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SPEEDWAY 51 LATE MODEL SERIES PICKING UP STEAM

SPEEDWAY 51 LATE MODEL SERIES PICKING UP STEAM

The 2019 racing season at Speedway 51 in Groveton, New Hampshire almost wasn’t going to be running Late Models due to the dwindling numbers during the 2018 racing campaign. After multiple hours of recruiting during the off-season, Speedway 51 promoter, Dick Therrien collected enough committed race teams to make it all worthwhile. Therrien explained, “It was a long tough off season trying to salvage our Late Model program. I was on the phone to as many as thirty race teams trying to drum up interest in running our series. It was obvious last year that teams weren’t committing to the full season, so Joey and I sat down and tried to put together a program that would work for us hence the birth of the five race series. We designed it so that many low budget teams could afford to compete. We have a limited tire per event rule, we’re impounding race tires, we have put together three separate purses depending on car counts and all of them are extremely healthy. The purses range from $700, $1,000, and $1,200 to win. Not only is the winner’s share offering a healthy purse, the whole field is rewarded for their efforts from top to bottom as well. We are really getting excited as the local teams which we have been missing are returning in 2019.” “Our fans will be enjoying local heroes such as Mike Kenison, Corey Mason, Bryan Mason, Floyd Bennett Jr., as well as the ever popular Doug Laleme. A local racer will be moving up to the top division in 2019, John Savage out of Whitefield will debut... read more

SPEEDWAY 51 ROLLS BACK PIT FEE PRICE FOR ALL LICENSED MEMBERS IN 2019

Speedway 51 management continues to prove its willingness to help racers and their race teams save money at the Track in 2019! “We have been listening to the race teams and have come up with a plan that will make anyone that has a Speedway 51 license quite happy, stated Promoter, Dick Therrien. Joey and I sat down on Friday and had a great meeting about cost saving ideas. This is great and can save money for all people entering the pits.” The new pit fee for Speedway 51 licensed drivers and crewmembers for a regular event will now be dropped from $30 to $25. The cost for people entering the pits without a license will be the standard $35. A crewmembers license is only $50. That license will save you $10 per week, and buy purchasing a license it will save you $80 over the course of the season.  Specialty event pit prices will be as posted. Those events include PASS, Granite State Pro Stocks Series, and the Valenti Modified Racing Series, and the Fall Brawl. Now is the tine to order your 2019 license membership and save $$$! License registration forms can be found on our website at www.speedway51int.com. Speedway 51 is located at 78 Craggy Road in Groveton, New Hampshire. If you have any questions contact Dick Therrien at 802-274-8823, or email him at dprdick@gmail.com. For Tech questions or information contact Bob Wright at 603-631-1833 or e-mail him at... read more
SWEET SEASON DEAD AHEAD FOR TIGER SPORTSMAN AT SPEEDWAY 51, $700 TO WIN WEEKLY ON THE TABLE

SWEET SEASON DEAD AHEAD FOR TIGER SPORTSMAN AT SPEEDWAY 51, $700 TO WIN WEEKLY ON THE TABLE

NO USED TIRES FOR TIGERS IN 2019 DUE TO THE MANY COMPLAINTS ABOUT THE USED TIRE PROGRAM, WE WILL NOT RUNNING ON USED TIRES IN 2019. EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY, WE WILL BE RUNNING THE 705 TIGER TIRES ONLY. THESE ARE THE EXACT SAME TIRES THAT ARE RUNNING AT OTHER AREA TRACKS. THE COST FOR THESE TIRES WILL COST RACERS $105 EACH. YOU MAY BUY SIX (6) TIRES FOR OPENING DAY AND ONE TIRE EVERY OTHER RACE. MORE ON THIS CHANGE WILL BE POSTED UNDER TIRE RULES IN THE NEAR FUTURE. WE WILL BE ALLOWING UNDERFINANCED TEAMS TO PURCHASE USED TIRES ELSEWHERE AND HAVE THEM STAMPED FOR $20, SAME AS LAST YEAR. THERE WILL BE NO DISCUSSION ON THIS CHANGE OF RULES TIRES WILL BE AVAILABLE THE WEEK OF MAY 6TH   SWEET SEASON DEAD AHEAD FOR TIGER SPORTSMAN AT SPEEDWAY 51, $700 TO WIN WEEKLY ON THE TABLE Attention all Tiger Sportsman! We have a pair of brand new sponsors for the division in 2019, Dalton Mountain Motorsports and Caron’s Towing will team up to support one of the Tracks most exciting classes, the Tiger Sportsman. The purse is not only solid at the top but through the entire field. The purse DOES NOT have any car count restraints, which means whether there are 9 cars or 20 cars the purse will remain the same. This is the weekly purse Speedway 51 is paying. All regular features will be 51 laps. 2019 PURSE $700 $600 $500 $400 $300 $275 $250 $225 $200 $175 11-20 $150 There will be an open practice on Saturday, May 11th! The racing season for the... read more

