Derek Griffith comes away with a podium finish at Lee Speedway

No 12 derek griffith had his hands full with no 4 brad babb as they battled for the 3rd spot. griffith would come away in 3rd as babb crashed

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Young driver continues to impress in 2014

Lee, NH – Consistency is the key to competing for championships and that’s the motto for Hudson, NH native, Derek Griffith. The young driver of the No. 12 MOM’s of Manchester/LCM Racing Toyota Camry is right in the middle of his first championship points battle with the Granite State Pro Stock Series.

 

Griffith, who is sitting in fourth place, is just 44 points from the top-spot and knew he needed a good run on July 25th at Lee Speedway to maintain his point’s position.

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MacMichael dominates Sportsman Modified Event at Monadnock Speedway

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MacMichael dominates Sportsman Modified Event
By Gary Dutton

WINCHESTER, NH – Dave Striebel put a string of first-half-season near misses behind him Saturday, July 26, at Monadnock Speedway, storming to victory in the Super Stock feature. Striebel was one of three drivers earning his first victory lap of the summer Saturday at the high-banked quarter-mile.

Scott MacMichael scored his second victory of the season, topping the action-packed Sportsman Modified main event; while both Lightning Stock pilot CJ Johnson and Young Gun Matt Kimball were – like Striebel – first-time 2014 winners.
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Adam Pierson Wins Elliott Beveridge Memorial Race at Vermont’s Bear Ridge Speedway

Adam Pierson Wins Elliott Beveridge Memorial
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Race at Vermont’s Bear Ridge Speedway

Ellington, CT: In what was the biggest race of the year for the USAC Dirt Midget Association it was only fitting that driver Adam Pierson win the race that was in honor of his past mechanic. In total twenty one teams came to Bear Ridge Speedway to compete but only nineteen took the green flag in the feature.

For heat race one the 78 driven by Stanley Otterman was to be on pole but mechanical issues prevented him from starting so the 11R of Alex Rose was awarded the pole for this heat race. Once the green flag came out it did not take long before the 11V of Vincent Lucca took the lead with the 76X of Jeff Champagne moving into second and the pole sitter 11R of Rose was now in third place. Just before the half way point, Amanda Habel in the 09 spun which brought out the caution and grouped the field back together. The race went back to green but was brought back under caution in two laps as the 09 of Habel spun. Back to green with the 11V of Lucca charging out front and holding the lead. On lap six the 24T of Tom Thompson went off track but kept running and back onto the track without any issues. As the checkered flag flew it would be Lucca in the 11V taking down the heat race win. The 76X of Champagne was to have finished second but was moved back to fourth for jumping the restart on the last caution. With that change it now moved the 11R of Rose to second and Dylan Rock in the 49 to third. Champagne was driving for Frank Manafort Racing this night in the number 76X Elliott Beveridge Memorial tribute USAC midget.
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Sprint to the Sunoco Modified Championship Continues on Whelen Night at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park

Sprint to the Sunoco Modified Championship Continues on Whelen Night at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park

Thompson, CT- The Sunoco Modifieds reclaim center stage at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park (TSMP) for their 20/20 Sprint event on Whelen Night, Wednesday, July 30th.

The unique format will feature a three segment race for the Sunoco Modifieds, with the lowest overall point total taking the victory. The first segment will be lined up from the results of the qualifiers, and will be 20 laps in distance. The second segment will be a complete inversion of lead lap cars setting the field, and will also consist of 20 laps. The third and final segment will be lined up by fastest lap times from the first segment, but will only be a 10 lap sprint for the win. “This format was used for the Late Models, and was a huge success,” states TSMP General Manager, Josh Vanada.
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EMMA LIBBY CAPTURES CAREER FIRST SPORTSMAN WIN AT SPEEDWAY 95

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EMMA LIBBY CAPTURES CAREER FIRST SPORTSMAN WIN AT 95

Sixteen year old Emma Libby of Glenburn led the first 13 laps of the 25 lap Darling’s Ford Sportsman feature at Speedway 95 Saturday night, but lost it to points leader Kris Matchett of Skowhegan on a lap 14 restart. As Matchett pulled away from the teen driver, Libby held on to the second spot until Matchett unexpectedly slowed on the 23rd lap. Libby was able to overtake him and cruise to her first win as a rookie in the division. Dean Clements of Brooks, making his first appearance since an early season wreck sidelined his activity, took second with Jay Robichaud of Eddington, also returning after several weeks away following an accident that seriously damaged his car, finished third. Fourth went to pole sitter Karl Stanhope of Hampden with Matchett limping home in fifth with a sick engine. Matchett won the division’s single qualifying race.
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FANS PACK THE STANDS FOR WISCASSET SPEEDWAY’S 45TH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION

