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Christopher Garners Hometown Honors

Modified Standout Elected To Plainville Sports Hall Of Fame
By Jason Cunningham, NASCAR
October 4, 2013 - 10:30am

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Owner of 15 NASCAR titles, Ted Christopher’s distinguished career will be recognized by his Connecticut hometown with induction in the Plainville Sports Hall of Fame on Saturday Oct. 5.

Christopher, a 1976 graduate of Plainville High School, is one of six individuals that will be honored by the Plainville Sports Hall of Fame at its annual banquet.

FRIDAY FEATURE: K&N Finds Perfect Fit

Grassroots Support Fuels NASCAR's Top Developmental Series
Jerry F. Boone, Special To
October 4, 2013 - 8:41am
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It was somewhere between the time that Lee Petty won the first Daytona 500 and his son won the first of his seven championships that a couple West Coast motorcycle enthusiasts found a secret to more power.

Back in the 1960s Ken Johnson and Norm MacDonald were selling motorcycle parts from a shop in Riverside, Calif., and sponsoring a “factory” race team to promote their business.

In the never-ending search to improve performance, the businessmen designed a unique air filter that used treated cotton that could be washed, dried, re-treated and used over and over again.

FLAT OUT: Mr. Independent

AOL On Series Behind-The-Scenes With Dylan Kwasniewski

October 3, 2013 - 5:20pm

'Flat Out' Ep. 3 -- 'Mr. Independent': At Cornell University, Dylan visits his sister where they discuss missing high school and what college life is like- a life that Dylan won't be experiencing. In NC, Dylan is having a hard time adjusting to his new life and having his mom second-guess his decisions to take some time off.

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Burt Myers Wins Sixth Bowman Gray Title

Myers Brothers Repeat 1-2 Track Points Finish
By Paul Schaefer, NASCAR
October 3, 2013 - 3:32pm

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla.  — A third generation driver won his sixth NASCAR Whelen All-American Series track championship this year.

Burt Myers, 37, of Walnut Cove, N.C., won the 2013 Modified division track championship at historic Bowman Gray Stadium in Winston-Salem, N.C. He won the title over his younger brother Jason, 34, for the second straight year.

2013 D4D Combine Participants Announced

20 Drivers Slated To Compete For 2014 Seat With Rev Racing
Official Release
October 3, 2013 - 3:07pm

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — As the NASCAR Drive for Diversity (#NASCARD4D) program approaches its 10-year anniversary, NASCAR and Rev Racing have selected the participants for the 2013 NASCAR Drive for Diversity Combine. The drivers will participate in a rigorous on- and off-track evaluation process for the opportunity to join the NASCAR D4D program and compete for Rev Racing during the 2014 season. The combine will be held at Langley Speedway in Hampton, Va., from Oct. 21-23.

Suárez Makes Donation To Mexican Red Cross

Raises Funds To Help Flood Victims In Acapulco
Press Release
October 2, 2013 - 10:49am

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Daniel Suárez, driver for Rev Racing in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East Series and Telcel Racing in the NASCAR Toyota Series, joined the relief efforts for those affected by the heavy rain fall caused by Hurricane Manuel’s rampage through Mexico’s pacific coast. 

Powell Earns Sunoco Rookie Of The Year

Clinches NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour Season Award
By Jason Cunningham, NASCAR
October 1, 2013 - 12:35pm

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour 2013 Sunoco Rookie of the Year Award has been clinched by Cole Powell.

Powell, from Mount Brydges, Ontario, has captured Sunoco Rookie of the Race honors in nine of 13 events this season behind the wheel of the No. 73 Copps BuildAll/Tricar Developments Chevrolet. The 21-year-old ranks 15th in the Whelen Modified Tour season standings with a best finish of ninth at Stafford (Conn.) Motor Speedway on Aug. 2.

