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EXCITEMENT BUILDS AS WINTER BLAST 100 READY TO GO GREEN JANUARY 21ST

Speedway 51 is getting closer by the day as they prepare the premises for the Dalton Mountain Motorsports Winter Blast 100 snow race, presented by Optical Expressions Berlin, Around the Clock Auto Repair, North Country Family Restaurant and the Sign Depot as it’s almost ready to go green on Saturday, January 21st at 2pm. The facility is being readied for this fun-filled event as snow is being moved around, grandstands and pits are being plowed, and the grounds are being prepared for one of the many winter events scheduled for 2017.               Event promoter, Dick Therrien is excited as phone calls, e-mails and text messages have been flooding his phone for over two weeks. “This is going to be a blast, Therrien stated. The phone has been ringing non-stop with questions on rules, how the event will be run, and what time gates are opening up. We have a huge amount of interest out of Southern New Hampshire, Central Vermont and the local scene in Groveton. If the weather continues like forecasted, we will have a perfect track.”               The event will be held on Saturday, January 21, 2017 at 2pm. 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. Entry fee for this event is $25 for the driver, $25 for any rider, and the pit fee will be $20. General admission for the grandstands will... read more

SPEEDWAY 51 READY TO HOST VINTAGE SNOWMOBILE RACING

Speedway 51 in Groveton, New Hampshire is turning the Track into a four season wonderland as they get ready to host the Winter Blast 100 snow race scheduled for Saturday afternoon, January 21st at 2pm. Dalton Mountain Motorsports, Optical Expressions Berlin, Around the Clock Auto Repair, the North Country Family Restaurant and Sign Depot have all signed on to sponsor the Winter Blast 100 snow race at the ¼ mile, high banked asphalt facility. Along with the Winter Blast 100, there will be a four race series for Vintage Snowmobiles.               The four dates of the Series are Saturday, January 28th, Saturday, February 18th and 25th, as well as March 4th. There will be points for the entire Series and rules, registration and information can all be found on the Speedway 51 webpage. For more information on this event and others, 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

STEPHEN DONAHUE FILES FIRST WINTER BLAST 100 ENTRY

       Graniteville, Vermont native, Stephen Donahue filed the first entry for the Dalton Mountain Motorsports Winter Blast 100 snow race presented by Optical Expressions Berlin, Around the Clock Auto Repair, and the North Country Family Restaurant at Speedway 51 in Groveton, New Hampshire.               Donahue, whom participated in the Tiger Sportsman division at the Track periodically in 2016 is looking forward to carrying the checkered flag in this family oriented, fun event. The 2016 Thunder Road Tiger Sportsman champion will be challenged by numerous snow racers from throughout the Northeast.               The event will be held on Saturday, January 21, 2017 at 2pm. 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. Entry fee for this event is $25, and pit fee will be $20. General admission for the grandstands will be $12 for adults, $10 for Seniors 62 & up, ages 12-17 are just $5, and kids twelve and under are free. Post time will be 2pm on Saturday, January 21st, and a severe weather make-up date has been scheduled for Saturday, February 4th at 2pm. For more information on this event and others, 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... read more

SANTA BRINGS SPONSORS TO WINTER BLAST 100

DALTON MOUNTAIN MOTORSPORTS  —  OPTICAL EXPRESSIONS BERLIN  —  AROUND THE CLOCK AUTO REPAIR  —  NORTH COUNTRY FAMILY RESTAURANT Santa made a special stop this year at Speedway 51 in Groveton, New Hampshire and he delivered the best package of all, sponsors for the Winter Blast 100 snow race scheduled for Saturday afternoon, January 21st at 2pm. Dalton Mountain Motorsports, Optical Expressions Berlin, Around the Clock Auto Repair and the North Country Family Restaurant have all signed on to sponsor the Winter Blast 100 snow race at the ¼ mile, high banked asphalt facility. “We are extremely excited about our new marketing partnerships, stated Track owner, Joey Laquerre. This is going to be a very fun event, and these sponsors are in for a treat!” Dalton Mountain Motorsports is located on Route 3 in Lancaster, New Hampshire. They offer lots of fun toys for all seasons including snowmobiles and side by sides manufactured by Ski-Doo and Can Am. They have all the gear and accessories to make every trip a “Blast!” Optical Expressions Berlin is your complete eyewear and eye care center located in the Berlin Mall in Berlin, Vermont. They are open seven days a week for your convenience. They offer eye exams, eyewear, contact lenses, sunglasses and accept prescriptions from any eye care provider. Around The Clock Auto Repair is located on Hill Street in Lyndonville, Vermont. “You name it and they fix it!” Doug Bandy and crew will work on everything from automobiles, trucks, snow machines and more. Doug is a former winner of this event. Our final sponsor is North Country Family Restaurant in Groveton, New... read more

