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JAKE MCDOWELL MEMORIAL GOES TO BUNKER HODGDON CHAMPIONSHIPS ON TAP THIS WEEK

           The summer racing season has come and gone at Speedway 51 powered by the Autosaver Group in Groveton, New Hampshire, as the season begins to wind down at the ¼ mile, high banked track and the next to the last point counting event saw some of the best racing of the season.                    Sign Depot and Pepsi presented the return of the Jake McDowell Street Stock Memorial Classic. McDowell was a fan favorite that tragically lost his life in 2007. The event is the most prestigious Caron Fabrication Street Stock race on the calendar. The race was divided into three segments. Segment number one went to Kevin Streeter, while Allan Birch upset the field in the second segment. Three drivers were all tied with six points each heading into the final leg of the race. Jeff Murray outraced the field for the win, but Bunker Hodgdon scored the overall victory over Streeter, Brett Rowell, Dylan Laleme and Jeff Murray.                    Brendan Moodie got back to his winning ways in the Perras Ace Hardware Tiger Sportsman feature as he defeated Ryan Boutin, Derrick Calkins, Kyle Streeter and Brian Gosselin. Floyd Bennett Jr. won the qualifying round.                    Makita Giroux captured his first ever victory in the A.B. Excavation Daredevil Youth Racer main event. Giroux started on the pole and never looked back. Alexus Call, Kyle Labounty, Hunter King and newcomer, Julian Kenison completed the top five. Garrett Labounty scored a popular win in the preliminary round.                    Chris Ouellette extended his point lead in the... read more

North Country Family Restaurant Karts at Speedway 51 Powered by the Autosaver Group

The North Country Family Restaurant Karts were back in action at Lil’ Speedway 51 for the Joel Kennett Memorial Championship Event.  A very appropriate and thoughtful  blessing was delivered by Jr. Mini Pro race mom Jen Gilbert followed by the National Anthem being sung by Jr. Mini Pro driver Summer Boutin. Christopher “Cridda” Shannon of Lancaster, NH drove his #111 Snips Plus sponsored kart from the rear into the front in the Batch’s Kwik Stop Pro feature with intensity as he had the championship on his mind.   Following Shannon to the checkered flag was Cody Brown of Groveton, NH and Julian Kenison of Groveton, NH rounded out the top three in the DK & Sons Auto Repair sponsored kart.  Brown won his respective heat and Kenison won the popular Batch’s Kwik stop Trophy Dash.  Shannon will be crowned 2017 champion at the Speedway 51 Banquet of Champions in a few months. Luke Shannon drove a very cool race even though he was a nervous young man going into the event.  Shannon is the 2017 champion for the second year in a row narrowly beating Jesse Laquerre.   The Batch’s Kwik Stop Mini Pro drivers put on a heck of a show with the points battle on their minds.  Shannon won his heat, trophy dash and feature event.  Following Shannon across the line was Cooper Robinson of Lancaster, NH and Makita Giroux our wild Canadian. The enthusiastic drivers in the Batch’s Kwik Stop Jr. Mini Pro division once again drove like veterans.  Feature winners were Logan Farnsworth of St. Jonsbury, VT. and Evan Gilbert of Gorham, NH. Gilbert and... read more

WELCH, CALKINS, STREETER AND DUNHAM GRAB WINS AT SPEEDWAY 51 POWERED BY THE AUTOSAVER GROUP

                  Speedway 51 powered by the Autosaver Group came alive with the sound of racecars this past Saturday night after the previous week’s rainout. With other local tracks rained out, several new cars came to challenge the regulars and a pair of them carried the checkered flag when it was all over. Winners on Mom’s of Lancaster night included Quinney Welch, Derrick Calkins, Kevin Streeter and Jesse Dunham.                     It was Round #4 for the North Country Ford Late Models Series and a solid field of 14 cars took the green flag for 75 laps of racing. Lapped traffic played a major part of the event as the leaders had to work a lot of lapped traffic from lap 9 on. Chip Grenier was at the point when a lapped car jumbled the field allowing Quinney Welch to grab the lead. Grenier once again was a lapped traffic victim as Corey Mason boxed him down in turn three to take over the second spot. Welch pulled away from the pack to carry the checkers in the non-stop event. Mason, Grenier, Jeff Marshall and Brendan Moodie completed the top five. Randy Potter and Mason carried qualifying heat checkered flags.             Derrick Calkins once again held off multi-feature winner, Brendan Moodie in the Perras Ace Hardware Tiger Sportsman 25 lap main event. The pair broke through traffic early and pulled away from the field until the latter part of the event when Mike Clark started to mount a challenge but ran out of time leaving the top... read more

