photo by Rich Hayes

photo by Rich Hayes

Lee, NH – The Pro All Stars Series (PASS) Super Late Models invaded Lee USA Speedway for their second appearance of the 2016 season at “New Hampshire’s Center of Speed”, with Granite Stater Derek Griffith of Hudson collecting his first career series win in the 150-lap main event.

Griffith out dueled series veteran Derek Ramstrom of West Boylston, MA, after chasing the early-race leader over the first third of the event, then swapping the lead back and forth several times in the late stages of the race before finally moving ahead for good.

At the checkers, it was Griffith in for his first career PASS win, with all of the biggest names in Super Late Model racing following him across the stripe. Ramstrom finished second, with Johnny Clark, Travis Benjamin, Jeremy Davis, DJ Shaw, Ben Rowe, Mike Hopkins, Joey Pole, and ageless veteran Mike Rowe rounding out the top ten.
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(Halifax, NS, August 13th, 2016) – Cole Butcher (Porter’s Lake, NS) took home his second Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour win of the season Saturday night in fashion, winning the prestigious Atlantic Cat 250. Butcher took the lead on lap 42 and battled with Greg Proude (Springvale, PE) and 2013 Cat 250 winner Craig Slaunwhite (Terence Bay, NS) for the remainder of the 250 laps. Slaunwhite would finish second, ahead of Proude, who fought suspension issues with his car from early in the Atlantic Cat 250. Five-time Series champion John Flemming (Halifax, NS) finished fourth in his second start of the season, ahead of Russell Smith Jr (Lakeside, NS) in Daryl Mahar’s (Hubley, NS) #66 car.
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Rain Halted the Action at Monadnock Speedway

Winchester, NH: This past Saturday, Monadnock Speedway was forced to cancel as heavy rain and storms swept across the region. The speedway made the decision late afternoon after attempting to get the program in for the 100 lap Granite State Pro Stock Special Event.

On Sunday, Monadnock Speedway held the annual Cindy Hall Memorial Mudbog Mudslingers Series event with the following competitors claiming victories; Justin Barbour (4/6 Cylinders), Rob card (8 cylinders), Leo Barnett (Modifieds), Jack Freeman (Pros), Dale Small (Opens) Dylan Hall (Power Wheels Race). The Mudbog event is scheduled for September 11th.

The JBH 100 featuring the Granite State Pro Stock Series has been rescheduled to September 17th. This Saturday, Monadnock Speedway will host the Victor Johnson Memorial 100 and Tribute to Mario Fiore presented by Swanzey Oil. The special event will include the last visit of the season for the Valenti Modified Racing Series plus Sportsman Modifieds, Super Stocks, Mini Stocks, Lightning Stocks, Thunder Stocks and Young Guns. Race time will be at 6pm.

graphic_GSPSSWALPOLE, N.H. – The Granite State Pro Stock Series (GSPSS) will honor the late John Hoyt this Saturday night, with the running of the JBH 100 at Monadnock Speedway in Winchester, New Hampshire.

 

The race has been dedicated to Hoyt as it has in years past and drivers will seek glory in his name. Hoyt was the co-founder of the GSPSS before he unexpectedly passed away in July 2011.

 

Since then, series president Mike Parks has continued to lead the way for the New England based Super Late Model series and is excited to continue this race in memory of his friend. Parks also drives his No. 66 Black Rock Steakhouse Pro Stock at each series event and is excited to try and capture the checkered flag.

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photo by Norm Marx

photo by Norm Marx

NAPLES, ME (August 11) – Pro All Stars Series (PASS) Super Late Model racers up and down the East Coast will be busy at two of the premier circuits on the schedule this weekend.  New England’s best will go head-to-head on Friday night at Lee USA Speedway in New Hampshire, while the PASS South stars will end their Summer break and return to action at Virginia’s South Boston Speedway on Saturday night.

The Granite State will be the host for the PASS North Super Late Models and PASS Modifieds on Friday night at Lee USA Speedway in their final test prior to the 43rd Annual HP Hood Oxford 250 at the end of the month.  Granite State favorite, DJ Shaw, comes to Lee as the defending race winner and with a 50-point advantage over his nearest competitor for the championship, Mike Hopkins.  Fellow New Hampshire driver Jeremy Davis, who finished third at Lee last year, will be seeking his first win this season, along with former series champions, Johnny Clark and Mike Rowe.  Former HP Hood Oxford 250 winners, Ben Rowe and Travis Benjamin, will each be seeking their second wins of the season, while Todd Stone, Derek Griffith, and last year’s runner-up, Derek Ramstrom, have also filed entries.

