Mostly Racin' Stuff
By Tom Avenengo
First – I had a pretty tiring day today, 9/24/14, so if ya don’t mind, I’m sending this out a little early this week.
Some personal/family stuff:
My wife, who left us on July 3, 2014.
Remember, photos can only be seen on the New England Tractor/Race Report website, which is linked to at the end of my columns.
Quite a bit has happened with your writer over these past couple of weeks. I, along with my daughter, Judy, did get to the Racing Expo at the Hinchliffe Stadium. They had the best ever turnout so far. There was even a “track” set up for some demonstration runs. Back in June of 1996, I had my by-pass surgery, and was put on disability. One of those that helped me a lot with the Grand Union and benefits stuff was a young lady named Jane Scholz. We finally met each other at Hinchliffe!
On Tuesday, September 16th,
Judy and I – along with my four legged furry friend, Max, left
On Wednesday, I saw my kidney doctor and regular doctor. Both want to hold off on any changes until I see my cardiologist & rep from Boston Scientific (Pacemaker) this coming Monday. Man, I sure hope they can get things straightened out. It’s to the point now where I have difficulty breathing just going room to room and walking very short distances. It was corrected, via some changes and adjustments to my pacemaker last December. Such a shame that one tech person messed it up so much.
On February 28, 1964, I was discharged
from the US Army. We would head back
home to the northeast. But, prior to
that, we would take the southern route into
Honda, USAC Delivering K24 Engines to Midget Racers
Bank requests ‘immediate and exclusive custody’ of Rockingham Speedway
A new weekly feature for a few columns, anyway:
Race tracks that are no longer around:
Angelica Raceway - 1/3 Mile Dirt Oval located on the Alleghany County Fairgrounds.1958 - 1964.
Clearview Speedway - 1/3 mile Dirt Oval located in
Empire Raceways - 1/4 Mile Paved Oval located in Menands. Operated from 06/12/1947 - 09/2/1963. Subsequently, the Two Guys Department Store was built on the site. The old store building is now leased by Bank of America for document processing services. Also operated under the name Menands Raceway.
Greenport Speedway - Paved(?) Oval located North of Hudson.
Hollywood Bowl - 1/3 Mile Dirt Oval located Southeast of Troy. 1952 - 1960. Also operated as Route 66 Speedway.
Mettawee Speedway - (Granville)
Morris Fairgrounds - 1/2 Mile Dirt Oval located on the Otsego County Fairgrounds. About 05/30/1949 - 1972. Also operated as Morris Speedway and Mid-State Speedway.
New Paltz Fairgrounds -Site of a defunct Dirt Oval located on the Ulster County Fairgrounds southwest of New Paltz. The track was used around 1950.
Polo Grounds -Best known as a
Baseball Stadium in
Roesch Stadium - (
Weisglass Speedway -
White's Beach Speedway - 1/4
Mile Dirt Oval located on the west side of
Former OVRP Dirt Oval runners:
I was able to get some results prior to computer problems.
The Freedom 76 at
Roger Coss won
the Modified main at
At Fonda, on Saturday, in the 50 lap Modified race, Billy V was 14th. In the CRSA 305’s, Josh Pieniazek was 6th, Emily V 7th, Brittany Tresch 13th and Danny Hennessey 16th. Billy V was 16th in the DIRTcar SDS race.
At Accord, in the King of the Catskills race, Danny Creeden was 5th¸Anthohy Perrego 22nd. Jamie Yannone was a DNQ. In the Sportsman feature, Matt Janiak was 2nd, LJ Lombardo 11th, with Joey Bruning, Winter & Zach Mead, Brad Szulewski and Mike Traver were all DNQ’s.
Wyatt Clark won the Slingshot feature.
At Hamlin, Danny Buccafusca was 10th in the Wingless 600 Micro feature and 3rd in the 600 Rookie feature. Jacob Hendershot was 2nd in the 270 Micro feature.
At Linda’s, Molly Chambers was12th in the Wingless 600 Micro feature
NASCAR expected to release 2015 rules package this week - (9-21-2014)
Hornish could be interested in #9 car - (9-21-2014)
NASCAR Delivers 2015 Competition Package to Teams:
Following more than a year of extensive collaboration with stakeholders throughout the industry, and with a keen eye towards the future, NASCAR has finalized and delivered to teams the 2015 racing package for all three national series. "This race package represents a lot of hard work by NASCAR, the race teams, the drivers, our manufacturer partners and Goodyear," said Gene Stefanyshyn, NASCAR senior vice president of innovation and racing development. "We've remained committed to constantly looking at our racing, and the work that has been done has been aimed at getting a rules package delivered to the race teams as early as possible."
