Pro Series highlights 6-in-1 Friday races at Lee

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
drivers.
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Lee USA Speedway 6/9/17Race Report

photo by Rich Hayes

It’s now three weeks, three winners in Rodfather-sponsored NASCAR Whelen All American Series Supermodifieds at Lee USA Speedway, as Kingston veteran Moe Lattime scored his first win of the season in the 30-lap main event on Friday night.

A single caution flag slowed the pace when the previous week’s winner, John Burke of Auburn had a tire go down and spun on the backstretch on the first lap, but it was all Lattime from there.

After starting the race inside the front row, Moe moved out to the lead when racing resumed, and he led every lap on the way to the winner‘s circle, with a comfortable half-second margin of victory over eventual runner-up Mike Keddy of Raymond.

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New challenger to beat Friday at Lee USA Speedway

LEE, NH: — An unlikely but impressive new challenger highlights this Friday night’s super-modified division in a 16-race, seven-division program here at Lee USA Speedway.

 

John Burke, a 15-year racing veteran who now makes his home in Boston, has made a spectacular debut with two feature wins this season driving an all-newly built winged “wedge” super-mod. The low-slung clever-looking car was built over the winter by Oswego Speedway legend and long-time car-designer Mike Muldoon.

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Lee USA Speedway 6/2/17 Race Report

photo by Rich Hayes

Despite a quick shower that interrupted the action during qualifying, Lee USA Speedway put another Friday night program in the record books, with Auburn racer John Burke putting on a clinic to post the win in the Rodfather-sponsored NASCAR Whelen All American Series Supermodified feature.

When flagman Steve Gran unfurled the green for the 30-lap main event, Burke immediately broke out to the lead, and with just a single caution period to slow the race on lap two, it was less than nine minutes later when Gran dropped the checkers over Burke’s first-ever Lee USA Speedway win.

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Lee USA Speedway 5/19/17 Race Report

photo by Rich Hayes

Lee, NH – Lee USA Speedway raised the curtain on the 2017 weekly racing season on Friday night, with defending Super champion Dave “Hollywood” Helliwell of Salem making a statement in his first ride aboard the storied Witkum Brothers Racing entry, taking down the checkers for the season opening win in the Rodfather-sponsored NASCAR Whelen All American Series Supermodified feature.

ISMA Supermodified veteran Jamie Timmons led the early laps of the main, clicking off some impressive laps in the machine normally steered by Kyle Sawyer, setting a torrid pace over the first half of the 30-lap main event. Helliwell moved up to challenge Timmons shortly after the crossed flags, and made the winning pass to take over the point on lap 18, going the distance from there to post the win.

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FRIDAY NIGHT RACE SEASON OPENS AT LEE

LEE, NH:  The 2017 Friday Night racing season opens this Friday with a five-division, 12-race program here at Lee USA Speedway starting at 7:00 pm. The winged super-modifieds lead the way with Friday night’s 30-lap feature winner picking up $1,000 and a quick lead in the NASCAR championship point standings for this year’s track title.

Dave Helliwell, last year’s track champ, has sold his car and joined the Bob and Ed Witkum team to drive the multi-time champion No. 21 super-mod. Helliwell, of Pelham, N.H., is only in his second season of driving the fast supers. He’ll have plenty of competition from arch-rival Tommy Tombarello,

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