CAN’T RACE, DON’T HAVE NO SPONSORS! READ ON!

This is a statement I hear all the time. Nobody’s got any money. They hate racing. Nobody will sponsor me! Well gang maybe it’s time to clean up your act and your approach a little. I have had the best off-season selling season ever for Speedway 51 for 2019 and there was plenty of money to go around. In this article I am going to give you a few do’s and don’ts about trying to find sponsorship. #1 First thing you do is to identify potential sponsors by what their business and racing has in common and visit their business to see what’s on their shelves. Potential sponsorship could come from camping places, outdoors places, hunting and fishing stores, mini-marts, car dealerships, ATV dealers, etc. Sponsorship hunting takes work, and you better be prepared. Remember, a case of soda, couple bags of chips and a few sandwiches a week is a decent sponsorship deal because you’re going to need to eat, and this keeps your own money in your pocket. #2 Always make sure you are cleaned up. Wear clothes that are clean, shirt must be a button down or Polo and must be tucked in. Make sure your hair is cut neatly, and make sure it’s not a grease pit. #3 Always ask to see the manager or owner. You’re wasting your time if you talk to anyone else. When you first get to see the owner, politely introduce yourself and ask if he / she has a few minutes to talk about a way that you think could help their business grow. If they are busy try... read more

PRE-SEASON SCHEDULE UPDATE

SAT, MAY 11: PITS OPEN AT 9AM MANDATORY DAREDEVIL DRIVING SCHOOL, 10-11:30AM STREET STOCK PRACTICE ONLY, 11:30AM-12:30PM, PITS OPEN AT 10:30AM PRACTICE FOR ALL DIVISIONS 12:30PM – 4PM, PITS OPEN AT 10:30AM PITS $20/CAR & DRIVER, $10 PER CREW MEMBER, GRANDSTANDS ARE FREE ______________________________________________________________________ SAT, MAY 18: MOM’S NORTH COUNTRY POWERSPORTS CAR SHOW AT MOM’S FROM 10AM-1PM. PLEASE HAVE YOUR RACECARS AT MOM’S NO LATER THAN 9:30AM LATE MODELS WELCOME. PARADE FROM MOM’S TO SPEEDWAY 51 AT 1PM PRACTICE AT SPEEDWAY 51 ALL DIVISIONS FROM 2-5PM, LATE MODELS WELCOME. FREE “RAIZED ON RADIO” PARTY IN BEER GARDEN FROM 7–11PM, CONCESSIONS WILL BE OPEN ______________________________________________________________________ SUN, MAY 19: PITS OPEN FOR PASS ONLY AT 7AM, 8AM FOR ALL OTHER DIVISIONS PASS Super Late Models, PASS Mods, NELCAR Legends, Tiger Sportsman, Street Stocks,    Pit gate opens at – 7:00am PASS only, all other division 8:00am Pit Fees:  Speedway 51 License – $35 / No Speedway 51 license – $40 Safety Inspections and Practice – 9:00am – 12:00pm Front gate opens at 10:00am – Tickets: Adults – $25, Senior/Military – $20, Teens 12-16 – $5, Kids – FREE Racing starts at 1:00... read more