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WISCASSSET SPEEDWAY PRESS RELEASE JULY 26, 2014
FANS PACK THE STANDS FOR WISCASSET SPEEDWAY’S 45TH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION

By Lisa Maguire

Wiscasset Speedway celebrated its forty-fifth birthday on Saturday. A ceremony during half time introduced some of Wiscasset’s great drivers from the past including Teddy Palino, Dick Giles, Dick Williams, Bill Bailey, JC Marsh, Dale Chadbourne, and Pete Silva. The weather was beautiful and sunny, and when the day cooled and evening came around the bright lights of Wiscasset lit the track. The grandstands were jammed with fans, and they enjoyed giveaways, fireworks, celebration cake, and some great racing action. On the schedule for the evening were Group One racing divisions, including Outlaw Mini’s, Prostocks, New England Four Cylinder Prostocks, and Napa Super Streets.

The spotlighted feature of the week was a thirty-five lap Napa Super Street race. Starting on the pole was the #1 of Adam Chadbourne. Last time out on the track, Chadbourne flipped his car coming out of turn four, landing upside down against the front wall, due to a broken tie rod end. Chadbourne said prior to race time it had taken two weeks to repair the damage with crews working around the clock. The whole front end was rebuilt, and a new engine was installed.
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Rookie TC Forward is the 8th different winner in the DIRTcar Bond Auto Parts Sportsman Modifieds

Rookie TC Forward is the 8th different winner in the DIRTcar Bond Auto Parts Sportsman Modifieds.
Thomas Placey in the DIRTcar Sportsman Coupes and Hunter Garduno in the Hornets claim their 2nd wins.

BRADFORD, VT – Two rookies make it to victory lane in the DIRTcar Bond Auto Sportsman Modifieds, as Forward comes home with the win and his best finish of the season, and DJ Robinson finishes third with his second victory lane appearance of the season on Perry Oil Service night.

Tyler Austin and DJ Robinson brought the full field of cars to the green for their 40 lap main event Saturday Perry Oil Service night. Austin would be unable to hold on to his prime starting position as the laps ticked off. Robinson on the other hand was able to hold off most of the challenges he encountered leading the first half of the race. He would find himself having to give up his pole position to Rookie TC Forward. Forward who worked his way from mid pack to the front found himself right where he has wanted to be all season as the laps ticked off, in no other position but first. Jason Gray coming from deep in the pack worked his way to second place, the only veteran driver in victory lane. Robinson was able to hold on for third when the checkers finally waved. Josh Currier and points leader Donnelly completed the top five.
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Gonyo, Quenneville Split Northern Modified Challenge Wins at Airborne Park

Gonyo, Quenneville Split Northern Modified Challenge Wins at Airborne Park
Veterans win in series debut at historic New York track

SOUTH PLATTSBUGH, NY – The Northern Modified Challenge Series made an entertaining first appearance at Airborne Park Speedway on Saturday, July 26, running a pair of 30-lap feature races. Veteran drivers Leon Gonyo and Vince Quenneville, Jr., scored the victories, each posting his first victory on the Northern Modified Challenge Series.

Gonyo, of Chazy, NY, started on the pole position by virtue of a random draw in the opening feature. He led every lap, but found himself under nearly constant pressure from Jessey Mueller during the race. Mueller, who won the opening NMCS event of the season at Thunder Road in Barre, VT, made multiple attempts for the lead on the outside lane, settled for the runner-up position. Travis Bruno took third place, followed by Jason Durgan.
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CUP STAR KYLE BUSCH READY TO RETURN TO PASS RACING AT AUTODROME CHAUDIERE

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CUP STAR KYLE BUSCH READY TO RETURN TO PASS RACING AT AUTODROME CHAUDIERE

The PASS North Super Late Model Series returns to action for the first time since the Oxford 250 on Tuesday night, August 5th at Autodrome Chaudiere in Vallee Jonction, Quebec, and the elite group will have a giant addition to the show as Cup star, Kyle Busch will be in the field for the second straight year.
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