RUNNING FOR THE 2010
NASCAR WHELEN MODIFIED TOUR CHAMPIONSHIP
How many race fans know that Modifieds are NASCAR's oldest division of
racing? For the 2010 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour, Eric Beers, Northampton
PA, is being given one the best opportunities to win the NASCAR championship
with two of Modified racing's long time supporters.
Dave and Laura DeLange of Lockport NY and John "Grandpa" Blewett,
Howell NJ are going split the 2010 season as car owners with Eric as the
pilot of the NASCAR Modified.
"I can not begin to tell you how excited I am to enter into this
joint venture with the Blewett Family." exclaimed Dave DeLange "The
Blewett's are a storied family in racing and by joining forces, Eric will
have top notch equipment. Laura and I are ecstatic to be part of this
venture which gives Eric an opportunity to excel at a level that matches his
experience and talent."
The 2010 NASCAR Tour season will see Eric in the Blewett owned
Modified for the two events at New Hampshire, the three at Thompson and the
one race at Riverhead. Eric will wheel the DeLange Modified at Stafford (4
times), Martinsville, Lime Rock, Monadnock, and Bristol.
"Funny, how things work out." Eric Beers explained. "The DeLange's
wanted to run some tour races but not the entire season. We were still
figuring out what we wanted to do when Jimmy (Blewett) called. He asked what
I was doing in 2010 and said Grandpa (John Blewett) wants to run 4 races on
the tour. We met and talked some more and came up with what I feel is the
perfect deal. I have known the Blewett's since our Flemington days and from
day one, we have had a relationship where we treat each other like family.
Lot's of details to figure out yet but I can't wait for the season to
While Jimmy Blewett will be competing during the 2010 Season in the
famed Dick Barney prepared #14 on the NASCAR Tour, it feels natural to have
Eric Beers as a quasi teammate/driver. "If there is anyone on the tour that
I respect and would want as my driver, it's Eric. He has been a friend of
the family since we battled at Flemington and then John and Eric went on the
NASCAR tour right around the same time. Eric is one of the few racers that I
can call a friend on and off the track. Grandpa wanted to run at least four
races to keep the number 76, which we just got (from Tom Bolles) and Eric's
name kept coming to the top and we could not believe an owner didn't sign
him up already. After talking to Eric and how highly he spoke of the
DeLange's our family feels we have a perfect match. They share our passion
for Modifieds and better yet, WINNING. Between us and the DeLange's, Eric is
going to have the best equipment under him and we feel there is no reason
for him not to be a contender every week."
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