NEW OWNERS TAKE OVER SPEEDWAY 51 WELCOME MIKE & STEPHANIE, RICHARD & WENDY HUMPHREY

Speedway 51 powered by the Autosaver Group in Groveton, New Hampshire has new owners, and they are chomping at the bit to get started at their new purchase. The new owners are Mike and Stephanie, as well as Richard and Wendy Humphrey from Cornish, Maine. The Humphrey’s purchased the Speedway from Joey Laquerre on Monday, September 16th. The Humphrey’s will take over the Speedway for the balance of the season, and in 2020, the track name will revert back to Riverside Speedway and Adventure Park.   The Humphrey name has been involved in the sport of auto racing for many years, and the group has now fulfilled a lifelong dream, and that is to own and operate a race track. The Humphrey family has been at the track for much of the season, talking with employees, racers and fans alike, and they certainly saw what they have been looking for, and that’s a quality family operation.   Mike Humphrey stated “This has been a dream for a long time. My brother and our wives love racing and we can’t wait to get to work on our new project. We want to get our feet wet the remainder of this year, and as soon as the 2019 schedule is completed we will be blasting into the 2020 schedule in earnest! We have lots of new plans for the future including adding a Bone Stock eight cylinder class as well as ATV racing and more. We want to make this a four season facility and a real family fun park!”   More information will be forthcoming in the near future. To... read more

ATTENTION ALL RACERS AND FANS

We were all caught by surprise by the weather issue that occurred last Saturday night, September 7th. Forecasters had predicted that we would be ok until later in the evening with a chance of a possible passing shower late in the day. As we all know that didn’t happen and has forced us to go to a backup plan for Saturday, September 21st. We were planning to run a Sunday rain date on the 8th, but unfortunately the weather forecast was worse for Sunday than Saturday. I visited the track Sunday morning and at 11:15 it was still drizzling so it was a good decision for all. The new plan seems kind of complicated but it really isn’t. We will announce this complete plan including pricing in the next couple of days. Please be patient as we sort out the best of plans.   Thank... read more

KIDS PIT TOUR HUGE SUCCESS THANK YOU DRIVERS AND RACE TEAMS

Track management would like to thank all race teams for putting on the most successful Kids Pit Tour that Speedway 51 powered by the Autosaver Group has ever held. The kids were absolutely thrilled with all the goodies that were passed out, and getting to meet the drivers, crew members and just being in the pits. The youngsters and their families, meaning parents, were all smiles! Great job everyone and a big thanks to all!   Dick Therrien Promotions Manager Speedway... read more

2019 SPEEDWAY 51 MASTER SCHEDULE – UPDATED 9/08/2019

SAT, SEPT 14 OFF   SAT, SEPT 21 THERE WILL BE TWO EVENTS ON THIS DAY. FIRST AT 1PM, THE MAKE UP FEATURES FROM SEPTEMBER 7TH, CREATIVE COUNTERS AND VT SOLID SURFACES NIGHT. AT 5PM IT WILL BE THE NAPA CHAMPIONSHIP CARD.   EVENT #1 OF 2 CREATIVE COUNTERS / VT SOLID SURFACE LATE MODEL SERIES #4, 75 LAPS, TIGER SPORTSMAN, STREET STOCKS, DAREDEVILS, BONE STOCKS, POST TIME 1PM   EVENT #2 OF 2 NAPA CHAMPIONSHIP DAY AT THE RACES! 100 LAP LATE MODEL SERIES #5, CARON FABRICATION TIGER SPORTSMAN TRIPLE CROWN SERIES #3, 100 LAPS, STREET STOCKS (30 LAPS), BONE STOCKS (20 LAPS), DAREDEVILS (15 LAPS) BAKE A CAKE FOR YOUR FAVORITE DRIVER(S) 5PM START   FRI, OCT 4 MOM’S NORTH COUNTRY POWERSPORTS FALL BRAWL OPEN PRACTICE 3-6PM, CAR & DRIVER $20, CREW MEMBERS $10   FRI, OCT 4 MOM’S NORTH COUNTRY POWERSPORTS, FALL BRAWL FOR DAREDEVILS, BONE STOCKS. MUSIC IN TURN FOUR PUB TO FOLLOW. 7PM START   SAT, OCT 5 MOM’S NORTH COUNTRY POWERSPORTS, LIL JOEY GENERATION NEXT 151 FALL BRAWL $5,000 TO WIN LATE  MODEL “151”, TIGER SPORTSMAN, STREET STOCKS,  NELCAR LEGENDS, POST TIME 1PM, RAINDATE, SUNDAY 1PM   IF SATURDAY EVENTS RAINED OUT, GO-KARTS WILL BE RESCHEDULED.   SUN, OCT 6 FALL BRAWL FOR GO-KARTS: ROOKIES, MINI-PRO’S, JR. MINI’S, ADULTS, POST TIME 1PM   SAT, OCT 12 OCTOBERFAST 150 ENDURO, $2,000 TO WIN, 4 & 6 & 8 CYLINDER ENDURO, DEMO DERBY FOLLOWING ENDURO, SPECTATOR DRAGS, ENDURO DRAGS. POST TIME 1:30PM, RAIN DATE SUNDAY, OCT 13, 1:30PM.   ALL POST TIMES ARE 6PM UNLESS NOTED OTHER WISE, SUBJECT TO... read more

