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Cayuga Speedway / The NASCAR Pinty's Fall Brawl Looks to Be Just That
« Last post by CanadianRacingOnline on September 25, 2018, 07:34:02 AM »
The NASCAR Pinty's Fall Brawl Looks to Be Just That

By Dan Cabral

HAGERSVILLE, ON – Jukasa Motor Speedway will continue its year of ‘firsts’ on Saturday, September 29th – with the 2018 edition of its Pinty's Fall Brawl weekend. The two-division spectacular will feature the first ever appearance by the talent-laden Limited Late Model division in a 50-lap Invitational as well as the championship finale for Canada’s National Touring Series – the NASCAR Pinty’s Series.

“I’ve said all along that our purpose for this facility is to give the fans what they want,” says Jukasa Motor Speedway General Manager Alex Nagy. “We’ve had fans and competitors alike asking for a big Ltd. Late Model race since we first re-opened. So, we knew that we had to put something like this together. We’ve had calls and messages coming in from teams all over the province – and I’m positive that our fans are going to be very, very happy with the field that turns out for this event”

One of the first teams to file entry for the event was three time Sunset Speedway champion Gord Shepherd – as they ready themselves for a Jukasa Motor Speedway debut in a Limited late model, Shepherd says he is looking forward to a very fast and fun race against top contenders.

“I think it’s pretty easy to make the argument that this race is going to be ‘the big one’ for Limited Late Models this year,” offers Shepherd. “Jukasa itself is a huge challenge, but then you throw in the level of talent that we’re all expecting to show up and you have a pretty solid ‘Race of the Year’ candidate.”

The main event of the Pinty's "Fall Brawl" is the series finale for the NASCAR Pinty's series, just coming off their first trip to the United States racing at New Hampshire.

Kevin Lacroix took the checkered flag for his 10th career win, and will look to use his positive momentum heading into Jukasa Motor Speedway this weekend. 

The Championship is shaping up to be a two-horse battle between L.P Dumoulin who has a 4-point lead over Alex Tagliani. Hard charger Cole Powell and veteran D.J Kennington both will be gunning to finish the season off with a trip to Jukasa Motor Speedway victory lane on Saturday and be there to capitalize if Dumoulin or Tagliani have issues.

The current points leader L.P. Dumoulin is looking forward to getting back to Jukasa for the series finale.

"We're really looking forward to getting back to Jukasa, Says Dumoulin- I am very comfortable at this speedway and always have a fast car." 

The man only four points behind Dumoulin is Alex Tagliani who finished 3rd at JMS in the series first stop here this season. 

"I'm really, really excited to have our championship finale at JMS, it's by far the best track on the tour."

"I don't take anything for granted and I’m not going to just focus on the point standings, we finished 3rd last time there and I am looking to improve on that and let the points short themselves out after the 200 laps are completed."

Gates open at Noon, qualifying at 4 pm and racing begins at 5:30 pm. Be sure to stay for the post-race fireworks display. Go to Jukasamotorspeedway.com for ticket and event information.
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Oosterholt Claims 3 Track Titles; Is an Autumn Colours Classic Win Next

By Jim Clarke, Clarke Motorsports Communications/First Draft Media

 

Peterborough Speedway’s biggest event of the 2018 schedule is about to rock Central Ontario. The 26th annual Autumn Colours Classic – presented by Lucas Oil Products – will go green October 5th to 7th at Canada’s Toughest 3rd of a Mile Paved Oval. Close to 10 racing divisions will tackle the track during the 3 day Thanksgiving Weekend.

 

“Just as the teams are going through their pre-race checklists, our promotional team is taking care of the final details to make sure we’re ready when the fans start coming through the gate,” said track owner and promoter J.P. Josiasse. “Even though this event has been part of the provincial motorsports calendar for more than a quarter of a century, you only get one chance to do things right.”

 

The year was 2013. Ryan Oosterholt took his place in the Peterborough Speedway record books by clinching the 4Fun/Bone Stock and Mini Stock track championships. Fast-forward to 2018 and the hard-charger from Blackstock, Ontario wrote a fresh page in track history with 3 championships in the same season, with titles in the Bone Stock, Mini Stock and Renegade Truck divisions.

 

“It was an all-around great season and I had a lot of fun,” said Oosterholt. “I have to thank the car owners, crew members, my family and friends for being there to help me jump from car-to-car so many times throughout the year. That can be half the battle but I had some amazing people around to make it a seamless transition.”

 

Even with his tremendous regular season success, an Autumn Colours Classic win is the one thing that has eluded Ryan Oosterholt’s grasp. He has come close in the past, but bad racing luck or mechanical issues have kept him from victory lane. For this year’s edition, the chicken farmer – who’ll celebrate his 28th birthday in November – will run the same #57 Bone Stock and #79 Mini Stock that he wheeled to 2 of his 3 track titles.

 

Race teams and fans in Central Ontario are making plans to be part of the 26th annual running of the Autumn Colours Classic – presented by Lucas Oil Products – at Peterborough Speedway. The 3 day Thanksgiving Weekend event gets underway Friday, October 5th with opening round practice and qualifying for the Battlefield Equipment Rental Bone Stock, Jiffy Lube Mini Stock, Super Stock, Trailers Plus Ontario Legend and OSCAAR Modified classes. They’ll share the spotlight with the APC Auto Parts Young Guns races for Mini Stock and Super Stock runners.

 

Pit gates open at 10:00, with the spectator grandstands unlocked at 5:00 and the weekend’s first green flag at 6:00. See the ‘Autumn Colours’ tab at www.peterboroughspeedway.com or the track’s Facebook and Twitter social media platforms for the latest news and full schedule details.

 
Multiple heat and feature race wins fueled Ryan Oosterholt’s charge to the 2018 Bone Stock, Mini Stock and Renegade Truck division track championships at Peterborough Speedway.