Highlighted in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series changes for 2015 are nearly 60 enhancements, including adjustments to the power train, aerodynamics and chassis that are designed to work in concert to deliver drivers more flexibility and teams more adjustability. Fans are expected to benefit from closer racing and more opportunities for drivers to pass on the track. "We have had fantastic racing so far in 2014," Stefanyshyn said. "We remain committed to constantly looking to improve it. Our fans deserve it and our industry is pushing for it. That will not stop with the 2015 package; the development will continue over many years to come."
NASCAR will institute a shorter rear spoiler in its 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series package, which also includes a reduction of engine power, lower rear differential gear ratios and an optional driver adjustable track bar.
Based on the success of group qualifying formats, which were introduced in 2014 for all national series, NASCAR also announced that group qualifying will be utilized for the first time for the Daytona 500.
Additional changes for the 2015 rules include the elimination of team-facilitated private testing, with race teams being instead invited to participate in NASCAR / Goodyear tests throughout the season. NASCAR also will work alongside Goodyear to introduce rain tires should conditions warrant during road course events in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series in 2015.
"We're very pleased with the rules package and what it will do for our racing," said Steve O'Donnell, NASCAR executive vice president and chief racing development officer. "We're confident it will continue to generate great racing, along with continuous safety improvements. The work alongside our industry has been unprecedented. We've had great dialogue with our drivers and teams, our manufacturers and Goodyear, allowing us to build greater efficiencies into the 2015 rules package. We've met our goal of delivering rules to teams with time to prepare for next season and we're seeing the benefits of an updated process for developing our rules paying dividends. It will only continue to improve."(NASCAR)(9-23-2014)
Fact Sheet - 2015 Rules Package:
Nearly 60 different enhancements / updates have been made to the NASCAR national series rules packages for 2015 in the following areas:
" New Rules, with one or more of the following goals in mind: enriched competition, improved safety, reduced cost, enhanced product relevance and environmental (green) improvements.
Enhanced Enforcement of Existing Rules
New Officiating Processes
" Newly Approved Parts
" Updated Business Processes
The following are among the significant updates to the competition package.
There will be a NASCAR-mandated ban on all team-initiated private testing in 2015
" Teams will be invited to participate in NASCAR / Goodyear tests
" NASCAR will not conduct a test at Daytona International Speedway prior to the Daytona 500
" 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Race Package includes:
- Reduction of horsepower to 725 via tapered spacer
- Roller valve lifters to replace flat valve lifter
- Lower rear differential gear ratios targeting 9,000 RPM
- Rear spoiler adjustment to 6 inches high (2014 height: 8 inches)
- Optional driver adjustable track bar
- 38-inch wide radiator pan
- Minimum vehicle weight drops 50 lbs. via ballast reduction (2014 weight: 3,300 w/o driver)
- Updated qualifying formats for all tracks
" Rain tires on road courses, similar to rules in place for the NASCAR XFINITY Series and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series; mandatory wipers, defogger and rear flashing rain light installed for the event weekend New Officiating Processes
" Data Log and Capture System for pre-race inspections
" Automated pit road officiating at race events
Newly Approved Parts
" Revised brake calipers
Updated Business Processes
" Electronic rule book
" New parts approval process
From Track Forum:
Here ya go – all about the Stewart/Ward deal:
NASCAR star Tony Stewart will not face criminal charges
A US Grand Jury investigation also found that Kevin Ward Jr was under the influence of marijuana...
Page 5 of: Tony Stewart case to go to a Grand Jury
Post # 148 is where it starts and is quite interesting thereafter.
From the AARN:
Zemken Sprints To Ohsweken’s Canadian Nationals 360 Win & $12,000 Check
Chuck Hossfeld Earns Third Career Victory In Fabled Race Of Champions
Career Night For Rodney Westhaver At Williams Grove
Hodnett Stays Hot; Wins Selinsgrove’s Jim Nace Memorial 410 Main
Dirt Track Legend Scott Haus Retires From Driving
URC Changes In The Offing?
