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North Country Family Restaurant Karts at Speedway 51 Powered by the Autosaver Group

It was a rainy day to start for the North Country Family Restaurant Kart series at Lil’ Speedway 51 on June 24, 2017 sponsored by W.J. Brunet Landscaping of South Hampton, NH, but the skies cleared and the group of kart racers put on a heck of a show! Special guests for the day were Olympic and X Games snowboarder Scotty Lago and former Miss NH Bridget Brunet. Julian Kenison, third generation Speedway 51 driver, of Groveton, NH put his #03 DK & Sons sponsored kart into victory lane in the Batch’s Kwik Stop Pro division coming from the rear of the field for the first time in the 2017 season. “Cridda” Shannon and Adam “Squirrel” Jewell won their respective heats and Shannon won the very popular Batch’s Kwik Stop Trophy Dash. Kenison was followed by Brian Rogers, Jr of Milton, VT and Shannon rounded out the top 3 in a very intense feature event. Jesse Laquerre, third generation driver of East Montpelier, VT picked up first win of the 2017 season with a feature win in the Batch’s Kwik Stop Mini Pro division overtaking Cooper Robinson of Lancaster, NH in the closing laps. Following Laquerre across the line was the second generation driver from Groveton, NH hometown favorite Luke Shannon and second generation driver Logan Herriot of Gorham, NH rounding out the top 3. Robinson and Laquerre won their respective heats and Laquerre came across the line to the checkers in the Batch’s Kwik Stop Trophy Dash. The very large division of the Junior Mini Pro was broken into two features on Saturday. Chase Robinson of Lyndonville, VT... read more

SPEEDWAY 51 POWERED BY THE AUTOSAVER GROUP READIES FOR GIANT JULY 1ST EVENT

                Speedway 51 powered by the Autosaver Group is readying themselves for a giant 4th of July celebration that will be held on Saturday, July 1st, with a post time of 6pm. The track is closed on Saturday, June 24th as work crews, management and staff gear up for the huge Autosaver Group Fireworks Spectacular and Late Model 100.               “This is one of our prime events of the season, stated track owner Joey Laquerre. We are taking some extra time to get everything in place for this giant show. We will have a very nice fireworks display that every family will enjoy, a kids penny scramble courtesy of Passumpsic Savings Bank, and a full card of racing highlighted by a 100 green flag lap Late Model race. We are very proud of the card we have, and are very much looking forward to teaming up with the Autosaver Group for the 4th of July weekend.”               The July 1st weekend will kick off with the North Country Family Restaurant of Groveton, Go-Kart Series on Saturday morning featuring four divisions of karting sponsored by Batch’s Quik Stop in Groveton. The Autosaver Group Fireworks and Late Model 100 show will get underway at 6pm. Joining the Late Models will be the Tiger Sportsman, Street Stocks and Daredevils. The Kids Penny Scramble will take place at intermission for youngsters, ages 0-5. The night will be full of fun and surprises for all race fans topped off with a giant fireworks display by North Star Fireworks from East Montpelier, Vermont.               Speedway 51 powered by the Autosaver... read more

MOODIE, SWITSER AND CALL STAY HOT ANTHONY NOCELLA GRABS VMRS EVENT

     A beautiful night greeted race teams and race fans alike this past Saturday at Speedway 51 powered by the Autosaver Group in Groveton, New Hampshire, and the racing was fast and furious all night long. Feature winners on the night included Brendan Moodie, Dean Switser Jr., Alexus Call and Anthony Nocella.              The bounty stakes were high in the Perras Ace Hardware Tiger Sportsman and Brendan Moodie as a $750 payday was at stake to the driver that could win the feature other than Moodie himself. To make it more interesting, Moodie chose to start dead last in the 25 lap main event. He methodically raced his way through the field trying to chase down leader Derrick Calkins. With five laps remaining the caution flag waved for a minor spin. The duo lined up side by side for a five lap shootout. It was a no holds barred finish as the pair tangled in turn two with Mark Lanphear waiting in the wings. Somehow the pair regained control of their cars and raced side by side to the finish with Moodie edging out Calkins for the win, his 6th in a row. Mark Lanphear settled for third followed by Mike Giroux, and Floyd Bennett Jr. Calkins and Giroux carried heat race checkers.                Bunker Hodgdon won the first segment of the Caron’s Fabrication Street Stock two segment event, but he just didn’t have the muscle to work his way around Dean Switser Jr. and had to settle for second place overall as Switser edged Hodgdon in the final segment and won the tie breaker for... read more

