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WMT: Champions to be Celebrated at Icebreaker
To kick off a season-long celebration of 60 years of Modified champions, NASCAR is recognizing a trio of NASCAR Modified titlists in the 2008 opener April 6 at Thompson (Conn.) International Speedway.
NASCAR plans to recognize each of its past Modified champions throughout the season. The celebration will begin with the honoring of Frankie Schneider, Donny Lia and the late Richie Evans at the season-opening Icebreaker.
1978-85. Evans ranked No. 1 in the 2003 voting of the “NASCAR All-Time Modified Top 10 Drivers,” and he was included in “The 50 Greatest NASCAR Drivers of All Time” list in 1998. In the first year of the current NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour format in 1985, Evans won 12 races, including all four events at Thompson. Evans had already clinched his ninth career title heading into the season’s final race at Martinsville, but tragically perished in an accident during a practice session, cutting short a career that is unmatched still today.
Activities at the Icebreaker, the annual season-opener for NASCAR racing in New England, will commence on Saturday, April 5 with practice and qualifying. Pre-race ceremonies for the 150-lap NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour event on Sunday will start at approximately 2:45 p.m., with the green flag tentatively set to wave at 3:15 p.m. The grandstand will open each day at 9:30 a.m., and one ticket will cover admission for both days.
WSMT: Brown Continues Chase For Elusive NASCAR Championship
NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour driver Tim Brown is the most consistent driver in the business, a threat to win every weekend regardless of what track the 36 year-old Cana, Va., native is racing at.
Yet there’s one nagging thing that’s painfully missing from Brown’s resume and trophy case – a NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour championship.
Schneider, who captured the NASCAR Modified division title in 1952, is the oldest living champion. Lia became the 60th Modified champion in NASCAR history when he won his first NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour title in 2007. Both champions will be in attendance and will be honored during the pre-race festivities.
In addition, NASCAR will recognize the accomplishments of Evans, one of the greatest champions in Modified history. Evans will be represented at the Icebreaker by family members, and one of his restored cars will be on hand for the event.
New Jersey’s Schneider began racing in 1947, one year before the formation of NASCAR. A driver of modified, stock, sprint and midget cars, Schneider is believed to have won more than 750 races in his long and distinguished career. In the days where there were no limits to how many events a driver could participate, Schneider’s Modified win total during his 1952 championship season is said to have reached 100.
Lia captured the 2007 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour championship in a storybook season. With five career wins entering 2007 driving his own equipment, Lia teamed up with longtime Modified owner Bob Garbarino to run the No. 4 “Mystic Missile.” With the new partnership, Lia and Garbarino visited Victory Lane six times en route to the first NASCAR championship for both. A New York native, Lia parlayed his Modified success into a ride this year in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series.
The king of Modified racing, Evans’ accomplishments are nearly immeasurable. The Rome, N.Y., native captured nine Modified titles in a 13-year span, including a remarkable eight in a row from
In the short three-year history under the NASCAR banner, Brown has finished in the top five all three seasons. Brown finished fourth in 2005, but bounced back in 2006 and 2007 to finish a close second to, respectively, Junior Miller and defending Tour champion L.W. Miller.
The last two years, Brown has come up short of the championship by a mere 31 points.
Two-time champion Junior Miller beat Brown by six points in 2006, while Brown came up short to L.W. Miller last year by 25 points.
The pain of coming so close but ending up just short has been visible in the eyes of Brown, who recently took a full-time job for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series operation of Michael Waltrip Racing.
“The way we’ve lost the championship the last two years has been kind of frustrating,” Brown said. “I’d rather lose the championship by 100 points than five or 10 points. It’s frustrating but then again it’s kind of a relief knowing that we were in the hunt for the Whelen Southern Modified Tour championship the last two years until the very last lap of the year.
Tim Brown's #83 (Jim Dupont Photo)
“It’s going to be a relief when we finally do win one of these championships. I know this team is capable of winning a championship and I think we’ve proven that the last two years. To finally win a NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour championship would be awesome and a dream come true for me.”
Brown is just hoping that the 2008 season will be his breakthrough year and the driver of the No. 83 Hayes Jewelers Chevrolet gets to hoist the championship trophy.
