Hey, mom, look! New digs!

Call it spring cleaning or growing up, but our little Green-White-Checker is turning in its first-floor studio apartment and heading into a one-story house with an actual dining room.

Crazy, I know.

But the same Green-White-Checker you've come to know and love (or at least tolerate) has moved. You can now find GWC at http://greenwhitechecker.typepad.com

Don't forget to add it to your favorites list. Stop on in for a bite to eat -- but bring the cold beverages...

Fernald to lease Unity Raceway

George Fernald Jr. to the rescue.

The man who probably best embodies the spirit of Unity Raceway has agreed to lease the track from owner Ralph Nason, it was announced on Monday. Fernald, who has competed at the track in various divisions, is probably best-known these days for his long-distance ramp jumping.

Last fall, Fernald jumped his car through a vacant mobile home on the Unity Raceway fronstretch.

The official release from the track reads as follows:

Unity Raceway owner Ralph Nason Sr. annnounces the lease of the Route 139 oval to long-time racer, businessman and flying ramp runner George Fernald Jr.

George, along with his wife Sherri and family, will bring the fans and racers an exciting 2008 season. More details are in the works as the "New Spirit" works the details for the 60th season at Unity. Web info will be under construction and up as soon as possible.


Polewarczyk wins ACT opener at Lee

Alexander wins 2nd half of day's doubleheader

(From ACT press release) Joey Polewarczyk Jr. blistered the American-Canadian Tour field at Lee USA Speedway on Sunday, taking his 2nd career victory at the New Hampshire Governor’s Cup 100. The Hudson, N.H., driver took the lead from pole-sitter Larry Gelinas after starting 3rd and dominated the balance of the event to take the win in just over 46 minutes.

Polewarczyk, 18, said that for 2008, his team is “all business.”

“We’re focused on winning the ACT Late Model Tour title,” he said. “We had a checkered flag design on the car last year, and we decided to leave it off this year, just black, nothing else. We’re all business.”

Polewarczyk’s no-frills car was the class of the field, at times leading by more than a full straightaway. Eddie MacDonald won a late-race battle with Scott Payea, Randy Potter, and Cris Michaud to take 2nd-place honors. Michaud finished 3rd from 19th starting position, with Payea and Potter rounding out the top-5.


Kirk Alexander won the True Value Modified Series 100 on the same card.

Sellers, Dillon lead East Series

Andy Santerre Motorsports made it a clean sweep in the American Revolution 150 at Greenville-Pickens Speedway late Saturday night.

Driving the No. 44 that Santerre himself piloted to 4 series championships, Peyton Sellers survived overtime to win the NASCAR Camping World East Series opener, his 1st career series victory. Following Sellers to the line was rookie teammate Austin Dillon. The 2 ASM drivers combined to lead all but 22 of the 156 laps in the event.
“Pressure's off,” Sellers said. “I’m in the record books with a pole and a win. What more can you ask for?”
Dillon, the grandson of longtime Sprint Cup Series owner Richard Childress, drove a black No. 3 in his first East Series start.
"It's our first run and that's awesome for Andy Santerre Motorsports," Dillon said. "I think we're going to have a great year. I already got one thing down: We got to lead laps and compete in the front. So now we just have to go out and win one."

Marc Davis and Ben Stancill finished 3rd and 4th, respectively.

Eddie MacDonald began a busy weekend -- he's supposed to make it to Lee USA Speedway sometime today for the ACT Governor's Cup 100 -- with a top-5 run.