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DJ SHAW ROLLS PAST PASS NORTH FIELD WINS CREATIVE COUNTERS 151

PASS North point leader DJ Shaw took over the lead from Garrett Hall for good on a lap 116 restart and padded his point lead by claiming victory in the Creative Counters 151 at Speedway 51 powered by the Autosaver Group in Groveton, New Hampshire this past Saturday night. Other winners included Ben Tinker, Kevin Boutin, Kasey Beattie, Makita Giroux and Chris Ouellette. Shaw stretched out a solid lead in the PASS Super Late Model race as he easily outdistanced Travis Benjamin and Hall. Rounding out the top ten were Derek Ranstrom, Derek Griffith, Bobby Therrien, Jeremy Davis, Ben Rowe, Kyle Welch and Sammy Gooden. Rowe and Griffith won the qualifying rounds. Ben Tinker blistered the PASS Mod field for a good share of the race before Billy Dixon reeled him in and challenged him to the finish but came up short settling for second ahead of Bruce Helmuth, Gary Shackford and Jariot Harrison. Shackford won the lone qualifier. Kevin Boutin and Nick Gilcris battled the entire 35 lap main event for the Perras Ace Hardware Tiger Sportsman, and when it was done Boutin came out on top, Gilcris 2nd, Craig Bushey, Ryan Boutin and Erik Messier completed the top five. Gilcris carried the heat checkers. Ryan Boutin won the $500 Tiger Sportsman bonus put up weekly by track owner, Joey Laquerre. Kasey Beattie scored an impressive win in the Caron Fabrication Street Stock main as he defeated teammate Dean Switser Jr., Greg Adams, Allan Birch and Tom Merchant. Merchant was the heat race winner. Makita Giroux rolled to another Claudette & Dean’s Place Daredevil victory as he defeated... read more

PASS North championship leader DJ Shaw best in Speedway 51 Super Late Model test

Groveton, NH – DJ Shaw of Center Conway, New Hampshire raced to his second Pro All Stars Series North Super Late Model victory of the season Saturday night in the Creative Counters 151 at Speedway 51 in Groveton, New Hampshire. Shaw, a two-time PASS North Super Late Model champion, remained atop the 2018 championship standings with his win, but little was added to his lead as his Precision JLM / Mulkern Excavating machine was followed under the checkered flag by Travis Benjamin of Belfast, Maine, currently ranked second in the PASS North Super Late Model standings. Garrett Hall of Scarborough, Maine took a turn in front of the field, leading the race before Shaw took command and pulled away from the pack. Hall hung on to post a third-place finish after Benjamin claimed the runner-up spot late in the 151-lap race. Derek Ramstrom of Worcester, Massachusetts prevailed in an entertaining battle for fourth position versus Derek Griffith of Hudson, New Hampshire. Hinesburg, Vermont’s Bobby Therrien battled back into sixth position after running afoul of officials when adjudged to have jumped a restart twice in the middle portion of the race while trying to fend off four-time series champion Ben Rowe of Turner, Maine. Rowe ended up eighth, behind Tamworth, New Hampshire’s Jeremy Davis. Kyle Welch of Lempster and Whitefield’s Sammy Gooden rounded out the top ten. Defending PASS Mods champion Ben Tinker nailed down his fourth victory of the season to remain on top of the championship standings in the Pro All Stars Series Northern open-wheel class. Tinker took the lead away from Bruce Helmuth of Wales, who had... read more
PASS SET TO INVADE SPEEDWAY 51 THIS WEEKEND

