PASS North Super Late Model win is third straight at Oxford Plains Speedway for Curtis Gerry

PASS North Super Late Model win is third straight at Oxford Plains Speedway for Curtis Gerry

Oxford, Maine – Curtis Gerry of Waterboro continued to shine when the money is on the line, claiming victory in the Honey Badger 150 Pro All Stars Series Super Late Model race Sunday afternoon at Oxford Plains Speedway. It was the third straight PASS Super Late Model win for Gerry at Oxford Plains Speedway, a streak that began at the 44th Annual Oxford 250 last August.
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Cassius Clark best in Budweiser Championship Series Super Late Model opener at Oxford Plains Speedway

Cassius Clark best in Budweiser Championship Series Super Late Model opener at Oxford Plains Speedway

Oxford, Maine – Cassius Clark of Farmington scored an impressive 50-lap Super Late Model victory Saturday afternoon, kicking off the 2018 Budweiser Championship Series season at Oxford Plains Speedway.

Clark, driving the King Racing 13 owned by Nova Scotia racing legend Rollie MacDonald, started fourth and had to get by reigning track champion Alan Tardiff of Lyman and multi-time Oxford 250 runner-up Reid Lanpher of Manchester to earn his trip to victory lane.
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Thunder Road Set to Host New ACT Season Opener

Defending “King of the Road” Bobby Therrien will be looking for his first Community Bank N.A. 150 win on Sunday, April 29. (Alan Ward photo)

Barre, VT – The Community Bank N.A. 150 at Barre’s Thunder Road Speedbowl on Sunday, April 29 has gotten even bigger. With the NH Governor’s Cup at Lee USA Speedway recently postponed for a second time, the track’s 59th season opener will now also serve as the opening event for the American-Canadian Tour (ACT), adding further fanfare to the occasion.

The cars and stars of the ACT Late Model Tour will take on many of the weekly racers from the Maplewood/Irving Late Model division at the “Nation’s Site of Excitement” for nearly $30,000 in posted awards. Thunder Road has long been the “home track” for ACT and is sure to kick off the sanctioning body’s 33rd year of competition in style. And with every driver looking to start 2018 on a high note, a little extra intensity will surely be in the air.

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Race to Read Revved Up for New Season

Kids who successfully complete the Race to Read reading requirements get to take part in a number of Thunder Road activities, including driver introductions for last year’s Vermont Milk Bowl. (Alan Ward photo)

Barre, VT – The beginning of the 59th season of racing at Barre’s Thunder Road will also mark the return of a kid favorite: the Race to Read program. Now entering its ninth year, the nonprofit educational program uses race cars and drivers to encourage children to read. With thousands of books read during that time, it has become a centerpiece for both the track and the region.

The program will see a number of changes entering the 2018 season to help bring its mission to children throughout Vermont. The program hasn’t just been developing partnerships with schools and organizations around the state, they’ve added some new Thunder Road star power, too.

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New Hampshire Governor’s Cup Postponed for Second Time

The 2018 edition of the New Hampshire Governor’s Cup will now be held on Saturday, May 12 after unsuitable grounds forced its postponement for the second time. (Alan Ward photo)

Waterbury, VT – For the second time this month, American-Canadian Tour (ACT) and Lee USA Speedway officials have announced the postponement of the 28th New Hampshire Governor’s Cup, citing unsuitable ground conditions at the facility. The event has now been rescheduled for Saturday, May 12 at 2:00pm.

 

Excessive mud and moisture has persisted at the track throughout April due to heavy snowfall over the winter. Freezing rain and cold temperatures this past weekend further worsened the conditions, making it impossible to get the grounds race-worthy in time.

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New Faces, Same Great Action Expected for Street Stock Division

The Allen Lumber Street Stocks will see a number of new and returning drivers join established veterans such as defending champion Jamie Davis (#43). (Buzz Fisher photo)

Barre, VT – Thunder Road is less than two weeks away from the Community Bank N.A. 150 on Sunday, April 29. As part of an action-packed card currently scheduled, the Allen Lumber Street Stocks will be one of the divisions kicking off their 2018 season. The popular 4-cylinder division has been a mainstay at the speedway since 1993, but will see many new faces this coming season when they tackle the high banks.

