GRANITE STATE PRO STOCK SERIES AT LEE
The regions best pro stock drivers will piloting their machines around the 3/8 mile surface of Lee USA Speedway in Lee, NH this Sunday, October 7th for the second and final time of the 2018 season. The GSPSS presented by Springfield Buick GMC will be headlining the final day of Oktoberfest with a 100 lap feature paired with the MRS Modified series Twin 50’s.
Super Saturday Doesn’t Disappoint
By Ryan Lawliss
Winchester, NH: Monadnock Speedway opened for the last NASCAR Whelen All-American Series event of the 2018 season on a gorgeous last day of summer and the last event under the current ownership. Numerous drivers and fans took time to thank Larry Cirillo and Fred Pafumi for their years of dedication to running an amazing racetrack. All of the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series division would be in action and were joined by the Young Guns, Lightning Stocks, NEMA and NEMA Lites plus Spectator Races, the annual Kids Big Wheel Race, and the Champions Go-Kart race. The NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Divisions and the Lightning Stocks crowned their Track Champions; Matt Gauffin #68 (Lightning Stocks), Richard Vincent #4 (Thunder Stocks), Matthew Kimball #50x (Mini Stocks), Tyler Leary #11x (Super Stocks), and Keith Carzello #8 (Sportsman Modifieds). This week’s winners were Sammy Silva (Young Guns), Matt Gauffin (Lightning Stocks), Dan Cugini (NEMA Lites), Matt Kimball (Mini Stocks), Solomon Brow (Super Stocks), Geoff Rollins (Sportsman Modifieds), Todd Bertrand (NEMA), and Ed Lofland (Thunder Stocks).
Chase Dowling (holding up musket) with David McGrath, New Hampshire Motor Speedway executive vice president and general manager (left, pointing) after his first career NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour win in the inaugural Musket 250 at NHMS on Saturday. Photo Courtesy: NHMS/Alan MacRae
Late race leaders, Justin Bonsignore and Ryan Preece, wreck in final turn, allowing Dowling to slide by and take an unexpected win in longest Whelen Modified race in series history.
LOUDON, N.H. – After 250 hard fought laps and numerous lead changes, of course the Whelen Modified race came down to the final turn of the final lap to determine a winner in a wild finish to the Musket 250. When the dust had settled, Chase Dowling sped across the Granite Stripe to win the longest race in series history. The pole sitter Dowling takes home $25,000 plus $100 for every lap he led through the afternoon; quite a haul for the young driver who captured his first ever Modified victory. He nearly took home the checkered flag at NHMS in July, losing the summer race by .014 seconds.
“It hasn’t sunk in yet,” said Dowling. “This race is a lot different than earlier in the year. You’re leading one moment and then you pit out and you don’t know where you are when you come out; you just had to be patient.”
Photo Courtesy: NHMS/Alan MacRae
Brandon McReynolds reclaimed the lead in the final lap to win the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East Apple Barrel 125; Ankrum captures series championship.
LOUDON, N.H. – A late caution and green/white/checkered finish gave back to Brandon McReynolds what Derek Kraus almost took away during the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East Apple Barrel 125 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
“This is a special place for me, but to come and execute means a lot,” said McReynolds. “To have success at a track where my dad has had success is a special feeling.”
Saturday’s Full Throttle Fall Weekend tripleheader will feature the Pinty’s Series first race in the United States, a global K&N race and the longest Modified race in series history.
LOUDON, N.H. – Cole Powell, Derek Kraus and Chase Dowling will lead their respective fields once the green flag drops on Saturday for the Visit New Hampshire 100, Apple Barrel 125 and Musket 250 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
In the first official “Bienvenue” to New Hampshire, NASCAR’s Pinty’s Series drivers from Canada descended on “The Magic Mile” in Loudon to make history and turn some fast laps. In the series’ first-ever appearance on U.S. soil, Pinty’s top drivers didn’t disappoint in qualifying.
Lacroix Wins NASCAR Pinty’s Series First Ever Race in the U.S.
Kevin Lacroix held on to an early lead to win the NASCAR Pinty’s Series Visit New Hampshire 100.
LOUDON, N.H. – Kevin Lacroix held on to an early lead and propelled through a dominating drive to become the very first NASCAR Pinty’s Series winner on American soil in the Visit New Hampshire 100, Saturday at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.