have played a part in the Reading Racing Reunion & Car Show and now they plan to gain more exposure by participating in the local short track racing scene. This unique series offers Lee Myles Transmissions exactly what they are looking for. There are a variety of fan activities being planned and Lee Myles Transmissions & Auto Care will be present and a participant in every event on the six race 2009 Thunder on the Hill Racing Series.

Participating Lee Myles Transmissions & Auto Care centers are located at 914 Fern Avenue and 1665 North 5th Street Highway both in Reading, PA and 6714 Philadelphia Pike/Route 422 in Exeter, PA. For more  information on Lee Myles Transmissions & Auto Care please visit their website at www.LeeMylesReading.com.  And be sure watch for the Lee Myles folks at the 24th Annual Reading Racing Reunion & Car Show at the  Fairgrounds Square Mall in Reading, PA, February 22 to the 28th. Of course, they'll be in full force when  the Thunder on the Hill Racing Series kicks off their 20th Anniversary season at the Grandview Speedway on Wednesday night, May 20  for the opening event of the Keystone Cup Speed Week Series for the 410 Sprints plus the 358 Modifieds.

As the banners fly high for both NAPA Auto Parts and Lee Myles Transmissions & Auto Care, COMDIAL Telephone Communications will return for their eleventh season as a Thunder on the Hill Racing Series sponsor. COMDIAL President Jim Gallagher is looking forward to another fun year of participating with the drivers and fans of the Thunder Series.

Over the nineteen year history of the Thunder on the Racing Series, eighty-five racing events were presented, paying out in excess of $2.8 million dollars just to the headline classes. The Thunder Series began in August 1990, presenting stand alone 410 sprint car events. By the third year, variety was key to the on-going success of Thunder on the Hill and series quickly adjusted to be the premier special events series it is today. The first novelty event was bringing the CRA wingless sprints to Grandview as many of these road warriors traveled from California. Soon to follow was the SCRA Sprints, World of Outlaw Sprints, USAC Sprints, All Star Circuit of Champions  Sprints, the 358 Sprints and the URC Sprints all found their way onto one of the Thunder on the Hill race cards.

Soon the DIRT Big Block Modifieds were knocking on the pit gate and so started the very popular 100 Lap Traffic JAM. Variety continued as the Thunder Series managed to deliver one crowd pleasing show after another. The Grandview NASCAR Modifieds and Late Models also found their way to join the Thunder Series menu of specials. Then came the idea of the features only format that would  offer a racing program of five different divisions competing in five feature events in one evening, and without heat races, time trials or qualifying of any kind. Once again this event attracted a big crowd and the Grandview Thunder 5-25's remains one of the most popular shows to take place under the Thunder banner that flies behind the Grandview podium for each and every Thunder Show. The  Thunder Series continued to expand to include the ARDC Midgets, WoO Late Models, Sportsman/Modifieds, Rolling Thunder Legends and the 600cc Sprints.

Variety is the spice of life and may just be one of the key ingredients to the on-going success of the Thunder on the Hill Racing Series. While at times it may not make sense to mix and match divisions or to drift away from your conventional weekly shows that seem to work, the Thunder Series did, and continues to present much more than the conventional weekly racing event.

The Thunder on the Hill Series past champions list is an all star cast that includes Fred Rahmer, Greg Hodnett, Lucas Wolfe, Lance Dewease, Billy Pauch, Mark Kinser, Bill Brian Jr. and Bobby Weaver along with Modified Series Champions Doug Manmiller, Mike Gular and Jeff Strunk. The sprint car feature winners list showcases names like Steve Kinser, Keith Kauffman, Jac Haudenschild, Levi Jones, Don Kreitz Jr., Danny Lasoski, Sammy Swindell, Cris Eash and Kramer Williamson. On the modified winners list is Brett Hearn, Duane Howard, Jimmy Horton, Billy Decker, Frank Cozze, Tim McCreadie, Tim Fuller and Craig VonDohren.

The one lap track records at the one-third mile Grandview Speedway were also established at Thunder events. Jeff Shepard holds the one lap track record in a 410 sprint car with a time of 11.433 established on May 21, 2008. In the Big Block Modifieds, Billy Decker holds the quick lap time of 14.349 set on July 16, 2008. For the past ten years, COMDIAL Telephone Communications and President Jim Gallagher remain proud sponsors of the quick time bonus, paying out thousands of dollars to past fast time winners.

Looking to 2009 and the 20th Anniversary season of Thunder on the Hill, you'll find the return of the Keystone Cup 410 Sprint Series, the USAC Wingless Sprints National Tour featuring Twin 20's, and the Pennsylvania Sprint Speed Week Series. The URC Sprints, ARDC Wingless Midgets, Big Block Modifieds, NASCAR 358 Modifieds and the Rolling Thunder Legend Cars will be on the various race cards. A first time ever Thunder presentation at the Grandview Speedway will take place on Thursday night, August 13 when the World of Outlaws Late Models team up with the Big Block Modifieds in a block-buster double-header on the hill. And lets not forget, the Sportsman Modifieds will take part in their first Thunder Show on Saturday, October 17. It a big season of fun and excitement, Thunder on the Hill style.

2009 NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series Sponsored by Lee Myles Transmissions & Auto Care Fan Fun Provided by
COMDIAL Telephone Communications

Wednesday, May 20 THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES Keystone Cup Speed Week Series 410 Sprints & 358 Modifieds
Tuesday, June 2 THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES USAC National Wingless Sprint Tour (Twin 20's) & ARDC Wingless Midgets
Tuesday, June 30 THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES Pennsylvania Sprint Speed Week Series 410 Sprints & 358 Modifieds
Wednesday, July 15 THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES- - -TRIPLE CROWN THUNDER THRILLER - - FAN FUN NIGHT! ! 358 Modifies (full show) URC Sprints (full show) ARDC Feature Only
Thursday, August 13 THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES- - - TRAFFIC JAM Twin 50's WoO Late Models & Open Competition Big Block Modifieds
Saturday, October 17 THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES Halloween Party 6 PM Grandview Thunder 5-25's URC Sprints, 358 Modifieds, ARDC Wingless
Midgets, Rolling Thunder Legends, Sportsman Modifieds & Garden State Vintage Stock Cars + Monster SMASH DEMO Derby in the dark!

THUNDER ON THE HILL ALL TIME CAREER WIN WINS DRIVER NAME SPRINTS LAST WIN

11 Billy Pauch (410 Sprints) (1-CRA) (1-SCRA) 8/22/2006
10 Lance Dewease (410 Sprints) 10/18/2003
9 Fred Rahmer (410 Sprints) 7/1/2008
4 Greg Hodnett (410 Sprints) 7/16/2003
4 Keith Kauffman (410 Sprints) 10/20/2001
4 Steve Kinser (WoO) 5/24/2005
2 Mark Bitner (URC Sprints) 8/12/2008
2 Cris Eash (410 Sprints) 8/29/2000
2 Jeff Shepard (410 Sprints) 5/21/2008
2 Steve Smith Sr. (410 Sprints) 6/30/1991
1 Ed Aikin (URC) 10/18/2003
1 Bill Brian Jr. (410 Sprints) & URC 10/15/2005
1 Alan Cole (410 Sprints) 8/23/2005
1 Chris Coyle (URC Sprints) 10/20/2007
1 Jon Eldreth (URC Wingless) 8/20/1996
1 Billy Ellis (URC Wingless) 9/3/1995
1 Doug Emery (URC) 8/11/2002
1 Jac Haudenschild (WoO) 5/30/1995
1 Levi Jones (USAC Wingless Sprints) 6/6/2007
1 Dan Kaszubinski (URC) 5/4/2003
1 Mark Kinser (WoO) 8/5/1996
1 Mike Kirby (CRA) 5/5/1992
1 Rick Koenig (URC Wingless) 9/1/1996
1 Don Kreitz Jr. (410 Sprints) 8/27/1997
1 Danny Lasoski (WoO) 5/23/2007
1 Johnny Mackison (410 Sprints) 6/11/1992
1 Tim Schaffer (410 Sprints) 8/23/1995
1 Donny Schatz (WoO) 5/16/2006
1 Todd Shaffer 410 Sprints 7/3/2007
1 Sammy Swindell (WoO) 5/29/1996
1 Bobby Weaver (410 Sprints) 8/27/1991
1 Kevin Welsh (URC) 5/5/2002
1 Kramer Williamson (URC) 8/28/2001
1 Kyle Purks (URC) 10/18/2008

WINS DRIVER NAME MODIFIEDS LAST WIN

6 Jeff Strunk (Modifieds) 6/14/2005
4 Brett Hearn (Modifieds) 7/18/2007
4 Doug Manmiller (Modifieds) 10/18/2008
3 Craig VonDohren(Modifieds) 8/12/2008
2 Frank Cozze (Modifieds) 8/23/2005
2 Billy Decker (Modifieds) 7/16/2008
2 Jimmy Horton (Modifieds) 7/16/2002
2 Tim McCreadie (Modifieds) 8/18/2004
1 Keith Brightbill (Modifieds) 10/18/2003
1 Tim Fuller (Modifieds) 7/19/2005
1 Kenny Gilmore (Modifieds) 10/15/2005
1 Mike Gular Modifieds) 8/22/2006
1 Kevin Hirthler (Modifieds) 6/18/2005
1 Duane Howard (Modifieds) 7/3/2007
1 Tom Mayberry (Modifieds) 7/18/2001
1 Kyle Purks (URC) 10/18/2008
1 Rick Schaffer (Modifieds) 10/21/2000
1 Glenn Strunk (Modifieds) 7/20/1999
1 Tom Umbenhauer (Modifieds) 10/14/2006

THUNDER ON THE HILL SPRINT SERIES TITLE CHAMPIONS YEAR DRIVER OWNER

2008 Fred Rahmer Jenn & Chad Clemens
2007 Lucas Wolfe Laura Allenbach
2006 Fred Rahmer Sandy Kline
2005 Fred Rahmer Joe Harz
2004 Fred Rahmer Joe Harz
2003 Greg Hodnett Apple Motorsports
2002 Lance Dewease Al Hamilton
2001 Billy Pauch J & M Motorsports
2000 Lance Dewease Joe Harz
1999 Lance Dewease Joe Harz
1998 Lance Dewease Walt Dyer
1997 Fred Rahmer Al Hamilton
1996 Mark Kinser Karl Kinser
1995 Billy Pauch John Zemaitis
1994 Bill Brian Jr. Bill Brian Sr.
1993 Billy Pauch John Zemaitis
1992 Billy Pauch John Zemaitis
1991 Bobby Weaver John Zemaitis
1990 Billy Pauch Glenn Hyneman

COMDIAL BIG SHOW SERIES CHAMPIONS YEAR DRIVER OWNER

2008 Doug Manmiller/Rod Breitenstein
2007 Doug Manmiller/Rob Breitenstein
2006 Mike Gular Rudy Gular
2005 Jeff Strunk Chad Sinon
2004 Jeff Strunk Chad Sinon
2003 Greg Hodnett Apple Motorsports
2002 Greg Hodnett Apple Motorsports
2001 Lance Dewease Joe Harz

ONE LAP TRACK RECORD CLASS DRIVER DISTANCE TIME DATE

410 Sprints Jeff Shepard One Lap 11.433 5/21/2008
Big Block Modifieds Billy Decker One Lap 14.349 7/16/2008

For more information, please visit our Thunder on the Hill website at: www.thunderonthehillracingseries.com

Grandview Speedway is a one-third mile high-banked clay oval and is the home of the Thunder on the Hill Racing Series.
* Grandview Speedway is located on Passmore Road just off Route 100 in Bechtelsville, PA (19505) just ten mile north of Pottstown, PA.
* For more information and race day calls, please phone us at 610-754-7688.
* For all Thunder events, there are no reserved seats, however, tickets may be purchased in advance. Advance ticket holders my enter
the grandstands one-half hour before general admission tickets go on sale on race night. This allows advance tickets holders to choice
seating.
* Grandview Speedway offers FREE Parking.
* There is a great variety of excellent food that is priced very reasonably as compared to other sporting events. Be sure to try the
French Fries!
* Children under the age of 5 are admitted FREE to all Thunder on the Hill events.
* We offer family seating and alcohol free seating areas. (Please ask at the main entrance for more information)
* Alcohol is allowed to be brought into the facility, however the maximum is a hand cooler and we're sorry, but no glass containers
please.
* Pits are open to all since a license is not required. The pit fee is usually priced higher than the grandstand admission. Call or
inquire at the ticket window for more information. * After the races, fans are invited to enter the pit area Free of Charge to get a close up look at the cars and drivers. In fact, we encourage fans to visit the pits where you'll find many of the drivers looking to meet and greet you as well.
* And don't forget. . . . Grandview Speedway is in operation every Saturday night from April to October, featuring NASCAR 358 Modifieds and Late Models, race time is 7:30 PM, but please check the schedule and website for any changes or updates.
* www.grandviewspeedway.com

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January 28, 2008



Tyler Jett Motorsports Marketing Emerges



Berwick, PA- Race teams and drivers are always looking for help in promoting their team when it comes to finding sponsorship. Those drivers and teams need to look no further thanks to a new Pennsylvania based company, Tyler Jett Motorsports Marketing.

Formed by Gene Ostrowski, the media director at Mountain Speedway, racers are asked to take a look at the company for advice, press releases, public relations work, marketing help and suggestions, including Internet marketing.

Along with his media duties at Mountain, Ostrowski is also the track announcer, PR person and Webmaster. He is a motorsports columnist for the Press Enterprise in Bloomsburg, PA, the Daily Item in Sunbury, PA and Mountain Peaks in Mountain Top, PA. He has also written for the Standard Speaker in Hazleton, PA, the Mountain Top Eagle in Mountaintop, PA, The Times News in Lehighton, PA, Area Auto Racing News in Trenton, NJ, Speedway Illustrated in Massachusetts and a wide variety of racing related websites.

He has also worked with many racers, which include ARCA Series driver, Kory Rabenold and Sport Modified driver, Pat Verwys.

With years of experience on and off the track, let Tyler Jett Motorsports Marketing help promote your race team to its fullest. Ostrowski can be reached by phone at (570) 245-1787 or by email at gjtost@verizon.net.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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January 28, 2009

ACCORD SPEEDWAY NEWS

Accord, NY - Interest Continues To Mount For 2009 Accord Speedway Racing Season
By Steve Pados, Accord Speedway Media

While the entire Northeast continues to be punished by the ravages of the harsh Winter weather, it is business as usual at Gary Palmer's quarter mile Accord Speedway. Chased inside by the unbearable cold snap, Gary and Donna Palmer have been kept extremely busy in putting all of the pieces in place for what is anticipated to be the greatest season to date since the hard-working couple purchased the Ulster County facility in late 2000. Heading into their ninth year of promoting at the speedway, the Palmer Family has spent countless hours and dollars to make their speedway one of the showplace racing facilities in the Northeast.

