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Bonus Money Added to Bemer’s Big Show 150

GSPSSWATERFORD, CT – The Granite State Pro Stock Series’ finale at New London-Waterford Speedbowl will have an added twist, as The Racing Guys have put up extra money for drivers competing in the Bemer’s Big Show 150.

An extra $1100 will be up for grabs to Granite State Pro Stock Series (GSPSS) drivers, courtesy of the organizers of the Tri-Track Open Modified Series (TTOMS).

The winner of the Bemer’s Big Show 150, the final championship event of the season, will receive an extra $200 in their paycheck.  The remaining $900 will be split by the top five Seekonk Speedway and Riverhead Raceway drivers in the field.

TTOMS promoter James Schaefer continued, “I’m a Riverhead [Raceway] guy, and Dick Williams has a special place for Seekonk [Speedway] in his heart, so this will be a little fun for us.”

Seekonk Speedway and Riverhead Raceway regulars that pre-enter for the Bemer’s Big Show 150 will be eligible for the bonus money.  The highest-finishing driver of the eligible entrants will receive $300, with the second driver taking home an extra $225.  The third eligible driver will pick up $150, while the fourth will receive $125, and the fifth driver earning $100.

Schaefer explained, “We wanted to give a little motivation to drivers to compete at a place that isn’t their home track, to play out of their sandbox.”

The Bemer’s Big Show 150 will crown the 2015 Granite State Pro Stock Series Champion at New London-Waterford Speedbowl, on October 24.  To register for the event, or for more information on the Granite State Pro Stock Series, contact Mike Parks via email, mparks@gspss.net.NLW-rev-slider-logo

Different Format On Tap For Tri Track Series October New London Waterford Event

IMG_6303LONG ISLAND, N.Y. — Official Tri Track series release

All the marbles will be on the line at the New London-Waterford Speedbowl when the Northeast Race Cars and Parts Tri Track Open Modified Series concludes an action packed weekend on October 25.

Unlike the four races prior in 2015, the series season finale will be a non-points event. At the Speedbowl in September, Matt Hirschman was crowned the 2015 Tri Track Series champion after finishing on the podium in the Dunleavy’s 100.

This event will also hold a completely different format than any of the other four races this season. There will be no short distance heat races followed up by consolation races and a B-main feature. Instead, this event will be started with two 35 lap “qualifying feature’s” that will determine who will advance into the big show.

The series will use a blind draw to line up the twin 35 lap feature’s, splitting the car count exactly in half. For example, if forty cars show up at the Speedbowl on that Sunday, twenty will be in the first feature and twenty will be in the second feature.

From there, the top eleven finishers in each one will transfer into a 65 lap, $5,000 to win main event. The 65 lap feature that will conclude the afternoon will include 22 drivers, plus up to four provisional spots that could be added by series officials.

Payout for the 35 lap qualifying races:

$3,000
$2,000
$1,500
$1,000
$800
$700
$650
$600
$550
$500
$450
$400
13-24 in the qualifying races will pay $400.

Payout for the 65 lap feature:

$5,000
$3,000
$2,500
$2,000
$1,500
$1,000
$800
$700
$600
$500
$400
Series officials will also award a $200 bonus for 34 teams that competed at the Lee USA Speedway and Monadnock Speedway events earlier in the season.

Also in attendance on the Sunday afternoon will be New London-Waterford Speedbowl Mini Stocks, who will hold a 50 lap feature event. The $2,000 to win “Battle of the Sound,” for the Legend Cars, will also be 50 laps in distance. The series wishes to thank all of the fans, drivers, teams, sponsors and officials for the support during the 2015 racing season.

Anyone with any questions regarding the New London-Waterford Speedbowl event, can contact James Schaefer or Kyle Souza. To register, teams should fill out the necessary form at http://tritrackopenmodifiedseries.com/registration-for-oct-25-new-london-waterford-speedbowl/.

For more information, fans can visit www.tritrackopenmodifiedseries.com

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Elliott Going for a Second All American 400 Guitar this October

(Bruce Nuttleman Photo)
(Bruce Nuttleman Photo)

(Nashville Tenn) With an open day from his NASCAR schedule which happened to coincide with one of the most prestigious short track races in the country, Chase Elliott found an opportunity to race that he couldn’t pass up.

Elliott, the 2014 NASCAR XFINITY Series champion, is throwing his hat back in the short track ring on October 4 at the All American 400 at Tennessee’s Fairgrounds Speedway Nashville. The 2013 winner of the All American 400, Elliott already has one of the track’s famed guitar trophies to his credit and will be making the trip to Nashville from the NASCAR XFINITY event in Dover, Delaware that weekend in search of a second.

“Nashville is a super-cool track,” Elliott told Speed51.com powered by JEGS. “It’s a unique facility. We’ve been fortunate enough to go up there a couple times and won the 400 back in 2013.

“We race on Saturday in Dover (in the XFINITY Series) and I just saw an opportunity to go. I know that moving forward to next year that Sunday may not be open with the (NASCAR Sprint) Cup race being on Sunday, so this may be my last opportunity to do that race for a little while.”

Elliott has competed in the All American 400 on two previous occasions, finishing second in the ARCA/CRA Super Series portion of the event in 2010 and winning the 2013 Southern Super Series AA400. This will be the first time that Elliott will compete in a Pro Late Model version of the AA400 and victory remains his main objective.

Chase Elliot (Bruce Nuttleman Photo)
Chase Elliot (Bruce Nuttleman Photo)

“It definitely is about going and having fun and having an opportunity to go short track racing, but being a racer you want to go win,” said Elliott. “The main goal is to try to win the race. Nashville is known for giving out the guitar and I think that’s one of the coolest trophies you can have. I’d love to go back and get one.”

Logistically, Elliott already has plans to venture from Dover to Nashville in time for the October 4 race day, but he will need a little bit of help from another racer to get his No. 9 Pro Late Model dialed in and qualified.

“I’m trying to find somebody to practice and qualify the car while I’m in Dover,” added Elliott. “Hopefully whoever will be driving the car can get it good and close for Sunday so we can go out there and have a good day. We’ll try to make the right decisions to put a good weekend together.”

Elliott will take on the top Pro Late Model drivers in the nation in the 31st Annual All American 400 on Sunday October 4 at the historic Fairgrounds Speedway Nashville in Nashville, Tennessee.

The All American 400 weekend kicks off on Friday, October 2 with an optional afternoon full of practice for the AA400 Late Models and the track’s local divisions that will be competing throughout the weekend.

On-track activity officially kicks off on Saturday, October 3 with practice and Pro Late Model AA400 qualifying. The 28 fastest drivers in qualifying will be locked into Sunday’s feature, while the rest will attempt to qualify for the race through Saturday night’s AA400 100-lap Last Chance Race. Adding to the excitement for Saturday night is a 40-lap Limited Late Model feature as well.