Cameron, Bell split Pro finals at Young View Farms for Rock Maple Racing
Young sweeps Semi-Pro classes on home turf in Vermont
WEST GLOVER, Vermont (Feb. 28, 2021) — Veteran snowmobile racers Matt Cameron and Heath Bell split the Pro finals in Vermont this weekend, as Rock Maple Racing (RMR) completed Round 3 of its 2021 Cross Country snowmobile racing schedule on Saturday at Young View Farms.
Cameron, of Palmerton, Pennsylvania, powered his Arctic Cat to victory in Pro Open over Bell and Oswego, New York’s Kenny Murphy. Despite limited visibility from mixed precipitation that fell all day long, Cameron held a 45-second advantage over Bell as he crossed the stripe after five laps.
Bell, of New Gloucester, Maine, capped a solid day on his Ski-doo by outgunning Cameron in Pro Stock. In a grueling, 12-lap battle, Bell carried an impressive 18-second margin of victory to the line, while Murphy capped a strong outing with another podium finish.
In Semi-Pro action, local favorite Brock Young made it a clean sweep in his own backyard. The skilled athlete and proud West Glover native held off Ski-doo riders Todd Smith (Derry, N.H.) and Aaron Shelton (Walton, NY) for top honors in Semi-Pro Improved. In the Stock class, Young outran Shelton and Pownal, Maine’s Bailey Slocum for top honors.
Samantha Dell Joins 2021 Street Stock Rookie Class at Stafford
(Stafford Springs, CT)—When the green flag flies over the 2021 Street Stock season at Stafford Motor Speedway, Samantha Dell will be part of a robust rookie class with 10 rookie drivers currently signed up for competition. The 15-year old driver from Harrisville, RI began her racing career at the age of 6 in the quarter midget ranks at Little T Speedway where she set a Sr. Honda track record in 2016 before moving up to the Bandolero division at Seekonk Speedway where she won the 2019 Rhode Island Outlaw Bandolero State Championship. The 2021 season will mark Dell’s first time behind the wheel of a full-size race car and she can’t wait to hit the the track behind the wheel of her #28 SRD Motorsports Chevrolet.
SAM RAMEAU LOOKS TO TAKE TRI TRACK TITLE IN 2021
BY SOUZA MEDIA/KYLE SOUZA
SEEKONK, Mass. — Sitting behind the wheel, or behind the desk, Sammy Rameau seems to get the job done successfully. The 18-year-old, Westminster, Massachusetts, native is pursuing a Master’s Degree in Civil Engineering at Wentworth Institute of Technology, with a double-minor in Environmental and Business Management. When he’s not at school, he competes at speeds over 100 mph in his Tour-Type Modified, a 600-horsepower, ground-pounding machine, racing inches apart from his competitors.
Whether it’s the Dean’s List in college, or Victory Lane on the track, Rameau finds time to do it all. His most recent racing success came at Monadnock Speedway in Winchester, New Hampshire, in August of 2020, when Rameau celebrated a victory in the Tri Track Open Modified Series feature, against some of the top talent in the Northeast. The 100-lap race marked a major high-point in Rameau’s career, especially since earlier in that day in practice runs, he crashed after suffering a flat tire. The team rebounded, put the car back together, and Rameau drove it from the rear of the field to the victory.
“A few years ago I won at Beech Ridge Motor Speedway and Lee USA Speedway back-to-back races, and that was super special,” Rameau said. “But the win at Monadnock was cool because I’ve been going there since I was three, watching my dad at the races. Racing against guys like Matt Hirschman, Ronnie Williams and Ron Silk — those are guys that win all the time. To beat them, it was cool. I saw my dad and all of my crew standing there in Victory Lane and I just broke down. It was super emotional.”