Never resting on his laurels, Gary Palmer began yet another track overhaul as soon as the last racing event was completed in 2008. The energetic Palmer quickly went to work on the speedway and tackled his number one chore to add additional new clay to the already moist and tacky racing surface. With a solid work-plan in mind, Palmer has added countless truckloads of top quality clay to the four corners of the speedway and took the banking to an entirely new level for the speedway. Palmer was so aggressive with his work plan, only the tops of the fencing in the four turns remain visible. New fencing will be added to the speedway as soon as the weather is favorable and all plans for the start of the racing season at the speedway remain much the same. Palmer has worked diligently at taking all flat spots out of the seventy-foot wide racing surface in order for the drivers to hustle their race cars in any one of the multi-racing grooves the speedway offers. For the loyal Accord Speedway fans who witness the thrilling racing action, most agree any given division feature is worth the price of the admission ticket.

With the Banquet announcement of the AMB Scoring and Timing Unit being added to the speedway in 2009, preparation work was needed in advance to install the timing loop and all electrical lines for the system and Palmer has already completed that end of the chore. Excessive landscaping to the entire grounds and another addition to the already extended pit areas will provide the fans a great place to witness their racing pleasures and will accrue the drivers the additional room in the pit area to work on the their racing equipment. While more improvements are scheduled into the future, the weather now has the upper hand, but the outlook for the speedway in 2009 remains at a peak level. On the home page of the Accord Speedway website, details regarding the purchase of the needed transponders are now posted. All racing divisions will use transponders in 2009.

Phone calls continue to pour in to the Speedway Office on a daily basis. The success of the speedway has created an interest that surpasses that of any other in the eight year history the Palmer Family has had since taking over the Ulster County facility. Membership forms are online. Parking Permits are selling quickly and are available on a first come first serve basis and drivers and car owners are encouraged to take care of the permits as soon as possible. Parking Registration Forms and an overview of the Parking Area Map can be visited online at: www.accordspeedway.com

Additional speedway lighting has been added for the new season. The concession area will go through a continuing rotation of new exciting entrees being added to the already extensive menu offered by the speedway and the popular open-pit Chicken BBQ will return on selected evenings to the speedway during the season.

All racing divisions will return to the popular raceway and the newly added "Body Snatcher" Crate Sportsman division will take to the raceway in 2009. The new division is an entry level offering by the Palmer Family to enable drivers who have been forced to the sidelines by lack of fund or helpers to return to the speedway and compete in a fun racing division. Special events will include the ARDC Midgets coming in for a July 10th pairing with the ACOT Oldtimers. The return of the 70 year old open wheel club in 2008 was truly a hit with the fans, and another huge crowd will be anticipated with their return in 2009. The CRSA 305 Sprint Cars will make a couple of appearances in 2009 and one of the dates booked will be the Saturday portion of the King of the Catskills weekend scheduled on September 26th. The Vintage Modifieds will be included on selected dates to be determined. The spectacular "King of the Catskills" event will again be a two day affair with September 25-26 being set aside for the popular event. For the fans of the popular "rock'em-sock'em" stuff, the Demo Derby and Enduro weekend will take place on October 10th.

High interest remains centered around the Modified Division as many competitors are formulating their schedules and looking for a home to do their Friday night racing. While the phones at the speedway have been busy handling the large volume of calls coming in regarding all divisions of racing at the speedway, the Modifieds have proven to be the center of the conversations. With calls coming in from the greater tri-state area, it is certain many new names will dot the rosters in 2009 as many new faces will be seeking to make Accord Speedway their home track for what is anticipated to be another banner year for the 47 year old racing facility. The Speedway Management encourages all drivers and owners who are now challenged by the ever changing rules or elimination of their division at their current home track to consider making Accord speedway their home track in the future. All drivers and owners are welcome at the Accord Speedway.

Plans call for the gates of the speedway to open on April 3rd for the first of two scheduled practices at the speedway. The raindate will be April 4th. The following week on April 10th, the second practice session will take place with April 11th set aside as the raindate. Inspection of the race cars will take place throughout the practice sessions to insure the highest of safety standards and will run throughout the day. The practice sessions will allow the veteran drivers as well as the newcomers the proper amount of time for dialing in their race cars to be ready come opening night anticipated for April 17th. As in the past, spectators will be allowed in free for the practice sessions. The concession stands will be open during the practice sessions.

The Wednesday night Mid Week Madness shows will find the addition of Four Cylinder racing being included to the quick-hitting shows. Any American built 4-cylinder equipped sedan (2 or 4 door; Ford, Chevrolet, Chrysler) will be allowed to compete in the division. The cars must be equipped with a full-roll cage and an approved fuel cell and safety belts. All glass and upholstery must be removed from the car and the cars must retain stock exhaust including muffler, stock suspension and DOT approved tires.

Promoter Gary Palmer and his family have put a lot of hard work and effort into making Accord Speedway one of racing's highlighted success stories since the speedway has been under their direction. The improvements at the speedway continue and the racing and the level of competition improves each year as the Midweek Madness shows have seemingly become the speedway "farm system" to nurture the future stars in racing everyone will hear about for years to come. The great work will continue as the excitement is already building for a spectacular 2009 racing season at the speedway.

The Palmer Family would like to thank all of the sponsors, competitors, fans and staff for making the 2008 racing season at Accord the best season to date since they took over the reigns at the facility eight years ago. The Palmer family is looking forward to the 2009 racing season and encourage all interested parties to visit the website often for continued updates and information on the great racing and at the "Gem in the Catskills"

For further updates and information regarding the great racing at the Accord Speedway, log on to the their newly constructed website at: http://www.accordspeedway.com  or call the speedway hotline at: 845 626 3478.

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January 28, 2009

ACCORD SPEEDWAY NEWS

Accord, NY - The "Hurley Hurricane" Jackie Brown Jr Eyes 2009 Accord Speedway Championship With Two Car Assault Aimed At The Title
By Steve Pados, Accord Speedway Media

As soon as the 2008 racing season ended at the Accord Speedway, Hurley, New York resident Jackie Brown Jr was already mapping out his plans for the 2009 racing season. Buoyed by his solid fifth place points showing at his hometrack the Accord Speedway and his fine 12th place showing in limited appearances with the ROC Series, Brown was bursting with confidence as he mapped out his strategy for the new season ahead. With just over two months remaining until the throaty sound of racing engines roar through the Hudson Valley, Brown is raring to go racing once again, and for good reason.

The "Hurley Hurricane" will have two race cars at his disposal when the new season officially opens at the speedway. Brown will go to the post with two Troyer-Built races cars in hopes of cashing in on the Accord Speedway Modified Championship currently held by Andy Bachetti. One Big Block car and one Small Block powered machine will be taken to the speedway on a weekly basis for Brown to compete with. With the many changes track Promoter Gary Palmer has put into the facility during the off-season, Brown wants to be ready for the new challenges that will await all the drivers once the racing resumes at the "Gem in the Catskills" speedplant. Brown has struck a deal with M-2 Performance for two quality motors he feels will be the ticket to challenge for the crown in 2009.

All of Brown's loyal core of sponsors will return to the team for the 2009 season. Darmstadt Overhead Doors, Annandale Construction, North Park Metalworkers, Sarjo's Fastener Warehouse, Rainbow Drive-In, Freedom Propane, Albany Avenue Garage, Tool Storage Warehouse, Convenient Food Mart, Castrol Motor Oil and Brown Built Fabrications all lend support for the locally based racing team. Peak Racing will be a new sponsor for the team in 2009 and the team is still seeking additional partners for the rigorous racing schedule they hope to race in 2009. Brown has also opened a new racing enterprise, Jack's New and Used Racing Parts, designed to compliment their busy fabrication shop. Currently, fellow Accord competitors Greg McCloskey and Brad Rothaupt have their equipment at Brown's facility for updates for the 2009 racing season.

Brown will once again enlist the services of his Dad, Jackie Sr, to handle the set-ups of the two-car team. The elder Brown was not only a fine racing talent in his own right, securing more than 200 wins in his racing career, but he has worked as Crew Chief for other top teams in the Northeast including the famed Reclamation Modified Team. The Brown Family has taken countless laps around the many configurations of the Accord Speedway through the years but it is certain the laps taken in the future will be the most important laps for Jackie Brown Jr as he eyes the Accord Modified title in 2009.

Catching up with Brown Jr while he took a short break from welding he stated, "We enjoyed a great season last year at Accord and on the road and really didn't want the season to end. The confidence we gained throughout the past racing season has kept our spirits in high gear as we tackled the rigors of updating all of our equipment for 2009. I can honestly say I feel we are more prepared to go racing than in any time in my racing career that spans back to 1988". Brown later added, "We have taken a look at the new banking at the speedway and are truly impressed with all of the work going on at Accord. Gary Palmer has done a great job in making the Accord Speedway one of the best racing facilities today".

The "Hurley Hurricane" will jump-start his racing season by competing with the ROC Series when the ultra-fast Selinsgrove Speedway opens their gates to the stars of the ROC with a small block race scheduled for March 20th. The following day, March 21st, will find the Big Blocks taking to the Snyder County half miler for a great double-race weekend. Brown will be at the two back to back Accord Speedway practice sessions that kickoff on April 3rd and follow on April 10th. The Accord Speedway begins their racing season on April 17th. For further updates and information regarding the great racing at the Accord Speedway, log on to the their newly designed website at: http://www.accordspeedway.com  or call the speedway hotline at: 845 626 3478.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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ACCORD, NY - Miss Accord Speedway Loralyn Brinster Wins Ms Dirt Trackin Title Over The Weekend


By Steve Pados, Accord Media

Miss Accord Speedway, Loralyn Brinster, captured the Ms Dirt Trackin title in competition held over the past weekend at the annual York Dirt Trackin Show in York, Pennsylvania. Ms Brinster won the title in a spirited competition over six other contestants who were also vieing for the honor of wearing the crown. Ms Brinster recently competed in Atlantic City, New Jersey at the Miss Motorsports pageant and came away from the event disappointed with her performance and was a bit reluctant to enter any further competition. Through the encouragment from a great group of friends and her family, Ms Brinster was a late entry for the weekend competition. The many words of encouragement and restoration to her confidence and ability enabled the 21-year old Ms Brinster to capture the crown in front of a large crowd on hand for the weekend show. Ms Brinster succeeds the 2008 titilist Lindsay Krug.

Miss Brinster is no stranger to competition as she captured the Miss Middletown Motorsports title in 2007 and had been runner-up in many other competitions throughout the Northeast. In addition to her title and duties at the Accord Speedway, Miss Brinster is currently Miss WALN for the renowned TV/Internet station located in Allentown, Pennsylvania, that features the popular racing show, CARQUEST Gasoline Alley.

The lovely Ms Brinster has strong ties to the racing community as she has worked pitside in the past for such drivers as Ralph Utter Jr, Clinton Mills, Joel Murns Jr, Pete Van Nordt and Kevin Colman. She attends more than 70 races per year with her favorite tracks being Gary Palmer's Accord Speedway and the Moody Mile in Syracuse, New York. She lists her favorite drivers as Jeff Heotzler, Jerry Higbie, Clinton Mills, Pete Van Nordt, and Kevin Colman. She also competed last season at the Accord Speedway in go-kart competition
during the speedway's Midweek Madness events as a teammate to her boyfriend Modified star Clinton Mills. Miss Brinster is not of big fan of superstitions although she does frown upon the wearing of green at the racetrack.

The 5-foot 9-inch, green-eyed beauty lists her favorite hobbies as racing, more racing, working on race cars, snowmobiling, 4-wheeling, bowling and just plain kicking back and relaxing. When she finds the opportunity to watch TV, she lists her favorite shows as Grey's Anatomy, Speed Channel, CARQUEST Gasoline Alley and NASCAR racing. She is an avid follower of some of the New York sports franchises, including the New York Mets, New York Rangers and the New York Giants. When it comes to decide upon her favorite foods, Ms Brinster lists pizza, fruit and Accord Chili Cheeseburgers with water being her favorite choice in beverages.

Miss Brinster is currently attending the Sussex County Community College in New Jersey and is enrolled in her final semester. She gained a full scholarship to the school on the basis of her graduating in the upper 20-per cent of her senior high school class. She is majoring in Business Management and Public Relations. She is undecided in regards to her plans after graduating from college. She works as a Pharmacy Technician with the Rite -Aid group.

The staff and management at Accord Speedway and WALN congratulate Loralyn Brinster on winning the Ms Dirt Trackin title and offer their full and continuous support with any further title ambitions in the future.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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January 23, 209

CARQUEST GASOLINE ALLEY NEWS

Allentown, PA: CARQUEST Gasoline Alley Introduces Live Internet Video Feed Beginning With January 26th Show Broadcast
By Steve Pados, GA Motorsports Media

In the development stages for quite some time, the CARQUEST Gasoline Alley TV/Internet Show is pleased to announce the highly popular and entertaining two hour show will now offer a live internet video feed to the Internet subscribers beginning with the airing of this coming Monday night's show on January 26th from 6 to 8 PM. Listeners can now become viewers as well as the new service will be offered at no additional charge to the consumers.

Jack Burns, the station owner, manager and producer for the WALN station from where the shows originate, had been working with his webservers for some time and collectively have now completed the task at hand for all of the WALN Shows to be live on the Internet as well as serving the local cable community with the fine programming in place at WALN. When questioned about the new service Burns replied, "We have wanted to cement this option in place for quite some time but have always encountered some snags in getting it set correctly. Now that it is ready for launch, we want to welcome everyone to try out the new service, whether it is for our great Polka music or listening to the Pados Brothers and Randy Kane with their top-notch racing show". Burns further added,"Since our station is International in scope, it was paramount for us to step into the future with this new offering. Anytime we can do something additional and good for our loyal supporters we certainly want to make sure we complete the task".

