NEW ENGLAND MOTORSPORTS NORTH For April 9th 2016

NEW ENGLAND MOTORSPORTS NORTH For April 9th 2016
By Lou Modestino

Oxford Plains Speedway owner and Pro All Stars Series (PASS) President Tom Mayberry announced today that Massachusetts-based HP Hood Company will be the title sponsor for the 43rd Annual Oxford 250. The 43rd Annual HP Hood Oxford 250 will take place on August 26-28 at Oxford Plains Speedway and will pit the best short track racers in North America against one another, with over $25,000 going to the winner.

“This is a great day for the Oxford 250 and for all the race fans of Maine,” said Oxford Plains Speedway’s Tom Mayberry. “HP Hood is a company all of us in Maine are proud of and they have stepped up in a big way with their support of this year’s 250. It’s a natural partnership that will see the 43rd Annual HP Hood Oxford 250 continue to grow as one of the premier events in all of short track racing.”.
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NEW ENGLAND MOTORSPORTS NORTH For March 27th 2016

NEW ENGLAND MOTORSPORTS NORTH For March 27th 2016
By Lou Modestino

The American-Canadian Tour (ACT) opens its 25th season of ACT Late Model racing, along with the 33rd season of racing at Lee USA Speedway, with the New Hampshire Governor’s Cup 150 on Sunday, April 10. The traditional ACT season opener often sets the tone for what to watch throughout the season, and the 2016 edition should be no exception.

ACT competition at the 1/3-mile speedway has historically been hard to predict. The previous 13 ACT Late Model Tour events at Lee have seen 12 different winners, with Brian Hoar’s back-to-back Governor’s Cup wins in 2011 and 2012 standing as the only repeat triumph. Former Lee USA Champion Wayne Helliwell, Jr. of Dover, NH became the latest ACT winner at the track when he captured the 2015 Governor’s Cup, the first of his four wins en route to the 2015 ACT Championship. (more…)

NEW ENGLAND MOTORSPORTS NORTH March 12, 2016

NEW ENGLAND MOTORSPORTS NORTH March 12, 2016
By Lou Modestino

The first NASCAR weekend at NHMS is just 18 weeks away

The race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Sunday had a tough act to follow. Two, in fact. With an edge-of-your-seat Daytona 500 and old-school feeling Atlanta race in the books, all eyes were on Vegas Sunday afternoon, and the “Entertainment Capital of the World” didn’t disappoint, providing one of the most unique viewing spectacles in recent memory.
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NEW ENGLAND MOTORSPORTS NORTH March 2016

NEW ENGLAND MOTORSPORTS NORTH
By Lou Modestino

The 42nd Annual Icebreaker, one of the most highly anticipated racing events in New England, will take place on April 8-10, featuring the first championship race of the season for the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour (NWMT). The Icebreaker this year has been expanded to twelve divisions of racing, and will once again include the popular Fan Appreciation party on the track on Sunday morning before the second day of races begin.

The Icebreaker will start off with a practice day on Friday, April 8. The pit area will open for haulers to start coming in at noon, and rotating practice sessions will begin at 1 pm for all divisions except for the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour and the Pro All Stars Series (PASS). Tickets for Friday cost $15 per person for pit access. Haulers will be able to come in until 7 pm on Friday to park for the weekend.
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