BEST WISHES FROM SPEEDWAY 51

Speedway 51 management, racers, family and staff would like to send our best wishes and hopes of a speedy recovery to the Thunder Road and ACT Officials, their families, fans and all those involved in the unfortunate incident that took place at the Labor Day Classic.   We all hope that these types of events never happen to any racing facility, and when they do we all need to rally around each other. Our thoughts and prayers go out to everyone at Thunder Road and the A.C.T. community.    Sincerely,    Joey Laquerre   Joey Laquerre & the entire Speedway 51... read more

CANADIAN DRIVERS HEAD TO SPEEDWAY 51 THIS COMING SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 7TH AT 6PM

A trio of Canadian drivers will be headed back to Speedway 51 powered by the Autosaver Group in Groveton, New Hampshire this coming Saturday night at 6pm as racing will resume after a weekend off for the Lancaster Fair. Three Canadian drivers have been competing at Speedway 51 all season long and are bringing lots of race fans with them.    Sherbrooke, Quebec’s Jamie Laroche has had a very successful year thus far in the Creative Counters / Vermont Solid Surface Late Model Series as he currently sits just outside the top five in the season long point standings in sixth position. Laroche has had a couple of strong outings this year and is looking for another one this weekend. The driver of the #50 is looking for a breakout weekend for all of his crewmembers and fans alike. North Hatley, Quebec veteran Mike Giroux will be returning after a race absence due to mechanical problems. Giroux who has raced at Speedway 51 drives truck for a living and his work schedule didn’t allow him to prepare his car for the previous race. Giroux has always been a solid racer and would like nothing more than to come up with a solid weekend. The #36 Late Model team is all ready to go, and very anxious to get back on track. The third regular from north of the border is 12 year old Makita Giroux from North Hatley, Quebec. Giroux was the Daredevil Youth Racer champion in 2018, and has moved up to the Sportsman Tiger division for 2019, taking over the helm from his dad, Mike Giroux. Makita... read more
DAREDEVIL YOUTH RACERS GEARING UP FOR  FINAL EVENTS OF 2019 AT SPEEDWAY 51

DAREDEVIL YOUTH RACERS GEARING UP FOR FINAL EVENTS OF 2019 AT SPEEDWAY 51

It’s hard to believe but the 2019 racing season at Speedway 51 powered by the Autosaver Group in Groveton, New Hampshire is winding down and has less than a handful of races remaining.   One division that has shown so much improvement this year is the Claudette and Dean’s Place Daredevil Youth Racers. These kids have come on very strong as the season has progressed in 2019 and these youngsters continue to blossom. A few weekends back the Daredevils were allowed to compete with the Street Stocks and they put on a tremendous show for the fans. The leader of the group has proven to be young Kaiden Fisher in the #18 Ford Mustang. He has collected numerous wins and challenged for a top three finish in that special race. He was all over hotshoe Jamie Heath in the closing laps of the race before settling for a fine fourth place finish.   Two other young ladies have had awesome seasons as well. Mekaylah Bowen in the #12 Cavalier was right on the heels of Fisher in the point standings until a crash forced her to miss a race allowing Fisher to extend the point lead. Bowen has a pair of wins to her credit as well. Another contender is the #97, Cassi Leonard who has cracked the top three on a regular basis. Leonard has yet to win but she improves every time she turns a lap on the track. Several other Daredevils have had good seasons including the #7 of Jesse Laquerre who destroyed his ride in a devastating crash several weeks ago. Laquerre was a regular... read more
ROOKIE JARED PLUMLEY HITS HOLE HARD AND HANGS ON FOR FIRST CAREER TIGER SPORTSMAN VICTORY

