Hebert aiming for NHMS win
American Canadian Tour
ACT Invitational takes to the “Magic Mile” Saturday
LOUDON, NH – American Canadian Tour (ACT) regular Jimmy Hebert of Williamstown, Vt. is looking to improve upon his 2016 finish by one spot in the Ninth Annual ACT Invitational at New Hampshire Motor Speedway Saturday.
Hebert was leading last year’s event when a caution with five laps remaining brought Eddie MacDonald into contention. MacDonald snatched the lead when the race went green and drove off to his third straight Invitational win.
Chase Dowling dominates EXIT Realty MTS 125, while the weekly NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Championships were determined.
By Ryan Lawliss
Winchester, NH: The NASCAR Whelen All-American Series held their last point’s race of the season this past Saturday night. The EXIT Realty Modified Touring Series joined the racing action as well. Before the racing action got under way an announcement was made about the tragic passing of NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour driver Teddy “TC” Christopher followed by the flag being lowered to half mast and a moment of silence and a special moment of silence and tribute by Ben Dodge. Victory lane saw repeat winners this weekend as Chris Phelps (Young Guns), Hillary Renaud (Lightning Stocks), Randy Rameau (Thunder Stocks), Matt Kimball (Mini Stocks), Eric Pomasko (Super Stocks) and Todd Patnode (Sportsman Modifieds) captured the checkered flag in their respective division. (more…)
PASS Returns To White Mountain For Busy New Hampshire Weekend
NAPLES, ME (September 20) – After a thriller at Beech Ridge Motor Speedway, the Pro All Stars Series (PASS) North Super Late Models and PASS Modifieds return to the track again this weekend at New Hampshire’s White Mountain Motorsports Park. While the championship battle between Glen Luce and Travis Benjamin continues to be razor thin, 4-time PASS National Champion, Ben Rowe, still holds onto an outside shot at another North title after his second place finish at Beech Ridge last weekend.
A 9-time PASS North Super Late Model winner at White Mountain Motorsports Park, Rowe hopes he, his teammate Trevor Sanborn, and his team have hit on something that will see them get their first win in New England in over a year.
Lee USA Speedway 9/15/17 Photos by Rich Hayes
photo by Rich Hayes
Lee, NH – The final Friday night race of the 2017 season determined the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series championships at Lee USA Speedway, with “Hollywood” Dave Helliwell of Salem celebrating his second consecutive Rodfather Supermodified title aboard the Witkum Brother Racing machine.
Tyler Mailhot of Epping also picked up his second straight championship in the MLM Diagnostics Pure Stocks, while Frankie Eldredge of Exeter claimed his career-first in the R & R “The Tool Store and More” Late Model Sportsmen.
Veteran Boe Green of Berwick, ME captured the David’s Race Cars and Components crown, and Tewksbury, MA racer Christin DeStefano booked her seat at the head table for the annual “Banquet of Champions” by taking home the championship in the Tri City Line-X Ironman division.
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Eddie MacDonald going for third straight win on the Magic Mile
LOUDON, NH – A full field of American Canadian Tour Late Model competitors will be at New Hampshire Motor Speedway Saturday, September 23 for the Ninth Annual running of the ACT Invitational with over $76,000 on the line.
Eddie MacDonald of Rowley, Mass. – driver of the Hancock Electric/Exit Realty No. 17 – looms as the man to beat.
Lee USA Speedway 9/8/17 Photos by Rich Hayes
Lee USA Speedway 9/8/17 Race Report
Lee, NH – The David’s Race Cars and Components NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Hobby Stocks took center stage once again at Lee USA Speedway on Friday night, running a special 47-lap main event honoring the career of longtime competitor Johnny Durant, who raced to the championship in the Hobbies 25 years ago in the 1992 season.
The now-retired champ shared the flagstand with starter Steve Gran to drop the green flag on the extra-distance run, with Lebanon, ME driver Jake Michaud breaking out to the early lead. Michaud set the pace through a couple of early-race caution periods, and he stayed out front through lap 14. (more…)
Mini Stock Conquest and the Pro Four Modifieds Paul Roach Memorial Race take center stage!
By Ryan Lawliss
Winchester, NH: This past Saturday the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series took to the track for their 2nd to last point’s race of the season for Whelen Night at the races. The Mini Stocks would run an extra distance $500 to win special event. The New England Pro Four Modifieds were also in town for the 35 lap Paul Roach Memorial race. This week’s winners were: Nate Wenzel (Young Guns), Louis Maher (Mini Stocks), Geoff Rollins (Super Stocks), Rob Richardi Jr. (Pro Four Modifieds), PJ Peters (Pro Four Lite Modifieds), Jason Kozacka (Thunder Stocks), and Joel Monahan (Sportsman Modifieds).
The first feature of the evening would be the 10 lap Young Gun Feature. Nate Wenzel in the 03 led the field to the green. Wenzel took off at the drop of the green and never looked back on his way to capturing his first career Young Guns feature win. Chloe Wright in the 17 started 2nd and would hold onto the 2nd spot until lap 7 when she would succumb to the continued pressure from Bella Minchella in the 99. Minchella tried her hardest to chase down Wenzel but would run out of time and finished 2nd; while Wright held on to finish 3rd. This was an emotional win for Wenzel who made sure to thank his parents, family and sponsors for making everything possible. (more…)
Squeglia Wins his Second Star Classic!
Last years winner of the Star Classic Joe Squeglia of Derry, NH dominated at Star all weekend, taking the win for the second year in a row. Squeglia and 2016 winner Derek Griffith of Hudson, NH both had fast practice times and won their respective heats on Friday.
John Peters of Westbrook, ME started on the pole with Griffith on the outside. Squeglia started third. Points leader Mike O’Sullivan of Springfield, MA started deep in the field in the 17th position. Nipping at O’Sullivan’s heals in the points chase, Scott MacMichael of New London, NH started fifth and Barry Gray of Belchertown, MA who is third in points started fourth in the field.