Whelen Southern Mod Stat Advance: SNMP

Analyzing The G-Oil 150 At Southern National
By John Tejeda, NASCAR
October 1, 2013 - 12:25pm

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour returns to Southern National Motorsports Park in Kenly, N.C., on Saturday, Oct. 5. Below is a statistical look at the recent performance of the series and selected drivers at SNMP, as well as some other statistical trends:

Southern Modified News & Notes: SNMP

Brunnhoelzl On The Brink Of Title
By Shon Sbarra, NASCAR
September 30, 2013 - 4:40pm

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The competition in the NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour is fierce, but George Brunnhoelzl III continues the set the gold standard.

Pulliam Takes Aim At Martinsville

National Champ's Next Goal: Virginia Is For Racing Lovers 300
By Paul Schaefer, NASCAR
September 30, 2013 - 12:14pm

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — The newly crowned NASCAR Whelen All-American Series national champion has one more mighty goal on his 2013 racing calendar – a victory at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway.

Lee Pulliam, coming off his second straight NASCAR Whelen All-American Series national championship, will compete in the post-season Virginia Is For Racing Lovers 300 for NASCAR Late Models at Martinsville on Oct. 6. Eighty-seven cars were on hand for a test session on Sept. 25.

Lia Dominating In Stafford Win

First Whelen Modified Tour Win In Over A Year
By Shon Sbarra, NASCAR
September 29, 2013 - 4:32pm
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STAFFORD, Conn. – Donny Lia flexed his muscle in dominating fashion on Sunday at Stafford (Conn.) Motor Speedway.

The two-time NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour champion started from the pole and handled all challenges with apparent ease by outdistancing Doug Coby to the finish line by 3.231 seconds to win the CARQUEST Fall Final 150. The win was his first on the tour since Aug. 9 of last year at Thompson (Conn.) Speedway.

The Jericho, N.Y., driver now has 17 career wins. Sunday was his fourth at Stafford and second in the Fall Final.

Zimmer Breaks Through For First Win

Holds Off Gabillon, Vilarino For Monza Victory
Official Release
September 29, 2013 - 8:39am

MONZA, Italy – Yann Zimmer was undeterred by a wet track as he drove to his first career NASCAR Whelen Euro Series victory Sunday in the second round of the Elite Division semifinal at Autodromo di Monza.

The 23-year-old Swiss driver held off a late run by Frédéric Gabillon on the last turn of the last lap to put the No. 33 OverDrive in Victory Lane.
Gabillon (No. 5 Rapido Racing by Still) settled for second and points leader Ander Vilarino (No. 2 TFT - Banco Santander) was third. Vilariño won the first round at Monza Saturday.

Vilarino Rolls To Seventh Victory

Defending Whelen Euro Champ Picks Up Monza Win
Whelen Euro Series Release
September 29, 2013 - 7:03am

MONZA, ITALY – Ander Vilariño returned to Victory Lane and moved a step closer to a second straight NASCAR Whelen Euro Series championship.

The 33-year-old Spanish driver picked up his seventh win of the season in the first Elite Division race at Autodromo di Monza as the series’ playoffs opened at the 5.793 kilometer (3.599 mile) course north of Milan.

Pursley A Winner In Albuquerque

Veteran Driver Notches Fourth Win Of 2013
By John Tejeda, NASCAR
September 28, 2013 - 11:59pm
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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Greg Pursley spoiled Derek Thorn's quest for two consecutive NASCAR K&N Pro Series West wins at NAPA Speedway, taking the victory in the NAPA Auto Parts 150 presented by NAPA AutoCare Centers on Saturday night.

Seuss Makes It Two In A Row At Caraway

Records Eighth Career Win At Track
By John Tejeda, NASCAR
September 28, 2013 - 10:46pm
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ASHEBORO, N.C. – Andy Seuss found himself in familiar territory on Saturday night – Victory Lane at Caraway Speedway.

Nearly three weeks after winning at the .455-mile oval for the first time since Oct. 2011, Seuss was right back there after winning the Zooland 150. It was the Hampstead, N.H., driver’s eighth win at the track and the 14th of his tour career which gives him sole possession of second place on the all-time wins list.