Gregg Satteree Sweeps Two-Day LM Weekend At Mercer
All Star Cup Or Freedom 76er: After Rain Outs, Who’s Going Where?
It’s Woody Pitkat In Loudon WMT Race; Yuhas Hurt In Crash
Punch At New
Dick Barton’s Stateline Win Is Record 80th; Hints At Retirement
After Huge Saturday Crowd,
Saldana Goes Back To Back In Eldora, Lernerville WoO A-Mains
Helliwell Calls Loudon ACT Late Model Victory “Huge’
Weekend Lincoln, Susky 410 Wins Propel Danny Dietrich Into Spotlight
Mike Ricci Crowned ‘King Of The Catskills’ In Accord Mods
Brett Hearn’s Super DIRTcar Fonda Score Shakes Up Point Standings
From the Victory
With doc's yearly Gurda interview just around the corner, I thought this would be a good place to post some suggested questions for him to ask on behalf of the fans. Here are a few to get started:
At the risk of sounding like last year's "ignorant reporting by a disenchanted columnist", there is once again the rumor of specials only format for next year, with attention being turned to the more profitable motocross track (I hadn't heard that rumor last year, but I have this year). Can you confirm that weekly racing will return in 2015?
Every year Howie Commander adds clay to his racetrack during the off season. You have not added any during your tenure as promoter. Is he advising you not to add clay, or is it just not in your budget?
Recently there was an article in AARN about Mr. Commander. (I don't remember the exact wording, but to paraphrase) He stated one of the keys to a successful race program is selling a $2.50 hamburger. Any comment to that?
Is it true that the new owner of Weedsport Speedway, who has basically leveled the place and made everything new, was interested in leasing OCFS 10 years ago? Do you regret not striking a deal with him, seeing how he has transformed Weedsport?
What happened to the planned
dual track event with
Last month, Tyler Dippel won a Bret Deyo promoted race at Georgetown Speedway. According to all race reports, and another article written about him that week in AARN, he is 14 years old. That means two years ago, when he started at OCFS, in the rookie and regular sportsman classes, he was all of twelve. Did you know at that time he was that young? What is the minimum age for racing sportsman at OCFS?
Uh oh on that last one!
How about "What is the age requirement for anyone that goes into the pits" for the stock car racing?
I don't have a problem presenting your questions to Mike Gurda. But I do ask where the RUMORS for special only format come from? I don't want to be a rumor from a rumor man. Need more substance.
The answer to your third question is.....Talk to the Maxwell's, it's their consession.. I bring my own beer, water and soda, and ESW I'll get my sub sandwichs before entering the track. But I still haven't learned how to crack open an egg on an open grill.
Maybe I'll start a rumor that Burger King is opening a place in the drive in section. Then everyone can order from the dollar menu.
I want to know who's the "disenchanted columnist"
Ask Mike about a rumor I heard. I hear they are building a Burger King near the drive-in. I'm not sure where I read it, but ask if there's any truth behind that.
I think it would be great to be able to buy a Whopper at the speedway.
I would like to see what he says to: What is your 5 year plan for the speedway?
I'd like to know if the track maintenance crew did something different to the track this year, because the racing action was great! There was very little "follow the leader" racing, and there was plenty of passing. Every week, Tim Hindley, Chuck McKee, and several other drivers could work their way to the front, regardless of starting positions. In the Sportsman ranks, Brian Krummel, LJ Lombardo, and a few others could do the same. We haven't seen passing like that in many years. OCFS will never be the track that it was in the 60's, 70's, and 80's, but it least it's still open and for 14 bucks provides a lot of racing action!
Another one: How many guaranteed starting spots were given out for eastern states, where were they given, who has them, and what is the guarantee?
For ES, 2 SBM spots (Creeden-OC and Brett Haas-LV) and 2 Modified spots (Hearn-LV and Rich Ricci-Accord). OC Mod spot was rained out two weeks ago.
I guess you're not going to respond to the special show format?
I thought I read somebody got one at Albany-Saratoga: Peter Britten maybe? Made me wonder how many there were. Guaranteed to start 2nd? 7th? in the rear? Ahead of the consi cars?
