Month: April 2011

Rev Rule To Change Modified Racing At Airborne

Rev Rule To Change Modified Racing At Airborne

PHOTO: A new rev limiter rule at Airborne Speedway should help low-budget racers like Mike Wells (#76) to keep pace with perennial dominators Patrick Dupree and Martin Roy. (VMM photo) -by Ricky St. Clair and Justin St. Louis PLATTSBURGH N.Y. — Airborne promoter Mike Perrotte changed the landscape of weekly Modified racing at Airborne Speedway during the off-season by instituting a rev limiter in the track’s premier division. The main objective for making the rule change is to create more parity among everyone in the division while keeping everything cost-effective for drivers and car owners alike. “There are two...

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THE JUICE: Banking On A Big Weekend

THE JUICE: Banking On A Big Weekend

PHOTO: Thunder Road’s annual Merchants Bank 150 weekend is full of pomp and circumstance, and is the official end of winter in Vermont. (Leif Tilloston photo) -by Justin St. Louis VMM Editor It’s hard to sit here in 70-degree weather in the middle of the week and not be at the race track at this very moment. Thunder Road will open this weekend, rest assured, but the closer Sunday gets the further away it feels. You don’t need me to tell you that it was a hard winter. You also don’t need me to tell you that the best...

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Sweet Optimistic Despite Off-Season Changes

Sweet Optimistic Despite Off-Season Changes

PHOTO: Nick Sweet made wholesale changes on his car in the off-season, but hopes to back up his Merchants Bank 150 and Thunder Road titles from a year ago. (VMM photo) BARRE — Nick Sweet has always been under the watchful eye of his hometown fans at Thunder Road Int’l Speedbowl, but this weekend he’ll have everyone looking at him. Sweet enters Sunday’s Merchants Bank 150 season opener as not only the defending winner of the race, but also as the reigning “King of the Road.” The Barre driver, 26, has had a storybook rise from Thunder Road’s entry-level...

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Zakrzewski Nabs First Modified Win Under NASCAR Banner

Zakrzewski Nabs First Modified Win Under NASCAR Banner

PHOTO: Jake Zakrzewski, Jr., was a first-time winner at Albany-Saratoga Speedway on Friday night. (VMM photo) Carl inherits Pro Late Model win after McGrath penalty -by Ricky St. Clair and Justin St. Louis MALTA N.Y. — Joey Williams was an early favorite to win Friday night’s NASCAR Modified feature at Albany-Saratoga Speedway. After winning his heat race in convincing fashion, there was no question that Williams would be a front runner come feature time. Williams did what many expected and took the lead on the second lap of the 35-lap feature from his fourth starting position. However, after having...

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Hoar Wins ACT Opener, Babb Steals Show Before Penalty

Hoar Wins ACT Opener, Babb Steals Show Before Penalty

PHOTO: Brian Hoar (#37) and Brad Babb (#4) put on an entertaining show at Lee USA Speedway on Sunday; Hoar won, Babb was penalized. (Alan Ward photo) LEE, N.H. — Brian Hoar winning American-Canadian Tour races is nothing new. Brad Babb trying to take down the seven-time champion, though, that’s new. Williston driver Hoar came from 18th starting position in the New Hampshire Governor’s Cup 150 at Lee USA Speedway on Sunday afternoon to enter the top five even before 35 laps were completed. After a physical battle with former track champion Wayne Helliwell, Jr., Hoar settled into third...

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AMERICAN-CANADIAN TOUR
ACT Late Model Tour: Scott Payea

BEAR RIDGE SPEEDWAY
Sportsman Modified: Kevin Chaffee
Sportsman Coupe: Melvin Pierson
USAC Dirt Midget: Jason Goff
Limited Late Model: Ryan Christian
Four Cylinder: Jason Porter

DEVIL'S BOWL SPEEDWAY
Sportsman Modified: Kenny Tremont Jr.
Limited Sportsman: Brent Warren
Super Stock: Chris Murray
Mini Stock: Kaleb Shepard
500cc Mini Sprint: Cody O'Brien

GRANITE STATE MINI SPRINTS
500cc Mini Sprint: Tom Chaffee
600cc Mini Sprint: Zach Herbert

SPRINT CARS OF NEW ENGLAND
360 Sprint Car: Will Hull

THUNDER ROAD SPEEDBOWL
Late Model: Scott Dragon
Flying Tiger: Joel Hodgdon
Street Stock: Stephen Martin

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