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Double the Racing Action with Wilburn Auto Body Twin 50s April 14

CONCORD, N.C. (April 13, 2012) – Concord Speedway will open its gates for their third weekend of racing action Saturday night, April 14 with Wilburn Auto Body Night at the Races.

The night will feature twin 50-lap races for the Wilburn Auto Body Late Model Stock Car division, 40 laps for the Pepsi Street Stocks division and 25 laps for the Town and Country Ford Fast and Furious Fours division.

Concord Speedway will also host the first of its Kid’s Peddle Car races. This year, we are asking that parents register their child prior to the race by contacting the speedway office by phone or email. The first 9 boys and first 9 girls will be registered for the race which will follow the Fast and Furious Fours division feature event.

As always, kids 12 and under will be admitted free of charge, while regular grandstand admission is just 15 dollars. Also new for this year, the speedway will be offering a Senior, Teen and Military discount admission of 10 dollars.

Don’t miss the racing excitement at the track where grassroots racing lives, Concord Speedway!

Please contact the speedway office at 704-782-4221 with any questions.

Connect with Concord Speedway and stay up to speed with all of the action at both the Quarter and Half-Mile tracks on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ConcordSpeedway and by following on Twitter at www.twitter.com/concordspeedway.

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April 12, 2012 Quarter-Mile Feature Winners

Congrats to all of our feature winners from tonight’s Quarter-Mile Event!

Beginner Bandits: Austin Janocha

Bandits: Kodie Conner

Outlaws: Seth Werner

Young Lions: Ryan Shattuck

Semi-Pro: David Garbo

Pros: Trey Eidson

Masters: Larry Friddle

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Concord Speedway Quarter-Mile Event Schedules for April 12-13

CONCORD, N.C. (April 11, 2012) – The Concord Speedway Quarter-Mile track’s season has been compromised by rain several times, which has created some confusion among competitors and fans. Here is a run-down of what events will be held on Thursday, April 12 and Friday, April 13.

On Thursday, April 12, Concord Speedway will make up the event night that was previously scheduled to run on Saturday, March 3. This event was never started. Therefore, no pit passes were sold and ANY and ALL Legend Car and Bandolero competitors will be allowed to enter this event. Please review a detailed event schedule: http://concordspeedway.net/event-schedule-quarter-mile/

On Friday, April 13, Concord Speedway will run a regularly scheduled event with practice sessions, heat races and feature events for ANY and ALL Legend Car, Bandolero and Arena Car competitors. Please review a detailed event schedule: http://concordspeedway.net/event-schedule-quarter-mile/

Also, please note the changes to our normal event schedule. We have changed the running order for divisions to as follows: Beginner Bandits, Bandits, Outlaws, Arena Cars, Pros, Masters, Young Lions, Semi-Pros. This order will be in effect as of April 12, 2012 and for the remainder of the season.

Please contact the speedway office at 704-782-4221 with any questions.

Connect with Concord Speedway and stay up to speed with all of the action at both the Quarter and Half-Mile tracks on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ConcordSpeedway and by following on Twitter at www.twitter.com/concordspeedway.

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Attn: Late Model Stock Car Division Rule Change

CONCORD, N.C. (April 9, 2012) Based on feedback we have received from our current competitors and through researching the rule guidelines at neighboring tracks, we have decided to make further adjustments to our Late Model Stock Car division crate engine program:

In addition to allowing the 650 CFM four-barrel carburetor back into competition, we are also going to allow the weight limits of the Late Model Stock Built Engines set forth in the 2012 NASCAR Rule Book. The Ford D347SR and M6007-Z351S will compete at 3,100 pounds total weight and 1,390 pounds right side and the GM8604 will compete at 3,100 pounds total weight and 1,375 pounds right side.

Also, all of the GM crate engine combinations will be permitted to run the 1.6 self-aligning aluminum rocker arms.