I heard from someone, who heard from someone, who heard from someone. All 3 are credible to me, or I wouldn't ask. As they might not want their names mentioned, I won't. I guess the general plans for next year question will have to suffice. He has seemed to be straight up with his answers and comments in past years. Also curious how the motocross track is doing? Success?
I will be asking him about Motocross....and has been sucessful this year.
That rumor has been going around for three years, even spoke about it last year..
Brett Deyo will be doing the Hard Clay Open again next year.. Not sure of date yet..
News from the Short Track SuperNationals 7 – The Working Man’s Race
Media Contact: Brett Deyo – firstname.lastname@example.org or 845.728.2781
For Immediate Release/September 23, 2014
Anticipation Runs High For Alpine Building Supply Short Track SuperNationals 7 At I-88 Speedway Oct. 10-11; Online Information Center Established For ‘Working Man’s Race’ Spectacular; Andy Bachetti & Danny Johnson Tied For Short Track Super Series Fueled By VP Point Lead
On Friday-Saturday Oct. 10-11, the ‘Working Man’s Race’ promoted by Brett Deyo of BD Motorsports Media LLC and I-88 Speedway managers Jamie Page and Ron Ford will command the attention of the Northeast dirt Modified racing community at the Afton, N.Y., oval.
The busy weekend of racing is headlined by the finale of the six-race Short Track Super Series Fueled By VP with a record payout posted for the 50-lap big-block/small-block Modified event. Some $33,202 will be paid out to Modified racers and this number does not include lap money, contingency awards, bonuses and other incentives.
Currently, more than $1,200 in lap money has been collected and bonuses are adding up, making the SuperNationals more lucrative for competitors each day!
For year-long followers of the Short Track Super Series Fueled By VP, the Short Track SuperNationals is the championship event. The $23,000-plus series point fund and other contingencies will be distributed once the checkered flies at I-88. To be eligible for the point fund or other awards, a driver must attend the I-88 finale.
Entering the finale, Andy Bachetti of
Friday’s (Oct. 10) lineup includes the Open vs. Crate 602 Sportsman 35-lap event paying $1,500 to win and $125 to start (top-six Crate 602 bonuses of $300, $200, $100, $75, $50 and a free pass for Saturday), Street Stocks, Four Cylinder Cars and Empire Sport Trucks plus open practice for Saturday’s divisions and the Manmiller Electric Modified Dash.
The recently added Manmiller Electric Modified Dash pits the five fastest cars from Modified practice in a 10-lap Dash: the winner earns a redraw position in Saturday’s 50-lap event. All other participants receive $50 cash.
On Saturday (Oct. 11), Short Track Super Series Fueled By VP Modifieds race 50-laps paying $5,000-plus to win, $1,000 for 10th and $600 to start from the richest Short Track SuperNationals payout in history. Non-qualifiers in the Modified division will compete in a 17-lap B-Main paying $777 to the winner, $175 for 10th and $100 to take the green flag. Also on the Saturday docket are Crate 602 Sportsman ($1,000 to win, $100 to start), IMCA-Modifieds and Empire Lightning Sprints.
Post-race parties are planned for both nights following the completion of racing. DJ All-Day Entertainment will be on hand to play music both night and Dietz and Watson has donated food for attendees. The ‘party zone’ will be set up beneath the track’s covered grandstands.
A complete information center has been set up on the BD Motorsports Media LLC website:
Rules & General Information (All Divisions): http://bdmotorsportsmedia.com/short-track-supernationals-7-rules-general-information/
Pricing Information: http://bdmotorsportsmedia.com/short-track-supernationals-7-pricing-information/
Modified A-Main Payout: http://bdmotorsportsmedia.com/short-track-supernationals-modified-a-main-payout/
Modified B-Main Payout: http://bdmotorsportsmedia.com/short-track-supernationals-b-main-modified-payout/
To learn more about the Short Track Super Series Fueled By VP, visit www.bdmotorsportsmedia.com, e-mail Brett Deyo at email@example.com
or call 845.728.2781. BD Motorsports Media is on Facebook and on Twitter: @BrettDeyo.