 

Prepared by: Jim Clarke, Clarke Motorsports Communications/First Draft Media
                      clarkemotorsports@hotmail.com, www.facebook.com/clarkemotorsports
                      613.968.6410
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Lindberg, Sandercock, Rouse, Friese, Reid and Mutton dominate Applefest Shootout

 

Large crowds took in two nights of high octane racing during the Cool 100 Applefest Shootout Weekend at Brighton Speedway presented by Imagefactor.ca,  Hoosier Tire, VP Race Fuels and Lucas Oil.  The DIRTcar 358 Modifieds headlined the Saturday event in the 75 lap Applefest Shootout along with the Thunder Stock Duel in the Dirt Finale and UMP Canadian Modifieds. To fans delight, the DIRTcar Sportsman Western Series and Northeast Late Model Alliance ran combined events both Friday and Saturday.  The Eastern Ontario Vintage Stock Club and Comp 4s also engaged in a shootout Friday night.   

Lindberg Wins First Applefest Shootout

The 14th annual Applefest Shootout was led to green by No. 19 Luke Stewart and No. 52 Jessica Power.  The pair battled it out for a few laps of the 75-lap main event but they were no match for No. R70 Ryan Arbuthnot as he moved in and snapped the lead on the 12th time by.  No. 66 Kyle Dingwall, No. 6 Matt Williamson and No. 28z Gary Lindberg also joined in the fray. The halfway point proved to be lucky for Lindberg as he slid into first place and took off.  Hungry to secure two consecutive Applefest victories, Williamson was Lindberg’s toughest contender.  A restart with three laps left set up a perfect shootout to the finish between Lindberg Williamson and Dingwall who was running third.  Linberg jumped back out front in the No. 28z machine on the restart as he cruised to the finish line first.  Dingwall edged out Williamson at the line to take took runner up, No. 47s Corey Wheeler finished fourth and No. 3rs Ryan Susie placed fifth.

Sandercock Sweeps NLMA

The Great Crate Race for the Northeast Late Model Alliance shared centre stage Saturday night as a full field of cars took to the track for a big pay day.  Fulton Speedway driver No. 10 Chris Fleming and No. 57 Charlie Sandercock bolted to the top where they engaged in a side by side duel for the majority of the 50-lap A-Main.  Fleming fought Sandercock from up high but lapped traffic became part of the picture and seemed to work against Flemming.  Sandercock snapped up the lead on the 17th time by and never relinquished the point.  Even after multiple restarts, the Trenton driver checked out, scoring back-to-back NLMA wins on the weekend.  Fleming picked up a well-earned second, No. 29 Phil Potts took third place, No. 12 Kyle Sopaz finished fourth and No. 89 Austin King placed fifth.

The NLMA chase on Friday saw Sandercock face tough competition from No. 88 Adam Turner who took home a solid second place finish.  No. 29 Phil Potts placed third, No. 89 Austin King fourth and No. 46 Brandon Mowat finished fifth.  Mowat went on to win the 358/Late Model 10 Lap Dash for Cash Saturday night.

Rouse and Friesen Dominate In Sportsman

From the drop of the green flag Friday night polesitter No. 88x Xavier Andrews was tough on the bottom while No. 33 Ryan Scott battled from outside for the first 7 laps of the 35 lap feature. The pair went to war while No. 18R Brad Rouse fiercely hunted them down from his fourth starting position.  Rouse stole the lead on lap 15 and never looked back as No. 7 Cody McPherson shot into second trying to catch the 18R machine.  Rouse parked it leaving McPherson to settle for second.  Scott finished third, Andrews took home fourth and No. 8s Justin Sharp was fifth.

No. 17 Tristian Draper and No. 72 James Michael Friesen led the Sportsman field to green in Saturday’s 35-lap feature.  The pair went door to door for 12 thrilling laps until Friesen stomped on the gas and took the lead.  Unable to keep the pace, Draper dropped back to fifth as No. 44F Jonathan Ferguson and No. 7 Cody McPherson engaged with Friesen.  The 72 machine held his own for the next 23 circuits and went on to win the feature.  McPherson was runner-up, Rouse scored third, Ferguson placed fourth and No. 20K Kyle Inman was fifth.
   
Reid takes Duel On The Dirt

No. 14 Chris Dorland and No. 5x Andrew Hennessy took the field of Thunder Stocks to green in the 50-lap Duel on the Dirt Finale.  The two Prince Edward County drivers duelled side by side until a caution slowed the pace on the 8th lap and Hennessy got the advantage on the restart.  Hennessy dominated the chase down low as No. 03 Justin Ramsay battled at his back bumper and No. 85 Austin Reid patiently gained positions from a tacky high side.  From that point Reid slid in to the lead from the outside clinching his first Duel on the Dirt win.  Hennessy scored a well-earned second, Ramsay third, No. 17 Jeff Humphry was fourth and No. 53 Wade Purchase fifth.

In the prelude on Friday No. 03 Justin Ramsay and No. 47x Kyle Pelrine treated fans to a thrilling chase for checkers.  Ramsay strong armed his way past Pelrine on lap 14 and the tension
continued to rise when another caution brought the action to a halt on the last lap.  In a death match to the finish it was Ramsay who waved the checkered flag.  No. 96 Steve Shaw scored second, Pelrine third, No. 85 Austin Reid fourth and No. 51 Mike Freeman fifth.

Mutton Scores Canadian Modified Photo Finish

No. 39 Jonah Mutton jumped on the lead from his second starting position on the first lap of the 25-lap UMP / Canadian Modified feature.  He paced the entire main event as No. 48 Derrick Greig, No. 12 Adam Whaley and No. 3 Nathan Rinaldi and No. 87 Andrew Hennessy flexed their muscles in the rearview.  Hennessy zeroed in and the pair engaged in an exhilarating duel that ended in a photo finish with Mutton tasting victory.  Hennessy earned second, Whaley third, Greig fourth and Rinaldi fifth. 

Polite Parks It

No. 01 Brandon Gregory and No. 75 Kenny Polite led the group of Eastern Ontario Vintage Stock cars to the green flag in the 25-lap feature.  Polite was anything but that as he stole the lead on the 17th trip around and sailed to checkers leaving Gregory to settle for second.  No. 33 Cory Winters placed third, No. J73 Josh Powers was fourth and No. 14 Nathan Berry was fifth.

Checkers Fly For Flieler

No. 14M Joe McNichols and No. 11 Adam Flieler started on the front row for the 25-lap affair.  Flieler was the class of the field and led every lap on route to the victory.  McNichols took second, No. 43 Devon Kippen placed third, No. 22 Keith Dunk fourth and No. 13 Joel Dempster fifth.

