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SPEEDWAY 51 TO BE POWERED BY THE AUTOSAVER GROUP

The largest and most exciting announcement out of Speedway 51 in the history of the track is ready to be rolled out! Track management is pleased to announce that the Autosaver Group has acquired naming rights to Speedway 51, and it will be renamed Speedway 51, Powered by the Autosaver Group. Autosaver Group owners Ronney Lyster and Abel Toll and Speedway 51 Marketing Manager, Dick Therrien have reached an agreement that will showcase the region’s largest group of auto dealerships. “We are thrilled to have the Autosaver Group join us here at Speedway 51 for the 2017 racing season. To have an organization like the Autosaver Group join our Speedway 51 team is a real boost for our image, stated Therrien. I have worked with Ronney and Abel for many years, and I am looking forward to teaming up with them in this venture. We have put together an extremely ambitious marketing plan for 2017 including The Autosaver Group, 4th of July Spectacular, as well as numerous programs that will showcase the Autosaver Group throughout the season. The addition of the Autosaver Group helps secure a great 2017 racing season at Speedway 51.” The Autosaver Group is proud to be your Buick, Chevrolet, Chrysler, Dodge, Ford, GMC, Jeep, Kia, Mitsubishi, Ram and Subaru dealership of choice! You can find their new and used inventory by contacting any of their dealerships. At The Autosaver Group it’s their goal to exceed your expectations from test drive to delivery and beyond. Please feel free to browse their extensive inventory of new and used cars, trucks and SUVs. In addition to their friendly and knowledgeable sales... read more

MAJOR CHANGES FOR SPEEDWAY 51 CAR SHOW SCHEDULE

                Speedway 51 management has decided to make several changes to the remainder of the Car Show series, as several things have come up that is forcing us to make these changes.               The Car Show set for this Saturday at Sanel Auto Parts in Derby, Vermont has been cancelled due to some unplanned events at the Sanel venue. Since it was a last minute postponement, it didn’t give us time to reschedule the event this weekend. We have also decided to cancel the event at the Green Mountain Mall on the 29th of April. We have continually contacted racers about attending these shows and we are not receiving the kind of commitment necessary to make them work.               The Groveton Car Show will happen at Speedway 51 instead of downtown Groveton on Saturday, May 6th from 10am until 1pm. We are sorry for any inconvenience that these changes may bring.                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 Craggy Road in Groveton, New... read more

FINAL CAR SHOW CHANGE OF PLANS

It is with deep regret that the final Speedway 51 Car Show and Parade scheduled for downtown Groveton on Saturday, May 6th has been moved to the track on the same day. Due to a conflict with a community member over last year’s show, Speedway 51 owner decided it was in the best interest of the Track and the community to return the show back to Speedway 51. “We do not want to cause anyone a loss of business or ruin one of their busiest days of the week, stated owner Joey Laquerre. We feel that we need to keep community interest in Speedway 51 in a positive atmosphere. We will re-visit this event again next year.” 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 Craggy Road in Groveton, New... read more

SPEEDWAY 51 TO TAKE CARE OF THEIR OWN EXCITEMENT BUILDING FOR SEASON OPENER

It’s hard to believe that after such a long winter that the season opening events at Speedway 51 in Groveton, New Hampshire are less than one month away. After a highly successful winter season that saw the inaugural Winter Blast 100 snow race play before a full house in January, and the Vintage Snowmobile Racing Series wrapping up in March, it’s time to move back to racecars on Saturday, May 6th. The management at Speedway 51 has a whole new philosophy for the upcoming racing season, as they will concentrate more on taking care of the local racers and fans than bringing in outside touring groups. Track owner, Joey Laquerre stated “We tried something different last year at Speedway 51. We brought in a lot of outside touring series to entertain our fans. These events were pricey for the Track and we had to charge more to get in. Our racefans can’t afford the higher admission prices on a semi-regular basis and many stayed home on Saturday nights. We have cut way back on them in 2017. We will be bringing back the Wicked Good Vintage racers out of Maine. They put on a whale of a show last year and fans encouraged us to bring them back. Also the NEMA Lite Midgets will be back, the Near Antique racers and best of all, the Valenti Modified Racing Series will be back on Saturday, June 17th. Our new goal is to give our fans the best show available at fan friendly prices.” 2017 will see a five race series for the North Country Ford Late Models. This high paying... read more

