Lee USA Spedway 10/8/17 Race Report

photo by Rich Hayes

Lee, NH – The annual Advanced Gas Distributors Oktoberfest event attracted race teams from all over New England for the traditional season-ending event at New Hampshire’s Center of Speed over the weekend, featuring ten divisions of racing action on the fast 3/8ths mile oval.

Saturday’s calendar featured qualifying for all ten divisions, with the Pure Stock main one of two run as part of the day one program.  Claremont’s Zach Lyn came home as the big winner in that one, outrunning a full 24-car field to post the win.

Former Lee USA Pure Stock champion Jesse Tellier came on strong late in the race to checker second aboard the Rob Carleton entry, with perennial Oktoberfest contender Matt Gauffin overcoming some mid-race issues to round out the podium in third with his beautifully prepared Saab.  Chris Fultz and Kyle Currier rounded out the top five finishers.
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Eddie MacDonald Posts Three Top Tens at Seekonk and Lee

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By: Dick Casey

Eddie MacDonald piloted the EXIT Realty/Hancock Electric Late Model Chevy to a third place finish in the DAV Fall Classic at Seekonk Speedway on Saturday, then raced to a determined seventh place run in the EXIT Realty/Grimm Construction Pro Stock Chevy in the final feature of the night. The team then headed to Eddie Mac’s family track, Lee USA Speedway for Sunday’s Pro Stock feature in the annual Oktoberfest to close out the racing season at the Lee, N.H. facility.

With the team unable to participate in the Friday practice session at Seekonk due to scheduling conflicts, the crew arrived Saturday morning prepping both the late model and the pro stock for the morning practice. Eddie Mac started third in the first of three pro stock 12 lap heats to score a third place finish placing him in the seventh slot in the feature. Eddie Mac drew the fourth slot in the third late model 12 lap heat then spent the rest of the time stuck on the outside with the preferred lane on the bottom to finish fifth. The Freddie Peterson owned Chevy would start 13th in the 50 lap feature.

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Lee USA Speedway prepares for huge Oktoberfest weekend

LEE, NH:  Plans continue to develop for the season-ending 34th annual

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Oktoberfest of Racing here at Lee USA Speedway with a $50,000 purse announced this week for the 10-division program Saturday and Sunday, October 7th-8th.

Drivers and cars from various New England speedways will be joining the Lee regulars for the traditional special season finale.

Super-modifieds, the Valenti modified tour and pro stocks lead the list of well over 200 race cars expected for the full 22-race program on Saturday, with practice at noon, and eight feature races on Sunday with the green flag at noon.

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NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION

LEE, N.H. — The first demolition derby in the 33-year history of Lee USA Speedway highlights a special multi-event “Night of Destruction” program Saturday. Youngsters will have Big Wheel and Power Wheel races starting at 5 p.m. with medalions going to the top finishers.

Six and eight-cylinder car demo qualifying heats will be followed by spectator drag races open to fans in their own cars. A four-cylinder car enduro feature event will be run along with a “Flag Pole” 10-lap event, where cars go around the track and a large obstacle tire on the speedway.

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Lee USA Speedway 9/15/17 Race Report

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Lee, NH – The final Friday night race of the 2017 season determined the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series championships at Lee USA Speedway, with “Hollywood” Dave Helliwell of Salem celebrating his second consecutive Rodfather Supermodified title aboard the Witkum Brother Racing machine.

Tyler Mailhot of Epping also picked up his second straight championship in the MLM Diagnostics Pure Stocks, while Frankie Eldredge of Exeter claimed his career-first in the R & R “The Tool Store and More” Late Model Sportsmen.

Veteran Boe Green of Berwick, ME captured the David’s Race Cars and Components crown, and Tewksbury, MA racer Christin DeStefano booked her seat at the head table for the annual “Banquet of Champions” by taking home the championship in the Tri City Line-X Ironman division.

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Season Championships, $26,000 on line in final Friday night races of 2017

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LEE, NH:  Season point championships, approximately $26,000 in prize and point money, plus five feature races all highlight the final night race of the 2017 season this Friday here at Lee USA Speedway.

Super-modifieds, late model sportsmen, pure stocks, hobby stocks and Ironmen stocks all will be in action along with the championship showdown spectator race, offering a hugh trophy to the winner.

Dave Helliwell, of Salem, N.H., has a commanding lead in the winged super-modified division driving the No.21 Witkum Brothers car from Salisbury. However, the 30-lap feature will decide plenty of point money from second place through 12th in the 2017 standings.

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