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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


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


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


Speedway 51 is proud to announce that they have added a very unique class of racers to their racing program for 2019 named the Veteran Chargers. There has been a large amount of interest since last year’s racing event held at the Mike Beattie’s Blast From The Past II race that featured many old time racers getting back behind the wheel of a racecar for a 15 lap race. Old time stars such as Aaron Bennett, Mike Bennett, “The Blue Noodle” Tim Russell and others all participated in the fan friendly event. Since that time several other former racers have shown interest in putting something together for a few races at Speedway 51 in 2019. So a new part time division has been formed. The Veteran Chargers will race a half dozen times during the season. The criteria and rules are listed below:   This division is for retired drivers (male or female) that haven’t raced since 2005 or before, or someone that has never raced before and is at least 62 years of age.   Eligible cars must follow the rules of either the Speedway 51 Street Stocks or Bone Stockers. You may have your own car or you may borrow one from a current racer.   Veteran Chargers will race only a feature race on their scheduled nights.   Veteran Chargers will race for trophies only. The top three in the race will each receive a trophy, and one to give the kids in the grandstands.   Points will be kept and the top five competitors will be honored at the Annual Banquet of Champions. Trophies only.... read more


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


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


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

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