|May 29th, 2008
season success and progress for EV group.
With a practice
session and two weeks of racing under our belts, the
Epic Ventures Team has shown the fruits of the off
season upgrades. First we want to congratulate Kris
Hilligeer who is our chief chassis advisor on our SST
and ROC Modified cars. Kris has won the first two
features in the Super Six class at Spencer Speedway.
Kris is a past class champion and maintains a
competitive but friendly approach to his fellow
racers, willing to share advice when asked. The class
is growing in car counts and Kris enjoys the added
challenge that follows and fans will enjoy watching
Kris make his run up through a larger field each week.
Terry Cheetham has
earned a 5th and 2nd in the weekly NASCAR Modified
division (formerly SST Modified division) at Spencer
Speedway. The second place finish represents his
highest SST/NASCAR Mod finish since joining forces
with our team. We are clearly just a few minor
adjustments away from taking that first trip to
victory lane. In Terry's own ROC Modified, he has
improved his lap times at the one race this year was
poised for a top 5 finish when an early race jingle
knocked the front end out of alignment resulting in an
8th place finish.
This week we will be
entering the #5 in the SST Modified Tour 75 lap race
at Oswego Speedway Saturday evening where we hope to
improve over our past efforts at the "Steel
Palace". Also, the team will see the #89 of Jody
London return to the weekly NASCAR Modified class at
Spencer on Friday.
Future plans are near
completion for a new car in our stable, a #50 ROC
Modified which will also honor Tom's father, LaVerne
Fecteau, by carrying his car number. The ROC Modified
will be piloted by Terry Cheetham and will be shaken
down at Spencer Speedway in a couple weeks. Our early
plans are to run this car at the higher speed tracks
like Lancaster and Oswego. Depending on our testing
results, we may have additional news regarding our ROC
And finally, to
address a frequently asked question: "Where is
Torpedo Tom's car?" Good news, we hope to have it
running at Spencer Speedway before the end of June.
The car will be for sale in its "turn key"
condition as the team has chosen to concentrate
efforts on the #5 and new #50 in 2008 as well as
maintain support for all our team member's efforts.
Tom is looking at ways to stay involved behind the
wheel but in a way that can better accommodate his
busy travel schedule.
Special Note: Team
members can be available to speak at youth or adult
functions to talk on topics that involve racing like
preparation, maintenance, driving, competition and
race day activities. We can also provide talks that go
beyond sharing our stories where we draw parallels
between performing well in racing and performing well
in business, school or life. In addition team founder
Tom Fecteau has been a National speaker sharing
broader ideas on team performance, sales performance,
customer relations and leadership. Maybe we could add
a boost to your company, organization or civic group.
If you have an idea or just want to share some
thoughts, send us an e-mail with the best way to
Until we see you
again, we hope you enjoy our efforts in this thrilling
sport of racing.