8/20/16 Results

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Saturday August 20th, 2016 Speedway 51 presents the Sign Depot Tigers, Schweppes Street Stocks, A.B. Excavating Dare Devils,the White Mountain Community College Pure Stocks, featuring the Northeast Cyclones and the North East Street Stock Tour

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Cyclones Take Center Stage for their Speedway 51 Debut

  Groveton, NH- A night a lot of race fans thought was a long time coming… the Cyclone class returned Saturday to Speedway 51. The division was brought back by long time racer Jean LeBlanc and Doug Shannon as a way to bring another affordable option for drivers to get on the racetrack and with just a few weeks of buildup for the division fifteen drivers were ready, willing, and able. Chris Ouellette (81) of Milan, NH put on a sterling performance winning his heat race and leading all 30 laps of the main event en route to the victory. Groveton, NH’s Jason Kenison (03) and Cole Kilby (66) went door to door and wheel to wheel for the final 6 laps for the runner up position with Lancaster, NH’s Kilby edging out Kenison by inches at the line. Matt Kopp (16) had an opportunity to restart on the outside of Ouellette with 10 laps to go following a hard wreck for Mike Sherburne (83) on the back stretch. the Bethlehem, NH driver hung with the leader for a few laps before sliding back on the outside and settling for fourth place. Jon Savage (78) rounded out the top five. The Cyclones will be back in action September 3rd.   The battle between Craftsbury, VT’s Joel Hodgdon (36vt) and Wolcott, VT’s Brendan Moodie (94) for the Sign Depot Tiger Sportsman Division continues to intensify as Hodgdon went back to victory lane for the fourth time in 2016. Hodgdon was stout throughout finishing first, second and third in the three segments. Moodie edged out Segment two winner North Hatley, QB’s... read more

CORVETTE NIGHT AT SPEEDWAY 51

Chevrolet Corvette Show this week at Speedway 51 on Saturday, August 20, 2016 from 3:00 p.m. on. If you have a car, please bring it over to the speedway. Pick your favorite Corvette, either new or classic, and then enjoy a great night of stock car racing. Free admission to the race for Corvette owner and the opportunity to parade your corvette at intermission around the track for our fans! General admission to racing is just 12 adults, 10 seniors and military, 5 for teens 13-17 and kids 12 and under are FREE. For more information please call Jon @ 802-371-8132 SEE YOU AT THE... read more

NORTHEAST STREET STOCK TOUR, NEW CYCLONE DIVISION TO DEBUT SATURDAY AT SPEEDWAY 51, LATE MODELS OFF

                The highly anticipated debut of the new Cyclone division at Speedway 51 in Groveton, New Hampshire was delayed a week due to inclement weather this past Saturday night, and will now be rescheduled to take place this Saturday night, August 20th. This new four cylinder, front wheel drive car, or four cylinder pickup division is catching fire quickly as interest is very high. Added to this week’s event will be the return of the Northeast Street Stock Tour.               This weekend’ event will feature Scout Night where all Scouts in uniform will be admitted for free, plus there will be a Corvette Display Show. All Corvette owners that display their vehicle before the races will receive a free grandstand admission ticket, and have the option to parade their Vette at intermission, weather permitting.               Joining the Cyclones will be the Sign Depot Tigers, Schweppes Street Stocks, the AB Excavating Daredevils, and the White Mountain Community College Pure Stocks. The North Country Ford Late Models have the weekend off. The new post time is 6:30pm.               Don’t forget the new teen admission pricing plan where all teenagers ages 13-16 get into the races for just $5. more information on this event and others please visit our website at www.speedway51int.com, or call the Track hotline at 802-479-2074. Speedway 51 is located on Brown Road in Groveton, New... read more

CORVETTE NIGHT AT SPEEDWAY 51

Chevrolet Corvette Show this week at Speedway 51 on Saturday, August 13, 2016from 3:00 p.m. on.   If you have a car, please bring it over to the speedway. Pick your favorite Corvette, either new or classic, and then enjoy a great night of stock car racing.  Free admission to the race for corvette owner and the opportunity to parade your corvette at intermission around the track for our fans! General admission to racing is just 12 adults, 10  seniors and military, 5 for teens 13-17 and kids 12 and under are FREE. For more information please call Jon @ 802-371-8132 SEE YOU AT THE... read more

