Home Track Advantage is “Sweet” in Milk Bowl Friday Thriller

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.

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WISCASSET SPEEDWAY TOP 5 RESULTS 9/29/28

WISCASSET SPEEDWAY TOP 5 RESULTS 9/29/28
GROUP 2 CHAMPIONSHIp NIGHT
AMSOIL DOMINATOR STRICTLY SHOOTOUT
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AMSOIL DOMINATOR STRICTLY SHOOTOUT (50 laps)
* Kurt Hewins was also 2016 Shootout winner
Pos No. Name Home Town State Laps Diff
1 55 Kurt Hewins Leeds ME 50
2 24 Jonathon Emerson Sabattus ME 50 0.348
3 03 Maurice Young Chelsea ME 50 1.254
4 36X Nate Leavitt Sabattus ME 50 2.195
5 03x Jim Davis Sabattus ME 50 2.797 (more…)

Nick Sweet prevails in Pro All Stars Series Super Late Model thriller at Thunder Road

Nick Sweet prevails in Pro All Stars Series Super Late Model thriller at Thunder Road

Barre, Vermont – Hometown stock car racer Nick Sweet nailed down his first Super Late Model race win on Friday night, holding off Quebec competitor and fellow former Milk Bowl winner Patrick Laperle in an outstanding 150-lap Pro All Stars Series Super Late Model main event, highlighting Northfield Savings Bank Night Before The Milk Bowl action at Thunder Road International Speedbowl in Barre, Vermont.
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PASS North Points Race Heats Up Heading To Thunder Road

PASS North Points Race Heats Up Heading To Thunder Road

NAPLES, ME (September 26) – After a wild weekend of action at Beech Ridge Motor Speedway that saw points leader DJ Shaw struggle, the Pro All Stars Series (PASS) North Super Late Models are now preparing for Friday night’s 150 lapper at Thunder Road International Speedbowl in Vermont. While Shaw limped home with a 22nd place finish at Beech Ridge, fellow two-time series champion, Travis Benjamin, finished fifth, allowing him to close to just 17 points behind Shaw.
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FOUR TITLES SETTLED SATURDAY NIGHT AT WISCASSET

FOUR TITLES SETTLED SATURDAY NIGHT AT WISCASSET.
WISCASSET SPEEDWAY PRESS RELEASE 9/22/18
by Ken Minott

The 2018 season at Wiscasset Speedway is winding down and points championships are finally getting settled. Group 1 was in action Saturday night with three of the four divisions extremely close and one all but a formality. Feature winners on the night included Andy Saunders of Ellsworth in the ServPro of Biddeford Saco Prostocks. Saunders grabbed an early lead and then held off Sidney’s Kevin Douglass to the checkers. Wiscasset’s Nick Hinkley easily wrapped up his first Prostock championship. It the third championship of his career, bumping his father Harold Hinkley’s total up to 9 championships as a car owner over the past 25 years. The Maxwells Market Super Streets points battle could not be any closer as Jefferson’s Mike Hodgkins and Durham’s Michael Harrison rolled onto the track for their final feature tied atop the standings. (more…)

Pro All Stars Series Super Late Model racers chase Gary Smith at Beech Ridge Motor Speedway

Pro All Stars Series Super Late Model racers chase Gary Smith at Beech Ridge Motor Speedway

Scarborough, Maine — Gary Smith of Bangor claimed his second career Pro All Stars Series Super Late Model win, and his first-ever Beech Ridge Motor Speedway victory, in the 150-lap main event at the historic Scarborough, Maine racetrack on Sunday afternoon.

Smith, 62, was ecstatic after outrunning his chassis builder, nine-time Oxford Plains Speedway champion Jeff Taylor of Farmington, to the checkered flag. The victory knocked an important entry off his bucket list. Smith joins a small list of Maine racers who have won premiere division events at all six modern-era asphalt racetracks in their home state.
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Corliss Ready to Defend Milk Bowl Title

Corliss lays a kiss on Miss Vermont Milk Bowl after capturing the 55th running of the event last October. (Alan Ward photo)

Barre, VT – One year after scoring the biggest win of his Late Model career, Jason Corliss is ready to do it all again. With just days remaining before the 56th Vermont Milk Bowl presented by Northfield Savings Bank, the hometown racer and his Burnett Motorsports team are hard at work preparing for this year’s edition of the “Toughest Short Track Race in North America”.

