RACIN’ PREVIEW SET FOR THIS WEEKEND

Northern New England race fans will be able to get their motorsports fix this weekend as the Racin’ Preview takes place at the Portland Expo in Portland Maine on Friday from 4pm-10pm and Saturday from 10am-10pm.
There will be cars from several different tracks and tours on display along with numerous drivers.  The True Value Modified Racing Series will have Luke Royea and Jack Bateman on hand. 

PASS and their various divisions are expected be represented by Mike Rowe, Travis Khiel, Alan Tardiff, David Bath, Chris Staples, Troy Morse and Scott Mulkern.

Straight off his Florida Speedweeks championship, True Value Modified Racing Series champion Andy Seuss will be on hand at the Racin’ Preview to meet fans from 12-2pm on Saturday.
51's NORTHERN EXPOSURE by Mike Twist
Whorff at Speedweeks, Racin' Preview Set and More

”We decided at the last minute to come down here,” said Whorff.  “It was probably the Friday before we decided to come down.  We just wanted to have some fun.  We ended up running three or four races.  We did a lot better than we did last year.  We finished sixth the other night, but we had some motor problems. 

“We all had a lot of fun and that’s what we wanted to do.  We didn’t get the results that we wanted to get, though.  When you come down here to Speedweeks you’re running with the best drivers in the country.  Even though we didn’t get the results we still had a good time and it was good just to get a head start on the season.”

Whorff will compete at Oxford Plains Speedway in the #00 car this season.
Whorff's #00 at Florida Speedweeks.  (51 Photo)
The #48 celebrates in victory lane at Daytona. (NASCAR/Gavin Lawrence/Getty Images Photo)
WHORFF PUTS ON SPEEDWEEKS SHOW

Maine Pro Stock/Super Late Model driver Jeremie Whorff and his team took a last minute trip to Florida for Speedweeks at New Smyrna Speedway and finished 17th in the standings despite running an abbreviated schedule.


PLANS SET FOR BADLWIN MEMORIAL GOLF OUTING

For the second straight year two of Tom Baldwin’s loves will be brought together in his memory when the 2nd Annual Baldwin Memorial Open is held Thursday June 1st at the Bellport Country Club in Bellport, New York.

The 1st Annual Open, which raised nearly $50,000 for charities, sold out within the first two weeks player positions were made available and this year is expected to be no different.  NASCAR names scheduled to appear at this year’s event include Tommy Baldwin Jr., Kasey Kahne, Elliott Sadler, Dale Jarrett, Michael Waltrip, Kyle Petty and more (all subject to change).

All proceeds for the event will be split amongst 4 charities: Village of Bellport Summer Concert Series; Victory Junction Gang Camp; Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation; and the Autism Society of America.

For more information on this event, including how to sign up or how to help sponsor this event, please contact Stephen Halpin at 516-790-6178 or TBGolfOuting@yahoo.com.
BUSCH NORTH BOY MAKES GOOD IN DAYTONA 500

Marc Puchalski must be getting used to some pretty big victory celebrations.

In 2005, Puchalski was a member of the championship-winning NASCAR Busch North team of Grizco Racing and Andy Santerre.  As impressive as Santerre’s two 2005 victories and championship were though, Puchalski topped that this past weekend.

Puchalski was part of the winning Daytona 500 team of Hendrick Motorsports and driver Jimmie Johnson.  He is part of the raceday crew that prepares the #48 Chevrolet in the NASCAR Nextel Cup Series.



There are all kinds of racing machine that will be on display at the annual Racin' Preview.  (51)