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SPEEDWAY 51 HOLIDAY GIFT IDEAS

Speedway 51, located in Groveton, New Hampshire has some great holiday gift ideas for racers, and race fans alike, for the 2017 racing season. With 2017 being the “Year of Taking Care of Our Own,” everyone is excited about all the news coming out of Speedway 51, and all the excitement that is creating one of the best seasons in quite some time! If you have a racer or crewmember on your shopping list, how about purchasing their pit license for them. Pit license forms are available on our website at www.speedway51int.com. Another great gift idea is a Speedway 51 general admission season’s pass. This year a season’s pass costs just $180.00. This pass gets you into all racing events starting May 6, 2017. Season’s passes can be ordered by calling 802-479-2074. Passes will arrive to purchaser in time for Christmas. The last great holiday gift is to purchase the Car Entry Fee of $25 for the Winter Blast 100 snow race scheduled for Saturday, January 21, 2017 at 2pm. If you would like to purchase this gift certificate, call Dick Therrien at 802-274-8823. This will also reach you in time for Christmas. For more information on this Speedway 51, 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. If you have any questions on the 2017 Winter Blast 100, contact Dick Therrien at 802-274-8823 or e-mail him at... read more

WINTER BLAST 100 SET FOR SPEEDWAY 51

         The return of snow and ice racing is set to make its comeback at Speedway 51 in Groveton, New Hampshire on Saturday, January 21, 2017 at 2pm. This hilariously funny and fan favorite event will make its return after several years absence on the high banked ¼ mile speedway.               This race has no boundaries as any type of vehicle is allowed. In the past such units as school buses, hearses, mini-vans, pickup trucks and all types of cars have competed for the giant winner’s trophy! There will also be a $100 prize to the best themed car costume. This year’s event will be very exciting as entries will be expected to come in from throughout the Northeast and Canada.               There are very few rules for this event, and here they are:   Absolutely no studded tires, chains or any traction enhancement devices. Absolutely no loading of tires, and only one tire per wheel is allowed.   No 4 wheel drives or all wheel drives allowed. On 4 wheel drives, one driveshaft must be removed. On all wheel drives, either the front or rear must be unhitched.   School buses, hearses, mini-vans, pickup trucks, bread trucks and all types of cars are allowed. No sanders on school buses allowed. Diesel rigs allowed.   No regular anti-freeze allowed.   One passenger allowed in front seat.   MANDATORY SAFETY RULES!   DRIVER AND PASSENGER MUST HAVE WORKING SEAT BELTS. FIVE POINT HARNESSES SUGGESTED BUT NOT MANDATORY.   ALL DOORS MUST BE WELDED OR CHAINED SHUT.   ALL HOODS MUST HAVE A 16” HOLE CUT IN... read more