“I’d like to think I’m capable of winning the championship every year,” Brown said. “I’ve got the best team and sponsors in the business and all the guys on the team work as hard as they can. For some reason, we’ve just come up short the last couple of years, and yes, it is frustrating. Then again, I look back to the people that we beat those last couple of years of points and we beat some very good drivers and teams.
“Those other teams work just as hard as we do and they’re coming up even shorter than we are. It’s kind of a Catch-22 because I know we’re competitive and it’s always in the back of our mind that this is the year we finally win the Whelen Southern Modified Tour championship. You have to go into it with the mindset that you’re going to win a couple of races and battle for the championship.
“You can’t go into it with the mentality that we’re heading into the season and we’re going to finish second in the championship standings again. If I thought that way, there wouldn’t be any reason for me to show up to race.”
Is there one individual that has been an influence in Brown’s recent racing career who hasn’t let him get down on himself as far as coming so close yet so short?
“There are so many people that have influenced my racing career that I really can’t pinpoint just one person,” Brown said. “So many people have helped me and complimented me – as well as put me down. I went for a long time with the reputation as a driver that could only race and win at Bowman Gray (N.C.) Stadium. A lot of people don’t know how much time and money it takes to run other races when I have a sponsor at Bowman Gray. A few years ago, it was money coming out of my own pocket if I wanted to race anywhere else.
“When NASCAR created the Whelen Southern Modified Tour it was a very big deal and really opened the gate as far as the exposure this Tour gets. I just hope that I’ve proven to all the people who didn’t think I couldn’t win anywhere but Bowman Gray Stadium wrong. I feel like I’m a contender every weekend on the Whelen Southern Modified Tour.”
Brown, once again, showed he was going to be a championship contender in 2008 when his first competitive laps on the track at Caraway resulted in the Coors Light Pole Award.
“That was great because we had a brand new car and it was the first time out on the track,” Brown said. “I’m glad we finished in the top five even though that’s not what we wanted. We wanted to win. We had a new car and the handling just got a little loose on us. We know that now so we know what we need to work on with the car for the future.
“The good thing about it is we were able to load the car back on the trailer Saturday night at Caraway and it doesn’t have a scratch on it. I know the motor and car are both strong, we just have to tweak on our handling a little bit, so I really think we’re going to be fine.”
Brown is well aware that the current focus is locked and loaded on Saturday evening’s Night of Modifieds 150 at the picturesque Southern National Raceway Park in Kenly, N.C.
“I was lucky enough to win my second Whelen Southern Modified Tour race of the season there last year so I really love Southern National,” Brown said. “I just hope we’re as good at Southern National this Saturday night as we were last year.
“It really gives me and my team a lot of momentum going back to a track where we won the last race at. We’re definitely going to have the same set-up in the car as we had last September.
"If we’re as good at Southern National this year as we were there last year, I think everything is going to work out fine.”
SK Modifieds: Hirschman Enters Waterford Nationals
Last year, Matt Hirschman came to Waterford Speedbowl’s SK-150 expecting to have some fun. He was second fastest in time trials and then found himself in a position to win late in the race.
“Jeff Pearl and I went side-by-side for a couple laps,” he recalls. “We had a really good run but came up a few feet short. Jeff won. He did it clean and he did it fair and I congratulated him. I’d like to come back and give him a run for it again.”
Donny Lia knows how to win at Thompson. (Mary Hodge Photo)
“The Speedbowl regulars, Dennis Gada, Jeff Pearl and the rest of them, are just so good on that track. They are just so tough,” he explains. “Teddy Christopher, Woody Pitkat, myself, well, we’re pretty tough wherever we go.”
Although he has limited experience on the three-eights oval, he insists the Speedbowl is “one of his favorite tracks.” He “loves short tracks” and the Speedbowl is “the perfect size” for a short track. He claims “it reminds me of a lot of the tracks I grew up on. I feel like I’ve raced there forever. I am very comfortable there.”
An excellent time trialer, he is “confident I will do well again.” He is equally convinced, however, “the race can be won starting first or starting last and that was proved last year.” Pearl came from deep in the pack with a late rush in the outside groove.
