Joey Polewarczyk, JR to Compete in Seacoast 100

Joey Polewarczyk, JR to Compete in Seacoast 100Walpole, NH- The Granite State Pro Stock Series competitors will have one more car to beat at the Seacoast 100 at Lee USA Speedway this Friday, July 25th.

American-Canadian Tour point leader Joey Polewarczyk, JR has entered the Seacoast 100 in hopes to make it two-for-two with the GSPSS in his career.

The Hudson, NH native has one win under his belt with the GSPSS, a victory at the now closed Canaan Fair Speedway in 2013, and is looking to double that total at Lee. “We are definitely going to try and go two-for-two with the GSPSS,” says Polewarczyk, JR. “I think we will have a good car so we will see what happens. No matter where you race or what you race, it’s always tough to get a win, but we will certainly try our hardest.”

Polewarczyk, JR feels Lee is a great place to race, and that’s why he’s chosen that venue to make his return to the series. “We chose Lee because it’s very close to us and we have had success there in the past. It’s just a fun place to race, plus it’s where my racing career got started.”

Even though the driver of the Pole’s Automotive Ford Fusion has had success in many different forms, he still feels winning the Seacoast 100 will be a challenge. “Frahm is always tough, the same with Gelinas, and all those guys. It’s going to be tough to hold them off. We definitely will have to be on our game to best those guys.”

The Seacoast 100 will take place at Lee USA Speedway on Friday, July 25th. Post time for this event is 7PM, with pit gates opening at 3PM.

Lindeman, Turbush Score NETS Doubleheader Victories

Lindeman, Turbush Score NETS Doubleheader VictoriesThe New England Truck Series was in action twice this weekend, and two familiar faces celebrated in victory lane. Andy Lindeman drove to victory lane at Star Speedway in a backup truck, one race after destroying his primary truck at Waterford Speedbowl. Lindeman started inside of the second row in Saturday Night’s event at Star, and quickly challenged pole sitter Bert Ouellette for the lead. The field was slowed twice for separate incidents involving NETS point leader Duane Noll and Chris Correll. The restarts offered competitors a shot at Lindeman, but the 5 time series champion was not to be deterred. Corey Coates would sneak past Ouellette for second, with Chris Turbush and Tyler Chapman rounding out the top 5.
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Packard Scores Top-10 in ACT International 300

EAST MONTPELIER, Vt – Instead of spending valuable time at Airborne Park Speedway dialing the car in for the American Canadian Tour International 300 race, Emily Packard and her team spent all of Saturday in the race shop repairing the car from the previous night at Devil’s Bowl. The time paid off, as Packard was able to drive her 9x Northstar Fireworks/Packard Fuels car to an overall tenth place finish in a race that saw late model drivers from both ACT and SÉRIE ACT compete for the $25,000 purse.

In practice, Packard and the team focused on getting the car race ready and ensuring that the damages from Friday night were repaired. Taking to the track for the heat, Packard started in the 6th position, and in the 10 laps drove her way to the 4th spot and securing her starting position in the race. This gave her a +2 and earned her a 9th place start in the first segment.
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Veteran Kelly Moore, of Scarborough, captured his first NASCAR Nite Pro-Series 2014 victory

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Veteran Kelly Moore, of Scarborough, captured his first NASCAR Nite Pro-Series victory of the 2014 season Saturday night.

Richard Pelton, of Scarborough, led the 19-car field to the green flag, however surrendered the lead to rookie Nick Cusack, also of Scarborough, going into the first corner. Cusack led the field until lap seven when Scarborough’s Mike Fowler captured the lead from Cusack.

Fowler a rookie in the division, opened up a multiple car length lead over Cusack and the rest of the field. By the halfway mark, both Kelly Moore and Dan McKeage had successfully made their way inside the top three. Both Moore and McKeage started inside the top ten.
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NEW ENGLAND MOTORSPORTS NORTH For July 24, 2014

NEW ENGLAND MOTORSPORTS NORTH For July 24, 2014
By Lou Modestino

South Burlington’s Trampas Demers snagged the Late Model win during the double-point Times Argus Mid-Season Championships at Thunder Road on Thursday, July 17. Demers came from deep in the field to beat Scott Dragon in the closing laps of the 75 lap event.

Demers came from the 14th starting position to claim his seventh career feature win.

Dragon led most of the second half of the event but had to settle for second as Demers beat him by half a car length at the checkered flag.
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Jeff White Takes ACT White Mountain 150 Win

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North Woodstock, NH – Winthrop, ME’s Jeff White earned his second career American Canadian Tour win as he led nearly every lap of the 150 lap event at White Mountain Motorsports Park in North Woodstock, NH on Saturday, June 21. White held off Wayne Helliwell, Jr. through a fierce battle for the majority of the event.

