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SPEEDWAY 51 POWERED BY THE AUTOSAVER GROUP DRIVERS FARE WELL IN MOM’S STREET STOCK SERIES OPENER

Hometown racers Jeffery Martin and Jason Corliss were the big winners on a wild North Country Federal Credit Union Night at Barre’s Thunder Road on Thursday, June 21. Martin earned the biggest win of his Allen Lumber Street Stock career by taking the Mom’s of Lancaster, Twin State Street Stock Series opener. Martin, who returned to the Street Stock division this season after a multi-year absence, grabbed the lead from polesitter Nick Pilotte on lap 7 of the 50-lap event. But it was anything but smooth sailing en route to his third career Street Stock victory. In addition to fighting through a number of spins and cautions, Martin had point leader Matthew Smith of Essex Jct. hot on his tail for much of the event. Smith tried everything he could to get to the top spot before Stephen Martin made a run for the lead after getting underneath Smith on lap-39 restart. Jeffrey Martin was up to the challenge every time, including on a green-white-checkered restart following the final yellow. Smith got back under Stephen Martin on the final restart to finish second and maintain his point lead. Tommy Smith and Patrick Tibbets followed them across the line in fourth and fifth. Speedway 51 invader Alan Birch, rookie Shawn Teague, Dean Switser Jr., Logan Powers, and Kasey Beattie rounded out the top-10. TWIN STATE STREET STOCK SERIES Pos., Driver, Car #, Hometown 1. Jeffrey Martin ( 8 ) Barre, VT 2. Matthew Smith ( 44 ) Essex Jct., VT 3. Stephen Martin ( 01 ) Craftsbury Common, VT 4. Tom Smith ( 50 ) Williamstown, VT 5. Patrick Tibbetts... read more

KIDS BIKE RACES HIGHLIGHT JERICHO OUTDOORS NIGHT

It was time this past Saturday night for the kids of Speedway 51 powered by the Autosaver Group to take center stage as Bike Races took to the high banked ¼ mile Speedway in Groveton, New Hampshire. Over twenty youngsters took part in the special event. 0-4 AGE GROUP 1. COLIN SHANNON 2. KENDALL BRUTIE 3. RAY LYNN KENISON 5-6 AGE GROUP 1. CONNOR CHARBONNEAU 2. EMMA KENISON 3. CAMERON BOUTIN 7-8 AGE GROUP 1. MCKENNA MERCHANT 2. COLBY SHANNON 3. BROGAN ROBERTS 9 & UP AGE GROUP 1. WINDSOR HODGDON 2. GAUGE COLLINS 3. JANET KENISON (SORRY IF ANY NAMES SPELLED INCORRECTLY)    ... read more

JEFF MARSHALL SCORES POPULAR LATE MODEL WIN AT SPEEDWAY 51 POWERED BY THE AUTOSAVER GROUP

Race fans were treated to a fun evening of family entertainment at Groveton, New Hampshire’s Speedway 51 powered by the Autosaver Group on Jericho Outdoors Night. The fans enjoyed the expanding car counts and side by side racing on the fresh new pavement laid down this past week by Central Asphalt Paving of Jefferson, New Hampshire. The Track is now ultra smooth and super fast, and drew rave reviews from drivers and​ fans alike. Jeff Marshall secured the victory in the North Country Ford Late Models as he won the first segment of the two segment event, and then finished in the third spot in round #2 to collect the overall win. Bobby Therrien, Brendon Moodie, Craig Bushey and Matt Carbone completed the top five. Marshall and Moodie were segment winners. Nick Gilcris won the first segment of the Perras Ace Hardware Tiger Special, but he had to settle for second place overall, as Travis Calkins raced to the overall, two segment victory. Calkins had a third and a first to claim the title for the night. The final top five included Calkins, Gilcris, Craig Bushey, Kevin Boutin and Bunker Hodgdon. Segment wins went to Gilcris and Craig Bushey. Tom Merchant held off the field the entire event in the Caron Fabrication Street Stocks. It by no means was an easy win for Merchant as he was hounded the entire race by Greg Adams, Kasey Beattie and Jeffrey Martin. Beattie raced almost the entire event in the second groove challenging for the lead several times but settled for third at the checkers. Martin just might have had the fastest... read more
MOM’S OF LANCASTER STREET STOCK SERIES KICKS OFF  THURSDAY NIGHT AT THUNDER ROAD IN BARRE, VERMONT

