DeLange Racing Press Release 7/26/09


DeLange Racing
Lockport, NY

Media Contact:
Bruce Boucher
(585) 598-3242

Date: July 26, 2009
For Immediate Release


The DeLange Racing team was geared up for the Third Hand of the Modified 100 Poker Series at Mahoning Valley Speedway in Lehighton, Pennsylvania last Saturday night. Driver Eric Beers has a long history of success at the fast quarter-mile oval and was looking to repeat his success in Hand One on April 18 when he played the winning hand to take home the jackpot.

In time trials the Northampton, Pennsylvania native was eighth fastest and then drew the same position in the starting line-up. At the drop of the green flag he began to race his way forward and was running fourth when thunderstorms reached the track during a lap 37 caution. The downpour refused to subside and the race had to be postponed until August 22. That night will also raise the ante as Hand Four will follow the remaining 63 laps of the third game of Poker.

This coming Sunday afternoon the racing moves to the Southern Tier of New York. Chemung Speedrome in Chemung, New York will host the Second Annual Chemung 150, the fifth qualifier on the Race of Champions Dart Asphalt Modified Tour schedule and the first of four Championship races on the RoC schedule. The DeLange team is anxious to visit one of their favorite tracks and return to the winners circle at Bob Stapleton?s unique three-eighths mile oval.

Chemung Speedrome is one of my favorite tracks and Eric knows it very well,? says team owner Dave DeLange. ?Our recent motor problems were behind us and we were running strongly at Mahoning Valley before the torrential downpours wiped out the remainder of the night?s racing. But we?ve regained some momentum that we will carry into Chemung. I?m looking for a very competitive race by our team that will get us back on target to achieve our primary goal for the 2009 season, the Race of Champions Tour championship. It should also give us energy as we move toward September and make a serious run at our first Race of Champions 200 victory. I can?t wait to get started and it will begin Sunday night.?

Let?s go racing!