CHEMUNG CLOSES OUT 2008 WITH
BIG DOUBLE HEADER OCTOBER 3rd & 4th
NASCAR Modified Tour Event
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The much-awaited return of NASCAR’s Whelen Modified Tour at Chemung
Speedrome is just days away. A big double-header will now cap off
the Speedrome’s 2008 season, starting with support division races on
Friday night (October 3rd) and four big events on Saturday, October
4th. Everyone wins with this menu.
The NASCAR Modified Tour schedule in 2008 has included celebrations
of 60 years of Modified champions at the various venues. They
included Jimmy Spencer at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Jerry Cook
at Mansfield Motorsports Park, and Jamie “The Jet” Tomaino in July
at Chemung’s sister track, Spencer Speedway. On Saturday, October
4th Chemung celebrates all of the past champions currently active.
Mike Stefanik, Tomaino, and Todd Szegedy remain active and will
receive special recognition at the track.
Race fans can enjoy a full day of action on Saturday, with the Tour
Modifieds running time trials, a pair of 25-lap heat races, and a
120-lap feature. With just 2 races left on the 2008 schedule, doing
well at Chemung is a must for those in the hunt for this year’s
title and the point fund money that goes with it. Ted Christopher
and Chuck Hossfeld are taking this one down to the final checkered
flag in Thompson, CT.
The only previous Modified Tour event at the Speedrome was in 2001,
when Jerry Marquis grabbed the win. He kept it exciting right to the
end, passing Reggie Ruggiero with just 5 laps remaining. A late
caution extended the event by 7 laps and it ended with a
green-white-checkered restart. Marquis held his line, got the win,
and he ended the season 2nd in points to Stefanik.
The NASCAR Weekly Modifieds will also be in action on Saturday
(using ROC rules), along with the popular ATQMRA TQ Midgets and the
INEX Legends. Pit gates open at 9:30 AM, with practice and
grandstand gates open at 1 PM. Racing starts at 3 PM. Tickets are
$35 for adults, $8 for kids 6-12, and admission is always free for
kids 5 and under. Rain date is Sunday, October 5th.
Friday night’s program gives the track’s other support divisions
one more opportunity to race (using ROC rules). That one includes
the Super Stocks, 4 Cylinders, Speedrome Juniors and the Bandoleros.
Pit gates open at 4:30 on Friday October 3rd, with practice getting
underway at 5:45 PM. Grandstand gates open at 6 PM, and racing
starts at 7:30 PM. Tickets are $8 for adults, $5 for kids 6-12 and
free for kids 5 and under.
For the latest news, point standings, and any schedule change, log
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