Hillsboro, NH– Jake Matheson Racing clinched the INEX/US Legend Cars Young Lions
national championship title on Oct. 27 at The Bullring at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
“Last season we set the goal to be a contender for the 2018 national title,” Matheson said.
“It took a lot of effort, but we made it.” He added, “We went into the weekend ranked third
behind two very tough competitors. So, I had my work cut out for me.”
Matheson and his team are accustomed to hard work, having raced his SignWorks New
England Legend Car in more than 30 races at 11 different tracks across the country. During
the course of the season, he earned six feature wins and over 20 top five finishes. In
addition, Jake is the 2018 Legend Car Champion at Seekonk Speedway in Massachusetts,
where he ran their weekly Fast Fridays Series.
story by Chris Roy
Kadyn Berry of Goffstown, NH was a rookie this past season racing in the J&J YOLK Bandolero Series at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. “After winning Championship and Rookie of the Year in karts, I wanted more of a challenge.”
After a long season of racing Kadyn recalls his most memorable moments of the bando series. “Each podium and memories racing with my family.”
21 drivers took the green flag Saturday, October 20th at the New-London Waterford Speedbowl with two men from Connecticut ending up on top. Ray Christian III of nearby Uncasville, CT battled Ben Rowe of Turner, ME side by side in the closing laps to win at his home track. Devin O’Connell of Madison, CT overcame early adversity and multiple trips down pit road to finish 16th with barley any body work left on the #43 to clinch the 2018 series championship.
“This is what we had circled, last year we came hear and ran really good, but we wanted to come here and win really bad.” Christian III said. “You can’t right a better story, [Crazy Horse Racing] has been like a second family to us, we just love those guys and we couldn’t have done it without them. Starting sixth on the field Christian III saved his stuff in the early going. Eventually battling with Ben Rowe for a multitude of laps Christian pulled away after Rowe’s car seemed to loosen up after a caution with 15 laps to go.
Hillsboro, NH– Jake Matheson Racing, LLC announced today that TM&M Services, LLC has pledged support to the team as they pursue the U.S. Legend Cars Young Lion national title at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
“I am excited to partner with a business from my community,” Matheson said. “I like the idea of having a local company on the race car as we compete at The Bullring. We’ll do our best to get that TM&M Services logo to Victory Lane.” Jake added, “Please, check them out on social media or their website at www.tmandmservices.com to learn how they can assist
you with the care of your property.”
“TM&M Services is proud to support a young and talented race team like Jake Matheson Racing. We wish them the best success in upcoming events and look forward to partnering with them in the future,” stated TM&M Services owner, Keith Audette. Jake is currently ranked 3rd in the nation in the INEX/US Legend Cars Young Lion Division and will compete for the championship title at Las Motor Vegas Speedway October 25th
. You can learn more about this event at www.uslegendcars.com.
Vermont Milk Bowl winner Jason Corliss of Barre lays a winning kiss on Aris, aka Miss Milk Bowl 2018. (Alan Ward photo)
Barre, VT – Jason Corliss made out like a bandit at Barre’s Thunder Road Speedbowl on Sunday, September 30 to win the 56th Vermont Milk Bowl presented by Northfield Savings Bank. The hometown racer dove underneath Hinesburg’s Bobby Therrien entering the final corner of the final lap, edging him out at the line to steal the victory in the “Toughest Short Track Race in North America”.
With the laps winding down in the third and final 50-lap segment, Therrien sat in fifth on the track with Corliss right behind him in sixth. The two entered the segment tied for the overall lead, and after closest challenger Cody Blake was eliminated in a hard frontstretch crash on lap 30 that also collected Trampas Demers, it would come down to which driver – Corliss or Therrien – finished better in the segment.
Waterville, ME’s Cody Leblanc grabbed the North East Mini Stock Tour event. (Alan Ward photo)
Barre, VT – Hometown racer Nick Sweet came out on top of a late-race battle with St-Denis, QC’s Patrick Laperle to take the Pro All Stars Series (PASS) 150 at the inaugural Northfield Savings Bank Milk Bowl Friday on September 28. The two former Milk Bowl winners went door-to-door for nearly 20 breathtaking laps to kick off the 56th Vermont Milk Bowl Weekend. But it was Sweet who prevailed to take his first Super Late Model win at his home track.
Sweet first grabbed the top spot on lap 36 of the 150-lap main event when he swung to the outside of Tamworth, NH’s Jeremy Davis. The 2-time “King of the Road” kept hold of the top spot until he came under fire from PASS point leader D.J. Shaw of Center Conway, NH.