Pasteryak Becomes Title Contender With Oxford 100 Win

Valenti Modified Racing SeriesPasteryak Becomes Title Contender With Oxford 100 Win

Oxford, Maine. – Two-time Valenti Modified Racing Series champion Chris Pasteryak of Jewett City, CT, dominated Saturday’s running of the ‘Oxford 100’ to become the seventh different winner in seven races at Oxford Plains Speedway, Oxford, Maine. The race was the headline event on the eve of the 42nd running of the famed ‘Oxford 250.’

Pasteryak from his pole starting position led all but 20-laps enroute to his fourth VMRS win this season and his 10th career victory. He is now tied for fourth with Rowan Pennink, each with 10 wins, on the series all-time win list.
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Sweet Salvation: Josh Galvin Savors Victory at New London-Waterford Speedbowl

NESST LogoSweet Salvation: Josh Galvin Savors Victory at New London-Waterford Speedbowl

WATERFORD, CT – Josh Galvin becomes the fifth different winner in six races on the North East Street Stock Tour, as he picked up the victory in the A-1 Auto Center/Stebbins Discount Stump Grinding event at New London-Waterford Speedbowl.

Galvin started on the pole of the 35-lap feature, but was quickly overtaken by former track champion Chris Douton. The battle would ensue again on lap 7, as Galvin fought his way back to the lead. Another former track champion, Jim Boyle joined the battle, as the top three began to break away from the pack. Boyle made a move to challenge Douton, and the two were side-by-side for numerous laps, which allowed Galvin to open a sizable lead.
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ACT Tunes Up for Bond Invitational at New Hampshire Motor Speedway

RPM_6310Loudon, NH – The American-Canadian Tour (ACT) held its annual Test and Tune session Wednesday, August 26 at Loudon’s New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Twenty-four ACT Late Model drivers took to the track in preparation for the 7th Annual Bond Auto ACT Invitational Saturday, September 26

 

Lempster, NH’s Guy Caron set the fast time of the day with a lap of 31.926 seconds. Three-time Invitational winner Eddie MacDonald of Rowley, MA was second-fastest at 31.974 seconds and ranked at the top of the charts in nearly every session.

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ACT Awards Can-Am 150 Three Stars

Sylvain Morin photo

Sylvain Morin photo

Waterbury, VTThe American Racer Three Star program is designed to recognize three teams in no particular order of performance that had outstanding races at American-Canadian Tour (ACT) U.S. Tour events. There are no specific criteria for deciding who might receive the award of a free American Racer Tire (value $125.00), but a special effort by a team, exceptional race, just plain old hard luck, or any other accepted reason is used to decide the award recipients.

 

The Three Stars are chosen by ACT officials and will receive certificates for use of a free American Racer tire at a race of their choosing during the 2015 season.

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Southern Hospitality: North East Street Stock Tour Begins Southern Swing

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WATERFORD, CT – The North East Street Stock Tour is heading into the final stages of the season, and will begin the southern portion of the schedule on Saturday, August 29, at New London-Waterford Speedbowl.

Former champion (1997-98) Chris “Moose” Douton is looking to rebound at his home track, after experiencing his first finish outside the top four. Douton was involved in an incident at Speedway 51 (NH), which led to a drop in the championship standings.
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Magical Night for Chambers, Captures First NEMA Win at Claremont; Nocella Wins Lites

308dpiPrint-255sat-NEMA-LogoMagical Night for Chambers, Captures First NEMA Win at Claremont; Nocella Wins Lites

Bridgewater, MA – This past Friday evening, NEMA made a return to Claremont Speedway. Beautiful weather, despite a grim forecast, and a professionally run operation greeted the winged warriors at the Speedway.

“I’m still at a loss for words. I don’t even know what to say,” were the first words from Jim Chambers on Saturday, following his first ever NEMA win at Claremont Speedway.
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Top Ten for Packard at Ste-Croix, QC’s Circuit Riverside Speedway

emily mugTop Ten for Packard at Ste-Croix, QC’s Circuit Riverside Speedway

EAST MONTPELIER, Vt. – Determined to gain back some of the points lost in the previous race due to a late race incident, Packard in her 9xME Northstar Fireworks/Packard Fuels car drove a clean and well calculated race to bring home a much-deserved 9th place finish.

Making only her second visit to the 5/8 mile oval in Ste-Croix, the East Montpelier native had a decent car in practice, with the team making numerous changes throughout to dial the car in to the 18-year olds liking. “We had a decent car throughout practice,” said Packard. “We spent most of practice trying to figure out the track just because it is so different from anywhere else. We weren’t super-fast, but the car was pretty good. When we put on new tires in final practice, the pace picked up some and we knew we would have a good car for the heat.”
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Hinckley Wins VMRS ‘Victor Johnson 100’ at Monadnock

Valenti Modified Racing SeriesHinckley Wins VMRS ‘Victor Johnson 100’ at Monadnock

Winchester, NH. – Emotionally drained after completing a 100-lap race slowed once by a minor spin, Les Hinckley III, of Windsor Locks, CT, sat for a brief period speaking only with series officials, before exiting his race car to a cheering crowd and well wishers.

The Windsor Locks, CT, driver had just completed his journey back to racing and won the Valenti Modified Racing Series ‘Victor Johnson 100’, Saturday night, Aug 22, at Monadnock Speedway, Winchester, NH.
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Pole Repeats in ACT Can-Am 150 at Circuit Riverside

ACTPole Repeats in ACT Can-Am 150 at Circuit Riverside

Ste-Croix, QC – Hudson, NH’s Joey Polewarczyk Jr. turned an early setback into an opportune moment en route to winning the American-Canadian Tour (ACT) Can-Am 150 at Ste-Croix, QC’s Circuit Riverside Speedway on Saturday, August 22.

Joe Pole“Joey Pole” was involved in an incident with Martin Goulet Jr. and Brandon Atkins on lap 18 of the 150-lap event and pitted for two tires and adjustments during the resulting caution. After driving back up to third on the track, Pole inherited the lead when leaders Wayne Helliwell Jr. and Jean-François Déry pitted under caution with 44 laps remaining.
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Entry List Reaches 60 As 42nd Annual Oxford 250 Approaches

500web-PASS-2006-MasterEntry List Reaches 60 As 42nd Annual Oxford 250 Approaches
Drivers From 11 States and 2 Canadian Provinces Are Currently Entered

NAPLES, ME (August 20) – As the 42nd Annual AIM Recycling Oxford 25 Presented By Kenny U-Pull approaches in less than two weeks at Maine’s Oxford Plains Speedway, the entry list continues to grow for North America’s greatest short track event. Currently, 11 states and 2 Canadian provinces are represented in the impressive list of drivers who have entered so far for this impressive race. Veteran Patrick Laperle of St. Denis, Quebec, Canada becomes the 60th driver to pre-enter for this year’s edition of the event. Since the American-Canadian Tour (ACT) has taken the week off, Laperle, along with former ACT champions, Wayne Helliwell, Jr. and Brian Hoar, will be attempting to make their first starts in the Oxford 250 since 2012.

Oxford 250 Several former 250 winners are among those pre-entered, including two-time defending champion, Travis Benjamin, 2012 winner, Joey Polewarcyzk, two-time winner, Ben Rowe, and Mike Rowe, who will be seeking an unprecedented fourth win in the race. Entering the 42nd Annual Oxford 250 weekend as the Pro All Stars Series (PASS) AIM Recycling Super Late Model points leader, Mike Rowe will be very aware of fellow championship contenders DJ Shaw and Joey Doiron as they each seek their first wins in the prestigious event.
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