The final event of the season was completed in fine fashion this past Saturday night at the NAPA Championships as the regular season came to an end with the best racing of the season at Speedway 51 powered by the Autosaver Group. Winners on the night included Corey Mason, Derrick Calkins, Alan Birch, Nick Ogden and Laci Potter.
The Creative Counters / Vermont Solid Surface Late Models battled hard all season long and Round #5 was no different. Floyd Bennett Jr. had the best Late Model run of his career as he held all contenders at bay for the first 54 laps, before Corey Mason raced by and cruised to victory, his third of the season, and led him to the 2019 Track championship.
Jesse Switser raced home second, followed by Marcel J. Gravel, Bennett and Doug Laleme. Heat checkers flew for Switser and Laleme. By virtue of his championship, Corey Mason will start on the pole of the 2019 Mom’s North Country Powersports Fall Brawl, and point’s runner-up Marcel J. Gravel will start outside pole for the event.
Derrick Calkins did everything he could to grab the Dalton Mountain Motorsports / Caron’s Towing Tiger Sportsman crown but fell short by two points to the 2019 champion, Nick Gilcris who finished second in the main event. Mike Clark rolled home third ahead of Jared Plumley and Kevin Boutin. Jarred Ledger won the qualifying round. By virtue of his victory, Calkins was able to capture the Caron’s Fabrication Triple Crown Title.
Alan Birch won the race, but Dean Switser Jr. monumental season left Birch in the dust in the championship battle for the Caron Fabrication Street Stocks title. Birch held off a determined Ryan Ware in an intense battle for the win. Dean Switser Jr. was third and he claimed his first ever championship. Kristian Switser raced home fourth and Kodi Sabins rounded out the top five. Heat winners included Jamie Heath and Kristian Switser.
Nick Ogden completed his season in fine fashion as he won the race and claimed the first ever championship in the White Mountains Community College Bone Stocks main event.
Josh Riley, Adam Jewell, Eric Barrup and Greg Martin followed Ogden to the stripe. Qualifying rounds went to Dan Stinson, Josh Riley and Jewell.
Laci Potter raced to the win in the Claudette and Deans Place Daredevil feature, as she defeated Cassie Leonard, Mekaylah Bowen, and Julian Birch.
Kaiden Fisher was crowned the Daredevil champ. Lucky for him that he had wrapped up the title earlier in the day because he broke an axle in second round qualifying and couldn’t compete in the feature.
The next event on the schedule is the 2019 Mom’s North Country Powersports Fall Brawl weekend. It all starts off on Friday, October 4th with an open practice for all divisions from 3-6pm. Then at 7pm the Daredevils and Bone Stocks will complete their season with heats and features, followed by dancing in the Turn Four Pub. On Saturday the Fall Brawl kicks into high gear featuring 151 laps for the Late Models paying $5,000 to win. Also on the card will be Tigers Sportsman, Street Stocks and NELCAR Legends. Post time 1pm and the Go-Karts wrap up their season on Sunday, October 6th at 1pm.
For more information on Speedway 51 visit the website at www.speedway51int.com or contact Mike Humphrey at 207-432-7714. Speedway 51 is located at 78 Craggy Road in Groveton, New Hampshire.