Quenneville Clinches Northern Modified Challenge Series Championship at Canaan

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Gray wins exciting 100-lap dirt track finale

CANAAN, NH – Vince Quenneville, Jr., made history on Saturday, October 19, as he clinched the inaugural championship for the Northern Modified Challenge Series. The veteran open-wheel Modified stock car driver from Brandon, VT was a front-runner throughout the “OctoberFast” 100 finale at Canaan Dirt Speedway and wrapped up the title with a fifth-place finish.

Sanctioned by management from Devil’s Bowl Speedway in West Haven, VT, the first-year Northern Modified Challenge Series (NMCS) is a unique championship tour, utilizing center-seat, dirt-style Modified cars on both asphalt and dirt tracks in the northeast.
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Inaugural Northern Modified Challenge Championship up for Grabs at Canaan

VQ_fisherTop five drivers only 11 points apart entering 100-lap dirt track finale

CANAAN, NH – The inaugural Northern Modified Challenge Series stock car champion will emerge from a crowded group of star open-wheel short track drivers at Canaan Dirt Speedway on Saturday, October 19. The first-year series heads to its season finale with five drivers separated by only 11 points.

The Northern Modified Challenge Series, sanctioned by Devil’s Bowl Speedway, is unlike any other championship tour, utilizing center-seat, dirt-style Modified cars on both asphalt and dirt tracks. Three feature events have been contested on the series’ home track in West Haven, VT, an asphalt half-mile, with additional asphalt races at Thunder Road in Barre, VT in May and Canaan Fair Speedway in August. The finale will be run at Canaan Dirt Speedway – a flat, quarter-mile clay oval adjacent to the asphalt track.
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Joey Polewarczyk wins Granite State Pro Stock Canaan 100 finale

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Joey Pole made history on September 14, adding name to the impressive list of winners for the Granite State Pro Stock Series on Saturday, and also by winning the final race at the 1/3 mile banked oval. 28 cars attempted to qualify for this historic event, with 22 taking the green flag.

2012 Canaan Pro Stock Champion Jeremy Davis, winner of the May 4th event, led the field down to the green, but the caution came out before the first lap could be completed, setting a tone for the event. By the time the race was 10 laps in, four cars had already retired from the event. Pole and Davis took time leading the race with Davis leading all but the opening two cirsuits.

At the lap 25 mark, Davis continued to hold on with Pole second, Matt Frahm third, Bobby Baillargeon fourth and Larry Gelinas fifth. The seventh caution of the affair came out on the 34th lap for Wayne Heliwell Sr. Another handful of cautions slowed up the event by the halfway point. By this time, Pole had re-taken the lead over Davis, Gelinas, Davis and Frahm.
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Granite State Pro Stock Canaan 100 this Saturday Night!

Canaan 100 This Saturday Night!

Canaan NH – It is with mixed emotions that the Granite State Pro Stock Series rolls into the Canaan Fair Speedway this Saturday night. When the Checkered Flag falls on the 100 lap main event it will be the final one that will wave at this speedway, As the Speedway has been sold and no racing is planed in the future. “There is a lot of buzz for this event from all the divisions that are competing” stated series president Mike Parks. The GSPSS will compete in a 100 Lap main event, According to series Race director Josh Vanada we are looking at what could be our largest field to date. [Read more…]

CRAZY HORSE RACING: Wentworth Leads Torrid 10-Day Stretch For Crazy Horse

wentworth pro late modelWentworth Finishes Strong At Oxford Plains

Welch Wins Final Canaan Race, Crazy Horse Cars Fast At NHMS

SOUTH PARIS, Maine – Don Wentworth of Otisfield, Maine, is a veteran stock car driver who won’t quibble with one inevitable truth in short-track racing: It’s better to finish strong than it is to sputter to the finish line and spend all winter trying to figure out what went wrong.

Wentworth made sure he put a solid capper on the 2013 season at Oxford Plains Speedway in Oxford, Maine, posting a pair of podium finishes in the final two events of the inaugural Pro Late Model season at the track. Wentworth won the 40-lap feature at Oxford on August 30.
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Canaan Fair Speedway finale up next for the Granite State Pro Stocks

CanaanFor many of the competitors on the Granite State Pro Stock Series, Saturday, September 14 will be a surreal day for them. It is the next stop on the 2013 schedule for the Granite State Pro Stocks, one that will have major point championship implications.

But more than that, drivers like Jeremy Davis, Zig Gino, Donnie Lashua among many others have spent time in Canaan Fair Speedway Victory Lane. Davis, Gino and Lashua have been honored as champions there as well; Davis will go down as the final Pro Stock champion at the 1/3 mile oval.