For complete details, see the highlighted rule changes on our website under the rules section for the Half-Mile track: http://concordspeedway.net/rules/ The track will continue to monitor the crate engine program in an effort to establish a competitive and fair level of competition.
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Kenny Brooks Dominates While Kids Pack the Grandstands for Town and Country Ford Kid’s Night at the Races at Concord Speedway

CONCORD, N.C. (April 7, 2012) – In only the second week back at Concord Speedway, Town and Country Ford Kid’s Night at the Races provided another great show for not only our littlest fans, but for all who came out to tonight’s racing show. Kenny Brooks, of Concord, N.C., Cooper Faassen, of Monroe, N.C., Adam Morgan, of Harrisburg, N.C., and Bob Hapeman, of Midland, N.C., each scored a victory in tonight’s feature events. After leading much of the Pepsi 100 last week before falling back to a disappointing eighth place finish, Brooks thoroughly enjoyed grabbing the victory in tonight’s Wilburn Auto Body Late Model Stock Car division 100-lap main event. Brooks used his second pole of the season to his advantage as he checked out to an early lead on the field. However, Haas developmental driver, Nicholas Drake, of Mooresville, N.C., and Jeff Melton, of Concord, N.C. fought a hard battle for fifth position. Melton suffered heavy damage after he spun his car in practice and returned to his Concord, N.C. shop to make repairs in time for the feature event. Andrew Thomas, of Monroe, N.C., was the first to challenge Brooks’ lead, but it just wasn’t enough and Thomas went on to finish second with Drake following behind in third. Cooper Faassen scored the victory in the 40-lap Pepsi Street Stocks division feature event. The race got off to a wild start when the well-known cars of Brian Love, of Mount Pleasant, N.C., and Sonny Schoffen, of Mint Hill, N.C., spun on lap one. Once the race got back to green, brothers, Cooper and Charles Faassen ran one-two and set the pace for the field. However, with 10 laps to go, Charles Hutto, of Monroe, N.C., reeled in the Faassen train and began to beat bumpers with last week’s winner, Charles Faassen, for second place. Ryan Pencek, of Monroe, N.C., waited patiently in fourth position to close on any mistakes either Faassen or Hutto would make. On lap 35, Ron Flynn, of Harrisburg, N.C., spun his car hard into the wall on the backstretch bringing out the caution flag and creating a 5-lap shootout. Once the field went back green, there was no shortage of bumper-to-bumper racing as Charles Faassen and Hutto settled their battle and finished second and third, respectively. Morgan came out on top at the end of the 25-lap feature event in the Town and Country Ford Fast and Furious Fours division. Morgan proved to be the car to beat early on in the night as he set not only quick time, but also a new track record for the Fast and Furious Fours division with his 19.852 second and 90.626 mph lap. However, Morgan wasn’t able to check out on the field once the race began, with Wayne Harrington, of China Grove, N.C., Tracy Mullis, of Marshville, N.C., and Chris Parham, of China Grove, N.C. fighting hard in his rear view mirror for second place. Even as Morgan made his way through heavy lap traffic, he continued to set the pace with Mullis trailing close behind in second. Mullis held onto second as Harrington crossed the finish line in third position. The No. 8 machine of Bob Hapeman took home the victory and set a new track record with his 17.503 second and 102.840 mph lap in the first race of the season for the Vintage Sportsman division. Hapeman’s car jumped to an early five-car lead on the field and seemed to have the victory secured when the halfway flags flew. However, Hapeman’s car suddenly slowed with only one lap left in the 25-lap main event. This allowed Kirby Allen, of Rockwell, N.C., to close rapidly on Hapeman’s slowed car, but Allen lost control coming to the checkered flag spinning wildly on the front stretch. Unfortunately, William Webb, of Harmony, N.C., was not able to miss the spun car and made hard contact with the front bumper of Allen’s car. This created a green, white, checkered finish with Todd Bradburry, of Concord, N.C., and Kirby Allen finishing enough laps to take home second and third position. Next Saturday night, April 14, is Wilburn Auto Body Night at the Races. The racing show will feature Twin 50-lap races for the Wilburn Auto Body Late Model division, 40 laps for the Pepsi Street Stocks and 25 laps for the Town and Country Ford Fast & Furious Fours. We will also have the first of our kid’s Peddle Car races. However, this year we are asking parents to register their child by contacting the speedway office prior to the event because only the first 9 girls and first 9 boys who register will be allowed to race in the event. Grandstand admission is just 15 dollars and kids 12 and under are admitted for free at Concord Speedway. Also new for this year, the speedway will be offering a Senior, Teen and Military discount admission of 10 dollars. Don’t miss the racing excitement at the track where grassroots racing lives, Concord Speedway! Please contact the speedway office at 704-782-4221 or visit our website at www.concordspeedway.net with any questions. Connect with Concord Speedway and stay up to speed with all of the action at both the Quarter and Half-Mile tracks on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ConcordSpeedway and by following on Twitter at www.twitter.com/concordspeedway.
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April 6, 2012 Quarter-Mile Feature Winners

Congratulations to all of our feature winners from tonight’s Quarter-Mile event:

Legends Pro Division: Trey Eidson

Legends Masters Division: Scott Whitaker

Bandolero Bandits Division: Kodie Connor

Arena Cars Division: Grant Winchester

Legends Young Lions Division: Ryan Shattuck

Legends Semi-Pros Division: David Garbo

Bandolero Outlaws Division: Seth Werner

For a full list of results, please see our Quarter-Mile tab under results.

