Lee on the 2010 NASCAR Whelen All-American Series racing season, which
begins this Friday night, April 30th.
With a number of rookie drivers expected to compete this season, the first
on-track activity will be a Rookie Orientation on the race track at 4:00 PM.
That will be followed by practice at 5:00 PM, with race time scheduled for
7:00 PM sharp. Gates will swing open earlier than normal, at 2:00 PM to
allow teams extra preparation time for the first event of 2010.
A large field of cars filled the pit area last Saturday afternoon for “test
and tune” day at the track, including 2009 E-Keys 4 Cars NASCAR Late Model
Champion Wayne Helliwell Jr. New Hampshire State NASCAR Champion J.R. Baril
was also on hand with a new paint scheme on his car. This duo is expected to
give fans plenty to cheer about on Friday night.
The Small-Block Super Modifieds will be in competition as well on Friday,
with a larger field expected for the new season. Grant Aither, the 2009 Late
Model Sportsman Champion was also at the track for practice Saturday and he
promises to be a threat to repeat as champion once again.
A roster card may be needed to keep track of drivers in different equipment,
and different divisions in 2010. A.J Panessiti has made the jump from the
Hobby Stock division to a Late Model. Jim Piaseczny and 2009 Road Runner
Champion Nick Manyati have moved to the Hobby Stock division.
The Road Runner and Ironman divisions will also be competing on Friday
night. Admission for opening night remains at just $10 for adults, with
children aged 12 and under admitted free of charge.
With the 2010 season just beginning race fans can look forward to many
special events at the track this year.
Major touring series’ scheduled to make appearances at New Hampshire’s
Center of Speed in 2010 include the NASCAR K&N Pro Series, the Modified
Racing Series (MRS), Pro All Stars Series (PASS), International Super
Modified Association (ISMA), American-Canadian Tour (ACT), and the NEMA
Midgets on Sprint Cup Weekend in New Hampshire.
For more information about Lee USA Speedway and the 2010 racing season that
begins this Friday night, log onto our website at: www.leeusaspeedway.com.