Mainely Motorsports TV – January 15, 2014 Show #346
Waterbury, VT – The American Canadian Tour (ACT) released its 2014 schedule which is highlighted by visits to nine (9) different Northeast tracks. The schedule includes a total of twelve (12) events with nine (9) Championship point counting events and three popular ‘special’ events on the calendar.
The traditional event to open the 2014 campaign on April 12-13 will once again be at the Lee USA Speedway in Lee, New Hampshire. The ACT has been visiting the 1/3 mile oval since Red and Judy MacDonald purchased the speed plant in 1987. “It is just one of those relationships that have endured throughout the past 25 years. We tried to help Red and Judy when they first started, and they have been there for us whenever we needed help over the years. This kind of relationship, in this type of business, is generally very rare, but greatly appreciated” said Tom Curley, President of the American Canadian Tour, which was established in 1986.
The home of the ACT, Thunder Road International Speedbowl will host its only point counting event with the Merchants Bank 150 on opening weekend April 26-27. Next up will be the historic Spring Green 114 to be held at the Devil’s Bowl Speedway in Fair Haven, VT on Sunday, May 4. This will be the fourth opening day Spring Green event at the super fast ½ mile oval.
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Mainely Motorsports TV – November 6, 2013 Show – #336
Walpole NH – As the Granite State Pro Stock Series enters its 3rd season of competition in 2014 there are changes ahead. Series President Mike Parks stated today that the afflation with Modified Racing Series will come to a close at the end of 2013. The Race day operations will all remain the same so things will continue as normal. Parks and the entire staff of the GSPSS wish to thank Jack Bateman and the entire group from the Modified Racing Series for their help the last two seasons. As we enter our 3rd season we are ready to stand on our own two feet. We are currently working on the 2014 schedule with a 12 to 14 race schedule. Series officials stated the schedule will be released at the 2013 Awards Banquet on Friday Dec 27th. You can find us on Facebook at Granite State Pro Stock Series or at GSPSS.net
FORT KENT, Maine – Austin Theriault likes where his Brad Keselowski Racing team is at as it heads into the homestretch of the 2013 season.
Fresh off a podium finish at New Smyrna (Fla.) Speedway last weekend, the BKR development driver believes that momentum could pay big dividends as he enters this weekend’s Southern Super Series All-American 400 at the history Fairgrounds Speedway in Nashville, Tenn.
“I’m really looking forward to running this race,” Theriault said. “It’s one of the biggest races in the country, one of the biggest Super Late Model races that we run all year. Having two big races coming up, it’s important to make good use of the momentum we’ve built up over the last couple of months and have some success. This would be a good time to do that.”
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WINCHESTER, Ind. – Austin Theriault of Fort Kent, Maine, finished sixth in the ARCA/CRA Super Series Winchester 400 at Winchester Speedway in Winchester, Ind., on Sunday, October 13. Theriault overcame a flat tire early in the race to move into the Top-5 in the closing laps, but contact from another car shot him up the track and into the wall – costing him a valuable track position and a potential shot at victory. The Brad Keselowski Racing development driver left Winchester with his best career finish at the track, even after losing a lap early on and having the late-race incident.
WHO: Austin Theriault, Fort Kent, Maine
TEAM: Brad Keselowski Racing No. 29 Checkered Flag Foundation Ford
CREW CHIEF: Gary Crooks, Mooresville, N.C.
WHAT: ARCA/CRA Super Series Winchester 400
WHERE: Winchester Speedway, Winchester, Ind. (.500-mile banked oval)
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story by Chris Roy
13 year old TJ Bleau, of Troy, NH has made a late season charge in the MOAT Mountain Series at New Hampshire Motor Speedway (NHMS). Scoring 2 top 3 finishes this past weekend at NHMS, TJ has moved into the top 10 in points with 2 races left in the season. “It was amazing. We put a new engine in the car last week and the car is really fast and Kenny my Crew Chief has the car handling perfectly. We had some bad luck at the beginning of the season so it feels great to have a successful weekend. I hope it continues for the last weekend of the season.”
The road course race on Sunday was an interesting as Mother Nature decide to watch the race and brought the rain. “It was a little scary at first, my dad told me to race safe but if I wanted a good finish I would have to race on the edge. That’s what I did. The longer the race went on the more comfortable I got and was able to get 2nd.”
Wayne Helliwell returned to the Granite State Pro Stocks and added his first GSPSS win to his resume. The defending ACT champion started on the front row, and never looked back, leading all 100 laps to win the group’s first ever visit to the Groveton, NH 1/4 mile oval.