MOM’S OF LANCASTER STREET STOCK SERIES KICKS OFF THURSDAY NIGHT AT THUNDER ROAD IN BARRE, VERMONT

The Twin State Mom’s of Lancaster Street Stock Series kicks off this coming Thursday night, June 21​st​ at 7pm at the Nation’s Site of Excitement, Barre, Vermont’s Thunder Road. The Twin State Series is a four race series between Thunder Road and Speedway 51 powered by the Autosaver Group in Groveton, New Hampshire. Each track will have two races that will pay a solid purse and a strong season ending point fund. Each race is 75 laps, and the winner will be paid a cool $300, while the purse for 26 car field is $2,744. All starters will receive a minimum of $75 to take the green. The series point fund offers up $500 to the champion of the series and will pay the top five in points. The purse and the point fund are listed below. The schedule of the four races is as follows: Thursday, June 21, 2018 – 50 laps – Thunder Road, Barre, Vt. Saturday, July 7, 2018, Jake McDowell Memorial Classic, 75 laps, Speedway 51 Sunday, August 5, 2018 – 50 laps – Thunder Road, Barre, Vt. Saturday, October 20, 2018 – 75 laps, Speedway 51 For more information visit the website at ​www.speedway51int.com​ or call the hotline at 802-266-0240. Thunder Road is high atop Quarry Hill in Barre, Vermont, while Speedway 51 is located at 78 Craggy Road in Groveton, New Hampshire. MOM’S OF LANCASTER STREET STOCK SERIES PURSE 1. $300, 2. $200, 3. $150, 4. $140, 5. $130, 6. $120, 7. $110, 8. $100, 9. $98, 10. $96, 11. $94, 12. $92, 13. $90, 14. 88, 15. $86, 16. $84, 17. $82,... read more

SPEEDWAY 51 POWERED BY THE AUTOSAVER GROUP UNDERGOING FACELIFT THIS WEEK

Its been many a year since the Speedway 51 powered by the Autosaver Group saw new pavement going down, in fact it was way back in 1995 when the facility was named Riverside Speedway, and CJ Robinson owned the place. Well now it is 2018, and the Track is receiving some freshening up on parts of the worn out old pavement. Owner Joey Laquerre has hired Central Asphalt Paving of Jefferson, New Hampshire to lay down some fresh pavement on the most deteriorated sections of the track. They are using a special mix designed for race tracks. Laquerre stated “I am very excited about this upgrade. One of the many complaints about the track was the rough spots and the dips in places on the track. Ed Stanley and I sat down and discussed the best way to keep the awesome side by side racing that we offer each and every week, and how to put down the new surface. We came to the agreement that the best way to remedy the situation would be to grind off the old and lay down the new mix specially formulated for race tracks. I am excited about what this new pavement will do for us in the future.” Work has been going on all week and will continue until the process is complete, and the race surface will be race ready for Jericho Outdoors night this Saturday, June 16​th at 6pm. On tap will be The North Country Ford Late Models, Perras Ace Hardware Tiger Sportsman, Caron Fabrication Street Stocks, Claudette & Dean’s Place Daredevils, White Mountains Community College Cyclones and Lady... read more
CALLING ALL TIGERS TO BATTLE!

CALLING ALL TIGERS TO BATTLE!

