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All of the Tours From A to W
ACT Late Models – The American-Canadian Tour (ACT) stock car racing organization has reached an agreement with RT Raceparts of Hudson, NH and Torco Racing Fuels to be the Official Fuel Supplier for all ACT Late Model racing in the United States and Canada, including Barre, VT’s Thunder Road, the ACT Late Model Tour, and the Série ACT Castrol, effective immediately.  It is anticipated that other ACT-affiliated tracks in the region will become part of this program.
The Clarion Hotel and Conference Centers’ cavernous Banquet Hall was jam packed as over $150,000 in awards, cash, and points funds were distributed to the cars and stars of the ASALMS in all three divisions.

Overall during the 2007 season, over $1,500,000 in awards, cash prizes, contingencies, and purses was awarded throughout the three divisions of the ASALMS.

Highlighting the evening was the official crowning of the three ASALMS Champions for the 2007 season; Travis Dassow won the 2007 ASALMS Challenge Division Championship while Trent Snyder took home the 2007 ASALMS Northern Division title. Finally Jeff Choquette won both the 2007 ASALMS Southern Division Championship and Rookie of the Year titles.

In addition, Sean Murphy was officially crowned the 2007 Pat Bourdow Memorial Rookie of the Year in the ASALMS Challenge Division and Jesse Saunders claimed the 2007 ASALMS Northern Division Rookie of the Year title.

The 2007 GM Performance Parts Shootout Champions were crowned as well. 18-year-old Alec Carll brought home the ASALMS Challenge Division title while Mike Osgar was awards the Shootout title for the ASALMS Northern Division. Finally Ricky D. Rubin was the 2007 ASALMS Southern Division Shootout champion.

ASA Late Model North Series – 5K Motorsports through High Groove Marketing, has signed the young and very talented 15-year-old Brett Moffitt to drive the full ASA Late Model Series Northern Division Schedule for the 2008 season and make a run for the Rookie of the Year title.
Hampshire’s Lee USA Speedway.  Thunder Road’s 49th season kicks off with the Merchants Bank 150 on Sunday, May 4. 

ACT Quebec Series – Patrick Laperle is the 2007 Serie ACT Castrol champion.

ARCA Trucks – Bill Withers is the 2007 ARCA Lincoln Welders Truck Series champion.

ASA Late Model Challenge Series – The ASA Late Model Series Presented by GM Performance Parts Awards Banquet and Weekend of Champions came to a close on Saturday January 19, 2008 at the Clarion Hotel and Conference Center in Louisville, Kentucky. The Three 2007 ASALMS Champions were honored in front of a packed house in the Blue Grass State.
“I can’t wait to get started” stated a very excited Brett Moffitt from his Grimes, Iowa home. “This is a dream come true”

ASA Late Model South Series – While drivers from all over the United States converged onto the USA (FL) International Speedway in Lakeland, Florida this past weekend for SpeedFest 2008, other teams who did not make the trip, and even some who did, will be heading down to Florida two weekends later.

The 42nd annual World Series of Asphalt Stock Car Racing is set for Friday February 8 through Saturday February 16, 2008 at the famed 0.500 Mile High-Banked Paved Oval of the New Smyrna (FL) Speedway, located Eight miles West of New Smyrna Beach and 15 miles South of Daytona Beach in Samsula, Florida.

The 2008 version will once again showcase the top drivers from all over the United States and Canada in Super Late Models, Late Models, Crate/ASA Late Model Series Type Late Models, SK Modifieds, NASCAR Tour Type Modifieds, Florida/IMCA Modifieds, and Advance Auto Parts Pro Trucks.

The Crate/ASALMS Type Late Models will be racing every night of 2008 Speedweeks except for Sunday February 10, 2008 and the last night on Saturday February 16, 2008. The 2008 Crate/ASALMS Type Late Models Speedweeks Champion will be crowned on Friday February 15, 2008 during Advance Auto Parts Night with a 50-Lap Feature.

