Granite State Pro Stock Series Contingency Program Welcomes New/Returning Partners for 2015 Season

Granite State Pro Stock Series Contingency Program Welcomes New/Returning Partners for 2015 Season

Walpole, NH- The Granite State Pro Stock Series (GSPSS) welcome new and returning partnerships with brands from all over United States, helping to build the Contingency Program to nearly $25,000 in cash and products throughout the season.

The program rewards drivers in multiple different fashions, including heat wins, feature finishes, leader at the halfway-point, random drawings, and a nice packages for the Champion, Rookie of the Year, and Most Improved Driver in the 2015 season.
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PASS Pro Late Model Racers Ready For Doubleheader Weekend At Hickory

IMG_0072 (1280x853)CHARLOTTE, NC (March 26) – In just over three years, the Pro All Stars Series (PASS) Pro Late Model division has produced some of the top talent in short track. Seen as a proving ground for racers looking to eventually make the move up to the PASS Super Late Models, drivers like Tate Fogleman, Jody Measamer, Trevor Noles, and Jeff Batten credit their time in PASS Pro Late Models with helping ease their transition to the much faster Supers.

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SUPER LATE MODELS BACK IN ACTION THIS WEEK AT NEW SMYRNA SPEEDWAY

David Rogers hopes to be holding a 2015 checkered flag in victory lane this year...Although some chilly World Series of Asphalt Stock Car Racing-type weather is
on tap for Saturday night, expect plenty of red-hot racing for week number
three of the NASCAR Whelen All-American Racing Series at New Smyrna Speedway.
The Super Late Models will be in action for 50 laps and $1200 to win along
with the Super Stocks, Sunshine Seamless Gutters Mini Stocks and the Bombers.
One driver looking to turn his luck around in the Super Late Model division
will be veteran David Rogers of Orlando as he begins his 42nd year behind the
wheel of a stock car. For the first time in recent memory, Rogers was winless
in 2014 and he wants to end that streak as quickly as possible this season.
As usual, Rogers will have a talent-laden roster to contend with including the
likes of Daniel Keene, Jr., Brad May and possibly Tim Russell who is putting
the finishing touches on a new “hot rod.”

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Late Model Driver Tom Fearn Has High Expectations for 2015 at Stafford Speedway

gfgdf(Stafford Springs, CT)—With experience on his side, along with 6 track championships at Stafford Speedway, East Longmeadow, MA native Tom Fearn is raising the bar in 2015. Fearn has his eyes set on dethroning 2-time defending track champion Adam Gray. In 2013 Fearn had an impressive 5 wins and finished 3rd in the points standings. Fast forward one year to 2014 and Fearn found victory lane one time and finished 6th in the points standings. Needless to say, in order to dethrone Gray, Fearn will be looking to repeat his 2013 season.

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Todd Szegedy Excited About Prospects for 2015 NAPA Spring Sizzler and NWMT Season Driving for Bob Garbarino’s Mystic Missile Team

gfgdf(Stafford Springs, CT)—After a season of partial rides on the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour, the Valenti Modified Racing Series, and the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series, Ridgefield native and 2003 Whelen Modified Tour Champion Todd Szegedy will return to full-time WMT status behind the wheel of Bob Garbarino’s famed #4 Mystic Missile machine. Garbarino has won championships and Spring Sizzlers with Donny Lia and Bobby Santos, III as his drivers and Szegedy is relishing the opportunity to drive Garbarino’s car.

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Chase Dowling Ready to Make NAPA Spring Sizzler Debut

asfdgdg(Stafford Springs, CT)—For Roxbury native Chase Dowling, the past few years of his racing career have been a whirlwind. Dowling came to Stafford as a modified rookie in 2013 and he very nearly won the track championship with 7 wins. Dowling followed that up by moving up to the SK Modified® ranks last season where he again won a race as a rookie and he finished 5th in the points standings. Dowling was Rookie of the Year in both seasons and the 2015 season will see him move full-time to the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour ranks as a teammate to Jamie Tomaino.

“We’re going to run the full season,” said Dowling. “It’s crazy, a lot has been going on and I’ve been going through the ranks pretty quickly and it kind of hasn’t set in yet. But it’s a dream come true to have an opportunity to run on the Tour, especially for a guy like Jamie Tomaino with awesome sponsors like S+S Asphalt Paving, Dunleavy Truck and Trailer Repair, Family Electric, Carrigan Heating and Air Conditioning, Spectro Oils, and Billy the Kid helping to support us. The best way for me to learn is from the best and most experienced drivers and Jamie has a ton of experience and he’s won a championship, so I’m excited to work with him and I think we’ll have a good combination for this season. Rookie of the Year is the goal but we’ll see how it goes. We have good equipment and good people behind me, so it’s all down to me. There’s some other good rookie drivers who will be trying to win Rookie of the Year as well so it should be interesting.”

While Dowling was racing his #57 SK Modified® last season, he was also serving as a crew member on Tomaino’s #99 Whelen Modified Tour ride and that connection is what led to Dowling getting his ride for the 2015 season.

