May 8 and 9 Set as Northeast Classic Make-Up Dates if Needed
Waterbury, VT and Naples, ME – American-Canadian Tour (ACT) and Pro All Star Series (PASS) officials announced today that Friday, May 8 and Saturday, May 9 have been set as “if needed” make-up dates for the inaugural Northeast Classic at New Hampshire Motor Speedway (NHMS). While the event has not officially been postponed at this time, recent developments have led to setting the alternative dates so teams and fans can prepare for the possibility.
The decision to reserve the make-up dates came in the wake of a stay-at-home order issued by the state of New Hampshire due to the worldwide COVID-19 outbreak. This order is currently in effect from midnight on March 27 until May 4, which would span the current April 17 and 18 dates for the Northeast Classic. The U.S.-Canada border is also temporarily closed to nonessential travel as a result of the outbreak, which would affect Quebec teams planning to attend the event.
eStafford Speedway to debut Friday, March 27th with NAPA Auto Parts 100 on iRacing
Stafford Speedway is set to join the list of tracks and series that have moved online since the season delays relating to coronavirus. The first Stafford Speedway iRacing event is set for Friday, March 27th at 7pm and will stream live on Stafford Speedway YouTube channel. Participants will include Stafford Speedway drivers who competed in an event in 2019 or have registered to compete in 2020.
“Unfortunately the start to our 2020 season has been delayed, but we are making the best of the situation,” explained Paul Arute of Stafford Speedway. “We have almost 40 drivers already signed up for the 100 lap race on Friday and hope that we can have some fun with the event. Everyone can watch the event live on our YouTube channel Friday at 7pm.”
The 100 lap event will feature a wide array of drivers spanning all divisions that compete at Stafford. Drivers will compete using Stafford’s signature SK Modified car along with a fixed setup, which means all drivers will be competing with the same setup. Drivers signed up for the event include Mike Christopher Jr, Andrew Molleur, Teddy Hodgdon, David Arute, Byran Narducci, Chase Dowling, Matt Swanson, Marcello Rufrano, and many more. For an up to date list of drivers visit the Facebook event page.
RIVERSIDE TO HOST GRASSROOTS MOTORSPORTS SHOW ON AUG 15
JAMES RIVER, NS (March 18, 2020) – Management for Riverside International Speedway is excited to announce the Rev it Up Grassroots Motorsports Extravaganza for August 15. A jam-packed schedule will see the day kick off with the second-annual Rev it Up at Riverside Show & Shine in the afternoon followed by an evening of stock car racing in four of the Maritimes top grassroots racing series.
The Napa Summer Heat Showdown for the Napa Sportsman Series will see qualifying and a 150-lap feature presented by Henry’s Auto Parts. The feature will be split into three 50-lap segments and with an increased payout and extra contingency bonuses, it is expected to attract racers from outside the series. More details are expected soon from the Series.
Lessard, Thompson sweep top classes in Jackman for Rock Maple Racing Bright sun, cold winds highlight cross country season finale
JACKMAN, Maine (March 15, 2020) — Veteran snowmobile racers Remington Lessard and Dylan Thompson swept their respective classes on Saturday, as Rock Maple Racing (RMR) completed the fifth and final round of competition for 2020 at the remote and beautiful Long Pond Camps.
Lessard (Grip ‘N Rip Racing/Ski-doo), of Monmouth, Maine, powered to victory in the premier Pro Open and Pro Stock classes. In the Open final, Vermont-based rider Scott Preston put in a strong effort to finish second, while 2020 points champion Heath Bell (Bell Racing/Ski-doo) settled for third.
In the Factory Stock race, TJ Leach (Crossfit Beacon/Arctic Cat) crossed the stripe in second, while former snocross standout Ken Murphy (Arctic Cat) filled out the podium with another solid run.
Season finale in Jackman all that remains for Rock Maple Racing Bell, Thompson on track to secure points titles
HAMPSTEAD, New Hampshire (March 12, 2020) — After a season full of intense battles and courageous efforts, it all comes down to one final day. Winter is just about over, and for cross country snowmobile racers, it’s time to close it out with one last checkered flag.
Race teams from around the northeast will converge on the remote northwestern Maine town of Jackman this Saturday, as Rock Maple Racing (RMR) wraps up its 2020 campaign at Long Pond Camps. Jackman, unlike a majority of New England, has received ample snowfall the past few weeks.
Spectator gates will open at 8 a.m., with racing getting under way at 9. Admission is $10 for adults, while children age 10 and under are admitted free. The RMR season finale is hosted by the Border Riders Sportsman Club, with additional support from Hall & Smith Energy, Jackman Power Sports, Long Pond Camps, Royal River Boatyard, Surf & Turf Engineering, Twin Brook Landscaping, Bishop’s Motel, Four Seasons Restaurant, Jackman Auto Parts, Jordan Equipment, Lake Parlin Lodge, Jackman Equipment, the Northland Hotel, Bishop’s Store, EJ Carrier, Inc., Mama Bear Restaurant and Mountain Grooming.
For 2020 the Granite State Pro Stock Series has partnered with some of the top suppliers to short track racing teams to provide one of the industry’s best contingency programs. Several new companies as well as many returning ones will support the teams as they compete in 2020.
“We take great pride in working with quality companies to get the racers a little extra for their efforts”, Stated series President Mike Parks. “This year’s contingency program is arguably the best we have ever had and that is exciting for everyone”.
Three new companies have signed on, although none of them are unfamiliar to the series and its teams.
Speed51 is a longtime partner and will present $51 to the leader of lap 51 at all events in 2020. They will also continue to stream most of the 2020 scheduled events live. “Speed51 has enjoyed a great relationship with the Granite State Pro Stock Series”, says Northeast editor Brandon Ward. “We are happy to have a partnership that benefits the series, tracks, racers and fans”.
Northeast Metal Art serving region’s short track teams with quality Powder Coating Sam Gooden and his sons building stellar reputation among racers
SOUTH PARIS, Maine (Mar. 10, 2020) — There’s a hot new trend taking place among northern New England race teams as the 2020 season draws ever closer. It’s not one that involves some trick part, suspension theory or secret engine program, yet it sure improves the appearance of a new chassis.
Over in Whitefield, New Hampshire, short track veteran Sam Gooden and his sons Sammy Jr. and Michael are servicing teams from the Pro All Stars Series, the American-Canadian Tour, the Granite State Pro Stock Series and racers who compete at weekly tracks with their high-quality powder coating skills.
Gooden and his Northeast Metal Art company have been powder coating new Port City Racecar chassis for several customers at Crazy Horse Racing (CHR) (approx. 16-18), and their work truly sets the gold standard. Not many teams care to fool with the standard painting process any more; powder coating is simpler and easily produces better results. Gooden’s results make CHR customers happy.
ARBodies, Five Star Both to Award Challenge Cup Certificates
Waterbury, VT – Two more season-ending prizes have been added to the pool for the inaugural New England Late Model Challenge Cup (NELMCC) presented by American Racer. The American-Canadian Tour (ACT) announced today that ARBodies and Five Star Race Car Bodies will each award a $500 product certificate to a participating driver following the 2020 Challenge Cup season.
The pair of certificates join the Crazy Horse Racing/Port City Racecars ACT chassis drawing that was previously announced. To be eligible for these drawings, drivers must register for the NELMCC presented by American Racer by the April 24 deadline. They must also compete in at least 10 eligible Challenge Cup events this year.