MATT KIMBALL LOOKS TO TAKE THE NEXT STEP WITH TRI TRACK
NEW HAMPSHIRE STANDOUT HOPES TO BE CONSISTENT IN 2021
BY SOUZA MEDIA/KYLE SOUZA
SEEKONK, Mass. — When the Tri Track Open Modified Series season takes the green flag on May 1 at Monadnock Speedway, the field will be stacked full of talent. One of the talented stars is rising New Hampshire racer Matthew Kimball, who is a former Mini Stock champion and currently a competitor in the Sportsman Modified division at multiple tracks in the Granite State.
Kimball, who does have limited starts with Tri Track, is hoping to be able to run the entire six-race slate in 2021. His most important goal will be to be consistent, learn more about the Tour-Type Modifieds, and come home with solid top-10 finishes. He also plans to compete full-time at Monadnock in the Apex Racing No. 11 in the track’s Sportsman Modifieds and hopes to chase the NASCAR Division I National Championship, if the first few weeks of the season go well.
“It’s always good to try and get your name out there and this is a great opportunity to do that,” Kimball said. “We want to win races, but we are going to go race-by-race, and see what the schedules look like, so we don’t have conflictions. We’re going to take this year step-by-step. We would like to finish top-10 in the Tri Track points.”
Kimball, who won the Mini Stock title at Monadnock in 2018, started his career in go-karts, and moved to the Mini Stocks at the age of 13. From there, he sat behind the wheel of a modified at full speed for the first time at age 15, and the experience was different from anything he had dealt with before — but he found success quickly.
Devil’s Bowl Speedway Schedule Stacked with Special Events in 2021
Five major races highlight 24-event season
WEST HAVEN, Vt. – Devil’s Bowl Speedway has blown out all the stops for its 2021 season schedule. The historic Vermont dirt track will open its 55th season on Saturday, May 1 and will race 24 straight weeks through October 2. Several special events will help to further cement Devil’s Bowl Speedway’s status as the Northeast’s leading facility for crate-engine Sportsman Modifieds, and five key dates promise to be major events in the region.
A previously announced switch to weekly Saturday-night events (with a Sunday rain date) for 2021 has been received with overwhelmingly positive reaction, and Devil’s Bowl promoter Mike Bruno feels that the track can continue to safely build off the momentum of a successful 2020 season – even during the height of the pandemic.
Chris Meyer Has Eyes Set on Championship Run in Stafford’s Street Stocks
(Stafford Springs, CT)—Chris Meyer came to Stafford Speedway last year with 10+ years of experience driving a Street Stock but the 2020 season was his first campaign at the Connecticut half-mile facility. Meyer’s lack of Stafford experience never showed though as he finished second in his first start and went on to win 2 races and finished 2nd in the final points standings. With a season’s worth of experience under his belt, Meyer and the #87 D & L Services team have a wave of confidence heading into the 2021 season.
“Our goal is to win the championship this year,” said Meyer. “I don’t want to say that was our goal last season because we had no experience at Stafford. Our goal was to win a race and get a top-5 finish in the points standings. We won 2 races and finished 2nd in points in a shortened season so this season with 22 races on the schedule our goal is to get 4 wins and we’d like to win the championship but if we’re in the top-3 at the end of the season that’s all you can ask for. Anything less than a top-3 in the points and 4 wins would feel like we didn’t do our jobs.”
Modified Racing Series set to Return to Claremont Motorsports Park in 2021
Claremont Motorsports Park and The Modified Racing Series are pleased to announce the return of one of New England’s finest modified touring series to the NH oval in 2021. The series and track will join forces for a spectacular fall day of racing that fans won’t want to miss. Labor Day weekend, 2021, the sound of tour type modifieds will once again thunder from Thrasher Road.
“We are thrilled to be able to bring The M.R.S. back to Claremont”, stated track promoter Mike Parks. “Tour type Modifieds were the lifeblood of the speedway for many many years so to bring them back is an honor”. Parks went on to say “Jack (Bateman) and general manager Willie Doucette are bringing the series back to its roots for 2021 and we are excited to be a part of that process”.