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Canaan Joins Whelen All-American Series

By Paul Schaefer, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — A New Hampshire fairgrounds paved track has joined the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series.

Canaan Fair Speedway, a .333-mile paved oval, is located in east central New Hampshire’s Dartmouth-Lake Sunapee region. It opened in 1996.

“Teaming with Canaan Fair Speedway expands NASCAR’s longtime presence in New Hampshire northward,” said George Silbermann, NASCAR vice president, regional and touring series. “NASCAR has gained a great track with great participants.”

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Final Look Back At 2011

Official Release

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – With the 2012 race season just around the corner, a final look at 2011 is now available.

For those unable to attend the 2011 NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Awards Banquet and/or NASCAR Night of Champions Touring Series Awards Gala held last December in the Grand Ballroom of the Charlotte (N.C.) Convention Center within the NASCAR Hall of Fame complex, here is an opportunity to view these tremendous events. Or, perhaps, those in attendance would like to relive the many magical moments.

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Hausler Sweeps Way To Texas Championship

By Paul Schaefer, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Zachary “Zak” Hausler says hard work and a team effort helped him through a challenging season. Hausler became the driver to beat at two Texas NASCAR Whelen All-American Series tracks in 2011.

“We started out wanting to win races and do well in the track point races. We didn’t expect everything that happened,” he said.

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NASCAR To Sanction Southern National In '12

By Paul Schaefer, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — NASCAR will sanction a marquee North Carolina short track when it reopens in March.

Southern National Motorsports Park, a .400-mile paved oval in Kenly, N.C., will be part of the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series. The track will operate on Saturday nights with Late Models as its NASCAR Division I. A 22-event schedule has been announced. Late Models will compete weekly in 150 lap or twin-75 lap feature events. A 200 lap race is scheduled for July 7.

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Thiering Living Dream With Third Title

By Paul Schaefer, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Canada’s Erica Thiering is living her dream.

The 21-year-old from Sherwood Park, Alberta won her third track and NASCAR provincial championships in four years at Edmonton International Raceway in 2011.

Thiering grew up around the .250-mile paved oval near in Edmonton. Her father Ron is a 30-year veteran of both dirt and asphalt racing, and was competing at the track at about the time she was born. She grew up helping with her dad’s race cars, and knew she wanted to driver herself some day.

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Bozells Split Championships

By Paul Schaefer, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — A father and son took their championship race to the final event of the 2011 season, and both ended up with NASCAR Whelen All-American Series titles.

Teammates Andy Bozell Sr., 48 and his son Phil Bozell, 28, both of Portage, Mich., battled to the finish in Kalamazoo (Mich.) Speedway’s Outlaw Super Late Model Division point race.

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Young Fittipaldi Making Mark In NASCAR

By Tim Southers, NASCAR

In the world of NASCAR racing drivers are constantly trying to find a way to set them apart from other drivers.

One driver already has a head start on that in his career and while he has a familiar last name and a world famous racing pedigree – he wants to make his mark on his terms.

Pietro Fittipaldi just completed his first season of competing in the Limited Late Model Division at Hickory Motor Speedway and if his performance this year is any indication, the 14-year old native of Miami, Fl., will have a long and successful career in a stock car.

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Year In Review: Whelen All-American Series

By Jason Christley, NASCAR

Philip Morris celebrated his fourth national championship in Charlotte, N.C., in December in grand fashion at the NASCAR Hall of Fame. As the calendar has officially turned to 2012, let’s take one last look back at the 2011 NASCAR Whelen All-American Series.

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Sherman Wins Limaland’s 1st NASCAR Crown

By Paul Schaefer, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — A first year NASCAR Whelen All-American Series driver says the 2011 season was the biggest of his 27-year racing career.

Todd Sherman, 47, of Churusbusco, Ind., won the 2011 K&N Modified division championship at Limaland Speedway, a .250-mile clay oval in Lima, Ohio. The track joined the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series this year.

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Key Decision Nets Bonsignore Riverhead Title

By Paul Schaefer, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Justin Bonsignore and his team owner Kenneth Massa made a key decision early in Riverhead (N.Y.) Raceway’s 2011 season.

They decided to add full-time Saturday night NASCAR Whelen All-American Series racing at Riverhead to their schedule. They had already committed to the full NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour schedule and a partial Riverhead weekly schedule.

They were rewarded with Riverhead’s 2011 Modified Division track championship and a seventh-place finish in tour points.

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