 

Up Next At Brighton Speedway

Another double header weekend is upon us! This time the First Annual Kart Klub Shootout will be Saturday, September 29th beginning at 4:00 pm.  This afternoon of go kart action is open to all kart racers under the WKA Rules and we look forward to seeing young racers from both the East and the West join us for the day.  Added to this already exciting event will be Lawn Tractor Racers.  Two divisions will race competitively in the Supermod and the Open classes.  Registration will take place prior to the event on Saturday.

 

The Season Finale will occur on Sunday, September 30th beginning at 1:00 PM.  The Lange & Fetter Eve of Destruction will feature the Workman Ok Tire & Automotive School Bus Races, the Hotch’s Auto Parts 100 Lap Enduro, Juniors Enduro and Ladies Enduro. The Guantlet Race, The Long Jump, The Flag Pole Race, The Trailer Race and the Brighton Recycling Demolition Derby.   This epic day of fun and excitement is thrilling and entertaining so you don’t want to miss out!  Back Gates will open at 7:00 am for participants and 11:00 am on the Grandstand Side. Racing starts at 1:00 pm. Admission for Adults is $20.00, Youths and Seniors are $18.00, Children 7 to 12 are $5.00 and 6 and Under are Free.  Be sure to see the schedule at www.brightonspeedway.com or visit us on Facebook!

 

 

Top 5 Feature Finish Friday, September21st, 2018

VP Racing Fuels DIRTcar Sportsman Series Race 1

1st. Brad Rouse (Freedom Speedway), 2nd Cody McPherson (Humberstone Speedway), 3rd. Ryan Scott (Brockville Ontario Speedway), 4th. Xavier Andrews (Brockville Ontario Speedway), 5th. Justin Sharp (Humberstone Speedway)

 

Eastern Ontario Vintage Stock Car Club

1st. Ken Polite, 2nd. Brandon Gregory, 3rd. Cory Winters, 4th. Josh Powers, 5th. Nathan Berry

 

COMP 4 / Mini Stock 25 Lap Feature

1st. Adam Flieler (Quinte West, ON), 2nd. Joe McNicolls (Westport, ON), 3rd. Devon Kippen (Quinte West, ON), 4th. Justin Jodon (Cornwall, ON), 5th. Joel Dempster (Bloomfield, ON)

 

Brighton Automotive Thunder Stock 20 Lap Feature

1st. Justin Ramsay Brighton Speedway), 2nd. Steve Shaw (South BuxtonSpeedway), 3rd. Kyle Pelrine (Merrittville Speedway), 4th. Austin Reid (Brighton Speedway), 5th. Mike Freeman (Brighton Speedway)

 

Vanderlaan Building Products Northeast Late Model Association

1st. Charlie Sandercock (Trenton, ON), 2nd. Adam Turner (Cherry Valley, ON), 3rd. Phil Potts (Trenton, ON), 4th. Austin King (Port Hope, ON), 5th. Brandon Mowat (Wooler, ON)

 

Top 5 Feature Finish Saturday, September 22nd, 2018

Imagefactor.ca DIRTcar 358 Modified Shootout

1st. 28z Gary Lindberg 2nd. 66 Kyle Dingwall, 3rd. 6 Mat Williamson, 4th. 47s Corey Wheeler, 5th. No. 3rs Ryan Susie

 

VP Racing Fuels DIRTcar Sportsman Series Race 2

1st. No. 72 James Michael Friesen, 2nd. No. 7 Cody McPherson, 3rd. No. 18R Brad Rouse, 4th. No. 44 Jonathan Ferguson, 5th. No. 20K Kyle Inman

 

Vanderlaan Building Products NLMA 50 Lap Great Crate Race

1st. No. 57 Charlie Sandercock, 2nd. No. 10 Chris Flemming, 3rd. No. 29 Phil Potts, 4th. No. 12 Kyle Sopaz, 5th. No. 89 Austin King

 

Bainer’s OilGARD Anti Rust Canadian Modified / UMP Showdown

1st. No 39 Jonah Mutton, 2nd. No. 87 Andrew Hennessy, 3rd. No. 12 Adam Whaley, 4th, No. 48 Derrick Greig, 5th. No. 3 Nathan Rinaldi

 

Insta Panels Duel on the Dirt Finale

1st. No. 85 Austin Reid (Brighton Speedway), 2nd. 5x Andrew Hennessy (Brighton Speedway), 3rd. No. 03 Justin Ramsay (Brighton Speedway), 4th. No. 53 Wade Purchase (Brighton Speedway), 5th. No. 72 Doug Anderson (Brighton Speedway)

 

 

Brighton Speedway Social Media: Follow Brighton Speedway on Twitter, @BrightonSpdwy, for live race day updates and track information. ‘Like’ us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/BrightonSpdwy.

Brighton Speedway’s 2018 season is proudly supported by the following corporate sponsors: ABC Taxi, Adecco, Archer’s Poultry, B & H Carpet, Bainer’s OilGARD Anti-Rust, Bay Marine, Behan Construction, Bellevue Fabricating Ltd., Bill’s Johns, Brighton Automotive, Brighton Recycling, Campbellford Chrysler, Canadian National Autism Foundation, CANEX, Classic Rock 107.9, Coca-Cola, Comfort Zone Heating & Air Conditioning, Cool 100, Deerhaven Farm and Garden, Dibbits Excavating, Electro Cables, Excel Tower Service, Fidelity Engineering & Construction, First Place Trailers, Gerow Propane, Gord’s Water, Greig Truck & Trailer, Humber Nurseries, Hotch’s Auto Parts, Hoosier Racing Tire, ImageFactor.ca Motorsport Designs, John’s Equipment, Lange & Fetter Ford, Larry’s Towing, Lucas Oil, McDougall Insurance and Financial, Mix 97, Mystical Distributing, Owasco RV, Part Source, Pinty’s, Quinte Septic, Rapid Rad, Read’s Accounting, Rock 107, Sanderson Tire and Automotive, Stoneridge Specialty Insurance, The Community Press, TURRIS Communications, 95.5 Hits FM, UCB Radio Canada, Ultramar Parkland, Weaver Funeral Home, Workman’s OK Tire, Vanderlaan Building Products, VanZuylen Tire, and VP Racing Fuels.

