Stephen Furst and I are committed I have committed to making 2016 a great year at Myracenews.com. To help the site grow we needed more people who shared our passion for the sport of short track racing. Our first goal would be to get someone on board to cover our home track, Riverhead Raceway. Myracenews.com has it roots right here on the Island where we were founded several years ago.
Well today we brought on board a veteran of short track racing coverage to help meet our first goal. Mike Fields of Long Beach NY has agreed to join the Myracenews team for 2016 with his main focus to be NASCAR Whelen All American Series racing at Riverhead Raceway. Mike was a good friend of Walter Johnston the late founder of Myracenews and is excited to get back to covering the racing at Riverhead Raceway.
Mike will not be at the track to cover the blow by racing results, they can be had reading the weekly press release from the track. Mike will be there to report what is happening behind the scenes at the track to the fans. Mike will also travel to a few select Whelen tour races and others if his work schedule allows.
Over the winter Mike will be publishing stories to get you up to speed on the upcoming 2016 racing season. With the Riverhead Raceway being sold to Ed and Connie Partridge there will be plenty to report, renovations, rules changes, new divisions and new touring series visits he will have a lot to report. Check on our website and Facebook page all winter to get the latest Riverhead Raceway news from Mike.
Welcome Mike Fields to the team and if you have any team or driver news you would like him to report please contact him on to cove.Facebook or through our email Myracenews@gmail.com.
Happy New Year
Cory Boudreau will take over as Race Director for Friday and Saturday night Race programs at historic 1/3 mile track.
SEEKONK,MA; December 28, 2015
Seekonk Speedway is excited to announce the appointment of Cory Boudreau to the position of Race Director for both fast Fridays and the NASCAR Whelen All American Series racing on Saturday nights at Seekonk. Cory will be charged with all racing decisions and rule enforcements for all eight Seekonk Speedway Divisions.
Mr Boudreau has been involved in auto racing for over four decades in almost every level at Seekonk as well as many tracks in New England.
Mr Boudreau has been a driver in several divisions at Seekonk Speedway. Cory raced three nights a week at three different tracks for years spending time at Thompson, Hudson and Seekonk. His on track career was highlighted with a championship in the Late Model division in 1999.
Cory has also spent over 11 years as a track official at Seekonk working on the Pit Staff and as the Chief Technical Inspector. Cory also served as a Technical Inspector at Thompson Speedway.
” I look forward to bringing a racers perspective to the tower,” stated Mr Boudreau when asked about his new position. Competition Director David Alburn noted that “Cory brings with him a solid reputation and the ability to relate and interact with the competitors, we look forward to seeing his fresh approach in race control.”.
Before rejoining Seekonk Speedway Cory has been traveling with the Rusty Wallace Racing experience as well as racing in select events around New England.
He and his wife Renee live in West Warwick, RI.
MOORESVILLE, N.C. (December 18, 2015) – The Allison Family is sad to announce the passing of Judy A. Allison, age 74, after complications from surgery earlier today at Iredell Memorial Hospital in Statesville.
Bobby Allison, NASCAR Hall of Fame driver, and Judy were married for 55 years. She was surrounded by her family, daughters Bonnie Farr and Carrie Hewitt, grandson Robbie Allison, brother-in-law Donnie Allison and his wife, Pat.
At this time, funeral and memorial arrangements are pending and will be announced when finalized. The family members ask for privacy during this difficult and sad time.