Sprint Cars Return to Devil’s Bowl Speedway on Saturday Following Successful Test

austin_1200WEST HAVEN, VT – The winged warriors of the Bond Auto Parts Sprint Cars of New England (SCoNE) tour will make their official debut at Devil’s Bowl Speedway on Saturday, October 18, joining the AutoSaver Ford/Springfield Buick-GMC “Vermont Freedom & Unity” event. A successful test was completed by two teams on Wednesday, drawing rave reviews.

Lacey Hanson, a veteran of season seasons with the SCoNE series, and 16-year-old rookie Tyler Austin each turned laps in order to help gather information for their teams and competitors alike. For Hanson, whose team is based just 10 minutes from the track in Orwell, VT, it was a productive day.
“It was great. I was glad we got to come out and practice and see what the track is like,” she said. “I think it’s going to be a great show.”

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Will the brawls improve TV ratings and selling tickets?

The brawls following the Charlotte Motor Speedway Chase race was the result of the heat being turned up on the drivers to stay in The Chase. With Talladega coming up this weekend, there could be a lot more fists flying. Here’s what it looks like going into Degga: Logano, Kyle Busch, Charlotte winner Harvick, Newman, Edwards, Gordon, Hamlin and Kahne are the top eight. After Talladega: Kenseth, Kaselowski, Johnson and Junior could be eliminated.

We’ve seen sports news reports that the Los Angeles mayor expects to announcement that a new NFL franchise will add a team to his city very soon. We know that NASCAR CEO Brian France has stated that he’d like to be part of that management team. Considering that Brian has signed two big NASCAR TV rights contracts, a move by NASCAR’s chief executive now may be the right time for him. He’ll leave NASCAR with big TV rights money for several years. Unfortunately, the TV ratings for The Chase to the Nextel Cup, his creation, haven’t kept pace with the money increase courtesy of Fox and the NBC sports networks.

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Lt. Governor Scott Named Grand Marshal for Action Packed Devil’s Bowl Dirt Finale

scott_1200WEST HAVEN, VT – Devil’s Bowl Speedway has seen a flurry of activity in recent days as the Rutland County track prepares for its final event of the season. With inaugural “Battle at the Bowl” dirt track championships on the line, the speedway welcomes a new sponsor and an appearance by the Lieutenant Governor of Vermont on Saturday, October 18 at 2:00 p.m.

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Griffith Looks To Finish The 2014 Season Out Strong With A Podium Finish At Thompson Speedway

vlf_5554(Thompson, CT) – 17 year-old Derek Griffith and the Griffith race team is excited to be competing at the 2014 World Series, at the prestigious Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park on Oct 17-19.
Griffith, a Hudson, NH native will complete his third full season with the Granite State Pro Stock Series (GSPSS) by racing in their season finale 50-lap race. Derek currently sits fourth in the point’s battle, just 38 points out of the top spot.

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Valenti Modified Series Title Decided At Thompson Saturday

vmrslogo1Canaan, NH. — Another Valenti Modified Racing Series Championship goes down to the wire in this weekend’s season finale at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park and the ‘Sunoco World Series of Speedway Racing presented by Xtramart’.

Justin Bonsignore, of Holtsville, New York, thanks to a second place finish at Lee, New Hampshire, last weekend, takes a 37-point lead into Thompson ahead of reigning champion Rowan Pennink, of Huntingdon Valley, Pennsylvania.

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Stafford Motor Speedway Releases Its 2015 SK Modified® and SK Light Modified Rulebooks

gsdfsdfs(Stafford Springs, CT)—With the 2014 NASCAR Whelen All-American Series season in the books, attention has already turned to the 2015 season. In that vein, Stafford Motor Speedway has released the 2015 rulebooks for its two open wheel divisions, the SK Modifieds® and SK Light Modifieds.

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NETS to decide champion at Thompson

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NETS to decide champion at Thompson

The New England Truck Series arrives at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park looking to crown a Series Champion and settling the closest point battle in recent series history. Corey Coates leads 5 time series champion Andy Lindeman by 3 points going into the World Series of Stock Car Racing. They control their own destiny, as a win by either driver would clinch the 2014 NETS Championship. Each has found victory lane multiple times in 2014, with Lindeman winning the series’ most recent event at Lee USA Speedway.
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Irvan Eyes First PASS South Win At Orange County This Weekend

IMG_3996 (1280x853)CHARLOTTE, NC (October 14) – With another season headed into the record books over the next month or so for the Pro All Stars Series (PASS) South Super Late Model division, teams busily prepare for their next challenge coming up this weekend in the Orange County 150 presented by CV Products at Orange County Speedway. Amongst them is the Auramist-sponsored #28 team of young Jared Irvan. The third generation racer currently sits third in PASS South Super Late Model points competing in his first full season racing full-bodied stock cars.

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On Deck: Sunoco World Series of Speedway Racing, presented by XtraMart at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park

kflasfaThompson, CT- The 2014 racing season at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park (TSMP) comes to a close on October 17-19 with one of the nation’s finest short track events: the 52nd running of the Sunoco World Series of Speedway Racing, presented by Xtramart.

Finishing second in the balloting for 51’s Best Annual Short Track Event, the event will feature a total of 14 divisions. Twelve will celebrate champions, headlined by NASCAR’s oldest division: the Whelen Modified Tour.

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Eddie MacDonald Wins 52nd Milk Bowl at Thunder Road

akjsfasfBarre, VT – The “Outlaw” Eddie MacDonald of Rowley, Massachusetts held off two-time and defending Thunder Road Track Champion Derrick O’Donnell to claim the victory in the 52nd running of the People’s United Bank Milk Bowl at Barre’s Thunder Road on Sunday, October 12. MacDonald put together a combined overall score of 14 points in the three-segment event to become the first winner from outside of Vermont since 2010.

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