About Brighton Speedway: Brighton Speedway is a 1/3-mile clay stock car racing oval located on the shores of Lake Ontario in Brighton, Ont. The speedway hosts five weekly stock car divisions on Saturday nights and youth Go-Kart racing on Thursday nights from May to September.

Brighton Speedway Mailing Address: 775 County Road 64, Brighton, ON, K0K 1H0.

 

Photos Courtesy of Imagefactor Media

 

IMG OJ5A0057 Night two of the Cool 100 Applefest Shootout Weekend at Brighton Speedway saw fierce competition in the Imagefactor.ca DIRTcar 358 Modified 75 Lap Shootout with race winner No. 28z Gary Lindberg battling No. 6 Mat Williamson for the lead.

 

IMG 0J5A8408 The Vanderlaan Building Products Northeast Late Model Association double header had No. 57 Charlie Sandercock secure both feature finishes but the racing was tight as competitor No. 10 Chris Fleming battled for the lead during the Cool 100 Applefest Shootout Weekend at Brighton Speedway.
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ACT / Corliss Ready to Defend Milk Bowl Title FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
« Last post by CanadianRacingOnline on September 25, 2018, 07:30:57 AM »
Corliss Ready to Defend Milk Bowl Title

 

Barre, VT – One year after scoring the biggest win of his Late Model career, Jason Corliss is ready to do it all again. With just days remaining before the 56th Vermont Milk Bowl presented by Northfield Savings Bank, the hometown racer and his Burnett Motorsports team are hard at work preparing for this year’s edition of the “Toughest Short Track Race in North America”.

 

Many of the top American-Canadian Tour (ACT)-type Late Model racers will be in Barre on Saturday, September 29 and Sunday, September 30. But perhaps none has accomplished more than Corliss over the last two seasons, with his victory in the $10,000+-to-win Milk Bowl last October the crown jewel.

 

“For the team, it’s something for them to always cherish and always be proud of,” Corliss said. “It’s one of those races where you can look back on it days, weeks, months, even years afterwards and reminisce about that day. It’s not like a weekly win that kind of gets lost in the shuffle – it’s the Milk Bowl. It’s our Daytona, our big race. To be able to win it was awesome for all the guys. We still talk about it often. But winning it is also a dangerous thing, because it makes you hungrier than ever to go do it again. And that’s what we’re aiming to do this year.”

 

“There’s so much prestige for this race,” he added. “There always has been and always will be. And it seems like everybody brings their ‘A’ game. It’s the end of the year, and everybody comes in and throws everything they’ve got at this race. To be able to be the guy that’s standing on top at the end is truly an honor.”

 

Since scoring that Milk Bowl win, Corliss went on to sweep the 2018 ACT Late Model Tour events at Thunder Road, including the $5,000-to-win Labor Day Classic earlier this month. In weekly Maplewood/Irving Oil Late Model competition, he finished a close second in the battle for “King of the Road”. Those achievements came off a 2017 season where he won four races, earned the ACT Rookie of the Year award, and finished third in both weekly and Tour points.

 

“All the ingredients were there,” Corliss said of his recent success. “The year prior to us actually winning the Milk Bowl, we were in a position late to win that Milk Bowl. Traffic didn’t work out the way we needed it to, and we finished second. So we knew even then that we were a top-notch team capable of winning big races. Even if we hadn’t won the Milk Bowl last year, I don’t think this year would have gone any differently. But it certainly helps as far as keeping people energized, rejuvenated, and excited going into the next pre-season, or going into the next Milk Bowl, where you have a big win that really showcases all their hard work and effort.”

 

A win in this year’s Milk Bowl would be one more entry on Corliss’s rapidly expanding list of achievements. The Labor Day Classic victory made him one of only 11 drivers to win all of Thunder Road’s “Big 3” events, which includes the Milk Bowl and the Memorial Day Classic. He now looks join an even more exclusive club, as only five drivers have ever gone back-to-back in the Milk Bowl.

 

In order to repeat, Corliss knows he and his team will need to stay focused. They are facing off against not only the top racers in the region, but the unique Milk Bowl format itself. Time Trials and 50-lap qualifying races on Saturday are part of a day-long battle to set the starting field. Those who make it through Qualifying Day intact have three 50-lap segments in store on Sunday with a full-field invert between each segment. The overall win goes to the driver with the best combined finish in all three segments.

 

“You can’t think too far ahead,” Corliss noted. “You’re not going to win the Milk Bowl on Friday at noon during practice. You’ve got to go through the process, and part of that process is that you have to enjoy the whole weekend. It’s a lot of work and it’s a lot of stress. But at the same time, you have to enjoy what you’re doing and enjoy that whole process, or else the whole thing’s not going to come to fruition at the end of the weekend. We’re really excited and pumped up, and we can’t wait for the weekend to arrive.”

 

Before getting to work in earnest on their Milk Bowl bid, the Burnett Motorsports team will start their racing weekend early. They are finishing up work on a new Super Late Model to debut in the Pro All Stars Series (PASS) event on Friday, September 28 as part of “Milk Bowl Friday”. Corliss is one of several Thunder Road and ACT competitors who hope to compete on all three days of Vermont Milk Bowl Weekend.

 

“It’s definitely going to be a challenge,” Corliss said. “The best part about Friday night for us is that it’s going to be more of a relaxing situation. It sounds kind of foolish, possibly, to say it’s going to be relaxing racing cars in a tough division with a stacked field, and making our guys work an extra night. But for our guys, it’s fun. We enjoy the challenge of trying to race with a different group of cars on our home track. Hopefully a little home field advantage will come into play and help us out, but Friday, we’re going with no expectations. We have not raced this car yet – I haven’t even driven this car yet. So I think it’s a little unrealistic right now to say we’re going to go out and try to win both events. But we definitely hope to go out there Friday, and the goals are to have fun, complete all the laps, and be competitive.”

 

Corliss will have fierce competition on his busy weekend. Reigning “King of the Road” Scott Dragon, 3-time 2018 winner Cody Blake, former Vermont Governor’s Cup winner Trampas Demers, and track record holder Marcel J. Gravel are some of the local stars who will be on hand for the Milk Bowl. Meanwhile, invaders such as ACT point leader Scott Payea, former Milk Bowl winners Joey Polewarczyk, Jr. and Nick Sweet, 2017 “King of the Road” Bobby Therrien, and former ARCA Champion Mason Mitchell have their eyes on the crown. Friday night, PASS superstars D.J. Shaw, Travis Benjamin, and Derek Griffith will take on the locals.

