Derek Griffith comes away with a podium finish at Lee Speedway

No 12 derek griffith had his hands full with no 4 brad babb as they battled for the 3rd spot. griffith would come away in 3rd as babb crashed

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Young driver continues to impress in 2014

Lee, NH – Consistency is the key to competing for championships and that’s the motto for Hudson, NH native, Derek Griffith. The young driver of the No. 12 MOM’s of Manchester/LCM Racing Toyota Camry is right in the middle of his first championship points battle with the Granite State Pro Stock Series.

 

Griffith, who is sitting in fourth place, is just 44 points from the top-spot and knew he needed a good run on July 25th at Lee Speedway to maintain his point’s position.

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MacMichael dominates Sportsman Modified Event at Monadnock Speedway

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MacMichael dominates Sportsman Modified Event
By Gary Dutton

WINCHESTER, NH – Dave Striebel put a string of first-half-season near misses behind him Saturday, July 26, at Monadnock Speedway, storming to victory in the Super Stock feature. Striebel was one of three drivers earning his first victory lap of the summer Saturday at the high-banked quarter-mile.

Scott MacMichael scored his second victory of the season, topping the action-packed Sportsman Modified main event; while both Lightning Stock pilot CJ Johnson and Young Gun Matt Kimball were – like Striebel – first-time 2014 winners.
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Polewarczyk, JR. Steals Seacoast 100 Win at Lee USA Speedway

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Polewarczyk, JR. Steals Seacoast 100 Win at Lee USA Speedway

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Durham, NH- Joey Polewarczyk, JR. used a two-lap shootout to best point leader Larry Gelinas en route to grabbing his second career victory in the Granite State Pro Stock Series (GSPSS).

Newcomer to the GSPSS Bobby Nadeau led the field to green with Marston Mills, MA native Billy Brady to his outside. Nadeau proved he had a fast car, jumping out to a quick lead. The advantage would be wiped away as the first of 6 cautions flew for Russ Hersey’s spin in turn 3 on lap 14. On the restart, Nadeau would drift wide and collect Brady on the backstretch, ending both driver’s nights early. Larry Gelinas would inherit the lead, and be faced with American-Canadian Tour point leader Joey Polewarczyk, JR. to his outside. Gelinas would show his strength, as the pilot of the Watt’s Race Cars Cadillac would pull away from Polewarczyk, JR. until a caution for Steve “Danger” Dickey would negate the lead on lap 49. Gelinas would fend off Polewarczyk, JR. once more, and set a blistering pace as the duo would put multiple cars a lap down.
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Griffith readies himself for a return trip to Lee Speedway

The young New Hampshire racer to compete with the Granite State Pro Stock Series at Lee SpeedwayLee, N.H. – Teenage race car driver, Derek Griffith will strap in on Friday, July 25, 2014 and compete in the Granite State Pro Stock Series’ first ever race at Lee Speedway in Lee, N.H.

Griffith, who currently sits fourth in the season long point standings is familiar with the 3/8-mile oval in Lee, N.H.

In 2012, at the age of 15, Derek won the Pro Stock season ending race during the Lee Speedway Oktoberfest event.
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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.

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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Podium finish for Derek Griffith at Hudson International Speedway

Derek in traffic at Hudson 6-15-2014

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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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RESULTS FOR FRIDAY, JULY 18, 2014 FOR LEE USA SPEEDWAY

LEE USALee, NH – Lee USA Speedway hosted the annual El Camino Night on Friday night, with some 40 local members of the National El Camino Owners Association (NECOA) cruising the oval after the completion of qualifying for the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series divisions.

This year’s El Camino Night featured representatives of every decade of El Camino, with dozens of restored vehicles representing the various generations, ranging from one of the original 22,246 built in 1959, a few of ‘60’s vintage, a handful of ‘70’s models, and several from the 1980’s taking part in the exhibition.  The crowd cheered in appreciation as the El Caminos toured the track and participated in a burnout competition.

During the night’s feature racing action, the parity among teams in the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series, EKeys 4Cars Supermodifieds was displayed once again when rookie Kyle Saywer of nearby Kingston outran the competition to become the seventh winner in seven races this season. [Read more...]