JOEY JARVIS WINS LAFONT MEMORIAL THRILLER AT CLAREMONT
Claremont Motorsports Park August 7 event story
By Gary Dutton
CLAREMONT, N.H. – It couldn’t have been scripted better. Joey Jarvis, with competitors draped all over him, won Friday night’s Cody Lafont Memorial Race at Claremont Motorsports Park, earning the 35-lap Pure Stock victory behind the wheel of Lafont’s own car.
Aaron Fellows kept his unblemished track record intact, topping the LMS feature, while Joe Tetreault won a nail-biter in the Street Stocks, Nick Skillings held brother Desmond in his shadow in the Mini Stocks, and Jeremy Blood took his old car out of storage and sped to victory in the Six Shooters.
Amy Jaycox and Doug Nelson led the 31-car Pure Stock field to the green as the 35-lap Cody Lafont Memorial Race went green. With a whopping $1,200 winner’s purse and piles of incentive cash up for grabs, the fifth running of the Lafont race was going to be a dandy.
N. Woodstock, NH — Barre, VT’s Nick Sweet showed once again that you can never count him out as he roared to his fourth Pro All Stars Series (PASS) Super Late Model win of the season at N. Woodstock, NH’s White Mountain Motorsports Park on Sunday, August 9. Sweet overpowered defending champion D.J. Shaw on a restart with 11 laps to go to capture the PASS Midsummer Classic 150 as seen live on the Northeast Sports Network.
As a previous 2020 winner, Sweet started 11th on the grid for the main event. The veteran steadily worked his way through the field, moving into the top-five on lap 29 and grabbing the third spot from polesitter Ben Ashline on lap 52 with Ben Rowe right behind him. At that point, Sweet trailed only Joey Doiron and Shaw, who had combined to set a torrid pace in the early going.
Moltz Takes Control Late for Big Payday in ACT Midsummer Classic
N. Woodstock, NH — New Sharon, ME’s Dillon Moltz was in it for the long haul at N. Woodstock, NH’s White Mountain Motorports Park on Saturday, August as he took control late to win the American-Canadian Tour (ACT) Midsummer Classic 250. Moltz grabbed the lead for good from Williamstown, VT’s Jimmy Hebert on a lap-183 restart and steadily pulled away down the stretch to snag the $10,000 payday on day one of Midsummer Classic Weekend.
The multi-time ACT winner started back in 16th for the 250-lap showdown and steadily worked his way through the field as polesitter Ryan Kuhn set the early pace. When the first caution flag on lap 61 after Joey Polewarczyk suffered a mechanical failure and left oil all around the race track, Moltz was up to the sixth spot, trailing Kuhn, Christopher Pelkey, D.J. Shaw, Scott Payea, and Hebert.
Top ACT Racers Continue to Sign Up for Midsummer Classic 250
Waterbury, VT — The American-Canadian Tour (ACT) Midsummer Classic at N. Woodstock, NH’s White Mountain Motorsports Park continues to get bigger as the day approaches. A flurry of new entries have arrived in recent days for the $10,000-to-win Midsummer 250 on Saturday, August 8 that will make it a showcase for Northeast Late Model stock car racing.
The ACT Late Model Tour kicks off the weekend with its longest, richest race of the summer. Championship contenders such as Center Conway, NH’s D.J. Shaw, Northfield, VT’s Jimmy Hebert, and Plainfield, NH’s Rich Dubeau will be challenged by a flurry of touring champions and outstanding local racers who are just as eager to get their hands on the five-figure prize.
Big Money & Bigger Names Coming to White Mountain for Midsummer Classic
Waterbury, VT — One of the largest and richest race weekends of the year in the Northeast is just around the corner. The American-Canadian Tour (ACT) and Pro All Star Series (PASS) are joining forces at North Woodstock, NH’s White Mountain Motorsports Park for the Midsummer Classic this Saturday, August 8 and Sunday, August 9.
For the ACT Late Model Tour, the 250-lap, $10,000-to-win Midsummer Classic is rapidly becoming a signature series event. Last year’s edition — the second running of the event and first as part of the ACT calendar — went down to the wire. After the leaders tangled on a restart with four laps to go, three-time ACT Champion Wayne Helliwell Jr. emerged as the winner, edging then-rookie Stephen Donahue for the five-figure prize.
ROBIE TOPS MODS, BUFFONE TAKE STREET STOCK CHECKERS AT MONADNOCK
By Gary Dutton
WINCHESTER, N.H. – Open-wheel ace Brian Robie (Sunapee, NH) won the NHSTRA Modified main event Saturday, August 1, at Monadnock Speedway, while second-generation star D.J. Shaw topped the Granite State Pro Stock Series 100-lapper.
Chris Buffone (Belchertown, Ma) scored his first Street Stock victory Saturday, and Superman Aaron Fellows (Croydon, NH) stayed undefeated on the year by winning his seventh consecutive Late Model Sportsman feature race. Ed Gilman topped the night’s Classic Lites 30-lapper.