SPEEDWAY 51 BANQUET NOTES

IN 2017, OUR MOTTO IS TAKING CARE OF OUR OWN! WE WILL BE HOSTING VERY FEW OUTSIDE SERIES IN 2017. WITH THIS PLAN, WE WILL BE ABLE TO CONCENTRATE ON OUR DIVISIONS THAT RUN HERE REGULARLY.   SPEEDWAY 51 IS LOOKING TO HELP THE RACERS FINANCIALLY, MEANING TRYING TO MAKE RACING AFFORDABLE.   GET YOUR LICENSE REGISTRATION FORMS IN EARLY ****************************************************************** LATE MODEL NEWS   LATE MODELS WILL BE RUNNING FIVE TIMES IN 2017, PLUS THE FALL    BRAWL. WE WILL BASICALLY BE RUNNING ONCE A MONTH. THE REASON BEING THAT WE CAN NOT SUSTAIN THE CAR COUNTS TO RUN A FULL SEASON. WE HAVE TALKED WITH MANY OF THE LOCAL TEAMS AND THEY SEEM TO THINK THIS WILL BRING MANY CARS BACK TO THE TRACK.   WE ARE GOING TO BE RUNNING 9” HOOSIER TIRES THAT WILL BE THE SAME PRICE AS THE 8” AMERICAN RACER TIRE. MANY OF THE TOP CAR BUILDERS AND RACE TEAMS THINK THIS IS A GREAT IDEA.   WE WILL BE INSTITUTING A STRICT TIRE PROGRAM BEING:             1ST RACE – 4-6 TIRES, 2ND RACE – 2 TIRES, 3RD RACE – 4 TIRES,             4TH RACE – 2 TIRES, 5TH RACE 4 TIRES. TOTAL TIRE BILL $2,000 – $2,250   PRACTICE TIRES CAN BE PURCHASED AT WILL, BUT THEY WILL BE PAINTED AND SPECIALLY MARKED.   3 RACES WILL BE 100 LAPPERS, 2 RACES WILL BE 75 LAPPERS.   BUMP STOPS WILL BE ALLOWED THIS YEAR ON A VERY REGULATED BASIS. THERE WILL BE STRICT PART NUMBERS YOU WILL HAVE TO ADHERE TO. MANY OF THE TOP CAR BUILDERS AND RACE TEAMS THINK THIS... read more

HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO ALL

The owners, staff and management from Speedway 51 in Groveton, New Hampshire wish all their drivers, crewmembers, employees, sponsors and race fans a very safe and happy Thanksgiving. Please remember to always have a designated driver.               Please remember to visit our website on a regular basis to keep up with all the exciting news coming your way at Speedway 51. For more information about Speedway 51 activities, 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

AWARDS GALORE AT SPEEDWAY 51 BANQUET OF CHAMPIONS

The 2016 racing season came to a close for Speedway 51 this past Saturday night as over 250 racers, crewmembers, fans and guests filled the banquet hall at the Town & Country Motor Inn & Resort in Gorham, New Hampshire. Numerous divisional awards, go-kart awards and specialty pieces were passed out to those in attendance.               The night opened with awards for the North Country Family Restaurant Go-Kart Series. All youngsters in the Rookie class were presented 6’ trophies which towered over most, if not all of the racers. They were so big that parents had to help carry them off. One parent was heard asking how they were supposed to fit it in their car.               The A.B. Excavating Daredevils were on stage next, and Kasey Beattie was honored for his second consecutive championship. Others honored included Garrett Labounty, Evan Hallstrom, Kyle Labounty, Josh Plumley, Kailie French, Madison Giroux, Scottie Tibbetts, Cooper French and Makita Giroux. The Hard Charger Award went to Garrett Labounty. The Most Improved Award went to Kyle Labounty and the Sportsmanship Award went to Josh Plumley.               The Northeast Cyclone champion Chris Ouellette was honored as the inaugural champion for this first year class. Jason Kenison, Matt Kopp, Jaime Carbone and Cole Kilby also earned trophies as well.               Newly crowned White Mountain Community College Pure Stock champion, Todd Derrington received his championship hardware. He finished ahead of Richie Veilleux, Kevin Keene, “Big” Brendan Moodie, Jean Leblanc and Troy Prentice. The Hard Charger Award went to Richie Veilleux. The Most Improved Award went to Kevin Keane and the Sportsmanship Award... read more