TIGER SPECIAL ON TAP SATURDAY NIGHT AT SPEEDWAY 51 (KIDS BIKE RACES AS WELL) All Tiger Sportsman cars are invited to Speedway 51 powered by the Autosaver Group this Saturday night for the first Tiger Sportsman Special of the season at the Groveton, New Hampshire speedplant. The event will carry bonus laps and bonus purse with a minimum of fifteen cars on hand. The night will also feature the makeup event, Kids Bike Races which was rained out earlier in the season. There will be four classes including 0-3 year olds, 4-6 year olds, 7-9 year olds and 10-12 year olds. The Kids Bike Races will be held at intermission. The ever popular Perras Ace Hardware Tiger Sportsman division at Speedway 51 provides edge of your seat entertainment week in and week out. Craig Bushey, Kevin Boutin and Nick Gilcris have been red hot so far this season, but with the help of some outside invaders it could double or triple the contenders list. Other hot shoes as of late includes Jason Kenison in the 03 Tiger as he has a pair off top finishes since joining the field two weeks ago, and Ryan Boutin as well as Bunker Hodgdon have also been weekly contenders.  Joining the Perras Ace Hardware Tiger Sportsman will be the North Country Ford Late Models racing for 51 laps, Caron Fabrication Street Stocks, Claudette & Dean’s Place Daredevils, White Mountains Community College Cyclones and the Lady Angels will all be in competition. Post time is 6pm. Adults are just $12, Seniors and Military $10, Teens 12-16 only $5, and Kids 11 and under are... read more

CRAIG BUSHEY SNARES FIRST LATE MODEL WIN OF THE SEASON AT SPEEDWAY 51 POWERED BY THE AUTOSAVER GROUP

Another stellar night of racing took place at Speedway 51 powered by the Autosaver Group this past Saturday night as Craig Bushey, Kevin Boutin, Greg Adams, Jesse Dunham, Chris Ouellette and Vanessa Brown Savage carried checkered flags on the night. Craig Bushey made his first start of the season in the North Country Ford Late Models a good one as he overcame a great challenge from Brendan Moodie to secure the win. Moodie held on for second spot ahead of Jeff Marshall, Mike Giroux and Mike Kenison. Bushey also won the heat race. Kevin Boutin dusted the field in the Perras Ace Hardware Tiger Sportsman feature as he raced away from Jason Kenison, cousin Ryan Boutin, Nick Gilcris and Bunker Hodgdon. Kevin Boutin also carried the heat checkers. Greg Adams won a highly entertaining Caron Fabrication Street Stock main event as he took the lead after a caution involving Tom Merchant and Kasey Beattie, with Beattie ending up going off on the hook. Adams held off a solid challenge from Dean Switser Jr. to claim the victory. Allan Birch was DQ’d from the third spot thus giving that position up to Ryan Ware, followed by Ed Bowen and Tom Merchant. Birch did win the qualifying round.   The Claudette and Dean’s Place Daredevils saw Jesse Dunham come out on top after an entertaining battle with opening night winner Keegan Lamson. Makita Giroux, Hunter King and Laci Potter chased the lead pair to the finish. Dunham scored the victory in the lone qualifying round. 2017 White Mountains Community College Cyclone champion picked up where he left off last season as... read more

SIX DIVISIONS IN ACTION SATURDAY NIGHT- 6/09/2018, AT SPEEDWAY 51 POWERED BY THE AUTOSAVER GROUP

For the first time in 2018, all six regular divisions will be in action at Speedway 51 powered by the Autosaver Group in Groveton, New Hampshire. Due to the early season weather conflicts, the Cyclones and Lady Angels have not opened up their season, but they are itching to go this Saturday night, June 9​th​ at 6pm. This date was originally scheduled to be the Mike Beattie’s Riverside Speedway “Blast from the Past II” event, but also due to early season weather issues, the event has been rescheduled for Saturday, August 18​th​. Saturday nights race card will feature the North Country Ford Late Models, Perras Ace Hardware Tiger Sportsman, Caron Fabrication Street Stocks and the Claudette and Dean’s Place Daredevils will all be in action plus the White Mountains Community College Cyclones and the Lady Angels will make their season debut as well. Post time is 6pm.                                     Make Speedway 51 powered by the Autosaver Group your Saturday night racing venue. For more information on this event and others please visit the 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 the quite little town of Groveton, New... read more

