Emily PackardPackard excited for ACT race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway

EAST MONTPELIER, Vt. – After a couple poor experiences at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, the 17 year old East Montpelier native looks forward to redeeming herself. Emily Packard loves racing at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, and is hoping for a good run on Saturday in her 9x Northstar Fireworks/Packard Fuels car in the Bond Auto Parts ACT Invitational.
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6 Setzer On TrackCHARLOTTE, NC (September 17) – Entering the 2014 Pro All Stars Series (PASS) South Super Late Model campaign, Brandon Setzer had high hopes for success. But the season, did not start out the way he had hoped. Motor problems at Greenville-Pickens and Hickory, coupled with an accident at Dillon, had Setzer mired far back in the standings. But a mid-season switch from his family owned team to the potent Dick Woodman Racing entry saw Setzer score back-to-back podium finishes at Ace and Southern National. Since then, Setzer has returned to the family team and the good runs have continued. He now sits seventh in PASS South Super Late Model points, just 34 points out of the top five as the series prepares for this weekend’s Over The Mountain 150 at Hickory Motor Speedway.

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GSPS2By Shawn Sicard

Walpole, N.H. – Entries have been pouring in for the upcoming Fadden General Store 100 at North Woodstock, New Hampshire’s White Mountain Motorsports Park (WMMP) this Saturday, September 20th. 

 

There have been 28 drivers who have filed pre-entries for the event at the ¼ mile nestled in the White Mountains.  The usual suspects from the Granite State Pro Stock Series (GSPSS) are entered into the event, including point leader Matt Frahm, Dillon Moltz, Larry Gelinas, Derek Griffith, and Barry Gray.  Only 17 points separate Frahm, Moltz, and Gelinas, with two races remaining.  Frahm, who has finished on the podium in each of his last four races, and only finished worse than 7th once in the 2014 season (Star 6/28), and is focused on the task ahead.  “We have been working our butts off at the shop,” a determined Frahm spoke.  “We are determined to win the championship.  Everybody has been clicking extremely well at the track, and extremely efficient getting the most out of the car during practice.  Even if we are the fastest on the speed charts, the team never gives up on trying to find more speed, and I feel that is a huge part to our success recently.”

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Derek Griffith

PR/Photo – Eric LaFleche

N. Woodstock, NH – Teenage Hotshoe Derek Griffith is excited about this coming weekend’s trip to White Mountain Motorsports Park (WMMP).

 

WMMP is a picturesque ¼-mile bullring in northern New Hampshire that offers touring series the opportunity to race at one of the nicest facilities in New England.

 

Griffith is coming off a great podium finish at the Inaugural NH Classic 100 at Star Speedway on September 7, 2014. Derek started in the second spot for the 100 lap feature and stayed in the top 5 all day long. The podium finish allowed Griffith to pull ahead of Barry Gray for third place in the season long points battle. With 2 races to go, Derek feels he can seize an opportunity as the Granite State Pro Stock Series (GSPSS) makes its first ever trip to WMMP.

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GSPS2Walpole, NH-    With only two races remaining, the Granite State Pro Stock Series (GSPSS) has seen 9 different winners in 9 races on the 2014 season.  The next stop on the tour, the beautiful North Woodstock, NH facility, White Mountain Motorsports Park (WMMP), will throw a wild-card in the mix to keep the streak alive, as the GSPSS will race at the ¼ mile track for the first time in the series’ short existence.

 

The top three drivers in the 2014 championship standings have all recorded a win; Matt Frahm (Monadnock 5/31), Dillon Moltz (Star 9/7), and Larry Gelinas (Hudson 6/15).  However, five of the top 10 drivers in the point standings have not recorded a win (Derek Griffith, Mike Parks, Tommy O’Sullivan, Cory Robert, and Bobby Cabral).  Moltz, who has kept his no. 5, RB Performance/Brackett Mechanical Chevrolet, in the top of the field for the majority of the races this season, finally broke through and picked up the win at the NH Classic at Star Speedway last Sunday, September 7.  The former Waterford Speedbowl champion now sits just 15 points behind point leader, and career wins leader, Matt Frahm.  Gelinas, who led the points earlier in the season, sits only 17 behind Frahm with two races remaining. Read Full Article →

ACT LogoIncludes Full Bond ACT Invitational Roster

Waterbury, VT – The starting field for the 6th annual Bond Auto ACT Invitational at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway (NHMS) on Saturday, September 20, 2014 has been set. The sixth edition of the event will have the American Canadian Tour (ACT) introducing fans to a promising future for regional Late Model short track stock car racing. Veteran champions and former NHMS winners Eddie MacDonald, Rowley, MA; Joey Polewarczyk, Jr. (Pole), Hudson, NH; Ray Parent, Tiverton, RI; and Brian Hoar, Williston, VT have all won events at the “Magic Mile”. This year there are lots of young emerging stars who will challenge the veterans.

