A.W. MEYER RACECAR TO APPEAR AT “OC-TOOL-BERFEST” ON OCTOBER 3

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RIDGEFIELD, N.J. ~ 35-time race winning racecar driver Ken Matlach will bring his A.W. Meyer Co. Inc. No. 34 Modified stock car to “OcTOOLberfest” here on Saturday, October 3. The event honors the men and the women of the Armed Forces with 5% of all DeWalt purchases going directly to the Wounded Warrior Project.

New Jersey’s #1 Tool Event begins on Thursday, October 1 from 11:00 a.m. until 7 p.m., continues on Friday, October 2 from 11:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. and concludes on Saturday, October 3 from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. Matlach will be on hand to sign autographs, pose for photos and point out the finer points of his 500 horsepower stock car all day on Saturday.

A.W. Meyer has been the home of OcTOOLberfest for the past 31 years. The annual event has become an industry tradition and, according to vendors, is “the best selling show in the business.” Over 75 manufacturers will be demonstrating their products and introducing their newest items. OcTOOLberfest is New Jersey’s largest tool event offering three days of fun and great values.

Ken Matlach (Photo Jim Smith Photography)
Ken Matlach (Photo Jim Smith Photography)

“OcTOOLberfest is an amazing event,” Matlach, who competes at Wall Stadium Speedway in Wall, New Jersey, said. “It is just unbelievable! Any make or type of tool that anyone could use is offered there and will be demonstrated by the manufacturers. All the manufacturers are a part of it and the values on tools are just amazing!

“I am really thrilled to be a part of it all by having our A.W. Meyer No. 34 on display. If it wasn’t for A.W. Meyer there would be no Matlach Motorsports!”

A.W. Meyer is located only 3 miles from the George Washington Bridge and minutes from Route 80, the New Jersey Turnpike, Route 46, the Garden State Parkway and Route 3. The A.W. Meyer store location is at 589 Broad Ave in Ridgefield, New Jersey. More information can be obtained by calling 201-945-5500 or by visiting the website at awmeyer.com. A.W. Meyer Co. Inc. is also on Facebook at A.W. Meyer Company, Inc.“OcTOOLberfest is an amazing event,” Matlach, who competes at Wall Stadium Speedway in Wall, New Jersey, said. “It is just unbelievable! Any make or type of tool that anyone could use is offered there and will be demonstrated by the manufacturers. All the manufacturers are a part of it and the values on tools are just amazing!

“I am really thrilled to be a part of it all by having our A.W. Meyer No. 34 on display. If it wasn’t for A.W. Meyer there would be no Matlach Motorsports!”

A.W. Meyer is located only 3 miles from the George Washington Bridge and minutes from Route 80, the New Jersey Turnpike, Route 46, the Garden State Parkway and Route 3. The A.W. Meyer store location is at 589 Broad Ave in Ridgefield, New Jersey. More information can be obtained by calling 201-945-5500 or by visiting the website at awmeyer.com. A.W. Meyer Co. Inc. is also on Facebook at A.W. Meyer Company, Inc.

Woody Pitkat To Run Cook NASCAR Hall Of Fame Tribute Car

NASCAR Whelen Modified Title Contender To Pilot Ride At New Hampshire

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Sept. 24, 2015) – NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour championship contender Woody Pitkat will sport a different car number and colors this weekend at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, but the marks will be plenty familiar to longtime modified fans.

Photo Credit Buzz Chew Motorsports
Photo Credit Buzz Chew Motorsports

Piktat’s regular No. 88 black and blue Chevrolet has transformed into a red and white No. 38 as a tribute to NASCAR Hall of Fame-elect Jerry Cook for Saturday’s F.W. Webb 100. The throwback scheme features a red paint with white lettering and numbers outlined in black, and the look comes complete with Cook’s primary sponsors Hollebrand Trucking and B&M Speed Shop. The No. 88 team’s present day sponsor Buzz Chew Chevrolet is also feature on the car with a retro logo.

Although Cook had retired from competition by the time New Hampshire’s “Magic Mile” opened in 1990, the track is the most prominent venue the Whelen Modified Tour visits, providing a fitting place for the tribute to take place.

