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2019 SIDE BY SIDE FRONT STRETCH DRAG RULES

2019 SIDE BY SIDE FRONT STRETCH DRAG RULES

RULES SUBJECT TO CHANGE   COMPETITION FEE: $10 PER UNIT – COVERS INSURANCE COSTS   MINIMUM AGE: THE MINIMUM AGE TO COMPETE IS 16 YEARS OLD. BE PREPARED FOR YOUNGER COMPETITORS TO PRODUCE CURRENT PHOTO DRIVERS LICENSE OR BIRTH CERTIFICATE.   CLASSES: 0-700 C.C. 750 C.C. & UP OPEN CLASS – INCLUDES TURBOS, MODS & HOPPED UP VEHICLES UTILITY VEHICLES – RANGERS, TREKS, COMMANDERS SPORT – RAZORS, MAVERICKS, ETC.   SAFETY GEAR REQUIREMENTS: FULL FACED HELMET IS MANDATORY GLOVES ARE MANDATORY WORKING HEADLIGHTS ARE MANDATORY WORKING SEATBELTS REQUIRED ALL BRAKES MUST BE IN WORKING ORDER   RULES OF THE GAME: RACERS WILL LINE UP ON THE INFIELD WITH THEIR CLASS YOU WILL LINE UP ON THE TRACK SIDE BY SIDE YOU WILL LEAVE WHEN GREEN FLAG WAVED YOU WILL RACE TO FINISH LINE & CHECKERED FLAG WHEN YOU REACH FINISH LINE YOU MUST SLOW IMMEDIATELY BOTH GO AROUND TO THE BACKSTRETCH   WINNER STAYS, LOSER HEADS TO PITS IN TURN THREE CLASS DRAGS CONTINUE TIL ONE WINNER   AWARDS: THERE ARE NO CASH AWARDS CLASS WINNERS RECEIVE... read more
NEW TYPE OF RACING INTRODUCED AT SPEEDWAY 51 NEVER BEFORE TRIED IN THE REGION

NEW TYPE OF RACING INTRODUCED AT SPEEDWAY 51 NEVER BEFORE TRIED IN THE REGION

Speedway 51 once again will be the innovator of something new that hasn’t been tried before in the region. A new class of racing will be brought to the track bi-weekly, and will bring in a completely different type of vehicles and spectators. Dick Therrien, Speedway 51 Promoter is proud to announce the birth of the UTV Side By Side Front Stretch Drags. “The division sponsor, Mom’s North Country Powersports of Groveton is helping me design this excitingly intense new form of racing. These off-road, high performance units will line up in turn 4, and race one on one to turn number one reaching speeds of 60-70mph. The rules are similar to Spectator Drags except they only race down the front-stretch not all the way around the track. As far as we know this has not been done before and it should be awesome.” This type of racing will be divided into five classes featuring the 0-700 c.c., 750 & up c.c., Open Class including Turbos, Mods and Hopped up units, Utility vehicles such as Rangers, Treks and Commanders, and the Sport Class featuring units like the Razors and Mavericks. You must be at least 16 years of age to compete, and you may run in more than one class but must have different machines for each class and register in each class.  Registration is just $10 per class. All drivers must have a certified helmet, gloves and working seatbelts. Races will be held at intermission. The first event for the Side by Sides Front Stretch Drags will be held on Saturday night, May 25th. The rules are ready... read more
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

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