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Northeast Racing Legend Ron Bouchard Has Passed Away.

Very sad news today about a racing legend, Ron Bouchard has passed away. Ron’s friend Tom Ormsby announced his passing this morning on Facebook.

Ron’s career began in 1963 and spanned several decades including many modified wins up and down the east coast at tracks like Thompson, Stafford, Westboro, Seekonk and Waterford.  His biggest modified win came in 1980  when he captured the prestigious Thompson 300.

In 1981 he moved up to the highest ranks of Stock Car racing, the  NASCAR Winston Cup. His lone NASCAR Cup win was in the 1981 Talladega 500, the win was one of the greatest upsets in NASCAR Cup history and helped earn him 1981 rookie of the year honors.

Ron’s last NASCAR Cup race was in 1987 and he was elected into the New England Auto Racers Hall of Fame in 1998.

After racing Ron opened up Ron Bouchard Auto Store in home town of Fitchurg.

Ron was 67 when he passed, all of at Myracenews send our condolences to his family and friends.

We will have arrangements when they are announced.

Howie Hodge Photo.

 

 

NASCAR Touring & Weekly Series Champions Media Karting Challenge

WHAT:

2015 NASCAR Home Tracks Champions Media Karting Challenge

·         Media is encouraged to participate in the karting event against the champions

·         One-on-one interview opportunities with the champions available

 

WHEN:

Thursday, Dec. 10, 2015

·         10:30 – 11 a.m.: Champion and media member practice/qualifying

·         11:15 – 11:30 a.m.: Champion and media member race

·         11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.: Lunch and media time

·         12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.: Champion race

 

WHO:

2015 NASCAR Touring Series Champions and the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Div. I National Champion will race against each other, fans and media members for bragging rights.

Drivers attending include:

·         William Byron (NASCAR K&N Pro Series East)

·         Chris Eggleston (NASCAR K&N Pro Series West)

·         Scott Steckly (NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Mobil 1)

·         Ander Vilarino (NASCAR Whelen Euro Series)

·         Rubén García (NASCAR Mexico Series)

·         Doug Coby (NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour)

·         Andy Seuss (NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour)

·         Lee Pulliam (NASCAR Whelen All-American Series)

 

Doug Coby,  by Robert Laberge/NASCAR via Getty Images)
Doug Coby,
by Robert Laberge/NASCAR via Getty Images)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CHARLOTTE, NC -  Andy Seuss, driver of the #11  Crabill/NASCAR via Getty Images)
CHARLOTTE, NC – Andy Seuss, driver of the #11 Crabill/NASCAR via Getty Images)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WHERE:

GoPro Motorplex

130 Motorplex Dr,

Mooresville, N.C. 28115

Touring Series Most Popular Drivers Announced

Four Rookies & Two Repeat Winners Among 2015 Honorees

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Nov. 24, 2015) – After nearly 34,000 votes were cast around the world for NASCAR regional touring series’ 2015 Most Popular Driver Awards, seven drivers earned the ultimate honor from fans – including four rookie drivers and a pair of repeat winners.

The Most Popular Driver Award winners for 2015 are:

  • Rico Abreu (St. Helena, Calif.), NASCAR K&N Pro Series East
  • Nicole Behar (Spokane, Wash.), NASCAR K&N Pro Series West
  • Jason Hathaway (St. Thomas, Ont.), NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Mobil 1
  • Rodrigo Marban (Mexico City), NASCAR Mexico Toyota Series
  • Alon Day (Ashdod, Israel), NASCAR Whelen Euro Series
  • Melissa Fifield (Wakefield, N.H.), NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour
  • Trey Hutchens (Lexington, N.C.), NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour

 

Underscoring the exciting young talent entering NASCAR’s ranks, award winners Abreu, Behar, Day and Hutchens are all in their first full season of NASCAR touring series competition, with Hutchens also earning the Sunoco Rookie of the Year Award in the NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour.

Both Fifield and Marban won the Most Popular Driver Award for their series last year, with Fifield making history as the first female to win the award for the tour.

Marban of the NASCAR Mexico Series garnered more votes than any other driver in 2015, just ahead of NASCAR Next drivers Behar and Abreu. Behar dethroned 2014 Most Popular Driver Brandon McReynolds, while Abreu earned the award in his first year in stock cars after transitioning from a successful open-wheel career.

IMG_8336The closest race was in the Canadian Tire Series where championship runner-up Hathaway edged Alex Tagliani by just 104 votes. It is the second year in a row in which Tagliani missed out on the top spot by a slim margin. Last year, he was beaten by JR Fitzpatrick by just 48 votes.

Similarly, Fifield beat Preece for the Whelen Modified Tour award by 110 votes. Hutchens collected more than 40 percent of the Whelen Southern Modified Tour vote to top tour champion Andy Seuss, a three-time winner of the award.

Day won three of the final four races of the Whelen Euro Series season to finish as runner-up in the championship standings in his first year in the series.

The Most Popular Driver Award winners will be recognized as part of the NASCAR Touring Series Awards on Dec. 12 in the Charlotte (North Carolina) Convention Center at the NASCAR Hall of Fame.