“I like the outside,” says Hirschman. “We used it last year especially at the end of the race.”
SK Time trials are first on the Saturday (April 12) schedule followed by heats for the other divisions. The Legends, Pro4 Modified, AllStar Race Truck, Allison Legacy and NEMA Lite features will follow.
Sunday begins with the traditional Pit Party. A 25-lap NEMA feature plus extra-distance hauls for the Late Models (50), Sportsman (30) and Mini Stocks (30) share the day with the SK-150.
TVMRS: Mod History Runs Deep For Thunder Road Return
The True Value Modified Racing Series will make its first appearance at Barre, VT’s Thunder Road International Speedbowl on Sunday, May 25, at the Mekkelsen RV Memorial Day Classic.
It has been forty-three years since a fire-breathing, open-wheeled modified stock car last roared around the high banks at the “Nation’s Site of Excitement.” Forty-three years ago, those same cars created quite a bit of controversy.
May 30, 1965: The annual 30-lap Memorial Day Classic has come to Thunder Road. For the first time in the track’s six-year history, powerful overhead V8 Modifieds are allowed to race weekly against the older flathead-powered coupes of Thunder Road. Outsiders Ernie Reid and André Manny have captured the first two events of the year, dominating over Thunder Road favorites Harold “Hard Luck” Hanaford, Chester T. Woods, Tony Colicchio, Ronnie Marvin, and the famous Ingerson brothers of North Haverhill, NH.
A NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour regular, Hirschman is part of an impressive entry list for the 12th annual running of the $20,000 “150.” The $5,000-to win race is the headline event of the season-opening, 10-division Budweiser Modified Nationals that also includes the Speedbowl’s Late Model, Sportsman, Mini Stock and Legends divisions.
The Northeastern Midget Association, Pro4 Modifieds, AllStar Race Trucks, Allison Legacy Cars and NEMA Lites are also on the docket.
Hirschman said owner Bob Horn of Norwalk, CT contacted him about driving the one-time Ron Silk car. “He was at the race last year,” reports Hirschman who jumped at the chance.
“If there is one SK race I want to win it is the 150,” says Hirschman recognizing the significance of the first extra-distance, extra-money race in the division’s history. He looks forward to battling the impressive field.
There will be a full field of entries for the SK 150 at Waterford.
Legendary hometown driver Colicchio has led every step of the way, and is on the verge of becoming the first local to beat the Modifieds. Four thousand Thunder Road faithful are on their feet as Colicchio takes the white flag from Chief Starter Bob Quinn, signifying the final circuit around the tricky quarter-mile. French-speaking Jean-Paul Cabana, the Canadian National Champion with racing experience at places including the 2.5-mile Daytona Int’l Speedway, pulls his #5A Modified up on Colicchio at the start/finish line.
The two begin a drag race around the intimidating oval, and as Quinn stands on top of the “Widowmaker” wall, checkered flag waving, Cabana squeezes by to complete the pass. Just then, a huge pileup scatters the rest of the field. Wrecked and out of options, Hanaford jams his purple #30 into reverse gear, backing across the finish line in third place.
Track officials consider reverting back to the last complete lap run under green flag conditions to determine the finishing order, meaning Colicchio would have been declared the winner. However, a controversial call by NASCAR, Thunder Road’s sanctioning body
at the time, ruled that since the two leaders had already taken the checkers, the finish would be the running order on lap 30. Cabana received the winner’s trophy in Victory Lane while Colicchio and his disappointed hometown fans looked on as the runners-up.
Cabana would win the next two events as well, one of them another hometown heartbreaker as Barre’s Mike Osborne blew an engine while leading on the final lap. Former National Champion Dick Nephew took the final Modified championship-points race on June 24 after Hanaford spun again, this time finishing second backwards.
Thunder Road officials deemed that the Modified cars were too much for the shut-out locals to keep up with, and banned them from competition for the remainder of the year, save for an additional event after the championship points became final in September. Cabana, of course, won the race.
“Those Modifieds had so much power they’d blow right by us on the straightaways, but they were heavier and couldn’t make it through the corners like the flatheads,” recalls Hanaford. “I never cared for ‘em back then.