Go Kart Race Schedule

Location: 78 Craggy Road Groveton, NH http://www.speedway51int.com/   Like us on Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/North-Country-Family-Restaurant-Karts-at-Speedway-51-1466774723633931/?ref=page_internal Karts race at Speedway 51 on a special course designed just for them on the asphalt in the pits. Four Divisions: Rookies (age 5-9), Jr. Mini Pro (age 5-9), Mini Pro (age 10-13), and Pro (age 14+**) sponsored by Batch’s Kwik Stop   Phone: Jack Call (603) 636-0066 (home) & (603)631-3233 (cell), Email: jackcall69.jc@gmail.com or Facebook messenger, Mailing Address: Jack Call, 4 Hillside Avenue, Groveton, NH 03582   2017 North Country Family Restaurant Kart Schedule Gates open at 8:00 am; Drivers Meeting at 8:50 am; Practice starts at 9:00 am; Parade of Champions, Blessing, & National Anthem 10:00 am   Sat. May 6 SPEEDWAY 51 POWERED BY THE AUTOSAVERS GROUP CAR & KART SHOW 10-1 &SAFETY INSPECTION   Sat. May 20 ROOKIE SCHOOL 9-10 AND OPEN KART PRACTICE 10-12   Sat. June 3 ROOKIE SCHOOL 9-10 AND OPEN KART PRACTICE 10-12   Sat.  June 10 OPENING DAY REGULAR EVENT SPONSORED BY WASTE OIL HEATING SYSTEMS OF VERMONT   Sat. June 17 REGULAR EVENT SPONSORED BY NORTH COUNTRY FORD   Sat. June 24 REGULAR EVENT SPONSORED BY W.J. BRUNET LANDSCAPES OF SOUTH HAMPTON, NH   Sat. July 1 REGULAR EVENT SPONSORED BY ACTION JACKSON POWERSPORTS   Sat.  July 8 MID SEASON KART MADNESS DOUBLE POINTS SPONSORED BY CARON FARBRICATION   Sat. July 15 WEEKEND OFF~ SPEEDWAY 51 CLOSED TO ALL ACTIVITY (NASCAR WEEKEND AT NHMS)   Sat. July 22 GRIFFIN DONALD KENISON MEMORIAL RACE   Sat. July 29 REGULAR EVENT SPONSORED BY NORTHERN LANDSCAPE SERVICES EXCAVATING & LOGGING   Sat. August 5 REGULAR EVENT SPONSORED BY JASON... read more

VALENTI MODIFIED RACING SERIES SET TO INVADE SPEEDWAY 51 POWERED BY THE AUTOSAVER GROUP

                Excitement is at an all time high this coming Saturday night, June 17th at the Northern New Hampshire speed plant, Speedway 51powered by the Autosaver Group in Groveton, as the ground pounding Modifieds of the Valenti Modified Racing Series will take to the track on Jericho Outdoors night. These sleek, high horse powered, ground pounders will blast around the ¼ mile asphalt facility at record speeds.             Series promoter Jack Bateman is excited about their second venture to Northern, New Hampshire stating, “Our drivers love to run on the bullrings of the northeast, and we love the two grooves of racing here at Speedway 51. We will definitely put on a great show for the fans.”             Speedway 51 owner, Joey Laquerre is also looking forward to the Valenti Modified Racing Series coming to Speedway 51powered by the Autosaver Group. “This is our third year of operation and when we looked for entertainment to bring in, the Valenti Modified Racing Series is a perfect fit for our fans. I can’t wait until June 17th. I know the fans are very excited about the meet and greet at intermission. It’s going to be a great night!”             Joining the Valenti Modified Racing Series on Jericho Outdoors night will be The Perras Ace Hardware Tiger Sportsman, Caron Fabrication Street Stocks, and the AB Excavating Daredevils. Post time for this giant event is 6pm.             For more information on this event and others please visit our website at www.speedway51int.com, or call the Track hotline at 802-266-0240. Speedway 51 powered by the Autosaver Group is located on Craggy Road in... read more

