ATT00001ROUGEMONT, NC (October 18) – Making only his second start in an asphalt stock car, Oklahoma’s Christopher Bell dominated the second half of the Orange County 150 presented by CV Products Saturday night at Orange County Speedway for his first career Pro All Stars Series (PASS) South Super Late Model win. The victory was the second of the 2014 PASS season for the Kyle Busch Motorsports team to go along with a win by Busch at Canada’s Autodrome Chaudiere in August.

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IMG_3996 (1280x853)CHARLOTTE, NC (October 14) – With another season headed into the record books over the next month or so for the Pro All Stars Series (PASS) South Super Late Model division, teams busily prepare for their next challenge coming up this weekend in the Orange County 150 presented by CV Products at Orange County Speedway. Amongst them is the Auramist-sponsored #28 team of young Jared Irvan. The third generation racer currently sits third in PASS South Super Late Model points competing in his first full season racing full-bodied stock cars.

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photo by Rich Hayes

photo by Rich Hayes

Lee, NH – After waiting out a bit of rain during the Saturday portion of Oktoberfest 2014 at Lee USA Speedway, racers from all over the region competed in 18 divisions of racing action at “New Hampshire’s Center of Speed”, closing out the year’s on-track action in style.

With so much racing on tap, track officials decided to schedule a handful of feature events for Saturday night, with the Vintage Outlaw Modifieds taking to the track first. Bill Bernard grabbed the feature win in that one, driving a replica of the famed George Savary Vega wagon-bodied mod.

More open-wheel action followed, with Robin Berghman outrunning Phil Lausier to score the Pro-4 Modified win. Andy Lindeman came out on top of the New England Truck Series main, “Slammin” Sammy Peabody took down the Hobby Stock/Strictly Stock “B” main, and Bob Murphy made it two straight Oktoberfest wins in the V6/V8 Enduro class.

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MacDonald

photo by Alan Ward

Jason Woodard and Tommy Smith Earn Track Championships

 

Barre, VT – The “Outlaw” Eddie MacDonald of Rowley, Massachusetts held off two-time and defending Thunder Road Track Champion Derrick O’Donnell to claim the victory in the 52nd running of the People’s United Bank Milk Bowl at Barre’s Thunder Road on Sunday, October 12. MacDonald put together a combined overall score of 14 points in the three-segment event to become the first winner from outside of Vermont since 2010.

MacDonald qualified with the third fastest time in yesterday’s Booth Bros./H.P. Hood Qualifying Time Trials. Outside polesitter and 2014 Serie ACT Champion Alex Labbe suffered mechanical issues at the start of the first segment and MacDonald then got around polesitter Joey Polewarczyk, Jr. to take the first segment win, just ahead of O’Donnell in second and 2009 Milk Bowl Champion John Donahue in third. Read Full Article →

GSPS2Walpole, NH-     The 2014 Granite State Pro Stock Series Champion will be crowned at the World Series at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park (TSMP) on October 18-19. 

 

Dillon Moltz holds a slim 16 point lead over veteran racer Larry Gelinas after 10 of 11 events, and a 17 point lead over Matt Frahm.  Moltz, driving the Brackett Mechanical/RB Performance machine, has quietly jumped into the lead, after finishing in the top 5 in his last four races, including a win at the NH Classic at Star Speedway.  “We are going into Thompson (Speedway Motorsports Park) with all guns loaded and not holding anything back,” Moltz exclaimed.  “We are going to go there doing what we’ve been doing all year.”

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OPS Oxford Plains Speedway

The Benjamin Motorsports team last race of 2014 was last weekend at Oxford Plains Speedway. The team was ready to get rolling and had a lot of momentum on there side. The team has won the last 4 of 5 races at the historic race track. In the first practice the team was on top of the speed charts. During the qualifying race Travis would start 2nd and finish 2nd, so that would start the 17 car in the 13th position for the 150 lap main event.

The start of the feature Travis would work his way into the top 10 early and by the half way mark Travis was running in 6th. There was a long run that went over 90 laps without a caution and with 25 laps to go Travis was 6th and battling for a top 5. After the restart on lap 128 the 17 car would slip back a bit and have to settle for a top 10 finish to end the year.
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Thunder Road

Eddie MacDonald Wins 52nd Milk Bowl at Thunder Road
Jason Woodard and Tommy Smith Earn Track Championships

Barre, VT – The “Outlaw” Eddie MacDonald of Rowley, Massachusetts held off two-time and defending Thunder Road Track Champion Derrick O’Donnell to claim the victory in the 52nd running of the People’s United Bank Milk Bowl at Barre’s Thunder Road on Sunday, October 12. MacDonald put together a combined overall score of 14 points in the three-segment event to become the first winner from outside of Vermont since 2010.
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Officials announce 2014-15 event schedule for East Coast Snocross,
Presented by AMSOIL, Woody’s Traction and FXR

FREMONT, New Hampshire (Oct. 11, 2014) – Officials at East Coast Snocross (ECS) have announced a nine-race event schedule for the 2014-2015 season. The new schedule was announced today at the New Hampshire Snowmobile Association’s annual Grass Drags & Water Cross at Peterson’s Brookvale Farm.

The schedule will take the series and its teams from New England north to Quebec, and on to the western-most reaches of New York. Highlights include a companion event with International Series of Champions’ (ISOC) AMSOIL Championship Snocross Series; a long-awaited return to Maine; and a return to the prestigious Ski-doo Grand Prix de Valcourt, in Valcourt, Quebec.

ECS will also sanction between one and three Hillcross events this season, beginning with a debut at the Granite Gorge ski area, on Dec. 6-7, 2014, just outside the city of Keene, New Hampshire. A second Hillcross event is tentatively scheduled for Dec. 20-21, with a third possible on April 4-5, 2015.
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Pontus EngstromGLENVILLE, New York (Oct. 6, 2014) — With the national snocross opener now less than two
months away, another of the northeast’s premiere race teams is busy preparing for a five-rider assault
on tracks throughout the snowbelt.