 

Vermont Milk Bowl Weekend kicks off Friday, September 28 at 6:00pm with Northfield Savings Bank “Milk Bowl Friday”. Booth Bros./H.P. Hood Qualifying Day goes to post at 1:00pm on Saturday, September 29 with Vermont Milk Bowl opening ceremonies at 1:00pm on Sunday, September 30. Adult admission is $30 for a Saturday/Sunday ticket and $20 for Friday-only. Kids ages 12 and under will be admitted free on all three days.

 

For more information, contact the Thunder Road offices at (802) 244-6963, media@thunderroadvt.com, or visit www.thunderroadvt.com.

Michael R. Stridsberg
Thunder Road Speedbowl
Media Director
(802) 244-6963 ext. 6
media@thunderroadvt.com
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Results/News / Camirand Runs Out of Fuel and Misses the Podium
« Last post by CanadianRacingOnline on September 24, 2018, 03:36:54 PM »
Camirand Runs Out of Fuel and Misses the Podium
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
PRESS RELEASE
For immediate distribution
 
New Hampshire Motor Speedway – Visit New Hampshire 100
 
Loudon, NH, September 23, 2018 - Marc-Antoine Camirand came very close to another podium-finish, on Saturday at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway, but he ran out of fuel with half a lap remaining in the race. The GM Paillé N°22 Chevrolet Camaro was fast all weekend, for the first NASCAR Pinty’s race in the US.
 
The New Hampshire Motor Speedway mile was a completely new track for Marc-Antoine Camirand, but he showed that he could be quick right at the beginning. He posted the fastest time in the final practice, with a blistering lap of 31,936 sec. He qualified the GM Paillé N°22 Chevrolet Camaro in 6th place and he knew he could climb back positions quickly in the 100-lap race.
 
“Qualifying is all about pure speed, but we chose to sacrifice a few positions on the grid to have a better car on the long run. It paid off. My GM Paillé N°22 Chevrolet Camaro was so fast in the race, I knew I could achieve another great result,” said Camirand after the Visit New Hampshire 100.
 
The driver from St-Léonard-d’Aston, QC, was patient at the beginning of the race, trying to preserve his tires. “We were running the entire race on the same tires, and I knew I would have to finish strong. I climbed up to the second spot, and at the end of the race, I was catching up on the leader”, he explained.
 
At the very last lap, the GM Paillé N°22 Chevrolet Camaro ran out of fuel. “The leader was trying to save gas, and I could have done the same. I wasn’t expecting to be short on fuel. Some of the other drivers went to pit on a yellow for adjustments on their cars and took gas at the same time. I didn’t pit because my car was driving very well, and I thought I could run the 100 laps without any problem”, commented Camirand.
 
The driver was disappointed to miss a podium-finish by half a lap, especially when the field ran a few laps on yellow that didn’t count. “There was a caution flag before the first lap had been completed, and the laps on yellow didn’t count. If it weren’t for that, I would have finished the race and kept my second place”, he explained.

The Visit New Hampshire 100 will air on TSN on Saturday Sept. 29th at 1:30 p.m. and on RDS 2 on Tuesday September 16th at 10:30 p.m.
 
Marc-Antoine Camirand hope to have a strong season finale at the wheel of the GM Paillé N°22 Chevrolet Camaro, next week, as the NASCAR Pinty’s series will be on track at the Jukasa Motor Speedway, in Hamilton, ON, for the Pinty’s Fall Brawl.
 
 
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Alex Tagliani Surpasses LP Dumoulin in New Hampshire to Close Gap to Four Points in the NASCAR Pinty’s Championship 
 
 
 
For Immediate Release
 
Montreal, September 22, 2018 – Racecar driver Alex Tagliani finished ahead of points leader LP Dumoulin at the conclusion of the 100 lap (170.27-km) inaugural Visit New Hampshire 100 held Saturday afternoon at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway 1.703 km paved asphalt oval in New England. Kevin Lacroix dominated the 12th and penultimate round of the 2018 NASCAR Pinty’s schedule to score his first win since June.
 
With his seventh-place finish, Tagliani shaved one point off the gap and is now a scant four points behind championship leader LP Dumoulin. Next weekend’s championship showdown in the season finale at Jukasa Motor Speedway located near Hamilton, Ontario promises to be a hot one. Starting fourth today, Tagliani stayed in the top five during the first third of the race. Following a pit stop in the race’s only full course caution on lap 45, the Canadian driver stopped to fix a technical problem on his Chevrolet Camaro EpiPen/RONA/St Hubert/ Spectra Premium and lost several positions. When he returned to the track, Tag was listed in 13th place while his main opponent in the championship race was fifth.
 
Back in form, Tagliani moved up the field and finally overtook Dumoulin on lap 60. But the fight was not over as Dumoulin tried several times to move past Tag during the next forty laps, but to no avail. He finished right behind Tag.
 
“Obviously, this seventh-place finish is not what we expected with the car we had in practice and qualifying,” said Alex Tagliani. “I am quite disappointed with the results, but we did shave one point off the gap to the championship leader, which makes it up a bit. A technical glitch changed the outcome of our race as the car started to oversteer in the worse way, making it hard for me to drive it. After pitting to repair, we lost ground on the leaders when we returned to the track and could not make our way back to the front. Still, we are not giving up. We are highly motivated to end the season on a high note. We are heading to a track that I like for a championship showdown. I feel quite confident for the season finale. Maybe this is our time to finally finish on top.”
 
Race winner Lacroix crossed the finish line more than five seconds ahead of Peter Shepherd, and eight ahead of Donald Theetge. Cole Powell and D J Kennington round up the to five.
 
Seventeen drivers started the race with 15 crossing the finish line. Nine cars finished on the lead lap. The race was under full course caution once for a total of three laps.
 
This was Tagliani’s tenth top-seven finish in 12 starts this year. Tag has a pair of wins and one pole position this year. In 70 NASCAR Pinty’s Series career starts, Tagliani has eight wins, 30 top-fives and 48 top-ten finishes.

