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BUNKER HODGDON MAKING TRANSITION TO TIGER SPORTSMAN IN 2018

BUNKER HODGDON MAKING TRANSITION TO TIGER SPORTSMAN IN 2018

Wolcott, Vermont’s, Bunker Hodgdon is moving on up in 2018, as he prepares to transition into the Tiger Sportsman division full time at Speedway 51 in Groveton, New Hampshire as well as taking in select events at Thunder Road in Barre, Vermont. Bunker is the reigning 2016 and 2017 Street Stock champ at Speedway 51, and he also was the 2013 Thunder Road Street Stock champ as well a owning a Junk Yard Warrior. He started his racing career in 2006 and is extremely excited about the move up to Tigers. Hodgdon stated, “We feel that Tiger Sportsman racing will be good for us, as it is the natural progression from the four cylinder Street Stock class. We hope to move into Late Models sometime in the future, but for now we will jump in head first with the Tiger car. My whole team is looking forward to the challenge of this division, and we are hoping for success very early in the season.” Hodgdon has secured some solid sponsorship this season as Hutch Concrete, Paul Davis Restoration, Cleveland Quality Care, Shatney’s Garage, Cedarguy.com and Blaisdell Mowing and Lawn Care have all pledged their support for 2018. His main crew will return for 2018 including Dennis, Danzi and Edie, plus other friends will be helping out periodically during the season. The #83, “Orange Cheetoh” will be ready to roll, as the team is fired up for the first green flag in 2018! For more information on Speedway 51, visit the Track website at www.speedway51int.com. Speedway 51 is located at 78 Craggy Road in Groveton, New... read more
MIKE GIROUX GRADUATING TO LATE MODELS AT SPEEDWAY 51 POWERED BY THE AUTOSAVER GROUP

MIKE GIROUX GRADUATING TO LATE MODELS AT SPEEDWAY 51 POWERED BY THE AUTOSAVER GROUP

Canadian race car driver, Mike Giroux, from North Hatley, Quebec is all set to compete in the North Country Ford Late Model division in 2018. Giroux has been a regular campaigner at Speedway 51 for many years, and has been a strong contender in the Tiger Sportsman class. Giroux and his family make the haul across the border each week to compete at the high banked, ¼ mile speedway. Over the winter he purchased his Late Model machine from Kevin Boutin and has been spending countless hours preparing the Dodge for the 2018 racing season. Mike still has his Tiger Sportsman car and will be racing that as well as time allows. “We have been working every spare moment on getting race ready, Giroux explained. We have a lot of good friends helping us out here in the shop, and another group ready to pitch in at the track. We are looking forward to a lot of fun this summer!” Sponsorship for this adventure will be coming from Garage Kevin Smith from Lennoxville, Quebec. The crew will consist of family members including his son Makita, who will be racing again in the Daredevil Youth Racer class. Makita also won his first career feature in 2017. Joining Makita will be Mike’s daughter Madison and his partner in crime, Melissa. For more information on Speedway 51, visit the Track website at www.speedway51int.com. Speedway 51 is located at 78 Craggy Road in Groveton, New... read more

Speedway 51 Open Practice & Dare Devil School Saturday May 5th

Speedway 51 Open Practice May 5th PITS OPEN FOR DARE DEVIL SCHOOL – 9:30 MANDATORY DARE DEVIL SCHOOL – 10 AM PETE MARSHALL / BOB WRIGHT PITS OPEN – 11 AM FOR OPEN PRACTICE PRACTICE – 1 PM TO 4 PM   ALL SPEEDWAY 51 STAFF & EMPLOYEE MEETING 5 PM – BEER BARN... read more

2018 SPEEDWAY 51 CAR SHOW SCHEDULE

Saturday, May 12th in Downtown Groveton, NH Schedule: Set Up: 10 am -11 am Haulers may unload in the parking lot behind the Groveton Municipal Buildings and then continue on to the track for parking. Race cars and karts will be lined up on the street on a first come first served basis – NO HOLDING SPOTS. Show/Judging Hours: 11:00 am – 12:55 pm Parade to Track: 1:00 pm Tech/Inspection/Pictures: 1:30 pm Open Practice: 2:30 pm – 5:15 pm Post Time: 6:00 pm Awards: 1st, 2nd, 3rd Place Trophies for all Divisions Late Model, Tiger Sportsman, Street Stock, Dare Devils, Cyclones, Angels & Go Karts. Winners will be revealed On May 19th. Judging: Criteria Percentage l Overall Appearance 50% ll Workmanship 20% lll Interior Design 10% lV Creative Design 10% V Color Scheme 10% FRIENDLY REMINDER: This event involves families……as you are representing yourself, your sponsor(s) and Speedway 51, the attention, good behavior and language of your team and associates is greatly appreciated. Thank... read more