Many of the top American-Canadian Tour (ACT)-type Late Model racers will be in Barre on Saturday, September 29 and Sunday, September 30. But perhaps none has accomplished more than Corliss over the last two seasons, with his victory in the $10,000+-to-win Milk Bowl last October the crown jewel.

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Pro All Stars Series Super Late Model racers chase Gary Smith at Beech Ridge Motor Speedway

photo by Norm Marx

Scarborough, Maine — Gary Smith of Bangor claimed his second career Pro All Stars Series Super Late Model win, and his first-ever Beech Ridge Motor Speedway victory, in the 150-lap main event at the historic Scarborough, Maine racetrack on Sunday afternoon.

Smith, 62, was ecstatic after outrunning his chassis builder, nine-time Oxford Plains Speedway champion Jeff Taylor of Farmington, to the checkered flag.  The victory knocked an important entry off his bucket list.  Smith joins a small list of Maine racers who have won premiere division events at all six modern-era asphalt racetracks in their home state.

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Wiscasset Speedway Top 5 Results 9/22/18

Wiscasset Speedway Top 5 Results 9/22/18
GROUP 1 CHAMP NIGHT
full results coming soon

CAHILL TIRE 4-CYLINDER PROS (35 laps)
* Rowe 2nd win of 2018 (defending division champ)
* Prindal wins 2018 championship
Pos No. Name Home Town State Laps Diff
1 12 Max Rowe Turner ME 35
2 03 Hayden Norris Gardiner ME 35 0.227
3 00 PJ Merrill Canton ME 35 2.768
4 24 Jeff Prindall Lisbon ME 35 3.081
5 5 Dominic Curit Saco ME 35 3.135
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A Battle to the Finish: Musket 250 Goes to Chase Dowling After Wild Final Turn Crash

 

Chase Dowling (holding up musket) with David McGrath, New Hampshire Motor Speedway executive vice president and general manager (left, pointing) after his first career NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour win in the inaugural Musket 250 at NHMS on Saturday. Photo Courtesy: NHMS/Alan MacRae

Late race leaders, Justin Bonsignore and Ryan Preece, wreck in final turn, allowing Dowling to slide by and take an unexpected win in longest Whelen Modified race in series history.

LOUDON, N.H. – After 250 hard fought laps and numerous lead changes, of course the Whelen Modified race came down to the final turn of the final lap to determine a winner in a wild finish to the Musket 250. When the dust had settled, Chase Dowling sped across the Granite Stripe to win the longest race in series history. The pole sitter Dowling takes home $25,000 plus $100 for every lap he led through the afternoon; quite a haul for the young driver who captured his first ever Modified victory. He nearly took home the checkered flag at NHMS in July, losing the summer race by .014 seconds.

“It hasn’t sunk in yet,” said Dowling. “This race is a lot different than earlier in the year. You’re leading one moment and then you pit out and you don’t know where you are when you come out; you just had to be patient.”

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McReynolds Takes the Checkered Flag in NASCAR K&N Pro Series East Race

Photo Courtesy: NHMS/Alan MacRae

Brandon McReynolds reclaimed the lead in the final lap to win the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East Apple Barrel 125; Ankrum captures series championship.

LOUDON, N.H. – A late caution and green/white/checkered finish gave back to Brandon McReynolds what Derek Kraus almost took away during the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East Apple Barrel 125 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

“This is a special place for me, but to come and execute means a lot,” said McReynolds. “To have success at a track where my dad has had success is a special feeling.”

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Powell, Kraus and Dowling Take Poles for Saturday’s NASCAR Tripleheader at New Hampshire Motor Speedway

NHMS photo

Saturday’s Full Throttle Fall Weekend tripleheader will feature the Pinty’s Series first race in the United States, a global K&N race and the longest Modified race in series history.

LOUDON, N.H. – Cole Powell, Derek Kraus and Chase Dowling will lead their respective fields once the green flag drops on Saturday for the Visit New Hampshire 100, Apple Barrel 125 and Musket 250 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

In the first official “Bienvenue” to New Hampshire, NASCAR’s Pinty’s Series drivers from Canada descended on “The Magic Mile” in Loudon to make history and turn some fast laps. In the series’ first-ever appearance on U.S. soil, Pinty’s top drivers didn’t disappoint in qualifying.

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