Curtis Repeats, Gonyaw is on a roll, and Preece finds Victory Lane at the Spring Dash
By Ryan Lawliss
Winchester, NH: Monadnock Speedway opened their season with the Spring Dash presented by O’Reilly Auto Parts to a packed house despite cold weather and occasional drizzles. The season opener featured the EXIT Realty Modified Touring Series 125 and the speedway’s weekly NASCAR Whelen All-American Series divisions.
The first division on the track for their feature event was the Young Gun division, which is designed for drivers age 12-15 to get their start in racing. Due to a wreck in qualifying only 3 cars took the green for the 15 lap feature. Many teams are still putting the finishing touches on their cars as 13 teams have registered to date to run this division. The 10 of Mariah Stebbins started on the pole with Chloe Wright in the 17 on the outside. Christopher Phelps driving the 21 in his first start rounded out the field starting third. At the drop of the green Mariah darted to the lead and never looked back as she led green to checker taking down her first win of the season as she was home from school in order to race this weekend. Chloe Wright in the 17 finished 2nd and Christopher Phelps finished 3rd.
Monadnock Revving Up for Season
Winchester, NH: As the snow melts and warmer temperatures are around the corner in Southern New Hampshire, the management of Monadnock Speedway has been working diligently to put the final touches on the 2017 season.
The speedway will host their traditional Spring Dash on Saturday, April 22nd, highlighting the sophomore season for the Modified Touring Series along with the Sportsman Modifieds, Super Stocks, Mini Stocks, Thunder Stocks, Lightning Stocks and Young Guns. The special season opener will start at 5pm. To prepare for the 2017 season and the Spring Dash, competitors are encouraged to attend the test and tune session being held on Saturday, April 15th, from Noon to 5pm. At the test and tune session, management will be on hand to process NASCAR licenses, competitor registrations and season passes. Fans can attend the test and tune session for free in the general grandstand area to check out the 2017 competition.
Thunder Returns to the Monadnock Mountains in 2017
Winchester, NH – The owners of Monadnock Speedway are very optimistic as they embark on the
2017 racing season. Modified racing has always been popular at the high-banked, ¼ mile speedway and
will continue to be the backbone of Monadnock this year.
Topping the excitement at Monadnock Speedway is the return of the open-wheel
Modified Series. Over the last several years, the speedway has developed a strong following in what
they called the “Sportsman Modifieds”. Written years ago, the rules were designed to provide an
economical modified racing division – exactly the same as the ever-popular SK Lights that run at
nearby Connecticut race tracks. Going into the 2017 season, the Sportsman Modifieds will carry a new
name – the SK Modified Lights.
GSPSS To Celebrate John Hoyt With Rescheduled JBH 100 at Monadnock Speedway
Even though it’s a month late, the Granite State Pro Stock Series (GSPSS) is set to celebrate the life of John Hoyt this Saturday night at Monadnock Speedway in Winchester, New Hampshire.
The 100 lap main event will honor Hoyt, the co-founder of the series, who unexpectedly passed away in 2011. The race was originally scheduled for August 13, but rain forced the race to be rescheduled and it now it is the final event in September for the GSPSS.
GSPSS To Honor Hoyt With JBH 100 at Monadnock Saturday
WALPOLE, N.H. –
The Granite State Pro Stock Series (GSPSS) will honor the late John Hoyt this Saturday night, with the running of the JBH 100 at Monadnock Speedway in Winchester, New Hampshire.
The race has been dedicated to Hoyt as it has in years past and drivers will seek glory in his name. Hoyt was the co-founder of the GSPSS before he unexpectedly passed away in July 2011.
McKennedy Wins At Monadnock On Last Lap Pass
Winchester, NH. — It was a perfect lead-in to the tracks annual fireworks presentation. The final 9-laps were explosive as drivers made their last run at a strong finish. Chris Pasteryak dove under David Schneider to fifth, Todd Patnode, dove under Steve Masse for a podium finish, but it was the battle for the win that was the grand finale.
Russ Hersey, of Swanzey, NH, dominated the annual Valenti Modified Racing Series ‘Firecracker 100’ at his home track taking the lead on lap-21 and holding it until a last lap showdown with Jon McKennedy, of E.Chelmsford, MA, before a large crowd at Monadnock Speedway Saturday night July 2.