MOODIE & BROWN-SAVAGE STAY UNDEFEATED AT SPEEDWAY 51 POWERED BY THE AUTOSAVER GROUP

                Clear skies and red hot racing prevailed this past Saturday night at Speedway 51 powered by the Autosaver Group in Groveton, New Hampshire as two winning streaks continued at the high banked, ¼ speedplant. Winners included Brendan Moodie, Dean Switser Jr., Bryan Wall, Chris Ouellette and Vanessa Brown-Savage.               It was the Caron’s Fabrication Street Stock Special which was run in three 15 lap segments and Dean Switser Jr. captured all three segments to pick up his second victory of the season. Bunker Hodgdon raced home second ahead of Brett Rowell, Jared Plumley and Jason Picard.                Brendan Moodie made it one for the thumb as he scored his fifth consecutive victory to remain undefeated in the Perras Ace Hardware Tiger Sportsman. Kevin Boutin, Mike Giroux and Bill Stebbins Jr. completed the field.                 Bryan Wall nipped Kyle Labounty in a near photo finish in the highly entertaining A.B. Excavating Daredevil youth division. Alexus Call, Hunter King and Garrett Labounty completed the top five. Wall also captured the heat race.               Chris Ouellette defeated a very competitive field of White Mountains Community College Cyclones garnering his first win of the season. Matt Mason, Todd Derrington, Garrett Labounty and Jamie Carbone rounded out the top five.               Vanessa Savage Brown kept her winning streak alive holding off Jamie Carbone to pick up her third straight victory, keeping her undefeated on the season in the Twisted Tea Angels. Alexus Call and Courtney Bradley placed third and fourth.                 This coming Saturday night, June 17th, the Valenti Modified Racing Series... read more

GRENIER RULES LATE MODELS AT SPEEDWAY 51 POWERED BY THE AUTOSAVER GROUP

Mother Nature tried her best to throw a knockout punch at Speedway 51 powered by the Autosaver Group this past Saturday night, but hard work by track personnel prevailed and the entire racing card including the Kids Pit Tour was completed. Winners on the night included Chip Grenier, Brendan Moodie, Kasey Beattie, Alexis Call, and Cody Leblanc.                    The North Country Ford Late Models had several new cars compete as they lined up for their 75 lap main event. Before the green could be waved Mike Kenison, second in points, shut down on the front stretch with electrical problems. It turned out to be a bad battery. When racing got underway, Chip Grenier jumped from his outside pole position and opened up a five car advantage over Bryan Mason and Corey Mason. The race went green to checkers with Grenier grabbing a career first win at the northern New Hampshire speedplant. Completing the top five were Brian Mason, Corey Mason, Quinney Welch and Mike Kenison. Grenier and Corey Mason carried heat checkers.                    Brendan Moodie did not let the $500 bounty on his head slow him down as he held off a late race challenge from Derrick Calkins to claim his 4th win in a row. Mike Clark, Bill Stebbins Jr., and Colin Cornell rounded out the top five.                    Young Kasey Beattie won his first ever Caron’s Fabrication Street Stock feature dominating the event from start to finish. The two time Daredevil champion was followed to the stripe by Brett “The Jet” Rowell, Dean Switser Jr., Jason Kenison and Jason Picard. Heat... read more

Speedway 51 Honors Veterans during Memorial Day Race

              This past Saturday night at Speedway 51 powered by the Autosaver Group, track management celebrated the Memorial Day weekend in style by honoring veterans and military personnel with free admission and a heartwarming ceremony for all.               Groveton VFW’s, Dan Peel gave the invocation and read a very nice Memorial Day script. Following his reading, he called all veterans to attention for the singing of the Canadian National Anthem, and the Star Spangled Banner by Victoria Pelletier.               Following the ceremony, Hal LaFoe from Woodbury, Vermont did a flyover, waving his wings at the crowd. LaFoe a U.S. Army veteran, received a standing ovation for his performance.... read more

MOODIE KEEPS STREAK ALIVE AT SPEEDWAY 51 POWERED BY THE AUTOSAVER GROUP

                Speedway 51 powered by the Autosaver Group celebrated the Memorial Day weekend in style featuring a great night of racing and a Memorial Day celebration second to none that even featured a fly over. Winners included Brendan Moodie, Dean Switser Jr., Jamie Heath, Bryan Wall, Alexis Call, Vanessa Brown-Savage, Scott Tucker, and Wally Henderson.               The Perras Ace Hardware Tiger Sportsman continue to put on the show of the night each and every week as door to door racing is the norm. Mark Lanphere led the first 22 laps before Brendan Moodie raced by and cruised to his third straight victory. Lanphere held off a late race charge from Dana Calkins to secure the second spot. Mike Giroux and John Boutin completed the top five. Lanphere won the qualifying round.               Dean Switser Jr. picked up the win in the Ace Fabrication Street Stocks, earning the hard fought victory over Jason Picard, Brett Rowell, Bunker Hodgdon and Thomas Merchant. Picard carried the checkers in the preliminary round.               The A.B. Excavating Daredevils ran a pair of features Saturday night and newcomer, Bryan Wall took top honors in opener as he defeated a solid ten car field. Following Wall were Kyle Labounty, Garrett Labounty, Jesse Dunham and Parker Piper. The nightcap went to Alexis Call as she defeated Wall, Kyle Labounty, Josh Plumley and Hunter King.               Vanessa Brown-Savage scored a pair of victories in the Twisted Tea Angels as she defeated Alexis Call, Courtney Bradley and Madison Giroux. The results were the same in the second round.               Jamie Heath raced... read more

