Contact: Sherrie Fleury-Lanou, 603-543-3160

Claremont Speedway: 2002 Season Launch This Saturday

(Claremont, NH): The 56th season of racing is about to be unleashed at
Claremont Speedway. Six divisions tested and tuned at the NASCAR Weekly
Racing Series facility this past weekend and the competition level is
looking intense.

Fans will be greeted by a number of capital improvements that have taken
place over the past several weeks along with a new kid’s club, a weekly
full color program, and a night of entertainment that has been made more
affordable through a Family Four Pack.

Racing will kick off with the first green flag at 6:06PM on Saturday.
Fleury’s Auto & Small Engine will present Opening Night, which will
feature the NASCAR Weekly Racing Series Modifieds, Pro Stocks, Late
Models, Street Stocks, Mini Stocks, and Lightning Stocks.

Peter Daniels returns as the Modified champion, but there are some new
faces along with the seasoned veterans who look to give him a run for
the money not only for the track championship, but also the Regional and
National point race.

The Pro Stock division title is up for grabs, as Howard “Punky” Caron
will not be returning to defend his crown. Top contenders returning
include Bucky Demers, Mike Brousseau, Dave Davis, and Tom Patenaude.

The Late Model division is enormous with competitors, talent, youth, and
number of possible winners in any given week. Aaron Fellows is returning
to defend his title. If the test & tune is any indication of the
challenge he will have, fans are going to see an explosive show of
action each week in the Late Models.

As always, the Street Stock division is looking stout, but its
championship is not being defended as Randy Town has moved on to the
Late Models. Like the Late Model division, the Street Stocks will offer
a very competitive show with almost any driver having the car, the
talent, and even playing field to win on any given night.

The Mini Stock division kicks off a season of transition to All-American
cars for 2003. Not all drivers have returned from last season, but it
does appear that all of the cars are returning. The championship car,
which was driven by Brian Henry returns with a new driver. The title is
up for grabs and should be heavily contested on a weekly basis.

The Lightning Stock division will look much the same as last season and
rumor has it there are more competitors that will enter this entry-level
division when the green flag flies on the 2002 season.

Claremont Speedway competitors, fans, and local businesses are all
joining forces this season as part of the Racing Against Cancer™
program. The Racing Against Cancer™ organization was formed a few years
ago to raise awareness and funds in the war on cancer. So far this
season, four Claremont Speedway teams and many fans have already raised
approximately $1000. Our goal is to raise $10,000 during the 2002 season
and will host a Racing Against Cancer™ Night in conjunction with
fireworks on July 6th. For more information on how you can participate
in this program, log on to

So, clear your calendar for every Saturday night because Claremont
Speedway will be the place to be to catch exciting NASCAR short track
racing at it’s finest. Gates open at 4:00pm, racing starts at 6:06PM

For more information about Claremont Speedway, contact the track at
603-543-3160 or log on to