RACECARS & KARTS WANTED FOR CAR SHOWS

Speedway 51 car shows are just a couple of weeks away, and the staff and management are inviting all Speedway 51 race teams, and go-kart teams to sign-up to display their racers at each of our shows.               “This is the best way to showcase your sponsors to the areas that we host car shows, stated organizer, Dick Therrien. Car shows draw race fans from throughout the areas where they are held and this is one of the best way racers can give back to the businesses that support them. Our first show will be held on Saturday, April 8th at O’Reilly Auto Parts in Littleton, New Hampshire from 10am until 1pm.”   Saturday, April 8th – O’Reilly’s Auto Parts, Littleton, NH, 10am-1pm Saturday, April 15th – O’Reilly’s Auto Parts, Gorham, NH, 10am-1pm Saturday, April 22nd – Sanel Auto Parts, Newport, VT, 10am-1pm Saturday, April 29th – Inside of the Green Mountain Mall, St. Johnsbury, VT, 9am-4pm Saturday, May 6th – Downtown Groveton, Car Show & Parade, 10am-1pm               We need all you racers and go-karters help to make this season successful. We need as many cars possible to put on a good show at each venue. Please note that the show at the Green Mountain Mall in St. Johnsbury will be held inside the mall. See the entire schedule of events on our website, and for more information on these events and others, please visit our website at www.speedway51int.com, or call the Track hotline at 802-479-2074. Speedway 51 is located on Craggy Road in Groveton, New Hampshire.             For more info to register a racecar or... read more

ADDITIONAL SOURCE FOR ONE WAY RADIOS ANNOUNCED

Speedway 51 in Groveton, New Hampshire is requiring all race teams to have a one way radio device in their race cars so that race control can help speed up restart lineups and control issues on the Speedway as needed. The devices allowed are scanners and Raceiver devices. The track frequency is 462.687500.               We are pleased to announce that we are working with Les Enterprises M.P. Roy Inc. out of Laval, Quebec. Owner Marc Patrick Roy has been involved with racing electronics as well as numerous racing products for many years. His prices are fantastic and his selection is large. He carries RACECeiver, Leaf Racewear, Longacre, Coleman, Hans, Simpson, Go Pro Hero, The JOIE OF SEATING, Kirkey and many more. He also deals in racing radios.               Marc Patrick is anxious to help his American Racers, and is known for tremendous customer service. You can contact Marc toll free at 877-356-7769 or e-mail him at... read more

TIGER SPORTSMAN TIRES ARE FREE AT SPEEDWAY 51 IN 2017

WHAT OTHER TRACKS IN THE NORTHEAST ARE GIVING FREE TIRES TO THEIR RACERS? None, and that’s why the 2017 season is looking super strong at the high banked, ¼ mile paved Speedway in Groveton, New Hampshire as the Tiger Sportsman will be the premiere division at the track in 2017. The Tiger Sportsman tried running used Late Model tires in 2016 at the tail end of the season. The drivers were ecstatic about the way their racecars handled and the extra speed they got out of their racers. The best part was that the tires were free. Race teams were allowed to choose from a mountain of tires collected by the track and were not charged for the tires. There was a branding fee and all that money went into the drivers point fund. In 2017 it will be the same deal for race teams, free tires and branding money goes directly to the point fund. The 2017 Tiger Sportsman champion is expected to receive a check for approximately $3,000. The North Country Ford late Models will be returning for a giant five race Series in 2017, a Series that will pay solid purses and offer a significant point fund to the top drivers. Interest is at a high level, and many of the teams that have been sitting on the sidelines for a couple of seasons are coming back to compete at Speedway 51. The North Country Ford Late Model Series fits many racers plans for this year as it features a schedule that is great for the low budget teams that can’t afford to run a full... read more