The selection of the Buzz Chew Motorsports team for this tribute opportunity was also apt. Pitkat is the defending winner of the F.W. Webb 100 and is just one point out of first in the 2015 championship race.

“This is a great honor to have Buzz Chew Racing and Woody Pitkat carry my colors and number at New Hampshire,” Cook said. “Being elected to the NASCAR Hall of Fame is as great as it gets. It’s out of this world for sure.”

Cook barnstormed his way up and down the East Coast chasing wins and points. He compiled 342 checkered flags in 1,474 starts and earned six NASCAR modified division national championships from 1971-77. Only six drivers in the history of NASCAR racing at all levels have more series titles than the Rome, New York, native.

 Jerry Cook of Rome, NY, with one of the Pinto-bodied cars At Islip Speedway he used on his way to winning the 1971 NASCAR National Modified championship, the first of his six titles. (Photo by ISC Images & Archives via Getty Images)
Jerry Cook of Rome, NY, with one of the Pinto-bodied cars At Islip Speedway he used on his way to winning the 1971 NASCAR National Modified championship, the first of his six titles. (Photo by ISC Images & Archives via Getty Images)

“All of the racing they did, the accomplishments he had and the championships he won, it’s a huge honor for our team to be able to do this,” Pitkat said.

Cook often raced a handful of times a week, and Pitkat – who maintains an aggressive racing schedule himself by today’s standards – feels a bit of a kindship to the man his team is paying tribute to.

“I’m kind of in the same boat because I do a lot of racing myself,” Pitkat said. “I race four different cars – he was probably doing it with just one car back then – but it makes me feel good that I’m kind of doing the same thing he did.”

Cook will join former competitor and rival Evans, also from Rome, New York, as the only competitors from NASCAR’s weekly and regional touring division ranks to receive NASCAR Hall of Fame election.

In a similar effort, Mystic Missile Racing featured an Evans tribute paint scheme at New Hampshire in the September 2011 Whelen Modified Tour event following his posthumous NASCAR Hall of Fame election.

“To me it’s a huge honor,” Pitkat said. “I remember a few years ago when Bobby [Santos] drove the Richie Evans tribute car and that was really cool.”

The NASCAR Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony is scheduled for Friday, Jan. 22, 2016, and will be broadcast on NBCSN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio, live from Charlotte, North Carolina. Cook will be inducted alongside Bobby Isaac, Terry Labonte, O. Bruton Smith and Curtis Turner.

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SUNOCO ROC WEEKEND AT THE CHEMUNG SPEEDROM, FRIDAY- SUNDAY OCTOBER 2ND, 3RD AND 4TH.

logo for web croppedFRIDAY, OCTOBER 2ND

10 a.m.                        Camping and Spectator Parking Begins

3 p.m. – 6 p.m.           Race Team Registration

6 p.m. – 8 p.m.           Chicken BBQ/Race Team Reception…

 SATURDAY, OCTOBER 3RD

10 a.m.                        Pit Gates Open For Paid Practice

12 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.    Paid Practice.  (non Saturday race teams stage outside of turn 4).

3 p.m.                          Pit Area Cleared.

4 p.m.                          Pit Area Re-Opens For Saturday Racing Program.

4:30 p.m.                     Grandstand Opens.

5:15 p.m.                     Practice For Saturday Evening Divisions (1 round each).

6:00 p.m.                     Bandalero Heat Races.

Heat Races For Sunoco Modifieds (Sportsman)

INEX Legend Car Heat Races.

Four Cylinder Open Heat Races (RWD vs. FWD).

Bandalero Feature.

Consolations as needed…

INEX Legend Car Feature.

Four Cylinder Feature.

Sunoco Modifieds (Sportsman) 100

 SUNDAY, OCTOBER 4TH

10 a.m.                        Pit Gates Open.

12 noon                      Spectator Gates Open.

1 p.m. – 2 p.m.           Practice.

2:30 p.m.                     Sunoco Race of Champions Modified 200 Qualifying.

FWD Four Cylinder Heat Races.

Super Stock Heat Races.

Consolation Events.

FWD Four Cylinder Feature.

Sunoco Race of Champions Modified 200 Driver

Introductions.

Sunoco Race of Champions Modified 200.

Super Stock 75.

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