WALN has been part of the broadcasting community since 1974 and "Happy Jack" Burns and his staff are celebrating the 35th anniversary of the station with a series of special events and shows throughout the entire year. CARQUEST Gasoline Alley has been on the airwaves since 2002 and has been associated with WALN since 2005. The two hour production of CARQUEST Gasoline Alley is a work in intensity as the Gang scours the country for the latest racing news locally and nationally and with it introduces the top drivers in the country to the viewing and listening public for interviews regarding their success on and off the racetrack. The show prides itself with the many theme type shows it airs during the course of the year. The past six weeks of the show were dedicated to the 23rd Edition of the prestigious Chili Bowl and was capped off by the legendary "Slammin" Sammy Swindell joining the Gang to chat about his unprecedented fifth win at the event. In all forty personalities in racing took part in the Countdown to the Chili Bowl series and 71 drivers who raced at the Chili Bowl have paid a visit to the show including ten winners of the event. The next show for the Gang will be their 409th edition since they took to the airwaves in 2002. The guest list for the show reads like a "Who's Who in Racing" with legendary stars of the sport complimenting the many current driving stars and the upcoming stars of the future.

Additional surprises are always in store for the viewers and listeners as each show continues to add to the long line of blockbuster shows the CARQUEST Gasoline Alley Gang continues to bring to the racing community. Join us for the fastest, funniest and most informed racing show on the airwaves today.

CARQUEST Gasoline Alley TV/Radio/Internet Show continues its outstanding line-up of talented guests with this week's edition of the show. The Show's programming on WALN Digital Cable Radio, Internet www.walncableradio.com  for the Audio portion and mogulus.com/walncableradio http://mogulus.com/walncableradio  for the video portion. Log on to the audio before logging on to the video feed. The Show is available on Service Electric Digital Cable TV, Channels 103, and 137 and is live from 6 to 8 PM and later tape delayed on Channel 50 at 11 PM.

Join the Pados Brothers, Ed and Steve, and Area Auto Racing News journalist Randy Kane every Monday night as they take you on a two-hour circular journey with their well documented, very informative and extremely funny show.

Should you have questions on how to be a part of the show through advertising, appearances or remotes, please contact Steve Pados at: 610 573 9706; Ed Pados at: 610 739 0391; Randy Kane at: 610 682 6273; or the WALN Studios at: 610 791 1818. You may also email: steveswp@netzero.net  or racewriter@enter.net.

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January 16, 2009

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INDOOR AUTO RACING COMING TO RHODE ISLAND IN MARCH


PROVIDENCE, RI – Auto racing is returning to Rhode Island.

The Dunkin’ Donuts Center in Providence will host a two-day indoor racing event on Friday and Saturday, March 6 and 7.
The small, but powerful Three-Quarter Midget Cars will headline the program with top- named drivers from several Northeast state s planning to compete. Speeds reaching 70 mph are expected to produce thrills and spills for the fans. Exciting Senior Champ Kart racing will be on the under card.

Rhode Island is credited with holding the first ever oval track race in United States history, in 1896.

But it has not had professional auto racing excitement within its boundaries for many years.

“We look forward to bringing live auto racing back to Rhode Island,” said event co-promoter Len Sammons. “The Northeast is noted for great racing, and we proud to bring this event to Providence to add to the heritage and future of the sport in the state.”

Details about the program will be released in the forthcoming days. However, Sammons indicated that each night will include complete shows (qualifying and main events) for both classes.

The race is expected to draw top drivers from many different racing divisions, including NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour champion Ted Christopher of Plainville, Conn.

Sammons has organized previous indoor events in Philadelphia, Pa., and Atlantic City, N.J. In fact, the seventh annual Gambler’s Classic at Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall was held this past Saturday in front of a near-capacity crowd.

Indoor racing has a history in Providence. The last race was held on April 18, 1959, when Jerry Wall of Wallenburg, N.J., won at the Rhode Island Auditorium. Wall's victory in the American Three Quarter Midget Racing Association feature was, according to region motorsports historian R.A. Silvia, the Ocean State’s last sanctioned racing event.

The first recorded indoor race at Rhode Island Auditorium was held on January 22, 1937. Two events were held that year, along with one in 1951, two in 1952 and three in 1959. The 1937 and 1959 races were on plywood planks that covered the ice hockey rink.
The 2009 edition will be held on the concrete floor area around the existing ice hockey rink. A similar surface is used at the Atlantic City event, producing exciting racing each year.

The Dunkin’ Donuts Center recently ended a three-year phased renovation in September 2008.

The premier event arena is home to the AHL Providence Bruins and Big East PC Friars. It is host to various sporting events, major concerts, family shows and first- class entertainment. For the races the fans will view all of the non- stop action right below them in the arena.

Tickets go on sale Saturday, January 24th at 10 a.m. at the Dunkin’Donuts Center Box Office, all Ticketmaster outlets, by calling 1-800-745-3000 or by logging on to www.ticketmaster.com.  Tickets subject to applicable service charges

Show information will be available at aarn.com or by calling Len Sammons Productions at 609-888-3618.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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DirtAlliance.com Makes it's Debut

 

Murrieta, CA: January 15, 2009, Dirt Alliance, a true pioneer in showcasing & promoting the dirt lifestyle, has released  www.dirtalliance.com . The website will serve as a portal where people involved in all aspects of the dirt lifestyle from racing class 1 trucks to riding dirt bikes to going to the desert will be able to come and interact with one another.
 
“The site could not have turned out any better and we are really happy with the end product. This will allow us to take our objective of connecting fellow off road enthusiasts to a whole new level,” said Ken Johnson, Co-Owner of Dirt Alliance.
 
DirtAlliance.com includes the following features:

-- A community that is solely based to help support the growth and development of the dirt lifestyle through connecting enthusiasts, consumers, athletes & businesses

-- Quality Photo and HD Video galleries that showcase the dirt lifestyle. Including Dirt Alliance produced events such as The Dirt Alliance Dirt Tour and The M4SX SXS Series as well as other major events & happenings within the scene

-- A forum for members to post their thoughts in an open discussion format

-- News to keep you in tune with the latest happenings in all aspects of 2 and 4 wheel off road events, races and the general culture

-- Ladies of DA Photo galleries for all those seeking that certain woman with a heart of dirt

Dirt Alliance is a brand that promotes and markets the dirt lifestyle to the next generation of enthusiasts through interactive events and progressive photo and video content. As a core brand that is fueling an emerging culture, Dirt Alliance focuses its efforts on bridging the gap between today's youth consumer & the brands that fuel the scene. What was Founded in 2002 by Travis Siflinger with a simple objective of selling apparel and DVD's has now taken form as a movement focused on strength, unity, expansion & progression within the dirt industry.




 

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East Bay Raceway Park 2009 Winternationals Schedule

DATE CLASS DAY FRONT GATE PITS TO WIN
      GENERAL & RESERVED SEATING    
JAN.28 ASCS 360 SPRINTS & Fl Mini Sprints Practice 6 - 9        p.m.Wednesday    $   12.00  
JAN.29 ASCS 360 SPRINTS & Fl Mini Sprints Thursday  $     25.00  $   35.00  $                1,500.00
JAN.30 ASCS 360 SPRINTS & Fl Mini Sprints Friday  $     30.00  $   35.00  $                1,500.00
JAN.31 ASCS 360 SPRINTS & Fl Mini Sprints Saturday  $     35.00  $   40.00  $              10,000.00
    3 DAY PASS  $     85.00    
           
FEB. 1 Lucas Oil Dirt Late Models Practice 6-9 p.m.Sunday  $   12.00  
FEB. 2 Lucas Oil Dirt Late Models Monday  $     35.00  $   40.00  $                5,000.00
FEB. 3 Lucas Oil Dirt Late Models Tuesday  $     35.00  $   40.00  $                5,000.00
FEB. 4 Lucas Oil Dirt Late Models Wednesday  $     35.00  $   40.00  $                5,000.00
FEB. 5 Lucas Oil Dirt Late Models Thursday  $     40.00  $   45.00  $              10,000.00
FEB. 6 Lucas Oil Dirt Late Models Friday  $     40.00  $   45.00  $              10,000.00
FEB. 7 Lucas Oil Dirt Late Models Saturday  $     40.00  $   45.00  $              12,000.00
    6 DAY PASS  $   210.00    
           
FEB. 9 410 Sprints & Open Wheel Mods. Practice 6-9 p.m. Monday  $   12.00  
FEB. 10 410 Sprints & East Bay Sprints Tuesday  $     25.00  $   30.00  $                3,000.00
FEB. 11 410 Sprints & Open Wheel Mods. Wednesday  $     30.00  $   35.00  $                5,000.00
     2 DAY PASS  $     50.00    
           
         
FEB. 12 UMP/EBRP Open Wheel Modifieds Thursday  $     20.00  $   25.00  $                1,500.00
FEB. 13 UMP/EBRP Open Wheel Modifieds Friday  $     20.00  $   25.00  $                1,500.00
FEB. 14 UMP/EBRP Open Wheel Modifieds Saturday  $     25.00  $   30.00  $                8,000.00
    3 DAY PASS  $     60.00    
           
FEB. 18 Crate Late Models & Mod Lites Practice 6-9 p.m.Wednesday  $   12.00  
FEB. 19 Crate Late Models & Mod Lites Thursday  $     20.00  $   25.00  $                2,500.00
FEB. 20 Crate Late Models & Mod Lites Friday  $     20.00  $   25.00  $                2,500.00
FEB. 21 Crate Late Models & Mod Lites Saturday  $     25.00  $   35.00  $                3,000.00
    3 DAY PASS  $     60.00    
 

                
** ALL RESERVED SEATS WILL BE HELD UNTIL NOVEMBER 21,2008    
** ALL COMBO PRICES GOOD UNTIL JANUARY 30, 2009    
** PRESALE TICKETS  ADD $ 5.00 SHIPPING AND HANDLING    
** PIT TICKETS SOLD THE DAY OF THE RACE EVENT    
** FRONT GATE TICKETS CAN BE UPGRADED TO A PIT PASS FOR THE  
DIFFERENCE OF THE PIT ENTRY FEE ON DAY OF EVENT    
** VIP PARKING $ 10.00 PER DAY (NO REFUNDS ON VIP PARKING & CAMPING)  
** CAMPING  $ 10.00 PER DAY**      
   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  Pit Gates open at 4:30 pm; Grandstand Gates open at 5:30pm; Racing starts at 7:30 pm unless otherwise noted    
DATE   GA/Adv. Res. Pit
  JANUARY    
  JANUARY JUMP START    
23-Jan  PRACTICE - ALL CLASSES   FREE    $15 
24-Jan Heats DIRTcar SPORTSMAN and DIRTcar STREET STOCK   $12    $25 
 
Full programs MINI-STOCK, THUNDER STOCK and 4-CYL CHALLENGER
25-Jan  DIRTcar SPORTSMAN and DIRTcar STREET STOCK consi & features   $12    $25 
DIRTcar Open Wheel MODIFIEDS heats & features
 
