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Archive for August 2006

NPP VISITS LAND OF THE NDP

EDMONTON, AB. – This August long weekend the Northern Provincial Pipeline Late Model Series visits the Land of Living Skies for the first time in its history.  Saturday and Sunday, the chase for the $100,000 season championship touches down at Speedy Creek Raceway in Swift Current, Saskatchewan.  “This is quite the amazing road trip for…

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3-TIME NPP CHAMP MAY MISS INAUGURAL SASK. RACE

LEDUC, AB – Trevor Emond has had this week circled on his calendar now for nine months.   It’s not the inaugural race in Saskatchewan but a major event a little more closer to home.  “My wife Jen is due any day now,” says the Leduc, Alberta driver, “right now I’m thinking about baby cribs and…

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BROUGHTON WINS / TWO PODIUMS FOR BEAULIEU

SWIFT CURRENT, SASK. – The capacity crowd at Speedy Creek Raceway were on their feet several times Saturday night cheering on all race classes that gathered for Southern Saskatchewan’s largest motorsport event.  For 99% of the race fans in the grand stands it was their first look at the $100,000 Northern Provincial Pipeline Late Model…

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KENNEDY SCORES FIRST FEATURE WIN

SWIFT CURRENT, SASK. – A first time win, controversy and choice words sums up Night #2 of the Northern Provincial Pipelines inaugural trip to Saskatchewan’s Speedy Creek Raceway.  Shawn Kennedy grabbed his first ever Feature event win in the series Sunday night.  Kennedy’s performance this night was in sharp contrast to Saturday night’s race.  “I…

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BC DRIVER MOVES TO ALBERTA

STONY PLAIN, AB. – The major commute for NPP Series competitor Mike Tom just got a lot shorter this past week.  The final box was unpacked as the former resident of Salmon Arm, BC now resides on an acreage outside of Stony Plain, Alberta.  “I don’t even want to think about how many miles or…

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KENNEDY LOOKING OVER SHOULDER AS EMOND’S GAIN

EDMONTON, AB. – The $100,000 Northern Provincial Pipelines Late Model series visits southern Alberta for the final time this year.  “Our only visit to Rocky Mountain Raceway Park this season turns out to be a pivotal point of the 2006 schedule,” indicates series announcer Gord Craig, “it will be the last time that all race teams…

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KENNEDY GRABS FOURTH WIN OF 2006

OKOTOKS, AB. – The $100,000 Northern Provincial Pipeline Late Model Series paid fans at Rocky Mountain Raceway Park a visit Saturday night.  This was the NPP Series’ only visit of the 2006 season to this southern Alberta racetrack.  A thunder and lightning storm greeted the twenty race teams as they arrived at the track Saturday…

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FIRST TIME VISIT TO THE VALLEY

EDMONTON, AB. – The $100,000 Northern Provincial Pipeline Late Model Series wraps up the most grueling part of the schedule this Saturday and Sunday with its first ever visit to Rapid Fire Motorsports Park near Drayton Valley.  “This is the second two day show in three weekends,” indicates NPP tour announcer Gord Craig, “it may…

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KENNEDY SWEEPS WILD WEEKEND IN DRAYTON VALLEY

DRAYTON VALLEY, AB. – Eighteen race teams braved ‘tricky’ track conditions as the $100,000 Northern Provincial Pipelines Late Model Series touched down for the first time at Rapid Fire Motorsports Park.  Dwight Kennedy won the Saturday and Sunday night Feature events.  It was Kennedy’s third Feature win in a row and the second time this…

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SPECTACULAR CRASH MARS FINAL NIGHT IN DRAYTON VALLEY

DRAYTON VALLEY, AB. – Sunday evening at Rapid Fire Motorsports Park, race fans and race teams were witness to one of the wildest crashes the NPP Late Model Series has ever seen.  While taking the green flag to start the 25 lap Feature event, Spruce Grove’s Bruce Broughton lost second gear going down the front…

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