Late Model Roundup - Presented By Five Star Racecar Bodies
All of the Tours From A to W
ACT Late Models - Third-place ACT Late Model Tour points finisher Brent Dragon has entered into a partnership with Kenyon Racing Products of Ontario that will see Dragon campaign a Kenyon-built Port City chassis on the Tour next year.
“Mike and Tom Kenyon offered me a deal I couldn’t turn down,” he said. “I’m very excited for next year.”
Tom Kenyon did two tours of duty with ACT in late 1980s and early 1990s. His first stint was behind the wheel of a race car, competing in 29 events with the former ACT Pro Stock Tour from 1987-1990. Tom’s second go with ACT was behind the wheel of the pace car, a job he did for three seasons. His one final run with ACT was a 10th place finish at Sanair Super Speedway in August 1994, his only start that year.
Kenyon Racing Products was a contingency supporter for the Série ACT Castrol in 2007, rewarding the “hard charger” in each of the 12 races on the schedule.
ACT Quebec Series – Patrick Laperle is the 2007 ACT Castrol Quebec Series champion.
ARCA Trucks - With the series' ninth consecutive season in the books, the focus now becomes the championship awards banquet at the Park Inn in downtown Toledo Saturday night, November 10th.
Reservations must be made with the hotel by October 29th. The reservation phone number is (800) 670-7275 or (419) 241-3000. Ask for the ARCA rate of $85.
The menu will consist of Breast of Chicken and Beef Tenderloin, California Salad with choice of dressing, Baby Redskin Potatoes, Fresh Vegetable Medley, Rolls and Butter, Coffee and Iced Tea. The desserts will consist of alternating Black Forest Cake, Carrot Cake and Cheese Cake with Strawberry Topping.
ASA Late Model Challenge Series – Team from the three divisions of ASA Late Model racing will descend on Music City Motorplex in Nashville, Tennessee for this weekend’s All-American 400 weekend. There will be twin features for the CRA Super Series Super Late Models and the ASA Late Models on Sunday.
ASA Late Model North Series – The tentative 2008 schedules are now available for all of the three ASA Late Model tours.
ASA Late Model South Series – Beau Slocumb closed out the 2007 ASA Late Model South season with a victory at Birmingham International Raceway.
ASA Midwest Tour - American Speed Association President, Dennis Huth, recently stated that the ASA Midwest Tour had one of the strongest starts, that he has seen, for a new racing series.
“I have been involved in a lot of start up series, I have seen a lot of start up series over the course of the years,” Huth stated. “How do you describe something taking off like the ASA Midwest Tour and making a name it has for itself in such a short period of time? I would call it incredible.”
The end of season statistics can back up what Huth, along with the fans, race teams, and competitors witnessed this past season.
In 11 starts, a total of 165 drivers earned points this season. 117 of those drivers did make a start in at least one feature event (71%).
The Tour saw nine different winners in those 11 starts. Dan Fredrickson was the only multiple winner with his wins coming in three different states. He won at La Crosse Speedway in West Salem, WI, Raceway Park in Shakopee, MN, and Grundy County Speedway in Morris, IL.
Among those 117 drivers, 24 of them had at least one top-five finish (15%) and 42 had at least one top-ten finish (25%).
Along with the best Midwest drivers, some NASCAR stars also came to compete and posted great finishes as well. Some of the highlights include: Kyle Busch winning the Factory Motor Parts 150 along with Ken Schrader finishing fourth at Wisconsin International Raceway in Kaukauna, WI; Ron Hornaday finishing third at I-94 Raceway in Sauk Centre, MN; and Johnny Sauter finishing second at Dells Raceway Park in Wisconsin Dells, WI.
A total of twelve drivers registered as rookies for the 2007 season. At the end of the season, three of the 12 finished in the top ten in points while eight of the 12 were in the top-20 points.
Among the 12, three of them collected a win; Jonathan Eilen won at Elko Speedway in Elko, MN, Brandon Hill won at Madison International Speedway in Oregon, WI, Jacob Goede collected the win at I-94 Raceway in Sauk Centre, MN.
The 12 rookie drivers combined brought home 14 top-five finishes and 29 top-ten finishes this season.