FROM THE DESK OF SPEEDWAY 51

2016 BANQUET OF CHAMPIONS INFO   2016 BANQUET OF CHAMPIONS Saturday, November 19th, 2016   TOWN AND COUNTRY MOTOR INN of GORHAM, NH   Social Hour – 4:45 Dinner – 5:45 Awards Ceremony – 7:15   Music & Dancing to Rumble Caddy   Menu Garden Salad, Fresh Fruit Watermelon Basket, Roast Sirloin of Beef, Roast Turkey, Pan-Seared Haddock, Baked Stuffed Italian Shells, Candied Fresh Carrots, Red Garlic Mashed Potato, Homemade Dinner Rolls, Fresh Apple Crisp   RAFFLE PRIZES GALORE AT BANQUET OF CHAMPIONS   The Annual Speedway 51 Banquet of Champions is this Saturday night, November 19th at the Town and Country Motor Inn. There will be lots of hardware given away at the event, plus there will be numerous raffle prizes won throughout the night. Several gift certificates, retails products and more will go to some lucky ticket holder!   BANQUET ETIQUETTE, LET’S ALL ENJOY!!!               A very important part of any banquet is to remember that this event is a celebration of accomplishments. Banquet attire should be dress shirts and slacks, sports jacket and a tie for men, and a nice outfit or dress for the ladies. No baseball caps, blue jeans, or holey attire should be worn. Everyone must be respectful while others are talking at the podium. No negative words or sounds are expected by anyone.   THE BIGGEST QUESTION OF ALL!!               Who will be inducted in the Hall of Fame? Lots of great choices out there! There are so many legends of the Speedway to choose from!     PHOTO’S MAKE GREAT GIFTS!               We all love to get photo’s... read more

NEW FROM THE DESK AT SPEEDWAY 51

EXCITEMENT BUILDS FOR SPEEDWAY 51 ANNUAL BANQUET OF CHAMPIONS             Excitement continues to grow for the Speedway 51 Annual Banquet of Champions to be held on Saturday night, November 19th at the Town and Country Motor Inn, located on Route 2 in Gorham, New Hampshire. If you have never been to this facility, you are in for a treat. The food for the buffet is incredible, the accommodations are first class, and you can rest assured that everyone will have a fantastic time. If you haven’t reserved you’re room, contact them immediately!   NOT JUST CHAMPIONS TO BE HONORED             If you didn’t realize, the Speedway 51 awards banquet will not be honoring just champions, much of the entire Speedway 51 racing community will be honored as well. Numerous specialty items will be awarded such as The Hard Charger awards, Rookie of the Year awards, as well as special awards for Speedway 51 family members will be presented. Also on tap will be the Hall of Fame Induction ceremony that will be given to a person that best exemplifies the spirit of Speedway 51.   2017 LICENSE REGISTRATION FORMS ARE NOW AVAILABLE             Get the jump on 2017 by submitting your 2017 license registration form. The form can be found on the Speedway 51 website, www.speedway51int@gmail.com. Getting your form in early will secure your number for 2017 if you previously raced in 2016. New number requests will be handed out on a first come, first serve basis.   AWESOME HOLIDAY GIFT IDEAS FOR RACERS             Here are a few ideas that the racer on your holiday list would certainly... read more

FROM THE DESK OF SPEEDWAY 51

MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENTS FORTH COMING AT CHAMPIONSHIP BANQUET        Everyone attending the annual Banquet of Champions on Saturday, November 19th will hear first hand about upcoming plans for Speedway 51 in 2017. The tentative race schedule will be distributed, purses will be revealed, as well as what divisions will be racing, and how they will be scheduled. 2017 is looking to be a very positive season.   SPEEDWAY 51 TO TAKE CARE OF THEIR OWN IN 2017       Speedway 51 is making significant schedule changes in 2017. Our ultimate goal is to take better care of the racers that support Speedway 51 on a regular basis. In 2017, we will have fewer outside touring events, and more regular shows that will be showcasing our own weekly divisions. Our priority this season is to build our weekly divisions and fan base.   WHERE ELSE CAN YOU GET FREE RACING TIRES?        A major rules change took place late in the 2016 racing season at Speedway 51. It involved giving drivers in the Tiger Sportsman division free tires! The change was met with no resistance whatsoever by the teams. The new rule allows race teams to seek out used Late Model tires from area Late Model teams, and the track also provided a great selection of the tires free of charge. Excitement grew out of control when Laquerre announced this change, and especially when he announced free tires! The tires are strictly monitored and can last race teams for several events. The only fee for these tires is a branding fee, and all tire branding money goes directly... read more

