Archive for August 2009

VIOLENT STORM BLASTS OILMENS EVENT

EDMONTON, AB – Night #1 of the 2009 Oilmens Invitational race was cancelled before it even began.  A vicious summer storm struck Edmonton’s Castrol Raceway just before 5:30 Saturday afternoon.  Winds gusting to 90 kilometers signaled the arrival of the massive storm system. “Couldn’t see a thing in the pits,” indicates NPP Series announcer Gord…

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EMOND TOPS AT OILMENS RACE

EDMONTON, AB – Leduc Alberta’s Trevor Emond grabbed his first Feature win of the season Sunday night and moved from tenth to sixth in the Northern Provincial Pipelines Late Model Series Championship point’s chase.  Emond, who got by pole sitter Darrell Midgley with ten laps to go, held off a late race charge by Whitecourt’s…

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OKOTOKS ANSWERS THE CALL

EDMONTON, AB – The Northern Provincial Pipelines Late Model Series is announcing a major schedule adjustment and venue change to the last half of the 2009 race season.  The Sunday August 16th event, originally scheduled at Drumheller Alberta’s Dinosaur Downs Speedway, will now be competed at Rocky Mountain Raceway Park near Okotok’s Alberta. “NPP Series…

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BEAULIEU AND EMOND READY FOR NPP STRETCH DRIVE

EDMONTON, AB – The Northern Provincial Pipelines Late Model Series enters the stretch drive of the 2009 season this weekend.  “This is a crucial part of the season,” says NPP Series announcer Gord Craig, “the point’s race is extremely tight right now.  With just seven races to go, having a bad night or an off-night…

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SOUTHERN ALBERTA RACE WEEKEND CANCELLED

LETHBRIDGE, AB – The final southern Alberta road trip of the 2009 season has been cancelled by bad weather. Bridge County Raceway in Lethbridge, Alberta received 3 hours of heavy rain late Friday afternoon forcing officials to make the difficult call.  “There is no way we can get the facility dried out in time for…

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START YOUR ENGINES……. EVENTUALLY!!

EDMONTON, AB – The 2009 race season has turned into an exercise in extreme patience and frustration for race teams of the Northern Provincial Pipelines Late Model Series.  “We have only been on the race track once this month,” says NPP Series announcer Gord Craig, “since the beginning of July we have completed only three…

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NPP DRIVER RACES SPRINT CAR

OKOTOK’S, AB (August 20) – Edson, Alberta’s Crystal Kennedy made her open wheel sprint car debut at Rocky Mountain Raceway Park south of Calgary on Saturday night August 15th.  “It was a last minute decision,” says the driver of the Edson Top Choice Autobody #88 Dodge, “moments after finding out our NPP race was rained…

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NPP HOME STRETCH

EDMONTON, AB – It’s the most difficult part of any race season but for many drivers it can be the most rewarding part of the season too.  The Northern Provincial Pipelines Late Model Series begins the final few weeks of the 2009 season this Friday and Saturday night at Edmonton’s Castrol Raceway.  “It’s the home…

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BEAULIEU, MIDGLEY, EMOND RISE TO THE TOP IN EDMONTON

EDMONTON, AB – Three drivers dominated Northern Provincial Pipelines Late Model Series race action at Castrol Raceway Friday and Saturday night.  Leduc Alberta’s Trevor Emond, Campbell River BC’s Jason Beaulieu and Sidney BC’s Darrell Midgley finished on the podium both nights.  Emond moved from sixth to third in the NPP Championship points chase with a…

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