Those guys used to use us flatheads as a brake going into the corners. They’d never hit you hard, just enough to make you move up the track so they could pass you. Nephew hit me and drove through the infield to get by (to win the final race in June). Nobody really minded when they outlawed those cars at Thunder Road. Modifieds have changed a lot since then, though, and I enjoy watching them now. It really ought to be something to see ‘em fly around Thunder Road.”
That 1965 season is more than four decades gone, and the Modified scene has parted ways with most of the Vermont fans that have continued to support their local heroes. Those fans now have the chance to create new memories as the ground-pounding machines of the True Value Modified Racing Series roll into Thunder Road for a 100-lap showdown on Sunday, May 25.
The 46th Annual Mekkelsen RV Memorial Day Classic is expected to bring an entirely new group of race drivers and teams from across the region; drivers like three-time TVMRS Champion Kirk Alexander of West Swanzey, NH, Connecticut hard-chargers Les Hinckley and Eddie Dachenhausen, Massachusetts stars Louie Mechalides and Vinnie Annarummo, Maine’s Tony Ricci and David Pinkham, and New Yorkers Johnny Bush and Kenny Vogel.
Included on that list is a pair of Vermonters, Ascutney brothers Dwight and Peter Jarvis. Dwight is an 18-time Track Champion at New Hampshire’s Twin State and Monadnock Speedways, and won the 2006 True Value Modified Championship. Peter has main event victories spanning more than two decades, and was a special event winner at Thunder Road some twenty years ago against the old Flying Tiger division. Upon entering the full-fendered territory that is present-day Thunder Road, the duo will inherit the burden of carrying the “home” torch and avenging the losses of Tony Colicchio, Mike Osborne, Harold Hanaford, and so many more.
Moreover, the brothers Jarvis have the opportunity to immortalize themselves in Central Vermont stock car racing history by beating the invaders.
“Having always been connected to open-wheel racing, I’ve never seen Thunder Road. I’ve only heard how fast it is,” says Dwight Jarvis. “People say it’s a little like Monadnock, which is a good track for me, except Thunder Road has that big wall in Turn 4. It’s one of those tracks that everyone talks about no matter where you go. It would be pretty special to win there, and there are a lot of (Modified) guys looking forward to it. I hope to do well for the Vermont fans. I guess the pressure is on Peter and I to perform.”
Tracks: All-Star Showdown Set For 2008
All-Star Speedway is proud to announce that Laticrete International, Inc., a leading manufacturer of innovative tile and stone installation systems based in Bethany, Connecticut has agreed to become a major sponsor of an event that promises to be one of the best open-wheeled Modified races of 2008.
The 2nd Annual Laticrete Modified Thunder 150 will take place on May 10 at All-Star Speedway in southern New Hampshire. It will be the first of a new four race series called the All-Star Modified Showdown, which will be the only series featuring many of the best NASCAR Whelen Modified Series race teams against the best of the True Value Modified Series, at a NASCAR sanctioned track.
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Over the years, Laticrete has proudly provided sponsorship support to various employees, and even their customers that are racing enthusiasts outside of their normal jobs in the tile industry.
"From tractor pulling to regional NASCAR support, racing is an exciting opportunity for us to support those people that support us. Plus, it's really an exciting sport that allows us to get our name in front of a lot of great fans," commented Maria Oliveira, Corporate Marketing Manager at Laticrete. "We are very excited to move to a larger sponsorship this year at All-Star Speedway, and are looking forward to growing it next year and beyond," she added.
Several of the most talented Modified drivers have expressed their intentions to compete in this event. Andy Seuss will represent the Whelen Southern Tour with his own car. Ted Christopher, Eric Beers, Rob Summers, Kirk Alexander, Les Hinckley, Jack Bateman, Louie Mechalides, Todd Patnode, Bruce Batchelder and Jon McKennedy are among those that have already stated their intentions to compete in the May 10 event.
The 150-lap race will pay $5,000 to the winner. Lap money will be added, as laps will be sold at $50 per lap, starting on February 29 at the Sunoco Speedway EXPO 2008, All-Star Speedway booth. Laps may be purchased after March 2nd by contacting the speedway. There will also be a sponsored halfway bonus for the leader at the lap 75 break. A point fund for the four race series will add an additional $20,000 in payouts as well.
