18 RACE SCHEDULE
NEW VENUES ANNOUNCED AT TVMRS WINTER MEETING
The True Value Modified Racing Series officially announced Saturday
an eighteen race schedule, new sponsorships, and new racing events
for the 2008 season. The announcement came at the tours winter
meetings at Best Western Hotel, Keene, NH., by series president and
founder Jack Bateman.
The series will kick off its new campaign at the Monadnock
Speedway, Winchester, NH., on Saturday April 12 with a 100 lap
feature race highlighting the season opener.
The tour will visit the Winchester oval July 5, and again on
On Sunday April 20, the modifieds will join with the ACT Late
Model Series at Lee USA Speedway, Lee, NH., for that tracks annual
“Governors Cup 200.” Each division will compete in 100 lap feature
races. Lee will also host the modifieds on July 11 and at their
season ending Oktoberfest weekend Oct 4, 5
It will be “Bowl” month in May with the TVMRS opening the
month with a stop at Waterford CT., Speedbowl on Saturday May 3
returning to the shore line oval Saturday June 21, and Saturday Aug
16. The series will close out the month when it competes for the
first time in Vermont at another historical facility, the famed
Thunder Road International Speedbowl. The event will be Memorial Day
weekend, Sunday May 25.
Seekonk Speedway, Seekonk, MA. plays host to the
ground-pounding modifieds Saturday June 14, Saturday Aug 30, and the
traditional D.A.V. Festival of Racing Saturday, Sunday Oct 11,12.
Another new venue for 2008 will find the tour visiting the Wiscasset
Raceway, Wiscasset, ME on Saturday June 28.
Two legendary racing facilities will host the series in Maine
this summer. Saturday July 19 will find the tour returning to the
Oxford Plains Speedway, Oxford, ME and the Beech Ridge Speedway,
Scarboro, ME., brings the modifieds back on Saturday Aug 2.
September finds the Thompson CT Speedway playing host its 3rd
annual “Mod Mania” weekend Saturday, Sunday Sept 6, 7. The TVMRS
will be on hand for a 75 lap race. On Saturday Sept 20, the series
returns to All-Star Speedway, Epping, NH.
Bateman also announced New England Racing Fuels, distributor
of Sunoco Race Fuel products, will be the official race fuel
supplier of the TVMRS. The Burlington, CT., based company will again
present the “Hard Charger” award at each event, sponsor the “Mod
Mania” guaranteed starter program, and contribute toward the series
Inside Track Racing Collectibles will become the official
souvenir vendor for the 2008 campaign. Bateman said owner Frank
Carpenter is excited about the opportunity. “Frank is looking
forward to working with us and he too has made a commitment to our
year end point fund.” He added, “A special thank you goes out to
Judy Jarvis and Mountainside Graphics for doing an excellent job for
our series and its competitors over the last four years.”
Bateman also disclosed that twenty-six cars will start each
race in 2008.
John H Spence Sr / TVMRS PR
January 13, 2008