The event got off with a bang, as several cars got together on the opening lap. Points leaders Jeremy Davis and Mike O’Sullivan were caught up with Tom O’Sullivan. All cars were able to continue.
Lee, NH – The main event at Lee USA Speedway last Friday night was the annual Lance Davis Memorial, a 50-lap Late Model Sportsman race held in honor of the popular driver whose sudden passing shocked and saddened the Lee USA community in the summer of 2003.
The Davis family was on hand to present the top ten finishers with trophies commemorating the event, and it was once again Grant Aither taking home the biggest one after a convincing victory in the extra-distance affair for the Prime Storage and Warehouse-sponsored LMS division.
CODY ROBBINS AND GARETT HAYMAN SHARE BOMBER SPOTLIGHT
Milford’s Garett Hayman led all 30 laps of the Bomber Division series race #3 and took the win after starting on the pole. Cody Robbins of Montville challenged Hayman hard through two restarts in the closing laps and finished second in the night’s race, and also won the 3 race Bomber series points title. Amy Houde of Howland, who won last Wednesday night’s Ladies Division feature, finished the night’s Bomber race third in the 13 car field. Brewer’s Sam Betts and Carmel’s Denis Burns finished in fourth and fifth respectively. Burns finished second in the series points race, with Scott Bonney of Bangor finishing third.
Andy Saunders of Ellsworth led from the pole to the checkers in the caution free 40 lap Dysart’s Late Model feature with Rookie Andrew McLaughlin of Harrington chasing him for the entire distance and finishing second. Third went to Winterport’s Ryan Deane who was catching the two leaders but ran out of time as the checkers fell. Last week’s winner John Kalel II of Orrington finished a strong fourth with Duane Seekins of Stockton Springs finishing fifth.
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Scarborough, ME – With just two races remaining in the VIP Thursday Thunder Series at Beech Ridge Motor Speedway, it is down to a battle between Matt Bourgoine and Evan Beaulieu. The two longtime Legends Cars rivals were separated by just 46 points going into Thursday night’s event. For the rest of the field, it was their chance to improve on their point’s position, as third through twelfth is very close, and also a chance to get into Victory Lane, as only three drivers have through seven races. With 20 cars in the field, both Bourgoine and Beaulieu, along with Tylar Braunschweig would have to come from the rear of the field after their top three finishes last week, setting up for a very interesting race.
Longtime Legends Cars driver Anthony Pagliarulo, driving a rebuild Sedan for the first time, started on the pole with the 19 of Kevin Girard Jr. on the outside. Pagliarulo lead the first lap, but it didn’t take long before the 399 of Bob Weymouth made the move to the inside and took the race lead. Weymouth and Girard ran side by side for the first few laps of the race before a caution came out for the 49 of Pete Cannel going for a spin. On the restart, Weymouth got the start, but the 51 of John Peters and the 59 of Reid Lanpher were able to drive to the inside and grab the race lead. Lanpher and Peters put on a thrilling race for the lead, until the races final caution came out with ten laps to go for the 33 of Alan Smith getting spun around in turn three.
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THUNDER 4’S (15 LAPS)
1. #20 Pete McCollett, Readfield
2. #13 Cody Tribbett, Richmond
3. #5 Ryan Chadwick, Wiscasset
4. #11 Kevin Sherman, Wiscasset
5. #31X Adam Armstrong, Bath
6. #31 Leandra Martin, Richmond
7. #1 Jeff Davis, Woolwich
8. #25 Ed Smith, Auburn
9. #04 Curtis Anderson, Richmond
SUPER STOCK (25 LAPS)
1. #05 James Osmond, Wiscasset
2. #2 Josh Bailey, Wiscasset
3. #1 Adam Chadbourne, Woolwich
4. #3 Bobby Mesimer, Woolwich
5. #48 Dan Nessmith, Wiscasset
6. #71 Joe Creamer, Woolwich
7. #47 Zac Creamer, Woolwich
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Scarborough, ME – Even with rainouts postponing a number of the races in the Pro All Stars Series North, DJ Shaw and the #60 Precision JLM team haven’t let that keep them from the track. After two wins in two races in weekly competition, Shaw and the team were riding on positive momentum going into round four of the PASS North tour at Beech Ridge Motor Speedway. Shaw grabbed his first win of the season in the last PASS race at the Scarborough track, and took the win a week ago in the Nascar Whelen All-American Series “Pro Series 100.”
After a quick rainstorm earlier in the day to keep the theme of the season going, Shaw drove to a fourth place finish in his heat race. This would give Shaw a 12th place starting position for the 150 lap feature event.
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