“I was working as a crew member changing tires for Jamie during the season and we were kind of joking around and it ended up we started talking about it,” said Dowling. “We talked to some other race teams and they were all looking for a driver with experience so everything fell in place that Jamie is giving me the best opportunity that I can ask for right now. The car is a brand new Troyer chassis and I’m so excited, I can hardly contain myself. It’s almost too much going on and it’s definitely a route that’s going to take some time. I have to get experience and learn how to race with the guys on the Tour, it’s a whole new ballgame now.”

With Dowling’s 8 career wins at Stafford, he is looking forward to not only making his NAPA Auto Parts Spring Sizzler debut on April 25-26, but coming back to Stafford for the other three Whelen Modified Tour events during the 2015 season.

“Stafford is going to be fun to come back to four times this year,” said Dowling. “I’m excited to race at Stafford, especially since I have laps around the track. It’s definitely a different type of racing with the Tour car but I’m very excited to come back to my home track. I think it will be a little bit easier to adapt to the car at Stafford than some of the other tracks on the schedule that I haven’t been to yet. Hopefully I can grasp things quicker at Stafford and we can get a good finish. There’s a lot of competition so realistically a top-15 finish would be good and if we could get a top-10, that would be awesome. It’s going to take a lot of patience. Patience is the name of the game but the only way to figure that out is get out there and get some experience racing with the guys. I’m going into it with a clear head and hopefully things go well for us.”

The NAPA Spring Sizzler will be a new challenge for Dowling as the longest race he’s previously taken part in was last year’s 100-lap NAPA SK 5k. Dowling will need to have a car setup for a long run as well as having to come to pit road during the race for tires. Dowling will also have to time trial his way into the starting field rather than qualifying through heat races, but he is ready to tackle all of those challenges.

“I’ve time trialed before but it’s still going to be new for me with the modifieds. Qualifying is a whole ‘nother league of its own and if we could start anywhere in the top-15, that would be good for us. Strategy kind of plays out with what the leaders do. We’re not going to try to outsmart anyone, we’ll probably just do whatever the leaders do. I have all the guys from my SK team working on the car and they’re going to be pitting it and it’s a good group of guys and I think everything will click nicely this year.”

While Dowling will be focused on his Whelen Modified Tour efforts, he still plans on running a handful of SK Modified® races during the 2015 season.
“We’re going to run a couple of SK races this year with most of our focus on the Tour,” said Dowling. “We’re going to shoot to run the SK 5k race along with a couple of races that don’t conflict with the Tour. Hopefully we can get a couple more sponsors to help fund the car and we can run some more SK races. Sizzler weekend we’ll be totally focused on the Tour car.”
Dowling will kick off his very first NAPA Spring Sizzler experience with practice and Coors Light Pole Qualifying on Saturday, April 25th as part of the 44th Annual NAPA Auto Parts Spring Sizzler. The 200-lap NAPA Spring Sizzler will run on Sunday, April 26 at approximately 3:15pm following the NAPA Pit Party from 11am-12noon and the SK Modified® and Late Model feature events beginning at 1pm. Tickets for the “Greatest Race in the History of Spring” are on sale now at the Speedway Box Office. Tickets are priced at $38.50 for adult general admission tickets, $5.00 for children ages 6-14, and children ages 5 and under are admitted free of charge when accompanied by an adult. Reserved seating is priced at $42.00 for all ages. As always, Stafford Motor Speedway offers free parking with overnight parking available. All tickets are good for both Saturday and Sunday admission. All ticket prices include 10% CT Admission Tax.

Joey Doiron Finishes Sixth in Peach Blossom Special

photo by Norm Marx

photo by Norm Marx

Story by Evan Beaulieu

Anderson, SC – After a solid first outing in the #4 Woodman Racing Super Late Model, Joey Doiron made the trek down south once again for the second Pro All Stars Series South and the first in the PASS National championship at Anderson Motor Speedway in Anderson, South Carolina. After working on the car’s handling throughout the day, the team got the car right for the feature. Doiron drove to the front and fought with eventual winner Ben Rowe for the win after contact while racing for the win lead to Doiron finishing the event in the sixth position.

“I’m proud of how far we came today, this car was really good at the beginning of the race,” Doiron said of his race, “I was racing with Ben (Rowe) and we were putting on a great race and unfortunately we just got together a little bit and it knocked our toe out, it was just hard racing for the win, that’s what people come here to see.” [Read more…]

TONY STEWART A Call To Action

fasgdgdgdKANNAPOLIS, N.C., (March 25, 2015) – Tony Stewart’s love of competition is in a league all its own. It’s what drove him to strap into a go-kart as a seven-year-old and it has continued to fuel his racing career in the decades following.

Matching Stewart’s passion for sport is his commitment to giving back. Through the Tony Stewart Foundation, the three-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion has spearheaded various projects and events to raise money for and bring awareness to causes ranging from childhood disease to animal welfare. It’s the latter of those interests that led to a partnership with Code 3 Associates, with Stewart carrying its colors on his No. 14 Chevrolet SS this weekend at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway.

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