5-12-2018 Car Show Winners

We have gotten a few requests for who placed where in our car show back on the 12th. Unfortunately due to the rain we have not been able to present the awards as we have been rained out. Please see the following link, and on our race on the Saturday June 9th (weather permitting) we will formally announce the winners and present awards.   5/12/2018 Car Show... read more

LAPERLE EDGES PAYEA FOR ACT LATE MODEL 151 WIN AT SPEEDWAY 51 POWERED BY THE AUTOSAVER GROUP

Racing resumed this past Saturday night at Speedway 51 powered by the Autosaver Group in Groveton, New Hampshire after a two week absence due to bad weather, but the Gods shined brightly on the ¼ mile paved speed plant, and provided a great night of racing. Winners included Patrick Laperle, Craig Bushey, Brent Ming and Makita Giroux. The night was sponsored by Caron Fabrication of Groveton. Patrick Laperle, the Canadian ace, slipped by Scott Payea with one lap to go after a caution on lap 148 of the 151 lap event made for an exciting shootout with Laperle taking his first win on American soil in eight years. Scott Payea, Rich Dubeau, Corey Mason, Mike Kenison, Russ Clark, Craig Bushey, Shawn Swallow, Chip Grenier and Dylan Payea completed the top ten. (See the full article, and complete finish list on our website at www.speedway51int.com​).   ​ It was the Bushey and Gilcris show once again in the Perras Ace Hardware Tiger Sportsman main event as the pair raced side by side over the final seven laps before Bushey edged ahead for his second win of the season. Gilcris, Bunker Hodgdon, Ryan Boutin and Brandon Lanphear completed the top five. Bushey and Jason Kenison won their respective qualifiers.         Brent Ming grabbed the lead after Dean Switser Jr. and Ryan Ware tangled in the Caron Fabrication Street Stock feature with seven laps remaining and cruised to his first win of 2018. Greg Adams rolled home second ahead of William Hennequin, Switser and Ware. Ware won the preliminary round.     Canadian youngster, Makita Giroux inherited the lead... read more
Laperle Outduels Payea for Win in Caron Fabrication 151

Laperle Outduels Payea for Win in Caron Fabrication 151

St-Denis, QC’s Patrick Laperle came out on top of a thrilling battle with defending American-Canadian Tour (ACT) Champion Scott Payea during a final 4-lap sprint to win the Caron Fabrication 151 at Groveton, NH’s Speedway 51 on Saturday, June 2. It was Laperle’s 19th career ACT Late Model Tour victory, but first on U.S. soil in nearly eight years. Laperle held a half-straightaway lead over Colchester, VT’s Payea in the final stages of the race.  But a herd of lapped cars had allowed Payea to get to his bumper before Craig Bushey spun in turn four to bring out the caution on lap 147. Shawn Swallow then went for his own spin when the green flag dropped, bringing the field back together for the final shootout. Payea put his nose up outside on the restart, leading laps 148 and 149. Laperle, though, found something extra in the tank, getting back in front as the field came to the white flag and holding on for the win. Nottingham, NH’s Miles Chipman started on the pole and led the first eight laps before Au Sable Forks, NY’s Brandon Atkins swept underneath. Atkins then built up a lead only for Williamstown, VT’s Jimmy Hebert to reel him in. After pressuring Atkins for more than 20 laps, Hebert dove to the inside entering turn 3 with 62 laps complete. The two then got together and both ended up hard in the turn-4 wall. The wreck also swept up top ACT point contender Eddie MacDonald and brought out the red flag. Atkins and Hebert were eliminated from the event while MacDonald was off the pace for the rest of the night. Lebanon, NH’s Rich Dubeau inherited... read more

5-12 Car Show Winners

We have gotten a few requests for who placed where in our car show back on the 12th. Unfortunately due to the rain we have not been able to present the awards as we have been rained out. Please see the following link, and on our race on the Saturday June 9th (weather permitting) we will formally announce the winners and present awards. 5/12/2018 Car Show... read more

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