Archive for June 2008

KENNEDY AND TOM GRAB FEATURES AT 08 OILMEN’S

EDMONTON, AB – The 15th annual Oilmen’s Invitational was run at Castrol Raceway on the Canada Day long weekend. Scorching temperatures (low 30’s /90+F) greeted drivers of the Northern Provincial Pipelines Late Model Series both Saturday and Sunday nights. With over $55,000 in prize money on the line, race fans were guaranteed an incredible show.…

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KIDS KOTTAGE TO BENEFIT FROM OILMEN’S INVITATIONAL

EDMONTON, AB – The Northern Provincial Pipelines Late Model Series is proud to announce that this weekends 15th annual Oilmen’s Invitational is in support of Kids Kottage. Kids Kottage is Edmonton only 24 hour crisis nursery and emergency childcare center. “Over the years, we’ve all seen and heard disturbing news stories regarding neglected and abused…

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15th ANNUAL OILMEN’S INVITATIONAL PRIZE PURSE GROWS

EDMONTON, AB – Before the Northern Provincial Pipelines Late Model Series even existed, a race called the Oilmen’s Invitational set the standard for stock car races in Alberta. “The prize money for this race has always been exceptional,” says NPP Series announcer Gord Craig, “back in 1994 the prize money totaled just a little over…

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NORTH AMERICAN DOUBLE PLAY FOR KENNINGTON

BOWMANVILLE, ON – Canada’s DJ Kennington was North America’s busiest race car driver on the Fathers Day weekend. The St.Thomas Ontario driver completed a weekend double play by racing in two different Series in two countries. Kennington was behind the wheel of the Mahindra Tractors/Northern Provincial Pipelines #81 Dodge Saturday night at Kentucky Speedway. Less…

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BROUGHTON WINS FEATURE ON HOME TRACK

EDMONTON, AB – Bruce Broughton’s disastrous start to the 2008 season was quickly forgotten Saturday night as the Spruce Grove, Alberta driver grabbed his first Feature win of the season at Castrol Raceway. Broughton drove by two-time Northern Provincial Pipelines Late Model Series champion Dwight Kennedy just past the halfway point of the Feature and…

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WEATHER THREATENS NPP SERIES HOME OPENER

EDMONTON, AB – With threatening clouds overhead, Castrol Raceway track officials say tonight’s scheduled race event is still a go. “It’s a tough position to be in for the track,” says NPP Series announcer Gord Craig, “the forecast looks doubtful but you also have one of the biggest oval shows in June scheduled for this…

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NPP TEAMS LOOKING FORWARD TO HOME COMING

EDMONTON, AB – Race teams of the Northern Provincial Pipelines Late Model Series touch down at Castrol Raceway this Saturday, June 7th (weather permitting). “This is the second attempt at racing at our home track this season,” says NPP Series announcer Gord Craig, “we got rained out back on May 3rd. The rest of the…

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