Dave Etheridge Strong Contender For Stafford VMRS 80

Dave Etheridge Strong Contender For Stafford VMRS 80

(Stafford Springs, CT)—Stafford Speedway will host the Valenti Modified Racing Series for the first of two races in 2018 Friday, May 18, and perhaps no driver is more excited for the race than Portland, CT native Dave Etheridge. The driver of the #34 Warner Turf Equipment / Belltown Motors Chevrolet is looking for his first top-10 finish of the 2018 season after finishes of 13th at Thompson and 19th at Waterford. Stafford has been a good track for Etheridge over the past two seasons with top-4 finishes in four of out of the last five VMRS races held at Stafford in 2016-2017.
(more…)

Eddie MacDonald Battles for Tenth Place Finish at Thunder Road

https://newenglandracingnews.com/16/category/touring-series-news/act/

Eddie MacDonald Battles for Tenth Place Finish at Thunder Road

Eddie MacDonald battled his racecar and a caution filled race to post a determined tenth place finish in the ACT opener at Barre, Vermont’s Thunder Road on Sunday, May 6. After a two week delay, the 33rd year for the American Canadian Tour took the green flag in the 20th Community Bank 150 only to wait out a two hour rain delay after completing only two laps of the 150 lap feature.
(more…)

Big Month Of May For PASS Continues At Oxford, Concord, & Thunder Road

Big Month Of May For PASS Continues At Oxford, Concord, & Thunder Road

NAPLES, ME (May 8) – For racers and fans across the United States, the month of May is huge. And it’s no different for the Pro All Stars Series (PASS), which will feature the best in Super Late Model racing throughout the remainder of the month.

Following a hard fought and exciting race this past Saturday night at Star Speedway for the PASS North Super Late Models which saw Travis Benjamin take the win over Reid Lanpher, the series regulars will get a much deserved weekend off. But, PASS North will return to action on Sunday, May 20 for their second visit of the season to Oxford Plains Speedway for the Honey Badger Bar & Grill 150. Waterboro, ME’s Curtis Gerry will look to continue his dominance of the legendary oval as his competitors look for the key to winning as they prep for August’s $25,000 to win Oxford 250.
(more…)

ACT Set to Tackle Tricky Lee Oval at New Hampshire Governor’s Cup

American Canadian Tour

ACT Set to Tackle Tricky Lee Oval at New Hampshire Governor’s Cup

Waterbury, VT – After finally kicking off the 2018 season this past Sunday, the American-Canadian Tour will be right back in action just six days later. The New Hampshire Governor’s Cup 150 at Lee USA Speedway this Saturday, May 12 will continue a busy early-season stretch for ACT teams created by multiple postponements. As such, their mettle will be tested as they set up their summer-long charge for the ACT Late Model Tour championship.
(more…)

Rowan Pennink Sets Sight On VMRS 80 at Stafford

Rowan Pennink Sets Sight On VMRS 80 at Stafford

(Stafford Springs, CT)—When the Valenti Modified Racing Series descends upon Stafford Motor Speedway next Friday, May 18 for the VMRS 80, Rowan Pennink will be looking to continue his red hot start to the season. Pennink, the 2013 VMRS Champion, opened the season with a win at Thompson and most recently a VMRS win at Waterford, making him 2 for 3 thus far in 2018 behind the wheel of Gary Casella’s #25 machine.

(more…)

HINKLEY TAKES 50 LAP PROSTOCK MAIN EVENT AT WISCASSET

HINKLEY TAKES 50 LAP PROSTOCK MAIN EVENT AT WISCASSET
by Ken Minott
     With the arrival of May and warming weather, Wiscasset Speedway moved its weekly race program to Saturday evening. With the backdrop of one of the track’s signature sunsets, Group 1 divisions gathered for their second week of competition. The ServPro of Biddeford-Saco Prostocks had center stage with a 50 lap spotlight feature. Wiscasset’s Nick Hinkley started mid-pack and took advantage of a handful of early cautions, all for minor spins, and picked his way into the lead of the 13 car field by lap 6. From there he settled into a comfortable half straightaway advantage to secure his first Prostock win since 2016. Hinkley is the reigning Late Model champion. Defending Prostock champ Deren Ripley of Thomaston turned in a runner-up finish in his season debut. Ajay Picard of Palmyra picked up his second straight 3rd place finish. Other winners on the evening included Wiscasset’s Josh Bailey grabbing his 2nd straight 25 lap feature win in the Maxwell’s Market Super Streets. He was joined in victory lane by fellow 2-time champ Jason Oakes of Boothbay and Neil Evans of Randolph. Hayden Norris of West Gardiner equaled Bailey’s feet by grabbing his second straight win in the Cahill Tire 4-cylinder Pros 25 lap contest. A shake-up in post-race inspection resulted in Connor Wenners of Edgecomb taking 2nd and Taylor Lane of Phillips taking home 3rd. Spencer Sweatt of Albion was a runaway winner in the Thunder 4 Minis 25 lap feature. David Greenleaf of Brunswick made a last lap pass to claim a career-best 2nd place finish. Noah Hagget of Woolwich was 3rd.

