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JACKSTANDS: Putting a Wrap on December

- T.J. Ingerson on 30 Dec 2011

CLICK HERE FOR PRE-HANGOVER 150 PHOTOSGRIP Seminars -- Janurary 19th - 22nd -- Portland, METhe American-Canadian Tour schedule is one of the hot topics of the offseason. Twin State Speedway, pictured, will not return in 2012. (T.J. Ingerson/VMM photo) PHOTO: The American-Canadian Tour schedule is one of the hot topics of the offseason. Twin State Speedway, pictured, will not return in 2012. (T.J. Ingerson/VMM photo)

In this edition of Jackstands, VMM Editor T.J. Ingerson take's offers his take on a flurry of topics around the New England racing scene, and tells you to get a GRIP! Read Full Story

MEMORIAL: Announcer Rick Knowles

Mr. Richard B. “Rick” Knowles, Jr., 48, of South Platt Street, Plattsburgh, New York passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, January 3, 2012 at the CVPH Medical Center with family by his side. Full Obituary

Airborne Speedway Announcer Rick Knowles Passes Away

Vermont Motorsports Magazine is deeply saddened by the passing of Airborne Speedway announcer Rick Knowles this morning. Everyone at VMM offers our thoughts and condolences to his wife Lisa, son Robbie, the entire Knowles family, and the Airborne racing community.

Seminar Shines Light On Spotting

The eyes in the sky will come into sharp focus for the first annual GRIP Seminars. Frank Bolter has worked the spotter's stand from the top levels of NASCAR to the Indy 500 to short-track Saturday nights, and he will join GRIP this Jan. 19-22 as one of the event's keynote speakers. Read Full Story

MacDonald Looks at New Options

There's no question that Eddie MacDonald is one of the top New England racers. He's a two-time TD Bank 250 winner, multi-race winner at NHMS, and frontrunner in NASCAR K&N East Series. MacDonald, however, may be looking to expand his racing in 2012. Read Full Story

Kevin Chaffee Named Vermont Motorsports Magazine Driver of the Year

- T.J. Ingerson on 23 Dec 2011

GRIP Seminars -- Janurary 19th - 22nd -- Portland, MEKevin Chaffee had three top five point finishes in three dirt track divisions and was named 2011 Vermont Motorsports Magazine Driver of the Year by the readers of vtmotormag.com. (Alan Ward photos) PHOTO: Kevin Chaffee, of Fairlee, Vt., had three top five point finishes in three dirt track divisions and was named 2011 Vermont Motorsports Magazine Driver of the Year by the readers of vtmotormag.com. (Alan Ward photos)

Dirt Track Racing Front Runner edges out ACT Tiger Champion O'Donnell

BURLINGTON, VT --
Dirt track stock car racing driver Kevin Chaffee has been named the Vermont Motorsports Magazine 2011 Driver of the Year by the readers of vtmotormag.com

Over 13,000 votes were cast across eleven categories in a two-week online poll at the Vermont Motorsports Magazine website. Fairlee, Vt., driver Chaffee earned 26% of the vote in the overall VMM 2011 Driver of the Year category. The DIRTcar Sportsman Modified, USAC Dirt Midget Association, and Sprint Cars of New England winner edged ACT Bond/WIX Tiger Tour and Thunder Road Int'l Speedbowl Tiger Sportsman champion Derrick O'Donnell, of Bradford, Vt., by 35 votes for the award. Read Full Story

COMING UP:

Sat., Dec. 31 (1:00pm):
Riverside Speedway
Groveton, N.H.
Pre-Hangover 150 Enduro

Sat., Jan. 7 (10:00am):
Augusta Civic Center
Augusta, Me.
Northeast Motorsports Expo

Sat., Jan 14 (9:00am):
Crete Civic Center
Plattsburgh, N.Y.
East Coast Snocross

Goss Dodge-ChryslerThermal ControlBruno's TowingBFR ChassisSubway of Barre, Montpelier, Northfield, Waterbury, West LebanonFast One Motorsports C&S ScreenprintingMansfield HeliflightRPM Racing Engines

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