Smith and Slaunwhite Nominated For ITMN Readers' Choice Awards
Racers with the CARQUEST Pro Stock Tour have shown once again that they are on top of the racing game in North America. Inside Track Motorsport News, the ?Official Publication of Canadian Motorsports?, has come forth with their annual Readers' Choice Awards and two of our drivers have been given nods! Wayne Smith (Timberlea, NS) and Craig Slaunwhite (Terance Bay, NS) will be pitted against some of the finest wheelmen in the country in two of the stock car racing categories.
?The Oval Outlaw? has been nominated for Canadian Stock Car Racer of the Year. Smith is up against Patrick Leperle (ACT Champ), Scott Steckly (NASCAR Canadian Tire Series Champ), Trevor Emond (ARCA West Champ), Chris Raabe (Mr. DIRTcar and Multi-time Track Champ) and Glenn Watson (OSCAAR Outlaw SLM Champ). Smith tallied up three wins on the CARQUEST Tour this past season, including a win at the Forbes 150 at Scotia Speedworld en route to his second MPST crown and a record tying fifth Maritime Racing Championship!
Slaunwhite followed up a strong '08 campaign with a nomination from ITMN editors for the ?Up and Coming Canadian Stock Car Racer of the Year.? Slaunwhite finished fourth in points following the eleven race schedule. He amassed two wins including the season finale Parts For Trucks 200 at Scotia Speedworld, a track the EIT Race Radio Rookie of the Year Champion won two Sportsman division titles at prior to his rookie year on the tour. Slaunwhite is up against some stiff competition including Jimmy Cormier (Super Trucks Champion), Scott Dennis (ARCA West Race Winner), Steven Matthews (Sportsman Cup Race Winner), Billy Melenhorst (Barrie Speedway Charger Champ and ROTY) and B.J. Clark (Hythe Motor Speedway I.M.C.A. Champ).
The polls close on March 20th, 2009, so get your vote in and make it count! To make your voice heard, visit www.insidetracknews.com and click on the ?Readers' Choice Award? logo on the left hand side of the page.
MMHF Holding P.E.I. Meeting on February 28th
There is a meeting for anyone interested in getting involved in the Maritime Motorsport Hall of Fame this Saturday, February 28th at the Howard Johnson Dutch Inn at North River on Prince Edward Island.
The MMHF is a non-profit organization striving to preserve and promote all types of motorsport in the Maritime Provinces, including stock car racing. For more information on how you can get involved, head over to www.MaritimeMotorSportHallOfFame.com.
Hughes Motorsports Announces '09 Sponsorship
Hughes Motorsports is thrilled to announce the return of Pauley Equipment Inc., Canada's distributor for C.G. Loaders and Boto Tires, as their primary sponsor for 2009. The team will fly a paint scheme similar to 2008 on their 2009 Toyota Camry. Hughes Motorsports also welcomes back for 2009 its strong contingent of associate sponsors. This great group of supporters includes G&P Trucking and Construction, Milligans Fisheries, Matheson Eye Wear, Johnny?s Service Station, Island Collateral & Sales, and IMR Recyclers.
Are your 2009 plans ready to be announced? Do you have any news or tidbits about the upcoming season? Or do you have any pre-season predictions about the Summer of '09? Questions, news tips, or comments for Tim's Corner on www.MaritimeProStockTour.com can be emailed to Tim Terry at firstname.lastname@example.org!
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