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Morris Crowned National Champ At NWAAS Awards Banquet

By Official Release

LAS VEGAS – The 2008 NASCAR Whelen All-American Series season ceremoniously came to an end Friday night as Philip Morris was crowned the national champion at the 27th annual awards banquet in the Rio Hotel in Las Vegas.

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NWAAS Banquet: Crew Helps Carry Morris Back To Vegas

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LAS VEGAS – The driver is the one with his name attached to the race results, the one interviewed in Victory Lane, and the one who gets to hold the trophy for the cameras. But for Philip Morris, the 2008 NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Championship was very much a team effort.

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NWAAS Banquet: Morris and Co. Get A Lift In Las Vegas

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LAS VEGAS – The three-day celebration of the 2008 NASCAR Whelen All-American Series season in Las Vegas continued on Thursday and national champion Philip Morris received a bird’s eye view of it all.

Morris, his wife Donna, daughter Allison, 14, and son Blake, 11, were treated to an aerial tour of The Grand Canyon, Lake Meade and the Hoover Dam Thursday morning from Grand Canyon Helicopters. It was the opportunity of a lifetime that the Morris family had eagerly anticipated, and they were not disappointed.

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Golf Outing Kicks Off NWAAS Championship Week In Las Vegas

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LAS VEGAS – The three-day celebration of the 2008 NASCAR Whelen All-American Series season began in Las Vegas on Wednesday as drivers, team members, officials and guests participated in the annual Jim Hunter Invitational Golf Classic at Desert Pines Golf Club.

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Banquet Week: NASCAR Whelen All-American Celebration In Vegas

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North America’s leading short-track drivers, teams and track operators will celebrate achievements of the 2008 season Friday night, at the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Awards Banquet.

The 2008 national champion, Philip Morris of Ruckersville, Va., is the top honoree for the event. He will receive the series Tiffany crystal national championship trophy in ceremonies at the Rio Hotel.

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Stockton 99 Is Back

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Historic Stockton 99 Speedway is returning to the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series.

Track promoters Carol and Tony Noceti announced during a press conference Friday, that the Stockton, Calif. track — which has been closed for the past two years — will re-open in March 2009.

“This re-opening has generated enthusiasm in the community that words cannot express,” Carol Noceti said. “My husband and I feel blessed that we are able to be the ones that make it happen. It’s a privilege and an honor.”

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Three-Day Celebration Awaits Whelen All-American Series

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The NASCAR Whelen All-American Series will honor its champions during a three-day celebration in Las Vegas on Nov. 5-7, culminating with the series’ 27th annual awards banquet at the Rio All-Suite Hotel.

NASCAR, series sponsor Whelen Engineering and track operators will gather to honor nationals champion Philip Morris, plus U.S. state, Canadian provincial, and track champions from throughout North America.

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Lang Honored By Gov. Gregoire

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Naima Lang’s outstanding performance this season at Evergreen Speedway earned him the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Washington state championship. This past week, Lang’s achievement was recognized by Governor Christine Gregoire in a visit to the state capital in Olympia.

Lang had eight wins, 14 top fives and 16 top 10s in 18 starts, racing at Evergreen.

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Whelen Signs On As Title Sponsor For Bodine Bobsled Challenge

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LAKE PLACID, N.Y. – Whelen Engineering has signed on as the title sponsor for the Fourth Annual Whelen Geoff Bodine Bobsled Challenge, slated for January 2-4, 2009 at the Olympic Sports Complex.

“We take great pride in being a longtime sponsor of the Bo-Dyn Bobsled Project, Inc.,” said Phil Kurze, Vice President of Motorsports for Whelen Engineering and President of the Bo-Dyn Bobsled Project. “When the title sponsorship of this event became available, we were very excited about the opportunity to support such a wonderful event.”

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Fox Pair To Honor Champions

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – A pair of “NASCAR on FOX” telecast teammates will welcome the stars of the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series to Las Vegas next month.

FOX pit road reporter Dick Berggren and the network’s principal race announcer Mike Joy will return to co-host the 27th annual NASCAR Whelen All-American Series awards banquet at the Rio Hotel on Nov. 7. Both began their careers at local short tracks, and understand the sense of accomplishment the honorees will receive.

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