Archive for May 2010

GRUNDBERG GRINS, TROUBLES FOR TOM

EDMONTON, AB. – Two NPP Late Model Series drivers were at opposite ends of the performance spectrum at the 2010 test ‘n’ tune session at Castrol Raceway Saturday afternoon. Stony Plain Alberta’s Mike Tom had engine problems while Whitecourt Alberta’s Paul Grundberg was top NPP performer of the day. “We had a very good test…

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WHY SO CRUEL WEATHER??

EDMONTON, AB. – A spring snow storm has slammed much of Central Alberta just days before the scheduled start of the 2010 racing season. Facility preparations at the home track of the Northern Provincial Pipelines Late Model Series have come to a halt. “This is not good news for this weekend’s season opener,” says NPP…

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SEASON OPENER POSTPONED

EDMONTON, AB. – Race teams with the Northern Provincial Pipelines Late Model Series will have to wait one more week before they get to go racing again. Below normal temperatures and excessive moisture from Tuesdays massive snow storm have forced Castrol Raceway officials to postpone the 2010 season opener to Saturday, May 15th. “It doesn’t…

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HOME TRACK SEASON OPENER

EDMONTON, AB. – With a favorable weather forecast in place for this Saturday, the Northern Provincial Pipelines Late Model Series kicks off its 10th season of racing action at their home track for the first time since 2005. “Since the very first season back in 2001, we have always scheduled our first race of the…

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SLICK VICTORY FOR BROUGHTON

EDMONTON, AB. – The Northern Provincial Pipelines Late Model Series kicked off its 10th season of racing action Saturday night at Edmonton’s Castrol Raceway. Spruce Grove, Alberta’s Bruce Broughton ended a 2-year Feature win drought by grabbing the checkered flag at the Lucas Slick Mist 2010 Season Opener. “It was a good race against some…

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FUEL CRISIS STALLS SEASON

EDMONTON, AB. – This weekends scheduled appearance of the Northern Provincial Pipelines Late Model Series at Bridge County Raceway in Lethbridge, Alberta has been cancelled (the Lethbridge race is not). The fuel gauge is reading close to empty for many NPP race teams. “The NPP Late Model Series uses leaded racing fuel,” says Series announcer…

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FILL ‘ER’ UP

EDMONTON, AB – A major fuel crisis for competitors in the Northern Provincial Pipelines Late Model Series and for many drag and oval racers right across Canada is coming to an end. “It looks like the Canadian ban on the sale of leaded race fuels has been lifted,” says NPP Series announcer Gord Craig, “paperwork…

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SMOKE SCREEN

DEVON, AB – Below normal temperatures (+7C) and the constant threat of rain did not stop a hearty crowd of about 500 people from enjoying the 6th annual River of Hope Baptist Church Burnout and Show ‘n’ Shine on Friday night (May 28). The big show was part of the annual Devon Days festivities. For…

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MIDGLEY VICTORIOUS IN VICTORIA

VICTORIA, BC – The defending season champion of the Northern Provincial Pipelines Late Model Series kicked off his 2010 pavement season with a win at his home track in British Columbia on the weekend. Sidney, BC’s Darrell Midgley lead all but 15 laps in the crash marred 100-lap Season Opener of the Katana Late Model…

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