KIDS PIT TOUR, LATE MODELS & NEMST ON TAP AT SPEEDWAY 51 POWERED BY THE AUTOSAVER GROUP

Racing resumes this Saturday night at the high banked ¼ mile paved Speedway 51 powered by the Autosaver Group located in Groveton, New Hampshire. This weekend will be filled with exciting racing action as three exciting events will take place, plus the weekly racing divisions will be in action. DK & Sons Automotive Repair of Groveton, New Hampshire will host this Saturday night’s card featuring the red hot North Country Ford Late Models returning for Round #2 of their Series. They will offer up a 75 lap main event. Also as an added attraction, the Northeast Mini-Stock Tour will be in town. One of the best kid’s event of the year takes place Saturday night as well, as the annual Kid’s Pit Tour will take place at intermission. Also on the card will be the Perras Ace Hardware Tigers, Caron Fabrication Street Stocks and the A.B. Excavating Daredevils. Post time is 6pm. All drivers are encouraged to bring treats to pass out to the kids at the pit tour. Adult general admission prices for this giant show are Adults just $15, Seniors and military personnel $12, Teens 13-16 $5, and Kids 12 and under with an adult are free. For more information on this event and others please visit our website at www.speedway51int.com, or call the new Track hotline at 802-266-0240. Speedway 51 is located on Craggy Road in Groveton, New... read more

ALL VETERANS FREE THIS SATURDAY NIGHT AT SPEEDWAY 51 POWERED BY THE AUTOSAVER GROUP

In an unprecedented move by Speedway 51 powered by the Autosaver Group, track owner Joey Laquerre has announced that all veterans will receive one free ticket to the races on Memorial Day weekend, Saturday, May 27th at 6pm. Any veteran must show proof of service such as a veteran’s card, V.A. card or be in military apparel and they will receive one free ticket to the races. “We wanted to salute our veteran’s this Memorial Day weekend and what better way than to give them free admission to the show, stated Laquerre. We also have lowered our front gate price to just $10 for adults, $8 for Senior’s, $5 for teens 13-16, and Kids 12 & under with a paid adult are admitted free. This should be a great holiday weekend!” Saturday night’s event will feature the Wicked Good Vintage Racers out of the State of Maine, plus our Perras Ace Hardware Tiger Sportsman, Caron Fabrication Street Stocks, A.B. Excavating Daredevils, White Mountains Community College Cyclones and the Twisted Tea Angels. For more information on this event and others please visit our website at www.speedway51int.com, or call the new Track hotline at 802-266-0240. Speedway 51 is located on Craggy Road in Groveton, New... read more

MOODIE, HODGDON AND HEATH PREVAIL AT SPEEDWAY 51 POWERED BY THE AUTOSAVER GROUP

Beautiful weather and hot racing was featured Saturday night at Speedway 51 powered by the Autosaver Group at the high banked ¼ oval in Groveton, New Hampshire, and winners on the night included Brendan Moodie, Bunker Hodgdon and Jamie Heath. The Perras Ace Hardware Tiger Sportsman highlighted the card and the field swelled dramatically from opening night. The best part of the night was the fact that all cars racing were quality piec4es of equipment and there were battles throughout the field all night long. Brendan Moodie picked up his second consecutive win by edging out Dwayne Lamphear and Craig Bushey. Moodie worked his way around Bushey with three laps remaining, and then slid up the track in turn three one lap later surrendering the runner-up spot to Dwayne Lamphear. Travis Calkins raced home 4th ahead of Brandon Lamphear. Moodie won the qualifying round. Bunker Hodgdon showed no mercy in the Caron Fabrication Street Stock feature event as he rebounded from last week’s poor finish, to carrying the checkered flag this week leading from start to finish. Dean Switser Jr. was reeling Hodgdon in at the end of the race but laps ran out and he settled for second. Jared Plumley, Brett Rowell and Kasey Beattie rounded out the top five. Hodgdon also won his heat race. Jamie Heath made the long haul down from Waterford, Maine and scored an impressive victory in the White Mountains Community College Cyclone division. A scrum at the start of the race sent the field scrambling and Heath picked the right hole and shot to the point, never to be challenged. Matt Mason... read more