NSSN News Nuggets – Jul 14, 2010

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Showdown Of Champs At Seekonk
SEEKONK, Mass. — NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour champions Ted Christopher and Mike Stefanik will be among a select group of champions taking part in the NEMA Lites Showdown of Champions July 21 at Seekonk Speedway. The NEMA Lites Showdown of Champions will feature racing champions from a number of racing disciplines, including midget, supermodified and modified racing. The Showdown of Champions will be part of a full card of racing at Seekonk that will include a regular NEMA Lites event, a Northeastern Midget Ass’n feature and a 100-lap modified feature. For more, visit www.seekonkspeedway.com.



New Cup Team Seeks Fan Help

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — A new racing group is hoping that American race fans will help it compete in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. America’s Racing Team (ART) will attempt to race next year with support from fans across the country. The team has already hired former driver Elton Sawyer to serve as competition director and Michael Wright as chief marketing officer. The team is using what it calls a “Team Partner” proposition to offer race fans the chance to be a part of the race team. For annual fees of $44.95 (children), $49.95 (teens) or $299.95 (adults), race fans will be considered part of the team and allowed to take part in a number of hospitality benefits. For more information on the team, visit www.americasracing-team.com.



Changes For Belleville Nationals

BELLEVILLE, Kan. — A number of changes will be in place for those competing in the Aug. 6-7 Belleville Midget Nationals at the Belleville High Banks, including a change in race format and sanctioning. The event will be officiated by the National Championship Racing Ass’n (NCRA) and the Belleville High Banks Race Committee. As in previous years, Saturday’s winner will collect $12,500, with $1,000 to start the 40-lap feature. A minimum of $900 is guaranteed to participants if they run both Friday and Saturday’s B mains. For more information on the event, visit www.highbanks.org.



Racer Of The Week

David Murray, Jr. completed a big weekend of modified competition in Nebraska by scoring three victories in two nights at two tracks. Murray started at McCook (Neb.) Speedway Friday, where he topped Zach Schultz for his first victory of the weekend. He followed that triumph up with two more at Lincoln County Raceway in North Platte, Neb., the following night.