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LAKE PLACID, N.Y. – Whelen Engineering has signed on as the title sponsor for the Fourth Annual Whelen Geoff Bodine Bobsled Challenge, slated for January 2-4, 2009 at the Olympic Sports Complex.
“We take great pride in being a longtime sponsor of the Bo-Dyn Bobsled Project, Inc.,” said Phil Kurze, Vice President of Motorsports for Whelen Engineering and President of the Bo-Dyn Bobsled Project. “When the title sponsorship of this event became available, we were very excited about the opportunity to support such a wonderful event.”> More
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – A pair of “NASCAR on FOX” telecast teammates will welcome the stars of the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series to Las Vegas next month.
FOX pit road reporter Dick Berggren and the network’s principal race announcer Mike Joy will return to co-host the 27th annual NASCAR Whelen All-American Series awards banquet at the Rio Hotel on Nov. 7. Both began their careers at local short tracks, and understand the sense of accomplishment the honorees will receive.> More
ROSEVILLE, Calif. – NHRA Funny Car driver Ron Capps is used to speeds exceeding 300 miles per hour. In fact his career best is 333.61 mph.
It will be quite a change of pace when he slides into the Toyota Camry NASCAR Late Model car being readied for him by Bill McAnally Racing. Capps will be getting ready for 100 laps of turning left around the .333 mile track at All American Speedway in Roseville as he participates in his first official NASCAR race on Oct. 25.> More
SOUTH BOSTON, Va. – Laura Hayes had a perfect view of the Drive for Diversity in action. Driving at All American Speedway in Roseville, Calif., this past season, Hayes ran a Late Model against program participants Kristin Bumbera, Paul Harraka and Katie Hagar.
Running for her family team – with her father and uncle serving as crew – and with a car leased from Golden State Racing, she more than held her own. She had 12 top fives and a win.> More
SOUTH BOSTON, Va. – More than a dozen drivers took to the track Monday as the fifth annual Drive for Diversity Combine presented by Sunoco got underway. The two-day event, sponsored by NASCAR, is designed to showcase the sport’s top minority and female drivers in front of NASCAR car owners.> More
SOUTH BOSTON, Va. – The sun hadn't been up long when Trista Stevenson rolled off pit road Monday morning and got the 2008 NASCAR Drive For Diversity Combine presented by Sunoco started with the first laps of the two-day session.
Stevenson, from Pocahontas, Ill., was the first of 25 drivers scheduled to participate in both on-track testing and off-track media training and evaluation. The process will cover Monday and Tuesday at South Boston Speedway.
Thirteen drivers are scheduled to be on-track Monday, and the remaining 12 will run Tuesday.> More
Twenty-five drivers from different forms of racing all over North America will showcase their skills in front of NASCAR team owners and executives at the sixth annual Drive for Diversity Testing & Evaluation Combine presented by Sunoco. The scouting event will take place October 13–14 at South Boston Speedway in South Boston, Va. This year’s candidates were selected from more than 200 applicants from across North America. Fourteen of the drivers will earn a ride in NASCAR’s developmental series for the 2009 season.> More
Cedar Lake Speedway’s decision to add NASCAR sanctioning paid off for Brent Larson. The Lake Elmo, Wisc., driver finished third in the track’s final feature event Sept. 12 to claim the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Wisconsin state championship by one point over defending state and national champion Steve Carlson.
Larson’s margin of victory was the smallest for the 25 U.S. state and Canadian province champions announced by NASCAR today.> More
Late-season pressure doesn’t seem to phase Philip Morris.
For the second time in three years, Morris won his final Late Model feature on the very last weekend of the season to win the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series championship by the slimmest of margins.
Morris’ victory at his home track of Motor Mile Speedway in Radford, Va., on Sept. 13 gave him the precious points needed to secure the 2008 NASCAR Whelen All-American Series championship.> More
NEW RICHMOND, Wisc. – Rain has washed out the Legendary 100 at Cedar Lake Speedway Sunday, thwarting Brian Harris’ last chance to add to his NASCAR Whelen All-American Series points total.
The Davenport, Iowa, driver entered the weekend with a 953-946 lead over Philip Morris. But Morris, from Ruckersville, Va., won Saturday night at his home track of Motor Mile Speedway in Radford, Va., to increase his total to 955.> More