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TRIPLE CROWN SERIES SET FOR TIGER SPORTSMAN AT SPEEDWAY 51

TRIPLE CROWN SERIES SET FOR TIGER SPORTSMAN AT SPEEDWAY 51

SPEEDWAY 51 TIGER PURSES THE BEST IN THE REGION! The 2019 racing season at Speedway 51 powered by the Autosaver Group continues to show strength in all divisions and with the addition of several new programs at the track, the upcoming season is showing plenty of potential. Last season saw significant growth in the Perras Ace Hardware Tiger Sportsman class and it became a fan favorite as well as the most competitive division at the speedplant. 2019 is shaping up to be even stronger as the addition of the Tiger Sportsman Triple Crown Series is drawing considerable new interest to the weekly program. The three race series will feature extra distance events, with added purse money. The first and second place point finishers in the series will start on the pole and outside pole at the annual Fall Brawl in September. Registration forms for the Tiger Sportsman and all divisions are now available on our website. Current numbers will be held until March 15th, after that it will be first come first serve for reserving numbers. For more information on the Tiger Sportsman and Speedway 51 in general, contact Dick Therrien at 802-274-8823 or E-mail him at dprdick@gmail.com. For Tech questions contact 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.   2019 MEMBERSHIP/LICENSE... read more
SPECTACULAR OPENING WEEKEND EVENTS SATURDAY & SUNDAY, May 18-19, 2019

SPECTACULAR OPENING WEEKEND EVENTS SATURDAY & SUNDAY, May 18-19, 2019

SATURDAY & SUNDAY, May 18-19, 2019 SPECTACULAR OPENING WEEKEND EVENTS, THE BIGGEST IN YEARS AT SPEEDWAY 51, POWERED BY THE AUTOSAVER GROUP   You know what they say, go big or go home, and that is exactly what Speedway 51owner, Joey Laquerre plans to do on the season opening weekend, May 18th and 19th.The weekend will feature two days of activities including first on Saturday will be the Mom’s North Country Powersports Car Show at the brand new sight of Mom’s, Main Street in Groveton, New Hampshire on Route 3, just past Groveton High School. Day two on Sunday will feature the NAPA Spectacular offering the Pro Allstars Super Late Model Series in action plus PASS Mods, NELCAR Legends, Tiger Sportsman, Street Stocks and Daredevils.   “This is the biggest opening weekend that we have ever been a part of stated owner Joey Laquerre. We want to start the season off with a carnival atmosphere and with the fun weekend we have planned, we are kicking off our 2019 racing season with a bang! We are so excited that we start off with the fan favorite PASS Super Late Models, and the return of the PASS Mods. The NELCAR Legends will be out in force as well, and we are expecting a solid field of cars in all divisions. We also will be opening up our season with our own Tiger Sportsman, the newly revamped Street Stocks and the Daredevil Youth Racers. I think this will be an incredible opening weekend event. It definitely is a must see weekend!”   Saturday’s program starts off with the always popular car... read more

WHERE DOES ALL THE MONEY GO?

One of the biggest misconceptions in the sport of auto racing is “Look at all the money Joe Blow is raking in this week! Joe Blow is the owner of the Speedway that you attend weekly and you see all the racecars in the pits and all the fans in the stands. Immediately you think the owner is getting rich off from you, right?   Wrong! Even the biggest tracks around struggle to make ends meet, especially asphalt tracks right now. Every now and then a track owner hits a homerun with an event but those days are few and far between. So many owners and promoters are struggling to keep their doors open, and are getting very frustrated with the sport and closing the doors on their venue. Why just last week I received four different e-mails offering me the opportunity to purchase a race track. Two tracks were down South, and two tracks in the Midwest. Three tracks were dirt and one was asphalt. They were practically giving them away and they were pretty much all race ready as the asking price included different vehicles, concessions and lots of other items you need to make the facility run. I had to delete those e-mails before I thought of doing something crazy!   I have leased, operated and promoted race tracks for the last forty years. I have done every job except working in Tech. Let me tell you it is a thankless job. Long hours, short pay, and all out hard work! How many nasty phone calls do I get a week? Every decision I/We make is... read more

