Driver Watch !

Congratulations Jeff Gordon ,22 Years and 750 Consecutive Starts. I think the Nationwide race @ Mid-Ohio road course Aug.16th was the best that I have seen in 5 Years,Congratulations to #60 Chris Buescher, NO Cup drivers were in it. Nascar Smarten Up.Ford sweeps Bristol,Trucks, Nationwide and Cup ! First time since 2006. August 29th at Stafford Speedway, Young Christopher in a SK Light Tonite,Conn.check their Web-Site on this page for any Rain CancellationValenti Modified Touring Series will be at the Stafford.Conn. Aug. 29th, 2014 5 Races to go. Pennick, Bonsignore, Pasteryak and a return of #13 Steve Masse.Pit reports on Monday night. Jeff Gordon added 3M as a Sponsor. Penske extends contract with the Wood Brothers. Is Chase Elliot ready to move up right now ? It now appears Greg Biffle will finish his career with Roush/Fenway. Subway go's to Gibbs, 3m to Hendrick, who can Roush/Fenway Sign ? Ansewer is Orthro Lawn Products ! Young Ryan Blaney will pilot the Woods Brothers #21 next year in a partial schedule. Clint Boyer #15, resigned with Mikey. Danika back to F1 with Haas when contract is up. If Kurt can get a 6th place,Danika should Win !

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Seekonk, Mass. Sim's Saturday Night & Phil's Propane Late Model Triple Crown Finale & NEAR Antiques

        Seekonk Speedway Aug. 30, 6:00pm Saturday Line Up !

Near Antiques, Sim's Saturday Night & Phil's Propane Late Model Triple Crown Finale.

Join all the Stars and cars of yesteryear with the NEAR Antique Racers ! The action is fast and loud as Sim's Metal Management Saturday Night Showdown features the Pro-Stocks,Late Models,Sport Trucks and the awesome Street Stocks as they duke it out. What a Family Bargain for $14.. adult and kids 12 and under Free ! Four Feature Races, 8 Heat races & the Near Antique Race.Added excitement of the Phil's Propane Triple Crown tonight featuring the Late- Models. Remember Seekonk has a policy of one seat per Race Fan, but from past events, You will only use the Edge !

 Add a added attraction, I will be at the Track Midway doing our Book Signing of my latest release.

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History filled "Cement Palace" photo by W.Gauvin Barber

Austin's Chariot photo by W.Gauvin Barber

photo by W.Gauvin Barber Red Hot Driver Austin Blais, 4 times on the "Race Chatter"

Can anyone Catch #82 Rob Murphy  photo by W.Gauvin Barber

photo by W.Gauvin Barber

photo by W.Gauvin Barber

photo by W.Gauvin Barber

photo by W.Gauvin Barber

Another Day at the Office, photo by W.Gauvin Barber

photo by W.Gauvin Barber "Calm before the Storm !

photo by W.Gauvin Barber Gerard Berthelette ,2 Time Winner, Guest twice on the "Race Chatter" Hospital Time, then back and crashed.

New England's Golden Years of Racing;  Their History and a Glimpse into the Future
                                Author, W.Gauvin Barber  Word Association, Pittsburg, Penn.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

NASCAR 2015 Schedule Sprint Cup, Nationwide and Camping World Trucks

   New Hampshire Cup    7/19/2015

New Hampshire Cup      9/27/2015

   New Hampshire Nation Wide 7/18/2015

  New Hampshire Trucks  9/26/2015

NASCAR WAAS National Standings 08-27-14

       1    Anthony Anders  718    27 wins
       2    Lee Pulliam         708    21 wins
       3    Keith Rocco         690
       4    Don Bassett          649
       5    Ryan Preece         637
Larry Barnett,
 We Miss You Racing !