HAPPY NEW YEAR TO THE SPEEDWAY 51 RACING FAMILY

              Joey, Pam, Jeff, Jon and the entire staff from Speedway 51 in Groveton, New Hampshire, wishes each and every one of you a very Happy New Year. 2017 is shaping up to be a great year, as many positive new changes are in store for fans and racers alike. 2017 is going to be the year of taking care of our own, and we are looking forward to being the leader in auto racing in the Northeast.               Please check in regularly on our website, as there will be a lot of activity in the coming weeks! Have a safe and happy new year!... read more

SPEEDWAY 51 DARES YOU!

Speedway 51 dares you to test your limits at the Winter Blast 100   1/21/17 IN GROVETON, NH CHECK OUR WEBSITE FOR DETAILS AT... read more

HAPPY HOLIDAYS, MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR TO THE SPEEDWAY 51 RACING FAMILY

Joey, Pam, Jeff, John and the entire staff from Speedway 51 in Groveton, New Hampshire, wish each and every one of you a safe and happy holiday season. We hope you all will take a moment to reflect back on 2016, and work hard to make 2017 a banner season at Speedway 51. Please check in regularly on our website, as there will be a lot of activities in the coming weeks! Well wishes to... read more

FROM THE DESK OF SPEEDWAY 51

Get your Winter Blast 100 Entries in Everyone is encouraged to get your Winter Blast 100 snow race entry in as soon as possible. Numbers will be given out on a first come, first serve basis. Entry fees are just $25 to reserve your numbers. Rules and entry blank can be found on website. Mail entry blanks to Dick Therrien, P.O. Box 612, North Concord, Vt., 05858. Please make check payable to Speedway 51. No numbers will be reserved without paid entry. Speedway 51 rules to be posted soon Speedway 51 staff is finalizing the 2017 rulebook as we speak. Rules for all divisions including the new Cyclone and Angel divisions will be posted in the very near future. The most significant changes will be coming in the Late Model class. Reserve your number ASAP It is time to reserve your racecar’s number! License forms can be found on the track’s website. Only two digit numbers will be allowed! 2016 numbers are given on a first come first serve basis. To keep your 2016 number, you must file for a license by January 15, 2017. Don’t forget all divisions must have scanners All divisions except Late Models must run a one way scanner in 2016. You may use a regular scanner or a RACEIVER. Both are inexpensive and mandatory! Any questions contact Dick Therrien at 802-274-8823, or at dprdick@gmail.com. Season’s passes make great Holiday gifts Speedway 51 2017 Season Passes are on sale now and make great holiday gift ideas. $180 is the price for this year’s pass and this will get you into all events at Speedway 51... read more

VERY FEW LATE MODEL CHANGES IN 2017 (BUT!! PLEASE SEE NEW CHANGES BELOW!)

          Speedway 51, located in Groveton, New Hampshire, is diligently working on rule changes for 2017. The Late Model division will continue to run rules similar to ACT Late Models, but there are several changes in the works as we speak. The following changes are officially on the books:   There will be a five race series for the Late Models in 2016. The races will be held on Saturday, May 13, Saturday, June 3, Saturday, July 1, Saturday, August 12, and Saturday, August 26th. The 2017 edition of the Fall Brawl will be held on Saturday, September 16th.   All Late Model races are extra distance and extra purses. The 2017 schedule and purses can be found on the Speedway 51 website.   Late Models will be able to run bump stops in 2017. Guidelines for the bump stops, including specific part numbers can be found in the 2017 rulebook when it is released.   The Late Model division will no longer be running American Racer tires. In 2017 the Late Models will be racing on Hoosier 9” tires. These are the same tires that the  PASS Modifieds race on. They will be the same price as the American Racer tire.  They will fit perfectly on your 8” rims.   We will be instituting a strict tire purchasing 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... read more

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