The Visit New Hampshire 100, round 12 of the NASCAR Pinty’s Series, will air on TSN on Sunday, September 30 at 12:30 p.m. ET.
 
In the driver’s championship, Tagliani remains in second place with 484 points, only four behind leader LP Dumoulin. Next week’s season finale at Jukasa Motor Speedway will crown this year’s NASCAR Pinty’s Series driver champion.
 
Up next in the NASCAR Pinty’s – The season finale at Jukasa Motor Speedway
The NASCAR Pinty’s Series returns to Ontario next week for the season finale at Jukasa Motor Speedway one kilometre oval track located near Hamilton. The Pinty’s Fall Brawl, scheduled to run Saturday, September 29 at 7:30 p.m., will conclude a thirteen-race season that will crown the 2018 NASCAR Pinty’s Series Champion.
 
Summer of TAG
During his 2018 season, Alex Tagliani will race across Canada promoting the fifth annual Summer of TAG which raises awareness about food allergies, and the importance of educating those afflicted, with the Allergy-Friendly Kitchen Contest: a program for learning how to cook safely and minimize the risk of cross-contamination. Alex and Food Allergy Canada, with the support of Pfizer Canada, undertook this joint initiative. You can join Alex by downloading recipes at: http://foodallergycanada.ca/summer-of-tag/allergy-friendly-meals/
 
For more information on Alex Tagliani, please visit www.tagliani.com, follow him on Twitter at @TAGLIANI, @tagliani18 on Instagram and like him on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Tagliani.

 
Source:
Max d’Orsonnens             
Tagliani Autosport
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Results/News / LATE RACE TROUBLE FOR RANGER & MOPAR DODGE
« Last post by CanadianRacingOnline on September 24, 2018, 03:35:05 PM »
LATE RACE TROUBLE FOR RANGER & MOPAR DODGE
 
September 22, 2018. Andrew Ranger and the #27 Mopar Parts Dodge team were in position to capture their third victory of the season this past Saturday at round number 12 of the NASCAR Pinty’s Series taking place at New Hampshire Motor Speedway near Loudon, New Hampshire.  This was the first time Pinty’s Series teams had raced outside of Canada and in the closing stages Ranger was ready to pounce on his opportunity, when mechanical misfortune struck.
 
Ranger the #27 Mopar Parts Dodge team showed good pace through the Friday practice and qualifying sessions and posted the fifth quickest qualifying time.  “I think we’ll be good on the long runs,” said Ranger.
 
As the green flag waved Ranger began to steadily move the #27 Mopar Parts Dodge forward in the field and by the midway point of the race was running second and right on the rear bumper of the leader. “I tried to get by at one point but he closed the door,” explained Ranger.
 
Ranger continued to stalk the leader and was waiting for the right moment to push the #27 Mopar Parts Dodge into the top spot. “I could see he was pushing up in a couple of corners and I knew I could get by him,” he stated.
 
At the ¾ mark of the race there was suddenly trouble with the #27 Mopar Parts Dodge.  Ranger could barely hang on but even with a flat left rear tire managed to guide the car to pit lane and the attention of the team.  The problem was the track bar mount and would send them to the garage early.
 
 Afterwards a frustrated Andrew Ranger shrugged and said, “We had bad luck.  I was just waiting for the right time, I could see that there would be a chance for the win but we didn’t get the chance.  Thanks to the guys for the hard work, we’ll try to come back and get another win next week”.
 
Andrew Ranger and the #27 Mopar Parts Dodge team return to action in the season finale this Saturday, September 29that Jukasa Speedway near Hamilton, ON.
 
Race fans can get more information and follow the #27 Mopar Parts Dodge team news during the off-season by going to www.mopar.caand clicking on Motorsports.     
 
Prepared by, TL Sports & Entertainment, todd@tlsportsent.com(239) 961-2618
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Results/News / KENNINGTON POSTS ANOTHER TOP FIVE IN CASTROL EDGE DODGE
« Last post by CanadianRacingOnline on September 24, 2018, 03:33:58 PM »
KENNINGTON POSTS ANOTHER TOP FIVE IN CASTROL EDGE DODGE
 
September 22, 2018. DJ Kennington and the #17 Castrol Edge Dodge team have shown a remarkable record of consistency in the 2018 NASCAR Pinty’s Series.  At the first ever series race outside of Canada that record continued as Kennington posted a fifth place finish at New Hampshire Motor Speedway near Loudon, New Hampshire.
 
Kennington’s significant amount of experience racing on larger tracks in the US showed as he posted some of the quickest times during the Friday practice sessions and qualified the #17 Castrol Edge Dodge third on the grid for the 100 lap race.  “I like where we are” said Kennington after the days activity “the team did a nice job and I think the car will be really good during the race” he added.
 
When the action began on Saturday Kennington moved the #17 Castrol Edge Dodge into second position before lap 20.  “The spot was there so we took it but knew that there was a long way to go,” explained the driver.
 
After falling back a few positions Kennington brought the #17 Castrol Edge Dodge to pit lane during a caution near the mid point of the race.  “The handling of the car wasn’t quite where we needed it to be” explained the driver.  “So we made some adjustments and knew we’d be better for it”.
 
In the second half of the race Kennington used his skills and an improved #17 Castrol Edge Dodge to climb back toward the front of the field and took the checkered flag with a fifth place result.  His seventh top five finish of the season.  Kennington is the only competitor to finish every race this season in the top ten.
 
“We’re proud of it sure,” he said afterwards.  “We know that consistency is the way to win.  If we’re in a good position at each race, the next win is going to come.  Great job by the whole Castrol team today” he added.
 
Kennington’s season long consistency has him sitting fourth in the overall championship standings.
 
DJ Kennington and the #17 Castrol Edge Dodge are back in action this coming Saturday, September 29 at Jukasa Speedway near Hamilton, Ontario for the final race of the 2018 season.
 
Race fans are encouraged to keep up to date with the latest team news during the off-season in several ways.  Race fans should bookmark the team website www.djkracing.caand follow them on twitter, @djkracing and Instagram.  Fans should also “like” the DJK Racing Fan Page on Facebook. Also follow @CastrolCanada on twitter and Facebook.
 

