Pro Series highlights 6-in-1 Friday races at Lee
LEE, NH: Top drivers and cars of the Pro All-Star Series (PASS) from
throughout New England will make their first appearance of the 2017 season
Friday night in a 14-race program here at Lee USA Speedway.
The PASS Super Late Models will run qualifying for the 150-lap New
England Paving feature race open to 24 starters including some top-name
BLENKHORN PICKS UP FIRST VICTORY OF THE SEASON AT RIVERSIDE
(Antigonish, NS – June 18, 2017) – Dylan Blenkhorn (Truro, NS) picked up his tenth career Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour victory at the Ron MacGillivray Chev Buick GMC 150 at Riverside International Speedway in front of a capacity crowd on a warm Sunday afternoon. Two-time winner on the season Shawn Turple (Enfield, NS) battled to a second place finish followed by 2016 Series champion Cole Butcher (Porter’s Lake, NS). Greg Proude (Springvale, PE) and Josh Collins (Placentia, NL) rounded out the top five. (more…)
Soucy conquers the Mini Stock Challenge; Johnson and Rollins Split Sportsman Mods Twin 25’s
By Ryan Lawliss
Winchester, NH: The NASCAR Whelen All-American Series took to the high banks of Monadnock Speedway with a few twists. The Sportsman Modifieds would run twin 25 lap features. The Mini Stocks would go extended distance for extra money sponsored by center auto Parts. The Mini Stocks would also be running for a special trophy presented by Demco Auto Body in Guilford, VT; along with hard charger award from Gomarlo’s and last place bonus from the Pickering Family. The extra distance and increased pay day brought 29 Mini Stocks to Monadnock Speedway to compete for 26 starting spots. Nathan Johnson, Geoff Rollins, Craig Chaffee and Nancy Muni capture their first wins of the season; while Mariah Stebbins and Jared Soucy make their 2nd trip to victory lane of the season.
Tremont Two-For-Two in Topless Action on Devil’s Bowl Dirt
Counter scores big Mini Stock win
WEST HAVEN, Vt. – Kenny Tremont Jr. is starting to like the “topless” nights at Devil’s Bowl Speedway. The seven-time track champion from West Sand Lake, N.Y., backed up his victory in last year’s special no-roofs race with another NASCAR Whelen All-American Series score at The Dirt Track at Devil’s Bowl on Central Vermont Motorcycles Night on Sunday, June 18. Also scoring wins were Bill Duprey, Derrick Counter, and Sean Beinhaur.
An improved track surface created good side-by-side racing in the 35-lap race for the Central Vermont Motorcycles Sportsman Modified division. A fast car and a handful of early caution flags helped Tremont navigate his way from the eighth starting position into the lead by lap 5, but his ride to the win was not easy. A long green-flag run made lapped traffic an obstacle for Tremont, who was dogged by Tim LaDuc for most of the race. LaDuc was tight to Tremont’s rear bumper for the final five laps but could not find room in traffic to attempt a pass.
by Ken Minott
You probably won’t find many drivers that are having more fun on a race track these days than Thunder 4 Mini racer Logan Melcher. Who could blame the second generation racer from Jay? He is, after all, undefeated to start 2017 season. His most recent win though was a bit more challenging than the first two. The Thunder 4 Minis had the 35 lap spotlight feature Saturday night at Wiscasset Speedway as Group 1 was in action on Maine’s fastest track. Melcher navigated his way through the pack only to roll into victory lane to claim the 2nd place trophy. But a disqualification in post-race inspection for the initial winner, followed by required engine inspection finally produced his 3rd win of the season. Other winners on the night included Spencer Wenners in the GoKarts; Mark Lucas in the Super Streets; Austin Teras in the 4-cylinder Pros; and Daren Ripley in the ServPro of Biddeford-Saco Prostocks.
photo by Norm Marx
Hermon, Maine – Derek Griffith of Hudson, New Hampshire nailed down his first-ever Pro All Stars Series Super Late Model victory Sunday afternoon in the Hight Chevrolet Buick GMC 150 at Speedway 95 in Hermon, Maine.
Griffith and his LCM Motorsports 12 car pulled away from the pack in the closing laps after an unusually-competitive battle saw five different drivers lead – many on more than one occasion – over the first 100 circuits of the tricky, 1/3-mile oval track.
Scott Payea in victory lane after his win – ACT photo
Outduels Moltz, Masterson for 3rd straight ACT win
NORTH WOODSTOCK, NH – Scott Payea of Colchester, Vt. took the lead from Dillon Moltz on a lap 72 restart and notched his third consecutive American Canadian Tour (ACT) victory in the White Mountain 150 Saturday at White Mountain Motorsports Park.
Moltz started on the pole, led the first 71 laps and then drew even to Payea’s outside on lap 78, but never managed to regain the top spot. With six laps remaining, Payea finally managed to give Moltz the slip. His winning margin was four car-lengths.
Oxford, Maine – TJ Brackett of Buckfield earned his first Budweiser Championship Series Super Late Model victory of the season in the 50-lap headline race at Oxford Plains Speedway on Saturday night.
Brackett, wrecked by an errant lapped car when last seen leading the main event just a few days previous to this triumph, built a comfortable advantage in front of the field once past fellow former track champion Shawn Martin of Turner.
Chris Perley Leads ISMA Super Brigade to Stafford Speedway
(Stafford Springs, CT)—The winged supers of the International SuperModified Association (ISMA) will return to Stafford Motor Speedway on Friday, June 23 after a 3-year absence. The 60-lap exciting and fast feature for the ISMA Supers will be one of 6 divisions that will be in action. Stafford’s 5 NASCAR Whelen All American Series divisions will continue their weekly quest for the championship. Leading the ISMA Supers return to Stafford will be 6-time ISMA Driver Champion and Rowley, MA native Chris Perley. (more…)
Tire Issues Ends Eddie MacDonald’s Race at Thunder Road
American Canadian Tour
Eddie MacDonald battled tire issues from the beginning of the American Canadian Tour’s Community Bank 150 at Barre’s Thunder Road in Vermont on Sunday, June 11 to finish 19th. The race, originally scheduled for April 30 and postponed due to rain, gave new track owners time to make significant changes to the facility, including new hot top for the track. While their intentions were good the end result created a tire-eating monster.