Muni & Barnard Celebrate First Victories of the Season

Winchester, NH: This past Saturday, the fans of Monadnock Speedway saw first time winners as Nancy Muni and Paul Barnard took the checkers celebrating late season victories. The Pro 4 Modifieds made their final stop of the season at the high banks as Brett Meservey scored his first career win in the 35 lap Paul Roach Memorial Race.

The Young Guns rolled onto the track first with Alex Barden setting the pace to the green. On lap one both Devin Guy and Jaret Curtis made contact bringing out the first caution and only caution on lap one. On the restart, Chase Curtis quickly took the lead from Barden. A few laps later, Guy from the back of the pack was up to fourth and began to pressure Shelby Avery for third. Guy looked to the outside as he also protected his position from Jaret Curtis that moved into fifth. As a four-way battle brewed for second between Barden, Avery, Guy and Jaret Curtis, Chase Curtis began to develop a good lead. On lap nine, Guy and Avery went to wheel as Guy took over third. On the next lap, Jaret Curtis passed both Guy and Avery for the third spot. Barden held onto second. At the final wave of the checkers, it was Chase Curtis followed by Barden, Jaret Curtis, Guy and Avery. Read Full Article →

GSPSSGSPSS To Celebrate John Hoyt With Rescheduled JBH 100 at Monadnock Speedway

Even though it’s a month late, the Granite State Pro Stock Series (GSPSS) is set to celebrate the life of John Hoyt this Saturday night at Monadnock Speedway in Winchester, New Hampshire.

The 100 lap main event will honor Hoyt, the co-founder of the series, who unexpectedly passed away in 2011. The race was originally scheduled for August 13, but rain forced the race to be rescheduled and it now it is the final event in September for the GSPSS.
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309-PASS South Print Logo2017 PASS South Super Late Model Schedule Released As Series Readies For 12th Season

– Dillon Motor Speedway To Host Winter Meltdown Featuring The South Carolina Clash In February

– Southern National Motorsports Park And Orange County Speedway Return To Schedule

– Hickory Motor Speedway To Host Easter Bunny 150 For 12th Straight Season

CHARLOTTE, NC (September 15) – Pro All Stars Series (PASS) officials announced today the release of the 2017 schedule for the PASS South Super Late Models. The South’s original and longest running Super Late Model series will be highlighted in 2017 by the return to two of the series original tracks with events at Southern National Motorsports Park and Orange County Speedway. With 10 dates confirmed, the PASS South Super Late Models will compete on at least six different venues over the course of the 2017 season.
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starSqueglia Survives Star Classic

The Star Classic started in Epping amid a couple afternoon showers during practice. Eventually Mother Nature cooperated and opened up blue skies and sun. Race winner Joe Squeglia of Derry, NH set the pace early on earning the fastest time in the first practice. Derek Griffith of Hudson, NH set the pace in second practice with Squeglia close behind.

The only hiccup in the heats came in the third heat when Steve Murphy of Tewksbury, MA and George Bassette made contact in turn four. Bassette cut a tire and Murphy made contact with the wall, starting a long night for his crew.

In the feature Bobby Cabral of Kingston, NH started on the pole with Squeglia on the outside. Points leader Barry Gray started 16th, and DJ Shaw who came into the race only four points behind started ninth. Squeglia started the race taking an early lead and holding it for the first ten laps until Derek Griffith of Hudson, NH was able to pass him.

A caution on lap 17 Cory Casagrande of Stafford Springs, CT spun on the front stretch. This gave Squeglia a chance to take the lead again and hold it until lap 72. On lap 24 the yellow flew when Brad Babb of Windham, ME and Cabral made contact in turn four collecting part of the field. Jacob Dore of Sanford, ME and Bassette later made contact in turn two bringing out the yellow again.

The field saw some good racing between laps 43 and 82, allowing Shaw to capture the lead for ten laps until the caution flew on lap 82. Squeglia took his chance and captured the lead again on lap 83 and held it until lap 96 when the yellow checker flew as Gray Spun coming out of turn four. Shaw took second place giving him a 20 point lead ahead of Barry Gray. Tracy Gordon of Strong, ME rounded out the top three.

