WEST HAVEN, VT – One creative dirt track stock car racing fan will leave their mark on the action at Devil’s Bowl Speedway, as the Vermont track announces the “You Name The Race!” contest for its “Battle at the Bowl” series finale. One entry will be selected as the title of the dirt track event on Saturday, October 18.
JIMMIE JOHNSON, NO. 48 LOWE’S CHEVROLET SS met with media and discussed his favorite upcoming tracks in the Chase, his approach to the new format, looking for speed in the car, the challenges of the New Hampshire track, his 39th birthday, and more. FULL TRANSCRIPT:
CHARLOTTE, NC (September 17) – Entering the 2014 Pro All Stars Series (PASS) South Super Late Model campaign, Brandon Setzer had high hopes for success. But the season, did not start out the way he had hoped. Motor problems at Greenville-Pickens and Hickory, coupled with an accident at Dillon, had Setzer mired far back in the standings. But a mid-season switch from his family owned team to the potent Dick Woodman Racing entry saw Setzer score back-to-back podium finishes at Ace and Southern National. Since then, Setzer has returned to the family team and the good runs have continued. He now sits seventh in PASS South Super Late Model points, just 34 points out of the top five as the series prepares for this weekend’s Over The Mountain 150 at Hickory Motor Speedway.
(Stafford Springs, CT) Stafford Motor Speedway is proud to announce that Dr. Dick Berggren, acclaimed racing personality, will serve as the Grand Marshal for the NAPA Auto Parts Fall Final NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour 150, Sunday September 28.
Waterbury, VT – The nation’s leading short track racing internet supplier, Speed51.com, owned and operated by NASCAR television broadcaster Bob Dillner from Charlotte, North Carolina, has entered into an agreement with Thunder Road International Speedbowl in Barre, VT to have the 52nd annual People’s United Bank Milk Bowl broadcast on the 51 TV pay-per-view schedule of events. The famous event will take place on Saturday and Sunday, October 4-5, 2014.
Waterford, CT (September 17, 2014) – Waterford Speedbowl management held its Wild ‘n Wacky Wednesday awards ceremony on speedway grounds Wednesday evening, celebrating the popular mid-week racing series 14th season of motorsports. The banquet recognized several competitors for their achievements on and off the race track during the season, which concluded September 10.
SHREWSBURY, Mass. (September 17, 2014) – In July, Rob Fuller Motorsports brought a contenting race car to New Hampshire Motor Speedway for the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour event. Todd Szegedy, driver of the No. 15 15-50 Connection Chevrolet, led 15 laps of the race, but unfortunately the day ended with a DNF due to a mechanical failure. This weekend, the RFM team is seeking to recapture the success of the day and finish it off with a win.
(Stafford Springs, CT)—As the Final Friday Night Shoot-Out approaches at Stafford Motor Speedway this Friday, Sept. 19th, there are only 2 races left for drivers to jockey for position in the points standings. With the 2 remaining races on the schedule, that means that any driver within 100 points of the leader is still mathematically alive to win the championship. Stafford’s five NASCAR Whelen All-American Series divisions have several tight races that will go down to the wire and there are also two championship races that could be wrapped up this Friday night.
(Stafford Springs, CT)—As the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour prepares for their final visit of the 2014 season to Stafford Motor Speedway, the race for the championship is as tight as ever. Doug Coby currently leads Justin Bonsignore by a scant 4 point margin, and the Tour heads to Loudon, NH before coming to Stafford for the NAPA Fall Final Weekend on Sept. 27-28.
WEST HAVEN, VT – Vermont’s Devil’s Bowl Speedway can lay claim to the most diverse schedule of stock car racing events in the Northeast in 2014, as details for the first-ever “Battle at the Bowl” dirt series have been announced. The three-race run begins on Friday, September 26 at 7:00 p.m.
Originally planned to be a temporary clay surface laid on top of the existing half-mile asphalt oval, the dirt track will now be a permanent one-third-mile clay oval built in the infield. The first and second turns will have as much as 10 degrees of banking, while the third and fourth corners have between four and seven degrees of banking. Corners will be 50-60 feet wide, with straightaways at 60-80 feet wide.