Headin’ Out… To The Track  Compiled by Mike Twist
Super Late Models, Modifieds, CW Series and More!
The PASS Super Late Models return to action this weekend in the Orange Blossom Special at Orange County Speedway.  There will be plenty of action at the prestine North Carolina track as Corey Williams, Zach Stroupe and Perry Brown all go after their second 2008 victories and Ben Rowe, Justin Wakefield, Alex Haase and others go after win number one down South this season.

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Also on the racing card for Orange County will be the Pro Challenge Series.

Sat.: WaterSnoGo All Star Challenge Modified Series, All Star Speedway (NH)

Mike Stefanik, Ted Christopher, Jimmy Blewett, Bobby Grigas, Andy Seuss, Kirk Alexander…those are just a few of the big names who are planning to attack New Hampshire's All-Star Speedway this weekend for round two of the track's four race mini series of open Tour-type Modified shows.  With big money on the line, you can be sure that the action with be hot there.  

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Ben Rowe will be making the trip from Maine this weekend to race at Orange County.  What track will you be traveling to?
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Saturday: PASS North Super Late Models, Orange County Speedway (NC)
Saturday: CRA Super Series, Salem Speedway (IN)

After four years away from the track, the CRA Super Series will be back in action at Salem Speedway (IN) this weekend. 

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Saturday: NASCAR Camping World West Series, Colorado National Speedway

Colorado National Speedway is a track that has always been very popular with drivers, teams and fans of the NASCAR Camping World Series West. The .375-mile track, located just north of Denver, has been the scene of plenty of exciting side-by-side competition - with drivers such as Ron Hornaday Jr., Mike Chase, Mike Duncan and Steve Portenga emerging victorious.

This weekend, the CW West teams will head to Colorado for the fifth of 13 races on the NASCAR Camping World Series West schedule for 2008.

The starting field is 24 cars, including provisionals. The first 20 cars will qualify through two-lap time trials. The remaining four spots will be awarded through the provisional process. The race will be 150 laps (56.25 miles).

Saturday: RoC Asphalt Modified Tour, Mahoning Valley Speedway (PA)

Saturday night the RoC Asphalt Modifieds will continue their season with a stop at Mahoning Valley Speedway.

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Saturday: ACT Late Model Tour, Waterford Speedbowl (CT)

he American-Canadian Tour Championship Late Model stock cars return to the Connecticut shoreline on Saturday (June 7) with the running of the Nutmeg State 100 at Waterford Speedbowl.  The racy 3/8-mile oval previously hosted ACT in 2003 and 2004, and has since adapted a rule book for its weekly Late Model division based on ACT specs.

Rising star Scott Payea, 26, of Milton, VT, leads the ACT Late Model Tour point standings after the first five events.  Payea visited victory lane in the 10th Annual Merchants Bank 150 at Thunder Road in Barre, VT on May 4, and also took top-five finishes at Lee USA (NH) Speedway, Airborne Speedway in Plattsburgh, NY, and again at Thunder Road in the Mekkelsen RV Memorial Day Classic on May 25.

Payea leads seven-time and defending ACT Late Model Tour Champion Jean-Paul Cyr,
also of Milton, VT.  Cyr won the Spring Green 100 at Airborne Speedway on May 17. 
“Irish” John Donahue of Graniteville, VT recently scored his second career ACT victory
at Thunder Road in the Memorial Day Classic, and sits third in points.  Montréal's
Patrick Laperle ranks fourth on the strength of three consecutive top-five finishes. 
Randy Potter of Groveton, NH is fifth overall.  Teenager Joey “Pole” Polewarczyk,
Jr. of Hudson, NH won the season opener at Lee USA Speedway, while Oxford
Plains (ME) Speedway regular Ricky Rolfe defended his home turf in April.

Waterford Speedbowl Track Champions Bruce Thomas, Jr. and Tim Jordan are
expected to attempt a Rolfe-like feat on their own home turf in the Nutmeg State
100.  Thomas, Jordan, and Speedbowl regular Joe Curioso competitively tested
the ACT Late Model Tour waters in 2007 at Oxford Plains and Seekonk (MA)
Speedways.

The ACT Late Model Tour is 12-race championship stock car series with events
in Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine, New York, Connecticut, and Ontario.  In
conjunction with its companion series, the Série ACT Castrol in Québec and Ontario,
and more than a half-dozen short tracks in the region, well over 200 race teams have
equipment in line with the ACT Late Model Tour rulebook.  More than 150 competitors
took part in ACT competition last year.