A combination of rookie drivers and competitors returning from a high banks hiatus are in line to join the Street Stocks in their 26th season. They will replace the fleet of racers who have moved up to either the Lenny’s Shoe & Apparel Flying Tigers or Maplewood/Irving Late Models, assuring the division will continue to provide the thrills fans expect.

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SEEKONK & BEECH RIDGE RACE TRACKS ADDED TO QUALIFIER LIST

SEEKONK & BEECH RIDGE RACE TRACKS ADDED TO QUALIFIER LIST

SEEKONK, MA. – Add Seekonk Speedway, Seekonk, MA, & Beech Ridge Motor Speedway, Scarborough, ME, to the list of host tracks for guaranteed starters events for this summer’s 3rd Annual, 200 – Lap U.S. Prostock/Super Late Model National Championship Race, Wednesday, July 18th at the Seekonk facility. (more…)

Second Annual New England Short Track Showdown set for June 24th, 2018

Second Annual New England Short Track Showdown set for June 24th, 2018

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Two months in advance, the Granite State Pro Stock Series entry list for the New England Short Track Showdown is already 23 strong. The talent of the teams that are coming to challenge for $5,000 to win and the chance to stand in NHMS victory lane is shaking down to be absolutely fantastic. (more…)

Big Weekend In Store For New England Race Fans At Oxford Plains

Big Weekend In Store For New England Race Fans At Oxford Plains

NAPLES, ME (April 17) – For Maine race fans the wait is finally over as short track racing returns this weekend to Oxford Plains Speedway. Following a weekend off due to bad weather, the Pro All Stars Series (PASS) North Super Late Models will make their first stop of the season in Maine on Sunday for the Honey Badger Bar & Grill 150. And if that’s not enough, a full slate of weekly racing at Oxford Plains Speedway will kick off on Saturday afternoon at 4 PM, featuring the Super Late Models
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New Faces, Same Great Action Expected for Street Stock Division

New Faces, Same Great Action Expected for Street Stock Division

Barre, VT – Thunder Road is less than two weeks away from the Community Bank N.A. 150 on Sunday, April 29. As part of an action-packed card currently scheduled, the Allen Lumber Street Stocks will be one of the divisions kicking off their 2018 season. The popular 4-cylinder division has been a mainstay at the speedway since 1993, but will see many new faces this coming season when they tackle the high banks.

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WISCASSET SPEEDWAY READY TO LAUNCH 2018 SEASON

WISCASSET SPEEDWAY READY TO LAUNCH 2018 SEASON

Despite winter’s efforts to hold it’s grip on the northeast region, spring is in fact upon us. Wiscasset Speedway is once again ready to embark on a busy and diverse schedule beginning with Group 1 Opening Day this Saturday, April 21 at 2:00 pm. The engines will roar to life, the fans will don their favorite racing attire, and the familiar sounds, smells, and energy will fill the air. A new racing season will take the green flag. Fans & drivers alike have come to expect facility upgrades and a wide array of motorsports entertainment from owner’s Richard & Vanessa Jordan. Wiscasset Speedway’s 2018 season will be no different. A lighting system & network upgrade along with further grandstand side renovations will continue the track’s multi-year modernization project. On the racing side of things, the track’s 8 weekly divisions will once again be split into two groups that will alternate week to week. Group 1 will be highlighted by the ServPro of Biddeford-Saco Prostocks, along with the Maxwell’s Market Super Streets, the Cahill Tire 4-cylinder Pros, and the Thunder 4 Minis. Group 2 will feature the Wood Pellet Warehouse Late Model Sportsman, the K&A Property Services Modifieds, the Kennebec Equipment Outlaw Minis, and the Norms Used Cars Strictly Streets.
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