Saturday, September 17th the Granite State Pro Stock Series will be at Monadnock Speedway in Winchester, NH to make up the JBH 100. For more information follow the Granite State Pro Stock Series on Facebook or at www.gspss.net

Unofficial Finish
1 03 Joe Squelia
2 60 DJ Shaw
3 41 Tracy Gordon
4 09 Jeremy Davis
5 51 John Peters
6 51 NH Jeremy Harclerode
7 12 Derek Griffith
8 05 Jacob Dore
9 1 Cory Casagrande
10 32 Steve Murphy
11 01H Bill Helliwell
12 21 Josh King
13 40 Mike Mitchell
14 29 Barry Gray
15 23 Glenn Martel
16 15 George Bassette
17 14 Bobby Cabral
18 63 John Salemi
19 82 Bobby Baillargeon
20 98 Walt Hammond
21 57z Zig Geno
22 4 Brad Babb
23 66 Mike Parks

Contingency Winner Car # Name

AR Bodies (Hard Luck) 66 Mike Parks

Bond Auto Parts (2nd Place) 60 DJ Shaw

Bond Auto Parts (Last car on Lead Lap) 29 Barry Gray

Coilover (Feature winner) 03 Joe Squeglia

Embroidery Expertee’s (3rd Place) 41 Tracy Gordon

Five Star Bodies (5th Place) 51 John Peters

MacLellan Metal Finishing (Heat Winner) 14 Bobby Cabral

MacLellan Metal Finishing (Heat Winner) 03 Joe Squeglia

MacLellan Metal Finishing (Heat Winner) 12 Derek Griffith

Magnus Racing (2nd Place) 60 DJ Shaw

Powertrain (4th Place) 09 Jeremy Davis

RB Performance (3rd Place) 41 Tracy Gordon

RB Performance (7th Place) 12 Derek Griffith

Seymour Performance (Random Draw) 40 Mike Mitchell

Sunoco (Heat Winner) 14 Bobby Cabral

Sunoco (Heat Winner) 03 Joe Squeglia

Sunoco (Heat Winner) 12 Derek Griffith

VDL Fuel (5th Place) 51 John Peters
Track—Star Speedway, 0.25 mile Epping, NH.
Race—Star Classic
Time of Race— 1:10:20
Cautions—(10)— 17, 25, 38, 42, 42, 46, 82, 86, 89, 96
Best Lap Time— 13.542
Best Lap By—Joe Squeglia
Lap Leaders—(3) Squeglia 78, Griffith 8, Shaw 10

Lee USALee, NH – Lee USA Speedway still has a couple of on-track events to go before closing out the 2016 racing season, but it’s already time for the first big announcement regarding what’s in store for 2017 at “New Hampshire’s Center of Speed”.

Still celebrating their 30th year steering the LEE USA ship, track owners Red and Judy MacDonald are pleased to announce the return of Joe Bassett to the staff for the 2017 campaign. In preparation for next year, Bassett will be assuming the role of General Manager as soon as he can tie up a few loose ends at his current gig with the New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
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PR- Eric LaFleche  Photo - Sharlene Myers

PR- Eric LaFleche
Photo – Sharlene Myers

(Epping, NH) – Derek Griffith went into the 100-lap event at Star Speedway on Saturday with the hopes of grabbing another victory. The last time the Granite State Pro Stock Series (GSPSS) visited the Epping, NH ¼-mile oval, Griffith came out the victor.

 

This time however, the strategy became simply to-be-able to drive the car into the trailer at the end of the race. The 23-car field started the event with several cautions in the early going and it ended the same fashion.

Derek and the No. 12 Hitman Industries/Provencher Insurance Toyota Camry rolled off in the 3rd starting position with the hopes of being able to put some */s+9ort of race plan together. Unfortunately, caution after caution negated any *\rt of race plan.

One of the largest starting fields in recent GSPSS memory, the Pro Stock drivers seemed to show very little patience, Griffith was an exception to that and quickly moved his way to grab the lead in the early going.

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Lee USALee, NH – Lee USA Speedway closed out the regular Friday night season for the weekly competitors in the five NASCAR Whelen All-American Series divisions at “New Hampshire’s Center of Speed”, with all 16 of this year’s scheduled events making it into the record books dating back to opening night on May 27.

The 2016 champions were crowned in all divisions, with second-generation racer Dave “Hollywood” Helliwell of Pelham taking down the title in the Supermodifieds to close out his first year competing in the track’s headlining NASCAR Whelen All-American Series division.
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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.