Soucy conquers the Mini Stock Challenge; Johnson and Rollins Split Sportsman Mods Twin 25’s

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.
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New England Pro Four Modifieds Visit the High Banks

New England Pro Four Modifieds Visit the High Banks
By Ryan Lawliss

Winchester, NH: The New England Pro Four Modifieds and the open ACT style late model special joined the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series action this past Saturday night in front of a large crowd; after a lot of recent rain Mother Nature greeted race fans and teams with a beautiful day for racing, and the large crowd wasn’t disappointed.

The Young Guns would take to the track to get the racing action started. After taking a week off Cale Skillings found his #95 starting on the pole. Cale would be “glad to be back (racing)” as he would lead every lap on his way to his third victory of the season. But the racing action heated up behind Cale, as there was a hard battle for 2nd place between the 12 of Chris Sontag and the 99 of Isabella Minchella. Sontag would prevail and finish 2nd. Minchella would have to settle for a 3rd place finish.
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Mother Nature Washes Out Two In a Row at Monadnock

Mother Nature Washes Out Two In a Row

Winchester, NH: The Northeast experienced a very dismal weekend forcing many tracks to cancel their race program including Monadnock Speedway. The track was to hold their first inaugural race for the ACT Type late Models along with the Sign Works Oval Track Series that featured the Granite State Legends and Bandoleros. On Sunday, May 14th the first Mudbog Mudslinger event of the season was also washed out.
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Monadnock To Hold ACT Type Late Model Event

Monadnock To Hold ACT Type Late Model Event

Winchester, NH: Mother Nature did not cooperate for Monadnock Speedway this past Saturday (May 6). The owners and management decided to cancel the races early due to another storm system coming in early Saturday afternoon predicting to dump another inch of rain to an already saturated facility.

This Saturday (May 13), the speedway will host the first of a six race series for ACT Type Late Models. The competitors will compete under the ACT Late Model rules with the exception of the tires which will be a 9″ American Racer. The management has had a lot of positive feedback about the six race series that will offer $1000 to win dueling it our for 75 laps. The special inaugural event will be filled with plenty of racing action which will also include Legends, Bandoleros, Sportsman Modifieds, Super Stocks, Mini Stocks, Lightning Stocks and Young Guns. Race time is at 6pm. Pit gates open at 1pm with practice at 2:30pm.
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Byrne Celebrates Sportsman Mod Win, Curtis Repeats

Byrne Celebrates Sportsman Mod Win, Curtis Repeats

Winchester, NH: This past Saturday, Monadnock Speedway held their second event of the season with temperatures well above what it was for their season opener a few weeks ago. The fans enjoyed racing action from the speedway’s regular NASCAR Whelen All American Racing Series divisions along with the Young Guns. It was a special night for the Curtis family as Chris Curtis (Super Stocks) and his son Jaret Curtis (Lightning Stocks) both celebrated victories. Ben Byrne scored his second career win in the Sportsman Modifieds as 2017 Lightning Stock champion Pat Houle took the checkers in the Mini Stocks. Cale Skillings celebrated his first win in the Young Gun division after a bad crash in practice last week which prevented him to compete opening day.
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Curtis Repeats, Gonyaw is on a roll, and Preece finds Victory Lane at the Spring Dash

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.
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