Puleo, Durand, & Anderson Score NAPA Auto Parts 150 Feature Wins at Stafford Speedway
(Stafford Springs, CT)—Stafford Speedway hosted the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour for the NAPA Auto Parts 150 with the SK Ligths, Limited Late Models, and Vintage All-Stars also in action. Scoring feature wins were Jonathan Puleo in the SK Light non-points feature and Andrew Durand in the Limited Late Model non-points feature while Scott Anderson led all 15 laps to win the Vintage All-Stars feature event.
(Halifax, NS – September 26, 2020) Nicholas Naugle (Dartmouth, NS) picked up his first career Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour Series victory by winning the Toromont Cat 150 at Riverside International on Saturday. The race was slowed by just one caution on lap 136. Greg Proude (Springvale, PE) led every lap leading up to the singular caution but was unable to regain the lead from Naugle after the restart and finished second. Hometown hero Donald Chisholm (Antigonish, NS) gave the locals something to cheer about with a third place finish. Brothers Chris and Kyle Reid (Sydney, NS) rounded out the top five. The race took just 44 minutes to complete.
Atlantic Tiltload Time Trials set the starting grid for the Toromont Cat 150 feature. Naugle started on the pole after winning heat race number one. Proude and Chris Reid also won their respective heat races.
Big-Block Supermodifieds Return To Thompson For World Series
NAPLES, ME (September 25) – Officials from the Pro All Stars Series (PASS) and American-Canadian Tour (ACT) announced today that the Big-Block Supermodifieds of ISMA will be returning to Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park for the 58th Annual World Series Of Speedway Racing. The ISMA Supermodifieds are one of 19 divisions that will be racing at Thompson as part of the World Series from Friday, October 9th through Sunday, October 11th. The breathtaking Big-Block Supermods will compete for 50 laps and will join the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour season finale, along with the PASS Super Late Models on the final day of racing.
Kopcik, Coury, Pearl, Clement, & Fuller Score September 25 Weekly Racing Feature Wins at Stafford Motor Speedway
(Stafford Springs, CT)—Stafford Speedway hosted Weekly Racing action on Friday, September 25 with all 5 of its divisions in feature action. Stephen Kopcik used a mid-race charge to the front of the field to come away with his first SK Modified® victory of the 2020 season, Wayne Coury, Jr. picked up his second Late Model win of 2020, Alexander Pearl won his 2nd consecutive and fourth overall race of 2020 in the SK Light feature, Matt Clement scored his first win of the 2020 season in the Limited Late Model feature, and Meghan Fuller notched her 2nd consecutive and third overall feature win of 2020 in the Street Stock feature.
In the 40-lap SK Modified® feature, there was a pileup of cars in turn 1 at the start involving the cars of Dan Avery, Tyler Leary, Glen Reen, Jonathan Smith, PJ Peters, and John Catania to bring the caution out before a lap could be completed. The second start saw another pileup of cars in turn 3 that involved several cars including Keith Rocco, Marcello Rufrano, Teddy Hodgdon, Jeff Malave, and several others. The third start saw Tony Membrino, Jr. take the early lead with David Arute right behind him in second. Michael Gervais, Jr. was third followed by Michael Christopher, Jr. and a side by side duel for fifth between Andrew Molleur and Matt Vassar.
Corliss, Therrien Both Ready for Another Piece of Milk Bowl History
Barre, VT — When the 58th Vermont Milk Bowl presented by Northfield Savings Bank goes green at Barre’s Thunder Road on Sunday, October 4, two drivers will be on everyone’s short list of contenders. Barre’s Jason Corliss and Hinesburg’s Bobby Therrien have combined to win the last three Milk Bowls, making them the early favorites as “The Toughest Short Track Stock Car Race in North America” draws closer on the calendar.
Both Corliss and Therrien have been drivers to watch every time they’ve showed up at Thunder Road over the past four seasons. Corliss has now won the last two “King of the Road” titles. Therrien captured the 2017 title and finished second to Corliss this year. The duo has six Thunder Road wins this year between them and split the track’s two American-Canadian Tour (ACT) events.
Now the pair again set their sights on one of the country’s most famous short track races. Both understand the importance of the Milk Bowl and the place it holds in Thunder Road annals.
“(The Milk Bowl) is such a prestigious race, and so much weight is put onto the race because it’s so difficult,” Corliss said. “It’s so hard to win or even just have a good run. And there’s been so much prestigious and nostalgia that’s gone along with this particular race. There’s just such a feeling going into the track on Milk Bowl Weekend. You get pumped up about it even if you’ve been in (Thunder Road) a thousand times before — there’s a certain energy the Milk Bowl brings that’s just special.”
