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Archive for September, 2009

Owosso Speedway Awards Banquet officially closes the book on the 2009 racing season.

Wednesday, September 30th, 2009

owasso.jpgOvid, Michigan – The 14th annual Owosso Fall Nationals has closed the door on the 2009 racing season at the historic Owosso Speedway in Ovid, Michigan. Although racing itself is completed for the 2009 racing season, there is still one event left before 2009 gets filed away into the record books.

The 2009 Owosso Speedway Awards Banquet is set for Saturday, December 5th at Gi-Gi’s Banquet Hall in Corunna, Michigan. Banquet Ticket Information will be released in Mid / Late October on the track website.

The 2009 Awards Banquet will honor the five Track Champions within the Weekly Local Racing Series and they include; Ed Young Jr. – Pro Late Models, Bill Luckhurst – Modifieds, Tony Basalone – Pro Stocks, Jimmy Stratton – Pure Stocks, and Shaun Conner – Sport Stocks.

As Fast Track Promotions and Owosso Speedway look back on what was a very successful 2009 campaign, the year ended on the highest of notes with an impressive 185 teams in attendance as well as 60 additional participants that made up the Carnage Nationals II for a grand total of 245 entries packing the Big “O” pit area and they all participated in front of capacity crowds throughout the entire weekend.

Congratulations once again go out to the 2009 Owosso Fall Nationals Champions; Cale Wiltse – Pro Late Models, 19-year-old Travis Eddy – Modifieds, Jon Giffel – Pro Stocks, 19-year-old Jordan Lechota – Pure Stocks, 17-year-old Chad Finley – Sport Stocks, and Craig Curtis – M.C.R. Dwarf Cars Series.

In addition, all the winners of what is becoming a very popular event at the Big “O”; the Carnage Nationals ended the season with a bang, literally! Mark Mosher – Spectator Drags, Josh Delong and Tim Rose – Pull Team Event, Tim Selvig and Donny Matteson Jr. – Flagpole Races, Kyle Selvig and Chad Selvig – Push Team Event, Phil Ehlert – School Bus Race, and Donny Matteson Jr. – Trailer Race.

2010 information will be released as it becomes finalized over the several few weeks and prior to the Awards Banquet. For more  information about the 2009 Owosso Speedway Awards Banquet, please call: 1 (989) 834-5948, 1 (810) 965-6698, or 1 (989) 395-0933. You can also log onto the website as well at: www.owossospeedway.com

On behalf of Fast Track Promotions and Promoters, Rick and Jennie Miracle as well as Jeff and Pam Parish, the entire Owosso Speedway management and staff thank everyone for making the 2009 racing season such a success and we thank you for coming out to the track where Legends are Born, Stars Shine, and Young Lions Roar; the Owosso Speedway.

Rain Curtails Chub Frank’s Weekend Of Racing At McKean County Raceway

Wednesday, September 30th, 2009

BEAR LAKE, PA –Rain ruined Chub Frank’s racing plans once again last weekend – but at least this time he was close to his Bear
Lake, Pa., home. One week after experiencing two rainouts during a weekend trip to the Midwest, Chub lost a shot at a big payday in his backyard when wet weather washed out the $12,000-to-win United Late Model Series Priority Care RaceFANS 50 at McKean County Raceway in East Smethport, Pa., on both Saturday and Sunday (Sept. 26-27).

Chub did run preliminary events on Thursday and Friday nights as part of the fourth annual McKean County Raceway Fall Classic Weekend, but he made the hour-and-a-half drive back to his shop on Saturday when rain overran western Pennsylvania and forced ULMS and MCR officials to postpone the event to Sunday. He never pulled out of his driveway on Sunday because more
precipitation prompted an early cancelation of the event, which was rescheduled for Sat., Oct. 3.

Unfortunately, Chub won’t be able to return to MCR for the 50-lapper barring a last-minute change of plans. He is scheduled to visit K-C Raceway in Alma, Ohio, on Oct. 2-3 to run the $20,000-to-win O’Reilly All-Star Late Model Series ‘Dirt Cup Classic 100.’ “It’s too bad Smethport (McKean County) had to get rained out,” said Chub, who finished second in last year’s Fall Classic finale at the one-third-mile oval. “I want to run the show because it’s good money close to home,

but we’re going to K-C for $20,000 to win. We won there last month (the World of Outlaws Late Model Series ‘Buckeye 100’) so I feel like we’ll have a good shot at pulling off another one.” Before the rain arrived on Saturday, Chub kicked off his assault on MCR’s Fall Classic by entering Thursday night’s ULMS ‘King of the Hill’ program in his Corry Rubber/Lake Shore Paving/Hino Toyota/All-Star Performance/Corry Laser/Slavic Corporation/Custom Race Engines/GW Performance Chevrolet Impala SS Rocket Chassis No. 1*. A five-round series of one-on-one match races involving 31 drivers, Chub beat Andy Kania, Doug Ricotta, Jeff Hoffman and his cousin Rick ‘Boom’ Briggs in succession before losing the final five-lap dash to Mike Knight. Chub had a quiet Friday night at MCR, finishing 18th in the 30-lap ULMS preliminary feature. He wasn’t a serious factor before retiring to the pits
near the halfway point of a $2,000-to-win event that was captured by Briggs, who shares Chub’s shop.

For more information on Chub Frank, visit http://www.chubfrank.com/.

