Making a Statement: Belfiore Stays Strong with Victory at Speedway 51
GROVETON, NH – Anthony Belfiore nabbed his first North East Street Stock Tour victory, after holding off Geoff Rollins for over thirty laps in the “51 for 500”, presented by Robertson’s Auto Sales, event at Speedway 51.
The drivers had special help during out-of-car introductions, bringing children from the crowd on to the track as honorary crew chiefs. The children helped strap drivers in their cars, and made sure their drivers were ready for the feature event.
Point Battles Heating Up in North East Street Stock Tour
GROVETON, NH – The North East Street Stock Tour will travel to Speedway 51 for the second time on the 2015 schedule, boasting a heated point battle entering the fifth event of the season.
With his second straight win, Geoff Rollins has made a stake for his claim on the inaugural championship. Rollins has been within striking distance of Chris Douton and Joe Arena, but is now tied with Douton entering the “51 for 500” event at Speedway 51, on August 15. Both drivers finished in the top 5 in the June event, and are jockeying for position in the championship standings for the second half of the season.
Twice is Nice: Geoff Rollins Earns Second Straight Victory on North East Street Stock Tour
LEE, NH – Geoff Rollins becomes the first person to win two feature events in the North East Street Stock Tour, as the Groton, MA driver picked up the victory in the “Friday Night Lights” event, presented by the Gobbi Corporation, at Lee USA Speedway.
Rollins jumped to the lead at the start of the race, pulling away from Larry Barnett at the drop of the green. His lead was erased on lap 9, when Matt Morrill came to rest in turn 4 after suffering a broken right-front suspension.
A Tale of Two Cities: Rollins, Tanguay Eye Home Track from Different Views
A Look Ahead to “Friday Night Lights” at Lee USA Speedway
LEE, NH – As the North East Street Stock Tour returns to Lee USA Speedway for “Friday Night Lights”, presented by the Gobbi Corporation, on July 31, two drivers look to the event from different ends of the spectrum.
Geoff Rollins is in mid-stride, after picking up the win in the Christmas in July event at Monadnock Speedway on July 11, and looks to continue his success at another of his home tracks, Lee USA Speedway. Rollins is currently second in points in the Late Model Sportsman at the track, and finished second in the exhibition event for the North East Street Stock Tour (NESST), back in May.
Rollins will be running his familiar orange #02 car in his return home, and is confident in the change, saying “We are piloting our own car that’s orange and has a 02, and anything orange goes faster. I have won a 50 lapper here with this car. We put this new car together in two weeks, but it doesn’t scare me at all.”
Arena Bests North East Street Stock Tour Field at Speedway 51
GROVETON, NH – Joe Arena held off a hard-charging Chris Douton to pick up the win in the North East Street Stock Tour’s second event in the championship series, the Caron Fabrication 51, presented by L & L Riverside Inn, at Speedway 51 (NH).
Steve Kenneway led the field to green at the newly renovated facility in northern New Hampshire, after earning a plus-2 from his qualifying heat. Kenneway led the first three laps, before Geoff Rollins and Jim Boyle made contact on the front stretch, resulting in Boyle slamming hard into the wall, and leaving both with heavy body damage. Both cars would return to the track, as Kenneway had a new dancing partner on the front row in the form of Arena. Arena took command on the restart, and cleared Kenneway on the back stretch. Soon after, Kenneway’s Greener Blast Technologies/ Welch Welding and Truck Equipment Chevrolet would lose power, and Kenneway would retire from the race with transmission issues.
New Digs for New Series: North East Street Stock Tour Travels to Speedway 51
GROVETON, NH – The upstart North East Street Stock Tour will head north, June 13, to the new-look Speedway 51 (NH) for the Caron Fabrication 51, presented by L & L Riverside Inn.
Speedway 51, formerly known as Riverside Speedway, is a unique ¼ mile, high-banked track, known for close finishes, and side-by-side action. The facility underwent a major overhaul during the offseason, after being purchased by Joey Laquerre. Laquerre, a long-time runner in the Late Model division at Thunder Road Speedbowl, purchased the race track in October of 2014, weeks after the passing of his grandson and racer, Joey M. Laquerre.