PASS SET TO INVADE SPEEDWAY 51 THIS WEEKEND

The premiere Super Late Model Series, the Pro Allstars Series, aka PASS North, is set to invade Speedway 51 powered by the Autosaver Group at the Groveton, New Hampshire high banked ¼ mile Track this Saturday night, August 11th at 6pm. All the cars and stars of PASS are expected to converge on this ultra fast facility.     Creative Counters of Lyndonville, Vermont is the sponsor of the night’s activities that will also feature the PASS Mods, Perras Ace Hardware Tiger Sportsman, Claudette & Dean’s Place Daredevils, Caron Fabrication Street Stock, and the White Mountains Community College Cyclones/Angels. Post time will be 6pm. 8-11-2018 COMMERCIAL PREVIEW     For more information visit the Speedway 51 website at www.speedway51int.com or call the Track hotline at 802-266-0240. Speedway 51 powered by the Autosaver Group is located at 78 Craggy Road in Groveton, New Hampshire.... read more

A MESSAGE TO SPEEDEWAY 51 LADY ANGELS

After much deliberation and a lot of patience, Speedway 51 is pulling the plug on the Lady Angels division for the remainder of 2018 and possibly beyond. Due to the lack of participation it does not make economical sense to continue racing this division as a separate entity. There have been only six drivers that have competed in 2018, and two of those have only run one qualifier and gathered just eight points on the season. One of the other drivers has competed only once, and one driver came to two events and ran two heats and one feature. Only Nicole Ouellette and Vanessa Brown Savage have been pretty much regular drivers. Lady Angel drivers may compete with the White Mountains Community College Cyclones and will be paid for the position that they finish in the Cyclone feature out of the Cyclone purse. However the Lady Angels can still accumulate points for the season long championship battle. The highest finishing Angel receives first place Angel points and so on. If the numbers improve to a point where we have a minimum of six cars a night, we will reconsider our position. Management thanks all Lady Angel competitors for their... read more

JEFF MARTIN 3 FOR 3 IN MOM’S OF LANCASTER TWIN STATE STREET STOCK SERIES

In the Mom’s of Lancaster Twin State Street Stock Series event for the Street Stocks, Barre’s Jeffrey Martin remained perfect by being in the right place at the right time. Wolcott’s Jamie Davis earned the pole for the 50-lap event using the “plus-minus” qualifying system and led the early stages. Williamstown’s Tommy “Thunder” Smith worked his way around Davis for the top spot in lapped traffic on lap 32, but was unable to escape from a pack that also included Gary Mullen, Jeffrey Martin, and Stephen Martin. As the field approached the lapped car of Dylan Haskins on their final trip down the backstretch, Davis dove up the middle to make it 3-wide in a bid for the win. All three cars then tangled entering turn three. Smith and Haskins went around in the incident while Davis was declared involved for the initial contact. While Mullen was initially declared the winner on the track, a scoring recheck later determined that Jeffrey Martin had actually won, making him 3-for-3 in the 4-race series. Mullen ended up second followed by Stephen Martin in third and Kasey Beattie in fourth. Dean Switser Jr. inherited the fifth spot after track point leader Matthew Smith was disqualified for an engine height violation. Tim Hunt, Tyler Pepin, Will Hennequin, Jacob Roy, and Bryan P. Wall rounded out the top-10. All results are unofficial pending further technical inspection.  MOM’S OF LANCASTER TWIN STATE STREET STOCK SERIES Jeffrey Martin ( 8 ) Barre, VT Gary Mullen ( 29 ) Tunbridge, VT Stephen Martin ( 01 ) Craftsbury Common, VT Kasey Beattie ( 45 ) St. Johnsbury, VT Dean... read more

STREET STOCKS ADDED TO AUGUST 11TH CARD AT SPEEDWAY 51 POWERED BY THE AUTOSAVER GROUP

Track management has decided to add the Caron Fabrication Street Stocks to the race card on Saturday, August 11th at Speedway 51 in Groveton, New Hampshire. Creative Counters of Lyndonville, Vermont will be the sponsor of all the racing activities. The giant card will feature the Pro Allstars Series Super Late Models racing for 151 laps, plus the PASS Mods, Perras Ace Hardware Tiger Sportsman, Caron Fabrication Street Stocks, Claudette & Dean’s Place Daredevils and the White Mountains Community College Cyclones. Post time is 6pm. For more information visit the Speedway 51 website at www.speedway51int.com or call the Track hotline at 802-266-0240. Speedway 51 powered by the Autosaver Group is located at 78 Craggy Road in Groveton, New... read more