Several ASALMS teams with plans on running in the Lexington, Michigan based series in 2008 are already pre-entered for the entire 2008 Speedweeks.

ASA Midwest Tour – The ASA Midwest Tour will be hosting a 2008 Pre-Season meeting on Sunday, January 27th at 11 a.m. at the Kalahari Resort Convention Center, Room B, in Wisconsin Dells, WI.

This meeting will include: discussion of the upcoming 2008 season, rule updates,
procedures, ASA membership information, and Introduction of sponsors, along with
new and exciting plans for 2008.

All paid registered drivers will receive a variety of gifts from our series sponsors!!!
Drivers can pay for their memberships that day.

Also at this meeting, the ASAMT will be having a photo shoot for individual driver
photos as well as the 2008 Touring Stars. All drivers interested in competing, are
asked to bring their driver suits and shoes for the photos. These photos will be used
by the ASAMT for promotional and publicity purposes.

Any questions, please contact Tim Olson at tim@asamidwesttour.com or Steve
Einhaus at steve@asamidwesttour.com.

ASA Northwest Tour – BJ Tidrick was the 2007 ASA Aero Exhaust Northwest Tour Champion.

ASA Southeast Asphalt Tour – The ASA Southeast Series will featured on television in 2008  CLICK HERE FOR STORY

Big 8 – Big 8 Series officials along with Golden Sands Speedway have announced that the “Weekly Warriors” will make their first ever visit to the Plover, WI 1/3-mile facility on Friday, July 11th. This announcement fills in the open July date that the Big 8 Series had as “TBA” on their 2008 schedule.

“We are ecstatic that the Big 8 Series is coming to Golden Sands,” Craig Bassuener, Golden Sands Speedway Promoter stated today. “We look forward to having them as part of our traditional Friday night program. Our weekly fans will enjoy their racing action and we look forward to hosting the Big 8 Series along with their fans.”
drivability on the racetrack. From booster dimensions to booster location to throttle shaft width to venturi height, each part of every carburetor is custom-fit to be on the edge of tech tolerances for any series application.

VDL Fuel Systems is a custom carburetor business specifically focused on their specialties. They only build what they are the best at and will happily refer a customer to another company if the customer's application doesn't meet their skills. You can be assured that if you purchase a VDL Fuel Systems carburetor it is the best available on the market.

VDL Fuel Systems is located in Theodore, Alabama, a suburb of Mobile. Dan VanderLey founded the company in 1998 after working for most of his life in the engine building business and other attendant positions. VDL (its initials come from the name VanderLey) came about from Dan's long association in the business. VDL Fuel System customers include Speedfest 2007 winner Eddie Hoffman, two-time series champion Scott Hantz, 2007 series seventh place points finisher Jason Shively and part-time series competitors, Eddie Mercer, Nathan Haseleu, Robbie Pyle, Jack Landis, Bobby Parsley, Boris Jurkovic, Greg Boone, Nick Baran and A.J. Ganino.

ISCARS Dash Series – Much of the 2008 ISCARS Dash Series schedule has been decided upon and is available on the ISCARS website.

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Georgia Asphalt Series – – Emerald Pointe Resort at Lake Lanier Islands played host to the 2007 Georgia Asphalt Series Banquet on Saturday, January 26th. A crowd of over 200 enjoyed an evening of festivities in the Grand Ballroom of the resort.

The GAS Series honored its top 20 points finishers from the 2007 season.

The 2007 GAS Champion was Russell Fleeman of Dacula, Georgia. Fleeman finished the season with 5 wins, 10 top five and 14 top ten finishes. "I would like to thank my US Auto Sales Race Team for keeping a great car under me all season," said Fleeman, "We are looking forward to the 2008 season running with the GAS Series."

Second place finisher and former GAS Series Champion, Fredrick Moore of nearby Gainesville had a great year with 2 wins, 8 top five finishes and 12 top ten finishes in the Martin Recreation racer. "We had a little bad luck this past season that probably cost us the championship," said Moore.