2019 WINTER BLAST 100 FINISH REPORT

I have spent way too many hours trying to decipher this scoring mess. This is the best I can do. Finishers 135-161 were full of mistakes and not legal score sheets. Thank you all for participating.   22X JESSE HINTON 88 JASON WYMAN 117 ROBERT BURBANK 72X CODY HODGE 7 JOE GRENIER 08 NATHAN WODDWORTH 93 REGGIE THEROUX 5489 COLIN CORNELL 5 DAVID POTTER 619 DOUG BANDY 91 KEVIN SHERMAN 27X MATT DECKER 77X JAMES LAMBERT 12X JEFF BUCKNAM 75 CHRIS BEDARD 98 MARTIN BARRUP 500 STEVE GLODGETT 32 NICK GILCRIS 63 JAMIE HEATH 75X ALAN DERRINGTON 79 KYLE HILL 1X DONNY DUVAL JR. IW7 BILLY HUTCHINS 45 DONNIE BEER 85 JASON BALLL 9ME JOSH DUBE 4W JAMES WALSH 21NH MATT CARBONE 5G JASON GAMMON 77 JOHN CARPENTER X99 JARED EDSON 66 DAN BRYAN 01 BILLY WOODSIDE 508 JOE SULLIVAN 7.3 STEVE ELLIS 169W KEVIN WHITTUM 169 BRENDON RHODES 05 ALEX GIROUX 68 BRANDON LAMBERT 18-2 ASHLEY KUHN 97H MIKE DEBLOIS 00NO SCOTT MORRISON 237 PETE FRASIER 117X CHUCK BUCKNAM 911 DOUG BOUCHER 8008 ZACK ELLIS 714 LUKE MCCOY 04 NICK ??? 83M TIM MARTIN 439 LUKE CHALIFAUX 0 JOE GLODGETT 419 JACK HAYES 3 MIKE PAINE 29 CHRISTIAN LAFLAMME 21 SCOTT RICHNER 13 BRETT FALCONER 26 STEPHEN DONAHUE 12 DOUG MCCLAIN 10X SHAWN HARVIN 4 SALE NICK BOIVIN 8X JOSH KNOLL 11X BILL FISKE 79X TANGUAY 44X JIM STORACE 627 JARED SIMPSON 144 ANTHONY ALLEN 42 PAUL DUDLEY 56 CHRIS LAFOREST 2117 SPENCER ??? 101 JAKE BRIGGS 47 PAIGE WHITTEMORE 333 BRUCE SPENCER 288 ALEX PORTER 6X JASON CYR 3XL BRAD BUSHEY 33 RYAN GLODGETT 68X NICK POTWIN... read more
JESSE HINTON WINS WINTER BLAST 100 AT SPEEDWAY 51 IN GROVETON

JESSE HINTON WINS WINTER BLAST 100 AT SPEEDWAY 51 IN GROVETON

It was bone chilling cold outside but it did not deter over 160 race vehicles and close to 1,500 race fans from attending the 2019 Winter Blast 100 at Speedway 51 powered by the Autosaver Group in Groveton, New Hampshire. Jesse Hinton was declared the winner of the main event. 161 cars, trucks, vans, ambulances and more started the race on a rolling start and cruised well until the track became totally blocked with dead and crashed vehicles. Thanks to Chris Caron with his fork loader, and Arsenault Towing Service the field got untangled and off they went. As the race wound down, the leader apparently was Jason Wyman, but unfortunately his scorer missed a lap, thus giving the win to Jesse Hinton. Wyman was scored second ahead of Robert Burbank, Cody Hodge and Joe Grenier. Nathan Woodworth was 6th, Reggie Theroux 7th, Colin Cornell 8th, David Potter 9th and Doug Bandy rounded out the top 10. The North Country Family Restaurant Best Dressed Vehicle Award went to Seth Drown from Alfred, Maine. The entire Speedway 51 family would like to thank White Mountains Community College, Mom’s North Country Powersports, Batch’s Kwik Stop, Optical Expression, Berlin, Vermont, Around the Clock Auto Repair, NEK Trophies and the North Country Family Restaurant for their sponsorship of the Winter Blast 100.     Keep watching the Speedway 51 website at www.speedway51int.com for all upcoming information. The website also has the 2019 schedule and some of the 2019 rules posted. For info you can call Dick therrien at 802-274-8823 or e-mail him at dprdick@gmail.com. Speedway 51 is located at 78 Craggy Road in... read more
Winter Blast 2019

Winter Blast 2019

Top Five Finishers – CONGRATULATIONS! 1st – Jesse Hinton 2nd – Jason Wyman 3rd – Robert Burbank 4th – Cody Hodge 5th – Joe Grennier   Check back tomorrow! Press Release and more pictures and videos to be posted Monday!... read more

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT WINTER BLAST 100

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT WINTER BLAST 100   MANY PEOPLE QUESTIONING THIS   YES, YOU MAY REGISTER YOUR WINTER BLAST 100 VEHICLE UNTIL 12:45PM SATURDAY   PLEASE BE THERE... read more

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