Tuesday, April 22, 2014

We are FOR Rescue - are you?

We are thrilled to partner with Friends of Rescue for another season!


Friends of Rescue is a 501c3 non-profit, non-breed-specific dog and cat rescue in North Alabama.  All of our animals are placed in foster homes and are fully vetted, spayed/neutered, and micro-chipped.

Animal rescue is near and dear to our own hearts.  We have adopted and fostered many dogs over the years, and enjoy spreading the word. If you've visited the NELCAR pits anytime in the past 3 years, you just might recognize this face.


Belle was one of our Friends of Rescue foster babies who stole the hearts of nearly every single person in the pit area at NHMS the day we picked her up! She found her forever home with the Cannell's (Pete drives the #49 NELCAR Legend car) and has been at the race track ever since.

Stop by our pit to find out more information about FOR, including adoption of the their amazing dogs and cats to New England!

Friday, April 18, 2014

Lee USA Speedway ~ 4.13.14

The 2014 NELCAR season kicked off at Lee USA Speedway on Sunday, April 13.  It was a very wet morning and cold day, but they did get all of the racing action in!


We got in some practice laps on Saturday, allowing us to break in the new motor at partial speed.



Sunday brought about the first full speed laps on the new motor.  We worked on the set-up and tried to keep up with the changing weather all day long, which resulted in the #8 picking up speed each time it hit the track.  We finished 5th in our heat race and 10th in the feature.


The 2014 is off to a great start!

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

MaineRacing.com Article

Matt was recently interviewed by Chris Roy for a MaineRacing.com article.  Check out what he's got to say about the off season, having a brand new motor under the #8 hood, the 2014 NELCAR schedule, his favorite tracks and more! 

CustomizedStickers.com & Magnets.com - A Winning Combination!

We are very excited to welcome Customized Stickers back on board for a fourth year! 

The Official Sticker of Hooligan Motorsports

"We're confident there's no easier way to order and buy custom bulk stickers than with Customized Stickers. Whether you're looking for custom bumper stickers, company logo stickers, or product labels we're happy to help! Located just outside of New York City in downtown Jersey City, NJ, we produce all of our custom stickers right here in the United States out of the highest quality papers, clear and white vinyl stocks, and UV resistant inks."

We're even more excited to announce that their sister organization, Magnets.com has come on board as a sponsor partner for 2014!

The Official Magnet of Hooligan Motorsports

"Magnets.com has been providing customized promotional magnets Since 1997. Our 2nd generation, family owned and operated business is located in Jersey City, New Jersey. Magnets.com has been recognized as a leading designer, printer, and manufacturer of custom high quality promotional and refrigerator magnets. Our 50,000+ clients - from Fortune 500's to small businesses across the world - depend on us for high quality magnets along with honest practices, free artwork and set up, and consultative customer service. Best of all, our custom magnets are made in the USA from recycled American sourced materials."

Having both CustomizedStickers.com and Magnets.com supporting the Hooligan Motorsports #8 this year means that we will have loads of great new swag for all of our fans!  Make sure you find us at the track and ask for some - whether it's in the pits, on track for one of our autograph nights, or even in the parking lot, we've got you covered. Here's a sneak preview of some of the awesome 2014 items...



Sunday, April 6, 2014

Woof! Woof! Welcome Back Casey Jones Bones!!!

We are thrilled to announce that Casey Jones Bones is on board again for 2014!

Opened up a box of #CaseyJonesBones #pumpkin for the #dogs at Wiscasset today    #8 #uslegends #dogstagram #dogtreats #racecar


Casey Jones Bones became an amazing part of our sponsor family last year, and we're very excited at what's ahead for 2014!

Lots going on at #Wiscasset fan appreciation night, including giveaways...you can win this awesome @caseyjonesbones basket! #dogstagram #dogtreats #raceday

Casey Jones Bones Dog Treats are made with all natural ingredients that your dog will love.

No Additives.

No Preservatives.

Just simple healthy ingredients.

It's OK if your dog drools, it's a natural reaction to our dog treats.



The Hooligan crew dogs have been big fans of Casey Jones Bones for years, so they are of course extra excited about this sponsor as well!

And, yes, this means you will find free samples of Casey Jones Bones in the #8 pit all season long, as well as full size boxes for sale!  Come visit... we love hearing about all of our fellow race dogs!

We are restocked with #CaseyJonesBones sample #dogtreats to hand out at the #racetrack ! #uslegends #8 #awesomesponsor #dogstagram

Make sure you like the Casey Jones Bones Facebook page and check out their website as well.  We can't thank them enough for their support and involvement in our racing!

Welcome Back Hobby Emporium!

Hooligan Motorsports is pleased to announce Hobby Emporium is on board again for the 2014 season!


This marks Hobby Emporium's third consecutive season as a part of our sponsor family! 

Come by Hobby Emporium and see the #8 #nelcar #uslegends today! #racecar #hobbyexpo #racing
Hobby Expo 2013
In business since 1974, Hobby Emporium carries slot cars, HO & N scale trains, puzzles, paint by numbers, model rocketry, reference books, modeling supplies, plastic models (cars, ships, aircraft, military, motorcycles, etc.) and so much more!

Hobby Emporium Owner Art with Matt & Nichole
Visit the store in Tyngsboro, Massachusetts and don't forget to like their Facebook page!  And don't forget about Hobby Expo 2014!  We're looking forward to it and will announce the date as soon as it's confirmed.

A young fan at Hobby Expo 2013
Fans checking out the #8 at Hobby Expo 2013