2019 LATE MODEL 5 RACE SERIES INFO – MARCH 18, 2019

We did it! It took a while, but we are going to be able to have a five race Late Model Series at Speedway 51 in 2019. As you may well know, I had a hard time getting the fifteen cars to commit to the Series. I want to thank all you race teams for your patience as I know you were probably tired of hearing from me, but this was extremely important for the future plans of Speedway 51. Unfortunately I did not get the fifteen I needed, but with commitments and partial schedule commitments, Joey and I made the decision to run the Late Model Series program.                  A couple of issues were some not being able to race the entire Series, and another issue was the schedule. I can assure you that there are absolutely zero conflicts with any other local tracks including ACT races, Thunder Road and White Mountain Motorsports Park. This new schedule was researched and put together on Sunday, March 17, 2019. At this date there were zero conflicts. We cannot be responsible if other tracks change their dates to conflict with ours. I did everything possible so that we would not be in conflict with other teams and series big events.                  We have had to make some schedule changes that should not hurt your racing schedule with us, and it may make it better for some. The biggest change is that there will not be a Late Model Series race on Friday, July 5th. Many teams felt that this was going to be a bad week with all the events going... read more

TEN GOOD REASONS TO RACE AND BE A FAN AT SPEEDWAY 51

Speedway 51 takes great pride in the fact that they try to do things a little better than many other race tracks throughout the area. It is important to the staff and management that the fans and drivers leave the Speedway feeling that they had a positive experience. This is called the Speedway 51 difference! Here’s why!   REASON #1: Race teams and race fans are always greeted with a smile. They are told good luck and enjoy the races. Very important that our staff is pleasant, can’t be said about some others.   REASON #2: Admission prices are always affordable. We do whatever we can to keep prices family friendly.   REASON #3: Our purses for our racers are the best in the area. Our goal is to help drivers be able to pay their expenses from their earnings.   REASON #4: We constantly have employee team meetings to discuss ways of improving our race show each week. Everything is discussed from the racers point of view, Tech issues, and any complaints or problems from the previous week’s events. We are always striving to improve.   REASON #5: We take great pride in our concession stands. Our food includes top quality fresh burger, delicious hot dogs, (Never any “Barn” Dogs sold here.) We offer fresh cut fries, the best chicken tenders, fresh made pizza, and of course, the very best Chocolate Chip Cookies anywhere. They are better than Grams!   REASON #6: We regularly bring in outside traveling shows to enhance our program for race fans old and young at heart. This year we will be hosting the... read more

EXCITEMENT BUILDING AT SPEEDWAY 51 2019 WILL HAVE A WHOLE NEW LOOK!

2019 is a rebuilding year for Speedway 51 powered by the Autosaver Group located in Groveton, New Hampshire. The beautiful Northern New Hampshire facility needed changes to help make the track grow to where it should be.  Divisions have been created, while some have been united, rules have been adjusted, new series have been introduced, purses are strong and the track is diversifying with such regular events as the all new ATV- UTV Front Stretch Drags, and the revival of Spectator Drags. Sponsors are flying onboard, and a large amount of new sponsors are also filling in the grid. Promoter and Marketing Manager, Dick Therrien stated, “This has been an incredible off season selling sponsorships to area and national businesses. We have major commitments from several businesses like the Autosaver Group and Abel Toll, Mom’s North Country Powersports, Pepsi-Cola, Caron Fabrication and White Mountains Community College just to name a few. Soon we will be posting a list of everybody that has committed to Speedway 51. We want to thank each and every one of them for their support. We are pleased that they keep renewing their sponsorship because they very pleased with the results they are getting for their marketing dollars. We are looking for a record year in sales for 2019.” For more information about Speedway 51, marketing opportunities and racing questions contact Dick Therrien at 802-274-8823 or E-mail him at dprdick@gmail.com. To have Tech questions answered call Bob Wright at 603-631-1833, or E-mail him at bbbaw2@gmail.com. Speedway 51 is located at 78 Craggy Road in Groveton, New Hampshire and you can find out more about them... read more

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