The 2007 version of this event has been remembered as one of the best pavement Modified events of that entire season. With the addition of new entrants, a point fund, and the sponsorship of Laticrete, there is no doubt that the 2nd Annual Laticrete Modified Thunder on May 10 at All-Star Speedway will be one of the most exciting events of 2008 for the pavement Modified division.
DIRT: Hagerstown Was a Wash
The Advance Auto Parts Super DIRTcar Series event that was scheduled to open the season at Hagerstown (Md.) Speedway on Saturday, March 22 has been cancelled. Falling victim to the weather for the third time in nine years, the ‘North-South Shootout’ special for Big-Block Modifieds will not be rescheduled.
An unseasonable combination of cold temperatures, already wet grounds and more inclement weather in the forecast forced track and series officials to cancel the long-anticipated show prior to noon on Friday. The early announcement allowed ample time to contact many of the traveling teams as well as alert even more fans that were planning to attend the popular stop in Maryland.
The next race date listed on the Advance Auto Parts Super DIRTcar Series schedule is Thursday, May 1 when the top tour travelers invade the Old Dominion State. The trip to Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway will mark just the second-ever series event staged at the popular Jamaica, Virginia oval since the tour originated in 1980. The 2008 race format at VMS concludes with a 60-lap feature race finale for the Big-Blocks with a lucrative sum of $10,000 saved for the winner.
Another all-star field of cars is expected to sign in at VMS, led by defending race winner Danny Johnson, reigning overall Mr. DIRTcar Big-Block points king Brett Hearn and a full field of the best Big-Block Modified teams from throughout the DIRTcar NorthEast circuit.
Sunoco Modifieds: A Big Year at Thompson
The Sunoco Modifieds, the premier NASCAR Whelen All American Series division at Thompson International Speedway, looks to be the most competitive weekly Modified division at any race track in the northeast as a brand new season arrives.
This exciting open wheel division has provided fans with truly great racing events week in and week out for many years. It has grown stronger and stronger with each passing year and 2008 looks to be this division’s best year ever. It all gets underway when the Sunoco Modifieds will compete in two feature events on ICEBREAKER weekend, April 5th & 6th.
Defending Champion, Keith Rocco, will lead a stellar lineup of extremely talented drivers and race teams. Rocco has thrilled race fans with his on-the-edge driving style since he joined the Sunoco Modified division only three years ago.
Rocco will be joined by the division’s 2007 most popular driver and 2006 NASCAR Division IV and Thompson Speedway Champion, Woody Pitkat. Pitkat, another young driver who has captured the hearts and minds of race fans, will return to the high banks of Thompson to seek another division title.
Thompson’s Rookie of the Year, Danny Cates, made the huge jump from the Limited Sportsman ranks into the Sunoco Modified division last year and immediately took his place as a top contender. He will begin the 2008 season with a new Troyer race car and big plans for his 2008 campaign.
“Showtime” Jimmy Blewett will also return with his eye set on both the Thompson Championship and the NASCAR national title. He will be behind the wheel of his late brother, John Blewett’s car, owned by Ed Partridge. Blewett will carry his traditional number 12 into the competition.
Some brand new faces will be part of the weekly competition for the Sunoco Modifieds. NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour veteran, Bobby Grigas III of Marshfield, MA will take over the controls of the potent # 00 owned by James Paige of Blackstone, MA. Grigas has made a name for himself in Modified circles by being a major contender on both the Whelen Modified Tour and the True Value Modified Tour. Driver Ken Horton of Guilford, CT has also added his name to the growing list of title contenders. He will run for the crown in his own potent # 19.
The name Sylvester has become synonymous with racing in New England. It dates back into the 1950s when Tony Sylvester, Sr. was a “hot shoe” throughout southern New England. Tony’s sons, Tom and Tony, Jr. followed in their dad’s footsteps with Tony wining track championships and most popular driver awards. Tom was a long-time successful competitor who moved to car owner when his son Zach jumped behind the wheel. Zach will be a 2008 regular at Thompson in his XTRA MART sponsored # 56. Tom’s youngest son, Josh, began his open wheel career in 2007 and won three feature events and Rookie of the year honors.