Green flag qualifying action for the Nutmeg State 100 at Waterford Speedbowl begins
at 5:00pm on Saturday, June 7.  General admission is $25 for adults and just $5 for
children.  For more information, call ACT at (802) 244-6963 or visit www.acttour.com,
or call Waterford Speedbowl at (860) 442-1585 or visit www.speedbowl.com.

Saturday: Sunbelt Super Late Models, USA International Speedway (FL)

The FASCAR Goodyear Challenge Series Late Models and Sunbelt Super Late Model
Series will attack Lakeland, Florida's USA International Speedway.  Practice is set for Friday with qualifying and the race on Saturday.

Saturday: ARCA RE/MAX Series, Pocono Raceway (PA)

The 2008 racing season has been a competitive one for the ARCA RE/MAX Series, with seven different winners in as many races this season, including five first-time series winners. Four of the top-10 point contenders-Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. (currently leads points), Matt Carter (second), Scott Speed (sixth) and Justin Allgaier (seventh)-have earned ARCA RE/MAX Series race wins this season.

Other winners include Michael Annett at Daytona, Matt Hawkins at Iowa and Joey Logano at Rockingham. The series will attempt to continue the streak with an eighth different race winner at Pocono Raceway on Saturday, June 7th. The race marks a return to competition for the diverse stock car tour after two consecutive off weekends and will air same day delayed on SPEED at 10 p.m. Eastern.

Saturday: Georgia Asphalt Series, Watermelon Capital Speedway (GA)

The Georgia Asphalt Series (GAS) Pro Late Model touring series visits Watermelon Capital Speedway in Cordele, Saturday, June 7th. The 'Melon has been a regular stop for the GAS Series over the last 4 years. Drivers from throughout the Southeast will converge on the 3/8 mile oval in a 100 lap event.

Saturday: ASA Late Model Series, North Division: Lacrosse Fairgrounds Raceway

Eddie Hoffman has won the first three ASA Late Model Series Northern Division Presented by GM Performance Parts events of the 2008 racing season!

Now the Wheaton, Illinois veteran heads to a track where he's enjoyed an enormous amount of success over the year as the LaCrosse Fairgrounds Speedway, located East of the Minnesota / Wisconsin state line in West Salem, Wisconsin is up next for the North contingent completing a three races in three weekends jaunt!

Sunday: NASCAR Camping World East Series, Watkins Glen International (NY)

It's not really a short track.  In fact, the road course at Watkins Glen International is a long track at 2.45 miles in length.  Nevertheless, the NASCAR Camping World East Series will bring some short track stars to the road course this weekend.

The East 125 At The Glen is the fourth of 13 races on the NASCAR Camping World Series East schedule for 2008.

The starting field is 32 cars, including provisionals. The first 18 cars will qualify through NASCAR Road Race Style Qualifying. Cars will qualify in groups, with the fastest time for each car in each group being each car's qualifying time. Cars will be grouped for qualifying by practice speeds. The final four starting positions will be determined through the provisional process. The race will be 51 laps (125 miles). Practice is Friday, qualifying Saturday and the race is Sunday.

Watkins Glen International is a 2.45-mile (3.94 km) road course featuring 11 turns with a variety of banking in turns, ranging from 6 to 10 degrees. The frontstretch is 2,150 feet, the backstretch is 2,600 feet and the track width varies from 36' to 48' wide, averaging 38' wide.

The current circuit was built in 1956. It is the 13th NASCAR Camping World Series East event at Watkins Glen since 1993, but the first since 2004. Andy Santerre, Ted Christopher and Bryon Wall are the only multiple winners, with two apiece. Dale Quarterley has won two pole awards, the only driver with more than one.

Among current drivers entered in this weekend's race, only Matt Kobyluck (No. 40 Mohegan Sun Resort Chevrolet), Eddie MacDonald (No.  71 Grimm Construction, Inc. Chevrolet)  and Steve Park (No. 35 Waste Management Recycle America Chevrolet) have recorded top five finishes. Kobyluck was fourth in 2004 and 2001. Park was second to Andy Santerre in 1995. Park also has a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series win at Watkins Glen in 2000.






Who will stand tallest at Waterford on Saturday night?  A Late Model regular at the track like Tim Jordan (Top - Jim Dupont Photo) or an ACT invader like Scott Payea  (Bottom - 51 Photo)