NEMA MIDGETS ROLL INTO STAR SPEEDWAY SATURDAY NIGHT

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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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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RAIN MOVES RON MACGILLIVRAY 150 TO SUNDAY; NASCAR SET FOR SATURDAY AT RIVERSIDE

Noles leads 16 FryarJAMES RIVER, NS (August 15, 2014) – Mother Nature is not cooperating with the running of the Ron MacGillivray Chev Olds GMC 150 at Riverside International Speedway. For the third time this year the event has had to be postponed due to a rainy forecast. Originally rained out June 14 and then June 15, the event was moved to tonight and now to Sunday afternoon.

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Helliwell, JR Holds On for Green-White-Checkered Victory in GSPSS

Helliwell, JR Holds On for Green-White-Checkered Victory

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.
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Battle for the Championship in Full Force as Drivers Set Their Sights on Star

Star 2013Walpole, NH-    The Granite State Pro Stock Series’ (GSPSS) championship is heating up as the tour heads back to Star Speedway this Saturday, August 16, for the GSPSS 100. 

Four drivers are within 28 tallies off point leader Larry Gelinas entering Saturday’s event.  Larry Gelinas’ lead whittled away after mechanical misfortune at Monadnock Speedway forced the Buxton, ME driver to retire early from the JBH 100.  Matt Frahm, Derek Griffith, and Dillon Moltz all took advantage as each finished inside the top 10 to begin to reel in Gelinas.  Frahm, with his third place finish in the JBH 100, now sits a mere 19 points behind Gelinas.  “Everyone kept their heads up,” stated Frahm about his run at Monadnock.  “Third place, we’ll take it for the points, and we’ll move on to Star.”  Frahm fought his way to the front as a result of being penalized from an incident with Tommy O’Sullivan.

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Battle for the Championship in Full Force as Drivers Set Their Sights on Star

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Walpole, NH-    The Granite State Pro Stock Series’ (GSPSS) championship is heating up as the tour heads back to Star Speedway this Saturday, August 16, for the GSPSS 100. 

 

Four drivers are within 28 tallies off point leader Larry Gelinas entering Saturday’s event.  Larry Gelinas’ lead whittled away after mechanical misfortune at Monadnock Speedway forced the Buxton, ME driver to retire early from the JBH 100.  Matt Frahm, Derek Griffith, and Dillon Moltz all took advantage as each finished inside the top 10 to begin to reel in Gelinas.  Frahm, with his third place finish in the JBH 100, now sits a mere 19 points behind Gelinas.  “Everyone kept their heads up,” stated Frahm about his run at Monadnock.  “Third place, we’ll take it for the points, and we’ll move on to Star.”  Frahm fought his way to the front as a result of being penalized from an incident with Tommy O’Sullivan.

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McKnight, Lescord First Time Winners at Monadnock Speedway

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McKnight, Lescord First Time Winners at Monadnock Speedway

WINCHESTER, NH – Barry Gray earned the biggest win of the night Saturday, August 9, at Monadnock Speedway; holding all challengers in his shadow for 100 laps to capture the JBH 100 main event.

But while the veteran Pro Stock wheelsman took home the night’s largest pay check, Whelen All-American Series chauffeurs Kevin McKnight and Tyler Lescord will each always remember the night’s biggest prize as being his. McKnight, Mini Stocks, and Lescord, Super Stocks, each scored his first career victory on the high banks.
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Wyatt Alexander notches first career win at Star

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Story by Matt Grant

August 9, 2014

Epping, NH – The Amsoil NELCAR Legends Tour made their second and final visit to the the tight quarter mile of Star Speedway on Saturday night, marking the 16th event on the schedule.  Unlike many NELCAR races at Star in the past, some clear weather graced the New Hampshire sky, and 15 teams began preparation for some racing under the lights.
Veteran drivers Matt Chagnot in the 8 and Alan Smith in the 33 paced the field of cars in the first heat race. Smith drove to the lead on the outside and distanced himself from the pack, until a late caution washed his lead away. The 70 of Tylar Braunschweig swapped the lead with Smith for the remaining three laps, with the 33 taking the checkers in an exciting finish.  Braunschweig and the 78 of Ivan Kaffel rounded out the top three.

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Lee USA Speedway 8/8/14 Race Report

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photo by Rich Hayes

Lee, NH – The highly-anticipated 75-lap Ollie Silva Memorial Mid-Summer Classic for the International Supermodified Association (ISMA) was the featured attraction at Lee USA Speedway on Friday night, with a capacity crowd filling the grandstands at New Hampshire’s Center of Speed for the event.

 

Several alumni from the Lee USA Small Block Supers were among the strong field of speedsters on hand for the evening’s racing action, but one of them was sidelined before qualifying had been completed. On the first lap of the first ISMA heat of the night, Danny Lane took a scary ride into the wall in turn one with an apparent stuck throttle, ending his night before it had even started.

 

Two laps later while leading the same qualifier, “Liquid” Lou Cicconi had problems of his own and spun into the wall in nearly the same spot, putting his Clyde Booth entry on the shelf for the night as well. Jon Gambuti, Mark Sammut, and Rob Summers collected the heat race wins.

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