BONSIGNORE & BARRY PHOTOManchester, NH – A full house of racers, crews, officials, and fans from the Lee USA Speedway gathered at the Executive Court to wine, dine, and celebrate the annual Banquet of Champions honoring their achievements for the 2014 season at New Hampshire’s Center of Speed.

A year after being awarded Rookie of the Year in the Supermodified division, Jake Stergios of Candia spent the evening at the head table and took home the hardware commemorating his first career championship title in the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series, EKeys 4cars-sponsored division.

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gghgsdgsWith the decision made to race a part-time schedule after winning at Bristol, Eddie MacDonald and the Grimm Racing team focused their effort on preparing the best possible car for the best possible finish. On Friday night, the Grimm Construction Chevy drove from 16th in the 30 car-field to fourth place in the final race of the NASCAR Pro Series East season in the Drive Sober 150 on the “Monster Mile” at Dover International Speedway.

Eddie Mac’s impressive record over the final four races of the season began with an eighth place run at Langley, followed by a second at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, a sixth place in the East West combination race at Iowa Speedway, and finally the fourth place run on the fast, high banked mile oval at Dover. The team ran ten of the 16 race schedule posting one win, three top fives, and six top tens.
“We are really pleased with our performance over the second half of the season,” said Eddie Mac. “ After the win at Bristol we knew we could be competitive in the races we entered. We have to thank Rob Grimm for providing two new cars for us to race. Unfortunately after we built them, we had to rebuild them after some serious wrecks early on. That is where the crew came in and did a tremendous amount of work to get them race ready in such a short time. Rollie (LaChance crew chief)and I could not have done it without them. We raced the car that finished second at New Hampshire, so we knew we would have a competitive car for Dover.”

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333SHREWSBURY, Mass. (September 17, 2014) – In July, Rob Fuller Motorsports brought a contenting race car to New Hampshire Motor Speedway for the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour event. Todd Szegedy, driver of the No. 15 15-50 Connection Chevrolet, led 15 laps of the race, but unfortunately the day ended with a DNF due to a mechanical failure. This weekend, the RFM team is seeking to recapture the success of the day and finish it off with a win.

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1Winchester, NH: Todd Patnode added more points to the NASCAR Whelen All American Racing Series NH Standings this past Saturday as he cruised into victory lane in dominating style for his eighth win of the season. Geoff Rollins came back after a tough hit last week to pull off the Super Stock victory as Kyle Boniface, uncontested, took down his eighth Lightning Stock win. The biggest victory of the night was Eric Pomasko scoring his first career Mini Stock win. George Baldwin took the checkers for the Thunder Stocks celebrating his 100th race career win and Mike McGoldrick held of the challenges fromMatt Kimball and Dylan Morse for the number one spot in the Young Guns. The visiting Pro 4 Modifieds victor was Robin Berghman with hometrack competitor, Kyle Boniface scoring the win for the Pro 4 Modified Lites. This past Saturday also completed the Triple Crown Series as the following were crowned the champions; Todd Patnode, Tom Carey III, Mike Stebbins, Kyle Boniface, Dave Greenslit and Mike McGoldrick.

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NHMS New Hampshire Motor SpeedwayLOUDON, N.H. (Sept. 22, 2013) — Kurt Busch salvaged a 13th-place finish in Sunday’s Sylvania 300 Sprint Cup Series race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

Busch, who started fourth in the 300-lap race, never could find the proper grip and speed to run up front in his Furniture Row/Denver Mattress Chevrolet.

“We didn’t hit it right on the adjustments today,” said Busch. “It was nobody’s fault, we all agreed what adjustments to make and it just didn’t work out. We struggled with the handling and couldn’t make a move to the front.”
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THIS IS RYAN’S 51ST POLE IN HIS NASCAR SPRINT CUP SERIES CAREER. THIS IS HIS SECOND POLE IN 2013. HE HAS SAT ON THE POLE AT NEW HAMPSHIRE SEVEN TIMES. THIS WAS A TRACK QUALIFYING RECORD 136.497 MPH. TALK ABOUT YOUR QUALIFYING EFFORT:
“I’ve sat in here several times and probably on at least six other occasions and said this was the birth place of track position and I strongly feel that it is in qualifying well and having that number one pit stall at the start of the race up front in clean air and all the things that go along with it. More important is the confidence to know that you have the fastest race car or at least can make it the fastest race car. Our Quicken Loans Chevrolet was good today. The guys did a really good job. We unloaded in qualifying trim and kept making it faster and faster and faster and we really thought Kasey (Kahne’s) lap was going to be tough to be and I really didn’t feel like I had a lot of speed in my lap. I felt ike it was balanced. But the speed just kind of comes with the track cooling down compared to practice and a really good run for us. I’m happy to be on the pole and to get my 51st pole and to do it at a place where it’s really tough to pass.”
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