Speedway 51 from high above!

Speedway 51 from a drone

2018 Fall Brawl

Speedway 51 Fall Brawl

2018 Novemberfast

Speedway 51 Novemberfast

Winter Blast

Winter Blast 100

PHOTO GALLERY

SPEEDWAY 51

PHOTOS

by Alan Plummer of Smokin’ Shutters Photography

IMG_7622

View
Autosaver Group

SPEEDWAY 51 AMPING UP GO-KART SERIES FOR 2019

SPEEDWAY 51 AMPING UP GO-KART SERIES FOR 2019 Speedway 51 and the Speedway 51 Go Kart Series officials are busy at work putting the final touches on the popularly successful Go-Kart Racing Series at the Speedway for the 2019 racing season. Track management and Karting officials met a couple weeks ago to discuss strategy for the upcoming season. Topics included: Scheduling, officials, stream-lining program and the possibility of a brand new track on the frontstretch. Those in attendance included karting representatives, Min Kennett, Jack Call, Pete Marshall, and Jess Pelletier. Speedway 51 reps included Pam Dunkling, Bob Wright, and Dick Therrien. Keep following us on our Speedway 51 website at www.speedway51int.com, and our Facebook page to keep up on all of our racing information including Go-Karts and our regular Saturday night shows. For more information call Dick Therrien at 802-274-8823. Speedway 51 is located at 78 Craggy Road in Groveton, New... read more

TIGER SPORTSMAN MEETING DATE CHANGE

TIGER SPORTSMAN MEETING DATE CHANGE MEETING TO BE HELD THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 29TH Due to a large number of people responding that they could not make the Tiger Sportsman informational meeting on Thursday, November 15th, we have decided that it is in best interest to change the meeting date to Thursday, November 29th at 6:30pm at Laquerre’s Marine in East Montpelier, Vermont. The meeting will be for all Tiger Sportsman drivers and anyone interested in racing in a Tiger at Speedway 51 in Groveton, New Hampshire during the 2019 racing season. We ask that each team limit themselves to a maximum of two representatives each due to space constraints. Many topics will be discussed. We need your input as we head into the 2019 race season. Come to the meeting and be heard! Pizza and water will be served. Please be on time, as we want to get everyone back on the road as soon as possible. Any questions contact Dick Therrien at 802-274-8823 or E-mail at... read more

Banquet of Champions Saturday, November 17th, 2018

Banquet of Champions Saturday, November 17th, 2018 Town & Country Inn & Resort 20 US-2, Gorham, NH   Social Hour – 4:45              Dinner – 5:45             Awards Ceremony – 7:15 Music & Dancing To Follow by “TBA”   Menu Garden Salad, Fresh Fruit Watermelon Basket, Vegetable Platter Roast Sirloin of Beef, Roast Turkey, Baked Haddock, Baked Stuffed Italian Shells, Candied Fresh Carrots, Red Bliss Mashed Potato, Homemade Dinner Rolls, Fresh Apple Crisp   A special room rate is being offered to Speedway 51 Guests – $74.00 plus tax for two people, $10 for each extra person in room For reservations, please call:  800-325-4386 or 603-466-3315 Link to Town and Country website:  www.townandcountryinn.com   BANQUET TICKETS – $44.00 per person, $23.00 – 12 years and under RSVP NO LATER THAN November 9, 2018 You can order tickets with Banquet Ticket Order Form located on the left side of the homepage on our website www.speedway51int.com, or by printing the PDF form at the bottom of this page.  Mail to: Speedway 51 Attn:  Banquet 1010 VT Rt. 14 South East Montpelier, VT 05651 Your tickets will be waiting for you at the door We look forward to sharing this very special evening with you as we celebrate our third racing season and congratulate our track champions.  Cocktail or business attire is strongly suggested. If you have any questions, please call Pam @ 802-279-1590 or Min (karts) @ 603-631-1333 or 603-636-2124.   2018 BANQUET OF CHAMPIONS TICKET ORDER FORM... read more
JASON KENISON CLAIMS NOVEMBERFAST WIN AT SPEEDWAY 51

