photo by Chris Cormie

photo by Chris Cormie

(Hudson, NH) – Derek Griffith Racing has a very busy weekend ahead, first the 18-year-old driver will try to maintain his slim Granite State Pro Stick Series (GSPSS) point lead as the series visit’s Monadnock Speedway for the first time in 2015.

The turnaround will be quick as the team will also travel to the “Nation’s Site of Excitement”, Barre, Vermont’s Thunder Road Speedbowl for the first-ever 150-lap Pro All Stars Series (PASS) Super Late Model race.

Griffith currently is on a hot streak and the driver hopes to continue that at Monadnock, he goes on to explain, “We have a win and a second place finish to start the GSPSS season, another podium at Monadnock would be great. I know we’ll have the car to do it. My Crew Chief Louie [Mechalides] always has a great set-up for this bullring.” Read Full Article →

Thunder Road staff photo

Thunder Road staff photo

Barre, VT—Thunder Road held its second open practice session of the 2015 season on Friday. Drivers from all three weekly divisions converged on Barre, VT’s Thunder Road in preparation for the Memorial Day Classic on Sunday, May 24.

 

26 of Thunder Road’s American-Canadian Tour (ACT) Late Models were on hand. South Burlington, VT’s Trampas Demers, the 2005 Memorial Day Classic Champion, was one of the drivers taking advantage of the chance to earn track time and experiment with setups.

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vlr new logo(Spencer, MA) – Crew Chief’s Corner, hosted by Bobby Bailey and Rob Hill, have announced today that they are moving to Victory Lane Radio (VLR) effective Thursday, May 28th at 9 pm EST. The duo has hosted the show since its founding in 2013 and the show talks about all levels of NASCAR racing.

Bobby Bailey commented on joining Victory Lane Radio, “It’s an honor to join Eric at Victory Lane Radio. He has created a well-respected radio network that is capable of supporting and programming live broadcasts at tracks all throughout the United States. It gives Rob and me the perfect opportunity to expand on what we’ve started over a year and a half ago.” Read Full Article →

GSPS2Winchester, NH – The Granite State Pro Stock Series will travel to Monadnock Speedway, May 23, for the Memorial Day 100.  The Memorial Day 100 will be the third event of the 12-race season, and will be the seventh time the Granite State Pro Stock Series has visited the facility since 2013, running twice a season each year.  The following is a closer look at the numbers of the Granite State Pro Stock Series (GSPSS), and Monadnock Speedway.

 

MONADNOCK SPEEDWAY NOTES:

-Monadnock Speedway opened on Aug. 13, 1971.

-Nicknamed “Mad Dog”.

-The historic track has seen such drivers as Jimmy Spencer, Beaver Dragon, Ken Bouchard, Mike Stefanik, Reggie Ruggiero, Stub Fadden, Dave Dion, and Robbie Crouch take victories at the Winchester, NH facility.

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500web-PASS-2006-MasterPASS Super Late Models Ready For Historic First Visit To Thunder Road This Sunday

NAPLES, ME (May 21) – Not very long ago, it was pretty unlikely for New England race fans to think that the Pro All Stars Series (PASS) AIM Recycling Super Late Models Pres. By Kenny U-Pull would ever race at Vermont’s Thunder Road International Speedbowl. But, what was once a dream for many will become a reality when the stars of PASS hit Thunder Road for the first time ever this Sunday afternoon as part of the Mekkelsen RV Memorial Day Classic. The PASS AIM Recycling Super Late Models will compete for 150 green flag laps, along with action for Thunder Road’s ACT Late Models, the Bond Auto Tiger Sportsmen, and the Allen Lumber Street Stocks.
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Dave Brown photo

Dave Brown photo

Waterbury, VTThe American Racer Three Star program is designed to recognize three teams in no particular order of performance that had outstanding races at American-Canadian Tour (ACT) U.S. tour events. There are no specific criteria for deciding who might receive the award of a free American Racer Tire (value $125.00), but a special effort by a team, exceptional race, just plain old hard luck, or any other accepted reason to give the award is used to decide the award recipients.

 

The three stars are chosen by ACT officials and will receive certificates for use of a free American Racer tire at a race of their choosing during 2015.

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Dave Brown photo

Dave Brown photo

Barre, VT—The 53rd Annual Mekkelsen RV Memorial Day Classic will be held at Barre, VT’s Thunder Road on Sunday, May 24 and is shaping up as one of the biggest ever. The Pro All Stars Series (PASS) North Series are making their inaugural visit to Thunder Road, marking the first time Super Late Models take to the high banks in 20 years.