JAKE MCDOWELL MEMORIAL RACE RULES FOR AUGUST 19TH

JAKE MCDOWELL MEMORIAL RACE RULES SATURDAY, AUGUST 19, 2017    RULES OF THE EVENT   THIS IS A NON-POINTS COUNTING EVENT FOR STREET STOCKS, HOW EVER, SPEEDWAY 51 CARS WILL RECEIVE 50 CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS FOR SHOWING UP.   DRIVERS WILL DRAW FOR STARTING LINEUP FOR FIRST SEGMENT. FINISHES WILL BE INVERTED FOR FINAL 2 SEGMENTS   OUT OF CAR INTROS SEGMENT #1   SEGMENT WINNER WILL RECEIVE SPECIAL AWARD, SO IF YOU WIN A SEGMENT, STOP AT THE START FINISH LINE.   DRIVER WITH LOWEST SCORE FROM ALL 3 SEGMENTS WILL BE THE WINNER OF THE RACE. IF THERE IS A TIE FOR ANY POSITION, THE DRIVER THAT FINISHES THE HIGHEST IN THE 3RD AND FINAL SEGMENT WILL BE AWARDED THAT POSITION.   UPON ARRIVAL TO RACE YOU MUST SELECT WHICH RULES YOU ARE RUNNING UNDER. TO EARN SPEEDWAY 51 POINTS YOU MUST RUN SPEEDWAY 51 RULES. YOU WILL BE TECHED BY TRACK RULEBOOKS.       PURSE: 1-10 – $300, $200, $175, $150, $125, $100, $95, $90, $85, $80              11-15 – $75, 15-24 –... read more

NORTH COUNTRY FORD LATE MODELS RETURN THIS SATURDAY NIGHT

This Saturday night, August 12th, the North Country Ford Late Models return for Round #4 of their Series at Speedway 51 powered by the Autosaver Group in Groveton, New Hampshire. The headlining Late Models will race for 75 green flag laps. Joining the Late Models will be the Perras Ace Hardware Tiger Sportsman, Caron’s Fabrication Street Stocks and the A.B. Excavating Daredevils, plus a Kids Candy Scramble at intermission. All the activities will be sponsored by Mom’s of Lancaster. Post time is 6pm. Red Hot Corey Mason will lead the way in the North Country Ford Late Models as he has scored two wins and a third in the first three races. Right on his heels is Graniteville, Vermont’s Chip Grenier, who owns the other win. Others to watch will be Mike Kenison, Randy Potter, Brendan Moodie and the rest of the very competitive field. This event will go a long ways in deciding the Late Model championship on Saturday, August 26th. “Racing has been incredible all season long stated Track owner Joey Laquerre, we are expecting nothing less this weekend. Our divisions are extremely competitive and really keep you on the edge of your seat all night long. This Saturday night should be awesome!” For more information on this event and others please visit our website at www.speedway51int.com, or call the new Track hotline at 802-266-0240. Speedway 51 is located on Craggy Road in Groveton, New... read more

JAKE RACE RESCHEDULED FOR AUGUST 19TH AT SPEEDWAY 51 POWERED BY THE AUTOSAVER GROUP

Mother Nature forced Speedway 51 powered by the Autosaver Group to postpone this past Saturday night’s racing activities at the high banked ¼ mile asphalt speedway located in Groveton, New Hampshire. The event was to have been the rebirth of the Jake McDowell Memorial Classic, aka “The Jake Race.”The 50 lap event for the Caron Fabrication Street Stocks was scheduled for three segments, 15, 16, and 19 laps, and was sponsored by the Sign Depot and Pepsi. The race is tentatively rescheduled for Saturday night, August 19th at 6pm. The event will feature the Caron Fabrication Street Stocks, Perras Ace Hardware Tiger Sportsman, A.B. Excavating Daredevils, White Mountains Community College Cyclones and the Twisted Tea Angels. Negotiations are ongoing to also bring back the Granite State Legends and Bandoleros. For more information on this event and others please visit our website at www.speedway51int.com, or call the new Track hotline at 802-266-0240. Speedway 51 is located on Craggy Road in Groveton, New... read more