$2500 to WIN for SPORTSMAN AND STREET STOCK
$1000 to WIN for MODIFIEDS
  FEBRUARY    
   38th Annual ALLTEL DIRTcar Nationals by UNOH    
2-Feb  Pit Parking 1 PM   -    - 
3-Feb  All-Star Circuit of Champions Sprints; UMP DIRTcar Modifieds   $29    $40 
4-Feb  All-Star Circuit of Champions Sprints; UMP DIRTcar Modifieds   $29   $40  
5-Feb  All-Star Circuit of Champions Sprints; UMP DIRTcar Modifieds   $29    $40 
6-Feb  Advance Auto Parts World of Outlaw Sprint Cars and UMP DIRTcar Modified “The Gator” Qualifying Night 1            $     39  $40  
7-Feb  Advance Auto Parts World of Outlaw Sprint Cars and UMP DIRTcar Modified “The Gator” Qualifying Night 2             $39    $40 
8-Feb  Advance Auto Parts World of Outlaw Sprint Cars and UMP DIRTcar Modified “The Gator” Championship   $39    $40 
9-Feb  UMP DIRTcar Late Model and UMP DIRTcar Modified              $35    $40 
10-Feb  UMP DIRTcar Late Model and UMP DIRTcar Modified              $35    $40 
11-Feb  UMP DIRTcar Late Model and Advance Auto Parts Big Block Modifieds   $35   $40  
12-Feb  World of Outlaws Late Model and Advance Auto Parts Big Block Modifieds   $39    $40 
13-Feb  UMP DIRTcar Late Model and Advance Auto Parts Big Block Modifieds   $39    $40 
14-Feb  World of Outlaws Late Model and Advance Auto Parts Big Block Modifieds   $39    $40 
  MARCH    
1-Mar AMA HOT SHOE NATIONAL; PRO MOTORCYCLES  $     20  $       25
  Qualifying Heats 12:30pm Racing Starts at 2:00 pm    
6-Mar Open Practice All Divisions  Free   $       15
  Pit Gates open at 5:00 pm; Practice from 6:00 to 9:00 pm    
7-Mar 2009 OPENING NIGHT  $     12  $       25
  Late Models, Sportsman, Modified, Street Stock, Thunder Stock and 4-Cylinder Challenger    
14-Mar FASTLANE FIVE RACING  $     10  $       25
  Late Models,  Modified, Street Stock, Thunder Stock and 4-Cylinder Challenger    
21-Mar WELCOME SPRING!  FASTLANE FIVE RACING  $     10  $       25
  Late Models, Sportsman,  Thunder Stock, 4-Cylinder Challenger plus Mini-Stock $500 to Win    
28-Mar FASTLANE FIVE RACING  $     10  $       25
  Sportsman, Modified, Street Stock, Thunder Stock and 4-Cylinder Challenger    
  APRIL    
4-Apr FOUR FOR FORTY-FOUR SPECIAL  $     10  $       25
  Late Models,  Modified, Street Stock, Thunder Stock     
11-Apr EASTER FUN!  $     10  $       25
  Sportsman, Modified, Street Stock, Thunder Stock and 4-Cylinder Challenger    
18-Apr TOP GUN SPRINT CAR SERIES AND FL MINI SPRINTS  $     15  $       25
  Mini Stock $500 to win plus Modified and 4-Cyl Challenger    
25-Apr FASTLANE FIVE RACING  $     10  $       25
  Late Models, Sportsman, Street Stock, Thunder Stock and 4-Cylinder Challenger    
  MAY    
2-May CLOSED    
9-May WE LOVE YOU MOM!  $     10  $       25
  Sportsman $1000 to win, Modified, Street Stock, 4-Cylinder Challenger plus Mini Stock $500 to win    
16-May CLOSED    
23-May REMEMBERING OUR HEROES  $     10  $       25
  Late Model, Modified, Street Stock, Thunder Stock and 4-Cyl Challenger    
30-May FASTLANE FIVE RACING  $     10  $       25
  Late Model, Sportsman, Modified, Thunder Stock and 4-Cyl Challenger    
  JUNE    
6-Jun FASTLANE FIVE RACING  $     10  $       25
  Modified $1000 to win, Sportsman, Street Stock, Thunder Stock plus Mini-Stock $500 to win    
13-Jun MID SEASON - DOUBLE POINTS -- FAN AUTOGRAPH NIGHT  $     12  $       25
  Late Models, Sportsman, Modified, Street Stock, Thunder Stock and 4-Cylinder Challenger    
20-Jun HATS OFF TO DAD!  $     10  $       25
  Recliner Races; Late Models, Sportsman, Modified, Street Stock, and 4-Cyl Challenger    
26-Jun Open Practice All Divisions  Free   $       15
  Pit Gates open at 5:00 pm; Practice from 6:00 to 9:00 pm    
27-Jun SCOTT THOMPSON MEMORIAL  $     15  $       25
  Late Models $3800 to win; Sportsman, Street Stock and Thunder Stock    
  JULY    
4-Jul CLOSED    
11-Jul CASINO NIGHT  $     11  $       25
  Roll the dice for grandstand admission; roll a 7 or 11 and be admitted for $7.    
  Late Models, Modified, Street Stock, Thunder Stock, and 4-Cyl Challenger    
18-Jul KIDS BOX CAR RACES  $     10  $       25
  Late Models, Sportsman, Thunder Stock, 4-Cyl Challenger plus Street Stock $500 to win    
25-Jul TOP GUN SPRINT CAR SERIES AND FL MINI SPRINTS  $     15  $       25
  Mini Stock $500 to win plus Modified and 4-Cyl Challenger    
  AUGUST    
1-Aug DOG DAYS - 2ND ANNUAL BARBERVILLE WEINER NATIONALS  $     10  $       25
  Weiner Dog Races; Late Models, Sportsman, Street Stock plus 4-Cyl Challenger $250 to win and Mini-Stock $500 to win    
8-Aug JUNIOR NIGHT  $     10  $       25
  $8 Admission for Dales and Juniors    
  Sportsman, Modified, Street Stock, Thunder Stock and 4-Cylinder Challenger    
15-Aug BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT  $     10  $       25
  $1 off with donation of school supplies; High School Seniors and College Students Half-Price    
  Late Models, Modified, Street Stock, Thunder Stock, and 4-Cyl Challenger    
22-Aug CLOSED    
29-Aug FASTLANE FIVE RACING  $     10  $       25
  Late Models, Sportsman, Modified, and 4-Cyl Challenger plus Thunder Stock $250 to win    
  SEPTEMBER    
5-Sep LABOR DAY LATE MODEL SHOOTOUT  $     15  $       25
  Late Models $2500 to win, Sportsman, Street Stock plus Mini-Stock $500 to win    
12-Sep FASTLANE FIVE RACING  $     10  $       25
  Late Models, Modified, Street Stock, Thunder Stock, and 4-Cyl Challenger    
19-Sep FASTLANE FIVE RACING  $     10  $       25
  Sportsman, Modified, Street Stock, Thunder Stock and 4-Cylinder Challenger    
26-Sep FINAL SEASON POINTS  $     12  $       25
  Late Models, Sportsman, Modified, Street Stock, Thunder Stock and 4-Cylinder Challenger    
  OCTOBER    
3-Oct GOTTA CHANCE NIGHT  $     10  $       25
  Sportsman, Modified, Street Stock, Thunder Stock and 4-Cylinder Challenger    
24-Oct UDLMCS - LATE MODEL FALL NATIONALS  $     15  $       25
  Late Models, Modified, Street Stock and Thunder Stock    
30-Oct HALLOWEEN HAUNTS  $     10  $       25
  NOVEMBER    
21-Nov VOLUSIA SPEEDWAY PARK NIGHT OF CHAMPIONS    
  Awards Banquet    
  DECEMBER    
Dec 10, 11, 12 CONVENTION HOLIDAY CLASSIC    
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

News

January 13, 2009

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE- - -THANK YOU

Please visit the Thunder on the Hill Racing Series website. The 2009 NAPA Auto Parts Thunder Series dates are now posted.

2009 marks the 20th season for Thunder on the Hill at the Grandview Speedway.

Coming Events:

* 24th Annual Reading Racing Reunion & Car Show, Sunday, February 22 to Saturday, February 28 Fairgrounds Square Mall, Reading, PA
* 2nd Annual Dirt Track Heroes Car Show Saturday, March 7 to Sunday, March 15 Phillipsburg Mall, Phillipsburg, NJ
* Rislone URC Sprint 62nd season opener Saturday, April 11 Bridgeport Speedway, Bridgeport, NJ
* 2009 Thunder on the Hill Racing Series season opener, Wednesday, May 20 7:30 PM Keystone Cup Speed Week Series for
410 Sprints & 358 Modifieds, Grandview Speedway Bechtelsville, PA

END

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

News

 

New All Star Online Racing Series is Counting Down to Green!

Camargo, IL (1-12-09) by Kelly Brown – Public Relations Director – When you combine fast and furious 410 sprint cars and lightning quick late models with an online game, what happens? One of the most exciting online racing games is created. The O’Reilly All Star Racing Family would like to announce the formation of the O’Reilly All Star Circuit of Champions Online Sprint Series.

Created by RPMotorsports the O’Reilly All Star Circuit of Champions Online Sprint Series will be a place where race fans can try their hand at racing online with fellow fans and even some of their favorite drivers. The online game is a realistic simulation of what it is like to race on some of the most infamous dirt tracks in the United States.

The inaugural season will be ten weeks long and is slated to begin on January 19, 2009. The racing action begins in Barberville, Florida at the Volusia Winter Nationals and will end on March 23 at the RPM World Finals in Charlotte, North Carolina at the Dirt Track @ Lowe's. Races will be held Monday evenings with the green flag falling on racing action at 9 PM Eastern.

Following the first sprint season, a late model season will start featuring the brand new All Star Late Model Series. Race fans and online gamers can sign up to be a part of the league at www.oreillyallstarsonline.com. The site includes a schedule to see where the Sprint Series will be stopping in its first season, results, point standings and rules for competitors. Also, players can check out the new exciting format that will be used.

Don’t miss out on a minute of the online racing action. Visit www.oreillyallstarsonline.com  or www.oreillyallstars.com  for more details and the latest news regarding the series.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

News

January 9, 2009

 

After some in house restructuring Strapped In Racing Magazine starts out 2009 with another 40 page, photo only, look at auto racing past and present.

From the front cover photo of modified and sprint car great Lou Blaney at Syracuse to the back cover photo of driver, turned crew chief, turned owner Ray Evernham at Flemington another nice blend of old and new photos renew the memories of racing seasons gone by.

Among some of the highlights in the Jan 09 issue are photo stories on Pocono, Richmond and Dover as well as the Freedom 76,Coalcracker 100,Super Dirt Week and the Eastern States 200..

A few look back sections devoted to Triple Digits,Chasin' Racin',"L"eading the Pack and Adding a Letter find some great photos of drivers such as Mark Martin,Steve Buckwalter,Kenny Brightbill,Doug Manmiller,Dale,Jr.,David Reutimann,Brad Keselowski,Carl Edwards,Duane Howard,Billy Pauch,Kyle Busch,Jeff Strunk,Craig VonDohren,Frank Cozze,Darrell Lanigan,Lou Lazzaro,Johnny Leach,Ronnie Leinbach,Tom Hager,Gary Balough,Bob Eppihimer,Don Diffendorf,Mike Geiser,Billy Deskovick,Rick Eckert,Jan Opperman,Eric Medlen,Gerald Chamberlain,Bobby Allison and countless more.Cover price of $8.00 gets you over 110 racing photos and a magazine that will be the most looked at on any coffee table.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

News

Contact: Lillian Bell

(717) 292-1696

-FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

 

SSP Releases 2009 Schedule - Stock Car Saturday Night Season Opener on April 11 at SSP

 

Newberrytown, PA (January 6, 2009) – The 2009 season opener of Stock Car Saturday Night will be on Saturday, April 11, with the Late Models, Street Stocks, Xtreme Stock Cars and ARDC Midgets.  There will also be a special visit from the Easter Bunny for the kids in attendance.  All point championships for every class start on April 11.  At the end of the season, SSP will crown eleven-(11) track champions in their respective classes (Late Models; Street Stocks, Xtreme Stock Cars, Legends Cars – 3 classes, PENNMAR Vintage Cars – 2 classes, Classic Cars, Mini Vans and Road Warriors). 

 

The SSP track championship point season schedule features 22 point races for the Late Models, Street Stocks and Xtreme Stock Cars, not including their respective season ending special events.  The Legends Cars have 14 point races and 2 season ending specials.  The ARDC Midgets and SpeedSTR’s by Tobias and 600cc Micro Sprints will each have two events at SSP in 2009.  The popular entry level Mini Van and Road Warrior divisions will compete 13 and 12 times each respectively.  Also making appearances at SSP in 2009 will be the 358 Sprint Cars (Sunday, June 14), the PA Sprint Series (Saturday, September 12), 358 Modifieds (Sunday, June 14), Byers Tires Thunderscars (Saturday, Ocotber 31), Four Cylinder Stock Cars (2 appearances), Women on Wheels Mini Vans (2 appearances), Classic Cars (3 appearances) and PENNMAR Vintage Cars (6 appearances). 

 

The schedule for the special Young Guns (drivers 21 years of age and younger) dash races presented by Clean Technologies will be released when the details are available.

 

On Saturday, April 11, the pit gates will open 3:00 p.m.  Grandstand gates will open at 4:00 p.m.  Warm-ups begin at 5:30 p.m. with qualifying races at 6:00 p.m. followed by consolation races and feature events.   

 

SSP will begin its pre-season with two open practice sessions for any type of racecar on Saturday, March 28 and Saturday, April 4.  The gates will open at 3:30 p.m. with practice sessions rotating for each class from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.  During the season, SSP will also host Wednesday Night Test & Tune Sessions on April 8; April 22; May 6; May 20; June 3; June 17; July 1; July 22; August 5; August 19; September 2; September 16; September 30 and October 14.  All Wednesday night practices will run from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

 

Other special events during the 2009 season include the 55th Anniversary race and Old-timer’s Reunion on May 23; the 358 Sprint Car Summer Championship on Father’s Day along with a return of he 358 Modifieds on June 14; the Super Show IV including the 600cc Micro Sprint Speedweeks on  July 2; the 4th Annual Summer Fun Championships on July 4; the 9th Annual York County Nationals on September 5; the 4th Annual Cumberland Trucking Susquehanna Showdown on October 2 & 3; the 6th Annual Miller’s Racing Parts Fall Classic on October 23 & 24; the J&K Salvage Candy Bowl V on October 31 and the 6th Annual Turkey 200 Big & Small Car Enduros on November 7.

 

There will be many children’s activities throughout the season which already include Kid’s Box Car racing on June 27; Christmas in July on July 25; Members 1st Federal Credit Union Money Scramble on August 1; 3rd Annual Picnic in the Pits (Toy/Bicycle Giveaway) on August 8 and the popular Camera & Autograph Night on August 15.

 

The first of four AMA Flat Track Motorcycle races at SSP in 2009 will be on Sunday afternoon, March 29.  Other motorcycle races will be held on Sunday, May 31; Sunday, July 19 and Sunday, August 16.  General admission for the motorcycle events will be just $5.00.

 

For the upcoming season, the Susquehanna Speedway Park will also implement a new program called “Hometown Heroes.”  On selected nights throughout the 2009 season, the Hometown Heroes Program will recognize drivers from particular cities and towns throughout Pennsylvania and Maryland.  Before the races begin, the drivers will have the opportunity to display their cars and meet the fans at the front gate of the speedway.  The drivers will also be interviewed during the night’s racing program.  Also, all fans entering the speedway from that driver’s hometown being honored will be admitted FREE to the grandstands by showing proper photo identification at the ticket booth.

 

The towns to be included in the program so far are York, Lancaster, Lebanon, Etters, Lewisberry, New Cumberland, Manchester, Mount Wolf, York Haven, Halifax, Jonestown, Duncannon, Enola, Marysville, Dover, East Berlin, Annville, Ephrata, Spring Grove, Thomasville, West York, Felton, Windsor, Carlisle, Newville, Reinholds, Middletown, Mt. Penn, Myerstown, Ona, Shermansdale as well as selected places in Maryland.  More details with dates and additional towns will be released in the near future.

 

After a successful year in 2008, SSP is ready to kick off a full season of racing at the SSP Outback Track on Friday night, April 17.   There will be two open practice sessions on Saturday afternoon, April 4 and Wednesday night, April 8.

 

The Susquehanna Speedway Park is located midway between Harrisburg and York off I-83 to exit 32, then 1.4 miles NW on SR382 to York Road, then 1.3 miles south.  For more information, contact the speedway offices at (717) 292-1696 or visit online at sspracing.net.  On race day, use the track phone at (717) 938-9170 for up-to-date information at the “Big Track” and (717) 932-1608 for the “Outback Track.”

 

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Stock Car Saturday Night Season Opener Time Schedule

(Subject to Change)

            3:00 p.m.         Pit Gates Open: Pit Passes: Members - $22.00; Non members - $25.00

            4:00 p.m.         Grandstands Gates Open: General admission: Adults (18 & older) – $14.00; Seniors (60 &

older) & Young Adults (11–17) - $12.00; Children (10 & under) – Free

5:00 p.m.         Driver’s Meeting (Turn 1 Pit Grandstands)

5:30 p.m. - 5:55 p.m.  Practice Begins (all divisions in the following order)

            Rotation:        Street Stocks

Late Models

ARDC Wingless Midgets

                                                            Xtreme Stock Cars

6:00 p.m.        Welcome, Invocation and National Anthem

Street Stocks Qualifying Heat Races (8 laps)

                        Late Models Qualifying Heat Races (8 laps)

                                ARDC Wingless Midgets Qualifying Heat Races (8 laps)

                                    Xtreme Stock Cars Qualifying Heat Races (6 laps)

Street Stocks Consolation Race (8/10 laps) – if necessary

                                Late Models Consolation Race (8/10 laps) – if necessary

ARDC Wingless Midgets Consolation Race (8/10 laps)

Xtreme Stock Cars Consolation Race (6/8 laps) – if necessary

Street Stocks Feature (25 laps)

                                Late Models Feature (25 laps)  - $1,000-to-win

                                ARDC Wingless Midgets Feature (20 laps) 

                                Xtreme Stock Cars Feature (25 laps) 

 

·         Top Three Finishers are Required to be in Victory Lane after Every Feature - $200.00 Fine for Failure to Report. 

