It’s hard to believe that it is that time of the racing season where champions will be crowned, but that’s exactly what will be happening this Saturday night, August 26th at Speedway 51 powered by the Autosaver Group in Groveton, New Hampshire. Creative Counters from Lyndonville, Vermont will be sponsoring the Salute to Summer Championship Night. Championships will be on the line for Late Models, Tiger Sportsman and Street Stocks.


            The point battle in the North Country Ford Late Models is pretty intense as not only is the number one spot up for grabs, there are several battles to be decided in the top ten in points. Corey mason has a 36 point lead over Chip Grenier, 369-333. Randy Potter sits third with 321 points, but Mike Kenison is one point back at 320, and Brendon Moodie rounds out the top five with 312 points.


            Brendan Moodie has wrapped up the Perras Ace Hardware Tiger Sportsman championship. Bill Stebbins Jr., Derrick Calkins, and Mike Giroux are battling for top positions.


            The biggest battle for a championship lies in the Caron Fabrication Street Stocks where Bunker Hodgdon has a slim 17 point lead over Brett Rowell 638-621. Dean Switser Jr. is right there with 620 points, and rookie, Kasey Beattie is right on their heels with 604 points.


            The A.B. Excavating Daredevils will be in action along with the top three classes, and there will be a special event for the fans where they can bake a cake for their favorite driver and present it to them at intermission. Post time is 6pm. Adults are just $15, Seniors and Military Personnel $12, Teens 12-16 $5, and Kids 11 and under are free. For more information on this event and others please visit our website at, or call the new Track hotline at 802-266-0240. Speedway 51 is located on Craggy Road in Groveton, New Hampshire.