BANQUET OF CHAMPIONS CLOSES OUT 2018 RACING SEASON AT SPEEDWAY 51 POWERED BY THE AUTOSAVER GROUP

BANQUET OF CHAMPIONS CLOSES OUT 2018 RACING SEASON AT SPEEDWAY 51 POWERED BY THE AUTOSAVER GROUP

I would like to apologize for my typo errors in this banquet press release. It should have read $25,000 not $35,000, and the correct website address is www.speedway51int.com. I am sorry if it caused anyone any inconvenience!

Dick Therrien

Promoter & Marketing Manager

Speedway 51

 

The final event of 2018 took place Saturday night at the Town & Country Motor Inn & Resort in Gorham, New Hampshire, thus wrapping up the Speedway 51 racing season. Nearly 300 drivers, crew members, race fans, sponsors and Track owners and official were on hand to celebrate a great racing season. Over $25,000 in point fund money and awards was passed out to those in attendance after a delicious meal served by the professional staff at the Town & Country Motor Inn & Resort.

Champions that were honored included Brendan Moodie in the North Country Ford Late Model division, Craig Bushey in the Perras Ace Hardware Tiger Sportsman class. Kasey Beattie and Greg Adams shared the top honors in the Caron Fabrication Street Stocks. Makita Giroux received top honors in the Claudette & Dean’s Place Daredevil division, while Nicole Ouellette collected the hardware for the Lady Angels class. Her brother Chris Ouellette was awarded the White Mountains Community College championship trophies.

Groveton’s “Honkin’” Don Kenison was inducted into the coveted Riverside Speedway, Speedway 51 Hall of Fame. A very happy Kenison was thrilled with the award.

Young Summer Boutin was presented the Speedway 51 Award of Excellence for her contribution to the Track which featured her singing both the Star Spangled Banner and the Canadian Anthem each week to perfection. She once again thrilled the crowd by singing the National Anthem at the banquet.

Bob Wright was honored with the Speedway 51 Appreciation Award for all his hard work for the past thirty plus years at the Track.

You can find all the presented award recipients at the bottom of this page, and please enjoy the photo collection from Track Photographer, Alan Plummer. For more info visit the website at www.speedway51int.com.  

SPEEDWAY 51 TROPHY AWARDS ~

CLAUDETTE & DEAN’S PLACE DARE DEVILS –

  1.  Makita Giroux
  2.  Laci Potter
  3.   Jaxson Edwards
  4.   Jesse Laquerre

 

LADY ANGELS –

  1. Nicole Ouellette

WHITE MOUNTAINS COMMUNITY COLLEGE CYCLONES –

  1. Chris Ouellette
  2. Nick Miller
  3. Travis Moulton
  4. Todd Derrington

CARON FABRICATION STREET STOCKS –

  1. Kasey Beattie
  2. Greg Adams
  3. Thomas Merchant
  4. Ryan Ware
  5. Alan Birch
  6. Dean Switzer, Jr.

10. Alexus Call

PERRAS ACE HARDWARE TIGER SPORTSMAN –

  1. Craig Bushey
  2. Nick Gilcris
  3. Kevin Boutin
  4. Ryan  Boutin
  5. Bunker Hodgdon
  6. Jon Boutin
  7. Steve Heitz
  8. Jason Kenison
  9. Erik Messier
  10. Burt Spooner

NORTH COUNTRY FORD LATE MODELS –

  1. Brendan Moodie
  2. Craig Bushey
  3. Brad Bushey
  4. Mike Giroux
  5. Jeff Marshall
  6. Mike Kenison
  7. Doug Laleme

 

SPEEDWAY 51 AWARD ~

Summer Boutin

ROOKIE AWARDS ~

Dare Devil – Jaxon Edwards

Street Stock – Ryan Ware

Tigers – Bunker Hodgdon

Late Models – Dylan Laleme

 

2018 SPECIALITY AWARDS ~

     

CLAUDETTE & DEAN’S PLACE DAREDEVILS~

Hard Charger Award – MAKITA GIROUX

Most Improved Driver – LACI POTTER

Sportsmanship Award – JAXON EDWARDS & JESSE LAQUERRE

 

LADY ANGELS ~

Most Improved Driver – NICOLE OUELLETTE

 

WHITE MOUNTAIN COMMUNITY COLLEGE CYCLONES ~

Hard Charger Award – CHRIS OUELLETTE

Most Improved Driver – NICK MILLER

Sportsmanship Award – TRAVIS MOULTON

 

CARON’S FABRICATION STREET STOCKS ~

Hard Charger Award – ALAN BIRCH

Most Improved Driver – RYAN WARE

Sportsmanship Award – THOMAS MERCHANT

 

PERRAS ACE HARDWARE TIGER SPORTSMAN ~

Hard Charger Award – NICK GILCRIS

Most Improved Driver – RYAN BOUTIN

Sportsmanship Award – STEVEN HEITZ & KEVIN BOUTIN

 

NORTH COUNTRY FORD LATE MODELS ~

Hard Charger Award – CRAIG BUSHEY

Most Improved Driver – MIKE GIROUX

Sportsmanship Award – BRAD BUSHEY

 

DRIVER OF THE YEAR AWARD:   CRAIG BUSHEY   

         

SPEEDWAY 51 APPRECIATION AWARD: BOB WRIGHT

 

HALL OF FAME INDUCTEE: DON KENISON