JASON KENISON CLAIMS NOVEMBERFAST WIN AT SPEEDWAY 51

It finally happened! What started out as Octoberfast turned into Novemberfast due to several rainouts, but finally the Weather Gods gave us a partly sunny, but chilly day to wrap up the 2018 racing season at Speedway 51 powered by the Autosaver Group in Groveton, New Hampshire. The winners on Mom’s North Country Powersports day included Erik Steele, Jason Porter and Jason Kenison. A solid thirty two car field lined up for the Novemberfast 151 Enduro. Jason Kenison from Groveton, New Hampshire jumped out to the front and survived three red flags and cruised to the $2,000 payday.  North Carolina native, Jamie Longley returned home and raced to a second place finish in the Charlie Rockwell Mobile. Jefferson, New Hampshire’s, Daniel Stinson placed third ahead of Shawn McLain, and Kyle Willis rounded out the top five.   Erik Steel from Barre, Vermont won the Spectator Drags.   Jason Porter from Freeport, Maine won the history making one on one Enduro Drags. This wraps up the racing season at Speedway 51. The staff and management would like to thank all the competitors and crew members as well as sponsors and employees for a great season. The next event on the calendar will be the Annual Banquet of Champions set for Saturday night, November 17th at the Town & Country Inn & Resort in Gorham, New Hampshire. Tickets are on sale, and the registration form can be found on the Track website at www.speedway51int.com, or by calling Pam Dunkling at 802-279-1590, or for Kart tickets contact Min Kennett at 603-631-1333. Speedway 51 is located at 78 Craggy Road in Groveton, New Hampshire.... read more

SPEEDWAY 51 RESOLVES STREET STOCK CONTROVERSY BEATTIE & ADAMS NAMED CO-CHAMPIONS FOR 2018

Speedway 51 powered by the Autosaver Group is pleased to announce that they have come to an agreement with both parties in a protest of the Caron’s Fabrication Street Stock division championship. Both parties have agreed that it is in the best interest of everyone to settle the complaint in this manner. The controversy arose on championship night at the high banked Speedway in Groveton, New Hampshire. Hardwick, Vermont’s Greg Adams held the point lead heading into the night’s activities. The only driver with a chance to catch Adams was St. Johnsbury native, Kasey Beattie. Adams had substitute driver Will Hennequin driving his car as Adams was away on vacation and couldn’t attend and opted to use the rule that allows a driver to use a substitute one time a year. Adams exercised the rule as he felt his lead was a comfortable one. In the qualifying round Beattie jumped out to a sizable lead, and Hennequin was stuck in the back of the pack and got tangled up with several other cars near the end of the race allowing Beattie to pick up four of the thirteen points he needed to win the championship. The feature race saw Beattie work his way to the front. As Beattie pulled away, Hennequin was in position to earn enough points to win the crown for Adams, when suddenly another competitor intentionally put Hennequin in the wall in turn four damaging the Adams car beyond repair, thus ending Adam’s championship hope. Therefore, Beattie won the race and edged out Adams by a mere two points. A protest was filed by Adams and... read more

NOVEMBERFAST MOVED TO SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 4TH, 1:30PM