SPEEDWAY 51 POWERED BY THE AUTOSAVER GROUP PROUD TO BE A PART OF THE HARD LUCK TOUR

Speedway 51 owner, Joey Laquerre is proud to announce that the 2018 edition of the Hard Luck Tour will be making a stop at Speedway 51 in Groveton, New Hampshire, on Saturday, August 18th. Laquerre, is a driving instructor for Adaptive Motorsports and Wellness, an organization that gives disabled U.S. military veterans an opportunity to experience the sport of auto racing. The Hard Luck Tour was co-founded by Brian Hanaford, son of racing legend, Harold “Hard Luck” Hanaford.                   Disabled veterans from across the United States will converge on Speedway 51 starting first thing in the morning on the 18th. They start their day with classroom activity, followed by a ride-along program, before the veteran’s progress to an oval track driving experience. Drivers scheduled to take part in the program include Laquerre and Northeast racing legend, “Dynamite” Dave Dion.                                              Below is a partial list of participating veteran’s, their disability and their hometown. There will also be some local veteran’s added to the list as well. NAME OF SOLDIER AUG 18 DISABILITY Description STATE George Bolecolatian Paraplegic Revena, NY Randy Davis Paraplegic Pittsfield, Ma Thomas Williams Triple limb paralysis Albany, NY Jay Carleson Paraplegic Chicago, Illinois Kevin Michael Phelps Triple limb amputee Missouri Danny Williams Triple limb amputee Chicago, Illinois   Times for this huge event will be announced in the very near future. For more information on this program please contact Brian Hanaford at brianhanaford@aol.com. For more information, please... read more

BUSHEY NIPS HEITZ IN EXCITING TIGER SPORTSMAN FEATURE AT SPEEDWAY 51 POWERED BY THE AUTOSAVER GROUP

Finally it was a night that the Weather Gods didn’t throw a wrench into, and it provided for a great night of racing at Speedway 51 powered by the Autosaver Group in Groveton, New Hampshire. Winners on NAPA Night included Craig Bushey, Brendan Moodie, Tyler Thompson, Cody Leblanc and Jon Savage   Once again, a solid field of Perras Ace Hardware Tiger Sportsman was on hand to compete for bragging rights and a chance to claim the $500 bonus posted by Speedway 51 owner, Joey Laquerre. An early scrum sent the field scrambling and several cars to the pits with damage including last week’s winner, Bunker Hodgdon. Craig Bushey and Steve Heitz battled the final twenty-five laps side by side and nose to tail. Heitz made a slick move on lap thirty 31 and dove under Bushey and actually led that lap, but Bushey held on and raced home for the win. Heitz settled for second ahead of a fast closing Travis Calkins. Brothers Ryan Boutin and Kevin Boutin completed the top five. Bushey and Kevin Boutin won their preliminary rounds. Erik Messier picked up the $500 bonus after finishing in the 8th spot, as his finishing position was the lucky chip number.   Brendan Moodie defeated Craig Bushey and Brad Bushey in a three segment affair in the North Country Ford Late Model division.   Tyler Thompson battled hard in the Claudette and Dean’s Place Daredevil main event, scoring his first ever win at Speedway 51. Makita Giroux, Laci Potter, Jaxson Edwards and newcomer Jesse Laquerre completed the top five. Edwards carried the heat checkers.   The Northeast... read more
DYNAMITE DAVE DION ADDED TO MIKE BEATTIE’S RIVERSIDE SPEEDWAY BLAST FROM THE PAST II ON AUGUST 18TH