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4-5-12 Quarter-Mile Event Postponed due to Weather

Tonight’s event at the Quarter Mile has been postponed due to weather. We don’t generally like to postpone an event prior to it actually raining at the speedway, however in today’s case we feel that rain is imminent for this evening. We have storms headed our way from both the south and the west. We don’t feel it would be in anyone’s best interest to have our competitors come out for the event, to only be sent home once the rain sets in. We are hoping all this rain will move out of here this evening and will be ready to go racing tomorrow night!
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Concord Speedway Quarter-Mile Event Schedules for April 5-6

CONCORD, N.C. (April 2, 2012) – The Concord Speedway Quarter-Mile track’s season has been compromised by rain several times, which has created some confusion among competitors and fans. Here is a run-down of what events will be held on Thursday, April 5 and Friday, April 6.

On Thursday, April 5, Concord Speedway will make-up the event night that was previously scheduled to run on Friday, March 2. This event was never started. Therefore, no pit passes were sold and ANY Legend Car and Bandolero competitors are allowed to enter this event. Please review a detailed event schedule: http://concordspeedway.net/event-schedule-quarter-mile/

On Friday, April 6, Concord Speedway will run the Bandit, Arena Car, Young Lions, Semi-Pros and Outlaws divisions’ feature events that were rained out on Friday, March 30. After these features are over, we will run our regularly scheduled event with practice sessions, heat races and feature events for all divisions excluding Arena Cars. Because we will only be running a few make-up features and then beginning an entirely new show, pit passes from March 30 will not be honored. Please review a detailed event schedule: http://concordspeedway.net/event-schedule-quarter-mile/

Please contact the speedway office at 704-782-4221 with any questions.

Connect with Concord Speedway and stay up to speed with all of the action at both the Quarter and Half-Mile tracks on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ConcordSpeedway and by following on Twitter at www.twitter.com/concordspeedway.

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Brooks, Love Break Qualifying Records in Late Model Stock Car and Street Stocks Divisions

CONCORD, N.C. (April 2, 2012) – Opening Night was one for the record books on many accounts, including record-breaking speeds and quick times by Kenny Brooks and Brian Love in the Wilburn Auto Body Late Model Stock Car and Pepsi Street Stocks divisions’ qualifying sessions. Brooks, of Concord, N.C., laid down a solid lap at 16.157 seconds and 111.407 mph in the Wilburn Auto Body Late Model Stock Car division. His lap broke Bo Foust's previously held record of 16.287 seconds and 110.518 mph on October 29, 2005. Love, of Mount Pleasant, N.C., also broke a track record in the Pepsi Street Stocks division with his lap of 19.099 seconds and 94.246 mph. His lap broke Jeff Melton’s previously held record of 19.204 seconds and 93.730 mph on September 12, 2009. Next Saturday night, April 7, is Kid’s Night at the Races Sponsored by Town and Country Ford at Concord Speedway. Kids 12 and under will be admitted free! There will be racecar ride for the kids, bounce houses, face painting and a balloon artist. The racing show will feature 100 laps for the Wilburn Auto Body Late Model division, 40 laps for the Pepsi Street Stocks, 25 laps for the Town and Country Ford Fast & Furious Fours and 25 laps for our Vintage Sportsman division! Grandstand admission is just 15 dollars and kids 12 and under are admitted for free. Also new for this year, the speedway will be offering a Senior, Teen and Military discount admission of 10 dollars. Don’t miss the racing excitement at the track where grassroots racing lives, Concord Speedway! Please contact the speedway office at 704-782-4221 with any questions. Connect with Concord Speedway and stay up to speed with all of the action at both the Quarter and Half-Mile tracks on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ConcordSpeedway and by following on Twitter at www.twitter.com/concordspeedway.
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March 30, 2012 Quarter-Mile Event Postponed Until Next Friday

We were able to complete our make-up feature races from the March 17 rain out before yet another rain shower canceled tonight's event. Tonight's Bandits, Arena Car, Young Lions, Semi-Pro and Outlaw feature races will be run next Friday, April 6.