The GAS Series - Five Star Race Bodies Rookie of the Year, Kyle Fowler of Smyrna, Georgia, finished the season with 5 top five and 14 top ten finishes and finished 5th in the overall series points in 2007. "I want to thank my mom and dad for their tremendous support," said Fowler.

The GAS Series kicks off the 2008 Season on Saturday, March 29th at Peach State Speedway in Jefferson, Georgia, Home of the World Crown.

Goodyear Challenge Series - The recent running of the FASCAR Goodyear Challenge Late Model 100 was all about a man on a mission.  After a series of disappointments this season erased his chances for the championship, Daniel Keene, Jr. suited up at Orlando SpeedWorld with one goal: to show everyone a preview of coming attractions for next year.

Keene, Jr. powered past polesitter Justin Larson on lap 35 and cruised his way to his third victory in the Goodyear Challenge Series in 2007. 

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Golden Sands was built by legendary Promoter Sam Bartus in 1967. Bartus is also famous for building Madison International Speedway. Today, the Bassuener family operates the facility and has won numerous awards for having one of the best racing facilities in the United States.

“This will be an exciting opportunity for our competitors to race at Golden Sands,” Gregg McKarns, Big 8 Series Promoter stated. “I grew up watching some great races with some of the greatest names in the sport like Dick Trickle, Tom Reffner, Brian Reffner, Marv Marzofka, and Jim Back, along with today’s stars like Mark Eswein, Kirby Kirth, and Kenny Richards. This will be a fun event for everyone.”

The 2008 Big 8 Series season will begin on Sunday, April 13th with a 100-lap feature event as part of the Annual Spring Classic season opener at the Rockford Speedway.
While the announcement has been made that ARP will be on board with Mid-American in ‘09, they have yet to decide which body styles will be used. Series officials and ARP representatives have several ideas in mind regarding body styles but are open to suggestions from the teams.

There will be some other changes to the bodies when they roll off the production line from ARP. Many drivers dreaded repairs to the fiberglass noses and tailpieces. ARP decided to make changes by using plastic fenders. “The plastic fender will be a huge leap forward for these cars. This is at times a contact sport and we need to be sure that these bodies have a degree of survivability built into their design,” said Kamholtz.

Along with the introduction of plastic fenders, ARP has decided to make installation easier for teams with several flange-fit parts. “The body that will be produced will be very similar to the bodies we currently use for on straight-rail style late models. It will compose of a two piece plastic nose, plastic fenders, aluminum doors, deck lid, and rockers, and fiberglass hood, roof, quarter panels and deck filler,” added Kamholtz.

PASS Outlaw Late Models – The 2008 PASS Outlaw Series will kick off on May 3rd at Maine’s Speedway 95.

PASS North SLM – Three-time CARQUEST Pro Stock Tour champion John Flemming is going south – of the border that is. Flemming has moved his race operation to a shop in Buckfield, Maine and will compete fulltime with the Pro All Stars Series (PASS) under the expert tutelage of new crew chief Seth Holbrook.

“It’s going to be a fun year,” said Flemming from his Halifax area home. “We’ve been
working toward something like this for a few years now. Over the past several weeks -
with the support of CertainTeed building products and the Roofing Connection - the
pieces fell into place to put together what we feel will be a competitive top notch entry
at each and every race.”

Holbrook is a key piece of the puzzle. His racing resume includes wins and
championships with New England short track stars and legends like Mike Rowe, Ben
Rowe and Kelly Moore - and NASCAR star Kyle Busch - on tracks throughout North
America. Holbrook will operate the Flemming shop in Maine and be responsible for
preparation of the cars as well as trackside crew chief duties.

“Having Seth’s experience and expertise on the tracks and on the cars will be invaluable
to us,” said Flemming, who hopes to reach a point where he is competitive with “the
American’s” in a short amount of time.

Flemming competed part-time with PASS and part-time with the CARQUEST Tour in 07, thinking a part-time PASS schedule would allow him the seat time to take that segment of his racing operation to a more competitive level. Flemming is quick to admit it didn’t work out the way he hoped.