Prepared by Todd Lewis and TL Sports & Entertainment, todd@tlsportsent.com(239) 961-2618
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Press Releases / BLENKHORN CASHES IN AT FIFTH ANNUAL MIKE STEVENS MEMORIAL
« Last post by CanadianRacingOnline on September 24, 2018, 03:32:13 PM »
BLENKHORN CASHES IN AT FIFTH ANNUAL MIKE STEVENS MEMORIAL

 

(River Glade, NB – September 22nd, 2018) – Dylan Blenkhorn (Truro, NS) drove to the win in the Fifth Annual Mike Stevens Memorial Super Late Model 200 at Petty International Raceway on Saturday evening. Blenkhorn, who won the season opening Lucas Oil 150 in May, led 119 laps en route to the victory on Saturday night. The win was worth $7,500 but with additional lap money and bonuses, Blenkhorn walked away with over $13,000.

 

Robbie MacEwen (Sherwood, PE) chased Blenkhorn for most of the second half of the event and finished in second. Darren MacKinnon (Charlottetown, PE) completed the podium with Silver Fox Special  Care Home Halfway Leader Ashton Tucker (Lyttleton, NB) and Dylan Gosbee (Cornwall, PE) rounding out the top five.

 

The lead was exchanged in the race five times. Gosbee, Tucker and Blenkhorn took home heat race victories in the 23 car field. The Mike Stevens Memorial 200 took one hour, 58 minutes to complete.

 

Cole Butcher (Porter’s Lake, NS) clinched the Bumper to Bumper $5K Petty Pro Stock Challenge with a seventh place finish in the Mike Stevens Memorial 200. MacKinnon and Blenkhorn joined Butcher as podium finishers in the five race mini series.

 

Laurie Cormier (Riverview, NB) took home the 75-lap Limited Late Model feature for the A.E. McKay Builders Late Model Sportsman division. Cormier raced to the win ahead of River Glade International Winner Jordan Veinotte (Porter’s Lake, NS) and former track champion Luc Bourgeois (Memramcook, NB). Current track champion Brady Creamer (Miramichi, NB) and Matt Rodgers (Smithtown, NB) rounded out the top five of the 28 starters in the field.

 

Creamer, Bourgeois and Cormier took home qualifying heat race victories. The Mike Stevens Memorial Limited Late Model 75 took 56 minutes to complete.

 

Feature results, once official, will be posted on PettyRaceway.com.

 

With the conclusion of the Mike Stevens Memorial weekend comes the end of the 2018 Petty International Raceway season. Fans are encouraged to keep up to date with social media and PettyRaceway.com for complete information on the 2019 season.

 

UNOFFICIAL FEATURE RESULTS – 2018 Mike Stevens Memorial Super Late Model 200

1st – 67 Dylan Blenkhorn
2nd – 40 Robbie MacEwen
3rd -  18 Darren MacKinnon
4th – 2 Ashton Tucker
5th -  91 Dylan Gosbee
6th -  54 Jarrett Butcher
7th -  53 Cole Butcher
8th -  5 Jonathan Hicken
9th -  32M Sarah McKay
10th – 98 Cory Hall
11th – 97D Chris Duncan
12th – 08 Nicholas Naugle
13th – 29 Greg Fahey
14th – 32 Chris Hughes
15th – 02 Craig Ward
16th – 28 Kirk Thibeau
17th -  41 Mike Rodgers
18th – 72 Michael Kyle
19th – 23 Lonnie Sommerville
20th- 42C Chris Reid
21st – 01 Troy Burke
22nd – 42 Kyle Reid
23rd – 1 Ryan Messer

 

 

UNOFFICIAL FEATURE RESULTS – 2018 Mike Stevens Memorial Limited Late Model 75

1st – 53 Laurie Cormier
2nd – 11 Jordan Veinotte
3rd – 88 Luc Bourgeois
4th – 10 Brady Creamer
5th – 14 Matt Rodgers
6th – 3 Justin Beers
7th – 94 Deven Smith
8th – 31 Frank Fraser
9th – 85 Kenny MacKenzie Jr
10th – 41C Michael Cormier
11th – 27 Curtis Collins
12th – 08 Matt Vaughan
13th – 92 Neal Crawford
14th – 05 Fred Schofield
15th – 90 Wayne Miller
16th – 46 Ian Mollins
17th – 52 Destiny Enkel
18th – 02 Shane Coffen
19th – 41 Rob Raynes
20th-  94R Ryan Raynes
21st – 9 Daniel Delorey
22nd – 25 Ryan VanOirschot
23rd – 18 Lynden MacDougall
24th – 22 Jeffrey Breen
25th – 01 Joey Livingstone
26th – 23 Shawn Waterford
27th – 30 Marcel LeBlanc
28th – 29 Matt Maillet
DNS – 38 Travis Roma

 

For complete, up-to-date information on Petty International Raceway, please visit PettyInternationalRaceway.com, follow us on Twitter (@PettyRaceway_NB) and like us on Facebook (@PettyInternationalRaceway).

 

About Petty International Raceway:
Petty International Raceway is located on Highway 106, just 40 km west of Moncton, New Brunswick. To learn more about Petty International Raceway, its location, admission, policies, history, and more, please visit www.pettyinternationalraceway.com. To get current updates delivered to you directly please follow us on Twitter.
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POWER SURGE; LOGAN POWER TAKES BIG WIN ON NIGHT ONE OF MIKE STEVENS MEMORIAL

 

(RIVER GLADE, NB - September 22nd, 2018) – In what could be his final Westwood Estates Street Stock appearance, Logan Power (Riverview, NB) made good by taking home the 75-lap feature on Night One of the Mike Stevens Memorial at Petty International Raceway. Power made the move on Mike Duskey (Albany, PE) in the second half of the race and held off rival Michael Cormier (Grand-Barachois, NB) to take the checkered flag in the extended distance event. The race also served as the final leg in the Westwood Estates Street Stock Triple Crown, which was won by third place finisher on the night Luc McLaughlin (Geary, NB).

 

“What a feeling,” described Power after climbing from his No. 58 Riverview Muffler Chevrolet. “I could put this car anywhere on the track and the car finally held together in a big race!”

 

Brandon Snow (Oyster Bed Bridge, PE) and Bill Storey (Fredericton, NB) completed the top five in the 75-lap main event on Friday. Duskey, Courtney O’Blenis (Boundary Creek, NB) and McLaughlin took home heat race victories in the 26 car field. All three Maritime Provinces were represented in the race.