“We are very proud of these numbers for our opening season,” ASAMT VP, Steve Einhaus stated. “This easily exceeded what Tim (Olson, President of ASAMT) and I set for a goal prior to the season starting. The competition was great at each event; we saw
The cocktail hour will start at 5:30 pm and the award ceremony will begin at 6:30 pm. Music will be provided for your entertainment and dancing pleasure.
Tickets, available to the public, are $50 each. No tickets will be sold at the door. Tables of 10 may be purchased by group.
The Park Inn is located at 101 N. Summit St. in Toledo, Ohio. For more information, contact ARCA at (734) 847-6726.
CRA Super Series – Boris Jurkovic and Jason Hogan are both hoping to repeat their winning performances of years past in this weekend’s All-Amercian 400. CLICK HERE FOR STORY
ISCARS Dash Series - Due to matters related to contractual arrangements the ISCARS Dash race scheduled for Saturday, October 20th at Tri-County Motor Speedway was been postponed.
ISCARS plans to reschedule the event and will announce details as soon as their are confirmed.
Georgia Asphalt Series – Bubba Pollard won recently at Senoia Speedway (GA).
a few surprise winners and saw some of the greats take checkered flags this season. Both Tim and I think that with what we are looking at for a 2008 schedule, it will only get better.”
The 2007 ASAMT Championship Banquet is scheduled for Saturday, January 26, 2008 at the Kalahari Resort in Wisconsin Dells, WI.
ASA Northwest Tour - BJ Tidrick is the 2007 ASA Northwest Series Champion.
Blizzard SLM Series – Eddie Mercer won the finale Blizzard Series event of the season, while Steve Carlson locked up the 2007 championship. CLICK HERE FOR RACE STORY
Carquest Maritime Pro Stock Tour - Carquest Maritime Pro Stock Tour – The 2007 CARQUEST Pro Stock Tour banquet is set for Saturday, October 27, 2007, at the Best Western Glengarry Hotel in Truro, NS. The gala night begins with a reception at 6:00 pm, followed by dinner at 7:00 pm and the awards at 8:00 pm, with a dance following the awards.
The drivers and teams will gather, not to do battle with each other as they normally do on summer Saturday nights, but to celebrate their accomplishments of 2007. The CARQUEST Auto Parts $50,000 point’s fund will be shared among the top 20 drivers, with 2007 champion Shawn Tucker taking home $10,000. Contingency awards will be presented during the evening as well, making for a full night of recognition for the drivers and teams.
The ASA MW Tour had huge numbers in 2007.
Goodyear Challenge Series - Doug Moff won the October 20th Goodyear Challenge Series event at New Smyrna Speedway (FL). 1) Moff 2) AJ Currelli 3) Joe Winchell 4) Darren Brown 5) Chad Akins
Late Models – There will be a 2008 rules meeting for the Late Models at Oxford Plains Speedway at 7:30pm on Tuesday, November 6th at the Oxford Plains Fun Park.
Late Model Stock Cars – Wayne Ramsey netted his biggest payday of the season here Saturday night, outrunning a stiff field of challengers to win the season-ending SoBo 300 NASCAR Late Model Stock Car race.
Ramsey, in a 69-lap green-flag run to the finish, edged C.E. Falk III of Virginia Beach, Va. by 1.553 second to win the $10,000 first prize of the event that carried $52,300 purse. The Amherst, Va. also won the $500 DRP Performance Products/South Boston Speedway Halfway Leader Award, giving him a total payday of $10,500.
"This is by far the biggest win of my career - by a big margin," Ramsey said afterward.
'To come here and win this race with the best-of-the-best here at South Boston Speedway is an awesome feeling. I'm kind of speechless. It really hasn't sunk in."
The win was the fifth victory in a row for Ramsey here at South Boston Speedway. Ramsey won the season's final four points races in his Ford before capping his season with the victory Saturday night in South Boston Speedway's longest and richest NASCAR Late Model Stock Car Division race of the season.
Just as he had done in his during his late-season win streak, Ramsey won Saturday night's SoBo 300 in convincing fashion, taking the lead from Falk, the pole winner, on the 87th lap and leading the final 213 laps.