“We were pitiful in those races,” said Flemming. “We need to be more than part-time to learn the parts and pieces that make the PASS cars work.”

Several members of Flemming’s Maritime crew will travel with him to his PASS races, joining Holbrook at the track.

“We don’t need a big crew since there are no tire changes or anything like that,” said Flemming. “The most important thing is to have the car set up right when it gets there; with Seth on board we should be close at every track – even those I don’t know.

Flemming feels his goal of finishing in the top five for the season is realistic.

“We know we’ve got to walk before we run but if we can pick up top five finishes early and a win or two before the season is over, we should be in the top five.”

Flemming’s 08 season is scheduled to include 14 PASS North shows along with the newly announced four-race PASS National Super Late Model Mini Series, for a total of 17 events on tracks from South Carolina to Nova Scotia.

Flemming’s only confirmed Maritime Canadian race is at his home track of Scotia Speedworld near Halifax, the Atlantic CAT 250, a PASS North sanctioned event.

“We’d like to do a few more of the big shows at home,” said Flemming. “When those races are announced we’ll see how they work with the PASS schedule.”

Holbrook has already started rebuilding Flemming’s No. 97 Dodge Charger and will complete the task in time for the PASS National Series season opener March 22 at the legendary Hickory Motor Speedway in Hickory, North Carolina – a track where Holbrook led the team that took Mike Rowe to Victory Lane in 2006.
Late Models – Kevin Harvick has entered July’s TD Banknorth 250 at Oxford Plains Speedway (ME).  Click here for full story.

Late Model Stock Cars – The editors of Late Model Digest magazine recently named Late Model Stock Car drivers Phillip Morris and Davin Scites as their “state champions” for Virginia and West Virginia respectively.

MASCS - The Mid-American Stock Car Series announced a partnership with Aluminum Racing Products beginning in the 2009 Season. Through the agreement ARP will be the "New Generation" body manufacturer for Mid-American. All body styles which are currently Mid-American legal will continue to be legal.

Aluminum Racing Products is based in Greenbrier, TN and has been manufacturing bodies specifically for use in short track racing since 1982. ARP’s involvement in racing spans the country with drivers competing in such series as the ASA Midwest Tour, ASA Late Model Series, American-Canadian Tour, Pro-All Star Series (PASS), and the CRA Super Series. They currently produce ABC-approved bodies for use in each of these late model series.

“The Mid-American Stock Car Series is a great and growing class with a stable rules package and very competitive racing. They require a look that reflects the bodies currently available on the showroom floors,” said Sales/Customer Service Representative Dave Kamholtz of ARP. Kamholtz became familiar with the Series by announcing at the Lake Geneva Raceway, a long time venue of the Mid-American Stock Car Series. “ We are very excited to be part of the next generation of the Mid-American Stock Car Series, its drivers and teams and their current marketing partners. We look forward to working with everyone for years to come.”

Rob Tower of RT Raceparts and Torco Racing Fuels has designed an aggressive marketing program that includes championship awards, point fund awards, car care products through Torco’s Skull Shine line, and more.

“RT Raceparts is very excited to partner with a stock car racing brand as strong as ACT,” said Tower.  “We are thrilled to be able to announce this multi-faceted partnership, and are looking forward to supporting ACT and its competitors.”

“Having Torco Racing Fuels and RT Raceparts as our exclusive fuel supplier for 2008 and beyond will benefit all divisions of ACT, Thunder Road, and our associated members,” said ACT President Tom Curley.  “Our relationship with Torco will address major issues involving the technical inspection of our race cars, and the full support we are receiving from both companies will help to maintain the integrity of the fuel required in our rule book.  We thank Rob Tower for his cooperation in bringing this exciting new program to ACT racing.”

