A Tale of Two Cities: Rollins, Tanguay Eye Home Track from Different Views

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A Look Ahead to “Friday Night Lights” at Lee USA Speedway

LEE, NH – As the North East Street Stock Tour returns to Lee USA Speedway for “Friday Night Lights”, presented by the Gobbi Corporation, on July 31, two drivers look to the event from different ends of the spectrum.

Geoff Rollins is in mid-stride, after picking up the win in the Christmas in July event at Monadnock Speedway on July 11, and looks to continue his success at another of his home tracks, Lee USA Speedway. Rollins is currently second in points in the Late Model Sportsman at the track, and finished second in the exhibition event for the North East Street Stock Tour (NESST), back in May.

Rollins will be running his familiar orange #02 car in his return home, and is confident in the change, saying “We are piloting our own car that’s orange and has a 02, and anything orange goes faster. I have won a 50 lapper here with this car. We put this new car together in two weeks, but it doesn’t scare me at all.”
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Monadnock Speedway Results

MonadnockWINCHESTER—The weather finally cooperated this past Saturday at Monadnock Speedway this past Saturday, where there was a packed crowd for the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tours’ O’Reilly Auto Parts 200.

Prior to racing action the Boniface Award Winners from last week were presented with their prizes for their performance in the most recent Sportsman Modified feature.
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Lee USA Speedway 7/24/15 Race Report

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Lee, NH – The cars and stars of the Granite State Pro Stock Series were the added attraction at Lee USA Speedway on Friday night, while the Supermodifieds had the night off, and NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Late Model Sportsman, Hobby Stock, Ironman, and Pure Stock feature events rounded out the program at “New Hampshire‘s Center of Speed“.

Three rounds of qualifying action set the field for the Seacoast 100 for the GSPSS, with one local favorite, Bobby Cabral, sidelined as a result of a hard hit during his heat race. Cabral caught a wheel from another competitor on the first lap of his heat, and drilled the wall in turn two to end his night before it even got started.

Matt Frahm of Salem, Derek Griffith of Hudson, and former Lee champion Larry Gelinas of Buxton, ME posted the heat wins, and all were strong contenders in the 100-lap main event. But none of them had anything for Jeremy Davis of Tamworth, who easily outdistanced the field to collect the win.
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Quiet Dominance: Jeremy Davis Cruises to Victory in Seacoast 100

Jeremy Davis Seacoast 100 Victory lane (Rich Hayes Photo)Quiet Dominance: Jeremy Davis Cruises to Victory in Seacoast 100

LEE, NH – Jeremy Davis took the lead on lap 18, and never looked back, on route to a dominant performance in the Granite State Pro Stock Series at Lee USA Speedway (NH), in the Seacoast 100.

The Tamworth, NH driver started sixth on the grid, and took little time to work his way into the top three. Davis shot to the outside of Derek Griffith on lap 17, and was the leader at the stripe. Davis would hold off Griffith on four different restarts, before taking off on a 60-lap green flag run, putting a full lap between himself and all but the top six drivers.
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Derek Griffith, Granite State Pro Stock Series Returns to Lee USA Speedway

(Crystal Snape Photo)

(Crystal Snape Photo)

LEE, NH – The Granite State Pro Stock Series will return to Lee USA Speedway (NH), on July 24, for the Seacoast 100.

 

The Seacoast 100 will be the seventh race of the Granite State Pro Stock Series’ (GSPSS) season, and marks the second time running at the Lee, NH 3/8-mile facility.

 

Point-leader Derek Griffith is excited to return to the track where he picked up his first pro stock win.  Griffith won the Pro Stock version of the season-ending Oktoberfest at Lee USA Speedway in 2012.

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Eddie MacDonald Posts Thirty Seventh Place Finish in 5 Hour Energy 301at NHMS

photo by RPM 360

photo by RPM 360

By: Dick Casey

For the second year in a row, Eddie MacDonald drove the Go Green Racing Ford in the NASCAR Sprint Cup race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on Sunday, July 19 to take the checkered flag in 37th place. With DraftDemons.com as the main sponsor, Eddie Mac started 41st and completed 295 of the 301 lap event before a huge crowd at the “Magic Mile.”

“Racing at the Cup level is a life-long dream and to be able to do it two years in a row thanks to owner Archie St. Hilaire and DraftDemons.com owner Mike Alden is fantastic,” said Eddie Mac after the race, “I have so many people to thank for this opportunity. It was a lot of fun to race with the best in the business. Of course I would have liked to finish better but the team was pleased with the run because it helped them out in the point’s race. I guess 42 of the 43 cars finished which is unusual. There are usually more cars than that in the pits during the race. All in all it was a great experience and the crew was great the entire weekend. Archie has a super group of guys on the team. Clinton (Cram-crew chief from Belchertown, Mass.) did everything possible to help me out and I appreciate all his help. He made some great adjustments to make me more comfortable. Spotter Curtis (Aldridge) was in my ear helping me get around the track. He is really calm and when you are out there with 42 other cars it gets hectic.” [Read more…]

Top Ten for Eddie MacDonald at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in the K&N Race

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By: Dick Casey

Eddie MacDonald began his busy weekend with a ninth place run in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East’s United Site Services 70 Friday night to kick off the Sprint Cup weekend. The Rowley, Mass. veteran racer then changed fire suits to compete in the Sprint Cup 5 Hour Energy 301 on Sunday.

The tree time K&N winner at Loudon struggled in practice Friday battling a tight racecar but was able qualify the Exit Realty/Grimm Construction Chevy in the 13th position on Friday morning with Eddie Mac saying, “We made a number of changes during practice but we couldn’t dial it in. It was tight during the practices on Thursday but the adjustments we made for qualifying worked enough to get us into a 13th place run. We thought the car would be good for the race but it didn’t work out that way.” [Read more…]

Valenti Modified Racing Series Set for Debut at Devil’s Bowl Speedway on Friday

VMRSWEST HAVEN, VT – History will be made at Devil’s Bowl Speedway on Friday night, July 24, with the Newport Chevrolet-Buick-GMC 100 – the track’s inaugural event for the Valenti Modified Racing Series (VMRS). The low-slung, high-horsepower, open-wheel VMRS Modifieds will make their debut on the Rutland County half-mile oval as the headline event, in addition to four divisions from the weekly NASCAR Whelen All-American Series presented by Yandow Sales & Service and John Deere.

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Top Ten for Eddie MacDonald at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in the K&N Race

sdfsdgdtrEddie MacDonald began his busy weekend with a ninth place run in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East’s United Site Services 70 Friday night to kick off the Sprint Cup weekend. The Rowley, Mass. veteran racer then changed fire suits to compete in the Sprint Cup 5 Hour Energy 301 on Sunday.

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