NEW CYCLONE DIVISION TO DEBUT SATURDAY AT SPEEDWAY 51, LATE MODELS OFF

              The highly anticipated debut of the new Cyclone division at Speedway 51 in Groveton, New Hampshire is set to take place this Saturday night, August 13th. This new four cylinder, front wheel drive car, or four cylinder pickup division is catching fire quickly as interest is very high.               “We have had a ton of inquiries about this new class stated mastermind, Jean Leblanc, organizer of the Cyclone division. This division is for basically bone stock vehicles with very few rules. Most rules are safety oriented, and we feel this is going to blow up to some great numbers this season. We have scheduled three races for this year, and hopefully expand it a little in 2017. We aren’t looking to make it a weekly division, but six or seven races a year would be great.”               This weekend’ event will feature Scout Night where all Scouts in uniform will be admitted for free, plus there will be a Corvette Display Show. All Corvette owners that display their vehicle before the races will receive a free grandstand admission ticket, and have the option to parade their Vette at intermission, weather permitting.               Joining the Cyclones will be the Sign Depot Tigers, Schweppes Street Stocks, the AB Excavating Daredevils, and the White Mountain Community College Pure Stocks. The North Country Ford Late Models have the weekend off. The new post time is 6:30pm.               Don’t forget the new teen admission pricing plan where all teenagers ages 13-16 get into the races for just $5. more information on this event and others please visit our... read more

Crowningshield Ends Career On Top

http://www.speedway51int.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/DS400205.mp3 Groveton, NH- Doug Crowningshield of Barre, VT ended a long racing career as only he could hope for, with a trip to victory lane. Crowningshield had known going in that tonight was going to be his final race as he had agreed to sell his number fourteen Tiger to Speedway 51 Street Stock driver Jaden Perry. It was a three-segment race for the Sign Depot Tiger Sportsman and Crowningshield was the model of consistency finishing third, fourth, and fifth respectively. In the third segment Mike Giroux (36) finished inches behind Brendan Moodie (94) which gave the win to Crowningshield by 1 point and dropped Giroux to third overall behind Moodie. After officially announcing his retirement in victory lane he said of winning his last race, “Everyone would want to go out there, knowing it’s their last ride and win. I couldn’t be happier to end this way, yes it is tough to let that car go, but it’s going to a good kid and a good driver.” When asked what’s next he simply said, “I’m going fishing.”   Hardwick, VT’s Bunker Hodgdon (83) cashed in for his third Schweppes Street Stock event of the season. The point leader bounced back from a hard wreck earlier in the week to finish third and second in the two segments for the victory. Hodgdon thanked his crew for working tirelessly to get his car back together in time for Saturdays race. Peyton Lanphear (22) got her best finish of the season finishing second including a dominant win in the first segment. Cody Smith, who had a substitute driver last week after... read more

NORTHEAST MINI STOCK TOUR ROLLS INTO SPEEDWAY 51 THIS COMING SATURDAY NIGHT

            Racing action resumes this coming Saturday night at Speedway 51 in Groveton, New Hampshire as the Northeast Mini Stock Tour rolls into town for their first of two visits during the 2016 racing season.               Several competitors of the Northeast Mini Stock Tour have strong roots to Speedway 51 including Haywood Herriott, the current point leader of the Series. Herriott raced Dwarf Cars, Late Models, and just about everything else at the ¼ mile track located in Northern, New Hampshire. Other familiar names include Cody Leblanc and Brandon Gray, long time dirt runner at Bear Ridge Speedway. Over thirty cars were present at their last race this past Friday night at Claremont Speedway.               Joining the Northeast Mini Stock Tour will be the North Country Ford Late Models, the Sign Depot Tigers, Schweppes Street Stocks, and the AB Excavating Daredevils. Post time is 6:30pm.               Don’t forget the new teen admission pricing plan where all teenagers ages 13-16 get into the races for just $5. For more information on this event and others please visit our website at www.speedway51int.com, or call the Track hotline at 802-479-2074. Speedway 51 is located on Brown Road in Groveton, New Hampshire.    ... read more

North Country Family Restaurant Go Karts were back in action

Groveton, NH-The North Country Family Restaurant Go Karts were back in action on the special built asphalt go kart track at Speedway 51 with Speedway 51 Flying Tiger regular Aaron Smith at the wheel of the pace kart leading the drivers into action.  There was a big crowd on hand for a very entertaining show. Logan Farnsworth, of St. Johnsbury, VT carried the checkered flag for first time in both the rookie 1 heat race and feature event.  Farnsworth was followed by the 55 of Brandon Sheldon, of St. Johnsbury, VT, who was celebrating his 7th birthday, and the 28 of Revvin’ Evan Gilbert of Gorham, NH.  In the second rookie feature Jesse Laquerre, of Montpelier, VT came from the rear to the front to take the checkered in both his heat and feature events.  Laquerre finished just ahead of Lil’ Brendan Moodie, of Wolcott, VT and Makita Giroux, of North Hatley, Quebec. Second generation driver Luke Shannon, of Groveton, NH carried the checkers in the Mini Pro heat and feature events  followed by third generation driver  Lancaster, NH’s Kamryn Ledger and third generation driver Marissa Kenison of Groveton, NH rounding out the top three. The “Big Kids” heat and feature events were won by first time winner Alexus Call of Groveton, NH.   Call won over third generation driver Julian Kenison, of Groveton, NH and first timer 13 Luke Shannon, of Groveton, NH rounding out the top 3. The next event for the North Country Family Restaurant Go Karts is Saturday, August 6, with Rookie, Mini Pro, and Big Kids divisions set to do battle as the season only has... read more