 

- 2009 SSP Schedule of Events

(Schedule as of January 5, 2009 - Subject to Change)

January 24 (Sat.)  SSP Awards Banquet and Night of Honor (7:00 p.m.) at the Valencia Ballroom in York, PA (Doors open at

6:00 p.m.; Dinner at 7:00 p.m.) – Tickets on sale now

March 28 (Sat.)    Open Test & Tune Day for Any Division at Big Track Only (Gates open at 3:30 p.m.; Practice 5:00  p.m. - 8:00

p.m.)

March 29 (Sun.) AMA Flat Track Motorcycle Racing

April 4 (Sat.)          Open Test & Tune Day for Any Division at Outback Track (Gates open at 11:00 a.m.; Practice 12:00  p.m. –

3:00 p.m.)

Open Test & Tune Day for Any Division at Big Track (Gates open at 3:30 p.m.; Practice 5:00  p.m. - 8:00 p.m.)

April 8 (Wed.)       Open Test & Tune Day for Any Division at Big Track (Gates open at 5:00 p.m.; Practice 6:00  p.m. - 9:00 p.m.)

and the Outback Track (Gates open at 5:30 p.m.; Practice 6:30  p.m. - 9:00 p.m.)

April 11 (Sat.)       Stock Car Saturday Night Season Opener (Easter Bunny Visit) - Late Models ($1,000-to-win), Street

Stocks, Xtreme Stock Cars and ARDC Wingless Midgets (6:00 p.m.); Gates Open at 3:00 p.m.

April 17 (Fri.)        Opening Night at the Outback Track (Spring Shoot-Out Series) - Quarter Midgets & Karts (7:15 p.m.);

Gates Open at 5:00 p.m. (See other schedule for remainder of Outback Track events)

April 18 (Sat.)       Stock Car Saturday Night - Late Models, Street Stocks, Xtreme Stocks & PENNMAR Vintage Cars plus Mini

Vans (6:00 p.m.); Hometown Heroes – Manchester, Mt. Wolf & York Haven (All residents from these towns admitted free to grandstands)

April 22 (Wed.)     Wednesday Night Test & Tune Session at Big Track (Gates open at 5:00 p.m.; Practice 6:00  p.m. - 9:00 p.m.)

and the Outback Track (Gates open at 5:30 p.m.; Practice 6:30  p.m. - 9:00 p.m.)

April 25 (Sat.)       Stock Car Saturday Night - Late Models, Street Stocks, Xtreme Stocks & Legends Cars plus Road Warriors

(6:00 p.m.); Hometown Heroes – Carlise & Newville (All residents from these towns admitted free to grandstands)

May 2 (Sat.)          Stock Car Saturday Night - Late Models, Street Stocks, Xtreme Stocks & Legends Cars plus Mini Vans (6:00

p.m.); Hometown Heroes – Etters, Lewisberry & New Cumberland (All residents from these towns admitted free to grandstands)

May 6 (Wed.)        Wednesday Night Test & Tune Session at Big Track (Gates open at 5:00 p.m.; Practice 6:00  p.m. - 9:00 p.m.)

and the Outback Track (Gates open at 5:30 p.m.; Practice 6:30  p.m. - 9:00 p.m.)

May 9 (Sat.)          Mother’s Annual Appreciation Night - Late Models, Street Stocks, Xtreme Stocks & Women on Wheels Mini

Vans plus Road Warriors (6:00 p.m.)

May 16 (Sat.)        Stock Car Saturday Night - - Late Models, Street Stocks, Xtreme Stocks & Legends Cars plus Mini Vans

(6:00 p.m.); Hometown Heroes – Dover & East Berlin (All residents from these towns admitted free to grandstands)

May 20 (Wed.)     Wednesday Night Test & Tune Session at Big Track (Gates open at 5:00 p.m.; Practice 6:00  p.m. - 9:00 p.m.)

and the Outback Track (Gates open at 5:30 p.m.; Practice 6:30  p.m. - 9:00 p.m.)

May 23 (Sat.)        55th Anniversary Night / Old-timer’s Reunion - Late Models (40 laps), Legends Cars, Classic Cars & 

PENNMAR Vintage Cars plus Road Warriors (7:00 p.m.)

May 30 (Sat.)        Stock Car Saturday Night – Street Stocks, Xtreme Stock Cars, Four Cylinder Stock Cars & SpeedSTR’s by

Tobias plus Mini Vans (7:00 p.m.); Hometown Heroes – Lancaster, Lebabnon, Ephrata & Annville (All

residents from these towns admitted free to grandstands)

May 31 (Sun.)       AMA Flat Track Motorcycle Racing

June 3 (Wed.)      Wednesday Night Test & Tune Session at Big Track (Gates open at 5:00 p.m.; Practice 6:00  p.m. - 9:00 p.m.)

and the Outback Track (Gates open at 5:30 p.m.; Practice 6:30  p.m. - 9:00 p.m.)

June 6 (Sat.)        Stock Car Saturday Night - Late Models, Street Stocks, Xtreme Stocks & Legends Cars plus Road Warriors

(7:00 p.m.); Hometown Heroes –  Spring Grove, West York, Thomasville & Felton (All residents from these towns admitted free to grandstands)

June 13 (Sat.)      Stock Car Saturday Night - Late Models, Street Stocks, Xtreme Stocks & PENNMAR Vintage Cars plus Mini

Vans (7:00 p.m.); Hometown Heroes – York &  Windsor (All residents from these towns admitted free to grandstands)

June 14 (Sun.)     Father’s Appreciation Night – 358 Sprint Car Summer Championship, 358 Modifieds Open & Legends Cars

(6:00 p.m.)

June 17 (Wed.)   Wednesday Night Test & Tune Session at Big Track (Gates open at 5:00 p.m.; Practice 6:00  p.m. - 9:00 p.m.)

and the Outback Track (Gates open at 5:30 p.m.; Practice 6:30  p.m. - 9:00 p.m.)

June 20 (Sat.)      A.R.C.H. (Auto Racing Club of Hagerstown) Night - Late Models, Street Stocks, Xtreme Stocks & Legends

Cars plus Road Warriors (7:00 p.m.); Hometown Heroes – All Maryland Drivers (All Maryland residents admitted free to grandstands)

June 27 (Sat.)      Kid’s Box Car Races - Late Models, Street Stocks, Xtreme Stocks & Classic Cars plus Mini Vans (7:00 p.m.);

Hometown Heroes – Duncannon, Enola, Marysville & Shermandale (All residents from these towns

admitted free to grandstands)

July 1 (Wed.)        Wednesday Night Test & Tune Session at Big Track (Gates open at 5:00 p.m.; Practice 6:00  p.m. - 9:00 p.m.)

and the Outback Track (Gates open at 5:30 p.m.; Practice 6:30  p.m. - 9:00 p.m.)

July 2 (Thur.)        The Super Show IV  - 3rd Annual 600cc Micro Sprint Speedweek, Legends Cars & SpeedSTR’s by Tobias

(7:00 p.m.)

July 4 (Sat.)          4th Annual Summer Fun Championships – Late Models (40 laps), Street Stocks (30 laps),  Xtreme Stocks

(25 laps) plus PENNMAR Vintage Cars (7:00 p.m.)

July 6 (Sun.) - July 16 (Thurs.):  Track Closed (Summer Vacation) – NO RACING

July 18 (Sat.)        2nd Annual Four Diamond Legends Cars Benefit Race - Late Models, Street Stocks, Xtreme Stocks &

Legends Cars plus Mini Vans (7:00 p.m.); Hometown Heroes – To Be Announced (All residents from these towns admitted free to grandstands)

July 19 (Sun.)       AMA Flat Track Motorcycle Racing

July 22 (Wed.)      Wednesday Night Test & Tune Session at Big Track (Gates open at 5:00 p.m.; Practice 6:00  p.m. - 9:00 p.m.)

and the Outback Track (Gates open at 5:30 p.m.; Practice 6:30  p.m. - 9:00 p.m.)

July 25 (Sat.)        Christmas in July with Santa Claus visit - Late Models, Street Stocks, Xtreme Stocks & Legends Cars plus

Road Warriors (7:00 p.m.); Hometown Heroes – Halifax, Jonestown, Mt. Penn & Ona (All residents from these towns admitted free to grandstands)

August 1 (Sat.)    Members 1st FCU Kid’s Money Scramble - Late Models, Street Stocks, Xtreme Stocks & PENNMAR

Vintage Cars plus Mini Vans (7:00 p.m.); Hometown Heroes – Reinholds & Middletown, Myerstown (All residents from these towns admitted free to grandstands)

August 5 (Wed.)  Wednesday Night Test & Tune Session at Big Track (Gates open at 5:00 p.m.; Practice 6:00  p.m. – 9:00 p.m.)

and the Outback Track (Gates open at 5:30 p.m.; Practice 6:30  p.m. - 9:00 p.m.)

August 8 (Sat.)    Annual Picnic in the Pits & Bike/Toy Giveaway - Late Models, Street Stocks, Xtreme Stocks & Women on

Wheels Mini Vans plus Road Warriors (7:00 p.m.)

August 15 (Sat.)  Camera & Autograph Night - Late Models, Street Stocks, Xtreme Stocks & Legends Cars plus Mini Vans

(7:00 p.m.)

August 16 (Sun.) AMA Flat Track Motorcycle Racing

August 19 (Wed.) Wednesday Night Test & Tune Session at Big Track (Gates open at 5:00 p.m.; Practice 6:00  p.m. - 9:00 p.m.)

and the Outback Track (Gates open at 5:30 p.m.; Practice 6:30  p.m. - 9:00 p.m.)

August 22 (Sat.)  Stock Car Saturday Night - Late Models, Street Stocks, Xtreme Stocks & Legends Cars plus Road Warriors

(7:00 p.m.); Hometown Heroes – To Be Annoucned (All residents from these towns admitted free

to grandstands)

August 29 (Sat.)  Stock Car Saturday Night - Late Models, Street Stocks, Xtreme Stocks & PENNMAR Vintage Cars plus Mini

Vans (7:00 p.m.); Hometown Heroes – To Be Announced (All residents from these towns admitted free to grandstands)

September 2 (Wed.)   Wednesday Night Test & Tune Session at Big Track (Gates open at 5:00 p.m.; 6:00  p.m. - 9:00 p.m.) and

the Outback Track (Gates open at 5:30 p.m.; 6:30  p.m. - 9:00 p.m.)

September 5 (Sat.) 9th Annual York County Nationals – Late Models (32 laps), Street Stocks (25 laps), Xtreme Stock Cars

(25 laps) & Legends Cars (6:00 p.m.)

September 12 (Sat.)  Sprint Car Invasion of Stock Car Saturday Night - Late Models, Street Stocks, Xtreme Stocks & PA

Sprint Series plus Road Warriors (6:00 p.m.)

September 16 (Wed.)   Wednesday Night Test & Tune Session at Big Track (Gates open at 5:00 p.m.; Practice 6:00  p.m. - 9:00

p.m.) and the Outback Track (Gates open at 5:30 p.m.; Practice 6:30  p.m. - 9:00 p.m.)

September 19 (Sat.) SSP Track Championship Night  - Late Models (25 laps), Street Stocks, Xtreme Stock Cars & Legends

Cars - (6:00 p.m.)

September 26 (Sat.) Smashfest ‘09 & Newberry Community Fair - $5,000-to-win Small Car Demolition Derby & more in this

exciting night of destruction and FIREWORKS SPECTACULAR (Rain date: Sunday, September 27)

September 30 (Wed.)   Wednesday Night Test & Tune Session at Big Track (Gates open at 5:00 p.m.; Practice 6:00  p.m. - 9:00

p.m.) and the Outback Track (Gates open at 5:30 p.m.; Practice 6:30  p.m. - 9:00 p.m.)

October 2 (Fri.)   4th Annual Cumberland Trucking Susquehanna Showdown Qualifying Night for Late Models & Legends

Cars & Mini Van World Championship (7:00 p.m.)

October 3 (Sat.)  4th Annual Cumberland Trucking Susquehanna Showdown for Late Models (50 laps),  Legends

Cars Regional Qualifier (40 laps) & Road Warrior World Championship (6:00 p.m.)

October 10 (Sat.)   To Be Announced

October 14 (Wed.)   Wednesday Night Test & Tune Session at Big Track (Gates open at 5:00 p.m.; Practice 6:00  p.m. - 9:00

p.m.) and the Outback Track (Gates open at 5:30 p.m.; Practice 6:30  p.m. - 9:00 p.m.)

October 17 (Sat.)   To Be Announced

October 23 (Fri.)    6th Annual Miller’s Racing Parts Fall Classic Qualifying Night - Street Stocks, Xtreme Stock Cars and  

Four Cylinder Stock Cars (7:00 p.m.) – Rain date: Saturday, October 24 (Championship Night will

move to Sunday, October 25)

October 24 (Sat.)   6th Annual Miller’s Racing Parts Fall Classic Championship Night - Street Stocks, Xtreme Stock Cars

and Four Cylinder Stock Cars (6:00 p.m.) – Rain date: Sunday, October 25.

October 31 (Sat.)    Candy Bowl IV presented by J&K Salvage - ARDC Wingless Midgets, 600cc Micro Sprints, Legends

Cars, Byers Tires Thundercars Championship & Mini Vans (3:00 p.m.)  - Rain date: Sunday,

November 1.

November 7 (Sat.)    6th Annual Turkey 200 Enduro – Big Car Enduro (125 laps) & Small Car Enduro (75 laps) plus Classic

Cars & Mini Vans (1:00 p.m.); Rain date: Sunday, November 8  

 

2009 Wednesday Night Open Test & Tune Sessions           

(Any divisions of racing welcome)

March 28 (Saturday – Big Track only) & April 4 (Saturday)

April 8 & April 22

May 6 & May 20

June 3 & June 17

July 1 & July 22

August 5 & August 19

September 2, September 16 & September 30

October 14

Big Track - Gates open 5:00 p.m.; Practice 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Outback Track on Wednesdays (Gates open 5:30 p.m.; Practice 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.) except on Satruday, April 4 (Gates open 11:00 a.m.; Practice 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.)

