The familiar faces of NBIS will return this weekend for 100 laps of exciting Pro Stock racing. Fans will not only get their share of excitement in the CARQUEST Pro Stock division but they will also see some rubbing and good racing in the Martin’s Home Heating Sportsman division along with the Coast Tire Street Stock Division.
Along with the weekends Saturday night racing, NBIS will host the second Enduro 200 of the season on Monday at 2:00pm. The chase for the leading point’s position has begun with the 2005 Enduro Champion, Dale Hathaway and Benji Ruff, in the lead. Monday’s event will be promising as there are many more enduro drivers registered.
NBIS Staff have started making preparations for the biggest on track event of the season. The Irving Oil 250 is only 5 weeks away and staff along with the fans are very excited for the event. Johnny Benson will return to the Irving Oil 250 this year along with a new face from the Busch North division. Brad Leighton will be taking part in the Irving Oil 250 this year along with many other familiar drivers.
This weekend will be one exciting weekend with a double dose of racing with the CARQUEST Pro Stock Tour on Saturday, August 2nd and the fan favourite Enduro 200 on Monday, August 7th. Fans might have missed a weekend of racing but will come back to a double take this weekend at NBIS.
FATHER AND SON LOOK FOR SUCCESS IN OUTLAWS
When the PASS Outlaw Late Model Series invades Riverside Speedway in Groveton, New Hampshire as part of Summerfest 2006, on Saturday night, August 5th, A local father and son team will be in the field trying to uphold the honor of Riverside Speedway.
Track management cited schedule conflicts due to multiple early-season rainouts and the aggressive ACT Tour schedule leading into the two remaining $10,000 to win ACTion Super Series events. The 28th Bond Auto Labor Day Classic 200 is slated for Sat/Sun, Sept 2-3 while the 43rd annual New England Dodge Dealers Milk Bowl will take place on Sat, Sept 30 and Sun, Oct 1. Both races will be held at Thunder Road Int’l Speedbowl in Barre, VT, a high banked quarter-mile oval.
ACT continues its 2006 season this Saturday (Aug 5) at Seekonk (MA) Speedway. The Bay State 100, which was originally slated for June 24, has a post time of 6:00 pm.
CARQUEST TOUR BACK IN ACTION AT NBIS
After a well deserved break for fans and NBIS officials, NBIS will return with another big race. The CARQUEST Maritime Pro Stock Tour is back in town for their second race this season. Tour familiars such as John Flemming, Wayne Smith, and former NBIS champion Shawn Tucker are expected along with some familiar NBIS Pro Stock drivers.
Last weekend, familiar faces of NBIS such as, Brent Wiggins and Kirk Thibeau along with tour drivers John Flemming, Rollie MacDonald, and Scott Alexander took part in the TD Banknorth 250 at Oxford Plains Speedway. Many Canadian Fans travelled the distance to support their Canadian drivers. The race also hosted NASCAR drivers Kyle Busch, Ricky Craven, Denny Hamlin and J.J Yeley. It was an exciting race with a father and son finishing in the top two spots. The 22 year old Jeremie Whorff took home the win while his dad, Bill Whorff Jr. took home the second spot.
51's NORTHERN EXPOSURECompiled by Mike Twist
Santerre Back in the Saddle, Swallows to Race at Riverisde and More
Four-time NASCAR Busch North (East) champion Andy Santerre climbed out of the cockpit after the 2005 season and has spent this year as Sean Caisse’s team owner in Busch East. Santerre has led Caisse to three victories and the team is within a stone’s throw of the series point lead with only four races remaining.
Now Santerre will return, for one race, to the driver’s seat. This Saturday night, he will enter the 100-lap Late Model feature at Maine’s Wiscasset Speedway. Santerre will also take part in an autograph session at the track.
AIRBORNE RACE IS GROUNDED
SANTERRE GETS BACK IN A RACECAR
You can’t keep a good racer out of a car for long.
New Brunswick International Speedway.
Andy Santerre is getting back behind the wheel - for one race.
Both the drivers of the True Value Modified Racing Series and Lee's NASCAR Dodge Weekly Series will be meeting the families and signing autographs. A number of teams have also donated items ranging from t-shirts to other racing goodies to give to the children. Dinner will be provided by Domino's and the children will also help to flag the TVMRS heat races.
The Make-A-Wish Foundation grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength, and joy.
The All Star 100 at Lee USA Speedway will consist of
heat races, a consolation event and a 100 green flag lap feature race. Lee's regular divisions will also be in action.
Jamie Swallow Jr. and his father, Jamie Swallow Sr., will be doing their best to qualify for the 100 lap main event. Jamie Sr. has been competing in the P.A.S.S. Outlaw Late Model Central Division this season. He has been extremely competitive, but he has been unable to cash in with a good finish due to being in the wrong place at the wrong time. Jamie Sr. currently sits 17th in the season long points battle.
Jamie Jr. will be making his debut on the P.A.S.S. Outlaw Late Model Tour at Riverside. He will be behind the wheel of the potent number 01 Pro Stock owned by Whitefield's, Sam Gooden, the current Riverside Speedway Late Model point leader. Jamie Jr., a rookie himself in the Currier RV Late Model division at Riverside, scored his career first Late Model victory a couple of weeks back. Both drivers are hoping that the home track advantage will provide a positive experience for them, and are excited about performing in front of their hometown fans.
The second annual Summerfest 2006 is a two day extravaganza, scheduled for Friday and Saturday, August 4th and 5th and will feature everything from Monster Trucks, and a 100 lap Street Stock feature on Friday night, to the Outlaw 100 and P.A.S.S. Modifieds on Saturday night.
NASCAR NABS CREW CHIEF
NASCAR Grand National Division, Busch East Series crew chief David Allbee Jr. has been penalized by NASCAR, for a rules infraction during the July 29 Busch East Series event at Adirondack International Speedway.
Allbee, crew chief for the No. 81 car driven by Todd Aldrich, was fined $500 and penalized under section 12-4-A of the 2006 NASCAR Rule Book: actions detrimental to stock car racing, and section 12-4-W: improperly attached weight, lead in water bottle.
Jamie Swallow, Sr. wheels his #04 car at Canaan earlier this season. (Chris Roy Photo)