The ACT Late Model Tour championship season begins on Sunday, April 20 at New
Golden Sands Speedway  (GSS Photo)
Brett Moffit.  (ASA LM Photo)
Moffitt of Grimes Iowa will join the 5K Motorsports team driver development program. Moffitt brings to 5K Motorsports an impressive race history in WKA and IKF Karting and most recently IMCA Modifieds. Moffitt’s karting success includes: Four WKA Championships, a WKA National Points Championship and multiple IKF Karting Championships. He also was a 2006 WKA Triple Crown Winner.

When the Hawkeye State teenager moved to the modified ranks, he enjoyed continued success by winning a Rookie of the Year title in 2007 and added an impressive 26 modified wins. Moffitt was a race winner and or a top five finisher in more than 80 % of his modified starts this past 2007 season.
“When Brett and his dad contacted us we were very impressed with his racing success at his young age” explained 5K Motorsports owner Ken Wills.
5K Motorsports is based in Slinger Wisconsin and is one of the top ASA Late Model teams that have helped young talented drivers in the past take the step to competing in “America’s Premier Short Track Series”.

In 2007 that included 15-year-old Alex Kennedy of Aztec, New Mexico who ran the full schedule in the ASALMS Northern Division and 18-year-old Cody Smith of LaVernia, Texas who joined 5K at mid-season and appeared in select ASALMS Southern Division events.

Smith and Moffitt will team up in 2008 and both will compete full time in the ASALMS Northern Division with 5K Motorsports and both will be gunning for the 2008 ASALMS North Rookie of the Year title.
The ASA Midwest Tour
John Fleming's #97 Super Late Model.  (51 Photo)
Travis Dassow - the 2007 ASA Late Model Challenge Series champion.  (Chuck Gonzales / ASA LM Photo)
Blizzard SLM Series – Augie Grill won the 40th Annual Snowball Derby at Five Flags Speedway in Pensacola, Florida.  Speed51.com was on hand all week long.

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Carquest Maritime Pro Stock Tour – Wayne Smith and the CARQUEST Maritime Pro Stock Tour have agreed to settle their differences and move forward together as the 2008 season approaches.  Smith had been disqualified from an event in 2008 after a carburetor infraction and this DQ kept him from contending for the 2008 championship.

Smith is happy to have the situation resolved. 

“I’m glad we can put this behind us. I’m confident there are no hard feelings toward the #44 team from tour officials. Our whole team is looking forward to the start of the new season," said Smith.  "The tour will be updating their gauges and I guarantee you my carburetor will be checked before I bolt it on my engine.  I appreciate the support I received from my sponsors, fans, team members and other teams.  The same applies to the race officials, as we felt no mistreatment during competition despite our ongoing dispute with the tour.  Our course of action denied Shawn Tucker his due recognition at the end of the season.  I regret that and congratulate him and his team on their championship season.”

Competition director Ernie Ledwidge is likewise pleased that the ongoing issue has been
put behind them. 

“It is good to see this issue put to rest," said Ledwidge.  "Circumstances played a big role
in the development of this issue.  While we cannot change those, we can all learn from them
and move forward, trying not to create similar situations in the future.  Wayne Smith is a
serious competitor.  I do not believe he would place a piece on his car that would not pass
inspection, knowing that it is routinely checked.  Competitors of Smith’s caliber take pride in
beating their competition and coming out of the inspection area with a clean slate.  There are
things that both sides could have done differently that may have prevented the situation. 
However, we cannot change the past.  We can only look to the future.  I am pleased we
can move forward and anticipate another successful season for the Oval Outlaw racing team
and the CARQUEST Pro Stock Tour.”

Smith is currently building a new car for the 2008 season.  The car he drove to victory lane for
four of his five wins last season is for sale.

CRA Super Series – CRA Super Series officials have announced that VDL Fuel Systems has agreed to continue its support of the CRA Super Series for the upcoming 2008 race season. VDL Fuel Systems will once again sponsor the VDL Fuel Systems Hot Lap Of The Race Award at each CRA Super Series event during the 2008 season. The driver recording the fastest lap during each feature event will receive a $100 Product Certificate from VDL Fuel Systems. This award will be based upon information received through the electronic scoring system used by the series at each event.
VDL Fuel Systems, the Official Carburetor of the CRA Super Series, will also continue its support of the CRA Super Series Rookie Award Program. VDL Fuel Systems will award the highest finishing Registered Rookie at each event during the 2008 season with a $50 Product Certificate. In addition, VDL Fuel Systems will award the 2008 CRA Super Series Rookie Of The Year with a race ready VDL Fuel Systems Carburetor.

