Adrien Paradis, III Looking to Carry 1st Win Momentum Into Midstate Site Development Street Stock 30 at Stafford Speedway
(Stafford Springs, CT)—After securing his first career Street Stock victory at Stafford Speedway, Adrien Paradis, III will be looking to carry momentum from that first win into the biggest Street Stock race of the 2021 season, the Midstate Site Development 30 set for this Friday, July 2. Paradis, driver of the #19 CSB Communications Chevrolet, scored his first career win in the midst of his third full season while driving a backup car.
Paradis came to Stafford’s Street Stock division in 2019 and he finished 5th in the Street Stock standings with 6 top-5 and 19 top-10 finishes to claim R.A.D. Auto Machine Rookie of the Year honors. Paradis’ voyage in the Street Stock division since his rookie season has been anything but smooth. After an early season wreck in 2020 he still managed 3 top-5 and 8 top-10 finishes in 13 starts to finish 7th in the season ending standings. Misfortune struck again in the third race of this season damaging his primary car. After struggling with his backup car and taking a week off from racing, Paradis came back on June 18 and scored his first career win.
McKENNEDY ROCKS SUPERS; LEARY DOUBLES UP IN MONADNOCK MODS
By Gary Dutton
WINCHESTER, N.H. – There’s a new sheriff in town at Monadnock Speedway. His name is Tyler Leary, and he’s rounding up Modified feature wins.
Winless for his career only eight days earlier, the Hatfield, Mass. pilot set fast time in qualifying Friday at the high-banked speedplant and then roared to his second NHSTRA Modified feature win in a row. Friday’s victory, like the one a week earlier, was scored over some real thoroughbreds.
The ISMA Super Modifieds – 800-plus big block horsepower rocketing a 1,850-pound missile – were in town Saturday, making their first Monadnock run in more than two years, with open-wheel super star Jon McKennedy dominating to win the All State Materials Group 75 lap main event.
NEMA Thrills large crowd at Wiscassetby Ken Minott
What do you get when you put the world’s fastest asphalt sprint cars on Maine’s fastest track? You get a jaw-dropping display of speed and skill and a constant assault on track records. After missing their visit during the shortened 2020 season, the stars and cars of the North Eastern Midget Association (NEMA) returned to Wiscasset Speedway and one of their favorite stops on their tour for “Ames True Value NEMA Night”. The threat of inclement weather didn’t dampen the enthusiasm of the large contingent of fans packing the coastal Maine track. Brief bouts of light sprinkles throughout the evening kept race officials on edge, but thanks to the great work of the race teams and track staff, the show went on uninterrupted. A trio of Group 2 divisions added to the show, with Late Model Sportsman, Strictly Streets, and Modifieds also in action.
Doug Coby Looks To Become First Four-Time Winner of Seekonk Speedway’s Open Wheel Wednesday
By Souza Media/Kyle Souza
MILFORD, Conn. — Doug Coby is set to compete in the Tri Track Open Modified Series race at Seekonk Speedway on Wednesday, June 30, looking to capture a $10,000 check in Speed51 Modified Madness. Coby, who is coming off his impressive month of June, which included a victory in the inaugural SRX Series race at Stafford and a NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour win at Riverhead Raceway, will look to become the first four-time winner of the prestigious race.
Coby’s previous victories were in 2011, 2013 and 2016 — driving for two different car owners — and in three different chassis — but this time, he returns to Seekonk for the first time as owner/driver with Doug Coby Racing. Coby also has victories at Seekonk behind the wheel of a NEMA Midge and two wins in NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour action, with his most recent coming in 2019.
He looks forward to racing with Matt Hirschman and the rest of the talented field of over 40 competitors, while chasing the check and trophy. Hirschman and Coby are the only multiple-time winners of Open Wheel Wednesday at Seekonk — both with three. Coby wants to be the first one to get four.
White Mountain Planning Big Holiday Celebration This Saturday
N. Woodstock, NH — White Mountain Motorsports Park will be the place to celebrate Independence Day in New Hampshire’s North Country this Saturday, July 3. The annual Holiday Spectacular presented by J.P. Sicard Inc. features four thrilling divisions capped by a Northstar Fireworks display rivaling anything fans across the country might see this weekend.
Both the Wells River Chevrolet Flying Tigers and Foley Oil & Propane Late Models have 76 green-flag laps to honor the year the Declaration of Independence was signed. The Woodsville Guaranty Savings Bank Strictly Stock Mini’s and Dads 4 By Tool & Supply Kids Trucks join the card against a scenic White Mountains backdrop.
Thunder Road Fireworks Coming from All Directions at Holiday Spectacular
Barre, VT — Thunder Road celebrates the nation’s independence this Thursday, July 1 with the annual Preston’s Kia Holiday Spectacular. The fireworks will be on display literally and figuratively at the “Nation’s Site of Excitement” for a night of the country’s best stock car racing at the track or live on FloRacing.
All four Thunder Road divisions are on the card with four extra laps to honor Independence Day. Following the final race of the night, the sky above will come alive with the state’s best firework show put on by Northstar Fireworks.
The firecrackers had to take a break in 2020 due to COVID-19 safety guidelines and attendance restrictions. This year, they are back with a bang as the country gets closer to normal life. The Independence Day special has long been one of the most popular events of the year at Thunder Road, and 2021 should be no exception as fans get to enjoy being at a racetrack once again.
“I think it’s fantastic,” Danville’s Tyler Cahoon said. “Without the fans, you don’t have a place to race. We are entertainment in a sense, so the more people that come out and watch, and can actually walk away and say, ‘hey, that was a good time’, that keeps them coming back…I’m really hoping to see a big crowd as people can get out and enjoy the little things in life that we used to before this past year came upon us.”