All Seasons Arctic Cat Racing, based in Glenville, New York, has assembled a group of five
experienced and talented athletes to compete for class championships on the East Coast Snocross
(ECS) series. The team will also run in three national events on the International Series of Champions’
(ISOC) AMSOIL Championship Series.

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fasjfasfasKurt Hewins of Leeds and Brenton Parritt of Steuben each won the extended length feature events in their respective divisions at Speedway 95 Sunday afternoon on Veteran’s Remembrance week-end at the Speedway, but in both cases, the win came after a late race caution and a short sprint to the checkers.
In the Ikey Dorr Memorial 100 lap Strictly Street event, Hewins and Duane Seekins of Stockton Springs dominated the top spot in the 31 car starting field for the entire distance. Hewins took off from the outside pole and led laps 1-16 that were marred with early race cautions. On lap 17, Seekins took over the top spot and held it through several more caution periods until a caution on lap 57. On that restart, Hewins wrestled the lead from Seekins and held it until the yellow flew again on lap 97, setting up a three lap dash for the $3000 first prize. Hewins and Seekins battled side by side to the end, where Hewins, an Oxford Plains Speedway regular, beat the Speedway 95 veteran by half a car length. Seekins finished second, taking home $2000 for his efforts, with 2014 Speedway 95 Strictly Street champion Alex Berry of Harrington taking home $1000 for his third place finish. Rounding out the top five were 2013 Ikey Dorr race winner Maurice Young of Chelsea in fourth and Glenburn’s Jordan Pearson finishing fifth. Burnham’s Chris King finished sixth, seventh was Bimbo Look of Jonesport, eighth place went to Bradley Norris of Ellsworth, ninth was Kris Matchett of Skowhegan and tenth spot was taken by Geoffrey Rollins of Groton Mass.

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ATT00001CHARLOTTE, NC (October 5) – Pro All Stars Series (PASS) officials announced today the release of the 2015 schedule for the PASS South Super Late Models. The 10th Anniversary season for the South’s top short track series will be highlighted by the return of stock car racing to the triangular shaped, half-mile Concord Speedway on Memorial Day weekend and by the move of the Mason Dixon Meltdown to the legendary Hickory Motor Speedway for the first time in series history. With 15 dates confirmed and an additional date to possibly be added in September, the PASS South Super Late Models will compete at 11 different venues over the course of the 2015 season.

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photo by RPM

photo by RPM

EAST MONTPELIER, Vt. – Emily Packard was looking forward to running the 52nd Annual Milk Bowl this weekend at Thunder Road, but Mother Nature has a way of changing plans.

With the opportunity to showcase her talents at the NASCAR Drive for Diversity Combine on October 13th through the 15th, Packard’s travel/Combine schedule doesn’t allow her enough time to run the Late Model race at Thunder Road and then travel to Virginia in a timely manner.  “I was really looking forward to competing in the Milk Bowl this weekend,” said Packard, “but by it being moving to next weekend, we just didn’t have enough time to allow us to race and then travel to Virginia as needed to meet the Drive for Diversity schedule .”

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troadBarre, VT – The 52nd running of the People’s United Bank Milk Bowl at Thunder Road in Barre, VT has been postponed due to forecasted rain. The entire weekend schedule from Friday, October 3 through Sunday, October 5 has been postponed and rescheduled for Friday, October 10 through Sunday, October 12.

 

“The Milk Bowl is a two-day show and with the weather looking like a complete washout for Saturday’s qualifying and lingering showers Sunday morning, the integrity of the biggest race of the season is jeopardized if we try to make it a one-day show,” announced Thunder Road Co-Owner and Promoter Tom Curley.

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Photo by Eric LaFleche

Photo by Eric LaFleche

Waterbury, VT – The latest entry in the People’s United Bank Milk Bowl, to be held on Sat-Sun, October 04-05, 2014 at Thunder Road in Barre, VT, is Austin Theriault from Fort Kent, Maine. Theriault began his Late Model racing career with the American Canadian Tour (ACT) in 2010 as a sixteen-year-old rookie. Just like newly crowned 2014 ACT Champion, Joey Polewarczyk, Jr, from Hudson, NH, Theriault helped set the standard for the new younger generation of ACT racers in the Northeast.

 

Theriault has spent the last two years running in the Super Late Model division in the Southeast and Midwest. He took an opportunity with BKR (NASCAR star Brad Keslowski development program) in 2013, and saw tremendous success. In 2014, Theriault was contracted by JR Motorsports, headed by Dale Earnhardt Jr., to race in the second tier division of NASCAR, the Nationwide Series. He competed at Iowa Speedway, New Hampshire Motor Speedway and most recently at the Kentucky Motor Speedway. He had outstanding results with 15th, 21st and 18th place finishes respectively.

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photo by Norm Marx

photo by Norm Marx

Oxford, ME – Joey Doiron drove his #73 Wild Willy’s Burgers Chevrolet to a hard fought win in the Pro All Stars Series North season finale at Oxford Plains Speedway.  After a dismal performance at his best track in Beech Ridge just a few weeks ago, Doiron was determined to end his PASS North season with a statement, and he did just that.  Doiron took the lead with 18 laps to go from David Oliver to secure the victory in a very short 150 laps.  After the race, Doiron was ecstatic to be in victory lane.

“I really thought I cost myself the race there near the end,” Doiron said, referring to contact made in the last caution, “I just made a mistake with that lapped car, but we pulled it off! That was quite a battle with David, I found some grip on the outside and he was fast down on the bottom.”

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