 

 

“The Outback Track at SSP” 2009 Schedule of Events Spring Shoot-Out Season Championship:

 

April 4 (Sat.)         Open Test & Tune Practice Session (Gates open at 11:00 a.m.; Practice 12:00  p.m. - 3:00 p.m.)

April 8 (Wed.)       Open Test & Tune Practice Session (Gates open at 5:30 p.m.; Practice 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.)

April 17 (Fri.)        Spring Shoot-Out Race #1 (Gates open 5:00 p.m.; Racing @7:15 p.m.)

April 22 (Wed.)     Open Test & Tune Practice Session (Gates open at 5:30 p.m.; Practice 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.)

April 24 (Fri.)        Spring Shoot-Out Race #2 (Gates open 5:00 p.m.; Racing @7:15 p.m.)

May 1 (Fri.)           Spring Shoot-Out Race #3 (Gates open 5:00 p.m.; Racing @7:15 p.m.)

May 6 (Wed.)        Open Test & Tune Practice Session (Gates open at 5:30 p.m.; Practice 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.)

May 8 (Fri.)           Spring Shoot-Out Race #4 (Gates open 5:00 p.m.; Racing @7:15 p.m.)

May 15 (Fri.)         Spring Shoot-Out Race #5 (Gates open 5:00 p.m.; Racing @7:15 p.m.)

May 20 (Wed.)      Open Test & Tune Practice Session (Gates open at 5:30 p.m.; Practice 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.)

May 22 (Fri.)         Spring Shoot-Out Race #6 (Gates open 5:00 p.m.; Racing @7:15 p.m.)

May 29 (Fri.)         Spring Shoot-Out Race #7 (Gates open 5:00 p.m.; Racing @7:15 p.m.)

June 3 (Wed.)      Open Test & Tune Practice Session (Gates open at 5:30 p.m.; Practice 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.)

June 5 (Fri.)          Spring Shoot-Out Race #8 (Gates open 5:00 p.m.; Racing @7:15 p.m.)

June 12 (Fri.)       Spring Shoot-Out Championship Night (Gates open 5:00 p.m.; Racing @7:15 p.m.)

 

Summer Shoot-Out Season Championship:

June 17 (Wed.)    Open Test & Tune Practice Session (Gates open at 5:30 p.m.; Practice 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.)

June 19 (Fri.)       Summer Shoot-Out Race #1 (Gates open 5:00 p.m.; Racing @7:15 p.m.)

June 26 (Fri.)       Summer Shoot-Out Race #2 (Gates open 5:00 p.m.; Racing @7:15 p.m.)

July 1 (Wed.)        Open Test & Tune Practice Session (Gates open at 5:30 p.m.; Practice 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.)

July 3 (Fri.)           Summer Shoot-Out Race #3 (Gates open 5:00 p.m.; Racing @7:15 p.m.)

July 6 - July 18:  Track Closed (Summer Vacation)

July 17 (Fri.)         Summer Shoot-Out Race #4 (Gates open 5:00 p.m.; Racing @7:15 p.m.)

July 22 (Wed.)      Open Test & Tune Practice Session (Gates open at 5:30 p.m.; Practice 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.)

July 24 (Fri.)         Summer Shoot-Out Race #5 (Gates open 5:00 p.m.; Racing @7:15 p.m.)

July 31 (Fri.)         Summer Shoot-Out Race #6 (Gates open 5:00 p.m.; Racing @7:15 p.m.)

Aug. 5 (Wed.)       Open Test & Tune Practice Session (Gates open at 5:30 p.m.; Practice 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.)

Aug. 7 (Fri.)           Summer Shoot-Out Race #7 (Gates open 5:00 p.m.; Racing @7:15 p.m.)

Aug. 14 (Fri.)        Summer Shoot-Out Race #8 (Gates open 5:00 p.m.; Racing @7:15 p.m.)

Aug. 19 (Wed.)     Open Test & Tune Practice Session (Gates open at 5:30 p.m.; Practice 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.)

Aug. 21 (Fri.)        Summer Shoot-Out Race #9 (Gates open 5:00 p.m.; Racing @7:15 p.m.)

Aug. 28 (Fri.)        Summer Shoot-Out Championship Night (Gates open 5:00 p.m.; Racing @7:15 p.m.)

 

 

Fall Special Races Season Schedule:

Sept. 2 (Wed.)      Open Test & Tune Practice Session (Gates open at 5:30 p.m.; Practice 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.)

Sept. 16 (Wed.)    Open Test & Tune Practice Session (Gates open at 5:30 p.m.; Practice 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.)

Sept. 30 (Wed.)    Open Test & Tune Practice Session (Gates open at 5:30 p.m.; Practice 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.)

Oct. 14 (Wed.)      Open Test & Tune Practice Session (Gates open at 5:30 p.m.; Practice 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.)

 

The 2009 Fall Special Races Schedule to be announced.

 

- Special Pricing for 2008 Regular Season Pit Pass Cards – For the second straight year, in order to help weekly supporters, SSP has announced that 50 season pit pass cards for all automobile race events at the “Big Track” from April 11 through September 19 (30 events) are on sale for just $325.00 (a retail value of more than $600).  This pass will also be valid for general grandstand admission for the four AMA Motorcycle events scheduled for the season.  This equates to approximately $12.50 per automobile event (regular pit pass prices are $22.00 - $25.00).  Persons interested in purchasing this special offer are encouraged to contact the speedway at (717) 292-1696 or email sspracing@hotmail.com as soon as possible to be added to the list of those who want the special pricing that is offered on a limited basis.  Payment is required within 7 days of notifying the speedway for the annual pit passes.  The pass is not valid for events at the “Outback Track” or for the Test & Tune Sessions held throughout the season. 

 

- SSP Awards Banquet and Night of Honor The 2008 SSP Awards Banquet and Night of Honor has been scheduled for Saturday night, January 24, 2009 at the historic Valencia Ballroom in downtown York.  The doors will open at 6:00 p.m. with dinner served at 7:00 p.m.  Awards presentation will follow the dinner.  There will once again be a “Kid’s Banquet” at the same time.  After dinner, all children will be permitted to sit with their families during the awards presentations.  Tickets are on sale now.  Order forms will also be available online at www.sspracing.net or by calling 717-292-1696.

 

- Track Rental for the “Big Track” and the “Outback Track” – The “Big track” and the “Outback track” are available for rent beginning March 1, 2008.  The “Big Track” rental fee is $1,400.00 for 4 hours and may be split between a maximum of five-(5) drivers/teams.  Only one car is permitted on the track at a time.  If an ambulance is requested, it is an additional $75.00 per hour.  For nighttime rentals at the “Big Track”, an additional $100.00 per hour will be charged for lights. 

 

The rental price for the “Outback Track” is $400.00 for 4 hours during the day /$500.00 at night and may be split between a maximum of five-(5) drivers/teams.  To reserve either track, please call 717-292-1696.  If you reserve the track with a $400 deposit before February 28, 2009 for any date after March 1, we will reduce the “Big Track” rental price to $1,200 (save $200).

 

- XSC Rookie Rumble Returns to SSP – Beginning on Saturday, April 18, 2009, there will be a separate XSC Rookie Rumble race as the Xtreme Stock Car class will continue to include qualifying heats, a consolation race and a feature event each night.  XSC Rookie Rumble drivers will need to be pre-registered and pre-approved before they will be permitted to compete in the Rookie Rumble class.   The Rookie Rumble will be a feature-only race for entry level competitors.

 

- SSP Implements Hometown Heroes Program for 2009 - For the upcoming season, the Susquehanna Speedway Park will implement a new program called “Hometown Heroes.”  On selected nights throughout the 2009 season, the Hometown Heroes Program will recognize drivers from particular cities and towns throughout Pennsylvania and Maryland.  Before the races begin, the drivers will have the opportunity to display their cars and meet the fans at the front gate of the speedway.  The drivers will also be interviewed during the night’s racing program.  Also, all fans entering the speedway from that driver’s hometown being honored will be admitted FREE to the grandstands by showing proper photo identification at the ticket booth.

 

The towns to be included in the program so far are York, Lancaster, Lebanon, Etters, Lewisberry, New Cumberland, Manchester, Mount Wolf, York Haven, Halifax, Jonestown, Duncannon, Enola, Marysville, Dover, East Berlin, Annville, Ephrata, Spring Grove, Thomasville, West York, Felton, Windsor, Carlisle, Newville, Reinholds, Middletown, Mt. Penn, Myerstown, Ona, Shermansdale as well as selected places in Maryland.  More details with dates and additional towns will be released in the near future.

 

- Free Pit Passes for all Non-Qualifiers in Late Models, Street Stocks, Xtreme Stock Cars and Legends Cars – Any non-qualifier who starts the a qualifying heat race and fails to qualify for the feature in the Late Model, Street Stock and Xtreme Stock Car divisions during the regular season point events will receive a complimentary pit pass for the driver for the following week during the regular season from April 11 though September 19.  The driver must possess a full annual SSP license in order to be eligible for the complimentary pit pass and pass is not transferable to another driver or to another week beyond the following week. 

 

- York Dirt Trackin’ 2009 - The 26th edition of the Dirt Trackin' Show sponsored by Jack Giambalvo Motor Co. will be held once again at the York Fairgrounds, in the Memorial Hall Expo Center January 23, 24 & 25, 2009.  This year’s show will feature more than 200 racecars on display including Late Models, Street Stocks, Legends, Micros, NASCAR and more.  Many local drivers will be signing autographs over all three days.  Once again, there will be no increase in the ticket prices, so adults can still join in the fun for only $10, students (ages 7-12) are only $5, and children six years of age and under are always free when accompanied by an adult.  Show times will be Friday from 4 p.m. - 11 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. - 10 p.m., and Sunday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.  Parking is free and held rain, snow or shine. 


Scheduled to appear this year will be the PWE Wrestlers on Saturday night, the Ms. Dirt Trackin' Contest and music by 61 South on Friday night and Kid's Day on Sunday. Other celebrities are currently being contacted to add even more to the show that pleases everyone. There will be a little bit for everyone to see and do from go karts to NASCAR, remote control race cars, simulators, speedway schedules, food, the York County Racing club display, giveaways, and lots of fans, drivers, and crew members all ready to have a good time at Dirt Trackin' 2009.  For more information go to www.dirttrackinshow.com or call Kirk Wise at 717-979-0341.

 

- 2009 SSP Rules Now Posted on Website – The 2009 SSP Rules for the Late Models, Street Stocks and Xtreme Stock Car divisions are now posted at www.sspracing.net.  The Mini Van and Road Warriors (Front Wheel Drive 4 Cylinders only) division rules for 2009 will be posted in the near future.   

 

- Repeat Fan Discount Continues for 2009 – Te popular “Repeat Fan Discount” program will continue at SSP in 2009.  There is a $2.00 repeat fan discount for each person with a ticket stub from races during the previous week’s events completed only.  Returning fans are encouraged to write their name, address and phone number on the back of the stub to be entered into special drawings during and at the end of the season for great prizes.  The Repeat Fan Discount is not valid for pit pass purchases.

 

- SSP Competitor's Link Section Added to SSP Website - Let your fans know the latest info on your team!  If you're a regular Late Model, Street Stock, Xtreme Stock Cars or other regular SSP series competitor and have a website, e-mail the link of your web site to our webmaster at tvr1@comcast.net, so we can include you in this section.

 

- EBAY Store – SSP has opened a “new” EBAY Store with a link at www.sspracing.net.  The store will feature both new and old items (both racing and non-racing).  Items already sold include a racecar steering wheel, vintage racing programs, children’s clothing and toys and more.

- Sports Plus DVDs from the 2008 Season – Sports Plus Video has DVDs available of each racing event from SSP for the 2008 season.  Visit online at www.SportsPlusVideo.com or mail your order to Sports Plus Video, 216 East Potomac Street, Williamsport, MD  21795.  The phone number is (301) 223-4525.

2009 SSP Outback Track Spring Season Set to Begin on Friday, April 17; Two Pre-season Open Practice Sessions on Saturday, April 4 & Wednesday, April 8

Newberrytown, PA (January 1, 2009)  After a successful year in 2008, SSP is ready to kick off a full season of racing at the SSP Outback Track on Friday night, April 17.   There will be two open practice sessions on Saturday afternoon, April 4 and Wednesday night, April 8.

 

The open practice sessions will be open to all classes of karts and quarter midgets.   On the Saturday, April 4 Open Practice Sessions, the back gate on Kise Mill Road (exit gate during Outback Track races) will open at 11:00 a.m., with practice from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.  On Wednesday night, April 8, the back gate will open at 5:30 p.m. with practice from 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.  The cost is $20.00 per driver (who practices on the track) and no charge for anyone else entering the pit area for the open practice sessions. 

 

The first race of the 9-race Spring Shoot-Out Series will be Friday night’s racing events, the pit gates will open 5:00 p.m. with a driver’s meeting at 6:30 p.m.  Open practice begins at 6:45 p.m. and racing action begins at 7:15 p.m.  There will be no sanctioning body affiliation for either karts or quarter midgets, but the technical/specification rules will be very similar to the major sanctioning groups for these types of cars (W.K.A. and QMA).  The entry fees for each class will be $15.00 per entry and participants may enter more than one class on a raceday ($12.00 for each additional class).  Trophies will be awarded to the top three in each class.  No participants will be denied racing as SSP will make every effort to define a class for all drivers who wish to compete.

 

Pit pass prices for races at the Outback Track will be $8.00 for everyone ages 15 & older; Children ages 9 – 14 are $5.00; Children 8 years of age and under are $3.00.  Hand held infants are admitted free.   

 

The 10-race Summer Shoot-Out Series will begin on Friday, June 17 and conclude on Saturday, August 28.  Special races during the fall will be announced in the future.  There will be separate point champions crowned from both the Spring and Summer Shoot-Out Series.

 

Everyone with a pit pass from the Outback Track will receive the $2.00 Repeat Fan Discount towards grandstand tickets for the next night’s racing events at the “Big Track.”  Returning fans are encouraged to write their name, address and phone number on the back of the stub to be entered into special drawings during and at the end of the season for great prizes.  The Repeat Fan Discount is not valid for pit pass purchases at the “Big Track.”.

 

The Susquehanna Speedway Park is located off I-83 to exit 32, then 1.4 miles NW on SR382 to York Road, then 1.3 miles south.  For more information, contact the speedway offices at (717) 292-1696 or visit online at sspracing.net.  On raceday, the Outback Track raceday hotline is (717) 932-1608.  The “Big” track phone is (717) 938-9170 for up-to-date information.