North Country Family Restaurant Karts at Speedway 51 Powered by the Autosaver Group

The North Country Family Restaurant Karts were back in action at Lil’ Speedway 51 for the Snap-On event. A thoughtful blessing was delivered by Jr. Mini Pro race mom Jen Gilbert followed by the National Anthem being sung by Jr. Mini Pro driver Summer Boutin. Mother Nature had shown some signs of pending storms in the area so each division ran the feature event only and will have double points for the heat races and trophy dashes on August 19. Points racing will end on August 19 for the season and the racing was intense as drivers tried to gain every point possible. Christopher “Cridda” Shannon of Lancaster, NH drove his #111 Snips Plus sponsored kart from the rear into the front in the Batch’s Kwik Stop Pro feature with intensity as he has the championship on his mind. Shannon has a 42 point lead over Julian Kenison of Groveton, NH going into the final event. Following Shannon to the checkered flag was Cody Brown of Groveton, NH and Brian Rogers, Jr. of Milton, VT rounded out the top three in the Waste Oil Heating Systems of Vermont sponsored kart. Luke Shannon of Groveton, NH and close point competitor Jesse Laquerre East Montpelier, VT put on another intense battle for the fans in the Batch’s Kwik Stop Mini Pro division. These two rivals are just nine points apart with only one points race remaining. Laquerre in the Jeff Laquerre Motorsports sponsored kart shot to the front and never looked back at the field as he left almost every lap and took home the win. Shannon in the Lisa Hall... read more

Race Cancelled for Today

RACE CANCELED – After careful consideration we have decided to cancel the rest of the days racing activities. Please join us again next weekend. read more

JAKE RACE – STREET STOCK SPECIAL, NHMS LEGENDS & BANDOLEROS THIS SATURDAY

SATURDAY, AUGUST 5TH – 6 PM   “JAKE RACE – STREET STOCK SPECIAL” “NHMS LEGENDS & BANDOLEROS” Tigers, Cyclones, Angels & Dare Devils   Pit opens @ 2:30 PM – L – $30   NL – $35 Practice – 3:15 pm Main Grandstand – 4:30 pm   Adults-$12   Seniors/Military-$10   Teens-$5   Kids-FREE   Great Racing Great Food    Camping – $10... read more

JAKE MCDOWELL MEMORIAL RACE RULES

JAKE MCDOWELL MEMORIAL RACE RULES SATURDAY, AUGUST 5, 2017   RULES OF THE EVENT   THIS IS A NON-POINTS COUNTING EVENT FOR STREET STOCKS, HOW EVER, SPEEDWAY 51 CARS WILL RECEIVE 50 CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS FOR SHOWING UP.   DRIVERS WILL DRAW FOR STARTING LINEUP FOR FIRST SEGMENT. FINISHES WILL BE INVERTED FOR FINAL 2 SEGMENTS   OUT OF CAR INTROS SEGMENT #1   SEGMENT WINNER WILL RECEIVE SPECIAL AWARD, SO IF YOU WIN A SEGMENT, STOP AT THE START FINISH LINE.   DRIVER WITH LOWEST SCORE FROM ALL 3 SEGMENTS WILL BE THE WINNER OF THE RACE. IF THERE IS A TIE FOR ANY POSITION, THE          DRIVER THAT FINISHES THE HIGHEST IN THE 3RD AND FINAL SEGMENT           WILL BE AWARDED THAT POSITION.   UPON ARRIVAL TO RACE YOU MUST SELECT WHICH RULES YOU ARE RUNNING UNDER. TO EARN SPEEDWAY 51 POINTS YOU MUST RUN       SPEEDWAY 51 RULES. YOU WILL BE TECHED BY TRACK RULEBOOKS.     PURSE: 1-10 – $300, $200, $175, $150, $125, $100, $95, $90, $85, $80              11-15 – $75, 15-24 –... read more