Mid-American Stock Car Series - With chilly weather more fitting for a fall special, James Swan capped off his 2007 Mid-American Stock Car Series championship season in style Saturday afternoon by winning the inaugural "Fight For the Cure" Fall 40 at Road America in Elkhart Lake, WI. Swan took the lead half way through the ten lap non-points event, passing an ailing machine piloted by Kenny Smart.
Behind several ARCA and Busch style Classic Cars, Tony Habeck led the field of Mid-American competitors to the start alongside Troy Shear, Jr. The field was thrown quickly into a scramble as Mike Mulcahy spun going into turn one. Bill Prietzel, who started right behind Mulcahy, spun to avoid causing further damage.
The bobble allowed Shear to take an early lead from Habeck as fast qualifier Kenny Smart and Swan charged to the front from the fourth row. Smart made quick work of Shear as Swan followed him into second a few corners later.
It was another tough day for Bobby Gutknecht as he could only navigate his machine to the 12th corner before the transmission gave out. His good friend and fellow top Mid-American veteran Lyle Nowak was unable to start the race as he discovered a miss in his engine prior to staging.
Three laps into the event, Swan closed in on Smart but could not pass him. “I knew I
James Swan won at Elkhart Lake.
PASS Sportsmen – Dan McKeage is the 2007 Pullen Heavy Industries PASS Sportsmen champion.
Sunbelt SLM – Friday night will be a special night at Orlando SpeedWorld as the Orlando Dodge Sunococ Sunbelt Super Late Models take centerstage for 125 laps of Super Late Model action. With only one race left in the 2007 season for the Sunoco Sunbelt drivers, every point counts and this will only add to Friday night's action.
Pit gate will open at 2 pm with practice for the Super Lates ALONE from 3 to 4 pm. Division practice to follow with qualifying for the Orlando Dodge Sunoco Sunbelt Super Late Model 125 at 7 pm. Racing begins at 8 pm.
had to keep Smart close enough to see him,” said Swan. “I caught him but I could only stay with him.” Smart began to widen the gap between himself and Swan on lap four.
However, during the fifth circuit, Smart lost fourth gear and was forced to keep from fully accelerating his machine on the long straight-aways. Swan had issues of his own as the windshield began to buckle and the dashboard bowed up. “Everything was just a big blur and I was messing up corners and losing ground, so I just settled myself down,” explained Swan.
Smart’s problems proved to be far greater than Swan’s as he lost ground in a hurry and Swan made the pass without looking back on the rest of the field. Smart barely held onto second as Prietzel rebounded nicely from his early spin only to miss out on the second spot by a matter of inches.
The win was an excellent way for Swan to end his roller coaster season. “I’m happy that we at least got two wins this season, I was afraid we’d only have one. This was pretty cool (to win at Road America), especially to benefit the American Cancer Society. I can’t be happier,” Swan stated.
The event proved to be a very special fall classic indeed. Several drivers, crew members and officials participated in the American Cancer Society Run/Walk, raising over $700 for cancer research.
Everyone who brought a car to Road America received plenty of track time as well. An early morning session allowed both Mid-American and Classic Car drivers two hours to test the 4-mile course. All cars were also allowed to race in the 40 mile feature event and a 30 minute final session allowed crew members to jump into the cars on which they normally turn wrenches.
PASS Outlaw Late Models - Jimmy Rosenfield is the 2007 PASS Outlaw Late Model combination champion.
Superpro – Promoter Wes Parrish of Angola Motor Speedway and the Bollhoff Rivnut SUPERPRO Series have announced SUPERPRO will be at the 3/8ths. mile high banked oval two times during the 2008 season. Dates will be confirmed and announced at a later date. The Bollhoff Rivnut SUPERPRO Series and Baer Field Speedway also announced the return of the Michigan based template bodied crate motor series to the 1/2 mile paved Indiana oval in 2008. Dates will include the running of the 11th annual "International Gold Cup 100" on August 1 and 75 lap features on June 7 and Spetember 13. Additional races will be announced in the near future.
UARA-STARS – The season finale of the UARA-STARS Series is this weekend at Caraway Speedway (NC).
Wisconsin Challenge Series – Nathan Hassleau is the 2007 Wisconsin Challenge Series champion.
Derek Thorn won the ASA race at Nashville earlier this year.
Boris Jurkovic (#53) is the defending All American 400 winner.