These are just a few of the extremely talented drivers who will be taking on some of the division’s most talented veterans who have played key roles in the success of the Sunoco Modified division at Thompson. A quick look at the roster of Sunoco Modified drivers reveals a ‘Who’s Who’ lineup. Drivers like Tom Cravenho, Jr., Kerry Malone, Todd Ceravolo, Bert Marvin, Buddy Charette and many more can also be counted on as very tough competitors.
The Sunoco Modifieds will be part of the eight-division ICEBREAKER on April 5th & 6th at Thompson. The NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour, NEMA Midgets, Pro Stocks, Late Models, Limited Sportsman, Thompson Modifieds and Mini Stocks will make up the ICEBREAKER program.
Race fans may get tickets to this major racing event by calling the Thompson Speedway track office at (860)-923-2280. The complete ICEBREAKER schedule and much more information is available on the track’s web page at www.thompsonspeedway.com.
Tracks: Riverhead Tire Distribution Plan is Announced
Riverhead Raceway competitors will have four different options on how they can obtain their Hoosier Racing Tires in 2008 as Eddie Partridge of TS Haulers, the new distributor of the Hoosier brand disclosed today. The 2008 NASCAR Whelen All-American Series will open Saturday evening May 3rd at the quarter mile oval.
Tires can be purchased three days a week leading-up to a race meet at Riverhead as TS Haulers will be open from 9:00 am until 7:00 pm on Wednesdays, 9:00 am until 5:00 pm on Thursdays and on Friday the hours of operation will be from 9:00 am until 6:00 pm. TS Haulers is located at 337 Edwards Avenue in Calverton just west of the track.
In making the announcement on the distribution process, Partridge also disclosed he’d provide a tire truck in the pits at Riverhead Raceway on Saturdays as well to service teams. He hopes to move that vehicle to the middle section of the pits to be more centrally located for all race teams. More than likely that location will be in the vicinity of where Chuck Steuer and Jarrod Hayes pit. Only tires purchased through TS Haulers will be permitted in competition at Riverhead Raceway in 2008, a verification process will be in place to enforce that policy. With Hoosier Tires now being available three days prior to a race meet team members will not have to be at the track an hour or two earlier than the 12 noon pit gate opening.
For pricing, directions and any other information competitors should phone TS Haulers at 631-369-1265 and ask for Laura or Stanley. All Hoosier Tire related calls should go to TS Haulers.
Tracks: Mountain Practice is Postponed
In an effort to provide the most exciting and entertaining racing program possible, the management of Mountain Speedway felt the time has never been better to repair the older sections of the racing surface.
Work has already begun at the speedway, and a very small window of opportunity has become a little smaller, as the weather forecast calls for a mixed bag of precipitation over the next few days, and temperatures remaining near freezing through the weekend.
With help from Franzosa Contracting of Pardeesville, PA., every effort has been made to complete the task in time for the first practice. However, in order to assure the proper curing time for the newly laid asphalt, the right decision is to cancel this weekend’s planned practice session.
The decision to cancel has been made early to accommodate the dozens of race teams from surrounding states who have indicated they will be calling Mountain Speedway their “Home Track” for 2008. Many of these teams travel a great distance to compete at the fastest 1/3 mile asphalt oval in the northeast…soon to be even faster!
Along with the resurfacing of turns three and four, including the apron, is the grading of the front stretch area adjacent to victory lane, and the paving of 10 additional parking spots in the pit area. A go-kart track utilizing an inner oval, is also in the works.
We can now look forward, with great anticipation, to the first weekend in April, as practice will take place from 12 NOON-5:30 PM on Saturday, April 5th, and Pole Day to follow on Sunday, April 6th, as timed qualifying will see the top 15 drivers locked in to the feature event, with the remainder of the field to transfer through consolation events on opening day, Sunday, April 13.
It's been a while since Mods took to the track at Thunder Road. (Thunder Road Speedbowl Photo)
Modified racing at All-Star (Jim Dupont Photo)