RIVERSIDE READY FOR TOROMONT CAT 150 THIS SATURDAY
JAMES RIVER, NS (September 24, 2020) – Riverside International Speedway is ready to roar this Saturday with the Toromont Cat 150 for the Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour. The event is the first of the year for the facility which has been idle for all of its typical season due to COVID-19.
When the facility was shortlisted by Nova Scotia’s Public Health authorities as one of four sports stadiums in the province being considered for larger gatherings, it was all hands on deck to have a Guest Management Plan approved and prepare the facility accordingly.
“It’s hard to believe it’s been over a year since our last event,” said Donald Chisholm, owner of Riverside. “It will be amazing to see it come to life again this Saturday with cars on the track and fans in the stands. It’s good for the sport and awesome to be able to bring some sense of normalcy to our fans and racers.”
Stafford Street Stock Championship Race Coming Down to the Wire
(Stafford Springs, CT)—With only 3 races left on the 2020 Stafford Speedway calendar, the races for track championships are entering their stretch run. One of the closest championship fights among Stafford’s five weekly NASCAR divisions is the race for the Street Stock championship. Heading into the Sept. 25 program, defending Street Stock champion Zack Robinson leads Meghan Fuller by 10 points with Chris Meyer third in the standings, only 14 points behind.
Each championship protagonist has a unique story in how they got to this point. Robinson is in the second season of driving the #89 First Class Automotive Chevrolet owned by Bill Anderson and he is looking to join Norm Sears and Frank L’Etoile, Jr. as the only repeat championship winners in the history of the DARE/Street Stock division. Fuller is in her third season of Street Stock competition behind the wheel of the #2 Propane Plus Chevrolet, has finished second in the standings in each of those years, and is looking to capture her first championship. Meyer and the #87 D and L Services Chevrolet team are in their first season of competition at Stafford after winning the Limited Sportsman championship at Waterford in 2017. Each of the contenders shares their outlook for the final 3 races of the season.
North-South Shootout Moves To Caraway Speedway Due To Pandemic
SOPHIA, NC (September 24) – Officials from Caraway Speedway announced late today that the 18th Annual North-South Shootout will be moving to the 55-year-old facility due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Several options were explored including keeping the event at Hickory Motor Speedway or even possibly cancelling this year’s event. The 18th Annual North-South Shootout will continue to be the weekend of November 6-7 and will feature 150-lap events for the Tour-Type Modifieds and Super Late Models. The Limited Late Models will also be in action, along with 602 Modifieds, 602 Super Limiteds, and Mini Stocks.
Granite State Pro Stock Series Headed Back to New London Waterford Speedbowl
On Saturday September 26 the Granite State Pro Stock Series will return to the newly remodeled New London-Waterford Speedbowl in Waterford Connecticut. The last event held at the Speedbowl was on October 20, 2018 and it was a thrilling race featuring a side by side battle between veteran Ben Rowe and then newcomer Ray Christain III.
Christain III comes back to his home track second in points for the first time in 2020 and looks to use home track advantage to retake the lead. The Uncasville CT driver grew up racing at the Speedbowl and couldn’t be happier that the series is going back.
Joey “Pole” Polewarczyk has a stellar record at the southern CT Speed plant and will arrive as the new GSPSS point’s leader. In four starts there in late models, the Hudson NH driver has scored three wins and looks to continue that pattern of success. Coming off a thrilling victory at the Star Classic, “Pole” holds a slim two point lead over Christain III with just three races to go in the 2020 season.
Midsummer Classic Winner Moltz Ready for First Shot at Milk Bowl
Barre, VT — The winner of the richest point-counting race on the 2020 American-Canadian Tour (ACT) schedule is now aiming for an even bigger score. New Sharon, ME’s Dillon Moltz is the first official entry for the 58th Vermont Milk Bowl presented by Northfield Savings Bank on Sunday, October 4. The multi-time ACT winner will take his first shot at “The Toughest Short Track Stock Car Race in North America”.
Moltz returned to ACT competition in 2020 following a two-year absence and has made a big mark in a limited schedule. The Connecticut native took home a $10,000 check for his triumph in the Midsummer Classic 250 at New Hampshire White Mountain Motorsports Park. He also led a large chunk of the Full Throttle 75 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway before a late spin.
Now the veteran and his RB Performance/Brackett Mechanical team turn their attention the Vermont Milk Bowl presented by Northfield Savings Bank. Moltz has a 3rd-place and two 7th-place efforts in three starts at Thunder Road, showing he can get around the high banks.