A host of Thunder Road locals and American-Canadian Tour (ACT) regulars have entered the PASS 150-lap event. 1999 “King of the Road” and eight-time ACT Tour Champion Brian Hoar is an early name to watch. The Williston, VT veteran has 16 wins at Thunder Road, including three in the Vermont Milk Bowl and a win with the NASCAR Busch North Series in 2003. Read Full Article →

SONY DSCThe Benjamin Motorsports team headed across the border this past weekend and raced in Valle Junction Quebec. The team was looking to turn it season around and need a good run. In the first practice the team would have to go to work because of an engine issues. The team found a broken rocker in the cylinder head and it would take all day to get it fixed and the team would have to miss all the practice and qualifying races. That meant the 17 car would start in the 21st position for the 150 lap feature.
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309-PASS South Print LogoPASS Young Guns Looking To Follow In Fathers’ Footsteps At Concord

CHARLOTTE, NC (May 19) – Anticipation continues to build as the Pro All Stars Series (PASS) Super Late Models and KOMA Unwind Modified Madness Series prepare for this Friday night’s Old Glory Twin 125s at Concord Speedway. Located about 20 minutes from Charlotte Motor Speedway, the Old Glory Twin 125s will mark the first racing action held at Concord Speedway since PASS held the Mason Dixon Meltdown there in November, 2012.

PASS South is celebrating 10 years of making Super Late Model history in 2015 and has established itself as one of the premier short track divisions in all of racing. Likewise, Concord Speedway has made its share of history. First, as a 4/10 mile dirt oval that hosted such legendary names as Freddy Smith, Jack Pennington, Jeff Purvis, and Mike Duvall. And then, transforming into its triangular shaped, half-mile paved configuration that the stars of PASS and the KOMA Unwind Modifieds will tackle on Friday night. The iconic Big 10 Super Late Model Series made names of such short track stars as Rich Bickle, Jack Sprague, and Freddie Query, just to name a few.
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NEMST1Veterans Top NEMST at Lee USA

On what was the most beautiful day of 2015 so far 23 NEMST minis packed the infield of Lee USA Speedway for the 2nd annual Bull Ring Bash. Practice early in the day revealed that Tim Collins was the fastest car at the speedway for the 3rd event of the NEMST Season. Tim was joined by 2014 champion Toby Wells and Matt Sonnhalter at the top of the leaderboards.

Collins started at the rear of the first heat race and had his work cut out for him to earn heat points by finishing in the top 5. Collins thundered through the field diving low, shooting high, and running 3 wide to make his way to the front. On lap 7 he took the lead from Louis Maher and walked to the Environmental Engines victory. Toby Wells ran hard in the 2nd heat starting mid pack and making his way to the front passing 2011 Champion Rob Greenleaf on his way to the Environmental Engines Heat Race win. Collins drew an invert of 1 row for the feature as the lineup was set.
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Story by Matt Grant

Wiscasset, ME – The Amsoil NELCAR Legends Tour rolled through the gates of Wiscasset Speedway on Saturday, for the second of the scheduled nine visits to the coastal raceway in 2015.  For the first time in quite a number of years, the INEX National Qualifier for the State of Maine was awarded to Wiscasset, as their interest in and support of legend cars has become second to none.  With 19 cars signed in to compete, and 50 laps the distance, this very special feature event was a treat for the teams and fans alike.  With the regular NELCAR lineup rules tossed out the window for the day, the heat races would determine the feature starting grid, straight up.
For heat 1, U.S. Marine Veteran Pete Cannell in the 88 was on the pole, with the 70 of Tylar Braunschweig to his outside. Braunschweig got the advantage into turn 1, and took off with the lead. Canadian driver Cory Hall in the 08 made his way by Cannell from the 3rd spot, with Alan Smith in the 33 following Hall through from 5th.

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Photo by Norm Marx

Photo by Norm Marx

Story by Evan Beaulieu

Vallee-Junction, Quebec – Joey Doiron had an impressive return to the Autodrome Chaudiere this past weekend, as he led 80 laps en-route to a runner up finish in the “Frameco 150” Pro All Stars Series North event.  It was another strong performance for Doiron at one of his favorite race tracks, and he always enjoys going to race in Canada.

“Everyone up here treats us really well when we race here, and I really enjoy this track and be able to run our big motor, this place is a blast,” Joey said after the race, “I’m happy we ran so well but I really want a win here too, we will get it soon enough though if we keep running top three here.” Read Full Article →

NEMST1On what was the most beautiful day of 2015 so far 23 NEMST minis packed the infield of Lee USA Speedway for the 2nd annual Bull Ring Bash. Practice early in the day revealed that Tim Collins was the fastest car at the speedway for the 3rd event of the NEMST Season. Tim was joined by 2014 champion Toby Wells and Matt Sonnhalter at the top of the leaderboards.

 

Collins started at the rear of the first heat race and had his work cut out for him to earn heat points by finishing in the top 5. Collins thundered through the field diving low, shooting high, and running 3 wide to make his way to the front. On lap 7 he took the lead from Louis Maher and walked to the Environmental Engines victory. Toby Wells ran hard in the 2nd heat starting mid pack and making his way to the front passing 2011 Champion Rob Greenleaf on his way to the Environmental Engines Heat Race win. Collins drew an invert of 1 row for the feature as the lineup was set.

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