ROOKIE JARED PLUMLEY HITS HOLE HARD AND HANGS ON FOR FIRST CAREER TIGER SPORTSMAN VICTORY

It was an incredible evening at Speedway 51 powered by the Autosaver Group this past Saturday night as the Track celebrated the history of Mike Beattie’s Riverside Speedway in grand fashion honoring drivers of yesteryear and inducting the Class of 2019 into the Hall of Fame. The evening’s activities were presented by Beattie Enterprises. Race winners included Jared Plumley, Dean Switser Jr., Kaiden Fisher and Nick Ogden.   Rookie Dalton Mountain Motorsports / Caron’s Towing Tiger Sportsman ace, Jared Plumley scored the biggest victory of his young career as he raced through a miniscule hole in turn four and blasted on past leader Brad Bushey and held on for his first career win. The race featured incredible side by side racing the entire distance as first Mike Clark and Jarred Ledger ran door handle to door handle for many laps before Ledger cut down a left front tire bringing out the caution flag. Brad Bushey pulled up on the outside of Clark and the pair raced side by side for close to twenty five laps before another caution flew bringing the field together. Bushey on the inside, Clark outside and a bunch of hungry Tigers on their back bumpers including Jared Plumley, Derrick Calkins, Nick Gilcris, Kevin Boutin and Ledger. The green flew and Bushey held onto the lead by inches. On lap 67 Bushey left the door open in turn four and Plumley blasted into the hole and took the lead and raced home for his career first victory. Bushey held on for second ahead of Calkins, point leader Nick Gilcris and Jerrad Ledger recovered to take fifth.... read more

SPEEDWAY 51 FINISHES 8-24-19

  NEAR ANTIQUE RACERS SPORTSMAN FINISH CAR#               DRIVER 1 69 ED GOULD 2 9 NORM CYR 3 44 JERRY HUMISTON 4 26 PETE MARSHAL 5 5 DARRAGH HOYT 6 71 JOHN ADAMS 7 15 SPARKY BANCROFT   MOD FEATURE FINISH CAR#               DRIVER 1 53 SCOTT DECOSTA 2 35 KEN BROWN 3 110 CURT SNOW 4 44 TIM MINES 5 199 BILL KEMP 6 7 JOHN WOJYTINA 7 088 ANGIE BULLOCK   DALTON MOUNTAIN MOTORSPORTS CARON’S TOWING TIGER SPORTSMAN FINISH CAR#               DRIVER 1 12 JARED PLUMLEY 2 52VT BRAD BUSHEY 3 15  DERRICK CALKINS 4 2NH NICK GILCRIS 5 44 JERRAD LEDGER 6 25 KEVIN BOUTIN 7 2VT MIKE CLARK 8 08 PHILIP POTVIN 9 21 JON BOUTIN 10 36 MAKITA GIROUX 11 22X JIM STORACE   CLAUDETTE & DEANS PLACE DAREDEVILS FINISH CAR#               DRIVER 1 18 KAIDEN FISHER 2 97 CASSI LEONARD 3 12 MEKAYLAH BOWEN   CARON FABRICATION STREET STOCKS FINISH CAR#               DRIVER 1 16 DEAN SWITSER JR. 2 12 EDWARD BOWEN 3 11 LES WASHBURN 4 66 NORM RAYMOND JR. 5 02 CRAIG HURLEY DNS 7 ROB THURSTON   WHITE MOUNTAINS COMMUNITY COLLEGE BONE STOCKS FINISH CAR#               DRIVER 1 9 NICK OGDON 2 98 ERIC BARRUP 3 99 MARTY BARRUP 4 90 JIMMY HURLEY 5 38 GREG MARTIN 6 169 BRENDON RHODES 7 53 DAN STINSON 8 85VT JASON BALL 9 71 JASON KIRBY 10... read more
RIVERSIDE SPEEDWAY BLAST FROM THE PAST III  HIGHLIGHTS THIS SATURDAY NIGHT’S EVENTS

