Two North East Street Stock Tour Teams Penalized Rules Violations at Lee USA Speedway

Two North East Street Stock Tour Teams Penalized
Rules Violations at Lee USA Speedway

NO. STONINGTON, CT — The No. 30 and 33 teams that compete in the North East Street Stock Tour have been penalized for a rules infraction discovered during post-race inspection, May 17, at Lee USA Speedway. This infraction violates the following Section of the 2015 rule book:
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Veterans Top NEMST at Lee USA

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On what was the most beautiful day of 2015 so far 23 NEMST minis packed the infield of Lee USA Speedway for the 2nd annual Bull Ring Bash. Practice early in the day revealed that Tim Collins was the fastest car at the speedway for the 3rd event of the NEMST Season. Tim was joined by 2014 champion Toby Wells and Matt Sonnhalter at the top of the leaderboards.

Collins started at the rear of the first heat race and had his work cut out for him to earn heat points by finishing in the top 5. Collins thundered through the field diving low, shooting high, and running 3 wide to make his way to the front. On lap 7 he took the lead from Louis Maher and walked to the Environmental Engines victory. Toby Wells ran hard in the 2nd heat starting mid pack and making his way to the front passing 2011 Champion Rob Greenleaf on his way to the Environmental Engines Heat Race win. Collins drew an invert of 1 row for the feature as the lineup was set.
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Douton Makes History at Lee USA Speedway

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Waterford, CT Driver Victorious at Inaugural Event

LEE, NH – Chris “Moose” Douton made history by winning the inaugural North East Street Stock Tour event at Lee USA Speedway, fending off Geoff Rollins at his home track.

Rollins and Douton started on the pole for the 35-lap feature event, and quickly flexed their muscles, pulling away from the pack, before a spin on lap 4 brought out the caution flag, when Anthony Belfiore lost grip off turn 2. Douton and Rollins flipped positions on the grid for the restart, and Douton put his Stebbens Discount Stump Grinding/A-1 Auto Center Ford Thunderbird to the front, opening up a gap between the first and second spots.
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Callen Joins North East Street Stock Tour Team General Manager of Lee USA Speedway Prepares to Host Inaugural Event

fsdgdtdfLEE, NH – In just a few days, the North East Street Stock Tour will make history, by competing in the tour’s inaugural event at Lee USA Speedway. Bill Callen, General Manager at the 3/8 mile oval, will wear two hats on Sunday, May 17, as he has been named Chief Scorer for the North East Street Stock Tour.

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Labbe Leads Canadian Contingent into Airborne Spring Green

vlf_3048Waterbury, VT—The American-Canadian Tour (ACT) U.S. Late Model Tour and the Quebec-based Série ACT head to Airborne Park Speedway in Plattsburgh, NY this Saturday, May 16 for the Spring Green 115. The combination event is the 2015 season opener for the Canadian series, and a full contingent of Quebec competitors is expected to make the trek across the border.

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North East Street Stock Tour Drivers Gearing Up for Inaugural Event

NESST LogoLEE, NH – The drivers of the North East Street Stock Tour are putting the final touches on their cars, in preparation for the Inaugural Event at Lee USA Speedway, May 17, with the Tri-Track Open Modified Series.

Lebanon, ME’s Patrick Tanguay is excited to return to the track where he has enjoyed so much success. Tanguay is a two-time Hobby Stock champion at Lee USA Speedway, winning the titles in 2013-2014, and looks to make an impression at the first stop on the North East Street Stock Tour (NESST) schedule.

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Lee USA NH Governor’s Cup Three Stars Awarded

IMG_5084Waterbury, VT – The American Racer Three Star program is designed to recognize three teams in no particular order of performance that had outstanding races at ACT U.S. Tour events. There are no specific criteria for deciding who might receive the award of a free American Racer Tire (value $125.00), but a special effort by a team, exceptional race, just plain old hard luck, or any other accepted reason to give the award is used to decide the award recipients.

The three stars are chosen by ACT officials and will receive certificates for use of a free American Racer tire at a race of their choosing during 2015.

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gdfhdfhfLee, NH – Lee USA Speedway swung open the gates Sunday afternoon to drop the green flag on the 2015 season with the annual running of the New Hampshire Governor’s Cup 150 American Canadian Tour (ACT) Late Model event. The traditional season-opener also featured the NEMST Mini Stocks and Northeast Classic Lites doing battle at “New Hampshire‘s Center of Speed“.

The Northeast Mini Stock Tour got the honor of being the first feature that took to the fast 3/8th’s mile for the new season, with Cris King leading early and often before 6-time winner and 2014 NEMST champion Toby Wells finally worked his way past and took over the top spot.

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Eddie MacDonald Scores Third Place Finish in Governor’s Cup

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Photos by Rich Hayes

Eddie MacDonald staged a familiar battle with eventual winner Wayne Helliwell in the Governor’s Cup 150 at their home track Lee USA Speedway on Sunday May 26 to post a third place finish in an exciting duel. The Grimm Construction/Hancock Electric Chevy started third on the grid after winning the heat to score a +2 rating.

Twenty-seven cars took the green flag under stormy skies that dictated the early race strategy for Eddie Mac saying, “We were riding around comfortably in sixth place when a little rain began to fall around lap 25. It looked like heavy rain would arrive shortly so we decided to go get some spots in case the race ended at the halfway mark. I used up a lot of the car racing on the outside for position. No one was out there so the little bit of rain really hurt the tires. Of course the rain never came but we committed early instead of saving tires for the end. We did what we needed to do ans that’s just racing.” [Read more…]

Helliwell Shows The Way at Lee USA Governor’s Cup

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Eric LaFleche/ photo

Lee, NH — Wayne Helliwell Jr. came out on top of a battle with fellow home track driver Eddie MacDonald to win the American-Canadian Tour (ACT) New Hampshire Governor’s Cup 150 at Lee USA Speedway in Lee, NH.

Helliwell took the lead from MacDonald for the final time on a lap 117 restart following a caution for defending champion Joey Polewarczyk Jr.’s spin entering turn 3. The Dover, NH driver then held off McDonald and Maine youngster Brad Babb on two ensuing restarts to win his first Tour race at the 3/8-mile oval and eighth overall.

“We were able to cool our tires down and just crowd (MacDonald) down on that restart,” said Helliwell, who unofficially assumed the point lead following the event. “That helped us get the momentum and the drive up off the turn. Once we got to the lead, we were able to just keep the car on the bottom and roll around.

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