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Robie Celebrate First Racing Career Victory

Winchester, NH: This past Saturday, the fans of Monadnock Speedway were treated to hot racing action as the speedway’s weekly divisions competed at the high banked ¼ mile along with the Classic Lites and Star Antique Racers. Robbie Bryant claimed the victory for the Classic Lites as seventeen competitors competed for the top honor.

The Young Guns rolled onto the track and had an early battle for the lead between Jaret Curtis and Shelby Avery. Devin Guy sat in third patiently setting up his chance to move into second. On lap five, Guy made his move and took over the top spot as Curtis and Avery continued to compete for second. Chris Sontag, making his first appearance of the season ran fourth followed by Chloe Wright and Kevin Pittsinger. Guy, started to stretch his lead, Avery took over second and the field behind settled in single file. At the checkers, Guy took his second win of the season followed by Avery, Curtis, Sontag and Wright for the top five. Read Full Article →

graphic_GSPSSRIVERHEAD, N.Y. — This Saturday, July 30, the Granite State Pro Stock Series (GSPSS) visits Riverhead Raceway in Long Island, New York for the inaugural Riverhead 100.

The $2,000 to win feature event is set to be a battle between the stars of the GSPSS who run with the tour regularly up against those who compete in the Late Model class at Riverhead as part of the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series.

Series points leader Barry Gray leads the way into the 1/4 mile bullring — but he is closely followed by Cory Casagrande — who has come on strong of late. Casagrande says he may be at an advantage over some of the rest of the field when they roll onto the track on Saturday, since he has been at the track and watched racing action before.

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photo by Norm Marx

photo by Norm Marx

By: Dick Casey

After a hectic week rebuilding the #17 EXIT Realty/Hancock Electric Chevy, Eddie MacDonald almost pulled off the win in the “Showdown in the Mountains” at WMMP on Sunday, July 24. With 16 laps to go Eddie Mac could not hold off the hard-charge of Dillon Moltz to finish second in the American Canadian Tour’s ninth race of the season at the No. Woodstock, N.H. track.

“Obviously we would have liked to get the win but when you consider everything the team had to go through this week just to get here, a second place finish is outstanding,” said a pleased Eddie Mac after the race. “I definitely have a lot of people to thank for all the hard work and long hours to rebuild the car starting with Dale Shaw and his guys who put a rear clip on the car in record time so we could have any chance to be here. Donny got parts to Freddie to paint. Tom Rice, my father, John Tiernan, Rob Drandson, and Dick Casey spent countless hours in the shop. It was a miracle to have this ready and for it run as well as it did.”

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photo by Rich Hayes

photo by Rich Hayes

Lee, NH – The Valenti Modified Racing Series rolled into town for the first of two 2016 appearances at “New Hampshire’s Center of Speed” on Friday night, with Jon McKennedy of E. Chelmsford, MA and Chris Pasteryak of Preston, CT taking down the wins in the twin 50-lap feature events.

McKennedy took the checkers ahead of Todd Patnode, Richard Savary, Mike Willis, Jr., Anthony Nocella, Dave Schneider, Geoff Gernhard, Donnie Lashua, Todd Szegedy, and Rob Richardi, Jr. in the first 50, while Pasteryak beat McKennedy, Nocella, Jeff Gallup, Savary, Schneider, Matt Mead, Patnode, Richardi, and Russ Hersey in the nightcap.

In the regular weekly NASCAR Whelen All American Series feature events, second-year, second-generation Supermodified driver Mike Keddy of Raymond was the star of the night in the EKeys4cars Supermodifieds, taking down his first career feature win the 30-lap main event.

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Rollins Captures Second Sportsman Modified Win

Winchester, NH – This past weekend, Monadnock Speeway hosted the Dunleavy Truck & Repair 200 featuring the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour where Timmy Solomito celebrated his first victory at the high banked ¼ mile.

Mother nature forced the event to become a two-day show as storms moved into the area after three of the Monadnock Speedway divisions were completed. The decision was made NASCAR and speedway management to run the NASCAR Whelen Modified event along with the remainder of the speedway’s divisions on Sunday afternoon. Read Full Article →