DYNAMITE DAVE DION ADDED TO MIKE BEATTIE’S RIVERSIDE SPEEDWAY BLAST FROM THE PAST II ON AUGUST 18TH

The second ever Mike Beattie’s Riverside Speedway Blast from the Past II reunion sponsored by Beattie Enterprises of Lancaster, New Hampshire has added another racing superstar to the list of dignitaries for the Saturday, August 18th special event at Speedway 51 powered by the Autosaver Group in Groveton, New Hampshire. Along with all the racing legends from years gone by from the great old Riverside Speedway, Northeast racing legend, Dave Dion will be making a special guest appearance along with one of his historic Berlin City Ford, and Continental Paving Ford racecar, and hauler. Track historian Steve Patnaude, and former racer Tim Russell have been hard at work signing up a group of racing veterans from yesteryear, and Patnaude will host the giant festivities throughout the evening. Patnaude stated that “This event is the highlight of my season, and now that I am announcing at the track, the highlight of my career. So many of our stars are going to be coming to this night, and we will be honoring them and sharing some of the greatest moments in the Tracks history. Now that Dave Dion is going to be joining us, and having his car and hauler here makes it even better. I want to thank Shane Beattie and the Beattie family for helping us out with this mega event. Their dad, former Riverside Speedway owner, Mike Beattie, was a legend here as well and we all know he will be smiling down at us from above on the Blast from the Past I on August 18th.” There will be many names recognized on that night besides Dave... read more

PASSUMPSIC SAVINGS BANK KIDS PENNY SCRAMBLE HIGLIGHTS SPEEDWAY 51 POWERED BY THE AUTOSAVER GROUPS WEEKEND

Auto racing and a giant kid’s activity highlights this Saturday night’s program at Speedway 51 in Groveton, New Hampshire as NAPA Auto Parts presents the night of racing. As always, youngsters come first at Speedway 51 and this week’s activity is a great one for the kids’ ages 0-6. It will be the Passumpsic Savings Bank Kid’s Penny Scramble taking place on the track at intermission. Passumpsic Savings Bank is a firm believer of kids and has provided a large amount of pennies for the kids to scramble for, and oh yea, there is some great racing scheduled as well. Saturday nights show starts at 6pm and will feature the North Country Ford Late Models, Perras Ace Hardware Tiger Sportsman, Claudette & Dean’s Place Daredevils and the traveling Northeast Mini Stock Tour (aka NEMST), and the Northeast Cyclone Tour. The Caron Fabrication Street Stocks, White Mountains Community College Cyclones and Lady Angels have the weekend off. For more information on Speedway 51 please visit the website at www.speedway51int.com, or call the Hotline at 802-266-0240. Speedway 51 is located at 78 Craggy Road in Groveton, New... read more

MOODIE ON TOP AT DK & SONS NIGHT AT SPEEDWAY 51 POWERED BY THE AUTOSAVER GROUP

Mother Nature tried its best to ruin a night of racing at Speedway 51 powered by the Autosaver Group in Groveton, New Hampshire, but track management waited out a severe storm, dried the track and completed its night of racing. Winners on DK & Sons double point, mid-season championships night included Brendan Moodie, Bunker Hodgdon, Greg Adams, Laci Potter, Cody Leblanc and Vanessa Brown-Savage.   The North Country Ford Late Model main was the final event of the evening, and with a damp track and light sprinkles in the air it made for a dicey 51 lap grind. Brendan Moodie got to the front early and never relinquished the top spot. Craig Bushey settled for a distant second, finishing ahead of Mike Kenison, Marcel Gravel and Doug Laleme. Moodie and Bushey won their respective qualifiers.     The race of the night was in the Perras Ace Hardware Tiger Sportsman as rookie driver Bunker Hodgdon held off all challengers to grab his first career Tiger victory. It was no easy task as runner-up Nick Gilcris battled side by side with the leader for much of the race, and then Gilcris had to hold off Craig Bushey and Kevin Boutin. Hodgdon’s win was received with thunderous applause as the race was such a nail biter. Kevin Boutin placed third ahead of Craig Bushey and Jon Boutin. Hodgdon and Bushey carried heat checkers. (Important Note)  Track owner Joey Laquerre is very pleased at how the Tiger Sportsman class is growing, so pleased that he put up a $500 bonus for the driver that finished in a certain position. Chips were put... read more

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