Home-Track Drivers Welcome Tour Drivers to Seekonk Speedway

Joe Arena - NESST DriverHome-Track Drivers Welcome Tour Drivers to Seekonk Speedway

SEEKONK, MA – The drivers of the North East Street Stock Tour will begin the chase to become the inaugural champion, at Seekonk Speedway (MA), May 30.

Bristol, CT’s Joe Arena is prepared for a run at the championship, while adjusting to a new race car. Arena is a former racer at New London-Waterford Speedbowl, but the rules package for the North East Street Stock Tour (NESST) is a bit different than what he’s used to driving. Says Arena, “I’m not used to driving the NESST car. There is more horsepower with these cars, and we need to cure our forward bite, which we were lacking at Lee [USA Speedway].”
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PASS Super Late Models Ready For Historic First Visit To Thunder Road This Sunday

500web-PASS-2006-MasterPASS Super Late Models Ready For Historic First Visit To Thunder Road This Sunday

NAPLES, ME (May 21) – Not very long ago, it was pretty unlikely for New England race fans to think that the Pro All Stars Series (PASS) AIM Recycling Super Late Models Pres. By Kenny U-Pull would ever race at Vermont’s Thunder Road International Speedbowl. But, what was once a dream for many will become a reality when the stars of PASS hit Thunder Road for the first time ever this Sunday afternoon as part of the Mekkelsen RV Memorial Day Classic. The PASS AIM Recycling Super Late Models will compete for 150 green flag laps, along with action for Thunder Road’s ACT Late Models, the Bond Auto Tiger Sportsmen, and the Allen Lumber Street Stocks.
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LUCAS OIL 100 KICKS-OFF PRO STOCK SEASON SATURDAY AT SCOTIA SPEEDWORLD

scotia-speedLUCAS OIL 100 KICKS-OFF PRO STOCK SEASON SATURDAY AT SCOTIA SPEEDWORLD

(Halifax, NS, May 20, 2015) The Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour will open its 15th season of stock car racing this Saturday, May 23rd at Scotia Speedworld with the Lucas Oil 100. The season opener will launch the 12-race schedule that will take the Tour to five Maritime markets throughout the summer. Qualifying for the Lucas Oil 100 gets underway at 3:10 PM with racing slated for 4:00 PM. Grandstands gates open at 1:00 PM.

A trio of past series champions stood on top of the podium following the 2014 season opener. Shawn Turple (Enfield, NS) who has won two Tour titles (2010, ’12) was the victor a year ago. John Flemming (Halifax, NS) finished second en route to his fifth series championship (2002 ‘03, ’06, ’13, ‘14). Shawn Tucker, (Fredericton, NB) a three-time series champion, (2004, ’07, ’10) rounded out the podium at this event last year. Tucker has scaled back from full-time competition for the upcoming season.
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Thunder Road Veterans Take On PASS Stars at Memorial Day Classic

thunderThunder Road Veterans Take On PASS Stars at Memorial Day Classic

Barre, VT—The 53rd Annual Mekkelsen RV Memorial Day Classic will be held at Barre, VT’s Thunder Road on Sunday, May 24 and is shaping up as one of the biggest ever. The Pro All Stars Series (PASS) North Series are making their inaugural visit to Thunder Road, marking the first time Super Late Models take to the high banks in 20 years.

A host of Thunder Road locals and American-Canadian Tour (ACT) regulars have entered the PASS 150-lap event. 1999 “King of the Road” and eight-time ACT Tour Champion Brian Hoar is an early name to watch. The Williston, VT veteran has 16 wins at Thunder Road, including three in the Vermont Milk Bowl and a win with the NASCAR Busch North Series in 2003.
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NEW ENGLAND MOTORSPORTS SOUTH FOR MAY 21, 2015

NEW ENGLAND MOTORSPORTS SOUTH FOR MAY 21, 2015
By Lou Modestino

Stafford Speedway returned to NASCAR Whelen All-American Series racing action with the DARE Stock Xtra Mart Xtra D 50 program on Friday, May 15thon what was also Whelen Event Night with three Ingersoll Rand contingency bonuses going to the winners of the SK Modified®, Late Model, and SK Light features. Xtra Mart Convenience Stores put up a $250 bonus that was split evenly among the top-5 finishers in the extra distance DARE Stock feature event. Dan Dembek was the big winner, taking his second feature win of the 2015 season in the 20-lap DARE Stock feature. Ronnie Williams became the first repeat winner in the SK Modified® ranks, outdueling Eric Berndt and Ryan Preece in the process. Adam Gray picked up his first win of the season after three second place finishes, Tony Membrino, Jr. won his second consecutive feature in the SK Lights, Cliff Saunders got his second win of the season in the Limited Late Model feature, and Dana DiMatteo won his third consecutive Legend Cars feature.

