MacMichael Celebrate Three Week Win Streak at Monadnock

MonadnockMacMichael Celebrate Three Week Win Streak
By Dan Byrne

WINCHESTER—It was another fine evening for racing this past Saturday at the high banks of Monadnock Speedway as the Pro 4 Modified series came to town to join with the regular Whelen All-American divisions. Track owner Larry Cirillo had Ricky Craven’s old Winston #1 racecar out for some joy laps along with a few lucky fans in the passenger seat before the festivities kicked off for the night.

The story of the night came in the Sportsman Modified division as Scott MacMichael (2nd in points) closed the gap on leader Bill Kimball. Since encountering motor issues early this summer, MacMichael has seen a resurgence. With his 5th win of the year, third consecutive win in weekly action, he has his sights firmly set on Kimball and the points lead.
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ACT Tunes Up for Bond Invitational at New Hampshire Motor Speedway

RPM_6310Loudon, NH – The American-Canadian Tour (ACT) held its annual Test and Tune session Wednesday, August 26 at Loudon’s New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Twenty-four ACT Late Model drivers took to the track in preparation for the 7th Annual Bond Auto ACT Invitational Saturday, September 26

 

Lempster, NH’s Guy Caron set the fast time of the day with a lap of 31.926 seconds. Three-time Invitational winner Eddie MacDonald of Rowley, MA was second-fastest at 31.974 seconds and ranked at the top of the charts in nearly every session.

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Magical Night for Chambers, Captures First NEMA Win at Claremont; Nocella Wins Lites

308dpiPrint-255sat-NEMA-LogoMagical Night for Chambers, Captures First NEMA Win at Claremont; Nocella Wins Lites

Bridgewater, MA – This past Friday evening, NEMA made a return to Claremont Speedway. Beautiful weather, despite a grim forecast, and a professionally run operation greeted the winged warriors at the Speedway.

“I’m still at a loss for words. I don’t even know what to say,” were the first words from Jim Chambers on Saturday, following his first ever NEMA win at Claremont Speedway.
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MacMichael Celebrates Two In A Row

MacMichael Celebrates Two In A Row
By Dan Byrne

WINCHESTER,NH—It was a beautiful day on Saturday at Monadnock Speedway following the disappointment of being washed out last week just before the event got going. This week, the Valenti Modified Racing Series came to town for the Victor Johnson Memorial 100 race.
All six of the regular weekly divisions also competed on Saturday.

In the Young Guns 15 lap feature, Alexander Pearl took the lead and never looked back, capturing his 2nd win of the year by a big margin over 2nd place Daniel Starkweather. Jaret Curtis, Chase Curtis, and Chris Buffone rounded out the field of 12-15 year olds.
“The car ran good today,” Pearl said, “I’m really happy with it.”
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Hinckley Wins VMRS ‘Victor Johnson 100’ at Monadnock

Valenti Modified Racing SeriesHinckley Wins VMRS ‘Victor Johnson 100’ at Monadnock

Winchester, NH. – Emotionally drained after completing a 100-lap race slowed once by a minor spin, Les Hinckley III, of Windsor Locks, CT, sat for a brief period speaking only with series officials, before exiting his race car to a cheering crowd and well wishers.

The Windsor Locks, CT, driver had just completed his journey back to racing and won the Valenti Modified Racing Series ‘Victor Johnson 100’, Saturday night, Aug 22, at Monadnock Speedway, Winchester, NH.
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Phil Lausier wins Pro-4 Mod main, Ordway, Ryder, Helliwell, DeStefano, and Pyle take NASCAR Whelen All-American Series wins

photo by Rich Hayes

photo by Rich Hayes

Lee, NH –  Hudson racer Phil Lausier ran off to the win in the first
2015 appearance by the Pro-4 Modifieds at Lee USA Speedway on Friday night, just one of six feature winners during yet another exciting night of racing action at New Hampshire’s “Center of Speed”.

Lausier jumped out to the lead early in the race, with second-generation racer Norman Wrenn III holding down the second spot until late in the event, when Dave Berghman got past to take runner-up honors.  Wrenn was third across the stripe, with Rob Richardi, Jr. and Derek Robbie rounding out the top five.
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Phil Lausier wins Pro-4 Mod main, Ordway, Ryder, Helliwell, DeStefano, and Pyle take NASCAR Whelen All-American Series wins.

leeusaPhil Lausier wins Pro-4 Mod main, Ordway, Ryder, Helliwell, DeStefano, and Pyle take NASCAR Whelen All-American Series wins.

Lee, NH – Hudson racer Phil Lausier ran off to the win in the first
2015 appearance by the Pro-4 Modifieds at Lee USA Speedway on Friday night, just one of six feature winners during yet another exciting night of racing action at New Hampshire’s “Center of Speed”.

Lausier jumped out to the lead early in the race, with second-generation racer Norman Wrenn III holding down the second spot until late in the event, when Dave Berghman got past to take runner-up honors. Wrenn was third across the stripe, with Rob Richardi, Jr. and Derek Robbie rounding out the top five.

Continuing the good night for sons of former racers, Mike Ordway, Jr.
of Fremont got past five-time winner Tommy Tombarello, Jr. and picked up his third win of the season in the Supermodified 30-lap main event aboard the storied Witkum Brothers Racing machine.
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Making a Statement: Belfiore Stays Strong with Victory at Speedway 51

NESST LogoMaking a Statement: Belfiore Stays Strong with Victory at Speedway 51

GROVETON, NH – Anthony Belfiore nabbed his first North East Street Stock Tour victory, after holding off Geoff Rollins for over thirty laps in the “51 for 500”, presented by Robertson’s Auto Sales, event at Speedway 51.

The drivers had special help during out-of-car introductions, bringing children from the crowd on to the track as honorary crew chiefs. The children helped strap drivers in their cars, and made sure their drivers were ready for the feature event.
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The Return Home: Granite State Pro Stock Series and Derek Griffith Return to Hudson International Speedway

GSPS2The Return Home: Granite State Pro Stock Series and Derek Griffith Return to Hudson International Speedway

HUDSON, NH – Derek Griffith continues his breakout year, racking up solid finishes on the Granite State Pro Stock Series, including his first four wins on the tour. In June, Griffith won in front of his hometown crowd at Hudson International Speedway, and is hopeful for another good run on August 23.

Griffith has lead the championship standings since the second race of the season, only finishing outside the top 6 once, at Speedway 51 after expiring a motor. The young star has had a season like no other driver in the tour’s history, and with only three races left, the 2015 championship is lurking in the back Griffith’s mind.
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