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Mr. Rooter Backing SK Modifieds’ Return to North-South Shootout

SK Modified Teams to Compete for $5,000 Winner’s Price November 7

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September 11, 2015

North South Shootout

(Concord, North Carolina) – A tradition is returning to Concord Speedway this November when the ground-pounding Modifieds hit the North Carolina tri-oval in the North-South Shootout for the first time since 2011.

Another tradition that was a staple of North-South Shootouts of old at Concord, the SK Modified division, will be returning as well. Thanks to the support from Mr. Rooter and its Connecticut-based franchise owner Vin Beedle, the SK’s will join their big-brother Tour-Type Modifieds for a $5,000-to-win North-South Shootout feature on November 7.

Beedle, who owns an SK Modified piloted by former NASCAR National Champion Keith Rocco as well as other cars for racers that compete at tracks in Connecticut and beyond, has pledged his support to ensure the return of the SK Modifieds to the most prolific late-season open Modified event of them all.

“Keith loves that track and he loves that race,” said Beedle. “But he heard the SK portion of the race maybe wasn’t going to happen due to the lack of sponsorship availability. I was looking for an opportunity to put the Mr. Rooter name out there. While it may not necessarily benefit me directly because I’m located in Connecticut, there are local distributors and if they see it, I hope they grab on to it and continue the support for years to come.”

SK Modifieds, which are the premiere race division at tracks such as Connecticut’s New London-Waterford Speedbowl, Stafford Motor Speedway and Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park, competed as part of the North-South Shootout from 2006 to 2013 between its original home at Concord and onto its more recent location, Caraway Speedway. This year, with the event back at Concord, drivers from New England and beyond will be out to add their names to an impressive Shootout SK winners’ list that includes Modified standouts Ted Christopher, Matt Hirschman, Woody Pitkat and Ron Silk.

“The SK Modifieds are extremely popular back in New England and there have been racers wanting to come down to this year’s Shootout now that it’s back at Concord. Thanks to Vin Beedle and Mr. Rooter, we’re able to make that race happen with a big $5,000-to-win payday,” said North-South Shootout promoter Darren Hackett. “We’ve already heard a lot of buzz from the Tour-Type Modified teams about the return of the race to its roots at Concord, but now the SK Modified teams can make their plans to compete in this prestigious event once again as well.”

Mr Rooter

SK Modifieds provide the same open-wheel, nerf bar-to-nerf bar action of the North-South Shootout’s headline division, the Tour-Type Modifieds. It’s that excitement that led Beedle to add his support to the SK portion of the event.

“The sound and the ground-pounding just makes SK Modified racing some of the best in the country,” added Beedle. “I have multiple SK’s in the field that I own with a lot of drivers. It’s what I support, but I support a lot of forms of racing, from Trucks to fendered cars. But there’s just something about Modifieds; the sound, the racing, the closeness, the speed – you just can’t beat it.

“While I’ve never been to a North-South Shootout before, the (Rocco) team tells me I’m going to have a blast and it’s one race that you’re going to remember long after the event.”

The Mr. Rooter SK Modified event will be a part of the 13th Annual North-South Shootout at Concord, North Carolina’s Concord Speedway November 5-7. Entry forms for the SK Modified event, as well as the $10,000-to-win John Blewett III Tour-Type Modified North-South Shootout event, are currently available by visiting www.northsouthshootout.net.

Practice day kicks off the 13th Annual North-South Shootout on Thursday, November 5. Additional practice and qualifying will take place on Friday, November 6, with the North-South Shootout main events taking the green flag on Saturday, November 7.

For more on the 13th Annual North-South Shootout, visit www.northsouthshootout.net.

WALL STADIUM RAINED OUT SATURDAY (SEPT. 12); FAN APPRECIATION NIGHT UP NEXT SATURDAY (SEPTEMBER 19)

wallstadium_239129296wallstadium_239129296WALL TOWNSHIP, N.J. ~ With a forecast predicting heavy rain and thunderstorms for Saturday (Sept. 12) evening Wall Stadium Speedway officials have announced that the scheduled auto racing events have been cancelled. The rainout is the first that the third mile paved oval has suffered since June 20.

When action resumes this Saturday night (Sept. 19) a gigantic card of events is on tap in addition to the scheduled “Fan Appreciation Night” festivities. The centerpiece of the evening will be an on-track party where fans are invited to walk down on the speedway to check out the racecars and take photos with and get autographs from all the drivers in competition.

The Downs Ford Modifieds will lead the racing action in a 40-lap main event while the Snap-on Sportsman cars, the Elite Maintenance Limited Late Models, the Green Flag Driving Experience Legend Cars, the Green Monster Insulation 4 Cylinder Stocks, the O’Shea’s Auto Repairs Factory Stocks and the ATQMRA TQ Midgets will all see action.

Tight point races in all stock car divisions are all up for grabs with the final night of regular season races then set for September 26.

With the “On-Track Party” up first, the evening will see grandstand seating opening at 4:30 p.m. with qualifying beginning at 5:30 p.m. and main event racing will follow.

Saturday will also be special as Wall Stadium joins Legend Cars driver Mitchell Dowd in a shoe drive to support the “In Ian’s Boots” charity. Both fans and competitors are asked to clean out their shoe rooms and closets of lightly worn or new shoes and boots of any kind including men’s, women’s and children’s. Sports shoes are also accepted. Shoes and boots will be collected in the pit area and the grandstand midway. More information on the charity and the distribution of these boots and shoes to the needy is available at iniansboots.org.

Weekly stock car racing and championship points awarding events will conclude on September 26. The “Spooky Spectacular” is then set for Saturday October 24 and the annual “Turkey Derby” will be presented on Friday, Saturday and Sunday of Thanksgiving weekend.

Wall Stadium Speedway is located on Route 34 in Wall Township, N.J., just one mile north of Garden State Parkway exit 98 and Interstate 195 exit 35B. More information can be obtained by visiting www.wallspeedway.com. The speedway hotline number is 732-681-6400 and email address is CKMotorsports@aol.com.

Riverhead Raceway Rains Out After Only 2 Features

Riverhead NY.

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After only the INEX Legends ran their heats,  the Grand Enduro feature and a rain shortened Blunderbust feature weather moved in and postponed the balance of the nights races at Riverhead Raceway. Unfortunately the Modifieds, Chargers, Late Models, INEX  Legends and the 4 Cylinder Enduro  will have to wait for another day to race.

Riverhead will be back in action next week with all divisions closing out the regular season.
09/12/15 Feature Finishes

Grand Enduro (Top 5)
1    Jimmy White Jr.
2    David Antos
3    Greg Zaleski
4     Jeff Otto Jr.
5     Erick Zegel

Blunderbust
1    Scott Maliszewski*
2    William A. Wegmann
3    Jack Handley Jr.****
4    Jim Laird*
5    Derek Wegmann
6    Tommy Walkowiak***
7    Tom Pickerell***
8    Edward  Mistretta
9    Tom Sullivan
10    Tim Mulqueen
11    Thomas Puccia
12    Joe Warren
13    Jimmy White Jr.*
14    Jessica Cohan
15    Ryan Zukowski