I-88 Speedway is located
conveniently off I-88 Exit 7 (Afton), approximately 25 miles north and east of
News from Accord Speedway’s ‘Gobbler’ Special
Media Contact: Brett Deyo – firstname.lastname@example.org
For Immediate Release/September 23, 2014
Second Annual ‘Gobbler’ Set For Accord Speedway Saturday, November 29; Sowle Trailer Repair Signs On To Reward Modified 50-lap Winner With $7,117.11; Sportsman ($1,500 To Win) And Ron Wright Memorial Street/Pure Stock Event Complete 2014 Northeast Dirt-Track Finale
ACCORD, NY – For the second consecutive year, Gary and Donna Palmer’s pristine Accord Speedway serves as the setting for the Northeast dirt-track finale.
of BD Motorsports Media LLC teams with the Palmers to promote the ‘Gobbler’
post-Thanksgiving event at the
Sowle Trailer Repair located in
Sportsman, Open vs. Crate 602, will compete in a 25-lap feature paying $1,500 to the winner and $100 to take the green flag. Full-fender Pure/Street Stocks are featured in the 20-lap Ron Wright Memorial. A longtime attendee of Accord, Orange County (N.Y.) and Bethel (N.Y.) speedways, Wright had a passion for full-fender racing. His son, Kyle, was a former Pure Stock winner at Accord and he was a crew member for his longtime friend Mike Deyo.
“Last year’s ‘Gobbler’ event
exceeded all expectations,” said event co-promoter Brett Deyo.
“The racing was excellent, we had a huge crowd and the support of the racers
was phenomenal. It was definitely the start of a new Thanksgiving weekend
tradition of dirt-track racing in
“We’re looking at making the second edition of the ‘Gobbler’ even bigger and better.”
An early afternoon starting time will again be in place. Camping will be permitted on-site, free of charge, on both Friday and Saturday nights (Nov. 28 and 29). Further information will be released as the event nears.
Last November, young Anthony Perrego of
Marketing opportunities are available now for the ‘Gobbler’ event. To learn more, contact Brett Deyo by phone at 845.728.2781 or via e-mail at email@example.com. BD Motorsports Media is on the web at www.bdmotorsportsmedia.com.
“Like” BD Motorsports Media on Facebook or follow @BrettDeyo on Twitter.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE SEPTEMBER 22, 2014
DICK JORDAN 14-213
DMA MIDGET FINALE SATURDAY AT BEAR RIDGE;
#8 FOR PIERSON EARNS "DOUBLE" POINTS
The 2014 USAC DMA Midget champion
will be crowned this Saturday night at Bear Ridge Speedway in
Point leader Adam Pierson of
Saturday's race offered "double" points, leaving Pierson with a 143-point lead over Sunn in the new standings. Scott Holcomb, Scott Viets and Mike Chaffee round out the "top-five" in points entering the series finale.
2014 USAC DMA Midget Standings: 1-Adam Pierson-944, 2-Josh Sunn-801, 3-Scott Holcomb-714, 4-Scott Viets-683, 5-Mike Chaffee-649, 6-Ray Miller-630, 7-Dean Christensen-628, 8-Joe Krawiec-603, 9-Tim Hodge-549, 10-Adam Whitney-545.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE SEPTEMBER 22, 2014
DICK JORDAN 14-207
COONS EMERGES WITH "4-CROWN" VICTORY
Only 12 points separate USAC Silver
Crown point leaders Kody Swanson and Tracy Hines
entering the October 11 series finale at the New York State Fairgrounds in
Neither was able to win at the
Eldora Speedway in
Coons won the pole for the 50-lap race and led the first 12 laps. Swanson, aiming for what would have been a fifth series victory this year, grabbed the lead on lap 13 but relinquished it back to Coons for the next six laps. Swanson then took over for 27 laps but succumbed to Armstrong's charge on lap 47.
Defending race winner Chris Windom officially was credited with second at the checkered flag, followed by Hines, Shane Cockrum and Bobby East. Swanson slipped to ninth at the end.
Drivers Russ Gamester, Dave Darland and Patrick Lawson all escaped injury in separate flips during the Silver Crown action.
The Silver Crown feature was contested Sunday after rains interrupted Saturday night's event after the Midget heats.
The October 11
2014 USAC Silver Crown Standings:1-Kody Swanson-522, 2-Tracy Hines-510, 3-Bobby East-477, 4-Chris Windom-418, 5-Jerry Coons Jr.-366, 6-Jacob Wilson-308, 7-Shane Cockrum-264, 8-A.J. Fike-263, 9-Caleb Armstrong-261, 10-Dave Darland-234.