 

Friday, April 17, 2009– Outback Track Time Schedule

(Subject to Change)

              5:00 p.m.       Pit Gates Open (no general admission)

              6:30 p.m.       Driver’s Meeting (Parents welcome to attend as well).

  6:45 p.m. - 7:10 p.m.            Practice Begins (one round for each class)

   7:15 p.m.       Racing Begins (Heats & Features)

Class Rotation: To Be Announced at the Driver’s Meeting

 

Driver Classifications / Divisions at the “Outback Track”

Similar classes may be combined depending on entry count (Finishes between classes will be designated separately). Weights – a minimum combination of the car and the driver seated in the car.

 

Quarter Midgets:

  Junior Classes (Ages 5-8) – restrictor plates not required unless designated

  1. 3 h.p. Briggs Junior Novice Blue (min. 235 lbs.) - 3 hp Briggs & Stratton engine w/7/16” restrictor plate (blue).

  2. 3 h.p. Briggs Junior Novice Red (min. 235 lbs.) - 3 hp Briggs & Stratton engine w/ 5/16” restrictor plate (red).

  3. 3 h.p. Briggs Junior Stock Unrestricted (min. 235 lbs.) - 3 hp Briggs & Stratton engine w/ no plate.

  4. 120 Honda Junior Novice Blue (min. 250 lbs.) - 4 hp Honda GX120 engine w/ 7/16” restrictor plate (blue).

  5. 120 Honda Junior Novice Red (min. 250 lbs.) - 4 hp Honda GX120 engine w/ 5/16” restrictor plate (red).

  6. 120 Honda Junior Stock Unrestricted (min. 250 lbs.) - 4 hp Honda GX120 engine w/ no plate.

 

  Senior Classes (Ages 9-16) – no restrictor plates required

  1. 3 h.p. Briggs Senior Stock (min. 260 lbs.) - 3 hp Briggs & Stratton engine.

  2. 120 Honda Senior Light (min. 275 lbs.) - 4 hp Honda GX120 engine.

  3. 120 Honda Senior Heavy (min. 325 lbs. w/ driver min. 90 lbs.) - 4 hp Honda GX120 engine.

  4. 5 h.p. Briggs Senior Stock (min. 300 lbs.) - 5 hp Briggs & Stratton engine.

  5. 160 Honda Senior Light (min. 290 lbs.) - 5.5 hp Honda GX160 engine.

  6. 160 Honda Senior Heavy (min. 325 lbs. w/ driver min. 90 lbs.) - 5.5 hp Honda GX160 engine.

  7. World Formula (min. 340 lbs.) - Briggs & Stratton World Formula engine.

 

Karts (Flat Style)

  1. Kid Kart / Pee Wee (Ages 5-8: min. 150 lbs.) – Open class to all ages 5-8 years of age. 

  2. Junior Sportsman Purple (Ages 8-10: min. 250 lbs.) – 5 h.p. Briggs flathead w/ 0.425” restrictor plate (purple)

  3. Junior Sportsman Blue (Ages 11-14 min. 265 lbs.) – 5 h.p. Briggs flathead w/ 0.500” restrictor plate (blue)

  4. Junior Animal (Ages 11-14: min. 280 lbs.) – 6.5 h.p. Briggs Animal w/ 0.500” restrictor plate (blue)

  5. Junior Restricted (Ages 11-14: min. 310 lbs. for flathead/ min. 320 lbs. Animal) – 5 h.p. Briggs flathead w/

0.575” restrictor plate (gold) or 6.5 h.p. Briggs Animal w/0.505” restrictor plate.

  6. Junior Unrestricted (Ages 11-14: min. 310 lbs. for flathead) – 5 h.p. Briggs flathead w/ no restrictor plate.

  7. Senior Stock Light (Ages 15 & older: min. 330 lbs) – 5 h.p. Brigg flathead

  8. Senior Stock Medium (Ages 15 & older: min. 350 lbs) – 5 h.p. Brigg flathead

  9. Senior Stock Heavy (Ages 15 & older: min. 375 lbs) – 5 h.p. Brigg flathead

10. Senior Stock Super Heavy (Ages 15 & older: min. 400 lbs) – 5 h.p. Brigg flathead

11. Senior Animal Light (Ages 15 & older: min. 330 lbs) – 6.5 h.p. Brigg Animal

12. Senior Animal Medium (Ages 15 & older: min. 350 lbs) – 6.5 h.p. Brigg Animal

13. Senior Animal Heavy (Ages 15 & older: min. 375 lbs) – 6.5 h.p. Brigg Animal

14. Senior Animal Super Heavy (Ages 15 & older: min. 400 lbs) – 6.5 h.p. Brigg Animal

15. Senior Stock (Masters) (Ages 33 & older: min. 375 lbs) – 5 h.p. Brigg flathead

 

Karts (Cage / Champ Style)

  1. Junior Champ Sportsman Purple (Ages 8-10: min. 265 lbs.) – 5 h.p. Briggs flathead w/ 0.425” restrictor plate

(purple)

  2. Junior Champ Sportsman Blue (Ages 11-14 min. 280 lbs.) – 5 h.p. Briggs flathead w/ 0.500” restrictor plate

(blue)

  3. Junior Champ Animal (Ages 11-14: min. 290 lbs.) – 6.5 h.p. Briggs Animal w/0.500” restrictor plate (blue).

  3. Junior Champ Restricted (Ages 11-14: min. 350 lbs. for flathead/ min. 360 lbs. Animal) – 5 h.p. Briggs

flathead w/ 0.575” restrictor plate (gold) or 6.5 h.p. Briggs Animal w/0.505” restrictor plate.

  4. Junior Champ Unrestricted (Ages 11-14: min. 350 lbs. for flathead) – 5 h.p. Briggs flathead w/ no restrictor plate.

  5. Senior Champ Stock (Ages 15 & older: min. 410 lbs) – 5 h.p. Brigg flathead

  6. Senior Champ Animal (Ages 15 & older: min. 420 lbs) – 6.5 h.p. Brigg Animal

  7. Wing Karts (Ages 15 & older: min. 410 lbs. for flathead/ min. 420 lbs. Animal) – 5 h.p. Briggs flathead w/

0.575” restrictor plate (gold) or 6.5 h.p. Briggs Animal w/0.505” restrictor plate.

 

 

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January 4, 2009

CARQUEST GASOLINE ALLEY NEWS

CARQUEST Gasoline Alley Continues The Countdown To The Chili Bowl And Welcomes JJ Yeley, Kevin Swindell And Brady Bacon To Tonight's Show

This coming week the CARQUEST Gasoline Alley Gang continues their annual countdown to the 23rd edition of the prestigious Chili Bowl and this week the fast paced and highly entertaining show will welcome three national driving stars to the show. Join the Gang as NASCAR driving star and open wheel racing legend JJ Yeley pays the Gang a visit. Yeley will join the owner's ranks as well this year as he and ASCS Sprint Car driving great Gary Lee Maier team up for an all-out two-car assault designed at winning the coveted Golden Driller trophy. Yeley will chat about some of the new things he is currently working on for the 2009 racing season. Second generation star Kevin Swindell joins the Gang to talk about his 2008 racing season and the prospects for 2009 and will highlight the two-car team he and his Dad, the legendary and four-time winner of the Chili Bowl, Sammy Swindell, will be taking to Tulsa. 18 year-old Brady Bacon rejoins the Gang to talk about his recent pairing with car owner Mike Eubanks for the 2009 racing season and his wheel to wheel racing action over the weekend at the Tulsa Shoot-Out that is run prior to the Chili Bowl. Bacon, who will be a regular on the ASCS National Trail in 2009, will share his views on the new series and his 2008 racing season in review.

Additional surprises are always in store for the viewers and listeners as this will be another in the long line of blockbuster shows the CARQUEST Gasoline Alley Gang continues to bring to the racing community. Join us for the fastest, funniest and most informed racing show on the airwaves today.

CARQUEST Gasoline Alley TV/Radio/Internet Show continues its outstanding line-up of talented guests with this week's edition of the show. The Show's programming on WALN Digital Cable Radio, Internet www.walncableradio.com  and Service Electric Digital Cable TV, Channels 103, and 137 is live from 6 to 8 PM and later tape delayed on Channel 50 at 11 PM.

This coming Monday Night, January 5th, begin your week in racing with the Pados Brothers, Ed and Steve, and Area Auto Racing News racing reporter Randy Kane as they take you on a two-hour circular journey with their well documented, very informative and extremely funny show.

Should you have questions on how to be a part of the show through advertising, appearances or remotes, please contact Steve Pados at: 610 573 9706; Ed Pados at: 610 739 0391; Randy Kane at: 610 682 6273; or the WALN Studios at: 610 791 1818. You may also email: steveswp@netzero.net  or racewriter@enter.net.

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Promoter: Joe Callavini (570) 788-7544



Upcoming events:

March 4th-8th- Laurel Mall Race Car Show



Jentile, Ryan and Gregor Score “Frostbite” Victories at Mountain Speedway


By: Gene Ostrowski


St. Johns, PA (January 3, 2009)- Winter temperatures didn’t discourage drivers from taking the green flag in the ABC Car Crushing Mountain Madness Enduro Series “Frostbite” enduros Saturday at Mountain Speedway. Despite a late race spin, Joe Jentile took top honors in the 6/8-cylinder division. In dominating fashion, Sam Ryan took the 4-cylinder checkers and Jeff Gregor made a late race charge to challenge for the win in trophy truck action.

Before being overtaken by Rich Paciotti, Elliot Wohl started from the pole and led the first circuit in the 100-lap 6/8-cylinder enduro. Bob Wink slipped into the third spot with Steve Tito and James Presley in tow.

Wink quickly worked toward the front of the pack and drove into the top spot with five laps complete. However, Presley followed Wink through traffic and worked him over for the race lead five laps later.

With twenty-one laps in the books, Presley led over Wink, Joe Jentile, Woot Lawrence and Tom Szoke. Known as a threat to win in any enduro, Jentile took the race lead six laps later.

It appeared that Jentile had the win in the bag, but he was spun in turns three and four with a few laps remaining. Jentile was able to get his car pointed in the right direction but the gap between himself and Wink dwindled.

Wink overtook Jentile for a moment on lap ninety-seven but his lead was short-lived, as Jentile regain it in lapped traffic. The two ran side-by-side and when the checkered flag flew, it was Jentile (Bedminster, PA) taking the win. Wink settled for second, followed by Lawrence, Bob Haeger and Robin Schewire.

Brian Brown led the four cylinders to the drop of the green flag in the 100-lap enduro. Before a single lap was scored, Mike Mujsce took the race lead. With four laps complete, Mujsce led over Bobby Coco, Sam Ryan and Jake Oswald.

Ryan caught Mujsce and took the race lead on lap seventeen, and then the two swapped the top spot four times over the next twenty-five laps.

Ryan held the race lead at halfway followed by Mujsce, Brown, Bill Price, Jr. and John Saccomandi.

Ryan (White Haven, PA) set a blistering pace and lapped all but one car en route to victory. Mujsce finished second and Saccomandi, Price and Mark Foreman completed the top five.

Wayne Meyer started from the pole position in the 40-lap trophy truck enduro. Before a lap was complete, Kevin Orlando took control of the event from his second starting spot.

Only one lap later, Frank Katona took his turn out front and then Jeff Gregor took command six laps later.

Kevin Nowak began to reel in Gregor. After the two exchanged the top spot, the two made contact while racing out of turn two on lap twelve. Gregor spun and Nowak took the race lead.

Just before halfway Nowak continued to lead over Katona, Donny Oliver, Gregor and Meyer.

Knowing he had a truck that could win, Gregor (Bridgehampton, NY) put on a late race run and overtook Nowak for the race lead on lap thirty-four. He went on to take the checkered flag over Nowak, Katona, Meyer and Oliver.

One dollar from each general admission was donated to the Fraternal Order of Police-Christina lodge #84.

To view the latest happenings at Mountain Speedway, please visit www.mountainspeedway.com.
 
ABC Car Crushing Mountain Madness Enduro Series Rund #1 Results  6/8 Cyl. (100-laps) 

Pos No. Name
1 41 Joe Jentile
2 417 Bob Wink
3 1 Woot Lawrence
4 38 Bob Haeger
5 99 Robin Schweire
6 50 Tom Szoke
7 12 Nate Correll
8 14 Phil Lamonaco
9 98 Dominic Ranieri Jr
10 53 Kevin Nowak
11 10 Keith Frankenfield
12 74 James Presley
13 2 Bob Baker
14 410 Steve Tito
15 302 Joe Helberg
16 34 Angelo Spezialetti
17 88 Jason Martin
18 143 Paul Harding
19 24 Bobby Coco
20 22 David Allen
21 28 Frank Scimera
22 61 Kevin Orlando
23 1X Cory Student
24 57 Tracy Berger Carmen
25 14 Elliott Wohl
26 32 Brian Brown
27 65 Greg Harris
28 461 Rich DiMarco
29 23G Shawn Gallucci
30 29R Richard Paciotti
31 30 Ed Brown Jr
32 78 Aaron Miller
33 12 Ryan Lewis

4 Cyl. (100-laps)
Pos No. Name

1 7 Sam Ryan
2 7 Mike Mujsce
3 6 John Saccomandi
4 48 Billy Price Jr
5 116 Mark Foreman
6 99 Robin Schewire
7 F19 Bill Rice
8 29X James White
9 27V Mike Ventura
10 83 Devin Gibson
11 34 Tony Rispin
12 30 Ed Brown Jr
13 19A Brian Brown
14 81 Kerry Boehm
15 17 Art Kulik
16 F1 Frank Katona
17 22 Melissa Simms
18 69 Justin Dunn
19 31 Curtis McCormick
20 18 Pat Verwys
21 27 Charles Barbeisch Jr
22 13 Robert Fink
23 90 Travis Schwenk
24 71 Jake Oswald
25 71X Edward Michael
26 12L Lou Honeywell
27 51 Larry Spencer III
28 9 Brandon Brown
29 24 Larry Spencer Jr
30 70D Denise Siegel
31 19C Bobby Coco
32 2 Tony Arcaro
33 6D Devin Shafer

Trophy Trucks (40-laps)
Pos No. Name

1 43 Jeff Gregor
2 53 Kevin Nowak
3 27 Frank Katona
4 53 Wayne Meyer
5 34 Donny Oliver
6 28 Rob Bader
7 65 Greg Harris
8 1 Kerry Iacangelo
9 12 Don Lakey
10 11 Brian Kelly
11 44 Kyle Curtis
12 2 Shawn Wanat
13 61 Kevin Orlando

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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O'Reilly All Stars Unveil Parent Website

Camargo, IL (1-1-09) by Kelly Brown – When families usually gather it is called a reunion, but when the O'Reilly All Star Circuit of Champions and O'Reilly Midwest All Star Series convene on the internet with the O'Reilly All Star Late Model Series, you get one action packed website. The All Star Racing Series is proud to announce the formation of a new parent website that will keep racing enthusiasts up to date with the latest news for all three series.

