JAMES RIVER, NS (November 18, 2019) – The 2020 edition of the IWK 250 is set for July 18. For the 14th-straight year, the highly-anticipated event will be presented by Sydney businessman Steve Lewis as an awareness and fundraising endeavour for the IWK Foundation. Since 2007, the IWK 250 presented by Steve Lewis has raised over $481,000.00 for the Foundation.
“We’re happy to get the date out there so fans can circle it on their calendars,” said Paul McLean, General Manager for Riverside International Speedway. “We know folks look forward to this event and even book vacation plans around it so we hope it’s a help for them to know the date this far in advance. And we are most appreciative for Steve’s continued support and the ongoing affiliation with the IWK.”
Doucette and Buffington Defend NHMS Track Champion Titles for 2019 More than 60 riders and drivers from this year’s Loudon Road Race Series, MOAT Mountain Road Course Series and J&J’s Yolk & Co. Oval Series were recognized at Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, Conn. on Saturday, November 16.
LOUDON, N.H. – The 2019 champions from three local racing series were honored at the annual awards banquet held for the first time at Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, Conn. on Saturday, November 16. Two New England racers – Rick Doucette of the Loudon Road Race Series and Shaun Buffington of the MOAT Mountain Road Course Series and the legend car division of J&J’s Yolk & Co. Oval Series – each took home 2019 Track Champion titles from New Hampshire Motor Speedway in their respective series.
Ben Ashline Takes Surprise Win In Racing’s Return To Lanier
BRASELTON, GA (November 16) – Ben Ashline made the long trip from Pittston, ME count taking the surprise win for the Pro All Stars Series (PASS) Super Late Models Saturday afternoon in the Lanier National 200 at Lanier Raceplex. Ashline’s first career PASS victory was the first checkered flag that has flown at Lanier since racing was last held here in 2011.
Drivers Ready To Make New Memories At Lanier This Weekend
NAPLES, ME (November 13) – Ever since the return of stock car racing to Lanier Raceplex was announced earlier this year, fans and drivers alike have brought up memories of great races of the past at the speedway that opened in 1982. On Saturday afternoon, new memories will be made when the Pro All Stars Series (PASS) National Super Late Model Championship will be decided in the Lanier National 200. While the championship will conclude a season that began at Richmond Raceway in March, the Lanier National 200 will pay $6,000 to the race winner, and an eye-popping $1,000 just to start. Joining the PASS Super Late Models at Lanier, will be three divisions of Legends cars and the Bandoleros. The Legends Pro/Masters will race for $500 to win, Semi-Pros will compete for $400 to win, and the Young Lions will race for $300 to win.
New Hampshire Motor Speedway is among eight Speedway Motorsports facilities to consistently provide support to U.S. Armed Forces through NASCAR race weekend initiatives and other events throughout the year.
LOUDON, N.H. – In honor of its unwavering commitment to saluting the United States Armed Forces, New Hampshire Motor Speedway’s parent company, Speedway Motorsports, was named the recipient of the 2019 President’s Veterans Recognition Award from Coca-Cola.
The prestigious award was presented at The Coca-Cola Company’s annual Veterans Day Celebration in Atlanta to Speedway Motorsports President and CEO Marcus Smith, who accepted the accolades on behalf of Speedway Motorsports’ eight world-class motorsports entertainment facilities including New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Atlanta Motor Speedway, Bristol Motor Speedway, Charlotte Motor Speedway, Kentucky Speedway, Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Sonoma Raceway and Texas Motor Speedway.
Lanier Just Days Away From Rebirth For PASS Finale
NAPLES, ME (November 7) – In just over a week, the sounds of race engines will again permeate the hills and countryside of North Georgia when the Pro All Stars Series (PASS) Super Late Models hit the pavement at Lanier Raceplex. Throwing back to the original name of the speedway which has been shuttered for the better part of the last decade, the Lanier National 200 will pay $6,000 to win and $1,000 just to start the feature on Saturday, November 16. Along with the 200 lap contest, points leader, Mike Hopkins of Maine, will look to be crowned the 12th PASS National Super Late Model Champion. Joining the PASS Super Late Models in action will be feature events for Legends Pros/Masters, Semi-Pros, and Young Lions, along with racing for Bandeleros.
NASCAR Short Track Racing Added to the 2020 Loudon Lineup The NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour and the ARCA Menards Series East make the only visits to the Granite State.
LOUDON, N.H. – New Hampshire Motor Speedway will host three short track races in 2020 when NASCAR’s regional series visit the 1.058-mile oval. The NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour will make two stops – July 18 and September 12, 2020 – while the ARCA Menards Series East (formerly the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East) will join the Modifieds on September 12, 2020.
“King of the Mountains” Welch Leads Honorees at 2019 WMMP Banquet
N. Woodstock, NH – Groveton’s Quinny Welch was officially bestowed the title of 2019 “King of the Mountains” at the 2019 White Mountain Motorsports Park Banquet of Champions on Saturday, November 2. Welch was just one of dozens of drivers recognized as part of the end-of-season celebration held at the Days Inn of Lincoln, NH.
During the recently revived Fall Challenge at Claremont Motorsports Park, it was announced that Mike Parks and MDP Motorsports promotions had entered into an agreement to lease the Thrasher Road speed plant. Starting in April of 2020, Parks and his team will have complete control of all motor sports operations at the track.