"We greatly appreciate VDL Fuel Systems continuing their support of our series for the 2008 race season," remarked Glenn Luckett, Director of the CRA Super Series. "They are going to support the drivers who can be the fastest at each event and will also support the new drivers coming into our series. VDL Fuel Systems offers a great product that can help racers achieve their desired results while racing with our series. We encourage our racers to support VDL Fuel Systems and all the great companies that will be supporting our series in 2008!"

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The ACT Late Models will run on Torco Racing Fuel in 2008.  (51 Photo)
Chris Gabehart is the 2007 CRA Super Series champion.
Kevin Harvick has won the Daytona 500...now he hopes to visit victory lane in the Oxford 250.  (NASCAR Photo)
PASS South SLM – The Pro All Stars Series (PASS)  South Super Late Model season is rapidly approaching and its time for both new and returning PASS South competitors to file for their 2008 license and car number.

PASS South has an ambitious fourteen race schedule on tap with five new venues added to the southern series. In addition, the PASS South and North Super Late Model divisions will square off in a four race National Championship Series that will include several $10,000.00 to win events. Visit www.proallstarsseries.com to view both schedules in their entirety.

PASS license holders receive 100 bonus points at all PASS sanctioned events, are eligible for provisional starting positions based on their position in the PASS SLM South point standings, and receive discounted entry fees for most events. Only one PASS license is required for each race team.
Returning PASS South teams have already been mailed entry forms for the first two events of 2008, The Easter Bunny 150 at Hickory (NC) Motor Speedway on March 22nd and the April 5th 125 lapper at Dillon (SC) Motor Speedway. Entry forms may also be downloaded at www.proallstarsseries.com . Deadline for early entry is March 12th for Hickory and March 25th for Dillon.

PASS Sportsmen – Dan McKeage is the 2007 PASS Pullen Heavy Industries Sportsman champion.

SRL – To visit the SRL website, PLEASE CLICK HERE

Sunbelt SLM – The Bill France Grand Ballroom at the Shores Resort and Spa was filled to capacity as the annual FASCAR banquet took over the ballroom on Saturday night.  People gathered together to honor the top ten in all FASCAR racing divisions and the Sunbelt Super Late Model Series, Goodyear Challenge Late Model Series, Advance Auto Parts Pro Truck Series, Florida Mini Stock Challenge Series, Southern Sportsman Series, Gulfcoast Modified Series and the EXTREME Modified Series.

The full house dined on chicken and beef while Rusty Marcus, General Manager at Orlando SpeedWorld, and Mark Keeler gave out trophys and prizes.  Jim Jones, the track photographer for 30 years, was honored with a special plague and a jacket along with the Hart Award going to Butch and Barbara Pierce for their many years of service to FASCAR.

There were a few double champions in the group, Tim Russell who won the Sunbelt
Super Late Model Series championship and the Bright House Challenge Championship.
Russell was already crowned the Triple Crown Champion.  Russell presented special
trophys to members of his team who helped him throughout the year.

Robbie Cooper won double championships in not only the Gulfcoast Modified Series
but also the EXTREME Modified Series.  Cooper had an outstanding year in his open
wheel modified.

New Smyrna Speedway will now prepare for the 42nd Annual World Series of Asphalt
Stock Car Racing from Feb.  8th thru Feb.  16th while Orlando SpeedWorld prepares for
their Winternationals.

Super Late Models – Jeff Choquette is on a role this January.  The editors of Late Model Digest recently named him as their 2007 Florida State Champion and he backed that up by winning last weekend’s SpeedFest NOS Energy Drink 200 at USA International Speedway in Lakeland, Florida.

