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   Ryan Preece and the Preece Racing team are headed to New Hampshire International Speedway for the next race on the 2007 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour schedule, the New England 100 on June 30. It will be the first race on the one-mile super speedway in Loudon, New Hampshire for the Kensington, Connecticut teenager, a rookie on the Whelen Modified Tour. Qualifying for the New Hampshire 100 will take place on Thursday, June 28,with the race scheduled to start at 1:10 p.m. (EDT) on Saturday. The race is scheduled to be tape-delayed broadcast on Speed Channel at 2:30p.m. (EDT) on Thursday, July 26.
    On Friday, Ryan will be joining the kids from David’s House in Lebanon, New Hampshire as they visit NHIS. David’s House offers a comfortable home-away-from-home for children receiving treatment through Children's Hospital at Dartmouth at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon. Children aren't medical patients or motel guests at David's House; they are part of their own family in a quality home-like atmosphere. When the child cannot leave the Medical Center, David's House is for the families of these children--a retreat where they can stay to find, and give, support to their child and to each other. It is an organization that Ryan believes plays an important role in the community.
    “It’s a great group of people that help out some less fortunate kids,” says Ryan. “On Friday they will go the track and meet some of the racers, and hopefully find some role models. I know what they are going through is hard. What I hope we can do is make them a little happier for the day and maybe give them a goal for the future. I’m looking forward to meeting them and having some fun together. I am going to be signing autographs, giving t-shirts out, and we will be donating the money that we earn from the race to the charity.”
    You can learn more about David’s House at
    After a slow start to his rookie season, Ryan and the Preece Racing team have been gaining momentum in recent weeks. He failed to qualify for the first two races on the Whelen Modified Tour schedule. At Wall Township Speedway on May 6 he made his first race, qualifying 14th and finishing 27th. At Stafford Motor Speedway on May 25 he had an impressive night, starting 12th and finishing a commendable 11th on the lead lap. At the most recent race at Thompson International Speedway on June 21, he qualified tenth fastest and redrew the pole starting position. He ran with the race leaders until getting caught up in an accident on lap 50,credited with a 31st place. He hopes to carry that momentum forward to NHIS.
    “We had a really good car at Thompson and I was able to run up front with the leaders,” explained Ryan. “The longer we ran the more the car was coming in. We’re getting better every race. It’s amazing how far this team has come since the start of the season. I feel we’re coming along. We are fast at every race and we’ve got good setups for Stafford and Thompson. I believe we’re close to being a top-five team every week. We just need to get a couple of good finishes to show it. The biggest thing we’re lacking is better luck. Once we can get that, I think we are going to surprise a lot of people. ”
    Preece Racing wants to thank the following for their support: Mizzy Construction, Logan Steel, Nero Heating and Cooling, F.J. Hubeny, Hoosier Racing Tire, Moroso, Jensen Crane, Total Engine Concepts, and crew chief and car owner Jeff Preece.


Source:  Bruce Boucher/Preece Racing PR
Posted:  June 24, 2007

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