MANDATORY DAREDEVIL DRIVING SCHOOL – Saturday May 5th

There will be a MANDATORY DAREDEVIL DRIVING SCHOOL on Saturday May 5th at 10 am at Speedway 51. The school starts at 10. All teams MUST BE in the pits NO LATER than 9:30 am. Mandatory Daredevil Driving School: Saturday, May 5th, 10 am Mandatory driver and crew meeting: 9:45 am Pits open: 9:15am for DareDevils & Crews Every Daredevil racer is expected to be here for this school. We have had numerous situations where we can improve, and practice will be an important way to make things better. You are expected to be here around 9:15 to prepare the cars to go promptly at 9:30. Make sure your scanners have fresh batteries and are programmed. Please be prompt. Thank you, Mr. Marshall – 603-636-1099 Mr. Wright –... read more
BRENDAN MOODIE STEPPING UP TO LATE MODELS AT SPEEDWAY 51 POWERED BY THE AUTOSAVER GROUP & THUNDER ROAD

BRENDAN MOODIE STEPPING UP TO LATE MODELS AT SPEEDWAY 51 POWERED BY THE AUTOSAVER GROUP & THUNDER ROAD

Wolcott, Vermont racing veteran, Brendan Moodie is set to take his storied racing career up a notch in 2018 as he plans a full on assault of Speedway 51 and Thunder Roads Late Model divisions. The 32 year old driver got his feet wet in a Late Model at Speedway 51 last year in the five race mini-series, and now has plans to run the full season at both tracks. Moodie will graduate from the Tiger Sportsman class at both Speedways, a class that he has dominated at Speedway 51 as he has captured the championship in 2015, 2016 and 2017. Moodie also has had great success at Thunder Road where he has one Tiger championship, one Street Stock championship, and is a six time runner-up in the point battle for Tigers at Thunder Road. Brendan started his racing career 20 years ago as a twelve year old in a Street Stock, at the former Riverside Speedway. He has continued to race, and has become a fan favorite throughout the years. Brendan’s kids are following him in the sport of racing, as they compete in the weekly Go-Kart Series at Speedway 51. Young Brendan is 10 years old, while his daughter Chloe is just 7 and loves to compete. It is a family effort to keep everyone racing, and Brendan’s wife Christy is the anchor of the family. The race team has support this year from The Sunset Motel, the Charlmont Restaurant, and Keene’s Quality Used Cars. For more information on this story and more, please visit the Track website at speedway51int.com. Speedway 51 is located at 78 Craggy... read more
BLAST FROM THE PAST II, OLD TIMERS REUNION NIGHT

BLAST FROM THE PAST II, OLD TIMERS REUNION NIGHT

HIGHLIGHTS SPEEDWAY 51 POWERED BY AUTO SAVER GROUP SCHEDULE The 2018 racing season at Speedway 51 powered by the Autosaver Group has added a giant event to their upcoming seasons racing schedule. The Blast from the Past II, Old Timers Reunion event featuring racers from the former Riverside Speedway, will be taking center stage on Saturday, June 9th at 6pm. Long time Riverside Speedway and Speedway 51 supporters are organizing this great event to honor racers that competed at the Track from 1964-2000. Steve Patnaude who was recently announced as the new Speedway 51 announcer, Aaron Bennett, current Speedway 51 flagman and Pete Marshall who has held numerous positions at the track are all hard at work, putting this program together. Patnaude whom was the coordinator of the first Blast from the Past will emcee the event in 2018. The highlight of the night will include driver recognition, and for the first time there will be a special race for only reunion members. The drivers will be battling each other in four cylinder Cyclone and Angel cars. There is also a plan for a fan meet and greet prior to the start of the evening activities. For more information on this event, please visit the track website at www.speedway51int.com. Speedway 51 is located at 78 Craggy Road in Groveton, New Hampshire. Any racer that raced at the track from 1964-2000, and would like to compete in the race is urged to contact one of the following people: Pete Marshall – 603-636-1099 Aaron Bennett – 603-991-4195 Steve Patnaude – 603-538-6975 Also if you would like to be recognized during the... read more

VETERAN RACER, STEVE PATNAUDE JOINS STAFF AT SPEEDWAY 51 POWERED BY THE AUTOSAVER GROUP

Speedway 51 owner, Joey Laquerre of East Montpelier, Vermont, is pleased to announce that former racer, Steve Patnaude, has joined the staff at Speedway 51 powered by the Autosaver Group. Steve Patnaude will be taking over the weekly announcing chores at the track, from former announcer, Dick Therrien whom is stepping away from the microphone due to health reasons. The Pittsburg, New Hampshire native accepted the position this past weekend and is anxious for the racing season to get here! “I’ve always wanted to be the announcer at Speedway 51, stated Patnaude. I raced for a lot of years here, and myself, and my wife Wanda have always considered the former Riverside Speedway and now Speedway 51 our home away from home. I operate my own DJ service and I enjoy bantering with the crowd at all my events. I know an awful lot about racing from the driver’s point of view, now I will get the opportunity to chat about the sport every week. This is going to be a blast! Dick has agreed to help me out as I get started and we will work hard to entertain the crowd.” For more information about Speedway 51 powered by the Autosaver Group, visit the Track website at www.speedway51int.com. Speedway 51 powered by the Autosaver Group is located at 78 Craggy Road in Groveton, New... read more
Blistering Fast NEMA Lites

Blistering Fast NEMA Lites

Dennis O’Brien 16 (former Dwarf car driver at the track) battling the 52 of Kevin Park when the blistering fast NEMA Lites visited the track in 2017 read more

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