Driver Watch !

Congratulations to everyone who raced or won in 2014."Thank You' to the Race Fans for supporting the Race Chatter Nation and short tracks on the East Coast. Doug Coby 2014 Whelen Champion will switch from a Troyer chassis in 2015 to the LFR brand. Seekonk's Pro-Stock 4 time champ Dave Darling dethroned by Kenneth Spenser and 7 time late model champ Jerry DeGasparre Jr. by Robert Pelland III and Thompson Speedway adds 4th Whelen Tour race in 2015. Waterford/Speedbowl and Twin State live for another racing season in 2015. Sept.27th a SK Modified Champion is crowned for a 9th time at Stafford Speedway, Conn. Teddy Christopher finish's third after being sent to the rear and claims the prize. Keith Rocco achieves 100 victories and wins the Sk Modified and the Late Model Championships at the Waterford/Speedbowl,Conn.The Valenti Modified Touring Series, at Thompson Speedway Oct.19th Justine Bonsignore captures the Championship and #13 Steve Masse races wire to wire for the win. Whelen Mod. Tour, Ryan Preece wins two in a row and Doug Coby ,2012 & 2014 Champion, with two different teams. Can Ryan Preece hold the 10 point lead over Keith Rocco for SK Mod.Track Championship at Thompson ? YES, Late/Model Rick Gentes 6th Track Championship at Thompson. Randy Cabral dominates NEMA again ISMA champion Ben Seitz steals one from Jon McKennedy who caught on fire

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

NASCAR 2015 Whelen Modified Tour Schedule

                                  2015 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour Schedule
  
                                     April 12: Thompson Speedway,Conn.
                                     April 26: Stafford Motor Speedway, Conn.
                                     June: 5    Stafford Motor Speedway, Conn.
                                     June: 10 Thompson Speedway, Conn.
                                     June: 27  Riverhead, NY
                                     July: 17  All Star Shootout Loudon, NH non-points
                                     July: 18 Loudon, NH
                                     July: 25 Monadnock Speedway,NH
                                     Aug: 7  Stafford Motor Speedway, Conn.
                                     Aug: 12 Thompson Speedway, Conn.
                                     Aug: 19 Bristol Motor Speedway, Tenn.
                                     Aug: 29 Riverhead, NY.
                                     Sept: 26  Loudon, NH.
                                     Oct:  4    Stafford Speedway, Conn.
                                     Oct: 18 Thompson Speedway,Conn.

Seekonk Speedway, Massachusetts All Time Champions

All Time Champions
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NEMA Board Finalizes Rules Package & 2015 Changes

 Bridgewater, Massachusetts,

The newly elected NEMA Board wasted no time getting to work, as they met for the first time after being elected last weekend to ratify the 2015 rules proposals this past Sunday, and also agreed on a number of exciting changes for the 2015 season.
  The biggest change for the NEMA Series will be the addition of staggered heat race points for both divisions, as decided on by the Board. The heat winner will now receive 20 points, 2nd place 18 points, with two points between positions down to sixth place - at which all remaining cars will get 10 points. The board felt that this change will encourage a better show for the fans during the heat races and reward those who run well in the heat races.
         

NEMA will also be bringing back the "Fan of the Week" program in 2015.
 As previously announced, NEMA will also continue its relationship with Hoosier Tire, as the club signed a exclusive three year contract with Hoosier for its current plated NEMA tires. Hoosier East and NEMA have selected Seymour Enterprises as its authorized distributor for the 2015 season.

 check out www.nemaracing.com

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Michael Waltrip Racing Driver Suffers Health Setback

Cornelius, N.C. - Michael Waltrip Racing driver Brian Vickers will not be available to race during the early part of the 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup racing season due to health issues.
 In 58 races driving MWR's No. 55 Aaron's Toyota, Vickers scored eight top-five and 19 top 10 finishes. I celebrated with Brian at Loudon,N.H. in July of 2013 when he won his third career victory to go along with his 12 career poles in 316 career Sprint Cup starts. His last pole was at Talladega in 2014 which qualified him again for the Sprint All Star shootout at Daytona in Febuary.
 "Brian has been a part of the MWR family since 2012 and our thoughts today are with Brian, his wife Sarah and the entire Vickers family," said MWR co-owner Rob Kauffman."As a race team, MWR has plenty to consider and we will confer with our partners, including Aaron's and Toyota. "As this is fresh news, we will adjust our future plans as more information becomes available."

 Vickers Statement;

 "First.I want to thank everyone for their sincere support. I have faced obstacles before and it has made victory that much sweeter and I know that will be the case again.
 My previous experiences have given me a very keen understanding of my body. Late last week I knew something wasn't right, so I went to the hospital to be checked out. Following several tests, it was discovered that my body was rejecting an artificial patch that was inserted in 2010 to fix a hole in my heart. Thinners stabilized my blood clot problems. Saturday, I had to have corrective surgery to repair the hole and now I am beginning the recovery process. I will need plenty of time, rest and rehab but this temporary setback will not stop me from pursuing my dream of becoming a NASCAR Sprint Cup champion."  Source MWR Racing P/R media dept.

Joey Logano lands a Keeper !

Wedding with Brittany Baca will keep driver on the go in December. Yes, she even picked the date so Joey could never forget his own anniversary. 12-13-14. What a year for the Team Penske driver, who won 5 times in the 2014 racing season and finished fourth in the final standings. The wedding took place in North Carolina and the beautiful couple will honeymoon with a trip to Costa Rica.
 "We're going to have some fun, but it's only going to be a week because I can't handle any longer that that,"Logano, 24, said following the Myers Brothers Award luncheon.
 "She's like."Let's go for two weeks,' I said,  'how about five days ?' So we kind of met in the middle- a week. I can't sit still; I've got to go all the time.
  The plan, he said, is to 'party our butts off" In his speech during the Sprint Cup Series Awards,Logano made mention of his upcoming wedding saying, "Brittany, eight more days until forever"                  Source and photo credit to NASCAR.com and Facebook share