Bushey Breaks Through for First Career Late Model Victory

  Groveton, NH- For the second week in a row Speedway 51 had a driver earn their first career North Country Ford Late Model Victory. Shawn Swallow (04) went to victory lane last week but this week belonged to Cambridge, VT’s “Rowdy” Brad Bushey (57). Bushey pulled away from the field and didn’t look back to win the first of two twin 25 lap segments. The true test came in the second segment as Brad was able to race from the back to the third position, enough to edge out point leader Derek Ming (5) of West Burke, VT. Bushey made sure to thank his crew who worked tirelessly to put his car back together after a rough week at the mid season championship. Stark, NH’s Swallow earned a third place finish after winning the second segment drawing a conclusion to what has been a emotionally draining week. Sunday Swallow earned his first late model victory, only to have his brother and pure stock driver Jamie Swallow Jr. involved in a serious motorcycle accident. The Swallow crew made sure he didn’t miss anything as they live streamed the race to Jaime. Jaime also got to see the Speedway 51 community and family show their support for him and his family raising over $1200 to help him with his bills. Beetle Bailey (2) and Mike Kenison (3nh) completed the top 5.   Wolcott VT’s Brendan Moodie (94) got his fourth checkered flag of the season in the Sign Depot Tiger Sportsman division and drew himself into a tie for the points lead with Craftsbury, VT’s Joel Hodgdon (36vt). Moodie scored... read more

NORTHEASTERN MIDGET ASSOCIATION & N.E.A.R. INVADE SPEEDWAY 51 THIS SATURDAY NIGHT

              Racing action resumes this coming Saturday night at the high banked ¼ mile speedway in Groveton, New Hampshire known as Speedway 51. Some of the most entertaining racings series in the northeast will join the regular Saturday night divisions, as DK & Sons present the NEMA Midgets return for their second attempt at the tough little bullring. The NEMA Midgets are super powered little winged rocket ships that will keep you on the edge of your seat all night long. Along with the NEMA Midgets, the N.E.A.R. Vintage Racers will bring back memories of the good old days to the Speedway.               All regular weekly divisions will be in action including the North Country Ford Late Models, the Sign Depot Tigers, Pepsi /Schweppes Street Stocks, and the AB Excavating Daredevils. Post time is 5:30pm.               Don’t forget the new teen admission pricing plan where all teenagers ages 13-16 get into the races for just $5. For more information on this event and others please visit our website at www.speedway51int.com, or call the Track hotline at 802-479-2074. Speedway 51 is located on Brown Road in Groveton, New... read more

Swallow Has His Day at Speedway 51

  Groveton, NH- Stark NH’s Shawn Swallow (04) broke through for his first North Country Ford Late Model victory and did it in fitting fashion on Swallow & Sons Concrete Mid Season Championship Night. With countless friends and family in attendance Swallow left no doubt who had the best car by winning the first and third of the three 25 lap segments and finished 3 points ahead of runner ups Derek Ming (5) and Beetle Bailey (2). A sea of people surrounded an emotional Swallow in victory lane who finally saw all his and his teams hard work pay off. Ming ended up second overall getting the spot over Bailey on the tiebreaker. Groveton’s Mike Kenison (3) and Doug Laleme (74) completed the top 5.   After struggling in the opening Sign Depot Tiger Sportsman segment, Craftsbury, VT’s Joel Hodgdon (36vt) and the car he affectionately refers to as “Stupid” went into beast mode winning the final 2 segments and claiming his second straight victory and third of the season. Family was the key word of the day at Speedway 51 as Hodgdon celebrated in victory lane with his fiancé and his baby girl. Despite a strong runner up finish by Brendon Moodie (94) the Wolcott, VT driver surrendered the points lead to Hodgdon with double points on the line. Newcomer Doug Crowningshield (14) just edged out fellow 1st timer Jason Woodard (68) for third Place while Colby Bourgois (82) rounded out the top 5.   Jaden Perry (92) of Hardwick, VT capitalized on a win in the Schweppes Street Stocks first segment and a fourth place finish in... read more