Jeremy Davis comes into Canaan Fair Speedway as the most recent winner there from the Granite State Pro Stocks, picking up the win on May 4th, the second event on the schedule. Lashua is the defending winner of this late summer classic, charging to the win on September 16, 2013. This time, for both of these, and many others, it’s personal.
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Tremont Takes First Northern Modified Challenge Series Win at Canaan

Kenny Tremont, Jr., celebrates his Subway Fresh Fit 50 victory in the Northern Modified Challenge Series event at Canaan Fair Speedway.Veteran leads 49 of 50 laps; point standings tighten

CANAAN, NH – Multi-time Modified stock car racing champion Kenny Tremont, Jr., earned his first-ever victory on the Northern Modified Challenge Series on Sunday, August 11, taking a convincing win in the Subway Fresh Fit 50 at Canaan Fair Speedway. The win was the 303rd feature event victory of the West Sand Lake, NY veteran’s celebrated career.

Tremont was strong in his qualifying heat at the fast 1/3-mile asphalt oval, finishing second to point leader Jessey Mueller. By virtue of a blind draw, Tremont started on the outside of the front row in the 50-lap main event, lining up next to Brandon, VT’s Vince Quenneville, Jr., who also won a qualifying heat.

The opening laps took their toll, drawing four caution periods in the first eight circuits. The restarts set up an entertaining faceoff between Quenneville and Tremont, however, and Tremont surprised even himself in using the tricky outside lane to grab the lead each time. Quenneville was able to lead only the second lap of the race before Tremont pulled out to a comfortable advantage.
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Interstate All Battery Center Night rained out at Devil’s Bowl Speedway

Northern Modified Challenge Series at Canaan, NH still on for Sunday

WEST HAVEN, VT – Devil’s Bowl Speedway will suffer another cancellation on Friday, August 9, as heavy rains and a forecast that includes possible flooding in the West Haven, VT area have wiped out Interstate All Battery Center of Rutland Night presented by Green Mountain Water Environment Association.

The event was scheduled to include NASCAR Whelen All-American Series racing for the Bond Auto Parts Modified, Late Model, Renegade, and Central Vermont Motorcycles Mini Stock divisions, as well as kids’ racecar rides and Spectator Racing. No rescheduling announcements have been made to date.

The Northern Modified Challenge Series, a new five-race championship sanctioned by Devil’s Bowl Speedway management, will make its maiden voyage to New Hampshire’s Canaan Fair Speedway on Sunday, August 11 for the Subway Fresh Fit 50. Racing begins at 1:30pm.
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Pennink Tops Points for 6th Annual Wings ‘n Wheels Waterford Event

VMRSCanaan, NH. – Rowan Pennink, thanks to a late race charge and a fifth place finish last weekend at Scarborough, ME, has emerged as the current point leader heading to Waterford, CT., this weekend, when the Valenti Modified Racing Series competes in the 6th annual Wings ‘n Wheels race program. The popular summer event is scheduled for Saturday night, August 10.

Pennink moved ahead of Tommy Barrett (330-326) after Beech Ridge with Richard Savary, of Canton, MA, sneaking into third (313) only 17 points behind Pennink. Louie Mechalides, of Tyngsboro, MA, and Norm Wrenn, of Nashua, NH, are currently fourth and fifth. The top five point men are expected entries for Waterford.

As the VMRS 10th anniversary season continues, where it started in April,
Pennink is just one of four series regulars entering the open-wheel special with prior success in the Wings ‘n Wheels event. .
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NORTHERN MODIFIED CHALLENGE SERIES: Youth and Experience top Northern Modified Challenge Series entering Canaan

Teenager Mueller and veteran Gonyo sit 1-2 in standings

CANAAN, NH – An equal mix of youth and experience lead the all-new Northern Modified Challenge Series stock car tour to Canaan Fair Speedway on Sunday, August 11. Eighteen year-old Jessey Mueller has a small six-point advantage on Leon Gonyo – a veteran of five decades of racing – entering the Subway Fresh Fit 50. The event is round three of the five-race championship sanctioned by Devil’s Bowl Speedway management.

The Canaan event will be the first experience at the fast 1/3-mile New Hampshire oval for most of the Northern Modified Challenge Series drivers. Mueller, of Olmstedville, NY, has a history of success at new tracks; he won the NMCS opener at Thunder Road (VT) Speedbowl in his first start there in May and also won a special event in his first trip to Stafford (CT) Motor Speedway in 2012. Gonyo, of Chazy, NY has accumulated championships and dozens of victories at several tracks since the early 1970s.

The pair finished 1-2 in the first-ever NMCS race at Thunder Road on Memorial Day, and were second and third, respectively, behind winner Todd Stone of Middlebury, VT in the C.J. Richards Memorial at Devil’s Bowl Speedway last week. Mueller has 106 points to Gonyo’s 100 entering Canaan. Hunter Bates of Middlebury, VT is third with 92 points, Vince Quenneville, Jr., of Brandon, VT is fourth at 88 points, and Joe Williams of Scotia, NY sits fifth at 86 points. Stone’s Devil’s Bowl win moved him up to sixth place.
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