DIRToberFAST Schedule Revised for Volusia Speedway Park October 8 – 10

Wednesday, September 30th, 2009

BARBERVILLE, FL – September 30, 2009 — DIRToberFAST weekend, presented by Volusia County Fair, boasting larger purses and some good old fashioned Oktoberfest-type fun, is just around the corner. Fans and racers are invited to spend the weekend at Volusia Speedway October 8 through 10.  An open practice for all classes takes place on Thursday night, October 8 from 6pm to 9 pm.  Pit admission will be $15 and grandstand admission is free on Thursday night.  The fun really takes off on Friday night, October 9, with qualifying events for Modifieds, Sportsman and Street Stocks plus a full programs paying $500 to win for the Thunder Stocks and twin 4-Cyl Challenger features paying $250 to win each.  Fans and racers will be able to take in an Oktoberfest-style party following the races with food, beverage and music.Those staying on the property (or perhaps just driving by) can take in a Pancake Feed on Saturday morning, October 10, from 9 am to 11am.  Immediately following, from 11am to 2pm, a Racers Swap Meet will take place in the Volusia Speedway general parking area.  This is a great opportunity for racers to clean out their shops and maybe find some great deals.  There will not be a fee to set up at the Racers Swap Meet, but VSP reminds everyone that this is for the racers.  Commercial entities should contact the VSP offices to make arrangements for attending.Saturday night racing kicks off again at 7:30pm with last chance qualifying races for Modifieds, Sportsman, and Street Stocks.  Late Models will run a full program including qualifying, culminating in a 50 lap main event for $2500.  The top 2 Late Model points earners between the Ocala Speedway Fan Appreciation event and VSP’s DIRToberFAST will be guaranteed starting positions in the upcoming UDLMCS events at these tracks on October 23 and 24.  Sportsman and Modifieds will each be racing 30 laps for $1500 first place checks and Street Stocks will race 30 laps for $1000 to win.Grandstand admission on Friday night is $12 for adults.  Saturday night admission is $15.  A special 2-day grandstand pass will be offered for $22 for adults.Pit admission is $25 for non-member and $22 for members.  A 2-day Pit Pass will be $45 for non-members and $39 for members.  With the purchase of the 2-Day Pit Pass, participants will receive a coupon for free food at the Oktoberfest party following Friday night’s racing program.Without a doubt, DIRToberFAST is the weekend racers and fans will not want to miss at Volusia Speedway Park.  Plenty of activities, the South’s hottest racing action, and a giant dose of fun will make for an autumn weekend to remember. Volusia Speedway offers your best value in family entertainment every Saturday night through October with Fastlane Five Racing and special events.Volusia Speedway Park is located 15 miles west of Ormond Beach, FL on State Road 40.  Additional information and updates will be available on the website – www.volusiaspeedwaypark.com, or call 386-985-4402. 

Volusia Speedway Park Announces 2009 Track Champions

Wednesday, September 30th, 2009

Barberville, FL (September 30, 2009)  Volusia Speedway Park would like to congratulate their 2009 Track Champions:

#23 Lawton Minchew – Late Model

#09 Rob Underwood – Modified

#00 Shaun Daugharty – Sportsman

#36 Grady Christian – Street Stock

#10 Scott Mooers – Thunder Stock

#39.5 Danny Lunn – 4 Cylinder Challenger

Due to last weekend’s rainout on September 26, Volusia was forced to use the points from the September 19 race to declare their Champions for 2009.  The above drivers were leading the points and have been declared your 2009 Champions.

This weekend, October 3rd, Volusia will have “Gotta Chance Race” where anyone who HAS NOT won a race this year in their division at Volusia, can come and race and try to get that “first” feature win, that “one” win which you will never forget.

The races are open to all Sportsman, Modifieds, Street Stocks, Thunder Stocks, Mini Stocks and 4 Cylinder Challengers.   So come on out and get that “first” feature win of the year.

General admission is $10.00, students 11-15 $5.00, children 10 and under FREE.  Drive-in parking $10.00.  And don’t forget, pit bands and grandstand stubs from 9-12 AND 9-26 honored for any one VSP race through 10-30. No refund for difference in grandstand ticket price.
October 8th thru 10th it is DIRTOBERFAST.  You definitely won’t want to miss this big event and don’t forget, there is FREE CAMPING.
Join us Saturday, October 3rd, for the  “Gotta Chance Race” and lots of fun at Volusia Speedway Park.

Columbia Motorsports Park Closes 2009 Race Season

Wednesday, September 30th, 2009

Lake City, FL (September 30, 2009)   Due to hunting season opening soon and some unfortunate turn of affairs, Columbia Motorsports Park has closed their 2009 racing season.  Champions for 2009 will be from the points ending on September 19, 2009.

“We hate cutting the racing season short,” said Operations and General Manager Don Nerone, “but things have come up beyond our control and with hunting season right around the corner and a lot of our racers are hunters, we have decided to end our year.  Champions for this year will be from the September 19 points.”

“I would like to thank all the racers, their families and friends, and our great fans for a wonderful 2009 year.  It is always sad to see the year come to a close and Sandy and I do thank you all for your support this year.”

“The October 3rd, October 17th and the October 31st Crash-A-Rama has been cancelled.  We wish you all the best of luck hunting and the holidays fast approaching.”

“This has been a tough year for everyone with the economy going up and down, gas prices going beyond the limit and back down, people losing their jobs, their homes.   Everyone says things will get better and let’s hope they do for all of us.  We only wish the best for everyone who has supported Columbia Motorsports Park these past two years.  We have had the best drivers, fans, and employees that you could ask for and we appreciate you all.”

“And as I have always said and will continue to say – SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL TRACK.”