Monday, August 25, 2014

Max Zachem Scheduled to Drive #6 Sunoco Modified for Mertz Racing

Just received some good news from Stan Mertz that hot driver Max Zachem , Preston, Conn. who is 21 years old will take over the duties of driving the No. 6 SK Modified at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park in the Sunoco Modified Double Header Sept. 4th, 2014
 With addition of Zachem to the Mertz Racing program,current driver and owner Stan Mertz has decided to step out of the seat to concentrate on car owner duties. This was Stan's second year competing in the Sunoco Modified Series after competing for seven years in the Pro Four Modified Series.
 I'm really excited to see Max in the car for this event. I've watched him race over the past few years and have been impressed with his driving abilities."Mertz said".I know he will preform to our expectations and show the power that our Ashaway Performance Engine package has.
 This will be the first start for Zachem in the series. Zachem replied,"I'm excited about the opportunity Mr. Mertz has given me. I can't wait to be out with the best Modified drivers in the Northeast at the premier facility, Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park."
 Mertz Racing has competed in all of the 2014 NASCAR SK Modified events at Thompson, as well as the Tri-Track Series events with Woody Pitkat as the driver. Pitkat finished the 2013 Sk Sunoco Modifed Series at Thompson with a tie with Keith Rocco at 450 Points but Rocco was awarded the Championship by having more wins than Pitkat. Woody Pitkat also has more than 70 career wins at Stafford Speedway,Conn. in different divisions in his stellar career.
                                         Driver  Max Zachem  Track  Records
 Zachem is fresh off a hard fought 4th place finish at Monadnock Speedway Aug. 23,2014 in the Valenti Modifed Tour Series
 2000-2006 Quarter Midgets= 10 Championships/70 wins/ and over 250 Trophies racing from New England to the State of Florida 2006-2011- Legends Style Race Cars = 3 Championships with multiple wins, racing from Maine to Georgia
 Since 2010 Mazx Zachem has competed in the Valenti Modified Racing Series. He has finished in the top 10 in points every season and has accumulated many special awards that include 2010 Dart Steel Head Champion, 2011 Sportsman of the Year, 2012 Spafco Most Improved Driver.2013 Most Popular Driver. As of Aug. 24th 2014 ,Zachem has 13 top 5's and 39 Top 10's in his Modified Career on the VMRS. Zachem also made his debut in the Whelen Series at Thompson and finished 6th at the World Series.
 I was told that Mertz Racing purchased the new Troyer Modified from Brad Lafontaine, Northeast Racecars at the very beginning of the racing season. The race car is pre-pared by the team at APE
Motorsports and is powered by Ashaway Preformance Engines.
  It takes a lot of support from sponsors to operate a race team and these are just of the few who make it happen. Mertz Racing marketing partners include,
   Just Get Dirty Racing Apparel, Whitingsville, Mass.
   Morning Side Lawn and Landscape- Whitinsville, Mass.
  Daimond Chevrolet, Gmc of Auburn Mass.
  Graffittyiworks Sign  Company- Whitingsville, Mass.
  Ashaway Performance Engines- Ashaway, R.I.
Photo by Mertz Racing pr
  National House Bar and Grill- Indian Orchard, Mass.
Photo by simply the Best, Crystal Snape at Monadnock Speedway Sat. Aug. 23,2014

Thank You to our Guest's and live e-mailers for another "Race Chatter"

Whelens at Bristol Tenn.
Our New Book !
Your'e Host W.Gauvin Barber

Do not miss this Broadcast of the "Race Chatter Tonight @ 6pm WNRI.COM

All the Racing info from the past weekend and much more ! 3 Live interviews over the air and taking live e-mail questions @ for our host and quests. Snap in the steering wheel, buckle up
DDD Racing Driver Braden Dion @ 6:45pm Tentative He might have a Date ?
WHUS 91.7 Conner Sullivan inside the Conn. pits @ 6:30pm

#14 Professional Driver Nikki Ouelette Asphalt and Dirt and a pretty good Skater too !
Dirt or Asphalt  6:15pm Tentative UCONN Today !
Norm Wrenn , Danika and Nichole Morgillo  re-scheduled to a later Broadcast.
 your 5 point harness and step down you're right foot through the floor boards for a Great Show !  Wayne

Sunday, August 24, 2014

08232014 011 Austin Blais Win's Again at the Seekonk Speedway !

 Current  Street Stock Standings    1 #14 Rey Lovelace 766
                                                       2  #47 Scotty Bruneau 724 (2013 Champion)
                                                       3 #16 Austin Blais       720  One DQ
There is still time to tighten up even more like last year. Scotty, Rey and departed to a Sk Light at Waterford, Crystal

photo by W.Gauvin Barber
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photo by W.Gauvin Barber
photo by W.Gauvin Barber