News from the Short Track SuperNationals 7 – The Working Man’s Race
Media Contact: Brett Deyo – firstname.lastname@example.org
For Immediate Release/September 12, 2014
Be Shattered: Seventh Short Track SuperNationals At
AFTON, NY – The seventh edition of the Alpine Building Supply Short Track SuperNationals presented by Olum’s will shatter all previous ‘Working Man’s Race’ records when the event takes place at I-88 Speedway in Afton, N.Y., Friday-Saturday October 10-11.
In 2006, together with Pat Jordan – then the promoter of Afton Speedway – Brett Deyo launched the Short Track SuperNationals, a Columbus Day affordable alternative to Super DIRT Week for Friday, Saturday and Sunday competitors. The inaugural event attracted some 220 race cars to the facility over two days. Shortly thereafter, Jordan and wife Janet ended their reign as managers of the facility.
Deyo and the BD Motorsports Media LLC staff promoted the SuperNationals for five more editions at nearby Five Mile
Point Speedway in
Following the 2013 event, Deyo formed a partnership with I-88 Speedway co-promoters Jamie Page and Ron Ford to bring the event to their spic-and-span I-88 Speedway, which offers ample parking and pit area room, camping with hookups, transponder scoring and many amenities for competitors and spectators.
In short, the ‘Working Man’s Race’ has returned to its original “job site” at the Afton Fairgrounds.
As Short Track SuperNationals 7 approaches, all standing records for the event are set to be broken.
On Saturday (Oct. 11), the highest big-block/small-block Modified purse structure in event history will be paid. The winner of the 50-lap event will collect well over $5,000, with $1,000 reserved for the 10th-place finisher and $600 just to take the green flag.
Thanks to Dale and Sue Smith and Steve Survilla, lap 25 – the halfway circuit of the SuperNationals Modified main – will pay an astounding $700 to the leader! This is the most lucrative halfway bonus in the history of the Short Track SuperNationals.
Additionally, the Modifieds will take part in a fully paid B-Main offering $777 to the winner for 17 laps and $100 to take the green. All non-qualifiers will receive payment at the 2014 edition.
The Modified event takes on added significance as the sixth and final event of the Short Track Super Series Fueled By VP. Andy Bachetti and Danny Johnson are tied for the point lead heading into I-88. The huge series point fund will be paid out following the SuperNationals event.
Also competing on Saturday: the Crate 602 Sportsman in a 25-lap main paying $1,000 to the winner and $100 to start; the event will offer points toward the 2014 Dig Safely New York GRIT Series championship. IMCA-Modifieds and Empire Lightning Sprints complete the Saturday card.
There will be a pre-race fan fest and post-race party on Saturday, as well.
On Friday night (Oct. 10), the Open vs. Crate 602 Sportsman division are featured in a 35-lap special paying $1,500 to the winner and $125 to start. Hefty Crate 602 Sportsman bonuses will be paid as follows to the top-six across the line: $300, $200, $100, $75, $50 and a free pit pass for Saturday. Also on the Friday card are Street Stocks (home track rules), Four Cylinders (generally accepted Southern Tier rules) and Empire Sport Trucks (home track rules).
Modifieds and other Saturday divisions will be permitted to practice throughout the night on Friday in preparation for the next day.
A post-race party is planned to cap Friday evening’s activities.
Registration forms for both Modifieds and Sportsman, in addition to reserved camping forms, can be found on the BD Motorsports Media LLC website under “events” and “SuperNationals” on the menu.
To learn more about the Short Track Super Series Fueled By VP, visit www.bdmotorsportsmedia.com
, e-mail Brett Deyo at email@example.com or call 845.728.2781. BD Motorsports Media is on Facebook and on Twitter: @BrettDeyo.
I-88 Speedway is located
conveniently off I-88 Exit 7 (Afton), approximately 25 miles north and east of
Borgers OctoberFest Round One
Saturday September 27 will kick off round one of Borgers OcetoberFest 2014 five week racing series. Please note we are going back to our 2:30 p.m. starting time for heats.
Headlining the show will be the Hoosier Racing Tires Borgers AllStar TQ/600 Sprints. Fields are expected to increase and with last Saturday’s outstanding run in a Dirt 600 Sprint set up by Jordan Tittle a number of Dirt 600 teams have expressed an interest in giving Borgers a try.
