Archive for May 2008

GOOD BREAKS BAD BRAKES

RICHMOND, VA – There was plenty of anticipation heading into Friday nights race at Richmond International Raceway. One week ago at Talladega Superspeedway, Canada’s DJ Kennington was less than 30 laps away from scoring his first ever top 10 finish in a NASCAR Nationwide Series event. Then a right rear tire blew on the Northern…

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WEATHER HAMPERS START OF NPP SEASON

EDMONTON, AB – Race teams of the Northern Provincial Pipelines Late Model Series now have a few extra weeks to prepare for the revised start of the 2008 championship chase. Track officials at Castrol Raceway in Edmonton, Alberta were forced to cancel the May 3rd season opener due to extreme wet conditions. “The capital region…

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KENNINGTON CRUISES TO BEST EVER NASCAR FINISH

DARLINGTON, SC – Darlington Raceway is one of the toughest tracks that NASCAR Nationwide Series competitors will race on this season. The track nicknamed the ‘Lady in Black’ was waiting for Canada’s DJ Kennington on Friday night. “Never ran here before,” says the St. Thomas, Ontario driver, “from what I was told by other team’s…

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NPP SHOWS OFF ITS METAL

WHITECOURT, AB – Northern Provincial Pipelines Late Model Series drivers and teams were out in force over the weekend in Whitecourt, Alberta. Six race teams put on an impressive display at the annual Whitecourt Trade Fair. “I was told that attendance was up dramatically this year,” says NPP Series announcer Gord Craig, “organizers said that…

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NPP PACE CAR UNVEILED

WHITECOURT, AB – The All Weather Windows, Lucas Oil sponsored NPP Late Model Series pace car made its public debut in Whitecourt over the weekend. Two-time NPP Series champion Dwight Kennedy was impressed. “You can’t go wrong with a Dodge Charger leading the pack before a big feature race,” smiles the Edson, Alberta driver, “we…

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NPP KICKS OFF 8TH SEASON THIS WEEKEND

EDMONTON, AB – The chase for the Northern Provincial Pipelines Late Model Series championship and its incredible $200,000+ prize purse begins this long holiday weekend. Rocky Mountain Raceway Park south of Calgary, hosts the Rocky Mountain Shootout season opener. “It has been seven long months since we last raced,” says NPP Series announcer Gord Craig,…

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BROUGHTONS CAR DESTROYED AT RMRP

OKOTOKS, AB – A frightening crash at Rocky Mountain Raceway Park on the weekend. “We knew it was going to be a rough, tough race weekend,” says Spruce Grove Alberta’s Bruce Broughton, “but this was a little bit ridiculous.” The crash happened on the very first lap of Saturday nights ‘B’ Dash. “Track officials were…

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KENNEDY AND GRUNDBERG SCORE SEASON OPENING WINS

OKOTOKS, AB – Darlington Raceway in South Carolina is often called the track too tough to tame. Canada’s dirt track version could easily be Rocky Mountain Raceway Park just outside of Okotoks, Alberta. The Northern Provincial Pipelines Late Model Series kicked off its 2008 season at the Southern Alberta race track over the Victoria Day…

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LIGHTS OUT FOR MONTANA EVENT

EDMONTON, AB – Due to circumstances beyond the control of the Northern Provincial Pipelines Late Model Series, the race event scheduled for the first weekend of August at Electric City Speedway in Great Falls Montana has been cancelled. “It’s disappointing that’s for sure,” says NPP Series announcer Gord Craig, “this was going to be the…

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MOORE OVERCOMES EARLY SEASON FRUSTRATIONS

SHERWOOD PARK, AB (May 27) – Curtis Moore knows there will be other NPP Series race teams closely watching his performance this Saturday night at Bridge County Raceway in Lethbridge. The Sherwood Park, Alberta driver finished second at the May 18th Feature event at Rocky Mountain Raceway Park in Okotoks after what many drivers would…

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