White took the lead from his outside pole starting position at the drop of the green flag. Kyle Welch rode at his back bumper until the second restart of the event came on lap 33. Welch fell back opening the door for Travis Fadden to challenge White at the front. Fadden couldn’t get a run on the outside of White, but continued to look for daylight on the inside. At one point Fadden pushed the issue sending both himself and White sideways through turns one and two.
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NEW ENGLAND MOTORSPORTS SOUTH For July 23, 2014

NEW ENGLAND MOTORSPORTS SOUTH For July 23, 2014
By Lou Modestino

Waterford Speedbowl returned to racing after the week’s early rain and got another Wild ‘n Wacky Wednesday racing program into the record books. Dan Moon of Exeter, RI was a first-time
winner on the year in Super X-Car action to lead the way. Mike Christopher Jr. of Wolcott continued his hot streak in the INEX Legend Cars, Ken Morin Jr. of Old Saybrook won an INEX Bandolero feature that went down to the wire, and Rich Nye of Stonington was impressive in
winning the evening’s X-Car feature. Charlie Wilcox outdueled Art Chartier in the Vintage Outlaw Modified exhibition race and Peter Pollard mof Old Lyme won the night’s Wacky Race.

Waterford Speedbowl has announced further details for its Charlie Mitchell Memorial event as part of the track’s Nostalgia Night program July 26. Hall of Famer Don LaJoie will serve as
Grand Marshall for that night’s memorial race, the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series SK Modified® feature. In addition, Mitchell’s three sons, Chuck, Jimmy, and Dennis, will serve as honorary starters. A commemorative trophy will be presented to the night’s race winner in honor
of Mitchell.
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BLENKHORN CAPTURES FIRST TOUR VICTORY AT LOCKHART TRUCK CENTER 150

(Halifax, NS, June 21, 2014) Dylan Blenkhorn of Truro, NS captured his first career victory on the Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour after taking the lead on lap 98 of the Lockhart Truck Center 150 at Scotia Speedworld on Saturday night. Blenkhorn started on the pole after winning his third straight Atlantic Tiltload Time Trial Award in as many races as well as taking the King Freight Dash for Cash. Blenkhorn held off Fredericton, NB’s Shawn Tucker in the late stages of the race to seal the victory. Springvale, PE’s Greg Proude gained ten spots to finish third and, in turn, won the Exide Batteries Hard Charger Award. Darren MacKinnon (Charlottetown, PE) and Shawn Turple (Enfield, NS) rounded out the top five in the Lockhart Truck Center 150.

Halifax’s John Flemming was the early favourite in the Lockhart Truck Center 150 and took home the Linde Most Laps Led Award after leading a majority of the first half of the race. Donald Chisholm (Antigonish, NS) and Dylan Gosbee (Cornwall, PE) took checkered flags in the Dartmouth Dodge Heat Races.
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Podium finish for Derek Griffith at Hudson International Speedway

Derek in traffic at Hudson 6-15-2014

PR/Photos – Eric LaFleche/VLFPhotos.com

Hudson, NH – Hometown racer Derek Griffith put on a show during the Granite State Pro Stock Series’ Gate City Classic from the fast ¼-mile oval of Hudson International Speedway in Hudson, NH.

Griffith started 8th in his heat race and ran into trouble in the early going. Derek ended up finishing near the tail of the field in his heat race. This relegated Griffith to start 19th in the 20 car pro-stock field.

 

The No. 12 MOM’s of Manchester/LCM Racing/Tyngsboro Motors Toyota Camry did not waste any time picking off cars, one-by-one during the 100 lap event.

Derek was running in the top-5 for much of the race and took over the lead on lap 34 and led the field for a number of laps. This was to the delight of his hometown fans.

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Mechanical Issue Eliminates Eddie MacDonald at Airborne

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Eddie MacDonald “struggled” with the Hancock Electric Motor Chevy for most of the 2nd annual ACT International 300 at Airborne Speedway in Plattsburgh, N.Y. posting a 13th place finish. The #17Mass. Late Model owned by Freddie Peterson from Peterson’s Auto Body located in Saugus, Mass. completed the first two segments in eighth and ninth place respectively but was unable to complete a lap on the half-mile oval’s final 75 lap segment.

 

“We struggled right from the first practice trying to find some speed but nothing worked,” said the frustrated Eddie Mac. “It was one of those days that you can honestly say we tried every possible combination but nothing gave us the speed we needed. We seem to struggle at this track. We had one good run here last year and we even tried that set-up but that didn’t work either. It was frustrating for Rollie, the crew and me. We thought we maybe hit on something during the first segment but even that didn’t last.”

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