The Chrome Horn News



    The T.S. Haulers / United Crane Rentals racing team had a tough night at Stafford Motor Speedway Friday night. Jimmy Blewett struggled with an ill handling car early and fought his way from a lap in arrears to finish thirteenth. Blewett remains at the top of the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour point standings.
    “We did the best with what we had,” said Jimmy, “the car was so loose in the beginning that I had to short-pit. If the changes we made on that pit stop had worked, we’d probably be talking in victory lane.” Blewett inherited the lead on the track when the balance of the leaders stopped for tires and fuel. “We were still too loose when we got the lead. We were going to try to hold on for a top-ten finish until we got taken out.” Jimmy had avoided an incident and was hit by another competitor under caution. Blewett battled back from one lap down to finish on the lead lap.
    “We have to thank our sponsors for making this possible. We have United Crane Rentals and Archer Steel from New Jersey they help us out a lot. And of course Eddie Partridge with T.S. Haulers from out on Long Island, he puts this all together.”
    “I’d also like to personally thank the Arutes for their support of the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour here at Stafford Motor Speedway. They host us for four events here each year. We hope we can find victory lane here in one of the two remaining races here this year.” Jimmy’s next Whelen Modified Tour race will be at the Thompson International Speedway, in Thompson, Connecticut on June 21st.
    Ed Partridge, owner of the T.S. Haulers team, would like to thank John Blewett, III, Billy Mathes from Performance Engines by “Billy the Kid”, Ron Hutter of Hutter Racing Engines, Nick Hamp from Peterbilt of Maine and John Mazza Autographics for their support. Thanks also to Ray Rossi for running our website,, and keeping that up to date.
    The T.S. Haulers racing team proudly chooses to use the best products and suppliers available for their racecars. The T.S. Whelen Modified Tour Chevrolets are Troyer Race Chassis that are equipped with Hoosier Racing Tires, Performance Friction Brakes, Hightower Transmissions, Pro Shocks, Bassett Racing Wheels, Joe Gibbs Driven Racing Oil, Power Mist Racing Fuel, Beyea Custom Headers and parts from A-1 Racing Products.
    Jimmy Blewett is 26 years old in his seventh year of racing and entering his third season on the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour. Jimmy is a third generation racer who has carved his way into the record books with 50 feature wins to this point. Blewett resides in Howell, New Jersey where he works as a heavy equipment operator.
    T.S. Haulers is an aggregate trucking company that calls Calverton, NY its home. United Crane Rentals is a heavy equipment supplier from Kenilworth, NJ. Archer Steel Construction Co. Inc. is a steel erection company that is based in Manalapan, NJ.
    “We think we can win at Thompson”, Jimmy added, “We finished fourth there at the Icebreaker and if we had avoided one incident we might have won that one too.” Blewett won a Sunoco Modified race at Thompson back at the Icebreaker in April.


Source: Connie Partridge / T.S. Haulers PR
Posted:  May 30, 2007

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