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THE EASTER BUNNY 150

HICKORY MOTOR SPEEDWAY

(4-23-11)

 

The Hickory Easter Bunny 150 ended with a solid 8th place finish for the Steven Legendre Racing Ford Fusion but the outcome should have been so much better!

 

Saturday’s practice showed that the 20 Ford Fusion was very good right out of the box and with some minor tweaks the Ford crate car qualified in 10th place in time trials out of 45 cars on hand.  A top 10 redraw gave the 20 car a second place starting position outside Steven’s mentor Jay Fogleman of Shark Race Development.

 

The Ford Fusion jumped to the front and stayed on the leader board battling the 51 car of Stephen Nasse for the top spot for about 120 laps.  An outside pass for the lead pushed the 20 car high and a brush with the wall resulted in a spring issue which caused the car to loosen to a point where Steven was forced to settle for an 8th place finish.

 

The team is looking forward to the trip to South Boston, Virginia, on May 7. 

 

PRACTICE & TESTING FOR STEVEN LEGENDRE RACING

 

On Wednesday, March 23, the 20 team made the trip to North Wilkesboro, NC for testing before P.A.S.S.’s “The Race” on April 9.  We shook down the car with four other teams in attendance, made some adjustments and turned some competitive times.

 

On Friday, March 25, Steven Legendre Racing headed to Dillon, SC for the South Carolina Clash 150.  Practice went very well with the car fast out of the trailer.  We continued to try some adjustments and at the end of the day Steven was confident with the car’s performance.  Unfortunately bad weather was setting in and the race was postponed until Saturday, April 2.
 

PROMISING START TO 2011 SEASON

 

The Electric City 150 at Anderson Motor Speedway in Anderson, SC kicked off Steven Legendre Racing’s 2011 season.  Qualifying times were extremely close.  The 20 car with its Ford crate engine was short on time in time trials but as the race began it was clear that the Ford crate was the car to have.  Steven made his way through the field driving to the 3rd spot but was caught in a tangle just after a restart that relegated the Ford Fusion back to 11th place.  On one of the cautions another driver lost his brakes and launched his car over the 20.  This year’s new colors of black and blue literally applied to the car even though Steven was able to continue with no rear quarter panel or window net in tact.  It was a good run coming across the line and into tech in 5th place. 

 

Steven Legendre Racing’s 20 Ford Fusion will be back in action next Saturday, March 26 for the South Carolina Clash 150 in Dillon, SC.  Last year’s South Carolina Clash brought Steven a podium finish and hopes are high that history will repeat itself.

 

In 2010 Steven Legendre Racing completed a full season in the P.A.S.S. South Series. finishing 9th in southern points and 5th on the National series scale.  Steven’s schedule also allowed him to compete in a few northern races closer to home where the team worked out of the familiar family race shop.  With a lot of miles under his belt, the 18-year-old finished high school in Danville, Vermont  while competing jointly from the race shop of Jay Fogleman/Shark Racing Development in Durham, North Carolina and Kendell Legendre Racing in St. Johnsbury, Vermont.  The team had been selected by Ford Racing Technology of Dearborn, Michigan to introduce Ford Racing’s new 347SR crate engine into P.A.S.S. competition and made the change from the familiar Chevy Impala to a Ford Fusion.  Steven has continually been noted by various media venues and internet sites in both the north and south and was featured in the October 2010 issue of Late Model Racer magazine.  Steven is most definitely a driver to be watched. 

 

 

In 2010 Steven Legendre Racing completed a full season in the P.A.S.S. South Series. finishing 9 in southern points and 5 on the National series scale.  Steven’s schedule also allowed him to compete in a few northern races closer to home where the team worked out of the familiar family race shop.  With a lot of miles under his belt, the 18-year-old finished high school in Danville, Vermont  while competing jointly from the race shop of Jay Fogleman/Shark Racing Development in Durham, North Carolina and Kendell Legendre Racing in St. Johnsbury, Vermont.  The team had been selected by Ford Racing Technology of Dearborn, Michigan to introduce Ford Racing’s new 347SR crate engine into P.A.S.S. competition and made the change from the familiar Chevy Impala to a Ford Fusion.  Steven has continually been noted by various media venues and internet sites in both the north and south and was featured in the October 2010 issue of magazine.  Steven is most definitely a driver to be watched. 