Superpro – To visit the website of the Rivernut Superpro Late Model Series, PLEASE CLICK HERE

UARA-STARS - Kerry Bodenhamer, President and Harold Crook, Marketing from the UARA-Stars late model tour reached an agreement with Victory Lane Productions to produce the presentation of races for every tour stop in 2008.

Doc Love, owner and operator of Victory Lane Productions based in Rural Hall, NC, will be the new voice behind the microphone for the UARA-Stars beginning March 29, 2008, at tour stop number one at the Concord Motorsports Park located in Concord, NC.

Mr. Love started his career announcing national radio controlled (R/C) racing events in 1994 and worked his way to the full scale tracks in 1997.  Love has spent the past eleven years devoted to short track racing as a writer, track announcer, radio personality and pit reporter for live radio broadcasts at various stops along the way.  Love’s career has not been limited to racing, he has also served as sideline reporter and color-analyst for the radio broadcasts of the Winston-Salem State football games.  Last season Love served as track announcer for Friendship Motor Speedway and ASA Southern Modified Tour series announcer.  Love also was the voice behind the Internet radio broadcast of the UARA-Stars race from the Bristol Motor Speedway August 11, 2007.

Alan Dietz has been the voice of the UARA-Stars since 2002 and announced his departure at series banquet following the season forcing the UARA-Stars to start the selection process immediately.      

Love spoke about the selection, “I am very humbled and honored by the selection of the UARA-Stars.  I have covered this series in the past and have really enjoyed the working relationship with Mr. & Mrs. Bodenhamer, Mr. Crook and the talented racers of the UARA-Stars” said Love.  “I really hated to see Alan (Dietz) step down this year.  He has been a true professional in representing this series for a long time.  I am a friend and fan of Alan and have enjoyed working with him in the past.  Without a doubt, Alan will be a huge success at his next destination and beyond.  I fully intend to carry forward the many traditions Alan started through-out the years and maybe throw in a few tricks of my own here and there.  I’m looking forward to a great racing season in 2008 traveling with the UARA-Stars.” Love concluded.

The UARA-Stars season begins March 29, 2008, at the Concord Motorsports Park located in Concord, NC.  2007 series champion Ross Furr will return to defend his crown in 2008, as well as, series all-time winner Jamey Caudill from Four Oaks, NC, will return to the series full-time in 2008. 

USPRO - The ASA Late Model Series Presented by GM Performance Parts is proud to announce the return of the USPRO Cup Series to full-time status for the upcoming 2008 racing season.

Three races were held in 2007 in a sneak preview as to what is in store for the revamped USPRO Cup Series in 2008. The Sneak Peek races held in 2007 offered a chance for some very talented drivers looking to travel with a full-time series to show their skills while at the same time, not break the bank to do so.

While final details for the 2008 racing season are still in the works with regards to entire 2008 USPRO Cup Series season, the ASALMS is looking at reduced Features for the USPRO cars in 2008 with 50-75 lap events depending on the size of the hosting facilities and the nature of the event.

The series will reinstate the Two (2) Tire rule throughout the 2008 campaign while Payouts, Purses, and the 2008 USPRO Cup Series Section of the Rulebook will all be available by Monday February 4, 2008.

The USPRO Cup Series will be a support division to the ASALMS Challenge and Northern Divisions in races conducted in the series home state of Michigan as well as the surrounding states of Ohio and parts of Indiana and Illinois in 2008. There is the possibility for one stand alone event and that will be determined in the very near future.

In addition, the USPRO Cup Series now has several web pages dedicated to just the 2008 season within the USPRO Cup Series. They are all located within the ASALMS Northern Division website and have been reserved exclusively for the USPRO Cup Series.

Wisconsin Challenge Series – Nathan Hassleau is the 2007 Wisconsin Challenge Series champion. 

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Wayne Smith in victory lane last season.  (Scotia Speedworld Photo)
VDL products are used throughout the CRA pit area.
Don't get left behind when the PASS South season starts up..
Tim Russell