AllStar and Junior Slings, and Karts will be on the card.
The exciting ATQMRA Vintage TQ club will be on hand racing the TQ’s from the past. These beautiful cars have become a “Fan Favorite” at Borgers and draw a large turnout.
The mighty MSRS MicroStock tour will also be on board for their tour race, To allow ample time for the Mahoning guys to make the Mahoning show we will run MicroStock heats first on the schedule and when the MSRS officials give us the word they are ready we will break into our heats and run their feature.
There will also be the Battle Of The Babes Powder Puff events for the Slingshots and Karts at the end of the show.
Be on hand for an action packed afternoon of racing on the Borgers 1/7 mile asphalt oval with
Gates Opening at 11:00 A.M.
Practice from 12:30 p.m. to 1:45 p.m.
Mandatory Driver’s Meeting at 2:00 p.m. followed by
Heats and Features.
Registration will close at 1:30 p.m. If you can not make on time it please call the track and we will draw a pill for you. Late sign ins will start in the rear of the heats.
Racers Readying for
Sponsors, entries, volunteers flying in as Friday opener approaches
For Immediate Release DBS-092414-1
WEST HAVEN, VT – The stock
car racing community is abuzz with the highly anticipated three-race “
As finishing touches are
being made on the track’s final construction, sponsorship, entry blanks, and
volunteers continue to flood into Devil’s Bowl Speedway. The law firm of Cullenberg
& Tensen, PLLC has pledged its support of the
entire Battle at the Bowl series and will serve as the primary sponsor of the
50-lap, $1,000-to-win Sportsman Modified race at the LawPower.com Slate Valley
Showdown on Friday, September 26. Cullenberg & Tensen, PLLC are
experts in personal injury law and proudly serve clients throughout
Other local businesses pledging support include Fabian Earthmoving of West Rutland, VT, G. Stone Commercial of Middlebury, VT, Rouse Tire of Middlebury, VT, Carrara Masonry & Concrete of North Clarendon, VT, and Brown’s Quarried Slate of Castleton, VT. A swarm of volunteers and workers have also flocked to the speedway to create the new track in the infield of the existing asphalt half-mile oval.
Sportsman Modifieds, eight-cylinder Renegades, and four-cylinder Mini Stocks will each compete for a three-race championship point fund. A sampling of Sportsman Modified drivers who have filed full series entries include Johnny Scarborough, Frank Hoard, Jr., Jack Gentile, Jack Swinton, Chris Murray, Jim Morgan, Matt Atwood, Ron Casey, and Cody Hunt.
The LawPower.com Slate Valley Showdown is Friday, September 26 at 7:00 p.m. and will also have a special $500-to-win Pro Stock race on the card. The “King of the Clay” event is on Saturday, October 4 at an earlier 4:00 p.m. start and features a 50-lap, $5,000-to-win Big Block/Small Block Modified race and a 50-lap Enduro. The series wraps up on Saturday, October 18 at 2:00 p.m. with a Sportsman Modified 100, the Sprint Cars of New England, Sportsman Coupes, Renegades, and Mini Stocks.
Devil’s Bowl Speedway is
located on Route 22A in
Contact: Justin St. Louis Phone: (802) 355-3282
This week’s photo:
A few days late here – back
on 9/20/52, Bill Schindler took his last ride in a race car at the
This weeks racing video:
Sorry, but due to a malfunction with my computer, there will be no racing video this week.
Some non racin’ stuff:
Here's what Coke and Pepsi didn't tell you when they announced their plan to cut calories
This weeks joke:
I knew it, I knew it, I knew it!!!
Brains of the elderly slow because they know so much......
The brains of older people only appear to be less speedy, because they have so much information to access, much like a full-up hard drive, scientists believe.
Elderly people have so much information in their brain that it takes longer for them to access it, scientific studies show.
Older people do not decline mentally with age. It just takes them longer to recall facts, because they have more information in their brains, research suggests.
Much like a computer takes longer as the hard drive gets full up, so too do humans take longer to access information, it has been reported.
Researchers say this slowing down it is not the same as cognitive decline.
The human brain appears to work slower in old age, said Dr. Michael Ramscar, but only because so much information has been stored over time. Older people simply know more, so selecting a correct choice from the trove of stored data may take a bit longer.
Until my next column – more than likely, every week from now on – for a while.
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