 

Plans for the 2011 season include a full schedule of P.A.S.S. South series races, some North series races at tracks found to be his favorites as the schedule allows and at this time National series races that are yet to be released by the series organization.  Finishing well in the 2010 season has earned him a provisional starting spot in a highly publicized race in North Wilkesboro, North Carolina, a track that in years past showed NASCAR Cup Series presence.  A new car is nearing completion and will be a force to be reckoned with.  Steven Legendre Racing is looking for podium finishes from the first roll out of the box in March.



(8/30/2010) The Pro All Stars Series made there yearly trip to South Boston Va for there 150 lap main event. The weekend at "America's Hometown Track" went very well for the #20 car of Steven Legendre, after practice friday Legendre was top 5 fastest car without even using new tires so Steven decided to end practice early and save the car until race day . Saturday we sat out first practice to make sure everything was in check on the #20 super late model, During second practice Legendre and the Shark Race Development Ford Racing #20 car toped the charts by 2 tenths over eventual race winner Jimmy Weller. Steven then decided to sit out final practice to prepare for qualifing. 

We rolled of 20th in qualifing order and Steven turned off two fast laps but neither were recorded because of transponder issues so they allowed one more lap but the good in the tires was all gone and Steven still pulled of a fast lap to qualify 9th fastest.  On the front strict of the driver meet and greet the top 10 qualifiers redrew for starting position and Steven drew the pole position and teammate Jay Fogleman drew outside pole, having this redraw going in our favor the #20 car moved from a 9th place starting spot to Pole position for the start of the race.

With Shark Race Development starting on the front row Legendre and Fogleman took the green flag and Steven jumped out to a lead with no contest from anybody. Legendre led the first 50 laps switching once with #29 Andy Loden but regaining after repassing Loden. After a lap 62 caution Legendre was shuffled back to 4th and decided to just ride around and save his car, while saving his car he was spun by another car which resulted in a yellow and Steven being put to the rear for being cause of the caution. After a solid drive back through the pack Legendre ended the night finishing 8th. 

Steven will be racing again this upcoming weekend at the historic North Wilkesboro Speedway Sept 3rd-4th    

(8/18/2010)  Over the summer Steven and the KLR crew have been traveling up and down the east coast from there VT based shop KLR in St Johnsbury VT and there NC based shop of JFco in Durham North Carolina, The summer has shown many ups and downs but even though the finishes dont say very much we have been running inside the top 10 in every race before either getting caught up in someone else's mess or having mechanical issues, and when luck is on our side Steven always finishes inside the top 10. All together Steven is currently 6th in PASS national points and 10th in PASS South points. 

Steven will be back in action Sat, Aug 28th at South Boston Speedway in South Boston VA. 

You can also follow Steven Legendre Motorsports on Facebook

 

 

 

In 2010 Steven Legendre Racing completed a full season in the P.A.S.S. South Series. finishing 9 in southern points and 5 on the National series scale.  Steven’s schedule also allowed him to compete in a few northern races closer to home where the team worked out of the familiar family race shop.  With a lot of miles under his belt, the 18-year-old finished high school in Danville, Vermont  while competing jointly from the race shop of Jay Fogleman/Shark Racing Development in Durham, North Carolina and Kendell Legendre Racing in St. Johnsbury, Vermont.  The team had been selected by Ford Racing Technology of Dearborn, Michigan to introduce Ford Racing’s new 347SR crate engine into P.A.S.S. competition and made the change from the familiar Chevy Impala to a Ford Fusion.  Steven has continually been noted by various media venues and internet sites in both the north and south and was featured in the October 2010 issue of magazine.  Steven is most definitely a driver to be watched. 

 

In 2010 Steven Legendre Racing completed a full season in the P.A.S.S. South Series. finishing 9 in southern points and 5 on the National series scale.  Steven’s schedule also allowed him to compete in a few northern races closer to home where the team worked out of the familiar family race shop.  With a lot of miles under his belt, the 18-year-old finished high school in Danville, Vermont  while competing jointly from the race shop of Jay Fogleman/Shark Racing Development in Durham, North Carolina and Kendell Legendre Racing in St. Johnsbury, Vermont.  The team had been selected by Ford Racing Technology of Dearborn, Michigan to introduce Ford Racing’s new 347SR crate engine into P.A.S.S. competition and made the change from the familiar Chevy Impala to a Ford Fusion.  Steven has continually been noted by various media venues and internet sites in both the north and south and was featured in the October 2010 issue of magazine.  Steven is most definitely a driver to be watched. 