The parent site www.OReillyAllStars.com  will serve as a gateway for all three series websites which will feature items such as: news, schedules, series point standings, rules and procedures. The sites will also highlight the same features that the visitors to the O'Reilly All Star Circuit of Champions Series website have come accustomed to including a sponsor’s page, a rotating sponsor banner highlighting all series sponsors and marketing partners.

The O'Reilly All Star Family of Series features three unique racing series, including winged sprint cars, regional winged sprint cars and dirt late models, approximately 110 racing dates will be held under the All Stars banner in seventeen states. Races for all three series will be broadcast live on the internet at www.dirtvision.com.

For the most up to date information on the O'Reilly All Star Family of Series visit www.OReillyAllStars.com 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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2009 SSP Outback Track Spring Season Set to Begin on Friday, April 17; Two Pre-season Open Practice Sessions on Saturday, April 4 & Wednesday, April 8

Newberrytown, PA (January 1, 2009) After a successful year in 2008, SSP is ready to kick off a full season of racing at the SSP Outback Track on Friday night, April 17. There will be two open practice sessions on Saturday afternoon, April 4 and Wednesday night, April 8.

The open practice sessions will be open to all classes of karts and quarter midgets. On the Saturday, April 4 Open Practice Sessions, the back gate on Kise Mill Road (exit gate during Outback Track races) will open at 11:00 a.m., with practice from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. On Wednesday night, April 8, the back gate will open at 5:30 p.m. with practice from 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. The cost is $20.00 per driver (who practices on the track) and no charge for anyone else entering the pit area for the open practice sessions.

The first race of the 9-race Spring Shoot-Out Series will be Friday night’s racing events, the pit gates will open 5:00 p.m. with a driver’s meeting at 6:30 p.m. Open practice begins at 6:45 p.m. and racing action begins at 7:15 p.m. There will be no sanctioning body affiliation for either karts or quarter midgets, but the technical/specification rules will be very similar to the major sanctioning groups for these types of cars (W.K.A. and QMA). The entry fees for each class will be $15.00 per entry and participants may enter more than one class on a raceday ($12.00 for each additional class). Trophies will be awarded to the top three in each class. No participants will be denied racing as SSP will make every effort to define a class for all drivers who wish to compete.

Pit pass prices for races at the Outback Track will be $8.00 for everyone ages 15 & older; Children ages 9 – 14 are $5.00; Children 8 years of age and under are $3.00. Hand held infants are admitted free.

The 10-race Summer Shoot-Out Series will begin on Friday, June 17 and conclude on Saturday, August 28. Special races during the fall will be announced in the future. There will be separate point champions crowned from both the Spring and Summer Shoot-Out Series.

Everyone with a pit pass from the Outback Track will receive the $2.00 Repeat Fan Discount towards grandstand tickets for the next night’s racing events at the “Big Track.” Returning fans are encouraged to write their name, address and phone number on the back of the stub to be entered into special drawings during and at the end of the season for great prizes. The Repeat Fan Discount is not valid for pit pass purchases at the “Big Track.”.

The Susquehanna Speedway Park is located off I-83 to exit 32, then 1.4 miles NW on SR382 to York Road, then 1.3 miles south. For more information, contact the speedway offices at (717) 292-1696 or visit online at sspracing.net. On raceday, the Outback Track raceday hotline is (717) 932-1608. The “Big” track phone is (717) 938-9170 for up-to-date information.

Friday, April 17, 2009– Outback Track Time Schedule

(Subject to Change)

5:00 p.m. Pit Gates Open (no general admission)

6:30 p.m. Driver’s Meeting (Parents welcome to attend as well).

6:45 p.m. - 7:10 p.m. Practice Begins (one round for each class)

7:15 p.m. Racing Begins (Heats & Features)

Class Rotation: To Be Announced at the Driver’s Meeting


“The Outback Track at SSP” 2009 Schedule of Events Spring Shoot-Out Season Championship:

April 4 (Sat.) Open Test & Tune Practice Session (Gates open at 11:00 a.m.; Practice 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.)

April 8 (Wed.) Open Test & Tune Practice Session (Gates open at 5:30 p.m.; Practice 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.)

April 17 (Fri.) Spring Shoot-Out Race #1 (Gates open 5:00 p.m.; Racing @7:15 p.m.)

April 22 (Wed.) Open Test & Tune Practice Session (Gates open at 5:30 p.m.; Practice 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.)

April 24 (Fri.) Spring Shoot-Out Race #2 (Gates open 5:00 p.m.; Racing @7:15 p.m.)

May 1 (Fri.) Spring Shoot-Out Race #3 (Gates open 5:00 p.m.; Racing @7:15 p.m.)

May 6 (Wed.) Open Test & Tune Practice Session (Gates open at 5:30 p.m.; Practice 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.)

May 8 (Fri.) Spring Shoot-Out Race #4 (Gates open 5:00 p.m.; Racing @7:15 p.m.)

May 15 (Fri.) Spring Shoot-Out Race #5 (Gates open 5:00 p.m.; Racing @7:15 p.m.)

May 20 (Wed.) Open Test & Tune Practice Session (Gates open at 5:30 p.m.; Practice 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.)

May 22 (Fri.) Spring Shoot-Out Race #6 (Gates open 5:00 p.m.; Racing @7:15 p.m.)

May 29 (Fri.) Spring Shoot-Out Race #7 (Gates open 5:00 p.m.; Racing @7:15 p.m.)

June 3 (Wed.) Open Test & Tune Practice Session (Gates open at 5:30 p.m.; Practice 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.)

June 5 (Fri.) Spring Shoot-Out Race #8 (Gates open 5:00 p.m.; Racing @7:15 p.m.)

June 12 (Fri.) Spring Shoot-Out Championship Night (Gates open 5:00 p.m.; Racing @7:15 p.m.)



Summer Shoot-Out Season Championship:

June 17 (Wed.) Open Test & Tune Practice Session (Gates open at 5:30 p.m.; Practice 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.)

June 19 (Fri.) Summer Shoot-Out Race #1 (Gates open 5:00 p.m.; Racing @7:15 p.m.)

June 26 (Fri.) Summer Shoot-Out Race #2 (Gates open 5:00 p.m.; Racing @7:15 p.m.)

July 1 (Wed.) Open Test & Tune Practice Session (Gates open at 5:30 p.m.; Practice 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.)

July 3 (Fri.) Summer Shoot-Out Race #3 (Gates open 5:00 p.m.; Racing @7:15 p.m.)

July 6 - July 18: Track Closed (Summer Vacation)

July 17 (Fri.) Summer Shoot-Out Race #4 (Gates open 5:00 p.m.; Racing @7:15 p.m.)

July 22 (Wed.) Open Test & Tune Practice Session (Gates open at 5:30 p.m.; Practice 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.)

July 24 (Fri.) Summer Shoot-Out Race #5 (Gates open 5:00 p.m.; Racing @7:15 p.m.)

July 31 (Fri.) Summer Shoot-Out Race #6 (Gates open 5:00 p.m.; Racing @7:15 p.m.)

Aug. 5 (Wed.) Open Test & Tune Practice Session (Gates open at 5:30 p.m.; Practice 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.)

Aug. 7 (Fri.) Summer Shoot-Out Race #7 (Gates open 5:00 p.m.; Racing @7:15 p.m.)

Aug. 14 (Fri.) Summer Shoot-Out Race #8 (Gates open 5:00 p.m.; Racing @7:15 p.m.)

Aug. 19 (Wed.) Open Test & Tune Practice Session (Gates open at 5:30 p.m.; Practice 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.)

Aug. 21 (Fri.) Summer Shoot-Out Race #9 (Gates open 5:00 p.m.; Racing @7:15 p.m.)

Aug. 28 (Fri.) Summer Shoot-Out Championship Night (Gates open 5:00 p.m.; Racing @7:15 p.m.)



Fall Special Races Season Schedule:

Sept. 2 (Wed.) Open Test & Tune Practice Session (Gates open at 5:30 p.m.; Practice 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.)

Sept. 16 (Wed.) Open Test & Tune Practice Session (Gates open at 5:30 p.m.; Practice 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.)

Sept. 30 (Wed.) Open Test & Tune Practice Session (Gates open at 5:30 p.m.; Practice 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.)

Oct. 14 (Wed.) Open Test & Tune Practice Session (Gates open at 5:30 p.m.; Practice 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.)

The 2009 Fall Special Races Schedule to be announced.


Driver Classifications / Divisions at the “Outback Track”

Similar classes may be combined depending on entry count (Finishes between classes will be designated separately). Weights – a minimum combination of the car and the driver seated in the car.

Quarter Midgets:

Junior Classes (Ages 5-8) – restrictor plates not required unless designated

1. 3 h.p. Briggs Junior Novice Blue (min. 235 lbs.) - 3 hp Briggs & Stratton engine w/7/16” restrictor plate (blue).

2. 3 h.p. Briggs Junior Novice Red (min. 235 lbs.) - 3 hp Briggs & Stratton engine w/ 5/16” restrictor plate (red).

3. 3 h.p. Briggs Junior Stock Unrestricted (min. 235 lbs.) - 3 hp Briggs & Stratton engine w/ no plate.

4. 120 Honda Junior Novice Blue (min. 250 lbs.) - 4 hp Honda GX120 engine w/ 7/16” restrictor plate (blue).

5. 120 Honda Junior Novice Red (min. 250 lbs.) - 4 hp Honda GX120 engine w/ 5/16” restrictor plate (red).

6. 120 Honda Junior Stock Unrestricted (min. 250 lbs.) - 4 hp Honda GX120 engine w/ no plate.



Senior Classes (Ages 9-16) – no restrictor plates required

1. 3 h.p. Briggs Senior Stock (min. 260 lbs.) - 3 hp Briggs & Stratton engine.

2. 120 Honda Senior Light (min. 275 lbs.) - 4 hp Honda GX120 engine.

3. 120 Honda Senior Heavy (min. 325 lbs. w/ driver min. 90 lbs.) - 4 hp Honda GX120 engine.

4. 5 h.p. Briggs Senior Stock (min. 300 lbs.) - 5 hp Briggs & Stratton engine.

5. 160 Honda Senior Light (min. 290 lbs.) - 5.5 hp Honda GX160 engine.

6. 160 Honda Senior Heavy (min. 325 lbs. w/ driver min. 90 lbs.) - 5.5 hp Honda GX160 engine.

7. World Formula (min. 340 lbs.) - Briggs & Stratton World Formula engine.



Karts (Flat Style)

1. Kid Kart / Pee Wee (Ages 5-8: min. 150 lbs.) – Open class to all ages 5-8 years of age.

2. Junior Sportsman Purple (Ages 8-10: min. 250 lbs.) – 5 h.p. Briggs flathead w/ 0.425” restrictor plate (purple)

3. Junior Sportsman Blue (Ages 11-14 min. 265 lbs.) – 5 h.p. Briggs flathead w/ 0.500” restrictor plate (blue)

4. Junior Animal (Ages 11-14: min. 280 lbs.) – 6.5 h.p. Briggs Animal w/ 0.500” restrictor plate (blue)

5. Junior Restricted (Ages 11-14: min. 310 lbs. for flathead/ min. 320 lbs. Animal) – 5 h.p. Briggs flathead w/

0.575” restrictor plate (gold) or 6.5 h.p. Briggs Animal w/0.505” restrictor plate.

6. Junior Unrestricted (Ages 11-14: min. 310 lbs. for flathead) – 5 h.p. Briggs flathead w/ no restrictor plate.

7. Senior Stock Light (Ages 15 & older: min. 330 lbs) – 5 h.p. Brigg flathead

8. Senior Stock Medium (Ages 15 & older: min. 350 lbs) – 5 h.p. Brigg flathead

9. Senior Stock Heavy (Ages 15 & older: min. 375 lbs) – 5 h.p. Brigg flathead

10. Senior Stock Super Heavy (Ages 15 & older: min. 400 lbs) – 5 h.p. Brigg flathead

11. Senior Animal Light (Ages 15 & older: min. 330 lbs) – 6.5 h.p. Brigg Animal

12. Senior Animal Medium (Ages 15 & older: min. 350 lbs) – 6.5 h.p. Brigg Animal

13. Senior Animal Heavy (Ages 15 & older: min. 375 lbs) – 6.5 h.p. Brigg Animal

14. Senior Animal Super Heavy (Ages 15 & older: min. 400 lbs) – 6.5 h.p. Brigg Animal

15. Senior Stock (Masters) (Ages 33 & older: min. 375 lbs) – 5 h.p. Brigg flathead



Karts (Cage / Champ Style)

1. Junior Champ Sportsman Purple (Ages 8-10: min. 265 lbs.) – 5 h.p. Briggs flathead w/ 0.425” restrictor plate (purple)

2. Junior Champ Sportsman Blue (Ages 11-14 min. 280 lbs.) – 5 h.p. Briggs flathead w/ 0.500” restrictor plate (blue)

3. Junior Champ Animal (Ages 11-14: min. 290 lbs.) – 6.5 h.p. Briggs Animal w/0.500” restrictor plate (blue).

3. Junior Champ Restricted (Ages 11-14: min. 350 lbs. for flathead/ min. 360 lbs. Animal) – 5 h.p. Briggs

flathead w/ 0.575” restrictor plate (gold) or 6.5 h.p. Briggs Animal w/0.505” restrictor plate.

4. Junior Champ Unrestricted (Ages 11-14: min. 350 lbs. for flathead) – 5 h.p. Briggs flathead w/ no restrictor  plate.

5. Senior Champ Stock (Ages 15 & older: min. 410 lbs) – 5 h.p. Brigg flathead

6. Senior Champ Animal (Ages 15 & older: min. 420 lbs) – 6.5 h.p. Brigg Animal

7. Wing Karts (Ages 15 & older: min. 410 lbs. for flathead/ min. 420 lbs. Animal) – 5 h.p. Briggs flathead w/  0.575” restrictor plate (gold) or 6.5 h.p. Briggs Animal w/0.505” restrictor plate.

2 Cycle Kart Classes to be developed based on interest/participation.

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