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NEW ENGLAND MOTORSPORTS NORTH FOR MAY 21, 2015

NEW ENGLAND MOTORSPORTS NORTH FOR MAY 21, 2015
Lou Modestino

Hudson, NH’s Joey Polewarczyk Jr. came out on top of a battle with St-Denis, QC’s Patrick Laperle to win the American-Canadian Tour (ACT) Spring Green 115 at Airborne Park Speedway in Plattsburgh, NY on Sunday. Defending ACT Late Model Tour Champion “Joey Pole” took the lead from Laperle on lap 82 and led the rest of the way in the ACT U.S. and Série ACT combination event. Pole had lost the top spot to Laperle on a lap 44 restart, but stalked him for nearly 40 laps and eventually came away with his second win of the season and second straight ACT victory at Airborne.

“Anytime you have to battle Patrick, it’s tough,” Pole said. “He races me with so much respect and I try to give him the same. He got me on that restart on lap 44, and it was definitely nerve-wracking trying to get back by him…we got it inch by inch and kept working the inside and were finally able to get by.”

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PASS Young Guns Looking To Follow In Fathers’ Footsteps At Concord

309-PASS South Print LogoPASS Young Guns Looking To Follow In Fathers’ Footsteps At Concord

CHARLOTTE, NC (May 19) – Anticipation continues to build as the Pro All Stars Series (PASS) Super Late Models and KOMA Unwind Modified Madness Series prepare for this Friday night’s Old Glory Twin 125s at Concord Speedway. Located about 20 minutes from Charlotte Motor Speedway, the Old Glory Twin 125s will mark the first racing action held at Concord Speedway since PASS held the Mason Dixon Meltdown there in November, 2012.

PASS South is celebrating 10 years of making Super Late Model history in 2015 and has established itself as one of the premier short track divisions in all of racing. Likewise, Concord Speedway has made its share of history. First, as a 4/10 mile dirt oval that hosted such legendary names as Freddy Smith, Jack Pennington, Jeff Purvis, and Mike Duvall. And then, transforming into its triangular shaped, half-mile paved configuration that the stars of PASS and the KOMA Unwind Modifieds will tackle on Friday night. The iconic Big 10 Super Late Model Series made names of such short track stars as Rich Bickle, Jack Sprague, and Freddie Query, just to name a few.
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Two North East Street Stock Tour Teams Penalized Rules Violations at Lee USA Speedway

Two North East Street Stock Tour Teams Penalized
Rules Violations at Lee USA Speedway

NO. STONINGTON, CT — The No. 30 and 33 teams that compete in the North East Street Stock Tour have been penalized for a rules infraction discovered during post-race inspection, May 17, at Lee USA Speedway. This infraction violates the following Section of the 2015 rule book:
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Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park to Host Inaugural Formula Lites Race

thompson speedwayThompson Speedway Motorsports Park to Host Inaugural Formula Lites Race

Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park (TSMP) is proud to host the inaugural race for the Formula Lites on its 1.7 mile road course, as part of a double race-weekend on May 29-30. The newly formed Formula Lites series represents the future of open-wheel racing for developing drivers. Featuring the very latest technology and engineering, and powered by a 2.4-liter, 16-valve Honda engine, these cars provide an avenue for drivers looking to climb the open-wheel ladder to series such as IndyCar or Formula 1.
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Granite State Pro Stock Series Returns to Monadnock Speedway

Photo Credit Chip Cormie

Photo Credit Chip Cormie

Gray Looks to Add Fourth Win at Winchester, NH Track

 

WINCHESTER, NH – The Granite State Pro Stock Series will travel to Monadnock Speedway for the third event of the championship series, on May 23. 

 

The Memorial Day 100 will be the seventh time the series has run at the Winchester, NH ¼ mile, and has seen three different winners (Barry Gray, Matt Frahm, Mike O’Sullivan).

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