REMINDER: SPEEDWAY 51 BANQUET TICKET ORDERS

              As the 2016 Speedway 51 Banquet of Champions approaches, the staff and management would like to remind all drivers, crewmembers and race fans that they must submit their ticket order forms no later than midnight on Friday, November 11th. Ticket forms may be found on the Speedway 51 website at www.speedway51int.com. Owner, Joey Laquerre will be making several announcements concerning the 2017 racing season at Speedway 51.               They also would like to remind everyone that special rooms have been reserved, and are available to Speedway 51 guests by calling the Town & Country Motor Inn in Gorham, New Hampshire at 800-325-4386.               Champions and members of the Speedway 51 racing community will be honored at the Town & Country Motor Inn on Saturday, November 19th. Order your banquet tickets, and make your lodging reservations today for the final Speedway 51 event of... read more

A BIG THANK YOU TO ALL 2016 FALL BRAWL LAP SPONSORS

             The ownership and management would like to thank all the various individuals and businesses that purchased a lap or laps for the 2016 Perras Ace Hardware, Bruno’s Pizza Fall Brawl at Speedway 51 in Groveton, New Hampshire. Thanks to all that supported the lap sales campaign, the North Country Ford Late Model drivers received record payoffs for the 151 lap event.               Once again, a big thank you to everyone for your support!! Don’t forget that Annual Banquet of Champions tickets are on sale now, and ticket order forms are available on 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

Fall Brawl Age Limit for Pits

2016 FALL BRAWL SATURDAY, OCTOBER 8TH, SUNDAY, OCTOBER 9TH, 2016   AGE LIMIT IN PITS   ANYONE UNDER THE AGE OF 14 NOT ALLOWED IN PITS UNLESS:   EXCEPTIONS AS FOLLOWS:   *         Minor has a Daredevils license from Speedway 51, or has intentions of racing in any division, and is approved to do so by management. Must have parent or legal guardian consent.   *         A minor age 8 to 14 accompanies a race team, has a signed minor release form, pays pit fees and is in a trailer or pit stands supervised by an adult at all times. This will be observed closely. It is a privilege, and          once the privilege is denied, minor will only be allowed in main grandstands. Thank you for your cooperation.   ALL MINORS 17 AND UNDER MUST SIGN AN INSURANCE RELEASE FORM PRIOR TO ENTERING THE PIT AREA!   *         ABSOLUTELY NO STROLLERS ALLOWED IN PIT... read more

FALL BRAWL TO WRAP UP AREA SHORT TRACK RACING AT SPEEDWAY 51

FALL BRAWL TO WRAP UP AREA SHORT TRACK RACING AT SPEEDWAY 51 IN GROVETON               The 2016 racing season for area short tracks will come to an end this coming Friday, Saturday and Sunday at Speedway 51 in Groveton, New Hampshire with the running of the 2nd Annual Fall Brawl weekend presented by Perras Ace Hardware and Bruno’s Pizza.               The three day weekend will start off on Friday with a special season ending event for the North Country Family Restaurant Go Karting Series. All area Go Karting teams are invited to participate in this family fun event. The weekly karting series had an outstanding race season as close to thirty Karts participated each.               On Saturday morning the pits open at 8am for the North Country Ford Late Models, and 9am for all other divisions. Saturday will feature qualifying for all divisions. Post time on Saturday is 1:30pm. . The pits will reopen on Sunday morning at 8:30am, a spotters meeting will be held at 9:30am for all Late Model spotters. Sunday post time is 1pm. Joining the North Country Ford Late Models, will be the Sign Depot Tigers, Schweppes Street Stocks, A.B. Excavating Daredevils, White Mountain Community College Pure Stocks and the North East Cyclones. The highlight of the weekend will be the North Country Ford Late Model Fall Brawl 151, featuring 151 green flag laps of racing for the ACT type Late Models.               See the entire schedule of events on our website, and for more information on this event and others, please visit our website at www.speedway51int.com, or call the Track... read more