Mother Nature has thrown her final curveball at us with a large amount of rain scheduled to soak us late Thursday into Friday with another system hitting on Friday and off and on throughout Saturday. Sunday is looking very good and we have rescheduled the Mom’s North Country Powersports Novemberfast event until Sunday at 1:30pm. “We are bound and determined to get the event in, and Sunday’s forecast looks good stated Speedway 51 owner, Joey Laquerre. Sunday the event will be run rain or shine as our season will end on Sunday. We want to end our season on a good note and the weatherman has stated Sunday is our best chance of dry weather.” On the card will be the Mom’s 150 lap, $2,000 to win Enduro, plus $151 to win Spectator Drags, and a very entertaining $51 to win Enduro Car Drags. The always popular Kid’s Candy Scramble will also take place. Post time is 1:30pm. The schedule of events are listed below.   NOVEMBERFAST 151 ENDURO MOMS NORTH COUNTRY POWER SPORTS POST TIME 1:30PM   11/4/18 (SUBJECT TO CHANGE)   9:00 PITS OPEN 11:30 FRONT GATE OPENS 12:30 ENDURO CAR SAFETY TECH ENDS 12:45 PIT MEETING + 50/50 DRAW 1:00 SCORERS MEETING IN MAIN GRANDSTANDS   LINEUP ENDURO SPECTATOR DRAGS 1:25 POST PARADE: SPEEDWAY 51 SAFETY VEHICLES       MOM’S VEHICLES 1:30 POST TIME ENDURO SPECTATOR DRAGS (SINGLE ELIMINATION) $51 TO WIN LINEUP ENDURO CARS SPECTATOR DRAGS (DOUBLE ELIMINATION) $151 TO WIN KIDS CANDY SCRAMBLE   INTERMISSION/50/50 & RAFFLE DRAWS 151 LAPS    MOM’S NOVEMBERFAST ENDURO AWARDS PRESENTATIONS / TROPHIES TOP... read more

****ALERT – TIGER SPORTSMAN – ALERT****

ALL TIGER DRIVERS WE ARE LOOKING AT HOLDING AN INFORMATIONAL MEETING IN THE VERY NEAR FUTURE CONCERNING THE TIGER SPORTSMA DIVISION AT SPEEDWAY 51 IN 2019 WE HAVE TWO OPTIONS OPTION #1 – WE CAN HOLD THE MEETING AT THE TOWN & COUNTRY INN AND RESORT ON THE DAY OF THE BANQUET SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2018, 1:30PM OR OPTION #2 – WE CAN HOLD THE MEETING IN CENTRAL VERMONT ON A SATURDAY OR SUNDAY IN THE NEAR FUTURE PLEASE RESPOND TO DICK THERRIEN ASAP. IT’S UP TO YOU! MUST RESPOND BY 11/11/18 CONTACT DICK AT 802-274-8823, OR E-MAIL –... read more

NOVEMBERFAST IS ON BUT WITH A DIFFERENT SCHEDULE

As Mother Nature wreaks havoc on Octoberfast 2018, schedules have come and gone, and changes have been forced to be made. With weather being the issue again on October 27th and 28th, the plan to try one more time was enacted and the event was rescheduled for November 3rd with a November 4th rain date. We knew that it was Thunder Road’s Annual Awards Banquet so we bumped up starting times figuring that we could get everyone off and running back to Central Vermont by approximately 2:30pm. After much more pencil crushing it was realized that it would be cutting it overly close for some drivers to get to the banquet and it was putting a burden on their very important event. So in best interest of everyone the decision to cancel the final Mom’s North Country Powersports Twin State Street Stock Series event has been made and Jeff Martin will be crowned on Saturday night as the 2018 champion. The Barre, Vermont native, Martin won all three of the Series races thus far and had a very comfortable lead of 29 points heading into the final Series race. Craftsbury’s, Stephen Martin will collect second place honors, ahead of a pair of St. Johnsbury drivers, Kasey Beattie, and Alan Birch, and Williamstown’s, Tommy Smith. These five will be saluted for their performances at the Thunder Road Banquet. The same courtesy will be shown to Thunder Road’s Warrior teams as we are cancelling the Cyclone / Warrior Challenge. The new schedule is being revamped as we speak. The Mom’s North Country Powersports, Novemberfast 151 Enduro paying $2,000 to win will... read more

Speedway 51 Rained Out event cancellation alerts!

Click the RainedOut banner below to signup or text SPEEDWAY51NH to 84483 to receive ALL alerts/messages from Speedway 51 NH

Rained Out Event Cancelation Service