RIVERSIDE SPEEDWAY BLAST FROM THE PAST III HIGHLIGHTS THIS SATURDAY NIGHT’S EVENTS

Speedway 51 will be hosting the 3rd Annual Mike Beattie’s Blast from the Past III, extravaganza this coming Saturday night at Speedway 51 powered by the Autosaver Group in Groveton, New Hampshire. This is a very special event as several old timers will be featured in a very special presentation for them at intermission. Several former racers will be honored during the presentation, as well as inductees to the “Hall of Fame.” The night will be sponsored by Beattie Enterprises in honor of one of the all time greats, the legendary Mike Beattie. The N.E.A.R. Antique racers will be on hand to race many cars from yesteryear including Pete Marshall whom will be driving the late, great Freddie Mills coupe #26. Also on the card will be Tiger Sportsman, Street Stocks, Daredevils and Bone Stocks. Post time is 6pm. Adults are just $12, Seniors are at a very special $5 price. Teens 12-16 are only $5 and Kids 11 and under are free. For more information visit the Track website at www.speedway51int.com or call Dick Therrien at 802-274-8823, or e-mail him at dprdick@gmail.com. If you have any questions about the “Blast from the Past III” night contact Steve Patnaude at 603-538-6975. Speedway 51 is located at 78 Craggy Road in Groveton, New Hampshire.  ... read more

REVISED SCHEDULE ANNOUNCED FOR SPEEDWAY 51

Speedway 51 powered by the Autosaver Group was thrown another curveball this past Saturday night as severe weather rolled into the Speedway at 6:45pm. The event was cancelled earlier in the day, but good weather hung around until 6:45 and proved that Speedway 51 management was right in pulling the plug when they did. A tentative schedule has now been posted.   TENTATIVE SCHEDULE – SUBJECT TO CHANGE!   SAT, AUG 24 SPEEDWAY 51 PRESENTS MIKE BEATTIE’S, RIVERSIDE BLAST FROM THE PAST III POWERED BY BEATTIE ENTERPRISES, NEAR ANTIQUE RACERS, TIGERS, STREET STOCKS, BONE STOCKS, DAREDEVILS, OLD TIMERS PROGRAM. POST TIME 6PM.    SAT, AUG 31 OFF – LANCASTER FAIR   SAT, SEPT 7 CREATIVE COUNTERS / VT SOLID SURFACE LATE MODEL SERIES #4, 75 LAPS, TIGER SPORTSMAN, STREET STOCKS, DAREDEVILS, BONE STOCKS, KIDS PIT TOUR. POST TIME 6PM. RAIN DATE SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 8TH AT 1PM   SAT, SEPT 14 OFF   SUN, SEPT 22 NAPA CHAMPIONSHIP DAY AT THE RACES! 100 LAP LATE MODEL SERIES #5, CARON FABRICATION TIGER SPORTSMAN TRIPLE CROWN SERIES #3, 100 LAPS, STREET STOCKS (30 LAPS), BONE STOCKS (20 LAPS), DAREDEVILS (15 LAPS) BAKE A CAKE FOR YOUR FAVORITE DRIVER(S) 1PM START   FRI, OCT 4 MOM’S NORTH COUNTRY POWERSPORTS FALL BRAWL OPEN PRACTICE 3-6PM, CAR & DRIVER $20, CREW MEMBERS $10   FRI, OCT 4 MOM’S NORTH COUNTRY POWERSPORTS, FALL BRAWL FOR DAREDEVILS, BONE STOCKS. MUSIC IN TURN FOUR PUB TO FOLLOW. 7PM START   SAT, OCT 5 MOM’S NORTH COUNTRY POWERSPORTS, LIL JOEY GENERATION NEXT 151 FALL BRAWL $5,000 TO WIN LATE  MODEL “151”, TIGER SPORTSMAN, STREET STOCKS,  NELCAR LEGENDS, POST TIME... read more

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