(more…)

Dore kicks off 2018 GSPSS season with Claremont 100 Victory!

Dore kicks off 2018 GSPSS season with Claremont 100 Victory!
GRANITE STATE PRO STOCK SERIES PRESENTED BY SPRINGFIELD BUICK GMC
WALPOLE, N.H. –

Jacob Dore driving the #05 overcomes an incredibly stout field to take home his first victory in a full bodied car at Claremont Speedway this past Saturday night. #14 Matt Frahm of Salem, N.H. Pressured Dore in the closing laps but spun out with just a few laps to go. “I was getting nervous with Matt but, I trust him a lot, we’ve raced together before, I didn’t think we were as fast as he was.” Dore said.
(more…)

Corliss Dominates for Win in Community Bank 150

Corliss Dominates for Win in Community Bank 150

Barre, VT – Hometown driver Jason Corliss showed why he’s considered one of the top drivers at Barre, VT’s Thunder Road on Sunday, May 6 with a dominating win in the 20th Community Bank 150. It was the first American-Canadian Tour (ACT) Late Model Tour win of his career, but his ninth Late Model win at the “Nation’s Site of Excitement” in his young career.

Corliss started on the pole after earning a +5 in his qualifying heat under ACT’s plus-minus system. But while he eventually led 142 laps, he had to head off several challenges along the way. The first was a rain delay that halted the event during a lap-two caution. Once the race resumed, he then had to contend with Williamstown, VT’s Jimmy Hebert, who was looking for a home track win of his own.

(more…)

TJ Brackett holds off Gabe Brown in Oxford Plains Speedway Super Late Model race

TJ Brackett holds off Gabe Brown in Oxford Plains Speedway Super Late Model race

Oxford, Maine – TJ Brackett of Buckfield rocketed into the race lead on the first lap and held on to post his first victory of the season in Sunday’s 50-lap Budweiser Championship Series Super Late Model main event at Oxford Plains Speedway.

Brackett, a two-time track champion in the top class at OPS, needed all of his veteran savvy and track position to hold off a determined challenge by 15-year-old newcomer Gabe Brown of Center Conway, New Hampshire. Brown’s last-lap challenge from the outside groove fell short by inches, and just .012-seconds.
(more…)

Bentley Warren To Be Grand Marshall For CARQUEST Genden Auto Parts 75 Presented By T-Bird Mini Marts ISMA Season Opener

Matthew Wiernasz
WINCHESTER, NH- One of the most iconic names in motorsports Bentley Warren will be the Grand Marshall for the CARQUEST Genden Auto Parts 75 Presented by T-Bird Mini Marts.  It will be close to four decades that the Supermodifieds have raced at Monadnock.
” Both things are great actually both things are fantastic. I raced a midget up there one time. It should be a very good Supermodified track because the Supers are so darn fast and the caliber of cars and drivers are just unbelievable.” Warren Said

(more…)

Mike Ordway, Jr and Clyde Booth Teaming Up For 2018 ISMA Season

Matthew Wiernasz
WINCHESTER, NH-  Mike Ordway, Jr and Clyde Booth will team up for the 2018 ISMA season when they kickoff with CARQUEST Genden Auto Parts 75 presented by T-Bird Mini Parts on Saturday, May 19. The plan is to run the full schedule in 2018.
” I believe the main challenge will be learning which grooves these types of cars like. Along with how everyone else is going to learn the racetrack. These will come with the opening day challenges of any year with new racecars, redesigned racecars, and people just trying to get the bugs worked out on opening day in general.” Ordway, Jr Said
” Well, I think its great. The main thing is its an added venue to our series and I think the area whether it would be New Hampshire or Connecticut. They really understand the Supermodifieds. I just think it’s going to be good for the crowd and certainly good for us.” Booth Said Booth believes when fans come to Monadnock on Saturday, May 19 that they will see an exciting race when you see all the Supermodifieds out on the track with the wing on it.

(more…)

Travis Benjamin prevails in PASS North Super Late Model thriller at Star Speedway

photo by Norm Marx

Epping, NH – Defending Pro All Stars Series North Super Late Model champion Travis Benjamin of Belfast, Maine nailed down his first race victory of the season, prevailing in a close battle versus Reid Lanpher to earn top honors in Saturday night’s Support 50 Legs 150 at Star Speedway in Epping, New Hampshire.

Benjamin’s paint-swapping battle with Lanpher was just the final entertaining duel on the racy quarter-mile oval for the lead.  The Weirs GMC-sponsored racer turned back other challengers during the 150-lapper, most notably from Johnny Clark and Joe Squeglia, Jr.

(more…)