TWO NEW ENTERTAINING DIVISIONS TO PREMIERE AT SPEEDWAY 51 IN 2017

          Loads of exciting changes are happening at Speedway 51 in Groveton, New Hampshire in 2017, and two of the major changes include the additions of the all new Cyclone and Angel’s division to the tracks lineup.               The White Mountains Community College Cyclones will return to the track after many years absence as a regular division. The Cyclones were known as the Northeast Cyclones traveling group in 2016. The brainchild of Jean Leblanc and Doug Shannon has now become a track division. The Cyclones originally were started many years ago by Dick Therrien. This basically bone stock class with very limited changes except for safety, is a great division to get your feet wet in the sport of auto racing. Cyclone cars are very affordable to build and maintain, and most if not all parts can be found in most junkyards. The affordability is what attracts so many people to this type of racing as well as the fact that Cyclones do not race every week.               The Angels class will feed directly off the Cyclone division, as this Ladies class will be able to use the same cars on the same night as the Cyclones. This is great for family racing as they can share a car with each other and earn a few dollars. The Angels use to be a very exciting class to watch as drivers like the names of Jennie Dion, the Brown sisters, Traci Nelson and a host of others kept the crowd on the edge of their seat. Hopefully some of these historic names will return to racing in 2017.... read more

VINTAGE RACES FOR 3/4/17 POSTPONED

Speedway 51 Vintage Races are once again cancelled for this upcoming weekend due to lack of snow.  We will look to 3/11/17 for a rescheduled date.  Please watch our website and face book pages for any/all updates.  Thank you.... read more

BOOGITY, BOOGITY, BOOGITY LET’S GO RACING BOYS AND GIRLS!

                   From the words of the legendary Darrell Waltrip, it’s time to go racing at Speedway 51 in Groveton, New Hampshire. The Daytona 500 has come and gone and now it’s time to dig those racecars out of the snow banks, gather up the crew in the garage, and get them racers ready for the pre-season car shows, and opening day set for Saturday, May 6, 2017.               Excitement is at an all time high this year at Speedway 51 as many positive changes are taking place in the rulebooks, and the track operations. The all new North Country Ford Late Models will have a five race series this season with solid big buck purses. With a minimum of twenty cars, the winners share will be a minimum of $1,500 for 75 laps, or $2,000 for a 100 lap event. The purse will be solid throughout the field. The NC Ford Late Models will be on 9” Hoosier rubber this year, and they will be allowed to run bump stops on the cars. Bump stops help in adjusting the cars suspension. The total tire bill to run the full season is estimated at just $2,200. The NC Ford Series allow teams that don’t want to race a full season to race a limited schedule, and spend a good amount of the summer with their families, and race at other venues if they would like.               Interest is huge as well in the Limited Sportsman class, (Formerly known as Tiger Sportsman) as the free tire offer by Track owner, Joey Laquerre has this divisions racers buzzing throughout... read more

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SPEEDWAY 51 VINTAGE SNOWMOBILE RACE SERIES # 3 IS CANCELLED FOR THIS WEEKEND – 2/28/17 DUE TO WEATHER   NEXT VINTAGE SERIES RACE IS SCHEDULED FOR 3/4/17   FOR INFORMATION & UPDATES GO TO... read more

RACERS ABOUND AT SPEEDWAY 51 VINTAGE SNOWMOBILE RACES

Race number two of the Vintage Snowmobile Racing Series at Speedway 51 in Groveton, New Hampshire was deemed another huge success as tons of machines and fans turned out again for the mega event. Eighteen divisions competed for the trophy spots all day long under magnificent skies and warm temperatures. The races were sponsored b Lemieux Garage Inc. from Colbrook, New Hampshire and Absolute PowerSports NH from Gorham, New Hampshire.     Plan on spending this Saturday at Speedway 51, located on Craggy Road in Groveton, New Hampshire for Round #3 of the Vintage Snowmobile Racing Series, presented by Absolute PowerSports NH. Pre-entry forms for this event are available on the Speedway 51 website. Please fill them out for each class your racing team will compete in, as this will help move the registration line along very smoothly. Pit gate opens at 7:30am, while racing gets underway at 10am. Adult general admission is just $10, and youngsters under 12 are free. For more information on this event visit the Speedway 51 website at speedway51int.com.     VINTAGE RACE RESULTS – 2/18/17   Single Class: Up to 250cc 1 –   James Tees – Gorham, NH 2 – Jeremy Murphy – Salisbury, NH 3 – Joseph Cook – Manchester, NH Single Class: Up to 295cc 1 – Mike Eldridge – Center Ossipee 2 – Joseph Cook – Manchester, NH 3 – Jeremy Murphy – Salisbury, NH Single Class: Pure Stock 1 – David McLean – Colebrook, NH 2 – Joseph Cook – Manchester, NH 3 – Jeremy Murphy – Salisbury, NH Outlaw 1 – Chris Morin – Weir, NH 2 –... read more