MAURICE ENTERPRISES OPEN MODIFIED 100 FRIDAY AT CLAREMONT

MAURICE ENTERPRISES OPEN MODIFIED 100 FRIDAY AT CLAREMONT

            CLAREMONT, N.H. – It is, without doubt, one of the biggest race’s of the year at Claremont Motorsports Park.

The Maurice Enterprises 100 comes to town this Friday, August 28, when the top Open Modified teams in the Northeast will converge on the storied third-mile speedplant, all gunning for the $10,000 winner’s purse up for grabs in this huge event.

Paying $1,100 just to qualify and take the green in Friday night’s big event, this one is drawing the best in the business. Among those already signed up for this one are a virtual who’s who of Modified racing. Matt Hirschman, John McKennedy, Ron Silk, Andy Jankowiak, Chuck Hossfeld, they’re all in, along with Les Hinckley, Kirk Alexander, hometrack star Brian Robie, and many more.

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SONNHALTER WINS BELT RACE, FELLOWS NOW 25-0 AT CLAREMONT

SONNHALTER WINS BELT RACE, FELLOWS NOW 25-0 AT CLAREMONT

Claremont Motorsports Park August 21 event story

By Gary Dutton

            CLAREMONT, N.H. – It rained cats and dogs, just like Hurricane Katrina; it rained Friday at Claremont Motorsports Park. Later, the lights went out, and still later, the fog rolled in.

            But when all was said and done, Aaron Fellows had won his 25th consecutive feature race at Claremont Motorsports Park. Not to be outdone, Dave Greenslit earned his sixth victory lap of the summer, both Zach Richardson and Jeremy Blood stayed red hot, and Matt Sonnhalter topped the Mini Stock 50-lapper, all Friday after the rain had stopped.

            For thousands of years, Claremont motorheads have known that as long as Mt. Ascutney can still be seen rising beyond turn two, racing high on Thrasher Road will go on. Friday, with the pits nearly full, the mountain suddenly disappeared but, after a half-hour-plus super soaking, there it was again.

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WILLIS TOPS MODS, FELLOWS STAYS PERFECT AUGUST 14 AT CLAREMONT

WILLIS TOPS MODS, FELLOWS STAYS PERFECT AUGUST 14 AT CLAREMONT

By Gary Dutton

            CLAREMONT, N.H. – Modified star Mike Willis won his first open-wheel feature of the summer Friday, August 14, at Claremont Motorsports Park.

Aaron Fellows stayed perfect on the year, scoring his track-high seventh 2020 victory, while Jeremy Blood won his fourth, and both Desmond Skillings and Zach Richardson took his second victory lap this season on Friday. It was Fellows’ 24th consecutive CMP win over the past two years.

Sunapee speedster Mike Smith led the first four rapid-fire trips around the speedplant in the Maurice Trailer Country Modified main event, then giving way to Grantham’s Willis, who rocketed low around the west end of the third-mile to take the lead.

With no cautions, Willis was untested the rest of the way. Smith, though, had a good one of his own going, keeping two-time winner and defending track king Brian Robie in his shadow to come home strong in second. Robie’s bronze medal finish kept him atop the points parade.

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JOEY JARVIS WINS LAFONT MEMORIAL THRILLER AT CLAREMONT

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.

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ROBIE SWEEPS MODIFIED TWINS, FELLOWS STILL PERFECT AT CLAREMONT

ROBIE SWEEPS MODIFIED TWINS, FELLOWS STILL PERFECT AT CLAREMONT

Claremont Motorsports Park July 31 event story

By Gary Dutton

            CLAREMONT, N.H.- Brian Robie rocketed to victory twice in Modified action Friday at Claremont Motorsports Park, winning both Maurice Trailer Country Modified 35-lap features at the Thrasher Road speedplant.

            Aaron Fellows stayed undefeated in two seasons, topping Friday’s Late Model Sportsman feature for his fifth CMP victory of the summer, while Street Stock ace Dave Greenslit also earned his fifth 2020 victory lap, and Pure Stock super soph Dylan Adams was dominant in scoring his first win.

            Charlestown’s Paul Colburn won his third Six Shooter victory of the season, duplicating his victory of a week earlier Friday, and Jimmy Zullo drove away from a huge field to top the 75-lap Enduro.

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RIENDEAU WINS FIRST OF SUMMER AT CLAREMONT, GSPSS TO BELSITO

RIENDEAU WINS FIRST OF SUMMER AT CLAREMONT, 100-LAPPER TO BELSITO

By Gary Dutton

            CLAREMONT, N.H. – In one of the best back-and-forth races of the summer, Chris Riendeau won his first Street Stock feature of the summer Friday, July 23, at Claremont Motorsports Park, outdueling four-time winner Dave Greenslit who, none-the-less, stayed comfortably atop the points parade.

            While Pro Stocker Angelo Belsito earned the night’s biggest pay check by topping the all-green GSPSS 100-lapper, it was Pure Stock king Kodi Sabins who, again, provided the night’s biggest excitement, earning his track-high sixth victory lap as he crossed the stripe inches ahead of Robert Shaw.

            Aaron Fellows stayed undefeated, Matt Boucher won for the first time in the Mini Stocks, and Paul Colburn romped to his second Pure Stock win of the summer Friday, while, in a battle of New England racing family royalty, Brett Meservey topped Randy Cabral in the Pro-4 Mods.

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