 

UNOFFICIAL FEATURE RESULTS – STREET STOCK 75

1st – 58 Logan Power
2nd – 68 Michael Cormier
3rd -  11 Luc McLaughlin
4th -  7 Brandon Snow
5th -  53 Bill Storey
6th – 39 Dan Smith
7th -  42 Mike Duskey
8th -  60 Mike Weagle
9th – 8 Benji Ruff
10th – 37 Brandon Albert
11th – 47 Shawn Furlong
12th – 15 Roger Slocum
13th – 51 Mitchell Arsenault
14th – 10 Megan Parrott
15th – 19 Brandon Carter
16th – 5 Scott Habkirk
17th -21C Courtney O’Blenis
18th – 63 Tom Nicholls
19th – 2w Chris Wilson
20th – 42x John Halliday
21st – 06 Alex Sheehan
22nd -  87 Nick Cudmore
23rd – 77 Riley Goodwin
24th – 55 Courtney O’Blenis
25th – 99 Shawn Hyslop
26th – 21 Patrick Horne

 

Cody Byrne (Orwell Cove, PE) continued his hot streak by winning the Mister Transmission Mini Stock 50-lap feature. Byrne held court most of the race with Scotia Speedworld Thunder champion Darren Flemming (Belnan, NS) and Dave Matthews (Kennetcook, NS) racing in his shadow for the duration of the feature. One caution slowed the event with 20 to go, which allowed Flemming to edge ahead of Matthews for the runner up spot. Petty International Raceway track champion Rob Poirier (Irishtown, NB) and Mike Edwards (Penobsquis, NB), in his racing return for 2018, completed the top five.

 

Byrne and Poirier each took home Mini Stock heat race qualifiers.

 

UNOFFICIAL FEATURE RESULTS – MINI STOCK 50

1st – 67 Cody Byrne
2nd – 22 Darren Flemming
3rd -  99 Dave Matthews
4th -  0 Rob Poirier
5th – 23 Mike Edwards
6th – 13 Harley Cornish
7th – 19 Coady Palmer
8th – 33 Trevor Smith
9th – 17 Ricky Millar
10th – 82 Garth Bezanson
11th – 72 Rob Boutilier
12th – 66B Brad Daley
13th – 8 Dyllan Farrell
14th – 69 BJ Gillespie
15th – 66 Chris Garnett
16th – 46 Ryan McKnight
17th – 51 Bryan Suttie
18th -  85 Adam Cormier
19th – 14 Matthew Ford
20th – 4 Martin Landry
DNS – 73 Allison Hall

 

The Atlantic Modified Tour visited Petty International Raceway and it was former Series champion Brandon Skidmore (Springhill, NS) racing to victory lane after a fuel cell issue in practice nearly sidelined the team for the event. Skidmore made the pass on Doug Matchett (Miramichi, NB) for the win in the middle stages of the 35-lap feature. Matchett settled for third after Braxton Stafford (Blackville, NB) got by the No. 75 in the waning laps. Zean Dutcher won the heat race.

 

UNOFFICIAL FEATURE RESULTS – AMT 35

1st – 84 Brandon Skidmore
2nd – 91 Braxton Stafford
3rd – 75 Doug Matchett
4th – 58 Yves McCray
5th – 1 Greg Butler
6th – 17 Joe Hoyt
7th – 48 Kevin Bailey
8th – 14 Kevin Brideau
9th – 2w Zean Dutcher

 

Danny Chisholm (Canning, NS) scored the victory in the Leisure Days RV Centre INEX National Qualifier for the Bandolero division. Chisholm raced to the line six tenths ahead of Scotia Speedworld champion Colton Noble (Upper Nine Mile River, NS) and Tanton Wooldridge (Summerside, PE). The top Bandit in the combined field was Owen Mahar (Hubley, NS), who finished in sixth place. Noble took home the heat race win.

 

UNOFFICIAL FEATURE RESULTS – BANDOLERO INEX NATIONAL QUALIFIER 20

1st – 87 Danny Chisholm
2nd -03 Colton Noble
3rd – 0 Tanton Wooldridge
4th – 81 Nate Singer
5th – 17 Dylan Dowe
6th – 66 Owen Mahar
7th – 72 Devin Wadden
8th – 02 Austin Hiscock
DNS – 10 Evan Lane



Chase MacKay (Bear Cove, NS) drove to his first Petty International Raceway victory in the Beginner Bandolero feature. Gage Gilby (Enfield, NS) and Dawson Noble (Upper Nine Mile River, NS) were second and third in the 15-lap feature. MacKay won the heat race. Between the two features, 18 Bandolero cars were in attendance on Friday evening.

 

UNOFFICIAL FEATURE RESULTS – BEGINNER BANDOLERO 15

1st – 71 Chase MacKay
2nd – 25 Gage Gilby
3rd – 8 Dawson Noble
4th – 9 Campbell Delaney
5th – 53 Kelsea Lewis
6th – 28 Will Murphy
7th – 29 Emma MacMillan
8th – 92 Dylan MacMillan
9th – 66K Kelsey Hann

 

Complete official results will be available at PettyRaceway.com on Tuesday pending all post race technical inspections.

 

The Mike Stevens Memorial weekend continues today at Petty International Raceway with the Super Late Model (Pro Stock) 200 and the final round of the Bumper to Bumper $5k Petty Pro Stock Challenge. The A.E. McKay Builders Late Model Sportsman will compete in a 75-lap Limited Late Model contest to open the show. Qualifying begins at 4pm with a full format available at PettyRaceway.com. The event will feature a pre-race concert by Ivan Daigle and the Dirt County Confederates prior to the running of the 200-lap showcase.

 

For complete, up-to-date information on Petty International Raceway, please visit PettyInternationalRaceway.com, follow us on Twitter (@PettyRaceway_NB) and like us on Facebook (@PettyInternationalRaceway).

 

About Petty International Raceway:
Petty International Raceway is located on Highway 106, just 40 km west of Moncton, New Brunswick. To learn more about Petty International Raceway, its location, admission, policies, history, and more, please visit www.pettyinternationalraceway.com. To get current updates delivered to you directly please follow us on Twitter.
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