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THE JUICE: Notes From New Hampshire

- Justin St. Louis on 19 Aug 2010

Go in the garage area at New Hampshire Motor Speedway during any NASCAR weekend and you’ll see a madhouse of activity. There’s a hum in the atmosphere of air wrenches, power tools, the occasional revving of an engine. Nobody looks up from what they’re doing. Nobody talks. Just work.

There was a hum this week, too, but it was nothing like what those garages are used to. Read Full Story

THE JUICE: Let’s Get This Right (And Left)

- Justin St. Louis on 12 Aug 2010

How would the ACT Late Model Tour do making right-hand turns? (Leif Tillotson photo)PHOTO: How would the ACT Late Model Tour do making right-hand turns? (Leif Tillotson photo)

-by Justin St. Louis
VMM Editor

The idea of an American-Canadian Tour point-counting championship event at New Hampshire Motor Speedway changes everything. It got us thinking: If we’re going to change the scope of a local, grassroots Late Model series like ACT, why not throw more than one monkey wrench in there?

We understand that ACT did and will continue to do a respectable job keeping superspeedway modifications (and therefore extra spending) to a minimum -- as tour director Tom Curley did in the 1980s and ‘90s at places like Dover Downs and Sanair -- so perhaps Curley could take that mode of thinking and translate it to (drum roll, please) a road course. Read Full Story


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