 

In 2010 Steven Legendre Racing completed a full season in the P.A.S.S. South Series. finishing 9 in southern points and 5 on the National series scale.  Steven’s schedule also allowed him to compete in a few northern races closer to home where the team worked out of the familiar family race shop.  With a lot of miles under his belt, the 18-year-old finished high school in Danville, Vermont  while competing jointly from the race shop of Jay Fogleman/Shark Racing Development in Durham, North Carolina and Kendell Legendre Racing in St. Johnsbury, Vermont.  The team had been selected by Ford Racing Technology of Dearborn, Michigan to introduce Ford Racing’s new 347SR crate engine into P.A.S.S. competition and made the change from the familiar Chevy Impala to a Ford Fusion.  Steven has continually been noted by various media venues and internet sites in both the north and south and was featured in the October 2010 issue of magazine.  Steven is most definitely a driver to be watched. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 The 2010 Ford Fusion with a new Ford 347SR crate engine under the hood has made a strong showing in the first two races.  Legendre Racing had many race veterans lending a hand at the South Carolina Clash as well as Ford Racing Program Manager, Mike Delahanty of  Dearborn, Michigan.

Practice sessions saw many changes to the chassis and set up during the day on Friday but the car was dialed in by the time qualifying began.  Time trials placed Steven 18th on the starting grid in the 31 car field.  Legendre quickly made his way through the pack to lock himself into the top 5 for most of the race.  When the checkered flag flew, Legendre scored a podium finish, his career best third place. 

Legendre will be back in action again on April 3 at the P.A.S.S. Eastern Bunny 150 at Hickory Motor Speedway in Hickory, North Carolina.






(1/31/10) Steven Legendre and the KLR race team traveled to New Symrna Speedway FL to compete in the PASS Winterfest 150. Steven had a good car all day in practice but a late practice clutch malfunction lead the 20 car to be relegated to a one lap time trial run, which resulted in the 20th starting position. After the race had begun Steven and the KLR prepared car raced their way to a 6th place finish contesting for a top 5.

 




Steven Legendre to Introduce New Ford Crate Engine

Danville, Vermont –
Beginning in 2010, 17-year-old Steven Legendre will be driving Ford Fusions in P.A.S.S. competition with the new Ford 347SR crate engine under the hood.
Steven Legendre Racing has been working with Mike Delahanty, Program Manager for Sportsman Circle Track Racing at Ford Racing Technology in Dearborn, Michigan, to introduce the Ford crate engine into P.A.S.S. competition. “We’re very excited to get the opportunity to run the Ford crate engine in our race cars.” said Legendre.
After completing the full schedule of P.A.S.S. North Series races, the high school senior finished the season by running the last two P.A.S.S. South events out of the race shop of Jay Fogleman, one of the south’s most respected drivers in the world of super late models. Legendre will race the P.A.S.S. North Series from the Kendell Legendre Racing shop in St. Johnsbury, Vermont, as well as compete in the P.A.S.S. South Series in association with Jay Fogleman Motorsports and Shark Racing Development of Durham, North Carolina.





     

Call (802) 535-9212              (802) 535-9212       for more information or regarding sponsorship opportunities.
Or email Steven at steven@stevenlegendre.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TEENAGER LEGENDRE HEADED TO PASS

"Steven Legendre is not your typical kid," says Cris Michaud. "You know how kids his age are, but he's respectful. I'd just as soon go out to dinner with him as anything."

It's a nice compliment to be paid, no doubt, and Michaud, the three-time track champion at Barre's Thunder Road Int'l Speedbowl, knows Legendre well enough to be confident in the young man's character.

Sure, some things about him are typical: he plays basketball for his high school team, the Danville Indians, he goes to proms, he's one of the fun guys. And like most sixteen year-olds, he likes to drive fast.

But that's where Legendre seperates himself from most fast-driving high schoolers; he does his speeding on the race track. And next weekend, he'll go even faster. Read more at http://vtmotormag.blogspot.com/2009/04/teenager-legendre-headed-to-pass.html



            

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