 

Top ten point chasers who are looking to make a statement at the Bond Auto ACT Invitational include two Vermont drivers, Jimmy Hebert, Williamstown and 18 year-old Emily Packard, E. Montpelier. Hebert already has two ACT wins with an opening event at Lee USA Speedway in 2013 and a win at the 7/8ths mile Sanair Speedway, outside Montreal, Quebec. He was also second-fastest of the thirty-five (35) cars participating in the recent test and tune session at NHMS. Packard may have more laps in 2014 than any other competitor in the field entering the Invitational. She has raced a full schedule on the ACT US and is currently 5th in points, less than 10 points out of second place. She also has maintained full-time weekly schedules at both Thunder Road Int’l Speedbowl in Barre, VT and Devil’s Bowl Speedway in West Haven, VT.

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456Randy Cabral is a one man thrill show. He didn’t disappoint the fans at Oswego Speedway on Sunday night with his demonstration of driving skills and speed on the way to his fifth win of the season.

Cabral of Kingston, MA tracked down Mendon, MA driver John Zych and passed him on the final turn to win the 25 lap NEMA midget feature, part of the Race Of Champions Weekend at Oswego. The midgets had waited over 24 hours to run their event, after being rained out on Saturday. They ran an abbreviated program without heats and only one round of practice.

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332The starting field for the 6th annual Bond Auto ACT Invitational at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway (NHMS) on Saturday, September 20, 2014 has been set. The sixth edition of the event will have the American Canadian Tour (ACT) introducing fans to a promising future for regional Late Model short track stock car racing. Veteran champions and former NHMS winners Eddie MacDonald, Rowley, MA; Joey Polewarczyk, Jr. (Pole), Hudson, NH; Ray Parent, Tiverton, RI; and Brian Hoar, Williston, VT have all won events at the “Magic Mile”. This year there are lots of young emerging stars who will challenge the veterans.

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PASS Racing

DEREK RAMSTROM WINS the Southern Maine Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep PASS 300

The 2014 PASS 400 Weekend at Beech Ridge Motor Speedway brought to you by Southern Maine Chrysler, Dodge,
Jeep has come to an end after what was a very exciting three days of racing.

On Sunday the Super Late Model last chance race was the first event of the day as the driver that had not already
qualified for the 300 lap main event had one more shot to get in the big show. Lonnie Sommerville won the last chance
race as he battled Bradley Babb throughout most of the race.
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WISCASSET SPEEDWAY PRESS RELEASE SEPTEMBER 13, 2014

COREY MORGAN 2014 STRICTLY STREET CHAMPION
By Lisa Maguire

Wiscasset Speedway began racing action last Saturday night, but rain arrived before the whole show could be presented. Heats for both Late Model Sportsman and Strictly Streets and the beginning of the Strictly Street feature had been started when rained out.

With only six of twenty-five laps complete, the drivers voted by majority vote not to make up the incomplete feature, thus ending their point season. This makes Corey Morgan the Strictly Street Point Champion. Morgan had a great season with four wins. In eight out of ten races, Morgan placed in the top three.
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Speedway 95

RAIN AGAIN STALLS SPEEDWAY 95 RACING PROGRAM

For the second week in a row, rain forced cancellation of the Saturday night racing show at Speedway 95. Not to be outdone by mother nature, the Stock Enduro class, made up of cars pretty much off the street, ran qualifying races and a 20 lap feature in the rain before the remainder of the night’s racing was cancelled. Jordan Harnish of Veazie picked up his career first feature win after winning the regular season championship in the new for 2014 division when the Wednesday night racing program ended in August. Harnish took the lead from Joshua Gerry of Burnham of the 11th lap, and led to the checkers. Gerry finished second with Sean MacNevin of Hudson in third. Fred Richards of Hermon slipped and slid his way to a fourth place finish, with Sean Davis of Bangor finishing fifth.
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PASS Racing

Excitement Is The Name Of The Game At Beech Ridge For PASS 400 Weekend

NAPLES, ME (September 11) – Over the past number of years, Beech Ridge Motor Speedway has established itself as one of the top short tracks in New England. And once again, the PASS 400 Weekend Presented by Southern Maine Motors will be one of the highlights as the 2014 season begins to wind down. A stellar field of Pro All Stars Series (PASS) North Super Late Models, along with a full complement of PASS support divisions will highlight an extended weekend of racing action that will go from Friday through Sunday.
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ACT LogoWaterbury, VT – The starting field for the 6th annual Bond Auto ACT Invitational at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway on Saturday, September 20 has been established. A field of 43 teams will compete in the 50-mile event that pays a minimum of seventy-five hundred dollars ($7,500) to win and one thousand dollars ($1,000) for 43rd. Teams have been chosen from throughout the Northeastern United States and the Province of Quebec, Canada to take part in one of the American Canadian Tour’s (ACT) most anticipated events of each year.
Previous Bond Auto ACT Invitationals have been won by some of the most notable names throughout the short tracks of the Northeast. Eddie MacDonald from Rowley, MA has three (3) Invitational wins; Joey Polewarczyk, Jr. (Pole) from Hudson, NH, and Ray Parent from Tiverton, RI each has won an Invitational. Using the unique ACT handicap system, every Invitational winner has come from a starting position no better than 19th-28th to take the wins.

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