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George Koyt Remembered

George Koyt (left) with Modified and Winston Cup driver Tighe Scott looking at photos from George's collection of the many cars Tighe had driven throughout his career in this 2008 photo from New Egypt Speedway.

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“RON BOUCHARD: Remembering the Kid from Fitchburg”

Newburyport, Mass., July 20, 2016  – Motorsports publisher Coastal 181 has announced the upcoming release of “RON BOUCHARD: Remembering the Kid from Fitchburg,” compiled and edited by Bones Bourcier. The book will first be available at a book-signing event at Thompson Speedway, in conjunction with the return of the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour for the Budweiser “King of Beers 150” on August 10. Bouchard was 1978 Modified champ at Thompson and also claimed a total of 37 wins at the storied venue, more than at any other track he raced.   

Ron Bouchard walked into the spotlight young, racking up track championships as a teenager and beating the best NASCAR Modified drivers in the Northeast in his early 20s. While a common occurrence these days, during the early ’60s winning a feature at age 16 (in a cutdown at the Pines Speedway in Groveland, Mass.), was head-turning. That was the beginning of a stellar racing career, first winning track championships at Seekonk and multiple features at other local short tracks, then on to Modified success across the Northeast, and finally to NASCAR’s Winston Cup, where he stunned the racing world with a victory at Talladega in August of 1981.  


In the mid-’80s Bouchard turned his talents from racing cars to selling them, growing his business from a small used-car lot in Fitchburg, Mass., to what is now a highly successful chain of dealerships in central Massachusetts. In all his dealings, whether with other drivers, car owners and crew, or family and employees, Ronnie was an even-tempered, laughter-loving, and generous man, turning his own competitiveness and drive for success into opportunities for all around him. 


Award-winning author Bourcier knew Bouchard well, having covered his career for racing papers and magazines since 1976. Bourcier and Bouchard had often talked about collaborating on a book before Ronnie’s death from cancer in December 2015, which shocked the racing community. Bones has interviewed those who knew Ronnie best, from family members to household racing names, including Modified icons Bugs Stevens and George Summers, legendary car owners Bob Johnson and Bob Judkins, NASCAR Cup winners Geoff Bodine and Ricky Rudd, broadcasters Jack Arute and Mike Joy, and many more. This book is a labor of love. 


After the launch and autograph session at Thompson, the book will be available from Coastal 181 for $27.95 plus S&H.  It can also be pre-ordered for free shipping before August 10, online at  www.coastal181.com, or by phone at 877-907-8181. Soft cover, 264 pages, including 24 pages of photographs.

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"Cowboy" George Yawger Passes

Sad news has reached us that Late Model driver "Cowboy" George Yawger has passed away.  George was one of the "team drivers" on the Circle 2 pictured above, and was a feature winner at the East Windsor Speedway and at the Flemington Fairgrounds.

"George also drove Kim Jamison's #99 LM and Stan Janiszewski's #76A Falcon sportsman car," said #Circle 2 fellow owner/driver John McCaughey.  "George, Mark Galbraith and myself all shared ownership and driving duties of the #Circle 2 Late Model at Flemington, EWS and OCFS. The cool thing about it besides being so much fun to race with 2 great guys was that we were all able to win races with the car and by racing 3 times a week, we were all able to drive pretty often. In fact, George won the 1980 opener at EWS over Gary Raymond, then followed up by winning the Flemington opener the following week, only to be DQ'ed for being underweight."

Services will be held at the Coughlin Funeral Home, 15 Academy St, Califon NJ on August 27th, with calling hours from 11am-1pm.
Our condolences to the friends and family of "Cowboy" George Yawger.
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Bryan Clauson

Brian Clauson at New Egypt Speedway in 2012

Very sad news has reached us that open wheel racer Bryan Clauson died Sunday from injuries suffered in a violent crash during Saturday night’s Belleville Nationals feature at the Belleville High Banks in Kansas.
Bryan carried the dreams of local short track racers from all across the country, as he made it to the big stage at Indy..., for them, and for us.

How fortunate we all were to have seen Bryan race and win locally, during the traveling open wheel shows over the past few years.  He was exceptional. 

Brian's family has asked in lieu of flowers, or to make a donation, people may direct their contributions to the USAC Benevolent Fund website at
http://usacbf.org/cash- donation/ or checks should be made out to the USAC Benevolent Foundation in the name of Bryan Clauson. The address is 124 E Northfield Drive, Suite F #129, Brownsburg, IN 46112.”

Our sincere condolences go out to the friends and family of Bryan Clauson.

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Something to Think About....
Putting Competition Back into Qualifying

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Exciting, competitive heat race action was always a critical ingredient of a night at your local short track with drivers trying to earn a starting spot for the night's feature event... Nowadays, that's not always the case... But it should be!

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