Lee USA Speedway

24GordonWinsMichigan04.jpgLee, NH – The final month of racing toward the goal of the 2014 season championships began at Lee USA Speedway on Friday night, with the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Supermodifieds, Late Model Sportsmen, Hobby Stocks, and Ironmen joined by the touring Northeast Classic Lites for an entertaining night of racing action at “New Hampshire’s Center of Speed”.

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Bobby Baillargeon Looks to Keep Hudson Hugger Streak Alive

GSPS2By  Shawn Sicard

Walpole, NH-    Bobby Baillargeon returned to form as he picked up a podium finish in his second race with the Granite State Pro Stock Series (GSPSS) in 2014; a third place finish in the Star 100 at Star Speedway in Epping, NH.  The Kingston, NH driver will try to stay hot as he is ready to defend his title at the Hudson Hugger this Sunday, August 24th, at Hudson International Speedway in Hudson, NH.


Baillargeon is a star at Hudson, with two wins and a third place finish in 4 starts at the track with the GSPSS.  The runner-up to the 2012 champion, Baillargeon has won the first two Hudson Hugger events at the ¼ mile speedplant.  “We are going to work hard to make it three in a row,” Baillargeon stated.  “You have to set a pace that won’t kill your car and get it done.  Just keep all the fenders on the car.”  Baillargeon will be piloting the #82 MMS Northeast/Performance Unlimited Chevrolet at the Hudson Hugger.

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600-SundownShowdownThe Northeastern Midget Association heads to the famed Star Speedway in Epping, NH on Saturday night. It has been a favorite stop for the midgets since the 60′s, in fact Star has hosted more NEMA events than any other facility.


Some of the greats have gotten their first NEMA victory at Star including Joey Coy, Mike Favulli and Billy Mann, as well as modern day drivers like Jeff Horn, Joey Payne, Bobby Seymour and Russ Stoehr. There will be plenty of drivers gunning for their first on Saturday night.

Stoeher leads all active drivers with 10 wins at Star.


The NEMA midgets bring a see-saw battle at the top of the point standings in both of their classes.
The top spot has traded back and forth between young Avery Stoeher of Lakeville, MA and another Massachusetts South Shore native, Randy Cabral of Kingston. Cabral now leads by 13 points thanks to a runner-up finish last time out at Waterford. Stoehr could only muster a fourth place in that event and lost his grip on the points lead.

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By Lou Modestino

Sometimes it is better to be lucky than good and sometimes a driver can be both.

Justin Bonsignore was just that as he was able to miss the late accidents that collected some of the lead pack cars and hold off a strong challenge by Matt Hirschman on a green-white-checkered finish to win the Budweiser King of Beers 150 at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park.

It was the second consecutive NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour win for the Holtsville, New York native at Thompson and his third of the season. Doug Coby followed Hirschman in third with Ryan Preece and Ron Silk completing the top five.
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By Lou Modestino

Thunder Road officials have announced special Bond Auto Tiger Sportsmen triple 50 lap feature events during Jet Service Envelope – Accura Printing event at Thunder Road in Barre on Thursday, August 21. The Tiger 100 lap feature scheduled for last Thursday, August 7 was postponed due to rain and was rescheduled for the August 21 event.

Instead of running the 100 lapper followed by a regular event, the Tigers will now run three 50 lap features spread out throughout the evening and earn separate feature points and separate purses for each race. The field will be inverted after each event to set up the line-up for the next race.
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Helliwell, JR Holds On for Green-White-Checkered Victory

GSPSS 100 Victory Lane

Photo Credits Matty Wiernasz

Epping, NH-        Wayne Helliwell, JR recorded his second career Granite State Pro Stock Series (GSPSS) win at Star Speedway in the Star 100 by surviving a green-white-checkered finish.


Nottingham, NH driver Babe Branscombe took the lead after pole-sitter Joey Squeglia, JR spun his tires to start the race.  Branscombe would lead the first 14 laps before Squeglia, JR would overtake Branscombe, and put his Auto Mart Trucks + Cars/PH Electric Chevrolet into the top spot.  Squeglia, JR would set a fast pace as the laps ticked by until lap 41 when Dennis Maxfield went around in turn 3, bringing out the first caution of the night.  [Read more...]

Lee Speedway 8/15/14

photo by Rich Hayes

photo by Rich Hayes

Lee, NH – The final month of racing toward the goal of the 2014 season championships began at Lee USA Speedway on Friday night, with the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Supermodifieds, Late Model Sportsmen, Hobby Stocks, and Ironmen joined by the touring Northeast Classic Lites for an entertaining night of racing action at “New Hampshire’s Center of Speed”.


Leslie Keyser of Northfield was the man of the hour in the EKeys 4cars 30-lap main event for the Supermodifieds. Keyser jumped out to the early lead with Topsfield, MA’s Bobby Webber in tow for the first four laps of the fast-paced feature race, which ran caution-free from green to checker in just over seven minutes.

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Wrenn Storms To First VMRS Win At Seekonk

seekonkSeekonk, MA. – It took four years for Nashua, New Hampshire driver Norm Wrenn to find victory lane with the Valenti Modified Racing Series, but the wait came to an end Saturday night, when ‘Stormin’ Norman stormed off the fourth turn to the checkered flag to capture the ‘Seekonk 100’ in front of a cheering crowd at Seekonk Speedway, Seekonk, MA.

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Josh Sunn returns to victory lane in first after a two year drought beating out Bob Shepard who dominated the event for the first 46 laps in the DIRTcar Sportsman Modifieds. Earl the Squirrel Maxham grabs his 2nd win of the year in the DIRTcar Sportsman Coupes.

brg-apw-08161401BRADFORD, VT – With the rain looming the Bradford Bull Dogs Benefit night sponsored by Swenson Insurance Saturday August 16, 2014 made it in the record books suffering only one delay due to the weather.

The second spoiler of the year in the DIRTcar Bond Auto Sportsman Modifieds happened Saturday night when Bob Shepard found himself with 5 to go leading the pack to the checkers. Shepard celebrating his 63rd birthday this week couldn’t think of a better birthday present to give himself. Unfortunately for Shepard another shoe having suffered a two year dry run was on a mission and ready to take away the gold from anyone in his way. A rain delay on lap 19 changed the condition of the track, and Shepard while able to hold on to the lead for most of the event, found Sunn on lap 37 flying by on the outside. Sunn would lead the remaining three circuits and claim the checkers with Shepard holding on for second. Finishing in third was Richie Simmons with his best finish of the season. Completing the top five were Kevin Chaffee and Chris Donnelly.

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Waterford Speedbowl 8/16 NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Results

Phil Scott (14VT) is ready for the Vermont Governor’s Cup 150 presented by VP S.E.F., one of the few events he has yet to win during his storied career at Thunder Road. (Photo by Alan Ward)Waterford, CT (August 16, 2014) – NASCAR Whelen All-American Series racing
returned to Waterford Speedbowl Saturday evening with a six-division
racing card on track. Hometown driver Rob Janovic Jr. claimed the night’s
SK Modified® victory, his first of the year. Bruce Thomas Jr. of Groton
took his third Valenti Auto Mall Late Model feature win, Josh Galvin of Franklin won for the tenth time in the Street Stocks, and Ken Cassidy Jr. of Lisbon took his sixth Mini Stock win of the year. Brendon Bock of Franklin Square, NY won his first ever Speedbowl feature in the evening’s INEX Legend Cars race and Allen Coates of Ledyard recorded another win in the New England Truck Series at his home track.

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