ISMA returns to Monadnock Speedway
By Matthew Wiernasz
INNERKIP, ONT- Mike Lichty will becoming back to race in the ISMA Supermodifieds in 2018. The plan is for Lichty to contend for the title in ISMA in 2018. The series will kickoff their 2018 season at the Monadnock Speedway on Saturday, May 19 for a 75 lap race.
” Well first of all, we just want to put a big thanks out to the promoter (Larry Cirillo) and everybody involved at the (Monadnock) speedway for signing us on. I know everybody seems to be extremely excited on their end for us coming and same as on our end for us going there and opening the season up.”
2017 LEE USA SPEEDWAY AWARDS BANQUET
Manchester, NH – Lee USA Speedway celebrated the top drivers and teams from the 2017 racing season at the annual “Banquet of Champions” on Saturday night, with a packed house honoring the top ten drivers and special award winners at “New Hampshire’s Center of Speed”.
“Hollywood” Dave Helliwell collected the big hardware in the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Supermodifieds, making it back-to-back championships aboard the Ed and Bob Witkum-owned machine. Helliwell and the Witkum Brothers Racing crew also collected Best Team Performance for the second straight year.
Lee USA Speedway 11-18-17 Banquet Photos by Rich Hayes
Champions Crowned on Super Saturday!!
By Ryan Lawliss
Winchester, NH: The cars and stars of Monadnock Speedway took to the high banks for the last time in the 2017 season. The NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Track Champions were presented with their championship flags and given an opportunity to address the crowd (Sportsman Modified Champion Todd Patnode, Super Stock Champion Joel Monahan, Mini Stock Champion Alex Pearl, Thunder Stock Champion Jason Kozacka and Lightning Stock Champion Hillary Renaud). All five NASCAR Whelen All-American Series division plus the young gun division would be in competition. Fans would also be treated to the spectator race and the Go Kart Race of Champions. This week’s winners were: Chris Phelps (Young Guns), John Fultz (Lightening Stocks), Alexander Pearl (Mini Stocks), Todd Patnode (Sportsman Modifieds), Ed Lofland (Thunder Stocks), and Cole Littlewood (Super Stocks). The spectator race was won by Lightening Stock driver Leon Keniston in his Chevy Pickup. Keniston had an amazing celebration as he did a victory lap in reverse before he climbed on his roof to celebrate with the fans! (more…)
photo by Rich Hayes
Lee, NH – The annual Advanced Gas Distributors Oktoberfest event attracted race teams from all over New England for the traditional season-ending event at New Hampshire’s Center of Speed over the weekend, featuring ten divisions of racing action on the fast 3/8ths mile oval.
Saturday’s calendar featured qualifying for all ten divisions, with the Pure Stock main one of two run as part of the day one program. Claremont’s Zach Lyn came home as the big winner in that one, outrunning a full 24-car field to post the win.
Former Lee USA Pure Stock champion Jesse Tellier came on strong late in the race to checker second aboard the Rob Carleton entry, with perennial Oktoberfest contender Matt Gauffin overcoming some mid-race issues to round out the podium in third with his beautifully prepared Saab. Chris Fultz and Kyle Currier rounded out the top five finishers.
photo by Rich Hayes
By: Dick Casey
Eddie MacDonald piloted the EXIT Realty/Hancock Electric Late Model Chevy to a third place finish in the DAV Fall Classic at Seekonk Speedway on Saturday, then raced to a determined seventh place run in the EXIT Realty/Grimm Construction Pro Stock Chevy in the final feature of the night. The team then headed to Eddie Mac’s family track, Lee USA Speedway for Sunday’s Pro Stock feature in the annual Oktoberfest to close out the racing season at the Lee, N.H. facility.
With the team unable to participate in the Friday practice session at Seekonk due to scheduling conflicts, the crew arrived Saturday morning prepping both the late model and the pro stock for the morning practice. Eddie Mac started third in the first of three pro stock 12 lap heats to score a third place finish placing him in the seventh slot in the feature. Eddie Mac drew the fourth slot in the third late model 12 lap heat then spent the rest of the time stuck on the outside with the preferred lane on the bottom to finish fifth. The Freddie Peterson owned Chevy would start 13th in the 50 lap feature.